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Old 07-19-2015, 08:40 AM   #29
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We drive our RV straight through from Tampa back to home here in northwestern PA after new years a year and a half ago. There was a winter storm going to roll through, and we wanted to get home before it hit so as not to get caught in traffic on bad roads.

It was a challenge to say the least. By the time it got dark, we were in the mountains of the Virginias, and we were battling 10 weather, and roads that you couldn't tell if they were wet or icy... not to mention that after midnight I just got plain tired since I had already been on the road for 16 hours... I pulled over about every 2 hours and took a 20 minute nap, then up with a cup of coffee and down the road again. We made it, but I don't think I'll ever try to pull another all-nighter again... Just too much risk, and the whole next day you feel like a zombie.

I do enjoy, however, traveling at night through the big cities... Lots of lights to see, and much less traffic past 11pm or so. I don't mind driving in traffic, but if I had a choice to go through a city at rush hour or at midnight... I'd choose midnight. If I can change a schedule to get through places like Chicago after hours, I will...

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I also find the wind drops considerably after dark,big bonus.
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Old 07-19-2015, 02:13 PM   #31
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When we were vendors at cat shows and both working full time jobs we did a LOT of night driving to get to the venues and set up. So, I got to where it didn't matter.
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Old 07-19-2015, 03:39 PM   #32
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So, that means driving at night when it is cooler. So, does it mean you can actually sleep in the daytime with the heat you don't want to drive in and the sun shining through the windows? Whatever works for you is fine with me, but I believe I will sleep when it is dark and cooler and leave very early and make some miles with daylight.
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Night Driving is a good way not to see the country! But if you are restricting yourself to Interstates only I would suggest your not seeing much of it anyhow...
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I'll drive at night to avoid city traffic and if I am really trying to cover a lot of ground. You need to know your limits though, and I usually find a place to park by 11 PM.
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We don't travel at night. We're retired...why go at night? If it's too hot for the RV's AC to handle we wait until it's cooler. RVing is supposed to be fun...driving at night (for us) is not fun.
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Several members has PMd me asking "what is Clendo" This is a glass cleaner sold in realTruckstops. It is a aerosol I have relied on it for many years when I was a professional driver. I still use it today. Hope this helps.
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Several members has PMd me asking "what is Clendo" This is a glass cleaner sold in realTruckstops. It is a aerosol I have relied on it for many years when I was a professional driver. I still use it today. Hope this helps.

Do you mean "Clindo"?

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I like night driving, as long as not in deer country as others have said. For example, west of Kerrville, TX is a nightmare - no shortage of kamikaze deer grazing along the side of the freeway just after dark.
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Since you are asking, it must be unusual for you, thus not something to consider doing for the first time in an RV.

Crank up your generator, run the AC, and arrive safely.
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As weird as this may sound... I'd rather sleep with the generator running than drive with the generator running. Our RV is a pusher, and the generator is right under my feet up front. It's nice and quite up front when you're rolling down the highway... until you fire up the genny. At night, the drone of the generator puts me to sleep...

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Do you mean "Clindo"?

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Okay, thanks!

We are headed out on a trip Wednesday, going to pickup a can and give it a try. MH windsheild is certainly a challenge to keep clean. I need all the help I can find.

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