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Old 12-02-2008, 08:38 AM   #29
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Yes,No.

You would be referencing our "party bird"
We should all know by now if 'ya Stream 'ya gotta pay the price.

The "Happy Camper" link.

http://www.happycamperwines.com/
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Old 12-02-2008, 09:00 AM   #30
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Smile Wave and Looks

Seems we get a few waves and because we travel mostly 2 lane roads and pass thru alot of small towns We get the looks. I'm always Thinkn they are sayin"HEY LOOK AT THAT ANTIQUE" don't see many of those in these parts"
In our first yr campin we met alot of nice people in the state parks we camped at here in OHIO. We have really nice state parks here bye the way.
Flintstone if youre gonna be shy U will never find out how friendly Streamer's can be or SOB owners for that matter. Walk rite up and introduce yourself. Most do not bite. We are all campers remember.
As for wave backs, its not like it used to be. TRUCKERS, BIKERS , even people drivin the same make vehicle would wave at each other,throw up thier hand as to say "HEY NIEGHBOR" We have seemingly gotten too independ to even acknowledge our neighbor anymore. Most of us I'll bet dont know who lives next door.
But we will continue to wave and hope the tradition comes back.
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Old 12-02-2008, 11:36 AM   #31
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Try it with an Avion

Try waving at a 'streamer while pulling an Avion and see what you get.

I've had guys start to wave, see what I was pulling, then quickly pull their hand down!

I just laughed it off. Most guys wave back, but that one guy really cracked me up
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Old 12-02-2008, 01:19 PM   #32
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Wow, I had no idea there was so much hard feelings about non-wavers. I'll admit, I'm not a waver. We're usually on interstates, Our big black van has tinted windows, I figure they probably can't see me anyway, and I prefer to keep both hands on the wheel and eyes on the road. I'm always afraid I'll be doing something stupid like waving when suddenly the whole thing starts fishtailing or something. I figure if I don't fool around behind the wheel I won't have to worry about it Plus I don't think I've ever seen another AS driver wave at us yet. We tried flashing lights at first but no one noticed or flashed back, so I decided it was better to socialize off road anyway!

However, I'm always happy to visit other campers once we're safely parked. Come visit us anytime, and we are about as likely to show up and knock on your door if we find ourselves in the same campground!
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Old 12-02-2008, 01:43 PM   #33
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In my younger days I drove a small British sports car and just about everyone with sports cars waved at each other...later, when riding a motorcycle, most all fellow 'bikers' waved at each other...
In 1959 my parents got a new VW bug. Only VW model available. 34hp. At the time it was rare to see another VW and was a festive event. Light flashing, horn blowing and in our case me jumpining up and down through the sun roof.

Bikers have always waved, but it's more like a secret masonic sign. Kind of cooly taking your roadside hand off the bars and extending it laterally a few inches. You never see a biker waving his whole arm in broad arcs. Then again you never see a biker playing guitar on his bike. Arlo Guthrie offered the explanation that the box side of the guitar has more wind resistance than the neck side.
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Old 12-02-2008, 01:44 PM   #34
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Wow, I had no idea there was so much hard feelings about non-wavers.
Steph, no hard feelings at all, and you can still wave again. Keeps you alert. Lots of good reasons someone doesn't wave or flash lights. I'm not giving up on the light flashing if I see someone in time, the waves are very hard to see.

On the other hand, I think some of the people looking, waving or even light flashing, have Airstreams, but not with them.

In one year, 7 states, and 8,500 miles, we haven't seen that many Airstreams, so there have been few opportunities.

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Old 12-02-2008, 02:00 PM   #35
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Then again you never see a biker playing guitar on his bike. Arlo Guthrie offered the explanation that the box side of the guitar has more wind resistance than the neck side.
For those too young, or because of circumstances beyond their control, have forgotten,YouTube - Arlo Guthrie/Motorcycle Song
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Old 12-02-2008, 06:33 PM   #36
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This is the Airstream elixir I use in the Park...
And Robert - Is it considered OK here to ask a man with such obvious good taste just where such rare & fine beverage is acquired?

By the by - If my failing memory cells are still communicating, you are the distinguished Airstreamer with a really cool Flamingo flying in the breeze from a curved pole in front of your AS ?? Well I finally found a seller, if you want another. Just let me know. I have one in the mai l!!

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Old 12-02-2008, 06:56 PM   #37
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Donna is very focused on the road and just doesn't take in the other trailers for what they are. She sees another vehicle coming toward us and is making sure she's doing all the right things so her usually quiet, reserved and undemonstrative partner ( that would be me) doesn't begin showing signs of fear and concern.

When I see one I either wave from the passenger side or just make a note that there goes another one we didn't acknowledge. The latter usually gets me a "you want me doing the driving or the social thing?".

Even though we are both on the shy side , in campgrounds or parking lots we always try to say hello and acknowledge other 'streamers and sister brands. Some folks are really happy to have a quick chat and others are obviously less than enthused. Oh well..........

And then there are the "others" who go way out of their way to ensure we are aware of them. Some to the point of being scary with weaving, or cutting someone else off so they are more visible to us as we come abreast, and those in CG's and Parking lots who want to spend quite a bit of time visiting even when it is obvious we are in a hurry, have other company visiting, or really are trying to eat our food while it is still warm. But at least they show their appreciation and that much is good.

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Old 12-02-2008, 08:07 PM   #38
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And Robert - Is it considered OK here to ask a man with such obvious good taste just where such rare & fine beverage is acquired?

By the by - If my failing memory cells are still communicating, you are the distinguished Airstreamer with a really cool Flamingo flying in the breeze from a curved pole in front of your AS ?? Well I finally found a seller, if you want another. Just let me know. I have one in the mai l!!

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Jim,

Sorry you didn't catch it, but I posted the link for the "Party Bird" on the Flamingo threads quite a while ago.

The "Happy Camper" link is in post 29, You really must pay more attention.

You may have left more cell's in the 60's than I did.
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We have always had fellow Airstreamers wave back. Even hauling a$$ late into the night recently on T-Day eve we passed a stream on I-8 and we were both flashing our lights so much I was afraid of spooking the surrounding traffic. It is a good tradition and adds to the camaraderie.
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Different perspective.

Hi, look at it from a different perspective; Especially if you live in the big city. On the freeway they used to say, "keep one car's distance for every ten miles per hour" but if you try to do that here you will find that you will never have more than one car's space between you at any speed. So you need to pay more attention to your driving and less socializing on the road. Also it used to be common to flash your lights as a courtesy to let fellow drivers know that they forgot to turn their lights on at night; Now that is a signal for gang bangers, who purposely drive with their lights out at night, to follow you and shoot at you or your car. [people have been killed for flashing their lights]
I don't belong to the WBCCI so you won't see the big red numbers on my trailer. I do have "AIR Forums" decals on my tow vehicle and on my trailer, but they are both on the rear windows so you won't see them as you pass me from the other direction. I noticed when at Forum Rallies, as hard as it may seem, not all Airstreamers have Hensley Arrow hitches, 3/4 ton Diesels, big red numbers, front bed CCDs, disc brakes, or even "AIR FORUMS" decals on their vehicles. Although rare, we met a few unfriendly, Airstreamers at forum rallies.
It does seem to me, that the farther away from home [and the crowded city] we get, the friendlier people are.
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