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Old 02-27-2009, 12:22 PM
Santo Rugger Santo Rugger is offline
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Originally Posted by Really Not All That Bright View Post
It's pretty hard to learn how to drive a vehicle with a ten+ speed gearbox.
Not if you already know how to drive a manual. When I worked on the explosives testing range, they had me cruise the lowboy around the mountain every once in awhile. Granted, I wasn't going highway speeds, and my load was only about 1/4 the capacity of the truck, but I'd been in enough duece and a halfs, etc. that it wasn't really intimidating. I think they rode with me two or three times to make sure I knew what I was doing (or at least wasn't going to kill myself coming down the mountain). I've heard things start acting very different when you get a full load and are going uphill, but getting the thing going and backing it up aren't much different than driving a gooseneck.