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Title: What's the farthest you driven to get to a camp?
Post by: MadMac66 on July 19, 2017, 01:25:45 PM
How far have you driven and towed your camper to get to your destination?

This is a great big country with so many amazing sights to see and destinations to visit. But I always feel limited to the three day weekend radius, never more than a 6 hour drive to a camp ground. I was reading bout all the cool rallies and camping experiences over on the east side and began to wonder if I'd ever venture that far out.

So how far have you travelled to get where you're going, in a single day or multiple day trip?
Title: Re: What's the farthest you driven to get to a camp?
Post by: acenorm on July 19, 2017, 02:35:32 PM
I've driven 1000 miles each way to Florida a couple times. As a kid we used to go to Colorado almost every summer. Mostly though it is weekend trips like you.

Best Regards,
Norm
Title: Re: What's the farthest you driven to get to a camp?
Post by: chiefbowes on July 19, 2017, 03:01:48 PM
For a long weekend 800 miles round trip. (Blackwater Falls State park).  for a 10 day trip  1360 miles (Cave City KY)
Both great trips
Title: Re: What's the farthest you driven to get to a camp?
Post by: JoeCamper on July 19, 2017, 04:35:33 PM
2100 miles to Florida, 1080 to a reunion in Ohio, 800 miles to Niagara Falls twice.
Title: Re: What's the farthest you driven to get to a camp?
Post by: MadMac66 on July 19, 2017, 08:12:07 PM
Thousand mile trip to camp! And then back again. Crickey that's some iron man towing. Once I get some experience under my belt I'd love to venture further afield
Title: Re: What's the farthest you driven to get to a camp?
Post by: Guitarman on July 19, 2017, 09:35:28 PM
4,960 miles over 21 days.  Summer of 2016.  NE Pa. to Wyoming and back.  Camped in PA, Indiana, Illinois, Ohio, Nebraska, South Dakota.
Title: Re: What's the farthest you driven to get to a camp?
Post by: busdriverwc75 on July 20, 2017, 08:17:58 AM
Our big trips have ranged from 1200 - 2000 miles round trip: Michigan UP, Florida, Maine, Brown County Indiana. Personally, I love road trips!
Title: Re: What's the farthest you driven to get to a camp?
Post by: MadMac66 on July 20, 2017, 02:09:51 PM
4,960 miles over 21 days.  Summer of 2016.  NE Pa. to Wyoming and back.  Camped in PA, Indiana, Illinois, Ohio, Nebraska, South Dakota.

Now THAT sounds like a getaway. Awesome
Title: Re: What's the farthest you driven to get to a camp?
Post by: kitphantom on July 23, 2017, 06:15:20 PM
We seldom drive less than 5-6 hours to camp, usually 7-8. That means we really don't do much weekend camping. However, my husband's work schedule gives him every other Friday off, so we plot to use those days with vacation time. That lets us do things such as Memorial Day week @ North Rim of Grand Canyon this year - 8 nights camping, 3 days of vacation - a little over 500 miles each way, one night on the road each way. (No longer fun to drive it in one shot.) Our shortest trips this year will be about 250 miles each way.
Next month will be the first time in 5 years that we've gone to 2 weeks at a time, NM to Wyoming for the Wind River Range, Grand Tetons, and Yellowstone - with eclipse viewing as part of it.
I took our first, tiny popup on a solo trip to visit family - NM to Ohio to WNY and home to NM. This fall, I will make the third trip NM to Ohio and back with our small TT.
Title: Re: What's the farthest you driven to get to a camp?
Post by: iluv2camp on July 24, 2017, 02:53:55 PM
12 hours to Charleston SC.
Title: Re: What's the farthest you driven to get to a camp?
Post by: MadMac66 on July 25, 2017, 03:44:00 PM
That sounds really cool phantom. Were planning next summers trip to Yellowstone now. Really looking forward to that.

Do you plan every stop along the way or leave any of it to chance?
Title: Re: What's the farthest you driven to get to a camp?
Post by: kitphantom on August 01, 2017, 05:15:50 PM
Most of the time these days, we plan stops, even to the point of making reservations. There are some places we'll stop FCFS, if we know it's likely we can find a spot. For example, we make a reservation in Flagstaff on the way to North Rim of Grand Canyon, because it was on Memorial Day Saturday. On other trips, there's a Forest Service campground that we've used.
For my long trip East, we plot a route that gives me a reasonable length driving day and I make reservations. That way, I know where I'll be stopping and can pace myself through the day - at least as long as weather, road construction, etc. cooperate.
At some point, probably not until my husband retires and we're not limited to vacation days, we'll go back to doing first-come,first-served for at least part of the time. Right now,we'd rather plan things out, know where we'll be stopping, and spend more time camping than looking for a campsite. (Many of th eplaces we like to go have gotten popular in the last decade or so.)