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Re: Quartzsite 06 ARRIVALS
« Reply #30 on: January 18, 2006, 10:14:12 PM »
Has anyone tried a multiplexer attached to the 50 amp pedestal?  Maybe it will multiply itself and spit out a full 50 amps to whoever plugs in.  And maybe among all the techies we have coming, someone will figure out how to make it all wireless so we won't have 50 amp cables running all over the camp area.   ;D
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Re: Quartzsite 06 ARRIVALS
« Reply #31 on: January 19, 2006, 09:56:55 AM »
Jeanine took care of the interlopers

I was very hospitable.  I asked if they were here for the RV Forum Rally.  When they said no, I said we were expecting about 60 rigs and they were welcome to join us.  I also said we were a lively group, hoping they would interpret that as noisy.  They only took a few minutes to decide to leave.

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Re: Quartzsite 06 ARRIVALS
« Reply #32 on: January 19, 2006, 11:00:05 AM »
I said we were expecting about 60 rigs and they were welcome to join us. I also said we were a lively group, hoping they would interpret that as noisy.

LOL Jeannine, that was both hospitable and diplomatic.
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Re: Quartzsite 06 ARRIVALS
« Reply #33 on: January 19, 2006, 12:08:36 PM »
Has anyone tried a multiplexer attached to the 50 amp pedestal?  Maybe it will multiply itself and spit out a full 50 amps to whoever plugs in.  And maybe among all the techies we have coming, someone will figure out how to make it all wireless so we won't have 50 amp cables running all over the camp area.   ;D

Possible Smokey, My rig is set to pass on up to 30 amps on each leg of a 50 amp hookup..

However it won't provide 50 amps to everyone,,, Just 50 amps overall, so ifyou are using 30 on one or the other legs there is 20 amps left for the other users,  if you have 5 rigs each using 10 amps, on a leg there is nothign left on that leg
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Re: Quartzsite 06 ARRIVALS
« Reply #34 on: January 19, 2006, 08:27:27 PM »

Same here Bob. We got a late start (after 11.00am), but we're finally on the freeway headed south. We'll probably make it to Bakersfield today.

BTW where will you be getting the rig serviced?


I pulled into QZ around 3:30 or so this afternoon (Thursday). Was nice to be greeted by so many RVForum friends plus get a big Helaine Hug -- and to find that Bernie had reserved my site by my fire ring. Thank you, Bernie -- you are a gentleman and a scholar :)

This was a bad weather trip for me, Tom. Wednesday AM I hit that kind of valley fog that we all dread -- plus it was raining as well. That slowed me down quite a bit, but I managed to make Barstow last night. However, at Mojave the heavy winds hit. Not too bad as it was a direct tailwind. But today, around Ludlow on the 40 I hit killer winds. Several big rigs blew over -- according to a trucker on my CB. Not a good feelling trying to keep my rig on the road while watching three tow truck trying to right an 18 wheeler.

Had my rig serviced at CW in Rocklin. I used to use Jiffy Lube in Sacto, but once I got my 2Way dish -- I wouldn't fit in the bay anymore. :(

There are tons of rigs here already -- so will get the site updated tonight and in the AM when I do a better rig/head count.
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« Reply #35 on: January 19, 2006, 08:50:49 PM »
Bob,

Glad you made it safely. We decided to stop at Lake Havasu for a few days with the Reiters. We'll be in QZ Saturday morning.

BTW remind me to tell you some stories about Jiffy Lube.
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« Reply #36 on: January 20, 2006, 09:46:26 AM »
:) Kathy and I should arrive sometime Thursday (26th) afternoon. We both still work and cannot get off any earlier. So hopefully there will enough room for our 36 foot Prairie Schooner 5th wheeler...no washes please.

FYI - After I'm done zipping up these wooden pallets with my reciprocating saw to 12" lengths, I should have about a half-cord of various wood in the truck bed for the campfire too. Hope that helps.

Anyone have or know of anyone with a decent used "Quad" ATV or mini-dune buggy gizmo for sale?? Talk to me at QZ. Thanks.

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« Reply #37 on: January 20, 2006, 03:30:28 PM »
Bob:

Glad you made it in OK.  I may have failed to meet you last night at the happy hour.  If I did, I was overwhelmed by so many new faces.  If I didn't I hope we can say howdy this evening.  This is a first rate operation you run and we are very appreciative.   ;)
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« Reply #38 on: January 20, 2006, 03:55:24 PM »
Bob:

Shayne and Audrey's last name is Berta.

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Re: Quartzsite 06 ARRIVALS
« Reply #39 on: January 20, 2006, 06:23:27 PM »
I pulled into QZ around 3:30 or so this afternoon (Thursday).

I'm back in the Detroit area for the weekend (Will be back to QZ Monday Afternoon)

Just spoke with my wife... She mentioned meeting you (Nice thigns were said about you)

And by the way a public thanks to Bernie,,, He showed us to a parking space, helped me back in
and got us settled for the night when I arrived in my newlly repaired rig.   Then he tried to help wife and dizzy blond friend driver find their way back to the rig (alas, they were way too lost... thankfully I thought to give them a nav aid and between it and myself... We figured out she was in the wrong part of the desert, (Wrong ranger station) got that fixed and she found the rig no problem)

Now if we could just tap a bit of Smokey's 50 amps :-)... Only need about 10 or so
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Re: Quartzsite 06 ARRIVALS
« Reply #40 on: January 20, 2006, 09:00:06 PM »
Bob, thanks for welcoming our friends Dave & Lisa this evening, just as I was calling Dave on the phone. We leave Lake Havasu in the morning (Sat) with the Reiters and should be there before noon.

Hope Dave didn't tell too many bad stories about us  ;D
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« Reply #41 on: January 20, 2006, 10:43:25 PM »
John:

Speaking of getting lost, I had to go back to Phoenix last night and tried leaving at 3:30 am.  It took me a full hour to find my way back to the ranger station.  Looks so simple in daylight.  Really tough at night.  :D

Somehow I missed you.  When you get back look for the guy who keeps spilling his drink at happy hour and introduce yourself to me.   ;D
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Re: Quartzsite 06 ARRIVALS
« Reply #42 on: January 20, 2006, 11:14:33 PM »
Hello everyone . . .

Wanted to report that the latest list of arrivals is now posted so you can see who is here and who is not. Looks like we have 23 rigs so far. Will be adding any names from Betty's group of those that decide to stay on for our rally. Right now, the group itself is posted on my list as one rig.

This has been a very good day here in QZ. It's really been fun greeting the new people that have found our forum and this one of many rally's of this forum. The weather today was beautiful as well. Hardly a cloud in the sky -- and we felt the warmth of the desert, which is nice after spending the past month in the rains of NCal. Many were seen in short sleeves and short pants.

Evenings are cool to cold as the night wears on. However, Helaine allowed me to build a fire in my fire ring tonight and a number of folk joined us. That's what I love the most about the desert. Sitting around an open fire under that incredible AZ sky -- with RVing friends from around the country. Oh -- and BTW, Jeannine and Dan noticed and quickly pointed out one of the brightest and fastest moving shooting stars most of us had ever seen. Amazing.

Anxious to see the arrival of many more names from the attendee list . . .


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« Reply #43 on: January 20, 2006, 11:20:20 PM »
Bob, thanks for welcoming our friends Dave & Lisa this evening, just as I was calling Dave on the phone. We leave Lake Havasu in the morning (Sat) with the Reiters and should be there before noon.

Hope Dave didn't tell too many bad stories about us  ;D

Oh -- my pleasure and a pleasure meeting them.

Actually, he spoke only very kind words about you, Tom -- and withheld all the bad stories.  ;)
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Re: Quartzsite 06 ARRIVALS
« Reply #44 on: January 20, 2006, 11:35:20 PM »
Bob:

Glad you made it in OK.  I may have failed to meet you last night at the happy hour.  If I did, I was overwhelmed by so many new faces.  If I didn't I hope we can say howdy this evening.  This is a first rate operation you run and we are very appreciative.   ;)

Hi Smoky:

Wasn't able to get to the happy hour last night. Just too zonked after fighting the weather for 2 days getting here. I'll find you tomorrow, tho. I did meet your friend, Shayne. Thanks for talking them into coming. We had a good chat . . .

Thanks so much for the comment of our rally. I appreciate that. Actually, I just proceed in whatever direction Helaine points me. This rally always goes back to Fred and Daisy -- they set it up originally and it all just falls into place each year. Hope you have had a chance to meet them.

Looking forward to meeting you . . .
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« Reply #45 on: January 20, 2006, 11:45:11 PM »
I'm back in the Detroit area for the weekend (Will be back to QZ Monday Afternoon)

Just spoke with my wife... She mentioned meeting you (Nice thigns were said about you)

And by the way a public thanks to Bernie,,, He showed us to a parking space, helped me back in
and got us settled for the night when I arrived in my newlly repaired rig.   Then he tried to help wife and dizzy blond friend driver find their way back to the rig (alas, they were way too lost... thankfully I thought to give them a nav aid and between it and myself... We figured out she was in the wrong part of the desert, (Wrong ranger station) got that fixed and she found the rig no problem)

Now if we could just tap a bit of Smokey's 50 amps :-)... Only need about 10 or so

Thanks, John. It's been fun meeting so many nice people today. Glad you made it here -- and sorry that you have had to do all this extra travel stuff over the weekend. Looking forward to meeting you in person. You will be amazed at how many more rigs are here now vs. when you first parked Tuesday afternoon.
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« Reply #46 on: January 21, 2006, 02:08:18 AM »
Mike, Wendy & Sam arrived Friday, January 20, 2006 around 5pm & stopped to say hello to all & then went to set rig up.
I just noticed we did not make it on the latest list of arrivals that Bob posted as of Friday, January 20, 2006 09:23 PM.
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Re: Quartzsite 06 ARRIVALS
« Reply #47 on: January 21, 2006, 09:26:21 AM »
Bob

For the record, attendees who have come and gone are:

Marlene & Manny Kaplan (FT, in Mesa)
John & Nancy Russell (still in the area, may join us on 4x4 trips, members of our home RV Club-Rovin' Pebbles, Goodyear, AZ)
Wendell & Sandra Smith (Rovin' Pebbles)
Will Bogenhagen & Jan Smith (Rovin' Pebbles)
Bill & Ilene Hodgdon (Rovin' Pebbles)
Jay & Andrew Stocker (Rovin' Pebbles)
Chuck & Mary Howerton (Rovin' Pebbles)

Ted & Sharon Oehlerking (Rovin' Pebbles) are still here

Others from Goodyear as planned attendees did not make it:
Babbitt
Batton
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Glasco
Larson
Bernie & Marlene Dobrin
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Re: Quartzsite 06 ARRIVALS
« Reply #48 on: January 21, 2006, 09:39:05 AM »
Bob:

I was going to walk up and introduce myself yesterday afternoon, but you were busy with Tom's friend pulling in and I did not want to interrupt.  Maybe today!  We saw that Monaco pull in and thought at first Tom had shaved his beard and dyed his hair blond.   ;D
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« Reply #49 on: January 21, 2006, 10:20:15 AM »
thought at first Tom had shaved his beard and dyed his hair blond.

Look closer  - some of that blonde is Dave's bald head (g).
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« Reply #50 on: January 21, 2006, 01:52:41 PM »
Thanks, John. It's been fun meeting so many nice people today. Glad you made it here -- and sorry that you have had to do all this extra travel stuff over the weekend. Looking forward to meeting you in person. You will be amazed at how many more rigs are here now vs. when you first parked Tuesday afternoon.

I'm sure.  The area was kind of vacant Tuesday.  Wife tells me it's filling up however

The convention I"m at features a "Young Lady" (Ok, so she's about my age) who is currently living in Oregon.  She is a Celtic musician and very good... To be honest her concert last night was worth the effort of getting here... and I have it all on digital media (PCM mode or wav if you prefer)   She is trying to spend more time in Michigan.

There are others here... but I did have to return to this convention this last time if only to tell folks I'm moving on and though I'll now be going to other cons... this will very likely be my last Confusion (The convention I'm at)

Did just buy a new T-SHirt..... Mad Scientist Union Shirt (not like the one I already have)
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« Reply #51 on: January 21, 2006, 07:46:54 PM »
Bob,

Linda and I arrived today (Saturday) at 2/25 PM. Please add us to the "ARRIVALS" list.

Thanks.

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« Reply #52 on: January 21, 2006, 09:29:25 PM »
Welcome to the great party Richard!
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« Reply #53 on: January 21, 2006, 10:36:41 PM »
Bob,

Linda and I arrived today (Saturday) at 2/25 PM. Please add us to the "ARRIVALS" list.

Thanks.

Richard Sharp

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