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Old 01-27-2006, 11:42 PM   #15
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by JanBCarter:
I'm constantly amazed at the lack of RV'ers flashing their headlights to signal adequate clearance when passing. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
This practice in Washington State is now illegal ...also being illegal in this state is that of flashing your lights in the passing lane to encourage the vehicle directly in front of you to move over to the right so you can go on through.

My trucker friend of many years has also said the same as an earlier post... <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">FWIW, I have seen professional truckers post that they don't care whether RV'ers flash or not because they don't trust them to know the right time and/or distance to flash. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I WILL NOT flash here or anywhere else ...I feel the other driver should be experienced enough to know when to pull back to the right.

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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">I WILL NOT flash here or anywhere else </div></BLOCKQUOTE>


Not sure about your headlights,but I'm sure glad you're keepin' your clothes on!
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Old 01-28-2006, 07:56 AM   #17
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You mean you don't keep a pair of "Emergency Flashers" in your basement storage? It's a great way to stop traffic if you have to pull over.
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I'm sure there's a lot of RVers who don't know those signals. My brother is a trucker and that's how I learned about it. I'm sure some truckers don't trust RVers to know anything...some of them don't even trust each other. Different strokes for different folks.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Cruzer:
You mean you don't keep a pair of "Emergency Flashers" in your basement storage? It's a great way to stop traffic if you have to pull over. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I think they call it the streak....boogity boogity!!
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I always kept my CB on 19, at least until I got my Meridian 2 years ago, and have been trying ever since to get my SWR reading even half way down off the red side. I've talked to Winnebago, the company that makes the antenna installed by Winnebago, and have posted on a couple of forums. I've been told the antenna probably isn't grounded properly but using a digital ohm meter it indicates a good ground. Someone said to ground the radio case, that didn't help either. I can listen but I'm afraid to transmit with the SWR so high, I lost a radio 20 years ago on account of a high reading. If its the antenna, I don't know what else to use.
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Wagonmaster,on the '04 Journey there were rings on the antenna I think,where you made adjustments to the antenna to alter the SWR's....Does yours have them?
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You will also notice most larger companies (Schneider, JB Hunt, UPS etc...) will not flash you over. It is thier company policy that prohibits this practice. Personally I agree with Rich & Zara, it is not a wise thing to do.

The law in most states directs that it is illegal to "Direct other traffic", and by doing so you are accepting the risk of that traffic following your direction. This becomes a legal issuse, and is not limited to motioning someone to "step ahead of you" at a 4 way stop. The goal of these laws is to prevent miscommunication between drivers and to ensure that everyone follows the rules of the road.

I used to be a risk manager with a large company, it was a frequent event to see Lane change accidents where the driver flashing another truck to his lane sees the signal, along with another driver who changes lanes into the driver making the lane change.

I will flash someone if I see they are having "Problems" passing me. Other than that, they are on there own. A driver should know the limits of his vehicle, and if you feel you cannot complete a left to right lane change without the need of assistence, you really need to evaluate weather or not you should be driving that vehicle.

I do "Thank" those that flash me over with a short bust of my 4-way flashers. Granted this is taking some precieved courtesy away from the highway, but the bottom line is all of our goal on the roadway is to arrive safely.

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Nice post John....

With my new side view cameras,plus the use of mirrors and the high mounted rear view camera, I'll be even better equipped to be safe!

The side cams that activate on the use of turn signals are the cats meow....

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I do not drive a class A or pull a large camper .I have had a popup and currently have a Trail Manor It has ALWAYS been a practice of mine for as long as Ive been driving to flash my headlites from dim to brite and back a couple of times whenever I am passed by any rig that may have a tough time judging the passing distance. I feel that it is not only common courticy but also a safty issue
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RebelsBeach - Yes, even though the Winnebago book says a half turn or two should do it, I have run the chrome rings all the way up and back down a half turn at a time while the DW is inside keying the mic and checking the SWR meter but the meter reading hardly even moves off the highest reading. The book says if channel one is higher than 40 go one direction but if its lower go the other direction, but they both are usually equally high. Thanks for the suggestion tho. If I can catch them open I'll ask at the truck CB shop in Tulsa the next time we're thru there.
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One thing I learned here was that if a police car was on the side of the road with the lights on, to pull completely over into the other lane before passing that officer's vehicle or risk a serious ticket.

However I did not know that flashing lights was illegal to do in some states to inform the passing vehicle they were clear of me!
I do it all the time and the truckers usually acknowledge my efforts by turning their lights off & on or by alternating their turn signals while changing lanes.

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