Ralph L Staub
Had a great trip! We stayed at Camp Hatteras in Waves, NC. Good size spaces in a quiet, VERY remote, well equipped campground, that stretches from ocean to sound across hwy 12. Took the ferry to Okracoke for some food and libations, did some kite flying and 4 wheeling on the beach in Corolla, took a dolphin tour on Pamlico sound, and road horses on the beach.

Our 199fks was the perfect home base for all our activities. We only had one issue, with the toilet. I am under contractual obligation ( 💍 ) Not to discuss the source of the failure, but safe to say there was an issue with paper quantity. Somehow, during the unclogging process, the ball seal was dislodged and flushed. Luckily, theres an RV parts supplier on the mainland that keeps a small mobile shop in the campground. He pops in a few hours several days a week to support Camp Hatteras and the KOA down the street. He had the seal and brought it down with him the next day (for a price). I think I'll be carring a spare in the future. That tank gets ripe mighty fast in the heat of summer... 😱
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Angel_R
Sorry about your um, black tank mishap! I was considering an Outer Banks trip. My family used to come the other way (from the south) because they were headed from inner NC. Now they can't go Hwy12 through Pea Island anymore because of the road washout. We used to go to Waves every Thanksgiving!! I love that place. I've always gone in November and done surf fishing. I've never been there during full season (with full season prices! lol). Thanks for sharing your experience!! Priceless [smile] I wanna go NOW. lol.
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Ralph L Staub
12 is open from corolla beach access to Okracoke and beyond, and all ferries are running. Army CoE have a tinker toy temp bridge over the washout. They are also building a bigger-better-higher Oregon inlet bridge, but the old one is still in service. The main channel has moved to the south side of the inlet. CoE is dredging 24/7 to keep the old channel open during construction.
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Angel_R
Wow! All good things to know. We've stayed in Corolla. Because of the FWS lawsuit that prevented construction for a while, we've been just staying in Kitty Hawk and traveling different places to fish. Not as "comfy" as staying in places you've known for 20 yrs! I have an advantage in that I come from the north and can take the ferry. Other family members have to travel the extra time to get to them. Also, nothing like being in line for the ferry early and it gets full before you can get on (and you are the 2nd person in line for the next ferry, ugh). 3 hrs later..... (better have a good book - yay for Kindles!). Ferries may run way more often in the peak seasons.
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Ralph L Staub
Oregon inlet bridge coming together...  Oregon inlet bridge.jpg 
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