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Old 05-14-2011, 11:09 AM   #1
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Question Airstreamer Greetings

Took delivery of an Airstream Flying Cloud Trailer a month ago so we are new to Airstreamer etiquette. Last weekend, we drove from Hudson, Wisconsin to Grand Forks, North Dakota and didn't see a single Airstream. However, on the way home a few miles south of Grand Forks on I-29 we were flashed a couple of times by another Airstreamer going the other way. After the initial surprise and hesitation, we took this to be a greetings signal but we aren't sure. Is a headlight flash a typical greeting to a fellow Airstreamer while going down the road?
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Old 05-14-2011, 11:25 AM   #2
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Congrats and welcome to the forums! Yes, the headlight flash is the official or unofficial road hand-shake of a fellow airstreamer or wanna-be!

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Old 05-14-2011, 01:35 PM   #3
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Hi from Ga. . . welcome to our planet ! and our forum, I know you'll enjoy that Airstream, Regards, Craig
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Old 05-14-2011, 05:18 PM   #4
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We will watch for you on the road, give a friendly flash of the lights to say howdy.
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Old 05-14-2011, 05:54 PM   #5
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Yes indeedy. Unfortunetly last summer during our northern trip from Arizona to Yellowstone we passed 11 Airstreams in the opposite lane and only one returned our blink.
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Old 05-14-2011, 07:22 PM   #6
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Half the time I can't get my hands on the switch to return a flash signal fast enough. Just know that my intentions are good!
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Old 05-14-2011, 08:33 PM   #7
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Welcome, Martian! And congratulations on that new Flying Cloud. We get so excited when we see another Airstream coming - just good to see another one since we are the rarity, it seems. We try to flash, but sometimes we're too busy trying to determine year, model, etc.!! Happy trails, friend. Hopefully we'll see you on the road.

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Old 05-16-2011, 09:11 PM   #8
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Here is a big THANK YOU for the welcome and the information. I'm looking forward to using the headlight handshake with wonderful people like you.

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Old 05-16-2011, 09:27 PM   #9
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Welcome! We did the "flash" and one out of 3 respond. They must be non AIR members. I'd flash law chick any day!!
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Old 05-16-2011, 11:11 PM   #10
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Flash and a wave, that's how it's done. We are a very exclusive club you know, it's kinda like a secret handshake

Great choice with the trailer, we love our Flying Cloud.

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