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Old 05-10-2015, 08:54 PM   #1
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"The Wave"

I usually wave at a fellow RVer. Some acknowledge the wave, some do not.

I have travelled the country on motorcycle and wave at every bike coming towards me.
I ride a Honda Goldwing and wave at ALL riders.
The Harley Davidson riders usually do not wave back.

Is this a "class thing"?
Do certain class A's feel they are better than others?

How many of you actually wave to a fellow RVer?

When we are in a park, sitting outside at happy hour, we wave at everyone that walks by.
Why the difference?

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Old 05-10-2015, 09:06 PM   #2
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I always wave. I think it's a rural country "thang". I'm just a friendly sort that likes to brighten folks day. Not annoyingly pushy, just friendly. Even when sitting while camped, I always give a smile to folks walking by.

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Old 05-10-2015, 09:18 PM   #3
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I'm a waver but it comes from driving my jeep
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Old 05-10-2015, 09:35 PM   #4
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I guess you treat others like you would want them to treat you.

I find that most of the harley riders will wave, especially when I am riding with my friend who rides a harley. If not I find about half of them wave but I wave early so they do not have an excuse.
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Old 05-10-2015, 10:35 PM   #5
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Never thought of waving when driving an RV but definitely wouldn't hurt, guess we're gonna have to start. We waveall the time when in our vette and usually get a wave back from other vettes. Lack of wave from Rv's might be that other drivers just aren't expecting a wave or concentrating totally on the road and don't see it.

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Old 05-11-2015, 04:19 AM   #6
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I wave all the time. I usually don't get a response. When we were in Arkansas a car was approaching us when we were in ours and a girl driving waved at us. My wife asked " how do you know her" I said I don't they all do that here.
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Old 05-11-2015, 05:21 AM   #7
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I wave all the time, very rarely get a wave back. I don't know if they just aren't prepared for it or they have to keep both hands on the wheel or maybe just preoccupied, I'll continue to wave unless I'm preoccupied.
I ride a Harley and wave at everybody on two wheels, don't care what make it is, even kids on scooters, someday they will be taking our place, if you have your knees to the breeze your alright with me regardless of make or model.
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Old 05-11-2015, 05:40 AM   #8
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I wave, but if i don't get a response it doesn't bug me.
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Old 05-11-2015, 06:13 AM   #9
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I normally wave. If they have a trailer or motorhome they are fellow campers. Some wave back some don't. Same thing in the camp grounds while out taking a walk. Normally will say good morning or hello. The wife is always asking do you know them. If I see a fire department sticker or law enforcement sticker, it sometimes turns into a conversation for a little while.
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We live in the country and a lot of people still wave when we meet on the road no matter what we're driving. Even the Amish wave from their buggies.

I guess in addition to my other "co-pilot" duties, I am the waver too. I wave from the coach when we meet other RVs and some wave back & some don't. I think the glare from the sun may prevent either us from seeing them or them seeing us at times. I'd rather my hands be in the air than Gary's if he's behind the wheel.

Waves go in both directions at campgrouds & sometimes the waves turn into a conversation. We met a nice couple from Maine last week at our fav. CG in KY & that started as a wave. They were going Mammoth Cave then do part of the Bourbon Trail & take good bourbon back to friends then go to the Ozarks & then to SC. It's funny what you learn about complete strangers.
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Old 05-11-2015, 06:35 AM   #11
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I usually wave. I guess if I'm in the "zone" or "tunnel" I may miss some.
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Old 05-11-2015, 06:39 AM   #12
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I sometimes wave and sometimes don't and I cannot tell you why. Has nothing to do with the other rv equipment.
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We wave all the time while driving and while camped, with a smile.
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I will wave if I can see the other driver. Many times, especially on interstates, the distance across the median makes it difficult to see the driver of the other rv.

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