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Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
« Reply #120 on: March 29, 2011, 04:40:05 PM »
Ed, it's too bad you won't be able to make it.  Maybe next time!  Yes, I'm sure there will be plenty of commentary and photos.

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Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
« Reply #121 on: March 29, 2011, 04:51:13 PM »
    With some stuff Donna and I have  Moab Rally this year.   


Ed, huh?
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Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
« Reply #122 on: March 29, 2011, 05:42:50 PM »
Echoing Betty's "huh?" Is there supposed to be "cancel" somewhere in that sentence?
 
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Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
« Reply #123 on: March 29, 2011, 08:45:34 PM »
  Sorry, see the modification, we must "skip this year's rally"

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Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
« Reply #124 on: March 29, 2011, 09:04:16 PM »
Ed, Sorry you and Donna won't be in Moab this year. On the other hand, this means the weather should be spectacular :)
 
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Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
« Reply #125 on: March 30, 2011, 09:34:05 AM »
Hi,
The Jeep is out of penury :) We should arrive on time! Heading for Home (Boonies N. of DFW) Saturday.
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Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
« Reply #126 on: March 30, 2011, 01:22:07 PM »
I wanted to see what Portal RV Resort looked like on Google Maps.  Here's what I found.  http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&q=1261+U.S.+191,+Moab,+Grand,+Utah+84532&aq=&sll=38.59165,-109.563904&sspn=0.060378,0.153637&ie=UTF8&geocode=FUVMTAIdTKB4-Q&split=0&hq=&hnear=1261+U.S.+191,+Moab,+Grand,+Utah+84532&ll=38.594376,-109.568388&spn=0.003773,0.009602&t=h&z=17
 
It looks like two retention ponds.   ???   I hope this is an old old old photo.   ;D
 
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Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
« Reply #127 on: March 30, 2011, 01:26:46 PM »
The pin is in the wrong place on that map. Come down to the second driveway below the pin and follow the driveway into the park,
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Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
« Reply #128 on: March 30, 2011, 01:43:42 PM »
Tom,
 
OK, I found it.  It must still be an old photo because when I compare it to the campground site map it looks like the South Side (Ownership Section) is missing.  I guess the park was a work in progress when that picture was taken.
 
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Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
« Reply #130 on: March 30, 2011, 02:17:46 PM »
Thanks Carson. 
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Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
« Reply #131 on: March 30, 2011, 03:19:02 PM »
The Google photo is very old - taken before the changes started in the park.  The original roads are in the old section, but that big empty area is where people used to dry camp.  It is now the new section with new roads, swimming pool, koi pond, etc.

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Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
« Reply #132 on: March 30, 2011, 07:44:38 PM »
This is the second odd thing I've found about Portal.  I have the latest version of Trailer Life Directory Campground Navigator & Portal RV Park doesn't show up.  It is in Streets & Trips. 
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Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
« Reply #133 on: March 30, 2011, 08:08:57 PM »
Not all campgrounds choose to pay to be listed in the directories.
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Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
« Reply #134 on: March 31, 2011, 05:11:25 AM »
That's interesting Ned.  I didn't realize the campgrounds had to pay to be listed.  I was naive enough to believe that I was paying Trailer Life to compile a complete list of campgrounds.  I guess I live in a dream world sometimes. 
 
I just checked AAA & they don't include Portal either.
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Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
« Reply #135 on: March 31, 2011, 07:09:41 AM »
There is no free advertising :)  Even those signs at the highway exits are paid for by the campgrounds.  Not all want to pay for that if they can fill their sites without it.
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Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
« Reply #136 on: March 31, 2011, 12:03:39 PM »
That's interesting Ned.  I didn't realize the campgrounds had to pay to be listed.  I was naive enough to believe that I was paying Trailer Life to compile a complete list of campgrounds.  I guess I live in a dream world sometimes. 
 
I just checked AAA & they don't include Portal either.

Google the area you want to visit and you can stop paying for campground books. :)



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Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
« Reply #137 on: March 31, 2011, 01:17:44 PM »
I understand about paying for advertising, but if TL is including only the CGs that "pay to play" then I think TL should make that very clear to people who buy their program.  I paid $40 for a program that I thought was as complete a list as possible of campgrounds.  I also bought it because I thought it would be a very easy way to find campgrounds all along a route that I created, which it looks like it is, instead of Googling a series of points along the route.
 
Several weeks ago I found out about an addition for Microsoft Streets & Trips 2010 called the POI Megafile that I downloaded from www.laptopgpsworld.com .  It has many different categories of POIs & if I had known about that I'm not sure I'd have bought the TL program.
 
OTOH, Portal may not be the best CG to use to evaluate TLDCN because I checked a POI file of campgrounds that I downloaded to my GPS from POI Factory & Portal isn't in that database either.  I don't think CGs need to pay to be included in the POI file.  Most of the other Moab area CGs are in that database.
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Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
« Reply #138 on: March 31, 2011, 03:52:40 PM »
I wonder if Portal no longer advertises because they've become an ownership campground?  A lot of that type are not in any of the directories.  Portal certainly was in the TL directory before the new owners decided to sell the lots.  But, Mike, there's no such thing as a totally complete directory of anything!  Things change too much and too fast these days for anyone to keep up and it applies to everything, not just campgrounds.  That said, the TL directory probably is the most complete one on the market in my opinion.  We've spoken with many campground owners who asked us which directory we use because they could no longer afford to advertise in all of them and needed to choose one directory that would make their advertising dollars count the most.

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Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
« Reply #139 on: March 31, 2011, 05:45:01 PM »
Interestingly, we just spent a week in a park in Amado, AZ, that is listed in TLD and even offers the Good Sam discount but they don't have a sign at the exit ramp.  The campground next door has a sign at the ramp but is not listed in TLD.
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Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
« Reply #140 on: March 31, 2011, 06:01:23 PM »
That's why I like this forum.  I'm always learning new stuff.   ;D ;D   Thanks & c u in Moab.
 
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Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
« Reply #141 on: March 31, 2011, 07:34:48 PM »
Quote from: Ned
The campground next door has a sign at the ramp but is not listed in TLD.

Here's what happened to us when we stayed at a place that wasn't listed in the directory, but did have a sign at the freeway off ramp.
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Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
« Reply #142 on: March 31, 2011, 07:55:15 PM »
The campground we stayed at (without the ramp sign) was MUCH nicer than the one next door with the ramp sign but no TLD listing.  We did have the advantage of being in Tucson in January and getting to check out the campground and make a reservation, although we would not have needed it as it turned out.  The directory listings do give at a somewhat standard rating so you know what to expect.  I suspect the non-listed campground would not have fared well with the TLD rating people.
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Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
« Reply #143 on: April 02, 2011, 06:20:50 PM »
I may be a day late getting to Moab.

I promised my Mom that we'd fly back to Philadelphia the preceeding week.  The excuse is I'm going to a Three Stooges convention the weekend of April 23. The real reason is to let her visit her sister and brother that she hasn't seen for 25 years.  We won't be getting back into San Francisco until Friday, May 6.  Then I'll fly to Las Vegas on Saturday the 7th, drive back here to Pahrump to get the motorhome, then head towards Moab.  I doubt I'll make it the whole way the first day.

The rest of the story is between now and then, I'm putting the motorhome in storage here in Pahrump, parking my car at the Las Vegas airport and flying up to Seattle and back.  I'm going there to volunteer - helping a community group get their new FM station on the air - so I have to watch my pennies.  I can stay with friends, so the total cost of flying, storage, etc. is slightly more than ONE THIRD of what it would cost to drive the rig.  $600 vs. $1600.

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Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
« Reply #144 on: April 03, 2011, 02:15:12 AM »
We made reservations at Portal today.  I think we will be in site 17.

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Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
« Reply #145 on: April 03, 2011, 03:03:41 PM »
Wonderful, Jeannine!  I'll add you to the list.

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Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
« Reply #146 on: April 03, 2011, 03:07:02 PM »
ATTENDEES LIST - RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011

Berry (Marilee & Dick), site M-29
Bertram (Christi & Kim), site M-17
Brewer (Betty & Terry), site 4
Bullock (Phil & Doris?), site M-16
Dick (Pat & Jim), site M-21
Down (Liza & Ray), site M-20
Ferguson (Coleen & Gary), site R-47
FitzGerald (Ardra & Jerry), site M-13
Kuch (Sheila & Ken), site M-19
Lawrence (Wendy & Mike), site R-46
Mahoney (Russ), site 5
Nesbitt (Mary Ann & Don), site M-30
Pennings (Mimi & Chris), site R-57
Roscoe (Corinne & Bill), site M-32
Schneider (Lou), site 22
Sherow (Debby & Randy), site R-54
Wagner (Judy & Mike), site R-55
Wainwright (Jeannine & Dan), site 17
Weimert (Barb & Frank), site M-14
West (Marge & Dan), site 25
White (Tara & Ernie), site M-34
? Chrystal & Mike, site M-31 (surname?)

Possible:  Maria & Gary

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Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
« Reply #147 on: April 03, 2011, 08:20:36 PM »
Susan and I had a great time at last year's HS&J rally in Utah, but we won't make it this year. We've been to Moab several times and have decided to focus on Colorado biking, hiking and fly fishing with maybe a side trip to AZ.

After we saw you, we traveled to OR and CA and back to CO. Then to MI and IL and back. Spent most of Nov and Dec traveling through the cold South and touring FL and SC before heading back via the TX pan handle and NM. Did all of about 16k miles in our first full year.

Anyway, maybe next year.

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Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
« Reply #148 on: April 04, 2011, 04:02:26 PM »
Well, Don, it appears you're off to a good start fulltiming.  It's amazing how many miles we can rack up in only one year.  Too bad you won't make Moab this year, but I guess we can't be two places at the same time.  Safe travels.

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Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
« Reply #149 on: April 05, 2011, 03:54:33 PM »
Hi All,

I guess I wasn't on the attendee list, but was planning to attend the rally and stay in site M-8.  It turns out that I can't attend and M-8 is now free if anyone want it.

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