Glossary of RV Terms

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waste water

Also known as black water. Disposal water from toilet system, held in holding tank until you dump it, in large tanks or dumping station available at most campgrounds.

Water Works

Coachmen's exclusive Water Works™ Utility Panel simply displays how to perform key water functions, such as filling, draining and winterizing.

weight distributing hitch

Also known as an "equalizing" hitch, this category includes hitch systems that utilize spring bars that can be placed under tension to distribute a portion of the trailer's hitch weight to the tow vehicle's front axle and the trailer's axles.


The distance between the center lines of the primary axles of a vehicle. If a motorhome includes a "tag" axle, the distance is measured from the front axle to the center point between the drive and "tag" axle.

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