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Old 01-10-2018, 12:50 AM   #1
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Video Driving a Vegas 24.1 thru the i40 Gorge

I just completed a 900 mile trip in our Vegas 24.1, driving from South Florida to East Tennessee.

Before leaving, I installed a dashcam to record all the action and show others what it is like driving a motorhome on different kinds of roads.

The Vegas handled great and I found myself cruising between 65 and 70 mph most of the way. It had no problems with the hills in Georgia and North Carolina and did well going thru the Pigeon River Gorge on I-40 with steep descents and long uphill pulls.

The tow haul button made going down the steep descents worry free. Just push the button, tap the brakes and the engine will keep you from going too fast.

If you want to see what the drive was like, check out my short video at . The first part is a minute of highway driving, then at 1:10 we start the descent into the Gorge. After that, we flatten out a bit in Tennessee.

The only complaint I have with the Vegas is the amount of wind noise when driving into a headwind. Other than that, it is a pleasure to drive. Even when the outside temps are in single digits.


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Old 01-24-2018, 02:36 AM   #2
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Nice video - i'm thinking about a dash cam. there was one at Quartzsite for under $30.

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Old 01-24-2018, 12:43 PM   #3
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Cool video.

There are a few threads on here discussing dashcams. I think if I picked one up it would be the Yi Ultra Dash Camera that one seems to produce the best video.
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Old 01-25-2018, 01:42 AM   #4
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I started using a dashcam last spring. It could be useful in court if someone draws you into an accident. There have been a few tense moments over the years, all because other drivers did something stupid.

They are cheap, yet could be very valuable. Hoping to wire mine direct, rather than the current cigarette lighter power.
Only some of us learn by other people's mistakes, the rest have to be the other people!
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Old 01-25-2018, 04:13 PM   #5
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I also like the fact that if somebody cut you off or does something really stupid in front of you you automatically have their license plate without having the chase them down and write anything down.
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