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RV's as 4WD vehicle
I don't know about elsewhere in the world, but in Australia, a 'Recreational Vehicle' is a 4WD vehicle designed for off road driving. It may or may not have accomodation facilities, but these are incidental to it's purpose if they exist. No-one would ever live in one.
What you refer to here as a recreational vehicle is known in Australia as a 'camper van' or a 'mobile home'.
- Intriguing. A disambiguation bit at the top might be nice, then. Phil Bordelon 04:12 25 Jun 2003 (UTC)
I clarified and expanded (slightly) a number of the issues presented. I might add more, but will think about it. My (aging) RV-FAQ can be seen here. Ralph (again)
Park Trailers, and the Escapees, and Family Campers and RVers
Your article misses an important type/definition. There is a "Park Trailer<" which differs from a Park Model. There are RV parks which allow Park Trailers, but do not allow Park Models.
You also miss two major RV organizations, the Escapees, and the Family Campers and RVers. (FCRV).
RVs as dwellings
The article mentions in several places the use RVs for "full-time" use. Though I am sure this type of use does take place, RVs are not built to any building code that would permit it to be used as a residence or dwelling. RVs are defined as a form of motor vehicle and registered with state Departments of Motor vehicles. They are to be used for recreational purposes only. Most all states Departments of Insurance will verify this statement.
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