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Old 07-15-2011, 07:01 AM   #1
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Better night vision?

Hey all,

Anyone ever improved their headlights on their coach or added foglights? If so, any recommendations?
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Old 07-15-2011, 11:55 AM   #2
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I installed driving lights on my third motorhome. They made a tremendous difference. The only downside was I had to dim when i met someone and it was like half the light available to see with I haven't put them on my last two motorhomes because i am retired now and don't have to drive at night.
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Old 07-15-2011, 02:18 PM   #3
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I haven't put them on my last two motorhomes because i am retired now and don't have to drive at night.
An added benefit of retirement....I hadn't thought about that. Eight more months and I won't have to drive anymore at night either!


Joe, my MH came from the factory with aux driving lights but I found those as well as the regular headlights inadequate. I replaced the bulbs in all of them with Sylvania Silverstar's. The bulbs were very expensive, don't last very long and only marginally improved my night-time visibility.

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Change your bulbs it will help some.
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Here are a couple of other things that reduce night vision, if you have an astigmatism (and it is not corrected), smoking, and driving at high altitudes.
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If you have a coach with "normal" sealed beam headlights, Hella makes replacements that use H4 halogen bulbs (with considerably higher wattage) and a european beam pattern (known as E-code) that reduces the problems with oncoming traffic.

These, and just about everything else you would want in performance lighting, is available from susquehanna motorsports at Susquehanna MotorSports - High Performance Vehicle Lighting and Competition Accessories.

Professional lighting for people that go waaaaay faster than RVs on forest roads at night - and decent prices too.
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If you have a coach with "normal" sealed beam headlights, Hella makes replacements that use H4 halogen bulbs (with considerably higher wattage) and a european beam pattern (known as E-code) that reduces the problems with oncoming traffic.

These, and just about everything else you would want in performance lighting, is available from susquehanna motorsports at Susquehanna MotorSports - High Performance Vehicle Lighting and Competition Accessories.

Professional lighting for people that go waaaaay faster than RVs on forest roads at night - and decent prices too.
Do they have em to fit an 07 Sightseer?
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Dim the instrument lights way down. I even tape over the very bright instrument lights, like the high beam indicator.
Cheapest way to improve night vision.
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I have found that a yellow lens sun glasses help at night.
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Just had my MH in for it's yearly Pa. Inspection. When I requested my appointment I aked if the garage/mechanic had headlight alignment tools and the answer was yes. Added that task to the inspection and had the opportunity to personally observe the procedure. The mechanic was great, explaining the equipment set-up and actual headlight alingment process. Both the driver and passanger side lights were mis-aligned. After approximately 20 minutes the lights were set to specs. The mechanic stated there would be a substantial improvement in night driving visability. I've yet to have my MH out after dark but expect to have see a major improvement. With the lights properly aligned I can now upgrade to H-4 bulbs if necessary. IMHO having your lights aligned first may negate the expense of new bulbs
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I use Yellow clip on lenses when driving at night also. Happened one evening when I drove home from the skeet range. Now its a regular routine.
I also had my head lights reset and as mentioned above it made a big difference.
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I used to be a Owner-Operator and I agree, Dim the dash lights and I also use the yellow clip-on lenses. The way most MH are today you don't need the gauges with all of the safety and warning lights. I enjoy the fuel savings and less stress of night driving. My Kenworth had 18 gauges also all of the switches were also labeled with back lit markers! It is amazing how much heat is generated with all these bulbs! Plus a CB and stereo. It takes about 30 minutes for MY eyes to get to good vision at night. Most of the time I cut off the dash lights and use my GPS for speed (I'm on cruise anyway) When I go through a town I turn up the dash lights and check my gauges. Most towns are pretty lit up.
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Has anyone ever added lighting? Such has big 4x4 fog lights n such?
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As others have stated... buy some yellow sunglasses. Try them in a heavy rain also. You will be surprised at how well they work. The wrap around shooting glasses work well.
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