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ArdraF

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RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
« on: June 17, 2012, 10:02:19 PM »
MOAB RV FORUM RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013

Some of us have already signed up for a Moab rally NEXT year - 2013.  The dates are May 12-19, 2013 (7 nights, departing May 20th).  We can't get into Portal any earlier than the week of May 12th because the FMCA four-wheeling group has reserved the entire park for the previous week.  Portal RV Park has become very popular because it's full from Jeep Week at Easter (March 31st) until the week of May 12th!  If you even THINK you might want to come to our rally, sign up now.  If you decide six months from now that you cannot attend, it's easy to cancel, but it may not be as easy to get a site if you wait too long.  We'll do it the same way we did in previous years, e.g. as INDIVIDUAL reservations and not as a group reservation!

Each person needs to call Portal to make their own arrangements.  When we last spoke with Doug (the Portal owner) he hadn’t settled on 2013 prices but said they’d be very similar to 2012.   Portal's cancellation policy is that individuals can cancel up to 48 hours in advance of arrival without incurring charges for the entire time.  Group reservations cannot be cancelled without being charged.  It is for this reason that we are not set up with Portal as a group known as the RV Forum, so please don't say you are with the RV Forum – just make your personal reservation.

The information you need is:
Portal RV Resort
1261 N. Hwy. 191
Moab, UT 84532
Phone: 435-259-6108
http://www.portalrvresort.com
Email: info@portalrvresort.com

Please post in this discussion when you make a reservation or if you cancel or change sites so that we all will know who is attending and where to find you.  The first names on the 2013 Moab Rally Attendees List are:

Bertram (Christi & Kim aka Skyking4ar2, site M-16
Borowski (Janette aka Bunky & Chip aka Falconhunter), site M-14
Brewer (Betty & Terry), site 4
Ferguson (Coleen & Gary aka Taoshum), site 17
FitzGerald (Ardra & Jerry), site M-13
Kuch (Sheila & Ken), site M-15
Lawrence (Wendy & Mike & Gordon), site 41
Nesbitt (Mary Ann &  Don aka Gmsboss1), site M-33
Roscoe (Corinne & Bill aka Photog), site R-54
Sharp (Linda & Richard), site 8
Sherow (Debby & Randy), site M-32
Weimert (Barb & Frank), site 5
Weston (Diana & Marty aka SargeW), site R-45
White (Tara & Ernie), site M-31
Zueck (Chrystal, Mike aka ZMotorsports & Jared), site R-54

Go to  http://www.portalrvresort.com/w/site-map-res.pdf to see the resort's site map.  The M and R sections are the "new" section at the south end where each site has a cement pad and you have access to the swimming pool, hot tub, and dog park.  The numbered sites without an alpha prefix are in the "old" section at the north end where sites are gravel.  Please note there are a couple of site numbering changes, probably because of confusion in 2012 between similarly numbered sites in the old and new sections.  The following latitude and longitude for your GPS will turn you right into the property.  N38 35.367   W109 34.130   Elevation is at 3,926 feet.

Portal will not absolutely guarantee a site until the date gets closer because they sometimes have to move people around to fit everyone in.  This has always been their policy.  You can ask for a specific site by number when you make your reservation and it’s a good idea to follow through and check with Portal as the time gets closer.

Remember this is NOT a group event.  Everyone must make their reservation in their own name and do not mention the RV Forum.  The reason for this is that you as an individual can cancel up to 48 hours before your arrival and get a refund, but if you are in a group reservation with a group discount you cannot cancel and get a refund.

Should you want to see a previous discussion of the 2012 rally at Portal, the following link will take you to the relevant RV Forum thread:  Rallies, Shows, & Events > RV Forum Moab Rally, May 13-19, 2012 or go to http://www.rvforum.net/SMF_forum/index.php?topic=43162.0

Hope to see you at Moab in 2013!

ArdraF and JerryF
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Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2012, 11:07:41 PM »
Ardra, Did you get the list from Portal? Because, that's not the site I reserved. If that's where they've got us, I'll have to give them a call.

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Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2012, 08:00:03 PM »
I am planning to come with my Wife for this one. 80% Will know for sure next month
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Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2012, 09:27:06 PM »
Wendy - Yes, I got it from Portal before we left.  I remember that 41 number being the confusing one.  I thought you decided to stay in the new part near the dog park, but that's the number they have so a call might be in order.

Jan - That would be great if you can time your trip for our Moab rally.  We've had other overseas travelers join us there and it's always a really different experience for them.  There simply is no where else that's like Moab.  The closest I've ever seen to it is Australia's Red Center, but they're so different there's no comparison - except for the red soil!  By the way, we've climbed Ayres Rock twice and flown over the Olgas.  I love the Alice Springs area!

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Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2012, 09:41:46 PM »
My reservation email says M-18. I'll give them a call tomorrow and see what's up. Maybe they'll have something closer to the dog park.
 
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Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
« Reply #5 on: June 20, 2012, 12:39:06 AM »
Thanks ArdraF
I am glad you like Australia. Next time you visit you must look me up in Sydney.
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Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
« Reply #6 on: June 20, 2012, 07:35:28 AM »
Ardra, looks great and we are looking forward to it already.

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Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
« Reply #7 on: July 23, 2012, 06:37:36 PM »
I booked the site today and waiting for confirmation with site number.
Looks like I meet lot of new friends there.
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Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
« Reply #8 on: July 23, 2012, 10:28:08 PM »
Jan,

Glad you'll be able to join the Moab rally.  You will indeed meet lots of new friends.  It will be fun meeting you in person!

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Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
« Reply #9 on: July 25, 2012, 11:15:22 PM »
I got off the phone with Jan a few minutes ago, and started looking into attending.
I don't know of any other way to broach this but be direct. I noted the park has a policy regarding the age of RV's in the south section, the resort sites.
Class A 10 years or newer
5th Wheel 5 years or newer
 Super C and B 5 years or newer
 And the north section had this restriction:
Restrictions:  North side guests do not have access to South Side section. ( This is a restricted area.)
How are we going to get together is we are not all either one place or the other, without ruffling some feathers along the way? Are the group get togethers happening in  the camping section?
Or is the reality, nobody cares who wanders back and forth?  ;)
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Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
« Reply #10 on: July 25, 2012, 11:46:08 PM »
Easy, we meet at the Pavilion in the North section. People from the North section walk through the south section all the time. Really it just means that you can use the pool in the south section - no big deal. 
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Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
« Reply #11 on: July 25, 2012, 11:54:14 PM »
Thanks Ken.
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Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
« Reply #12 on: July 27, 2012, 01:41:46 AM »
My booking confirmed:

Confirmation #:  R033366
Reservation made on:  Tue, Jul 24, 2012
Site:  RV 32

First Night:  Sun, May 12, 2013
Check In:  1:00 PM

Last Night:  Sat, May 18, 2013
Check Out:  12:00 PM (on Sun, May 19, 2013)

My name is Jan and my wife is Olga. We have Thor ACE 29.2
See you there next year. Hopefully Skyking1 can join also.
Cheers
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Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
« Reply #13 on: August 10, 2012, 10:51:46 AM »
I am happy to say we have booked our reservation for our first rally ever (and we've been RV'ing for 25 years)!  We booked site M34 for Moab rally for 5/13-5/19.  Unfortunately, we can't get there till Monday afternoon because of a Mother's day function on Sunday.  We will leave home Sunday afternon and drive to Vegas, spend the night and then drive to MOab on Monday.  They said it's about 7 hours from Vegas to Moab, which in no problem for me.  I'm really looking forward to meeting all of you there.  Since I'm a newbie when it comes to rallies, anything anyone wants to pass along would be great. ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D  A special thanks to Betty who helped me work this out!

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Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
« Reply #14 on: August 10, 2012, 12:27:36 PM »
Steve and Dee, it's good to hear you'll be joining us.  I just got my new computer and will be updating my list once it's all up and running.  Don't want all my "stuff" on Jerry's computer!  ;)

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Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
« Reply #15 on: August 20, 2012, 12:46:30 PM »
We're confirmed too!  This will also be our first Rally.  We're in R52. Thompson (Jerry & Cathy).
 We plan on attending the Quartzite rally too.

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« Reply #16 on: August 21, 2012, 12:01:01 PM »
Hi Ardra,

I wasn't thinking clearly when we made our reservations for the Moab rally. We had to cancel them today as we have to be back in Yellowstone in April! Will miss not being there but I hope we will see most of you during the winter in AZ. We still plan on being at QZ and Catalina.
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« Reply #17 on: August 21, 2012, 01:00:56 PM »
Jerry - Glad you and Cathy will attend.  Will get around to modifying the attendees list when I finally get my new computer all organized.

Jim - Aw, shucks!  We'll miss you and Pat in Moab.  Jerry and I will look forward to the "next-best" of Quartzsite.  ;)

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Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
« Reply #18 on: August 21, 2012, 07:26:35 PM »
Not good Jim. I was hoping to finally met you.
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Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
« Reply #19 on: August 22, 2012, 01:08:17 AM »
Jan,

Really sorry we will miss you. Would have been great to meet. If you can make it to southern AZ sometime this coming winter it might still be possible.
Jim

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Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
« Reply #20 on: August 22, 2012, 02:54:47 AM »
Jim your winter is Australian summer. I love summers in Australia. All is flowering and people go lazy. No way I will miss this.
But I am sure that we will bump to each other one day.
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« Reply #21 on: August 22, 2012, 10:36:45 AM »
Jan,

Wish we could make the trip to Australia. Never got the chance when I was in the Navy. Our son has been there several times recently and I expect he will make a few more trips before his current assignment is over.
Jim

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Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
« Reply #22 on: September 24, 2012, 07:04:23 PM »
We finally got everything organized in my new computer (whew!) and now I can begin catching up with a few things, one of which is the list of people attending next year's Moab rally.  Here's who I have to date.  I don't think there are any site number conflicts but you should check with Portal if you think your site number is wrong. 

RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013 ATTENDEES BY SITE NUMBER

Site 4 - Brewer (Betty & Terry)
Site 5 - Weimert (Barb & Frank)
Site 8 - Sharp (Linda & Richard)
Site 17 - Ferguson (Coleen & Gary aka Taoshum)

M-13 - FitzGerald (Ardra & Jerry)
M-14 - Borowski (Janette aka Bunky & Chip aka Falconhunter)
M-15 - Kuch (Sheila & Ken)
M-16 - Bertram (Christi & Kim aka Skyking4ar2)
M-18 - Lawrence (Wendy aka WendyCoke & Mike aka MikeCoke & Gordon)

M-31 - White (Tara & Ernie)
M-32 - Sherow (Debby & Randy)
M-33 - Nesbitt (Mary Ann & Don aka Gmsboss1)
M-34 - Falchini (Dee & Steve aka Steve N Dee)

R-32 – Stiskala (Olga & Jan)
R-45 - Weston (Diane & Marty aka SargeW)
R-52 – Thompson (Cathy & Jerry aka jerrydt)
R-53 - Roscoe (Corinne & Bill aka Photog)
R-54 - Zueck (Chrystal, Mike aka ZMotorsports & Jared)
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Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
« Reply #23 on: September 25, 2012, 12:38:48 PM »
This is for everybody but specifically for those going to the Moab rally next May, 2013.

If you have a Garmin or Tom Tom GPS the Garmin “Point of Interest POIs” have GPS routes already done for 22 different 4WD trails at Moab.  Just go to Garmin and learn how to use and copy the POIs you want to put in your GPS.  As you will see there are "many many" more POIs such as all Flying J locations and so forth. 

BTW, Garmin GPS's can use both the CSV and GPX formats.  To give you some idea if the many POIs the attached photo shows the POIs that I downloaded into our Garmin NUVI 5000 GPS.

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Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
« Reply #24 on: September 25, 2012, 12:44:45 PM »
This is for everybody but specifically for those going to the Moab rally next May, 2013.

If you have a Garmin or Tom Tom GPS the Garmin “Point of Interest POIs” have GPS routes already done for 22 different 4WD trails at Moab.  Just go to Garmin and learn how to use and copy the POIs you want to put in your GPS.  As you will see there are "many many" more POIs such as all Flying J locations and so forth. 

BTW, Garmin GPS's can use both the CSV and GPX formats.  To give you some idea if the many POIs the attached photo shows the POIs that I downloaded into our Garmin NUVI 5000 GPS.

JerryF

Hi Jerry,

along these lines, for those with an Android phone, there is an app  "dualsportmaps" and an associated website www.dualsportmaps.com that can provide GPS information, maps, local tracks and a ton of other stuff that is helpful to off-hiway 4WD enthusiasts.

take a look... it's kinda complex even though there are several videos for "training".
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Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
« Reply #25 on: October 08, 2012, 02:58:04 PM »
  Hello everyone, I made reservations for Moab today. I have my confirmation and Margaret and I will be arriving on the 12th and staying until the 19th. We are in the process of buying a new rig and hoping to have it before the Quarzite Rally. We went last year to our first rally in Quartzite and was one of the first to get there and one of the last to leave. I just couldn't stand it last year seeing all the pictures of the jeep runs and everyone having a ball in Moab so we will be joining you guys this May.                    Margaret & Henry  SiteR48
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Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
« Reply #26 on: October 08, 2012, 03:14:18 PM »
Henry,

As they say, "you're gonna love it!"  I'll add you and Margaret to the list and we look forward to seeing you and your new RV at both Quartsite and Moab.

ArdraF

RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013 ATTENDEES BY NAME

Bertram (Christi & Kim aka Skyking4ar2), site M-16
Borowski (Janette aka Bunky & Chip aka Falconhunter, site M-14
Brewer (Betty & Terry), site 4
Falchini (Dee & Steve aka Steve N Dee), site M-34
Ferguson (Coleen & Gary aka Taoshum), site 17
FitzGerald (Ardra & Jerry), site M-13
Kuch (Sheila & Ken), site M-15
Lawrence (Wendy & Mike & Gordon), site M-18
Nesbitt (Mary Ann & Don aka Gmsboss1), site M-33
Roscoe (Corinne & Bill aka Photog), site R-53
Sharp (Linda & Richard), site 8
Sherow (Debby & Randy), site M-32
Stiskala (Olga & Jan), site R-32
Thompson (Cathy & Jerry aka jerrydt), site R-52
Weimert (Barb & Frank), site 5
Weston (Diana & Marty aka SargeW), site R-45
White (Tara & Ernie), site M-31
Wishard (Margaret & Henry), site R-48
Zueck (Chrystal, Mike aka ZMotorsports & Jared), site R-54
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Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
« Reply #27 on: October 22, 2012, 10:32:12 AM »
Hello Folks,
I just came across this forum, we're relatively new FMCA members.  We've been going to Moab every spring for a while with motorhome and Jeep TJ.  We'll be in Portal May 12 - 31 in the new section, and hope to meet many of you there.  Great fun for sure.

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Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
« Reply #28 on: October 22, 2012, 11:01:06 AM »
You can add our friends, Kathy and Larry Belikoff, aka DakotaRed, to the list. After two years, we finally got them in the right part of the country at the right time to catch the rally.

If Larry does not post their lot, I will get it today. Their stay will span both the Jeep rally (they are FMCA) and the Forum rally.
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Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
« Reply #29 on: October 22, 2012, 02:26:44 PM »
We ran into Frank and Barb @ Portal RV over the weekend and had our own little mini-rally :).  As we were pulling into Portal Thursday afternoon I thought I recognized Frank and Barb's Tradewinds and commented to Chrystal.  We then literaly ran into them at Zax later that night.

We met up with Frank and Barb Friday morning and decided to do a couple of trail runs.  We had a great time.  Thanks guys, sorry for making you miss dinner.  We look forward to seeing you and everyone else in May.


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