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Old 01-27-2006, 08:11 AM   #1
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I'm constantly amazed at the lack of RV'ers flashing their headlights to signal adequate clearance when passing. In over 10,000 miles traveling with a toad over the last several months, it seems like at least half, if not more, of the truckers will flash an OK to return to the right lane, but I'll bet less than one out of ten RV's will do so. What's with our brother RVers?? It's such a simple courtesy requiring minimal effort, but no dice. What do you think? Has this been your experience too? Thanks for letting me get it off my chest.
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Old 01-27-2006, 08:11 AM   #2
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I'm constantly amazed at the lack of RV'ers flashing their headlights to signal adequate clearance when passing. In over 10,000 miles traveling with a toad over the last several months, it seems like at least half, if not more, of the truckers will flash an OK to return to the right lane, but I'll bet less than one out of ten RV's will do so. What's with our brother RVers?? It's such a simple courtesy requiring minimal effort, but no dice. What do you think? Has this been your experience too? Thanks for letting me get it off my chest.
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Old 01-27-2006, 08:20 AM   #3
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I think you're overreacting just a bit....The "light flashing" when clear has been a practice of commercial drivers for many years,but not one that I would agree many Rv'ers have knowledge of.
I would agree it's a courtesy thing to do just as you suggest,but I would go about getting Rv'ers to do it in a little different fashion.

Maybe by the time we get the RV'ers on CB 13,we can get them to flash their lights too...
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Old 01-27-2006, 08:22 AM   #4
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I think one of the reasons is that there is no ICC switch (flash-to-pass)on the dash of a lot of newer coaches. I know on mine I have to use the headlight switch on & off, which some consider to be a P.I.T.A.
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My '05 Meridian has a button on the steering wheel for the headlights and another one for the taillights.


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Old 01-27-2006, 09:38 AM   #6
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I have noticed the same. I for one am one of those RV'rs who DO flash the headlights. A moment of it being a P.I.T.A. is just a small gesture to help a fellow RV'r.
As you can see my 38' MH with the Saturn wagon, I'm plenty long and would really appreciate being given a head light flash when I'm clear.
Maybe we all could benefit from John Canfield if he could show us an easy way of installing an ICC switch. Mmmmm Maybe this summer I may look into doing it myself and passing on the info with pictures to all here on this forum.
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I always flash when clear and most truckers flash their tail lights to thank me. I do RV's the same but it is too hard to expect them to flash tail lights. I prefer two hands on the wheel. I do like the Idea of ICC switch, that would be a good post "How to install" Have a great day,
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I find it a real pain to flash the lights on my Winny. Wish they had installed ICC switch or flash to pass on steering colum. Like my cars have. Do an ICC Switch searh. I think you find what you are looking for.
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Hey Tom and Bonnie, good to see you.
Hope to see you some time, are you comming to the National Ralley in Pegion Forge in July?
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We also try to flash for Trucks and RV's.
We wave at on coming RV ers, but no one waves back. It is hard to see on four lanes
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If you have your headlights turned on- not just the running lights that come on when you start your engine- you can use the dimmer switch on the turn sgnal stalk to flash your brights- right? I don't do this but am thinking it would work without having to reach for the dash switch. Or do the brights not work during daylight?
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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.
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Old 01-27-2006, 03:19 PM   #13
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Hi All,

I flash my light to both trucks and other RVers! I use the dimmer switch on the turn sgnal stalk to flash!!! If ther is not a lot of traffic I even reach down and turn lights off & on to thank those that flash me the ok !! Also think that ICC switch should be on MH. Wish more RVers would use the CB 19 or 13, I try talking on both to RVers but very very rarely get an answer !!!
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Before I purchased my Workhorse I had a 97 Ford. I always flashed my headlights when a semi or RV passed me. It was on my signal light switch. On my present Workhorse I have no way to do it except using the head light switch. I have DTRL and turning the lights off & on is not noticable in the daytime. I agree that all motor homes should have an ICC switch.

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