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Old 08-21-2007, 07:21 PM   #15
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About 3 years ago we were traveling eastbound on CA 20 on the north side of Clear Lake. Met an oncoming MoHo and as usual I waved. The return wave was something else... both driver and co-pilot returned the wave with big white gloves on their waving hand. No missing that!

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Old 08-21-2007, 08:33 PM   #16
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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 JB Texas:
... both driver and co-pilot returned the wave with big white gloves on their waving hand. No missing that! </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Awesome. I wonder if I could drive while wearing a big foam finger. Oncoming RVers should see that


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Old 08-21-2007, 08:36 PM   #17
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LOL! White gloves! Now that's funny, I don't care who you are! You know, we don't generally wave, but lately we have been when we're close to another RV... on the motorcycles the wave thing (which everyone does) is interesting, when we're on the Harley, all bikes wave, when we're on the BMW, none of the Harley riders wave unless we do first. We felt "snubbed" when we first started riding the Beemer!

Either way, I think waving is a great thing (on boats, everyone waves!)... I always think of my waves as a wish for a safe ride (whether its in the RV, on a boat, or on a bike). It doesn't require a response, but it's nice to get one.
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Old 08-26-2007, 05:50 PM   #18
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Old 08-26-2007, 06:30 PM   #19
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Im from a little town called Bangor PA. you know everyone as friends or relitaves in the whole town everybody is close, weather ya know them or not ya always say hello, goodbye, have a nice day.. and when i moved out here to phoenix im saying hi to everyone some people dont say a word, some people will grumble hello,
but i can always tell a pennsylvania person by the way the will stick there head up and say hi
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Old 08-27-2007, 03:56 AM   #20
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I'm not a waver but I will wave back if somebody waves to me. However I do think it's important to make human contact these days as much as possible. People sometimes need a wave and a smile. It can make your whole day! Some of the things that go through my head when someone waves:
Do I know that person?
Who do I know that has a car/rv like that?
Do they think I am someone else?
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Old 08-28-2007, 09:21 AM   #21
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We both wave at all rvs. DW waves across that huge median just incase they have binoculars.

I think most people who dont wave back didnt see you and on very rare occasions someone might purposely snub. If the snubbers look in their mirrors they may see my back up wave
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Old 09-03-2007, 07:00 AM   #22
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Hey, I wave, but you probably didn't notice as
you passed me. I also give alot of courtesy on
the road to ANYBODY, not just rv people. When I
was a kid living in california, my folks took us
on a vacation to colorado and I was totally impressed how people in colorado waved and also
gave the right of way and signals of the "go ahead" I never saw that before, I was impressed.
We moved there and I spent all my life there until now. 50 years later I'm living in arizona and I miss that friendliness on the road. I still wave and I still give folks the "go ahead"
and they give me really funny looks. Arizona is
not nice.
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We wave a hearty wave and about 50% of the time get a wave back, sometimes a very timid wave like, honey do we know those folks? It is fun.

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Old 09-03-2007, 12:47 PM   #24
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I'm a waver too, spent my formative years of driving in the Texas Panhandle. Everybody waves out on the farm-to-market roads.

But I have noticed that as the years have gone by the tinting and reflective coatings on automotive glass has made it more and more difficult to actually see other drivers. Unless the light is just right about the best I can see is a silhouette, most of the time just reflections and glare. I wave but don't know if I can be seen through my own factory tinting.
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Old 09-03-2007, 01:24 PM   #25
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I wave here in Cali, but most dont.
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Old 09-04-2007, 06:08 AM   #26
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"Arizona is not nice."

Must one wave to be nice? You know, the highways leave the state as well as allow entry.

I wave when I see someone wave but I do not watch for that trigger. I wave at others first when I think if it. I believe safe driving has other priorities.
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Old 09-04-2007, 06:38 AM   #27
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I gave up waving a long time ago. It has been my experience that most Harley riders will only wave to other Harleys. Most don't wave to me on my Goldwing. Could the same phenomena be prevalent with RV'ers? Don't know, but I found out that I am better off concentrating on the road and not worrying about waving to someone.
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Old 09-05-2007, 06:15 AM   #28
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My kids wave at other RVs. We also play a little game. It goes like this. As a certain type of RV passes, you shout it out. "5er" "MoHo" "popup" "trailer" "hybrid", etc. Sometimes one will even shout out "Mini Winnie". We also shout out "turtle" when we see vans or cars go by with the little "shells" on top.

My kids are definitley wavers!!!

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