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Old 04-25-2016, 04:34 PM   #1
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Motorhome rescues

As fellow motor homers, we are most all ready and willing to help another traveler. These road rescues can sometimes make interesting stories. Here is mine.

Several years ago the DW and I were out in Shiprock N.M. checking on our laundry business. I spotted a very nice Vogue sitting on the side of the road. The gent was under the front left lying on his back working on it. Oklahoma plates, Sunday afternoon, Shiprock N.M., did not paint a healthy picture. I pulled over and asked if I could help. He said he had an air leak and brakes were locked up. He needed the compression ferrell for a 3/8 plastic line. At this point the gent had not even looked out from under the coach to greet me. It just so happened I had been working on a kitchen faucet earlier that day and had on of the little bugger in my pocket. I said," one like this?". He looked out with THAT look on his face and said yea. I gave his wife my card and went on our way.

A couple weeks later we received a letter from those folks. Seems they were on their honeymoon that day and the lady said her husband wanted to see if we were for real or some kind of ROAD GHOST. How else would someone stop in the middle of nowhere and have the exact part he needed to get them going. If we were in fact real, there was the biggest steak in Oklahoma waiting for us if we ever got thru there. Every time I see a coach stopped, for whatever reason, I think about that day.
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Old 04-25-2016, 06:07 PM   #2
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Great story
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Lucky guy, I have been through Shiprock and I would not want to be stuck there, not much in the way of RV services to say the least.
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That is a great story. And from the fellow under the coach, more than a little bit unusual. I too would have thought you were some sort of "Road Ghost". What are the odds someone stops, and has the exact part you need? That is beyond one in million.

Thanks for sharing.
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Old 04-25-2016, 07:17 PM   #6
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All I can say is thank you for stopping.
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Is it against the rules to speak of divine intervention here? From reading jerboy's story, it sounds to me like Someone arranged for him to be at that place and time with the right part, in order to help this other couple out of trouble.

It appears to me that God is not a micro-manager, but that He does intervene in our affairs at times and under circumstances that He chooses.
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Wow that's an amazing story. On behalf of all RVers I want to thank you for your kindness, and stopping.
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Thanks for the kind words. Just being neighborly. How about someone else. I know with all the miles logged by many of you full timers as well as weekenders, there are other stories.
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Well this is a couple of years ago when we still had our fifth wheel. we were driving through Las vegas on the freeway and alarms went off in my truck showing low coolant and hot engine. i stopped on a vee where an exit goes off the freeway and opened my hood....coolant everywhere. What to do? So I am standing there letting the engine cool down a bit and a cop pulls up and asked whats wrong. I explained the problem and he says that the city of Las Vegas has a free repair program for the freeway and proceeded to call a mechanic. The mechanic had just driven past us and did a u turn and was there in minutes. He found a cracked hose on the engine and replaced it, filled the engine with water and were on our way. I was flabbergasted that the city provides that kind of service.
We were the recipients of the kindness but will never forget it and I do my best to pay that forward if I can.
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Cool story.
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love these stories
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Is it against the rules to speak of divine intervention here? From reading jerboy's story, it sounds to me like Someone arranged for him to be at that place and time with the right part, in order to help this other couple out of trouble.

It appears to me that God is not a micro-manager, but that He does intervene in our affairs at times and under circumstances that He chooses.

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