Motorhome description protocol.

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  1. ABZSteve

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    Just so I get this right in my future posts. By which name do we normally refer our Motorhome by in general discussion? Is it ok to call it a camper, a van, a camper van, a MH, a motorhome or something else? Obvioulsy not "eyesore" like I did in my first post :Doh::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    I call it my tin box.or by its nick name the cruiser.
     
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    You may call it whatever you like it's YOURS

    Just depends How you feel at the time

    Everyone else will call it something depends
    which part of a traffic Que they are in

    No protocol on here say hello chime in or read only

    It's up to you takes all sorts

    But every post is read by someone

    And some get a reply

    Nearly all get a witty reply

    Long as it's not a direct insult

    Posts make a forum lively and interesting:thumb::Blush:


    Ours is called EOR. the truck . .camper . Tupperware box

    Just depends if it's running smooth or playing up
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  4. Spenders

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    What's in a name?

    I would say that all of those terms are appropriate.

    When my relative/close friends call my Helga a camper I jokingly pull them up, correcting them to call her a motorhome, but I wouldn't dream of doing that with anyone that I wasn't very sure would realise that I was taking the mick.

    Some people can get a bit worked up about terms but it doesn't really matter as long as there's no malice in it.
    :thumb:
     
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    As said before-whatever you like although some who have Yankee jobs like to call them 'the truck,coach or RV,British,panel vans are campervans or PVC and European owners usually give them an alliterative name like Hughie the Hymer.
    But whatever you call it just enjoy it!
     
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    The correct name ?

    In the V5 .... it's a 'Motor Caravan'

    on a good day mine were always just 'the van'

    on a bad day.. any expletive that came to mind..
     
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    My Grandson calls it THE BUS:Smile:
     
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    It can get a bit complicated.

    When we had the caravan we called it "the caravan", that is because we actually towed it with a Mitsubishi Shogun commercial which we called "the van" because it was, got a bit complicated when talking to other caravanners who would refer to their caravan as "the van" and could not understand why I would take "the van" shopping or even worse fill it with diesel.

    Now we have a motorhome it should be more straight forward as we have sold :the van" (caravan) and "the van" (shogun).

    BUT for some reason my wife still insists on calling it the caravan.

    Hope you are following as I will be asking questions later.

    Martin
     
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    It should be called a Caravanette.

    All six of mine have been called Bess ( as in good old):Smile:
     
  10. 1_man_and_his_dob(lo)

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    Mine: "bijou campervan"

    Everybody else's: "big, ugly, polluting, monstrous carbuncle"

    :BigGrin:
     
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    We refer to ours as 'The Van' -the previous owners called her 'Libby' because the model name is Liberty.

    Ca me'st egal :BigGrin: (to me it is equal,or,I don't care one way or other )

    Mike
     
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    invariably in my posts a motorhome is refered to as van or motorhome if its european, more often its van, or RV if American.
     
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    My rule of thumb: a camper van is a van you camp in. A motorhome is a home you motor in.
     
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    lMine`s a f****n millstone but it`s nearly mine so not for much longerr:thumb::thumb:
     
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    Usually just say 'the van' but also known as the 'Beastie of Bling' or Bob for short. :BigGrin:
     
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    a workmate refers to mine as a caravanette.....its 33ft long and weighs 7500kg for f00k sake. :Laughing:
     
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    Just, the Van. It's easier. When in France, it's the camping car. When we had VW campers (type 2) they were called the "Chuggavan" because they were vans that chugged along.
    We've never named them, although Old Mrs A ( Mrs A's Mum) calls it Myrtle then again she calls everything Myrtle when she forgets it name
    Allan
     
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    I call mine anything I like.Some complimentary, some unrepeatable, depending on how it behaves.
    Unlike swmbo, however, it never answers back, one of the many reasons I like it so much:BigGrin:
     
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    Mines a motorhome or I call her Dora, friends have called her a camper not if it has full facilities, then again they wouldn`t know the difference anyway.
     
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