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Old 11-04-2013, 11:39 PM   #1
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RV Abbreviations, Acronyms & Initialisms

Being new to the camping world could someone point me towards an acronym list. Seems there used alot here and I'm .

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Old 11-05-2013, 05:29 AM   #2
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Here you go, Keith.

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RV Abbreviations, Acronyms & Initialisms


4X2 = 2 Wheel Drive
4X4 = 4 Wheel Drive
4WD = 4 Wheel Drive
5er = Fifth Wheel
5ver = Fifth Wheel
A/C = Air Conditioner
AC = Alternating Current as in 120VAC (sometimes mistakingly used for air conditioner)
AFAIK = As Far As I Know
AMP = Amperes
ATF = Automatic Transmission Fluid
ATS = Automatic Transfer Switch (from shore to generator power)
BC = Brake Controller
BLM or BOLM = Bureau Of Land Management
BTW = By The Way
CAPS = Capital Letters. Using all CAPS is considered SCREAMING
CC = Crew Cab of a TV (4 Door)
CCC = Cargo Carrying Capacity
CF = Camp Fire
CG = Camp Ground
COE = Corp of Engineers (US Army)
CRS = Can't Remember Shi... Dang CSR, I forgot the next letter
CTD = Cummins Turbo Diesel (Dodge)
CW = Camping World
D/A = Duramax/Alison (Chevrolet or GMC)
DC = Direct Current as in 12VDC
DH = Darling Hubby or Husband, Dear Hubby, Da%& Hubby, Designated Hitter (baseball)
Dinghy = See Toad
Dmax = Duramax diesel (GM)
DRW = Dual Rear Wheels
Dooley = Dual Rear Wheels
DS = Dump Station
DSL = Digital Subscriber Line
DSS = Door Side Scare "light" (see ODS)
Dually = Dual Rear Wheels
DP = Diesel Pusher as used in an MH
DW = Dear Wife, Darling Wife, Da%& Wife, Dim Wit, Dish Washer (same as Dear Wife), Darryl Waltrip (NASCAR)
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 (also see WES)
FIVER = 5th Wheel
FRF = Forest River Forums
FROG = Forest River Owners Group
FT = Full Time camper (sometimes F/T)
Furry Kids = Pets
FW = Fifth Wheel
FWIW = For What It's Worth
FYI = For Your Information
G8R = Gator
GPS = Global Positioning System or Satellite
GAWR or GAW = Gross Axle Weight Rating
GCVW or GCW = Gross Combined Vehicle Weight
GCWR = Gross Combination Weight Rating
GTWR = Gross Trailer Weight Rating
GVW or GVWR = Gross Vehicle Weight Rating
GOB = Good ol' Boy
HD = Heavy Duty
HH = Happy Hour
HWH = Hot Water Heater (Why would you heat hot water?)
IBSRV = International Brotherhood/Sisterhood of RVers
IIRC = If I Remember Correctly
IKR = I know right
IMHO = In My Humble Opinion
IMO = In My Opinion
IP = Internet Provider
ISP = Internet Service Provider (sometimes written DISP = Da$& Internet Service Provider)
L8R = Later
L8R G8R = Later Gator
LMAO = Laughing My A__ Off
LB = Long Box or Bed of a Tow Vehicle
LOL = Laughing Out Loud , Lots Of Luck, Lots Of Love
LT = Light Truck tires(as in LT245 tires)
MBS = Mercedes Benz Sprinter Diesel Chassis and is formerly known as the Solera Class C RV
MDT = Medium Duty Truck
MIL = Mother in-law (other in-laws can be FIL, SIL, and DIL)
MOC = Montana Owners Club
MH = Motor Home
MTCW = My Two Cents Worth
NCC = Net Carrying Capacity
NPS = National Park Service
OALAEHO = Opinions Are Like A__holes, Everybody Has One
ODS = Opposite Door-side Scare "light" (see DSS)
OEM = Original Equipment by the Manufacturer
OHC = Overhead Cabinet
OP = Original Post or Original Poster
OPD = Overfill Prevention Device (on LP gas cylinders)
PDI = Pre-Delivery Inspection
PM = Private Message
PSD = Power Stroke Diesel (Ford}
PU = Pop Up trailer
PUGS = Pop Up Gizmos (reflective covers for tent campers)
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
RV = Recreational Vehicle
SB = Short Box or Bed of a Tow Vehicle
SCWR = Sleeping Capacity Weight Rating
SKP = Escapee
SOB = Some Other Brand (of RV)
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
Trlr = Trailer
TT = Travel Trailer
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)
WD/SC = Weight Distribution (hitch) with Sway Control
WES = Water/Electric/Sewer
WH = Water Heater
Wi-Fi or WiFi = Wireless Fidelity
WWW = World Wide Web (the Internet)
X2, X3, etc = Ditto, with the number representing your agreement added to the number of times it was stated beforehand. Also used +1, +2, etc.
YMMV = Your Mileage May Vary
YRMV = Your Results May Vary

And Finally....
HTH = Hope This Helps
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Old 11-05-2013, 07:48 AM   #3
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You missed one: TOWTA - The One With The Authority aka Old Coot's DW. -
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Old 11-05-2013, 07:55 AM   #4
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IKR I know right
ODS opposite door scare "light"
DSS door side scare "light"
Yrmv your results may vary
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Old 11-05-2013, 08:16 AM   #5
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You missed one: TOWTA - The One With The Authority aka Old Coot's DW. -
Also left out:

OC = Old Coot (FRF member)
Turbs = F1100Turbo (FRF member)
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Old 11-05-2013, 08:23 AM   #6
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WD/SC = Weight Distribution (hitch) with Sway Control
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Ummmm .... Most importantly ... PPST = Phat Phrog Stunt Team
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Maybe this should be a sticky.
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Old 11-05-2013, 09:07 AM   #9
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Quote:
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IKR I know right
ODS opposite door scare "light"
DSS door side scare "light"
Yrmv your results may vary
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WD/SC = Weight Distribution (hitch) with Sway Control
Added them to the main list. Thanks. Keep em coming.
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X2, X3, etc. Guess it means ditto, but not sure if it means something else.
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