Know Your RV Terms: The ABCs of RVing (Part III)

RV Terms 3Aaaand we’re back! Everybody enjoy their little break from RV terminology 101? Good! Great! Super! NOW GET BACK TO WORK!

Kidding, guys, kidding! Well, sort of. It IS time to get back to it, but admit it: you’ve had classes that were a LOT harder than this. I mean, when was the last time you used that good ole quadratic formula or found yourself in a bind to know the atomic number of argon? (It’s 18. Boo-yah!)

All that to say that this is not exactly rocket science, folks, and you’re learning fun RV terms that can make you more knowledgeable RVers, so QUIT YOUR COMPLAINING!

Ahem. Sorry. I’ve been on a break, too, remember? From now on, I’ll remember to have my coffee before class. Now without further ado, on with the book learnin’!

O – OEM

Abbreviation for “original equipment manufacturer.”

P – Pull-through

This is an RV site that allows the driver to “pull through” or “drive through” to access it. When it’s time to leave, the driver can simply drive straight ahead to exit.

Q – “Quit all yer yappin’!”

What you shout – er, “firmly exhort” – your children/grandchildren to do when they become cross with each other after being in close quarters too long on the road.

Okay, so that’s not exactly an RV-specific term, but YOU try finding applicable terms for every so-and-so letter in the alphabet, why don’t you? No, seriously. That’s your assignment tonight. Extra credit if you can make your definitions alliterative. And yes, there will be a quiz tomorrow. Quiz: a few quick questions that can prove to provide quite the quandary for those who skip studying. See? Alliteration!)

R – Road Wander

The tendency of an RV’s steering path to be difficult to maintain in a straight, forward direction without constant back-and-forth motion of the steering wheel.

S – Snowbird

Someone living in a colder climate who “heads south” in his/her RV for warmer weather in the winter.

See? It’s all coming back, right? It’s like you never left! And there’s only one more installment in the series!

Do you have any questions about the RV terms we’ve covered? Ask them in the comments and, as always, happy RVing!

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