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Old 04-25-2016, 03:47 PM   #15
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My first TV Tahoe was called the Beast but it failed to perform... so my Laramie Diesel 2500 is now called the Brute....
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Old 04-25-2016, 04:26 PM   #16
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So, we generally do not name our vehicles. My brother does, my sister does, but we don't. And then something interesting happened. We bought an Airstream and started calling her Glimmer. Then we started calling our X5 Bimmer. Guess we name things now. Bimmer and Glimmer like to hang around together and go places. We like it too.

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Old 04-25-2016, 04:53 PM   #17
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My TV is named Vanna

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Old 04-25-2016, 04:56 PM   #18
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Indeed, the wife quickly named the TV "SeeMore" the first time she climbed in the cab. Apparently she was used to seeing differentials from her sports car and the change in visuals was overwhelming. It wasn't much later than the trailer was named "Instead" because, when she was explaining why she loved her silver home, she kept saying "we do it instead of...(fill in the blank)"
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Old 04-25-2016, 05:28 PM   #19
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Name your a Tow vehicle?

Not that creative here. The main TV is referred to as "The big Taco". The older smaller beater truck was "Ghe little Taco". There are also "The Camry" and of course, "The Prius"

As long as they are behaving, the model prefix is not 'Damn...'

Used to have a fleet of Volvos referred to by model number and color if needed. The bad thing that my parts guy recognized my voice when I called, and would name them off by color. I think I called him too darn often. That's why we no longer drive Volvos anymore.

Yup. Engineer. Ex-personal Volvo fleet mechanic. We had 5 of the darn things at one time, and I did all the fixing, including engine overhauls. Sigh. Toyotas don't break as often, so the fleet is all Toyota now.


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Not that creative here. The main TV is referred to as "The big Taco". The older smaller beater truck was "Ghe little Taco". There are also "The Camry" and of course, "The Prius"

As long as they are behaving, the model prefix is not 'Damn...'

Used to have a fleet of Volvos referred to by model number and color if needed. The bad thing that my parts guy recognized my voice when I called, and would name them off by color. I think I called him too darn often. That's why we no longer drive Volvos anymore.

Yup. Engineer. Ex-personal Volvo fleet mechanic. We had 5 of the darn things at one time, and I did all the fixing, including engine overhauls. Sigh. Toyotas don't break as often, so the fleet is all Toyota now.


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They lost me when they introduced the 850 and it all went down hill from there!

Toyota's are nice...!

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Old 04-25-2016, 05:53 PM   #21
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Name your a Tow vehicle?

Yeah, even the 760 Turbo intercooler sedan was easier to deal with than the 850. I didn't make a living at it, but as an engineer, I was not about to just let the dealer make a ton off me. It was fun for a while, and I solved some knotty problems with electricals, but I lost patience when all of the fleet got old and started breaking all the time.
Went back to boring reliable Toyotas and got interested in other things. Kid still has one to wrench on.

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Old 04-25-2016, 06:30 PM   #22
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Our retired TV (97 F150 purchased new 4/97) currently has 328,000 on the odo and is retired from towing. Affectionately referred to as "Old Red". Our current TV is an 03 F150 with 262,000 on the odo and will not be named until retired. That way there is no emotional attachment should the 300,000 threshold not be achieved.
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Our retired TV (97 F150 purchased new 4/97) currently has 328,000 on the odo and is retired from towing. Affectionately referred to as "Old Red". Our current TV is an 03 F150 with 262,000 on the odo and will not be named until retired. That way there is no emotional attachment should the 300,000 threshold not be achieved.
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I have a 1999 Nissan Pathfinder, a 2006 Harley Davidson Road King, a 2007 Toyota Tundra, and a 2014 Toyota Avalon.
Of those, I spend a lot more in upkeep on the Nissan. My assessment:
Toyotas are better than Nissans.


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I have yet to understand why someone at VW decided Touareg would be a good name for a SUV, even after owning it for 10 years I still have no idea how to pronounce it properly so I just call her my "big bug".
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Indeed, the wife quickly named the TV "SeeMore" the first time she climbed in the cab. Apparently she was used to seeing differentials from her sports car and the change in visuals was overwhelming. It wasn't much later than the trailer was named "Instead" because, when she was explaining why she loved her silver home, she kept saying "we do it instead of...(fill in the blank)"
I need a letter....can I buy a vowel?
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Our old 1978 Chevy crewcab pickup was named HAL, after the computer in "2001, A Space Odyssey". Besides sucking gas, HAL turned into a money pit in his old age. It seemed like every time we took our 19' Bambi out, HAL broke down on the road.

We finally figured out that HAL could read lips, so we started closing the curtains and whispering whenever we were at the dining table in the Bambi and the discussion turned to new tow vehicles.
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