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Old 07-25-2003, 06:44 AM   #57
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Talking Nicknames

My nickname for my 1973 Argosy is "Alligator" because if it's not cutting me with it's sharp alluminum, it's bitting me in the wallet.
But it is a labor of love and if all goes well the Alligator and I will become full times in Oct2004.

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Old 07-25-2003, 06:46 AM   #58
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We wanted to name our Safari, but for 3 months couldn't come up with the appropriate name. However after the past two weeks camping in the pouring rain the name came to us. The family was sitting watching a DVD on our flat screen TV, munching on microwaved popcorn, when me eldest son (16) turned to me and said, "this trailer has better stuff than most Condos!" -

Hence the name the "Silver Condo".

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Old 07-25-2003, 07:26 AM   #59
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Originally posted by InsideOut
We have a friend who named his trailer "Buck" because that was what he paid for it!

My 4x4 is named "Dollar" for the same reason.

The Dollar didn't include floors or 3rd gear.

The 59 is currently named "The Toaster" because it reminded me of my moms old Toasmaster toaster. I actualy now have that toaster and it going in the camper.

By next year it will be renamed the Chili Pepper. We are going with a Tabassco theme.
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Old 07-25-2003, 08:55 AM   #60
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Ours kids (and by default we also) call our AS "the Twinkie" and our GMC tow vehicle "Big GM (Jim)"
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Old 07-25-2003, 09:15 AM   #61
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This is a great thread!

After seeing and reading many names for our A/S's this thread has helped me decide what to name mine. My boys saw an old classic Winnebago with the name 'Bogie' on the rear, and they thought that should be ours too, especially since one of their late cats was named that. But I wanted something original. Just a few minutes ago I decided to name it after my wonderful sister, a cancer survivor. Her name is now Elizabeth, Lizzie or Liz for short. It was legally changed to that when she turned 18 because she didn't, she loathed her real name she received at birth from our mom. It will be our little secret. It is perfect for my baby...AGNES.
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Old 07-25-2003, 01:04 PM   #62
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We named our first Airstream Motorhome "Big Girl" and that name served her aptly. This, our second Classic Airstream has been dubbed "Silver Belle", or just "Belle" for short. Both names have been very helpful with contacts.
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Old 07-25-2003, 01:55 PM   #63
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We call ours "Nessie"

in honor of our Scottish ancestry, and because she seems like a monster sometimes.
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Old 07-25-2003, 03:20 PM   #64
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We are getting a vanity plate for the AS with his (her??) name - Dino. We christened him Dino because while we were towing him home, our youngest daugher (age 6) was being her typically silly self and said it looked like we had a big silver dinosaur following us. So the name stuck.
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Old 07-25-2003, 03:58 PM   #65
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We call our 22 AS International Asgard. The Norse Vikings believed Asgard was heaven. It is where slain warriors and the Norse Gods resided and the location of Valhalla. Our AS is our little slice of heaven.
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Old 07-25-2003, 04:27 PM   #66
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Our 76 Argosy Motorhome was named Basher. This was a name that was self selected by the unit. Our first big trip out we hit a few construction barrells with it, on a trip later in the year it was construction cones. No real damage to the coach, but the name stuck.
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Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something. -- Plato

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Old 07-25-2003, 04:54 PM   #67
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Our A/S is named Airabelle, or Airabella depending on which family member you ask :-)

We fly hot air balloons and I wanted to tie in the whole "AIR" thing, you know, Airstreams and flying, etc., so I picked Airabelle. My folks never manage to get names right, so they call her Airabella.

My alternate name for her I found in a book on vintage trailers, someone who made one of the early aluminum beasts thought it looked like a blimp and called it "Graf Zip-a-Long". It's perfect for us so I may just change the name altogether since we can't seem to agree on Airabelle! (Would be Zippy for short of course) I seem to recall someone else here has a trailer named Airabelle so maybe we should just let them use it Unless someone has a better "Air" name for me, I can't come up with another one but am open to suggestions.

Love seeing everyone's pet names for A/S's here, I have to agree that the Drag&Fly is the best one yet!
"Airabelle" - '66 Overlander International 26'
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Old 07-25-2003, 06:11 PM   #68
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I just knew that something would "trigger" a name for our AS on the way home with her. The first night we spent in the AS we noticed all the "Lightening Bugs " that were flying around the RV park. We spent time just enjoying them! We had not seen Lightening Bugs in years!

So the name of our AS - Lightening Bug
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Old 07-25-2003, 07:23 PM   #69
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I'm sure this name isn't original, but on our long 900 mile trip home with our new trailer, my wife and I started thinking about movies that had travel trailers in them and of course the first one we both thought of was "The Long Long Trailer" starring Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz. Therefore we immediately named our trailer "Luci"

Being from Texas the truck pulling Luci is named "Bubba".

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Old 07-26-2003, 01:30 AM   #70
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My wife and I call our 16' CCD the Escape Pod or The Pod. It's such a small and efficient capsule. It's so Bond like, the whole 60's future Mod thing.

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