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Old 05-21-2012, 07:22 PM   #15
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Been a biker for almost 50 years, boated for 10 or so. No doubt it has to do with what you're drivin. Easy to wave and see on both of those, not so easy in a MH.

Never really expected this when begining RVing and never seen it happen on the open road. I see the mutual agreement and comaraderie at the CG over drinks!
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Old 05-21-2012, 07:26 PM   #16
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In the Midwest ya get a lot of waves.
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I suspect lots of MH owners are more class conscious and up tight than bikers, Vette owners and such - I mean, REALLY, do you expect ME in my fancy new TIFFIN MH to LOWER myself by actually WAVING (acknowledging!) to the owner/driver of a LOWLY 3 year old Winnebago?

EGAD! Next thing, you'll expect me to also acknowledge some of the same other inferior overnighters around me on the Walmart parking lots...
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When we started RVing in the early 90's, the wave was very common. Now we get the odd one, but not like it used to be. I will wave at oncoming on a 2 lane, but never when I pass.
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I suspect lots of MH owners are more class conscious and up tight than bikers, Vette owners and such - I mean, REALLY, do you expect ME in my fancy new TIFFIN MH to LOWER myself by actually WAVING (acknowledging!) to the owner/driver of a LOWLY 3 year old Winnebago?

EGAD! Next thing, you'll expect me to also acknowledge some of the same other inferior overnighters around me on the Walmart parking lots...
Thats why I wave only to Toyota pick up and school bus based MHs. We have plenty time to see the other waving and we're of the same social status (like in not impressed with what your driving).
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Old 05-21-2012, 08:17 PM   #20
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This Tiffin owner waves to all RV'rs, including (eh gads!) travel trailer and 5'er pullers...get more waves from travel trailer pullers than anyone else...we live in Texas, so a wave is more normal than not, but have found motorhome owners to not wave or even acknowledge you when passing...not sure what it is...may be because my Hurley hat is on backwards and my gold tooth is blinding the oncoming traffic as I smile driving down the road at a speed greater than 52.3 to "maximize my fuel consumption efficiency based on my weight to horsepower and CCC ratio"...!
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Old 05-21-2012, 08:26 PM   #21
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I wave and get about 40% returns. On the bike it's 100%.
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Old 05-21-2012, 08:26 PM   #22
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If you like to wave, wave and be happy. I'm not a waver. I also don't sit outside my MH and greet everyone that walks by. I don't go to jamborees/family get togethers/or whatever else someone wants to call them.

I feel no need to do something because someone else thinks I need to. Friendly means staying on your side of the road so I don't have to dive into the ditch to avoid hitting you while you wave.

Maybe I'm just anti-social, but I'm a happy anti-socialist.
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I have owned a jeep and a motorcycle for most of my driving years. Therefore, the wave has just been part of driving for me.
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What a keen observation. I am a rv er of less than one year but more than three decades of boating. It is true. On the water you throw wave hello whether they see you or not and most of time you get one back. I am not a biker but I have seen this similar comradeship. I think we can all handle staying on the road and not reduce safety but show support and friendship to one another. I will be the guy driving up and down the east coast waving to folks. Please try and get me back.
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I'm a waver! Don't get many in return from oncoming RV's either.

Their loss I think!
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WOW, this must be a very important subject. Two threads running at the same time about the same thing. Driving Courtesy and Why cant other motorhomes you pass wave?
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I usually wave, whether or not they wave back is not why I do it.
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I wave, DH keeps his hands on the wheel. Like trainskgt, it's usually Bounder owners I see waive back at me.

What even happened to those spring mounted wavy hands that you stuck to to back window of the station wagon? Where are those when you need them?

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