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Winnebago 2010 Grand National Rally (GNR) roll call
« on: December 22, 2009, 08:06:17 PM »
Yes - there's another Funtastic GNR on the horizon (it will be here before you know what happened  :D ).

If you are going, or thinking about going, chime in on this thread.  Jane and I might be going again for this one - we had a blast at the one in 2008.

Here is the rally info.
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Re: Winnebago 2010 Grand National Rally (GNR) roll call
« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2009, 08:41:17 PM »
I always wanted to attend one, this may be the year..... :)
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Re: Winnebago 2010 Grand National Rally (GNR) roll call
« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2009, 09:04:14 PM »
John,
  Good to know you hope to attend.  I will be there for sure.  Trish and I started a new Winnebago Chapter and we have grown from 6 motor homes in January to 47 motor homes in our chapter.  We are having a blast.  We looked for you last year at GNR and everyone was asking about you (at the "other" forum).  We will be in Tennessee Row now that we have moved from California to Tennessee.  I'll try to track you down but please stop by if you get a chance.
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Re: Winnebago 2010 Grand National Rally (GNR) roll call
« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2009, 09:31:06 PM »
Marty - (Sarge) - just get 'er done.. make it happen!

Dennis - hey bud - welcome to the forum!! Please take a couple of minutes and say hi to the forum at-large in the 'Introduce yourself' board. Good for you for starting a chapter - wow - you have a big one. 

I missed not being at the GNR last year - we were in the Northeast by design and there was no way we could make that happen.  Pretty sure we can do GNR in 2010 though.  Need the experts at factory service to do some routine maintenance and I need to say hi to my Winnie buddy.

Assuming we can make 2010 GNR, I'll organize an rvforum meet-greet event so we can all have some good fellowship.
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Re: Winnebago 2010 Grand National Rally (GNR) roll call
« Reply #4 on: December 22, 2009, 09:50:45 PM »
We attended last year for the first time and had a great time. Definitely on our calendar again this year. Gotta get there the week ahead though...lots of things to do and the Puckerbrush Parade is a bit of Hometown Americana from the past - a real treat.

Something else that may be attractive immediately following GNR is the EAA Fly-In in Oshkosh, WI.  It's only about 250 - 300 miles east, and it's an easy drive. Anything you want to see having to do with aviation - it's here. Daily airshows and huge static displays - along with a "fly market".  I attended last year (after not attending for the last 15 years) and it was every bit as good, and better, than I remembered it to be. Very family oriented. I recommend it highly  - very similar "Karma" at both events.

Lookin' forward to seeing everyone again and meeting new folks this year...We can't wait!!

Pops

ps...We'll be in the Tennessee row, too!!   Jus' c'mon down!!
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Re: Winnebago 2010 Grand National Rally (GNR) roll call
« Reply #5 on: December 22, 2009, 10:50:00 PM »
I can't find the link???
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Re: Winnebago 2010 Grand National Rally (GNR) roll call
« Reply #6 on: December 23, 2009, 05:29:57 AM »
We plan to make the GNR for the first time (as we only have been into rving about 2 months).  Just sent in my application to WIT last week.  We look forward to meeting others from the RVforum.
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Re: Winnebago 2010 Grand National Rally (GNR) roll call
« Reply #7 on: December 23, 2009, 07:14:27 AM »
I can't find the link???


On John's post click on "Here is".....the link will pop up in a new window.  It would help if the words "Here is" were in bold, but maybe it's the new software for the forum now that doesn't allow that (?)
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Re: Winnebago 2010 Grand National Rally (GNR) roll call
« Reply #8 on: December 23, 2009, 08:16:21 AM »

On John's post click on "Here is".....the link will pop up in a new window.  It would help if the words "Here is" were in bold, but maybe it's the new software for the forum now that doesn't allow that (?)

Mark - I noticed links were a little hard to see.  That should be an easy tweak for Tom to make, he has lots of odd and ends to do for the forum, so it might take him a while to get to it.

Pops - a big howdy to you and welcome to rvforum!  I've wanted to do the EAA fly-in for some time, might add that to the list for next year.  Jane literally grew up in the back seat of her daddy's various light aircraft, so she loves all things aviation - that would be an easy sell.
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Re: Winnebago 2010 Grand National Rally (GNR) roll call
« Reply #9 on: December 23, 2009, 03:47:28 PM »
Would like to make it, but probably the next GNR for us will be 2011. :-\
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Re: Winnebago 2010 Grand National Rally (GNR) roll call
« Reply #10 on: December 23, 2009, 04:06:23 PM »
Mark - I noticed links were a little hard to see.  That should be an easy tweak for Tom to make, he has lots of odd and ends to do for the forum, so it might take him a while to get to it.


Sorry in advance for the offtopic post, but when I click on link it doesn include where you insert the link or what "name" you want to link to be clickable.  How did you get your link in here John? 
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Re: Winnebago 2010 Grand National Rally (GNR) roll call
« Reply #11 on: December 23, 2009, 06:27:46 PM »
Mark - when you click on the link icon in the edit panel, you don't get the same result as with the older forum software. 

Here is the syntax for the link I used.  For demonstration purposes, I substituted curly brackets {} since if I used the [] bracket symbol, we would have another link embedded.

{url=http://www.winnebagoind.com/clubs/wit/gnr.php}Here is{/url} the rally info.

Ned turned me on to a Firefox add-in called BBCodeXtra which I think will be an easy way to insert BB code.  Give it a try.
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Re: Winnebago 2010 Grand National Rally (GNR) roll call
« Reply #12 on: January 02, 2010, 09:51:56 PM »
My wife Cathy and I and most of the North Dakota Nodak-Flickertails Club will be there.
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« Reply #13 on: January 03, 2010, 08:07:15 AM »
Excellent!
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Re: Winnebago 2010 Grand National Rally (GNR) roll call
« Reply #14 on: January 05, 2010, 02:33:10 PM »
Sorry John,  we'll miss you and Jane for this rally.  We were there in '08 & '09.  However, I am happy to say that we will be on our very first WIT caravan. . . . to Alaska!  We are very excited!  Not to mention antsy!  I want July to get here yesterday!

We have plans to be at the rally in 2011 tho.  We may even be in FC after the Alaska caravan, depending on what the roads up in Alaska do to us!

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Re: Winnebago 2010 Grand National Rally (GNR) roll call
« Reply #15 on: January 05, 2010, 02:55:16 PM »
Jeanne - that's terrific!  You will have a blast in Alaska.  We're thinking about going back next year (2011.)  You might want to plan ahead and factor in a factory stop on the way back - Winnie replaced our cracked windshield  :P - given a choice, I'd much rather the factory replace the glass rather than a local glass outfit.
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Re: Winnebago 2010 Grand National Rally (GNR) roll call
« Reply #16 on: January 05, 2010, 05:39:33 PM »
Mark - I noticed links were a little hard to see.  That should be an easy tweak for Tom to make, he has lots of odd and ends to do for the forum, so it might take him a while to get to it.

John, I find that making the link text UC "and" Bold plus sometimes another color than blue or black makes it stand out very well. You can also make that text a font size larger, tho that has never been necessary in any of my posts.

Have done that here with your link as a for example:

HERE IS the rally info.
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Re: Winnebago 2010 Grand National Rally (GNR) roll call
« Reply #17 on: January 05, 2010, 09:32:54 PM »
Good suggestion - much appreciated Bob!
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Re: Winnebago 2010 Grand National Rally (GNR) roll call
« Reply #18 on: January 05, 2010, 11:53:43 PM »
I already made the tweak since John posted that message; Links now show in blue automatically.
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Re: Winnebago 2010 Grand National Rally (GNR) roll call
« Reply #19 on: January 20, 2010, 06:44:14 PM »
When I visited Forest City and seen the campground it looked like it might be a little hard leveling the motor home. Is this a problem? Do you need any special equipment?  If you have any advise I'd appreciate it as I'm intending on going to National.

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Re: Winnebago 2010 Grand National Rally (GNR) roll call
« Reply #20 on: January 20, 2010, 09:15:41 PM »
It's the luck of the draw.  They rotate the state rows around every year so one year you might have a real level site and one year you might not.  The story I heard is the person that deeded the land to Winnebago Industries stipulated that it had to retain its gently rolling 'character.'  What is character to one person is a problem to another  ::).

The parking crew has wood cribbage and they will help you get level.  In some extreme cases, it might involve digging some shallow holes for the wheels, but this is pretty unusual.  DO NOT let this situation keep you from attending - you will have a blast at the rally and the odds are way in your favor that leveling will be a non-event.
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Re: Winnebago 2010 Grand National Rally (GNR) roll call
« Reply #21 on: January 21, 2010, 05:19:00 PM »
That you John for the information. I will be there.
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Re: Winnebago 2010 Grand National Rally (GNR) roll call
« Reply #22 on: January 28, 2010, 10:09:44 AM »
We're planning to attend GNR this year. It'll be our first!
We look forward to taking our new Tour "home" to Forest City.
We'll be in the California row.  8)
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We are eager to meet members of our Winnie clan!

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« Reply #23 on: January 28, 2010, 12:34:16 PM »
Good deal guys!  We'll put together an rvforum meet 'n greet in one of the seminar tents so we can have some in-person chitty-chatty time.

We figure the weather will be significantly better than Texas, but you're right - could be anything.
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Re: Winnebago 2010 Grand National Rally (GNR) roll call
« Reply #24 on: March 13, 2010, 10:53:35 AM »
It took me awhile to get around to it. But, it's official: The check is in the mail.

We're looking forward to our first GNR!

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Re: Winnebago 2010 Grand National Rally (GNR) roll call
« Reply #25 on: March 13, 2010, 12:17:32 PM »
Jane just sent in our check a few days ago - looking forward to seeing you guys!  We'll be in the Texas row.
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Re: Winnebago 2010 Grand National Rally (GNR) roll call
« Reply #26 on: March 13, 2010, 02:47:49 PM »
Last year the litature stated that state rows could have been limited to only extending one slide out on the MH's, I can't find anywhere that is stated for this year. Did I overlook it or have others seen this? We stayed in Lower D last year but when we walked around I don't recall anyone having limited slides out.

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Re: Winnebago 2010 Grand National Rally (GNR) roll call
« Reply #27 on: March 13, 2010, 05:43:58 PM »
Last year the litature stated that state rows could have been limited to only extending one slide out on the MH's, I can't find anywhere that is stated for this year.
That was never on the radar screen when we were at GNR - never heard anybody talk about not being able put slides out.  I usually don't make flat statements, but all three of our slides will be extended at the GNR  ;D
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Re: Winnebago 2010 Grand National Rally (GNR) roll call
« Reply #28 on: March 14, 2010, 07:02:38 PM »
See Ya'll at GNR.  We've sent in the application and money.  Just finished the Florida State Rally <Florida Winnie Gators>.  We had 307 coaches at Orlando Fair Grounds.  Our challenge is to have more than the 122 coaches that were at GNR last year.  Maybe we can make it, cause I wasn't there last year.

If you get to Forrest City a week early, can you stay at the Winnebago Rally site or do you have to go somewhere else for the week?
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Re: Winnebago 2010 Grand National Rally (GNR) roll call
« Reply #29 on: March 14, 2010, 08:57:27 PM »
Winnie opens up the rally grounds maybe three or four days early?  I forgot the exact number of days.  You do have to pay an additional nominal fee for the days though.  What we did was arrive about a week or ten days early for service and stayed at rally grounds in the service row until we got kicked out.  Then we were at the visitor's center for a night or two until the rally grounds were opened up for early arrivals.

If you won't be there early for service, you can

a) stay at nearby Pammel Park (water/electric only but with a dump)
b) try to stay at the commercial RV park on the west side of Forest City (chances are they will be full)
c) there is a very nice commercial campground about 30 miles south in Clear Lake called Oakwood RV Park
d) there is a state park nearby called Pilot Knob - we drove the Jeep there and checked it out - as I recall it is heavily wooded and it is really designed for smaller RVs.  No way would we take our Horizon there
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