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Old 01-04-2013, 10:23 PM   #15
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Yeah, but you guys wear your toque's a little tight, eh?

I got it, I have a fifth wheel! *phew* All good again.
Hush yer festerin' gob, you. (but you might just be right)

So then, you are saying you have a fifth wheel travel trailer.....nice.
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Old 01-04-2013, 10:26 PM   #16
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Tonight, my daughter-in-law said that she thought that an RV had to be self-propelled, like a motor home

I agree with your DIL. What is there about the word "vehicle" that pertains to a travel trailer?????

But most around here call their trailers Rv's. Some even call them, coaches. Personally that is stretching it big time! No matter what they are not coaches.



And can I ask, since when does a "craigslist" (lump it all together) sub-catergory define anything? LOL...... That reasoning cracks me up!
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Mine is either an egg, trailer, or I prefer a caravan


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Old 01-04-2013, 10:30 PM   #18
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California refers to mine as a "camp trailer" and lets me register it very cheaply. Big TT's and RV's aren't as cheap. Washington calls it a travel trailer and soaks me just as if it were a huge TT. But not as much as a motorhome. But elsewhere Washington defines an RV as a motorhome, travel trailer, camp trailer, or camper. (That's under trip permit so they may have thrown in the term "camp trailer" to recognize trailers like mine from other states.)
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What is there about the word "vehicle" that pertains to a travel trailer?????
Put another way, what is there about the word "vehicle" that pertains only to vehicles with engines?

A vehicle is any means of carrying something or someone. It is not a definition particular to just vehicles that have engines.
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For instance, when Jim is cross-country skiing, he is a recreational vehicle. Kitchen and bedroom in the knapsack on his back.
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Hush yer festerin' gob, you. (but you might just be right)

So then, you are saying you have a fifth wheel travel trailer.....nice.
Take off, hoser! Actually, I was darn close (60ish miles) to living in the 51st state. The grocery cops let us come and go as we pleased, though.


Fine, fine, fifth wheel travel trailer. I'll just shorten it to fifth wheel.
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For instance, when Jim is cross-country skiing, he is a recreational vehicle. Kitchen and bedroom in the knapsack on his back.
I am a little red engine. "I think I can, I think I can, I think I can".
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Put another way, what is there about the word "vehicle" that pertains only to vehicles with engines?

A vehicle is any means of carrying something or someone. It is not a definition particular to just vehicles that have engines.



I believe the definition says transporting something or someone...... A travel trailer can't "transport" without a vehicle to do so..... Well I guess it could if there was a really steep down grade.


My travel trailer carry's stuff, but it isn't gonna transport anything until I tow it with my vehicle...........
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Actually I have heard the term "Vehicle" used to describe ideas and concepts (usually in economics) also.


"I got it, I have a fifth wheel! *phew* All good again."

Not so fast, well okay I guess yours is now a 5th wheel, but I'll be damned if I'm gonna own a "goose neck" travel trailer.
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Recreational Vehicle is the genus.

Travel Trailer and Motorhome are the species.

Usage and understanding vary (some CGs allow 2 vehicles per site - where they mean the car or moho and a towable; sometimes they don't count the trailer as a vehicle and allow a second car, as long as all three "vehicles" fit onto the driveway).
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I agree, coming from the boating world, fiberglass rules. I looked at a Forest River Rpod Rp-171. I figured oh they sell them locally, no need to worry about leakage because they said aluminum walls, well if you check the link picture near the bottom, the roof is made of 1x2's.... will take a solid fiberglass trailer anyday lolR-POD . . . . from scratch - 'streamin'


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Actually I have heard the term "Vehicle" used to describe ideas and concepts (usually in economics) also.

Yup...
Words and actions are a vehicle to convey, thoughts, emotions etc........ A paint brush is said to be a vehicle to take paint to canvas.

But I believe a trailer is a trailer,




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Recreational Vehicle is the genus.

Travel Trailer and Motorhome are the species.

That's a great way to look at it!
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But then how about those '5th wheels'. Since you only have 2 on the trailer attaching to the tug adds it's 4 wheels making it a "6 wheeler".

Someone once told me it's because the trailer has 4 wheels and it's the attachment point that adds the 5th wheel. Hummmm, that attachment point doesn't look like a wheel to me.

So under that premise you folks with single axles are 2 wheeled trailers until you are attached to the tug at which time you'd become a "3 wheeler" .
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