Go Back   iRV2 Forums > MOTORHOME FORUMS > Class A Motorhome Discussions
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 01-29-2014, 03:14 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
La-Z-Boy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Pickwick Dam, TN
Posts: 359
Stuck on I-20 for 24 hours

Traveling to Atlanta yesterday got into a little ice on I-65 south around warrior AL. Slow go through Bhm onto 20 east. About 6pm traffic stopped for the night. Spent the night in the coach, Center Lane on I20 about 2 miles from Leeds AL. Have since moved about 6 miles to Moody AL to a brand new Love's truck stop. Plan is to stay here until tomorrow morning and then decide to press on or return home. Everyone is exhausted, hungry, tired, and almost out of fuel. (I was on my last 10 gallons of fuel)
I could probably write for hours about what we've been through, and maybe later I will. So many stories, so many sights of wonderful people doing great things to help others. We had a few folks that came on board to use the bathroom, warm up, eat, or just visit... Kept "the light on" all night for any and all that might need help. We saw all kinds... Truckers, mothers, children, elderly, even one 70 year old that knocked on the door after midnight and said he was a diabetic and hasn't eaten since lunch, did we have anything for him to snack on. We loaded him down with goodies and he later got a ride.
For sure this has been the biggest inconvenience to my anal planning of schedules... But we were reminded about more important things than ourselves. And that despite what you read and hear, there are a lot of good people out there...
I saw them first hand... And I am a better person for it - today.
Jeff
__________________

__________________
Jeff
2007 Travel Supreme Select Limited
45DL24
La-Z-Boy is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 01-29-2014, 03:21 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Toyduck's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Posts: 611
The percentage of good people still far exceeds the percentage of bad people. Unfortunately, you only ever hear news on the bad people.
__________________

__________________
Don (RVM19) & Mary,
Furry friends Sophia & Zander
2006 Coachmen Freedom 289QB | 2004 Jeep

I used to be indecisive. Now I'm not so sure..
[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
Toyduck is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2014, 03:21 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
redwing1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 112
Send a message via Skype™ to redwing1
I-20

Have a safe trip Jeff, You are one of Good People out there! Have a blessed day and thanks again for helping the less fortunate!
__________________
redwing1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2014, 03:24 PM   #4
Senior Member/RVM #90
 
MSHappyCampers's Avatar


 
Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Columbus, MS
Posts: 26,314
WOW! That was some experience! You're right Jeff, there are lots of good people out there, and you're definitely one of them! I bet those folks thought you were an angel in disguise! Thank you for your caring and generosity!

Good luck, happy trails, and God bless!
__________________
Joe & Annette

2002 Monaco Windsor 40PBT, 2013 Honda CRV AWD
MSHappyCampers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2014, 03:25 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
harleychief's Avatar
 
Newmar Owners Club
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Cleveland, TN
Posts: 642
Jeff,
I'm sure all those people were thanking God that you and your beautiful coach were there like an oasis on I-20. You and your family did the right thing, and you'll have good karma coming your way. I hope the rest of your trip is less stressful.
__________________
Charlie, Jackie
w/Lucy the Dog & Jack the Cat
2008 Newmar Mountain Aire 4529
NHSO
harleychief is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2014, 03:31 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
La-Z-Boy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Pickwick Dam, TN
Posts: 359
Right now... I'm just ready for a nap and glad to be off of the road. What a mess!
Jeff
__________________
Jeff
2007 Travel Supreme Select Limited
45DL24
La-Z-Boy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2014, 03:35 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
Smitty77's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Over the next hill, around the next curve...
Posts: 3,309
Stay safe! And thanks for sharing the experience. Pat yourselves on the back too, as you are part of those 'Good people'. Doing what you can, with what you have, not because people are watching - but because you know it's the right thing to do. This is what character is all about.


Salute, and a internet handshake to you,
Smitty
__________________
Roo II is our 04 Country Coach Allure 40'
OnDRoad for The JRNY! Enjoy life...
Smitty77 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2014, 03:36 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 370
I recently heard actor Tom Hanks estimate 80% of people are good in his experience. When we first started full-timing a seasoned camping neighbor estimated rv'ers at 99% good. I hope the latter proves to be true.
__________________
2003 Itasca Sunrise 32v F53
Okiedoke is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2014, 03:52 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
virginiamtns's Avatar
 
Thor Owners Club
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Oct 2013
Posts: 670
Thank you for taking care of those people - my cousin was down in that mess, and spent the night on the interstate, too. He's grateful to be home now.
__________________
Elizabeth RVM55 and Mary
2014 Thor Ace 30.1
2014 Chevy Equinox V6 LTZ AWD
virginiamtns is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2014, 04:08 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
osok's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 766
I can understand how you are very tired. My hats off to you for opening up your MH to give help where possible.
__________________
2016 Dutch Star 4369
osok is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2014, 04:15 PM   #11
Senior Member
 
pagosajoe's Avatar
 
Fleetwood Owners Club
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Southwest
Posts: 1,548
Well done. Good karma....
__________________
Joe and Debbie, Emma the Aussie Cattle Dog who adopted us
2012 Discovery 36J, Blue Ox and Air Force One, 2010 GMC Acadia Toad
USAF (Ret) WDM http://wd0m.com
pagosajoe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2014, 04:16 PM   #12
Senior Member
 
ladagobago's Avatar
 
Winnebago Owners Club
Freightliner Owners Club
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: DW Driver -Winter Englewood FL, Summer Willingboro NJ
Posts: 1,192
Blog Entries: 11
a hidden angle

my thought is that in the after life you will be blessed with your own RV in RV heaven. It will have wings. Being a good Samaritan is a rewarding experience.
__________________
La Dagobago
99 36 FL Winne Chieftain 5.9 ISB Turbo Cummins DP, 24' box with 1972 V12 XKE Jag and HD Sporty Hobby of 1970's Suzuki dirt bike restoration. Visit my blog.
ladagobago is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2014, 04:29 PM   #13
Senior Member
 
R2Home's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Palmer Ak
Posts: 1,124
OP; you just showed a very good reason to stay stocked at all times. This includes ensuring that you have plenty of fuel, water, propane, food and what ever 'extras' that you think that you might need. Here is Alaska we have this kind of weather all the time. However we have had to deal with it for a long time and for the most part we are ready. Today, here at our house it is +43, the sun is out and we have NO snow on the ground.
You did very well helping others that needed it. My hat is off to you.
__________________
2009 38' Diplomat
CSM- retired, wife as co-pilot
Reka & Ali providing security (our 2 labs)
R2Home is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2014, 04:29 PM   #14
Senior Member
 
Damon Owners Club
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 493
Kudos to you and your family for extending a helping hand to those less fortunate during this weather event. You will be forever in the thoughts of those you assisted, and it surely will leave a lasting and positive impression that will give RV'ers a special recognition. Glad to hear that you are safe and sound.

Bronk
__________________

__________________
bronk is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
TV Stuck airduds Country Coach Owners Forum 1 01-20-2014 12:18 PM
Generator hours RetiredHoser RV Systems & Appliances 9 12-27-2013 04:22 PM
City water valve stuck? steve4539 Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 5 12-27-2013 08:57 AM
Stuck slide out lp5151 Entegra Owner's Forum 28 11-14-2013 04:52 PM
Battery amp hours HDrider Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 11 10-26-2013 10:06 PM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:17 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.