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It looks like my truck camper days are over.

specta
Explorer
Explorer
















It appears that the water heater is what started the fire. I am thrilled that the entire camper didn't go up in flames.



Monday morning coming home from work I either had a mini stroke of some kind of seizure. I drove about 15 miles and woke up with my camper laying on its side next to my truck and the front wheels of my truck in the creek.



Here's where my camper was laying.




And here's where my truck was. I don't remember any of it.

Back in Jan during routine scans my brain MRI showed some new cancer, they think swelling from the cancer may have been what caused my problem.

I have appointments with my radiation oncologist and my neurologist on Tuesday to discuses the plan.

I am very grateful that I not seriously injured. Grateful that I went off the road where I did. Grateful to still be here.

I doubt that I will replace the truck or the camper. I might start looking for an "vintage" TT to tow behind my 1976 F-250.
Kenny
1996 Jayco 376FB Eagle Series TT
1997 Jayco 246FB Eagle Series TT
1976 Ford F-250 4wd Mercury Marauder 410 - 4V
Regular cabs. The best looking trucks.
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StirCrazy
Traveler III
Traveler III
glad to see your ok, but you mentioned a small trailer, has the condition that cause this incident been taken care of, I know if it was me, and it hasn't I would be worried about driving anything.
2014 F350 6.7 Platinum
2016 Cougar 330RBK
1991 Slumberqueen WS100

NamMedevac_70
Explorer II
Explorer II
Glad you or no one else were hurt. With my health issues I have learned to forgo some of my previous fun activities (not all). Maybe you should do the same. Good luck going forward.

sweeperman210
Explorer
Explorer
So sorry this happened to you get well soon

happycamper1942
Explorer
Explorer
So sorry to read this and see the devastation. I wish you all the best for a speedy recovery
2008 Ford F350 crew cab short box PSD, 2021 TravelAir 90W camper

greenno
Explorer
Explorer
Prayers are with you brother.

ppine
Explorer II
Explorer II
Sorry for you. Glad you survived. Get healed up and maybe you can find a small trailer.

deltabravo
Traveler
Traveler
HOLY CR@P! Scary stuff for sure. Hope you heal up and get well soon.
2009 Silverado 3500HD Dually, D/A, CCLB 4x4 (bought new 8/30/09)
2018 Arctic Fox 992 with an Onan 2500i "quiet" model generator

mbloof
Explorer
Explorer
Gosh - I'm glad that you and nobody else was seriously hurt in the accident!

Cancer sucks - I know.

Will be praying for you,



- Mark0.

ford_truck_guy
Traveler
Traveler
holy cr@p specta , so glad you didn't get injured ( any more than you did) and didn't injure anyone else...

Prayers for you and your family that this is handled quickly and thoroughly..
Me-Her-the kids
2020 Ford F350 SD 6.7
2020 Redwood 3991RD Garnet

Krusty
Traveler
Traveler
Wow, sad to see those pics. Glad you weren't hurt badly and hope you are back on your feet in the near future.
Krusty
92 F-250 4x4 460 5spd 4.10LS Prodigy
97 Rustler RT190
EU2000i
Garmin

PSD_w__Lance_84
Explorer
Explorer
Wow, so lucky in many respects. Glad you escaped with your life.

Looks like a major fire started in the camper, I'm surprised it didn't fully burn. Were there quick responders/motorists on the scene that put the fire out?

GottaRunGottaCa
Explorer
Explorer
Wow, some story, I glad your OK & wishing you the best of luck with your medical problems.
2016 F350
2019 Heartland Torque TQ-371

Grit_dog
Traveler II
Traveler II
Double post
2016 Ram 2500, MotorOps.ca EFIlive tuned, 5” turbo back, 6" lift on 37s
2017 Heartland Torque T29 - Sold.
Couple of Arctic Fox TCs - Sold

Grit_dog
Traveler II
Traveler II
OMG!
First off I’m sorry this happened and thank god you (apparently) weren’t critically injured long term or worse!
Feel bad for ya, buddy…Even moreso knowing the personal pride you take in your vehicles and gear.
God was watchin out for you. **** can be replaced….
Take care, and have fun shoppin for a little tow behind!

Praying your personal injuries are minor and easily recoverable!
2016 Ram 2500, MotorOps.ca EFIlive tuned, 5” turbo back, 6" lift on 37s
2017 Heartland Torque T29 - Sold.
Couple of Arctic Fox TCs - Sold

joerg68
Traveler II
Traveler II
Glad you are still here. It sounds like it could have ended a lot worse.
Sorry about your health issues. The best disease is no good and all... I wish you a speedy recovery and successful treatment!
2014 Ford F350 XLT 6.2 SCLB + 2017 Northstar Arrow