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Old 11-01-2011, 01:26 AM   #31
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Hey GJG87, I just thought of one even quicker than that...
I just got my first smart phone. I would say 90% of the phones out there have a camera. It would be that much quicker to just take the phone out, snap a quick pic of the car across the hood, and hang on to that until the assist is over and done with. No fumbling with dyslexia'ed keys.(yea, I got it bad) Just snap a pic and go. 3-5 seconds.

BUT, I also like JP2611's idea of making initial contact still in the drivers seat, in gear, ready to SPLIT if needed. Beats shooting them and having to answer to "THE MAN" about why you were there..
Yeah, but if they kidnap you... And your phones in your pocket... See where I'm going?

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Old 11-01-2011, 09:34 PM   #32
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Yeah, but if they kidnap you... And your phones in your pocket... See where I'm going?
I think they were implying you send that picture via text or email to someone. I think.

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Old 11-01-2011, 09:58 PM   #33
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still doesnt give a location, but a step in the right direction
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Old 11-01-2011, 10:02 PM   #34
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I think they were implying you send that picture via text or email to someone. I think.
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Old 11-01-2011, 10:11 PM   #35
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Skype to a friend, give location, hang phone on collar or belt, stay on Skype until assistance is finished.
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Old 11-04-2011, 07:10 PM   #36
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I notice the old-timers will wave. I have noticed many of the younger ones are texting or blabbing on the cell phone, they don't even see you. That is why I now have AAA, but I still wave to everybody, even if they are looking down at their phone.
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Old 07-26-2013, 04:27 PM   #37
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Exclamation *No more* JEEPER's CODE IN CALIFORNIA

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I'm a NUBE to this forum, but I am not a NUBE to Jeeping. I have been driving my Wrangler for 13 years. It has gone from stock to modified. I just read the thread on the "Jeep Wave". Many years ago, that wave meant something between Jeepers and EVERY Jeeper waved at every other, WITHOUT FAIL!! What it used to mean was to assure each other that IF you need any help, I will be there to help you! Back then, you would never see any Jeeper drive past another jeeper stopped on the shoulder of the road without stopping to ask if help was needed. I find that less than 50% of the Jeepers wave these days which makes me worry, whether they would stop to render assistance if I needed it.

25 years ago, 90% of the Big Rig drivers were what I called the White Nights of the road and would stop to assist if the road permitted. Ten years ago, you would NEVER see a Jeeper drive past another Jeep stopped on the shoulder of the road, without stopping to see if they could help. Just the other day, I was on the shoulder reading my GPS, and two people driving Jeeps (I won’t even call them Jeepers) drove right past me without ever looking twice!

WHAT HAPPENED TO THE JEEPERS CODE? Has this country gotten so scared that even Jeepers won't stop to help another Jeeper? Are we so worried about our own problems, that we don't even concern ourselves with a fellow Jeeper that might need our help? Are we running scared because of 9-11? What's UP with this???


Anybody else getting the same felling these days?
I lost a drive-line at an intersection (u-joint straps broke), with another jeep behind me, he laughed and kept driving. Some guy in a Ford eventually stopped and offered ratchets and such. I now cannot wait to see the guy in the Neon Green YJ again.
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Old 07-26-2013, 04:58 PM   #38
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Welcome to the forum ...

If I see a Jeep or a Harley on the side of the road the following is true:

1. They will all be grateful I stopped

2. The older the Jeep/Harley the more likely they will be someone who could have fixed the problem if it were fixable given the tools at hand (and I drive a JK)

3. So far it's never been for anything stupid. Jeepers and Harley riders, in my experience, are smart enough not to run out of gas or to ride on the rim after a flat.
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Old 07-28-2013, 11:19 AM   #39
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I've driven vehicles that belong to a "family" for quite awhile. My other 2 vehicles are a 1972 Super Beetle and a 2008 Honda Shadow. I never broke down on the bike, but whenever it was raining hard, I had interesting conversations with other bikers that had pulled under the same shelter I was under. I did stall out with my Bug a couple of times. Granted air cooled Bugs aren't as numerous as they used to be, but it would make me mad when one would drive past me just looking. And I never had issues with fellow Bug drivers or motorcycle riders not waving. In my tenure, I have stopped to help two stranded Bugs and a stranded guy on a Harley. The guy on the Harley had already called a truck so he thanked me for my time. One of the Bug drivers also thanked me for my time and assistance. The other Bug driver I stopped to help was a young teenager whose car was on fire. He had an attitude with me and told me not to help because he did not like the car to begin with and if it burned, his dad would have to buy him a new one. It was hard to sit there and watch a Bug with what started as a small engine fire eventually go up in complete flames.

Just my thoughts, but I think the fear of something bad happening is what keeps people from stopping. I like the idea if snapping a picture of the license plate. I am going to have to remember that one.

On the other side of the coin, my wife and I have made it pretty clear to my 19 year old daughter, if she breaks down somewhere (unless she is on the side of the interstate), she is to stay in the car and wait for one of us to get there. Although I am in agreement with what has previously been stated, most people are decent people that genuinely want to help, it is not something I am willing to risk my daughter's or my wife's safety on.
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Old 07-28-2013, 01:19 PM   #40
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I'm a NUBE to this forum, but I am not a NUBE to Jeeping. I have been driving my Wrangler for 13 years. It has gone from stock to modified. I just read the thread on the "Jeep Wave". Many years ago, that wave meant something between Jeepers and EVERY Jeeper waved at every other, WITHOUT FAIL!! What it used to mean was to assure each other that IF you need any help, I will be there to help you! Back then, you would never see any Jeeper drive past another jeeper stopped on the shoulder of the road without stopping to ask if help was needed. I find that less than 50% of the Jeepers wave these days which makes me worry, whether they would stop to render assistance if I needed it.

25 years ago, 90% of the Big Rig drivers were what I called the White Nights of the road and would stop to assist if the road permitted. Ten years ago, you would NEVER see a Jeeper drive past another Jeep stopped on the shoulder of the road, without stopping to see if they could help. Just the other day, I was on the shoulder reading my GPS, and two people driving Jeeps (I won’t even call them Jeepers) drove right past me without ever looking twice!

WHAT HAPPENED TO THE JEEPERS CODE? Has this country gotten so scared that even Jeepers won't stop to help another Jeeper? Are we so worried about our own problems, that we don't even concern ourselves with a fellow Jeeper that might need our help? Are we running scared because of 9-11? What's UP with this???


Anybody else getting the same felling these days?
I started with my first Jeep CJ5 back in 1976. Those of us that were into Jeeping back then, had the same common reason's for having a Wrangler!

I think that the major change took place, with the 4 door version being offered. That brought into the market place a totally different group of buyers, called Family. Many of them think differently and use their Wranglers to and from the grocery store as a example. Don't get me wrong, because there is nothing wrong with a 4 door or this type of usage, but rather different people with different priorities.
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Another thing (since this thread is still alive) is how long something has been considered popular. See the distribution of innovation curve for the science behind this point.

The "early adopters" are true enthusiasts, likely to want to now how their chosen vehicle works, and most tellingly, how to make it better. As you move through the early and late majority, you're more likely to come across individuals who never pop their hood. They may or may not feel a kinship with those who own the same vehicle . When you get to the laggards, you finally meet the hair-implant-gold-chain-spray tanned-911 driver...
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Old 07-28-2013, 03:58 PM   #42
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I started driving jeeps before I got my drivers license, and through the years I've owned early style broncos, international scouts, and various trucks, any of which have a "community" around them. I never saw people get their feelings in a twist about someone not knowing their "rules" until the Internet came along. Coming from a small town, we wave to everyone no matter what they're driving, and we don't pick and choose who to help based on their vehicle...
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Old 07-28-2013, 07:23 PM   #43
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i believe it is part trust and laziness. I make it a habit that IF i stop, I type their license plate in to the notes section of my iphone and black out the screen. If i die, there will be a clue. Oh and I carry my duty weapon everywhere.
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I drive a YJ and I wave to all other Jeeps (with removable tops). I have to say that it's usually only the CJs, YJs, and TJs that wave back. I rarely get a return wave from JKs, but I wave anyway. . As for stopping for other vehicles, I stop when possible and sometimes people are shocked. I broke down once with my motorcycle and nobody stopped (not even other motorcycles, so it's the same in other 'communities'). Finally, a woman stopped and asked me for directions and then left me there on the side of the road without asking if I needed help! Luckily, now a-days we have these things called cell phones (that we didn't have in the good-ol-days), so my son was already on his way.
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Old 08-12-2013, 09:40 PM   #45
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Wrangler owners check out other wranglers - the wave is a friendly "I was just checkin out your rig"...

I don't "wave" to all wranglers - only the ones I check out... lifted, accessorized and personalized.

With technology, people don't rely on strangers as much... and yes, personal safety probably plays a big roll in that.

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