So it’s recently come across my brain desk that I should start making posts about my particular adventure, since it is, after all, a BLOG. So, here goes…
I’m currently working through a Workmans COmp case due to an injury at work. While I won’t go into details here (since the case is pending/working/driving me nuts), but I can certainly talk about how that affects my life as an RV’er.
I suffered a back injury at work, and i’m in a state where I can still function, but I cannot lift anything more than a few pounds, I can’t climb, and I have to be considerate in any moving/twisting/torquing activity. While this does place a severe limit on what I can do, it does not change my ‘can-do’ attitude; it just means I have to figure out a different way to get things done.
Thankfully, my rig was already well setup for a situation where i’m ‘limited-duty’, with things like electric slides, electric jack, and an electric awning (should I choose to use it, which isn’t likely here in the woods of West Georgia!). The stabilizer jacks are manual, but I used my Ryobi 18V electric drill, and Camco 3/4″ hex to socket adapter to run the stabilizers down, and with some specific body positioning, I was able to do this without hurting my back any further!
I’ll continue to add posts about myself and my adventure, along with other tips and tricks I have to share, but know that RV’ing is something that can be done by just about anyone, and if you’re not sure how to get started or going, drop me a line and i’ll help you along the way! 🙂