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Re: 2011 QUARTZSITE Rally - Info & Signup
« Reply #90 on: December 29, 2010, 06:34:09 PM »
Tent camping could be a problem as it's very difficult to drive tent pegs into the desert at QZ :)  I don't have any suggestion for a motel but suspect the local ones are full with vendors that week.  You may have to check in Blyth.
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Re: 2011 QUARTZSITE Rally - Info & Signup
« Reply #91 on: December 29, 2010, 06:37:42 PM »
Tent camping is tough because of limited bathroom facilities. We know of one outhouse that happens to be on our morning walk and there's usually a tent or two nearby but I don't know of any others. There's a nice county park just north of Blythe (Mayflower) that might work for you.
 
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Re: 2011 QUARTZSITE Rally - Info & Signup
« Reply #92 on: December 29, 2010, 06:39:28 PM »
And unfortunately the LTVA only allows tents within 500 ft. of one of the pit toilets.  I know there's a toilet to the north of where we set up, but I don't know if we can stretch the rules to cover our area.

There's only one real motel in Quartzsite, a Super 8 near the west end of town.   The Quartzsite Yacht Club (bar and restaurant) also has a half dozen or so motel rooms but both of these are virtually guaranteed to be full during that week, which is the peak of the Quartzsite season.

Blythe, CA is about 20 freeway miles west of Quartzite and has something like 30 motels of all types.  It's about a half hour drive from the rally site on the LTVA.  Be aware though, the weekend of January 14-16 is the annual Colorado River Bluegrass Festival which completely takes over the fairgrounds, so space may be tight over the weekend.
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Re: 2011 QUARTZSITE Rally - Info & Signup
« Reply #93 on: December 29, 2010, 07:01:52 PM »
Thanks for the responses, we WILL be there one way or the other. Looks like I need to look into the camping issue more closely.

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Re: 2011 QUARTZSITE Rally - Info & Signup
« Reply #94 on: December 29, 2010, 07:06:17 PM »
Lou,, the 24th annual Blythe bluegrass festival this year is January 14th thru the 16th 2011. I will be there with with my banjo and guitar.>>>Dan
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Re: 2011 QUARTZSITE Rally - Info & Signup
« Reply #95 on: December 29, 2010, 07:08:58 PM »
Thanks for the responses, we WILL be there one way or the other. Looks like I need to look into the camping issue more closely.

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Re: 2011 QUARTZSITE Rally - Info & Signup
« Reply #96 on: December 29, 2010, 07:51:13 PM »
Thanks for the correction, Dan.   Looks like I won't make it this year - I've been asked to work in San Francisco that week.  Hope I can make it back to Quartzsite in time for the RV Forum rally.

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Re: 2011 QUARTZSITE Rally - Info & Signup
« Reply #97 on: December 29, 2010, 10:11:33 PM »
A two pound hammer will work for tent pegs, assuming they are adequate to the task. :)
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Re: 2011 QUARTZSITE Rally - Info & Signup
« Reply #98 on: December 29, 2010, 10:15:35 PM »
The only things I found that would drive into the QZ ground were 1" diameter steel spikes, and they required Jim's suggestion of a 2lb hammer. Good luck driving anything else into the ground there.
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Re: 2011 QUARTZSITE Rally - Info & Signup
« Reply #99 on: December 29, 2010, 10:17:47 PM »
Tom,

They don't call it Quartzsite Concrete for nothing!!! ;D ;D
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Re: 2011 QUARTZSITE Rally - Info & Signup
« Reply #100 on: December 30, 2010, 08:56:49 AM »
Bring sheets, blankkets and pillows, the food, dishes pots pans etc can be bought in town, and you will have your choice of any RV on any of the sales lots.  from low to high, they will all be there and ready to drive away.

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Re: 2011 QUARTZSITE Rally - Info & Signup
« Reply #101 on: January 01, 2011, 07:45:10 PM »
We won't be there with the group but will try to make it over. My husband is in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease so too much stress is not good. Having to worry about when the tanks are full, to pull out to dump, not having his TV whenever, etc. I feel would add stress and stress mean decline. So we are doing the next best and found a park in town that still had a space. It is Patties RV park  - couldn't find any info about it, but we will be there a month and have FHUs which is important.

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Re: 2011 QUARTZSITE Rally - Info & Signup
« Reply #102 on: January 01, 2011, 09:32:09 PM »
Tom, or anyone in this group, does this group have a "sub group" of Honda CT 90 & 110 Trail Bikes? I wrote the Quartzsite Chamber of Commerce over two weeks ago and asked that question. I got no response. At a repair stop in central California this summer, and after seeing mine on the rear of my tow vehicle, the owner said he had heard of a group that really 'likes' their antiques. They spend like to 'show off' their chrome and paint jobs. I'd like to see them when I'm in Quartzsite late January and early February.
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Re: 2011 QUARTZSITE Rally - Info & Signup
« Reply #103 on: January 01, 2011, 11:21:58 PM »
Hi, Sam,

We won't be in QZ this year so will miss you.  Have a good time and say Hi to the Newmar group if you are there.

Happy New Year!

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Re: 2011 QUARTZSITE Rally - Info & Signup
« Reply #104 on: January 02, 2011, 12:31:55 AM »
Quote from: SScherf
... does this group have a "sub group" of Honda CT 90 & 110 Trail Bikes?

If you're talking about this forum, I'm afraid we don't have a sub group or message board specifically for Honda trail bikes.
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Re: 2011 QUARTZSITE Rally - Info & Signup
« Reply #105 on: January 03, 2011, 11:26:53 AM »
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Re: 2011 QUARTZSITE Rally - Info & Signup
« Reply #106 on: January 03, 2011, 12:09:39 PM »
Jan 23 - 29 for us.
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Re: 2011 QUARTZSITE Rally - Info & Signup
« Reply #107 on: January 07, 2011, 07:52:04 PM »
Bob,
Things have changed, we may not be in Q until 1/23
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Re: 2011 QUARTZSITE Rally - Info & Signup
« Reply #108 on: January 07, 2011, 11:19:46 PM »
I have a meeting in Phoenix on the 26th, so I plan to make it to Quartzsite for a few days after I take care of business. Count me in. 

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« Reply #109 on: January 08, 2011, 10:54:36 PM »
Bob:

Please add Mary and Glen Neuerberg.  They are traveling from Tucson AZ and will arrive on Monday March 24.  Their home is in Colorado.  They will be first timers at the QZ rally and drive a motorcoach and will be towing.

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Re: 2011 QUARTZSITE Rally - Info & Signup
« Reply #110 on: January 09, 2011, 01:52:07 AM »
HERE IS THE LATEST ATTENDEE LIST.

CHECK OUT THE ATTENDEE LIST: Please check the list to make sure I have  included everyone planning to attend.

PARKING: Not sure of my exact arrival date now - so wanted to mention about our parking for those that might arrive early.  For those that have not been there before, you will probably wonder how to park in this super big open space.  :)  Please park either pointing North or South. We are expecting up to 40 rigs so this way we can get as many as possible as close to the center of the rally as possible. Have attached a pic from last year to give you the idea. This was taken very early on so many more rigs arrived. Please try to leave enough space for your rig and vehicle - but don't spread that out too much.

FIRE RING LOCATION: Also, please do not park in the Rally Center location. Last year we built together a great fire ring -- with members bringing a couple of rocks they found on the desert. If anyone arrives early, please try to find the location of our fire ring as that will be the location of our daily activities. The ring will probably be in shambles so one of our first chores will be to rebuild it.  Please park East or West of the Rally Center. Also consider that when this group gathers around that fire the circle will contain up to 80 or more RVers!

FIREWOOD: Firewood is our own responsibility, so please try to pick up a couple of bundles on your way. We build a fire each evening, sometimes in the morning -- and sometimes after dinner. So you can image how much wood that can take.

Looks like another great RV Forum rally is shaping up, folks. Looking forward to seeing you soon . . .  :)

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Re: 2011 QUARTZSITE Rally - Info & Signup
« Reply #111 on: January 09, 2011, 07:30:40 AM »
Bob,

I see we're on the list, but with no date. Our plans (barring weather, etc.) are to arrive on 1/22 and depart on the 30th.

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Re: 2011 QUARTZSITE Rally - Info & Signup
« Reply #112 on: January 09, 2011, 11:24:44 AM »
Bob:

Please add Mary and Glen Neuerberg.  They are traveling from Tucson AZ and will arrive on Monday March 24.

Smoky, I'm afraid they'll be about 2 months late and everyone will be gone. I assume you mean January 24th. :D :D
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Re: 2011 QUARTZSITE Rally - Info & Signup
« Reply #113 on: January 09, 2011, 04:35:36 PM »
Just noticed, the potluck is the night of the day we leave.  Dang!  My favorite meal.
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Re: 2011 QUARTZSITE Rally - Info & Signup
« Reply #114 on: January 10, 2011, 07:47:58 PM »
Tim & Jan 1/25-26
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Re: 2011 QUARTZSITE Rally - Info & Signup
« Reply #115 on: January 11, 2011, 08:19:20 AM »
Bob,

I see we're on the list, but with no date. Our plans (barring weather, etc.) are to arrive on 1/22 and depart on the 30th.

Larry and Mary Ann Nussbaumer

Oooopsss! The 22nd is our departure date from home, so we're planning to arrive the 25th and leave on the 30th. I'm sorry that I misread my calendar.
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Re: 2011 QUARTZSITE Rally - Info & Signup
« Reply #116 on: January 11, 2011, 08:30:23 AM »
We will be there on the 22nd or 23rd.

Believe it or not, George is coming with me for a day or two!!

So far...
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Re: 2011 QUARTZSITE Rally - Info
« Reply #117 on: January 11, 2011, 10:03:27 AM »
What day for the off roading adventure trip, got me a new wrangler and I never done any 4-wheeling yet. Do I need to install flag on jeep? thanks Rich

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Re: 2011 QUARTZSITE Rally - Info & Signup
« Reply #118 on: January 11, 2011, 10:11:11 AM »
If you go with this group, you need air bags, insurance and a barf bag...
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Re: 2011 QUARTZSITE Rally - Info & Signup
« Reply #119 on: January 11, 2011, 09:43:53 PM »
If you go with this group, you need air bags, insurance and a barf bag...

Lucy, you rascal, we have never made anyone barf. The insurance is probably a good idea and extra water and spare tires are a pretty good idea :)
 
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