Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 04-22-2006, 12:30 PM   #351
1 Rivet Member
 
2017 28' International
Flint , Texas
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 15
Our AS name

Shiny Hiny
__________________

__________________
cowcreek7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2006, 01:33 AM   #352
Cat
4 Rivet Member
 
Cat's Avatar
 
Mukilteo , Washington
Join Date: Mar 2002
Posts: 405
Images: 8
Send a message via Yahoo to Cat
Yeppers Peter H 79MH..
and once you're there...there you are.
__________________

__________________
*Cat's Vardo "Bear" (1981-32ft.Excella)
http://autos.groups.yahoo.com/group/RoyalTrailerTrash[/u] to meet good people in good Parks[/i]
Cat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2006, 02:15 AM   #353
Cat
4 Rivet Member
 
Cat's Avatar
 
Mukilteo , Washington
Join Date: Mar 2002
Posts: 405
Images: 8
Send a message via Yahoo to Cat
Cat's Vardo, "Bear"

"Bear"...is also my "Vardo"...(that's a Gypsy wagon (on wheels) pulled by usually one horse. If I had a truck to pull it that would be 'Rocinante'---chosen after Don Quixote's horse (and John Steinbeck's pickup and camper he used when writing "Travels With Charlie").. (nice photos on the link and a story to match.
http://www.steinbeck.org/Rocinante.html

I'm putting "Vardo" on Bear's licence plate when I get it in California. (I suppose you could say, "...my Vardo's name is 'Bear'. "
I chosse the name Vardo, because it's like a gypsy wagon in the bedroom, bath & hallway. By the time I get through hanging things in the Galley, I'll probably have to put out my sign for 'fortune telling' too.
__________________
*Cat's Vardo "Bear" (1981-32ft.Excella)
http://autos.groups.yahoo.com/group/RoyalTrailerTrash[/u] to meet good people in good Parks[/i]
Cat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2006, 09:10 AM   #354
4 Rivet Member
 
wbrownrr's Avatar
 
2002 22' International CCD
San Luis Obispo , California
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 415
Sensitive Subject

Ok... this is a tricky one. My wife and I have tried several names for our 22' CCD, but none seem just right. Then we realized that we didn't know the... how shall I put this... the gender of our Airstream. I know that boats and ships are females, but it seems that Airstreams can be either male or female. We've looked around a bit under the trailer (near the dump valves) but aren't really sure how to determine the gender of our CCD . I'm sure you can see that this presents a problem when naming it. Any help from experienced Airstreamers would be greatly appreciated!
__________________
Wayne
2002 22' CCD
2008 Dodge Ram 1500 5.7L Hemi
wbrownrr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2006, 09:24 AM   #355
Site Team
 
Janet H's Avatar

 
1964 26' Overlander
1964 19' Globetrotter
Eastern , Washington
Join Date: Aug 2003
Posts: 12,447
Images: 90
Quote:
Originally Posted by wbrownrr
Ok... this is a tricky one. We've looked around a bit under the trailer (near the dump valves) but aren't really sure how to determine the gender of our CCD . I'm sure you can see that this presents a problem when naming it. Any help from experienced Airstreamers would be greatly appreciated!
This is a tricky problem. But Airstreams, like little kids, are often free of traits that identify them as male or female. You may have to wait until your new baby matures before you will truely know.

Some folks have been known to drop the belly pan (akin to peeking under the diaper) to find the truth but I recommend that you just wait a while. In the meantime give it a gender neutral nickname, nurture it, keep it out of the elements, show it the world and give it time to mature.
__________________
1964 Overlander | '08 Touareg V6
Current Project: 1964 Globetrotter

.
Let's have a polishing party: I'll supply the trailer and buffing supplies. BYOB (bring your own buffer)

AirForums Custom Search
Janet H is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2006, 09:49 AM   #356
2 Rivet Member
 
1959newbie's Avatar
 
1959 26' Overlander
Hill Country , Texas
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 95
My husband came up with what I think is a great name for ours: "Vacilando."

It's a Spanish word for a state of being where you are on a journey with a destination in mind, but it doesn't really matter if you actually get to that place or not. In other words, it's the journey, not the destination, that's important....
__________________
Lynne
1959newbie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2006, 11:38 PM   #357
4 Rivet Member
 
wbrownrr's Avatar
 
2002 22' International CCD
San Luis Obispo , California
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 415
Janet,
Thanks for the sage advice. We hope to avoid dropping the belly pan to take a look . Think we'll wait it out a bit and see if our CCD's personality emerges during our summer travels. We are reluctant to confuse it with a gender neutral name. I'll keep the forum posted.
__________________
Wayne
2002 22' CCD
2008 Dodge Ram 1500 5.7L Hemi
wbrownrr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2006, 04:51 AM   #358
Rivet Master
 
BradS's Avatar
 
2006 22' International CCD
1957 26' Overlander
Plymouth , Minnesota
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 526
Images: 14
We named ours the Glory Bee.


Brad
__________________
My 57 Overlander thread ( Holly is her name)
http://www.airforums.com/forums/f97/...eak-62257.html

"Life itself is the most wonderful fairy tale"
(Hans Christian Andersen)

WBCCI 10289
TAC MN-69
AIR 11240
BradS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2006, 10:37 AM   #359
4 Rivet Member
 
Blu_Hwy_Lady's Avatar
 
1972 23' Safari
Placitas , New Mexico
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 281
determining the 'gender' of an older Airstream

When I had my coach serviced at a local RV place, the tech (and "older" person about my age) walked through it in amazement that it was in such great shape for a 72 and that it hadn't been messed with. He was very knowledgable about Airstreams. As he toured it he suddenly blurted out, "It's a woman".
Huh?
Embarrassed, he said, "I, uh, mean, it was bought by a woman originally." How so? I asked.
He explained that the ones with twin beds were usually bought by men and launched into a little historical lesson about how a lot of Airstream owners that that bought new in the 1970s were retired military and they preferred the twin bed set-up whereas women liked the pull out bed, the extra closet space, and, pointing to the space under the window "they like to make this their vanity". Kind of made sense, I guess. After all, for me the holy grail of old Airstreams was one without the funky twin bed set-up that seemed to way outnumber the pull-out double. Still, I think his original "It's a woman." was the true identifier.

I guess most of the newer ones have a queen bed set-up. But I would stick with the gender determination of a twin bed=male and double bed= female

Your mileage may vary. Do not use while bathing. Remove wrapper before eating.
__________________
Airylle 1972 Safari featured for 5 nanoseconds in the movie Wild Hogs

and
Jupiter (the Golden Retriever)
Blu_Hwy_Lady is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2006, 11:58 AM   #360
2 Rivet Member
 
sparky5's Avatar
 
2004 19' International CCD
Ridgefield , Connecticut
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 64
Images: 17
mine's SPARKY- seemed to fit from the beginning....implies shiny and sparkly and full of energy to get up and go!
__________________
Robin
sparky5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-02-2006, 05:00 PM   #361
3 Rivet Member
 
dbradhstream's Avatar
 
2006 28' Safari SE
Winter Park , Florida
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 150
Somehow we knew from the first trip our AS was a girl. We have named her "Silver Sally."
__________________
dbradhstream is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2006, 08:26 AM   #362
Rivet Master
 
Mackhopp's Avatar
 
2005 28' International CCD
Ottawa , Ontario
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 587
Images: 10
While I don't have my dream CCD Airstream yet (soon, soon!!) we're going to name it (her?) miPod.
__________________
Mackhopp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2006, 09:12 AM   #363
2 Rivet Member
 
harestream's Avatar
 
1972 25' Tradewind
Nashville , Tennessee
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 77
Send a message via Yahoo to harestream
Thumbs up Grand Ole Opry Legend

for some reason i tend to name all my vehicles after their previous owner. I will only buy something from a cool person so that saves me from ever naming my new purchase "jerk". My old 70's maverick was named doreen. Doreen was a sweet old lady with tennis balls on the bottom of her walker, and our new 72 tradewind is name "ferlin". Ferlin Husky was the original owner of our new airstream!
__________________
"We are facing a movement of population beside which even the Crusades will seem like Sunday school picnics."
www.readysteadytow.blogspot.com
harestream is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2006, 09:23 AM   #364
Rivet Master
 
Foiled Again's Avatar
 
2012 25' FB Eddie Bauer
Vintage Kin Owner
Virginia Beach , Virginia
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 5,883
2nd New Airstream

Foiled Again - because I bought a 22ft CCD in '05 and upgraded to a 25 ft Safari FB Special Edition in '06. My personal favorite "2AirIsHuman"

Paula
__________________

__________________
Foiled Again is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Dog yard for the trailer Stefrobrts The Pet Forum 45 06-27-2014 07:55 PM
Truck & Trailer Weights nickmeloy Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 6 04-02-2014 11:02 AM
Trailer Hitch for 2005 25' Safari basecamp1 Hitches, Couplers & Balls 7 03-28-2011 08:40 PM
How do you deal with your trailer while exploring? mikescha On The Road... 18 02-21-2011 12:36 PM
A sad end to a wonderful trailer rmk110761 Airstream History 9 02-15-2011 10:12 AM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:47 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.