Naming your recreational vehicle 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 placing a name on your RV or travel trailer, your road trip partner becomes yours through and through.
You decide to name your RV, so you resolve to get creative. There are endless options out there, and we know that’s easier said than done. So, we’ve curated a list of more than 250 perfect names for your RV or travel trailer. Should you stumble upon the perfect one for your vehicle, it’s all yours.
Choose an RV Naming Route
First thing’s 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.
Have a Little Humor
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?
Tow Big or Tow Home
Mile Marker 420 (legal states only!)
RV: Retirement Vehicle
Travel Van Morrison
Tourists in Transit
Miss Bee Have
The Kids’ College Fund
The Hitchhikers Upgraded
RV There Yet
RV Wannabe (use this one to poke a little fun at your trailer that isn’t quite an RV)
Brace for Impact
Duck Duck Gooseneck
I Sleep In My Vehicle
Close But No CigaRV
Fifth Wheel’s a Charm
Go Go Gooseneck
My Tent Leaks, So I Got an RV
I Camp Alone
In Tents Trailer
What’re You Haulerin About
The Long Haul
Take a Load Off
RV Human or RV Dancer?
The Empty Nester
No Dimentia Adventia’
The Jolly Trolly
Wheelin’ and Dealin’
Get Riggy With It
Harvey the RV
Rat Race Rig
You Dig My Rig?
The Great Rig In the Sky
Last House on the Left
The Wind Breaker
Fifth Wheel Estate
The Pamper Camper
The Camper That Could
Going Nowhere Nowly
Bob Marley and the Trailers
We Come From a Van Down Under
No Shoes No Shirt No Problem
We Got a Babysitter
The Party Bus
Reflect Your Love for Adventure
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?
Mount Marcy (substitute your favorite peak in America and beyond; there’s plenty to choose from!)
It’s About The Journey
The Scenic Route
We Sleep Around
The Rainbow Chaser
Condo On Wheels
Road Trip Renegade
Long and Winding Road
The Twilight Chaser
The Coup Flyer
Always More to See
The Road Less Traveled
Go for Cute and Sentimental
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.
Camp Smith (insert your own last name here)
Remembering Amy (pick a loved one’s name you who want to memorialize)
The School Bus
Captain Clark (yet another chance for you to honor a loved one by name)
Brave New World
Our Humble Abode
Hot Diggity Dog
A Dreamer and a Doer
Everywhere and Back Again
The Carefree Camper
The Beat of Our Own Drum
The Millers On Tour (you know the drill—switch in your surname for a personal touch!)
Name That Tune
If you’re passionate about music, why not share it with everyone who sees? 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.
The Millionaire Waltz (Queen)
Misty Mountain Hop (Led Zeppelin)
Blue Sky (Allman Brothers Band)
The Living Is Easy (Ella Fitzgerald)
Another Brick In the Wall (Pink Floyd)
Bring It On Home to Me (Sam Cooke)
Stumpjumper (Charlie Parr)
Long Strange Trip (Grateful Dead)
Girl From the North Country (Bob Dylan)
Lucky Old Son (Johnny Cash)
Locomotive Breath (Jethro Tull)
Proud Mary (Creedence Clearwater Revival)
Army of Ancients (Dr. Dog)
Brokedown Palace (Grateful Dead)
Minnie the Moocher (Cab Calloway)
Mystery Train (Junior Parker)
A Horse with No Name (America)
Road to Nowhere (Talking Heads)
It’s 5 O’Clock Somewhere (Alan Jackson)
Space Oddity (David Bowie)
Joyful Noise (The Derek Trucks Band)
Long Distance Runaround (Yes)
Thick as a Brick (Jethro Tull)
This Must Be the Place (Talking Heads)
Choice Kingdom (alt-J)
Blueberry Hill (Fats Domino)
Stack Shot Billy (The Black Keys)
Margaritaville (Jimmy Buffett)
One Love (Bob Marley)
Layla (Eric Clapton)
My Maria (Brooks & Dunn)
Southern Man (Niel Young)
Watermelon Man (Herbie Hancock)
Graveyard Train (Creedence Clearwater Revival)
Innamorata (Dean Martin)
Mr. Soul (Buffalo Springfield)
Friendship Train (The Temptations)
Sweet Melissa (Allman Brothers Band)
The “A” Train (Duke Ellington)
Streamline Woman (Muddy Waters)
St. Stephen (The Grateful Dead)
Hey Jude (The Beatles)
Jackie and Wilson (Hozier)
Poor Rambler (Sturgill Simpson)
Mean Eyed Cat (Johnny Cash)
Runaway Child (The Temptations)
Free Bird (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
Junior’s Place (Junior Kimbrough)
Heartbreak Hotel (Elvis Presley)
The Great Gig In the Sky (Pink Floyd)
My First Car (Vulfpeck)
Johnny B. Goode (Chuck Berry)
Treasure Island (Louis Armstrong)
Going to California (Led Zeppelin)
Morning Train (Peter, Paul & Mary)
Riders on the Storm (The Doors)
Praying On the Old Camp Ground (Mississippi John Hurt)
Ride Sally Ride (Lou Reed)
Saturday Night Special (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
Runaway Jim (Phish)
Hotel California (The Eagles)
Midnite Cruiser (Steely Dan)
Mighty River (Railroad Earth)
Good Golly Miss Molly (Little Richard)
Peggy Sue (Buddy Holly)
Bobby McGee (Janis Joplin)
Creature Comfort (Animal Collective)
Brown Eyed Girl (Van Morrison)
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.
Breaking Bad (this one is best for motorhomes, obviously)
Cool Hand Luke
The Magic School Bus
Gone With the Wind
Out of the Box
Stay Golden, Ponyboy
Driving Miss Daisy
A Streetcar Named Desire
Only Fools and Horses
Parks and Recreation Vehicle
Curb Your Enthusiasm
Cat On a Hot Tin Roof
Courage the Cowardly Dog
The Cuckoo’s Nest
Waiting for Godot
Dazed and Confused
The Twilight Zone
Dick Van Dyke
A Hard Day’s Night
The Philadelphia Story (all the better if this is your home turf!)
Rebel Without a Cause
It’s All In the RV Name
Once you pick a name for your RV or travel trailer, your vehicle takes on a whole new meaning. 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 choosing. However, you better do it quick, because the open road is calling and you don’t want to miss your turn.
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, as well as 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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