Guys, it will probably be early January before I'm back in the coach again. Spending the holidays in the sunny California desert.
One thing that did happen (I reacted before the AWARE system), driving west towards Albuquerque, I was in the right lane going about 65 mph and a GM van passing me pulled in front. Then they realized that a truck was going extremely slow in a 75 mile zone. That is truly like a stopped vehicle. The truck driver had his flashers on but they weren't that visible (non LED lights).
As soon as I saw the van brake lights, I hit my brakes too. Thank goodness the retarder kicks in the moment I hit the brake pedal at a full level 6. As I passed the trucker (I noted he was going 20 mph), he was looking down at his phone (I think) oblivious to the major danger he was causing. He certainly should have been driving in the emergency lane.
(This was not an emergency stop for me) I checked my options (at a blink of an eye) and could have used the emergency lane myself if needed. It's in situations like this that every inch counts if needed. My 4,200 lb. towed will not push me as it has supplemental braking from Air Force One.
Safe travels! And be AWARE!