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Old 10-27-2015, 12:38 PM   #29
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Originally Posted by Travel4Work View Post
I waved at every possible RV I passed, of course admiring whatever the coach or trailer was. Over 14 days I think I had one other person wave back!
It's true in the West as well For me anyway. I always wave, and get less than 5% waving back. I concluded that MH waving is NOT actually a thing. This in all 3 coastal states, plus Alberta, BC, Montana, Idaho and Wyoming.

As a road cyclist, I'm used to well over 90% waving back. Even motorbikers wave to us sometimes on our road bikes.

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Old 10-27-2015, 02:14 PM   #30
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I think it is neat to wave, doesn't cost anything and it may make someone smile. We all need to smile MORE just saying more

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Old 10-27-2015, 03:43 PM   #31
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LOL I just posted in another thread about not seeing any other RVer wave when we passed each other and figured it was because everyone had both hands glued to the steering wheel! I know I did as it was my first time driving our RV over 300 miles each way to San Antonio and back this weekend and the drive down was in rain and 18 wheelers pushing me around and CTB right outside my door. So if you waved at me I did not wave back as I had my eyes glued to the road and the steering wheel. Thank you Hurricane Patricia!

Here in TX at least as a pickup truck driver we always wave here in the country when folks pass each other on a country road.

Hopefully after i have more left seat time I will relax more and be able to see more around me. I was reading another thread and looks like steering stablizers are in the future for me to make driving a bit less stressful for me/us.

That way the next time my husband lets me take the RV to a Koi and Goldfish show, (everyone said the fish were really traveling in style, LOL) I'll enjoy the ride and drive more. There were lots of RV's on I 35 this weekend all traveling faster than I was!

Big wave to all here in IRV2!!!
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Old 10-27-2015, 05:46 PM   #32
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I wave at others and get the most response when waiving from my bike, then the Mini Cooper, then the wrangler and fewest from the motorhome. I think often motorhome windshield with the sun on it blocks the view of a wave.
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Old 10-30-2015, 09:33 PM   #33
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When im a highway drivin I always wear white gloves. When I wave people notice!
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Old 10-30-2015, 10:04 PM   #34
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Actually a lot of people driving RV's don't wave because they're in terror of driving their 27k to 50k of motor coach, toad and STUFF down the road, and are afraid to take one of their hands off of the steering wheel!

Personally I don't wave too much, not because I'm antisocial or anything, but the plain truth, is most of the time I've driving down the road, I'm asleep, so I don't see the other people wave!
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Old 10-30-2015, 10:18 PM   #35
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Friendly wave made me smile

Folks driving in Atlanta often wave at each other.

But instead of using their whole hand, they only use one finger for some reason.
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Old 10-31-2015, 09:47 AM   #36
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As a long time Jeep Wrangler owner, I always do the Jeep wave, sometimes even when I am behind the wheel of my MH. Just an old habit, I guess.
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Old 10-31-2015, 07:42 PM   #37
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Come to Vermont and drive our secondary roads. Good chance you will not wave due to the condition of the roads. You need a tight grip and lots of attention to the potholes.

I have no problem waving but for the most part I do not initiate it. We most certainly do have something special in common and I'm happy to wave. I ride a bike and operate the same way when on that. You wave and I'll return the gesture.

It's not easy being anti-social but I'm working at it and by the way when I do wave I use my entire hand and not just one finger. I save that for some very special drivers ..... when my bride isn't looking !!!
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Old 11-01-2015, 08:03 AM   #38
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I know on the country roads a lot of the times that is our wave, kinda the index finger just and acknowledgement of passing each other, kinda like tipping a hat I guess, or a head nod.

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