Originally Posted by Finger Laker
I don't know your vehicle or how much weight you are hauling or your comfort with speeding, but it is possible to make up some time.
For example for your road time if you were able to average 75 mph you are looking at a 9 1/2 hour drive on the fast side - with stops your most optimistic time if you are averaging 75mph on the road would be in just over 10 hours
Don't forget folks that the OP said they were driving an eight year old Maxima and would be pulling a 5x8 U-Haul Trailer.
That adds extra strain to the driving, and perhaps means the average speed will be closer to 55-60 than 65-70. It doesn't sound like much, but when you start doing the math it all adds up.
Ten miles and hour over an eight hour day means 80 miles....nearly a full hour and a half of miles made, or not.
Stopping for even fifteen minutes to munch, gas and walk the pooch means 15 miles not made. Four stops per day means a full hour's worth of miles not made.
You'll get into a rhythm, but I would see how it goes the first day without getting too set on how much you can do each day. I used to run back and forth from NYC to Winston-Salem. It was a good ten-eleven hour run in the car. When I moved my stuff in a rental truck, it was two l-o-n-g days (and a LOT of fuel). You'll use a bunch more fuel with the loaded car pulling the trailer. Just things to ponder.