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Old 05-23-2010, 01:11 AM
 
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It sort of depends on the nature of the trip. If I simply need to get somewhere quickly, and won't be making any side-trips, I can go for about 20 hours before really wanting to quit for a while.

Over freeways, that ends up being 1,200 to 1,300 miles, depending on traffic, assuming the only stops are at gas stations, and that I eat on the road.
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Old 05-23-2010, 04:39 AM
 
Location: Bradenton, Florida
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Probably somewhere in the neighborhood of 2 to 3 hours...though I've never actually driven more than 2 yet. I can't be cooped up in a vehicle for that long, unless I'm sleeping. I have hyperactivity issues.

EDIT: Should have read that closer. No idea, really. I think truckers have to stop after 10 hours, but I've never really had to test this before. Give me 2-4 hours to sleep, and I can get going again.
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Old 05-23-2010, 10:03 AM
 
Location: Viña del Mar, Chile
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I have done Miami to Denver which is 2000 miles, but I took a couple naps in Taco Bell along the way

Also done multiple Miami - Grand Rapids, MI trips
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Old 05-23-2010, 06:10 PM
 
Location: Way on the outskirts of LA LA land.
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I have done Miami to Denver which is 2000 miles, but I took a couple naps in Taco Bell along the way

Also done multiple Miami - Grand Rapids, MI trips
Hopefully you didn't fall asleep in your tacos!
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Old 05-23-2010, 08:31 PM
 
Location: MMU->ABE->ATL->ASH
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non-stop was st louis to easton Pa. took about 16 hours 800 some miles, in college drove from NJ to FL Non stop with 1 buddy
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Old 05-25-2010, 10:34 AM
 
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The older I get, those cross country road trips become more excruciating and grueling. My "I have driven X number of miles..." posts are now, I will not drive more than X number of hours. It's just not worth it to my body or worse, if I should fall asleep. It's also tough on my passenger who is now a senior citizen.

Much easier to stop, eat and get horizontal!
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Old 06-06-2010, 02:48 PM
 
Location: Bangor Maine
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Wondering why you don't fly and spend the extra time visiting and relaxing.
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Old 06-06-2010, 08:44 PM
 
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The older I get, those cross country road trips become more excruciating and grueling. My "I have driven X number of miles..." posts are now, I will not drive more than X number of hours. It's just not worth it to my body or worse, if I should fall asleep. It's also tough on my passenger who is now a senior citizen.
And a lot of us remember some of the scary moments of those younger days when we would drive far longer than we should have ... With age comes some wisdom.
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Old 06-06-2010, 09:11 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in Cass County MI
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The longest I'm about to drive is 6&1/2 hours straight up to Kincheloe, MI. Years ago my friend and I drove to Atlanta, GA from here and back.
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Old 06-12-2010, 07:20 PM
 
Location: Miami, FL / Raleigh, NC
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From Miami to Raleigh about 800-850 miles 12 hours not counting breaks. If you add stopping for fuel bathroom breaks and quick meals, about 13.5 hours. Anything more is past my comfort zone. I have done this drive several times nonstop with the exception of the small breaks mentioned above. When I've done it nonstop with the exception of 1 time, I get an early morning start- 5 or 6 am. If I get a late start like late morning or early afternoon, I usually stop overnight within a couple of hours or Raleigh. Once I left close to noon and arrived around midnight. However, I was so tempted to stop several times.
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