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Discussion in 'Motorhome Chat' started by geoff1947, Aug 11, 2009.

  1. geoff1947

    geoff1947

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    Whats the difference between a motorhome and a motor caravan? any comments pse:Eeek:
     
  2. Munchie

    Munchie Funster Life Member

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    Errrr nowt. :ROFLMAO:
     
  3. zaskar

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    Nuffin!::bigsmile:
    Just FGS dont call it a Caravanette!!!!!!!! AHHHHHHHHHHHH:Eeek::Angry::Eeek:
     
  4. vindiboy

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    None, motorhome, motorcaravan, campervan , caravanette Rv all the same concept, we call ours the shed.:thumb::thumb:Snob value I guess comes in to the equassion.:Eeek::Eeek:
     
  5. johnsandywhite

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    :Cool: Nada :ROFLMAO:
     
  6. DESCO

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    Nufink!!!:Confused:
    Don't know why but ours is always known as the pram::bigsmile: has been for years



    Dave:thumb::thumb:
     
  7. weymard

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    Say "camping-cars" and it will be more definite :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:
     
  8. sinbad1

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    Off course there's a difference




    spelling::bigsmile:
     
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  9. oldbloke

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    nuffink

    :thumb:
    :thumb:Well, i recon they are both of the same:Blush:
     
  10. pappajohn

    pappajohn Funster Life Member

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    must be talking about my workmate, phil.

    calls mine a caravanette 'cos he knows it winds me up and one day he'll have a screwdriver hangin' out his neck:Angry:::bigsmile:
     
  11. WillH

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    I like the French term "Camping Car", got a nice ring to it.

    Bill
     
  12. wasp

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    Yeah mines a camping car!!:ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:
     
  13. derekfaeberwick

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    Mine's just the van. :Cool:
     
  14. sinbad1

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    caravanette ::bigsmile:::bigsmile:

    here going cheap:ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:
     
  15. wills5138

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    I reckon a coachbuilt or A class is a motorhome.
    An RV is....... well an RV.
    A panel van conversion, Trigano, Auto Sleeper, IH etc etc, is a campervan.
    ????????
     
  16. carlandflo

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    LONG gone i'm affraid!!!!!!!!

    Caravenette......uuugggghhhhh:Angry::Angry::Angry:
    almost as bad as 'ice cream van':Doh:

    In the '70's and '80's the common term was Motor Caravan - the use of Motorhome generically came about during the '90's............

    the Aussies and the Kiwi's have always called them Camper vans.........

    the Yanks - RV's........... but then they have always had difficulty spelling the English language:winky:
    Carl
     
  17. sinbad1

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    Like anything else its just a name, expect in them days they were proud to be owners of a caravanette. I think camper vans is a fair description of what it is,doesn't matter which you like they are all basically the samehardhat

    Quite like Mobile Tupperware what do you think:ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:hardhathardhathardhat

    Regards
     
  18. zaskar

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    Brilliant!:ROFLMAO:
    Don't know why the name winds me up like it does, but when I hear it, for me, it's like someone dragging thier nails down a blackboard, I shudder!!!!!:Doh:
     
  19. scotjimland

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    The American generic name as we all know is Recreational Vehicle (RV) which is anything from a folding trailer tent to an A or C class which they call a motorhome..

    my understanding is as follows

    Camper van .. a converted panel van, or B class

    Motor caravan .. coach built, C or A class

    Motor home ... American term for a luxury home on wheels that you can live in, any class.

    but they (the yanks) have now muddied the water with C+ and B+ classes :Doh:

    Caravanette .. = to wind up Pappa and Zazkar :roflmto:

    or yes.. and

    Dormobile .. Manufacturer of camper vans .. at one time used as a generic name for any camper van..
     
  20. tofo

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    does it really matter:thumb:
    long as the caravan aint in front of you :Doh::Blush:
     

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