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Old 05-19-2011, 06:50 PM   #1
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Death on the Road

We just returned from a short trip today. While at the CG, a camper had a heart attached and passed away. He and his wife were a long way from home when this happened. It was very sad and to make things worst, she could not drive the coach, probably was too upset to drive, but may not have known how.

Is there some type of insurance or a membership in a group that will provide a service to bring the coach home in case of an emergency?
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Old 05-19-2011, 06:54 PM   #2
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I think FMCA has a program of volunteers to do just that.
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Old 05-19-2011, 07:04 PM   #3
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Yes they do. Then again there are stand by Sams with the Good Sam club. I pray that that lady gets home soon so her family can take care of her. I will keep her in my prayers.

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Old 05-19-2011, 07:12 PM   #4
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A friend and I have made an agreement that if either of us needed help such as that we would fly out and drive the coach back.
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Old 05-19-2011, 07:42 PM   #5
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FMCA has the right program for this. Once a year they publish a list of stand-in volunteer drivers that can help in an emergency such as this in then FMCA magazine. You would probably never be more than 50 miles from someone that would do this. Great organization.
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Old 05-19-2011, 09:29 PM   #6
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MASA MASA Assist - Emergency Air Ambulance Service to World Travelers

Though that URL does not seem right to me the page sure looks like it.

Now, the program changes from time to time but I paid a one time fee, as I recall about 4 grand, but my memory may be flaky there.

In the event of a medical emergency or DEATH they will fly both my wife and I (no matter which is alive or deceased or "in distress" (medical)) to the hospital or funeral home of our choice, They will pay for whatever the "initial evaucation" (The ambulance ride to initial hospital) is not covered by my health insurance, They will arrange a driver (Paid professional porter) for the motor home to any address I specify.

In short, they take care of everything save the funeral itself.

Page 2: You said "Had a heart attack"

AED's Automatic External Defibrulators... Can and DO save lives.. Check them out (GOOGLE please)

I'm trained to use a Lifepack model,, but to be honest they are so easy to use anyone who can read can do it.
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Old 05-19-2011, 10:15 PM   #7
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FMCA has a program that will get your coach home, kids home, the remains home. Program is called FMCAssist FMCAssist emergency medical evacuation
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Old 05-19-2011, 10:26 PM   #8
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x2 on recommending joining FMCA. The FMCAssist is included w/membership, a small price to pay for peace of mind.

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My God that poor lady. My brother just died Tuesday and what a mess it is just to get him to a funeral home and make arrangements. I can't imagine being on the road and trying to do this in a strange city and not be able to drive the coach. I don't think most of us think about this and we should. I just joined FMCA.
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Hi DRosedale,
SkyMed has an excellent reputation Their contact number is 800-475-9633. There have been personal testimonials from several members of the camping clubs I belong to. They have SkyMed and the FMCA service mentioned in previous posts. In every case, SkyMed did more than advertised. The FMCA service was lacking in response and empathy.

Read the terms and conditions before making a decision and depending on the service. If the service ever needs to be used, one will be in no mental shape to jump through hoops to get service.
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We went with SkyMed after looking at other plans. It is a little higher in price, but if something happens to us on the road it is just one phone from having some one at SkyMed make all the arrangements for us.
GaryKD posted their number for all of us, give them a call.
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DRosedale, I see you belong to the Texas Boomers Club. These people are some of the best at helping someone that find themselves in a bad situation. In 2003 there were a few of us camping for the week between Christmas and New Year's at the Alabama Coushata camp ground east of Livingston, TX. I had the misfortune of having a heart attack while we were there. I was transported to Memorial Herrmann hospital in Houston by ambulance. Long story short. I spent a week in the hospital and then the doctor had us stay for another week so I could do some cardiac rehab. Rusty And Sandy Creekmore opened their house to us for a week and then another lady Mrs. Llana Nixon took me and my wife everyday to downtown Houston for my rehab appointments. Rusty went to the camground got our trailer and took it to the storage facility where it was stored at no charge to us. When it was time for us to leave we went to get the trailer. Rusty hooked the trailer up to our truck and then he and Sandy took us out to IH 10 where my wife took over the driving and we came home. I don't know what we would have done had it not been for our friends in the Texas Boomers. If you are out with them or need help they are just a phone call away.

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What a testimonial. Rusty and Sandy, good for you!

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We just returned from a short trip today. While at the CG, a camper had a heart attached and passed away. He and his wife were a long way from home when this happened. It was very sad and to make things worst, she could not drive the coach, probably was too upset to drive, but may not have known how.

Is there some type of insurance or a membership in a group that will provide a service to bring the coach home in case of an emergency?
Last year during our annual 'get away from Mesa, Az heat, I awoke one day unable to walk. We called our SIL and flew him to our location and he drove us home. All's well that ends somehow!
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