What Should You Name Your New RV?

Naming your RV can be a fun part of the RVing experience. It ensures your on-the-road home feel like another piece of your family. But settling on the right one can be quite tricky as you need something that’s perfect. After significant research on the topic, we came up with some options that we think could suit an RV well.

What Should You Name Your New RV?You should pick your RV’s name on your particular circumstances. It’s also essential you make sure the name is fun and unique. And these ten names are the ones we think could be a good match for any RV:

  • Love Shack
  • The Beach House
  • The Money Pit
  • Rolling Thunder
  • Tinker
  • Harvey
  • Movin and Groovin
  • Adventure Before Dementia
  • Children’s College Fund
  • LivinitUp

If none of these names work for you, we’re going to offer more options later in the post. Only this time these names will be put into sections based on the type of RV. So please, keep reading and let us help you find the perfect name for your RV.

Finding the Perfect Name for Your RV

The most important part of finding your RV’s name is making sure it fits your rig’s personality. It should also express your overall goal of having an RV. You want the name to convey both without being too cliche or cutesy.

With this in mind,  it's essential we discuss the name pick process before diving into the actual names. In other words, a guide showing you how to pick the perfect name.

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How To Pick the Right Name for Your RV?

Coming up with a fantastic name for your rig can be somewhat tricky. But it should be something that fits into one or more of the following four categories: sentimental, funny, ironic and/or original.


RV names with a personal connection are often the best ones. These might convey why you're traveling (Adventure Before Dementia) or how you got the money (Children's College Fund)? But a name with sentimental value will make it seem like your RV occupies a unique space in your life.


Finding an RV name that's funny isn't the easiest thing to do. But if you do land on a hilarious one, you'll have a conversation starter with other RVers wherever you travel.

One thing you must do though is to avoid over-used puns. Don't be the RVer who has a camper with the name "RV There Yet." It's a bad look for everyone involved.


Irony is another avenue a lot of RVers take with their rig's names. But this category is another one that can be a little difficult to hit accurately. I mean, you don't want to be the person who calls their campervan "Big."

You should instead try for a variation of big such as "Beast" or something that's a bit more unique. The key here is finding a name that's obviously ironic and putting a little spin on it, which will make it funny.


And the most essential part of the RV name-giving process is to be original. There's no reason you should end up naming your RV something that it shares with a thousand other rigs. Think about it like naming your dog and make the name specific to your experiences.

In the sections below, we feel like we’ve done an excellent job highlighting some options that fit these criteria. We’ve also put the names into different parts based on the five primary types of RVs:

  • Fifth Wheel Trailers
  • Motorhomes
  • Travel Trailers
  • Pop Campers
  • Campervans

These sections should help you get a grasp of what you want to name your particular RV. If you don’t find the perfect name in this article, we hope we at least give you some good ideas!

Fifth Wheel Trailer Names


As the most prominent type of RV out there, you might want a name that demonstrates your rig’s size. Or you might want a name that coveys the burden these massive rigs often represent.

Either way, one of the following ten names should give you some name-giving inspiration:

  • The V
  • Big Dipper
  • The Single Among Two Couples
  • The Towed Dream
  • Oversized Storage
  • The Towed Turd
  • The Tailgater
  • The Towable Castle
  • On the Road Mansion
  • Boomer

Motorhome Names


A motorhome is often the most stylish RV out here. As a result, you may want a name that demonstrates its luxury. Or you could want a name that signifies the dream attached to your motorhome.

No matter the approach you take, these ten names should give you some idea of what a motorhome name would be:

  • The Rolling Palace
  • Little House Wherever
  • Carried Away (spent a little too much on it and it actually carries you away)
  • The Bus
  • Breaking Bad
  • Beast
  • After Five (because its always after five somewhere...)
  • The Road House
  • Dreamcatcher

Travel Trailer Names

These typically smaller versions of fifth wheel trailers are often more practical and maneuverable. And finding a name that fits their unique personality can be a little difficult.

But these ten names should give you an idea of where to start:

  • Roadside Manor
  • Our Medium Sized Towable Dream
  • The Rolling Stone
  • Only Sleeps Two
  • Starship Retired
  • Caravan of Courage
  • Our Last Resort
  • Caravan Fever
  • Stalker (because she's following you all the time)
  • Drifter

Pop Up Camper Names

Even though they're the smallest towable rigs, pop up campers typically have a feisty personality. In my opinion, you should find them a name with a bit of sarcasm to accommodate this feistiness.

And we think the names  below achieve this sort of personality without being too cutesy or cliche:

  • Poor Mans Cottage
  • The Cave
  • Tiny House
  • Rocky
  • Midnight Rattler
  • Pull Toy
  • Cram-A-Lot Inn
  • Tag-along
  • The Wobbly Box
  • Good Lord (something always seems to be going wrong with pop up campers)

Campervan Names

There's nothing else like traveling inside a campervan: it's small, cramped, and can often lead to some great experiences. As a result, you'll need a name that suits the fascinating experience a campervan will provide.

I hope the following names will be able to do your campervan some justice:

  • Jean-Claude Damn Van
  • Only Sleeps One
  • MsBHaven (since she's a class B RV)
  • Rip Van Winkle
  • Flying the Coup
  • Sandy (because she's a beach bum)
  • Born Free
  • Going Nowhere
  • Dick Van Dyke
  • Van Morrison

Why You Should Name Your RV?

This whole name-giving process might seem like a little too much. I mean, it's an RV's name we're dealing with not something breathing like a dog or cat.

But there are some valid reasons for giving your RV a name. For instance, naming it will make your rig a part of your family. It'll also make you adjust your attitude towards it.

In other words, it won't be just another piece of machinery to you. It'll be a part of your life and one that has a massive impact on it. After all, it's going to be your home away from home.

Its ability to function as your on-the-road home will largely depend on you. There's going to be numerous checkups, washings, RV store trips, and other required maintenance events. All of which will require your full attention and participation.

And if you think of your RV as family, these experiences will seem less taxing or unnecessary. It also gives you a name to loudly curse when it does ultimately frustrate you in some regard.

So do yourself a favor and give your RV a proper name. It'll do a lot in making sure everyone onboard your rig has a wonderful time.

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  1. We have a Winnebago Winnie Minnie that is orange in colour (actually, burnt orange..looks great). The name of the TT is “Borabago”. For us, it’s a double entendre (I had to look that one up!)

    Meaning 1 – Big ORAnge winneBAGO – BORABAGO

    Meaning 2 – Instead of a trip to Bora-Bora. Great Choice IMHO!

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