Glossary of RV Terms
The RV community is just like any other—it has its own set of words, abbreviations, and slang terms. In this glossary we define the common terms and some of the more unusual slang.
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A set of gears found in the rear axle of vehicles, designed to distribute drive shaft power to the two wheels. It applies power to both wheels while allowing each to spin at different rates during cornering.
Vehicle or trailer with living accommodations used for traveling and recreational activities.
Rear Gross Axle Weight (GAW) is the actual weight placed on the rear axle. For additional details see Understanding RV Weights.
Rear Gross Axle Weight Rating (RGAWR) is the maximum number that the GAW of the rear axle should never exceed. For additional details see Understanding RV Weights.
Special equipment or gear used for a particular purpose. In the RV world it generally refers to an RV or truck.
Abbreviation for the RV Consumer Group organization.