ive done quite a few non hotel stop trips in my life
I did key west to chicago in 27hrs in a ford escape with my gf, her sister and her mom and wanted to admit myself to the looney bin before i was done. we definitely flew round trip the next year
17hrs chicago to myrtle beach and back
14hrs from NYC to South Carolina in my 63 beetle after doing 5hrs from baltimore to NYC
9am friday - 11am Saturday so 26hrs in the 63 bug with a buddy when we left my buddies house in SC back up through the mountains to Chicago because 40 was closed due to rock slides, then got a flat tire in Indiana and stopping at a walmart parking lot for a few hours until they opened then going up to the next town to discount tire direct to get some tires installed.
16hrs from long island to chicago in my 1980 mk1 with 26,500 miles
16 or 17hrs from chicago to dallas and then 16hrs back
16hrs chicago to bay st louis mississippi and then back
12hrs chicago to birmingham alabama and back
18hrs from rapid city SD to a town in southern illinois
its on my bucket list to drive from key west to california in my 63. or at least chicago to cali and back for the classic show. then my bug will have been from coast to coast water to water
I have a trip planned in my caddy to Redmond Oregon and back, thats 2000 miles one way about 36ish hours and id rather not pay for a hotel if i can help it.
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18.5 hours, from Los Angeles CA to Denver, CO on my move from the West Coast to the East.
More recently though, I drove 25 hours with an hour break total. Went from Philadelphia PA to Cincinnati OH and back.
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Co-worker promised to drive half of the distance, cover all food & expenses.
So, Portland, Oregon to Veracruz, Mexico with my co-worker. Turns out my co-worker was a sh!tty night driver, and only did 60mph during the day. So, I promptly took the wheel an hour South of Portland and drove my cheap, gassy, whiny, sarcastic, loud-snoring, ungrateful co-worker down to Veracruz. Turned into quite an interesting ride for my co-worker. (see below)
2950 miles, 2½ days, one long haul, no sleep, lotsa red bull, adrenaline, and I refused to stop because my co-worker refused to drive, and he had a small bladder, and was very easily car sicken. So pissing in a cup he went.
Also did San Diego to Miami, Florida in 55 hours in Dec 2006, with the wifey.
I've done the almost-exactly 1000 mile drive from Vancouver, BC to the Bay Area, California around 3 times now. Takes about 19-20 hours. I just can never justify stopping somewhere in northern California to stop to sleep.
Going north I usually stop somewhere between Portland and Seattle though.
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Best Non-stop Knoxville TN- Chicago back to Louisville 13 hrs ~880 miles with no actual stops, stopped on the north side of Chicago long enough for someone to get out, I probably could have made it to Lexington or further but 100+ at times got the mileage down into the 40's
Personal best without sleep, Knoxville to Hallettsville TX and back, 2200 miles, towing a 30' enclosed trailer. Left at 7am Saturday, picked my gf up from work in Knoxville at 8pm Sunday
Personal worst, Knoxville to Los Angeles, 2100 miles in 3 weeks
About 12 hours, Portland OR to Utah.
I rarely do drives longer then 3-4 hours now, though. And I usually stop once during that time. Not terribly healthy to spend more than 2-3 hours in the seat at once.
Probably Maryland to Florida I remember it being somewhere around the 1000 mile range
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did NYC to Orlando in.....
14 hours 6 minutes... including stops...
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Ottawa to Calgary. It was around 3,500km and took me 47 hours with the help of a lot of coffee and caffeine pills.
This is when I was about 20 and I was moving to Jasper AB. I was driving a 1990 Civic Si without cruise control. I think I slept for a day straight when I got to my Aunts house in Calgary. I also remember my right ankle was sore for a couple of days after because I had no cruise control.
I did a few long road trips when I was younger. Ottawa to Vancouver, then pop down to Tijuana and back to Calgary. Have driven across Canada from Ottawa to Calgary or Vancouver at least a dozen times but the other trips I had friends with me to help split up the driving.
Driving solo in one shot? Topeka KS to Dunkirk NY starting at 6am and finishing for the day around 11 at night. Coming home from SCCA Solo II National Championships in a Neon ACR Coupe, towing a utility trailer with the sound from the Borla muffler blaring off of it, and no radio to drown out the noise.
My white one in the front, but I was in the blue one in the background.
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the longest i can remember would be...
14-ish hours - CT to Cinci, OH - 2007 camry
20-ish - CT to Seminole, FL - 2004 F-150 with 5 people
12 ish - Malaga, Spain to Barcelona (in a new at the time A4 2.0T 6-speed diesel )
7-8-ish hours (i think) from San Fran to Ventura, CA - 07 Jeep grand cherokee
8-ish - CT to DC - 09 subaru impreza