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Old 08-25-2012, 04:48 PM   #1
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When does a motorhome become a coach?

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!
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Old 08-25-2012, 04:50 PM   #2
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When ever you feel like calling it that.
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Like when DW calls you DH and you have to think of which meaning she is referring to.
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Old 08-25-2012, 05:01 PM   #4
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Joe,

The term Coach goes back to the western days but has been used in many other ways to describe types of vehicles that hold people.

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Old 08-25-2012, 05:19 PM   #5
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Three answers -- the snob version: The more it costs, the more likely it is called a coach.

My version: People are gradually shifting to motorcoach, because motorhome is often confused with mobile home.

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.

There may be other versions.
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Old 08-25-2012, 05:28 PM   #6
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Three answers -- the snob version: The more it costs, the more likely it is called a coach.

My version: People are gradually shifting to motorcoach, because motorhome is often confused with mobile home.

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.

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What he just said.
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Some folks refer to their trailers as coaches.
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I didn't know there was a difference.....
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I don't know, mine is a camper we go camping in
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I don't know, mine is a camper we go camping in
This is a really good point I haven't thought of until now. What the rig is used for probably has a lot of influence over what their owners call them, but there's no real definition that I know of.

I do kind of pause for a moment when someone refers to mine as a "camper" but if bbeane can call his Foretravel a camper I'm good with it.

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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.
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While in the business for 18 years, I heard the motorhomes most often referred to as" #1 camper #2 RV #3 motorhome #4 Coach #5 Bus
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