UK Motorhome Information, Motorhome facts, American RV, Forums, Reviews, Sales, Campsites


 

Go Back   MotorhomeFun > THE MOTORHOME FUN COMMUNITY > MOTORHOME CHAT
Register Forums Blogs FAQ Calendar Mark Forums Read

MOTORHOME CHAT Ask questions and engage in general motorhome chat and advice.

Drivers Anti-Sleep Gizmos

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-03-2013, 16:04   #1 (permalink)
Ringleader
 
Jim's Avatar
 
Funster No : 1
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Englishman in W Wales
About Me: I started out with nothing, and I still have most of it.
Interests: Blue Skies - Rugby - Photography
MH Type: A Class Hymer
MH Model: B544
Years Motorhoming: Since 91
Posts: 20,015
Thanks: 1,368
Thanked 10,284 Times in 3,821 Posts
Blog Entries: 10
Default Drivers Anti-Sleep Gizmos

Little things you wear on an ear, then if you nod off (your head tips forward) it beeps in your ear to wake you. http://www.amazon.co.uk/iSafe-Anti-Doze-Fatigue-Detector/dp/B0060L62YG/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1362589073&sr=8-4
I came across and advert for one in a truck magazine. To me its a bit disconcerting that a trucker with a 44ton load might be relying on that to wake him. Surely if you feel tired enough too wear it you should pull over and have a kip. That said, micro sleeps at the wheel kill people every week, so even though I'd not buy one, maybe they are not such a bad idea.
__________________
Blue Skies
Jim
A good traveller has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving. ~Lao Tzu

Support MotorhomeFun
The Motorhome Security Handbook - The definitive guide to staying safe on your travels
The Motorhome Checklist- Never forget anything, ever again
Destinations Travel Journal and Log Book. The custom designed motorhome journal that will become a valuable family keepsake.
The Motorhome Buyers Guide Do not buy a motorhome before you read this book!




Jim is online now   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old 06-03-2013, 16:10   #2 (permalink)
Funster
 
lorger's Avatar
 
Funster No : 3262
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Dumfries
Interests: Golf Football Cycling
MH Type: Crossover
MH Model: Adria Matrix 680SP
Years Motorhoming: 2007
Posts: 4,366
Thanks: 606
Thanked 1,159 Times in 886 Posts
Default

No chance of me falling asleep with Lorraine and Sophie on board like you though if I thought there was a chance of nodding off I'd stop and have a rest.
lorger is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-2013, 16:10   #3 (permalink)
Read Only Funster
 
darklord's Avatar
 
Funster No : 16191
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: essex
About Me: recovery Operator, laughter junkie
Interests: offroading, ,mechanics,travelling
MH Type: coachbuilt
MH Model: Ducato CI .
Years Motorhoming: three years
Posts: 1,241
Thanks: 14
Thanked 243 Times in 186 Posts
Default

Not sure where i stand on them, I'd prefer soemthing that actually stops the truck/vehicle. Many trucks /coaches are now being sold with alchometers in them, you blow in them, if you have a level of alchhol on your breath, the vehicle cannot be started, maybe there is a way to test oxygen levels while we drive...dunno?
JockandRita likes this.
darklord is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-2013, 16:11   #4 (permalink)
Funster
 
PaulyP's Avatar
 
Funster No : 17549
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Manchester
About Me: Offshore Production Technician. Married to Judith for 43 years, 5 grandchildren, started young !
Interests: Football,Travel,Diy,Drink, Family.
MH Type: Pilote Galaxy 270
MH Model: Pilote Galaxy 270
Years Motorhoming: June 2012
Posts: 1,383
Thanks: 106
Thanked 138 Times in 126 Posts
Default

Dont need one of those, got the wife sat next to me.
__________________
----------------------------------------------------------
The answer my friend is blowin' in the wind.

You dont need a weather man to know which way the wind blows.
PaulyP is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-2013, 16:28   #5 (permalink)
Funster
 
Snitrats's Avatar
 
Funster No : 16396
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Glenfield, Leicester
About Me: Constuction Site Manager, Retired due to health problem
Interests: Classic cars, Touring, Motorhomes
MH Type: Coachbuilt
MH Model: Swift Escape 664
Years Motorhoming: 4
Posts: 470
Thanks: 73
Thanked 81 Times in 78 Posts
Default

In the old days one trick drivers used was to break of a bit of a vick nasal spray an suck it, Never tried it but you could stay awake for hours
Snitrats is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-2013, 16:36   #6 (permalink)
Funster
 
Minx's Avatar
 
Funster No : 149
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: E Yorks
MH Type: Van conversion
MH Model: Autocruise Accent 2012 model
Years Motorhoming: Since 1996
Posts: 2,244
Thanks: 32
Thanked 662 Times in 455 Posts
Default

Are you thinking of going into business selling them alongside your flashing things Jim?
__________________
Mel B

ACE member: Autocruise Camper Enthusiast

Very early 'retired' and enjoying my freedom and DIY ... with hubby & 3 dogs: Lily, Romy & Tazzy
Minx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-2013, 16:39   #7 (permalink)
Ringleader
 
Jim's Avatar
 
Funster No : 1
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Englishman in W Wales
About Me: I started out with nothing, and I still have most of it.
Interests: Blue Skies - Rugby - Photography
MH Type: A Class Hymer
MH Model: B544
Years Motorhoming: Since 91
Posts: 20,015
Thanks: 1,368
Thanked 10,284 Times in 3,821 Posts
Blog Entries: 10
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Minx View Post
Are you thinking of going into business selling them alongside your flashing things Jim?
Nope, wouldn't buy one either
__________________
Blue Skies
Jim
A good traveller has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving. ~Lao Tzu

Support MotorhomeFun
The Motorhome Security Handbook - The definitive guide to staying safe on your travels
The Motorhome Checklist- Never forget anything, ever again
Destinations Travel Journal and Log Book. The custom designed motorhome journal that will become a valuable family keepsake.
The Motorhome Buyers Guide Do not buy a motorhome before you read this book!




Jim is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-2013, 17:29   #8 (permalink)
Funster
 
Landy lover's Avatar
 
Funster No : 7453
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Zummerzet
About Me: Old - should be retired - still working - Still enjoying life - Full timing
Interests: Land Rovers walking,reading,touring
MH Type: 27ft Eurolight
MH Model: 5'er + landrover 110 double cab XS plus a 'Stumpy' caravan for flying visits
Years Motorhoming: Camping Caravaning now 5'ering 47 years
Posts: 1,617
Thanks: 396
Thanked 660 Times in 475 Posts
Default

Many years ago I used to have to drive a lot and my permanent travel companion was my dog a very loyal Welsh collie called Dylan. If I showed any sign of tiredness he would immediately sit up and watch me like a hawk and if I let my eyelids close I would get a cold wet nose rammed in my left ear that soon woke me up why he learned that trick I have no idea . It only ever happened if I was driving . If I stopped for a nap he would just curl up alongside me . Poor old lad died due to cancer but never had another dog do that .
__________________
One life - plan it - live it - enjoy it - you only have one chance to get it right
Landy lover is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



Design by vBSkinworks
 
 
MotorhomeFun Shop
Autogas2000 -Refillable LPG solutions for the Motorhome
Get a free giffgaff Sim
Friendly professional service from qualified technicians
Pure Water From Your Tank
Free Fun Stickers
Don't buy a Motorhome before you read this guide
Johns Cross Motorcaravans
Garage run by Geo