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Old 07-29-2011, 04:51 PM   #43
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I agree with doing your own thing. Slow down, ease over, and stay inline. You will get there in one piece. Life is too short to get tangled up with a "Nut". Drive in South Florida is to see lots of these types: Young and Old.
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Old 07-29-2011, 04:57 PM   #44
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A few states have passed talking on or texting on cell phones NY being first I believe. No surprise for the land of too much tax and laws but this one is a good idea. At least there would have been a legit reason to pull over that jerk.

One thing that baffles me about people like that is why is your high end car not in cruise control? I don't like driving on the highway without it. Keeps your speed constant, legal (if you want) and one less thing to think about.
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Old 07-29-2011, 09:41 PM   #45
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We had a weird incident recently when driving on a limited access road in Iowa in the slow lane. I was on cruise control at 60 as it was relatively flat. A semi truck merged onto the road from an acceleration lane into the slow lane. I had to move to the fast lane to avoid hitting him and still maintain my cruise control. I passed him in the fast lane and cut back into the slow lane about 40 yards in front of him still never having gotten off cruise control. Several minutes latter he passed me in the fast lane blowing his horn and giving me the finger. Still not sure what he thought I had done wrong. I gave him the finger back and laughed at him which upon reflection was stupid.
I have a 33 ft motor home with an 8.1 l engine. When I floor it at 60 mph, the engine noise changes, but the speed doesn't change much.
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Old 07-29-2011, 09:48 PM   #46
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You did the right thing. Defuse the situation, stop, take a break, enjoy the sights, have some cheese and crackers, and remember, your having a great time in your lovely RV. The poor dumb Ahole is stuck on his cell phone working on an ulcer.
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Old 07-29-2011, 11:27 PM   #47
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Let the crazies get ahead of you. Watch the officers give tickets for their speed, weave, and following too close. I see it happen now and then, and I laugh all the way past them. They have to feel the red light in their pocketbooks and insurance costs when insurance costs already are pounding on their heads.
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Old 07-29-2011, 11:55 PM   #48
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Ive had incounters with different type hostile drivers.
On the driver that wants to get in front and slow down,I stay 30 or so feet behind him( so he doesnt slam on his brakes and I end up hitting him) no matter how slow he/she goes,they finally give up and speed off.
This has the best outcome compared to other alternatives I used.
One guy slowed to about 5 mph,stopped and got out of his car in the street. As i drove around him he threw a cup of something into my windshield.
he then caught up with me and forced me off the road to a stop. When i stopped he whipped a uturn and headed back. I had a dbl barrel next to me w/000 buckshot.Glad he didnt stick around and force me to use it.
i could have tried to chase him down,but then I would appear the aggressor( no witnesses at that point) and I was just relieved it was over cause i really thought I was going to have to kill em!
Can you imagine the trouble my family and I would go through the next two or more years in the courts if id shot, or better yet, killed him ...even if it was self defense.

And then what if his friends or family decided to come after me or my family. They would pick the time and place.
Thats a little more stress than i want to experience and NOTHING would be worth that.


Even though one really wants to dish it out to the idiots,it can easily backfire on you when the continue to take it up a notch.
Theres ALWAYS" someone" badder" than you or I out there and they WONT think twice about killing you or who youre with.

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Just had to get this off my chest... We recently attended a rally about 4 hours from home and on the way there, a high end Volvo driven by a middle aged man kept harrasing us. He was talking incessantly on his cell phone and as a result, his speed kept fluctuating. After a few minutes of being behind him, hubby decided to pass. When he saw us pulling along side of him, he sped up. OK...we now think that he has realized the error of his ways and he has decided to maintain a normal speed. He pulls away in front of us so we back off and pull back into the right hand lane. When we settle into our lane, we notice that he is once again directly in front of us and slowing down. To make a long story short...we attempted to pass him again and again and each time he sped up, making it impossible to pass him and then forcing us to slow down when he decelerates directly in front of us. One of the times, he actually looked up at us as we tried to pass and gave us the finger. To avoid a melt-down, we pulled into a rest area to allow him to go his merry way.

I know that many drivers prefer not to be behind a huge behemoth like us, even dangerously merging in front of us as they enter the highway to avoid being behind us, but I have never seen someone be as doggedly aggressive in his harrasment before. Is it envy of the big rig, road rage, or just plain stupidity??? And how do you all deal with this?

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Old 07-30-2011, 08:30 AM   #49
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I had (correct tense) a friend who went berserk every time he got behind an RV. He wanted to pass immediately and felt that all RVs should be taken off the road. He's an Eco-Nazi who thinks we RVers are burning up the nation's oil supply on frivolous, unnecessary traveling in our fuel-guzzlers. He is proud of his super-high mpg economy car. Note that he drives to his vacation home 4 1/2 hours each way a couple times per month. His wife also drives her car so they can have two cars at the vacation home. I believe they burn more gas in a year by a factor of 10 than I would driving my M/H on vacation.
What hypocrites!
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When you seriously start looking for houses with RV parking.
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I always prefer to have the maniacs in front of me- I can't pull over fast enough to let 'em on by.
My favorite thing to see in a situation like that is their taillights going over the horizon.
I once had the satisfaction of seeing my former tailgater/speed demon pulled over by a State Trooper about five miles down the road.
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I hope you remembered to slow down, honk the horn, smile really big , and wave to him as you passed
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I hope you remembered to slow down, honk the horn, smile really big , and wave to him as you passed
As a matter of fact...
After Mr. Loonie Tunes whizzed by me, he went screamin' around a whole group of Harleybikers, too.
When they passed his ol' busted self,
they gave him a really impressive Synchronized Salute if you know what I mean.
I couldn't have improved on that!

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it pays to have a cool head.
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well i drive 55 mph so i don't have that problem most of those people pass me because i'm going to slow?

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Another meaning of RV - relaxing vacation. Trying to outguess a 'wired' driver is futile. Just take this as a sign that you need to slow down, even though it isn't your fault or choice. Happy travels. kaykaydee
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