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Getting Your RV Home After a Medical Emergency


Getting your RV home afer a medical emergency

When you're traveling across or even out of the country in your motorhome, you always expect adventures. But if your RV adventure ends with a trip to the hospital, you definitely have a problem. Not only do you have to deal with a health issue, but you also need to figure out the best way of getting your RV home after a medical emergency. So now what?

Getting Your RV Home After a Medical Emergency

When faced with a medical emergency abroad or out of state, your mind may start to panic. Even after you get the medical attention you need, a bit of anxiety may linger while you figure out what to do if you’re not in the right condition to continue driving.

Option 1: Park RV in a "safe spot"

The plan here is to leave your RV in a parking lot or on the side of the road and come back for it when you’re once again able to drive. This plan also involves a lot of hope, as your RV will be exposed to the elements, tickets, vandals, or thieves.

Option 1 Rating: D-

Option 2: Find a local RV storage facility

This option involves towing your RV to the nearest local storage facility, where it can stay until you’re well enough to drive. While safer than leaving it roadside, the towing and storage costs may be more than you anticipated.

Option 2 Rating: C

Option 3: Let Good Sam TravelAssist help

Good Sam TravelAssist can help transport your RV back home in the event of a travel medical emergency. Options here include:

  • Arranging for a trusted loved one to pick up the rig and drive it home

  • Hiring a professional to drive your RV home

TravelAssist offers additional perks beyond RV/vehicle transport. If you find yourself the victim of a travel medical emergency, TravelAssist can help with:

  • Transportation back home after hospital discharge

  • Finding overnight care for pets while you’re under medical care

  • Emergency medical monitoring

  • Prescription and glasses replacement assistance

  • Much more!

Good Sam Option Rating: A+

Best Support for Travel Medical Emergencies

Good Sam TravelAssist provides a host of benefits and peace of mind during a travel medical emergency abroad, out of state, or even close to home. Learn more about what TravelAssist can do for you and your family, wherever your travels take you!

Important Notice: Good Sam Travel Assist is not responsible for costs or expenses arising from travel to a country for which a formal recommendation in the form of a Level 4 Advisory for International Travel from the U.S. State Department has been issued preceding your arrival into that country. We strongly urge all international travelers to continue to check for advisories in your destination country prior to departure at https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/international-travel/before-you-go.html