"Connecting RVs for Hire with People Who Want Them"

Approve Booking
When the RV Owner agrees to Hire the RV to an individual.
Articulation Point
A joint between two objects which allows movement. In the case of RV's, an articulation point is where two vehicles are coupled together by a ball or fifth wheel hitch. When a truck is pulling a travel trailer or fifth wheel, a single articulation point exists.
Awning
A roof-like structure made of canvas or other artificial materials which extends from the RV body to provide shade. Awnings are generally placed over entrances. Some extend and stow manually while others are operated electrically.
Black Booking
Allows RV Owners to book-out the RV, making them unavailable for certain days.
Bond
A bond is a refundable ammount of money that the Renter pays before the start of the hire.
Booking Cancellation
The termination of a Hire Agreement.
Booking Request
A request made by an individual to hire an RV for a specified period of time.
Brake Controller
A control unit mounted inside the vehicle that allows electric trailer brakes to become activated in harmony with the braking of the tow vehicle. This device can be used to adjust trailer brake intensity, or to manually activate the trailer brakes.
Breakdown Cover
Services that assist motorists whose vehicles have suffered a mechanical failure that leaves the operator stranded.
Camper Trailer

Camper Trailers are a step up from Tent Trailers, Camper Trailers that are generally more comfortable and convenient, but still easily towed by smaller vehicles. They are generally easy to set up, and provide generous room and equipment, usually including gas cooker, refrigerator, table and sink.

Campervan

Campervans have a compact fit-out in a high roof or pop-top van. They can be driven on a car licence and used as a passenger vehicle. Equipment usually includes kitchen, eating and sleeping, with en suites in larger models.

Caravan

Caravans vary greatly in size and format, anything up to 10 metres long with up to three axles. They are often equipped with two comfortable berths, but can have up to six or more berths. Fit-out can be basic or luxurious, and some have slide-outs for extra space. Some also have pop-tops that when expanded provide up to half a metre of the inside headroom.

Cassette Toilet
Toilet with a small holding tank that can be removed from outside the vehicle in order to empty it.
Commission Charge
A payment of monies to EZ RV Hire for services rendered.
Comprehensive Insurance
The highest level of cover a person can have if they take out insurance.
Confirmed Booking
A booking that has been submitted to and approved by the RV Owner.
Converter
A device that converts alternating current (AC) to direct current (DC) used to charge the RV batteries and to operate 12 volt DC devices while plugged into an AC source.
Curb Weight
Curb Weight is the actual weight of a vehicle or trailer, including all standard equipment, full fuel tanks, full fresh water tanks, full propane bottles, and all other equipment fluids, but before taking on any persons or personal cargo.
Depost
An ammount of money used to secure a confirm and secure a booking.
Disable
Inability for an RV Owner to access the system.
Dump Station
Usually a concrete pad with an inlet opening connected to an underground sewage system at a campground or other facility offering dumping service to RV travelers.
Fifth-Wheeler Trailer

Fifth-Wheelers are towed by a truck or pick-up via a hitch similar to that in a semi-trailer – the “fifth wheel” – fitted to the bed of the tow vehicle. Usually large and luxurious, they normally feature a raised master suite above the hitch.

Fresh Water Tank
Tank for holding fresh water for drinking, cooking, and bathing while not connected to a city water supply.
Full Hookup
An RV site with water, electric, and sewer facilities.
Gray water
Used water that drains from the kitchen and bathroom sinks and the shower into a holding tank, called a gray water holding tank, that is located under the main floor of the RV.
Gross Trailer or Vehicle Weight
The actual weight of the fully loaded vehicle or trailer, including all cargo, fluids, passengers, and optional equipment, as measured by a scale.
HIre Agreement
An agreement where a payment is made for the temporary use of a RV.
Hitch
The fastening unit that joins a movable vehicle to the vehicle that pulls it.
Hitch Weight
The amount of weight imposed on the hitch when the trailer/fifth-wheel is coupled. Sometimes referred to as conventional trailer "tongue weight." Hitch weight for a travel trailer can be 10-15 percent of overall weight; fifth-wheel hitch weight is usually 18 to 20 percent of the overall weight.
Hookups
The ability of connecting to a campground's facilities. The major types of hookups are electrical, water and sewer. If all three of these hookups are available, it is termed full hookup. Hookups may also include telephone and cable TV in some campgrounds.
Inverter
A unit that changes 12-volt direct current to 110-volt alternating current to allow operation of computers, TV sets, and such when an RV is not hooked up to electricity.
Leveling
Positioning the RV in camp so it will be level, using ramps (also called levelers) placed under the wheels, built-in scissors jacks, or power leveling jacks.
LPG
Liquefied Petroleum Gas. Two examples of LPG are propane and butane. LPG is heavier than air in gas form and about half the weight of water in liquid form.
Motorhome
Motorhomes are self-propelled motor vehicles that have living areas built on as an integral part of it to provide accommodation for living on the road. Normally this includes a sleeping space, a lounging/dining space, a cooking space and usually at least a basic bathroom.
Override Brakes
Trailer brakes that are activated when the tow vehicle slows strongly or suddenly enough - usually as a result of braking. A hydraulic or mechanical device activates the trailer's brakes, roughly in sync with how much the trailer is gaining on the tow vehicle.
Provisional Booking
A Booking Request that has not yet been Approved or agreed by the RV Owner,p>
Published
The activity of making RV information available to the general public to view.
Regulator
There are two key types of regulator in many RVs:
  • Electrical regulator: The device that controls the electricity coming from a solar panel, generator or alternator to ensure that it is within the correct voltage range.
  • Gas regulator: The valve controlling the gas flow through all appliances and maintaining appropriate pressure in the LPG system. Some also have a safety shutoff set so flow is stopped if there is a sudden high flow that might indicate a burst or broken hose.
Review
A facility that allow Renters to leave comments and score RV they have hired.
RV Owner
The individual who 'Owns' the Recreational Vehicle.
RV Renter

The individual who 'Hires' the Recreational Vehicle.

Slide-On

Slide-On campers are designed to sit on the back of a ute, pick-up or light truck and can have features similar to a caravan or camper trailer. They allow for towing a separate trailer and can be parked on built-in jacks to enable separate use of the ute.

Sway Bar
A device connected from the A-frame of the trailer to the hitchball platform of the tow vehicle in order to reduce sway. Sway bar is also a short name for the anti-sway bar that is part of the suspension on some vehicles.
Sway Control
Devices designed to damp the swaying action of a trailer, either through a friction system or a "cam action" system that slows and absorbs the pivotal articulating action between tow vehicle and trailer.
Tariff
The fees for hiring the Recreational Vehicle
Tent Trailer

Tent Trailers typically comprise a box trailer, used to store cooking and camping equipment, plus a lift-out tent for sleeping and living space. Often light and small enough to be towed by small vehicles, there are also off-road versions for rugged terrain.

Three-way refrigerators
Appliances that can operate on a 12-volt battery, propane, or 110-volt electrical power.
Tongue Weight
The amount of weight imposed on the hitch when the trailer is coupled.
Tow Bar
A device used for connecting a dinghy vehicle to the motorhome when it's towed with all four wheels on the ground.
Tow Vehicle
The vehicle that pulls a trailer.
Towing Capacity
The manufacturer's rating of the maximum weight limit that can safely be towed by a particular vehicle.
Trailer Brakes
Brakes that are built into the trailer axle systems and are activated either by electric impulse or by a surge mechanism. The overwhelming majority of RVs utilize electric trailer brakes that are actuated when the tow vehicle's brakes are operated, or when a brake controller is manually activated. Surge brakes utilize a mechanism that is positioned at the coupler, that detects when the tow vehicle is slowing or stopping, and activates the trailer brakes via a hydraulic system (typically used on boats).
Unpublished
The RV is not available for the public to view.
Weight-Distributing Hitch
Also known as an "equalizing" hitch, this category includes hitch systems that utilize spring bars that can be placed under tension to distribute a portion of the trailer's hitch weight to the tow vehicle's front axle and the trailer's axles.