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Posted: 07/22/21 06:28pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I recently had a stroke. Would like to hear opinions and ideas for future travels and how TT,s are used from others that have had a similar experience. My current TT is a 28 ft. pulled with a 2019 Ram 1500 Big Horn Classic 4 door. A full recovery is expected. I will be the driver when released to do so.

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Posted: 07/22/21 07:19pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I’m not sure what you’re looking for other than a confirmation that with a full recovery you’ll do fine. I can understand a little trepidation on your part. I had similar issues after a quad bypass as to when and what I could do. The first time playing golf after the Dr released me I shot a nice 34 for nine holes and slipped and fell on the pine straw. (Never played that well before or since) Everything held together quite nicely. I’m scheduled for back surgery next month and have concerns about range of motion afterwards. Then I’m scheduled for a cardiac Ablation which means they go into the heart and do some junk which might help, might not, might make things worse. Gotta have faith the Dr has a good nights sleep at a holiday inn and brings his A game.

In your case I’m sure the Dr. will not release you until you’re ready, will advise you on ways to prevent future strokes, put you on some expensive meds. Follow the plan.


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When your doctor gives you the all clear you should be ready to go.

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Posted: 07/22/21 08:21pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I had a stroke and heart attack 2 days apart in 2016. Not a full recovery but still pulling my fifth wheel.
Also had a quad bypass last September.


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I had a heart attack 8 years ago and drove my race car 5 days after my release from the hospital. I imagine it depends on the situation and the persons ability.

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Posted: 07/23/21 08:37am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Full recovery is a great expected outcome.

Be sure to tell your doctors that you want to continue trailering. They can make sure your rehabilitation includes that as a goal. A stroke is different than a heart attack as it affects the brain's cognition. Your brain needs to recreate or create new pathways. Your doctors will help you with that - the first three months is the most important.

Do the therapy as directed. This is where many folks fail and their mobility suffers for it.

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Posted: 07/23/21 10:50am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Do the physical exercises that are suggested! They will work wonders. BEST wishes! See you down the road.


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I always use my computer or iphone to get a list of all medical emergency facilities and hospitals addresses and phone numbers and maps of the area at the next town I am going to stay at. After I get my RV unhooked and set up I take a drive to each of the medical facilities so I can quickly get to them in case of emergency.

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Here's wishing you well on your recovery! I haven't had any major health issues, but my sister did have a stroke and has had to deal with the aftermath. All I would say is that you will have to see what,if any, physical limitations you have once you are recovered. Then you will have to see how well you can handle the physical work required for hitching/unhitching a travel trailer, backing it into campsites and driving down the road. If you don't feel comfortable doing those things, then explore what RV options will work for you. A smaller self-contained class C or B could eliminate any hitching and towing of a trailer or towed car and a single unit is easier to back into a camp site. Or a smaller class A with a towed vehicle could be slightly easier depending on the type of tow bar used, auxiliary braking system and tow vehicle.

More importantly, just make adjustments in your RV traveling so you can continue to enjoy the RV lifestyle.

Best wishes and I hope you are on the road soon!


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Hope you have a quick and full recovery, but you are asking the question to a bunch of civilians. You've received some good responses. You might try to go see a doctor who does FAA pilot certifications. They have some very strict protocols. To me, driving or towing a RV is not much different than flying a small airplane. You can kill or injure a bunch of people including you and your significant other.


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