If you have read some of the other material here on aboutrving.com, you may have learned that I am a vendor and we do several RV shows and rallies during the year. We typically have a vendor booth, sell our books, and often present seminars. During an RV show or rally, we end up talking to a lot of RVers both in the booth and at the seminars.
During a recent show, the vendor area was not busy and we were standing around doing mostly nothing. I was making small talk with the vendor next to us. This vendor sold products that are rather large and not related specifically to RVs. He started telling me about his motorhome and trailer and showed me pictures of it. He had a large (at least a 40+ foot) motorhome and a large, three-axle, enclosed trailer attached.
The conversation moved to what RV shows we typically do and where they were located. He said that since their product was not specific to RVs, they actually worked more state fairs than anything else. He also said their driving “style” was to get on the road at 5:00 AM and drive straight through to the next show but never stop before 5:00 PM. He said a 10–12 hour driving day was normal for them.
Then he said they really didn’t stop for anything. His wife would make sandwiches and they would eat them while driving.
What he said next stopped me in my tracks… He emphasized they REALLY didn’t stop for anything. Even when he had to go to the bathroom, he would hook a bungee cord to the steering wheel, then he would slip out of the driver’s seat, the wife would slip in, and when he got back, they would trade again!
One of the few times in my life I was speechless! Later on, the wife verified the story.
Is this nuts or what?