hhg miles or practical

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  1. gonnabe

    gonnabe Light Load Member

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    I am wondering what the difference is between hhg miles and practical miles?? and how do you know which is better for the money?? and how is each one defined?? thanks for your help
     
  2. panhandlepat

    panhandlepat Road Train Member

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    practical is closer to "reality" HHG is usually at LEAST 10% off.(zip code to zip code)
    ALOT closer to "actual" miles if it is a small town to a small town
     
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  3. Wrabbit2000

    Wrabbit2000 Bobtail Member

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    If you buy a computer mapping program from the store, HHG mileage will be the Shortest Route. Regardless of how absurd the route may be. (90% across the nation on 2 lane roads, for instance) Practical will be the route 90% of people will drive. That is interstates and 4 lane US Highways. Thats a simple way to explain the difference.
     
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  4. im6under

    im6under Medium Load Member

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    I like color concepts... shortest miles are all those black lines on your map. practical miles are all those blue and orange ones...:biggrin_255:
     
  5. panhandlepat

    panhandlepat Road Train Member

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    i do like them texas "2 lanes" with the 20ft wide shoulder LOL and most slow 4-wheelers know HOW TO USE IT.:yes2557:
     
  6. PharmPhail

    PharmPhail Road Train Member

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    Hey im6under. Noticing the quote in your sig. I googled it. The results only come back to truckersreport and your handle over at biodiesel.infopop. What gives?? It's a good quote and doesn't seem to be attributed to anyone, may as well claim it yourself lol.
     
  7. im6under

    im6under Medium Load Member

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    I'd like to... but it was gandhi

    must be one of those things, not quite famous enough for the web but that can be found in books? :biggrin_2552:
     
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