Knight Rider and KITT. Capt. Kirk and the USS Enterprise. And us? – name that RV.

P1120846When we first decided to take this expedition, I jumped at the chance to go RV hunting. I searched CraigsList twice a day from San Diego to Fresno for over two months looking for a fairly-clean, mechanically-sound, used RV. Then I spent several weeks driving a few old, smelly clunkers (the online photos were often as current as profile pics). When I finally found what I thought to be “the one”, a series of unreturned phone calls and delays and other “interested parties” worked to keep us apart but, eventually, patience and persistence prevailed  and we are now the proud owners of a 24-foot 1999 Ford Jamboree!


Our new highway vessel has a few grandma-ish elements that, cute as they are, we have elected to update – so take one last look at the denim, moose and pine trees. She’ll be back soon after a mild makeover. And with a new name – any suggestions?


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JC Jaress has been looking for something his entire life and he's pretty sure it's been looking for him as well. Whether they find each other is not nearly important as the little dance they're doing.

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9 Responses to Knight Rider and KITT. Capt. Kirk and the USS Enterprise. And us? – name that RV.

  1. VIctor February 5, 2013 at 7:41 PM #

    Well we have had our RV for over three years now and have not been able to name it either. If you end up with a good surplus name, feel free to toss it my way!


  2. Mendy February 8, 2013 at 10:52 AM #

    Here are some that are all derived from teh movie Spaceballs”

    1. “Eagle 5” which was the name of the recreational vehicle spaceship in the movie.

    2. “The Schwartz”, as in “…may The Schwartz be with you”

    3. “Ludicrous Speed” (similar to light speed or warp speed)

    Or, since the year it was built was 1999, you could call it the “Millenium Falcon”. Or the “Nearly-Millenium Falcon”.

    My personal fav is “Ludicrous Speed”

    • JC Jaress February 8, 2013 at 11:25 AM #

      Well, these are far and away some of the best suggestions yet! Since it is a 1999, we considered calling it “the RV formerly known as”, but I’m really liking The Schwartz. Thanks, Mendy.

  3. leila February 21, 2013 at 7:23 PM #

    what abt keeping with foot theme: bigfoot/sasquatch… or a totally different direction The Cramalot Inn.

    • JC Jaress February 24, 2013 at 10:25 AM #

      Nice. We’re going to post a survey of names on Facebook next week – vote for your fav!

  4. Veronique Palmer February 24, 2013 at 1:16 AM #

    Orvil the Organic Orbiter! 🙂

  5. sherry July 1, 2014 at 2:39 PM #

    Until now I have only seen the ‘after’ pictures as your Craigs List post selling the vessel is what drew me to your blog…fantastic face lift…I must say..this is truly the RV that was meant for me…I’m so bummed I didn’t move quickly….but glad I have found the two of you for some inspiration and admiration.


    • Anastasia King Jaress July 2, 2014 at 4:50 PM #

      Thanks Sherry! We had a great time doing the remodel. And we are so very sorry to see the Schwartz go, but this is Life, right? Looking forward to staying in touch!

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