RV Lingo

The world of RVs and camping has a vocabulary of its own. And if you’re not up to speed with the latest lingo, it can sound like gibberish when someone is talking to you.

For instance, have you ever gone boondocking? Yea, it’s a real thing.


Camping without any connection to electricity, water, or sewage. AKA dry camping.

Or do you have any idea what Wallydocking is?


Parking overnight in a Walmart TM parking lot. Not all Walmart parking lots are created equal. Some stores do not allow overnight visitors so be sure to check before you stay. A great app to do this with is the Allstay Camp & RV App. https://allstays.com/apps/camprv.htm

What about a Honey Wagon? It’s not as sweet as it sounds.

Honey Wagon

Euphemism for the sewage pumping truck. Honey wagons are used to empty RV holding tanks in places where full hookups and dump stations are not available.

And don’t blush when you hear someone refer to the stinky slinky. They are just referring to the flexible sewer hose that is used to dump RV waste tanks.

Is your head spinning already? Have no fear! Here are a few of our favorite online lingo glossaries to help you along your way. https://www.northernontario.travel/rv-canada/rv-lingo-and-slang-you-need-to-know-for-full-time-rv-living, https://www.thorindustries.com/blog/rv-hacks-and-tips/a-short-guide-to-rv-slang/ and https://www.loveyourrv.com/newbie-guide-weird-rv-jargon/

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