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    1. 08-30-2012 05:26 PM #76
      New York to South Beach, Miami FL... it basically took me a whole day to get there, I timed it right so that I would drive in sunlight towards the end of my trip. About 1200 miles.
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      08-30-2012 05:34 PM #77
      Longest drive, Halifax NS to Kitchener ON. Took 23 hours, 2100ish kms.
      Stopped for gas and the border. Longest without stopping at all was about 900kms. 11 hours because of stop and go traffic. Kitchener to just outside of Quebec City. Same trip, on the way back.
      Had to stop for gas (at 900km) Just me in the car both times.

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      08-30-2012 05:38 PM #78
      The wife and I had a really long travel day back in the summer of 1999. She was done with her Air Force Tech school in Wichita Falls, TX and she was coming home to San Diego for aweek of leave before reporting to her next round of technical school in Colorado Springs. Anyway, I didn't want her to make the long, boring drive back home by herself, so I flew out to Oklahoma City that afternoon where she met me. We hit the road at around 2pm in OKC and we drove to San Diego with only stops to switch drivers about every 2-3 hrs and to pee/gas up. We were driving her Saturn SL1 which only had about 20,000 mi. at the time. I remember it got excellent fuel mileage and we arrived back in the 619 around 9am. There was about a 2 hour stretch between Flagstaff and Williams AZ that I barely remember at all when I was driving. It was roughly about 1,300 miles.
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      08-30-2012 05:57 PM #79
      One from the history books:

      7432 miles, 8 days, average speed 45MPH, no stopping whatsoever

      Refueling, tire changing, oil changing, food, wash, laundry, bathroom, smoking hookah all done while moving

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      08-30-2012 05:58 PM #80
      Amarillo, Texas to Plano... Illinois. ~1030 miles. I'm planning on driving a grand again a week from Sunday, from Vegas to somewhere east of Amarillo, so that I can take it easy and spend Monday/half of Tuesday driving to Atlanta.
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      08-30-2012 06:04 PM #81
      longest non-stop (only for fuel and food to go) was 17 hours = 1300 miles
      it was part of my NYC to Park City UT drive
      2200 miles in 2 days
      900 miles 1st day in 13 hours
      1300 miles 2nd day in 17 hours

      only stops were for fuel, bathroom and food to go, so total of only 5 stops (2 first day and 3 second day)

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      08-30-2012 06:49 PM #82
      Somewhere around the 24hr mark on the way from Vermont to Colorado.

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      08-30-2012 06:51 PM #83
      22 hours from MA to FL but I count it as 21 hours since I did it during the fall back time change.
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      08-30-2012 06:55 PM #84

      Longest drive from Watsonville, CA. to Guadalajara Mexico no stop only gas, eat, coffee and redbull 1.5 days back in 202

      I hay to modify the date. It was back in 2002 not 2001. Actually, tomorrow it will be exactly 10 years.

      About 1,861 mi, 33 hours
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      08-30-2012 07:19 PM #85
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      08-30-2012 07:45 PM #86
      i have several

      1. Miami, FL to Beach Park, IL 1450 miles non-stop. about 18 hours HYUNDAI SONATA

      2. Ann Arbor MI to charleston, SC then back to Ann Arbor MI in 25 hours. 1650 miles ACURA CLS

      3. Los angeles, CA to charleston, SC in about 45 hours. OLDS DELTA 88 no motels. nap here and there. 2500 miles
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    12. 08-30-2012 07:50 PM #87
      Quote Originally Posted by Tomandante View Post

      Longest drive from Watsonville, CA. to Guadalajara Mexico no stop only gas, eat, coffee and redbull 1.5 days back in 202

      I hay to modify the date. It was back in 2002 not 2001. Actually, tomorrow it will be exactly 10 years.

      About 1,861 mi, 33 hours
      you BARELY have me beat.. back in 05 i did fortpolk,la to riverside,ca (17xx miles) in a lil over 24hours. with literally a 30min power nap.
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      08-30-2012 07:53 PM #88
      Ft. Lauderdal to Ocean City Md. about 18hrs. Party all weekend and drive home straight through = no fun.

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      08-30-2012 08:31 PM #89
      Longest drive without stopping at all? 621 miles. Fill up to empty. The reason I remember this is because it is exactly 1,000km.

      Longest trip without stopping for the day? Approx 1,050 miles.

      Riverside, Ca to Portland, Or. Left at 5am, Arrived at about 7pm

      Was en route to Everett, Wa.

      Conveniently both occured on the same trip.

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      08-30-2012 09:04 PM #90
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    16. 08-30-2012 09:09 PM #91
      Austin, Texas to Knoxville, Tennessee, only stopped to get gas and empty the bladder.

      She was a good piece of ass, fwiw.

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      08-30-2012 09:11 PM #92
      Left at 6pm on a Thursday and drove 17 hours straight through to Biloxi, Mississippi. Got there at 11am on Friday. Left Sunday morning at 9am and got back to Lincoln at 3am on Monday morning. Will never do it again.

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      08-30-2012 09:36 PM #93
      Quote Originally Posted by GermaniuM View Post
      I drove from Toronto to San Antonio and back. Both legs done in one straight shot only stopping for food, gas and bathroom breaks. Took me about 27 hours each way.
      I have driven a similiar route,London ON to Alpine TX, 25 hours stopping 2x for diesel and to empty the p-bottle
      2600km total, also driven in both a vr6 corrado and a b5 audi. The audi was definately an easier car for the ride, but got nabbed by Oklahoma state's finest. Paid that on the way back through.

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      08-31-2012 12:30 AM #94
      Not the longest trip in a day I've done, but it was the most painful method.

      Summer 2004
      Was making a montster road trip from Lawton, OK to Providence, RI.... on a motorcycle. Not a cruiser per se, but an '03 Limited Edition Yamaha R6. The real comfortable crotch rocket kind.

      Outbound trip was fine. Broke it up over a couple of days... but the inbound/ return trip was crap. I got a flat tire in Indiantown Gap, PA and that messed up my return schedule (as I was in the military and had to be back on a certain day).

      Basically, my final return leg was from Indianapolis, IN to back to Lawton. "Mapquested" at 825 miles. One day. Many fuel stops-- I got in a routine of stopping every 100-110 miles because of the small tank size.

      I was wiped... but I had the energy to push a little further (maybe keep going to Wichita Falls and back)... could have hit 1000mi and done my own personal "Iron Butt" rally.

    20. 08-31-2012 12:50 AM #95
      Drove from Augusta, GA to the Grand Teton National Park (Jackson, WY) over 3 days in July 2006.

      On the 2nd day of the trip, drove from St. Louis to Rawlins, WY - ~16 hours and over 1000 miles. That day sucked. Most of the driving was through Nebraska. Talk about tunnel vision -for hours the landscape never changed, just corn EVERYWHERE! I thought I was going to go mad.

      More recently, drove from Niagara Falls, Canada to Augusta, GA in 2010. Was only ~850 miles, but it took like 15-16 hours. Drove through what seemed like a million toll roads (with tunnels) in West Virginia. It felt like every time you got up to speed you were stopping to pay a toll. But, I guess those huge tunnels have to be financed some way.
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      08-31-2012 12:58 AM #96
      24 hours nonstop once, on a motorcycle. Phew!

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      08-31-2012 01:00 AM #97
      12 hours only stopping for gas. It was odd leaving at dusk (5pm) and arriving with the sky similar to when I left. (5am)
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      08-31-2012 01:06 AM #98
      Minneapolis, MN to Laredo, TX ... 22hrs one way, left on Friday 6pm, came back Sunday 6pm ...

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      08-31-2012 01:34 AM #99
      Roanoke, VA airport (got the rental Sable there, they've just changed the oil) to Minneapolis, MN.
      A day later - return trip. When I handed the rentacar lady the keys for the rental, I told her it needs an oil change again.

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      08-31-2012 02:43 AM #100
      Quote Originally Posted by dyllicious View Post
      I just drove from Buffalo New York to Savannah Georgia on Friday and then back yesterday for a job interview. I only stopped to eat, get gas, and use the restroom. It was about 15 hours of driving each way and I did both trips straight through. What's the longest you guys have gone without a real stop?
      Between 10-12 hrs max. then I need to sleep for maybe 5 hours; and real stop doesnt include speed traps in Virginia.

      I also make better time at night if I get with the right group of cars.

      I dont know how some of you guys are doing 15, 20 +

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