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Old 04-23-2012, 05:57 PM   #15
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We call ours "5:00" since it is always 5:00 when we take it out for a trip...
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Old 04-23-2012, 06:37 PM   #16
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When we were trying to learn how to use the bluetooth I plugged my Iphone into it and the first song that came up was "The Weight" by the Band. While not gender specific the name stuck. I think there is a similiar thread floating around about names but I couldn't find it. BTW I heard that Levon Helm who sang the song recently passed away. RIP.
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Old 04-23-2012, 07:34 PM   #17
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What's in a name?

Greetings Dan!

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I think there is a similiar thread floating around about names but I couldn't find it.
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I thought the same thing so did a little investigating:

Trailer Names . . . started by John Irwin . . . June 14, 2002

Trailer names . . . started by Paul_K . . . November 9, 2002

The second was the more prolific of the two.

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Old 04-23-2012, 07:53 PM   #18
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Dan, Thanks. I knew I saw this before. It's funny how we personalize and coddle these seemingly inatimate objects. But I sure love mine.
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Old 04-23-2012, 07:59 PM   #19
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This thread touched on this subject too....

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f48/...her-88841.html

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Old 04-23-2012, 08:55 PM   #20
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I did search for a 'names' thread, but didn't find one, which I thought was strange. Those other threads are 10 years old!
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Old 04-23-2012, 08:57 PM   #21
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I have posted his before but here it is again !

I thought long and hard about an appropriate name, but in the end tradition won out. The 1963 Overlander has now been officially named "Moonraker" Not after the 007 Bond movie (which actually would be time appropriate because the James Bond book was written in 1955), but after the sailing term.

According to Wikipedia - A moonraker, also known as a moonsail, hope-in-heaven, or hopesail, is a sail flown immediately above the skysail on the very top of the royal mast on large square rigged sailing ships of the Clipper era. None of the four- and five-masted square rigged ships carried a moonsail. This is a relatively unusual sail only used on ships built primarily for speed. See the one in the picture way at the tippy tippity top?




This term also has special meaning in my family. Growing up, my Dad always had a boat named Moonraker, as was the sailboat he built when we were kids.

When he retired, he built a 20 foot mahogany gaff-rigged yawl that was his pride and joy (and a source of many hours of fun sailing for our family! You can't really see it in the picture but it was built of strips of mahogany glued together. Absolutely stunning! He liked nothing better than to put up the racing jib and FLY! The funny thing was whenever we took it out on the lake, all the boats would come close trying to get a better look at it. Quite often we got the "Thumbs-up"! In a way, it was a lot like owning an Airstream!!!!!



I think that he (and Wally) would approve of me naming my Airstream after the boats of his youth and of mine! Somewhere in The VAP they talked about Wally naming all the early Airstream models after boats.
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Old 04-23-2012, 09:32 PM   #22
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Like Reinergirl, I'm sure I posted this in a similar thread, but we love our Airstream and don't mind retelling the tale, so here goes; again...

Ours is known as Towed Haul. Mrs Toad has always referred to me as a toad, something that I've always assumed wasn't an insult, and it usually puts me in mind of Kenneth Grahame's Wind In The Willows character, Mr Toad of Toad Hall. Well, playing on the words, we naturally settled on Towed Haul, because that's what we do with our silver Toad Hall.

An additional link to Mr Toad is that I once lived in the village of Blewbury in England, home to the late Mr Grahame for quite a few years.
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Rambling Rose

It's a take off on a Grateful Dead song...

Did you say your name was Ramblin Rose?
Ramble on baby, settle down easy
Ramble on Rose.
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Old 04-23-2012, 09:52 PM   #24
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It's a take off on a Grateful Dead song...

Did you say your name was Ramblin Rose?
Ramble on baby, settle down easy
Ramble on Rose.

Cool, nice picture too!
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I live in mine. For the longest time it was just MyAS. A few weeks ago its real moniker, 'Alumacave', popped into my mind.
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Oh yeah, I like the Ramblin Rose. I've got the Rose and skull decal on my back window. Right next to the air forums decal. Hummmm....... Would this fly at the WBCCI rallys? I'll take some pictures tomorrow.
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I thought of lots of names and realized I was over thinking the whole thing. Then "B-Liner" popped into my head since I collect "B's" (sign letters and things with a B on it). I get called "B" by friends since my initials are BB. So B-Liner it is!
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Old 04-24-2012, 08:22 AM   #28
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Oh yeah, I like the Ramblin Rose. I've got the Rose and skull decal on my back window. Right next to the air forums decal. Hummmm....... Would this fly at the WBCCI rallys? I'll take some pictures tomorrow.
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I don't have a good pic but there's a silver dollar sized "Steal Your Face" on the back bumper.
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