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Old 08-15-2013, 06:50 PM   #1
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Anyone purchase a right hand drive?

Always see that option on the Jeep website, was wondering if anyone actually purchased one.

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Old 08-15-2013, 06:55 PM   #2
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Rural mail carriers do all the time

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It'd be cool in a weird, fun way to screw with people. but you better be a really good driver. the rural mail carriers never look like they're having much fun making left turns.... There is a reason we sit on the left side of the car usually.

Why do boats always have right hand drive? WTF?
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Old 08-15-2013, 07:13 PM   #4
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I got a lefty and a righty, never have a problem. Get a lot of looks in the left though. That might be because its a GPW.
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It'd be cool in a weird, fun way to screw with people. but you better be a really good driver. the rural mail carriers never look like they're having much fun making left turns.... There is a reason we sit on the left side of the car usually.

Why do boats always have right hand drive? WTF?

The reason is because most propellers are right hand rotation and if the driver is alone having their weight on the right side of the boat helps keep the boat more level on take off with a right hand prop.
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Old 08-15-2013, 07:48 PM   #6
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The reason is because most propellers are right hand rotation and if the driver is alone having their weight on the right side of the boat helps keep the boat more level on take off with a right hand prop.
Partially true but there is an older answer....

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You might be thinking that it has to do with most people being right-handed, or with using the driver’s weight to counteract prop torque. Both are true. Partially.

For the most part, all boat traffic keeps to the right, according to the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea. Before the use of the modern day rudder, boats were steered by a specialized oar, which was situated on the right-hand side, or starboard side of the vessel (originally steerboard). This oar was held by a sailor located towards the stern. As there were many more right-handed sailors than left-handed sailors, this meant that the right-handed sailors holding the steering oar (which had been broadened to provide better control) stood on the right side. The helmsman, standing in the middle of the boat and looking ahead, used his right hand to operate it. Traditionally, boats would also moor with the left hand side to the quay to prevent damage to the steering oar, and this was referred to as larboard (loading side), later replaced by port to prevent confusion from the similar sounding words. By keeping to the right, boats pass "port-to-port", protecting the steering oar. When modern style rudders fixed to the stern were developed, the helmsman was moved amidships (on the centreline), and when steering wheels replaced tillers this generally remained the same. Many motor yachts and other small craft are right hand drive, but some boats, typically smaller pleasure craft and wooden speedboats are built left hand drive to give a better view of approaching and passing traffic.
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It'd be cool in a weird, fun way to screw with people. but you better be a really good driver. the rural mail carriers never look like they're having much fun making left turns.... There is a reason we sit on the left side of the car usually.

Why do boats always have right hand drive? WTF?
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Old 08-15-2013, 08:41 PM   #9
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I drove a RH drive for over 25 years at work, never gave it much thought. Making a LH turn in a RH drive is just like making a RH turn in a LH drive.
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I have an 03 right hand drive. I get looks all the time. more so during the summer I would say 20% of people say something at stop lights. Mostly " where did you get that" and "that is cool" . The other day I went through a drive through with a 9 yr old in the left seat, the lady almost fell over thinking a kid was driving. It does make mail delivery easy, but the 03's are a little small
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Old 08-19-2013, 08:20 PM   #11
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I want one just to rig up a fake steering wheel and a medical skeleton in the passenger seat.
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Old 08-21-2013, 11:23 AM   #12
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The reason is because most propellers are right hand rotation and if the driver is alone having their weight on the right side of the boat helps keep the boat more level on take off with a right hand prop.
Ah...interesting...

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I drove a RH drive for over 25 years at work, never gave it much thought. Making a LH turn in a RH drive is just like making a RH turn in a LH drive.
Well, generally making a left turn theres a car to run over and generally making a right turn theres a curb to run over. I mean, it wouldnt be that big of a deal, but most people cant drive.

Also, most of us havent done it for 25 years.

I drive a 70 foot long vehicle for work so... talk about making right turns..
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I want one just to rig up a fake steering wheel and a medical skeleton in the passenger seat.
I love that idea!

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