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Old 01-08-2017, 08:29 PM   #85
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My dad bought a motorhome in 1973. We were forever correcting people who referred to it as our mobile home. It was like the word "motorhome" had not entered the English language yet, and that "mobile home" didn't already have a meaning. If they didn't call it a mobile home, they would try to make up a word to describe it.

Yeah, we were pretty much snobs about it.
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Old 01-08-2017, 08:36 PM   #86
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Right now I still call mine the money pit. When it's done I'll call it a camper.
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Old 01-08-2017, 10:54 PM   #87
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I've gotten flack a few times as I refer to a campground as a trailer park.

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Old 01-08-2017, 11:47 PM   #88
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Our 73 Sovereign was the "Silver Hot Dog" or simply "the trailer".
Our 09 Flying Cloud is the "Phoenix".
Our tow vehicle, a Ford F350 pick up, is "Glitter". "Glitter" comes from the letters on the license plate.

As a kid, "camper" was what you put in your pickup truck bed when you went camping. A trailer for recreational use was a "travel trailer", not the same thing as a camper.

And there was a legal distinction, too. Kids could ride in campers, but not in travel trailers. I think that had to do with whether the occupants could communicate with the driver or not. That was back in the 50's and 60's in Northern California, and terminology changes.
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Old 01-09-2017, 08:44 AM   #90
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Yes. Just because I can afford to own an airstream doesn't mean I should be snobbish about owning it. Just my two cents!
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I'm not snobbish enough to get offended by ones description of my aluminum bundle of joy. She's my baby, and I call her mine.
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Old 01-10-2017, 06:18 PM   #92
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Not much reason for us to be snobbish anyway really, when you stack up the relative pittance we paid compared to the cost of the monster class A motorhomes roaming the countryside in huge numbers! By comparison, we are really poor cousins!

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Up here a camper is something that sits in the bed of a truck. As in truck and camper.
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Old 01-12-2017, 09:48 PM   #94
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The license plate for a travel trailer in Nebraska says it is a "mobile home". You get a different plate for a utility trailer.
We call our Argosy "The Great Twinkie". The other travel trailer is simply "The Nash".
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