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Tom

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A common RV vocabulary ?
« on: June 30, 2008, 09:17:14 PM »
It's been long said that the UK and the US are two countries separated by a common language, and that's equally true in the world of RVs.

As a simple example, the term RV, when used in the UK, means an American RV or, more precisely, what we call a class A motorhome, whereas in the US the term refers to one of a number of different types of recreation vehicle.

For more terms and definitions from both sides of the Atlantic click the Glossary button in the toolbar above. Also click the RV types button for an illustrated explanation of the various types and classes of RV.

While in the Glossary, check out the different meanings of the term caravan.

If you see or think of other RV-related terms with different meanings, feel free to post a reply here and I'll get them added. If a photo might add clarification to the words, feel free to attach it to your reply.

Thanks.
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Re: A common RV vocabulary ?
« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2008, 10:40:50 PM »
And because of our long ties to the Mother Country we have pretty well the same perceptions down this way.

Caravan = Travel Trailer etc.
Where we stay will usually be called a Caravan Park.
Cheers, Ian - from Adelaide, South Australia. GMT+0930 +1 for Daylight Robbery - Oct to Apr
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Re: A common RV vocabulary ?
« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2008, 10:48:42 PM »
Thanks Ian. I'd forgotten the use of caravan park.
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Re: A common RV vocabulary ?
« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2008, 10:50:15 PM »
Tom, no doubt once the UK members arrive here they will remind you of lots of things you had forgotten about travelling in the Old Country ;)
Cheers, Ian - from Adelaide, South Australia. GMT+0930 +1 for Daylight Robbery - Oct to Apr
A journey is best measured in friends rather than miles. Tim Cahill
A journey is like marriage. The certain way to be wrong is to think you control it. John Steinbeck

 

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