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Old 02-09-2015, 08:44 PM   #29
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Our faithful old 1987 Country Coach has always been la Tortuga dorada.

But now we have ordered a new Bay Star and it will be time to start thinking of names again. And time to find a new home for la Tortuga dorada.

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Old 02-09-2015, 10:30 PM   #30
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While I started this, at the time my wife and I hadn't settled on a name for our Fleetwood Prowler. Well found a name for the ole girl. Considering it used to have a decal of a Mountain Lion on the front window cover, we've chosen the name of
"The Cougar's Den"

It's kinda fitting also, in that wife is older than me too.

I also need to stop someday into the local Decal(graphic) shop and have them make me a new decal for the drop down shade cover that also protects the front window, that Fleetwood Prowlers and other's in Fleetwood's lineup have.

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The Cougar's Den
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Old 02-09-2015, 10:47 PM   #31
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Our 5er is named Zep, short for Zeppelin. F350 tv is named Zack. Seemed like a good name for that much of a truck.
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Old 02-16-2015, 07:11 PM   #32
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When we had our class A we called it Dusty. It was about the color of dust as even though it was shiny it still looked dusty. Our new 5er is Beauty and the tow is Beast. it also was named by the owner before we bought it Thumper! It thumps when the key is turned on or off. Something in the heating/cooling unit does it.
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Old 02-16-2015, 07:24 PM   #33
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Well, not really but WA state gave us a license plate of 188 PBM and my wife says that stands for Pretty Bodacious Motorhome. When it came up for replacement (every 7 years under state law) we paid extra to keep it, like a vanity plate. Going to have it transferred to the Magna too after we pay the sales/use tax of some $21,000. Can't do a Montana LLC to save that money either! But, I'm a retired state employee so I get some of it back in benefits.
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Old 03-12-2015, 05:35 PM   #34
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What, you don't?

Every one of our vehicles has had a name - I've named all of my vehicles since my Bug (Captain Midnight - he was dark grey) and my wife has done so all along as well.

So, it's only natural that we keep it up. The only real difference is that she tends to jump into naming vehicles, while I wait for the vehicle's personality to assert itself (if you think a machine doesn't have a personality, you haven't worked on them for very long...)

Our motorhome is "Nessie" - a real beast. She named her, in honour to me (I'm Scottish - Ross & MacLeod.)

Her car? "Kuki." (2005 Suzuki Verona.)

I had a 1987 Cherokee called "Clyde" after the camel in "Ahab the Arab" ('cos there wasn't nothin' that could keep up with Clyde once he got started.) We also had a Bonnie, a Rizz, a Beck, and a Frank.

And, yes, everybody also has dog tags (one on my keyring, one on the spare keys, one on the vehicle's logbook for modifications, maintenance, part numbers, &c.)

I'm typing this on my laptop - "Hagrid" (because he does all the "heavy lifting" on my network. To keep everything straight, all of the device names on my network follow a theme - in this case, Harry Potter. Makes them easy to remember.)

Everything gets a name. That makes it easier to swear at it properly when I'm working on it, especially when it's being difficult, or when I get cut (the Gods of Automotive Repair must be satisfied - a blood sacrifice must often be made! However, it cannot be /given/ it /must/ be TAKEN!)
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Old 03-13-2015, 08:50 AM   #35
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I am happy to say that after watching the cute movie Big Hero 6 my wife thought that Baymax would be a great name to finally give to our coach.
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Old 03-15-2015, 04:35 AM   #36
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If the vanity plates are available our toad will be "Push Me" and the MH will be "Pull U" from Dr. Doolittle. Until then the MH is called Betsy, after the horse I had as a child.
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Old 03-17-2015, 07:52 AM   #37
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We name them after the state in which we pick them up.

Right now, we have Idaho.

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