On a day long trip or just for a challenge? I have done car journeys for many hours but I have got out for a walk every few hours. I could stay in for a whole day if I wanted to, it isnt comfortable but its alright, I would want to strech out on the back seat for a bit though.
(Original post by markread45)
me and my mates are going france for a few days so will be driving down all the way and onto the ferry but will have to sleep in the car as the hotel is not booked untila day later
How many of you will be there and how big is the car? It's dangerous to stay seated without any substantial leg movement for such an extend period.
You should be fine driving as long as you allow yourself to have breaks every so often to stretch your legs, go to the toilet and get something to eat/drink. Sleeping will most likely be uncomfortable, I've only slept in a car once and it was only for a couple of hours and I still found it uncomfortable.
It depends on what you qualify as spending "all day" in a car. Can you get out at all? I've driven from bristol to prague in a day... I left bristol at like 10 PM, got to france, slept in the car, and then drove to prague, and I got there at 7ish. I basically spent 20 hours in a car, going out only to fill up on diesel and use the toilet. No "stretching my legs" crap.
The longest journey I've had in my car was a 6 hour round trip, with a 1 hour break in between. My arse and back were absolutely killing me by the end of it - I was really surprised how uncomfortable my car was for long trips. It obviously depends on the type of car you're driving though.
It depends on the car. My Golf really isn't that comfortable, but surprisingly my Morris Minor and my Defender were both far more comfortable. I had a Rover 420 as a courtesy car a little while back and that was really comfy too. I'm tempted to slot some different seats into the Golf to make it more comfy.
I wouldn't, especially if I was the driver. My left knee freezes up if it stays semi-bent and it hurts like a bitch to 'pop' it back to normal. On a regular half-hour drive I probably have to do that twice. Pretty sure my leg would fall off below the knee if I went for much longer than a few hours without stopping for a walk around.