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Old 12-06-2015, 11:27 AM   #11
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Joe, here is a little tidbit: Ehen driving, the driver can check the RV's position within the lane by looking at the painted lines in the side view mirrors and also the rear camera.

I have added a painted dot (with nail polish) in the lower left windshield. When I move the RV to place the dot on the lane's left painted line, my RV is about a foot from the line, This is handy, like when you are in the center lane and a 18-wheeler on both sides and you can't be studying mirrors. Good for narrow lanes as well. I only revert to the dot for critical situations.

I would start by experimenting with some masking tape dots, driving and seeing were they should be moved. Once you have the perfect spot, dab a painted dot there.
Just a little Yuletide Tidbit to you - Hank
That works until you move the seat. I'm never able to get the seat back to the same position.LOL
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Old 12-06-2015, 11:42 AM   #12
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That works until you move the seat. I'm never able to get the seat back to the same position.LOL
Agreed, but I don't have the seat problem and it works for me.
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Old 12-06-2015, 11:45 AM   #13
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I just remembered, that if I would put the dot on the line immediately in front of the RV, then it was very sensitive to seat position. I generally have the dot on the line about 50 ft. in front.
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Old 12-06-2015, 02:05 PM   #14
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If you look straight out the windshield, you will be in the center of your lane. Maybe 6 to 10 car lengths in front.
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Old 12-06-2015, 02:25 PM   #15
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I can only imagine the headache I would have focusing on a dot on the windshield.
There is a gap between the speedo / tach module and the left instrument module. Keep that gap on the line to the left of the coach. Use that gap as a check tool to occasionally make sure you are just inside the line on the left.
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Old 12-06-2015, 02:39 PM   #16
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I can only imagine the headache I would have focusing on a dot on the windshield.
There is a gap between the speedo / tach module and the left instrument module. Keep that gap on the line to the left of the coach. Use that gap as a check tool to occasionally make sure you are just inside the line on the left.
This works for me too. Figured that out not long after I got the coach.
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Old 12-06-2015, 06:04 PM   #17
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X3 Paul, I used that originally, but a nice 3/4" bullseye that you can place on the line further out seemed to even work better.
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Old 12-07-2015, 11:18 AM   #18
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Joe,

GMTA! We just have different solutions

This is what I got - slightly more expensive than your solution but I want to be able to carry the minimum required keys possible - AND I like the fact that I can take the ignition key off the ring and not have a bunch of keys dangeling on the console

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...ilpage_o04_s01
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Joe,

GMTA! We just have different solutions

This is what I got - slightly more expensive than your solution but I want to be able to carry the minimum required keys possible - AND I like the fact that I can take the ignition key off the ring and not have a bunch of keys dangeling on the console

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...ilpage_o04_s01
Bob that looks like it will do a good job also. I like your idea about having a single ignition key on a ring to avoid all the banging of keys. I'm still looking for a vendor to get Freightliner ( stock looking ) ignition keys made. Tried FR but they were in excess of 60.00 each I believe ( don't know why not being an electronic key like an auto that unlocks doors and trunk ).
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Not to change subject here, but does everyone here always lock their doors? Like if you're just going for a short walk, etc.? If I feel comfortable with my neighbors/surroundings, I will close the door, but not always lock it unless I will be gone for an extended period.


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