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Old 05-14-2013, 11:39 AM   #29
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Then I have the upper crust; those with way too much money and time on their hands, who refer to their $million + motorhomes as a 'coach' as in motorcoach.
Must be the same folks who tow a dinghy, because a toad isn't pretentious enough for them.

Given the comparatively small size of my Interstate, and the even smaller size of my Honda Fit, I can't even call the Honda a "toad" when I hitch it up to my Interstate; it's only a tadpole!
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We get that from non-RVing locals who don't see much difference between the RV park and the mobile home park a few miles from here. (BTW, the local police call the mobile home park "crack hill." Gives you an idea about the place.)

On the other end of the spectrum, we do get those who insist that their huge motorhomes are "coaches." In reality, those huge things are about the size of mobile homes.


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I hate people referring to it as a mobile home. I've even got a ceramic plate given to me by a friend with a drawing of a Silver Streak on it and the caption "God Bless Our Mobile Home".
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Old 05-14-2013, 12:38 PM   #31
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We get that from non-RVing locals who don't see much difference between the RV park and the mobile home park a few miles from here.
On my office computer at lunchtime one day last week, I was looking up "campgrounds" in the Memphis area. Half the hits on Goggle Maps were actually mobile home parks! Made me appreciate my tablet with Allstays loaded on it even more…
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Old 05-14-2013, 02:00 PM   #32
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It all depends on your point of view. I have lots of clients that refer to their trailer, 5th wheel or motorized unit as an 'RV'. Then I have the upper crust; those with way too much money and time on their hands, who refer to their $million + motorhomes as a 'coach' as in motorcoach. They don't want to be considered in the same category as a mere 'RV'. They feel that they are 'special' and need everyone to know it!

Then there is the one client that I have from Maine who owns the largest Ford dealership in the state. He is an old 'Mainer' and refers to his $million + Prevost as a 'camper', but pronounces it with his heavy Maine accent as 'camp-ah'. He is a blast and infuriates his fellow owners in the 'Motorcoach Resort' where he lives in the winter in FL on a regular basis with his down home descriptions of what he has. Just a regular guy with a bunch of bucks!
Here's a funny story along these lines:

We camp every year at Petit Jean State Park, Arkansas for the annual car show/junk sale/flea market held the week before Father's Day. One year there was a guy there with his $800,000 coach. We know it was an $800,000 coach because he made sure to start every sentence about it that way. After a couple days of this $800,000 coach this and that an old-timer with a homemade converted school bus, old truck, and a few grand kids (along with their assorted bikes and toys, etc) pulled him aside and showed it to him. "Everything you see here costs $7,000 and we're having just as much fun as you are!"

That guy went back in his $800,000 coach and didn't come back out again.
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Old 05-14-2013, 04:44 PM   #33
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Yep, something similar. My wife usually asks for what "kind" of rig they have, which usually results in something like "Jayco XLS3254." Completely uninformative info. I suggested what "type" rather than what "kind."

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Hi, [watch the flames] same as on this forum; Mine is a 2005 25' Safari, but others feel that they have to tell everyone that their bedroom is in the front. [25'FB]
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Old 05-14-2013, 05:59 PM   #34
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And of course "mobile homes" are now pretentiously called "engineered homes".

OK FLAMING, you know what burns my a**? A flame about 3 feet high.

Have a nice night.

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Another non-answer:
What kind of travel trailer do you have?
A white one.
Yes, I've heard that one a couple of times...



And now, just to edumacate everybody, a mobile home is not called that because it has wheels. They are called that because that's where most of them were built way back when, in Mobile, Alabama.
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Old 05-15-2013, 09:21 PM   #36
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Aren't they all coaches? There are trailer coaches and there are motor coaches. There are rail coaches. There are stage coaches. I would think the term coach applies to the body work. Buses are sometimes referred to as coaches.
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On the other end of the spectrum, we do get those who insist that their huge motorhomes are "coaches." In reality, those huge things are about the size of mobile homes.
I always enjoy reading the reviews posted on rvparkreviews.com that I think are from the "coach" people. They usually have complaints like, "They only have 26 channels on cable!" "Too much tree cover for my satellite dish!" And so on.

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On my office computer at lunchtime one day last week, I was looking up "campgrounds" in the Memphis area. Half the hits on Goggle Maps were actually mobile home parks! Made me appreciate my tablet with Allstays loaded on it even more…
Yeah, Google Maps searches are of limited value for campgrounds. I frequently see Christian retreat camps show up in the "campground" search. But my favorite result is a clothing-optional camp that's not far from here. I forget what it's called, so I always start reading the reviews and think, "Hey, this sounds like a decent campground!" Then I check out the website and it's like, "Oh, wait. Right."
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But my favorite result is a clothing-optional camp that's not far from here. I forget what it's called, so I always start reading the reviews and think, "Hey, this sounds like a decent campground!" Then I check out the website and it's like, "Oh, wait. Right."
Back in my younger days, I used to think going to one of those places would be interesting, in a scenery-oriented sort of way. Until I realized that half the people there would be less than interesting to look at without clothing. And I would also have to be there sans clothes.
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Old 05-16-2013, 06:55 AM   #39
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I always enjoy reading the reviews posted on rvparkreviews.com that I think are from the "coach" people. They usually have complaints like, "They only have 26 channels on cable!" "Too much tree cover for my satellite dish!" And so on.
Like the fellow at Lake Bruin State Park in the Class A next door to my site who set up his satellite dish in my reserved campsite, and was so terribly upset when I wanted to actually park my Interstate there. He finally moved his dish when I threatened to run over it if he didn't, but then set it up again right in front of my bumper, so I had to threaten to run over it again when I left.

And you know, despite the beautiful oxbow lake and the private docks at each campsite, I don't think I saw the owners of that rig outside even once other than when he was moving his dish. No campfire, no barbecue, no watersports, nothing. I was there with my inflatable kayak, and had a blast.
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I always thought that an AS was classified as an RV under the heading of (non motorized towable) sub heading (ridged shell, non pop-up temporary living space). But we refer to it as a (rolling jelly bean). I was never big on being politically correct.
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But we refer to it as a (rolling jelly bean). I was never big on being politically correct.
My personal favorite non-politically-correct nom de guerre for an Airstream trailer is "tin twinkie." I forget where I heard that one, but I think it was generic, and not someone's name for their own rig.

Still looking for a similarly irreverent euphemism for an Interstate. There's just no distinctive visual idiosyncracy that lends itself to being affectionately mocked.
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AS Interstate, hmmm, that one may require some thought. I'll get back to you if I come up with something.
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