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Old 03-13-2010, 12:44 PM   #1
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Getting MH home when ill

What's the best way to geta MH home when taken ill and can't drive?

Friend's brother has to fly home and needs MH & toad brought from Houston to Plainfield, IL. Thinking about offering to do it for him for expenses only.

Do you use the MH while traveling or stay at motels?

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Old 03-13-2010, 12:51 PM   #2
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Was putting it into storage a consideration?
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Bringing it home for expenses only would be both neighborly and fair.
Yes, I would sleep in it, it is a motorhome after all.
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Old 03-13-2010, 12:54 PM   #4
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IIRC, FMCA has a volunteer pool for this kind of occasion, fellow RV'ers who will move your RV in case of emergency . I believe payment of fuel, tolls, etc. is in order, and the mover may need gas & maybe motel back to wherever they left their rig or house.
800-543-3622 and I don't have a clue who to ask for.
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Old 03-13-2010, 01:09 PM   #5
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Driving it for him for expenses is more than a fair offer, providing you can handle a motor home and toad. Even a couple of hundred for out of pocket expenses would be in reason. Be sure the insurance will be in force if you do. It may require a policy rider.
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Old 03-13-2010, 02:25 PM   #6
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Driving it for him for expenses is more than a fair offer, providing you can handle a motor home and toad. Even a couple of hundred for out of pocket expenses would be in reason. Be sure the insurance will be in force if you do. It may require a policy rider.
Not sure what size MH it is. I have a 35 winnebago adventurer, but no toad. Have pulled 26' TT's before, so could probably handle it.. just don't back up.
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Old 03-13-2010, 02:30 PM   #7
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I had a health issue in SD this past summer and thought I was going to have to hospitalized or even flown back home.(thank goodness for a darn good doctor an a wife who insistented that I drink water day and night for about a week and take pills eating popcorn)
We had several friends who were ready to fly to Rapid City and drive the rig back for us. Of course we would have paid all expenses including the airfare. It is good to have friends who will take time off to help you in times like these.
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Romer 1: Sounds like you are good to go. If you pull a 26 TT you can handle a motor home and toad. Like you said just don't back up.
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Good Sam has a plan for about $98 per year that gets your MH home and actually does a bit more that just get your MH home in case of an emergency such as this.
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Chuck is correct. In early January, I was in Knoxville, and I fell and was in the hospital. After surgery, friends drove their motorhome from Cleveland to Knoxville and took me and my wife home. Great friends.

FMCA medical coverage confirmed my physical situation and agreed to take care of our motorhome. They use a driver service out of Arizona that has drivers across the country. In between snow storms, a local driver familiar with motorhomes drove my Journey back to Cleveland to my dealer who re-winterized it and is now storing it.

There were no charges for the driver, fuel, overnight expenses, return expenses to Knoxville or anything. Everything was completely covered.

Its a great service and makes FMCA a fantastic deal.

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member of FMCA???

If the owner of the motorhome is a member of FMCA he is covered by MEDEX ...
They will pay for his transport ... and the delivery of his motorhome back to his home location ...

That is what is says on the membership benefits in the FMCA magazine
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Old 03-14-2010, 09:29 AM   #12
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This is good news on FMCA. I just recently joined and have been using their mail forwarding and found it to be excellent and efficient. I must confess I knew nothing about these other services that are available. I broke my shoulder this winter down in Florida. Fortunately, I have had enough time to reasonably mend and drive my motor home back home in a couple of weeks. It would not have occurred to me to call on FMCA or assistance. I need to read my benefits again.
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The best way: MASA Medical Air Services Association

Google them or E-MAIL me,, Same user name at arrl.net

No, I don't sell the service, but I am a member so if I need it they will

1: Get me to a hospital that can stablize me, They will pick up any charge not covered by my primary Health Care policy and/or Medicare

2: Get me (And my wife) to a hospital that can treat me (if the first is not up to the job)

3: Transport my body home (Along with the wife) Should treatment fail.

4: Transport the Motor home home as well, and feed the cats, and take down, and so on.

All for a very large one time fee which I paid years ago. (Well, large till you consider what all is paid for.. then it suddenly gets real small)
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Romer1 - I would just take a nice big sleeping bag to throw out on the bed. You're a good man for helping out.

FMCA benefits also includes cheaper RV insurance for most of us through their Explorer affiliate.
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