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Author Topic: Whats in a Name? (BUS NAMES)  (Read 3767 times)
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« on: August 16, 2009, 09:32:07 AM »

So, how did your BUS get her/his name?
Our bus is called Mrs. Jones. Christi said that I was spending more time with the Bus then her and it was kind of like the song I recored on my 1st album "Me & Mrs. Jones". Grin How about yours? M&C
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Master Mason, Noble Shriner
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« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2009, 09:40:44 AM »

I have named my bus many times but none are fit to print here.  Grin  Grin
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« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2009, 09:44:51 AM »

Thats what I was thinking, I've called my bus many things over the past few years lol.
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« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2009, 09:45:50 AM »

 Grin Grin Come on Rick, give us the story of "Airbag".
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« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2009, 10:07:56 AM »

My wife calls ours "The Other Woman"  Tom Y
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« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2009, 11:02:30 AM »

Ours is called "Dreamscape"

Dream - A dream of mine since I was young to own one.

scape - A rolling home to travel and see this great country.

"Dreamscape" will be lettered on front cap, destination sign area.

"Eagle" is already on the front bumper.

"R-BUS" newly ordered TX license plate.

Dreamscape Eagle R-BUS.

Works for us! Wink

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« Reply #6 on: August 16, 2009, 11:07:17 AM »

Dieter is the name of our bus.  Lisa named it in the first couple of days.  She said, "big strong and German" its got to be Dieter.  I was really happy she didn't say Arnold.

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« Reply #7 on: August 16, 2009, 11:11:27 AM »

Well ok Here it goes!
#727 = '85 MCI 96A3 my sister just started calling it "Gus" on day and now it is "Gus the Bus"
#722 = '95 Setra S217 it was our first 45'er and everyone called it the "Big Bus" (it really looks bigger)
#737 = '95 Setra S215 everybody called the little white bus so it's "Lil' Bus"
#742 = '05 Setra S417 classiest bus on the market so it is "Touch of Class"
#747 = '05 Setra S417 unit # says it all! So it is "Jet Airliner"
#50 = '97 Dina Viaggo 1000 and our old bus cleaner couldn't get it right and called it "Dino" instead of Dina
#717 = '91 Setra S215 (which is identical to my ol' '89 that everyone called "Hotrod") so it's "Hotrod II"
Grin  BK  Grin

Oh yeah the '05 Setra S417 we have on loan from Setra right now is solid white and we call it "Casper"
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« Reply #8 on: August 16, 2009, 11:12:58 AM »

Mine has been "TOYBOX" since I had my 4104 (1986).

Before that, I traveled extensively all over the country in my job.  My travel trailer at the time was called "Destiny's Plaything"
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« Reply #9 on: August 16, 2009, 11:19:50 AM »

Mine is called Maggie, after Maggie Zene, the avatar character on my main website

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« Reply #10 on: August 16, 2009, 11:43:57 AM »

     Sofar...Sogood  came from my standard answer when anyone asks how the bus is coming along. At first I would explain what I was doing and why. That was usually met with blank stares and confusion. So I just say so far so good.
      Also, she has gone so far (about 3 mil. miles) and been so good...Cable
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« Reply #11 on: August 16, 2009, 01:30:08 PM »

We call our bus Bob after Bob Seger

We are running against the wind

Older now and still running against the wind

and it didn't make any sense to call it the wind LOL

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« Reply #12 on: August 16, 2009, 03:35:20 PM »

I wanted to call our bus "Miss Jones" as in "Have you met miss jones". jazz standard tune.  Great lyrics, very appropriate.


"And then I said, Miss Jones, you're a girl who understands
I'm a man who must be free.
And all at once I lost my breath, and all at once was scared to death,
And all at once I owned the earth and sky."

Thanks, Frank, Robbie, and Ella, and of course, Messers. Rogers and Hart.  If that's not driving a big old bus across the country, I don't know what is.

But it hasn't stuck.  My wife calls it "Big Red", after BB Kings tour bus in the 1950's, only problem is it isn't red.  Does have a red star on the side, though...

Brian
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« Reply #13 on: August 16, 2009, 03:43:11 PM »

Our bus was named "IGGY" when We got Her!  We have renamed Her "fuelish Pleasure" a name We got from Bob and Deb Baldwin when They decided to leave Dreamcatcher on Their bus.  Some of the other names are not good for public airing.  I was soaped up in a Wally world parking lot and when I needed water I heard the pump quit and I came up with a few interesting names, LOL.  Regards John
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« Reply #14 on: August 16, 2009, 04:20:21 PM »

"Endeavor Is what the destination sign reads now! My wife and I have been on the rd 2 years w/ a 5er and it's been one hell of a trip! figure if things go as well(Sarcastically) with the bus it should be one crazy undertaking!
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« Reply #15 on: August 16, 2009, 04:36:40 PM »

The Bus name is on our Front Licence plate

" LESS ROOM - MORE ROAM"

Pete and Janice - Daytona Florida
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« Reply #16 on: August 16, 2009, 04:59:41 PM »

I named my dog MERLIN. He is named after a magician cause he can make "$#!% appear outta thin air.

Oooops!  Of topic, right?

John
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« Reply #17 on: August 16, 2009, 05:04:04 PM »

Ours was named by the PO & it has been appropriate so far:

"Ton$ O' Fund$"

TOM
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« Reply #18 on: August 16, 2009, 07:44:21 PM »

I haven't yet formally named our bus, but one of my wife's friends asked what brand it was, to which I responded GMC.   She said that was funny because every time my wife talked about it, it was the STUPID BUS!! Cry
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« Reply #19 on: August 17, 2009, 05:54:59 AM »

Like junkman42 said Debi and I named the bus Dreamcatcher. We pick up the bus in San Diego CA  and on are travels back to North Carolina we made a few stops looking for a dreamcatcher, and never did find one, also we where trying to think of a name for the bus. So once we got home realize we didn't find a dreamcatcher but we found a name for the bus. 
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« Reply #20 on: August 17, 2009, 11:47:48 AM »

Ours is named "Grasshopper" because I remember when I was a child I liked these buses with big eyes like grasshoppers
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« Reply #21 on: August 17, 2009, 02:55:45 PM »

Junior.

Nothing to do with Earnhardt, it's a sarcastic comment on the size.
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« Reply #22 on: August 17, 2009, 03:53:14 PM »

Mine is named Event Horizon and has multiple reasons but we like.

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« Reply #23 on: August 17, 2009, 04:37:23 PM »

Ours was always name End of the Trail with a mural of Michael Meketi painting of the End of the Trail.
I gave up the name because to some Native Americans they found it be offensive why I don't know. 
I liked the mural better than the graphics I have now
Now it is Luv-R-Bus on the plates 



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« Reply #24 on: August 18, 2009, 06:10:00 AM »

There are some great names and stories here. Anymore?
Is it time to up-date your Profile?
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« Reply #25 on: August 18, 2009, 09:18:02 AM »

Orange Blossom Special was used for several reasons.  Being from Florida, the state flower is the orange blossom.  Our place is surrounded by orange groves (sweetest smelling place on earth when the trees are in bloom). When we were clogging, Orange Blossom Special was one of our favorite songs to dance to. We had the good fortune to meet and be come friends with Chubby Wise, who wrote Orange Blossom Special. and lastly, I like the old steam locomotives.  Jack
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« Reply #26 on: August 18, 2009, 12:12:48 PM »

So Jack, do you know about the silverware pattern from Wm. Rogers & Son from the 1910-20 era, called Orange Blossom?  I had 1 or 2 pieces that i got from my mom and liked it so well that i started looking in antique shops for pieces, and finally got most of my set ( still not complete) off of ebay.  They have a patent date on the back and you have to be careful because there is another pattern called Arbutus that is almost identical.  The most common and sometimes misidentified piece is a citrus spoon that was a promotional piece for Sunkist Oranges.  Back then you could buy oranges individually wrapped in tissue paper that came with a coupon.  Send in 12 coupons with 12 cents and you got a spoon. Smiley
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« Reply #27 on: August 18, 2009, 02:48:52 PM »

Thomas chassis + Caterpillar engine = TomCat

Descriptive of my personality as well!  Grin

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« Reply #28 on: August 19, 2009, 08:28:01 AM »

My 4903 was originaly owned by the AFL-CIO of Chicago. Thus we call it Jimmy.
We have not found his body yet, although we smell it sometimes.
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« Reply #29 on: August 24, 2009, 04:21:28 PM »

"Some Assembly Required"

Self explanatory. Still applies, and probably always will  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #30 on: August 26, 2009, 08:36:22 AM »

Saw It... Wanted It... Had A Fit... Got It!

Don't know if i can fit it all on the destination sign tho . . .
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« Reply #31 on: August 26, 2009, 07:56:22 PM »

our old 4104 shows foolish pleasure 11 on the front sign.  Foolish pleasure 1 was our first airplane we owned.
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