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Old 03-16-2019, 02:29 PM   #1
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Why do people call motorhomes “coaches”? A coach is only part of a motorhome. The chassis is the rest. While I’m at it, dinghy (in rv parlance) is a vehicle pulled behind a motorhome. “Dinghy vehicle” is redundant, why do so many folks refer to their “dingy vehicle”? Or why not just call it what it is, a car of pickup?
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Makes them sound more important.....
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It isn't just RVers, ATM machine for instance.
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Is a camper only one that is in/on a truck or is it a travel trailer and/or 5th wheel


Or is it just folks that go camping


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Why do people call motorhomes “coaches”? A coach is only part of a motorhome. The chassis is the rest. While I’m at it, dinghy (in rv parlance) is a vehicle pulled behind a motorhome. “Dinghy vehicle” is redundant, why do so many folks refer to their “dingy vehicle”? Or why not just call it what it is, a car of pickup?
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When does a motorhome become a coach?
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If you park the RV you live in, and never move it again, are you a full timer ?

How about a Motor Coach, what's that ?
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Camper is a Truck camper trailers are trailers. Fifth wheels are fifth wheels, or fivers. Motor homes are motor homes or coaches
The coach term I think came from the old days when there were busses like Greyhound and Trailways plying the highways. People traveled by coach.
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If those that live on west coast are called Left Coasters, and those that live on east coast Right Coasters, what happens when you turn 180 degrees?.....And if North Carolina is considered a southern place, how come it starts with North?......lol
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Why do we drive on the parkway and park on the driveway?
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Look the definition of an RV/recreational vehicle, you'll be surprised.
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