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REFER Slang for "refrigerator". Refrigerators are often found in either a "two-way" or "three-way" operating mode. Two-way: has a gas mode and an AC mode. Three-way: has a gas mode, AC mode, and 12v DC mode. The coolant used in RV refrigeration is ammonia. The two most common manufacturers of RV refrigerators are Norcold and Dometic.
RIG What many RVers call their units.
ROADSIDE This refers to the side of the camper that faces the road when it is parked. Often called the off-door side.
ROOF AIR CONDITIONING Air conditioning unit mounted on roof of RV, to cool the RV when it is parked. When moving, most RVs are cooled by separate air conditioning units which are components of the engine, or they may be cooled by a roof top if a proper size generator is installed.
RV Short for Recreation Vehicle, a generic term for all pleasure vehicles which contain living accommodations. Multiple units are RVs and persons using them are RVers.
RVDA Abbreviation for Recreational Vehicle Dealer's Association.
RVIA Abbreviation for Recreational Vehicle Industry Association