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The most detailed explanations of RV, Camping and Travel Terminology on the Web

Campervan Definition

Campervan What Is a Campervan? A campervan is a small truck or van-like vehicle that offers both transport and sleeping capabilities.  As one of the smaller types of RV’s, these

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Class A Motorhome Definition

Class A Motorhome The Class A motorhome is the largest of the motorized RV classes. Due to its high-spec, residential amenities the Class A motorhome is widely considered to be

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Cowboy Camping Definition

Cowboy Camping What is Cowboy Camping? Cowboy camping is a form of minimalist camping where a person relies on basic gear and sleeps under the open sky. The term comes

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Diesel Pusher

Diesel Pusher What Is a Diesel Pusher?  A Diesel Pusher is a Class A motorhome powered by a diesel engine mounted in the rear of the RV. The main distinction

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Fresh Water Definition

RV Fresh Water What is RV Fresh Water? RV fresh water is fresh, potable water that is either pumped from an outside source or stored in the fresh water tank.

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Gray Water Definition

RV Gray Water What is Gray Water? RV gray water (or “grey water”) is the water collected from the drains of RV appliances other than the toilet. Any liquid runoff

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GVWR Definition

GVWR What Does GVWR Mean?  Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) is the maximum amount of weight that a vehicle can safely operate inclusive of the payload. Essentially, it is a weight

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Payload Capacity Definition

Payload Capacity What Is Payload Capacity?  Payload capacity is the manufacturer-determined maximum amount of cargo weight that can be safely added to a vehicle. A “payload” could be anything from

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Pop-Up Camper

Pop-Up Camper What Is a Pop-Up Camper?  Also known as a Fold Out Camper or Tent Trailer, a Pop-Up Camper is a class of recreational vehicle (RV) with collapsible roof

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Primitive Camping

PRIMITIVE CAMPING What Does Primitive Camping Mean? Primitive Camping means a style of remote, non-reservation camping where the camper lacks basic amenities such as running water, restrooms or electricity. Primitive

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Toy Hauler Definition

What Is a Toy Hauler? A toy hauler is a towable RV that has both a living area and a dedicated garage space for carrying outdoor recreation “toys”. The “toys”

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Trailer Hitch Definition

Trailer Hitch (tow hitch) What Is a Trailer Hitch?  A trailer hitch is the primary connector between the tow vehicle (a car, van, pickup truck or SUV) and the trailer

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Travel Trailer Definition

What Is A Travel Trailer?  A Travel Trailer is a non-motorized compact home on wheels that you can tow behind your personal vehicle. The Travel Trailer employs a hitch secured

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Walk-Up Camping

Walk-Up Camping What is Walk-Up Camping? Walk-up camping or “first-come, first-serve” camping is where campers must physically show up at the campgrounds to reserve a site. At walk up campgrounds,

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