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Old 12-06-2014, 03:26 PM
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Default Acronyms and abbreviations

We sometimes find that new members of the forum are confused by the acronyms associated with camping in general, and TMs in particular. To help that situation, I have started assembling a list. I would be glad to hear suggestions - PM me - but a list of acronyms can very quickly get crushingly long. I am going to try to keep it simple, and avoid arcane or esoteric entries.

Internet terminology commonly found on this forum
BTW = By the way
FWIW = For what it’s worth
IIRC = If I remember correctly
IM(H)O = In my (humble) opinion
ISTR = I seem to recall

Camping or TM-related terminology used on this forum
A = amps (electrical)
AC or A/C = Air Conditioner, or Alternating Current (electricity)
ACOE = Army Corps of Engineers
BLM = Bureau of Land Management
CG = Campground
CS = Campsite
DC = Direct current (electricity)
DW (DH, etc) = Dear wife (husband, son, daughter, etc)
GVW = Gross vehicle weight
LT = Light truck (tires)
MH = Motor home
OP = Original poster
PM = Private message
PO = Previous owner
PUP = Pop-up (camper)
RV = Recreational vehicle
ST = Special trailer (tires)
TM = Trailmanor
TT = Travel trailer
TV = Tow vehicle, or television
V = volts (electrical)
W = watts (electrical)
WDH = Weight distributing hitch
WH = Water heater

TM model designations
SL (old designation) = slideout living room (sofa)
SD (old designation) = slideout dinette
KB = king bed (no slide)
KS = king slideout (sofa)
KD = king dinette
QS (new designation) = queen slide
QD (new designation)= queen dinette
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