How I hate long distance travel

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  1. Jim

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    How I hate long distance travel...In a car

    Left home at 7am for an appointment 288 miles away! Just got home after that 576 mile round trip. Done on a mixture of roads in my sons car, a fast, bone shaking Honda Civic Type R.

    My left leg is dead, my head hurts, I've paid out well over £20 in coffee and food and feel jet lagged with a sort of sea-sick feeling.

    But In the Motorhome, 576 miles is nothing, big comfy seats, decent suspension, coffee on tap, sandwiches when you want them, cold drinks in the fridge, pull over whenever you like for a half an hour nap on a full size double bed. After 578 miles I'm ready for a party. Right now I just need a chiropractor and a lie down a darkened room. Good night :)
     
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  2. Johns_Cross_Motorhomes

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    Your getting soft in your old age :reel:
     
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    Stop whining.....your son could have had a motorbike. ;)
     
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  4. TheBig1

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    or an old military specced land rover. a harsh enough ride to remove any fillings from your teeth
     
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    Honda civics are bone shakers mrs had to leave her false teeth out till we had got where we wanted to be.
     
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    Or a proper mini you could still be trying to unfold!!
     
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    My daily drive covers on average 300 miles, today will be 400 but I do have a very comfortable car which is definitely the answer. I remember hiring a car to pick up our latest motorhome from Stockport and Jane saying the Yugo was the cheapest option, when I came out with a Golf I told Jane the Yugo had gone :sneaky: Have to comfortable but nothing beats the motorhome (y)
     
  8. old-mo

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    I have to drive 12 mile round trip every two or three day`s to the builders merchants..

    Try doing that in A Suzuki Vitarra....

    "Honda Civic".......... Pure luxury....

    Man up for gords sake...

    :wink::giggler:

     
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    Have to agree with Jim (OP).
    As an ex long distance truckie I regularly drove 9 or 10 hours without a second thought, sitting properly in a comfortable seat.
    But anything over 30 miles in a car was a bloody pressure raising experience.
     
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  10. Chris

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    Now Jim you could have saved £20 by doing what old people do and taking a flask of coffee and some sandwiches with you.

    Sadly it's what I do now:)
     
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    Nearly 600 miles in a motorhome in a day would also take it's toll me thinks......:)
     
  12. Jim

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    Got 292 miles to do today. But I'm in the motorhome so looking forward to every one of them :)
     
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  13. Jim

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    Get a proper motorhome buttons, a van with some foam in the back is stretching the term 'home' somewhat :)
     
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    600 miles in a day, I suspect that you wouldn't have much time for a kip on route. Average 50mph tops = 12 hours even without any fuel or comfort stops.
    Anything over 500 miles in a day get a train or a flight;)
     
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    Its one of the numerous reasons we are changing to a PVC, we can use it for some of the trips we use the car.
     
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    What do you mean? Haven't you got "your people" to do that for you? How.."cheap" :whistle::whistle::p:p:p:LOL:
     
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    So next time take the MH.
     
  18. GWAYGWAY

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    The van would just bankrupt you instead with a fuel consumption like yours has. The Tyre R does not have suspension it has bits of rock placed between the wheels and body work, a bit like offshore power boat racing Soft and compliant is far nicer and you do not get kidney bleeding . Maybe I am just too old now.
     
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    I find long journies in cars knackering take a couple of days to recover afterwards but in the Motorhome no problem. I think it must be a mental state, always on edge in the car trying to get there as quick as possible where in the van just relax and go with the flow.
    As for airports & flying yuck, been told I have to go to Thailand Dec & Jan to visit daughter, not happy.(n)
     
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    @Jim I dont get why you went in your sons car , you should if used your FREE BUS PASS ;);)
     
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