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Old 05-22-2012, 08:36 PM   #71
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I wave and sometimes get a wave back others not, I just fugue they didn't see me due to watching the road. My wife was waving to me and I didn't see her and she was sitting in the passenger seat!

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Old 05-22-2012, 08:46 PM   #72
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Let me relate this to the semi driver who every little kid he passes wants him to blow the horn. Gets old after a while. Bikers are waving at bikers, boaters are waving at boaters, and now RV have to wave at other RV. Where does it end? I have a Toyota Corolla, am I to wave at every passing Corolla? RV people are snotty by and large. Class A better than Class C, Class C bigger than Class B, my motor home better than yours, only luxury Class A aloud in this park and so on and so forth...... Most RV parks segregate you to Class A park here, Class C park there etc. Older RV people are not that friendly to younger RV people (especially if they have kids). That just the way it is in this world, very sad. So if another RVer waves back at you, consider yourself lucky, just like that one in a dozen semi driver who blow his horn and make the kids smile.

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Old 05-22-2012, 08:48 PM   #73
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C'mon Jim, everyone knows that real Jeeps are CJ's, not TJ's
I had a highly modified Wrangler and did rockcrawling for 8 years. CJ's that were modified all had cracked frames! TJs rule.
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Old 05-22-2012, 08:54 PM   #74
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Don't take my post to seriously, I was just stirring the pot.
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I have caught a few waves and smiles from other Bounder owners but I've never read that there is an official Bounder Wave.
Ditto! Our first trip out, we were passed by two other Bounders and everyone was waving like crazy. It was a great feeling, lol.
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Just waved at the last 40 Toyota Corollas that past me and no one waved back:.(
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Old 05-22-2012, 09:01 PM   #77
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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.
Lol... I hope that driving my mh never becomes enough of white knuckle that I can't, under normal circumstances lift a hand for a quick wave!
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Depends on what you are doing with the other hand ie, drinking, eating, putting make-up on, texting, smoking, adjusting radio, swatting flies......
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I try to wave to oncoming RV's, but sometimes it is difficult in traffic etc. I think hitting the lights is a good way of saying hello.
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A good side swipe will get their attention, or just ram them from the rear if you are really friendly.
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I try to wave to oncoming RV's, but sometimes it is difficult in traffic etc. I think hitting the lights is a good way of saying hello.
Or letting them know you just passed a cop!
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I used to wave at all other RV`s when we first started out, but have become jaded enough to only wave back when waved to. Same as greeting people at RV parks. I really do believe there is a class issue for owners of motorhomes or perhaps people are really just frightened to get out and make new friends

I so hope you are wrong about the "class issue".

I am preparing to purchase my first MH, and am super excited about it. After hundreds of hours of looking at floorplans and MH and reading forums, I have decided, since I am a single female planning on full-timing, that a larger class A would best meet my needs because of the easier set-up and more living space. Plus I do NOT want to drive a truck as my regular transport, I would rather drive the MH and tow a smaller vehicle for the around town stuff.

But that decision has been tough, since that "class issue" mentality was very prevalent when I grew up 40++ years ago. Maybe not from the class A people, but from us more economically challenged families, we classified them as "snobs" while not knowing anything about them except they had the "expensive" MHs.

I am looking forward to that CG comaraderie, and am hoping the trailer folks don't perceive that "class divide" from the MH, or vice versa. I think part of it might be just the MH is so self-contained they don't get outside as much, which is why I have made the design of an "outdoor kitchen" a major part of my planned equipment. I'll be renting several times before actually purchasing, so I will get a little test of the camping atmosphere, although good or bad it won't change my decision to full-time and travel the next few years.

What do you say folks? What has your campground experience been? Any Hints or tips? I think I might start a new thread just for this!
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I so hope you are wrong about the "class issue".


What do you say folks? What has your campground experience been? Any Hints or tips? I think I might start a new thread just for this!


With all seriousness, we have seen all sides of this, we've been to many a campground where folks are more than welcoming and others not.

I don't think it has anything to do with what they are riding in, more how they feel about themselves in society.

We're born and raised just above the poverty line. Dad worked carpentry for 50 years, still tries too. Definitely paycheck to paycheck, hand me down clothes, dented cans,etc.. Luckily we were taught it's the way you treat people that matters, not what they have or can do for you.

Now, I'm one of those there college educated fools with too many letters after my name and still look at things with common sense and treat folks the way I want to be treated. Million dollar rig or even a crappy old pace arrow don't sweat the rude folks, they are just missing out on meeting new friends. Ron & Wendy
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Just waved at the last 40 Toyota Corollas that past me and no one waved back:.(
Did they pass under so as not to see the wave? LOL
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