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Old 06-13-2014, 04:13 PM   #1
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Talking How to drive through all 48 of the contiguous United States in 113 hours

I present, a simple strategy for anyone: http://goo.gl/maps/ZdUYQ



Altogether, it's a pleasant 6,813 mile drive, starting at South Berwick, Maine and ending in Taft, Montana, and passing, if ever so briefly, through each of the remaining Lower 48 states and the District of Columbia.

Average 55 mph with stops, swap in fresh drivers as necessary, and you’ll traverse every member of the contiguous U.S. in just under 124 hours.

To complete the fifty, you’ll need to bag Alaska and Hawaii. Curb the truck at Spokane and fly a three-legged loop to Honolulu, Anchorage, and back, which adds about 36 hours, including layovers, for a total travel time of:

Just under one week: 160 hours, or 3.2 hours per state.



Just incase anyone ever wondered.
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I did it over a period of about 25 years, and included Alaska. More time, more fun. I also think I had an AS on tow in all the states. I have not made the entire Canadian Province list though, but got north of the Arctic Circle once, with the AS. Some of the Maritimes are hard to get to for me now.
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Maybe a neat roadside attraction every few hours or so would help break it up a bit...
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A while back some travel magazineó I think it was "Trailer Life," but I'm not sureó had an article about someone who camped in 48 states in 48 nights, which seems not only more practical, but more pertinent as well.

What's the point of traveling to all the lower 48 if all you see of some of them is a tiny corner or the state for just a few minutes before you cross the next state line?
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Yeah, I don't count a state as visited if we barely touched it or just spent a night before moving on. You need to really get in there and SEE the state. Like on the map, hitting 4 corners wouldn't do it for me - that's not giving AZ and NM their fair shake. Same thing for TX on that map, you can't just hit a corner and say you've seen TX!
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This is more of a joke than practical road trip planning. So please breath and do take it with a grain of salt. Just because it's possible, doesn't mean anyone would want to actually do it. Cheers.
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Everyone has their own rules for filling out the little 'states map' you can put on your RV (there's a long discussion about that somewhere in the forums too)! I wouldn't be surprised if someone wanted to do this, and at top speed too. Just wouldn't count to me
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I wouldn't be surprised if someone wanted to do this, and at top speed too. Just wouldn't count to me
Hmm.... maybe in a little sweet sports car.
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I wonder if I could plot a quicker route? I think alaska should have been included. Cool idea Mikey
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Might have to try this sooner than later, lol
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