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There seems to be more and more abbreviations in the threads. For the life of me I can’t work out what they mean. Can some kind soul make a list for us newbies please?
 

Minxy Girl

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Not sure which threads/abbreviations you want to know but here are a few:

General ones:
  • AFAIK = as far as I know
  • IMV = in my view
  • LMAO = laughed my @ss off
  • PMSL = p*ssed myself laughing
  • WYSIWYG = what you see is what you get

Vehicle/MH ones:
  • PVC = panel van conversion
  • MAM = maximum authorised mass (ie maximum allowed weight of MH) ... aka MTPLM ... also occasionally Mummy when she tells you that you've had your share!!!!
  • MIRO = Mass in Running Order (weight of MH with minimum stuff required to propel the vehicle, eg oil, fuel)
  • ULW = Unladen weight, MH empty of all stuff usually in it's original trim as produced by the manufacturer
 

Jim

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Glossary of Motorhome Terms

Glossary of Motorhome Terms

12-Volt DC - A motorhome’s electrical system. 12-volt direct current is supplied by on board batteries to run the lights, fridge, stereo, radio, water pump, fans and other equipment. 240AC - This is the electricity that the motorhome receives when on a hook up, the power is the same as you...
 
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TheBig1

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FUBAR F up beyond all recognition, a motorhome dealer speciality with repairs
 
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OK here's a few more I can think of:

EHU = electric hook-up (230 volt AC but available current varies from 5 amp to 16 amp depending on sites. Overloading the EHU causes a power cut and annoys your neighbours)

LHD = left hand drive (see also RHD)

ER = elevating roof (on many campervans, and optional on some PVCs too)

RV = recreational vehicle, also shorthand for American motorhome

5th Wheel = articulated variant of caravan, towed using a swivel on the bed of a pickup truck

Demountable = removable habitation module transported on a pickup truck

INOP = stopped working, and may be about to go FUBAR (see above)

IMO = in my opinion (or IMHO if feeling somewhat humble)

FAOD = for the avoidance of doubt (not to be confused with FOAD which is very insulting)

ASAP = as soon as possible

DPF = diesel particulate filter (expensive and troublesome eco-crap)

EGR = exhaust gas recirculation (ditto)

Adblu = fancy name for p*ss which makes your MH go into limp mode when it runs out

Tugger = affectionate (?) slang word for caravanner

Camping-car = French for motorhome, noun (m)
 

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FLT - fork lift truck!
FFS - fat finger syndrome.
WTF - welcome to Fun
OMG - oversized male genital.
FFFF - Female, Fat, Forty and Flatulent
TMB - Too Many Birthdays
LOL - life of luxury
DIET - Did I eat that!! ?
McDONALD - making child diners order nuggets and large drinks



 
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THS Temporary Holiday Site operated by CCC for members
 
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