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    Some videos from inside our camper during transit

    I made these videos a few years ago, but someone was asking about road conditions in Michigan and it reminded me that I still had them around.
    I mounted a GoPro to the top of a cabinet in our 2015 Reflection 323BHS and captured some video as we went down the road. If you have some ideas on a better way to mount this, please share!

    Since the camera is mounted to a cabinet, you lose some of the motion you would see if you were actually in the camper as it moved down the road.
    Here is the video as we travelled down the freshly repaved section of I-40 in Mebane, North Carolina:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUV_ko4cExY

    And this one is on US-23 somewhere near Dearborn, Michigan.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6y3toVToVQ

    Watch the slides in both videos - it will give you an idea how much rocking/jostling is taking place.
    And if you listen, the rattle is the rack in our oven. It had a pizza stone on it, but it was broken into several pieces by the time we reached our destination in Michigan.
    Jake and Leah, our two boys, and our Lab
    Based out of North Carolina, currently in Henderson, TX
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    Thanks for sharing! Gotta love those Michigan roads. That was the reason I installed the LCI Road Armor. Unfortunately we had to cancel our Michigan trip. But the upgrade will be used on a trip to New Hampshire in a couple months.
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    Jake - thanks for sharing these. The MI one does a pretty good job of showing the sudden jarring that goes on particularly on rough roads. There may be other locations but it does seem that the higher (like you did) or further rearward would even be more dramatic. One can see why things break, trim can fall off, Drawers and doors can come open, and more.

    Appreciate you taking the time to share these.

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    Great video, the really sad part is US 23 in the Detroit area is one of the better north /south freeways in the surrounding areas. Like to see a video taken on the first 20 miles on 75 as you enter the state northbound, now that would be scary
    But you likely were in the Dundee area , US 23 doesn't go near Dearborn

    Makes it worth every penny we spent on the Air hitch after watching that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WhittleBurner View Post
    Great video, the really sad part is US 23 in the Detroit area is one of the better north /south freeways in the surrounding areas. Like to see a video taken on the first 20 miles on 75 as you enter the state northbound, now that would be scary
    But you likely were in the Dundee area , US 23 doesn't go near Dearborn

    Makes it worth every penny we spent on the Air hitch after watching that.
    Thanks - it was probably closer to Ann Arbor now that you pointed that out. I believe we'd come up US-23 and jogged over to the Henry Ford Museum for a couple of days, then back north to Freeland. But that trip was back in 2017 so the transit to/from there is fuzzy
    Jake and Leah, our two boys, and our Lab
    Based out of North Carolina, currently in Henderson, TX
    2013 RAM 2500 6.7L 4x4
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    Quote Originally Posted by WhittleBurner View Post
    Like to see a video taken on the first 20 miles on 75 as you enter the state northbound, now that would be scary.
    That stretch is bad enough in just a car! I remember taking the Alpine up 75 through there and thought it was just going to shake apart.
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