What's an RV ?

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  1. lebesset

    lebesset Read Only Funster

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    having spent a while living in north america I am well aware what a RV is , or so I thought until I joined this site

    A class ...as here
    B class .....van conversion
    C class ..... luton/cab over
    trailer ...... caravan
    toy haulers .. half motorhome , half garage
    5th wheel ...as here

    so if you talk to someone there is a simple terminology

    but here I see people say they have an RV ...... if we are for some reason going to use american terminology [ not clear to me why ] , shouldn't we say which of the above we mean ...it would clarify [ at least to me ] what we are talking about as all the above are recreational vehicles are they not?
     
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  2. Dodgey

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    'We' use RV to differentiate between American motorhomes and European motorhomes generally, don't ask me why, I don't really know, ie you're not wrong???
     
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    A is a full body + cab built on a bare chassis
    B ?
    C has the original makers cab and then custom body
    RV big Yank with lots of cubes.
    Then we have PVC - Panel Van Conversion - keep van body, so narrower than C
     
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    I take anyone saying an RV as an American unit of some kind.
    Motorhome, campervan etc i take as been a Eurobox of some kind.
     
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    And the unenlightened call ALL American A class Winnebago.. :Doh:

    I've lost count on the number of strangers who say.. "Oh , just love your Winnebago" ... got tired of explaining so now I just nod my head in agreement ..

    To add to the confusion, we now have two new classes B+ and C+, and toy hauler travel trailers ..

    but what's in a name .. It's a VAN with windows.. the rest is just value added snobbery ..

    PS

    I have an RV :Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    Hi Jim

    Nice pic of your Winnebago in the Sahara :Rofl1:

    Kevin and Tricia
     
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    I have an RV, too - but to me it is simply described as: "A BLOODY GREAT HOLE IN MY WALLET!"
     
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    :Cool: Yep. I've had 4 Winnebago's:-

    Winnebago Coachmen Classic.
    Winnegbago Gulfstream Crown Regis.
    Winnebago Minnie Winnie (The real Winnebago).
    Winnebago Newmar Mountain Aire.

    :Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    yip.. its a Winnebago GeorgieBoy :shout:

    from Wiki

    Winnebago can refer to:

    * The former name of the Ho-Chunk tribe of Native Americans with reservations in Nebraska, Iowa, and Wisconsin
    * A popular brand of recreational vehicles, manufactured by Winnebago Industries, of Forest City, Iowa
    * Another manufacturer of recreational vehicles (the largest in Australia), based in New South Wales, Australia, and bearing no relation to the US company.


    Places in the United States

    Water bodies

    * Lake Winnebago in eastern Wisconsin
    * The Winnebago Pool, a group of interconnected lakes in eastern Wisconsin

    Counties

    * Winnebago County, Illinois
    * Winnebago County, Iowa
    * Winnebago County, Wisconsin

    Towns

    * Winnebago, Illinois
    * Winnebago, Minnesota
    * Winnebago, Nebraska
    * Winnebago, Wisconsin

    Other uses

    * Winnebago (chicken), a 19th century American chicken breed
    * Winnebago, the pre-release name of Trailer Park (album) by Beth Orton
    * "Winnebago", the name of a song by Dave Grohl, originally released under the name "Late!"
    * "Winnebago Warrior", the name of a song by the Dead Kennedys


    I like the reference to Winnebago Chickens :Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
  10. vindiboy

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    This is a proper RV :Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    You forgot the slide-camper (his real name in USA) or truck-camper (the usual name in USA) as mine ! Slide camper that your professionals call : "demountable" ! :Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:

    in good French : cellule amovible ("cellule" is also the term for the room of prisoners in prison ! "Amovible = removable) :Doh::Doh:
     
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    I would say it's,:RollEyes: whats an RV.
     
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    No - that's a 'Euro-shed' not an RV but what a super 'Self-conversion' - simple, easy and meets the needs - wonderful! :thumb:
     
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    AND if your pickup happens to have a crane its also a demountable!!!

    RESULT :Rofl1::Rofl1::thumb:
     
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    And just to add to the confusion, if like me, you are a Hymer owner, then your B Klasse is an A class!

    (Perhaps we had better leave out reference to Alcoves and Semi-Integrated? Also Hymer / German motorhome terms.)

    Philip
     
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