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Old 08-26-2012, 08:37 AM   #29
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The Greyhound version: A long distance bus is often called a coach, so the more "buslike" your motorhome is, the more likely it is to be called a coach.
Here's an experience I had on I-5 in Washington State. I was driving up on a Weigh Station (in my car) that had a portable sign that read "All Coaches Must Stop" the next day the same sign said "All Coaches Must Stop, No RV's"

I refer to our 45' Rig as an RV, Coach, Camper, Motorhome, Bus, Condo on Wheels, just about anything but Mobilehome
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When one is trying to "IMPRESS" the novice with a "look at me and what I have" moment. The rest of us know down deep it's a camper.
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Many horse drawn carriages were called coaches and some wore the brand name of Phaeton, so there were Phaeton coaches being towed by horses. With the constant increases in the price of diesel we my see those days return.

My Phaeton is most often called the RV but sometimes it is referred to as the "coach".

I wonder if I could find horses in a color that would match?
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I always thought that if the exit door was in front of the passenger seat it was a coach, but I guess that could be a bus as well
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The manufacturer named it a Country Coach. So coach it is.

The State calls it a "HouseCar".

I have other names I use dependent on the status of its many operating functions.
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I'm new to the MH arena and thiis has me wondering. What determines when a MH is called a coach? I found out there's LOTS of things I don't know about motorhomes!
It becomes a Coach when I am too lazy to type out Motorhome. It saves me from typing out those pesky four letters. I also do not like calling it a MH. So there !!
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The manufacturer named it a Country Coach. So coach it is.

The State calls it a "HouseCar".

I have other names I use dependent on the status of its many operating functions.
The manufacturer can call it a "log cart" but that doesn't qualify it as such.

It's just a word game to make the consumer pay more. They are simply a motor home, RV or camper...nothing more and nothing less.
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It becomes a Coach when I am too lazy to type out Motorhome. It saves me from typing out those pesky four letters. I also do not like calling it a MH. So there !!
So what don't you type RV?
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The manufacturer named it a Country Coach. So coach it is.

The State calls it a "HouseCar".

I have other names I use dependent on the status of its many operating functions.
So, you have a Country Coach coach. If there were other Country Coach owners around you, you could refer to the area as Country Coach coach country.
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I looked it up, the correct term is coach if it is 36 feet six inches in length or longer.
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Usually when you go to the RV dealer.
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I prefer to call mine an RV because I feel stupid calling it a coach. The reason I feel stupid calling it a coach is because calling it a coach makes me feel I'm not being humble. JMHO
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It becomes a Coach when I am too lazy to type out Motorhome. It saves me from typing out those pesky four letters. I also do not like calling it a MH. So there !!
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So what don't you type RV?
Hmm, I wish I had thought of that !

Also:
A motorhome (or motor coach) is a type of self-propelled recreational vehicle or RV
as in F.M.C.A.
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In the mind of the beholder. Friends have a 45' DP calls it a "Camper", and onlys stays in "Resort"s. ???"
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