|Pic courtesy of sheadquarters from Pixabay on a CC 0 PD Licence|
I've always been interested in caravan names - all too often they seem to attract the most outlandish of monikers, which appear ill at ease with the core defining principles of a caravan (that is to say, they are a small box on wheels that people can sit, cook, toilet, and sleep in). Of course I do understand the points of giving caravans fancy names, to make them sound more appealing, and some indeed do make sense (if somewhat exaggerated - how many Ambassadors have gone caravanning with an Ambassador caravan in tow?) but some of them just seem a little bit too far out there. Here are some examples:
- A Hobby caravan, which I noticed was on sale for a smidgen under £16,000 - that's a fairly expensive hobby.
- Lunar - because the cheapest way to have an intergalactic vacation is of course by caravan. (note: this comment also goes for "Solar", "Orion" and "Nova")
- Fairway - presumably for golfers, unless it's just that it fits nicely on a fairway?
- Olympus - Think Mount Olympus, home of the greek gods, then think Olympus, five berth touring caravan with an end dinette.
- Rallye (French for Rally) - there are many things on this Earth that I have yet to experience. One is taking part in a rally race whilst towing a small house.
- Eccles - Um... because people that have caravans like eccles cakes?
- Unicorn - I really don't know. It doesn't appear to have a pointy horn. (Note: Similar comment for the "Pegasus")
- Tornado - because they can survive being hit by one?
Special mention has to be made of the one I found with the trim level of "Extreme" - I'm envisaging a pimped out caravan playing loud music, and vibrating black leather massage seats.