What is your rigs name

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john casson

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You always see the Jeep folks with their vehicles named on their hoods...names like "Dominator" or "Slayer"....and it got me wondering if other people, jeep or otherwise, have named their rigs. So....

...Whats your rig's name and why did you name it that?

Mine is Caird, named after the small boat James Caird. The James Caird was a 22.5ft life boat that arguably saved the lives of Ernest Shackleton and the crew of the Endurance in 1916. The Endurance was trapped in the ice in the Weddell Sea of Antarctica and eventually sank. While the overall story of the Endurance is quite a good one, the Caird is known for the open ocean journey from Elephant Island to South Georgia, 800 miles in rough seas (at times 100ft swells) and no navigation except stars and luck. When you consider the size of the ocean, the size of South Georgia, and the fact that past that is just the open Atlantic, it was a miracle they landed on South Georgia.

In the spirit of overlanding, and the fact that my rig is my life boat, I named my 4Runner Caird.
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CSG

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We don't name our vehicles, we call them by either their model or their color. I drive an LX but I'll say, "I'm taking the Land Cruiser." when referring to it. We have a silver and a white Camry which we refer to by the color, a truck which we call "the truck", and the camping van is called "the van". Boring, aren't we?
 

CHEESY-POOF-MAN

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We don't name our vehicles, we call them by either their model or their color. I drive an LX but I'll say, "I'm taking the Land Cruiser." when referring to it. We have a silver and a white Camry which we refer to by the color, a truck which we call "the truck", and the camping van is called "the van". Boring, aren't we?
Nothing is boring. Everyone has their own way.
 
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Nighthawk

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thats a clean Jeep my friend
Thanks! for 22 yr old ohio jeep the tub is pretty solid, only a couple small rust spots. Drivers side frame had been replaced before I bought it but I had to saf-t-cap the passenger side as the rear trailing arm mount was completely rusted off. Gotta love the salt shakers this time of year!!
 

Tim nash

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Thanks! for 22 yr old ohio jeep the tub is pretty solid, only a couple small rust spots. Drivers side frame had been replaced before I bought it but I had to saf-t-cap the passenger side as the rear trailing arm mount was completely rusted off. Gotta love the salt shakers this time of year!!
Would have never guessed that thing had seen a lick of salt lol, but yes those rear trailing arm mounts are notorious for that especially with salt