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Kevin Means

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KOFA 2019
« on: November 14, 2018, 01:13:34 PM »
A lot of folks seem to have really enjoyed last year's KOFA rally, and I've received several PMs asking if we're doing it again. We and some other friends and family will be arriving there on 1/6/19, and who ever would like to join us is welcome. It's boondocking, and the nearest services are about 28 miles away in Quartzsite, so plan accordingly. We'll probably stay a week. It's a no-pressure, do what you want outing - nothing formal. Here's a link to a video I made a few years ago that will give you an idea of the area. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8E1OOmiy5N8 If anyone has any questions, just ask.

Kev
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Re: KOFA 2019
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2018, 02:14:50 PM »
Theresa and I are looking forward to seeing all yall there.
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Re: KOFA 2019
« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2018, 08:30:41 PM »
Hi Kev, Im planning to be there. Looking forward to seeing everyone!
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Re: KOFA 2019
« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2018, 12:46:49 AM »
Hy, great Debra! We were hoping you'd be there again.

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Re: KOFA 2019
« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2018, 05:34:34 AM »
Have been driving past there for 20 years, so time to stop and join the group. 

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Re: KOFA 2019
« Reply #5 on: November 19, 2018, 12:05:35 PM »
Sounds good. Looking forward to meeting you.

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Re: KOFA 2019
« Reply #6 on: November 19, 2018, 01:18:32 PM »
Hy, great Debra! We were hoping you'd be there again.

Kev

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Re: KOFA 2019
« Reply #7 on: November 19, 2018, 02:20:58 PM »
Id like to come this year too. Coulnd make it last year, but Ive got it on my list for this year.
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Re: KOFA 2019
« Reply #8 on: November 19, 2018, 09:52:46 PM »
I will inform the travel agent!
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Re: KOFA 2019
« Reply #9 on: November 19, 2018, 11:59:19 PM »
As of now I am planning on being there.

Last year I was on my way to KOFA when the Stacker trailer pushed me right thru the red light at the bottom of the hill near Parker.

Could have been a real disaster.  Pulled over and did not move till the next day.  I then went to Quartzsite and skipped KOFA because I was not sure why the brakes failed.

I gave away the Stacker and the new owner said it was just the blue wire that connected the curbside brakes.

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Re: KOFA 2019
« Reply #10 on: November 22, 2018, 11:18:13 AM »
Sounds like it's shaping up to be another great time. (As long as Bill can get his coach stopped ;) ) I was told via PM that I neglected to tell those who haven't been there, where we meet. It's a bit of a crap shoot, because we won't know until we get there, exactly which site will be open. Fortunately, there are several suitable sites, so like last year, I'll fly the Forum flag once we get there, so you'll be able to find us. We have a mostly reddish colored 43 foot Winnie Tour, and we'll be towing a black Jeep Rubicon.

If you're coming from the north (Quartzsite) go south on Hwy 95 for about 28 miles until you get to place called "Stone Cabin." (There are signs) At Stone Cabin, turn left (east) onto a dirt road called Kings Rd. The GPS coordinates for the Kings Rd turnoff are N 033.26631  W 114.23954. There's a Border Patrol checkpoint for northbound traffic at Stone Cabin. If you pass the checkpoint, you've gone too far.

If you're coming from the south (Yuma) go north on Hwy 95 for about 50 miles. After passing through the Border Patrol checkpoint at Stone Cabin, go about 1/8 of a mile and turn right (east) onto Kings Rd. IMPORTANT If you're driving a big rig, the right turn onto King's Rd is not doable without going wide and crossing into the oncoming traffic lane of Hwy 95. Kings Rd exits Hwy 95 at an angle, and it's a pretty sharp turn for northbounders. Fortunately, there's a dirt lot on the east side of Hwy 95 just before you get to Kings Rd, and you can pull off into that lot, drive N/E for about about 100 yards, and it'll dump you onto Kings Rd.

We usually camp about a mile down Kings Rd on the north side of the road, but start looking for our RV and the Forum flag after about half a mile. Where we'll actually be will just depend on what sites are available.

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Re: KOFA 2019
« Reply #11 on: November 22, 2018, 12:09:11 PM »
And if you dont see the Forum Flag, just look for the coach with the roof top standing solar array!
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Re: KOFA 2019
« Reply #12 on: November 22, 2018, 03:34:59 PM »
And if you dont see the Forum Flag, just look for the coach with the roof top standing solar array!
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Re: KOFA 2019
« Reply #13 on: November 22, 2018, 05:34:04 PM »
Judy and I so wish we could be there. That was the plan.
I have a small medical issue I need to get resolved so once again, next year. 
When we do get west in February we plan on checking out KOFA. Can't wait to see it and hopefully bump into a few of you good folks.
Happy Thanksgiving. We all have so much to be thankful for!
Jeff & Judy
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Re: KOFA 2019
« Reply #14 on: November 22, 2018, 10:59:33 PM »
We're really sorry to hear that Jeff, but you know that I understand those medical issues. Let me know when you nail down a February date, and Cyndi and I will do everything we can to come back out. We usually go there a few times each winter anyway. Our very best to you.

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Re: KOFA 2019
« Reply #15 on: November 22, 2018, 11:50:47 PM »
Hey Jeff, glad you are on the mend. After  January in KOFA and Quartzsite we will be at a resort in Yuma all of February.  Give us a shout if youre in that area.
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Re: KOFA 2019
« Reply #16 on: November 23, 2018, 05:00:18 AM »
Tom and Kevin. I have saved this topic as a reminder. Sounds like fun!
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Re: KOFA 2019
« Reply #17 on: November 24, 2018, 12:12:53 PM »
Sounds like a good time. We planned to be in the nearby area during that time anyway so will likely join you. Looking forward to meeting everyone.
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Re: KOFA 2019
« Reply #18 on: December 28, 2018, 02:56:24 PM »
Question: Do we need permits for camping at KOFA? Like the permits we need at Qz? If so, where do we get them?
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Re: KOFA 2019
« Reply #19 on: December 28, 2018, 03:14:00 PM »
No permits were required last year when I was there. You can stay for 2 weeks for free.
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Re: KOFA 2019
« Reply #20 on: December 28, 2018, 03:28:07 PM »
Nice. Thanks
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Re: KOFA 2019
« Reply #21 on: January 02, 2019, 07:53:51 AM »
Our plans have changed and we won't make it to KOFA this year. We'll be detouring to Georgia before heading to Arizona.

My SIL is losing her battle with an aggressive brain cancer so we are heading to my brothers. Thought this would have resolved by this time but... She has beat the odds time-wise but unfortunately has not had any quality for too long. We have flown down a couple times in as many months.

Still plan to get to the Q gathering before it's over. Hope to see y'all there.

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Re: KOFA 2019
« Reply #22 on: January 02, 2019, 09:21:06 AM »
Tom, sorry to hear that.  I'm sending you a PM.

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Re: KOFA 2019
« Reply #23 on: January 02, 2019, 11:43:36 AM »
Cyndi and I are really sorry to hear that too Tom. Our prayers go out to your SIL and other family members. If your schedule will allow you to be at Quartzsite, we'll have a booth there, so please look us up. We'll also likely be going back to KOFA sometime in Febuary, so maybe we can hook up then. All our best to you and Theresa.

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Re: KOFA 2019
« Reply #24 on: January 02, 2019, 11:57:53 AM »
Kev, any comments regarding weather and the outing?  For now it looks like rain on Sunday.  If that doesn't change, we'll probably delay our arrival.  I'm planning on bringing a bunch of scrap lumber including some plywood for the fire.  Some people may not want to be around burning plywood and if so, I'll either leave it home or separate it so we don't burn it at KOFA.  Let me know if it's a concern. 

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Re: KOFA 2019
« Reply #25 on: January 02, 2019, 01:11:16 PM »
What is KOFA?
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Re: KOFA 2019
« Reply #26 on: January 02, 2019, 01:16:15 PM »
Tom, sorry to hear about your SIL. That totally sucks. Hope to see you two at Q later.

Jackie, KOFA stands for King of Arizona. Its an area of BLM land between Yuma and Quartzsite. Its beautiful too.
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Re: KOFA 2019
« Reply #27 on: January 02, 2019, 03:51:57 PM »
King Of Arizona was an early gold mine and homestead in the area.

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Re: KOFA 2019
« Reply #28 on: January 02, 2019, 04:07:12 PM »
Ah thanks!
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Re: KOFA 2019
« Reply #29 on: January 03, 2019, 08:50:47 AM »
Kev, any comments regarding weather and the outing?  For now it looks like rain on Sunday.  If that doesn't change, we'll probably delay our arrival.  I'm planning on bringing a bunch of scrap lumber including some plywood for the fire.  Some people may not want to be around burning plywood and if so, I'll either leave it home or separate it so we don't burn it at KOFA.  Let me know if it's a concern. 

Gary

We're sitting here watching the Phx local news.  Calling for rain Sunday.  I checked both MSN weather and Accuweather, and both are saying like 60% chance of light showers here in Quartzsite.  Maybe just enough to settle the dust on the road into the camping area.  Supposed to warm up again by then, too.
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