Remembering Our Wreck

It’s been a little over three years since we had a wreck while driving our RV down the road on our travels. While some people may have done things differently, this was our experience and we think it might provide some food for thought for other full-timers to think about. We hope you never have an accident, but if you do, maybe you’ll have some wisdom to carry forth from this very long blog post.

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015. We’re returning from our annual trip out west to visit family and heading to North Carolina for a family get-together. We left Odessa, Missouri in the morning with a planned stop at Diamond Lake RV Resort near Owensboro, Kentucky. It was a nice, sunny day.

As we approached the intersection of US 41 and Boonsville-New Harmony Road just north of Evansville, Indiana, a minivan in the opposing left turn lane started moving into the middle of the intersection, so we slowed down to see what they were going to do (they had a red turn arrow signal).

Just as we were getting to the intersection, we realized that the minivan is turning left directly in front of us. We had nowhere to go, so we laid on the brakes and t-boned the van directly on the passenger side. We ended up pushing it off the road and into the grass before we all came to a stop.

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We were unhurt. Two occupants in the minivan – the ones sitting on the passenger side – were injured. One required brain surgery later that evening. Though the minivan had side curtain airbags, we assume that passenger might have been resting with his head on the side pillar next to his seat.

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The police came and took reports. Fortunately for us, three different witnesses gave the same report to the officer that the minivan ran the red turn arrow and drove right in front of us. One even indicated that they knew we had nowhere to go and couldn’t stop in time to avoid an accident. At least one witness made sure we had his number in case we needed to talk to him at a later time.

Notes: Make sure you get some solid witnesses. It wouldn’t hurt to get their contact information. If any of them have a dashcam, ask if you can get the footage from them. If you don’t have a dashcam, it might be a good time to think about getting one. Take plenty of pictures, avoid talking to the others involved in the accident, don’t try to help any injured persons unless they are at risk before emergency crews arrive.

Our truck was obviously totaled as was the minivan. Both were towed off. Our trailer hitch broke loose from the truck bed and the trailer slammed into the back bumper of the truck during the impact of the crash. This action bent the frame rails at the front of the trailer as well as the kingpin plate on our MorRyde pinbox.

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The trailer, fortunately, was towable. Full-timing friends of ours were ironically staying just ¼ mile away in the Vanderburgh 4-H Center campground. They helped us unload our belongings from our truck and used their truck to pull our trailer to the campground. They also ran Malcolm over to pick up a rental car and took us out to dinner.

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Notes: Most places don’t have the equipment to adequately tow a large travel trailer or fifth wheel. In our case, we were fortunate that ours was towable by a regular pickup truck and that friends happened to have one nearby. Otherwise, it might be a while before your rig can be towed somewhere safe.

Once back at the trailer, Malcolm started calling both insurance companies. We have State Farm for our truck and (at the time) National General Insurance (through Good Sam) for the trailer. Since we were pretty sure the truck was a total loss, Malcolm also started truck shopping on AutoTrader and found a great deal on a brand new 2016 model about 3 hours away.

On Wednesday, September 30th, 2015, we picked up our new truck in Nicholasville, Kentucky, dropped off our rental car in Lexington, Kentucky and drove the truck back to the trailer. Also, on Wednesday, we tried calling the adjuster for the trailer whose number we were given the night before from the insurance company. The number kept coming back as disconnected.

On Thursday, October 1st, 2015, we finally got ahold of the insurance claims agent. She informed us that they didn’t have any adjusters in the Evansville area or, for that matter, within 3 hours of there. She asked if we could find someone local. We called a local RV dealer and the indicated that they could look at the trailer and prepare an estimate. We put it all on hold so we could continue on our trip to North Carolina in the truck (leaving the trailer behind). The insurance company agreed to pick back up once we returned in a few days.

Note: If the insurance company indicates they don’t have anyone to come out and look at your RV, push them to find one. RVs are harder to provide solid repair estimates for than cars and trucks. Just grabbing a local adjuster may not net you a solid repair estimate. Once submitted, the insurance company will pick over the estimate with a fine-tooth comb, which may take a while.

While on our trip to North Carolina, we made the executive decision that even if our RV was repairable (there were doubts due to the obvious frame damage) we would rather have another one instead. So, while on our trip, we started shopping for a replacement RV. On our way back, we stopped and looked at RVs at three different dealers. We decided on one we found at the last dealer, which happened to be fairly close to Evansville, and put a small deposit on it the next morning.

On Tuesday, October 6th (only a week after the crash), State Farm called and indicated they were declaring the truck a total loss. They paid off the truck loan and sent us a check for the difference within a couple days.

Once back in town, Malcolm went over to the RV dealer on Wednesday, October 7th to make an appointment for them to come over to look at the trailer. He also set up an appointment for having a hitch installed in the truck. They couldn’t get to it until 8 days later, on October 15th. Two people from the RV dealership came over later in the afternoon, took pictures and notes and said they’d start on an estimate the next day.

While we were sidelined at the campground waiting on insurance, etc., we took a little vacation away from it all for a couple nights and got a room at a bed and breakfast up in Brown County Indiana. It was enjoyable and relaxing to get away from all the phone calls and paper pushing.

Once back at the trailer, we decided to start moving everything out in preparation for moving into the new one we had agreed to purchase. On Tuesday, October 13th, we rented a smaller U-Haul box truck and ultimately ended up filling it completely up as well as putting things in the back of the truck and the passenger seat of the U-Haul.

Notes: You don’t realize how much stuff you have with you in your RV until you have to move it all out.

On Wednesday, October 14th, we drove the U-Haul and our truck to Clarksville, Indiana and got a hotel room across the street from the RV dealer. They promised us we could take delivery on Friday morning. The credit union where we had our first trailer loan from agreed to loan us money for the second trailer, as well.

Notes: Alliant Credit Union is a great place to finance your RV if you are full-time. Very few banks or credit unions will loan money on an RV if you are full-timing. If they do, they have to take and put one year’s worth of insurance money in escrow while you have the loan with them. Plan on that extra expense.

On Thursday, October 15th, Malcolm drove back to Evansville to have the hitch put on the truck. After the hitch was installed, he pulled our trailer over to the RV dealer who had agreed to store the trailer on their lot for us pending insurance disposition. He then drove back to the hotel that evening.

On Friday, October 16th, we did our walk-through on the new trailer, loaded everything in it from the U-Haul, took the U-Haul back and were on the road by lunch time, heading to Nashville, Tennessee to join some friends for an RV rally there.

At this point, we owned two trailers – both of which had loans on them. Fortunately, we had been paying ahead on the loan for the old trailer so the next payment wasn’t technically due until the following fall.

As we got into November, we still hadn’t heard anything from insurance on the trailer. Malcolm called a few times and each time was told that they were still looking over the estimate. The sticking point was the frame damage. The RV dealer’s adjuster wrote up the estimate as if the trailer would be getting a new frame, putting the estimate total at $40,000. Of course, an estimate that high needed to be carefully looked at. The biggest problem was that even though National General insured RVs, they often didn’t have to try to fix something with frame damage.

We eventually realized that the trailer would need to be winterized for southern Indiana’s winter weather, so we had the RV dealer do that and paid for it over the phone as well as another month’s storage fees.

Notes: Our insurance, once they found out we were paying to have the RV stored and winterized, reimbursed us. Make sure you find out from your insurance if you will get reimbursed for such expenses.

Also about this time, State Farm contacted us to let us know that the badly injured passenger in the van was suing the driver of the van, the owner of the van (who was riding in the van at the time) and Malcolm for medical expenses. Many people, when they heard this, asked why they would sue Malcolm since fault was obviously with the other driver.

This is fairly common practice since if the insurance companies didn’t come to some type of agreement, the case might go to court. In court, some percentage of fault may end up being assigned to the other driver based on various circumstances, so it never hurts to get everyone involved listed as defendants. In this case, at least, State Farm was the insurance company for Malcolm, the driver of the other vehicle and the owner of the other vehicle, so it was all pretty much staying in-house.

The attorney for State Farm told Malcolm what to expect and that he would pretty much be handling everything for us. We only had to let him know when we were served with the official lawsuit papers. Of course, service would be to our address of record which was a mailbox at the Escapees headquarters in Livingston, Texas – a place which we rarely ever visit.

Notes: If you are a full-timer using a mail service as your domicile, things like getting served papers for a lawsuit or other legal actions become much more complicated. Note that the burden of finding and serving you is usually on the plaintiff’s attorney.

By mid-November, with no apparent forward movement being made by the insurance company, Malcolm left a message on the Good Sam RV forum in the area regarding RV insurance and indicated his concern and displeasure with how the claim was being handled. This got the ball rolling and Malcolm was soon contacted by the head of the RV insurance division at National General who promised to get things moving and to keep in touch with us.

The main problem, according to the head of the RV insurance division, was finding someone qualified to give a proper estimate on repairing the frame of the trailer and who could actually do the work. Not many RV repair places want to attempt that (including the one that came out to work up the original estimate on ours).

Finally, in December, the insurance company indicated that they were going to have the trailer towed to Goshen, Indiana to Lippert Industries, the company that originally made the frame on the RV. Lippert agreed to look at the trailer and give an estimate to repair, if it could be repaired. The trailer was towed to them shortly before Christmas, so it sat until early January, 2016.

Notes: Up to this point, we could technically have continued to live in the RV while waiting on insurance, but we chose to buy another RV and just move on. You’ll note that it has been three months at this point. If you couldn’t live in your RV while waiting for insurance to take action, make sure you know where you are going to live. Note that our trailer insurance only offers to reimburse up to five nights at a hotel or a maximum of $500 while the RV was being repaired. Check your coverage now and think about where you (and your belongings) might stay in such a situation.

In early January, 2016, Lippert submitted an estimate for around $6,000 to repair the RV, including the frame. The insurance company gave them the go-ahead and also sent a check to Lippert for the amount of the repairs minus our $500 deductible.

Notes: Insurance companies typically send a check directly to you to take to the repair place when the repair is done so you can inspect the work and pay for it once you are happy with the results. Why they sent the check directly to Lippert is a mystery to us.

We were happy that the insurance company had finally moved forward and that our RV was now being repaired. Sadly, we found out that repairing RV damage is as fraught with delays as is taking an RV into a dealer to get repairs done.

With work having started the first week of January, 2016, it was June 24, 2016 (nearly 6 months later) before Lippert indicated that the trailer was ready to pick up. Their excuse during most of the repair time was that they were waiting on parts from Heartland (to repair the bodywork underneath the front of the RV).

When Lippert called on June 24th, they indicated that when we came to pick up the RV, we should have our insurance check in hand. When we indicated that insurance said they had sent the check way back in January, Lippert said they’d look for it and to come on up to pick up the trailer. When Malcolm arrived the following Monday, he looked over the work and agreed it was acceptable. Lippert never found the check and indicated they would contact the insurance company to have another one sent.

On June 29th, we parked our first trailer next to the second one at the same RV park and got it ready to sell. We cleaned it all up, emptied tanks and pulled any other accessories from it that we wanted in our new trailer.

After the July 4th holiday, on July 6, 2016, Malcolm pulled the trailer down to Houston, Texas to PPL Motorhomes for them to consign the trailer. Before he left, he called National General insurance, who still had the policy on the trailer, and asked if they would insure it while it was on the consignment lot. They said they didn’t insure consigned trailers, so we had to find another policy.

Notes: Check your RV policy to see if it covers consignments if you are planning on selling your RV in that fashion. Don’t let the consignment lot tell you it’s no problem to not have insurance on it or to not tell the insurance company the trailer is on a consignment lot for sale.  

Our trailer garnered some interest at PPL, but we kept having to lower the price little by little before it finally sold on October 26th (almost 4 months after dropping it off and 13 months after the accident). We ended up having to pay the difference between our loan on the RV and the net amount from the sale at PPL.

Once we received the final settlement papers from PPL (too late to do anything about it), we noted about $300 of repairs were done to the trailer after they took it in. The items supposedly repaired were burned out lights, the seven wire trailer pigtail and the emergency breakaway switch. All of these items were working when Malcolm drove to PPL in July but were not verified there when the initial inspection took place while Malcolm was there. Lesson learned.

When we dropped the RV off to be consigned, Malcolm asked the National General claims agent about how we might go about claiming diminished value on the RV if it sold for less than we owed on it. National General said we would have to talk to the insurance company for the other driver about that (which we never bothered with).

The lawsuit from the accident was resolved in early September of 2016. We were never served papers. The insurance attorney indicated that the other parties had settled out of court (via insurance) and that we had nothing more to do with the settlement. We were sent a copy of the court order to release the suit and told to keep a copy forever to prove we were no longer liable for any damages regarding that accident.

Notes: Keep paperwork for everything. Insurance estimates, traffic accident reports, lawsuit correspondence and so on. Most everything we had was via email or PDF, so we kept it all in a cloud storage location as well as locally.

In August of 2017, we received a $500 check from State Farm, representing our deductible on the truck. They obviously collected something from either the van owner or driver. This brings up a good point:

Notes: You should check your insurance coverage for your vehicle to make sure that you have uninsured and underinsured coverage equal to or greater than the value of a complete replacement vehicle and RV. Most people on the road don’t carry enough insurance to pay for a totaled diesel pickup truck, let alone the RV behind it.

We hope you get some takeaway from this. I think the biggest takeaway that a full-time RV’er should get is thinking about where you and your things will stay if you are out of your RV for several months due to repairs and/or insurance red tape.

If you want to see the entire gallery of photos from the accident, they are located at this link.

 

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A Missed Anniversary

We’ve been so busy visiting family here in Washington that our three year full-time RVing anniversary just slipped right on by us. Here’s a bit of a retrospective of the past year and the past three years.

We took delivery of our original trailer on September 7, 2012 and spent the night in it on the dealer’s lot. We stopped by a campground on the way home on the night of September 8, then parked it in our driveway at the house and spent the night in the house on September 9. On September 10, Malcolm took the trailer to work, then we took it on to Fort Toulouse Campground in Wetumpka, Alabama. We ended up just living in the trailer from then on. We consider September 10 as our anniversary date even though we really didn’t start doing any full-time traveling until January of 2013.

Here are some random stats for each of our three years of full-timing:

Year 1 (2012-2013)
Miles: 16904
States: 25 – AL, AR, AZ, CA, FL, GA, IA, IN, KY, LA, MO, MS, MT, NC, NM, NV, OK, OR, SC, SD, TN, TX, VA, WA, WY

Year 2 (2013-2014)
Miles: 18995
States: 20 – AL, AR, CO, FL, ID, LA, KY, KS, MO, MS, MT, NE, OR, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WY

Year 3 (2014-2015)
Miles: 21520
States: 22 – AL, AR, AZ, CA, FL, IL, IN, GA, KY, LA, MN, MS, MT, NC, ND, NV, SC, TN, TX, VA, WA, WI

Looking at the number of nights we’ve spent in different campgrounds, we come up with the following top 20 over the past three years. The number of days we’ve spent there followed by the campground name:

390 – Fort Toulouse Campground, Wetumpka, Alabama
143 – Nashville KOA, Nashville, Tennessee
32 – Washington State Fairgrounds, Puyallup, Washington
28 – Vacationer RV Park, El Cajon, California
25 – Kentucky Horse Park Campground, Lexington, Kentucky
22 – Traders Village RV Park, Houston, Texas
21 – Fort Wilderness Campground, Bay Lake, Florida
19 – Lone Star Jellystone Park, Waller, Texas
18 – Elkhart County 4-H Fairgrounds, Goshen, Indiana
18 – Westlake RV Resort, Houston, Texas
16 – Whispering Hills RV Park, Georgetown, Kentucky
15 – Lake Chelan State Park, Chelan, Washington
15 – Pineglen RV Park, Panama City Beach, Florida
13 – Lazydays Campground, Seffner, Florida
13 – Levi Jackson State Park, London, Kentucky
13 – Mission Bay RV Resort, San Diego, California
12 – Two Rivers Campground, Nashville, Tennessee
11 – Gulf State Park, Gulf Shores, Alabama
11 – Rainbows End RV Park, Livingston, Texas
9 – Gig Harbor RV Resort, Gig Harbor, Washington

Interestingly, if you take out the campgrounds we’ve stayed in to be near an office where Malcolm works from the above list, it looks like this:

32 – Washington State Fairgrounds, Puyallup, Washington
25 – Kentucky Horse Park Campground, Lexington, Kentucky
21 – Fort Wilderness Campground, Bay Lake, Florida
18 – Elkhart County 4-H Fairgrounds, Goshen, Indiana
16 – Whispering Hills RV Park, Georgetown, Kentucky
15 – Lake Chelan State Park, Chelan, Washington
15 – Pineglen RV Park, Panama City Beach, Florida
13 – Lazydays Campground, Seffner, Florida
13 – Levi Jackson State Park, London, Kentucky
11 – Gulf State Park, Gulf Shores, Alabama
11 – Rainbows End RV Park, Livingston, Texas
9 – Gig Harbor RV Resort, Gig Harbor, Washington

Some other little tidbits:

Longest driving day in miles: 587 – June 28, 2013, Deer Lodge, Montana to Gig Harbor, Washington

Shortest driving day in miles: 2 – July 29, 2015, From Jellystone Park to the KOA, both in Nashville, Tennessee

We traded in our 2013 trailer for our current 2015 model on March 26, 2015 in Phoenix, Arizona. We pulled that first trailer 46,991 miles.

Full-Timing – Fueling Up

This is the first in a series of articles we’ll put up every once in a while. This is our collective wisdom gained over a couple years of full-timing. Note that we are by no means experts in any particular category.

Fueling Up

When talking to other RV’ers (full-time and not-so-full-time), we’ve found a wide range of methods of keeping fuel in the RV tow vehicle. Many full-timers we’ve talked to have put larger and/or auxilary fuel tanks in their trucks. So far, we’ve stayed with the stock 38 gallon tank in our long bed Ford F-350. We’ve priced various extra tank options and, for the most part, a break-even payback on fuel savings involves many years and 100,000 miles, typically. It’s just easier for us to make the occasional en-route truck stop fuel up. After all, we have to stretch our legs and go potty at some point.

We typically unhook most every night, even if we are on the way to a destination and are only staying overnight. We will take the truck and fill the tank while we are stopped for the night. This gives us a full tank to start out with the next day. Unless we are getting really bad fuel mileage (weather or mountains), we can usually run around 300-325 miles without running the tank too low. If we aren’t traveling further than that, we won’t have to fill up on the road.

When we do fill up on the road, about 95% of the time we will use the truck islands at a truck stop. Val uses the Allstays app on her phone to find upcoming truck stops along the way based on the “miles to empty” figure on the truck’s dashboard.

Note that truck stop prices are almost always higher than non-truck stop prices at stations a little further away from the interstate. Part of the reason is that truck fleet operators get a discount on their billing from the major chains. Everyone else gets to pay more. Also, the diesel pump price in the car area is the same regardless of cash or credit (typically) whereas credit prices at the truck islands are several cents more a gallon.

Pilot/Flying J (same company) offers an RV loyalty card. Get one. It will give you discounted prices at both the truck islands and the front car/RV islands. Loves, at last check, didn’t offer anything similar.

We also take advantage of credit cards that offer cash back incentives on fuel. We have an American Express Blue Cash Preferred card that has a $95 annual fee, but gives us back 3% on all fuel purchases. Given that we go through $10,000 or more in fuel a year, the $300+ in cash back more than offsets the annual fee. The same card also gives 6% back on grocery purchases (including gift cards purchased at grocery stores – extra bonus tip for you).

We also have a Chase Freedom card that gives 5% back on fuel purchases, typically in the 3rd quarter of the year when we are traveling out west for the summer. That is limited to the first $1500 in fuel purchases, though, so we switch back to the AmEx when we hit that limit.

We also purchase our Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) in bulk at the truck stop pumps. It sure beats having to juggle a 2 1/2 gallon jug of the stuff and pouring into that small opening with a funnel. As an added bonus, the DEF at the pumps is cheaper than any jugged stuff we’ve found.

So here are our top tips for filling up at the truck islands:

1) If you have a gas pickup (instead of diesel), don’t even bother driving around to the truck islands. They only have diesel fuel back there. You’re going to have to juggle your rig in with the cars at the pumps out front.

2) You’ll have to go inside and pre-pay. The card readers on truck island pumps are there for fleet cards, not for consumer credit or debit cards. For Pilot, Flying J and Loves, at least, you can specify an amount larger than you know your truck will hold, go out and pump whatever it does take, then just leave. Their system will ultimately only charge your card what you put in the truck. If you really want to, you can go back inside and get a final receipt (you generally have to do that at T/A truck stops, anyway).

3) Once you have filled up your truck, if you plan on going back inside to get a receipt, get some snacks, go to the restroom or whatever, pull your rig up past the pumps first. There is usually a line painted on the pavement about 75 feet past the pumps. You’ll see other trucks pulled up there, as well. This is a courtesy to let the next truck pull up to the pump and start filling their truck while you do your business inside.

4) If you have ever tried to put bulk DEF in your truck at a truck stop island, you’ve probably either completely failed or managed to get it to dribble out into the tank by nursing the pump handle. This is because big rigs have a magnetic collar built into the DEF tank filler neck that your pickup truck doesn’t have. This magnetic collar turns on the full flow of the DEF nozzle only when it is inserted into the DEF filler neck (to prevent accidentally putting it in a diesel tank). If you ask at the fuel desk of the truck stop, they will loan you or sell you a small magnetic collar that you can use on the DEF nozzle to fill your truck’s DEF tank from the bulk filler at the island. We carry one in the door pocket of our truck. We bought it at a Loves truck stop for about $30.

5) If you are going to get bulk DEF and fuel up, just tell the person at the fuel desk you want both diesel and DEF. When you get to the pump, fill up your diesel tank first. When you hang up the diesel nozzle, the display will indicate it is ready to dispense DEF. Pick up the DEF handle, press the button, insert the nozzle (through your newly purchased magnetic collar) into your DEF tank filler and pump away. When you hang it up, the system will add up the fuel and DEF purchases and charge your credit/debit card that amount.

6) Here are the two magic words you need to simplify your pre-payment activity at the truck stop fuel desk: “Private RV”. If you just walk up and say you want $100 of diesel on pump #20, the next thing they will ask you is for your truck number, then other pieces of information that truckers need to complete their transactions. Just say “private RV” and 99% of the fuel desk people won’t ask you for any more trucker-type information.

Top Ten Campgrounds

Malcolm has been keeping track of all kinds of data revolving around where we’ve stayed and how far we’ve traveled. For example, he can tell you how many miles we have on the trailer (see the statistics widget in the right-hand column of our blog), how many miles we have pulled the trailer with our truck and even how many miles we have on our trailer’s tires.

One thing Malcolm added to his spreadsheet of travel statistics is how many days we’ve stayed at different campgrounds. Some interesting statistics popped out of the results. So, for the first 816 days of our full-timing career, here are the top ten campgrounds we have stayed in by number of total days spent in each one:

  1. Fort Toulouse Campground, Wetumpka, Alabama, 357 days. No surprise here. This is the campground we stayed in for the first four months of our full-timing and due to the way Malcolm’s work/travel schedule works out, we spent quite a bit of time here off and on through 2013 and part of 2014. The actual number of days was a little higher than Malcolm would have guessed.
  2. Nashville KOA, Nashville, Tennessee, 88 days. This one didn’t surprise, either. Since selling our house earlier this year, Malcolm has been working primarily at the Nashville office so the KOA has become our new “home” when working.
  3. Vacationer RV Park, El Cajon, California, 28 days. This was another work stint. Initially, we were going to be here three weeks, but extended another week while Malcolm worked up the road in San Diego. This is the longest single stay on our list outside of Fort Toulouse.
  4. Traders Village RV Park, Houston, Texas, 22 days. This was split among three visits, again typically for Malcolm to work in the Houston office.
  5. Kentucky Horse Park Campground, Lexington, Kentucky, 20 days. This is the highest number of days stayed for someplace that was not for Malcolm’s work and is split among several different visits. However, we have family in the area and we originally lived in Lexington after we were married. Plus, it’s a nice area and we like the campground even though it doesn’t have sewer hookups.
  6. Fort Wilderness Campground, Bay Lake, Florida, 14 days. Disney. What else needs to be said?
  7. Lazydays Campground, Seffner, Florida, 13 days. We stayed here to visit in Tampa the first trip on the road, then stayed again for a week in January, 2014 for the Tampa RV Show. We are going to the RV show again in January, 2015, but staying in a different (i.e. less expensive) campground.
  8. Whispering HIlls RV Park, Georgetown, Kentucky, 13 days. This was originally going to be a five-day stay for a rally, but Malcolm ended up in the hospital with his appendix, so we spent the next week there while he recuperated.
  9. Pineglen RV Park, Panama City Beach, Florida, 12 days. We spent one night here in early 2013 and now that our son is stationed nearby at Tyndall Air Force Base, we just recently stayed there for 11 days for the Thanksgiving holiday.
  10. Two Rivers Campground, Nashville, Tennessee, 12 days. This was another work-related stay. We tried out Two Rivers before settling on the Nashville KOA for our home base while Malcolm works in Nashville.

Malcolm is playing with some other statistics that we might post from time to time.