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DXSMac
post Aug 25 2012, 04:06 PM
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I'll try my best not to make this sound like some "endorsement" of a commercial product.

I just signed up for this new service from Good Sam. It's $89 for singles and $109 for families. They offer a wide variety of "travel interruption" type of stuff, but being a solo full-timer and having a pet, there were three services that jumped out at me:

Paying for someone to come be with me in a hospital if I don't have a spouse
Caring for my pet if something happens to me
Paying for someone to go get my RV and take it somewhere

In all the years I have been RVing, I have often thought, "What if.... What if.... what if....." and the services they offer were basically a godsend to my "What if?" questions. Especially my pet! How would my pet be cared for if something happened to me?

For me, I feel that having this "safety net" is worth it, but what about the rest of you? Any reason NOT to sign up for it?


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post Sep 14 2012, 04:54 PM
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See other thread where I talk about injuring my foot. Anyway, since I signed up for this policy, I called to see if possibly (I know this is WAY outside the box) the policy would cover sending someone out to drive my RV for me, with me in it, then return the person to where they came from. Guess what, the policy doesn't kick in until you have been in a hospital for a week. SHEESH. Guess I missed the fine print on that. My pet could starve to death in a week! Well, right now I can feed my pet, but I have to limp and hop to do it. But if I am in a hospital for a week, my pet could starve to death!

Although years ago, my cat went on a "hunger strike" for a week because he decided he didn't like the food I was feeding him..... hunger strike went away when I switched food. But at the age of 14, don't know if my cat could pull off another "hunger strike."

QUOTE(TXBobcat @ Sep 2 2012, 07:56 PM) *

I am a member of SkyMed. You can be a single or couple and join. It is not real cheap but you can join on a month by month basis.

http://www.skymed.com/




I checked the SkyMed Link. The closest I found to my "out of the box" situation was that they would pay to take an "unattended" RV back to a certain place. Well, my RV isn't "unattended," but it would sure be nice just to have someone drive my RV for me just to get me home. I guess that's asking too much. Both SkyMed and the Good Sam Trip thing have a provision that if you are solo, they will pay for a companion to come be with you. That's a step in the right direction to recognize that some people travel alone. But just to have someone drive my RV cuz I'm solo, so I won't have to drive, guess that scenario was never thought of......


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