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How to Think of a Cool and Creative RV Name

Naming RVs may have been commandeered from the idea of naming boats. While you don’t have to give your rig a name, it can sure make things a lot more fun. It can also make your RV feel more special and homier. Considering how much time you’ll spend in your RV, you might as well really make it your own. 

How to Decide on a Name for Your RV

When you’re trying to come up with a name for your rig, don’t be afraid to have fun with it. RVers know how to have fun and live the good life. Why not let that shine through in naming your rig. 

You may want to pick a name that conveys your sense of adventure. Or maybe you want to name your RV something cute and creative. Another option is to pick something funny if humor is your thing.  

The best thing about naming your RV is that there are no rules. You can pick any name you want to. Sometimes, there is no rhyme or reason to the name and you just always knew that would be the name. Other times, there is a long history behind it. 

For example, our VW Bus (pictured above) is named Jimi. My husband dreamed about having a VW Bus ever since he was a kid (inspired by Back to the Future). He also always knew he wanted to name it Jimi, partly inspired by the Dave Matthews Band song, Jimi Thing. 

I Have a Confession to Make! 

My husband, Joel, and I have been full-time RVers for 2 years. But we still haven’t found the right name for our rig. While we kicked around a few ideas, nothing really seemed to stick. So, here’s a photo of my house. Help me think of a good name! 

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Kathryn Mancewicz

Kathryn Mancewicz is an RV expert who has been a full time RVer since 2019. She has bylines for her RV related content on major publications including MSN, MSN Canada, and AOL. She has also been featured on Yahoo and quoted on KOA. Kathryn is also a regular RV content writer for Cheapism.