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Ouray, Colorado August 12-19, 2017 Off-Road Rally
« on: August 26, 2016, 06:13:10 PM »
Attention all Jeepers and off-road enthusiasts.  Hooray for Ouray!!!!   Sorry about that got caught up in the moment. ;D

Chrystal and I are going to host an rvforum rally at the Ouray KOA campground in the beautiful Ouray, Colorado (San Juan mountains) Saturday August 12 thru Saturday August 19, 2017.

We hope our many framily members and friends will come and join us and hopefully those we have not had the pleasure to meet yet enjoy off-roading will also join us.

Here are the details:
*  Ouray KOA.  They have about a dozen or so 50-amp sites left and another 8 or so nice 30-amp sites that are fairly close together so as a group we will be able to be in close proximity.
*  They are going to let us use the pavilion area for our evening happy hours.  This is tentative and I will have to reconfirm as the dates grow nearer.
*  The Bar-B-Que dinner will be over by then next year, however, the Creekside Cafe on site will be open for breakfast daily.  It is actually quite good and not too bad priced.

Here is a link to the Ouray KOA website if you have any questions.
http://koa.com/campgrounds/ouray/

I spoke to Debra on the telephone, her and her husband David are the owners and great people.  My wife and I have been going here for the past 8 years now and would like to share the experience and area with all of our friends.

If you are interested please call Debra at the Ouray KOA @ (800) 562-8026 and make your reservations ASAP.  They are already accepting reservations for next year and spaces will be limited.  I could not reserve any more sites than one so I implore that if you are even thinking about coming, please make reservations as soon as possible to at least lock in a site.

If you have any questions or I have not covered something please feel free to post here or contact me.

Also, once you make your reservations please post a reply on this thread and inform everyone that you will be coming and if you reserve a specific site, please let us all know what that site is as well.

Chrystal and I will be in site # 108 for the rally.

Thank you all and we should have a great time.

Mike & Chrystal.
« Last Edit: August 26, 2016, 06:14:57 PM by zmotorsports »
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Re: Ouray, Colorado August 12-19, 2017 Off-Road Rally
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2016, 08:58:26 PM »
Frank & Barb will be on site #95
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zmotorsports

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Re: Ouray, Colorado August 12-19, 2017 Off-Road Rally
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2016, 09:39:08 PM »
Awesome Frank.  Glad you and Barb will be attending.

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Re: Ouray, Colorado August 12-19, 2017 Off-Road Rally
« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2016, 10:22:09 PM »
We phoned after  hours tonight and hope to get a reservation! Stay tuned!
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Re: Ouray, Colorado August 12-19, 2017 Off-Road Rally
« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2016, 10:09:27 AM »
We're in! Site#60 Booked August 10-20th. Thanks Mike and Chrystal. Looking forward to it.
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Re: Ouray, Colorado August 12-19, 2017 Off-Road Rally
« Reply #5 on: August 27, 2016, 12:47:17 PM »
I called today (Saturday, 8/27/16) to make a reservation for Sarge and I - but the owners weren't there and the woman answering seemed a bit baffled.  She took my name and number and will forward it to the owners  - when they return.  We plan to be there...there just appears to be a little hiccup in the process.  I will update if/when we get a call back. ???

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Re: Ouray, Colorado August 12-19, 2017 Off-Road Rally
« Reply #6 on: August 27, 2016, 01:03:08 PM »
I called today (Saturday, 8/27/16) to make a reservation for Sarge and I - but the owners weren't there and the woman answering seemed a bit baffled.  She took my name and number and will forward it to the owners  - when they return.  We plan to be there...there just appears to be a little hiccup in the process.  I will update if/when we get a call back. ???
We booked our reservations online and then called to follow up to see what site we were in. We are KOA members which saves a little bit of money.
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Re: Ouray, Colorado August 12-19, 2017 Off-Road Rally
« Reply #7 on: August 27, 2016, 01:13:00 PM »
We booked our reservations online and then called to follow up to see what site we were in. We are KOA members which saves a little bit of money.

We are also KOA members....I can book on-line.  Did you mention the Rally in your on-line reservation comments?

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Re: Ouray, Colorado August 12-19, 2017 Off-Road Rally
« Reply #8 on: August 27, 2016, 01:43:09 PM »
Just made our reservation for the week, Gary and Darlene will be in site # 98.
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Re: Ouray, Colorado August 12-19, 2017 Off-Road Rally
« Reply #9 on: August 27, 2016, 01:53:33 PM »
We are also KOA members....I can book on-line.  Did you mention the Rally in your on-line reservation comments?

Yes we did.
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Re: Ouray, Colorado August 12-19, 2017 Off-Road Rally
« Reply #10 on: August 27, 2016, 02:02:28 PM »
Hey everyone, thanks for being so vigilant in jumping on board so quickly, this is going to be great.

One thing I do want to mention so there isn't any confusion, this is a Saturday to Saturday (7-nights) rally instead of the normal Sunday to Sunday style rally.  We will be departing on Saturday the 19th but those who wish to stay another day are more than welcome to do so.  The reasoning is because the FMCA 4-Wheelers Buena Vista rally begins on Sunday and I didn't want to conflict with that.

Thanks.

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Re: Ouray, Colorado August 12-19, 2017 Off-Road Rally
« Reply #11 on: August 27, 2016, 05:22:42 PM »
John and Susan Beard are reserved via the interweb...but we're reserved in the Ouray, CO KOA...
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Re: Ouray, Colorado August 12-19, 2017 Off-Road Rally
« Reply #12 on: August 27, 2016, 05:44:31 PM »
Brewers booked on line , then  phoned and were told we had site 77.  Whoo hoo!  It is the same back in we  had this past  August!
We are KOA value Kard members.
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Re: Ouray, Colorado August 12-19, 2017 Off-Road Rally
« Reply #13 on: August 27, 2016, 07:55:06 PM »
Hello Mike, Henry and Margaret will be in site 97. Looking forward to joining everyone.
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Re: Ouray, Colorado August 12-19, 2017 Off-Road Rally
« Reply #14 on: August 27, 2016, 09:14:49 PM »
Team LoLa , Larry & Loretta Dodd will be in site 99.  These 90's sites are
good ones.  Mike and Chrystal have the premier site, but it's their show so
I guess they should. . . .

Looking forward to Ouray again.  Black Bear was awesome. . . . .
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Re: Ouray, Colorado August 12-19, 2017 Off-Road Rally
« Reply #15 on: August 27, 2016, 11:08:37 PM »
I booked a site on the creek.  Not sure I'm going or not but it's better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.

8/13-8/17.  Some of us gotta work...  :D
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Re: Ouray, Colorado August 12-19, 2017 Off-Road Rally
« Reply #16 on: August 28, 2016, 08:41:38 AM »
Hey Mike, Diane reserved us a site and will hopefully get a site # today. Since we haven't been here before, how are the trails in this area? Hardcore, Newbie, or somewhere in between?
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Re: Ouray, Colorado August 12-19, 2017 Off-Road Rally
« Reply #17 on: August 28, 2016, 05:42:19 PM »
Diane called back and were given site 101. We are in!
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Re: Ouray, Colorado August 12-19, 2017 Off-Road Rally
« Reply #18 on: August 28, 2016, 05:56:06 PM »
Hey Mike, Diane reserved us a site and will hopefully get a site # today. Since we haven't been here before, how are the trails in this area? Hardcore, Newbie, or somewhere in between?

Marty, the trails are all over the board as far as difficulty but none in the area are what I would call "extreme".  The two hardest are Poughkeepsie Gulch and Black Bear and both are very doable with a stock or mildly built Jeep, especially with some good spotting.

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Re: Ouray, Colorado August 12-19, 2017 Off-Road Rally
« Reply #19 on: August 28, 2016, 09:03:00 PM »
Good info Mike thanks. Di is not much of a "hard core" wheeler!
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Re: Ouray, Colorado August 12-19, 2017 Off-Road Rally
« Reply #20 on: August 29, 2016, 07:37:56 AM »
Good info Mike thanks. Di is not much of a "hard core" wheeler!

She will be fine on these trails.  Although they have some technical spots the scenery is the main attraction, absolutely breathtaking.

Glad you will be joining us.

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Re: Ouray, Colorado August 12-19, 2017 Off-Road Rally
« Reply #21 on: August 29, 2016, 07:53:04 AM »
Good info Mike thanks. Di is not much of a "hard core" wheeler!

HA!!!  In my defense...as a passenger in the Jeep.....riding on the "hard core" trails is like riding on a horrifically broken, jerky rollercoaster that lasts for hours....just saying.  All the fun is in the driving....

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Re: Ouray, Colorado August 12-19, 2017 Off-Road Rally
« Reply #22 on: August 29, 2016, 09:43:40 AM »
We're in! Site#60 Booked August 10-20th. Thanks Mike and Chrystal. Looking forward to it.

When we were at this park, we noted this site.  You will enjoy it.  It's large and plenty of room
for happy hour. . . . .
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Re: Ouray, Colorado August 12-19, 2017 Off-Road Rally
« Reply #23 on: August 29, 2016, 11:36:43 AM »
When we were at this park, we noted this site.  You will enjoy it.  It's large and plenty of room
for happy hour. . . . .

Great Happy Hour it is! Looks like the site has a fire ring to keep us warm in case of snow.
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Re: Ouray, Colorado August 12-19, 2017 Off-Road Rally
« Reply #24 on: August 29, 2016, 01:22:27 PM »
Great Happy Hour it is! Looks like the site has a fire ring to keep us warm in case of snow.

Hey, don't even talk like that.  No four letter words referring that white stuff.  Rain more than likely but not the white stuff.  It can do all that it wants to after our Ouray rally. ;)

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Re: Ouray, Colorado August 12-19, 2017 Off-Road Rally
« Reply #25 on: August 29, 2016, 01:38:15 PM »
We are in space 102.  See you next year!! :)
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Re: Ouray, Colorado August 12-19, 2017 Off-Road Rally
« Reply #26 on: August 29, 2016, 02:51:49 PM »
We are in space 102.  See you next year!! :)

Great Bill.  See you then.

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Re: Ouray, Colorado August 12-19, 2017 Off-Road Rally
« Reply #27 on: August 29, 2016, 06:15:26 PM »
Great Bill.  See you then.
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I guess I will see you and Chrystal next month in Moab, then next year! :)
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Re: Ouray, Colorado August 12-19, 2017 Off-Road Rally
« Reply #28 on: August 29, 2016, 10:05:24 PM »
Ralph and Diane will be there 10-20. Made reservations online not sure what site number. Thank you Jeff and Anita for letting us know about RV Forum looking forward to the adventure.
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Re: Ouray, Colorado August 12-19, 2017 Off-Road Rally
« Reply #29 on: August 30, 2016, 07:26:58 AM »
I guess I will see you and Chrystal next month in Moab, then next year! :)

Correct Bill, forgot about Moab next month.

See you then.

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