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Old 04-18-2013, 10:32 AM   #15
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Poor George.. He will think (or rather REALIZE) that this group has some... ummm... weirdos.
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I've never quite understood how a fold-out RV couch got named after this fellow.

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Must be a Canadian term?
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gau·cho noun \ˈgau̇-(ˌ)chō\
plural gauchos

Definition of GAUCHO

: a cowboy of the South American pampas
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Origin of GAUCHO

American Spanish
First Known Use: 1824
gaucho noun (Concise Encyclopedia)
Any of the nomadic and colourful horsemen of the Argentine and Uruguayan Pampas, who remain folk heroes famed for hardiness and lawlessness. Gauchos flourished from the mid 18th to the mid 19th century. At first they rounded up the herds of horses and cattle that roamed freely on the vast grasslands east of the Andes. In the early 19th century they fought in the armies that defeated the Spanish colonial regime and then for the caudillos who jockeyed for power after independence. Argentine writers have celebrated the gauchos, and gaucho literature is an important part of the Latin American cultural tradition.
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Collapsible travel trailer beds are available in three configurations: a jackknife sofa that simply hinges in the middle from a folded seating position to a flat sleeping position, a sofa sleeper that stores a retractable extension and separate mattress beneath the sofa base, and a gaucho bed. A gaucho pulls outward into the travel trailer's living space from beneath the sofa, just like opening a very large drawer. The configuration of the sofa cushions is altered to create a sleeping surface rather than a separate mattress being used.

Read more: How to Build a Gaucho for a Travel Trailer | eHow.com How to Build a Gaucho for a Travel Trailer | eHow.com
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**A gaucho pulls outward into the travel trailer's living space from beneath the sofa, just like opening a very large drawer**

And just what does this say about our cowboy/gaucho friend? What are they implying??
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The couch in our Bigfoot is called a gaucho. The board that the seat cushion rests on slides out and the backrest can then be laid flat and voila! you have a bed. No bunk bed really, although you can convert the upper cabinets to a bed for a child. Bigfoots with this arrangement are even called the "gaucho model".
Same thing in 17-foot Bolers. It makes a "double" (or at least good-sized single). Boler gauchos are in the rear (of B1700RG models) or the side immediately rear of the door (of B1700SG models).
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Must be a Canadian term?
Not a common one: I've never heard or seen the term used other than in reference to these travel trailer furnishings.
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