250+ Perfect Names For Your RV

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Updated April 12, 2024

Picking out the best RV name is almost like a right of passage. Sure, the tradition sparked from boats, where naming your seafaring machine is mandatory. Still, it’s a practice that brings meaning to your home away from home. By picking a camper name for your RV or travel trailer, your road trip partner becomes yours through and through.

We have two RVs, so we had to come up with two names. Then we decided to name our Jeep that we tow behind us too.

We ended up naming our Class C RV Chessie since we are from Maryland and we live near the Chesapeake Bay.

We are also huge fans of the TV Show Get Smart, which stars Don Adams. We even had Don Adams’s daughter Chris, who is a certified wedding officiant here in Maryland, perform our wedding in 2022!

Don Adams, aka Agent 99, drove two different cars in the hit series. One was a light blue Karmen Ghia, and the other was a bright red convertible, which was a Sunbeam Tiger. So we named our Class A RV the Karen Ghia and our bright red Jeep Wrangle the Sunbeam Tiger.

We hope you have as much fun naming your RV as we did naming ours. We recommend you have fun and get creative!

There are endless name options out there, but we know that coming up with a creative name is easier said than done. So, we’ve curated our list of more than 250 perfect RV or travel trailer names. Should you stumble upon the perfect one for your vehicle, it’s all yours.

Why Do People Give Their RV Names?

People give their RV names because it establishes a relationship between the driver and the vehicle. There’s no real difference when it comes to naming RVs. It’s a personal thing. We spend an extensive amount of time in our vehicles, whether driving to and from work, hauling a travel trailer across the country, or driving a motorhome. 

While naming vehicles is the product of naming boats for centuries, it’s not necessarily the same. The naming of boats was entirely logistical, at least in the beginning. It made it easier to quickly identify and communicate about the various vessels on the water. Over time, that grew into a rite of passage. The same is true of vehicles and RVs.

Is It Bad Luck To Change RV Names?

It’s not bad luck to change a vehicle’s name, at least not in the same way that such superstitions developed over boats. While seafaring vessels have always carried the aura of the mysterious and a degree of superstition, the same is not true of cars, trucks, SUVs, and campers. 

The sea is still a great mystery, with only 5% of the Earth’s oceans and major bodies of water having been explored. There’s nothing mysterious about I-95 or the Walmart parking lot. The same superstitious aura that lingers over all sea-going vessels is conspicuously absent on American roads. 

While naming your RV is a lot of fun, especially if you come up with a good one, renaming it isn’t going to bring a plague or a curse upon your family line. 

Choose an RV Name Route

First things first. When you name an RV, you need to decide which path to take. We suppose it’s not much different than picking a route for your roadway journey.

Should the name be funny to reflect your laid-back sense of humor? It might be wise to poke fun at your massive (in more ways than one) investment. Should it take on a sense of outdoor enthusiasm? After all, that’s why you got the travel trailer in the first place.

Should you go for a more traditional name? This’ll be the one you can share with no shame, regardless of where you venture. What about reflecting your love for music and pop culture? With a name like this, you may have an easier time finding like-minded travelers on the open road.

Whatever path you take in the camper naming journey will be a fun one. We’ve come up with a set of names for every type of RV owner. It’s no secret the camper population is a diverse one, so it only makes sense we’d cover all our bases.

Humorous RV Names

People tend to name their RVs, fifth wheels, and other mobile campers with humor in mind. This includes puns and jokes alike. When we hear names like this, it always gives us a little chuckle. We suspect we’re not the only ones, too. Why not have some fun with your holiday mobile by choosing a lighthearted name that brings a smile to the faces of passers-by?

  1. Tow Big or Tow Home
  2. Mile Marker 420 (legal states only!)
  3. RV: Retirement Vehicle
  4. Just Hitched
  5. Travel Van Morrison
  6. 5-Star Hotel
  7. Tourists in Transit
  8. Riggie Smalls
  9. Glampers United
  10. Miss Bee Have
  11. The Kids’ College Fund
  12. The Hitchhikers Upgraded
  13. RV There Yet
  14. The Tailwagger
  15. Hubba Hubba
  16. Big Behind
  17. RV Wannabe (use this one to poke a little fun at your trailer that isn’t quite an RV)
  18. Brace for Impact
  19. Duck Duck Gooseneck
  20. I Sleep In My Vehicle
  21. Close But No CigaRV
  22. Money Pit
  23. Fifth Wheel’s a Charm
  24. Go Go Gooseneck
  25. My Tent Leaks, So I Got an RV
  26. Early Retirement
  27. I Camp Alone
  28. The PlayStation
  29. Highway Patrol
  30. In Tents Trailer
  31. What’re You Haulerin About
  32. Convoy Starter
  33. Riggie Bank
  34. The Long Haul
  35. Take a Load Off
  36. RV Human or RV Dancer?
  37. Grateful Dad
  38. Jam Inn
  39. The Empty Nester
  40. No Dimentia Adventia’
  41. The Jolly Trolly
  42. Wheelin’ and Dealin’
  43. Miss Riggy
  44. Get Riggy With It
  45. Harvey the RV
  46. Rat Race Rig
  47. Love Shack
  48. Load-a-Lot Inn
  49. You Dig My Rig?
  50. The Great Rig In the Sky
  51. Last House on the Left
  52. The Wind Breaker
  53. Fifth Wheel Estate
  54. Taj Mahaul
  55. The Pamper Camper
  56. The Camper That Could
  57. Going Nowhere Nowly
  58. Bob Marley and the Trailers
  59. Itchy Feet
  60. We Come From a Van Down Under
  61. No Shoes No Shirt No Problem
  62. Honeymoon Station
  63. We Got a Babysitter
  64. AmeriCarivan
  65. Wherewithhaul
  66. Rollin’ Inn
  67. The Party Bus
  68. Teetotrailer

Adventurous Camper Names

If you own an RV or travel trailer, you likely have some interest in adventure and the outdoors. After all, a recreational vehicle makes for the perfect way to head outside every chance you get. You’ve got the forest, the trees, and the roads in between. Why not use an RV name to tell the world just how much you love the earth and all it has to offer?

69. Mount Marcy (substitute your favorite peak in America and beyond; there’s plenty to choose from!)
70. It’s About The Journey
71. California Cruiser
72. The Scenic Route
73. Rumpus Machine
74. We Sleep Around
75. Weekend Warrior
76. Adventure Avenue
77. The Rainbow Chaser
78. Blackbird
79. Condo On Wheels
80. Road Trip Renegade
81. The Compass
82. The Rambler
83. Mountain Lion
84. Soaring Eagle
85. Red Cardinal
86. Long and Winding Road
87. Summer Camp
88. Pileated Woodpecker
89. Mountaineering Machine
90. Beaver Tail
91. The Twilight Chaser
92. Road Rambler
93. Freightliner
94. Freedom Chariot
95. Alpine Express
96. Rendezvous RV
97. Wayfaring Trailer
98. American Bison
99. The Coup Flyer
100. Always More to See
101. Faraway Feelin’
102. The Road Less Traveled
103. Thrill Seeker

Go for a Cute and Sentimental Camper Name

Sometimes, it’s best to stick to something more traditional. Have you got a loved one or a place that means a lot to you? Or maybe a cute name that fits your camper just right? Perhaps it’s worth it to plaster it on the side of your coach to give it some real meaning.

104. Camp Smith (insert your own last name here)
105. Old Faithful
106. Remembering Amy (pick a loved one’s name you who want to memorialize)
107. All Aboard
108. The School Bus
109. Stay Golden
110. Miss Daisy
111. Captain Clark (yet another chance for you to honor a loved one by name)
112. Liberty Bell
113. Brave New World
114. Our Humble Abode
115. Gypsy Trailer
116. Leisure Rider
117. Peace Rider
118. Hot Diggity Dog
119. Happy Camper
120. RnR RV
121. Sweet Dreams
122. Weekend Woman
123. A Dreamer and a Doer
124. Everywhere and Back Again
125. Sugaree
126. Mary Jane
127. Rolling Bungalow
128. Traveletter
129. Redhead
130. Easy Buster
131. The Carefree Camper
132. Mystic Ranger
133. Magic Bus
134. By-the-By
135. The Beat of Our Own Drum
136. The Millers On Tour (you know the drill—switch in your surname for a personal touch!)
137. Easy Goin’

Name That Tune RV Names

If you’re passionate about music, why not share it with everyone who sees it? Try naming your RV after a favorite tune, artist, or genre. It’s a great way to get in the rhythmic spirit. With an endless library of song titles to choose from, you’re bound to find something that sticks.

138. The Millionaire Waltz (Queen)
139. Misty Mountain Hop (Led Zeppelin)
140. Blue Sky (Allman Brothers Band)
141. The Living Is Easy (Ella Fitzgerald)
142. Another Brick In the Wall (Pink Floyd)
143. Bring It On Home to Me (Sam Cooke)
144. Stumpjumper (Charlie Parr)
145. Long Strange Trip (Grateful Dead)
146. Girl From the North Country (Bob Dylan)
147. Lucky Old Son (Johnny Cash)
148. Locomotive Breath (Jethro Tull)
149. Proud Mary (Creedence Clearwater Revival)
150. Army of Ancients (Dr. Dog)
151. Brokedown Palace (Grateful Dead)
152. Minnie the Moocher (Cab Calloway)
153. Mystery Train (Junior Parker)
154. A Horse with No Name (America)
155. Road to Nowhere (Talking Heads)
156. It’s 5 O’Clock Somewhere (Alan Jackson)
157. Space Oddity (David Bowie)
158. Joyful Noise (The Derek Trucks Band)
159. Long Distance Runaround (Yes)
160. Thick as a Brick (Jethro Tull)
161. This Must Be the Place (Talking Heads)
162. Choice Kingdom (alt-J)
163. Blueberry Hill (Fats Domino)
164. Stack Shot Billy (The Black Keys)
165. Margaritaville (Jimmy Buffett)
166. One Love (Bob Marley)
167. Layla (Eric Clapton)
168. My Maria (Brooks & Dunn)
169. Southern Man (Niel Young)
170. Watermelon Man (Herbie Hancock)
171. Graveyard Train (Creedence Clearwater Revival)
172. Innamorata (Dean Martin)
173. Mr. Soul (Buffalo Springfield)
174. Friendship Train (The Temptations)
175. Sweet Melissa (Allman Brothers Band)
176. The “A” Train (Duke Ellington)
177. Streamline Woman (Muddy Waters)
178. St. Stephen (The Grateful Dead)
179. Hey Jude (The Beatles)
180. Jackie and Wilson (Hozier)
181. Poor Rambler (Sturgill Simpson)
182. Mean Eyed Cat (Johnny Cash)
183. Runaway Child (The Temptations)
184. Free Bird (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
185. Junior’s Place (Junior Kimbrough)
186. Heartbreak Hotel (Elvis Presley)
187. The Great Gig In the Sky (Pink Floyd)
188. My First Car (Vulfpeck)
189. Johnny B. Goode (Chuck Berry)
190. Treasure Island (Louis Armstrong)
191. Going to California (Led Zeppelin)
192. Morning Train (Peter, Paul & Mary)
193. Riders on the Storm (The Doors)
194. Praying On the Old Camp Ground (Mississippi John Hurt)
195. Ride Sally Ride (Lou Reed)
196. Saturday Night Special (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
197. Runaway Jim (Phish)
198. Hotel California (The Eagles)
199. Midnite Cruiser (Steely Dan)
200. Mighty River (Railroad Earth)
201. Good Golly Miss Molly (Little Richard)
202. Peggy Sue (Buddy Holly)
203. Bobby McGee (Janis Joplin)
204. Creature Comfort (Animal Collective)
205. Brown Eyed Girl (Van Morrison)
206. Thunder Road (Bruce Springsteen)

Give Your RV a Pop Culture Name

Whether we like it or not, pop culture infiltrates our lives. Movies, TV, and theater alike grant us references we can use every day. Naming your rig after your favorite blockbuster or small-screen showing is a great idea. Should you wish to do so, here are a few names to get you started.

207. Batmobile
208. Hey Arnold
209. Breaking Bad (this one is best for motorhomes, obviously)
210. Mr. Rogers
211. Catdog
212. Cool Hand Luke
213. Moby Dick
214. The Magic School Bus
215. Ladybird
216. Happy Days
217. Gone With the Wind
218. Out of the Box
219. Monty Python
220. Robin Hood
221. Stay Golden, Ponyboy
222. Tardis
223. Badlands
224. Gilligan’s Island
225. Driving Miss Daisy
226. Hamilton
227. A Streetcar Named Desire
228. Tennessee Williams
229. Jack Sparrow
230. Only Fools and Horses
231. Herman Munster
232. The Tempest
233. Optimus Prime
224. Parks and Recreation Vehicle
225. Curb Your Enthusiasm
226. Cat On a Hot Tin Roof
227. Courage the Cowardly Dog
228. The Cuckoo’s Nest
229. The Titanic
230. Waiting for Godot
231. Dazed and Confused
232. Columbo
233. Casablanca
234. Davy Jones
235. King Kong
236. MASH
237. The Twilight Zone
238. Doctor Who
239. Rio Bravo
240. Dick Van Dyke
241. Miss Julie
242. Reservoir Dog
243. A Hard Day’s Night
244. The Philadelphia Story (all the better if this is your home turf!)
245. Rebel Without a Cause
246. Goodfellas
247. Bandito
248. Tracker
249. Social Butterfly
250. Doin’ it for the Gram

It’s All In the RV Name

Your vehicle takes on a new meaning once you pick a name for your RV or travel trailer. Take it so far as to print it on the side of your ride, and this is even truer. Needless to say, it’s important to pick a good one. Otherwise, your ride’s energy may fall a little flat.

Here, you’ve got more than 250 perfect RV names at your disposal. All you have to do is get to choose. However, you better do it quick, because the open road is calling and you don’t want to miss your turn. Want a random name for your RV? Name generators aren’t very original, but it’s an option if you can’t decide.

Got a Name Already? Tell Us More!

The RV community is a beautiful thing. People come together for the purpose of adventure. In the long run, they find more and more things they have in common and things that make them unique.

Hearing travel trailer and RV names from all over is a fun experience. It just goes to show the diversity that lives within this wheeled world.

Do you have an RV, camper, fifth wheel, travel trailer, or pop-up camper of any kind? If so, we want to know the name you’ve proudly given it. Leave us a comment with the name and the story to go along so we—and the rest of the RV community—can revel in your creativity.

We named our RV Chessie because we live in Maryland close to the Chesapeake Bay. What did you name your RV?

Don’t be shy; get to sharing!

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60 thoughts on “250+ Perfect Names For Your RV”

  1. Hi We named our camper Big Ben which is the most famous Canadian Jumping Horse. We alsoput a Western theme. Also have R& J adventures on camper. Your Canadian Fan with licence plate ,Home2Go…haha

  2. Hi Mike –
    Our 2021 Fleetwood Bounder 35K with the Pacific exterior graphics is known formally as “Motor Vessel Bonnie Blue Bounder” or MV Bonnie Blue for short. Yes, that is nautical terminonlogy there.

    I know Chessie is the name of your Class C and you’ve had your Thor a little over a year. Does it have a name yet?

  3. We named ours ” Goldilox” . . . our last name is Oxenfeld and she is “just right”!

  4. We called ours “Goldilox” . . . our last name is Oxenfeld and she is JUST RIGHT!!

  5. After reading your suggestions, we’re leaning toward “Cummins and Goins’ ” We drive a Ram with a Cummins engine

  6. We have a Little Guy Mini Max that we have made as cozy and homey inside as possible with wall stickers, paintings of birds (by my husband) and a wall covering on the back wall that duplicates the blonde wood cabinets arount the trailer. Lots of pillows and quilts and a teak table replaces the metal one it came with. We call our retreat “Hygge Hus”. Danish word and lifestyle “hygge” means “a quality of coziness and comfortable conviviality that engenders a feeling of contentment or well-being (regarded as a defining characteristic of Danish culture).”

  7. When we got our Foretravel and my husband mentioned that we should name her (which I didn’t even know was a thing) it didn’t take me very long to come up with the name we decided on. My husband is from Mississippi and I’m from Louisiana so the obvious no brainer is Miss Lou.

  8. My wife’s family had an old pop-up camper with a bumper sticker on it that said “Archie Bunker for President”. When My wife and I bought out new Travel trailer we named it Archie 2.0 with a picture of Archie Bunker. I had a custom magnetic bumper made.

  9. Gone with the Dogs — since all six will be traveling in the truck with us and the trailer was purchased for all 8 of us!

  10. We have a 19ft GeoPro FDS that we call Ginny. Ginny the GeoPro. 🙂

  11. I love all the ideas but we just went with Ethel. What better companion to have on a road trip?

  12. I have purchased a 15 foot Yellowstone (67) and have had one disaster after another. So I have temporarily names her POS but going to be Phoenix. I need help getting the two names to sound cute but haven’t come up with it yet. Any suggestions?

    • that’s named her POS not Names. Please correct before posting

  13. Our new (to us!) Allegro Bay is Sandy Beaches or Sandy B for short. We are beach lovers and Sandy B is painted blue and tan. We are currently remodeling the inside with a beach theme!

  14. We called our first little 1975 motorhome “Felicity”

    felicity noun
    fe·​lic·​i·​ty | \ fi-ˈli-sə-tē \
    plural felicities
    Definition of felicity
    1a: the quality or state of being happy
    especially : great happiness
    marital felicity
    b: an instance of happiness
    2: something that causes happiness
    … the small felicities and absurdities of real life manage to peek through the gloom.
    — A. O. Scott

    Our second one (1986) was “Fair S. Beulla” (Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it)

    Came here to find a great name for the “newest” one (1989)….my daughter would be ecstatic if we called her Trailer Swift as suggested above…but alas, she’s a motorhome.

  15. We are big Tom Petty Fans. This is our first travel trailer, and we are learning so much so we named it “Learning to Fly”. In the song Tom sings “Started out from God knows where, I guess I’ll know when I get there”. As we head into the retirement years we will be “Learning to Fly”!

  16. We have a small teardrop camper and named it Little Getaway.

  17. My A frame is named Pandora, originally after the high school librarian that had a huge positive influence on me but evolving to include the “opening of the box” theme so similar to opening an A frame. I am now converting a navy blue (tiny) Ford Transit and was struggling to find the right name. After reading your list, it will definitely be The T.A.R.D.I.S.! Thank you!

  18. I Named my Travel Trailer after a Led Zeppelin Song…


    Love It!!!!

  19. We just bought a travel trailer. The adventure is to look for places to fish and paint art. So the name of our camper is “Fishing for Art, or FArt for short. LOL.

  20. We are thinking of Bus 2 Move. Like bust-a-move. We have a 42′ class a.

  21. Loved your article, and it really got our creativity going… thanks for sharing!

  22. We just got our 1993 International 34+’ bus. Beautiful silver metallic outside. We need a name. We are from Fairport, Ks. Very countrified. We love animals, wine, gardening, camping. Please help.

  23. We’ve named our 2005 Winnebago, “Happenstance”. We like cruising around the country, not knowing where we’re going to stop for the night. It always works out.

  24. I live in my 32 foot camper with my four cats. Thus, I named my camper….. CatCanDo. Love my little home on wheels

  25. My wife is a Doctor Who fan, so we went with the Doctor’s traveling companion, Sarah Jane.

  26. We just bought our first camper for off season camping -ironically we are too busy during the summer to camp. So I’m thinking about naming ours ‘Shitters Full’ from Christmas Vacation. It’s a family favorite and tradition to watch that movie over and over on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. We love that movie.

    Bears’ Den has also come up. The nickname my husband has given me is Bear. This all came about years ago when I wasn’t always so happy and eager to see the sun come up. My personality matched that of a grizzly 😂 It stuck.

    So we will be naming our camper. Just not sure yet which way this is going. It’ll be fun either way.

  27. I just bought my first travel trailer. I had been camping before but things always seemed to go wrong. I had a cat that was named Kaboom. What a way to remember her and warn others getting close to beware.

  28. As a woman camping on my own, I’ve been accused of being rather bold, so my vintage pop-up is Miss Moxie !

  29. Our A-frame tent camper is named Ellie. She is a character from the movie UP whose tagline is “The adventure is out there”. She is adventurous and ready to take on life with gusto. Such a great outlook for OUR camping adventures.

  30. Thinking of the name Lil Lady because she is a little camper for us 2 ladies!

  31. I purchased a 22ft 1991 Kit that was in need of some serious TLC. Not quite done, but I have dubbed her “The Bonnie Lass”, in honor of all she’s undergone….and how beautiful she’ll be.

  32. We just bought a new 34’er and all of are friends said she was so fancy. So FANCY NANCY it is.

  33. Our first camper we named the “Love Shack” Now we have a new one and can’t figure out a good name for her… Taking her out more here in a few weeks and hoping something will come to us.

  34. We have a tiny 6 x 8 Runaway camper that we named Pixie Jane with the quote “to there and back again”

    We are going to purchase a class c this year and plan to name her Beatrix.

  35. My son had a real old dump of a camper for a short time. I noticed it leaned a bit so I had a
    custom plate for him he loved “THE TILTIN HILTON’

    • LOL!
      I love that name!
      Thanks for reading the article and chipping in a cool name!


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