2007 RVIA Spirit of America Award winner Matthew McConaughey (below) appeared on “Live With Regis and Kelly” April 29 to talk about the 7,300-mile, 42-day road trip he recently took with girlfriend Camila Alves and their 9-month-old son Levi in a travel trailer.
McConaughey, who for years has lived in his Airstream, is now reported to be building a house for his family. But the avid RVer told Regis and Kelly that even though he will soon be a homeowner, “I’m not giving up the trailer.” In fact, McConaughey is currently having two additional travel trailers built to add to his collection, according to the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA).
When Regis Philbin teased McConaughey about mingling with other RVers at campgrounds, McConaughey said that his fellow RVers were more interested in the gadgets on his travel trailer than in his celebrity status.
In accepting RVIA’s Spirit of America award in 2007, McConaughey said, “My RV means freedom,” and discussed his love for the open road. Now that McConaughey is a father, Kelly Ripa asked how baby Levi handles being on the road. McConaughey reported that Levi is a good traveler, who “sleeps one full tank of gas, which is perfect.” Kelly said, “I’ve always dreamed of doing a trip like that with the kids.”
The edited video is available for viewing on YouTube and is also posted on Go RVing’s Facebook fan page.