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Old 12-25-2015, 11:51 AM   #1
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Salon?

OK, I'm just an old country boy and this will probably be viewed as a very dumb question, but why do some people refer to the front area of a MH as a "salon"?
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Salon?

Same reason folks refer to the kitchen as the "galley"?
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The toilet is the head.
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Same word as "saloon", just different spelling.


The difference is that the batwing is on the antenna, not the front door.


Basically, just an open room, but trying to sound refined.


Not much help here.


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And here I was sitting on the couch thinking about World Peace

But I took the time to see what the actual definition was.

Salon | Definition of Salon by Merriam-Webster



Full Definition of salon
  1. 1 : an elegant apartment or living room (as in a fashionable home)
  2. 2 : a fashionable assemblage of notables (as literary figures, artists, or statesmen) held by custom at the home of a prominent person
  3. 3a : a hall for exhibition of artb capitalized : an annual exhibition of works of art
  4. 4 : a stylish business establishment or shop <a beauty salon>

So, if you think your coach qualifies as a "Fashionable Home" then you can refer to the LR as a Salon
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OK, I'm just an old country boy and this will probably be viewed as a very dumb question, but why do some people refer to the front area of a MH as a "salon"?
That's the place she fixes her hair in the MH because just no room in the bathroom 'Beauty salon'
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For whatever reason the MH crowd started using nautical terms for many things:

-head
-galley
-salon
-shore power

Have no idea why, but it made the change feel comfortable for me.

As an aside, there are many common components used on boats and Motorhomes:

-opening where the stinky slinky goes is a vessel deck plate

-dryer vent cover is the same item found on many boats to cover scuppers or engine room vents

-shore power cord is the same 50 amp or 30 Amp Marinco where it connects to the coach

-fresh water pump is the same as found on many cruisers

-Cummins marine engines are just marinized versions of our C,L or M series engines.

Merry Christmas to all!
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For whatever reason the MH crowd started using nautical terms for many things:

-head
-galley
-salon
-shore power

Have no idea why, but it made the change feel comfortable for me.

As an aside, there are many common components used on boats and Motorhomes:

-opening where the stinky slinky goes is a vessel deck plate

-dryer vent cover is the same item found on many boats to cover scuppers or engine room vents

-shore power cord is the same 50 amp or 30 Amp Marinco where it connects to the coach

-fresh water pump is the same as found on many cruisers

-Cummins marine engines are just marinized versions of our C,L or M series engines.

Merry Christmas to all!
So what does salon mean to a boater?
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The general living area of the vessel. Usually where you find couches, TV's, recliners, wet bar and controls for the sound system.
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The general living area of the vessel. Usually where you find couches, TV's, recliners, wet bar and controls for the sound system.

OK, now I'll know when somebody mentions "salon" they probably smell like fish!
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And why do some refer to their MH as a coach?
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And why do some refer to their MH as a coach?
For me, because that's they way the manual refers to it.
In many places it says 'coach' for 'motorhome'. For instance, 'Do not attempt to move the coach with the leveling jacks deployed'. Also the panel for the leveling jacks has a big red light that comes on next to the works 'DO NOT MOVE COACH' if you turn on the key with the jacks down.
And, probably just because it sounds cooler than 'motorhome'. Kind of like the trailers that people had when I was a kid are now called 'modular homes', which apparently is a set up even from a 'mobile home'.
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For whatever reason the MH crowd started using nautical terms for many things:

-head
-galley
-salon
-shore power

Have no idea why, but it made the change feel comfortable for me.

As an aside, there are many common components used on boats and Motorhomes:

-opening where the stinky slinky goes is a vessel deck plate

-dryer vent cover is the same item found on many boats to cover scuppers or engine room vents

-shore power cord is the same 50 amp or 30 Amp Marinco where it connects to the coach

-fresh water pump is the same as found on many cruisers

-Cummins marine engines are just marinized versions of our C,L or M series engines.

Merry Christmas to all!
+1, Boating/yachting terms a lot of cross over in my opinion.
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Mine is a Saloon because that's where most of the alcohol is consumed.
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