What are yours? We are planning a 10 hours roadtrip. I know many of you probably did x2. Any advice?
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1/20/03 at 5:42pm
|Originally posted by Brandon:
I have to drive 10 hours just to get to, say, Snowshoe.
Last season, in what must have been some sort of drunken haze, I decided to drive to Colorado for a week. From Alabama. It took 26 hours of driving. I did stop for about 3 - 4 hours at a rest stop in Kansas and sleep which put the trip total at about 30 hours. I am not sure if that is the best advice though. Coming back I went a different route and it only took 24 hours. It poured buckets most of the journey. I will never do that again.
Advice. Get as much packed and ready to go the night before so you can get up and leave in the morning. Get plenty of sleep so you want be as tired at the end of the trip. I like to leave a little before dark. This lets me drive roads I am familar with in the dark and maximizes the amount of daylight time for unfamilar roads. Of course check to see that your vehicle is ready to travel. One thing I have noticed is that most states have signs as you come in telling you what to dial on your cellphone to get the state's highway patrol. But it is different in each state so you sort of have to make a mental note for each one. That could be very handy to know. You may not call 911 if you have a flat in the middle of no where at night but you can call the HP for help.
Originally Posted by waxman
-don't tempt fate by trying to cross the border with stuff that is bad/illegal(citrus/)
Originally Posted by Latchigo
How do Americans drive long distances, in a reasonable time, if they stick to the speed limits ?
Originally Posted by SnowbirdDevotee
>How do Americans drive long distances, in a reasonable time, if they stick to the speed limits ?
most places the speed limit is 65mph and in most places the traffic moves along at about 70mph, maybe most people are going up to 75mph in some places.