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The more legit ads I see for these old Toys are the sellers who have named theirs. I love the description of this one, Dudley is definitely part of the family.

Dudley the (1983 Toyota) Dolphin

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Well mine have names and sexes and they are brother and sister. Being nuts is a good thing. My Toyota Sunrader is Baby because she's my baby of course. My Nissan Sunrader has a more masculine stance and his name is Buddy. No I don't need 2 motorhomes but I don't have the heart to break them up

Linda S

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Interesting just browsing the forum how many people gave their rig a name, some examples:

 

A Pink Dolphin named Lola

A Warrior named Tator-tot

A Mini-Mirage named Molly

A Seabreeze named Dolly

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A slow in the hills Sunrader:  Turtle

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Our Odyssey is called "Tofu" because it looks like a big block of tofu.

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  • 2 weeks later...
4 minutes ago, Big Rolling Turd said:

We call ours the big rolling turd, or Bert for short.  💩

Doesn't look very big or brown, how about Beige Rolling Turd? Then you could keep the nickname! 😅

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^^ Good one!

I've been thinking of calling my rig "Wild Thing" aka Ricky Vaughn from Major League. Paint a zig-zag mullet strip aft of cab-over area. 😁

 

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Just seemed obvious after the bad storm last time out.

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Lucille

A song by Kenny Rogers:

In a bar in Toledo across from the depot
On a barstool, she took off her ring
I thought I'd get closer so I walked on over
I sat down and asked her name
When the drinks finally hit her she said "I'm no quitter
But I finally quit livin' on dreams
I'm hungry for laughter and here ever after
I'm after whatever the other life brings"
In the mirror, I saw him and I closely watched him
I thought how he looked out of place
He came to the woman who sat there beside me
He had a strange look on his face
The big hands were calloused, he looked like a mountain
For a minute I thought I was dead
But he started shaking, his big heart was breaking
He turned to the woman and said
"You picked a fine time to leave me, Lucille
With four hungry children and a crop in the field
I've had some bad times, lived through some sad times
But this time your hurting won't heal
You picked a fine time to leave me, Lucille"
After he left us, I ordered more whiskey
I thought how she'd made him look small
From the lights of the barroom
To a rented hotel room
We walked without talking at all
She was a beauty but when she came to me
She must have thought I'd lost my mind
I couldn't hold her 'cause the words that he told her
Kept coming back time after time
"You picked a fine time to leave me, Lucille
With four hungry children and a crop in the field
I've had some bad times, lived through some sad times
But this time your hurting won't heal
You picked a fine time to leave me, Lucille
You picked a fine time to leave me, Lucille
With four hungry children and a crop in the field
I've had some bad times, lived through some sad times
But this time your hurting won't heal
You picked a fine time to leave me, Lucille
 
also in reference to Lucille from The Walking Dead - look up any number of great quotes about Lucille from Negan but here is one:
”I wear a leather jacket, I have Lucille and my nutsack is made of steel” -Negan
“Lucille’s beautiful, smooth surface is never gonna look the same, so why should yours?!” -Negan
 
also in reference to I Love Lucy... Lucille? She’s a ball! 
 
 
 

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You are a strange one. Sad hopeless song. At least say it's because of BB King's guitar. That Lucille could reach right into your soul and aren't we doing this motorhome thing to reach a part of us we still need to find? It's an existential journey, not just a camping trip. Can I have a Negan with that?

Linda S

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lol - I play & sing a bit of old-time music, I've been meaning to score out a fiddle part on that song for the fiddle player - so we can throw that in the set list!  Yep, "sad hopeless song", but why do I laugh every time I hear it?  'cause it's hilarious too.

 

I can't resist...here's a couple photos of me & Cathy the fiddle player...

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you'd NEVER guess from my screen name, but ours is GanDolph or GanDolphin - Lord Of The Rings nerds for life 🧙‍♂️

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tstockma you guys are adorable. love it that you play together. Gandolphin prepare to be cool. Used to be nerdy to RV but with the increasing rarity of these Toyota's it's getting cooler every day. After all they are movable Airbnb's right. Plus covid has made this the only way to vacation. No sleeping in any strange beds or using strange bathrooms. Only home in our clean RV at the beach or mountains. Beyond cool. Tolkien would be impressed. 

Linda S

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1 hour ago, linda s said:

Used to be nerdy to RV but with the increasing rarity of these Toyota's it's getting cooler every day. After all they are movable Airbnb's right. Plus covid has made this the only way to vacation. No sleeping in any strange beds or using strange bathrooms. Only home in our clean RV at the beach or mountains. Beyond cool. Tolkien would be impressed. 

Linda S

Linda

You are correct, Month of August I spent on the road from Portland, Oregon to Santa Barbara, California where I lived earlier. Camping, Hiking, Backpacking in the Sierra Mountains from 9800' elevation along the way, a 2540 mile trip. Traveling in Toyota movable Airbnb was great fun and the right way to travel in this Pandemic scare. Easy to keep distance, not using any public facilities and still enjoy Byways through small towns, Lakes, National Parks, State Park campgrounds and the great America outdoors. Interesting to note however, I Met few people along the way who did not know of Motor Homes built on Toyotas.

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Can I just say I love this thread? Gandolphin is radical.  I love the folk music pics tstockma - “a mighty wind”  is one of our favorite films and you remind me so much of it! LindaS you’re like the momma bear of this forum aren’t you!    
 

We just took Lucille out for our maiden overnight last night since moving to Maine a year ago. I attached a few pics.   Aloha to all 

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Nice pics and great name! 

 

We called our "87 Sunrader Casper. 

 

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 Campy. 1980 rbr. 

We side graded to a larger yesterday. How do you justify 2 rvs? We don't want to give up on this Toyota just yet. 

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