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Old 09-17-2013, 09:03 AM   #29
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Hi my name is Les. I stand before you and say "I am a waver". In fact I'm already in the 12 step program for waving.

It all started as a child waving at all the truckers and people my dad passed on the road. Then it graduated to waving at girls. I think this was when it started to get out of control and I recognized I had a bit of a problem. I waved at other bikers when I had a bike however many bikers didn't wave back and I started to get a complex. Once I got a boat, then it seemed like I waved more. My wife often told me she thought I was a bit obsessed.

Once we got the RV though, I found myself almost waving at everyone and everything. If it moved, I waved at it. I would be careful though If my wife was watching, I would try to sneak a wave in whenever I could so as not to raise any alarm.
She could tell when I had been waving heavily by the perspiration marks on my shirt when she did my laundry. I found her starting to watch me when I flinched to see if I was going to wave. She said she thought I needed help. I had now become a closet waver, waving discreetly while wearing disguises. That is till my wife caught me and said "Either it's me or the waving, you make the choice" so, being the smart man, I picked her.
That was 4 years ago now.
After being in the program, I have a lot better control over my waving. My sponsor tells me I'm doing great.
I just wave at RVers now. Other vehicles will pass and My wife will look over at me and we smile at each other knowing I pretty much got this licked. I do have to watch though cause I know I'm always just one wave away from needing help.
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Old 09-17-2013, 09:26 AM   #30
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So, waving......on the freeway, can be tricky sometimes eye on the road etc. Arriving , leaving campsites, absolutely always and its 90 percent reciprocal.

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Old 09-17-2013, 09:38 AM   #31
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I wave at all RV's I meet on 2-lane roads. On roads with a median there's no point in waving, they won't see you!
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Old 09-17-2013, 11:20 AM   #32
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Neither of us wave to others driving or hauling RVs.
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Old 09-17-2013, 04:25 PM   #33
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(I remember back in the dark ages, riding up in the top of my parents camper waving at everybody )
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Old 09-17-2013, 04:46 PM   #34
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We bought our first motorhome in 1974. It was a 1972 Open Road. We always waved at other motorhomes. There was so few motorhomes it was nice to see another one. We travel a lot on I75. If you waved at all the motorhomes you met or passed, your hand would never stop. We still wave at others on backroads and other remote locations.
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Old 09-17-2013, 06:50 PM   #35
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Hubby and I just had this conversation on Sunday. We are only on our second trip but he says he tries to wave. I'm usually just pointing out the other RVs or I'm busy knitting while he drives.
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Old 09-17-2013, 07:04 PM   #36
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We used to weave every time we passed an rv or truck on 2 lane rds, then we bought the big diesel & we can stay in our own lane with no problem. Oh wave, we wave at everybody, Howdy!
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Old 09-17-2013, 07:13 PM   #37
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I wave, usually only on 2 lane roads. Today had 3 wave back at me, guess they were not using on of those fancy texting machines.......
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Old 09-17-2013, 07:32 PM   #38
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On the first trip in my coach a fella in a beautiful brand new very out of my price range rig waved at me, ever since then I wave at everyone.
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Old 09-17-2013, 08:11 PM   #39
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I'm a waver. Most of the time it's a five finger wave, sometimes fewer !!!!
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Old 09-17-2013, 08:16 PM   #40
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I wave if I can see them thru the windows.
Freeways, usually no-see-em. Too far apart, aye? No see if tinted either.
We do 2-lane as much as possible. Can see pretty good lane to lane. Nobody that is in a hurry drives there much. Some that are there and in a hurry will pass me, speeding of course. Sometimes I feel like I am driving the Buick/Caddy/Camry of RVs!
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I'm not a waver, unless they wave first, and the only wavers to me also have "mature" MH's.
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Old 09-17-2013, 10:10 PM   #42
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Nope, don't wave.

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