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Old 06-11-2012, 03:15 PM   #155
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Waving to Other Motorhomes

Last Thursday (6-7-2012) my wife and I drove our motorhome to the hill country (Kerrville, Texas) and spent a few days (a distance to and from of 650 miles). Since we (I) always wave to other motorhomes, we thought we would count the motorhomes who waved back. So each one we saw I would lean forward (closer to the windshield) and wave (to the oncoming motorhome). I would keep one hand on the steering wheel and my wife would watch the other motorhome for any reaction (if any). Out of the 18 on coming motorhomes, there was two that waved back (and did so very enthusiastically I might add). The others either did not look our way or "they just looked at us". It was a lot of fun and we enjoyed it.

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Old 06-11-2012, 03:23 PM   #156
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I actually pulled my van up in front of our new to us motorhome to get a pic of hubby starting her up for the first time. Now we are both completely stopped and it was very difficult to see him in there! I even had him wave (like a big armed wave) and still you barely see him in the pic & you don't see my daughter in the passenger seat at all!

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Old 06-12-2012, 08:25 AM   #157
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I say "Well Said and Amen" to dogpatch. Also, who's DW are they looking at, yours or theirs?
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Old 06-12-2012, 08:39 AM   #158
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I have the same problem of not being able to see in the front window for various reasons. Most would waive back if they could see you in time and you may not see them wave.
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Old 06-12-2012, 08:40 AM   #159
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I have been a biker and a boater for over 20 years. I have been a motorhomer for only 2 years. Here's what I cant figure out. Why don't people you pass in motorhomes ever give you a wave back? When your on the road and you pass a fellow RV'er. it seems like there would be so much more comeradity than there is. Your out on the open road, your partaking in the American dream, your living life on the edge and experiencing life to it fullest potential.( at least that's how I feel when I'm behind the wheel, even if it's only for the weekend) but seldom ever get a wave back from fellow RV'ers. whats the deal? I'm talking even on 2 lane roads, at slower speeds....... Are RV'ers all just a little snooty and maintain a "I've arrived" mentallity? If you give a wave to a fellow RV'er in passing, let me know with an (I do) just so I know that I'm not in the "snooty club of Americas" favorite pastime........
We have been RVer's for over 20 years and have had motor cycles for several years. I don't think RVer's are snooty many don't understand a wave. Additionally a motor cycle is alot smaller than a motor home. Both requires the driver to be alert but a motor home has many more areas that requires the drivers attention. A wave to a fellow RVer would not be at the top of my list.

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On the way from chicago to denver last week, i made it a point to wave at every rv i saw. If u were travelling on I's 80, 74, or 70 last week, u may have seen a maniac wildly waving behind the windshield of a black and silver monaco, that was me...

The only one i am certain waved back, was oncoming on a two lane, we were so close i could count his nose hairs.

On the interstates, oposing traffic is just too far away, can't see nothing way over there...
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Old 06-12-2012, 12:56 PM   #161
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Just discovered this thread. If I don't wave, forgive me. My eyes are glued to the road, and my anterior exit chute is drawn up to my tonsils as I am battling to keep this wandering beast in my lane. Let's talk, brother, when I'm parked! LOL
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In Roger Mills County, OK, we always wave at everybody because we know everybody and if you don't wave, the other party assumes you are mad, sick, depressed, or etc.... However, in the MH on I 40 the lanes are too far apart to see whether you are being waved at or not. When close enough, we wave. At the CG, we always speak to the neighbors and are really thrilled when they are receptive to a short visit. Some folks like their space and that is OK too.
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Because many of them are "old farts" madbecause they have to buy diesel today !!
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Because many of them are "old farts" madbecause they have to buy diesel today !!
We were told - "You play, you pay." So diesel is just part of the "pay" to get to play. Might as well not get upset about it - just smile and make all your neighbors wonder what you are up to.
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Instead of waving, I prefer a good blast with the Air Horns.
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Instead of waving, I prefer a good blast with the Air Horns.

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I always wave but many times I get the bird in return.

Memo to self : Slow down and don't pass other Motorhomes with such gusto.
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This thread has been an interesting read.

I always wave, and I must say I've had a higher percentage wave back then those who have not. However, I really couldn't care less if someone else waves back or not - it doesn't get to me like I guess it gets to some.

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