Glossary of RV Terms

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fifth wheel

Designed to be affixed and towed by a pickup equipped with special hitch in the truck bed, these two-level units can provide the greatest living of all towable RVs. Fifth-wheel travel trailers come equipped with all the comforts of home, and are perfectly adaptable for weekend getaways, family vacations and fulltiming.


A brand of fiberglass sheeting commonly used in RVs with fiberglass sidewall construction.


Family Motor Coach Association

fresh water tank

One of two filling ports which feeds the fresh water system of the RV. One port has a hose connecting the RV to the water hookup; the other port is used as a funnel to fill the water tank for traveling.

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