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Williamb3 05-01-2013 08:56 PM

The Jeep Wave
 
OK, look, I know that not everyone who owns a Jeep is on board with the idea of a "Jeep family" especially when it comes to the Jeep Wave. EVERY Jeep (Wrangler) I see on the road I give a friendly wave to. Unfortunately I would estimate that less that 40% wave back. Most of them look at me like I'm crazy or as if they are supposed to know me. I also know that anyone on this thread doesn't not have a problem with recognizing a fellow Jeeper, but this, at least in Central Arkansas, is down right silly. Its not a big deal, but how can we spread the word on Jeep etiquette?
I did hear of this blog (NOT MINE BY THE WAY) that is promoting the "Jeep Wave Day". Seem pretty cool. What do you guys think?

Jeep Waves Blog

Anymouse 05-08-2013 05:15 AM

Granted I haven't been a Jeeper for very long, and I've been out of the country about 5 times longer than I've owned my Jeep, but for the month I got to go gallivanting around the country not a single person waved back.

JBaker738 05-08-2013 05:46 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Anymouse (Post 3732510)
Granted I haven't been a Jeeper for very long, and I've been out of the country about 5 times longer than I've owned my Jeep, but for the month I got to go gallivanting around the country not a single person waved back.

I live in Central Arkansas as well, and agree the wave here is a dying art! I mean I go as far as waving at another Jeep across 4 lanes of interstate!
The reality is, everyone is either on the phone texting, or screaming at kids in the back seat!! Very few people drive, looking forward, music up, and actually pay attention to the rd in front of them anymore!

groovebus 05-11-2013 05:52 PM

I live in Orange County CA, so you can imagine how many waves I don't get returned.

jmcc75 05-11-2013 07:17 PM

I normally get flipped off when I'm home

drphil04 06-11-2013 01:51 PM

I am in. Lets keep the wave alive.

idahoguy 06-11-2013 02:03 PM

Wave
 
I would say I only get 20% wave back. The rest look at me like they don't know me.:D

irongate 06-12-2013 03:03 PM

If you see a cherry red 4dr. from Minn. down there around Hot Springs wave and I'll wave back:thumb:

Fa310tx 06-24-2013 11:16 PM

Thanks for the post...
I was actually wondering what was kosher.
I'm a motorcycle guy and I signal every bike I pass.
JJ

VertigoTX 06-27-2013 10:15 AM

I live in Central Arkansas as well. I've only owned my Jeep for about a month now. I had heard about the Jeep wave, and was familiar with the idea since I've owned motorcycles in the past, so I started doing it right away. Of the dozens of waves I've thrown people, only 1 has waved back. Typically, if they see it at all, they look back confused as though they are trying to figure out how they know you. What surprises me is that the large number of them that look irritated or upset that you have waved at them.

Oh well, it's their problem. I'm enjoying my Jeep, and I'm going to keep waving. :wavey:

Wade88 06-27-2013 02:48 PM

I wave at everyone I see driving a Jeep. And always get crazy looks!

TazoxJK 06-29-2013 01:19 AM

Hey, Fellow Arkansans just gonna send out a big Jeep wave from 29 palms, Cali.

The Korean 06-29-2013 01:36 AM

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Originally Posted by groovebus (Post 3745180)
I live in Orange County CA, so you can imagine how many waves I don't get returned.

I'm in the Long Beach area... Same thing up here. I stopped waving at stock jeeps and now just wave to the modified (even the slightest bit) Jeep. I get about a 80-85% wave back.

Macnerd 06-29-2013 01:51 AM

I wave and don't worry if they don't wave back. I try to presume the positive, you know...they were distracted, just had something on their mind, or were slow to react. If they don't know, don't care, or think that having a modded Jeep makes them a better driver off road, I'm better off not knowing.

groovebus 07-01-2013 08:21 AM

I've turned it into a game for my daughters when they are riding with me. We get alot more waves back when they wave first. It's hard not to wave at an 11 and 7 year old riding in the back seat of a doorless JKU, wearing shooting glasses to block the wind, and WWII jeep watch caps to keep their hair out of there faces. :)

Wade88 07-01-2013 08:30 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TazoxJK (Post 3910430)
Hey, Fellow Arkansans just gonna send out a big Jeep wave from 29 palms, Cali.

Big wave back!

Fa310tx 07-01-2013 10:42 PM

I recall a line from a motorcycle forum, concerning people's lack of waving...
Quote:

Don't be offended if someone riding a Goldwing doesn't wave back.
They just haven't found the "wave" button, yet.
JJ

JK-linux 07-01-2013 10:52 PM

The "Wave" seems to be alive and well in Minnesota. I guess I get waved back to about 75% of the time. The 25% that don't seem to be oblivious to the whole thing, in a hurry or otherwise preoccupied. Other than that, CJs seem more inclined not to wave to an Unlimited than others. XJ's seem to wave a bit more than expected. All good.

donbadabon 07-09-2013 06:30 AM

Sometimes when I am in my non-Jeep daily driver I forget I am not in my Jeep and I wave. That really gets me strange looks.

jt12 07-13-2013 10:19 PM

I wave at every jeep. I get a lot of weird looks, but a lot of waves too. I've found that anyone that has any kind of off-road mod (even if its an extra pair of lights) always waves. I get the least amount of waves from stock wranglers.

jmcc75 07-14-2013 12:16 AM

How do you guys do it?!? I swear my hand is retarded cuz when I wave I usually don't get much back:( someone please teach me!!!!

Neral22 07-14-2013 06:12 AM

Like this...

Wade88 07-14-2013 07:49 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jt12 (Post 3959554)
I wave at every jeep. I get a lot of weird looks, but a lot of waves too. I've found that anyone that has any kind of off-road mod (even if its an extra pair of lights) always waves. I get the least amount of waves from stock wranglers.

The stock wranglers I wave at look at me like I'm a moron! So I'm with you on this

jmcc75 07-15-2013 01:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Neral22 (Post 3960245)
Like this...

Oh I get it my hard top is getting in the way of my waving motion haha

Neral22 07-15-2013 08:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jmcc75 (Post 3964634)

Oh I get it my hard top is getting in the way of my waving motion haha

Exactly :)

sstryk 07-15-2013 09:09 PM

I always wave with a reasonably high return rate here in northern Virginia, it helps when the hard top is off, the soft top down, and the other jeep is modified or another Rubicon... My wave button keeps sticking, seems I wave at every jeep, motorcycle, etc...

scokes 07-17-2013 08:20 AM

A big wave from NWA. I recently moved to Rogers from Pine Bluff and I would estimate the return wave at about 85% or more. It's nice to pass someone you don't know and may never meet, but feel as though you have enough in common that you can fling your arm out the side of a vehicle and most of the time get a friendly return wave.

The largest percentage of people i see that don't wave back are usually in dress clothes and you wonder why they even bought a jeep in the first place. No worries though. I will continue with the wave until they find their "button".

DanvilRubi 07-19-2013 10:29 PM

I'm in Georgia and I think I get the return wave about 50% of the time. I found using the two finger peace sign is responded to better than the crazy wave that some people take as " stop I want to sell you something"! Lol

Runner750 07-26-2013 02:56 PM

Three waves today!! Love how friendly the Jeep community is. Central Arkansas/Cabot area here.

4JeepNfun 08-07-2013 09:19 PM

Have a 37 yr wave habit from a 76 and 86 CJ-7 (86 croaked in 2010), so now I still wave from a Nissan coupe. Very soon I'll be doing the Jeep wave from my first JKUR!
From Central Arkansas/Grant County....it's a great habit!......


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