The names our readers gave their motorhomes

The names our readers gave their motorhomes

 

By Chuck Woodbury
EDITOR, RVTRAVEL.COM

We give up trying to pick the best names of your RVs based on the nearly 300 names you told us about over the past few weeks. So, we’d like to ask you to make the final decision. We simply could not agree on our favorites.

So here are 14 that we all liked. Will you help us decide the best three? Simply select up to three of the names below. We’ll pick your three favorites by total votes and send their owners a prize, a Tekton digital tire gauge.

By the way, we have not included many of the duplicate names, and there were plenty. Here they are:

Gypsy (and several variations thereof), White Whale, Moby Dick, Odin, Dragons Lair, Monty, Tatonka, Lancelot, HaRV and HaRVy and HaRVey, Magic Carpet Ride (“Magic” for short), Wanderlust, Lewis and Clark (truck and trailer), Lucy or Lucille (for the Lucille Ball movie “The Long Long Trailer”), Behemoth, Rosie, Howie, Beauty and the Beast (truck and trailer) or just The Beast, TARDIS (“Doctor Who”), Dreamcatcher, Serenity, Dink, The Dog House, Daisy, Moonbeam, Seymour or CMore, many variations on COW (Coach on Wheels, Cabin on Wheels, etc.) – with different cow names, and The Turtle.

And now, our favorite 14. Vote below. Select up to three.

  1. Barbie – I’m a full-timer traveling alone. My Bounder’s name is “Barbie”. My name is Ken, and all my life when I introduced myself I often would be asked, “Where’s Barbie”? I now have an answer!
  2. Whirlybird – It’s a Bluebird Wanderlodge. I flew choppers for over 25 years and when I would land sometimes in foreign countries, the kids would point and say, “Look, whirlybird!” It also has a picture of me flying a Huey UH-1 looking for survivors after Mount St. Helens blew in 1980.
  3. The Ranch – Frank is from Wyoming and we’ll never have a real ranch so our RV is it!
  4. Sunshine – ‘Cause that is where she’s taking us.
  5. Mosey – It’s the way we like to travel.
  6. Bert – We bought our RV when our 2 boys were still in high school. We were all together thinking of a name and my oldest said, “How about the Big Rolling Turd” – which came from the movie “RV” with Robin Williams (We all loved that movie.) The abbreviation for Big Rolling Turd is BRT, so we named it Bert.
  7. CramAlotInn – For the motorhome, and our yellow Jeep tag-along is called “We bee tag’n”.
  8. Further – I’ve owned a 21-foot Toyota Dolphin for about 25 years and I love the thing. I was a big fan of Ken Kesey and the Merry Pranksters in the late sixties. His bus “Further” was always on my mind when I thought of road tripping, so “Further” is the name of my little motorhome. I’m trying to keep Kesey in my and other people’s minds I guess.
  9. Itchy Feet – Our 2004 Class B Pleasure Way is called “Itchy Feet”. It reflects moving on from one location to another when we desire to do so. Itchy Feet provides the means for us to travel when we want and to where we want in style.
  10. Moho – 15 years ago, a sweet little surrogate granddaughter couldn’t say motorhome. She called it Papa and Nana’s moho. The name stuck.
  11. Maria – I just bought a Four Winds MH so named it Maria from the song from Oklahoma “… and they called the wind Maria.” With her V10 she does go like the wind and anywhere the wind blows.
  12. Duckee – We purchased a used 24-foot Fleetwood Mallard from a private party in AZ in 2016 and hauled it home to MN. We named her Duckee and are having a great time “flying south” in the winter.
  13. Jubilee – My little Rialta’s name is Jubilee. Jubilee means freedom and liberty from bondage. I’m so happy that my new-to-me Jubilee will bring me some Adventures without the stress of everyday life.
  14. Hercules – In honor of my 29 years as a flight nurse in the Air Force and many hours in the C130 Hercules airplane. My trailer is a 20′ Airstream so it mimics the plane – both are a stubby tin can next to their counterparts of large RVs or airplanes. I feel almost invincible as a solo female RVer, much like “Hercules” – considering this was a huge retirement decision not having RV experience! I feel a clever name is just as important as the RV choice

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46 thoughts on “The names our readers gave their motorhomes

  1. Rosemary

    oh I missed the voting!
    My first pick would have been for Barbie!
    Whirlybird would have gotten my 2nd vote.
    And the 3rd vote would have gone to Hercules!

    1. RV Staff

      Well, you’re in luck, Rosemary. Two of your choices were among the three winners. 😀 —Diane at RVtravel.com

  2. Debbie Hansen

    Love the newsletter unfortunately I missed the voting but it was fun reading all the different names and stories my RV name is not that original but “Jack” he is and he makes me smile 🙂

  3. Guy Mazzarella

    Didn’t see Bella Via, Sent
    It in..

    1. RV Staff

      Yep, we saw it, Guy. From Guy-N-Vi. It’s a great one, for sure, but unfortunately there were more than 300 very good names sent in from our readers to choose from. We apologize to all of those who sent in terrific RV names but didn’t get included in the final list. We just couldn’t choose three “winners,” so had to narrow the quantity down and have the readers decide. And even narrowing it down to 14 was a huge struggle! Whew! So many great and imaginative names. Thanks, all, for sending them in. 😀 —Diane at RVtravel.com

  4. Anna Sapone

    We are new to the newsletter and to RV’ing! We have a 2017 Jayco 17Z hybrid travel trailer – and I have officially dubbed her “Lady Liberty!”
    We LOVE our Country, our POTUS AND the “Liberty” to travel where we like 🙂

    1. RV Staff

      Welcome to RVing and to the RV Travel Newsletter, Anna. We hope you enjoy both for many years to come! 😀 —Diane at RVtravel.com

  5. me

    No one picked TraiulerMicTrailerFace

    1. RV Staff

      😀 😀 Probably because it wasn’t an entry. 😉 —Diane at RVtravel.com

  6. Deb

    I just found this group…. looking forward to learning a lot. Too late for the name contest but our 31 ft Coachman motor home’s name is haRVey. haRVey the RV. See what I did there?

  7. Rita Anderson

    I love MoHo. We have a riding lawnmower we call Big Mo.. She has a “house” we call Big Mo’s Ho … so MoHo just tickled our fancy!

  8. Nancy

    I enjoyed reading about and voting for the best RV name. While I have a 28′ travel trailer by Evergreen which I love, I have yet to name it. But since I towed it behind me round trip 1450 miles to pick up my foster dog, I was either going to name my dog “Miles” or “RV”. Seeing he turned out to be more of a “recreation vehicle”, we call him “RV” for short. Our vet said we are the only people they know of that named their dog that; and, everyone there loves our dog’s name. Maybe I’ll consider naming the trailer “Miles”.

    1. Cherie

      I thought I would name my next puppy Arvy. It’s pronounced RV. It’s a real name and means friend of people. Miles is cute too.

  9. Mary G Schultz

    We got our motorhome for our dog. It’s hard to find a good dog sitter. So we named our motorhome “Divots Ride” he goes everywhere with us now. Of course we take the golf clubs too!

    1. Bill Massicotte

      We also got our MH for the dogs. Ours is called “Yorkie Dog Carrier”

  10. bill

    When visiting friends, we announce “Griswalds are here!”

  11. Sharon

    Our current one is “Star” because she’s the star of the road trip.

  12. Paul

    I vote for Bart, I also love the movie and watch it every few months for some great laughs.

    1. RV Staff

      Please click on your choice(s) in the Poll itself, Paul, or it won’t be counted. We can’t count the “votes” in the comments, unfortunately. Thanks! —Diane at RVtravel.com

  13. Marie

    We call ours The Beast, because she can be one at times.

    1. RV Staff

      That’s a very popular name for RVs, Marie. We received several entries for that name — easy to understand why. Then some call their toad or tow vehicle “Beauty.” —Diane at RVtravel.com

  14. croscwa

    Whirlybird,
    CramAlotInn,
    Duckee

    1. RV Staff

      Croscwa — If those are your picks for favorite RV names, please go into that poll and click on them. That will add your votes to the totals. They don’t count if they’re just referred to in the comments — sorry. —Diane at RVtravel.com

  15. Ray L.

    We have named ours ‘ROMER”

  16. SpringerPop

    14, 7, 3 – not necessarily in that order

    1. RV Staff

      SpringerPop — Did you click on those numbers in the poll, in order to “cast your ballot”? Your votes don’t count in the poll if they’re just in the comment section — sorry. —Diane at RVtravel.com

  17. Kim

    Isn’t the song in Oklahoma, “They called the wind MariaH”
    with an “H” on the end? Maybe spell check had a hand in that?

  18. J Hochschieldt

    Pretty sure Maria is from Paint Your Wagon not Oklahoma. Love the name and movie.

    1. Jane

      You are correct Maria is from Paint You Wagon,

    2. John Snell

      Lee Marvin- I was born under a wondrin star, from the same movie.

  19. Jake

    Great idea to have a contest like this..congrats for sure..My Class C” is named “Freedom” for two reasons ..we feel free when we travel our great country which I served for 30 years in Naval Air flight status so “Freedom” is a special word & meaning to me but not creative enough to enter. Maybe “Flight Status” would have been appropriate for my RV.

    1. RV Staff

      “Freedom” was an entry, Jake, but no one entered “Flight Status.” It’s all yours! 😀 —Diane at RVtravel.com

  20. Carleen Terhune

    I’m a widow and travel solo full-time in my 42′ Tiffin Allegro Bus. After my husband died I sold our big beautiful home and bought the bus. Had “Elegantly Homeless” painted across the back in classy cursive letters. I get lots of smiles and “thumbs-up” type gestures as people pass me up on the highway!!

    1. Marie

      Thumbs up! Go you!

  21. Marilyn Grinnell

    Love this humor. We bought our little hippie van (Pleasure Way) recently. I realize the contest is closed but Hop Inn is it’s name. We planted hops at our home this spring so that our beer-making neighbor can have his own hops patch. Thus, the name for our RV.

  22. kathy

    After picking up my new rig this past Friday, the first that came to mind was Edith Ann after Lily Tomlin’s one character. She replaced the Lemon lawed one.

  23. Liz

    I call my little 21’ Rialta “PREVOST Jr”. 😊

  24. Richard Heberlein

    My favorite would be “Rocinante” both the name of Don Quixote’s horse and John Steinbeck’s truck camper in “Travels with Charlie” . I call my 5er “the trailer”. Giving it a cute name would seem to imply something more than the love/hate relationship we currently have.

    1. RV Staff

      That was one of the entries, Richard. Just too many great names to choose from! —Diane at RVtravel.com

  25. David Bailey

    Why not Cousin Eddie? The shitter is always full…

    1. RV Staff

      Yep, David. That was one of the names we received. There were just too many good names to choose from. —Diane at RVtravel.com

  26. Al H.

    The most common for motorhome owners should be Money Pit.

    1. Wolfe

      I called my last one GeldDoline… Literally “money sinkhole” in german…

    2. Daphne

      Money pit. That’s the winner right there.

    3. RV Staff

      Hi, Al. Yes, there was an entry with the name “Money Pit,” and several others with similar connotations. We couldn’t believe all the great RV names there are out there! Have a great day. 😀 –Diane at RVtravel.com

  27. Homer

    How about, “You no-good son-of-a…” I call mine that all the time.

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