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Old 07-02-2013, 05:32 PM   #15
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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
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I think you are all missing the point, and being a bit too critical of the reporter -- it is great international coverage for Airstream, and the spirit of adventure that Wally Byam left for us all.

Airstream, and its owners are painted in a good light.
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Old 07-02-2013, 06:30 PM   #17
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I think you are all missing the point, and being a bit too critical of the reporter -- it is great international coverage for Airstream, and the spirit of adventure that Wally Byam left for us all.

Airstream, and its owners are painted in a good light.
From my British perspective it's disappointing that the reporter was confused about the terminology but yes, great airtime for Airstream in the UK and around the world.
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Old 07-02-2013, 06:37 PM   #18
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Reporters are rarely experts by any means - they commonly foul up - pretty much anything about medicine they butcher for example -

Ill forgive them for the Moho error
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