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zcookiemonstar

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Posted: 07/16/19 11:52pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

This is dumb. If my wife needs a ambulance to go to the Hospital I AM GOING IN THE AMBULANCE who cares about the truck or camper. I can only say this because we don't travel with anyone else just the two of us.

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Posted: 07/17/19 04:39am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

mgirardo wrote:

Campfire Time wrote:

There is no right answer to this. You can't prepare for every emergency. Do what you've gotta do for your personal comfort and safety.


X3, although Crowe didn't X2 it. [emoticon]

Anyway, I couldn't agree more. Chance favors those that are prepared.

I can see the argument for both. Some hospitals have electric hookups for RVs, but then there are major city hospitals that may only have parking garages with no room for oversized vehicles.

-Michael


I am not aware of any hospitals around me with RV hookups. They do have "hookups" for their ambulances and paramedic vehicles which need 24 hour power (engine running or hookup) for all the electronics on them.


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Posted: 07/17/19 05:20am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Even more amusing is people taking the time to respond then calling the thread dumb. Just because the OP likes to unhook doesn't make it right or wrong. I will continue to leave the rig hooked up for ovenights for convenience.

Several years ago Skip had a thread of being caught in a tornado heading towards the campground and the distance to the shelter was to far to make it in time. From that point he believed in unhooking for emergencies.

No need for consternation of the OP for what he believes to be a valid concern.

* This post was edited 07/17/19 06:09am by colliehauler *

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Posted: 07/17/19 05:44am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

am1958 wrote:

Old-Biscuit wrote:

In an Emergency.
I could have truck/trailer unhooked BEFORE ambulance even got there


Could you do that while providing life saving care to the patient?

If you even started to think "Yes" you are a disillusioned fool especially if the patient is a loved one...

So many internet heroes...

No, he couldn't provide life-saving aid while disconnecting the trailer. He also couldn't drive a previously-disconnected truck to the hospital while providing life-saving aid.

So what's the point? Call 911. Ride the ambulance. Ask your neighbor for help. If you're worried about disconnecting the truck/trailer...then it's not an emergency.


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Posted: 07/17/19 06:57am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I AM GOING IN THE AMBULANCE

Maybe, maybe not. Not allowed in many cases. You'd be better off to take your own vehicle so you have transportation to and from the hospital.


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Posted: 07/17/19 08:44am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We stay hooked up.


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Posted: 07/17/19 08:46am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Crowe wrote:

I AM GOING IN THE AMBULANCE

Maybe, maybe not. Not allowed in many cases. You'd be better off to take your own vehicle so you have transportation to and from the hospital.


I’ll worry about that later, I can always get a cab back and get my TV.

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Posted: 07/17/19 06:46pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I can and have disconnected our toad in under a minute. Not a nice neat put everything where it belongs of course, but in an emergency, who cares about neatness.


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Posted: 07/17/19 10:59pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We don't unless we need to make a grocery run or to see something or eat out.
It has gotten hard to plug in the electrical connection and air brake hose, for me, the last few years. This June I think I damaged my knee replacement kneeling on bad asphalt surface. If there is a young teenager hanging around the office next time we check in I'm going to see if for five dollars he will unhook and hook us back before we leave. Not a big or hard job before now.
Nexxt vehicle I think will be a p/u with the plugins up high.

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Posted: 07/18/19 12:30am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Crowe wrote:

I AM GOING IN THE AMBULANCE

Maybe, maybe not. Not allowed in many cases. You'd be better off to take your own vehicle so you have transportation to and from the hospital.


If they allow me, I can catch a taxi back (or uber if no taxis around).

If they don't allow me, I am no longer rendering first aid once they drive off, so a couple minutes to disconnect is no longer a big deal.


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