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Old 01-20-2018, 07:59 PM   #1
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Cinderella has a coach

Cinderella has a coach, I have a camper, 5th wheel, travel trailer, RV....but PLEASE don't call it a coach! Am I the only one that gets their hackles up when someone calls an RV a coach? I realize my Montana is sooo much fancier than the Fields 8 ft. cabover I started with over 40 years ago, but it still serves the same purpose. How out of touch am I?
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Old 01-20-2018, 08:40 PM   #2
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I don't understand? What is the problem with calling it a coach?
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Old 01-20-2018, 09:38 PM   #3
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I normally think of a coach as a class A, but makes no difference to me what you call your rig.
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Old 01-20-2018, 10:36 PM   #4
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I'm with the rest of the group. Associating my home with a half a million dollar motor home is a plus in my book.
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Old 01-20-2018, 10:46 PM   #5
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When purchasing a class A the sales guy kept calling it a coach UNTIL I told him I had football coaches and that did not look like any of them so it could not be a coach.
Now I have a '5er'. If I see the deer in headlights look I say 5th wheel. If the look continues time to exit, stage right.
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Old 01-21-2018, 06:15 AM   #6
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We had a camper.... traded it for our "Split-level mobile Condo".

That's what I told the salesman when he asked me if I had brought my "camper" in for service...
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Old 01-21-2018, 06:29 AM   #7
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When I hear the word "coach" when related to RVing I think of the Class A only parks where people are afraid of being "infected" by "those trailer people".

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can`t make this stuff up

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When I hear the word "coach" when related to RVing I think of the Class A only parks where people are afraid of being "infected" by "those trailer people".

Yep just a pissing match as usual between men. I have more money or better credit than you and my coach is a DP............... Well I built and live in a house with an indoor pool and I have a 5th wheel DP (Diesel Puller) not a coach, never understood $500,000.00 and so little space.
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Old 01-21-2018, 08:51 AM   #9
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I'm with the rest of the group. Associating my home with a half a million dollar motor home is a plus in my book.
And, therein lies the rub. Like Cinderella at the ball, the salesmen are trying to present the RV as something more pretentious than it is. It's like they are implying that people who buy the less expensive rigs are just getting "campers", but you sir are buying a coach because, well... You simply just have more "Class". The home I live in now costs 3 times what my last one did, maybe I should refer to it as a mansion! Oh, by the way coaches have been traditionally pulled by detachable horses, not pushed by permanently attached horses
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And, therein lies the rub. Like Cinderella at the ball, the salesmen are trying to present the RV as something more pretentious than it is. It's like they are implying that people who buy the less expensive rigs are just getting "campers", but you sir are buying a coach because, well... You simply just have more "Class". The home I live in now costs 3 times what my last one did, maybe I should refer to it as a mansion! Oh, by the way coaches have been traditionally pulled by detachable horses, not pushed by permanently attached horses
Looks to me like no one else cares about what it is called....I know I don't.
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Looks to me like no one else cares about what it is called....I know I don't.
Right ~~ my wife calls our 43' 5er 'the camper' just as she did our 1st TT at 19'.
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Old 01-21-2018, 11:28 AM   #12
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Definition of coach

1 a : a large usually closed four-wheeled horse-drawn carriage having doors in the sides and an elevated seat in front for the driver On special occasions the queen rides in a gold coach.
b : a railroad passenger car intended primarily for day travel Smoking is not permitted in the train's coaches.
c : bus 1a toured the city by coach
d : trailer 1b
e : a 2-door enclosed automobile
f : a class of passenger air transportation at a lower fare than first class We reserved two seats in coach.
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we moved from a tent to a 23' "hard side" camper, up graded to a 28' fifth wheel camper, 3 fifth wheel campers later, we have a 42' Montana fifth wheel camper.
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Old 01-21-2018, 04:57 PM   #14
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Seeing the trend on some the these threads, I think some folks are suffering from the winter blues and need to go camping in warm sunny weather. Call it what you want, it is still fun to hook up and go. At the end of the day that's what we all want.
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Old 01-21-2018, 05:20 PM   #15
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Merriam-Webster

Definition of coach

1 a : a large usually closed four-wheeled horse-drawn carriage having doors in the sides and an elevated seat in front for the driver On special occasions the queen rides in a gold coach.
b : a railroad passenger car intended primarily for day travel Smoking is not permitted in the train's coaches.
c : bus 1a toured the city by coach
d : trailer 1b
e : a 2-door enclosed automobile
f : a class of passenger air transportation at a lower fare than first class We reserved two seats in coach.
Well that is clear as mud LOL.....Seems like you can call a 5th wheel a coach based on definition "d"?

But I have to agree with Roadrunner, we are all suffering from off season blues! Come on Spring, I am so ready to hook up to my coach, 5th wheel, RV, camper, trailer, mobile split level mansion.........
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Old 01-21-2018, 07:10 PM   #16
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Same thing with cars. They are not used anymore (They are pre owned or previously owned). Just another politically correct term for the same thing.

But I agree, if I hear the word Coach, I think Elvis Bus (large Class A diesel pusher). It just sounds more fru-fru (fancier)
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Old 01-21-2018, 09:39 PM   #17
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This reminds me of Jed and Jethro talking about the Cement Pond. We went for a long time just calling it the Montana then for what ever reason we switched to Trailer for a year or two. We recently had a discussion about our negligent down grading of the labeling. Now we are trying to switch back to saying Montana or RV. I think it is a Rose not a Thorn Bush and we wish to enjoy smelling the roses as we travel through life. Currently our Trailer is parked near the campground Cement Pond.
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