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No other lifestyle is so versatile that it can accommodate the needs of many different people.
From entertainers to politicians, to sports professionals to some of the most important people in the country… all make use of RVs for different reasons.
For example, John Madden, the well-known football coach turned TV sportscaster, turned away from the back and forth world of flying cross country when in 1979 he suffered a serious panic attack. The confined space of a commercial aircraft without the ability to exit at any time triggered a claustrophobic reaction in Madden After trying a number of alternatives, Madden settled into an RV lifestyle that allowed him to have the luxuries of home with him wherever he traveled.
Along those same lines, many other celebrities have also taken fondly to RVs.
Other Celebrities Who Own RVs
The RV lifestyle has been adopted by people involved in a variety of different professions.
Some have enjoyed it so much they became avid RVers above and beyond the requirements of their chosen field or endeavor.
Jeff Daniels co-starred with Robin Williams in the movie “RV”.
Daniels’ association with RVs goes far beyond his career as an actor though.
I don’t think you can call yourself a true American until you’ve been behind the wheel of an RV. — Jeff Daniels
Daniels not only starred in a movie about RVs, but he and his family have also owned RVs for years. Currently their RV of choice is a Gulf Stream Tour Master that they refer to as “The Bus”. Make the mistake of calling it an RV, and Daniels will stop the bus and make you walk around it. With a diesel engine and air brakes, the Daniels family RV (errr, bus) is really big!
Actor Matthew McConaughey has an International Ocean Breeze Airstream trailer that he nicknamed “The Canoe.”
It’s one of my favorite places. I’ve got a house, but even when I pull into my house, sometimes I sleep in that thing in my driveway. It’s really comfortable. — Matthew McConaughey
Rock musician Lenny Kravitz bought three RVs for his private island!
Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie took a cross-country trip pulling an Airstream trailer behind a pink pickup truck on their TV program, The Simple Life.
Vin Diesel has a custom mansion on wheels. It’s a 2-story 1,100-square-foot motorhome that’s valued at about $1.1 million. It has a sunroof that, at the touch of a button goes from clear to opaque, or to any transparency in between.
George Foreman, heavyweight boxer, purchased a Custom Coach-modified MSV (Mauck Special Vehicle). The MSV is a futuristic 25-foot mini-coach manufactured by Advanced Bus Industries.
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have a vintage Airstream 245 that they’ve nicknamed the “Luv Sub.”
Even Barack Obama said while campaigning for President: “When this convention’s over we are loading up our kids in an RV.”
Alan Jackson, country music singer, purchased a Custom Coach-modified MSV (Mauck Special Vehicle) as well.
Actor, Colin Farrell has a classic Airstream trailer that he uses when he’s filming movies in the United States.
Pam Anderson had her Airstream trailer transformed into a “lovestream” trailer… complete with a vibrating bed and stripper pole. Here’s the video:
What Celebrities Are Saying About RVing
The Recreational Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA), the Family Motor Coach Association (FMCA), and others have surveyed noted public figures who have been involved with RVs in one way or another. Some are names that you will immediately recognize; others are powerful and influential people in the political or business world.
You may be surprised at how long the list of celebrity RV enthusiasts is and what they have to say on the subject of RVing as a lifestyle.
Here’s a sampling…
Dolly Parton, entertainer: “My husband and I have a little RV that we travel around in. We enjoy RVing.“ This video tour will show you the inside of Dolly Parton’s “little” RV:
Mike Andretti, race car driver: “It gets old sleeping in hotel rooms every weekend, and RVing makes things a lot more comfortable.”
Natasha Henstridge, actress and model: “We had a glamorous road trip. We upgraded from a tent to an RV.”
Bode Miller, U.S. Olympic Skier, has said he’d rather stay in his motorhome than in the team hotel.
Jim Kaat, former Major League Baseball pitcher: “I’ll travel roughly 5,000 miles in my RV this year. It’s a great way to see America, and as relaxed a way to see the country as there can possibly be.”
John Ratzenberger, actor: “RVing changed our family for the better.”
Anthony Edwards, actor: “The roundness, the curvature of the interior makes a really pleasing environment to be in. It’s very womblike.”
Jeff Gordon, NASCAR driver: “My RV is the only place where I can find some peace and quiet.”
Rory Sabbatini, professional golfer: “Traveling by RV is like being at home. Now my wife and son come with me on tour.”
Clarence Thomas, U.S. Supreme Court Justice: “Being an RVer helps me to do my job better.”
David Letterman, late night TV host: “RVing is a nice activity, because it’s you and the wife and the kids and you go everywhere.”
Robert DeNiro, actor: “Airline travel being what it is these days – so unreliable. I’ll feel much more comfortable knowing I have my own posturepedic bed; my own thermostat; my own lavatory facility.”
Dan Dierdorf, a pro football legend, has been RVing for 24 years. He owned 5 different brands of motorhomes before choosing Country Coach. “There’s no better way to travel.”
Davis Love, pro golfer: “Having all your clothes in the motorhome and not having to pack suitcases, you can get used to that. Plus we can take our motorcycle.”
Shia LaBeouf, actor: “I’m just gonna get in an RV and ride around with some friends and have a good time.”
Bob Gibson, Hall of Fame Major League Baseball pitcher: “I enjoy the RV world. I will have one until the day I die.”
Jennie Garth, actress: “The minute I step foot in the motorhome, I feel at ease.”
Gordon Elliott, host of the Fine Living Network: “RVs have changed the nation’s roadways forever. RVers see America in style.”
Gary Burghoff, actor: “After a while, you think of an RV as home. It’s a terrific way to live.”
Rob Lowe, actor: “My kids love riding around in these big RVs — like an old fashioned American road trip like when I was a kid.”
Dean Karnazes, ultra marathon runner: “It’s great for family bonding and eating healthy on the road, because you can prepare your own foods.”
Dierks Bentley, singer: “My new home away from home.”
I’ve been involved in RVing for over 50 years — including camping, building, repairing, and even selling RVs and motorhomes. I’ve owned, used, and repaired almost every class and style of RV ever made. I do all of my own repair work. My other interests include cooking, living with an aging dog, and dealing with diabetic issues. If you can combine a grease monkey with a computer geek, throw in a touch of information nut and organization freak, combined with a little bit of storyteller… you’ve got a good idea of who I am. To date, I've shared my RV knowledge in over 300 articles here at The Fun Times Guide!