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Old 03-28-2015, 01:04 PM   #1
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Driving at night versus day

If you are traveling from point A to point B, do you prefer to drive at night (when traffic is lighter)? Or do you prefer to travel during the daytime so as not to miss the views?

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Since I'm still working and have a grandson still in school we travel when we have to. That sometimes means long days and nights. Prefer the daytime though.

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Old 03-28-2015, 01:09 PM   #3
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Prefer daylight for safety ie dont want to hit a dear.
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Old 03-28-2015, 01:17 PM   #4
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Anymore no big hurry. Most all daylight.

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Old 03-28-2015, 01:19 PM   #5
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Daylight is when we travel. Have been caught only a couple times and had to drive at night.
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Old 03-28-2015, 01:22 PM   #6
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To old for night driving. 300 miles is my limit. Leave it to the youth.
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Old 03-28-2015, 01:30 PM   #7
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We don't drive at night unless it's urgent to get there! Mostly for safety, but also the views! We try to limit the distance each day to about 300 miles.
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When I was younger, would work all day and drive all night. Anymore, just daytime, unless it gets dark before we arrive.
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It's hard to see the sights at night so we try to do all of our driving during the day.

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Old 03-28-2015, 03:22 PM   #10
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Hi, Tony.

When we were working, younger, and, let's say in a hurry, we have traveled all hours. Now, we leave in the morning when we are ready to go, and almost never drive at night. Heck, we consider after 5 pm too late! When driving in a westbound direction, I do not like it when the sun is shining just below the lowest setting on the electric visor, and all of the bug splats make it hard to see thru the windshield. We do not like to drive in inclement weather, either. You could probably remove the headlights and wipers from our moho and we would not miss them anymore.

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While the traffic is lighter at night there are many 18 wheelers that just wanna go. I will put in some long days and run late at night once in a while, but I give the trucks some room as I keep the speed down.
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We must be the odd man out. We prefer traveling at night. Since our RV-ing season is mostly summer, it's cooler to travel at night & there's less traffic. Many times we don't leave home until 9PM or after, travel until after midnight, find a rest area/WM to get some sleep then & time our AM routes to avoid daytime traffic near major cities.

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While I prefer to drive during daylight, I discovered years ago that driving through NJ & NY between midnight and 3am to get from FL to Long Island works best for me.
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During the southwest summers it's fantastic to leave for the coast in the evening, drive across the desert under a clear sky, millions of stars and arriving to see the ocean in early morning sunrise.

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