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#1 mjweigel

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Posted 26 October 2013 - 09:02 AM

We just purchased our first motorhome, a Class A Forest River 337.  

 

Some of our friends have said that we must give it a name.

 

Has anyone done this, and if so, what names did you use?


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#2 hermanmullins

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Posted 26 October 2013 - 09:23 AM

Welcome to the Forum.

 

Some folks do name their coaches, while others put names of the Branch of Service they may have been in, their favorite sports team and so forth.

 

Example: My Grandchildren call me Grumpy. On our first coach I had a spare tire and had the cover Airbrushed with the Disney Character "GRUMPY." I did the Same on our Jeep. On the back of our current coach, I have a Navy Expression: "Fair Winds and Following Seas."

 

So you can name, brand or leave it alone. When in the middle of a cold winter storm or when you are making the payment, you may refer to it as that D@#$% Coach. But come spring you may call it Happy Trails.

 

Go for it, use your imagination.

 

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#3 DickandLois

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Posted 26 October 2013 - 11:42 AM

I thought about naming ours, The Road House, but the DW thought differently and not appropriate! LOL
 
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#4 jrwitt

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Posted 26 October 2013 - 01:58 PM

Ha, ha. Rich ... I like the name you picked!
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#5 johnbhicks

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Posted 26 October 2013 - 09:30 PM

You have to give your motorhome a name.

 

Our first was an elderly Yellowstone Class C. The first time we saw her hind end backed in across the lake, we thought, "OhmyGod, is that us?"  Although we knew better, she seemed wider than longer. For some reason DW deemed "The Fat B****h"  to be inappropriate, so we named her Miss Lueffie. And she came to life, cranky, grouchy and great fun all in one.

 

Alas, Miss Lueffie got tired and wasn't firing on remotely enough cylinders, so she became DS's hunting camp. DS and DDIL  go hunting quite often without their devil spawn. LOL  But Miss Lueffie's happy and not straining up the mountains, etc., and in return she's stopped leaking.

 

So a new elderly Class A motorhome has seen fit to adopt us. Since she's a lot longer and a tidbit wider, she's more like sailing a barge. "Ark Royal" was already taken; hence "The Queen's Barge."

 

Anyway, the rule is that if your ship already has a name, don't change it. But if not, you should christen her, bearing in mind the theory of "puttin' the mouth on it."

 

And don't start a voyage on a Friday, with any women aboard, and be sure to lay in a good supply of rum, limes and sugar.


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#6 aztec7fan

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Posted 26 October 2013 - 11:21 PM

We've had names for both our coaches. Our current one is called "Chuck" because the first time I drove it, my wife felt like she was going to throw up.

 

Our previous coach was an Allegro Bay. One day when we were waiting for our coach to get some tires on it, the repair person came out and said, "Your Allegro is almost done." My cousin misunderstood him and leaned over to us and said, "He called your motorhome an eggroll!"

 

From then on, it was called "The Eggroll."


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Posted 27 October 2013 - 08:12 AM

We have named our 2013 Fleetwood Excurison after a very famous pirate ship: "Fancy."


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#8 Wayne77590

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Posted 28 October 2013 - 12:33 PM

My wife has declared the name of our MH as "Citrus." (Guess which citrus.)

 

My sons call it the SKI mobile (SKI=Spending Kids Inheritance.)


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Posted 28 October 2013 - 02:47 PM

Hi, guys and gals in RV world.

 

After driving a small Class C  for a few year, the thing just couldn't take the road anymore, so  the wife and I  adopted a 30-foot Class A  Airbus 1994. It's about three times bigger then the Class C.

 

Man, what a thing to drive. BIG is not the word, so one day we were looking at the size of it  and just out of the blue came the name Wallee the whale. That name has stuck, so when we refer to the RV, we just say wallee.


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#10 RonaldNC

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Posted 30 October 2013 - 03:34 PM

Ours is "The Moose."

 

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Posted 31 October 2013 - 05:30 AM

When we had a Monaco Dynasty, what else but Dinah?
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Posted 31 October 2013 - 09:12 AM

If it's a Monaco Dynasty, why didn't you call it "Grace Kelly"?


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#13 hermanmullins

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Posted 31 October 2013 - 09:54 AM

Or if it bounces all over the road, you could call it "Gene Kelly."


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Whitewright, TEXAS
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Chevrolet Silverado (M & G air brakes)
U.S. Navy PR-3 1956 to 1964

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South Central Lucky Rollers
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Posted 31 October 2013 - 10:55 AM

We named ours "After Five" because it is five o'clock somewhere.


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Posted 31 October 2013 - 11:55 AM

We named all ours. We have had Hannah (She was a hurricane). Daisy was our Damon Daybreak. Winnie was our Journey, and we now have an Itasca Ellipse that has been named Lispsy. 
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Posted 31 October 2013 - 07:35 PM

We are relatively new to the coach world. Our Dream is to see The United States of America on it.....We dubbed it "America" and had that put on our license plate.......

 

     Miss Lueffies owner is correct. We just started our first journey on a Friday with both Michelle and a girlfriend of hers aboard. We were headed to North Carolina.....we did get there.....on the following Tuesday. Spent a couple of nights at Candy Land in Winchester Virginia with a busted air leveling system courtesy of I-84 in PA. That and a new front tire for about 1200 bucks and we were on our way.......

 

   Herman- we had unfair winds and in your face seas!!!!

 

    Life is good!


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#17 abundantamanda

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Posted 01 November 2013 - 02:42 PM

We have a big beautiful 40' diesel class A I call Goldie.  I think our RV is a he but Goldie works for me.  It is gold and several shades of beautiful swirled brown.  Gold seems regal to me so Goldie works for me.  I have never heard my husband refer to our RV as Goldie though.  Everyone that we know freely calls my car Cherrie (the name I gave her) but Goldie is less accepted.  Not sure why.


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Posted 01 November 2013 - 02:44 PM

Our is "Whi-Ha-Di:   named after our cat "Whiskers", Dog "Happy" and dog "Diesel"

 

If you say it just right it has a American Indian sound to it. .


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Posted 01 November 2013 - 02:44 PM

Ours is a Tiger made by Provan in SC.  It is a 'small' class C, built on a Chev Silverado 1 ton Pickup Truck (kind of like a camper, but it is accessible from the cab).  While it is only 22 ft and small by most RV standards, to me it was huge.  My first name was the 'beast', but since reading the book the Elephant Whisperer and enjoying the story of the matriarch of the herd; we have changed the name to 'Nana' (to me it is huge like an elephant).


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#20 Delilah

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Posted 01 November 2013 - 02:48 PM

We picked two names, Daisy and Delilah. I chose daisy because my wife didn't drive it and told her I felt like I was "driving Miss Daisy". We had a party for friends and everyone voted on the two names.
Delilah won and now I am driving "Delilah"
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