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Old 03-15-2013, 06:33 PM   #127
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what does the D stand for?
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Old 03-15-2013, 06:56 PM   #128
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OK I’ll have to admit I am really bad with acronyms. What is DW & DH? I get the husband wife part, but what does the D stand for?
Some posted this a while back and I copies it to my notepad. Can't take credit but here ya go.

4X2 = 2 Wheel Drive
4X4 = 4 Wheel Drive
4WD = 4 Wheel Drive
55+ = Age 55 plus Park
5er = Fifth Wheel
5ver = Fifth Wheel
AC = Air Conditioning or Alternating Current as in 120VAC
AFAIK = As Far As I Know
AGM = Absorbed Glass Mat (Battery)
AMP = Amperes
APU = Auxiliary Power Unit (Generator)
ATF = Automatic Transmission Fluid
AWD = All Wheel Drive
BB = Brake Buddy
BC = Brake Controller
BIL - Brother In Law
BLM = Bureau Of Land Management
BOF = Bird Of Feather
BTW = By The Way
C2C = Coast to Coast Resorts
CAPS = Capital Letters. Using all CAPS is considered SCREAMING
CAT = Caterpillar
CB = Citizens Band (Radio)
CC = Crew Cab of a TV (4 Door)
CCC = Cargo Carrying Capacity
CDL = Commercial Drivers License
CF = Camp Fire
CG = Camp Ground
COE = Corp of Engineers (US Army)
CSP = Continued Service Plan
CRS = Can't Remember Shi...
CUL = See You Later
CW = Camping World
D/A = Duramax/Allison (Chevrolet or GMC)
DC = Direct Current as in 12VDC
DH = Darling Hubby or Husband, Dear Hubby, Da%& Hubby
DIL - Daughter In Law
Dinghy = See Toad
DRW = Dual Rear Wheels
Dooley = Dual Rear Wheels
DS = Dump Station
DSI = Direct Spark Ignition
DSL = Digital Subscriber Line
Dually = Dual Rear Wheels
DP = Diesel Pusher as used in an MH
DW = Dear Wife, Darling Wife, Da%& Wife, Dim Wit
EC = Extended Cab of a TV
EPDM = Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer (Rubber Roofing)
ERS = Emergency Road Service
ESP = Extended Service Plan
FAQ or FAQs = Frequently Asked Questions
FHU = Full Hook Up
FMCA = Family Motor Coach Association
FIL = Father In Law
FIVER = 5th Wheel
FT = Full Time
Furry Kids = Pets
FW = Fifth Wheel
FWD = Front Wheel Drive
FWIW = For What It's Worth
FYI = For Your Information
G8R = Gator
GPS = Global Positioning System
GAWR or GAW = Gross Axle Weight Rating
GCVW or GCW = Gross Combined Vehicle Weight
GCWR = Gross Combination Weight Rating
GS = Good Sam
GTWR = Gross Trailer Weight Rating
GVW or GVWR = Gross Vehicle Weight Rating
GOB = Good ol' Boy
HD = Heavy Duty
HDT = Heavy Duty Truck
HH = Happy Hour
IBSRV = International Brotherhood/Sisterhood of RVers
IIRC = If I Remember Correctly
IMO = In My Opinion
IMHO = In My Humble Opinion
IP = Internet Provider
ISP = Internet Service Provider
HWH = Hot Water Heater (Correct term WH = Water Heater)
HWH = This is top secret (Maker of RV Leveling & Room Extension Systems)
KOA = Kampgrounds of America
L8R = Later
L8R G8R = Later Gator
LMAO = Laughing My A__ Off
LB = Long Box or Bed of a Tow Vehicle
LEO = Lets Eat Out (Club)
LOL = Laughing Out Loud, Lots Of Luck, Lots Of Love
LOW = Life On Wheels
LP/LPG = Liquid Petroleum Gas
LT = Light Truck tires (as in LT245 tires)
MDT = Medium Duty Truck
MH = Motor Home
MHP = MotorHome Park
MIL = Mother In Law
MM = Mile Marker
MSRP = Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
MTCW = My Two Cents Worth
NCC = Net Carrying Capacity
NKK = Newmar Kountry Klub
NFS = National Forest Service
NPS = National Park Service
OALAEHO = Opinions Are Like A__holes, Everybody Has One
OEM = Original Equipement by the Manufacturer
OP = Original Post or Original Poster
PDI = Pre-Delivery Inspection
PM = Private Message
PPA = Passport America (Discount Parks)
PSD = Power Stroke Diesel (Ford)
PU = Pop Up
PW = Pressure Washer
Qs = Question(s)
RGV = Rio Grande Valley
ROTFLOL = Rolling On The Floor Laughing Out Loud
ROTFLMAO = Rolling On The Floor Laughing My A__ Off
RPI = Resort Parks International (Membership Parks)
RV = Recreational Vehicle
SB = Short Box or Bed of a Tow Vehicle
SCWR = Sleeping Capacity Weight Rating
SIL = Sister In Law or Son In Law
SKP = Escapee (Member)
SO = significant other
SOB = Some Other Brand
SP = State Park
SRW = Single Rear Wheels
ST = Trailer tires (as in ST225)
TC = Truck camper
TH = Toy Tauler
TMI = Too Much Information
TOAD = A vehicle towed behind a MH
TP = Toilet Paper
TT = Travel Trailer, Thousand Trails (Membership Parks)
TV = Tow Vehicle and on a rare occasion TeleVision
TWR/TLR/VLR = Tongue Weight, Tongue Load, Vertical Load Rating
VIN = Vehicle Identification Number (Serial Number)
URL = Uniform Resource Locator (WWW Address)
UVW or UVWR = Unloaded Vehicle Weight Rating
WallyWorld = Wal*Mart
WD or W/D = Washer/Dryer
WD = Weight Distribution (hitch)
WDW = Walt Disney World
W/E/S = Water/Electric/Sewer
Wi-Fi or WiFi = Wireless Fidelity
WIT = Winnebago, Itasca Travelers (Club)
WWW = World Wide Web (the Internet)
YMMV = Your Mileage May Vary
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Old 03-15-2013, 07:09 PM   #129
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DW 48 me just turned a young 50...plan to retire June 1st 2016. Only 688 more days.

Our 05' tt we sold last Feb. We had 380 nights in 7 seasons. I get 6 weeks of vacation and have not stayed home in 15 years....The first thing we do, June 2nd 2016 is leave for Alaska for the summer...

Like the State Parks of Ohio, PA and VT 95% of the time. Like to do weekends in the spring and fall within a 90 minute drive. In the summer do one and two week vacations. Those are usually within a 100 to 500 mile drive.

When I retire plan to do many 2-4 week trips from April to Oct....Don't think I could ever get rid of my S & B's...home
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Old 03-24-2013, 07:55 PM   #130
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Me 53 wife 40s , retired when I was 40 , now use Rv to camp at triathlons , any other triathletes out there ??
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Old 03-24-2013, 08:19 PM   #131
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I am 47, DH will be 50 in May.

We use our RV for weekends and weeklong trips. We boondock in the desert while riding in our Wildcat Articcat SXS and our 17 y/o son rides his dirt bike. Our oldest (22 y/o son) and his fiance join us when school and work allow. New years eve is always spent in the desert, as is Easter, Thanksgiving, MLK wkd, Presidents Day wkd...etc! We belong to a camping group of about 50 families that camp in several different areas. Just about each weekend there is someone going somewhere!

In the summer we take the moho to the beach for weekends - Mother's
Day is a big weekend for our group at the beach. Occasionally we go to the local mountains. Great thing about where we live in So Cal, we are approx 45 minutes from the desert, beach and mountains.
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Old 03-25-2013, 08:45 AM   #132
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I am turning the big 60 this year, my DH is 55. We just bought a 40 ft National Pacifica for what we call "pre-retirement". I work full time for IBM and currently work from home. As long as I have a network connection and phone, I can work anywhere. My DH works for the family maintaining 7 rental houses, renovating, repairing, daily management. So he can call his own shots unless in the middle of a large renovation. So we decided to hook me up with MiFi and I can work from the RV. Since I start work at 6am I get off earlier in day also. Planning on 2 longer trips, 3-4 weeks, twice a year and hope to use it for 3-5 days during the months we are not gone. We are in northern CA so no snow or weather issues really. My first day working from my mobile home will be April 19th. We are planning our first trip for April 18-22. Based on everything I'm reading here there is no reason we can't pull it off easily. Our first longer trip will be Route 66 CA to Oklahoma. We have two cats who will travel with us. We just bought a 2013 Jeep Patriot to tow. I'm ready.
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Old 03-25-2013, 09:49 AM   #133
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I'm 62 wife is 64. She works for a large law firm. Curently she is in New Orleans defending Transocean in the BP gulf oil spill. I run a Campground in So. Calif. Our take off times are in June and October. We usually go for two weeks at a time somewhere between home and Utah. We have a cabin in Big Bear that we plan to retire to in a couple of years. Summer there then winter somewhere warmer.
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DOOOH!! DW is Dear Wife? I thought it was Dish Washer
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Old 03-25-2013, 05:20 PM   #135
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DOOOH!! DW is Dear Wife? I thought it was Dish Washer
Omg don't tell her that!
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Old 03-25-2013, 05:59 PM   #136
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Or "Darn". Depending on your mood!?!
Or demon.
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Old 03-25-2013, 06:22 PM   #137
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hi all-
we are both 48 until my birthday next month at which time I am reminded how much older I am! she is a self employed IT consultant/ programmer and I work for a home builder designing homes.

we started camping in 2005, my niece was visiting the office and told me about a state park called Potato Creek. I looked it up on line and went home that night and told my DDDW (dear,darling, delightful wife) that we were going to get a tent, sleeping bags and go camping. she said she camped as kid and would enjoy it but wanted a bathroom and bed.

that weekend we went out and bought a 95 Terry 27T, went camping a week later and the rest was history. in 2010 we bought a new 35' V-Lite TT w/3 slides until last fall when she found the Bounder at a local RV lot.

we average about 55 nights a year mostly 3 day weekends and try to get 2 10 day trips in.
we always take our 3 dogs with us when camp
we hope to be full timers in the next year or so.
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I am 47, DH will be 50 in May.

We use our RV for weekends and weeklong trips. We boondock in the desert while riding in our Wildcat Articcat SXS and our 17 y/o son rides his dirt bike. Our oldest (22 y/o son) and his fiance join us when school and work allow. New years eve is always spent in the desert, as is Easter, Thanksgiving, MLK wkd, Presidents Day wkd...etc! We belong to a camping group of about 50 families that camp in several different areas. Just about each weekend there is someone going somewhere!

In the summer we take the moho to the beach for weekends - Mother's
Day is a big weekend for our group at the beach. Occasionally we go to the local mountains. Great thing about where we live in So Cal, we are approx 45 minutes from the desert, beach and mountains.
My husband (59) and I (55) have been talking about a trip to southern California. Not retired yet but camp on weekends and try to take one longer trip a year with our "bus". We have a 2008 MH and want to try some boondocking. Your Holiday trips sound awesome. We have a Jeep Wrangler that we tow and are trying to figure out a trailer for that and our Polaris RZR. Love rock crawling and playing in the desert. We have a son who lives in LA. Do you have suggestions of areas for us to try? A friend of ours has gone to Glamis but he doesn't boondock, just goes out with a dirt bike. Have also thought about trying to hit a NASCAR race at Fontana while out there. I'd appreciate any input you have for us. We live in South Dakota and can't wait to try out some new areas.
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When are you planning on coming to So Cal as the deserts are getting close to heating up ?
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Old 04-16-2013, 07:43 PM   #140
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I am 44, and DH is a very boyish 65. We have a daughter age 16 and three college boys who may or may not come along--depending on whether they have a better offer. We are both teachers and use our trailer for weekend camping, softball tournaments, and several week-long trips a year.
Dale has been eligible for retirement the past five years, but he won't do it until we send the last kid off to college. However, once she's out of the house, so are we!
We are ready to try full timing, even though I'm not ready to quit work completely. I may write, tutor, or try something completely new. Right now, camp hosting part-time sounds like it could be fun.

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