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FIFTH WHEEL (FW) A trailer and hitch configuration connected to the tow truck directly above the rear axle by way of a special fifth wheel hitch. This causes several feet of the connected trailer to hang over the tow truck, placing about 15 to 25% of the trailer's weight on the rear axle of the truck. Commercial trucks and trailers use this hitch configuration. Also commonly spelled as 5th wheel.
FIVER Another name for a fifth wheel RV.
FRESH WATER The fresh water system provides potable water to the fresh water tank, kitchen sink, shower, bathroom lavatory, toilet, water heater and outside shower.
FRESH WATER TANK Tank for holding fresh water for drinking, cooking, and bathing while not connected to a city water supply.
FULL HOOK-UP SITE A campsite that has city water, shore power and sewer hook-ups or connections available
FULL TIMERS OR FULL TIMING The term used for people who live in their RV full time, or at least the vast majority of their time.
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