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Old 08-06-2012, 05:28 PM   #29
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EEEEHAAAH, I got a coach, my old stage coach is pulled by horse power. I didnt know I had an RV also. Head em out!!!!!!
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Old 08-07-2012, 11:44 AM   #31
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My bank account may qualify as an RV since it's used primarily for recreation. And it's the vehicle I use to pay for my toy's!

From dictionary.com

ve·hi·cle

   /ˈviɪkəl or, sometimes, ˈvihɪ-/ Show Spelled[vee-i-kuhl or, sometimes, vee-hi-] Show IPA
noun 1. any means in or by which someone travels or something is carried or conveyed; a means of conveyance or transport: a motor vehicle; space vehicles.

2. a conveyance moving on wheels, runners, tracks, or the like, as a cart, sled, automobile, or tractor.

3. a means of transmission or passage: Air is the vehicle of sound.

4. a carrier, as of infection.

5. a medium of communication, expression, or display: The novel is a fitting vehicle for his talents. language is the vehicle of thought.
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Old 08-07-2012, 11:58 AM   #32
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In North America, and many places abroad, if it's got wheels wheels, and you can life in it (it has a bed and some of the comforts of home), it's an RV in the truest sense.

Some classify 4x4s, dune buggys and atvs as RVs as well....but usually not in the US/Canada
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Old 08-07-2012, 01:42 PM   #33
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A vehicle (from Latin: vehiculum[1]) is a mobile machine that is designed or used to transport passengers or cargo.

It is essential that a vehicle have a source of energy to drive it.

A motor home is an RV. Any trailer or fiver is not an RV.
However, most if not all US states consider a trailer or fiver as a vehicle, subject to taxation and registration/titling requirement. Try making your vehiculum argument to your local DMV office and you'll probably get laughed out of it. Further, the contemporary definition of a fiver or trailer designed to live in, full or part time, and includes a bath/toilet, kitchen and bedroom, as a "recreational" vehicle. And that's all I'll say about that.
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However, most if not all US states consider a trailer or fiver as a vehicle, subject to taxation and registration/titling requirement. Try making your vehiculum argument to your local DMV office and you'll probably get laughed out of it. Further, the contemporary definition of a fiver or trailer designed to live in, full or part time, and includes a bath/toilet, kitchen and bedroom, as a "recreational" vehicle. And that's all I'll say about that.
Well said
A valid citiation using the very relevent measure of "impact on the wallet."
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I found this citiation from the Federal Government...albeit messed-up it's the only Federal Government we got...

So, submitted for your attension,
A RECREATIONAL VEHICLE, THE OFFICIAL DEFINITION:

HUD regulations (Title 24 Code of Federal Regulations, Section 3282.8) define "recreational vehicle" as a vehicle that is: (1) built on a single chassis; (2) 400 square feet or less when measured at the largest horizontal projections; (3) self-propelled or permanently towable by a light duty truck; and (4) designed primarily not for use as a permanent dwelling but as temporary living quarters for recreational, camping, travel, or seasonal use.
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Old 08-13-2012, 03:19 PM   #37
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I wil agree with him, when WA state stops charging vehicle sales tax and lic. fees on 5th wheels and trailers!
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Good try here but there are at least two glaring problems.

1. A trailer has a power source - the tow VEHICLE.

2. I doubt that you could convince ANY local, state, or federal peace officer that a trailer is not a vehicle (and thus does not have to be registered as such, or titled).


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HUD regulations (Title 24 Code of Federal Regulations, Section 3282.8) define "recreational vehicle" as a vehicle that is: (1) built on a single chassis; (2) 400 square feet or less when measured at the largest horizontal projections; (3) self-propelled or permanently towable by a light duty truck; and (4) designed primarily not for use as a permanent dwelling but as temporary living quarters for recreational, camping, travel, or seasonal use.
Yeah but words are always misused. Shoot, look at the Department of Motor Vehicles. I can register a vehicle with an engine in it, but I don't have register a vehicle with a motor in it.

Motorized Scooter Registration


A motorized scooter is a two-wheeled device that has handlebars, a floorboard designed to be stood upon when riding, and is powered by a motor.


The Vehicle Code (VC) does not require registration, license plates to be displayed or the scooter to be insured. Local authorities can regulate the registration for these scooters pursuant to VC §21225.
Even though insurance is not required, owners of these scooters should contact their insurance company to determine if coverage is available.


An operator of a motorized scooter must be at least 16 years old, possess a valid drivers license or instruction permit, and wear a helmet.
A motorized scooter may be operated on a bicycle path, trail or bikeway, but not on a sidewalk. On the roadway, it must be operated in the bicycle lane, if there is one. On roads without bicycle lanes, motorized scooters may operate where the speed limit is 25 mph or less, and shall be ridden as close to the right hand curb as possible, except to pass or turn left. VC § 21226 (D) prohibits alteration of motorized scooters.
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.......Army Intelligence?
No such item!

Sorry, couldn't resist.

I agree with the OP. If it is used for recreational purposes it is an RV.

I was wrong once.....wait, I'm sorry, I was just mistaken that time. Sorry!
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I'm really confused,That's why I call our DSDP the camper. It just makes things less confussssing. Jim
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An RV is something that costs lots of money and continues to cost lots of money while you own it.
We have a winner. Never were truer words spoken.

Just for the record I think any vehicle used for recreation is and RV, engine or not.
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