Apologies in advance for the length of this candidate TLDR post!
When I got home from a 2 1/2 hour highway journey at the end of the recent Thanksgiving weekend, I was a bit surprised to see that some of the neatly organized stuff in my passthrough storage compartment had shifted quite a bit, more so than normal. And I thought the drive home was smooth and without any stuff-jarring incidents. Obviously my left-to-right (and vice versa) motion was a bit more than I thought!
This coupled with an agonizing multi-mile trip a few months ago on a horrible dirt road (8 painful miles if memory serves) during which the glass front of my fireplace bounced off its mounts has me wondering what on earth is going on inside my effectively zero-suspension RV while on the road.
I remember reading some time back, I think on this website, about someone who put something like a go pro camera in their unit and was amazed by how much jostling goes on. And I remember reading posts on the relative lack of decent suspension on most towable RVs.
Finally getting to the point:
I'm toying with the idea of securely placing a graphing 3-Axis accelerometer upon my RV kitchen countertop so, after arrival at my destination, if I so desire, I can see what went on, over time, inside my unit from a g-forces in the X-, Y-, and Z-axes perspective.
Has anyone looked into this and found something they like?
I'm going to try the iPhone Accelerometer app during my December trip if I can install it on my aged iPad as I use my iPhone as a GPS during the journey: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/accelerometer/id499629589
Thanks for sticking with this tome through to the end and any thoughts you care to share on a graphical data over time accelerometer showing the left to right, front to back, and up and down craziness that goes on inside our RVs while on the highways and byways we traverse would be appreciated!