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  1. Petest

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    Coming home today (M40,A404,M4) I passed 30 odd vans going the opposite way.

    Whenever I spotted one, I started waving (like a demented monkey) to see how many would wave back.

    Only 2 did. Either the rest didn't see me, were to busy concentrating or didn't want to be associated with sone one that looked like they were on day release from Broadmoor.

    Sue was a tad embarrassed at my antics, especially when I demanded a high five for each wave returned.

    Next trip, I'm going to try to get my 18 year old lad in the passenger seat. Once he gets past the "it's not cool" stage, we'll have a real great time.
     
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  2. Robert Clark

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    If you want a better score try avoiding waving on motorways - we always get better results on A roads
     
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  3. The Dude

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    We play a game called 'Spot the Motorhome' ................. FOR MONEY!
    You get 10 euros for being the first to spot an A class, 5 euros for a C class and a PVC. If you make a call and it's a horsebox or a delivery truck or a white van man you get 5 euros deducted. At the end of the journey you have settle your debts or collect your winnings whichever. I usually lose 'cos hubby, being the driver, is used to looking in the wing mirrors and I usually forget so he sees the ones behind us before I do. :)
     
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    Never wave on dual carriageways always on single

    Joe
     
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    Usually on Motorways or Dual Carriageways all your attention is on your side of the road rather than the other, so waves are few and far between.
     
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    I/we never wave on the M/Way
     
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  7. Figaro

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    Waving on a motorway is very foolish in my opinion
     
  8. Cat53

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    We came back from Gloucester via the A46.....18 vans only 2 waves. The two that did wave were in older vans, so came to the conclusion the posh ones didn't want to be associated with the likes of us and our old rust bucket! :ROFLMAO:
     
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  9. Chrisy

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    We always wave on single carriageways but dual carriageway you are often not noticed so we don't bother. When did this start? Caravanners don't do it. Better not make any comment about them! We note that there very few who don't wave back. Gives a nice sense of a community.
     
  10. sdc77

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    We rarely wave on motorways ...
    Opposite carriageway is not where my vision is.
    Smaller slower roads are fine though
    :)
     
  11. Fenman

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    The very thought of waving to someone who just happens to own a similar vehicle to yourself simply makes me think even more about "Caravanner of the Year".o_O:(
    If it floats your boat you're welcome.
     
  12. Petest

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    It's a bit of fun.
     
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    As I said if you like doing it that's fine. I always wave to someone if they have given way or the like but that's just good manners - and it bugs me when people don't do so.
     
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    It used to be the way with sportscar owners in the 1960s, didn't it?

    AND the RAC man used to salute ......
     
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    PS - we wave but not usually on Mways or on a good many dual carriageways. I always try to wave out of the passenger door window when overtaking another Moho - but always realise after that it's potty cos if the driver's looking at me ....... but it feels rude not to is all !
     
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    Caravanners used to do it but I guess there are so many of them now and many haven't been versed in the "old ways" so tradition has fallen for them.
     
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    Old ones still do (I mean both the drivers and the cars - or at least the drivers of the older cars) if you know what I mean!
     
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    Anyone remember when the AA use to salute if you were sporting an AA badge?
     
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    Doesnt this tell you that its getting old .... i would like to know the ratio of people get the arse cos you dont wave, but will camp next to you for 3 days and not utter a word.
     
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    I waved at a motorhome today, forgot I was a passenger in the car! Liked the sign on the front of the MH, "Senile Delinquents on Tour" does it belong to anyone on here?
     
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