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Jeff

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2017 QZ Rally - Reply Topic
« on: August 20, 2016, 10:15:26 PM »
This Topic is for postings about the the 2017 RV Forum Quartzsite Rally 1/20/2017 through 1/29/2017.

For information about the rally please see this TOPIC at the top of this section.Please let us know your arrival and departure dates and your state of domicile  if you think you may make the rally. This is not a reservation, we have 10,000 acres to park!


This will also be our thread for any other comments or questions you have about the QZ rally.
« Last Edit: August 22, 2016, 06:48:09 PM by Jeff »

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Re: 2017 QZ Rally - Reply Topic
« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2016, 08:21:11 PM »
It's my  year to plan and the Brewers are IN for the dates  you mention!
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« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2016, 04:21:05 PM »
Jeff,

Count us in. 1/22 to 1/29

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« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2016, 04:28:35 PM »
    Jeff, we'll be there too, but only vicariously.  Really wish we could make it in person, but not this year.

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« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2016, 04:29:30 PM »
The FitzGeralds are planning to be there too and probably for the whole time but will let you know later.

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« Reply #5 on: August 22, 2016, 05:24:38 PM »
 We will be arriving on the 22nd Jeff, for three weeks.>>>Dan West
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« Reply #6 on: August 22, 2016, 06:42:00 PM »
Pam and I plan to be there. Looking forward to seeing everyone.
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« Reply #7 on: August 22, 2016, 08:14:18 PM »
OK, The Brewers, Kuchs, Firzgeralds, Wests, and Bill and Pam are down.


Hard to beleive but even in August getting this Post set up gets me looking forward to another trip to the desert.


Thanks Wendy for the kick in the other end.

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« Reply #8 on: August 25, 2016, 06:05:24 AM »
Mary Anne and I will be there. 1st timers so be gentle on us. :)
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« Reply #9 on: August 25, 2016, 05:16:02 PM »
Dave,


Don't worry, we love to have first timers and you and MaryAnne will not be the only newcomers.


When you get an itinerary settled let us know when you will be arriving.
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« Reply #10 on: August 25, 2016, 09:23:13 PM »
Mike and Wendy will be there. Gordon, too.
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« Reply #11 on: August 25, 2016, 09:51:20 PM »
Jeanne & Guenter hope to make it and Molly too   from WA.
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« Reply #12 on: August 26, 2016, 12:24:26 AM »
Ellen and I will probably be there.
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« Reply #13 on: August 26, 2016, 08:57:41 AM »
Adding this to our plans for January.  We are camphosting at Death Valley National Park until mid-January and then expect to head to Q.  We have friends who stay at an RV Park there for the winter so may stay there as well and/or with the Monaco group.

We tend to not make to definite plans so we don't know where we will be staying yet but definitely will stop by the Forum Rally site.
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« Reply #14 on: August 26, 2016, 12:35:55 PM »
We too, are first timers and plan to attend.  Dates TBD.

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« Reply #15 on: August 26, 2016, 07:40:45 PM »
Jo & Jim welcome. The Midwest is going to well represented.


Everyone else we hope you are able to come, keep us updated as your plans get finalized.

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« Reply #16 on: September 16, 2016, 09:11:45 PM »
Bob and Caryl Pappas will be there also for the first time. We will be there for the dates posted. Looking forward to it.
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« Reply #17 on: September 19, 2016, 09:31:29 PM »
Caryl, that's great. We all look forward to meeting you in January.

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« Reply #18 on: September 20, 2016, 07:32:14 AM »
Mary Ann and I will tentatively be there -- decision not yet final.
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« Reply #19 on: September 20, 2016, 07:33:19 AM »
Hope you make it Larry.

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« Reply #20 on: September 20, 2016, 09:20:25 AM »
We will be attending our first Quartzite rally. Have yet to fully commit to the desert versus a park  nearby as we are traveling with another couple. Personally would prefer to boon dock. Really looking forward to the event.
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« Reply #21 on: September 20, 2016, 09:28:15 AM »
Bill


I hope you decide to join us. The comradarie, offers to join others in their daily quests, and the campfire at night make it a different experience. Your friends are certainly welcome also.

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« Reply #22 on: September 20, 2016, 05:52:46 PM »
So How does this work, We are pre-planning to go, would be our first, so if we decide to do it , Notify you here? then do you save space for the expected group?
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« Reply #23 on: September 20, 2016, 06:31:34 PM »
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then do you save space for the expected group?

As Jeff mentioned in an earlier post, there are thousands of acres to choose from. The "small" area we typically use has room for twice the number of rigs I've ever known to be there, then at least that much again, with no crowding, so you can just show up, if you like. The notification here just tells us that you are coming and sometimes helps a little planning if anyone has something that is attendance-sensitive. But you can certainly "just show up" if that's your preference.
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« Reply #24 on: September 20, 2016, 06:48:55 PM »
You may have already done this, but for you and others who may be interested, go to the very first message in this Reply Topic and click on the link TOPIC.  Jeff has provided several links to places which help to describe Quartzsite. 

It really is like nothing else we ever experienced in many years of RVing.  We've hung up our keys, but the times spent there at the forum rallies are at the top of our list of treasured memories.  I was not ever really comfortable boondocking, but we did at the forum QZ rallies and survived.  Plenty of people are there to help you "adjust" if you're not used to doing that.  You really need to try it once.  You'll probably go back many times.  ;D

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« Reply #25 on: September 21, 2016, 06:19:35 PM »
Thank you for the information, I understand how this works now. We do a lot of dry Camping so there s no problem there.

Put us down arriving late 1/20/17  through 1/26/2017 towing from Northern California. John and Connie Neal
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« Reply #26 on: September 22, 2016, 09:21:25 PM »
John, see you in January.

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« Reply #27 on: September 23, 2016, 09:32:30 AM »
We would really like to come to the rally and plan to be in that area. I am just not sure about the boondocking. Mark has to use cpap at night, we have a residential fridge and he really likes his television. Although we have beefed up the batteries to two 6V Trojans and have a 2000 watt inverter, I think we'd still have to run the generator some in the morning and evening. Would hate to be a nuisance to neighbors.

Also, I haven't checked temperatures for that time of year, but I don't sleep well if it is very warm in the RV. This usually means we have to have electricity for air or fans. All combined, this is why we haven't tried boondocking yet.

I haven't researched RV parks nearby as we'd prefer to stay with the group - much more fun! So I guess for now put us down for 1/20 - 1/29 Mark and Vicki Shorter, Indiana. And we will take any boondocking tips you'd like to throw our way.
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« Reply #28 on: September 23, 2016, 10:34:07 AM »
Kevin and Pam intend on being there 24-29 January. It will be our first time at Quartzite, and we will definitely be boondocking. Ought to be fun!
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« Reply #29 on: September 23, 2016, 05:33:26 PM »
Mark & Vicki
Not to worry we all run our generators while at the rally, I believe that the quiet hours are 10 PM to 7Am.  I usually know it is 7 without even looking at the clock, some folks have their gens set for auto start.  It also will be cool at night, usually need heat in the mornings.


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