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Old 10-19-2015, 11:01 PM   #1
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Friendly wave made me smile

After a weekend of South Dakota pheasant hunting, I pointed my coach towards home. The wind was blowing and the grain trucks from the local harvest were totally ruling the road. Travel was challenging. I had gone nearly 100 miles and not seen another RV. Then suddenly on highway 83 I spied a fellow RV'er. As our coaches passed each other, he gave me the friendliest wave ever, which I returned with enthusiasm. It made me smile. 2 days later and I'm still smiling. Damn I love this life and the people in it . . . .
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Old 10-19-2015, 11:09 PM   #2
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I've tried waving at other MH drivers but never seem to get one back.
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Old 10-19-2015, 11:26 PM   #3
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Just keep waving Mr D -- keep waving.
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Old 10-20-2015, 07:39 AM   #4
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I'd wave more but by the time I see RV'ers wave they're gone...
Waved so much on my motorcycles my left arm's got arthritus now....
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Old 10-20-2015, 08:25 AM   #5
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I always wave at other RV'ers but most of the time I can't see whether they wave or not.
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Oh boy, another wave thread is coming to life.
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And why not another wave thread! I'm a member of the wave brigade!

And yes, the RV'ing community is usually a friendly group.

Will not dive into the wave only when safe, the raise the full arm wave, the lift of a hand from the wheel, the nod of a head, the do I wave at all - or only fellow XXXXXX's (Fill in your Class A, B, C, 5th, TT, TC here.), only if I see they see me wave, wave only when their fully clothed, wave while drinking a cup of coffee, wave and a honk to those with he same manufacturer I have, the wave.... Oh, yeah, was not going into all of that...

If you see CC coming at you, with a bearded driver and a beautiful DW sitting in the passenger seat. Please toss us a wave back!!

Be safe, have fun, and salute (well, wave) to all,
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Old 10-20-2015, 11:03 AM   #8
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I always flash my headlights first and then wave. I get a wave back about 3/4 of the time.
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After a weekend of South Dakota pheasant hunting, I pointed my coach towards home. The wind was blowing and the grain trucks from the local harvest were totally ruling the road. Travel was challenging. I had gone nearly 100 miles and not seen another RV. Then suddenly on highway 83 I spied a fellow RV'er. As our coaches passed each other, he gave me the friendliest wave ever, which I returned with enthusiasm. It made me smile. 2 days later and I'm still smiling. Damn I love this life and the people in it . . . .
We took 83 in SD from i80 up to I90. Man that was a rough stretch of road. Never saw one RV on the whole stretch..
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We always wave when we're on undivided roads. But like Joe, we usually can't see the folks going the other way.
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Im new to the motorhome world and ive been waving constantly at other RV'ers. Im a Wrangler owner so this is not new to me. Just assumed its was proper to wave.
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Old 10-20-2015, 07:25 PM   #12
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I wave if i see another mh in time. It is almost always hard to see if thry wave bsvk but will.vontinue to wave at fellow RVers.
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Hi my name is Les. I stand before you and say "I am a waver". In fact I'm already in the 12 step program for waving.

It all started as a child waving at all the truckers and people my dad passed on the road. Then it graduated to waving at girls. I think this was when it started to get out of control and I recognized I had a bit of a problem.
I waved at other bikers when I had a bike however many bikers didn't wave back and I started to get a complex.
Once I got a boat, then it seemed like I waved more. My wife often told me she thought I was a bit obsessed.

Once we got the RV though, I found myself almost waving at everyone and everything. If it moved, I waved at it. I would be careful though If my wife was watching, I would try to sneak a wave in whenever I could so as not to raise any alarm because she already thought I was obsessed.
She could tell when I had been waving heavily by the perspiration marks on my shirt when she did my laundry. I found her starting to watch me when I flinched to see if I was going to wave. She said she thought I needed help. I had now become a closet waver, waving discreetly while wearing sunglasses. That is, till my wife caught me and said "Either it's me or the waving, you make the choice"!

So....being the smart man, I picked her.

That was 4 years ago now.
After being in the program, I have a lot better control over my waving. My sponsor tells me I'm doing great.
I just wave at RVers now. Other vehicles will pass and My wife will look over at me and we smile at each other knowing I pretty much got this licked.
I have to watch though cause I know I'm always just one wave away from needing help.
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I love the biker wave -- just point your left arm down and slightly forward. No other movement required.

Sunset4K - I was probably at least a couple hundred miles north of I90 on Hwy 83 when I got that wave. Somewhere not far south of Selby but well north of Pierre.
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