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Rockman
05-12-2006, 02:44 PM
Since the weather is getting better for most of us and we will be putting more hours on our MCs soon as well as our tow vehicles, what was the longest distance (one way) that you have towed your MC?

Our longest road trip was probably about 500 miles one way.

east tx skier
05-12-2006, 02:48 PM
Not even that much for us one way. Tyler TX to Kingsland, TX about 314 miles. Just felt longer because I was towing with a 6 cyl. Explorer.

bcampbe7
05-12-2006, 02:53 PM
50 miles when I picked it up from the previous owner. :o

pilot02
05-12-2006, 02:53 PM
550 Miles.
Lewisville, TX to Lacombe, LA when I bought my boat.

erkoehler
05-12-2006, 03:01 PM
Soon to be Chicago IL to Lake Cumberland, KY :)

G-man
05-12-2006, 03:10 PM
865 miles Plano, TX - Vonore for the 35 homecoming reunion. The sad part was people drove further than me with their boat. It was worth it I got to spend a week with TMC#1, his better half Lynn and some other good friends. Got a first place on the boat, but you know who got Best of Show.

6ballsisall
05-12-2006, 03:27 PM
Soon to be Chicago IL to Lake Cumberland, KY :)

Not if you don't sell a boat! Your boss said he'll keep you there 24/7 until you pop one :D

TMCNo1
05-12-2006, 03:27 PM
865 miles Plano, TX - Vonore for the 35 homecoming reunion. The sad part was people drove further than me with their boat. It was worth it I got to spend a week with TMC#1, his better half Lynn and some other good friends. Got a first place on the boat, but you know who got Best of Show.


Easy on the quipment, G-man, wouldn't want to have been there without fine people like yourself. get rid of that dark boat and come to TN next year for 40th with an MC, you know I'm gonna bring the charcoal grill, got my 50' of hose and you can even use my wash bucket!

912 miles, 1 way, 17.5 hours straight thru from Winston Salem, NC to Hot Springs, Ark, stopping for gas and eats only. That's where I met G-man in 1993 and 1998, and he won BOS a couple times there hisself, IIRR.

Also left Winston Salem, NC went to Marietta, GA then to MasterCraft in Vonore,TN and then home in 3 days @ 982 miles round trip.
Who was it that said they couldn't ever see towing a MC with a Chev. Astro Van [mini-van].

BradD
05-12-2006, 03:33 PM
614 Miles when I bought my boat. Knoxville, Tn to Jenison, Mi.
Soon to add 566 miles to the trailer, Jenison, Mi. to Sulphur Creek, Ky.

rodltg2
05-12-2006, 03:39 PM
form chico ca, to lake havasu ,az. 12 hours.. spring break!!

wakesport
05-12-2006, 03:48 PM
1330 miles each way to Winter Haven from Madison over Christmas last year.

Leroy
05-12-2006, 04:11 PM
400 miles each way, Carmel IN to Center Hill Lake TN. Seems like a short trip compared to many on here!

BrianM
05-12-2006, 04:25 PM
640 miles each way from Mandeville, LA to Land O Lakes, FL when I went to pick up the '97 and drop off the '88 at BAWS.

VTJC
05-12-2006, 04:47 PM
My brother towed my MC from BAWS to Vermont, 1500+miles, via Charleston SC, when I got it.

I had previously towed my 98 Boomerang from Orlando to Vermont. With a Ryder truck something I wont do again!

kas
05-12-2006, 05:08 PM
1900 miles from Milford Ct. to Winston Salem N.C. to Vanore Tenn. round trip for 30 and 35th Aniversery reuions.

G-man
05-12-2006, 05:10 PM
1900 miles from Milford Ct. to Winston Salem N.C. to Vanore Tenn. round trip for 30 and 35th Aniversery reuions.

kas your alive!!!! hows that latest project boat going?

kas
05-12-2006, 05:14 PM
Great its in pieces floors out lots of hours of wet sanding rebuilding engine ect. I don't think I'll be ready for the 40th but someday and look out.

kas
05-12-2006, 05:16 PM
I'm surprised TMC NO 1 hasn't come on.

G-man
05-12-2006, 05:20 PM
kas maybe he's taking a nap, I can't wait to see some photos maybe an article about it and the restoration.

DooSPX
05-12-2006, 05:24 PM
soon to be about 1100 miles from WV back to central FL

WakePowell
05-12-2006, 06:16 PM
When I lived in Colorado we would tow to Lake Powell 6 time a year which was 950 miles round trip. Since then I have towed from Colorado to Texas which was 760 miles and we will make one trip to Powell from Texas. That will be 2,100 miles round trip.

Ryan
05-12-2006, 06:57 PM
1900 miles from Milford Ct. to Winston Salem N.C. to Vanore Tenn. round trip for 30 and 35th Aniversery reuions.


I towed almost 1170 miles from So CA to Montana a few times now. That annual trip is going on hold - flying to HI instead this year.

I did a similar poll last year. One guy voted he towed over 2000 miles - can't see who, now that it's closed.

http://www.tmcowners.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?t=3245&highlight=montana

Footin
05-12-2006, 06:58 PM
Longest for me is about 400 each way to Northern Michigan.

300 each way next week to MM2, god I hope I don't blow another trailer bearing.

TMCNo1
05-12-2006, 11:51 PM
1900 miles from Milford Ct. to Winston Salem N.C. to Vanore Tenn. round trip for 30 and 35th Aniversery reuions.

Well, Well, Well, I wonder who he saw in NC?
A southern, redneck, hillbilly, I guess, OH that's me!

Hey Duuuuuuuuuuuuuude, you can really get on here!

TMCNo1
05-13-2006, 12:03 AM
I'm surprised TMC NO 1 hasn't come on.


Been watching you though, I was with spouce eating Japanese and @ Wal-Mart getting groceries. Lynn just finished preparing 2 gallons of fresh strawberries, right out of the field, 3 miles from the house. We've already eat 2 gallons in the last 2 weeks. Get your azz down here for a hot strawberry pie or cobbler.
In about 3 weeks we will be getting the first peaches at the Piedmont Area Farmers Market, out of the fields in the southeastern part of the state..........Later

shepherd
05-13-2006, 12:14 AM
850 miles from Alexandria, VA to Orlando when we moved there. Had to replace both trailer tires on the way - developed bad blisters on them.

bucky
05-13-2006, 12:16 AM
1247 miles from Sandy, UT, through CO and NM to Wright City, OK. Some of the passes West of Denver were interesting. According to my Timex, I put the accelerator to the floor and left it for 37 minutes. 6 cylinders of rampaging Isuzu fury!
Edit: Smoked the trailer brakes twice.

jpattigr
05-13-2006, 01:11 AM
Last May,

3 motorhomes, towing 2 boats from Calgary, Alberta, Canada to Lake Powell, UT it was about 20 hours each way.
A 4th Motorhome and boat came from Ft. McMurray, AB which is another 8 hours north of Calgary to join us!!

It was well worth the trip and everyone had an awesome week!!

SD190EVO
05-13-2006, 11:24 AM
1959 from Hampton NY to Golden CO. I-80 pretty much the whole way. Pretty fun road trip. Picking up a 94 190. Made some stops on the way back at Cedar Point and The House on the Rock and always made me smile to come out of some tourist-attraction or hotel and come out to see my truck with the M/C hitched-up.

SkiDog
05-13-2006, 05:19 PM
Brunswick, Ga. to Land - O - Lakes, Fla. At least 50 times. That adds up! :eek:

jimmer2880
05-13-2006, 08:00 PM
Last May,

3 motorhomes, towing 2 boats from Calgary, Alberta, Canada to Lake Powell, UT it was about 20 hours each way.
A 4th Motorhome and boat came from Ft. McMurray, AB which is another 8 hours north of Calgary to join us!!

It was well worth the trip and everyone had an awesome week!!

Wow... that's just awesome. I can't even imagine that trip.

jimmer2880
05-13-2006, 08:01 PM
My brother towed my MC from BAWS to Vermont, 1500+miles, via Charleston SC, when I got it.

I had previously towed my 98 Boomerang from Orlando to Vermont. With a Ryder truck something I wont do again!

Dang... I thought it was bad when I delivered my sister's Tristar 190 from MD to Stowe, VT the year she moved up there. You probably wish you only had that 11 hour drive.

Boogieman
05-13-2006, 09:59 PM
from LA to Edmonton . . 1800miles . . :steering:

TMCNo1
05-13-2006, 11:04 PM
Brunswick, Ga. to Land - O - Lakes, Fla. At least 50 times. That adds up! :eek:


That adds up to a lot of beer and wrinkles from the hot tub!

Workin' 4 Toys
05-13-2006, 11:08 PM
About 450 miles each way from here to Lake of the Ozarks Missouri

6ballsisall
05-13-2006, 11:37 PM
Pulled our 86' home (when we bought it) from Iowa. About 500 miles or so.

TMCNo1
05-14-2006, 09:59 AM
Pulled our 86' home (when we bought it) from Iowa. About 500 miles or so.


What brand of home did you buy? 86' is a real long mobile mansion! Don't the dealers up there deliver and set it up.:D

Just joking! :uglyhamme

BriEOD
05-14-2006, 10:03 AM
Brunswick, Ga. to Land - O - Lakes, Fla. At least 50 times. That adds up! :eek:
That's not to bad. Just about 4 hours. I've done it 3 weekends in a row (that exact trip). A few more months to go. :rolleyes:

TMCNo1
05-14-2006, 10:23 AM
Brunswick, Ga. to Land - O - Lakes, Fla. At least 50 times. That adds up! :eek:

How about Winston Salem, NC to Cypress Gardens, FL and home, round trip 1475+-miles, 12 times. Getting to hang out with you guys was more fun than towing the boat with the cover on it! 25 hours driving was worth all the laughs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

SkiDog
05-14-2006, 03:17 PM
That adds up to a lot of beer and wrinkles from the hot tub!


If you only knew! :D

bigmac
05-14-2006, 03:43 PM
Longest boat-tow ever for me was 20 miles - the distance to my MasterCraft dealer. Other than that, it's 5 miles to the boat launch, once in the spring and once in the fall.

TMCNo1
05-14-2006, 04:12 PM
Longest boat-tow ever for me was 20 miles - the distance to my MasterCraft dealer. Other than that, it's 5 miles to the boat launch, once in the spring and once in the fall.

Your wheelbearings have never really warmed up yet and I bet the tires still have the little mold nubbies on them, I call that underkill!

bigmac
05-14-2006, 05:25 PM
Your wheelbearings have never really warmed up yet and I bet the tires still have the little mold nubbies on them, I call that underkill!

Yeh, but you gotta have a trailer, even for such low mileage. Resale value if nothing else...

JLeuck64
07-12-2006, 04:12 AM
Normally are annual camping trip is about a 300 mile round trip.

This year I drove out to Florida to tow my first MC back to Oregon. That was about 3500 miles one way. It cost me about 1300.00 in fuel, my 03 Tundra averaged around 20 MPG going east and 14 MPG coming west. I figure it will take at least the next ten years to come close to putting that kind of mileage on the trailer as I did in one week of driving this year!

I saved some money doing it myself and got to see a lot of the country I haven't before.

Would I do it again?

Nope! I don't need to!

atlfootr
07-12-2006, 10:07 AM
Went from Atlanta, GA. - St.Louis, MO. round trip
NEVER AGAIN :noface:

atlfootr
07-12-2006, 10:11 AM
I drove out to Florida to tow my first MC back to Oregon. That was about 3500 miles one way. It cost me about 1300.00 in fuel, my 03 Tundra averaged around 20 MPG going east and 14 MPG coming west. So, I guess the East Coast Reuion's out of the question :uglyhamme

Davross
07-13-2006, 02:35 PM
230,000 miles from my house to the sea of tranquility beat that!

Ryan
07-13-2006, 05:38 PM
230,000 miles from my house to the sea of tranquility beat that!

Eh? You've been to the moon?

atlfootr
07-13-2006, 05:50 PM
Eh? You've been to the moon?LOOK who it is ... Mr. Ryan out of solitarty confinement :cool:
Welcome home :wavey:

Davross
07-13-2006, 06:50 PM
I was at the helm on Britons little publicized first trip to the Moon. Undertaken in a heavily modified 88 Prostar with ultra long range fuel tanks and experimental prototype anti gravity flux capacitors.
It probably didn’t make the news over there as it was on the same day as thanksgiving.

Ryan
07-14-2006, 12:24 PM
Hey alt:wavey:

Davross, I'd love to see some photoshop -I mean documented photos.

skeeler
07-14-2006, 01:42 PM
Mine, Omaha, NE to Panama City, Fl. 2,422 miles round trip.

Davross
07-14-2006, 05:53 PM
Ryan the first stage of development utilized a jet ski, unfortunately the pilot Wing Commander "Winko" Caruthers was vaporized upon re-entering the Earths atmosphere due to a fault on the heat shield near the impellor.
Unfortunately current photos of the 88 Prostar are still classified and as such cannot be posted on the web. Its incase NASA steal all our best ideas again.

Buffett Baby
07-15-2006, 03:43 AM
812 miles. Moving from SLC, Utah to San Jose. And two dogs in the tahoe didn't help.