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Old 10-24-2020, 01:58 AM   #1
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Acronym list

Like just about all things these days people use acronyms to replace words or sentences. When I first joined this forum it took a while for me to figure a lot of them out and Iím still not sure I have a good handle on all of them. In the interest of helping newbies and others, I would like to suggest we put a list together as part of this thread. Feel free to add your list but please keep it related to motor homes, manufacturers, camping, travel, etc. Thanks for taking time to compile this information.
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Old 10-24-2020, 02:05 AM   #2
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WTF?
(Waffles, toast, fried eggs...)
What else could it be?
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Old 10-24-2020, 02:28 AM   #3
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From the IRV2 forum
A.

AC - Alternating currently, traditionally 120 volts

A/C - Air Conditioning

AFAIK - As Far As I Know

AFK - Away from Keyboard

AMP - Amperes

APU = Auxiliary Power Unit (Generator)

ATF - Automatic Transmission Fluid

B.

BC - Brake Controller

BIL - Brother in Law

BLM or BOLM - Bureau of Land Management

Boondocking - Traditionally Dispersed camping without hookups, usually on BLM or USFS land, not to be confused with Wallydocking

BTW - By the way

BW - Black Water, waste water from an RV's onboard toilet

Beer - Alcoholic Beverage of choice amongst campers, comes in a wide variety of flavors

C.

Cat - Caterpillar

CCC - Cargo carrying capacity

CF - Camp Fire

CG - Camp Ground

COE - Army Corps of Engineers

CRS - Camp remember something

CTC/C2C - Coast to Coast (Discount Camping)

CW - CampingWorld

D.

DC - Direct current as in 12VDC

DD - Dear DaughterDD - Dear Daughter

DH - Darling or Dear Husband

DOT - Dept of Transportation

DP - Diesel Pusher

DS - Dear Son

DS - Dump Station

DSDP - Dutch Star Diesel Pusher

Dually - Dual real wheals

DW - Darling or Dear Wife

E.

EDPM - Ethylene Propylene Diene Monoromer (Rubber Roof)

ERS - Emergency Road Service

ESP - Extended Service Plan

F.

FIL - Father in Law

FHU - Full Hook Ups

Fiver - Fifth Wheel

FMCA = Family Motor Coach Association

FR - Forestry Road

FRED - Front End Diesel

FT - Full Time

Furry kids - Pets

FW - Fresh Water, drinking water stored on-board an RV for use in Eating, Bathing, Dishes, etc...Can also mean Fifth Wheel or Fleetwood

FWIW - For what it's worth

FYI - For your information

G.

GAWR or GAW = Gross Axle Weight Rating

GCVW or GCW = Gross Combined Vehicle Weight

GOB - Good ol' Boy

GPS - Global Positioning Satellite or System

GS - Good Sam

GTWR - Gross Trailer Weight Rating

GVW or GVWR - Gross Vehicle Weight Rating

GW - Grey Water, waste water from shower and sink drains

H.

HH - Happy Hour

HTH - Hope this Helps

HTT - hybrid travel trailer

HW - hot water

HWH - hot water heater, but can also be HW Hydraulic levelers

I.

IIRC - If I Remember Correctly

IMO - In my opinion

IMHO - In my humble opinion

IP - Internet Provider

ISP - Internet Service Provider

J.

K.

KISS - Keep it Simple Stupid

L.

L8R - Later

L8R G8R = Later Gator

LEO - Law Enforcement Official/Officer

LMAO - Laughing my a__ off

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

LTVA - Long Term Visitor Area

LP or LPG - Liquid Propane Gas

M.

MH = Motor Home

MIL - Mother in Law

MODs - Moderators

Mods - Modifications done to your RV

MTCW = My Two Cents Worth

N.

NF - National Forest

NP - National Park

NPS - National Park Service

O.

OALAEHO = Opinions Are Like A__holes, Everybody Has One

OEM = Original Equipement by the Manufacturer

OMG - Oh my God

OP - Original Post, Original Poster

P.

PUP - Pop-up Tent Trailer

PTJ - Power Tongue Jack

Pig Tails - Hose used to connect propane tank to regulator

PIA - Pain in Ass

PITA - Pain In the Ass

PM - PrivateMessage

PO - Previous Owner

PPA - Passport America (Discount Camping)

P/S - Power Steering

PW - Pressure Washer

Q.

Qs - Questions

R.

ROTFLOL = Rolling On The Floor Laughing Out Loud

ROTFLMAO = Rolling On The Floor Laughing My A__ Off

RV - Recreational Vehicle, used as a general term for all forms of vehicle that have living quarters similar to a home, but in smaller sizes, such as Motorhomes, Travel trailers, Fifth Wheels, Truck Campers, etc... In the specific form, it refers to a motorhome

RPI = Resort Parks International (Membership Parks)

S.

SB = Short Box or Bed of a Tow Vehicle

S&B = Sticks and Bricks ( House )

SCWR = Sleeping Capacity Weight Rating

SIL - Sister in Law

SKP - Escapee

SO - Significant Other

SOB - Some other brand

Stinky Slinky - The accordion-like hose used to dump the holding tanks on an RV

SP - State Park

SS - Surround Sound

T.

TC - Truck Camper

TH - Toy Hauler

TMI - Too Much Information

TV - Tow Vehicle & Television

TP - Toilet paper

TPMS - Tire Pressure Monitoring System

Toad - Vehicle towed behind an RV

TT - Travel Trailer

TWR/TLR = Tongue Weight Rating, Tongue Load Rating,

U.

USFS - US Forestry Service

UVW or UVWR - Unloaded Vehicle Weight Rating

V.

VIN - Vehicle Identification Number

VLR - Vertical Load Rating

W.

Wallydocking - Overnighting in a Wal-Mart parking lot

Wally World - Wal-Mart

WDH - Weight distributing hitch

WD or W/D - Washer/Dryer

WDW - Walt Disney World

WES - Water/Electric/Sewer

WH - WorkHorse

X.

Y.

YMMV - Your Mileage May Vary

YMWV - Your Mileage Will Vary

Z.

0-9

4X2 - 2 wheel drive

4X4 - 4 wheel drive

4WD - 4 wheel drive

5er/5'r/5ver - Fifth Wheel Trailer

*Thanks to member Doggy Daddy for compiling this list
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Old 10-24-2020, 02:34 AM   #4
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You forgot the most important one:
SWMBO. She Who Must Be Obeyed.
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Old 10-24-2020, 03:17 AM   #5
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How many people do you think will refer to this thread when it drops into the abyss?

I try to use the full name the first time in a post in a thread and put the acronym behind it in parentheses.

Example:

You may want to check the wire nuts at the Automatic Transfer Switch (ATS). They are not always installed well and this is a common ATS power problem.


That way when the acronym is used farther down in the post/thread it should be obvious what it means.

I don't always remember to do this, but I try.
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Old 10-24-2020, 03:30 AM   #6
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SWMBO! Our family loved that show.
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Old 10-24-2020, 11:29 PM   #7
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Acronym list

I would hope an admin for the site would make a sticky out of the list so it wonít fade into oblivion until someone asks again. Hello admins, can you help?
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Old 10-25-2020, 12:13 AM   #8
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SWMBO! Our family loved that show.
Pay attention to that one: lest you become SOL...
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Old 11-08-2020, 02:12 AM   #9
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Old 11-08-2020, 04:39 AM   #10
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Originally Posted by Wandering Woods View Post
From the IRV2 forum
A.

AC - Alternating currently, traditionally 120 volts

A/C - Air Conditioning

AFAIK - As Far As I Know

AFK - Away from Keyboard

AMP - Amperes

APU = Auxiliary Power Unit (Generator)

ATF - Automatic Transmission Fluid

B.

BC - Brake Controller

BIL - Brother in Law

BLM or BOLM - Bureau of Land Management

Boondocking - Traditionally Dispersed camping without hookups, usually on BLM or USFS land, not to be confused with Wallydocking

BTW - By the way

BW - Black Water, waste water from an RV's onboard toilet

Beer - Alcoholic Beverage of choice amongst campers, comes in a wide variety of flavors

C.

Cat - Caterpillar

CCC - Cargo carrying capacity

CF - Camp Fire

CG - Camp Ground

COE - Army Corps of Engineers

CRS - Camp remember something

CTC/C2C - Coast to Coast (Discount Camping)

CW - CampingWorld

D.

DC - Direct current as in 12VDC

DD - Dear DaughterDD - Dear Daughter

DH - Darling or Dear Husband

DOT - Dept of Transportation

DP - Diesel Pusher

DS - Dear Son

DS - Dump Station

DSDP - Dutch Star Diesel Pusher

Dually - Dual real wheals

DW - Darling or Dear Wife

E.

EDPM - Ethylene Propylene Diene Monoromer (Rubber Roof)

ERS - Emergency Road Service

ESP - Extended Service Plan

F.

FIL - Father in Law

FHU - Full Hook Ups

Fiver - Fifth Wheel

FMCA = Family Motor Coach Association

FR - Forestry Road

FRED - Front End Diesel

FT - Full Time

Furry kids - Pets

FW - Fresh Water, drinking water stored on-board an RV for use in Eating, Bathing, Dishes, etc...Can also mean Fifth Wheel or Fleetwood

FWIW - For what it's worth

FYI - For your information

G.

GAWR or GAW = Gross Axle Weight Rating

GCVW or GCW = Gross Combined Vehicle Weight

GOB - Good ol' Boy

GPS - Global Positioning Satellite or System

GS - Good Sam

GTWR - Gross Trailer Weight Rating

GVW or GVWR - Gross Vehicle Weight Rating

GW - Grey Water, waste water from shower and sink drains

H.

HH - Happy Hour

HTH - Hope this Helps

HTT - hybrid travel trailer

HW - hot water

HWH - hot water heater, but can also be HW Hydraulic levelers

I.

IIRC - If I Remember Correctly

IMO - In my opinion

IMHO - In my humble opinion

IP - Internet Provider

ISP - Internet Service Provider

J.

K.

KISS - Keep it Simple Stupid

L.

L8R - Later

L8R G8R = Later Gator

LEO - Law Enforcement Official/Officer

LMAO - Laughing my a__ off

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

LTVA - Long Term Visitor Area

LP or LPG - Liquid Propane Gas

M.

MH = Motor Home

MIL - Mother in Law

MODs - Moderators

Mods - Modifications done to your RV

MTCW = My Two Cents Worth

N.

NF - National Forest

NP - National Park

NPS - National Park Service

O.

OALAEHO = Opinions Are Like A__holes, Everybody Has One

OEM = Original Equipement by the Manufacturer

OMG - Oh my God

OP - Original Post, Original Poster

P.

PUP - Pop-up Tent Trailer

PTJ - Power Tongue Jack

Pig Tails - Hose used to connect propane tank to regulator

PIA - Pain in Ass

PITA - Pain In the Ass

PM - PrivateMessage

PO - Previous Owner

PPA - Passport America (Discount Camping)

P/S - Power Steering

PW - Pressure Washer

Q.

Qs - Questions

R.

ROTFLOL = Rolling On The Floor Laughing Out Loud

ROTFLMAO = Rolling On The Floor Laughing My A__ Off

RV - Recreational Vehicle, used as a general term for all forms of vehicle that have living quarters similar to a home, but in smaller sizes, such as Motorhomes, Travel trailers, Fifth Wheels, Truck Campers, etc... In the specific form, it refers to a motorhome

RPI = Resort Parks International (Membership Parks)

S.

SB = Short Box or Bed of a Tow Vehicle

S&B = Sticks and Bricks ( House )

SCWR = Sleeping Capacity Weight Rating

SIL - Sister in Law

SKP - Escapee

SO - Significant Other

SOB - Some other brand

Stinky Slinky - The accordion-like hose used to dump the holding tanks on an RV

SP - State Park

SS - Surround Sound

T.

TC - Truck Camper

TH - Toy Hauler

TMI - Too Much Information

TV - Tow Vehicle & Television

TP - Toilet paper

TPMS - Tire Pressure Monitoring System

Toad - Vehicle towed behind an RV

TT - Travel Trailer

TWR/TLR = Tongue Weight Rating, Tongue Load Rating,

U.

USFS - US Forestry Service

UVW or UVWR - Unloaded Vehicle Weight Rating

V.

VIN - Vehicle Identification Number

VLR - Vertical Load Rating

W.

Wallydocking - Overnighting in a Wal-Mart parking lot

Wally World - Wal-Mart

WDH - Weight distributing hitch

WD or W/D - Washer/Dryer

WDW - Walt Disney World

WES - Water/Electric/Sewer

WH - WorkHorse

X.

Y.

YMMV - Your Mileage May Vary

YMWV - Your Mileage Will Vary

Z.

0-9

4X2 - 2 wheel drive

4X4 - 4 wheel drive

4WD - 4 wheel drive

5er/5'r/5ver - Fifth Wheel Trailer

*Thanks to member Doggy Daddy for compiling this list

There is a bunch more on the Forest River Forum. Some are trailer related, but if you want to be informed I copied it from here: https://www.forestriverforums.com/fo...sms-50510.html

My favorite is HH. Remember it is always 5 o'clock somewhere!

4X2 = 2 Wheel Drive
4X4 = 4 Wheel Drive
4WD = 4 Wheel Drive
5er = Fifth Wheel
5ver = Fifth Wheel
A/C = Air Conditioner
AC = Alternating Current as in 120VAC (sometimes mistakingly used for air conditioner)
AFAIK = As Far As I Know
AMP = Amperes
ATF = Automatic Transmission Fluid
ATS = Automatic Transfer Switch (from shore to generator power)
BC = Brake Controller
BLM or BOLM = Bureau Of Land Management
BTW = By The Way
CAPS = Capital Letters. Using all CAPS is considered SCREAMING
CC = Crew Cab of a TV (4 Door)
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
CTD = Cummins Turbo Diesel (Dodge)
CW = Camping World
D/A = Duramax/Alison (Chevrolet or GMC)
DC = Direct Current as in 12VDC
DH = Darling Hubby or Husband, Dear Hubby, Da%& Hubby, Designated Hitter (baseball)
Dinghy = See Toad
Dmax = Duramax diesel (GM)
DRW = Dual Rear Wheels
Dooley = Dual Rear Wheels
DS = Dump Station
DSL = Digital Subscriber Line
DSS = Door Side Scare "light" (see ODS)
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)
EC = Extended Cab of a TV
EMS = Electrical Management System
EPDM = Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer (Rubber Roofing)
ERS = Emergency Road Service
ESP = Extended Service Plan
FAQ or FAQs = Frequently Asked Questions
FHU = Full Hook Up (also see WES)
FIVER = 5th Wheel
FRF = Forest River Forums
FROG = Forest River Owners Group
FT = Full Time camper (sometimes F/T)
Furry Kids = Pets
FW = Fifth Wheel
FWIW = For What It's Worth
FYI = For Your Information
G8R = Gator
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
HWH = Hot Water Heater (Why would you heat hot water?)
IBSRV = International Brotherhood/Sisterhood of RVers
IDK = I Don't Know
IIRC = If I Remember Correctly
IKR = I know right
IMHO = In My Humble Opinion
IMO = In My Opinion
IP = Internet Provider
ISP = Internet Service Provider (sometimes written DISP = Da$& Internet Service Provider)
L8R = Later
L8R G8R = Later Gator
LMAO = Laughing My A__ Off
LB = Long Box or Bed of a Tow Vehicle
LOL = Laughing Out Loud , Lots Of Luck, Lots Of Love
LT = Light Truck tires(as in LT245 tires)
MBS = Mercedes Benz Sprinter Diesel Chassis and is formerly known as the Solera Class C RV
MDT = Medium Duty Truck
MIL = Mother in-law (other in-laws can be FIL, SIL, and DIL)
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
ODS = Opposite Door-side Scare "light" (see DSS)
OEM = Original Equipment by the Manufacturer
OHC = Overhead Cabinet
OP = Original Post or Original Poster
OPD = Overfill Prevention Device (on LP gas cylinders)
PDI = Pre-Delivery Inspection
PM = Private Message
PSD = Power Stroke Diesel (Ford}
PU = Pop Up trailer
PUGS = Pop Up Gizmos (reflective covers for tent campers)
PW = Pressure Washer
Qs = Question(s)
RGV = Rio Grande Valley
ROTFLOL = Rolling On The Floor Laughing Out Loud
ROTFLMAO = Rolling On The Floor Laughing My A__ Off
RV = Recreational Vehicle
SB = Short Box or Bed of a Tow Vehicle
SCWR = Sleeping Capacity Weight Rating
SKP = Escapee
SOB = Some Other Brand (of RV)
SP = State Park
SRW = Single Rear Wheels
ST = Trailer tires (as in ST225)
TC = Truck camper
TH = Toy Hauler
TMI = Too Much Information
TOAD = A vehicle towed behind a MH
TP = Toilet Paper
Trlr = Trailer
TT = Travel Trailer
TV = Tow Vehicle and on a rare occasion TeleVision
TWR/TLR/VLR = Tongue Weight, Tongue Load, Vertical Load Rating
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
WDH = Weight Distribution (hitch)
WD/SC = Weight Distribution (hitch) with Sway Control
WES = Water/Electric/Sewer
WH = Water Heater
Wi-Fi or WiFi = Wireless Fidelity
WWW = World Wide Web (the Internet)
X2, X3, etc = Ditto, with the number representing your agreement added to the number of times it was stated beforehand. Also used +1, +2, etc.
YMMV = Your Mileage May Vary
YRMV = Your Results May Vary
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Old 11-08-2020, 11:59 AM   #11
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Is there going to be a test after class?
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Old 11-09-2020, 09:52 PM   #12
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You overlooked "FTW"

For the women
Feel the wind
Forget the world...
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