120 Fabulous RV Names & Tips for Naming Your Camper Van

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Wondering what to name your camper van? Here are my favorite RV names from classic to funny to quirky, plus ideas for different names that incorporate camper brand names. I’ve also included a glossary with more ideas for naming your RV, travel trailer, motorhome, camper van or whatever you call it!

 

At the bottom here are my best tips for naming your camper van.

 

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List of Camper Van Names

There are a lot of different fun ways to name your travel trailer. Here are some ready-made names you can use.

 

Common RV Names

 

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Adventure Awaits

 

Just Hitched (this is a great RV name for couples who just got married and for honeymoon camper van trips)

 

The Desert Rose

 

The Long Haul

 

The Sun Chaser

 

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The Batmobile

 

Cabin Fever

 

Dusty Roads

 

Mountain View

 

Brave New World

 

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The Weekend Warrior

 

The Runaway

 

Van Wilder

 

The Empty Nester

 

The Rambler

 

 

Camper Van Name Puns

 

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I’m obsessed with puns, especially travel puns. Here are my favorite camper van name puns.

 

Fueling Our Dreams

 

Brake It til You Make It

 

Good Byways

 

Haul of Fame

 

Road Work in Progress

 

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The Towaway

 

The Happy Glamper

 

The Map Trap

 

RV There Yet

 

Home Sweet Roam

 

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Rolling on Up

 

Lazy Snoozin’

 

Bubble Path

 

Weekend Wanderer

 

It’s Drive O’Clock Somewhere

 

 

Girly Names for Campers

 

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Sometimes you want to go away with your girlfriends, and you want to have a girl name for your vehicle to reflect the girls’ trip theme. Here are some great girly names for campers.

 

The Pink Flamingo

 

The Prarie Princess

 

The Queen Bee

 

Ms. Frizzle

 

The Cara Van (or Kara Van)

 

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Pamper Van

 

Thelma and Louise 

 

Pretty in Pink

 

Miss Ameri-camper

 

Peachy Keen

 

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Tina Touring

 

Miss Bliss

 

Vanessa

 

The Baroness

 

Girls Just Wanna Have Sun

 

 

Camper Nicknames

 

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If you really want to lean into the RV terminology, these are nicknames based on camper names.

 

Trailer: Tray

 

RV: Harvey 

 

Camper: Campy, Champer

 

Van: Vandy, Vanderbilt

 

Caravan: Cara

 

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Double Wide: Dubya

 

Bus: Bussy, Busty

 

Coach: Coco

 

Minibus: Minnie

 

Mobile Home: Homie

 

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Winnebago: Winnie

 

Recreational Vehicle: 

 

Motor Home: Homer

 

 

People Names for RVs

 

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Sometimes it’s fun to name a machine after a person (real or imagined). Here are some great human names for travel trailers.

 

Stanley

 

Myrtle

 

Bobby

 

Clementine

 

Bertha

 

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Frank 

 

Herbie

 

Luann

 

Chester

 

Janice

 

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Walter 

 

Theodore (Or Teddy)

 

Darlene

 

Archibald (Or Archie)

 

Henrietta

 

 

Inappropriate Camper Van Names

 

 

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If you like a dirty play on words, you’ll love these inappropriate RV names.

 

The Pounder

 

Free Candy

 

Charlie Roads

 

Varicose Van

 

The Shag Mobile

 

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The Vantichrist

 

The Intruder

 

If the Van’s A-Rockin’

 

The Dipstick

 

Backseat Bone 

 

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Pack and Pork

 

The Sugar Shack

 

Antennas Up

 

Checking the Oil

 

Afternoon Delight

 

 

Ideas based on RV Brand Names

 

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If you love the brand of RV, then you might want to use it in the name. For example, VW people tend to want VW Camper Names.

 

Airstream: Islands in the Stream (Or Air-lands in the Stream, Live Stream,  Field of Streams…)

 

Coachmen: Coach 

 

Forest River: Woody

 

Keystone: Cop

 

KZ: KZ Rider

 

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Midwest Automotive Designs: The MAD Hatter, Prarie Dog

 

Newmar: Marshmellow

 

Thor Motor Coach:  The Hammer

 

VW: The Love Bug

 

Winnebago: The Winning Bago

 

 

Names for Tailgating Campers

 

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Here are RV names if you plan on using your camper mostly for tailgating sports or concerts. You can also brainstorm names based on current or former team players, band members, sports or music terms, and even song titles and lyrics. For example the Artful Dodgers or the Flying Phish.

 

Tailmate 

 

Gameday

 

The Stats-Mobile

 

Heads or Tailgate

 

The Crew-ser

 

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Road to Victory

 

The Encore

 

Ticket to Ride

 

Hot Dog!

 

Touchdown 

 

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The Homerun

 

The Brew Mobile 

 

The Field Goal

 

Red Zone

 

Homerun Hustle

 

Coach

 

 

RV Name Glossary: How to Make Your Own Camper Van Name

 

Here is a list of road trip and motorhome-related words plus some good descriptions and terms that you can mix and match. Feel free to suggest more words for this list in the comments at the end of this post!

 

A: Accelerate, Adventure, Amethyst, Aqua, Arm Rest, Atlantic, Atlas, Avenue, Away, Azure

 

B: Backseat, Barefoot, Beltway, Bend, Bird, Birdie, Blacktop, Bliss, Blue, Brake, Bridges, Bronze, Buddy, Buddies, Byway

 

C: Cabin, Camper, Captain, Car, Caravan, Causeway, Cerulean, Charter, Cherry, Chevron, Class, Classic, Clouds, Coach, Cobalt, Comfort, Commodore, Compass, Convoy, Corner, Cruise Control, Curve, Cyan

 

D: Delight, Desert, Destination, Detour, Diesel, Diner, Dip, Directions, Dirt, Dirt Road, Discovery, Distance, Drift, Drive, Driver, Drivers, Duchess

 

E: Eastern, Emerald, Engine, Errand, Escape, Evening, Evening Star, Excursion, Expedition, Explore

 

F: Family, Fantasy, Fire, Flamingo, Flat Tire, Flight, Flyover, Foreign, Fork, Freeway, Friends, Front Seat, Fuel, Fueling

 

G: Garnet, Gas Station, Glamp, Glamper, Glamping, Glove Compartment, Go, Gold, Gone, Green, Guzzle, Guzzler, Guzzling

 

H: Handbrake, Hawk, Hazard, Hazard Lights, Headrest, Heather, Heaven, Heavens, Hermit, Hideaway, Hideout, Highway, Highwayman, Hit, Hitch, Hitched, Hitchhiker, Holiday, Honey, Hope, Hotel, Hurricane

 

I: Indigo, Interstate, Island, Ivory

 

J: Jade, Journey, Journeys

 

K: Kelly, Kilometer, King, Kiss

 

L: Lake, Landscape, Lane, Lattitude, Laurel, Lavender, Left Turn, Lemon, License, Lights, Lilac, Lily, Lime, Little, Luggage

 

M: Magic, Manor, Map, Mapping, Maps, Mauve, Maverick, Maya Blue, Memory, Memories, Merge, Migration, Mile, Mileage, Miles, Mint, Mirror, Mobile, Moon, Moonroof, Morning, Morningstar, Moss, Motor, Motorhome, Mount, Mountain, Mountains

 

N: National, Navigate, Navigator, Nest, Night, Northern

 

O: Odometer, Odyssey, Offramp, Offroad, Oil, Oil Check, Olive, Oncoming Traffic, Onramp, Open, Orange, Orchid, Overload, Overtake

 

P: Pacific, Packed, Paradise, Passenger, Passengers, Passport, Path, Park, Parked, Parking, Parkway, Patrol, Pave, Paved, Pavement, Peach, Pearl, Penthouse, Periwinkle, Petrol, Petrol Station, Phoenix, Pike, Pilgrim, Pilgrimage, Pineapple, Pleasure, Plum, Pothole, Prarie, Prince, Princess, Purple

 

Q: Queen, Quicksilver, Quiet, Quill

 

R: Rearview, Rearview Mirror, Recreation, Recreational Vehicle, Red, Relax, Resort, Rest, Rest Stop, Retreat, Right of Way, Right Turn, Ring Road, River, Rivers, Riverside, Riverview, Riviera, Road, Roadblock, Roaster, Road Rage, Road Sign, Road Work, Romantic, Roof, Rose, Route, Ruby, Run, Russian Blue, RV

 

S: Sage, Sand, Sapphire, Scarlet, Scene, Scenery, School, Seven Seas, Shack, Sign, Sign Post, Silver, Skim, Skimmer, Slip, Solar, Southern, Spanish Blue, Speed, Speeding, Speed Limit, Speedway, Spice, Spin, Spirit, Station, Steer, Steering, Steering Wheel, Stop, Stop Light, Stop Sign, Storm, Street, Submarine, Sugar, Sugarcube, Suitcase, Summer, Sun, Sundown, Sundowner, Sunflower, Sunny, Sunset, Sunrise, Sunroof, Sunshine, Sunglasses, Sunvisor, Sweet, Switch, Switchback

 

T: Tailgate, Tan, Tanned, Tea, Teal, Thoroughfare, Throughway, Time, Tire, Tiring, Toll, Toll Gate, Tour, Touring, Tourist, Tow, Track, Trailer, Tranquil, Travel, Travel Trailer, Treasure, Tree, Trek, Trekker, Trip, Tripper, Tropic, Tropical, Truck, Trunk, Trunks, Tsunami, Turn, Turnpike, Turtle

 

U: Ultramarine, Umbrella, Underpass

 

V: Vacation, Vehicle, Verge, Violet, Vista, Visor, Voyage, Voyager

 

W: Wander, Wandering, Wanderlust, Wayfarer, Wayfaring, Waymark, Waymarker, Waymarking, Wayside, Weather, Western, Wheel, Wild, Wildling, Wilds, Wind, Winds, Windshield, Windshield Wipers, Wine, Wiper

 

X: I can’t think of any, can you? If so, leave it in the comments!

 

Y: Yellow

 

Z: Zoo

 

 

Tips for Naming Your RV or Camper Van

 

Here are some things to keep in mind:

 

Do use wildlife and geographic terms that make sense for the area you are from or where you’ll be headed. For example, an RV that’s mainly going to explore the American southwest can use the word Desert in its name and be just lovely.

 

Don’t use offensive words like Gypsy, Sea Gypsy, etc. It’s an offensive term that only gets worse as time goes by.

 

Do combine word types. For example, mix a color with an animal, or an animal with a road trip term. 

 

Do think of more than I’ve put on this list. The sky is the limit! You can take one off here, or use the words to inspire your unique combination!

 

Don’t name your motorhome something too similar to those that belong to people you know in real life. You are naming your travel trailer to celebrate the freedom it gives you.

 

Do consider using your name. A last name combined with another word is a great option, especially if you can turn it into a pun or use alliteration. 

 

Do consider getting a sticker or decal made for your camper to go on the outside or a sign made for the inside. A sign or decal just makes it feel more official.

 

Don’t feel weird naming your RV! Traveling by camper is fun and naming your camper van celebrates that!

 

Do make sure you know what the words mean that you choose. Don’t go off of just how the words sound together!

 

Don’t forget to pick something you’ll love! 

 

Do use sport and team related names and puns if your camper is primarily for tailgating. 

 

Don’t be afraid to change it later if you find you don’t love what you picked. 

 

 

More Road Trip Travel Resources

 

The size of the car lets your brain determine the vastness of the fields and hills. Taken on my road trip through western Ireland in May (Nikon D810)

 

Heading out on the open road? Here are the best scenic drives in America and the best historic cities to visit. I also have the best scenic drives in Ireland if you’re looking for an Irish road trip.

 

 

Don’t Forget About Travel Insurance!

 

Before you leave for your road trip or drive make sure you have a valid Travel Insurance Policy because accidents happen on the road. I pay for World Nomads, and I happily recommend them. It’s especially important to get travel insurance if you’ll be away for more than a few days. 

 

I have been a paying customer of World Nomads for travel insurance for two years, and I happily recommend them.  If you get sick, injured, or have your stuff stolen, you’ll be happy to have the ability to pay for your medical bills or replace what’s stolen or broken.

 

 

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