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Old 06-10-2011, 08:24 PM
 
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When I moved from Tennessee to Minnesota, it was a 20 hour drive, straight through, alone, with only three 10 minute stops for gas and to stretch my legs.

I love driving. I love road trips. But I'll never go that long without an overnight again when I'm by myself.
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Old 06-15-2011, 01:29 PM
 
Location: World
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I drove a uhaul truck 650 miles in one day. it is tiring but then i had no other option.
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Old 06-15-2011, 11:22 PM
 
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my very first long road trip i ambitiously planned to drive from oklahoma city to fresno, ca straight thru. ha!
i made it to needles, ca before i had had enough, 1,063 miles and 18 hours. in the years since, i've driven nonstop from okc to las vegas, 1,100 miles and about 18 1/2 hours. i can safely say this distance/ time is as much as is possible for me to do without stopping for rest, and by rest i mean a bed and some sleep.
8 hours and 500 miles a day is a time/ distance i feel pretty comfortable doing at any one stretch. i take a break every 100 miles or so, spend as much time as i need during that stop.
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Old 06-16-2011, 01:27 PM
 
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its scary that theres so many of us out there driving! ahhh the thrill...........and fast lanes!
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Old 06-16-2011, 01:45 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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As you get older, you will discover that the need for bathroom breaks gets more frequent. I used to be able to drive until I needed gas - 300 miles or more. Not any more. (I am 67).
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Old 10-24-2011, 03:09 PM
 
Location: Trumbull/Danbury
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I'll drive fairly regularly from Portland & Bangor, Maine (380 miles) and the only time I'll stop is somewhere in Massachusetts for dinner. As long as I'm able to stop every 3 to 4 hours I could drive all night.
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Old 10-24-2011, 03:15 PM
 
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The longest I've driven alone was 775 miles, and I've done that a few times. It's brutal. I would drive 10 hours to visit family (I've been doing it every two weeks this summer).
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Old 10-24-2011, 04:39 PM
 
Location: California Mountains
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When I moved from Tennessee to Minnesota, it was a 20 hour drive, straight through, alone, with only three 10 minute stops for gas and to stretch my legs.

I love driving. I love road trips. But I'll never go that long without an overnight again when I'm by myself.
My husband actually likes to be by himself, or with a quiet someone, while on road trips. Which is good because I always fall to sleep and he never wants me to take the wheel.

He drove 20 hours (or close to it, without alternate driver) straight at least a few times that I knew of:

1- Straight through, 1100 miles from Sun Valley, ID to Laguna Beach, CA (via Winnemucca, Reno, and Sacramento).

2- Straight through, 1000 miles from Boston to Chicago. Stayed in a hotel, woke up the next day, drove another 1000 miles from Chicago to Denver (only 17 hrs). Spend a week mountain biking in Moab, UT and South Lake Tahoe, then drove 1000 miles straight home to Laguna Beach.

3- Straight through, 1100 miles from Laguna Beach to Crested Butte, CO. Four days of mountain biking later, drove the same 18 hours back home.

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Old 10-24-2011, 11:43 PM
 
Location: Tucson/Nogales
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Two weeks ago I drove nonstop from Tucson to Las Vegas, left at 3am, arrived at 11am, some 400 miles. As I was driving thru the desert I said to myself: Look! Look! Because you'll probably never see it again!

Yup! At 61, my old age has finally caught up with me! Never, e-v-e-r, e--v--e--r again!!!

200 miles, that's max out for me now!

I get dizzy reading some of these posts of nonstop trips over 500 miles!
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Old 10-25-2011, 02:41 AM
 
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As there are so many drivers on the roads these days when i'm driving long distance i prefer to drive at night.
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