Is this normal?

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  1. Debs

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    So - we've been back from our first trip for nearly a week and I find that I'm driving the car as though it's the van .....and as we were in the New Forest this consists of mainly looking for overhanging branches:LOL:

    Also, I've never driven a 6-speed before but this hasn't stopped me trying to put the car into 6th several times:eek::eek::confused:

    As the oh doesn't use FUN I feel free to confess all this - is there a cure or is it a permanent state of affairs?

    Please advise:)
     
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    Perfectly normal...no doubt you wave to motorhome drivers when driving your car as well ;)
     
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    It's normal behaviour, don't forget to wave.
     
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  4. Debs

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    Yep - been waving both in the van and car, like mad - to all sorts, including horseboxes, work/delivery vans and ice cream vans:D:X3:

    Did notice the VW dudes have such a cool wave:cool:

    And nobody waved back on Sunday evening on the way home - is this because everyone is sad to be going home (I know I was):)
     
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    Sounds normal to me :)

    I often use the vdub wave, from habit

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    I also wave when driving the car whenever I see a motorhome - much to hubbie's embarrassment! Always a bit disappointed when they do not wave back and then remember I am driving a car! Sad but still so enthused about being a chugger!
     
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    Could be worse....
    My rv is left hand drive and I need a few hours before driving my car after the RV.
    Embarrassing jumping in the cars passenger seat.
     
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    That's the one:)

    Sounds like there's no known cure then - apart from going out more in the van - ah well, I can think of worse things:) (And making sure the oh isn't in the car with me the first time I drive it after driving the van:cool::confused::))
     
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    I drive (and own) a variety of vehicles from a 71 MGBGT throuigh a left hand drive Pinninfarina spider to a modern 4X4 and motorhome. They range from 4 sp to 4 sp + Overdrive, 5 and 6 speed but the one thing that is common when I am driving any of them is.....I am always looking for a good layby or other stopping place for the MH!
     
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    Worse for us. Our motorhome is manual but our cars are automatic. It's a bugger when you try to dip the clutch with the brake. Certainly stops you quickly. And we wave as well.
     
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    We used to wave all the time even on motorways Stopped the latter when it was realized those on the opposite lanes couldn't see us waving:):giggler:
     
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    Just so long as it's only looking for overhead branches and waving :)

    What ever you do, don't attempt to use the loo!! :Eeek: :)
     
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    Ah wonder if that had something to do with it on the way home - although there was a bloke in a Rapido coming off the m40/a34 slip having a good look.
    There was no way I could wave without being some sort of contortionist :LOL:

    Now that's a very good piece of advice:LOL:
     
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