Yeah there is truly nothing quite like driving a type II transporter / Bus
I’ll tell you a story about an incident I had in the VW one time.
I was traveling down a highway here in Arizona. I was going approximately 60 miles an hour in The left lane of a two lane divided highway when the wind started pushing me to the right. If you’ve ever driven a VW bus you know it’s like driving a sailboat! The wind was pushing so hard that I had to steer into it to maintain a straight path, within seconds I found myself with the steering wheel turned quite a bit into the wind. Even with my steering wheel turned as much as it was the wind still pushed me all the way to the right shoulder. I had to stop I had no other choice.
Another funny one, I was out driving in the desert with the wife. We were just getting into the bus to go back home. I put the Volkswagen in first gear and let the clutch out to just roll in idol (Off Road in the desert) I drove across a good sized dip. I failed to throttle the motor so it stalled when the back tires seated into the dip. Being young and stupid as I was at the time, I fired it back up, redlined the motor and dropped the clutch just for fun. That VW hooked up like you wouldn’t believe and it caused the bus to basically do a wheelie, it was such a high wheelie that we both only saw sky for about a second, then the front end of the VW came crashing down. Without a word we both got out and made sure we still had front tires with air in them. Not a scratch, dent, ding or any other damage wow that thing was tough.
These are some of the fun things you experience when driving a Volkswagen bus.