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Old 08-01-2005, 12:01 PM   #15
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On our way home from Williams, AZ weekend before last, we were 1/2way between I40 and Amboy on KelBaker Rd, and my husband said, "Geez, those people just took a picture of us, what gives?"

I suspect they were taking a picture of our Safari, I found it funny that it didn't occur to him!

And yeah, we're fanboys, we honk and/or wave and/or flash our lights, whichever suit the moment best.

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Old 08-01-2005, 06:33 PM   #16
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We wave frantically with our arms out the window and flash our lights, and somehow the oncoming AS's know we are waving to them and not the SOB's . Of course they return the gesture with waves & lights flashing .

I even look up the BIG RED numbers in the WBCCI book, which we keep in the car, to see if I might know the owner. It's a fun game to play while traveling!


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Old 08-01-2005, 07:57 PM   #17
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Do we need permission from the Harley riders?

The Harley wave won't work for those honkin' Ford or Chevy haulers, but if you have a Morris Mini TV like this dude....

(with apologies to American Thunder, Athens TN)
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Old 08-01-2005, 08:01 PM   #18
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Westfalia - What's the deal with flashing the lights being illegal? And why would someone bother being upset by it? Do you have something funky in the water out there?
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Old 08-01-2005, 08:02 PM   #19
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Wave 'n Blink dem lights......Sure can in Colorado. No, it is not illegal doing "a flash your lights" at anyone, don't flash brights at night close, but if I see an Air stream,. I wave honk, flash my lights and almost anything to say HEY looking good.......even those not shiny ones. I waved and flashed Airstreams through Wyoming, yellowstone, Montana and back early last month and we saw 33, 20 of them on the road, I think. In fact it was almost a mantra to look for them on the road, our 10 year old had a wonderful time trying to find Airstreams and probably became the best spotter in the family by the end of the trip. I had a great trip, but tore a/c cover on a low pine tree, lost a vent cover right off the get go in Denver due to stupidity and had a window that just wouldn't stay locked.....(thank god for duct tape in middle of night) But our first trip in our Tradewind was Marvelous. Think I am going to Placerville, CO. next week for another round of breaking it in.
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Old 08-01-2005, 08:06 PM   #20
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We were out on I90/I94 in Wisconsin last weekend and saw more AS's than I had for a long time. Motorhome, Bambi, Excella, newer classic. Sometimes it was too late to flash. One time I did without a response and remembered I wasn't towing ours. Just did it out of habit.
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Old 08-01-2005, 08:18 PM   #21
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Gail, that makes two of us! In addition to the lights, et al, to say hi, we check the red numbers in our WBCCI book that we keep in the truck console. I have no idea why I think it is so much fun to find who another AS owner is, where they are from, and often, where they have traveled. Another simple pleasure that goes with loving Airstream
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Old 08-01-2005, 08:22 PM   #22
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To quote Colorado law:

If a law enforcement officer notes your actions as
endangering another person or property (including the
other motorist's vehicle) you can be charged under
Colorado's reckless driving statute (42-4-1401) and if
convicted, up to eight points can be assessed against your
driving record.
A single act, such as tailgating another driver, passing on
the shoulder or running a red light could be seen by a law
enforcement officer as aggressive if the officer believes the
action is willful and places others in danger. A combination
of acts, such as speeding, cutting off other vehicles,
swerving toward another motorist, honking, flashing
headlights, yelling and using inappropriate hand gestures
can also be considered aggressive driving.
I was wrong. I could swear I remember reading that after researching Colorado motor vehicle law. In itself, it's may not be illegal to flash, but it could be considered aggressive driving, and may be misinterpreted but other drivers, including the vehicles traveling in front of you. Don't even get caught flashing to alert on coming traffic of a radar trap. Cops hate that.

Back on to Airstreams; I didn't flash and neither did they, but we did both wave at each other. It is very much like being as VW Bus owner. Oh wait, I'm both!
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Old 08-01-2005, 08:29 PM   #23
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I am a new owner, but I now blink and wave. This weekend while stuck in a trafic jam on I-17 between Flagstaff and Phoenix I chatted with the owner of a 73 who was stuck next to me! I was in the fast lane.

BTW, flashing is illegal in Arizona. It has nothing to do with lights!


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Old 08-01-2005, 10:05 PM   #24
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Westfalia......I do appreciate your knowledge of the law...........I am professional driver who has had the Big rig license a number of years and I will say this about Colorado Law and Flashing lights at another vehicle....It is almost only in conjunction with other signs of aggressive driving, (like tailgating), that you could concivably be ticketed for flashing headlights at another vehicle. If that is holding you back from giving the high sign to other airstreams then have lots of fun waving. I bellieve any indication you can give a passing twinkie you appreciate his 'Stream is highly enjoyed. I know I have been both amazed and delighted at reactions to my old silver bullet. I only hope I keep getting it in shape and enjoying it as I have this year. I hope forum members keep up both the delightful repartee' and the amazingly helpful tech tips.
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Old 08-02-2005, 07:07 PM   #25
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Post We are blinking idiots

We have just returned from a five-week odyssey from Pennsylvania to the West Coast by way of Alberta, through Colorado and Georgia, back home. We travel in an 85 345 and drag a Saturn little red wagon (matches our belt stripe) carrying kayaks and bicycles (and a step ladder) and think we are quite visible. We flashed and/or honked at every Airstream on the way, but got little or no response. I guess TT drivers aren't looking at MoHos. We did have one unconfirmed (husband-only) sighting of a classic MoHo in a driveway, saw a Canadian family in an Excella while we were satelliting in the Saturn (flagged them down at a stop and chatted), and one 345 in California which people had borrowed to live in while remodeling their house. Seems like looking for unicorns. Eleven thousand miles, so few sightings. Now that we are back home, I can reconnect on this Forum with other real (I hope) people out there with similar beasts. It feels good.
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Old 08-02-2005, 07:30 PM   #26
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Did I mention this already? I don't mean to repeat myself...

3200 miles, two weeks, Chicago-Colorado-Chicago... 12-15 Airstreams... and that's only the trailers.

THEN... this weekend in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, I stopped to talk with a guy in a 190 B-van at the market and he was totally confused by my WBCCI talk... not really an Airstreamer, just a guy with an Airstream.
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Old 08-03-2005, 08:54 AM   #27
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Page and I keep a lookout for other Airstreams and flash and wave whenever we see them. I have a hard time recognizing MHs - but would certainly greet them in the same way if I were quicker to identify them.

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Old 01-12-2008, 03:25 PM   #28
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the only times we dont blink or wave is when the first time i notice them there in my mirror going the other way. still trying to figure out what the correct channel on the c/b is?

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