SEQUIM, WA One time, my pet cat, age 10, suffered urinary blockage when I was in Sequim, WA (June 2008) at an RV Park. (This was the second blockage since his first one in 2002). Fortunately, I was at a park that was in town , had WiFi, and it was a weekday. I located vets in Sequim and started calling around. I contacted a vet that was only ONE MILE from the RV park, and they happened to have an open appointment time. I travel with a scooter bike. I put the cat in his carrier, placed the carrier across the foot area of the scooter bike, hugged the carrier with my legs, and got kitty to the vet on the carrier. Kitty did not appreciate the ride and howled all the way, poor kitty! I could not have parked my RV at this clinic, they didn't have room in the parking lot.
The blockage in June 2008 created scar tissue, and kitty didn't fully recover. In August 2008, I was at an RV park in Twisp . Kitty suffered a blockage again. This was a SATURDAY! Hard to find vets open on a Saturday! Dr. Dan DeWeert of Valley Veterinary in Twisp took care of my precious kitty! On a Saturday! And his prices were reasonable, even with an "emergency after hours" fee tacked on to the bill! "Dr. Dan" is mostly a horse and large animal vet. His wife is the small animal vet. However, his wife was out of town and unavailable. "Dr. Dan" managed to get my cat unblocked, and stabilized enough so I could tranport him back home (250 miles) to my regular vet for surgery. Now, in this case, I was staying at a park along Highway 20, two miles from Twisp. Highway 20 is a VERY BUSY highway through the North Cascades in Washington State. No way was I riding the scooter to the vet. So how did I get my cat there? Well, the wonderful managers at Riverbend RV Park let me have "in and out" priviledges with my RV! (Parks don't normally do that.....) And, Dr. DeWeert's vet clinic had LOTS of room to park my RV (because they usually get horses in horse trailers!). I really appreciate the efforts of Dr. Dan DeWeert, and the folks at Riverbend RV Park in Twisp.
During the summer of 2012, I was camp hosting in North Dakota (and I had a WONDERFUL time!). While there, I stepped out of my RV and fell, injuring my ankle. The injury required medical attention. I was fortunate. A wonderful friend was visiting at the time, and the wonderful friend took me to the doctor. Doctor diagnosed "minor torn ligaments" in my ankle, gave me a velcro boot and said I should be walking in two weeks. DIDN'T HAPPEN! My ankle still hurt, and I was experiencing issues with my arch and my heel. Fortunatly a North Dakota "Standby Sam" of the Good Sam Club got me some crutches. In late September, I drove back to Washington State, still on crutches. Having to set up and take down an RV on crutches was miserable! Sometimes I got lucky and people helped. I appreciated the help of all who pitched in. Four more doctors later, and we still don't know why I'm having issues with my foot, but I'mgetting physical therapy and this is helping a lot!
OTHER INTERESTING SITUATIONS
BIKE PROBLEM: I accidentally scraped the sidewall of the front tire of my EGO bike. It was a small scrape, but some interior threads within the rubber were showing. I feared that if I rode the bike, I would have a "blowout." I was in Olympia, WA at the time. I contacted BikeTech in Olympia to fix my bike. I asked them if there was room to park my RV. I was told, "right in front of the shop." Yeah, right! There was room for me to park in front of the shop, but it was near a fire hydrant. I think you aren't supposed to park a certain number of feet...... I forgot what the distance was...... away from one of those things. Well, I parked my RV in front of their shop and crossed my fingers that I wouldn't get a ticket for being too close to a fire hydrant. BikeTech got a new tire on my bike in 15 minutes. I got out of there and didn't get a ticket, WHEW! Thank you to the people at BikeTech!
COMPUTER PROBLEM: - June 2009. My laptop is making noises. Thanks to a suggestion from someone on Twitter, I found a computer place in Somerset, PA, Somerset Computer Center. I took laptop there, had to park my RV at a neighboring business, TC Fuel Injection. Somerset Computer Center only charged me $20, said hard disk ok, but think what made the noise might have been the fan.
ELECTRICAL PROBLEM IN MY RV - June 2009. While in West Virginia, one of my breakers blew. Stopped at an RV place in Lexington, they could not find a problem. After I got to Jamestown, I kept having electrical problems, my coach battery would drain quickly, and just as quickly could be charged by running the chasis engine. Finally diagnosed by Dave LeMay's Mobile RV in Bowling Green, KY, as a bad converter. Got converter replaced.
GETTING MY CAR WHEN I'M CLOSE ENOUGH TO DO SO - Had a couple situations where U-Haul Trucks were my best option.
B. I'M CLOSE ENOUGH TO GET MY CAR AND I WANT IT! I worked at an RV park that was 200 miles from my home base. My only option was U-HAUL again! The closest U-Haul place was six miles from the RV Park. I couldn't get a taxi to take me there, so the RV Park Manager was nice enough to give me a ride. I rented the U-Haul, and drove it to the nearest drop off point, which just happened to be a couple blocks from where I store my car in a rented garage.