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Old 05-06-2018, 10:47 AM   #1
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Are Travel Trailers RVs?

I have had my Casita since Sept. I stay in RV parks 99% of the time. I subscribe to RVtravel.com, I am a Good Sam member. I am an active member here and on the Casita and Scamp forums.

It seems to me that RVs by definition are recreational vehicles. It also seems to me that Travel trailers are recreational vehicles, but those of us with travel trailers are not known as RVers. Generally speaking other than size, construction techniques and materials , and the fact that Unitized Recreational Vehicles ( that being a vehicle used for sleeping in, eating in, etc and being self propelled, not towed) our equipment is the same. More to the point we generally use our TT or URV ( unitized recreational vehicle) for the same purpose.

I get the feeling that owners of TT and owners of RVs, when walking thru an RV park greet each other the same without regard or knowledge of which vehicle the other came out of.

I do not like being placed in an RV site, with a gigantic class A on either side of my Big Casita 17'er. Most managers of RV sites know this and try to place the smaller TTers by themselves.

So, for practical purposes, are travel trailers RVs?

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Of course they are.
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Of course they are.
Now, all we need is somebody to argue that they aren't.
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When is a RV a "Vehicle" or a "Trailer"?

When it is a "Cart".

Vehicle definition:

ve·hi·cle
ˈvēək(ə)l,ˈvēˌhik(ə)l/Submit
noun
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a thing used for transporting people or goods, especially on land, such as a car, truck, or cart.
synonyms: means of transport, conveyance, motor vehicle "a stolen vehicle"

synonyms:

channel, medium, conduit, means, means of expression, agency, agent, instrument, mechanism, organ, apparatus "a vehicle for the communication of original ideas"
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Of course they are.
And if not we would need to change the name of the site.
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Old 05-06-2018, 01:37 PM   #6
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Now, all we need is somebody to argue that they aren't.
Give me a few more years. I'm not at the "Get off my lawn!!! " stage yet.
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Now, all we need is somebody to argue that they aren't.

DMV says they are.
Wikithingy says they are
But I agree, there must be someone out there that can prove otherwise!
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Old 05-06-2018, 03:13 PM   #8
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Mine is.. but not all molded fiberglass trailers are recreational vehicles.. two examples:


https://www.fiberglass-rv-4sale.com/...snel-bc-canada


https://www.fiberglass-rv-4sale.com/...000-madison-mo
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I’ll bet they were RVs in a previous life.
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RV (recreational vehicle) is the genus.

Motorhome and Travel Trailer are the species.

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RV (recreational vehicle) is the genus.

Motorhome and Travel Trailer are the species.

Mary, distinct and to the point.
I may need to quote you😎
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Mary, distinct and to the point.
I may need to quote you😎
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We need someone with taxonomy skills. I’m thinking that the genus and species would be like genus Casita and species spirit deluxe. Or Escape 17 and a subspecies Generation two. The Whole group of egg campers would be the family?? We need a camping science teacher. With all the development and various manufacturers someone should rewrite the old family tree joke, something like “fiberglass trailers where the family tree looks like a telephone pole.”
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To quote myself, if that is permitted;
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Kingdom: Land vehicle
Phylum: Highway vehicle
Class: Recreational vehicle
Order: Towable recreational vehicle
Family: Travel trailer
Genus: Molded fiberglass travel trailer
Species: Scamp 13
Sub-species: Standard Layout 1
Common name: Camper

A rare bird indeed!
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RV (recreational vehicle) is the genus.

Motorhome and Travel Trailer are the species.

Either way you look at it, it is genius.
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Taxonomy

Hi Jon
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you
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I think I know who could have argued that Travel trailers are not RV's and probably would have won. Pat Whitaker, won a case by convincing a judge that mullet are birds and not fish.
https://charlottecounty.floridaweekl...-thanksgiving/
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I think I know who could have argued that Travel trailers are not RV's and probably would have won. Pat Whitaker, won a case by convincing a judge that mullet are birds and not fish.
https://charlottecounty.floridaweekl...-thanksgiving/
One of his descendants must have been Johnny Cochran....lol.
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I have had my Casita since Sept. I stay in RV parks 99% of the time. I subscribe to RVtravel.com, I am a Good Sam member. I am an active member here and on the Casita and Scamp forums.

It seems to me that RVs by definition are recreational vehicles. It also seems to me that Travel trailers are recreational vehicles, but those of us with travel trailers are not known as RVers. Generally speaking other than size, construction techniques and materials , and the fact that Unitized Recreational Vehicles ( that being a vehicle used for sleeping in, eating in, etc and being self propelled, not towed) our equipment is the same. More to the point we generally use our TT or URV ( unitized recreational vehicle) for the same purpose.

I get the feeling that owners of TT and owners of RVs, when walking thru an RV park greet each other the same without regard or knowledge of which vehicle the other came out of.

I do not like being placed in an RV site, with a gigantic class A on either side of my Big Casita 17'er. Most managers of RV sites know this and try to place the smaller TTers by themselves.

So, for practical purposes, are travel trailers RVs?

Mark
Whether RV or TT I get your point!!! I have a '72 Boler (13 ft) and have been having a wonderful time only to wake up to a 22 footer with the bloody generator cranking!!! I realize sites are generally given as "what is available" but I too wish there was some consideration at campgrounds for the little guys!
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Sheila, next time ask to be put between two tear drop trailers...you will then be the big guy!
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