RV Abbreviations, Acronyms and Initialisms


4X2 = 2 Wheel Drive

4X4 = 4 Wheel Drive

4WD = 4 Wheel Drive

5er = Fifth Wheel

5ver = Fifth Wheel

AC = Air Conditioning or Alternating Current as in 120VAC

AMP = Amperes

ATF = Automatic Transmission Fluid

BC = Brake Controller

BLM or BOLM = Bureau Of Land Management

BTW = By The Way

CAPS = Capital Letters. Using all CAPS is considered SCREAMING

CCC = Cargo Carrying Capacity

CF = Camp Fire

CG = Camp Ground

COE = Corp of Engineers (US Army)

CRS = Can't Remember Shi... Dang CSR, I forgot the next letter

CW = Camping World

DC = Direct Current as in 12VDC

DEF = Diesel Exhaust Fluid

DH = Darling Hubby or Husband, Dear Hubby, Da%& Hubby, Designated Hitter (baseball)

Dinghy = See Toad

DRW = Dual Rear Wheels

Dooley = Dual Rear Wheels

DS = Dump Station

Dually = Dual Rear Wheels

DP = Diesel Pusher as used in an MH

DW = Dear Wife, Darling Wife, Da%& Wife, Dim Wit, Dish Washer (same as Dear Wife),

Darryl Waltrip (NASCAR)

ERS = Emergency Road Service

ESP = Extended Service Plan

FAQ or FAQs = Frequently Asked Questions

FHU = Full Hook Up

FIVER = 5th Wheel

FOT - Foretravel of Texas

FT = Full Time

Furry Kids = Pets

FW = Fifth Wheel

FWIW = For What It's Worth

FYI = For Your Information

GPS = Global Positioning System or Satellite

GAWR or GAW = Gross Axle Weight Rating

GCVW or GCW = Gross Combined Vehicle Weight

GCWR = Gross Combination Weight Rating

GTWR = Gross Trailer Weight Rating

GVW or GVWR = Gross Vehicle Weight Rating

GOB = Good ol' Boy

HD = Heavy Duty

HH = Happy Hour

IMO = In My Opinion

IMHO = In My Humble Opinion

IP = Internet Provider

ISP = Internet Service Provider (sometimes written DISP = Da$& Internet Service Provider)

HWH = Hot Water Heater (Why would you heat hot water?)

L8R = Later

LMAO = Laughing My A__ Off

LOL = Laughing Out Loud , Lots Of Luck, Lots Of Love

MOT = Motorhomes of Texas

MH = Motor Home

MTCW = My Two Cents Worth

NCC = Net Carrying Capacity

NPS = National Park Service

OALAEHO = Opinions Are Like A__holes, Everybody Has One

OEM = Original Equipment by the Manufacturer

PDI = Pre-Delivery Inspection

PU = Pop Up

ROTFLOL = Rolling On The Floor Laughing Out Loud 

ROTFLMAO = Rolling On The Floor Laughing My A__ Off

RV = Recreational Vehicle

SCWR = Sleeping Capacity Weight Rating

SOB = Some Other Brand

SP = State Park

TMI = Too Much Information

TOAD = A vehicle towed behind a MH

TP = Toilet Paper

VIN = Vehicle Identification Number (Serial Number)

URL = Uniform Resource Locator (WWW Address)

UVW or UVWR = Unloaded Vehicle Weight Rating

WallyWorld = Wal*Mart

WD or W/D = Washer/Dryer

WES = Water/Electric/Sewer

Wi-Fi or WiFi = Wireless Fidelity

WWW = World Wide Web (the Internet) And Finally....

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