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Been reading some threads on ""Where's Ollie" and have run across the term "COE" campgrounds.  Can someone explain?

 

Also, having been on the forum for some time now, I have noted several terms and acronyms being used that I finally broke the code on but:  how about a new category be created specifically as a lookup tool for someone who might not be up-to-speed on the trailer speak?  Maybe call it something like "Common RV Terms and Abbreviations".  It would be nice if the list was alphabetic, dynamic, and updateable and not just a placeholder for individual comments.

 

Is this doable?

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2018 Elite II, Hull #414 (the very last 2018 produced).  Trailer name "2 HOBOS" .   2006 Dodge 3500 Megacab, 4x4 with 5.9L Cummins diesel.

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SOB means Some Other Brand when referring to travel trailers other than Olivers.


Bill and Martha

2018 LEII Hull 313

2019 Chevrolet 2500HD Duramax

 

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funny - folks often refer to me as SOB, now I know what that means (Some Other Brand) - might be a compliment

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KWR


2019 Oliver Legacy Elite II, Hull#444


2019 GMC Sierra 2500HD Crew Cab, 4WD, Denali, Duramax 6.6L Turbo Diesel V8 Engine with Allison 6-speed transmission

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Acronyms aside, I know there are terms and abbreviations that can be confusing. Keep up the responses.

 

I was reminded a month ago that many newbies didn't know that PM meant private message.

Sherry

 


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2008 Oliver Elite, Hull #12
 

 

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I learned at the rally that Oliver owners are called Otters, as in OTT-ers; which is not to be confused with a rally itself, which is an OTTOR, with an O, as in OTT Owners Rally.

 

(OTT, of course being Oliver Travel Trailers.)


Snowball • LE2 256 • 2018 Ford Raptor

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I learned at the rally that Oliver owners are called Otters, as in OTT-ers; which is not to be confused with a rally itself, which is an OTTOR, with an O, as in OTT Owners Rally.

 

(OTT, of course being Oliver Travel Trailers.)

 

 

The collective nouns for otters are bevy, family, lodge or romp (being descriptive of their often playful nature)

 

I submit that any gathering of Oliver travel trailers be termed a “romp”.

 

This would also be in keeping of the acronym OTTOR: Oliver Travel Trailer Owner’s Romp.

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Steve, Tali and the dogs: Reacher, Lucy and Rocky plus our beloved Storm and Maggie (both waiting at the Rainbow Bridge) 2008 Legacy Elite I - Outlaw Oliver, HULL NUMBER: 0026 2014 Legacy Elite II - Outlaw Oliver, HULL NUMBER: 0050 2017 Silverado High Country 2500HD Diesel 4x4 

 

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I like Romp.  Then a group of Olivers at sea (traveling together) should be called a Raft of Olivers.

 

Also I didn’t know until now that there are white otters, and yes they’re as cute as you’d expect -

 

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It took me a little head scratching to figure out why everyone kept talking about the televisions when I realized "TV" meant "tow vehicle."


2018 Elite II, Hull #414 (the very last 2018 produced).  Trailer name "2 HOBOS" .   2006 Dodge 3500 Megacab, 4x4 with 5.9L Cummins diesel.

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I kept seeing references to OTTO which is "Oliver Travel Trailer Owners".


2018 Elite II, Hull #414 (the very last 2018 produced).  Trailer name "2 HOBOS" .   2006 Dodge 3500 Megacab, 4x4 with 5.9L Cummins diesel.

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Seadog,

 

As a moderator can you see what can be done (or who has the ability/authority) to create an actual  index of terms?  It's nice that we are getting input but unless it's put into an organized, updatable, table of some sort, it will become ineffective in very short order.

 

There should be a standard template used so that submissions are easy to find and understand.  Example:

 

     BLM (Bureau of Land Management)  A U.S. Department of Interior Agency responsible for .....(TBD)

 

     COE (Corps of Engineers)  A U.S. Army agency responsible for....TBD)

 

     SOB  (some-other-brand)  A term used by Oliver owners when referring to other brands of trailers.

 

    OTTO (Oliver Travel Trailer Owners).

 

Submissions (for the actual listing) should be acronyms or abbreviations that are already commonly used.    For example: suggestions for new terms such as what to call a bunch of Oliver trailers traveling in a group, would only be added if and when a consensus is agreed to and the term is commonly accepted and used.

 

Suggestions for new terms could be vetted through a different thread.

 

I think this is a great opportunity to provide assistance to new and potential Oliver owners as well as some of us who have been around a little while but might be a little slow on the up-take (me).

 

I would be glad to help organize and maintain such a database but I don't have the ability to create it or the permissions to make changes.  I suggest too, that the list be monitored to some degree by moderators to ensure submissions are actually legitimate, commonly used terms used in the industry (or at least within the forum).  This shouldn't become a creative thinking and writing forum.

 

Let me know what I can do to help.

 

Hobo

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2018 Elite II, Hull #414 (the very last 2018 produced).  Trailer name "2 HOBOS" .   2006 Dodge 3500 Megacab, 4x4 with 5.9L Cummins diesel.

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Here’s a whole romp of abbreviations for you:

 

 

 

4X2 or 2WD - 2 Wheel Drive

 

4X4 or 4WD - 4 Wheel Drive

 

5er or Fiver - Fifth Wheel

 

A/C - Air Conditioning

 

AC - Alternating Current

 

A - Amp or Ampere

 

Ah - Amp Hours

 

Al - Aluminum

 

AS - Airstream

 

ATF - Automatic Transmission Fluid

 

ATS - Automatic Transfer Switch

 

AWG - American Wire Gauge

 

BC - Brake Controller

 

BLM - Bureau Of Land Management

 

BTU - British Thermal Unit

 

CCC - Cargo Carrying Capacity (payload capacity)

 

CG - Camp Ground

 

COE - Corp of Engineers

 

CW - Camping World

 

DC - Direct Current

 

DEF - Diesel Exhaust Fluid

 

DS - Dump Station

 

Egg -  Fiberglass Trailer

 

FG - Fiberglass

 

FHU - Full Hook Ups

 

FT - Full Time

 

FW - Fifth Wheel

 

GAW - Gross Axle Weight

 

GAWR - Gross Axle Weight Rating

 

GCVW or GCW - Gross Combined Vehicle Weight

 

GCWR - Gross Combined Weight Rating

 

Gen - Generator

 

GTW - Gross Trailer Weight

 

GTWR - Gross Trailer Weight Rating

 

GVW - Gross Vehicle Weight

 

GVWR - Gross Vehicle Weight Rating

 

HP - Horsepower

 

LE - Legacy Elite

 

LEII or LE2 - Legacy Elite II

 

LED - Light Emitting Diode

 

LFP or LiFePo - Lithium Iron Phosphate

 

LP - Liquid Propane

 

LT - Light Truck (tires)

 

NCC - Net Carrying Capacity (payload capacity)

 

NPS - National Park Service

 

OTT - Oliver Travel Trailers

 

OTTO or Otter - Oliver Travel Trailer owner

 

OTTOR - Oliver Travel Trailer Owners Rally

 

PU - Pop Up

 

PSI - Pounds per Square Inch

 

RV - Recreational Vehicle

 

SP - State Park

 

TPMS - Tire Pressure Monitoring System

 

TS - Transfer Switch

 

TT - Travel Trailer

 

TV - Tow Vehicle

 

TW - Tongue Weight

 

V - Volts

 

VA - Volt Amps (Watts)

 

VIN - Vehicle Identification Number

 

USFS - US Forrest Service

 

W - Watts

 

Wally World - WalMart

 

Wh - Watt Hours

 

WDH - Weight Distribution Hitch

 

WES - Water/Electric/Sewer

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Snowball • LE2 256 • 2018 Ford Raptor

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Another one seen on fiberglass trailer forums: MFG meaning Molded FiberGlass, as in an MFG camper.

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Bill and Martha

2018 LEII Hull 313

2019 Chevrolet 2500HD Duramax

 

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Wow, that was fast, Overland, and a lot of info.

 

TPMS- tire pressure monitoring system

 

Sticky - a. A travel trailer constructed with wood frame and panels. b. A topic "pinned" to the top in a forum so it can always be seen

 

Sherry

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2008 Oliver Elite, Hull #12
 

 

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Thank you Sherry.  I worked all night on it.

 

Also possible that I just googled and found a handful of lists on other forums, most of which were identical, then quickly edited them together and added a few OTT specifics.


Snowball • LE2 256 • 2018 Ford Raptor

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“Inch WC” is one way of representing “inches of water column” which is a unit of pressure. Most, if not all, of our propane appliances operate on low gas pressure such as 11 inch WC, which is equal to about 0.4 psi.

 

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inch_of_water


Bill and Martha

2018 LEII Hull 313

2019 Chevrolet 2500HD Duramax

 

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Terms help.  The little square thing with the thing that sticks out and moves up and down. Different color wire things that stick out the back with screw things on it.  (Light switch) LS

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OK, Great start but where do we park them now?  I think the list deserves higher level visibility than just a thread under one of the existing sections.  Maybe something over in the Oliver University area??


2018 Elite II, Hull #414 (the very last 2018 produced).  Trailer name "2 HOBOS" .   2006 Dodge 3500 Megacab, 4x4 with 5.9L Cummins diesel.

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OP - original poster

 

SO - significant other

 

DW - dear wife

 

DH - dear husband


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Tom & Cheryl 

LE II #305

2018 GMC 2500HD SLT Duramax

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Hobo, we're discussing this on the mod site. But a number of folks are doing what we love most... camping. :)

 

Thanks to all of you for your suggestions. Continue to add comments, and we'll (eventually) figure out a way to make the dictionary happen.

 

Sherry

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2008 Ram 1500 4 × 4

2008 Oliver Elite, Hull #12
 

 

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ACE....One that threw me. I thought it was a brand name. Turns  out they were calling Army Corp Engineers this.

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