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Old 09-04-2015, 07:33 AM
 
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I once got on I-90 in Minnesota and drove to Seattle. I wasn't in a particular hurry, so I would drive for 12 hours and then stop at a motel. I did take one little detour to Devil's Tower-I figured I'd never be out that way again.
I pretty much did almost the same. Left So-Calif, drove to NE Wisconsin, stopping only to sleep twice, at a hotel, for about 5 hours before hitting the road again (aside from stopping for fuel). I think I made it there in just over two days.. No, I didnt speed, just drove as long as my eyes would let me. Took me just 1 1/2 days to get to OK for a few days to see my sis.
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Old 09-05-2015, 08:55 AM
 
Location: Southern Colorado
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Didn't that drive take you close to Mt Rushmore?


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I once got on I-90 in Minnesota and drove to Seattle. I wasn't in a particular hurry, so I would drive for 12 hours and then stop at a motel. I did take one little detour to Devil's Tower-I figured I'd never be out that way again.
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Old 09-06-2015, 12:45 PM
 
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If its just me, I'll drive for 10ish hours max. If its me and my husband we will do 14hrs in a day.

If we have the dogs we try and do 10 but always ends up turning into 8 or so, since we have to stop often(one of them doesn't ride in cars well)

The only exception as when we moved back to Houston from living in Seattle. We drove 12-14hrs each day with the cars full and the dogs, still took us a week.
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Old 09-06-2015, 08:20 PM
 
Location: Carpinteria
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Twice, I've driven 1200 miles by my self in my old Tacoma. Both times in less than 24hrs. It wasn't horrible. Many motorcyclists do the 1000 mile Iron Butt in 24 hours. I've had many motorcycles but would never try the Iron Butt.
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Old 09-06-2015, 09:16 PM
 
Location: Portlandia "burbs"
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Would you drive the ten hours on Christmas Eve and then stay for three nights and do the ten hour drive back four days later, or is that too much hassle? What would you do?
I didn't read the numerous pages of posts, but based on what I read by the ones on the first page, it looks like i'm going to be the lone pariah with this one.

Same scenario here. I don't drive, so my husband does it all. But I do NOT encourage non-stop driving.

We frequently road-trip from Portland to California, but we always stop in Redding (app 7-1/2 hours or so driving time) for the night. I don't want him exhausted from being behind the wheel when we reach our destination.

It's particularly not wise to make someone drive non-stop in inclement weather. That's just stupid and very inconsiderate. In fact, I REFUSE to road-trip in those kind of road conditions because I don't want to spend hours and hours in the car, suffering anxiety because of slow traffic from ice. And if you DO encounter bad road conditions, you will stretch those estimated 10 hours to a LOT longer.

I can understand your wife protecting her use of vacation hours but I cannot support her reasoning with this one at all.
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Old 09-07-2015, 07:18 AM
 
Location: Charlottesville, VA
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The longest drive I've ever done, from Toronto to Charlottesville, 550 Miles, 9.5 Hours
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Old 09-07-2015, 01:18 PM
 
Location: Columbus, OH
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When I was younger, I drove from Oklahoma City to Cleveland (and back) many times...straight through. About 1060 miles. Took like 16 hours. I was young and had stamina. Lol. Now...2 hours seems a struggle.
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Old 09-07-2015, 10:32 PM
 
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Would you drive the ten hours on Christmas Eve and then stay for three nights and do the ten hour drive back four days later, or is that too much hassle? What would you do?
I used to do 17 straight hours, alone, before cell phones. 7AM to midnight. No company but the radio.

10 hours is cake, barely a long working day. I'd do it no problem. I'd drive on Xmas day, though, to avoid traffic. Xmas Eve is probably pretty quiet, though.
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Old 09-08-2015, 06:43 PM
 
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Longest drive for me was Daytona Beach, FL to Boston, MA - around 1,200 miles. It was in the 24 hour range. My plan was to get from Daytona to Washington DC in a day. My wife was really sick, and when I got off the exit to pull into the hotel near Washington, I just looked at her and thought it would be more difficult to drag her out of bed the next AM and better off just to get her home to her own bed. I was in my late 40's at the time.

Needless to say the last few hours were really rough.

I can fairly easily still drive 14 hours, albeit with several stops along the way.
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Old 04-11-2016, 03:54 PM
 
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Longest I've ever driven non stop was 22 hours from Austin TX to Orlando FL. Left at 4PM and drove straight through and arrived the next day at 2PM, I only stopped 3 times
1. A Starbucks in Houston. (20 min)
2. A McDonalds somewhere in Mississippi (roughly 30 min)
3. An IHOP in Tallahassee. (45 min)
Then about 5 times for gas, which were roughly 5 min stops. The reason why this trip was 22 hours and not 17 (as it should be) was because I was going about 55-60 on the 70, I didn't want to push my car too much.

Second longest drive was (17 hours) 1K miles from Austin TX to Flagstaff AZ, left at 9PM and arrived at 2PM the next day. For this one I only stopped 3 times for gas
1. Lubbock, TX
2. Albuquerque, NM
3. Some small town in east AZ.
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