Basement: Under floor storage area accessible from the outside.
Black Tank: Holds body waste (sewage) directly from the toilet.
Black Water: Waste contained in the Black Tank.
Boondocking: A style of camping that has no hook-ups for power, water or sewerage.
Chassis Battery: The battery used to start the engine in a motorhome.
Class A: This is a Bus style RV.
Class B: Often referred to as Conversion Vans.
Class C: Have the appearance of a long body pick-up with the bed removed and an RV section built on.
Cut-Off Switch: Cuts off power to the ‘house’ portion of the RV.
Fifth Wheel: An RV that is towed behind a truck with a hitched in the bed, not on the back bumper.
Full Hook-Ups: Refers to a campsite that has connections for electric, fresh water and sewage. May also include telephone and or cable TV.
Full Timer: A person who lives in an RV all the time.
Gray Tank: This tank holds the waste water from the sinks and shower.
Gray Water: This is the water that has been used for washing clothes, showers or in a sink.
Hook-ups: Facilities in campgrounds that supply electric or water and provide a place to connect a sewer hose for dumping.
House Battery: These batteries are used to supply 12vdc and limited 120vac (from the Inverter) to the various outlets and appliances of an RV.
Inverter: An electrical box that takes 12vdc from the House batteries and supplies limited 120vac to selected outlets in an RV.
Motorhome: Any type of RV that has a motor.
Pop-Up: A towed hybrid camper that is part trailer and part tent.
Slide Out: Areas that slide out from the main RV body to extend living space.
Toy Hauler: Usually a Fifth Wheel RV that has a partitioned area in the rear with a loading ramp that allows for the storage, loading and unloading of ‘Toys”, such as motorcycles or ATV’s.
Travel Trailer: A type of towed RV that is distinguished by the way it hitches to the tow vehicle. The hitch is attached to the back of a vehicle, not the bed.
White Tank: The potable drinking water tank.
White Water: This is clean water suitable for drinking or showering.
VAC: Volts Alternating Current. Commonly called House Current.
VDC: Volts Direct Current.