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240AC/12DC/LP Gas

The power sources on which 3-way refrigerators operate; 240 volt alternating current (same as in houses); 12DC is 12 volt direct current (same as motor vehicles). Some motorhome/RV refrigerators can operate on two or three sources, others operate on all three.

 

5th Wheel

A cross between an American RV and a caravan - the caravan is pulled by a dedicated pickup with a special towing coupling (or wheel), the caravan is similar to the living section of an American RV, and may feature slide-outs to give increased space. The towing vehicle can be decoupled and used independantly of the 5th wheel caravan.

 

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