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Old 07-29-2005, 09:33 AM   #1
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Question Do Airstreamers Blink?

When you pass another Airstream on the road do you wave or blink your lights?

Beginning with my Triumph TR3 in 1965 I have found that owners of uncommon or small market vehicles tend to acknowledge each other as they travel the road. It was true of british sports cars, it was true of Corvettes, it was true of vintage mustangs.

But, when I wave or flash my lights at another Airstream on the road, I seldom get a response. Do TT owners not consider Motorhomes real Airstreams? Is there a "secret handshake" I don't know about?

Next week we're going to leave California headed for North Dakota, I don't want to be flashing my lights at every Airstreamer if such acknowledgment isn't generally welcome.
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Old 07-29-2005, 09:35 AM   #2
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We do ! And we have seen many others who do also...
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Old 07-29-2005, 09:36 AM   #3
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I always do, and most of the time a get a "right back at you!"
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Old 07-29-2005, 09:39 AM   #4
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Do TT owners not consider Motorhomes real Airstreams? Is there a "secret handshake" I don't know about?
I am not too familiar with all the motor homes. I don't really pay attention to them and if one was coming toward me I probably wouldn't realize until it was too late to respond. Obviously it is easier for a MH owner to pick out another AS MH than a TT owner picking out an AS MH.
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Old 07-29-2005, 09:57 AM   #5
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My motorhome is an 84, which has the rounded profile and aluminum skin, so its pretty easy to spot.
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Old 07-29-2005, 10:41 AM   #6
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Wrong neighborhood

You must have been traveling in the wrong neighborhoods
If anyone in my family passed you, not only would you have gotten a blink, but a wave, maybe chase you down, and asked you over for dinner.
Keep blinkin', I'm sure you'll get a right back at you on your trip.

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Old 07-29-2005, 12:39 PM   #7
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We get... and give... all kinds of waves.


I even have signs in all our cars (in case we don't have the trailer with us!) That say

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Which are about two feet wide... for self-identification purposes to other A/S people who don't know we are A/S people. They are done up in the same red lettering as the numbers for our trailer.


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Old 07-29-2005, 01:07 PM   #8
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I certainly flash my lights and wave even when not towing our trailer. I just love to see Airstreams out on the highway because I know they are special and so are the people in them or towing them. If you can extend your trip just a little further, instead of North Dakota come on to North Carolina, I will not only flash my lights, wave and blow the horn but if I can catch you I will buy you a cup of java. Safe travels and see you down the road!
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I wave or blink, and have gotten waves back. I have missed responding to a few also, because I wasn't paying attention or didn't see them until the last second. I'll wave if I see you, I don't care if it's a trailer or a motorhome or an Argosy!
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I drive a shiny 82 classic and get many honks and waves from all sorts of people some driving and some standing on the street corners. I wish I had attracted this much attention when I was 16.
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I have blinked at oncoming Airstreams many times in the past and usually got a response.The classic motorhomes are easy to spot coming towards you but some of the newer ones are not until it's too late.
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Those new green, yellow, brown, red and white with squiggles painted on the sides; flat front, flat back, left, right, top, and bottom, just do not look like Airstreams. No offense to the purchasers of these million dollars babies they just simply do not cut the mustard when it comes to the charm of owning an Airstream. Even the now discontinued Land Yacht MH had some Classic looks to it. I would not feel bad if you miss blinking at a square AS on the highway, it looks just like a Bounder only difference is a 6" square sign that says Airstream.
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Old 08-01-2005, 09:55 AM   #13
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The sign I get and give when on the road is

a hearty thumbs up!!! Works for me.
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We passed several Airstream TTs on the road, and EVERY one of them waived. I waved back. I usually don't flash my lights. It's illegal in CO, and tends to piss of people more that it greets them.
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