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A broken-down motorhome was fortunate to receive the aid of a backhoe from a nearby construction project during the morning hours of Wednesday, May 1.

The Fleetwood Tioga conked out and blocked the road along the 2600 block of Poinsettia Drive. Traffic backed up on both sides, and parents and kids heading for nearby Point Loma High School were delayed a bit.

Soon, coming up from Nipoma Street, a dusty backhoe appeared and went around the backside of the behemoth. The backhoe driver gave the RV a prod or two so it could be gently glided into a parking spot on Nipoma Street.

The driver got out of the RV after carefully parking it with its wheels cramped to the curb (Nipoma is steep on that block). Wiping his brow, he said that the backhoe was "an angel in steel" for coming to his rescue in the nick of time.

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viewer May 5, 2013 @ 5:21 p.m.

Those 'RVs' -- for multiple decades -- have been a consistent nuisance. As 'nuisance' is a conservative rating to what shall really be said against them. Not only thought-to-be-travelers living in them. As they choose locations to park their RV, first thought for a few days. As then it turns into multiple weeks, and then into multiple months. AND WORSE. It's like having the homeless living in their own RV -- in front of your home. Or your neighborhood. (I be speaking of ones who lost their mortgages & bank accounts. Along with their jobs. Those who can't afford a home.) I say this, as I used to live on the S.D. Coast. It cost no $$$$ to park on the Hwy101. As that be the #1 favorored location for RV locals. Locals who live in San Diego County. Add that you don't know: who be in there what be going on in there *chemical contents: of what could happen to the 'RV" itself, and/or the homes in the neighborhood.

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