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Old 11-29-2010, 04:23 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by Wanabee FTer View Post
Hi Kartvines,
I have factory fog lights on my towd and would not be willing to go without them. As far as the MH is concerned, mine does not have them. I did drive the MH at night one time, but decided to avoid night time driving due to the poor lighting used back in '98.
If I ever decide I want to drive the MH at night, I will upgrade the stock lights to HID (high intensity discharge) This will allow the headlights to reach further and with brighter lighting.
I don't think I need fog lights on my coach for clear weather highway driving. I will agree with the other posters, that extra lighting is helpful when fog lights are installed properly, because the light is spread low and wide in front of and to the sides of the vehicle. But I also feel they are not necessary if the vehicle has good regular lighting.
Now if you need to actually drive in conditions for which fog lights were originally intended, fog, I would suggest pulling over and waiting for the fog to lift, with or without fog lights. I grew up on the coast of So California and found that driving in heavy fog at night with fog lights is very dangerous, even in a car. Visibility can be limited to one car length ahead of you. I would never attempt this in a motor home no matter what kind of lights were on it!
Becareful... HID's are much brighter than you think and some states might be illegal...

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Old 11-29-2010, 04:42 PM   #16
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You can bet that 20 years ago when I was a Deputy in Idaho if you came at me with your drivinglites on with headlites you would certainly have been pulled over.

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Old 11-29-2010, 04:46 PM   #17
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See here's the thing. Mopar1973Man IS using an off-road light on the highway. But, he obviously operates in a unique situation. I'd actually rather meet Mopar on the road with his properly aimed aircraft lumen lights than most of the rest of the community with their OEM installed lights pointing in who knows what direction. It's all about the application. Using an off-label drug is standard procedure for doctors but they must use care to make sure it serves the intended purpose. MH owners that use off-label products to make their operation safer and more comfortable are okay by me . . . as long as they know what the hey they are doing.
just my opinion . . . . .

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