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Old 05-07-2019, 08:38 PM   #1
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Have you come across crazy drivers like this in your motorhome?

We were in Monument Valley with our NewAire traveling to Page Arizona today and this fellow decided to make this brilliant move. The video is slowed down to 1/5 normal speed or you'd miss it (60 mph).

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Old 05-07-2019, 08:46 PM   #2
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I hate when people do that.
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Old 05-07-2019, 08:47 PM   #3
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I have a very short fuse when stuff like that happens. The horns do not usually satisfy me until they have sounded for 90 seconds.
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That's why I started running a dash came a few years ago.
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EnjoyRV - I hate it too. I know it happens to everyone. This was closer than I'd have happen before.

RedBaron73- Funny you should mention that. I had audio on the video that I took out because I had a couple comments. UNFORTUNATELY - I had the wussy horn on. I laid into for your required 90 seconds but without that airhorn sound, it was totally unsatisfying.
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Yeah, that looks too close for comfort!


About 2 weeks ago as we came north from Florida on I-95, I was in the right lane w/cruise set at 63MPH. I was being passed by a semi in the lane on my left. A guy in a ram pickup passed me In the break down lane at about 80! Then, he cuts across the front of our rig and the semi about 10 feet in front of both of us! It's unreal what some people will do on a highway! The air horn Duet was loud and prolonged!-Paul
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DutchStarDon - This was the first outing that I had the camera installed (Ape Camera from Amazon). Even though he did not hit me, the camera paid for itself with this trip. It would have saved me fighting 'who's at fault' with the insurance company and even potential legal issues.
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Yup, there are definitely more than a few challenged drivers out there. Maybe I'll install a paint ball cannon since we have compressed air.
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Yup, there are definitely more than a few challenged drivers out there. Maybe I'll install a paint ball cannon since we have compressed air.
Ohhhh now that's a cool mod. I would get arrested if I had that option available.

My DW has already had to remove my stash of soup cans I kept near the seat
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Live in Santa Fe, we've got a city full crazy drives.
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We were in Monument Valley with our NewAire traveling to Page Arizona today and this fellow decided to make this brilliant move. The video is slowed down to 1/5 normal speed or you'd miss it (60 mph).

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1yn...FiT4IRBYao0Hvg
Skywatcher1, were you also towing? That idiot was really lucky the oncoming driver had some smarts and moved over. It looks like you were crowding the right side too. Thanks for sharing the video. Glad it wasn't your time to meet your maker today.🙏🏻
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Maybe the truck / trailer misjudged just how long your RV is and how fast you were going and his acceleration rate...not saying he / she were right. Could have made the next exit to change the shorts.
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On our big trip last fall, also in AZ, we got almost got passed like that by a guy in a small white van. Only the oncoming vehicle he forced onto the shoulder was a semi. I dunno how, but the van driver managed to tuck back in behind me.


Also got passed on the shoulder of a 2 lane highway once that trip.


And, last week, on a long 2 lane downhill with double yellow lines, some mouth breather passed 4 of us at once


I blame it on movies and video games.
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Maybe the truck / trailer misjudged just how long your RV is and how fast you were going and his acceleration rate...not saying he / she were right. Could have made the next exit to change the shorts.
I'm guessing that's exactly what happened and the guy in the red truck was peeing his pants! That doesn't excuse his really dangerous move, however. And, good on ya' Skywalker for being alert enough to give him as much room as possible.

I've had a couple of similar experiences over the years and as soon as I saw the situation developing, I started my own evasive action; getting off the throttle, moving right as much as possible and being ready to dump the brakes, if necessary. In situations like this, "discretion is the better part of valor."

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