Apr 252018

Yesterday started with the usual round of deleting forwards and spam from my Inbox and answering legitimate emails. One of those was from a couple who both have physical challenges but would love to live the RV lifestyle. The wife is in a wheelchair and the husband only has the use of one hand. They currently have a full-size van with a wheelchair lift and asked me if RVing was possible for them.

I told them anything’s possible if you want it bad enough. I know a number of RVers who are missing an arm or a leg and still manage to hook up and unhook their rigs and do the other chores necessary for living on the road full or part-time. It may not be easy, it may take longer than it does for other people, but it is doable.

With a driveshaft disconnect, their Ford van can be towed four wheels down. I know this because we had the same model and year Ford van and we did it. Several companies modify RVs to accommodate special needs customers, and Newmar builds the Canyon Star 3911, which is equipped with a wheelchair lift and features extra-wide aisles, a roll-in shower, and an L-shaped dinette.

I also suggested they look into the Handicapped Travel Club, where they will meet people in similar situations and find a lot of support and knowledge to make RVing easier for them.

Terry had a dental appointment in the afternoon, about the time I finished the email and reading the blogs I do every day. So after she left it was writing time for me. With Mullets And Man Buns live on Amazon and selling well, it was time to start my next project, Big Lake Fugitive. I knocked out about 3,000 words by the end of the day, and it’s off to a good start.

Today we have chiropractor appointments in the morning, and I’m going to see about having another laser treatment like they did on my back on Monday. It’s a new procedure with new technology, and I don’t have all the details about it yet, but in just one treatment my back is feeling better than it has for all of my adult life. They said it usually takes about three of these treatments for a lasting effect. But based upon what I have experienced so far, I’m very impressed. When I learn more about it I’ll share it with you here.

When we are done at the chiropractor’s we’re going to run into Port Orange to pick up a couple of items at Lowe’s, do some other shopping in that area, and I heard a rumor about dinner at our favorite Chinese buffet. We have not been there for a while, so I’m really looking forward to it.

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Thought For The Day – There are so many scams on the internet these days. Send me $19.95 and I will tell you how to avoid them.

Nick Russell

World-Famous, New York Times Best Selling Author, and All-Around Nice Guy!

  5 Responses to “Anything’s Possible If You Want It Bad Enough.”

  1. Being handicapped doesn’t prevent hitting the road. Tony & Karen fulltime & she is in a wheelchair. Good people too!


  2. I suffered for 4 years with my shoulder tried everything. Laser worked great after 2 treatments. Haven’t had a problem since

  3. Am interested in hearing about the laser treatment.

  4. My shin tzu (dog) had back problems. We took him to equine vet that practiced chiropractic on all animals. He used laser on his back along with pain mgmt and steroids. Knock on wood, he hasn’t had any problems in 2 years.

  5. Should I just send you the $19.95 in cash so you can tell me how to avoid internet scams? ?

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