Driving A Regular Car Felt Kind Of Strange After Getting Off The Truck.

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Justin N.'s Comment
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It was kind of scary getting behind the wheel of my little Honda civic. I had been driving over the road for 6 months so it felt like a whole new experience.

I was way too low to the ground, could not see things around me like I was used to. It just took a lot of getting used to. The whole time I was wishing I could obtain it home.

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Daniel B.'s Comment
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Yeah no joke. One time I was on the road for like 7 weeks and I came home to my wife picking me up. I was frightened! I felt like I was scraping the pavement as we were driving. I was so low! I know how you feel haha

Free Spirit ( AKA #Hashta's Comment
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rofl-1.gifrofl-2.gifrofl-3.gif O.M.G.!!!! I picked Jeff up from the Truck Stop in our Jeep Wrangler....I was going to drive, but he insisted......5 miles later...I looked at him and said.......wtf.gif do you want me to drive????? rofl-1.gif



Dave D. (Armyman)'s Comment
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Every time I get in my personal vehicles, which are automatic, I keep trying to shift or step on the clutch pedal when I come to a stop light.


R. Picante's Comment
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I can't stop laughing! I remember getting into my ford explorer and just felt wrong. Riding my ass on the ground ah man I feel more comfy in a truck now

Anchorman's Comment
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I had to remind myself that my car was not governed at 62mph. I was driving like a granny on the interstate. I also kept making really wide turns and waiting forever to pull on to the main road. I forgot I no longer had that big ol trailer.


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Highway Grunt0311's Comment
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IDK, I park my tractor in my driveway, First thing I do is I get on my old motocross bike and take her for a spin. now driving my truck is a whole different story. messing up the gears because the pattern isn't the same. and driving to slow because it has that affect of going super fast when a tractor at 70mph looks like its going slow when you look out the window. Don't even get me started on trying to back my 14ft enclosed trailer up. impossible. Give me a 49,000 pound 10'2 split and tell me to blind side in a tight spot. no problem. control 14ft of trailer on home time. wont happen.

Woody's Comment
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My personal vehicle is an F-150 4X4. It is not lifted or anything, but sets pretty high. I have to use the step to climb up into it. The first time I came home after being in the semi for about 10 days it felt like I was driving a sports car LOL.

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