Monday, September 17, 2018

Ran Off The Roadway!

1:20 am:
While attempting to turn around, I put Señor Tránsito partially in a ditch! He is stuck but good!

The Highway Patrol is here to help me.

I have not been able to get a towing company to come out here. I talked on the phone to three towing companies. But they would not come to tow me out!

The ditch that grabbed The Scampy Team is located [Here].




2:10 pm:
Highway Patrol's Tow Truck
It turns out that the Highway Patrol contracts with a towing company for accidents and situations like the one I am in now.

Lucky for me! Or I would have been stuck in that ditch all nite!

The tow truck driver was concerned that there was not enough room between Señor Tránsito and the wall in the driveway for him to do the towing moving forward. The tow guy did not want to tow Scampy out moving backward.

But luckily, there was about an inch clearance for the tow truck to go passed Señor Tránsito!









2:35 am:
The Scampy Team Out of the Ditch!
Finally. the towing guy latched on to Señor Tránsito and towed Scampy up the driveway a few feet. Then he backed up The Team into the street.




3:10 am:
Denny's Restaurant
We drove south from the accident scene to a Denny's in the Town of Arlington Washington.  We are Blogging at you from that Denny's.

I was much too awake to go to bed. Now I have had breakfast [Denny's 55+ Waffle Slam] and am ready to turn-in to sleep.

As they say, "All is well that ends well!"






Nite Camp Location Map
Elevation: 289 feet

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19 comments:

  1. Something you may want to consider is a roadside assistance plan with either Good Sam or Coach-Net. I've had both over the years and I wouldn't move my motorhome without having a towing plan in force. I've only been towed once in 16 years and a couple of tire issues but I may still be $ ahead.

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    1. Hi Bob,

      Thank you for suggesting that I get a roadside assistance plan!

      George

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    2. I didn't mention that the tow I needed was a similar situation to yours. I was driving a 34 foot motorhome and towing a car. We were in Arizona a long way from civilization. It was a lightly traveled road and I decided I would try to do a U-turn. I got almost all the way around and the back of the motorhome bottomed out. I couldn't go forward or back. And car I was towing was blocking all lanes. Even though the road was lightly traveled, I had traffic backed up a mile in each direction because it took two hours to get a tow truck out to me. And three state troopers. The tow truck had to come about 70 miles to me. But like you said... "Alls well that ends well."

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  2. Thank God you are alright! It's great they were able to tow you out without too much of a problem, I hope you have a good day after getting some sleep. - N

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    1. Hi N,

      I did not actually fall asleep until 5:30 am! The accident made me so anxious. It took hours for me to calm down.

      I did not wake up until 12:30 pm!!

      George

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  3. George, I hope you didn't do any damage to Señor Tránsito and Scampy.

    Joe

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    1. Hi Joe,

      Señor Tránsito's 7-pin connector got bent a bit.

      One of the Highway Patrol cops bent it back and made sure that Scampy's lighting was working correctly.

      George

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  4. Hi George.....why are you driving around in the dark at 1A in the middle of the night? At 83 I’d rather be asleep, plus my night time vision leaves something to be desired.
    Bill

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    1. Hi Bill,

      What happened was, I went looking for a quiet place to sleep. I just cannot sleep with train horns blowing and big-rig truck traffic driving passed my Nite Camp.

      But I got on Hwy-9 which was sooooo narrow that I was not able to make a U-Turn for miles and miles and miles!

      Finally I came to a house with a driveway. I drove into that driveway and was backing out in order to go back in the direction from which I came.

      That was when I drove into that ditch! If I had gotten out and looked at how to back-out, I would have seen the ditch and avoided it.

      George

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  5. I'll bet that was the most expensive waffle slam you've ever had?
    I'll also bet it took ☕️☕️☕️cups of hot chocolate to calm your nerves down

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    1. Hi Ed,

      You are sooooo right about both the $waffle$ and my nerves!

      It took me about two hours to calm down enough so that I was able to fall asleep!

      George

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  6. We all hate trouble on the road of any kind, but you sure seemed to roll with the punches good, George. It sounds like you had some patrolmen that treated you well.

    Davy

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    1. Hi Davy,

      Those two highway patrol guys were terrific people!

      George

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  7. Good to hear you are OK.

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    1. Hi Garth,

      Thank you sooooo much!

      I could have been stuck in that ditch all nite long! If it were not for those two Highway Patrol guys!

      George

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  8. As you said, all´s well that end´s well. No harm done, lesson learned. Happens to rvers all the time. Carry on!

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    1. Hi LBM,

      You are sooooo right! 😎

      You know something, LBM? I am one very lucky dude!

      So many things happen to me that could end badly. But I seem to come away from those things smelling like a rose. 😇

      George

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  9. Hey George! So glad all ended well. As for Roadside Assistance - since you are an FMCA member, check out their offering $69/year https://site.fmca.com/fmca-membership-benefits

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    1. Hi Chris,

      I have Roadside Assistance from AAA. Got it right after being stuck in that ditch.

      I am happy to see that you are following me on my Blog! 😍

      George

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