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Old 07-16-2018, 10:05 PM   #1
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RV travels tales

I can bet that there are a lot of interesting stories about rv traveling.
We were traveling out in Nebraska years ago and a spring shackle on our rv broke and tires were leaving marks on pavement. We found a abandoned gas station and pulled in back and proceeded to try to fix it. Out of nowhere, a family in a 5th wheel came in and the man just started helping me. We got the spring back in place but had no bolt to attach it. I turned around and there was a spring set in the weeds by the building. The bolt fit my rv perfectly.
Can't explain why we stopped right severe the part we needed and where did this other man come from.
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Old 07-17-2018, 10:56 AM   #3
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Old 07-17-2018, 10:59 AM   #4
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I've lost count of the number of times a stranger has stopped to help me out. The kindness of strangers is what makes us human and reminds us that life is good.

Not an RV story but proves my point - On Friday I pulled up to a McDonald's drive thru. As usual some of the people near us saw the monkey in my car and wanted to take pictures or ask questions about her. I told 2 of them that I would park after we got our food and they were welcome to come meet Sena.

When it was my turn to pay, the cashier said that the woman in the car in front of us had paid for our food. I then pulled up and parked next to our generous benefactor and thanked her. She told me that she made a point of doing something nice for a stranger every payday.

There are some people that Sena really takes a liking to and this women was one of them. I think she has a better ability to judge people's character than we humans do.
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Like they say, "I'd rather be lucky than good."
I never really understood that saying. "Good" is repeatable and reliable. "Luck" is not.
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I can bet that there are a lot of interesting stories about rv traveling.
Not sure how one can top that story! Seems like I always have the "problem" part of that equation, but never the "miracle" part!
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I remember when I stopped someplace in Canada on the way back from AK. As I sat there an almost full moon started to walk up the side of the mountain across the road. I got excited but others did not get it. It went up the side of the mountain and over the top of it. All my pictures had power lines in them. So the effect was less than it could have been.
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Old 07-21-2018, 08:36 PM   #9
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Once upon a time in the ‘70s

Good or bad? In the ‘70s we were heading from Chicago to Fl. in RV shown to the left. DW & 3kids.

Soon after leaving, saw a family of 4 (2 adults, 2 kids under 7 yrs) hitchin with luggage.

Surprisingly DW said to pick them up. He claimed to be a mechanic heading south from Wi to ??? Looking for work.

First day out they ate everything in cabnits, & fridge, including DWs fried chicken. Still looking for a missing left shoe.

Fed them the whole trip (which for them ended at Daytona Beach).

NOT bragging...I was sorry! (I was pushing, by now, to get to Fl. ASAP). We had no problem transporting & feeding them as I was an Iron Worker in Chicago Local 1, and was paid way too much.

JUST before dropping them off had a flat tire. Wisconsin Mechanic didn’t help at 2:00 am. that hot night. Sleeping bags we let there’re kids use had been peed in. Etc.
Won’t burden you with more. But it WAS an interesting trip.

Since then many others have been very nice and helpful and more than made up for that family from Hel,...excuse me, Wisconsin
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Good or bad? In the ‘70s we were heading from Chicago to Fl. in RV shown to the left. DW & 3kids.

Soon after leaving, saw a family of 4 (2 adults, 2 kids under 7 yrs) hitchin with luggage.

Surprisingly DW said to pick them up. He claimed to be a mechanic heading south from Wi to ??? Looking for work.

First day out they ate everything in cabnits, & fridge, including DWs fried chicken. Still looking for a missing left shoe.

Fed them the whole trip (which for them ended at Daytona Beach).

NOT bragging...I was sorry! (I was pushing, by now, to get to Fl. ASAP). We had no problem transporting & feeding them as I was an Iron Worker in Chicago Local 1, and was paid way too much.

JUST before dropping them off had a flat tire. Wisconsin Mechanic didn’t help at 2:00 am. that hot night. Sleeping bags we let there’re kids use had been peed in. Etc.
Won’t burden you with more. But it WAS an interesting trip.

Since then many others have been very nice and helpful and more than made up for that family from Hel,...excuse me, Wisconsin
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My sister and BIL had something similar happen. They saw a couple on the side of a road pushing a baby in a grocery cart in hot weather, so stopped in their RV to see if they were ok. The man asked if they could catch a ride a couple of miles so my sister said yes.

He proceeded to load the grocery cart into their RV, scrapping the finish off the side of the kitchen cabinets on his way in. Sis fed them, gave them a few dollars and dropped them off at the next town.

I told my sister they were lucky that they didn't get robbed or murdered, and she's still mad about the cabinets.
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Maybe I’m wrong, or just too cynical but when I've seen someone standing on a corner begging for money with a small child I'm tempted to report them for child endangerment.

When I lived in Oklahoma City a local investigative journalist fiollowed some of those beggars at the end of the day. One "homeless and hungry guy" walked a few blocks to a parking lot and got into a nice clean 3 year old car and drove a few miles home. He was pulling in over $50,000/ year tax free on his corner. Another 2 were followed to a liquor store.

There are social service programs that will support families wth children. If the parents can’t or won’t take care of them, someone needs to step in.
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Coming into Gatlinberg from the national park we stopped at a pullout for pictures. Next thing I know a stranger pulled in next to us with a flat tire. The family of grandparents, kids and grandchildren did not speak English. Only Chinese. They had no idea of what to do from best we could understand. I tried to air up the tire but ended up changing it. They seemed pleasant enough. From a large city somewhere I suspect.
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