There’s the Pinnacle RL (Rear Lounge) and the FB with Fixed Bed.There’s also the Home Car XS-22 which is similar to the RL.
This website was one waiting to be born.We collected our FB in June 2008 and have hardly been out of it.It’s not recommended for those who are prone to addiction but we’re coping with ours!
We nearly bought a Lunar Premier H592. It was a little too long for our drive. We liked it very much but turned it down for other reasons. The bathroom was too small. The kitchen surface wasn't long enough. I do all the cooking at home and away and the place resembles Dunkirk until I clear it all up.
MMM popped through the door one day and we read all about the Home Car.Our ‘Pinny’ uses the same white box with many fittings etc the same.
We chose the Pinnacle FB for its package of fine features and are glad we did.We are very comfortable in its use, and we look forward to many a long year of the same.We have adapted it to our specific situation and need and can’t wait to tell you about the changes.
Readers at the early stage of motor-homing are well aware, that making a purchase-choice of something with so many characteristics as a motorhome involves research and then compromise. Others with more experience will also benefit from reading this appraisal of an interesting motorhome. The numerous good features of the Pinnacle are detailed as are the compromises.Practical solutions to the compromises are given relevant to many other motorhomes owned by our readers.
Perhaps ‘compromise’ is not the best word. My wife is disabled so changes needed to be made – nothing drastic.I’m built like a budget beanpole so bump into everything lower than 6ft 2.
Many people who buy motorhomes, new or old, use them without need to change anything.Others like to be busy when back at base and out comes the tape-measure.This website is addressed to the latter group.
Changes, alterations, adaptations – whatever your favourite term is – come under several headings.
1.Necessary changes due to height or disability problems.Fitting grab-handles comes into this category.If you’re tall like me and Mark Brownrigg who wrote about the Home Car in MMM, a quick-fix above the bathroom door avoids collision.
2.Necessary changes due to safety factors.Look at the vast number of work-tops where the electric kettle could fall into the sink full of water.
3.Enhancement changes to improve a specific function.Adding or moving lights are cases in point.
4.Enhancement changes to improve the look of something.
5.Changes to avoid inconvenience.Answer the call of nature at 0300 in the winter and in 95% of MHs, you toddle down to the hab door to find the switch.Dealers might advise leaving the heating on all night on a low setting.Thermostats at home these days are mobile and that situation will come one day to motorhomes and caravans. I have made the changes.
6.Changes to counteract design-compromises.When filling the water tank in our ‘Pinny’, it cascades out half the time.
7.Another example of No. 6 is the bathroom.Mark talks about the washroom space being too tight. (See MMM, p128 – Nov 08 issue).We have mountains of paraphernalia and have converted the shower into storage under three useful shelves.
And that’s probably enough.All you need do is to click items of interest in the side-panel on the right.Send us your reaction via the link at the top of the page and you’ll see it in ether-print under “Your stuff”.