Some People

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 302016

I get well over 100 emails a day, and sometimes twice that many. A lot of them are spam that somehow makes it through all of my spam filters, a certain amount are forwards and junk like that that I don’t even bother opening, but there also always some from readers wanting to share their experiences, or to ask questions about RVing and the RV lifestyle.

One question I get frequently is how veterans who use the Veterans Administration health care system can get medical care on the road. The VA has addressed that need with Traveling Veterans Program. It is designed for veterans who spend extensive time away from their primary residence and preferred VA facility near their home who need continuation of their medical care, medication refills, or prosthetic equipment. I have used it and have been very satisfied with the results. For more information, click the link above.

And sometimes people just need to vent. I got a letter yesterday from a couple who recently purchased a new Class A motorhome that they plan to fulltime in when the husband retires in a few months. Meanwhile, they have their previous Class C motorhome for sale and have advertised it online in a couple of places. They said that a couple from about 50 miles away has come and looked at the rig three different times, test driven it all three times, spent a lot of time poking into every nook and cranny, and asked a lot of questions. When they asked to come by a final time earlier this week, my readers thought they must be ready to make an offer.

Well, they were, but not the kind of offer they expected. They told me that the prospective buyers said they really liked the motorhome, that the condition was fine, and the price was within their range. They felt like they wanted to make an offer, but first they wanted to take it on a two week trip to visit family several hundred miles away. Obviously, the sellers said no. Apparently the buyers couldn’t understand their reluctance to let total strangers drive off in their motorhome and asked them what they had to hide that they were not willing to let someone actually use it for a while before they purchased it. Needless to say, the RV is still for sale. Some people.

I would have thought that they made up this story and that nobody could expect something like that, except for the fact that I’ve been around long enough that not much surprises me anymore. When we had our MCI bus conversion for sale, someone contacted me and said he would like to take a look at it and asked if I would bring it to him in Maryland. I replied that the bus was in Indiana, and he wrote back and said that he understood that, but he didn’t feel like coming all the way to Indiana just to look at a bus. Yeah, well, I didn’t feel like taking a joyride to Maryland on a whim. Some people.

While I said that not much surprises me anymore, Terry and I were both pleasantly surprised when this came in the mail yesterday. Jim and Chris Guld, the Geeks On Tour, are familiar faces at RV rallies across the country, where they present seminars on all kinds of technical things that make our lives easier. This is their first book, and I’m impressed! If you have any kind of digital camera and want to preserve the memories of your travels, you need this book! Check It out on Amazon at this link!Thanks, Jim and Chris!

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  2 Responses to “Some People”

  1. Nick I am glad that you have had good luck with the traveling veterans plan, but I can say I have had absolutely no luck at all with it. So much that even one clinic in Pensacola FL said I was not there patient and that they could do nothing for me. Even after my home clinic told me to go there and it would be all set. Never did get the care there. Is this one incident? No, I have run into it to many times. In fact only got good help out of the Gainsville FL VA. They treated me very well and took care of my problems at the time.

  2. We tried the Traveling Nurse thing too. The person at Ron’s home VA was not well trained and simple could not set up his need for an injection in 6 months. So he ended up on a drug he a. Inject daily and his Dr set up the script thru Express Scripts. My guess is that it is only as good as the people are trained

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