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Old 09-07-2009, 02:54 PM   #1
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Lets do the wave!

As I pass other Rv drivers, some wave.When I drove my Vette we all waved.I think we should start and or continue this, in our RV'S.

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Old 09-07-2009, 03:02 PM   #2
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Hi tqracn,
Nope, not me. When I had my Vette, I waved. 35 years later and moving 37K lbs (not to mention the physical size) down the road in unfamiliar territory I do not wave, when driving. When driving, that is the only thing I do. No food, cell phone or any other distractions. Fortunately, I have XM radio so I set it and forget it.

If we meet on the road and I do not wave, do not think me antisocial. When the coach is not moving it is then time for social.

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Old 09-07-2009, 03:53 PM   #3
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you cant see thru my windows from a distance---so a wave wouldn't be seen .
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Old 09-07-2009, 04:04 PM   #4
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I wave in situations where I can have some reasonable eye contact with another RVer, but don't bother at highway speeds or across 4+ lanes of interstate.
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Old 09-08-2009, 06:24 AM   #5
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Yeah!!....and learning the variety of "waving rules" is nigh-on to impossible. Up in S. Dakota for example...if yer East of "the river" (Missouri) ya raise your index finger at oncoming traffic, BUT....if yer West of "the river" ya kinda tip the brim of your hat (preferably a cowboy hat!!). If yer approaching a large city like Sioux Falls, Mitchell, Pierre, or Rapid City (that abt. covers ALL the big cities IN S. Dak.) then ya kinda dispense with ANY wave....ah.....but I haven't figured out yet how far out of town this rule kicks in.....it's all so very complicated. I hear they also do a one finger wave in California alot, but, boy!!...I'd hate to try learning all the rules out there Steve
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Old 09-08-2009, 07:13 AM   #6
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Back East they have a 1 finger wave. The next bumper sticker I have made will read "NEXT TIME USE ALL YOUR FINGERS"
I don't wave but the DW waves to everyone and anything that looks at the RV.
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Old 09-08-2009, 09:39 AM   #7
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Traveling on the interstates, I am lucky to see the driver on the other side, much less a wave.
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Old 09-08-2009, 11:17 AM   #8
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Thirty years ago we all waved Hi to each other. These days I have enough to cope with just driving safely, I'll wave at you when we are parked. Factory tinted windows prohibit seeing me from outside my truck anyway. I do try every now and then to say Hi on CB channel 13, but no-one is listening it seems.
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I have to agree with the group that do not wave because it is unsafe. As a retired lsp trooper, i will tell you that when you are driving a huge vehicle down the road at highway speeds, often times towing a dingy, please pay attention to your driving. Some of my friends call me unfriendly if i don't wave, but i would rather be called unfriendly than dead !!!
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Old 09-14-2009, 03:46 PM   #10
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Here in Iowa, most of us who drive pickups utilize the "index finger wave", from the steering wheel, when meeting another pickup or even larger truck. Safe enough, and just a second nature thing

Many motorhome operators greet in the same fashion, regardless of where we are.
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Good Golly !!! I learn something every day. Now I learn it is unsafe to wave at someone while driving, I never knew that. Makes you wonder how people stayed alive back in the days of hand signals (yeah, I'm old enough to remember that).

IMHO, the real unsafe drivers are the ones staring straight ahead with their hands clenched to the wheel, not aware of their surroundings.
Lighten up and wave at a fellow traveler, I do.
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Old 09-15-2009, 05:27 AM   #12
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I am glad to see that I am not the only one that thinks thinks that waving is not an issue.
How many of the white knuckle drivers talk on the cell,tune to radio,eat a sandwich,drink a soda,, look at pretty girl or car or RV, but consider the wave dangerous?
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Old 09-15-2009, 06:53 AM   #13
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Truck drivers use to wave when passing another rig, but it seems the younger drivers don't wave for what ever reason... I don't get why some of you say a simple wave is unsafe..... If you feel a wave is unsafe for you, maybe you should rethink your ability to handle your rig...
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Old 09-15-2009, 06:58 AM   #14
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tqracn, I'll wave back at ya! The DW and I often wondered why meeting someone on a two lane and seeing them looking right back at you and still no wave? It's interresting to read the different opinions on this subject. After years of driving Vettes and motorcycles of all kinds and everyone waves, it just seemed natural to us.

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