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  1. Rayb182

    Rayb182 Funster Life Member

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    Think I will start waving to ca##vans:whatthe: because just driving up to home from London on the A12 about dozen motorhomes past and not one of the blighters waved back miserable sods, hope thier wheels turn square:Angry:
     
  2. purpledoghouse

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    hi

    we are rather new to campervans and didin't know that was the protocol...have a motorbike and nod a lot at other bikers! will wave at everyone from now on then :winky:
     
  3. Tommy_harry

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    Hi

    When we bought our motorhome, the funsters informed us we have to wave :RollEyes: it is tradition, well 3 months later, if you see an autotrail chieftain driving down the motorway with everyone waving in the front it is us, :Eeek: we rarely get a wave back and always mention it when we driving about the other miserable *********

    My son who is 3 and his nana get more waves, when vans pull alongside as us as they overtake they always stunned to see granny waving :Doh:
     
  4. cookingfat

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    Here in the Cookingfat clan we wave to all motorhomers no matter where we are. Recent tours from our base in British West Hartlepool include Scotland, Wales, Blackpool and all points west. We usually get a wave back, however, little interaction on sites, are motorhomers just shy?

    Great to see lots of terriers sitting on co drivers knees.
     
  5. Dalek

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    I always WAVE, as I am so polite and find that most Motorhomers do not. The A12 especially because when I mentioned this before folk are too busy lookiing where they are going. No we were not on the A12 today but N&N hospital where I seem to spend most of my time.


    Dale
     
  6. peejay

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    I am just at the point where I am reluctant to wave, I flash my headlights as well, but rarely get a responce. I put it down to having a van conversion and get mistaken for a 'white van man', ironical 'cos that is my part time job, do you think that it shows!!?:Eeek:
     
  7. GJH

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    We always wave and most people wave back. I think there is a tendency, though, for people not to notice vehicles going the other way on a dual carriageway - certainly don't let it worry us :Smile:

    I think we've cured Jill of waving at horse boxes but I still have a tendency to wave when we're in the car if I don't think about it - especially if I'm not driving :roflmto:

    Graham
     
  8. cornishaich

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    I wave at at other motorhomes and sometimes get a wave back, except when I am in the mini bus taking kids to College. So if your are ever in Cornwall and between Helston and Truro please wave back at the crazy Mini bus driver. :Doh:
     
  9. Dalek

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    When we come down to Restronguet Sailing Club we'll wave to you :thumb:
     
  10. Larrynwin

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    we get a good day with lots that wave ::bigsmile: then a bad day and a load of non wavers:Sad:
     
  11. Rayb182

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    Is that in Cornwall:thumb:
     
  12. davidallan

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    Waving...

    :thumb: Only been M/Homing for 5 years & 20K miles but find:

    10% = We missed others who obviously thought we were asleep/snobs/rude or all 3

    10% = Must have missed us for similar reasons...

    10% = Maybe don't know about this gesture !?

    SO WE HAVE FOUND ...LETS SAY 68% DO wave.......

    and some flash their lights... {2%}[Not something we do much of- could have all sorts of associated problems] :Blush:

    PS a few White vans greeted + a few Converted ones not recognised until it was too late!!
     
  13. cornishaich

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    I would say that the above quote is about right, yes Restronguet is in Cornwall and the mini bus will have Travel 4000 on it, cheers Harry
     
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    always give a cheery wave to fellow topaz and same like vans , always seem to get a good response::bigsmile:
     
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    We wave at everything too, but almost gave up doing it in France in August as we had so little response, causing much use of rude adjectives. But anyway, we'll carry on.

    Why do you only wave at 'like' vehicles? That's like saying a BMW motorbike shouldn't nod to a Honda or summat, isn't it?
     
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    I have to say that I found the complete opposit. A quick flash of lights usualy atracts the attension. Dont bother so much on M/ways.

    Don
     
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    We had quite a good response in France after I got the navigator/co-driver/boss to wave as that’s where they expect the driver to be. :Doh:
     
  18. novawight

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    Perhaps an age thingy, going back to my VW Baywindow days VBK 210 K yes and i had her from brand new, ( God i miss her) :cry:
     
  19. slobadoberbob

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    we are on the right side for France if you follow me?


    Being a yank we are on the right side of the vehicle (driver that is in France) and some do and some do not wave.. have tried it on normal roads and that is the best we find..duel carrageways waste of time. Perhaps it is because we are an American? not sure. But does it matter, prefer to keep my attention on the car in front, but I am guilty of a wave now and then..do not use the headlamps.

    Bob:Eeek:
     
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    Gave up waving years ago... got fed up of being ignored

    better keeping your eyes on the road
     

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