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Old 03-29-2015, 02:59 AM   #29
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We are not in a hurry anymore since FT but sometimes I really enjoy night driving. Especially when the route is been driven soooo many times already. I have upgraded my headlights to European standards with real BMW projector headlights. The plastic lense was terrible but now I have real glass which looks great. Also changed out the harsh dash lights with a soft green which is much easier on the eyes. I suffer from insomnia hense the post at 3:55 am! Everybody is different thank goodness!
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Old 03-29-2015, 07:19 AM   #30
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I like to drive at night but the headlights on my 05 Travel Supreme are very inadequate I have replaced bulbs with more powerful but just can't find a shop so far that can help me. Would love to hear from anyone who has successfully improved their headlights.
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I like to drive at night but the headlights on my 05 Travel Supreme are very inadequate I have replaced bulbs with more powerful but just can't find a shop so far that can help me. Would love to hear from anyone who has successfully improved their headlights.

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Old 03-29-2015, 08:37 AM   #32
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Thanks So Much TonyDi , for asking this question. DW & I are getting ready for a run to Arkansas for work, so I have been thinking about this very subject.
My situation is; I'm the only driver, DW had to stop driving a number of years ago due to health reasons . As for me eyesight isn't as good as 5 years ago, do not care for night driving.
I agree with so many on this thread; retired, what's the hurry, leave when you want, stop often and end your day early , Yeah Mon! BOTOH, Yes there is always "An Other Hand". Oh I Do Love Driving On A Clear Beautiful Star Lit Night .
As for this trip, there will be no overnight camping. Get on the road about 0800 (AM), stopping about every 2 hours at truck stops or rest stops (TS or RS), setting sun starts hitting windshield find a TS for dinner and a couple of hour nap then back on the road.
As we continue this trip I always use TS & RS for naps (1-5 hours). We will do this until we get to AFB Little Rock AR.
That said I refuse to drive in the following conditions "Ever": high wind, hard rain, thunder storms, heavy fog, icy roads, or what I feel is dangerous. And I Do Mean Never!
When we get to AR, our next move north we will be approx 200 miles per day travel yes that is most desirable...
Hope Everyone Stays Safe & Happy. As That Is The Most Important Driving Decision.
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Drive all night means washing bugs off all day, LOL
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Old 03-29-2015, 09:02 AM   #34
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Daylight. True story,, I left Fort Myers Beach Florida at 6pm in the afternoon to beat a storm back to Canada. This was Thursday and the storm was to hit the east on Saturday. A friend of mine (in a 2012 Ford Escape I may ad) left at the same time. I stopped at 1am in Jacksonville Florida (after fueling up) for the night. He decided to run straight through. I set my phone alarm for 6am. I was back on I95 at 7am Friday morning. He text me from Virginia that morning laughing at me. Kind of pissed me off. I ran straight from Jacksonville in daylight to home that day (near Niagara Falls Canada) He text me from his house exactly 5 hours before I arrived at mine (remember I am driving a 40ft Monaco) The bottom line folks,,, we both beat the storm and he risked a lot more that I did by running without sleep at night.

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You HAD to remind me of that disadvantage! LOL
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When I was younger I loved to ride my two wheeler at nite fast.. Till a buddy of mine hit a deer going way too fast one nite on a Electric glide . He survived an retired really young LEO.. I shut her down when the sun goes down...
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Need to do something with the Magna, the lights are really poor for night driving, the Dutch Star was much better. It helped to adjust them but one adjuster is broken.
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I will travel at night if need be but prefer the daylight hours.
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I prefer to drive early morning, however certain destinations require a different schedule. Good example of that is Key West. When I travel to and from the Key's as in a trip a a few weeks ago I prefer to hit Key Largo approx 1AM give or take. Although it is super dark and you can't enjoy the beautiful sights its a trade off I don't mind to come and go with zero traffic.
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That is one place where I wouldn't want to miss ANY of the scenery.

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That is one place where I wouldn't want to miss ANY of the scenery.

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After spending six hours in traffic you might "see things" differently.. lol See it all when the sun comes up..
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After spending six hours in traffic you might "see things" differently.. lol See it all when the sun comes up..
Wow. ..Key West is that bad for traffic? Was looking at a FL trip in the near future and was thinking to include the Keys but if it's that bad. ....???....
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