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Old 01-28-2013, 09:23 PM   #1
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Hello from Southern MD

We are a recently retired Air Force family, and we just bought a brand new 2012 Jayco Pinnacle 36REQS after trading in our 2007 Dutchmen 30 ft. TT. This is our first 5th wheel. We traded in our Prius for a Ram 3500 Diesel Dually. That's going to be a shocking change in the fuel budget. We have two daughters, one who is a teenager, and another 10 year old special needs child. I've been RVing since I was a kid, so we're carrying on the tradition to ours.

After all the tours and deployments, I'm looking forward to spending some quality family time with my girls (lovely bride included).

I'm really looking forward to gaining some insight into this new 5th wheel world, and I appreciate a forum such as this to be able to contribute too.

May God bless.

Dave, Steph, Riley, & Abigail
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Old 01-29-2013, 04:34 AM   #2
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Congrats on your new 5er, and welcome to the JOF. Feel free to ask any questions you may have, as there is someone on this forum who has the answer. And please post some pics of your new rig - we all like to see what's new on the scene !
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Welcome to Jayco Owners Forum. Glad you joined our bunch. I think you will find that the convenience and extra room of the Pinnacle will help offset the monetary pain at the pump feeding the Ram. Post often and enjoy your new rig.
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Old 01-29-2013, 11:26 AM   #4
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Welcome to the JOF Dave, Steph, Riley, & Abigail! What a great upgrade to celebrate military retirement with. Thanks for your service to our country. Do you all have plans for a maiden voyage?
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Old 01-29-2013, 03:17 PM   #5
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Welcome to the forum. Would that be South eastern Md? If so you`re close to me.
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Old 01-29-2013, 03:26 PM   #6
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Welcome aboard - We are just across the Nice bridge in King George County... Our home camp ground is Westmoreland State Park. Lots of MD folks over there...

I will be the only Starcraft 14RT OFF-ROAD POPUP sitting close to the rest room in the B section with HAM RADIO tags on it....


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We're thinking about Gettysburg, or maybe surprise Riley with a trip to Hershey Park, PA when it opens. Thanks for the welcome!
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We're over sandwiched between Mechanicsville, Charlotte Hall and La Plata.
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Roy, we have some friends who live near there. Not Colonial Beach, but a town that starts with an "M", I think. We are about 10 minutes on the other side of the bridge, and we do intend to get down to Westmoreland State Park. Do they have enough room for a 40 foot fiver requiring 50 amp service? Thanks for all your service to DoD, sir.
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Congratulations kroakjr! Many happy days camping for you and your family.
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Kroak - Must be Montross maybe.... 40 foot may be too big also they only list 20 and 30 amp service at the eelectric sites...

My 17-foot POPUP works great here.... You are way out of our class....

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Thanks for the help, Ron. We used to have a couple popups, but our handicapped child is the reason we went bigger. Good luck.
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Welcome to the JOF. Hope to see you around the campfire! Thank you for your service to our country!
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