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Old 08-27-2012, 09:01 AM   #57
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We have had several people call our motorhome a bus out of disrespect for the idea of owning a motor home I guess. "Why do you want to travel around in an old bus?" it is a 2006 Dutch Star, so not so old and not a bus, but realize that some people hold our pastime in disdain. Free country. Sometimes we call it a camper, motorhome, DP, RV and other terms depending on if I am working omit or not.
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Old 08-27-2012, 09:15 AM   #58
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I have always considered anything added to a frame or chassis to be the coach, no matter what its value is, whether its a TT 5er or a motorhome.
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Old 08-27-2012, 09:36 AM   #59
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I had to smile at some of the recent comments here, remembering an incident a while back.

My wife and I had just hooked up our 2010 Encounter in a very pleasant RV park in Boulder City NV. Sitting next to us was this absolutely gorgeous Prevost with its lower half in glowing stainless steel reflecting our humble Encounter.

Very shortly after, the owner came over and introduced himself. Hi, he said, my name is ----- , I paid $1.6 million for my coach. Oh, I replied, I could have bought 25 of our RVs for that money and he left.

A day or so later, he returned. Oh dear, he said, I am really very worried and nervous - the IRS have said they are going to audit me. Well, I said, maybe they have found out you spent $1.6 million on that fine coach of yours. And he left.

It's a funny old world.
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Old 08-27-2012, 10:30 AM   #60
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Nope , and let us remember that braggarts usually enjoy the company of other braggarts. Did I call you a braggart? I simply stated that I would feel like a braggart. Or, has it come to the point that another member is now going to tell me how I feel? And yes, You own an RV. As stated earlier, we don't go COACHING, we go RVing. I can see the advertisement now " ENJOY THE OUTDOORS, GO COACHING WITH YOUR FAMILY THIS WEEKEND" Presented by the National Coaching Association. Oh, I forgot to add "MOTORCOACHING IS A NATIONAL PASTIME".
Sorry, your interpretation of "coach", carried to the point of being concerned about being thought of as a braggart for saying you have one, caught me by surprise. My intention was to understand your thoughts, not ruffle feathers or challenge you in any way.
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Old 08-27-2012, 10:49 AM   #61
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My mother-in-law used to call her double-wide a coach. The grandkids call the RV the "driving house" but we just call it the Winnebago and everyone knows what we mean.
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Old 08-27-2012, 11:13 AM   #62
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Websters: Coach, noun; a large closed 4-wheel carriage with an elevated outside front seat for the driver.
Guess none of us have a coach as defined by websters as all of them that I am aware of have the drivers seat inside.
Guess one would also have to define what is considered large .
That would eliminate anything that does not have 4 wheels and does not require a driver.
Terrible thing, all this time I thought I had a coach.
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Old 08-27-2012, 11:47 AM   #63
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I agree. Saying coach on anything short of Prevost, Newell etc. is just daydreaming and to me, it would make me a bit of a braggart. Mine is an RV period.
Hmmm,
That would make he Family Motor Coach Association (FMCA), just for Prevosts and Newells. I never knew that.
I am allways amazed by the things I learn on here.
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I had to smile at some of the recent comments here, remembering an incident a while back.

My wife and I had just hooked up our 2010 Encounter in a very pleasant RV park in Boulder City NV. Sitting next to us was this absolutely gorgeous Prevost with its lower half in glowing stainless steel reflecting our humble Encounter.

Very shortly after, the owner came over and introduced himself. Hi, he said, my name is ----- , I paid $1.6 million for my coach. Oh, I replied, I could have bought 25 of our RVs for that money and he left.

A day or so later, he returned. Oh dear, he said, I am really very worried and nervous - the IRS have said they are going to audit me. Well, I said, maybe they have found out you spent $1.6 million on that fine coach of yours. And he left.

It's a funny old world.
This is a great story -- still chuckling.
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Old 08-27-2012, 11:58 AM   #65
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The answer to this question is simple!
Go to any dealer with any RV motorized or not and shop for a new one. Anything the salesman shows you a trailer, or motorhome new or used he will call it a coach. anything you are trading is a "camper" ! If it's a year old Prevost or Foretravel it might be called a bus
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I believe I have the only coach of anyone that has posted on this thread. All the rest of you only have a motorhome.
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Hmmm,
That would make he Family Motor Coach Association (FMCA), just for Prevosts and Newells. I never knew that.
I am allways amazed by the things I learn on here.
And that choice of verbage again is by design by FMCA(also by Tiffen who abuse the word BUS) who is in the business(greatly diminished recently) of selling memberships and RV's. Same goes for a Resort. It's marketing folks. It doesn't bother me one iota if everyone calls their hybrid a hybrid coach, but I'm just not the type to be caught up in the word games. I've got to run and change the oil in my riding landscaper...I mean mower. lol

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Old 08-27-2012, 01:54 PM   #68
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When I was driving tour buses and called it a bus the owner would get upset that he did not have any buses, only coaches. His thought was that over $400K it was no longer a bus. My DW keeps calling ours a trailer. After 53 years I know better than try to convince her it isn't a trailer.
Years ago I was an education consultant for Queen City Metro, Cincinnati's transit system. They insisted they be called coaches because marketers had decided it sounded classier. Likewise the 'bus schedule' was to referred to as 'ride guide.' I asked to meet the footman on each coach.
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The antonym of braggart is humble so next when we hear someone speaking of flying first class we are to think of them as humble and those who speak of flying coach class are to be labeled braggarts.
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The antonym of braggart is humble so next when we hear someone speaking of flying first class we are to think of them as humble and those who speak of flying coach class are to be labeled braggarts.

Why would one associate an antonym with this discussion?

First Class air travel is just that. Your analogy is quite a stretch.

Try again if you wish....
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