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FAQ: Common Acronyms and Abbreviations

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Here is a list of acronyms and abbreviations that are often used on the forum. Suggestions for additional terms are welcome, and can be posted in this thread. Popular and relevant suggestions will be added to main list periodically.

 

4X2 or 2WD – 2 Wheel Drive

 

4X4 or 4WD – 4 Wheel Drive

 

5er or Fiver – Fifth wheel trailer, also abbreviated FW

 

A/C Air Conditioning

 

AC – Alternating Current

 

ACE or CE - Army Corps of Engineers, more commonly abbreviated COE; often operate campgrounds near their projects.

 

A – Amp or Ampere

 

AGM – Absorbent Glass Mat, referring to a type of batteries many of us use.

 

Ah – Amp Hours

 

Al – Aluminum

 

AS – Airstream

 

ATF – Automatic Transmission Fluid

 

ATS – Automatic Transfer Switch, often shortened to TS

 

Attic - The overhead interior storage area located at the rear of an Oliver

 

AWG – American Wire Gauge, sometimes abbreviated Ga

 

Basement - The exterior storage area located at the rear street side of an Oliver

 

BC – Brake Controller

 

BLM – Bureau Of Land Management, overseer of public lands and operator of many campgrounds, typically in more remote areas of the country.

 

BTU – British Thermal Unit

 

CAT Scale – Certified Automated Truck scales located throughout the US. Many RVers use these scales to weigh their trailers if they don’t have access to another private or public scales.

 

CCC – Cargo Carrying Capacity (payload capacity), sometimes abbreviated NCC

 

CG – Camp Ground

 

COE – Corp of Engineers, also abbreviated ACE or CE; often operate campgrounds near their projects.

 

CONUS - Contenental United States

 

CW – Camping World, a chain of RV supply stores

 

DC – Direct Current

 

DEF – Diesel Exhaust Fluid

 

DS – Dump Station

 

Egg – Fiberglass Trailer

 

FG – Fiberglass, also abbreviated MFG

 

FHU – Full Hook Ups, often abbreviated WES, for Water/Electric/Sewer

 

FT – Full Time

 

FW – Fifth wheel trailer, also abbreviated 5er or Fiver

 

Ga - Gauge (wiring), more commonly abbreviated AWG

 

GAW – Gross Axle Weight

 

GAWR – Gross Axle Weight Rating

 

GCVW or GCW – Gross Combined Vehicle Weight

 

GCWR – Gross Combined Weight Rating

 

Geezer Pass - Lifetime Senior Pass from the National Park Service. Currently, for age 60 and above, $80.

Free entance to many National Parks and sights, and often camping discounts in the park campgrounds, and some other participating state and national campgrounds.

 

Gen – Generator

 

GPM - Gallons per Minute, a measurement of water usage and mountain pass fuel consumption

 

GTW – Gross Trailer Weight

 

GTWR – Gross Trailer Weight Rating

 

GVW – Gross Vehicle Weight

 

GVWR – Gross Vehicle Weight Rating

 

HP – Horsepower

 

Inch WC - Inches of water column, a measurement of gas pressure often used instead of PSI.

 

LA - Lead acid batteries, typically referring to non-AGM batteries

 

LE – Legacy Elite, Oliver's single axle trailer

 

LEII or LE2 – Legacy Elite II, Oliver's tandem axle trailer

 

LED – Light Emitting Diode

 

LFP or LiFePo – Lithium Iron Phosphate, an alternative to LA or AGM batteries

 

LP – Liquid Propane

 

LT – Light Truck (tires)

 

MFG - Molded Fiberglass, often shortened to FG

 

MVU or MVUM - Motor Vehicle Use Map from the USFS; shows which national forest roads are open for dispersed camping

 

NCC – Net Carrying Capacity (payload capacity), often abbreviated CCC

 

NPS – National Park Service

 

OP – Original Poster, the person who started a topic

 

OTT – Oliver Travel Trailers

 

OTTO or Otter – Oliver Travel Trailer Owner

 

OTTOR – Oliver Travel Trailer Owners Rally

 

PM - Private Message; a forum function allowing members to send messages privately to each other, without needing email addresses or phone numbers.

 

PU – Pop Up tent trailer

 

PSI – Pounds per Square Inch

 

Romp - A gathering of OTTers

 

RTV - A silicone sealant of a variety of types

 

RV – Recreational Vehicle

 

SOB - Some other brand; in our forum, any type of trailer other than an Oliver.

 

SP – State Park

 

Stick Built - A travel trailer constructed from wood and panels, unlike an Oliver and other eggs

 

Sticky - a) Stick Built trailer; b) On the forum, a topic of some importance, pinned to the top, so that it "sticks around" and doesn't get lost.

 

TPMS – Tire Pressure Monitoring System

 

TS – Transfer Switch, also abbreviated ATS

 

TT – Travel Trailer

 

TV – Tow Vehicle

 

TW – Tongue Weight

 

V – Volts

 

VA – Volt Amps (Watts)

 

VIN – Vehicle Identification Number

 

USFS – US Forest Service

 

W – Watts

 

Wally World – WalMart

 

Wh – Watt Hours

 

WDH – Weight Distribution Hitch

 

WES – Water/Electric/Sewer, also abbreviated FHU, for Full Hook Ups

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