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Old 08-23-2015, 10:27 AM   #1
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Abbreviations for the newbies

I thought we used a lot of abbreviations in the aviation world ... that is until I found y'all. Is there a list or key somewhere of the abbreviations and translations used in the RV world? I am fairly certain that MH=motorhome, 5er= fifth wheel trailer, TH= toyhauler. Beyond that ...

Thanks for the help
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Hi Dan! Welcome to IRV2! We're sure glad you joined us!

There are lists, and I'm sure someone will jump in here with one!

Good luck, happy trails, and God bless!
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Old 08-23-2015, 10:41 AM   #3
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Yeah, like: "DW" ?

I mean, context helps, but.......dishwasher either didn't fit literally, or was a bit of a reach occupationally.
"Deadly Women?" No, that's a TV program.
Hmmmm.....

"Deranged Wildebeast? No, because that wouldn't be an appropriate description, although it's use could be a cause, thus the reason there is a Deadly Women TV program in the first place!

Man, I'm a gonna get Karma'd for sure now.

"Dangit, Woman!" ? Oh! Maybe......

I dunno........
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Old 08-23-2015, 11:26 AM   #4
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Exactly!That one has guessing some great stuff too. Love your thought process, btw. A search of past threads on this subject offered a link, to someone's blob, but it is no longer supported. (I really did try to avoid a repeat thread. I apologize if I missed it)
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Old 08-23-2015, 01:57 PM   #5
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RV acronyms

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I thought we used a lot of abbreviations in the aviation world ... that is until I found y'all. Is there a list or key somewhere of the abbreviations and translations used in the RV world? I am fairly certain that MH=motorhome, 5er= fifth wheel trailer, TH= toyhauler. Beyond that ...

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Check out...
https://www.heartlandowners.org/show...-Abbreviations
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There are really only three you need to remember

RTFM (Read the "Fine" Manual) (Modified for posting)
SNAFU,, Situtation Normal.....ALL....
FUBAR Same F as above Up beyond all recognition.

DW Dear wife DH Dear husband
ICC interstate Comerence Comission (Applies to a light switch in some RV)
TV Tow Vehicle or Television Please be more specific
AC 120 volts alternating current
A/C Air conditioning (Of not sure spell out)
DC Direct current, usually 12.6 to 13.6 volt 12V Same thing

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Welcome and IMO (in my opinion) and FWIW (for what it's worth) wait until you start reading about towing weights, vehicle weights, and worst of all the Gross weights, it's so very gross. I do, however, agree with the need to produce a list or acronyms.
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The last time we did a list:

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