I hate Acronyms (So I made a list)

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    ABQ- Albuquerque
    AC- Alternatng Currnt
    A/C- Air Condtiong
    AEP- Americn Electc Pwr
    AF- Anti-Frez
    AFAIK- As Far As I Knw
    AGL- Abov Ground Levl
    AGM- Absorbd Glas Mat
    AH- Amp Hrs
    AKA- Also Knwn As
    AMC- Americn Motrs Corp
    AS- Airstream
    ASAP- As Son As Posible
    ATS- Auto Trnsfr Swtch
    AT(V)- Al Terain (Vehcl)
    AUX- Auxiliary
    AWD- All Whl Drv
    AWOL- Absnt Without Leav
    BA- Bad A$$ (Boombx
    BAMH- Big A$$ Mobile/Mtr Hme
    BAPU- Big A$$ Pop Up
    BB- Budy Bearng / Bluberry (Pancaks / Battle Born
    BBC- Brit Brdcst Corp
    BBQ- Barbeque or Barbecue
    BC- Becaus
    BDI- Batery Discharg Indicatr
    BF- Boy Friend
    BH- Bunk Hous/Blck Hils
    BLM - Bureau of Land Mangment
    BMS- Battry Mangment Sys
    BOAT- Brk/Bust Out Anothr K
    BOR- Bord Of Review
    Breaks- =Brakes (This is a common misuse
    BTDT- ????
    BTT- Bokmrk This Thrd
    BTW- By The Way
    BW(T)- Blk Watr (Tank
    BWCAW- Boundary Watrs Canoe Area Wildrness
    CAA- Canadin Auto Assoc
    CAD- Canadin Dollr / Computer/Cardboard Aided Dsign
    CAN- Controllr Area Netwrk
    CARB / ARB- Califna Air Resource Brd
    CB- Circuit Brker / Citizens Band (Radio
    CBBT- Chsapeak Bay Bridg Tunnl
    CCC- Cargo Carryig Capcity / Civilian Conservatin Corps
    CD- Compct Disc
    CDL- Comercil Drivrs Lic
    CEO- Chief Exec Officr
    CFO- Chief Financil Officr
    CFS- Chronic Fatigu Syndrom
    CHMSL- Centr High Mountd Stop Lt
    CI- Cast Irn
    CL- CraigsList
    CLR- Calcium Lime Rust (Stain Removr
    CG - Campground
    CMA- Covr My A$$
    CNA- Certifid Nurs Assistnt
    CNC- Computr Numerical Control (Machinig
    CNW- Columbia NorthWest (builds Alinrs
    COE- Corps of Enginerig
    CoG- Centr of Gravty
    CP- Cassett Potty
    CPAP- Continuous Postv Airway Press
    CPVC- Chlorinatd Polyvinyl Chlorid
    CRD- Capital Regionl District
    CS- Camp Site
    CSA- Comunity Supportd Agricltre
    CSP- Crawford Stat Prk
    CTB- Crud That Breaks
    CUV- Crossover Utility Vehicle
    CVT- Continuous Variabl Tranny
    CW- Campig Wrld
    CYA- Covr Your A$$
    DAM/Q- Dumb A$$ Moment/Questin
    DC- Direct Currnt
    DD- Dunkin Donuts
    DDT- Dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane
    DE- Domestic Engr
    DEET- N,N-Diethyl-meta-toluamide or diethyltoluamide
    DFG- Dpt Fish & Game
    DGD/S- Dear Grnd Dau/Sn
    DH/W/D/S/GK- Dear/Dumb/Damn/Darlig Hsband/Wife/Dughtr/Son/Grnd Kid
    DIL- Daughtr n Law
    DIY- Do It Yourslf
    DMM- Digtl Multi Metr
    DMV- Dpt of Mtr Vehicls
    DNR- Dept of Natural Resources
    DOB- Dobsonian Telescope
    DO(G)- Dutch Oven (Gathering
    DOHC- Dual Over Head Cams
    DQT- Drama Queen Teen
    DSG- Direct Shift Gearbox (transmission
    DSI- Direct Spark Ignition
    DST- Daylght Savigs Tim
    DT- Discount Tire
    DTA- Don't Trust Anyone
    DV- Death Vally
    DVD- Digital Video Disc
    EAB- Emerald Ash Borer (Betle
    ECM- Eng Control Modul
    ECU- Eng Control Unit
    EEE- Eastern Equine Encephalitis
    EMS- Electricity Management Sys
    EMT- Electrical Metallic Tubig
    EPS- Extrudd Polystyren
    ERS- Emrgncy Rod Servic
    ETA/D- Estimatd Time of Arivl/Deprt
    EU- Europen Union
    FB- FaceBook
    FC- Fire Control
    FCFS- First Come First Servd
    FFT Dealer- Fleetwood Foldig Trailr
    FIFO- Frst In Frst Out
    FIL- Fathr-In-Law
    FLA- Floded Lead Acd
    FnR- Fold & Rol Trailr / For No Reason / Find & Replac
    FOMO- Fear Of Missg Out
    FP- Femal Plug
    FPGA- Field-Programmabl Gat Array
    FTR- Ful Tim Residnt / For The Record
    FTW- For The Win
    FRP- Fibr Reinforcd Plastic
    FHU- Ful Hok Ups
    FS- Forest Servic / Four Season (Cmpground or Tent
    FUBAR- Fkd Up Beynd A Repair
    FW- Fresh Wtr
    FWC- 4 Whl Campr
    FWD- Front Whl Dr
    FWIW- For What Its Worth
    FYI- For Your Info
    GAWR- Gros Axle Weight Ratng (Max rating of the trailr axle
    GC- Grnd Canyn/Golf Crt
    GCVWR- Gros Combind Vehicle Weight Ratng
    GDPR- Genrl Data Protectin Regulatin (EU
    GF- Girl Friend
    GFCI/GFI- Grnd Fault Circuit Interruptr / Grnd Fault Intrptr
    GG- Grizly Grp (Tape
    <GG>- Grinning
    <GGG>- Grins and Giggles
    GK- Grnd Kd/Kds
    GPAA- Gold Prospectors Assoc of Amer
    GPS- Global Position Sys
    GRITS- Girls Raisd In The South
    GTA- Greatr Toronto Area
    GTNP- Grand Teton Natl Prk
    GVWR- Gros Vehicl Wt Ratng (Max trailr can weigh loadd with campng gear
    HD- Hvy Duty / Honorabl Discharg
    HDTV- High Def TV
    H-E-B- Grocery store ownd by Howard E. Butts
    HF- Harbor Frght
    HOA- Home Ownrs Asoc
    HP- High Pres
    HTT- Hybrid Travl Tlr
    HTTP(S)- Hypertext Transfer Protocol (Secure
    HVAC- Heat Ventilat Air Cond
    HW(T)- High Wll / Ht Wtr (Tnk)
    HWH- Ht Wtr Heatr (2nd wtr heatr when plumbd in series
    HWOD- Ht Wtr On Demand
    IBA- Iron Butt Assoc (Motorcycl Term
    ICW- InterCoastal Wtrwy
    ID- Insid Dia
    IDK- I Don't Knw
    IFF- IF & only IF (math shorthand
    IIRC- If I Recal/Remembr Corectly
    IKR- I Know Realy
    IMAO- In My Arrogant Opinin
    IMHO- In My Humble Opin
    IMO- In My Opin
    IMSA- Intern'l Motr Sports Assoc
    IR- Ingersoll Rand
    IRS- Independnt Rear Suspension
    ISO- In Search Of
    ISO file- Imag of a CD/DVD
    IWC- Inchs Wtr Column (Inches Of Wtr Suportd By Gas Press
    JFBH- Jews for Bacon & Ham [:D]
    JH- Jackson Hol
    JMO- Just My Opinion
    JOMO- Joy Of Mising Out
    KDH- Kill Devil Hills (North Carolina
    KFC- Kntcky Fried Chickn
    KISS- Keep It Simple Stupid
    KKD- Krispy Krem Doughnuts
    KOA- Kmpground Of Amer
    KoTS- Kick off To Sumer (Raly
    L/D- Lng Distanc
    LAL- Lng A$$ List
    LED-Light Emittng Diod
    LERKING- Learnig & Lurkig
    LL- Livin'Lite
    LOL- Laugh Out Loud / Lots Of Love
    LP- Low Pres
    LP(G- Liquefid Petroleum (Gas
    LR- Load Rang (Tires
    LSD- Lysergic Acid Diethylamide- drug
    LT- Lt Truck (Tire
    MAC- Most Afordabl Campr
    MH- Mtr Hom
    MIA- Missig In Action
    MIL- Mthr In Lw
    MKV- Matroska Video (file type
    MMO- Marvel Mystery Oil
    MoHo - Motr Home- Clas A,B,orC
    MP- Mal Plug
    MPG- Miles Pr Galon
    MPLS- Minneapolis
    MPPT- Max Powr Point Trackng (Solr Charg Controlers
    MRE- Meals Ready to Eat
    MRI- Magntic Resonanc Imagig
    MSL- Mean Sea Levl
    MSRP- Manufacturr Suggestd Retail Pric
    MTA- Metrplitn Transprtatn Authorty (NYC
    MTN- Mountain
    NADA- Nat'l Automobil Dealrs Assoc
    NAR- North Amer Raly
    NAS- Navl Air Statn
    NB- New Brunswk (Canada
    NEW- Nevr Ever Workd (Unprovn equip newly installd
    NLGI- Nat'l Lubricatig Greas Institut
    NFS- Nat'l Forest Servic
    NP- Nat'l Prk
    NR- Numbr
    NRA- Nat'l Rifle Asoc / Nat'l River & Recreatin Area
    NT- Northrn Tol
    NTM- New 2 Me
    NTU / N2U- New 2 Us
    NTY- New 2 You
    OBX- Outr Bnks
    OCD- Obsessiv Compulsiv Disordr
    OD- Outsid Dia
    OEM- Orig'l Equipmnt Manufacturr
    OKC- Oklahoma Cty
    OMG- Oh My Gosh
    OP- Orig'l Post(er)
    OPD valve- Overfil Protecton Devic- ACME thread (QCC
    OPP- Ontario Provincal Polic / Park(s)
    OSB- Orientd Strand Brd
    OT- Off Tim
    OTA TV- Over The Air Telvision (Signal
    OTOH- On The Othr Hand
    OTR- Ovr The Rd / On The Rd
    PA- Princess Auto / Aviaton (Canadan Companes
    PB- Particl Brd
    PB(&J)- Peanut Btter (& Jely)
    PC- Politicaly Corect / Powdr Coat
    PCB- Printd Circuit Board
    PDA- Publc Disply of Affecton
    PDF- Portabl Documnt Fmt
    PDI- Pre-Delivery Inspecton
    PDQ- Prety Damn Quick
    PEX- Cros-Linkd Polyethylne
    PITA- Pain In The A$$
    PL/D- Personl Liabilty / Damag
    PM- Preventiv Maintnanc / Privat Messag
    PMS- Pain Managemnt Specialst
    PNP- Pack / Plug & Play
    PNW- Pacific NorthWest
    PO- Prevous Ownr
    POI- Point Of Interest
    POL valv- Prest-O-Lite company- uses lft-hnd thred
    POS- Piece of $hit
    PP- Provincal Prk / Porta-Potty / Prevous Post
    PPL- Peopl
    PSA- Publc Servic Announcmnt
    PSI- Pounds per Squar Inch
    PSM- Pror Sev Marin
    PT- Physical Therapy
    PUG- Pop Up Gizmo
    PUP, Pup, or PU- Pop Up
    PUP- PopUpPortal
    PUSH- Pray Until Somthing Happns
    PV- Photovoltic (Solr Cels
    PVC- Polyvinyl Chloride
    PWM- Pulse-Width Modulation (Controlers
    QC- Quality Control
    QCC valve- Quick Closing Connection- ACME thread (OPD)
    Reefer- Refrigeratr
    ROFLMAO- Roling On Flr Laughng My A$$ Off
    RSA or R/A- Roadsid Asist
    RT- Rnd Trip
    RTT- Rof Top Tent
    RUG- Reg Unled Gas
    RVQ (Grill)- Russel VitcO ???
    RVT- RV Tradr / RVing with Tito
    SAHD/M- Sty At Hom Dd/Mm
    SBC- Small Block Chevy
    SERT- State/Special/School/Sheriff/Security/Staff Emergcy Response Team
    SF- Spotted Fevr
    SHW-Supr Hgh Wnd
    SHTF- St Hit Th Fan
    SIG- Signatur (In Portal Personl Info
    SIL- SonInLaw
    SLA- Seald Lead Acd (Battery
    SM- ScoutMaster
    SMH- Shakng My Hed
    SMNP- Smoky Mtn Natl Prk
    SNF- Sequoia Natl Forst
    SO- Significnt Othr
    SOA- Spring Ovr Axle
    SOC- Stat Of Charg (Battry
    SOL- $hit Outa Luck
    SOT- Sit On Top (Kayk
    SOTF- Sisters On The Fly
    SP- Stat Prk
    SPH- Slim Potatohead (YT Aliner Guru
    SPUT- Stupid Pop Up Trick
    SRO- Studnt Resourc Officr
    SUV- Sprt Utility Vehicl
    SW- Statn Wgon / Shrt Wav
    SWAG- Stupid/Supr Wild A$$ Gues
    SWMBO- She Who Must B Obeyd
    TBC- Trk Bed Cpr
    TBD- To Be Determind
    TBH- To Be Honest
    TBL- 3rd Brak Lt
    TCC- Torqu Convertr Clutch
    TCO- Ttl Cost of Operatng
    TDI- ???
    TGW- Things Gon Wrong
    TIA- Thanks In Advanc
    TLAs- Thre Lettr Acronyms
    TLC- Tendr Lovng Care
    TM- Trail Manor
    TMI- Too Much Info
    TNTT- Teardrops N Tiny Trailrs
    TNX- Thanks
    TO100G- Trail Of 100 Giants
    TOAD- Towd Vehicl
    TPMS- Tir Press Monitor Sys
    TRF- Texas Renaissanc Festivl
    TSP- Trisodium Phosphate
    TT- Travl Trlr / Thousnd Trails
    TU- Thank You
    TV- Tow Vehicl
    TVA- Tenn Vally Authority
    TVP- Texturd Vegetabl Protein
    UHMW- Ultra Hgh Molecular Wt
    UP- Uppr Peninsula
    US/CBP- Unitd States/Canada Bordr Patrol
    USD- US Dolar
    USFS - US Forestry Servic
    UTC- Up The Crk
    UTS- Utility Sport Vehicls
    UV- Ultra Violet
    UVW- Unloadd Vehicl Wt
    VAG- Volkswagn Aktiengesellschaft Gesellschaft
    VHB- Viscoelastc High Bnd (3M tape
    VIN- Vehicl Id Nbr
    VM- Vanity Mate
    VOA- Voice Of America
    VOC- Volatil Organc Cmpnd
    VPN- Virtul Privat Ntk
    VPC- Voltg Pr Cel
    WC- Watr Column (Inchs of Wtr Supprtd By Gas Press
    WDH- Wght Dstributn Htch
    WDW- Wlt Dsny Wld
    WE- Watr Electc
    WFCO- Wld Friendshp Co. (Cnverter
    WIC- Women In Cnstrctn
    WTB- Want To Buy
    WTF- What The Fk / Why Th Face
    WTH- What The Hll
    XC- Cross Country
    YMMV- Your Milege May Vary
    YS- Yellwstne
    YT- YouTbe
     
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    SMH- Shaking My Head
     
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    That's a lot of TLAs....
     
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    nineoaks2004 Every meal is a picnic and every Day is a holiday

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    Quite a list must have taken some time to do. Thanks Good Luck and Happy Camping
     
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    FnR - that's my Foldnroll trailer. :)

    ABS - automated braking system
     
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    Gfci. Gfi. Ground fault circuit interupter. Ground fault interupter they are the same.
     
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    ABS when related to brakes is - anti brake skid
     
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    And then there's the ones that folks get wrong...

    WTF - Why The Face
    LOL - Lots Of Love
     
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    rabird Howdy!

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    SPUT is a separate word! most of the rest are not.
     
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    LOL! But still stumped on FnR.....
     
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    WrkrBee Well-Known Member

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    Explain, please?
    Updated.
    Keep them coming. We may finally get a useful acronym list page.
     
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    Anti-lock braking system.
     
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    rabird Howdy!

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    An acronym is a new word like SCUBA, most of these are just initials aka initialism
     
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    WrkrBee Well-Known Member

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    Definition #2- An initialism is an acronym.

    ac·ro·nym [ ak-r uh-nim] NOUN
    1. A word formed from the initial letters or groups of letters of words in a set phrase or series of words and pronounced as a separate word, as Wac from Women's Army Corps, OPEC from Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, or loran from long-range navigation.
    2. A set of initials representing a name, organization, or the like, with each letter pronounced separately; an initialism.
    3. An acrostic.
     
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    I knew it had brakes in it...
     
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    F = fold
    n
    R = roll
     
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    Fold and roll makes sense on this forum.

    Also:

    FnR find and replace

    FNR for no reason
     
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    rabird Howdy!

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    definition 1
    Initialism
    an abbreviation consisting of initial letters pronounced separately (e.g., CPU ).
     
  19. tombiasi

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    Looks like some work went into making the list do we now spend the next two weeks debating what an "acronym" is?
     
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    rabird Howdy!

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    "Is" needs to be defined first!
     
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