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Furthest you have driven in one day

Old Jun 7, 06, 8:22 pm
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Question Furthest you have driven in one day

US - Charlotte, NC to Richmond, VA - 285miles. A friend of ours then had to drive up to Baltimore from there, a total of 458 miles. Also drove the 285 miles down to Charlotte the following day.

UK - 280 mile roundtrip in one day.

Have done longer journeys as a passenger.

These certainly aren't going to be the longest by any stretch, I blame the UK being too small for roadtrips
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Old Jun 7, 06, 8:59 pm
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Some years ago I drove from Naples, Florida to Orland Park
Illinois in one long 21 hour stretch with 3 stops for fuel/bathroom
visits and some food. 1,323 miles altogether.

I was alone, and listened to several books on tape, but it
was insanity and I won't do it again.
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Old Jun 7, 06, 9:03 pm
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Back when I had more time and gas was less expensive, Ft. Wayne, Indiana to Denver was only 18 hours. I did that a few times as well as trips to Tampa fron FWA. It was great!
For long road trips, 600 miles is a "short" day.
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Old Jun 7, 06, 9:15 pm
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Longest in one day approx 850 miles from CT to TN. Already planning to go from CT to VA but in the middle of the trip an emergency came up and had to go the rest of the way. Tired at the end, but it was not a horrible trip.
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Old Jun 7, 06, 9:16 pm
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Washington, DC to Houston. With two one-hour naps within. Left early morning, and arrived about 24 hours later. About 1,400 miles, 20 hours of driving. This was done solo. That was insane.

More sane was Mitchell, SD to Butte, MT. In the middle of winter, dry road mostly, with some blowing snow. Cruising at 90+. Very easy 870 miles. Arrived very fresh.

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Old Jun 7, 06, 9:28 pm
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In much younger days I used to go back and forth Chgo-Calif a half dozen or more times a year by car. Fastest I made it was Chgo-LA in 47 hours, two drivers. I also once hitchhiked Oakland to Chgo in 55 hours. Three rides got me to the Chgo suburbs, three more into the city.

Most I've done as the lone driver was probably 800 to 850 miles in one day. Once I hit 28 years old, I couldn't safely do over 600 or 650 any more- I'd get too tired at the end.
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Old Jun 7, 06, 9:31 pm
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DC to Houston beats me; the furthest I have driven is Houston to Phoenix. West Texas is like another planet.
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Atlanta to Minneapolis to move my girlfriend. We had a 17 foot U-haul. Left early in the morning and arrived about 19 hours later. 1160+ miles. Quite a few gas stops and a stop at Best Buy to buy iPod adapter.
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In 1997, the Redbeard Family drove from San Diego to Bend, Oregon straight through. There were floods in northern California, and many roads were washed out. Most of I-5 was down to one lane.

24 hours, 1100 miles. I drove the whole way. Stupid, I know.
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Longest with a group (of college students on Spring Break ) upstate NY to TPA! Longest solos were CMH to PVD and Goodland, KS to STL.
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Old Jun 7, 06, 9:47 pm
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Well, it also depends on how you define as "one day". As a trucker in the 90's, I could legally drive for 10 hours, rest for 8, then drive for 10, etc... So, in a 24-hour period, I could get 16 hours of driving in it, solo. Averaging say 60MPH, that's close to 1,000 miles.
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San Antonio to NOLA. Good gawd what a long day. It's only like 1200 miles but what a BORING drive.
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Old Jun 7, 06, 9:50 pm
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Originally Posted by venice4504
San Antonio to NOLA. Good gawd what a long day. It's only like 1200 miles but what a BORING drive.
You mean New Orleans? That's about 550 miles from San Antonio.
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Old Jun 7, 06, 9:55 pm
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I loathe long car trips

I would rather fly as being in a car is soo boring. I would much rather be watching the PTVs and listening to the IFE than sitting in a car for such a long drive. It's so insane to be in a car for 1200 miles better to fly man. And of course in 24 hours I could be halfway around the world! Screw those motels I'd rather fly to a nice destination and stay at a nice hotel rather than forking $$$ for a dumpy motel.
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Many moons ago, as pax about 850 miles, plus a 3 1/2 hour ferry ride on the same day. One looong day.
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