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Old 10-06-2013, 08:30 PM   #1801
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Thanks. I sell jeeps at a jeep only dealer. But more important I'm a jeep guy and I just happened to have a job giving jeeps to new and old owners. I've always felt its important to bring the new guys into the sport. To many times they try it and some joker shows them wrong and someone breaks a new jeep being stupid. My trips are a very scaled down camp jeepish runs. I not only teach driving but recovery and history. As well as help those that want to modify their jeep decide what to buy without wasting their money. This way they can go out and enjoy the jeep they just bought and learn a lot about using it and what they like about it. I want people to have a good solid base of real world use before dropping cash to buy stuff they really don't need. Luckily for me I can cater to most people in my group. I own a few different jeeps and I wheel them all.
I am so glad to hear your posts! We just brought (not a mis-spelling) our first Jeep into our family. After dropping 30+K into our Sahara JKU, it will be a slow transformation of mods to her. I have been very, very impressed what she has been able to climb, descend, & roll-over in stock mode. After reading/researching forums & articles I feel impressed as if "stock" jeeps need to modified up before touching any dirt. I think your observation of driving skills vs. mods says a lot. So enjoying our Stock JKU!!

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Old 10-08-2013, 07:41 AM   #1802
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Every month I guide a group of stock and modified Jeeps through Green, Blue, Blue/Black trails at Rausch Creek Off Road park. I teach common sense off roading, tread lightly driving, and recovery. I love showing the new Jeep owners what their stock Jeeps can do. I love showing modified Jeep owners that you don't NEED big fancy expensive rigs to go off road. I've always pushed that people learn how to wheel a stock Jeep. It develops real skills and a true understanding and appreciation for the trail and the vehicle. I also have always thought that with the introduction of the JK Wrangler loaded with tech it's a great idea for JK only owners to wheel a leaf spring Jeep. Every time I let a friend of mine drive my YJ or CJ they ask me, "How the heck do you wheel this thing?!"
Rausch Creek park look like a place I would like visit. Thanks for the info '

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Old 10-08-2013, 09:37 AM   #1803
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The "WAVE" is alive and well around here, but it is however, most definately, a WRANGLER thing. Throwing a wave to someone in a Liberty isn't gonna happen..........
I full hardily agree!!!
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Old 10-09-2013, 08:09 PM   #1804
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I am so glad to hear your posts! We just brought (not a mis-spelling) our first Jeep into our family. After dropping 30+K into our Sahara JKU, it will be a slow transformation of mods to her. I have been very, very impressed what she has been able to climb, descend, & roll-over in stock mode. After reading/researching forums & articles I feel impressed as if "stock" jeeps need to modified up before touching any dirt. I think your observation of driving skills vs. mods says a lot. So enjoying our Stock JKU!!
Thanks, I just hate seeing people waste time and money. Being in sales it's kinda against the grain. I feel that if I inform and educate my customers and trip attendees it will be not only a benefit to them but a better business practice and build our dealer in the end.

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Rausch Creek park look like a place I would like visit. Thanks for the info '
It's a great place. There are trails for everyone and every level of skill.

If you're somewhat local and would like to join one of my groups please PM me. My trips fill up fast. I think as of today I'm working on my next opening being December.
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Old 10-17-2013, 10:47 AM   #1805
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I am new to the Jeeper family and have also experienced the 'wave'; which is a pretty cool thing. I used to have a Kharman Ghia and classic VW folks also wave to each other. Can't wait to find a reason to take my Wrangler out again!
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Old 10-25-2013, 06:53 AM   #1806
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"Thanks, I just hate seeing people waste time and money. Being in sales it's kinda against the grain. I feel that if I inform and educate my customers and trip attendees it will be not only a benefit to them but a better business practice and build our dealer in the end."


It's really great to see that there still are people like you out there!
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Old 10-25-2013, 07:38 AM   #1807
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"Thanks, I just hate seeing people waste time and money. Being in sales it's kinda against the grain. I feel that if I inform and educate my customers and trip attendees it will be not only a benefit to them but a better business practice and build our dealer in the end."


It's really great to see that there still are people like you out there!
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Old 10-29-2013, 07:55 PM   #1808
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I am a new JK owner, but the dealer/ sales person did not mention anything about the wave.
i am a biker and was use to the cycle/Harley Wave. It would probably help sales to mention the
The spirit of jeeping.
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Old 11-03-2013, 09:07 AM   #1809
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I too have experienced the wave! Love it!
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Old 11-05-2013, 05:58 AM   #1810
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Been in Tampa Bay Area for almost four months now and hardly anyone waves to me. I've almost given up on the wave. I don't know if it's because every other vehicle is a Wrangler, lol, or if it's old vs new or what. I have a JK but it's modified so I thought I'd get waves from other modified Wranglers at least, but not too many. Every so often I'll get a nice wave or something. The other day at the grocery store I was talking to this man about fruit bars, lol, and when I was pulling out of the parking lot so was he was he. We were both in Wranglers, his being older. He looks back at me and says "I knew you were great people!" and drove off as we laughed. That's the fun part of it all.
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Old 11-05-2013, 07:59 AM   #1811
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No one in los Angeles waves really. I don't even want to because every one is so uptight anyway. There is a lot of eye contact between passing jeeps though
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Old 11-06-2013, 03:45 AM   #1812
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The recent post have been great! I took Dewey to the Rubicon at lake Tahoe several years go. We were alone, Dewey didn't have any recovery equipment, the only mod at the time were 31.5 inch tires so we didn't go but a hundred feet, but at least we touched the trail. Jeeps are great even stock, but the person driving has to be smart in approaching a trail like the Rubicon without proper equipment.

Meanwhile Alexandria has become a veritable desert of no waves for the past several weeks. Dewey & I are definitely not feeling the love lately. :-(
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Old 11-06-2013, 07:25 AM   #1813
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you'll find they come and go in spurts... i go a while without getting any - then all of a sudden every jeep i pass wants to wave..

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Old 11-06-2013, 08:05 AM   #1814
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No one in los Angeles waves really. I don't even want to because every one is so uptight anyway. There is a lot of eye contact between passing jeeps though
I know what you mean. It's not any better down her in the OC either. I mostly get waves from modded rigs and it helps to have my 12 and 8 year old daughter throw out a peace sign. My daughters even noticed that stock Jeeps drivers dont wave. LOL
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Old 11-06-2013, 07:39 PM   #1815
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Almost no one in West TX waves. Lots of JKs and most are owned by soccer moms here... some are actually pretty sweet too (showroom condition Sahara and rubis with various mods). They just look at me funny with my doors and roof off on my sport on steelies when it's 60 degrees outside.

Like many of y'all I come from motorcycling and it is borderline rude not to wave or nod if mid turn. I've all together given up with JK waves despite me owning one!
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Old 11-07-2013, 09:01 PM   #1816
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No one waves here in Harrisonburg VA either... It's like no one even notices the other jeep passing em.. I've stopped waving
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Old 11-07-2013, 10:29 PM   #1817
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That's a shame here in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania everyone waves and honks their horn
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Old 11-09-2013, 10:34 AM   #1818
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That's a shame here in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania everyone waves and honks their horn
In Oklahoma we wave!! Love my fellow Jeepers!!
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Old 11-10-2013, 07:28 AM   #1819
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one time i pulled up behind a TJ at a stop light. I saw the guy looking in the mirror at me waiting for me to wave! LOL... i waved and so did he
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Old 11-11-2013, 07:00 AM   #1820
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We got a WAVE yesterday!
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Old 11-12-2013, 08:53 AM   #1821
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0-4 on the wave this morning.
No love in the Carolina's. 😥
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Old 11-12-2013, 06:26 PM   #1822
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Got up beside a dude in a TJ today at a stoplight he looked at me, I looked at him then waved. He jus looked back at the road and waited for the light to change... I feel like a loser lol :-(
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Old 11-12-2013, 09:15 PM   #1823
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Got up beside a dude in a TJ today at a stoplight he looked at me, I looked at him then waved. He jus looked back at the road and waited for the light to change... I feel like a loser lol :-(
Um he's the loser...
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Old 11-13-2013, 07:06 AM   #1824
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1-5 today in Maryland. Marylanders tend to be jerks so hopefully that's it.
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Old 11-13-2013, 07:27 AM   #1825
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I live in NJ and about one third of jeepers wave. I travel a lot and in PA it is a definite culture of Jeep Waves. Well done PA.
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Old 11-13-2013, 10:13 PM   #1826
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I'm a Troll (live below the Great Bridge) and my arm gets sore from all the waving down here. I suppose I'd better rig a crash test dummy arm before I get the dreaded "Wrangler Elbow".
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Old 11-13-2013, 10:14 PM   #1827
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1-5 today in Maryland. Marylanders tend to be jerks so hopefully that's it.
Must not be on the Eastern Shore. A lot of Jeepers out that way.
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Old 11-14-2013, 04:51 AM   #1828
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Must not be on the Eastern Shore. A lot of Jeepers out that way.
Nope, Baltimore/Ft Meade area
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Nope, Baltimore/Ft Meade area
OK. Road Warrior World. I hear that the Government is getting ready to sell off some of its MRAPS.
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Old 11-15-2013, 08:12 AM   #1830
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I'm super new to jeepin. My yj is my first car and I'm 16, but my buddie who as driven his jeep for about a year now taught me to wave and another buddy of mine is about to get a tj and we will definently steer him straight with the wave.

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