What’s the Proper Etiquette of Jeep Wave & How To Correctly Do It

2015 jeep wrangler unlimited on the rubicon trail with the trailer
Do the Jeep Wave as you pass!

The question is simple for those of you who participate in the Jeep Wave. For those of you who don’t know: the Jeep Wave is (usually) a shared greeting between Jeep Wrangler owners. It’s pretty simple, when you see a fellow Jeep Wrangler heading your way you wave. That’s about it. If they pull up next to you, you do the same thing.

I started getting used to it when I was driving the TFLcar’s Jeep Wrangler for Motor Mountain USA. It got to a point where I would forget I was in a different vehicle and I was still waving. Passing Jeeps in my Toyota as I’m waiving was quite a sight.

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2015 Jeep Renegade Trailhawk

My waves were well practiced. I use the “Rock On!” wave, that’s devil-horns at the top of the steering wheel. I loved the “Hang Loose” sign when they were pulling up along side and the half salute wave when I was feeling frisky. No one else on four wheels does this and one Jeep Wave can make your day – seriously.

Here’s my question for knowledgeable Jeep folk: Is it cool for non Jeep Wrangler people to produce a Jeep Wave? I’m not talking about CJ-5’s or Willys Jeeps. I’m referring to everything from Jeep Gladiators to Jeep Renegades. If I see a current Jeep Cherokee and wave (if I’m driving a Wrangler) is that kosher?

Let me know what you think in the comments below.

By the way, I wanted to give a shout out to some awesome Jeep groups out there. @Jeepalooza, @TheJeepMafia, @TheJeepBoss, @JeepCheck/@ReturnCheck, @Jeep_Familys, @JeepVideoGuy, @JeepVideoGirl and @Jeeparmyusa and many others. These Twitter Jeep fans are very passionate about Jeeps and many of them are quite receptive to Jeep questions too.