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Old 01-02-2010, 04:25 AM
 
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1000 miles through a traffic free interstate highway out west is easier than 400 miles through tolls, hills and very heavy traffic in the rain/snow on the east coast on roads like Interstate 95 and the PA Turnpike. It is not always the number of miles driving-- it is the traffic/weather conditions.
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Old 01-03-2010, 09:36 AM
 
Location: CLT native
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Averaging 75 mph on a 1200 mile trip from start to finish is very hard to believe


It can be done...
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Old 01-03-2010, 02:30 PM
 
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I drove 1145 Miles once.

Last edited by Latitude38; 01-03-2010 at 02:38 PM..
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Old 01-04-2010, 09:14 AM
 
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It can be done...

I stand by my assertion, in which I said----1200 mile trip

can be done ? yes
highly unlikely? yes
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Old 01-04-2010, 09:15 AM
 
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1000 miles through a traffic free interstate highway out west is easier than 400 miles through tolls, hills and very heavy traffic in the rain/snow on the east coast on roads like Interstate 95 and the PA Turnpike. It is not always the number of miles driving-- it is the traffic/weather conditions.

Very true
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Old 01-04-2010, 04:29 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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I did 17 hours from MN to PA before in one day, along those toll roads, hills and heavy traffic. I've also done 15 hours from MN to TX, fairly flat and not a lot of traffic until Kansas City then darn near standstill rush hour, and 14 hours from MN to MT, pretty easy open highway although boring to the extreme, then another 14 hours to finish the trip from MT to OR the next day, real fun in the Rocky Mountains especially during road construction season.

It can be done. Just pull over every couple of hours to stretch the legs (I averaged about every 3rd or 4th rest stop, so the dogs to go potty as well)

Now on the other hand my mother can't drive like that, she just gets too tired behind the wheel. The 15 hour drive down to TX takes her almost 3 days. She has to pull over almost every hour to take a 20-30min nap. Needless to say driving with her drives me crazy, since I'm the kind of person that I love driving and long distance car trips.
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Old 01-10-2010, 08:55 AM
 
Location: Lake Norman, NC
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We regularly make the drive from above Charlotte, NC to the cruise terminals in FLA and AL for vacations. It's just a little over 600 miles each way and we do it with the only stops for gas and food.

One twist though, I prefer to leave home at midnight and drive through the night. There's much less traffic, minimal road construction, and the family can sleep much of the way. I usually catch a snooze after dinner before we leave.

The night driving also lets me play my iPod through the car stereo with no "musical requests" from the passengers for their favorite songs.
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Old 01-16-2010, 11:18 PM
 
Location: I-35
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9 hours Dallas to Atlanta on 20 with a quick pit stop in Bossier City (gamblin) and meridan ms.
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Old 01-17-2010, 12:09 AM
 
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My husband and I drove from here (Prescott Valley, Arizona) to El Paso, Texas non-stop (well, only to stop to eat, pee, and get more gas), a total of more than 800 miles (give or take around that range).

We would then stay at a motel there in El Paso and finish our trip to my mom's house in Beaumont, Texas the next day (El Paso to Beaumont; 880 miles).

This is whenever we go visit my mom and stay for a few days during the spring. Looking forward to the trip this year in May. We've done this for years, since I got out of the Army. Every year (except this year, but will again in May coming up).
Prescott Valley to El Paso is 520 miles, not 800.
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Old 01-17-2010, 03:33 AM
 
Location: The land of Chicago
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longest I've gone is 16h and 10m (plus I stayed for an hour and a half on the computer when I got back) one day I may drive furthur.........who knows
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