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Old 12-28-2012, 06:45 AM   #1
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2012 Camping in our Pinnacle

365 Days of Camping in 2012, approx 6000 miles of Towing

A list of the Campgrounds we have visited, some for a few days, some for a few weeks to a month, some several times

Fort Wilderness Resort - Orlando FL
Sun & Fun CG - Sarasota FL
KOA - Ft Pierce FL
Frog City RV Park - Duson LA
KOA - Lafayette LA
KOA - Lake Conroe TX
Buck Horn Resort - Kerrville TX
KOA - Milton FL
Heritage Acres Park - Muscle Shoals AL
Stone Mtn Park - Atlanta GA
KOA - Mt Pleasant SC
KOA - Kingsland GA
Big Oak Park - Tallahassee FL
Top Sail SP - Destin FL
Veterans Memorial SP - Cordele GA
KOA - Cartersville GA
Up The Creek CG - Pigeon Forge TN
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Old 12-28-2012, 07:55 AM   #2
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So which one on the list was your favorite place to stay? (other than Fort Wilderness, of course ;-)
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Old 12-28-2012, 08:45 AM   #3
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Other than Fort Wilderness

Top of the list is Buck Horn Resort - Kerrville TX

Bottom of the list is KOA - Mt Pleasant SC, ok park but we had problems with flies and ants the whole time we were there
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Old 12-28-2012, 01:02 PM   #4
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Rob,

That's a nice list. You must be a KOA member.
How did you like you 2 stays in La.? Eat any good food there?
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Old 12-28-2012, 03:49 PM   #5
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Great first year. So how is the Pinnacle holding up after 365 days of constant use? Some Rv`s will not be used that much in their entire lifetime.
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Old 12-29-2012, 06:22 AM   #6
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Chipper, only overnighted in LA on the way to and from TX. Got in late in the afternoon, left early in the morning, did not eat out.
Only issue with LA was the smooth I-10 broke the hinges on our Kitchen Cabnet Barrel Door. Had to go to Home Depot in LA and get new hinges and stronger latch.
Yes we are a KOA member, we frequently stay at KOA in Milton FL due to it is the nicest park close to my niece's home and we work in the area from time to time.
Some KOA's are quite nice, some are a dump.
Company covers cost when working on road, we get KOA points for free nights when I am covering the cost.

Crabman, our Pinnacle is holding up great, solid unit, soild construction, good value for the buck, we still like it.
Our Pinnacle is doing good with the cold weather here in Tennessee this week.
I think the most wear and tear does not come from the fulltime living in our Pinnacle but the roads we travel over, the Pinnacle takes quite a beating from the road when we traveling.
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Old 12-29-2012, 11:14 AM   #7
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...our Pinnacle is holding up great, solid unit, soild construction, good value for the buck, we still like it.
Our Pinnacle is doing good with the cold weather here in Tennessee this week.
I think the most wear and tear does not come from the fulltime living in our Pinnacle but the roads we travel over, the Pinnacle takes quite a beating from the road when we traveling.
Thanks for your info, Rob! Glad to hear that you, too, are satisfied with your Pinnacle. I'm guess-timating that we put about 7500 miles on our Pinnacle during the past year. We had a couple of minor issues (slide gasket and replacement of the anti-siphon trap vent for kitchen sink) that the dealer rectified as warranty work. Sadly, it is now winterized and under about 10 inches of snow.

2013 is our year to head to Alaska barring any unforeseen complications. That trip will definitely test the integrity of our Pinnacle.
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Old 12-29-2012, 01:36 PM   #8
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A trip to Alaska is on our Bucket List, most likely still a few years off.

Look forward to your posts and updates when you go to Alaska.
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Old 12-29-2012, 03:44 PM   #9
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Here are the places we were camped at in 2012 before starting full-timing December 15th;

2012 April - Desert Rose RV Park - Fernley, NV

2012 - May - 49er Village, Plymouth, CA.

2012 - June - Pioneer RV Park, Quincy, CA.

2012 - June & July - Eagle Lake, Merrill Campground - 16 miles north of Susanville, CA. Merrill Campground is part of the Eagle Lake Recreation Area in the rolling hills of northern California.

2012 - August - Hereford Ranch, Hat Creek, CA.

2012 - August - Virginia City, NV.

2012 - Nevada County Fairgrounds - Grass Valley, CA.

2012 - September - Meadowcliff RV Park, Coleville, CA.

2012 - October - Jackson Rancheria, Jackson, CA.

2012 - October - Little Bear RV Park - Blairsden, CA.

Where are we now?

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Oh...and our Pinnacle has been operating just fine.

Had another Pinnacle, same model as ours coincidentally, parked a few spots away from where we are now. Nice people from Prescott, AZ.

Happy Holidays everyone!!
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Old 12-30-2012, 10:06 AM   #10
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We are going to Ft. Wilderness in March while the kids are on their spring break.

While the DW and I have a Jayco X23B, we rented one of Disneys' Wilderness Homes. The son-in-law will be towing his 31 foot camper down there. Ahhhh..... youth!!!!
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