The Ultimate Jeep Owner Waving Handbook - Jeep Wrangler Forum
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > General Jeep Discussions > General Jeep Discussion > General Jeep FAQ/Stickies

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 11-07-2006, 04:39 PM   #1
Jeeper
 
Tiburon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Manchester, CT
Posts: 433
Send a message via MSN to Tiburon
The Ultimate Jeep Owner Waving Handbook

Here it is the definitive rule-book to waving, who should wave, not wave and everything in between. Enjoy!

http://webpages.marshall.edu/~meadow27/rules.html

__________________
06 Yellow SE, Stock for now.
Tiburon is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 11-07-2006, 05:22 PM   #2
Jeeper
 
Hackle's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Posts: 592
While I did score 70, but I have few questions.
1) MUD??? I live in AZ I do not have mud I have Rockrash!
2) 33" tires score the same as 40's???
3) SOA no point gains for going 4 link and spring over?
Nice work on the page
Jim F.

__________________
I refuse to belong to any group that would have me as a member.
89 YJ Nearly Stock Dual D30's front and rear
Hackle is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 11-07-2006, 05:25 PM   #3
Jeeper
 
Tiburon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Manchester, CT
Posts: 433
Send a message via MSN to Tiburon
I should have said it but I didn't write it, I found it on a myspace group Jeep Wrangler Crew (East Coast) if anybodies interested
__________________
06 Yellow SE, Stock for now.
Tiburon is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 11-07-2006, 05:50 PM   #4
Jeeper
 
Texapple's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 2,617
Jeepin' Wave Rules
These rules are an attempt to make it easier to facilitate the mandatory wave when coming in contact with another vehicle of the Jeep nature. Though there are several variations of the waving rules, the following were designed as an easy to remember guideline for when to wave and who should wave first.

Rule 1:
If you are a driver or passenger in a Jeep vehicle, and you come in contact with another occupied Jeep vehicle you should wave. If the vehicle is not occupied, the wave is optional.

Rule 2:
Be the first to wave. Don't wait, just wave.

Rule 3:
Be forgiving. Sometimes the occupants of the Jeep receiving the wave are not paying attention, distracted, or are paying attention to driving. We all know how you can get lost in the euphoria of driving a Jeep and forget about the outside world.

Rule 4:
Wave vigourously. When cruising at 55mph towards a vehicle going 55mph it is sometimes difficult to see the 'over the steering wheel' wave. Get that hand out and make it seen!

Rule 5:
When you are the recipient of a wave, return the wave.

Rule 6:
Sometimes Jeep owners forget they are not in their Jeep and wave by habit. When occupants of non-Jeep vehicles wave, returning the wave is optional, but usually a good idea.


__________________
got rid of the husband.....bought another Jeep

my new spotter
Texapple is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 11-07-2006, 06:01 PM   #5
H.G
Jeeper
 
H.G's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: brisbane australia
Posts: 327
this post needs to be made a STICKY!!!
__________________
Poo... its got more than just one use.
H.G is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 11-07-2006, 08:48 PM   #6
Jeeper
 
amerijeep's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Mississippi.
Posts: 3,951
Oh Man. That hierarchy goes against the spirit of jeepin', IMO.
__________________
To all who serve, Thank You.
amerijeep is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 11-07-2006, 09:14 PM   #7
Jeeper
 
Texapple's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 2,617
Quote:
Originally Posted by amerijeep
Oh Man. That hierarchy goes against the spirit of jeepin', IMO.

you know me beter than that......I'm an equal opportunity "waver"........just follow the general rules where everyone is included
__________________
got rid of the husband.....bought another Jeep

my new spotter
Texapple is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 11-07-2006, 09:21 PM   #8
Jeeper
 
amerijeep's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Mississippi.
Posts: 3,951
I didn't mean your post Kat. I meant the thing it had on the link.
__________________
To all who serve, Thank You.
amerijeep is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 11-07-2006, 09:28 PM   #9
Jeeper
 
Texapple's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 2,617
I know
I'm like you........I don't buy into the hierarchy thing either - they all get waved at whether they like it or not
__________________
got rid of the husband.....bought another Jeep

my new spotter
Texapple is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 11-08-2006, 06:36 AM   #10
Jeeper
 
Zelix's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 30
Quote:
Curse you people riding in your Jeeps waving at each other while I don't have a Jeep. </joking>
It's good to see Jeep people are friendly... I can't wait to get a Jeep.. I'm throughly obssessed now. I'm having dreams of Jeeps.

I shall brush up on my waving skills for the glorious moment I sit behind the wheel... Thanks for the post.

Z
Zelix is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 11-08-2006, 02:35 PM   #11
Jeeper
 
Tiburon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Manchester, CT
Posts: 433
Send a message via MSN to Tiburon
wow I got a sticky! Go me!
__________________
06 Yellow SE, Stock for now.
Tiburon is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 11-08-2006, 03:12 PM   #12
Jeeper
 
Texapple's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 2,617
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tiburon
wow I got a sticky! Go me!
you owe me a beer
__________________
got rid of the husband.....bought another Jeep

my new spotter
Texapple is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 11-09-2006, 10:56 AM   #13
Jeeper
 
Tiburon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Manchester, CT
Posts: 433
Send a message via MSN to Tiburon
Quote:
Originally Posted by firstaidTJ
you owe me a beer

If I see u on the trail I'll have that beer for ya. what do u drink? Sammy Winter is out...
__________________
06 Yellow SE, Stock for now.
Tiburon is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 12-01-2006, 12:10 PM   #14
Jeeper
 
MouthfulOfGrass's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Lower California
Posts: 1,819
I don't know if anyone else sees this, but living in the Los Angeles area, the wave is iffy. Most drivers are so involved with just getting from point A to point B without playing bumper/fender basher with the next person on a cell phone while trying to lookout for the guy on a crotch-rocket-motorcycle-guy-fatality-waiting-to-happen weaving in and out between cars, that it's hard to react quick enough. Usually I wave to another Jeeper after we've passed and I see them in my rear-view mirror. I would say the wave is shared in 1 out of 50 or 60 meetings/sightings, and both of us are surprised that it happened.
SoCal traffic ettiquitte only allows a quick glance at other motorists, just to see if they are attractive enough to try and get a good look without them noticing. Or if they are driving a pre 1970 show quality car, and you are a complete car freak.

I would love to live where a wave could be exchanged and it not be seen as a "gang-sign" / be assumed as an offensive gesture / be assumed that one was wierd.

I'll be sure to wave at you on the trail.
__________________
I'm not gonna go over that......

MouthfulOfGrass is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 12-01-2006, 12:40 PM   #15
delicate %$^&*@ flower

WF Lifetime Member
 
tiny terror's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: California
Posts: 14,753
Don't forget the car on fire on the shoulder and the six hundred people who slowed down to look at the guy changing his tire.

I wave, but I'm not from around here
tiny terror is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 12-01-2006, 03:35 PM   #16
amy
Kalashnikitty

WF Supporting Member
 
amy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Spokane wa
Posts: 5,580
Send a message via Yahoo to amy
That's a cool link, Tiburon. I like Kat's guidelines a better though. No rules, common sense, friendly, "if you see a jeep, wave!"

And for you SoCal jeepers, get out of the city and into the dirt. Plenty of time to wave that way.
__________________
Good girls go to Heaven. Jeep girls go where ever they want.
amy is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 12-13-2006, 11:01 PM   #17
Newb
 
hmenker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Wilmington, NC
Posts: 568
New Wave by Kat

Kat, thanks for the "new" Jeep wave plan. I'm well aware of the "old" wave hierarchy and what you have proposed makes far more sense. Thanks for a job well done! With the old way one had to think too much about it if they attempted to follow it to the letter.
__________________
Nothing special; No impressive mods; Never going to let it go. No se preocupe. Todo esta muy bien con Dios. (I Corinthians 4:8-9)
hmenker is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 12-17-2006, 10:37 PM   #18
Drives by Braille

WF Supporting Member
 
AzTJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: For-8-Oh!
Posts: 13,621
I wave at just about every Jeep on the road around here... and get maybe 20% returned. Most every TJ up here is owned by some old fart(no offence to any one really) driving a stock Rubicon with a winch thats part of the "Rim Country 4Wheelers"... and for thier trail runs, its basicly a dirt road So I'm trying to form my own club up here. But when I wave they either look at me awkwardly or get offended or just don't even do anything.
AzTJ is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 12-17-2006, 10:45 PM   #19
delicate %$^&*@ flower

WF Lifetime Member
 
tiny terror's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: California
Posts: 14,753
My first experience with the jeep wave was a guy waving (which I returned), him then turning around and following me to the gas station. I was a little unnerved by it.

It probably wouldn't be as unnerving now that I know more about the Jeep community, though.
tiny terror is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 12-17-2006, 10:47 PM   #20
Jeeper
 
amerijeep's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Mississippi.
Posts: 3,951
I don't know, tiny. That sounds a little odd to me.
__________________
To all who serve, Thank You.
amerijeep is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 12-17-2006, 10:53 PM   #21
delicate %$^&*@ flower

WF Lifetime Member
 
tiny terror's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: California
Posts: 14,753
I know, I have to fill that dang thing up all the time. I'm starting think it pees gas on the highway
tiny terror is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 12-17-2006, 10:56 PM   #22
Jeeper
 
amerijeep's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Mississippi.
Posts: 3,951
Aw hell. haha....
__________________
To all who serve, Thank You.
amerijeep is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 12-18-2006, 10:47 AM   #23
delicate %$^&*@ flower

WF Lifetime Member
 
tiny terror's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: California
Posts: 14,753
Oh, you were talking about the weirdo who was this close to ending up in an oil drum under my house
tiny terror is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 12-20-2006, 10:15 PM   #24
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 8,286
Send a message via AIM to Triple88a Send a message via MSN to Triple88a Send a message via Yahoo to Triple88a Send a message via Skype™ to Triple88a
Quote:
Originally Posted by tiny terror View Post
I know, I have to fill that dang thing up all the time. I'm starting think it pees gas on the highway

Tell me about it... In the 1 month i've owned mine i think i've used up more gas than i've used up with my miata in the entire year i've owned it (now sold)
Triple88a is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 01-20-2007, 05:09 AM   #25
Jeeper
 
krankieone's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 75
I wave at every jeep I see my wife thinks I've gone mad but then I 've been waveing at classic mustangs for years and probably get a better percentage of waves back driving the '66

I have noticed those Jeeps with 33"+ tyres are far more lightly to return wave
krankieone is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 01-20-2007, 09:56 AM   #26
Jeeper
 
amerijeep's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Mississippi.
Posts: 3,951
Quote:
Originally Posted by krankieone View Post
I have noticed those Jeeps with 33"+ tyres are far more lightly to return wave
Yeah, I only have 31s and am much less of a jeeper than those with 33+ tires.
__________________
To all who serve, Thank You.
amerijeep is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 01-20-2007, 10:15 AM   #27
WINNAR!!!!!!
 
MR.CLIFFORD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: THE PROVING GROUNDS
Posts: 6,541
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hackle View Post
While I did score 70, but I have few questions.
1) MUD??? I live in AZ I do not have mud I have Rockrash!
2) 33" tires score the same as 40's???
3) SOA no point gains for going 4 link and spring over?
Nice work on the page
Jim F.
I was going the same way Jim until I saw

"upgraded axles +1"

"Hi-Lift Jack +2"

After that I just quit.

I guess I could have spared myself 6 grand and just bought a hi lift jack for 40 bucks and called it good!


Quote:
Originally Posted by tiny terror View Post
I know, I have to fill that dang thing up all the time. I'm starting think it pees gas on the highway
Mine pees gas sitting in the drive way in park
MR.CLIFFORD is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 01-20-2007, 01:28 PM   #28
Jeeper
 
mrbigjeep's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 4,288
Quote:
Originally Posted by amerijeep View Post
Yeah, I only have 31s and am much less of a jeeper than those with 33+ tires.
it doesnt make u any less of a jeeper but i have found that jeepers with more mods like bigger tires wave a lot more too
mrbigjeep is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 01-24-2007, 09:23 PM   #29
Newb
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: NJ
Posts: 1
Send a message via AIM to SwenxX
im a certified waver
SwenxX is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 01-27-2007, 10:23 PM   #30
delicate %$^&*@ flower

WF Lifetime Member
 
tiny terror's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: California
Posts: 14,753
I realized today that no one can see my hand when I try to wave over the windshield with the top down..... dang it.

tiny terror is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Jeep Wrangler Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Jeep Jokes jeeptales Off-Topic 39 07-24-2013 01:14 AM
Almost a JEEP owner... blackegg WF New Member Check In 12 04-05-2009 02:19 PM
Jeep Wave Franken-Thread hmenker General Jeep Discussion 189 07-18-2008 10:09 AM
New Jeep Owner... and loving it! cdover TJ General Discussion Forum 9 05-02-2008 08:19 PM
future jeep owner Tommy3rd WF New Member Check In 9 10-06-2007 05:44 PM



» Network Links
»Jeep Parts
» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:55 AM.



Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC