[Tagging] Creating shop=caravan

Paul Allen pla16021 at gmail.com
Sun Jan 13 11:54:29 UTC 2019


On Sun, 13 Jan 2019 at 09:10, Dave Swarthout <daveswarthout at gmail.com>
wrote:

> Back to the caravan vs motorhome distinction for a moment. By the way,
> Martin's page was in regard to access, so it's not so relevant to this
> discussion except to acknowledge that the term motorhome is in existence.
> Graeme mentioned propulsion so I assumed we were talking about what in the
> U.S. would be called motorhomes. Maybe then two top-level tags are needed,
> as he suggested. One for caravans or trailers, another for powered
> motorhomes, aka RVs.
>

There are more subdivisions than that, as I found out when I googled for a
more inclusive term.
In the US the term RV is a blanket term covering self-propelled, trailers
and all other
sub-categories (such as whether there is a divider between cab and living
space - RV versus
campervan), but I'm unhappy with using that term because people ride
motorbikes (vehicles)
for fun (recreation) and the same applies to sand buggies, golf carts, etc.

However, there does appear to be a better term.  From
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Motorhome
(the bold emphasis is mine):

Motorhomes are part of the much larger associated group of *mobile homes*
which includes
caravans, also known as tourers, and static caravans.

So mobile_home appears to cover it.  It doesn't specify whether it's
self-propelled or a trailer
or any other variant.  It's something you can live in and it's mobile.  It
doesn't have the potential
to confuse those who are unfamiliar with the US term "RV."  Throw in
mobile_home:propulsion
and a few other subtags and it's sorted.

-- 
Paul
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