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Old 01-29-2016, 01:06 PM   #1
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Nickname or name

Hi, i was just wondering how come motorhomes owners didn't give name or nickname to their rig as boats owners did ?

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Many do. However, it is probably more prevalent in boats because you need a boat name to communicate over VHF radio.

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Old 01-29-2016, 03:07 PM   #4
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Why don't you name your car or house? Some do, but not many (in the USA, anyway). Vanity plates for cars are common enough, though.

I think for yachts traveling internationally, a name and home port are an all but required means of identification and kind of a naval tradition. Other boats copy that tradition, perhaps sort of a "wanna be" thing. Not so much for land yachts, which have license plates and other Id.

We called our current coach "Clunky" for awhile because the leveling system clunked and groaned a lot. Then we learned that the jacks were simply undersized for the length and weight and the coach manufacturer upgraded them at no charge. The noises went away and the nickname was soon forgotten.
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Old 01-29-2016, 08:20 PM   #6
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Naming an rv serves no purpose. I didn't name my airplane, I did name the balloon however. I couldn't come up with a name for the boat so it is called "Das Boot"
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Ben, that is it.... Due to the first three letters of the tag... Sometimes, Big Ben, other times, Ben here, Ben there....
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No name for the house..but
DW's Grand Cherokee Jeep SRT is "JJ"
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Old 01-29-2016, 09:17 PM   #9
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Lots of people name their RV. HERE's a past thread on it. If you put RV name in the Google search box, you'll come up with several more threads.

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The wife of a PO of my Pace Arrow was named "Rose", so I have a 3' Rose painted on the passenger side. Naturally, the DW named her "Rosie" I called my boat "Sinker" cause that's what is did. That was in 1963, haven't been in a small boat since. Eddie Elk.
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Inanimate objects don't come when called so why name them
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Our MH is named (DW's doing) "silver bell" because it has a large plaque of the liberty bell on both sides. Model of MH is Ultimate Freedom. I hear a lot of good comments from truckers while on the road.
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Originally Posted by Old-Biscuit View Post
Inanimate objects don't come when called so why name them

My wife has many names for her inanimate object that don't come when called...
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I had a friend that called his MH the "Cram a Lot Inn"

I thought that was appropriate.

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