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Old 07-10-2012, 11:51 AM   #1
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What is it?

People call their units (F/W,Trailers,A-B-C Motor homes) Coachs. What determines when to call the unit a Coach?? Youroo!!
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Old 07-10-2012, 12:22 PM   #2
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I call mine a coach when everything is working perfectly!
I have numerous other names for it when I'm having a problem.
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Old 07-10-2012, 12:43 PM   #3
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From the American Heritage Dictionary:

coach (kōch)
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n.
1.
a. A bus, especially one designed for long-distance passenger service.
b. A railroad passenger car.
c. A closed automobile, usually with two doors.
d. A large, closed, four-wheeled carriage with an elevated exterior seat for the driver; a stagecoach.

Okay, that probably didn't help you much. My guess is, there is no rule. Wanna call yours a coach? Bam...it's a coach!
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Old 07-10-2012, 02:25 PM   #4
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But there is more confusion...

I always thought a camper was what you put on the back of a pickup truck. Seems like some folks call any RV a "camper". So just what is that thing you stick on a pickup then? It's not really called an RV is it? ('Cuz your are still driving your truck?)

And when is it a TV or a TV? When someone says they have a new TV, I automatically think television set.

If someone told me that they got a new coach, I'd be thinking they look a little old to be playing sports. What's wrong with just standardizing on calling it a motorhome, or MH for short?

You would think that a "coachbuilder" is a company that builds motorhomes. Not the case at all. A coachbuilder is a actually a company that specializes in building bodies for cars. Huh.

Not sure who is responsible for this mess....
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Old 07-10-2012, 02:33 PM   #5
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The way I've always thought it worked was: An RV (recreational vehicle) covered everything from a motorhome, 5th wheel, TT, popup... Generic term for any vehicle you use for recreation. Motorhome or Coach, has an engine. Camper, pulled, towed, or carried by something with an engine or coach...
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I call mine a coach when everything is working perfectly!
I have numerous other names for it when I'm having a problem.
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Old 07-10-2012, 03:21 PM   #7
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The way I've always thought it worked was: An RV (recreational vehicle) covered everything from a motorhome, 5th wheel, TT, popup... Generic term for any vehicle you use for recreation. Motorhome or Coach, has an engine. Camper, pulled, towed, or carried by something with an engine or coach...
I was taught that if you drove it, it was a coach, it you pulled it it was a trailer, if it went in the truck it was a camper, if it hooked in the bed of the truck it was a 5th wheel......

But the difference between a TV and a TV is harder to tell .......TV tow vehicle, tv television.
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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.
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Old 07-10-2012, 04:04 PM   #9
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I agree that the term Coach generally refers to a motorhome (particular size?), and not usually a trailer.

"Caravan" is used, especially outside of North America, for class B + C units.

Other RV naming peculiarity: In order of increasing size: Class B, C, A. How'd that happen? (But I'm guessing it has something to do with A+B being built completely within a standard vehicle frame, then Class C is basically a truck chassis with a unit attached on to it.)
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Everybody in our family calls our Sunseeker Class c motorhome a camper.
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