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willald

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Posted: 09/20/21 09:46am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

As one that lived through (survived) two wives passing away already (and I'm only 52)..... I've dealt with a lot of the brutal emotions, heartache, and chaos of losing someone close to you. And, all the difficult things you have to do as the surviving spouse afterward. When it feels like your life is shattered to pieces and you are stuck in neutral while everyone else is moving on around you like nothing happened. Been there, hope I never have to go through that again.

Granted, I never had it happen while camping, that would be a whole nother story. Cheryl (wife) pretty well knows how everything works with our Class A, and is fine with driving it (and she does quite a bit). She wanted to learn, know from day 1 how it all worked when we first got married 2 years ago. I have complete confidence that she could easily break camp completely and get the rig home, if something was to happen to me. She might need a little help here and there, but she would handle it.

But, man, oh man, I don't want to even think about her having to go through that. I've told her many times how brutal losing someone that close to you is, I don't wish that on my worst enemy.
I never, ever want her to have to go through that. We gonna have to leave this world together at the same time, or she gonna have to go first.


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FMCA for several reasons, chief among them is the FMCA Assist program. This is, basically, an insurance policy that provides medical evacuation/repatriation, emergency medical reunion, return of mortal remains, return of dependents, vehicle return, and several other benefits. This plan puts me much more at ease should anything happen to either one of us.


This is provided with the membership cost to FMCA.

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campersam9, Yes!! So well said.

The wife knows how to do everything, including driving the RED. On long trips to see folks, she and I switch off driving. When I was working and traveling for work she took the rig, with our camping group and went camping. If I were to break something, she could get us, including the RED, home.

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And what may I ask is a RED? In my world RED is a rear engine dragster!!!

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ferndaleflyer wrote:

And what may I ask is a RED? In my world RED is a rear engine dragster!!!

Sorry! We have a Tiffin, Allegro RED, 37BA.

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Just goes to show you never know. I thought this thread was about a spouse who died and was left at the campground.

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Due to my precarious situation and high-risk life style (I frequently sass my wife and 'forget' to do assigned tasks) my wife early on made sure she was capable of doing everything necessary to break down camp and get home by herself. In fact I have come back to the camp from taking a solo hike to find that she decided to run a drill and had left. So, as regards the RV portion, she is well trained and able.

In regards to disposition of my body, once again, planning ahead pays dividends. She bought an extra-large gas propane fire pit. Her plan, she tells me, is to simply cremate me on the spot. She did, however, give me some input on her plan. She has agreed to spread my ashes on the floor of our local Eddie Bauer outlet store. This way I know she will come frequently to visit me.


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Posted: 09/27/21 07:53pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

It's an old thread, worth reading & pertains to this one.

"Getting 5th Wheel Home"

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Rick Y wrote:

Due to my precarious situation and high-risk life style (I frequently sass my wife and 'forget' to do assigned tasks) my wife early on made sure she was capable of doing everything necessary to break down camp and get home by herself. In fact I have come back to the camp from taking a solo hike to find that she decided to run a drill and had left. So, as regards the RV portion, she is well trained and able.

In regards to disposition of my body, once again, planning ahead pays dividends. She bought an extra-large gas propane fire pit. Her plan, she tells me, is to simply cremate me on the spot. She did, however, give me some input on her plan. She has agreed to spread my ashes on the floor of our local Eddie Bauer outlet store. This way I know she will come frequently to visit me.
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Posted: 09/30/21 07:47pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have never been in a camp site that for any emergency there are always some one very willing to help. Most helpful folks there is. You don't even have to ask. Let one person know and there will be more help than you need.





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