Excel Spotlights RVs that Starred on the Silver Screen

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Excel Distributors honors the thirteen top film performances of an RV in their latest roundup, Starring the RV: Cinema and the Illustrious Career of the Recreational Vehicle.

RV from National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

The famous RV featured in National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation has developed a cult following.

It has rolled onscreen in both starring and supporting roles in nearly every film genre and the tank has never hit empty. Actors should be so lucky.

In the tumultuous world of Hollywood, it's hard not to admire steadfast stars that transcend genre and improve with age – even if those stars aren't actually actors. The RV has been a cinematic staple since the mid-50s and Excel Distributors, the online purveyors of RV mattresses, honors the best film performances of an RV in their latest roundup, Starring the RV: Cinema and the Illustrious Career of the Recreational Vehicle. Thirteen films feature the RV in thirteen very different roles; Excel breaks it down by genre and discovers that, Winnebago or Fleetwood, the RV is the lynchpin that ties this collection together.

"The RV has had an amazing cinematic career," says Scott Oster, General Manager of Excel Distributors. "It has rolled onscreen in both starring and supporting roles in nearly every film genre and the tank has never hit empty. Actors should be so lucky."

Starring the RV showcases thirteen films ranging from Lucille Ball's 1953 slapstick "The Long, Long Trailer" to the 2008 introspective documentary "A Finished Life" – and everything in-between. Excel classified the thirteen movies by the RV's function in each: as a comedic device, for example, or to propel a horror story, or to display different levels of wealth.

The vast range of the RV's starring roles is what makes Excel's roundup so remarkable."Take the RVs in the movie 'RV'," explains Oster. "You get absurd car chases, an RV perched on a cliff, an RV sinking in a lake – it's pure comedy. On the other hand, the RV plays a vital role in the very un-funny slasher-film, 'Motorhome Massacre.' Two very different movies – two equally great RV performances."

Read Starring the RV: Cinema and the Illustrious Career of the Recreational Vehicle.

About Excel Distributors:
Excel Distributors is the online purveyor of quality RV mattresses, RV mattress protection pads and RV pillows. Dedicated to customers wishing to improve the overall quality of the RV they currently own, Excel specializes in the RV Aftermarket. Excel is located in Portland, Oregon, and is proud to be the premier online distributor for RV mattresses, RV pillows, and RV bedding. The goal: to provide a seamless purchasing experience for every customer looking to bring the comforts of home along for every trip.

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Ariana Burgess
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