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Old 05-28-2018, 10:58 AM   #1
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Somewhat new to the RV world and Forest River and Iím learning a lot thanks to everyoneís input. In all my reading Iíve come across a few acronyms here and there and I think Iíve done a pretty good job figuring them out. For the life of me, just like woman in general, I just canít figure out what DW stands for. I donít want the wife to know Iím this big of a blockhead. Please help
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Old 05-28-2018, 11:02 AM   #2
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Old 05-28-2018, 11:18 AM   #4
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"It stands for D_____ Wife."

Fill in the blank, select all that apply:

a) Dear
b) Darling
c) Dedicated
d) Devious
e) Delighted
f) Despicable
g) Delightful

There are also similar acronyms for DH = Husband, DD = Daughter, DS = Son.

Note: If my DW ever reads this, the answer is a,b,c,e,g
There's no use crying over spilt milk... unless it's on your keyboard.
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Old 05-28-2018, 12:18 PM   #5
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here's a couple links to acronyms:

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Old 05-28-2018, 12:48 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by wmtire View Post
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)
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 Hauler
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
WDH = 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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Nights Camped: '13 = 49/'14 = 74/'15 = 74/'16 = 85/'17 = 110/'18 = 111/'19 = 86/'20 =108/'21 = 115/'22 = 135/'23 = 78; Booked for 2024 = 69
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Old 05-28-2018, 01:18 PM   #7
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Thanks everyone. Glad to hear DW was not Demanding Woman. Have enough of those at work and my sweet wife has never been the demanding type. Hope everyone has a nice Memorial Day. Remember all our service members and be thankful.
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Old 05-28-2018, 01:55 PM   #8
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It also depends on how it is used in a sentence.

My DW made my favorite dinner


My DW is pissed that I spent so much time at the 19th hole...
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Old 05-28-2018, 01:57 PM   #9
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Originally Posted by dndfrank View Post
It also depends on how it is used in a sentence.

My DW made my favorite dinner


My DW is pissed that I spent so much time at the 19th hole...

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