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Old 08-08-2013, 08:44 AM   #603
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Since I still haven't found a name for my Interstate, I'm tossing out some of the ones I've considered, to get a reality check on them:

"Kaiser" - While the interior is all Airstream, the exterior is all Mercedes, and it came off the assembly line in Duseldorf according to the VIN. So, something German seemed appropriate, and the name is masculine enough to suit a mobile man-cave. The name comes across as too pretentious, but that might be okay because as a solo traveler my Interstate is full of my self, and being full of myself is what pretentiousness is all about.

"Breadbox" - It does vaguely resemble one, and as RVs go, it's no bigger than a breadbox, unlike the big Class A shoeboxes that are way bigger than a shoebox. I like this one for its irreverence; an RV can't take itself too seriously or it will start to get uppity. Plus, buying it took an awful lot of bread.

"Plan B" - After Hurricane Katrina, when I was homeless for weeks on end, I realized I needed a plan B. Five years later, I got one, in the form of my Interstate. Now if I evacuate and come back to find my home destroyed, I can stay in my Interstate until I can find a new place. Plus, it's a B-van, so the name fits that way, too. (Side note, anyone who watches action/adventure movies knows that Plan A never works, so I never even have one. It saves a lot of time if you formulate plan A, then throw it away untried and go straight to Plan B.)

I'm kind of leaning toward the last name because it has a story attached to it, but the first two both flow more easily in conversation: "I'm taking the Kaiser to Lake Enid next month," or "The Breadbox needs to be cleaned up before my next trip." Compared to "Plan B is in the shop for repairs."

I saw an Interstate the other day in a parking lot and the one thing that popped into my head was that it most closely resembled one of the shuttle craft form the starship "Enterprise". Maybe you can work with that.
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Old 08-08-2013, 10:39 AM   #604
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When we towed with a white Suburban named "Eva", the Airstream was named "Walle". A little double play on words; but lately my good wife wants to rename Walle to something else... female even.

I haven't asked Walle what he thinks but he might need a sex change in the near future.


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Old 08-08-2013, 11:05 AM   #605
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When we towed with a white Suburban named "Eva", the Airstream was named "Walle". A little double play on words; but lately my good wife wants to rename Walle to something else... female even.

I haven't asked Walle what he thinks but he might need a sex change in the near future.


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I suppose if you were an avid fisherman, it could have been "Walleye." Sorry, couldn't resist.

But that aside, why does the diea of a trailer gender change suddenly reminf me of Tim Allen's classic "Man Things/Woman Things" stand-up routine?
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Old 08-08-2013, 12:23 PM   #606
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this will be fun,

what are the nicknames for all of your trailers
mine is the twinkie, i had a friend that works in a sign shop make me a sticker for the back window with the same color and style lettering as the airstream logo on the back it looks pretty good might be able to get a few more made if anyones interested.
After having our trailer for 6.5 yrs, we found that the name that we had initially given it did not really express how we felt. We were recently asked what was our trailer's name. We both agreed that it should be renamed "Dim Sum", translated means "touch the heart", which it has done. Its shape reminds us of delicious pot stickers, which make for a tasty camping meal.
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Old 08-30-2013, 09:38 AM   #607
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I brought my trailer to work today so when I leave I can go straight to the campground...
The name "Baked Potato" has stuck pretty good.
One coworker says to another, "You know what you oughta do? You oughta order a couple a thousand pounds of sour cream and a couple of thousand pounds of bacon bits. Then you should put it in Michael's trailer. Then you should tell him now he has a Loaded Baked Potato."
It is already "loaded" with clothes, groceries, toiletries, etc.
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After using our 25' Safari for the last few years, I told my sisters staying in the 34' Excella felt like living in a tin mansion. The name has stuck. The Safari still has no name.
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this will be fun,

what are the nicknames for all of your trailers
mine is the twinkie, i had a friend that works in a sign shop make me a sticker for the back window with the same color and style lettering as the airstream logo on the back it looks pretty good might be able to get a few more made if anyones interested.
Fun indeed.

Ours is called Lil' Al, coz he's a wee 16 footer (small by Airstream standards) and made of aluminium. Tow car is a Ford Territory (which won't mean much in the US but it's a large SUV by New Zealand standards) called Big Ted.
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Since I still haven't found a name for my Interstate, I'm tossing out some of the ones I've considered, to get a reality check on them:

"Kaiser" - While the interior is all Airstream, the exterior is all Mercedes, and it came off the assembly line in Duseldorf according to the VIN. So, something German seemed appropriate, and the name is masculine enough to suit a mobile man-cave. The name comes across as too pretentious, but that might be okay because as a solo traveler my Interstate is full of my self, and being full of myself is what pretentiousness is all about.

"Breadbox" - It does vaguely resemble one, and as RVs go, it's no bigger than a breadbox, unlike the big Class A shoeboxes that are way bigger than a shoebox. I like this one for its irreverence; an RV can't take itself too seriously or it will start to get uppity. Plus, buying it took an awful lot of bread.

"Plan B" - After Hurricane Katrina, when I was homeless for weeks on end, I realized I needed a plan B. Five years later, I got one, in the form of my Interstate. Now if I evacuate and come back to find my home destroyed, I can stay in my Interstate until I can find a new place. Plus, it's a B-van, so the name fits that way, too. (Side note, anyone who watches action/adventure movies knows that Plan A never works, so I never even have one. It saves a lot of time if you formulate plan A, then throw it away untried and go straight to Plan B.)

I'm kind of leaning toward the last name because it has a story attached to it, but the first two both flow more easily in conversation: "I'm taking the Kaiser to Lake Enid next month," or "The Breadbox needs to be cleaned up before my next trip." Compared to "Plan B is in the shop for repairs."
No wrong answer here but...Plan B can be truncated nicely to PB as is: 'PB needs a run out this weekend'. I think that works.
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Question More names

Our first, a 25 foot Trade Wind, was Marco Polo.
#2 an Excella was The Masked Marvel
#3 is still #3 until we find the right "M" name. It is a 31' Ltd.
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No wrong answer here but...Plan B can be truncated nicely to PB as is: 'PB needs a run out this weekend'. I think that works.
I actually decided to go with Kaiser. And after a few false starts with names that didn't stick, my Honda Fit toad is named Mikado.

Pretentious of me to name them both with the title of "Emperor" I know, but I couldn't resist!
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Old 12-02-2013, 07:12 AM   #613
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Our first, a 25 foot Trade Wind, was Marco Polo.
#2 an Excella was The Masked Marvel
#3 is still #3 until we find the right "M" name. It is a 31' Ltd.
Any suggestions?
An explorer, a superhero, and a…?

How about a mountain climber, Mallory?
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We have a female miniature longhair Dachshund named Viola, but one evening I called to her saying,"C'mon little Petunia." We decided to call the trailer the same name...

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Ours is Luna. She is round and shiny, like the moon, and in ancient alchemists' time, Luna was another word for silver. Profound, isn't it.Click image for larger version

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As a Georgia Tech alumnus, when I found a white and gold (Ford calls it Arizona Beige but I know it is gold) F150 we named it Buzz after the team mascot. When the airstream came along we tried to think of things that go with Buzz. Toy Story and Buzz Lightyear came to mind so we thought of other characters in the movie. Slinky Dog seemed a perfect companion for Buzz. We can just see a slinky following Buzz down the road.
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