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  1. Default Dallas to Indio CA....NON STOP drive

    Hi,
    Ive got to be in Dallas tx on the 17th of march and then i must be in Pioneer Town, CA at 7pm the next night.

    IS it possible? whats the non stop time between DALLAS AND LOS Angeles? realistically?

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    Default Seriously?

    Welcome aboard the RoadTrip America Forums!

    You don't expect such a question to be take seriously, do you? 1300 miles in one sitting? Nope. Not going to happen. Realistically, your chances of pulling this off are zero and your chances of adding to the nearly 2,000 people killed every year by drowsy drivers is approaching certainty.

    Don't even, not for one second, think that you can pull this off.

    AZBuck

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    Fly from DFW to LAX or Ontario and rent a car.

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    This is a bad idea. We generally go with 600 miles a day. You can push it to 650 and do it for two days but that is two days in a row doing nothing but driving and necessary stops for eating and nature breaks. DO NOT DO THIS! If you try and live you'll probably ending up hating each other by the end.

    Despite my advice that I thought would would used, I was stuck in a car going from PA to FL in one sitting and there was nothing I could do about it. Although I am lucky to have lived, it was the most miserable drive of my life. I'm never going to chance being put in that situation again. It is extremely dangerous and an unbelievably bad idea. Speaking from experience, never ever try this. That PA to FL drive was nearly 300 miles less than what you were planning to do. I can't imagine what 300 more miles would have been...

    Go to the airport, my friend.

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    If you can't change your schedule, then flying is your only choice.

    Trying to do this drive in 2 days would be pushing the limits of safety, doing it in one is in a word "homicidal."

    BTW, you should know that in California, some Prosecutors have started to charge people who kill someone while engaging in extremely reckless behavior while driving with 2nd Degree Murder. It's most commonly coming up in cases of drunk driving, but trying to do what you propose is every bit as dangerous, and perhaps even more dangerous, that drunk driving. If you ask me if I'd rather share the road with someone who was just over the legal limit, with a BAC of .08-.1, or someone who had been driving non-stop for more than 24 hours straight, I'd take my chances with the drunk.

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    hi,
    forgot to mention that this task will be split between 4 capable adult drivers.

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    Default Not Much of a Help

    I'm sure you think that having multiple drivers means that you can trade off sleeping and driving duties. But the fact remains that you must be driving nearly every available minute and having that many people stuffed in the car means that nobody is going to get any worthwhile sleep. At some point late in the game someone will be driving on too little sleep and endanger you and everyone else on the road. There's an outside chance you will arrive alive I suppose, but not one a sane and experienced adult would be willing to take.

    AZBuck

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    You asked the question: Is this possible.

    The answer is very simple: No.

    It doesn't matter if you've got 4 drivers, attempting what you are talking about is extremely reckless, and nothing that has been said previously changes even a little bit. Having 4 people attempting this just means you're trying to "trick" yourself into thinking this is somehow safe or sane. No one who has been sitting in a car for 24 hours, even if they've taken a low quality nap, is in any condition to be driving a 2 ton machine at 70 mph.

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