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Old 04-22-2019, 07:09 AM   #1
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Desperate help needed!

Many of you have followed my wife and I traveling across the south. We are in need of some experienced help with moving our trailer.

In setting up our Classic 30 to be removed from storage, i severely injured my back. Right now i cannot walk. We lose our storage in 8 days. We have a state park reserved from today until end of month 12 miles away.

We are staying with my brother here in Lake Havasu but he has no experience with 30í airstreams! He will drive it if we cannot find someone to help.

if there is someone in the lake havasu area that could help, i would appreciate a call. It would probably take a half day of your time.pm me for telephone number.

thanks!
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Old 04-22-2019, 07:35 AM   #2
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Go to the top left of this page click on the portal icon. Scroll down to the Inspector section on the right side of the screen...enter your State.
You will see the folks who have volunteered to help with inspections.

Hope all works out well for you...👍

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Old 04-22-2019, 07:55 AM   #3
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A towing company will move it for you for a fee.
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Old 04-22-2019, 08:55 AM   #4
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Iíve self diagnosed myself with lower back muscle strain or tear. Canít even sit up! Waiting for call from my doctor from home.
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Old 04-22-2019, 09:22 AM   #5
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Iíve self diagnosed myself with lower back muscle strain or tear. Canít even sit up! Waiting for call from my doctor from home.

Oh man, Turk, Iím sorry to hear it. Iíve been dealing with back issues and back surgery since 2003 and know too well what itís like. If you were stuck in Illinois Iíd be out to help you. Hope someone who can help sees the post.
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Old 04-22-2019, 09:26 AM   #6
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Hi

First off, get a doctor to look at what's going on with your back. This isn't something to just ignore and hope it will go away. (We have data on this ....). Yes, it's a strange doctor in a remote location. Yes, it will cost you something. It's worth it.

Second off, call the storage place and explain your situation. There may be some wiggle room there. There also might be an alternative ( Like pull it out of the building and park it 100' away).

I would not (at this point) *assume* that all will be well in a week or so. It might be, it might not be. You could be on restricted activity for quite a while. (Last adventure here had restrictions for months ...). That's why the doctor visit comes first ...

Indeed this is a pretty good reminder to get the wife more familiar with driving (and backing) our rig. We put that off last year when she had all the fun with the injury and physical therapy.

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Old 04-22-2019, 09:43 AM   #7
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Lower back pain relief.

Turk, I'm far away from you in Georgia so I can't help with your trailer move but your lower back strain/pain sounds familiar. Now keep in mind that I'm not a doctor and I don't even play one on TV. But I've had severe lower back pain on numerous occasions and found complete relief using an inversion table. You know, those things that hang you upside down by your feet? It might sound gimmicky but I was blown away by how quickly and completely it relieved my back pain. My lower back pain was due to the effects of gravity compressing my vertebrae and pinching nerves, leaving me much like you describe yourself. Now I use it for about five minutes every six months and my lower back pain is history.

I bought my inversion table at Costco about 10 years ago for $200 and it paid for itself in the first five minutes of use. The chiropractor that was treating my back pain before I bought the inversion table even admitted that it was the best solution for my problem.

I hope you can find some relief. Perhaps an inversion table will do for you what it did for me. It might be worth a try. If it doesn't work for you then Costco has a money back return policy.
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Old 04-22-2019, 03:58 PM   #8
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There is a Bennett's mobile RV repair service in Lake Havasu City that might be able to help you get it hooked up.

We are in Phoenix and could drive over to help but it wouldn't be till this coming Friday.

Wondering if changing the heading of your thread to "Desperate Help Needed in Lake Havasu" would get more people to open the thread and read it. I will watch the thread and see what your replies are with regard to helping you this weekend if it comes to that.
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Old 04-22-2019, 04:24 PM   #9
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Thanks all for the suggestions and thoughts. Doc got me a steroid (prednisone- I hate that stuff!) and a muscle relaxer so i hope iím on the way to recovery.

My brother is probably capable to drive and hopefully iíll be there to help.

It really makes looking into some of those insurance programs attractive right now. Have any of you had any experience with them. we will be at Alumapoloza this year and i know there is a company explaining their product.
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Old 04-23-2019, 06:59 AM   #10
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Hi

Insurance programs:

Me: Hi, I have your insurance and have a brake hub problem. The hub has overheated and I can't move the trailer.

Them: Where are you right now?

Me: At a campground on Lake Erie.

Them: We'll get back to you. What's your phone number?

====== next day

Them: (paraphrased) Since you aren't stuck by the side of the road we aren't going to do anything for you. We also can't find anyplace that does "come to you" brake work on truck / trailer brakes in that area ....

Me: (response deleted to keep this polite)

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Bottom line - if you *do* go for insurance, read through it *very* carefully. Does it cover this or does it cover that is buried in many many pages of fun to read nonsense. It also is very much a "get what you pay for" sort of thing. What makes sense for one person may be silly to another person.

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Old 04-23-2019, 07:38 AM   #11
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I think maybe he was referring to the medical transport insurance programs that will provide for returning the person, accompanying family, pets, and the rig to their homes if they have a medical problem and can not drive. I have Sky Med.
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yes, i was referring to sky med.

Update today: on prednisone and a muscle relaxer. I can walk again! No more gripping spasms. My back is healing. I will still take it very slow and stay in bed today.
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Old 04-23-2019, 11:27 AM   #13
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Take care and get better. It takes a lot of time and some gentle movement to get better.

Been there, done that, still can set it off with one bad move. We occasionally pay dearly for our upright posture.
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Old 04-23-2019, 11:34 AM   #14
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Glad you are recovering.

We are both in our late 70's with some on going medical issues and have been traveling extensively, including NewFoundland, the Rockies, and a couple of trips to Alaska. I like the feeling that one of my children will not have to take a couple of weeks off work to come get me or to have to make arrangements for medical flights and trailer recovery. We have averaged between 5 and 6 months a year gone in an Airstream for the last 11 years so the probability of need it is fairly high. Plus I work part time and have made numerous business trips to Canada in addition to the recreational travel. If things go really bad one phone call should get a professional working out the details of what needs to be and can be done.
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