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Old 07-20-2015, 06:05 AM   #43
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Thanks Again Everyone!

We are now in night time driving training. Stayed up till 1am / slept till 5am so I could watch the final round of the British Open. DW stayed up also for moral support We will keep this up until Fri morning and head out Fri evening at 7:00pm. We will both take a 2 hour nap before leaving. I plan on setting the cruise at 60 MPH so I can get that 12 MPG the salesmen told me about!
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Old 07-20-2015, 06:13 AM   #44
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When I was much younger, I loved driving at night. Now though not at all. Off the road by 4:30PM for the night. That's just me though. Everyone has their own agenda. Good Luck hope it works out.
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Old 11-16-2015, 07:17 PM   #45
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Driving at night, or at least in the very early morning are really a good idea if you have to cross steep and high passes in summer time. Having ambient air temperature 30 to 50 F degrees cooler makes a real difference in keeping transmission and engine temperatures down. Surely did drive at night when I had a VW.
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Old 11-17-2015, 08:05 AM   #46
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I have done many, many hours of both day and night driving,, And I actually prefer night driving.. Headlights are way easier to see than a car or pickup of the wrong color. Epically at night.
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I prefer to get up and hit the road by 4:00 or 5:00 in the morning and get across the hot zone then. You can cover a lot of distance by noon and it is not even the hot part of the day by then. I do not care for driving in the middle of the night, I would rather be sleeping. This is an old thread, I wonder how the OP worked things out?
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There was a day when I preferred night driving, but not any more. I'm fine with the lights and visibility, but find it very difficult to stay awake safely/reliably. Scared myself badly one time, big time. No damage, but lesson learned. Not worth it to me any more.
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Old 11-22-2015, 05:03 PM   #49
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I'd be very concerned about road debris or other such hazards not being as visible at night. I've found big surprises on the road after rounding a curve in daylight. Might be good to invest in those big low fog-position lights if you're a night driver.
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I'd be very concerned about road debris or other such hazards not being as visible at night. I've found big surprises on the road after rounding a curve in daylight. Might be good to invest in those big low fog-position lights if you're a night driver.
If there is one drawback to night time traveling in our rv, it would be the lackluster headlights. You don't have to be going very fast to out drive them.

Also, at night time, there are a lot of reflections in those big front and side windows... Can be distracting for sure.

I still like traveling into the night though... And I like seeing the big semi trucks all lit up...

Speaking of debris... When I was little, (1981 or 1982) a semi lost his spare tire and we nailed it in my dads '76 allegro in broad daylight. Tore up the rig pretty good... Ripped a hole in one of the main gas tanks... Broke open the black water tank... And threw the front end way out of alignment. We had to rent a motorhome for a week to finish our trip.

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Night Driver Here

I prefer driving at night. On our last three month cross country trip, I drove only two days and countless nights, over 7000 miles. Next trip will be a night drives also.

We live south of DC and east of Richmond, VA. Every time I drive the RV out of the area I need to pass one of these cities... It is much easier to do it after midnight than any other time of day, especially towing a trailer behind the RV.

As for road hazards... I have driven 26K miles in an RV and have had ZERO incidents with animals or debris but have seen several accidents which involved distracted drivers.
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