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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
EMS = Electrical Management System
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
IDK = I Don't Know
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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You missed one: TOWTA - The One With The Authority aka Old Coot's DW. -
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ODS opposite door scare "light"
DSS door side scare "light"
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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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IKR I know right
ODS opposite door scare "light"
DSS door side scare "light"
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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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Old 11-05-2013, 09:28 AM   #10
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X2, X3, etc. Guess it means ditto, but not sure if it means something else.
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X2, X3, etc. Guess it means ditto, but not sure if it means something else.
Exactly- ditto and then the number of people who said it before you.
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X2, X3, etc. Guess it means ditto, but not sure if it means something else.
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Exactly- ditto and then the number of people who said it before you.
Added to the list, with the explanation that the number actually represents your agreement ADDED to the number of times it was expressed beforehand.
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TA = tandem axles
SA = single axle
EMS= electrical management system. "Progressive industries" surge/voltage controller
PI= progressive industries
WFCO= world friendship company
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OPD = Overfill Prevention Device (on LP gas cylinders)
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OPD= overfilling protection device "propane"
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Thanks,
Most I got but the dw was driving me nuts. I had a few not so nice thoughts as to what it meant.
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Most I got but the dw was driving me nuts. I had a few not so nice thoughts as to what it meant.
The "DW" drives most of us nuts at times.
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