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- June 20, 2019 at 11:50 am #176040
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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