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Old 07-10-2012, 03:28 PM   #11
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don't know about when to call it a coach, however.... I do know when to call it a "dog house"


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Old 07-10-2012, 03:41 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by windrider View Post
Who is responsible for this mess? We are. The generation that invented texting on a cell phone. We've lost touch with our neighbors, our families are scattered all over the country, and we don't have time to talk on the phone to anybody in person, but we can text all day long, making short sentences, with nothing spelled correctly, and taking all the shortcuts we can just so we have more time to send more jibberish down the airwaves. (sorry, just had to rant a little.) and don't text me, have it blocked on my phone. If you have time to send a text, you have time to dial my number and at least leave a voice mail.
Can't remember where I saw it (poster, television show, movie), but it was something to the effect of "and don't you even think about making my texting device ring" I thought it fit today's kids perfectly.

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Old 07-10-2012, 03:42 PM   #13
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For sure we do tend to generalize things. Some of it is harmless while some is confusing.
I got to agree that it's easier to know someone is referring to the television set when I read "TV set" vs just "tv".

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Old 07-10-2012, 03:52 PM   #14
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Well, here's what I think...

I am no taxonomist, nor did I sleep in a Holiday Inn Express last night, but I will give it a shot...

I do not know a Class A from a Class B from a Class C, but I have been walking around for years thinking they are species of the genus interchangeably known as "Coaches" or "Motorhomes."

My travel trailer is neither a coach nor a motorhome, but is instead a species of the genus known as "Towables," which I understand to include all things towed in which one might sleep (including other species such as 5th wheels, travel trailers, hybrids, popups).

There is another genus which includes species such as "Truck Campers" and for ease of reference here, species such as "Car Campers" (those cars with tents which pop out of or attach to the hatchback of an automobile, the names of which I do not know).

All of the foregoing (Coaches/Motorhomes, Towables, Truck Campers, Car Campers, and all other variants on the personal-vehicle-turned-camper) are members of the common family known as "Recreational Vehicles."

While those with coaches do not always claim their lesser cousins, just as Homo sapiens attempt to exclude Neanderthals (and dare I say I have always suspected there may be a reciprocal sentiment), I still say we are members of the same family nonetheless.

Maybe I am all wet, but that's my working classification of such things.
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Old 07-10-2012, 06:29 PM   #15
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Yeah, "Camper" is used a lot. Everything from a pop-up and truck camper to a class C is a "camper".
I never call a Class A a "Camper" though, I have to draw the line somewhere
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Old 07-10-2012, 06:36 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by SCOC View Post
Yeah, "Camper" is used a lot. Everything from a pop-up and truck camper to a class C is a "camper".
I never call a Class A a "Camper" though, I have to draw the line somewhere
I would call a Class A a 'P'amper!
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Old 07-10-2012, 06:47 PM   #17
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I call my FW RV the Earth Station and I sometime carry my "Coach" purse ....... it is funny but I have people that message me asking about the ES!!!

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Old 07-10-2012, 07:36 PM   #18
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I go camping at a campground, therefore I have a camper that I trailer to the campground. And I am a camper. I just happen to have a 5th wheel towable pulled by a TV. That has a TV in it. I am in a class of my own!

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