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Old 06-15-14, 06:17 PM   #1
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Default Longest drive you've driven in ONE day?

700 miles from Washington DC to Nashville TN in a car.

EDIT: I forgot about another trip: a 900 mile trip from L.A. CA to Santa Fe, NM in a car.

525 miles from Long Beach CA to Lake Tahoe NV on the motorcycle.


What's yours?

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Old 06-15-14, 06:33 PM   #2
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Little Rock, AR to Kanab, UT. 24 hours. Rotated drivers with my dad.
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Old 06-15-14, 07:03 PM   #3
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500 miles from D.C. to Cincinatti, though the 450 miles to Ocracoke, NC, on the Outer Banks, was a fairly close second.

That was in my younger days, though. Today, though still in generally good health, my legs and back aren't what they once were...and they sometimes get sciatica and backaches from sitting in seats for long periods of time. The nice front seats in my Verano help.....they are large , accommodating, and very well-padded.

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Little Rock, AR to Kanab, UT. 24 hours. Rotated drivers with my dad.
That's cheating!
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Old 06-15-14, 07:56 PM   #5
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That's cheating!
Yeah but it was in a Saturn SL2, the most uncomfortable car I've crossed this country in, so I deserve some credit for that.
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Old 06-15-14, 07:59 PM   #6
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^^^ LOL!

I drove an '89 Camry in July.

I had no air conditioning.
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Old 06-15-14, 08:00 PM   #7
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Just finished driving from Ma to Nc, to Tx. 2600 miles in a CHEVY COBALT!!! No a/c, and no cruise. Spread out over 3 days.

Longest one day is Ma to Nc. About 857 miles. Used to do it all the time. Did it in an Escort, and a 1972 Dodge Charger. Takes about 15 hours.

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Old 06-15-14, 08:05 PM   #8
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1000 miles......about 17 hours from Chicago to Houston in a 2008 Audi TT. Stopped only for gas/food/bathroom.

Driving at nite SUCKS....so effing boring!
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^^^ LOL!

I drove an '89 Camry in July.

I had no air conditioning.
I did that same trip the year before in our 92 F350 with no air conditioning in August. I know your pain....but we did split that one into two days.
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Yeah but it was in a Saturn SL2, the most uncomfortable car I've crossed this country in, so I deserve some credit for that.
In that car, miles are multiplied by a factor or 6X. Dad had one of those his regret began at 18K miles. Surprisingly it lasted till the 180K mark when the fuel injection ECU went south. Dealer didn't give any trade allowance on the car.

As for longest drive, ~575 miles from Cerritos, CA to Redding, CA.

Most time spent in a car was from Solvang, CA to Cerritos. ~155 miles due to the lousy traffic snarl of LA, took 11 hours before reaching home. After that, flapping to Japan for a 13 hour flight in lousy sardine seats was almost tolerable.
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From San Jose to Grand Canyon. Only stops for gas. Took only about 12 hours.
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Old 06-16-14, 02:02 AM   #12
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on my way to Tampa 2 years ago drove from Philly to Walterboro SC, 650 miles. Doing the trip in reverse in a week, shooting to make it a straight shot all the way through from Tampa to Philly, 1040 miles

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I drove an '89 Camry in July.

I had no air conditioning.
i had an 89 Accord for a few years up until this pass January and it had no AC either. i got so use to not having AC that i hardly ever use it in my car now
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Old 06-16-14, 02:38 AM   #13
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1040 miles in a VW Passat from Montpellier in the South of France to Newcastle in the north of England. 35 miles of this was with the car on a train under the sea though.
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1700 miles in 22 hours. Md. to Al and immediately back. Couldn't lower my arms after I got out of the car. 92 SC4 took it like a boss. A true grand tourer.
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817 miles according to the Google (probably a bit longer than that). We were vacationing in Maryland as Sandy approached, and elected to drive home out of fear that our flight would be cancelled. So we drove from National Harbor to BWI airport to exchange the car (not wanting to pay the one-way rate for a full-week rental, which would have been almost $3k), from there to Schaumburg, IL, unloaded the car, drove back out to O'Hare airport to return said car so we would only be charged for 1 day, then back home.

Unfortunately, with the long drive ahead of us, we decided to "upgrade" from the rather comfortable Impala we'd had all week to the "Premium class", which got us a Grand Marquis. The MOST UNCOMFORTABLE car I can ever recall driving. Though there was plenty of legroom, knee room was minimal at best (I spent most of the drive with my knees jammed into the dash), and the seats were so soft and unsupportive that all of us were nearly paralyzed with back pain for the subsequent 3 days.
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