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Old 06-12-2010, 07:26 PM
Location: Syracuse IS Central New York.
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I recently drove from my home to Maine, 573 miles, 11 hours, 16 minutes door-to-door, with breaks. A couple of factors: I knew where I was headed, and where I would be sleeping on either end. When I started to get tired, I was less than 2 hours from my destination, so rather than stop for the night, I only stopped for a brief break.
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Old 06-13-2010, 04:14 AM
Location: Tampa, FL
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I don't enjoy driving: 500-600 miles max, breaking every 2 or so hrs. Always get an early start (3-5 a.m. starts) to beat some of the traffic.
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Old 06-17-2010, 05:03 PM
Location: Orlando, FL
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longest i've gone with out spending the night, was Orlando, FL to New Hyde Park, NY

i love to drive
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Old 06-17-2010, 05:31 PM
Location: Destrehan, Louisiana
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New Orleans, LA to Richmond, VA.

A little over 1000 miles and a little more then 17 hours.

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Old 06-17-2010, 06:44 PM
Location: Coastal Georgia
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I'm good for about 5-6 hours before I want OUT OF THE CAR NOW. My DH can go on for 8+ hours, but I don't want to get anywhere that bad.
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Old 06-17-2010, 06:50 PM
Location: roaming gnome
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I used to drive from Chicago to Florida and back straight pretty often (holidays) its about 1000 miles about 15-16 hours (i.e. all day drive)... no biggie, but obviously I need a good nights sleep afterwards...I drive a lot faster than 60 though (taking the backroads???) LoL I've driven from FL to San Diego, and LA to FL straight as well when I was 21... but, that was pretty exhausting and I would not want to do it again as it made me loopy in the head and got motion sickness, it was about 35 hours (ridiculous!). I would much prefer to stop, just did those b/c needed to go ahead and get somewhere.

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Old 06-17-2010, 08:01 PM
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My wife ( age 65) is leaving early Monday morning from central Minnesota ( 2:am) to visit our son in SW Michigan.

She is driving alone and plans a breakfast stop after 5 hours and a gas stop.

I'm not concerned cuz she does all the driving even when I'm with ( her choice) and has usually put on 900 miles the first day. ( this trip is a little shorter so she wants to take the longer, scenic route)
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Old 06-21-2010, 12:14 AM
Location: The Heart of Dixie
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I'm going on a cross country trip with friends this summer but will be driving the car back solo because of rental fees one way. I plan to drive from San Bernardino, California to Tucumcari, New Mexico in one day. Then from New Mexico to Brinkley, Arkansas on the second day. And from Arkansas to Baltimore on the third day, though I may spent a night in Tennessee. The westward trip will include overnight stops and sightseeing/visits though in West Virginia, Illinois, Kansas, Colorado, Nevada, and maybe Utah also.
THough this will involve a 9 and a half hour stretch from Morgantown, West Virginia to somewhere in southern Illinois east of St. Louis.

My friend and his brother drove from Baltimore to Las Vegas in 3 days with one night in Tennessee and another in the Texas Panhandle. I know many people who drive from Maryland to Orlando, Tampa, or MIami without an overnight.
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Old 06-21-2010, 02:23 AM
Location: Upland, CA
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Drove from Portsmouth VA to Lake Charles LA in one swoop.. A LONG Night!
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Old 06-26-2010, 01:54 PM
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Originally Posted by FearlessTour13 View Post
I drive tractor trailer and went from Arizon to Arkansas 1,234 miles stopped only one time on the side of the uesed the bushes. Every day i Average about 1300 to 1900 miles a day before i call it quites running coast to coast i am only home for about 8 hours then i go back out on the road i make 6 rounds from PA to CA a month
And all in compliance with DOT regulations? Right?
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