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2008 RV Forum Southeast Fall Rally
« on: July 19, 2008, 08:40:03 PM »
Gary & Nancy invite all of you to join us at the King George RV Resort in Woodbine, GA October 24-28, 2008. No special plans - just make a reservation and show up for some fun!

The King George RV Resort is a small park located just off I-95 Exit 7 in southern Georgia. All sites are full hookup 30/50A pullthroughs and the park is satellite friendly. Amenities include a pool, hot tub, clubhouse & pavilion, large community fire ring, and laundry.  It is a Passport America Park as well as RPI, so many of you should be able to stay at steeply discounted rates, If not, a special $25/night rally rate will apply for Friday & Saturday night.

See http://www.passport-america.com/campgrounds/united_states/georgia/woodbine/king_george_rv_park/ for information and a map.

King George RV Park
5200 Old Still Rd
Woodbine, GA 31569
(912) 729-4110

kinggeorgerv@hotmail.com

The Florida snowbird traffic gets heavy in late October and King George is a popular stopover spot, so early reservations are suggested. However, the park is closed August 1-15 and they request that you do not call for reservations before August 23.
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Re: 2008 RV Forum Southeast Fall Rally
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2008, 09:22:03 PM »
Gary:

That works for us, see you then.

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« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2008, 09:35:55 PM »
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Re: 2008 RV Forum Southeast Fall Rally
« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2008, 12:52:09 PM »
Cheryl and I need to check on a couple of things, but I think we'll be there!    8)
Frank
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Re: 2008 RV Forum Southeast Fall Rally
« Reply #4 on: July 21, 2008, 08:14:56 AM »
Right in our backyard! (Almost. Well, close enough).

Mary Ann and I plan to be there.  Lots happened since Nashville and we're looking forward to catching up with everyone's news.

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Re: 2008 RV Forum Southeast Fall Rally
« Reply #5 on: July 22, 2008, 08:22:15 PM »
We tried to make a reservation today and they would not book it at the current time.  They said to "call back after August 16."  A note on their Passport America web page says "Park closed August 1st through 15th for staff vacation and maintenance."  It's only July 22, so you would think they would take a reservation since they are obviously still there...   ???

Still looking forward to the rally despite this bump in the road.  We've decided to make this our "Fall Trip" for this year and are going to stay the preceding four days (Oct. 20-24) at Jekyll Island Campground, which is about 40 miles away from Woodbine.  We have stayed there twice before and really enjoyed it.
Frank
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Re: 2008 RV Forum Southeast Fall Rally
« Reply #6 on: July 22, 2008, 08:57:38 PM »
Strange - when I worked out arrangements with Olivia, the General Manager of the park, she didn't say anything about not accepting reservations until after their August vacation. And she did strongly recommend getting all our reservations in by September 16.

I'll get back in touch with her and see what's up.
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Re: 2008 RV Forum Southeast Fall Rally
« Reply #7 on: July 22, 2008, 09:03:21 PM »
It looks like we could make this rally too.  Haven't called yet, I'll wait until you report back after calling them.
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Re: 2008 RV Forum Southeast Fall Rally
« Reply #8 on: July 23, 2008, 05:49:38 AM »
Looks like we'll be missing another good time, with many of the same group who were in Nashville in May.  Unfortunately it's a bit too early for us as we won't be crossing into the State until December in order to extend our stay until later in the spring,  To those who have never participated, make an effort, Nashville was our first, but not the last, Rally.  It is an informal get together with a lot of people who frequent this forum, and it was a lot of fun.
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Re: 2008 RV Forum Southeast Fall Rally
« Reply #9 on: July 23, 2008, 06:15:24 PM »
I emailed Olivia Crawford at King George about the rally reservations and here is her response:

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I asked you to have them call after we close from Aug 1-15th because every thing is cleaned and I want to list your people on the board so as to try to put all of you together if possible.
 
I asked them to call back the end of August or they can call the first week of September.  We usually don't take reservations more than 30 days in advance but I'm making an exception for your group so I can try to put them as close together as possible.
 
Sorry for the confusion.
Olivia

So please hold off on calling for rally reservations until August 23.
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Re: 2008 RV Forum Southeast Fall Rally
« Reply #10 on: July 23, 2008, 07:40:27 PM »
Will do.  A reminder here about Aug. 23 will help those of us that tend to forget these things :)
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Re: 2008 RV Forum Southeast Fall Rally
« Reply #11 on: August 02, 2008, 04:32:36 PM »
I dont know if its too late or not but im interested in attending. I've never been to a rally and I've never hung out with other RV'ers. Would I be out of place being a 27 single male? What goes on during these Rallys? I'm based in Atlanta so it wouldnt be too hard for me to make it. Thanks.

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Re: 2008 RV Forum Southeast Fall Rally
« Reply #12 on: August 02, 2008, 07:14:50 PM »
I dont know if its too late or not but im interested in attending. I've never been to a rally and I've never hung out with other RV'ers. Would I be out of place being a 27 single male? What goes on during these Rallys? I'm based in Atlanta so it wouldnt be too hard for me to make it. Thanks.
Brian

Of course you'd be welcome!  We've never been to one either, but we hope to be there.

As noted previously, call on or after August 23 to make a reservation.
Frank
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Re: 2008 RV Forum Southeast Fall Rally
« Reply #13 on: August 02, 2008, 08:08:16 PM »
Donna and I had never attended any type of RV rally, but we decided at almost the last minute to attend the spring rally in Nashville.  We had a ball, met several of the regulars, and senior members.  It was a laid back good time, unfortunately you will likely be the youngest one there, byt no-one will really care.
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Re: 2008 RV Forum Southeast Fall Rally
« Reply #14 on: August 02, 2008, 08:46:33 PM »
Sounds fun! I'll call after the 23rd. On another note if anyone has any childrern or grandchildren in their mid twenties I am single and looking for a nice girl who appreciates RVing. See you all there!

Brian
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Re: 2008 RV Forum Southeast Fall Rally
« Reply #15 on: August 03, 2008, 12:00:46 PM »
Hi Brian,
Glad you are coming and look forward to meeting you.

Our forum rallies are just people going camping together and doing what they usually do. No rally fees or scheduled events, but we often do things together, e.g. go to a restaurant, visit some local attraction or have a pot luck dinner. We gather daily around 4 pm for a happy hour and social and folks often bring snacks to share.   We often do a brunch one morning too, if the attendees decide to do it. We call it a Men's Breakfast, cause the men to the cooking and the clean-up.

Everything is strictly join in if you want too and contribute what you want to.
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Re: 2008 RV Forum Southeast Fall Rally
« Reply #16 on: August 13, 2008, 07:26:33 AM »
Gary,

Guess I should read the directions first. :) We called yesterday and Gary took our reservations. Probably should call later and reconfirm.
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Re: 2008 RV Forum Southeast Fall Rally
« Reply #17 on: August 13, 2008, 08:46:02 AM »
What can I say, Jim. Maybe the manager [Olivia] was having a bad hair day when she refused them before and told me we had to wait until late August.  ??? The office at the campground is supposed to be closed right now, so I'm surprised anybody even answered the phone!

Oh well, whatever works.  :D
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Re: 2008 RV Forum Southeast Fall Rally
« Reply #18 on: August 14, 2008, 07:12:43 AM »
Gary,

I'm sure we'll be calling later to confirm just in case. ;D
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Re: 2008 RV Forum Southeast Fall Rally
« Reply #19 on: August 23, 2008, 09:57:48 AM »
Called to make a reservation this morning and got a recording that the park is closed until August 31 due to flooding from tropical storm Fay.

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« Reply #20 on: August 23, 2008, 10:16:01 AM »
Don, thanks for that info.  I'll wait another week before calling.
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Re: 2008 RV Forum Southeast Fall Rally
« Reply #21 on: August 23, 2008, 11:03:26 PM »
Would love to attend. Will call in a few days.

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Re: 2008 RV Forum Southeast Fall Rally
« Reply #22 on: August 24, 2008, 10:48:47 AM »
I'm starting to get fed up with this park, Fay or no. If they don't get their act together soon I'll be finding another place. Will see what happens next week.

UPDATE: I talked with somebody who had a friend staying at King George when Fay blew over. They did indeed get a lot of rain and the park flooded - guess that Georgia clay doesn't drain very well!  They shut the park down and everybody there had to evacuate.
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Re: 2008 RV Forum Southeast Fall Rally
« Reply #23 on: August 24, 2008, 11:13:27 AM »
Giles & Suzanne, the rally is too early for us so we won't be able to make it.  But we will be there in spirit, and we expect you two to raise a glass or so in our honour.  Hope you had a good summer, and that your trip to Quebec went well.  What did you decide to do about a toad?

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« Reply #24 on: August 24, 2008, 09:10:22 PM »
Ed & Donna, glad to hear from you. How is the world treating you ? Looks like you are moving constantly ! We sure did enjoy your  Company. We had a wonderful trip; spent several days in Boston with our friends, then a 2 weeks stay in Quebec City; it rained 13 days out of 15, and it was cold, between 65-75 F degrees, everybody was depressed on the campground, but for us it felt great (around 104 F here at home); nice break; and we were there to meet with family members, so we did not care about the weather. We also picked up the hugs and kisses under the old bridge, where you had left them.  Thanks. Still undecided about the toad; we rented a car in Quebec City since we stayed there 2 weeks. No problems during the trip except for a few scratches in thight places, (this thing is longer and higher than I thought, but we love it ), and 2 dead chassis batteries which were replaced easily.  May not be able to attend the Southeast rallye because of my work schedule, will see. In the meantime, you all have a good time, and let us know if you ever come down South.  :D :D

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Re: 2008 RV Forum Southeast Fall Rally
« Reply #25 on: August 31, 2008, 09:46:12 PM »
The King George Resort is supposed to be open and taking reservations as of 9/1. Don't know if they will bother to staff the office on Labor Day if they have been closed for the last several days, but they said 9/1. Those of you who have been waiting to reserve can give it a shot and let us know what happens.
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Re: 2008 RV Forum Southeast Fall Rally
« Reply #26 on: September 01, 2008, 09:03:38 PM »
Well, Olivia at King George says the park still isn't open and probably won't be before Sept 9. Now they are expecting to get hit by TS Hanna, which is headed toward the Atlantic coast. She promises to contact me when they are open again.
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Re: 2008 RV Forum Southeast Fall Rally
« Reply #27 on: September 01, 2008, 09:29:41 PM »
We called and got the same answer. They will not reopen until Sept 9.  :-\ Wait and see I guess.

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Re: 2008 RV Forum Southeast Fall Rally
« Reply #28 on: September 02, 2008, 08:22:56 PM »
Cheryl called this morning and talked to a lady there, presumably Olivia.  She was outside at the time and said she was picking things up in advance of Hanna and they would not be taking reservations until next week.

Then a couple of hours later she (Olivia?) called Cheryl back and said that she would take the reservation.  Cheryl gave her our information, so I guess that we are set.  (She never asked for a credit card number.)

I think she said that we have 2 days at the rally rate ($25) and 2 days at the Passport America rate.
Frank
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Re: 2008 RV Forum Southeast Fall Rally
« Reply #29 on: September 02, 2008, 10:13:34 PM »
They don't seem  to have their act very well together there, but I think it will eventually work out OK.
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