VLOG #40: “RV” Movie Review and Full-time RV Living Daily Recap

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Summary: Bob Munro cancels his family trip to Hawaii and rents an RV for a family road trip to the Colorado Rockies. Encountering every “newbie” RVer fear, the Munros get help from an unlikely source along the way. 

Stars:   Robin Williams, Cheryl Hines, Jo Jo, Josh Hutcherson, Jeff Daniels, Kristin Chenoweth

Run Time:  1 Hr 39 Min

Rating: PG

Release Date: 2006

Filming Locations: Los Angeles, CA, British Columbia, CA, Alberta Canada

Key moments we loved:  Sewer hose incident; wifi issues; RV horn; love the Happy Max RV; going through mountain pass – stuck on rock; Raccoons

IMDB TRIVIA FACTS MENTIONED: 

Trivia: Boulder Colorado is Robin Williams destination in “R.V”. Boulder Colorado is also the setting for the TV series “Mork & Mindy” which also starred Robin Williams in the title role as “Mork 

Trivia: A life-long fan of camping, Jeff Daniels has owned an RV for years. According to a Detroit radio interview, his RV driving lessons for the movie were quickly canceled when he arrived on location in his personal recreational vehicle.

The Munro RV is a Forest River, Georgetown 359 TS. Five of them were purchased, plus a sixth which was ordered in pieces. 

The “Happy Max” horn on the Gornicke’s RV plays a portion of the theme from Star Trek(1966)

The script originally called for a 1990s recreational vehicle, but the director wanted something more classic. His search yielded two 1948 “Flexible Clippers,” which were used in the ’40s and ’50s by such companies as Greyhound and Trailways. Both were in reasonably good shape when the production acquired them. The seats were stripped away, the bodies restored and painted an eye-catching red and cream (they were originally blue and white) and outfitted like vintage motor homes.

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