Glossary A-Z of Motorhome Terms

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Fanmaster

Trade name for a specific type of blown air heater. Sometimes used as a generic term for such systems.

 

FFD

Flame Failure Device

 

Fibre Glass

A form of plastic material commonly used for exterior body panels. Also known as GRP or glass reinforced plastic.

 

Fifth Wheel Trailer

Form of motor caravan connected by means of a fifth wheel coupling,also treated as an RV

 

Filon

The trade name of fiberglass sheet often used in the lamination of RV panels. Manufactured by the Kemlite Company, Inc.

 

fit and finish:

Generally refers to the level of quality in which a motorhome is constructed. A manufacturer who utilizes advanced manufacturing processes  able to build components to smaller “tolerances”; the result  higher level of fit and finish. Consumers will notice  everything fits well and has a quality level of finish -- upholstery, cabinets, driveability

 

Fiver

Another name for fifth-wheel RV

 

Fixed roof

A type of motorhome where the base vehicle roof remains unchanged from the original after conversion

 

Flame Failure Device

An FFD ensures any gas escape is kept to a minimum if a flame goes out accidentally

 

Floorplan

Interior design of a motorhome. Where furniture units are placed in relation to each other.

 

Flyscreens

Mesh fittings for windows doors and roofvents, to keep out the bugs.

 

full hookups:

 campsite that offers water, sewer, and electricity

 

Full Service Pitch

Pitch with individual fresh and waste water, electricity and (sometimes) TV connection

 

Full Timing

This is where a motorhome or caravan is used as a permanent dwelling. Some insurance Co do not insure this type of risk

 

full-timer:

A person who travels and lives in a motorhome most of the year.

 

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