How Katie Pulled Boris - Travels with an American Motorhome (RV) in Europe

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Readers Comments:

Brilliant! .. haven't put it down since it arrived.

I have just finished reading your book -
fantastic, educational and very funny.

This is just simply one of those "must have" items
to put into the van.

Fabulous read.

A fantastic book (a must for a new RV buyer!)

a very good read!!!!

great book


An entertaining summer read - The Caravan TV Channel

Anyone considering 'swanning off' in a Motorhome
should acquire this book immediately!

Well observed and entertaining.


An informative, intelligent, fun, easy read. It is very thought provoking...

I recommend it strongly.

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About the book:

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.

Press Extracts:

'This is a highly entertaining read that should also educate and inspire anyone considering a similar trip. ' - Caravan Club Magazine

'This is not a 'how to do it book'. In fact, in some ways, it's a 'how not to do it' book - although that doesn't detract from the fun the Mashiters had on their travels, or the fun that is to be had reading about them. Who hasn't wanted to refuse to pay extra charges on French toll roads? And which of us will not quite admire the chutpah that is necessarily involved in towing a car through France with its alarm sounding piercingly and intermittently?' - Motorcaravan Motorhome Monthly

'It's a bit like having Keith in your own van as he recounts overcoming problems big and small on their travels, including their punctured toilet-waste hose which was like a python with diarrhoea and getting wedged in a Spanish tollbooth. Anyone thinking of fulltiming could do worse than flicking through this book.' - Practical Motorhome

If you fancy the lifestyle and are thinking of investing in a big RV, Keith's account will give you an idea of some of the practical issues involved in touring with an RV – in the knowledge that Keith and Gail have experienced these things first hand.'

and from the American RVing community:
'...the book is a worthwhile read and an eye opener on the RV lifestyle in Europe. It gave me more than a passing desire to take an RV trip there. If we do, I'll be taking Keith's book along.'

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