Back in the day, driving my TJ Sport, a hand right out the window was a thing. Don't know what the protocol is.I'm on my 3rd Wrangler (2021 JLUR) and I totally believe in the Jeep wave ... if I see a Wrangler, I'm waving. Hell, sometimes I forget myself and I'll wave when I'm driving my wife's Mazda
I'm wondering what are people's thoughts on the method of the wave... does the hand have to be on the steering wheel and you lift 2 fingers for the peace sign or a 4-finger wave? Of course, if you have the doors off you can drop it down to the side, that's acceptable.
Sometimes, I'll have my arm sitting on the open window (doors ON) and I'll give the peace sign over the mirror ... is that a proper Jeep wave? Sometimes I feel silly when, I see a Wrangler approaching and I'll shift my hand position to get a hand at the top of the steering wheel just so I can make a normal wave.
Mostly, I'm just curious if the wave has to come from a hand on the steering wheel. Do you consider it a proper wave if someone say, waves out of the window?
Silly topic I know ... but to me the Jeep wave is a state of mind that Wrangler owners understand and some of us think it's pretty important.
Actually, a few of the number of people that have approached me about my Jeep, have been members of that post war generation or the children of returned soldiers. The story seems to jive as more than just a story, but who knows for sure. Not many of them are still with us. Personally, I like the story and I look at the wave as a symbol of both jeeper to jeeper and a nod to America in general.I've heard that too, but back in the 70"s, us teenagers with CJ's started waving & then it evolved in our area. I think the WWll story was made up by Jeep to make it seem greater than it is.
This happened to me and my wife last Friday while driving our Subaru. We both laughed and said "how does he know?" How did he know???My husband, who has driven a Wrangler for years, once got a wave from someone driving a Jeep while he was driving the Honda Civic I owned at the time. I don't know how they knew, but they knew.
Congrats on the new Jeep, and welcome to the community, Ray!My first Jeep was just delivered last night, so I have yet to initiate a wave, BUT the other night while walking through town with my wife, a black Gladiator drove by. He caught me eyeing his rig, and he gave ME the two finger over the wheel Jeep wave…. I told my wife he could “sense” my Jeep was comin’!
This is exactly the kind of thing an undercover Wave Cop might say…There are no rules. Wave however you want.
There is no hierarchy. If you feel like waving at a Jeep, do it.
Some people wave first. Others will wave back. A bunch of them won't be paying attention enough to notice or may just not feel like waving. I know when I'm in heavy traffic I don't wave much because I'm focused on the mass of idiots around me.
There are no "wave police". If you feel like waving, do it however you want. If you get a wave back, appreciate it. If you don't get a wave back, forget it and move on.