While RV and camping season hasn’t quite hit the northern parts of the United States and Canada, it’s never too early to start dreaming of your next season of RV trips. Sure, trip planning early and often to visit your favorite KOAs is fun, but sometimes you just need more. That’s where these television shows and movies come in. Below we present five great options for RVers wishing to add a little road trip to their entertainment options. So get dreaming, watching and planning for a new season of RV fun.
If you’ve got the vintage RV bug, GAC’s “Flippin’ RVs” is for you! Following a husband and wife team with a passion for nostalgic travel, this show is all about turning ugly duckling RVs and travel trailers into luxury homes on wheels full of vintage charm. Tune in Wednesday nights to watch this duo search for hidden gems in barns, fields and backyards just waiting to be transformed to their former glory and then some. From the thrill of the find to the process of restoration, Flippin’ RVs is a must-watch show for RV enthusiasts.
While we hope your summer RV road trips aren’t quite as dysfunctional (and hilarious) as the Munro family, following their antics in 2006’s “RV” is sure to make you think about summer trips with family. Staring Robin Williams, Cheryl Hines and Kristin Chenoweth, this comedy film takes a decidedly lighthearted look at the reality of renting an RV and taking a cross-country journey with family. But don’t worry, this movie isn’t all about humorous misfortune. RV also highlights the helpful nature of fellow campers you meet on the road and the importance of family.
The fourth season of this show all about finding your perfect RV is set to begin airing March 5 on the Travel Channel. “Big Time RV” follows RVers looking to buy or rent over-the-top rigs from America’s largest RV dealership, Lazydays. Watch as the expert staff help customers navigate the many decisions that come with picking the perfect rig for life on the road. Tune in every Sunday night for back-to-back episodes of this show that’s a surefire hit for RVers and RV dreamers alike.
Are you a fan of classic movies? Then “The Long, Long Trailer” is our top RV film suggestion for you. Watch as Nicky and Tacy (who just happen to be the famous comedy couple Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz) take their honeymoon on the road with a travel trailer in tow. Naturally, newlywed bliss has it’s share of mishaps for this camping couple. From a truly awkward attempt at cooking dinner in the moving trailer to a heart-stopping ride through the mountains, The Long, Long Trailer is sure to keep you laughing from start to finish.
The RVs on this show are anything but ordinary. Travel Channel’s “Extreme RVs” gives you a look at the incredible amenities and designs of some of the most expensive RVs. Step inside these megamansions on wheels that feature custom themes and interiors you have to see to believe.