While we’re all hunkering down at home per the CDC’s recommendations, we realized this is the perfect time to indulge in RV movies! Watching Robin Williams roll through Colorado in a RV and young couples embarking on their first cross-country RV road trip is kind of the same as being there, right? Okay, maybe it’s not the same, but it’s definitely the next best option.
From Yosemite to the Florida Keys, these RVing movies feature what the RV community loves most about this lifestyle – beautiful scenery, wide-open spaces, family and above all, a good sense of humor. Check out some of our favorite RV movies below.
Photography: The Long, Long Trailer
THE LONG, LONG TRAILER
Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Marjorie Main
RV Featured: 1953 36-foot Redman New Moon
Details: Follow 50s icons Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz as they portray a newlywed young couple who start off their new life with a home on wheels.
THE LEISURE SEEKER
Stars: Helen Mirren, Donald Sutherland
RV Featured: 1975 Winnebago Indian Motorhome
Details: Queue the waterworks. The Spencer’s decide to take one last road trip from Boston to the Hemingway House in the Florida Keys before their illnesses catch up with them.
WE’RE THE MILLERS
Stars: Jennifer Aniston, Jason Sudeikis, Emma Roberts
RV Featured: 2013 Coachmen Encounter
Details: When an end of his luck pot dealer gets the work opportunity of a lifetime, he creates a fake family on a road trip to move a shipment from Mexico to USA.
Stars: Robin Williams, Cheryl Hines, Kristin Chenoweth
RV Featured: Forest River Georgetown Motorhome
Details: When a dysfunctional family rents an RV to embark on a road trip from California to Colorado, they couldn’t have imagined the strange community of fellow campers they encounter along the way.
Stars: Mel Brooks, John Candy, Rick Moranis
RV Featured: The Eagle 5 is a ‘rescue ship’ based on a 1986 Winnebago Chieftain 33
Details: When a princess and galaxy need saving, a star pilot and his sidekick come to the rescue in this hilarious Sci-Fi comedy.
ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD
Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie
RV Featured: Vintage trailer
Details: Though Tarantino’s newest film isn’t about RVing, an old trailer makes its way into multiple, iconic scenes. Brad Pitt’s character and fur buddy, Brandy live in the rundown trailer behind a drive-in theatre during Hollywood’s Golden Age.
LOST IN AMERICA
Stars: Albert Brooks, Julie Hagerty, Sylvia Farrell
RV Featured: Winnebago
Details: A young couple quits their jobs and begin a cross-country road trip in a Winnebago. Sound familiar? So much of our RVing community has done the same thing in their real lives – this absurd comedy will hit home for so many fellow RVers!
ZOMBIELAND DOUBLE TAP
Stars: Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone, Abigail Breslin
RV Featured: Fleetwood Discovery
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Action
Details: Fans of Zombieland will love Zombieland Double Tap – it’s still as crazy and wild as ever and even features an epic zombie battle from the roof of a Fleetwood Discovery.
ESCAPE TO WITCH MOUNTAIN
Stars: Eddie Albert, Ray Milland, Donald Pleasence
RV Featured: Flying Winnebago
Details: Though this movie isn’t actually about RVing and more about two paranormal orphans with powers, it is a wonderful Disney classic for the entire family to enjoy together and at one point a flying Winnebago goes across the screen!
NATIONAL LAMPOONS CHRISTMAS VACATION
Stars: Chevy Chase, Beverly D’Angelo, Juliette Lewis
RV Featured: Ford Condor II RV
Details: Love the Griswold family? Need a little holiday cheer and something to look forward to amid COVID-19? When Uncle Eddie and company make their way to the Griswold’s family home in an RV that is quite literally, falling apart, chaos and comedy, ensues.
Looking for a quarantine recipe you can go to any night of the week? Check out our favorite Chicken Taco Recipe for RVers on and off the road!