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View Poll Results: How well do your headlights work and does that affect your driving?
I have great headlights now so making them better won't change my driving times. 60 32.09%
I drive few miles at night but would more if the headlights were much better illumination. 37 19.79%
I don't drive many miles no matter the time as the RV stays where it is. 5 2.67%
I drive 0 - 10% miles at night because my headlights are really bad. 49 26.20%
I drive 11-25% miles at night. 40 21.39%
I drive 26 - 50% miles at night. 15 8.02%
Most of my driving is at night. 3 1.60%
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Old 08-18-2020, 06:42 PM   #113
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Drive at night when day time temps hit the 100+ mark. I dont like abusing the coach running in really high temps as well as the risk of the tires. Other than that i rarely am in any hurry so I sleep at night.
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I have driven my Class A twice after dark, the two days after we bought it and drove it to Arizona. Headlights are just fine, we just prefer to drive after breakfast and be off the road by dark, if not sooner.
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Old 08-18-2020, 08:10 PM   #115
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Night driving

I used to avoid driving at night/early morning for fear of the deer that wanted to dart out in front of cars here in Ohio. When I did drive the rv at night I was almost without headlights thanks to the cloudiness.

This year on the way south Ohio-FtMyers we stopped just north of Nashville and left early (5:00am) to avoid rush hour. Well it was dark and raining and a fog light had quit working. I could barely see 20 feet in front of me.

So when in Florida I replaced the fog lights with 6 LED driving lights. I also polished the headlights so now they are clear. And replaced all four bulbs with LED bulbs.

Wow what a difference now driving in the dark in enjoyable. Next on the list is the windshield wipers.

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Old 08-18-2020, 08:12 PM   #116
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I did not vote because none of the choices apply to me. My night vision has deteriorated to the point I only drive in daylight. Other drivers safety is important, as well as mine.


Headlamps on a MH appear dimmer than those of an auto due to the height difference between drivers eyes and headlamps. It does not necessarily mean the light intensity is less on a MH.
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I used to avoid driving at night/early morning for fear of the deer that wanted to dart out in front of cars here in Ohio. When I did drive the rv at night I was almost without headlights thanks to the cloudiness.

This year on the way south Ohio-FtMyers we stopped just north of Nashville and left early (5:00am) to avoid rush hour. Well it was dark and raining and a fog light had quit working. I could barely see 20 feet in front of me.

So when in Florida I replaced the fog lights with 6 LED driving lights. I also polished the headlights so now they are clear. And replaced all four bulbs with LED bulbs.

Wow what a difference now driving in the dark in enjoyable. Next on the list is the windshield wipers.

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Nice job cleaning up the lenses!
Y, rain just adds to the night visibility issue because the light bounces obliquely to the surface and the light doesn't return to your eyes.
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Old 08-19-2020, 07:19 AM   #118
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How much do you drive at night

We take advantage of the longer hours of light during the spring & summer months to avoid rush hour traffic around the cities. Don't travel by coach much during the late fall and winter because of the weather.
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