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glossary 4 years 9 months ago #353421

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hi,
am i the only one struggling with all the abbreviations?
is there a glossary anywhere?
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nick

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glossary 4 years 9 months ago #353422

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Hello Nick, 
 
No you are definately not the only one. I have not yet found a published comprhensive list of abreviations that lists all the abreviations and their accurate meanings.
 
Caravanning seems to be riddled with them, and in many cases an abreviations has become an accepted way to desribe a particular criteria, yet its actual or legal meaning may be somewhat different.
 
Some abbreviations in common use have no formal definition, so it is a bit of a mine field.
 
The PC web site does have an advice section (dark blue band) and you can look up others such as the 
National Trailer & Towing Association Ltd www.NTTA.co.uk
 
You can also look up the Government portal for licence and vehicle weights etc.
 
Failing that if there is something your not sure about you can always try this forum, but be warned you are likely to get several different interpretations. 
Unless I use quotes, All advice and opinions given are my own and are given in good faith. Never act on anything you read on a forum unless you can validate and verify its source and content.
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glossary 4 years 9 months ago #353423

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Nick dont be shy mate, if you dont know you dont know, Just ask on  here in the post it concerns, I did once and actually got an apology from the poster
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glossary 4 years 9 months ago #353424

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Hi Nick
A lot of abbreviations are contained in this link :- http://www.all-acronyms.com/
 
If there are any abbs on here you don't understand , then feel free top ask, no problem.
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Hi Nick
The abbreviations most commonly used on caravan forums are:
   IE = Iinternet explorer
 spam = unauthorised advertising
  ehu  =   electric hook up
  CC  =    Caravan Club
C&CC =  Camping & Caravanning Club
CS   = certified site, a small 5 unit site often without facilities which is licenced but not owned by the Camping & Caravanning Club
CL   = certified location, the Caravan Club equivalent to a certified site as described above
MTPLM = maximum technically permissible laden mass or the maximum weight of the caravan when fully loadedwith your personal items.
MIRO  = mass in running order or the unladen weight of the caravan without gas bottles, personal effects etc
If there are any other abbreviations that you're not sure about just ask as and when they crop up in forum posts
 
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glossary 4 years 9 months ago #353426

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hi,
i drive a lorry and have a maximum gross weight...so a nett weight of the lorry plus my load which add up to the MGW....so whats with the mtplnf and all the other BS?
nick

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glossary 4 years 9 months ago #353427

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nickmac73 wrote:
hi,
i drive a lorry and have a maximum gross weight...so a nett weight of the lorry plus my load which add up to the MGW....so WTF with the mtplnfand all the other BS?
nick
 
Welcome to the world of caravan's 
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glossary 4 years 9 months ago #353428

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nickmac73 wrote:
hi,
i drive a lorry and have a maximum gross weight...so a nett weight of the lorry plus my load which add up to the MGW....so whats with the mtplnf and all the other BS?
nick
A car and caravan combination is not as stable as an articulated lorry and the terminology is different.
Whether or not you think that it's 'BS' to be a safe and responsible touring caravanner you should make it your business to at least have some idea of what the legal weight references are.
Click Here if you want to look it up
 
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glossary 4 years 9 months ago #353429

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nickmac73 wrote:
hi,
i drive a lorry and have a maximum gross weight...so a nett weight of the lorry plus my load which add up to the MGW....so whats with the mtplnf and all the other BS?
nick
M.T.P.L.N.F simply means :- Maximum. Trailer. Permmited. Load. "big fine if" Not. Followed.

 
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glossary 4 years 9 months ago #353430

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I am beginning to think this may be a wind up thread
Unless I use quotes, All advice and opinions given are my own and are given in good faith. Never act on anything you read on a forum unless you can validate and verify its source and content.
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