Spending so much time away from home, Boardman says that having a rig like this is more beneficial for him and his family because everything you need is on site.
"if I get somewhere and have four hours, i don't want to spend 100 bucks on a room or even 85 on a room, i can go lay down here and you're done until the rodeo starts, and then just hauling your stuff to a motel, especially with a baby, hauling it to the motel and back and like I said with a baby, she gets tired she comes out here and puts her down for a nap, and the hang out, out here while I'm in there, no big deal."
Boardman's RV along with his horse trailer totals about 60 feet but he says that he and his wife don't have any problem driving it...In fact with the increase in the oil business, and hotel rooms getting harder to come by Boardman says that many cowboys are turning to rigs like his.
"There's more plugs now a days and rigs are getting bigger and more guys are going to these kinds of rigs but you've got everything here and i think they hold their value better than a horse trailer."
By holding its value, and saving money on hotel rooms and eating out, Boardman believes that the rig he has is cheaper in the long run but admits that the initial cost and fuel bill can be a downfall.
To help ease that expense, Boardman says sometimes other ropers travel with him.
"The initial cost, costs a little bit more than let's say having just a stock trailer and a pickup, you're going to save money on fuel on that end but i like to have one person just to help with the fuel bill"
But no matter who else rides along, this cowboy always wants his wife and daughter on board.
Full-time rodeo cowboys spend anywhere from 4 to 8 months on the road and many of them have families so they need to make sure to bring their home with them