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Pop quiz: Spot the fake RV names

What's in an RV name? These were spotted in Palm Springs recently. (John Nelson)
What's in an RV name? These were spotted in Palm Springs recently. (John Nelson)

Let's face it: RV names are pretty bizarre. Sunseeker? Leprechaun? Hitchhiker? It's impossible not to laugh at all the weird model names we see during our travels.

RVs are named for birds, fierce animals, feelings, states, zodiac signs and, well, just about anything.

So let's start 2020 with a quiz: See if you can spot the fake RV names from this list of 10 categories. In every category, one name is fake.

Answers at the bottom. Good luck!


1. RVs named for animals

a. Wild Cat

b. Cougar

c. Opossum

d. Alpha Wolf


2. RVs named for birds

a. Eagle

b. Penguin

c. Greyhawk

d. Raptor


3. RVs named for states

a. Indiana

b. Wyoming

c. Montana

d. Colorado


4. RVs named for adventures

a. Wayfarer

b. Adventurer

c. Voyager

d. Gadabout


5. RVs named for being a slacker

a. Wanderer

b. Recliner

c. Scamp

d. Vagabond


6. RV names that are completely made up

a. Aktiv

b. Evoque

c. Isata

d. Koombaya


7. RVs named for napping

a. Crashpad

b. Slumber Queen

c. Siesta

d. Hideout


8. RVs named for gems or precious metals

a. Diamond

b. Platinum

c. Cubic Zirconia

d. Goldstream


9. RVs named for exotic destinations

a. Xanadu

b. Veracruz

c. Verona

d. Essex


10. RVs named for good times

a. Fun finder

b. House Party

c. American Dream

d. Jamboree



1. c. Opossum

2. b. Penguin

3. a. Indiana. This is a bit ironic, seeing as how most RVs are made in Indiana

4. d. Gadabout

5. b. Recliner

6. d. Koombaya

7. a. Crashpad

8. c. Cubic Zirconia

9. a. Xanadu

10. b. House Party


John Nelson is a freelance writer.