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- May 22, 2019 at 6:47 am #171803
On the way home from the Rally one of our members developed a health problem and is currently in a hospital in Chattanooga, TN. Their camper (Elite II) is located in a store parking lot there but needs to be towed to a nearby campground.
Is there anyone in that area that is able to give assistance?
2017 Ford F150 Lariat 3.5EB FX4 Max Towing 2016 Oliver Elite II - Hull #117 "Twist"May 22, 2019 at 7:11 am #171806
John E DaviesParticipant@john-e-davies
Bill, I personally would be reluctant to assume the liability. Any commercial towing recovery company can do it safely and professionally and they have insurance that will cover any damage. They would need a door key so they can make sure stuff is secure inside, plus a key to a coupler lock. That is the method I would use if I were in this situation.
I would also contact the campground owner to ask them to make sure the trailer is left leveled, locked and chocked with the roof vents open. The tow driver can leave the keys with them.
BTW this is a scenario we as older owners should think about and plan for. I hope things work out .
"Mouse": 2017 Legacy Elite II NARV (Not An RV) Two Beds, Hull Number 218, See my HOW TO threads: https://olivertraveltrailers.com/topic/john-e-davies-how-to-threads-and-tech-articles-links/
Tow Vehicle: 2013 Land Cruiser 200, 33" LT tires, airbags.May 22, 2019 at 7:17 am #171809
Assistance does not necessarily mean towing. There is a pet involved and they are in a strange (to them) city. So, even a friendly face would be of help at this point.
Interestingly, just this year I purchased insurance for exactly this kind of emergency. Actually fairly cheap (through Good Sam Club) and one phone call gets me to people that then take care of anything related to the situation.
2017 Ford F150 Lariat 3.5EB FX4 Max Towing 2016 Oliver Elite II - Hull #117 "Twist"May 22, 2019 at 7:29 am #171811
KountryKamperParticipant@kountrykamperMay 22, 2019 at 1:47 pm #171832
Our fellow Forum member has been discharged from the hospital, they have obtained a campsite in Chattanooga and are presently resting in their Ollie.
A huge THANKS goes out to Rick & Vickie, KountryKamper, and, Oliver Service Department for all the help in marshalling resources and generating options for this situation. It truly is a great “Oliver Family” we all belong to.
2017 Ford F150 Lariat 3.5EB FX4 Max Towing 2016 Oliver Elite II - Hull #117 "Twist"May 22, 2019 at 1:50 pm #171835
And just think, not an ounce of liability was incurred. That’s what helping family (be it personal or extended) is all about. Never turn your back on a person in need, for it may well be you sometime down some lonely forest road…
Steve, Tali and the dogs: Reacher, Lucy and Rocky plus our beloved Storm and Maggie (both waiting at the Rainbow Bridge) 2008 Legacy Elite I - Outlaw Oliver, HULL NUMBER: 0026 2014 Legacy Elite II - Outlaw Oliver, HULL NUMBER: 0050 2017 Silverado High Country 2500HD Diesel 4x4May 22, 2019 at 6:26 pm #171859
I am so glad the owner is doing better and recouping in their Ollie Home. I am also so happy to hear that help was available and many stepped up to give aid. Oliver does indeed go above and beyond for their family. Well done to all those who helped an “Ollie sibling”.May 23, 2019 at 6:18 am #171883
Oliver does indeed go above and beyond for their family. Well done to all those who helped an “Ollie sibling”.
And that is what makes being an Oliver owner feel special – a cut above. Oliver and its customers understand and value each other – all to rare in our current cultural environment.
Cindy, Russell and "Harley dog" , " Our 4 legged Chessie early warning/protection system".
Home is our little farm near Winchester TN
2018 Oliver Legacy Elite II - 2018 GMC 2500 Duramax
"Die young - As late as possible"June 3, 2019 at 11:17 am #173248
It was me who developed the health situation-driving home from the rally, I developed a lesion in my stomach and experienced a significant bleed. Apparently a developmental issue-it came out of the blue. I was able to get help, and am now home recovering. It was close. But the real story starts at the rally. The night before we were getting ready to head home, I noticed that my Dexter had ‘flipped’. Lee very kindly came over the next morning and fixed the Dexter so we could be on our way. Then, driving home, the medical emergency happened, and I was wisked off to the hospital. This happened right in front of REI in Chattanooga. REI staff rushed out and administered first aid, called EMS, took our cat into their staff break room (where she stayed for several days) and let Kim park our Ollie in their staff lot. I was out of the loop so Kim put a few calls in and the Oliver flood gates opened! We had numerous Ollie people that were arranging services, calling, emailing and even offering to drive for several hours to actually drive our Oliver somewhere. Rick and Vickie Lepore, Topgun2, Tom Polite and many others, including the Oliver Service Department coordinated a ‘rescue’. I was patched up at the hospital, released after a few days and we were able to slowly make our way home. I really can’t express how much everyone’s help and support meant. Please everyone, accept my deep gratitude for helping us. Having an Oliver is certainly special, not in owning an RV, but in being part of a group of people that are so kind. Let me know if there is ever anything that I can do to return the kindness! David
Kim and David Thompson Nomads' Nest 2018 LE2 #366 2018 Toyota Tundra, 4x4, 5.7L
http://visitedstatesmap.com/image/INKYMINCTNlg.jpgJune 3, 2019 at 3:45 pm #173266
Mike and CarolModerator@mike-and-carol
Glad there was a happy ending! It’s nice to be part of a big family ready to help when needed. Mike
Mike and Carol Thompson | Fair Oaks Ranch, TX
The Lone Star Oliver #135 | 2016 Ram 1500 Crew Cab 4X4 5.7L HemiJune 3, 2019 at 9:06 pm #173323
So glad to hear you are doing better. Thanks for letting us know you are OK. We were wondering how you were doing.
Tom & Cheryl
LE II #305
2018 GMC 2500HD SLT DuramaxJune 4, 2019 at 3:15 pm #173380
Glad you are doing better.
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