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Glossary

What's an RV?

"RV" is a nickname given to the entire family of recreational vehicles that combine transportation and living quarters for recreation, camping and travel. Some provide a simple place for sleeping and eating, while others are virtually luxury lodges on wheels - equipped with conveniences ranging from separate sleeping accommodations, complete kitchen and bathroom facilities (including showers and even bathtubs) to washer and dryers, central heat and air conditioning and slide-out sections which substantially increase interior space.

Types of RV's

RVs fall into two general categories: Towable RVs (designed to be towed or carried by a car, van, pickup truck, or sport utility vehicle) and Motorized RVs (which contain their own engine).

Towable RV's

Fold Down Trailers

Folding TrailersThese units are also referred to as tent or camping trailers. A lightweight unit with collapsible sides that fold for aerodynamic towing by a motorized vehicle, even some small compact cars. When set up, they provide kitchen, dining and sleeping facilities for up to eight people.


Truck Campers

Truck Campers

A recreational RV that is loaded onto, or affixed to, the bed or chassis of a pickup truck. Many have kitchen and bathroom facilities. Truck campers sleep two to six people.


Travel Trailers

Travel Trailers

This style of RV is towed by means of a bumper or frame mounted hitch attached to the tow vehicle. Travel trailers provide comforts such as kitchen, toilet, sleeping, dining and living facilities, electric and water systems and modern appliances. Like all towable units, they can be unhitched from the tow vehicle, which is then free for convenient local travel to and from the campsite. Travel trailers sleep four to eight people.

Fifth Wheels

Fifth Wheels

A towable unit with a raised forward section over the hitch area, which rests on a "fifth wheel" hitch mounted on the pickup truck bed. Thus the forward end of the trailer overlaps the truck by several feet and the combined effective overall length of a fifth wheel trailer and truck is less than that of a travel trailer and car of similar length. Fifth wheels are the largest of the towable trailers, ranging in size from 18 feet to 40 feet. Many of the more luxurious units offer features such as electronically controlled ducted air conditioning, laminated construction, built-in vacuum systems, and full kitchen and bath facilities.

Motorized RV's

A Motorhome is a recreational camping and travel vehicle built on or as part of a motorized vehicle chassis. Kitchen, sleeping, bathroom and dining facilities are all conveniently accessible to the driver's area from inside. Living systems generally include electricity, heating, air conditioning and water. They come in a variety of sizes and sleep from two to 10 people. The following are the three basic types:

Class 'A' Motorhome

Class 'A' Motorhome

The largest of all RVs are built on a bare, specially designed motorized chassis and range from about 26 feet up to 42 feet. The amenities they contain are limited only by imagination and budget.



Class 'B' Motorhomes

Class 'B' Motorhomes

Also known as "camper vans" are based on a van chassis from one of the major automobile manufacturers while a raised roof is added for headroom. Camper vans are popular with people who like to tow a boat or use their vehicle as a second family car. The camper van is maneuverable, fits into a regular parking space and drives like a regular van. They have many of the features of larger motorhomes and can be equipped with bathrooms, showers, kitchens and dinettes.

Class 'C' Motorhomes

Class 'C' Motorhomes

Also called "mini-homes", these mid-size motorhomes are built on a special chassis with an attached van cab section. They are distinctive in that they have a built-over area directly above the cab. Although somewhat smaller than their Class 'A' cousins, Class "C's" offer most of the same amenities.



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