Outrageous RV Name Survey

Mike’s comment on my recent post regarding campground etiquette for big rig RVers prompted me to finally compile the list of outrageous RV names that we’ve been jotting down since we embarked on this journey. Below is our top ten list of ironic RV names that we’ve come across. Please vote and let us know which names are the best. Or shall we say worst?

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If you said other, be sure to post a comment and let us know what you’ve seen. other names that didn’t quite make it onto our top ten list include:

  • Prowler
  • Hitchhiker
  • Wild Cat
  • Challenger
  • Conquest
  • Ultimate Advantage
  • Avenger
  • Bounty Hunter

Note: I say these names are ironic because I think its funny how recreational vehicles are supposed to enable people to get out and enjoy the peace and quite of nature and commune closer with our mother earth, yet the names imply otherwise.


What’s not so ironic is that the most obnoxious big rig RVs that have the most ironic names are the huge toy haulers filled with yet more annoying vehicles inside.

Yes, we do pull a fifth wheel with a monster truck, but you can’t call us hypocrites. Well, you can, but it wouldn’t be fitting since we fill our Cummins engine with biodiesel whenever possible and our trailer is only 24′ long, not to mention it is our only home. We are just dumbfounded by the size of some of these things that pass us on the freeway and make even our rig feel small.

PS: One vote allowed per user per day. Come on back to vote often!

22 Responses to “Outrageous RV Name Survey”

  1. Suzanne Bryan May 26, 2012 at 10:10 am Reply

    Well we just aquired a Motorhome and hence after making numerous repairs to get it road ready, we needed a name. We bought it because we have two Saint bernards and we can never travel with them, half the time having to beg the kids to come over and wath them, so we found it appropriate to name it after our Saints. We have Sir Mozart Von Barksallotte and Spikecowski Von nipsallotte, So we names our RV……… are you ready ? ? ?
    Mozarts Waggin’ Symphony….. Gotta love it.

  2. I was rereading the posts and wanted to add a comment to my earlier one. In case iwasnt clear,,, ‘Twilight Bungalo’ was a real BRAND NAME of rv’s…trailers, to be exact,,, I’m thinking twas in the 70’s or earlier.. Just so you all didn’t think I was the originator of that name.

    If I were going to name my rig,, i would indeed put a cutsie name on her… like “rosie” or sylvia, or something more clever,,, I still am at a loss for originality there… still gotta do some more cogitating … again,, perhaps when I am the proud owner of one,,, still in my dreams.

    Janet

  3. Big Rolling Turd. That’s what we named our RV

  4. I always liked the National RV name choices like Dolphin, Trade Winds, Tropical, Seaside, Sea View and our’s, a Sea Breeze. They even matched the decal (paint) scheme with the name. Our Sea Breeze has waves and seagulls not just meaningless color blobs. We still haven’t come up with personalized name for the RV yet. Fortunately National was imaginative since we haven’t been.

  5. I always loved “Twilight Bungalo” I am still searching my brain and “other” sources for an appropriate name. Guess I’ll have to wait until I have a rig and check out ‘it’s’ personality,, hope it’s GOOD!

  6. We got to name our vehicules (trailers & cars trucks ) alphabetically since we lived in Europe.

    We named our Fiat Antonio (short for tony) Betsy was our first trailer, we pulled her with our Opel named Charley we got a bigger trailer named her Dolores, got a WV named Eddy, that we took back home with us, then came the Sunfire we named it Felix, now we have a Sonata called Gibby, a small trailer Holly, our Ford F350 is called Ivan the terrible…our fifth wheel is called Jubilee……don’t ask the kids gave them their names…we never put thoses names on the vehicules…

    • Thanks for the comment! great names for some cool vehicles. My first car was an opel wagon, my second an X1/9, now we have a fifth wheel … small world, eh.

  7. Wow… sure am reading alot of self-serving comparisons, e.g. :

    “What’s not so ironic is that the most obnoxious big rig RVs that have the most ironic names are the huge toy haulers filled with yet more annoying vehicles inside.

    Yes, we do pull a fifth wheel with a monster truck, but you can’t call us hypocrites. Well, you can, but it wouldn’t be fitting since we fill our Cummins engine with biodiesel whenever possible and our trailer is only 24′ long, not to mention it is our only home. We are just dumbfounded by the size of some of these things that pass us on the freeway and make even our rig feel small.”

    I’m sorry but I do find this self-serving and hypocritical. Just because yours is “smaller” doesn’t change the point. Willy Nelsons 45′ tour bus, in all it’s grandeur, runs on bio-fuel. You’re saying that since you feed your truck french fry grease & has asmall trailer, you’re better than someone who has the same size truck and a 36′ 5th wheel…

    I’m thinking maybe you need a few more years under your belt and some experience to see the irony in your musings…

    • Funny you should say that considering this post is over two years old and I feel no different. But I never said we were “better” than anyone.

  8. Names —— Okay —–
    Short, concise, realistic and FACTUAL .. “Budget Buster” was my Winnebago’s
    handle.

  9. Wow, Angela … for being so “boring” it’s amazing how much thought you put into your comment. Thanks for dropping by. Happy travels.

  10. boring…..boring, boring.
    Camping is about ‘family vacation’ not communing with nature…for that you bring a tent, lets be real. RVing is an American Institution…..Grand Canyon trips..Remember watching the Brady’s at the Grand Canyon….Nat’l Lampoons Vacation…”I’m going to have fun and your’e going to have fun…we’re all going to have so much bleeping fun we’re going to need plastic surgery to remove our bleeping smiles!!!” This is what its all about people! stress, the annoying humm of air conditioners, $$$gas, teenage angst. Exploring America right here at home.

    I’m naming our pop up “Holiday Road” and putting “Sparky” on the back in honor of this great American Family institution. I am freaking Chevy Chase and my sons will tell you. “We’re going camping and we’re going to act like we like each other!”
    Avenger, Rampage, Ambassador???? LOL
    At least people with boats have wit and humor. Lifes too short to be so serious.

  11. Jim , I would have given my life savings to have you and Rene next to me in Yellowstone. Each night we got to listen to generators rumbling and satellite TVs blaring (in addition to the outside RV lights shining into our tent). Each morning we awoke to families whose only means of communication was screaming (and they weren’t angry). We moved to a different campground on each of our three nights (no small task, since weren’t in a home on wheels), and it was just as horrible at each place. RV’ers in small campgrounds (especially campgrounds that don’t have flush toilets and showers) are a different story. All who wander off the beaten path are truly there for the peacefulness and quiet, whether they arrive on foot or by RV or something in between. It’s sad that the national parks have become huge parking lots. (And, to be fair, I’ve camped in a walk-in campsite with the most obnoxious group of river guides you’d never want to meet or have guide you down a river while hung over!)

  12. Are you kidding me?!

    I’m sure not kidding as we sit here in the dark silence, after hand pumping water to fill our tank, totally connected thanks to solar power, waiting for morning to enjoy a bicycle ride through the woods. But I suppose that just makes us sly like our Arctic Fox*.

    :mrgreen:

    *Our camper model.

  13. “recreational vehicles are supposed to enable people to get out and enjoy the peace and quite of nature and commune closer with our mother earth”

    Are you kidding me?! From my extensive experiences camping in our beautiful national park system, far too many RV’ers have no intention of communing with Mother Earth. They want to know how far it is to drive to the __________ (fill in remote, breathtakingly beautiful, natural phenomenon here), then reply with a disgusted look of horror when told one can only get there by foot. So, I agree with AKC and feel the names are appropriate. “Marauder” would be a good one.

    Now that I’m done ranting, I have also met some truly amazing people who are out to get closer to nature while living in an RV. They restore my faith in humankind, but there aren’t enough of them to make me ever want to go to a national park in the summer again!

  14. Hey…they have to come up with some name, don’t they? I suspect most names for motor vehicles, regardless what kind they are, might already be taken.

    And, yes, I get annoyed by them, too.

  15. I’m always relieved to see a “Diplomat” or an “Ambassador.”

  16. Mike and Cindi July 25, 2007 at 9:31 am Reply

    My honorable mentions::
    WILDERNESS, N’TENSE, CELEBRITY, COMMANDER, EVOLUTION
    NITROUS, OCTANE, RAGE’N, and ULTRA SUPREME..

  17. Toy Haulers have nothing to do with “enjoy the peace and quite of nature and commune closer with our mother earth” So names like Weekend Warrior are well suited.
    //A

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