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Old 08-20-2007, 07:07 PM   #1
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One thing I've noticed in my first year of RVing is that fellow RVers (at least that I've noticed) don't lift a hand or even a few fingers (appropriately, of course) to wave to each other on passing. When I rode motorcycles, we all gave a brief salute to other 2-wheelers, and even in my Jeep Wrangler other Wranglerphiles usually give a wave. How come no wave from RVers? Is it because we all drive with white knuckles firmly clenched on the steering wheel, or some other reason.
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Old 08-20-2007, 07:07 PM   #2
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One thing I've noticed in my first year of RVing is that fellow RVers (at least that I've noticed) don't lift a hand or even a few fingers (appropriately, of course) to wave to each other on passing. When I rode motorcycles, we all gave a brief salute to other 2-wheelers, and even in my Jeep Wrangler other Wranglerphiles usually give a wave. How come no wave from RVers? Is it because we all drive with white knuckles firmly clenched on the steering wheel, or some other reason.
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Old 08-20-2007, 07:21 PM   #3
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Sacs and I wave to everyone!
I sometimes even stand up and wave!
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Old 08-20-2007, 07:35 PM   #4
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If you jiggle like that when you wave you might cause an accident!

Seriously, do others wave back? I RARELY see it.

We left today for a 6 week trip--tonight we are Mt. Shasta City and tommorow head for Bend, OR on our way to Yakima, Coer D'Alene and Glacier NP. I promise I'll wave to all other RVers.
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Old 08-20-2007, 07:42 PM   #5
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seriously ...we do wave..and if it is someone we have met before & I recognize them ...I will really wave!
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Old 08-20-2007, 07:49 PM   #6
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We just returned from a 7500 mile trip that took us to the mid-west on interstates as well as back roads. My observation is that when passing someone on an interstate, you are too far away from on-coming traffic (median strip) to see the drivers. We always waved when we were on 2 and 4-lane back roads, and in towns, and people waved back... usually with all five fingers showing!
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Old 08-20-2007, 08:55 PM   #7
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I'm a waver. Some people look back puzzled, others are looking elsewhere, and some even wave.

For those that don't wave, I like to think that they had to process what was happening, and they waved back, but just a little too late

The non-wavers don't bother me, I still wave. Figure someone has to start it


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Old 08-21-2007, 03:27 AM   #8
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I've noticed when I get outside of our little rural community here in Western North Carolina that very few will return the raised finger wave. (No, I'm not using the wrong finger.) When I'm in my Jeep the other jeepers will usually wave, they're about 8 out of 10.

Some RV'rs will wave back, I'd say they're about 3 out of 10. But, it's usually on the rural two lane roads and hardly ever on the divided highways or Interstates.

Sometimes, if I recognize my brand of RV coming toward me on an interstate or divided highway, I'll flash my lights up a couple times to catch their attention. Usually, by the time they figure out why they were flashed, we've already passed each other and they've lost the opportunity to return the gesture.

Let's keep waving, maybe it'll catch on and build up the camaraderie we all enjoy when using our RVs.

If you need more to read, here's a link to a thread that ran last year on this subject when it was brought up.
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Old 08-21-2007, 03:34 AM   #9
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With all the crazy drivers trying to kill you today you barley have time to look around and gesture. The other problem is so much of our time is spent on the interstates that you could not see the other guys much of the time and you get out of practice

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When driving the coach, I will not be joining the wave club. Having the responsibility of all those aboard and the people/vehicles around the coach, waving isn't going to make my list of activities when driving. When driving I also do not eat, drink or talk on the phone. When in the CG, on a hike, or just about any other activity, waving is a great way to start a conversation and make new friends.
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Hi my name is Camping Dutchman and i'm a waver. I have been a waver for many years now and do find it disheartening that others don't wave. But I will wave on!!!!

I think waving is going the way of please, thank you and excuse me. People are so wrappedin their little world they forget there are others around them
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I always raise my hand/wave when an RV is going in the opposite direction. I hardly ever see a return wave, but, it dosen't matter. Perhaps they will acknowledge the next RV they pass.
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