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Quiz: Spot these fake RV names

Traveling through the Yukon, one of the many RVs on the road. (John Nelson)
Traveling through the Yukon, one of the many RVs on the road. (John Nelson)

FAIRBANKS, Alaska -- When you travel on the Alaska Highway, you're going to see a lot of RVs.

Like thousands. It seems like the Alaska Highway might be one of North America’s most popular destinations for RVs of all shapes, sizes -- and names. And if you pay attention, the names can be pretty comical.

Take the Diplomat, for instance. Nothing says RVing like a name that evokes statesmanship.

The other thing you notice about names is that they come in many categories.

You’ve got place names, such as the Montana and the Colorado, which seem designed to capture the feeling of wide-open spaces. And you have the names that conjure feelings of freedom, such as the Spree and the Flair.

Once in a while, you’ll see an RV named for a magical creature, such as the Leprechaun, which we saw in the Yukon.

After traveling for five days on the Alaska Highway, we’ve taken note of all the names and come up with a quiz. Among the 20 RV names listed below, see if you can spot the three fake names among the 17 real names that we saw on our journey. Answers appear below.

  1. Columbus

  2. Cougar

  3. Mastestic

  4. Travel Star

  5. Blackwater

  6. Avalanche

  7. Hitchhiker

  8. Thunderbolt

  9. Slumber Queen

  10. Hyper Lite

  11. Channel Surfer

  12. Swift

  13. Freelander

  14. Carpe Diem

  15. Escape

  16. Recliner

  17. Brave

  18. Imagine

  19. Ridge

  20. Solitude


5. Blackwater, 11. Channel Surfer, 16. Recliner

John Nelson
John Nelson is a freelance writer.