Thoughts on renaming inanimate objects...

Submitted: Wednesday, Jan 13, 2010 at 10:35
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I've heard it's bad luck to rename boats, do you think the same applies to old bus Motorhomes?

It's just that the previous owner of mine called it "Cruz'n Round" and that really doesn't suit our style. I'd prefer something like "Great Escape" or "Escape from SYD" but I don't want it to sink......

Or maybe the term 'Bad Luck' is just an excuse for bad maintenance.
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Reply By: Member - Fred B (NT) - Wednesday, Jan 13, 2010 at 11:01

Wednesday, Jan 13, 2010 at 11:01
Rossco,
just don't call it the "Titanic" and you'll be fine..... lol...
Sorry, I don't believe in luck, good or bad....
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Reply By: Gone Bush (WA) - Wednesday, Jan 13, 2010 at 11:27

Wednesday, Jan 13, 2010 at 11:27
Rossco, go ahead and manke the change.

We just ended a game of musical chairs with our personalised rego plates for our vehicles. We sold one and bought a little hatch so it made a lot of sense to swap the plates around too. The changes involved 3 vehicles.

Try explaining the changes to:

Vehicle Licensing Centre

Insurance Companies

Dealership doing the Vehicle Services.

All the vehicles have a name according to their plates so now we have to get used to calling a different vehicle by the same name the other vehicle had a week ago.

Talk about a head spin.
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Follow Up By: Member - DAZA (QLD) - Wednesday, Jan 13, 2010 at 16:22

Wednesday, Jan 13, 2010 at 16:22
G/Day Bushy

So where did the Gone Bush Plate go to?

And where did the Goldie go to?.
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Follow Up By: Gone Bush (WA) - Wednesday, Jan 13, 2010 at 18:50

Wednesday, Jan 13, 2010 at 18:50
The red Trayback was GONE BUSH

The gold 200 series was HONEY BUN

We sold the Trayback and bought a little hatch (a Kia Soul, a little beauty).

The Kia is now HONEY BUN and the 200 is GONE BUSH.

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Reply By: Fab72 - Wednesday, Jan 13, 2010 at 12:43

Wednesday, Jan 13, 2010 at 12:43
"Great Escape" sounds excellent. Go for it I say. I saw a doco on TV a couple of weeks ago that mentioned an airplane that had been renamed about half a dozen times....everytime it changed owners.

That's right... the name of the TV show was air crash investigation.....errrrr.
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Reply By: Member - mazcan - Wednesday, Jan 13, 2010 at 14:05

Wednesday, Jan 13, 2010 at 14:05
hi rossco09
i'm not superstitious so i dont think it matters one iotta what one names something imho and besides it will probably be called a few other things when the moment arises
i think you nailed it when you stated that bad luck is an excuse for lack of maintenance
when one delves into why something broke down on the road
one usually finds that they have avoided to do repairs and or maintenance
for varying reasons including oh well i thought it would last etc etc or we'd get this trip in and then we'd quit it for something better but
big bad murphys law does'nt work like that as we find through experience
cheers have a good one
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Follow Up By: Member - mazcan - Wednesday, Jan 13, 2010 at 14:09

Wednesday, Jan 13, 2010 at 14:09
hi rossco
call your boat PLUG IT
then if you ever get a hole in it
the name will tell ya wot ya hav ta do
lol
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Reply By: Member - DAZA (QLD) - Wednesday, Jan 13, 2010 at 16:34

Wednesday, Jan 13, 2010 at 16:34
Go ahead and rename your Motorhome, you won't have any problems, Boats are a different Kettle Of Fish excuse the pun, especially if you have Bananas on board when you are fishing, I have seen grown men get upset in a big way, just don't do any fishing out of your Motorhome with Bananas on board lol lol.

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Follow Up By: The Boss (Formerly Kroozer) - Wednesday, Jan 13, 2010 at 19:21

Wednesday, Jan 13, 2010 at 19:21
Yep, no banana's on board and never leave Port on a friday.

Just about every ship has been renamed at least once if its over 10 years old.

The ocean is a very unforgiving place. So any superstition in the minds of the sailors back in the old days was a good enough reason to deem something bad luck and to vow never to make the same mistake twice.

Rename your motorhome, no probs at all.

Good luck
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Follow Up By: Member -Tukka (WA) - Thursday, Jan 14, 2010 at 19:00

Thursday, Jan 14, 2010 at 19:00
We go fishing every second friday on my RDO's and always come home with fish, i still wouldnt take banana's on board though
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Reply By: Rossco 09 - Thursday, Jan 14, 2010 at 08:23

Thursday, Jan 14, 2010 at 08:23
I think I'll go with 'Great Escape' and a mural of the bus jumping over Sydney Harbor Bridge a-la Paul Newman.
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Reply By: Member - Russnic [NZ] - Thursday, Jan 14, 2010 at 20:05

Thursday, Jan 14, 2010 at 20:05
Good Luck
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