Originally Posted by DKB_SATX
A friend who's in Huron sent me that link earlier. I can't figure out why the reporter from the BBC persists in calling them motorhomes, when they didn't show any motorhomes on camera! Isn't "caravan" a perfectly normal British word to describe a travel trailer?
Indeed, I think the reporter was, like so many of these young reporters these days, woefully ignorant of her subject; in this case, of the terminology. A motorhome in the UK is the same as it is in North America but Travel Trailer becomes Caravan, as you say.
We have "tow bar" for hitch, too, and probably loads of other differences that I can't think of right now