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Old 01-04-2017, 05:14 PM   #71
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I used to simply call ours "Bertha".
Until a busybody neighbor heard me say something about taking Bertha camping.
Then, suddenly, I was running around on my wife, I was a low-life piece of scum, and our divorce was imminent.
Since then, it's "the camper".

I find this hilarious 😂
I probably would have fed the fire 🔥
Yes Mr. Nosey Neighbor... taking Bertha camping is the highlight of my week.
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Old 01-04-2017, 05:20 PM   #72
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I have two Airstreams the 1990 triple Axle 34' Limited I would like to call "Big Bit" she is in the Teardown stage.
We also have a 2013 FB 23' Flying Cloud I wish to call
"Little Bit" the wife isn't very warm to my idea.
I refer to both of them as the Airstream.
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Old 01-04-2017, 05:28 PM   #73
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The words camper and RV are interchangeable.
There are different types of campers.
truck campers
tent trailers
travel trailers
fifth wheels
Class A motorhomes
Class B motorhomes
Class C motorhomes
They're all campers.
They're all RV's
Some people cal a truck cap a camper, even though it has no camping apparatus inside, but only storage.
i've noticed that quite a few people incorrectly associate the expression RV
just with large motorhomes. Could be just folks who are not into camping at all though - not sure.

I do know though that often when i have mentioned to people in conversation that we enjoy an RV it seems to be assumed I mean a motorhome.

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Old 01-04-2017, 05:46 PM   #74
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Like people using the term "album" to only mean vinyl LP records-
An "album" is a collection- in the case of recorded music- a collection of songs- can be on a cassette, a CD, an 8-track tape, an MP3 player, a reel-to-reel tape player, a computer's hard drive...


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Old 01-04-2017, 09:53 PM   #75
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So what do we call our trailers ?
Well when we only had one we called it 'the Casita'. After all it was a 17' Casita Liberty Deluxe.
Then we added a 13' Casita Patriot Deluxe to the mix.
It this point we had to clarify which one we were talking about so we called them by their length. "What are we taking this time ? The 13 or the 17 ? "
This worked great until we added the Airstream to the fleet.

Then it became the poquito Casita , the Casita and the Casita Grande.

Then life got simpler with the sale of the Casita leaving us with the 13 and the Airstream.

Funny thing, yesterday I was making reservations and stated that it was for a 25' trailer and when they asked does it have slide outs I said "It's an Airstream" Their reply was "Oh Nice" .
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Old 01-05-2017, 03:55 AM   #76
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we refer to ours as the trailer, and to our tv as the truck.
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Old 01-05-2017, 06:43 AM   #77
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i've noticed that quite a few people incorrectly associate the expression RV
just with large motorhomes. Could be just folks who are not into camping at all though - not sure.

I do know though that often when i have mentioned to people in conversation that we enjoy an RV it seems to be assumed I mean a motorhome.

Brian.
Colloquialism's are regional. When you talk about an "RV" where we live - obviously your talking about a motorhome (class a or c), van conversion (class b), fifth wheel is a fifth wheel or 5'vr, toyhauler is a toyhauler and a camper is a trailer. It's really so simple
Even the advertising from the dealerships refer to their products this way.
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Old 01-05-2017, 07:50 AM   #78
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I used to simply call ours "Bertha".
Until a busybody neighbor heard me say something about taking Bertha camping.

Since then, it's "the camper".
If I said that: imminent death. I would be lucky, if it was quick. I was once reminded..."you gotta sleep sometime". If your life depends on it, you can stay awake for three days. Don't ask how I know this. ''Good lookin'' would be a excellent name. Just in case the wife is around, when calling the trailer's name.
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Old 01-05-2017, 10:03 AM   #79
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After a movie night with my wife watching Chris Hemsworth play the Norse God "Thor", she looked at me and jokingly said, "We should call the Airstream "Thor". He's big and he's beautiful!" The name has stuck, not just with us but with friends and relatives as well. Also a tongue in cheek reference to "Thor Industries".
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It is what it is.

At certain times Iíve said, ĎI didnít want a trailer, I wanted an Airstream.Ē
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I'm with Ohman and Thiel....we call our "Daisy" a camper...they can see its an AS when we get there. On the other hand...maybe....if I had spent $100k.....naw!
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We call it "the trailer" or "the camper".
Most everyone we know and camp with calls them "the trailer" or "the camper" regardless of style, type, brand.
We have a camping friend with several campers. She calls her Tiffin Allegro Bus "the big one" and her Airstream Interstate " the little one".
Most people even say at the end of the evening "we're going to the trailer" even if they're RV is a Class A motorhome. Maybe they owned trailer's in the past?
Some people actually call their motorhome "the motorhome"- one word, said very quickly, run together..,


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Ok, ok. I can only admit and say this to you guys, but I cringe when people say "are you taking the camper out this weekend" or "camper" in general. Is that snobby and pretentious?? I mean, what other brand do people call it by name? We only call it "the Airstream." I've even grown fond of "trailer." But, "camper"?? Show some respect!

Wrapping up an 11 day trip with my wife and two young boys and happened through a big RV show yesterday and thought I'd be tempted. But, after looking at up to $500k RV's, I came out feeling even more content with my 27FB. I paid for it, I know it's history and it's just so easy. Plus, once you've had and AS, you're so spoiled by the quality.

Enjoying the night with the dripping of rain in Stone Mountain Georgia as we speak.

You guys have a great week and excuse my rambling....but I knew you could feel my pain.
It's an inanimate piece of aluminum, particle board and plastic. It lacks the capability to care what you call it; so call it 'Bob' if you wish.
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That being said, I've actually had both family and friends try and correct me in public when I mention I have a camper trailer, where they'll try and chime in "oh... he has an Airstream!" to ensure I get the full effect.

"dude... it's a camper trailer!"

"but it's and AIR-STREAM!!!"

. . ..

at which time the other party usually asks about the interior and such, and when I inquire if they use dometic appliance, toilets, etc., in their camper and get a positive reply, I tell them "exact same stuff; different shell with a ton more windows to bring the outside in" and the convo is essentially over at that point.
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