Do we wave at caravans???

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  1. RogeTeri

    RogeTeri Read Only Funster

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    I know that the motorhome community on the whole wave at each other as they pass. I love this and enjoy waving and receiving waves too. So far I've not waved at a caravan! It seems to me that they always are looking the other way or are otherwise gainfully occupied. So what's the score? Do we wave or ignore? Do they look down on us or do we them? It may be that tuggers are just another species altogether. I've read posts from one time tuggers who have converted to motorhomes but so far have not heard of the reverse but I guess it must happen. Be interested to hear others experiences
     
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    Good grief.....no. Travelling back today from Somerset, today if we had waved at tuggers as well as Motorhomes I would have developed repetitive strain in my arms. :Laughing:

    Aside from that, my I pad auto corrects tuggers to thuggery :Rofl1:
     
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    You wave at tuggers if you want....but dont expect a response. :Doh:

    purely a motorhome (wave) and motorbike (nod and/or wave to other bikers not M/H'rs :RollEyes:) thing.

    could be wrong but i think it originated with the VW camper drivers of yesteryear.
     
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    We always wave back at a tugger or caravan if they wave first.

    Who knows, they may be one of our funsters.


    We did start waving at caravans but no one waved back hence we now wait for them to wave first.
     
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    nah i dont wave at caravaners as i feel they are different. i used to be a caravaner but i feel i only found my freedom once i started motorhoming. it really is great being able to think lets go somewhere fill up with water and lpg and go. am sure thats why most motorhomers wave its like saying yes we can go anywhere we want as well. its a bug motorhoming once youve done it. be intreasted to hear how many go back to caravans. after motorhoming
     
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    Nooooooooo :Rofl1:
     
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    Elaine sits there and wave like a demented old bat at anything that waves at us
     
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    45% of Caravan Club Members are Motor Homes

    Soon we'll outnumber them :Wink:
     
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    They're too busy looking backwards to see if their home is still there:Rofl1:
     
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    Oh yes. There is a special wave. Because they tow an A frame we acknowledge this raising our hands and making an A shape with our first two fingers. Wave vigorously and they usually respond.
     
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    Hi jim....I would be very interested to hear your reasons for switching to the caravan also your views on the pros & cons of both vehicles.

    Cheers
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    Hi Tony
    I'm a tugger and have been since the late 60s. When we retired we got a motorhome cos we'd always fancied trying one. SWMBO suggested we keep the caravan in case we didn't like the motorhome :cry:. Several years on an we've still got both cos the holidays are so different. If we're going to one place and looking round we take the caravan - more space and more comfort especially if we erect the awning and we then have a vehicle for exploring and being a 4x4 Landy we can explore anywhere.

    If we want to tour we take the motorhome - easy to up and move on and faciliities always ready to use but once on site have to rely on push bikes for getting about or struggle to find parking in towns. Also swmbo forgets we aren't in 4x4 and has even got us onto the beach in the motorhome.

    I have no preference for travelling - I do about the same speed towing as in the motorhome but I suppose I could do 70 in the motorhome if I wasn't too botherd about fuel consumption .

    At the end of the day it's personal choice they both do the same job but both have advantages and disadvantages. If I had to choose one or the other I'd go caravan but it'd be a hard choice so for now we do both:thumb:.
     
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  14. Bradplus6

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    I used to find it really funny when people started waving at us because we were in a motorhome - but we did quickly realise it was a motorhome thing. I did used to wave at caravans too but they didn't wave back often. Now I find it hard to resist waving at motorhomes when I'm in the car - every time I see one I'm pointing them out way before anyone else spots them. So if you see a woman in a black jeep waving crazily you'll know it's me.

    Dot
     
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    I didn't realise that John, it explains why the VW '.ers are always the first to wave, it hadn't clicked until I read your post,thanks :thumb:
     
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    Our tikes got VW engine and loud exhausts so everbody looks and waves at us sometimes I don't think there all happy waves but he ho kids love it when we go past so my beloved demented one puts her big daft grin on and gives them the royal wave
    Make it big and loud
     
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    We often wave at caravanners. Just because they haven't quite fully evolved yet, doesn't mean we shouldn't be friendly :Wink:

    Actually, we also tend to wave at horseboxes, refrigerated vans, in fact any one of the many vehicles that resemble a motorhome at a distance :Cool:
     
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    I wave at folk towing speed boats but only if the boat has twin outboards and isn't red...

    JJ:Cool:
     
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    Finally, the ultimate solution.
     
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    Funny didn't a certain German chancellor use that phrase
     
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