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Old 03-24-2009, 08:40 PM   #1
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Question newby alert! acronyms and mysterious names

ok... what's a scare light?

PO means Previous Owner

but what does SOB mean except for the obvious "son of a..."

anyone care to add to the list?
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Old 03-24-2009, 08:50 PM   #2
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A scare light is the outside light on the side of the trailer.

SOB is some other brand (of RV)

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Old 03-24-2009, 08:57 PM   #3
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i've also heard "Square old box"
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Old 03-24-2009, 09:17 PM   #4
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Old 03-24-2009, 09:17 PM   #5
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how about SAME OLD BOX...
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Old 03-24-2009, 09:19 PM   #6
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Scare light - very bright porch light - seen on newer Airstreams and SOB's

PO - previous owner

SOB - "Square old Box" or "Some Other Brand"

Aluminitis - you got it if you're on the forums. A love for all things aluminum. You may find yourself buying toasters that look like your Airstream, or choosing aluminum measuring cups over plastic.

Boondocking - camping outside of a traditional campground, without hookups

Moho - motor home

Squarestream - when Airstream went whoring in Babylon - a brief break with tradition where the company made square, more traditional trailers. Actually, the have now become iconic in a wierd way - sort of like the Edsel. They are actually nice trailers

Argosy - painted Airstreams, no longer in production

Silver Cousins - other brands that are similar to Airstream including but not limited to Silver Streaks and Avions.

Coach - can apply to either a trailer or motor coach. Often viewed as being more elegant or high classed than "trailer"

Segment - curved end sections. You cry when you dent a segment.

Glamping - glamour camping - some think all Airstreamers "glamp"

Small unit - NOT what you think. Generally refers to a short TRAILER!

WBCCI - Wally Byam Caravan Club International - Wally founded Airstream and the first caravan club. Airforums seems to be doing to WBCCI what the Republican party did to the Whigs... simply made them obsolete.

IBT - (the evil empire according to some) Most regard the ruling body of WBCCI as uber-traditionalists whose decisions are driving away the newer owners who could keep the club going. They want to reap the $$$$ benefits of long term support, and maintain absolute control.

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Quote:
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Rivettes - women who tow their own Airstreams. Married or attached women sometimes qualify as Rivettes... you can usually spot them because they are accompanied by a man with bits of duct tape glue in his moustache.
Larrita resents that remark. He/she has NO mustache!!!

Some Rivettes have chauffeurs! You know...like driving Miss Daisy!
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Vista Views are not picturesque panoramas, but the windows that mount above the main windows of many trailers.
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Old 03-25-2009, 12:02 AM   #9
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Hi, R.V.s are Recreation Vehicles; Not just motorhomes. If I had a dollar for everytime someone asked me if I owned an R.V. or a trailer, I would be richer than all of the previous posters on this thread.
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