Used RV Terminology and Definitions - S to Z

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Slide-Out
A slide-out is a pre-constructed extension to a room that is retractable for traveling purposes and then can be extended when the RV is set-up.  It can be "slid" out manually by pushing them or some are equipped with a motor to electrically "slide" them out with the push of a button.

Sway Controls
Sway controls are stabalizing bars that are attached to a towable RV and connected to the towing vehicle to help prevent side to side swaying by the RV as it is traveling. 

Tip-out
A tip-out is a pre-constructed extension to a room that is retractable for traveling purposes and then can be extended when the RV is set-up.  It is "tipped" out manually by lifting the extension up.

Travel Trailer
The Travel Trailer is a towable unit that attaches to the towing vehicle with a bumper or frame hitch. They are easily detached once the Trailer is parked to give you free use of your towing vehicle. These can be equipped with many of the conveniences of home and will sleep between 2 to 8 adults depending on the size of the unit.

Truck Campers
The truck camper is a unit that fits onto the bed of pick-up truck.  It provides a relatively smaller sleeping area and some appliances.  It makes it easier to reach more remote camping locations that would prove difficult to pull a towable RV into.