Typical skoolie driving control
I just bought a 2003 Corbeil 3800 54 passenger with a T444E and Allison transmission. i haven't done any work to the bus yet.
Most times driving was normal but then...
1) whenever a semi went to pass me it felt like i was being pushed away from it then when it does pass me it feels like i was being sucked in behind it. That normal?
2) Going up some slighly steep hills my speed dropped down to about 30 - 35 mph while still having it floored. the guy i bought the bus from said i should learn to manually shift the gears. My gear shifter has D,4,2 and 1 Good idea?
3) The most terrifying driving experience is new asphalt. Whenever i drive on new asphalt i have to slow down to 40 - 50 mph, anything faster and it feels like the bus is shifting and sliding all over the place. i nearly lost control a couple of times (before i figured out to slow down). is that typical?