Keith’s wife Gail is looking forward to travelling the world and staying in comfortable hotels when Keith takes early retirement from his high-pressure job. But he has a shock in store for her. He unexpectedly decides to buy a huge American Winnebago-type motorhome (RV), tow a car behind ‘so they can bugger off for months on end around Europe’. Their only experience a brief episode 30 years earlier, when their VW pop-top blew up on a remote mountain road. Gail reveals her fear that anything mechanical will always breakdown and is aghast ‘You want to do what?’
How Katie Pulled Boris follows them as they search for an RV, encounter dodgy dealers, nearly buy illegal RVs then with only one weekend’s experience set off on their six months 3,800-mile journey with their RV (Katie) towing their car (Boris) through France and Spain. As they try to come to terms with travelling in such a monster there is a continuum of hilarious scrapes often involving narrow entrances, dangling fairy lights, toilet waste or the police, along with acute and hilarious observations on fellow campers, the camping lifestyle, the countries and their people.
If you’ve ever wondered what it may be like to do the European tour in an RV, motorhome or caravan How Katie Pulled Boris may encourage or, cure you. Safe in your armchair it will entertain you.