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Old 11-23-2005, 06:21 PM   #1
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Is there a difference between a motorhome and a motorcoach??? Other than the words and spelling?
My ol' guy (husband) was complementing a fella on his "rig" telling him it looked like a nice motorhome! The fella took offense and said, (in an irrogant tone) "It's a motorcoach!" Thanks this has been bugging me for a year?
P.S. If there is a difference...I don't see a motorcoach forum listing on this site???
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Old 11-23-2005, 06:21 PM   #2
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Is there a difference between a motorhome and a motorcoach??? Other than the words and spelling?
My ol' guy (husband) was complementing a fella on his "rig" telling him it looked like a nice motorhome! The fella took offense and said, (in an irrogant tone) "It's a motorcoach!" Thanks this has been bugging me for a year?
P.S. If there is a difference...I don't see a motorcoach forum listing on this site???
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Old 11-23-2005, 06:38 PM   #3
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Regardless of what the arrogant will have you believe there is no difference- the two terms are used interchangably throughout the industry by dealers, magazines, owners, etc.

Those types of people crack me up- I just shake my head, laugh, and walk away...
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Old 11-23-2005, 07:00 PM   #4
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whatever.. Guess he figures a "Coach" makes him more elite.. He can stay in the private Coach community too
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Old 11-23-2005, 07:16 PM   #5
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My Allegro "Bus" is made by Tiffin "Motorhomes" and I belong to Family "MotorCoach" Association. It all makes no difference and it's all the same - it's an RV. Whatever you want to call it works for me. Just don't put me in a "hearse".
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Old 11-23-2005, 07:36 PM   #6
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MARK: the pictures you include of your A. BUS are always so beautifully framed by spectacular backgrounds. Can you add where the photo was taken? Ed
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Old 11-23-2005, 08:49 PM   #7
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I think maybe sometimes when people pay a great some of money for their motorhomes they refer to it as a "coach".
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Old 11-24-2005, 01:30 AM   #8
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We refer to all rv as coaches, even trailers. This is not to say we don't use the term motorhome but coach is like a nikname; shorter and simpler to use when we are in high gear at the dealership. Most people that have RV's are nice but sometimes you find others.
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Hmmmm, maybe my 5th wheel should be called a "Trailercoach"? Nawwww, it wasn't expensive enough.
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Old 11-24-2005, 06:55 AM   #10
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I must admit I shudder when people refer to our MH as our trailer.
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Old 11-24-2005, 07:19 AM   #11
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by dleslie125:
I must admit I shudder when people refer to our MH as our trailer. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>We're used to it. Doris calls ours a trailer all the time and it comes naturally to her.

We do know what she means though so it's no biggie.
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Richard, you may be more correct than you realize. There were a lot of coaches before engines, i.e. "motors" were ever thought of. Most had a lot of horsepower, sometimes up to eight.
Seriously, what difference does what one call it make? I refer to a MH as a 'coach', a 'camper', a 'motorhome' and if it is giving me trouble I might be a bit more descriptive.

Anyone with an attitude such as Ironhorses describes has to have some major insecurity going. I'll bet he doesn't have much fun camping either.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by edgray:
MARK: the pictures you include of your A. BUS are always so beautifully framed by spectacular backgrounds. Can you add where the photo was taken? Ed </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

This one was taken on US-16 as we were climbing the Bighorn Mountains. As we climbed we eventually got into the rain clouds instead of underneath them. Then it turned to snow until we got a bit down the other side.
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Old 11-24-2005, 05:37 PM   #14
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Well, per Dictionary.com
motor home
n.
A motor vehicle built on a truck or bus chassis and designed to serve as self-contained living quarters for recreational travel.
And
motorcoach

n : a vehicle carrying many passengers; used for public transport; "he always rode the bus to work" [syn: bus, autobus, coach, charabanc, double-decker, jitney, motorbus, omnibus
So I guess technically a motrcoach is supposed to be public transportation.
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