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Old 12-04-2019, 08:59 AM   #11
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Being I have a son with a pretty fast car (the 340i) whenever he follows me I always make it a point to drive really calm ... the last thing I want him doing is racing me ... in fact the only thought I have is how can I make sure when we need to shift lanes there is enough room for him to do it as well.


Though that is another story, I taught my kids when following someone the person in front puts the blinker on and when it's safe the person in back gets into the lane first so that the front car can then move in safely.
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Why is this so hard for people to understand?

And why don't people in the trail position switch preemptively when they know it's going to need to be done?
During our years of RV travel with a "chase" car, Jutta was fantastic at making holes for me to change lanes with the RV.

She did have a habit of sometimes following me too closely . . .when we got rid of our 2008 Rabbit, there were about 200+ rock chips in the paint
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Old 12-04-2019, 09:18 AM   #12
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During our years of RV travel with a "chase" car, Jutta was fantastic at making holes for me to change lanes with the RV.
This is why I like caravanning on cross-country tows.
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Old 12-04-2019, 10:29 AM   #13
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This is why I like caravanning on cross-country tows.
Yeah. It's great until your convoymates blow a toll and leave you behind to deal with the local constabulary.
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She did have a habit of sometimes following me too closely . . .when we got rid of our 2008 Rabbit, there were about 200+ rock chips in the paint
Paid for with a portion of the gas savings earned by drafting
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Yeah. It's great until your convoymates blow a toll and leave you behind to deal with the local constabulary.
that would never happen
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