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  1. Default Denver -> NYC

    We're moving to NYC from Denver in a truck, and was wondering if anyone could recommend where we should stop for the night along the way. From what we hear it takes about 36 hours (it's 1800 miles), but we want to plan in advance where we are going to stop to sleep for the night. I guess it will take 3/4 days - can anyone advise? So if we can split the trip up into 3 or 4 parts that'd be great. Thanks!

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    Tucson, AZ

    Default Evenly Spaced Stops

    Welcome aboard the RoadTrip America forum.

    Basically, the answer will depend on what kind of truck you're driving and your stamina. If the truck is relatively slow and you want fairly easy days then you should count on 4 days with your 3 equally spaced (about 450 miles) places to stop along I-80 being Lincoln, NB; Joliet, IL; and DuBois, PA. If you were going to try to make it in 3 days, you'd have to make 600 miles per day and then your stops would be in Des Moines, IA and the Cleveland/Akron, OH area.


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    Thanks for the help. My next question was...this is the first time I've done anything like this. I've driven a small truck once for a few hundred miles but that's as far as my experience goes. I'll be driving a truck between 14' & 17' with a car carrier attached. How exhausting is this....what would people recommend on how many miles a day to try do this for?


  4. Default Not hard to drive

    Driving these trucks is not exhausting in itself, but the seating position in a truck is not as comfortable as you have in many passenger cars. So you tend to stop for more stretching of sore muscles along the way. You'll quickly learn what your daily tolerance is. I wouldn't plan on any more than 500 miles for the first day. If you make more than that fine, but if not you'll be prepared for that possibility. Also, making long miles the first day means you'll be a bit more fatigued for the beginning of the second day -- and the third. This will compound the farther into the trip you get. So keep that in mind and be ready to slow down a bit and take a rest -- or an extra day -- when you need to. Bob

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