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Title: 2015 RV Forum Quartzsite Rally - Reply Thread
Post by: Jeff on September 08, 2014, 11:25:22 AM
This Topic is for posting about the the 2015 RV Forum Quartzsite Rally 1/16/2015 through 1/25/2015.

For information about the rally please see this TOPIC (http://www.rvforum.net/SMF_forum/index.php/topic,77991.0.html) 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.
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Post by: John Beard on September 08, 2014, 02:19:32 PM
I have plans to be at Quartzsite, AZ from January 17-21, 2015. 
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Post by: Jeff on September 08, 2014, 06:32:31 PM
John we look forward to seeing you.
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Post by: 8Muddypaws on September 08, 2014, 09:40:43 PM
We'll be there Jan 20'th through the 25'th and staying at Park Place.  (DW doesn't want to boondock)

We're spending a couple of days in Boron because we have an Edwards Air Base tour scheduled, then on to a place on the Colorado River for 3 days, then to QZ, then to Laughlin or Vegas for a few days, and then to Paso Robles or Morro Bay until we get homesick.

I don't do the planning, I just drive it when & where she tell me to.
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Post by: Tourmaster on September 08, 2014, 10:08:31 PM
We are planning to be there 1-14-15 to 1-25-15 from Iowa.
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Post by: mrschwarz on September 08, 2014, 10:16:24 PM
We'll be there from the 18th to the 22nd. Our domicile is Texas.
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Post by: Jeff on September 09, 2014, 12:52:02 PM
We'll be there Jan 20'th through the 25'th and staying at Park Place.  (DW doesn't want to boondock)

We're spending a couple of days in Boron because we have an Edwards Air Base tour scheduled, then on to a place on the Colorado River for 3 days, then to QZ, then to Laughlin or Vegas for a few days, and then to Paso Robles or Morro Bay until we get homesick.

I don't do the planning, I just drive it when & where she tell me to.


Be sure to make it down for happy hour or the Potluck.
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Post by: Wendy on September 09, 2014, 01:47:29 PM
We'll be there. What are the actual dates of the rally ?

Ok, I see on the other thread, Jan 16-25. We'll be there Jan 16-25.

Mike, Wendy, and Gordon - Oregon/Colorado
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Post by: ArdraF on September 09, 2014, 05:19:54 PM
The FitzGeralds will be in Quartzsite Jan. 16-25 from Nevada.  Wonder what the weather will be like this year?!?

ArdraF
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Post by: Jeff on September 10, 2014, 09:25:47 PM
I believe the list is current to here.


Ardra who knows but we would be glad to put you in charge of the weather that week. :)
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Post by: Cactustwo on September 11, 2014, 11:17:32 AM
We will be there Jan 16-25.
Len and Brenda Nugent .... Alberta
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Post by: ArdraF on September 11, 2014, 03:48:13 PM
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Ardra who knows but we would be glad to put you in charge of the weather that week

LOL!  Jeff, I have a lot of power but not THAT much!!

ArdraF
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Post by: Wendy on September 12, 2014, 06:26:34 PM
I promised near-perfect weather last year and delivered (ok, so it was Mother Nature, not me) so I think someone else should take on the weather this year. Who has had near-perfect weather throughout their travels the last year? Len and Brenda need not apply for the job, they're already getting snowed on.

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Post by: Jeff on September 12, 2014, 06:33:31 PM
It has rained wherever we went this summer so it won't be me.  ::)
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Post by: Tom and Margi on September 12, 2014, 07:05:31 PM
We've had a very warm, non-rainy, summer in Sutherlin.  We won't be at Quartzsite, but I'll send good weather vibes your way!
 
Margi
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Post by: Jeannine on September 12, 2014, 11:03:49 PM
We plan to be there; probably Jan 16-25.

Dan & Jeannine Wainwright
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Post by: Arch Hoagland on September 13, 2014, 01:46:15 AM
We have just penciled it in on our trip schedule for 2015. Hard to believe it's almost 2015.

Anyhow when the time gets closer we will know for sure.  We won't be boondocking but want to meet all you people and will go to the potluck, etc.

We are from Clovis , California.
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Post by: InVogue on September 14, 2014, 09:59:43 PM
We'll be in and around Q from Jan. 12-26th. from CA and we will stop by to say Hi to all the folks we met last year( we will have our name tags/badges) :-)
Dwight and Burnetta
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Post by: Jeff on September 15, 2014, 12:41:59 AM
Arch and Invogue:


Hope to see you in January.


Jeannine you are down.
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Post by: THEBigLarry on September 21, 2014, 08:00:50 AM
Larry & Loretta Dodd (THE Big Larry) will be at Quartzite. 

We're considering a space in town as we also prefer not to boondock, but that is TBD.

We will be around for the party. . . . ..
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Post by: John Beard on September 21, 2014, 08:57:04 AM
I have plans to be at Quartzsite, AZ from January 17-21, 2015.

We have reservations at Park Place. My little Class C prefers full hook ups, and a gravel site in town for me is preferable.
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Post by: PancakeBill on September 21, 2014, 09:22:07 AM
Well, we will be in Yellowstne then, but planning on being in the area most of Nov and little of Dec.  Anyone coming into the area sooner?

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Post by: Jeff on September 21, 2014, 07:54:25 PM
Larry


After the Winnie boondocking in the Eagle will seem like full hookups. ;)
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Post by: Jeff on September 21, 2014, 08:24:51 PM
Dan and Jeannine


I put AZ down as your state because of where you gave been spending the winter. Would you prefer something back east?
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Post by: Jeannine on September 22, 2014, 06:36:03 AM
Make it SD.
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Post by: Jeff on September 23, 2014, 08:04:32 AM
Make it SD.


Done
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Post by: Liza on October 04, 2014, 09:29:32 PM
Couldn't miss Quartzsite, so we'll be there.  Not exactly sure of the dates yet but we'll be there sometime between January 12th and 17th.  We'll probably leave on the 25th or 26th.  Can hardly wait.
Ray and Liza
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Post by: Jeff on October 04, 2014, 09:51:51 PM
Liza


See you soon!
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Post by: Wi1dBill on October 14, 2014, 02:35:30 PM
Talked the DW into going to the rally, however, she only wants to spend a coupe of days. Says since were paying monthly rent in Casa Grande, Az. she does want to spend a bunch of time somewhere else. 

So I think/planning to arrive on the 16th and stay the weekend.   Hopefully, she'll want to stay longer...

Looking forward to meeting up with .

WildBill

Bill and Nerita Streacker
Leaving the northwest Ohio winter weather and becoming snowbirds....
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Post by: Jeff on October 15, 2014, 09:48:09 PM
Bill


Many of us have permanent sites in AZ and spend the week in QZ. Maybe we can help convince Nerita being a little nuts and living in the desert can be loads of fun!


See you in January.
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Post by: cyamadx on October 19, 2014, 06:17:50 PM
Cliff and Anne Maddox will be there Jan.21st - Jan. 25th :)
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Post by: Kevin Means on October 27, 2014, 02:15:27 PM
Kevin, Cyndi and our youngest daugter Andi, will be there from the 16th through the 19th. Our older daughter, Erin, along with her husband and our 3 year old grandaughter will, hopefully, be there too. They have a tent so they'll be using our "facilities" (unless it's OK that they use yours Jeff :)) )

Kev
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Post by: Hfx_Cdn on October 27, 2014, 03:23:08 PM
    Donna and I have been sitting in the sidelines trying to hatch a plan to get west again this year.  It now looks like we will get to Quartzsite for a couple of days, but without the coach.  If things work out as planned, we have reservations at a motel in Blythe, but we should be able to get to visit at happy hour on Friday January 24 and pot luck on Saturday the 25th.  Plus depending on what Friday or Saturday activities end up being, we will try to join in.  But we won't be taking our rent a car up the trail so no one will need to help change a blow out.
    One of the things that made our decision easier is that everyone says that it rarely rains during the Q Rally, we'd never know that from personal experiences.  So, if it rains again, or if there is another micro-burst, we won't be happy campers, although we won't have the coach to enjoy the rocking and tearing of awnings, nor is it likely we'll head up to lunch overlooking the London Bridge.
    It will be nice to see lots of you all again, or meet some for the first time, so Jeff since we're not staying with the group, it is up to you if you add us to the attendees.

Ed & Donna
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Post by: PancakeBill on October 27, 2014, 07:33:53 PM
Closest we can do is the 26th thru the 30th, but November.  Oh well....  Antone in the area at that time?
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Post by: ArdraF on October 27, 2014, 11:15:40 PM
Ed, don't forget that there's a one hour time difference between Blythe and Quartzsite.  California is an hour earlier.  You wouldn't be the first one to be late for happy hour!

ArdraF
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Post by: Hfx_Cdn on October 28, 2014, 05:00:16 AM
    Thank's Ardra, I may have figured it out by the time I get there, but maybe not, I certainly didn't remember the time difference.  It used to cause all kinds of confusion the year we wintered in Yuma.

Ed
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Post by: Arch Hoagland on October 29, 2014, 01:55:58 AM
Just made our reservations at Crawford's RV park for the 20th, 21st and 22nd. Looking forward to meeting all of you people.
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Post by: Paul & Ann on October 29, 2014, 12:41:16 PM
Ed, don't forget that there's a one hour time difference between Blythe and Quartzsite.  California is an hour earlier.  You wouldn't be the first one to be late for happy hour!

ArdraF
Or one hour early for a tee time.  :)

Paul
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Post by: Jeff on November 01, 2014, 12:56:15 AM
Or one hour early for a tee time.  :)

Paul


RIGHT! 8)
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Post by: Jeff on November 01, 2014, 12:57:52 AM
Kev


Sounds like fun. Here's wishing warm temps for the tenters. You might be a little crowded if it gets down into the low 30s. ;D
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Post by: Jeff on November 04, 2014, 11:05:30 AM
Or one hour early for a tee time.  :)

Paul


Paul


Are you and Ann going to make it?
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Post by: Utclmjmpr on November 20, 2014, 12:10:20 PM
  Dan & Marge West will attend,, we will be at Q on the 11th and attend the Western GM Coach chapter of the FMCA at Rice ranch from the 11th to the 18th. We will hunt you-all up on Sunday the 18th and head south to Texas on the 25th
 for the rest of the winter months.>>>Dan
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Post by: Paul & Ann on November 20, 2014, 12:26:20 PM

Paul


Are you and Ann going to make it?

Yes, we are planning being there January 17-25.

Paul
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Post by: Marsha/CA on December 08, 2014, 06:23:49 PM
Ok...looks like we will be there.

Marsha, Tim and Charlie arriving Jan 21st leaving Jan 26th.

Marsha~
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Post by: garyb1st on December 08, 2014, 07:48:21 PM
Hopefully we'll get the needed rain in So Cal during the next few weeks so Quartzsite will have plenty of sunshine for the party.  If we have a chance we'll be there.  Would love to see the group. 
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Post by: Jeff on December 08, 2014, 11:57:07 PM
Marsha Charlie will love it, see you there.


Gary, hope it works out.
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Post by: Marsha/CA on December 09, 2014, 01:06:27 AM
Jeff, Charlie always loves the desert.  It's Marsha, who doesn't like to boon dock, that is the problem.   We've also made RV reservations in Palm Springs for the 2 weeks following.  Some friends talked us into going to the Tony Bennett concert at Fantasy Springs Casino.   8)

Marsha~
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Post by: Hfx_Cdn on December 09, 2014, 08:26:02 AM
    Marsha, it is great to see you're coming, it will be great to see you 2 again, it has been a while.

Ed & Donna
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Post by: jerryg@deb on December 12, 2014, 09:14:19 PM
I'm new to the forums . I told my girl friend about quartzsite and she  really excited. I have  been there years ago  . We just bought a 26 ft toyhauler so we will have the Harley . I plane to stay 3 weeks at La  Posa  blm camp area .
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Post by: THEBigLarry on December 13, 2014, 09:29:50 PM
I'm new to the forums . I told my girl friend about quartzsite and she  really excited. I have  been there years ago  . We just bought a 26 ft toyhauler so we will have the Harley . I plane to stay 3 weeks at La  Posa  blm camp area .

Look for the RV Forum flags, and Henry's Texas Flag. Be sure and find us and come join the fun.
It just never ends. . . .  We're also Harley riders, but don't have our Electra Glide with us right now.
We have a new rig, no means to move it just yet but I am working on some options.  Look forward
to meeting you guys.  Welcome to our little corner of insanity....

THE Big Larry
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Post by: Wi1dBill on December 14, 2014, 06:18:54 PM
Well, this snowbird is packing up and getting ready to leave warm Ohio and head to Sunny AZ.   
Trailer's in the driveway.  LP tanks are filled, antifreeze still in the lines. Truck been checked over
Out of here on the 26th.  Can't wait to start working on my tan.
Got the route planned out so we're not staying in the same places the last several times we have made this trip.
Love seeing new and different places.
If I can ever talk the DW in full-time, There are a bunch of place we love to return and spend time (weeks or months) to explore those areas.
Anyway, enough of this rant...think it's might be a little cabin fever setting in.

See ya in a few weeks


WildBill
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Post by: jerryg@deb on December 14, 2014, 08:39:18 PM
Big Larry will the forums flag be at La posa? We  should be there the 12 th coming from Elephant Butte N M. It would be nice to hang with folks from the forums and kind of look out for the gear as we ride to  Vegas . Its a tough call Harley or four wheeler , In still researching the area for riding my 2009 Road Glide. I'm  open to any suggestion for site seeing.
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Post by: HueyPilotVN on December 14, 2014, 11:53:13 PM
Jerry,

Last year I was at Quartzsite earlier than the Forum dates.  In my case there was no one at the forum site that early in January.

I ended up meeting a great bunch of people that gather every year just to the south of the main tent in the La Posa West area, (first entrance on the right just south of Quartzsite).

This group is very friendly and I will probably be there also,  They have a unique name.  Years ago they were sitting around the nightly campfire as they usually do when it started to rain.  A passing car shouted, " what a bunch of Ding Bats". 

This became thier official name.  They even have a flag.  They are easy to find and you can depend on them to keep an eye on your rigs if you want to go riding and leave it there. 

You can always relocate to the Forum site as members arrive later in the month.  The entrance fees for the LTVA as I recall are $40 for two weeks or $140 for the season and you can move to any site and relocate as many times as you want.

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Post by: Betty Brewer on December 15, 2014, 11:02:33 AM
Betty and Terry Brewer will arrive January 19 and leave January 25, 2015  Arizona
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Post by: jerryg@deb on December 16, 2014, 06:49:09 PM
Jeff grate directions the aerial view is really neat. We  should be there at the site Jan 13 we have no planes on when we will be leaving the Quartzsite desert.
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Post by: Jeff on December 17, 2014, 01:12:49 AM
Betty


It's in the book!


Jerry


I'll show you arriving on the 13th. If you care to to pass on your last name and home state that will be there also.


I believe Tom and others deserve the praise for the directions.
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Post by: Tom on December 17, 2014, 03:36:02 AM
Quote from: Jeff
... believe Tom and others deserve the praise for the directions

Step by step directions to the rally site were originally posted in the forum byJerry Fitzgerald. I merely took photos at several points along Jerry's route and used them to illustrate Jerry's writing in a forum library article. Bob Buchanan did something similar on his web site. Richard Sharp's brother took an arial photo and I merely annotated it before adding to the library; I vaguely recall there being two photos that I stitched together. This was before Google Earth  ;D
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Post by: HueyPilotVN on December 17, 2014, 05:36:24 AM
Tom mentioned Google Earth so I thought I would capture a picture of the general area and post it here.

http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk121/HueyPilotVN/Quartzsite.jpg

I would still refer to the directions.  This does give you an overview of the area.
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Post by: llib enad on December 17, 2014, 07:52:02 AM
     Raymonda and I plan to be on site January 15th. 

Bill Dane
99 CC Allure
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Post by: THEBigLarry on December 17, 2014, 12:56:40 PM
Big Larry will the forums flag be at La posa? We  should be there the 12 th coming from Elephant Butte N M. It would be nice to hang with folks from the forums and kind of look out for the gear as we ride to  Vegas . Its a tough call Harley or four wheeler , In still researching the area for riding my 2009 Road Glide. I'm  open to any suggestion for site seeing.

There are several directional web pages out.  If all else fails, my cell phone is 405.315.6125.  Don't write it on many
bathroom walls, just the better ones. . . . . 

Harley riding in the desert is kind of tough.  Area around "Q" is better for 4x4.  Many of us own/tow Jeeps and we use them
to run the back roads and dry washes in BLM ground to avoid the inevitable gridlock on the local roadways.  There are however some really nice HD roads.  We had ours with us last year and did a few rides. 
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Post by: Jeff on December 17, 2014, 04:12:37 PM
     Raymonda and I plan to be on site January 15th. 

Bill Dane
99 CC Allure


Bill


We look forward to seeing you and Raymonda in January. I should know this but is TX home?
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Post by: jerryg@deb on December 18, 2014, 12:37:31 AM
Jerry Garlow from Elephant Butte  N M . I will be at the rally site Jan 13 with no set time to  leave . Larry Thank  you for your number. I will differently call when Debra and I  get there .
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Post by: jerryg@deb on December 18, 2014, 12:54:09 AM
Betty


It's in the book!


Jerry


I'll show you arriving on the 13th. If you care to to pass on your last name and home state that will be there also.   I did every thing I was suppose  when ordering forum flags but the order  didn't recognize my address  . Ill try again .


I believe Tom and others deserve the praise for the directions.
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Post by: llib enad on December 18, 2014, 07:57:01 AM
Jeff,
     We are in our 17th year of fulltiming and are registered in S.D.  We have twin daughters in Loveland, Co. and use them as a mail forwarding .  For Christmas , we are at our sons in Brandon, Ms. I wonder if we should be classified as stateless?  Sorry, could not resist.

Bill Dane
99 CC  Allure
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Post by: THEBigLarry on December 18, 2014, 10:23:23 AM
Larry and Loretta Dodd from TEXAS will be in Quartzite.  Not sure on our arrival date, but will be there
through the potluck dinner 01/24 and Barb's  Birthday 01/25. 
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Post by: ArdraF on December 18, 2014, 02:53:24 PM
JerryG - Just for clarity, the RV Forum gathers at Section 541 in La Posa West.  The people at the BLM gate can give you a map showing where Section 541 is located.

ArdraF
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Post by: Jeff on December 18, 2014, 09:23:08 PM
Jeff,
     We are in our 17th year of fulltiming and are registered in S.D.  We have twin daughters in Loveland, Co. and use them as a mail forwarding .  For Christmas , we are at our sons in Brandon, Ms. I wonder if we should be classified as stateless?  Sorry, could not resist.

Bill Dane
99 CC  Allure


Where you park it, huh?
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Post by: Jeff on December 18, 2014, 09:24:04 PM
Larry and Loretta Dodd from TEXAS will be in Quartzite.  Not sure on our arrival date, but will be there
through the potluck dinner 01/24 and Barb's  Birthday 01/25.


Larry, bringing your clubs?
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Post by: Jeff on December 18, 2014, 09:24:59 PM
jerry Garlow


Got it!
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Post by: Jeff on December 18, 2014, 09:33:51 PM
For those newer Forumites who are interested in chasing little white balls we have had a RV Forum QZ Open for several years started by Ron Maribito. If you are interested sing out and I will arrange Tee times at the Blythe Golf Club for later in the week, probably Thursday or Friday.
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Post by: Jeff on December 18, 2014, 09:35:24 PM
Larry and Loretta Dodd from TEXAS will be in Quartzite.  Not sure on our arrival date, but will be there
through the potluck dinner 01/24 and Barb's  Birthday 01/25.


Texas! What happened to Oklahoma?
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Post by: Molaker on December 18, 2014, 09:39:29 PM

Texas! What happened to Oklahoma?
I think the wind blew it into Texas. :)
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Post by: THEBigLarry on December 19, 2014, 09:15:03 AM

Texas! What happened to Oklahoma?

Sold our property in Oklahoma.  Returned to our 'Roots'.  We were both born in Texas
and now own property there.  Y'all come on down to see us....
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Post by: Daddo on December 20, 2014, 11:00:11 AM
Ron & Linda Haidenger, Surrey BC Canada, 1/15 - 1/25

This will be our first time at Quartzsite and our first opportunity to meet the fellow members of this forum.
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Post by: ArdraF on December 20, 2014, 05:18:46 PM
Welcome Ron and Linda.  It will be nice to have some new faces join us in Quartzsite.  You're in for quite an experience if you've never been to the "happening in the desert."  As they say, it kind of grows on you!

ArdraF

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Post by: PancakeBill on December 21, 2014, 11:10:42 AM
On our trip south we swung thru Q for a day, everything looks about right for early December, Gamblers was open Sweet Darlene's had a bunch of cars, some of the RV dealers have arrived, I think I saw Solar Bills open.  We didn't have much time, bu did refresh some memories.

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Post by: jerryg@deb on December 21, 2014, 09:22:02 PM
Larry and Loretta Dodd from TEXAS will be in Quartzite.  Not sure on our arrival date, but will be there
through the potluck dinner 01/24 and Barb's  Birthday 01/25.
     We will be back from Vegas the 23 and  potluck dinner 01/24 where looking forward to that . May be bringing  something  with Hatch N M hot  green Chilly.
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Post by: Daddo on December 22, 2014, 12:59:55 PM
Welcome Ron and Linda.  It will be nice to have some new faces join us in Quartzsite.  You're in for quite an experience if you've never been to the "happening in the desert."  As they say, it kind of grows on you!

ArdraF
How does the parking work once we arrive at the group site? Does someone organize where everyone parks, does each attendee just find a spot they like or is there some other form of organization? We've only been to one prior rally, held by the FMCA, and it was very organized but I understand this one is "very" different and I would hate to just go ahead and park and find out later that I'm intruding on someone.
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Post by: ArdraF on December 22, 2014, 06:08:18 PM
A dirt road (track is more like it) runs down the middle of section 541 (kind of east/west).  We tend to line up on each side facing the road which means some of us face south and some face north.  We leave enough room in between rigs so we can be comfortable and not feel like we're cheek-by-jowl so to speak.  We tend to park our cars between our rigs.  About in the middle of the group we have a large clear space for the campfire ring, potluck, and other activities.  Also, there are a few places that obviously are small roads going to the next road north and we try not to block them.  That's about it.  Definitely not organized like the FMCA rallies!

ArdraF
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Post by: mrschwarz on December 22, 2014, 09:19:12 PM
I'll try not to park sideways this year. :)
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Post by: Henry Wishard on December 28, 2014, 09:15:50 AM
Jeff, our dates have changed. We will be arriving on the 19 th of Jan. Instead of the 16 th. Will be in Yuma for the FMCA jeep rally.
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Post by: RobinsBill on December 28, 2014, 02:03:25 PM
Robin and Bill Gallagher from Oregon would like to attend 1-16 (or earlier) thru 1-25.  Our 1st! How exciting!
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Post by: Jeff on December 29, 2014, 11:01:58 PM
Jeff, our dates have changed. We will be arriving on the 19 th of Jan. Instead of the 16 th. Will be in Yuma for the FMCA jeep rally.


OK.
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Post by: Jeff on December 29, 2014, 11:02:53 PM
Robin and Bill Gallagher from Oregon would like to attend 1-16 (or earlier) thru 1-25.  Our 1st! How exciting!


Robin and Bill


We all look forward to meeting you at QZ.
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Post by: HueyPilotVN on January 01, 2015, 11:02:50 AM
Two questions.  Is anyone already at the forum site in Quartzsite and if not when is the earliest person planning on being there.

I was way too early last year and spent two days waiting for anyone to get there early.  I eventually moved closer to civilization.

If I am going to set up the Circus Big Top and the cages for the Elephants, Lions, and Tigers, then I want to be in the right spot and not move twice. :D
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Post by: THEBigLarry on January 01, 2015, 12:16:17 PM
Jeff, our dates have changed. We will be arriving on the 19 th of Jan. Instead of the 16 th. Will be in Yuma for the FMCA jeep rally.

Jeff:  Ditto for us.  Hanging with the FMCA 4x4's for a few days.  See you in Q
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Post by: jerryg@deb on January 01, 2015, 12:22:25 PM
Our plan is to be there the 12 but could be the 13 th will have to  see how much fun I'm having at the casino in Tucson. The weather  for Quartzsite is calling for temperature in the 70 sh next week.
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Post by: garyb1st on January 01, 2015, 02:08:16 PM
Jeff, we plan on being there for a least a few days.  Likely head over from Indio depending on the weather.   

Anyone planning on being at Q prior to the 17th? 
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Post by: Jeff on January 01, 2015, 08:45:33 PM
Jeff:  Ditto for us.  Hanging with the FMCA 4x4's for a few days.  See you in Q


Done Larry.
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Post by: Jeff on January 01, 2015, 08:48:17 PM
Jeff, we plan on being there for a least a few days.  Likely head over from Indio depending on the weather.   

Anyone planning on being at Q prior to the 17th?


Gary we look forward to seeing you, give me some info and I would like to put you on
the list.
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Post by: Jeff on January 01, 2015, 08:50:22 PM
Two questions.  Is anyone already at the forum site in Quartzsite and if not when is the earliest person planning on being there.

I was way too early last year and spent two days waiting for anyone to get there early.  I eventually moved closer to civilization.

If I am going to set up the Circus Big Top and the cages for the Elephants, Lions, and Tigers, then I want to be in the right spot and not move twice. :D


If you get there first post a couple of photos and we'll help make sure you are on the site. Some of fire ring will probably still be there on the east side of the road.
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Post by: RLSharp on January 01, 2015, 09:54:48 PM
Some of fire ring will probably still be there on the east side of the road.

Jeff,

If my internal navigation system is even close to being correct, I think the "road" through our parking area runs east-west. The fire ring remains will most likely be on the north side of that east-west road. I think.

R
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Post by: Jeff on January 02, 2015, 09:57:13 AM
Jeff,

If my internal navigation system is even close to being correct, I think the "road" through our parking area runs east-west. The fire ring remains will most likely be on the north side of that east-west road. I think.

R
S


Richard you are probably right. I was going by having the sun in my eyes when parked on the west/south side of the area in the AM.


Anyway the fire pit is on the right as you come in from the ranger station.
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Post by: Lou Schneider on January 02, 2015, 12:20:34 PM
Put me down as a definite "maybe", Jeff.  I scheduled vacation time to attend the Blythe Bluegrass Festival followed by the QZ rally, but we had a major transmitter meltdown at our recently purchased Santa Barbara station just before the holidays and it's limping along on a low powered standby unit.  The replacement transmitter will arrive right around rally time so I may be tied up installing the new equipment instead of going to QZ that week.
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Post by: jerryg@deb on January 02, 2015, 02:13:01 PM
lou the Blythe Blues Grass festival is on my bucket list and just 22 miles from Quartzsite . Can I buy the 3 day pass at the gate?
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Post by: Lou Schneider on January 02, 2015, 04:39:50 PM
I don't know about getting a 3 day pass at the gate, but I do remember seeing daily tickets on sale.
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Post by: HueyPilotVN on January 02, 2015, 04:41:04 PM
I am going to just attach this post here because it is about Quartzsite.

I just ordered lots of LED strips and 50 switches to convert or rather add LED's to overhead fluorescent lights.  My plan is to set up a work area in my Stacker workshop for anyone that wants to practice converting their lights to dual use.

I have soldering irons, wire, switches and LED strips for free to anyone that wants to convert their lights.  I think I have enough LED strips for about 20 fixtures (about 60 feet of strips).

If several people want to try this we might want to only do one or a few each to learn how to do this.  If anyone brings extra strips they can convert all of their fixtures.  I am willing to use all the supplies up till they are gone. I ordered 50 switches.

Here is a link to the original post that shows what I am talking about.

http://www.rvforum.net/SMF_forum/index.php/topic,70794.msg703751.html#msg703751

I am not trying to talk anyone into doing anything and I certainly am not selling a product, just offering a place to do it and some advice and instruction on how I did mine.
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Post by: Jeff on January 03, 2015, 10:48:40 AM
Put me down as a definite "maybe", Jeff.  I scheduled vacation time to attend the Blythe Bluegrass Festival followed by the QZ rally, but we had a major transmitter meltdown at our recently purchased Santa Barbara station just before the holidays and it's limping along on a low powered standby unit.  The replacement transmitter will arrive right around rally time so I may be tied up installing the new equipment instead of going to QZ that week.


Hope you make it Lou.
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Post by: CashedOut on January 06, 2015, 08:16:37 PM
Sorry but Sheryl and I will miss all of you great folks this year and the great adventures too - hikes, golf, happy hour and campfires.  We sold our fifth wheel this past year and are off to Ecuador and Costa Rica this winter.  But I don't think we are done RVing just yet so maybe next year.

Doug and Sheryl Murray, Kelowna, BC, Canada
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Post by: Jeff on January 08, 2015, 12:56:19 AM
Sorry but Sheryl and I will miss all of you great folks this year and the great adventures too - hikes, golf, happy hour and campfires.  We sold our fifth wheel this past year and are off to Ecuador and Costa Rica this winter.  But I don't think we are done RVing just yet so maybe next year.

Doug and Sheryl Murray, Kelowna, BC, Canada


That is quite a change.


Enjoy!
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Post by: llib enad on January 08, 2015, 09:37:02 AM
     Sorry to say but this will be the first time in 15 years that we will not be in Q.  On December 31, Raymonda had a heart attack!  Doctors found that she had a 90 precent blockage.  She is now in a rehab center until strong enough to get into the MH.  Hopefully, we will make next year forum gathering.

Bill Dane
99 CC  Allure
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Post by: Larry N. on January 08, 2015, 10:14:37 AM
Boy. Sorry to hear that, Bill -- tell Raymonda we're pulling for her, and to get better quickly.
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Post by: Marsha/CA on January 08, 2015, 11:37:23 AM
Jeff,

Please add Sheila and Scott Forbes from near Winnipeg, MB, Canada to our list.  They also have a new 9 month old puppy.

Marsha~
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Post by: Jeff on January 08, 2015, 11:48:08 AM
Bill


That's terrible!


Please give Ramonda our best and we all pray we'll see you both next year.
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Post by: garyb1st on January 08, 2015, 05:15:53 PM
Sorry but Sheryl and I will miss all of you great folks this year and the great adventures too - hikes, golf, happy hour and campfires.  We sold our fifth wheel this past year and are off to Ecuador and Costa Rica this winter.  But I don't think we are done RVing just yet so maybe next year.

Doug and Sheryl Murray, Kelowna, BC, Canada

My x-wife is from Quito Ecuador.  We spent a month there twice while married.  It is a beautiful country.  I'm sure you'll enjoy.  Have a good time.   
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Post by: ArdraF on January 08, 2015, 06:06:22 PM
Bill, wow!  Ninety percent is a big deal!  Please do tell Raymonda we send loads of good wishes for a really fast recovery.  And also lots of hugs to help speed it along!

ArdraF
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Post by: RobinsBill on January 08, 2015, 07:16:08 PM
Are there any forum members there yet? We found the right numbered place (we think?) but no one seemed to know what we were talking about.
Can't wait to put some faces to names!
Thanks everyone!
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Post by: jerryg@deb on January 08, 2015, 10:58:26 PM
 Debra an I should be there Tuesday afternoon. I'm thinking  the  blm land  would be first come  first serve .
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Post by: Wendy on January 09, 2015, 08:05:42 PM
Oh, Bill, that sucks ! Give her big hugs from us and sloppy kisses from Gordon. She needs to well enough by SuperBowl Sunday to cheer for the Broncos !!
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Post by: mrschwarz on January 09, 2015, 09:26:53 PM
Our arrival will be delayed. We should be there on Monday. We are traveling with another couple so save some space for both of us!
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Post by: Jeff on January 10, 2015, 03:10:52 AM
Our arrival will be delayed. We should be there on Monday. We are traveling with another couple so save some space for both of us!


Michael


By Monday there will be a few hundred thousand acres left.
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Post by: Liza on January 11, 2015, 12:17:05 PM
Well, we have finally figured out what we are doing.  We will arrive on Friday, the 16th. 
See everyone soon,
Liza
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Post by: RainCatcher on January 11, 2015, 06:58:41 PM
Karen & I are in Ashland Oregon and headed your way. Hope to arrive around the 18th if all goes well. Looking forward to seeing faces from Moab this spring as well new ones. Quartzsite newbies!

Cheers,

Mike
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Post by: Wendy on January 11, 2015, 08:21:33 PM
Could early arrivals explain to non-Forumites who may be in the area, what will be happening and that we welcome everyone?
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Post by: jerryg@deb on January 11, 2015, 11:00:04 PM
Could early arrivals explain to non-Forumites who may be in the area, what will be happening and that we welcome everyone?
   Deb an I are leaving tomorrow morning and plan on staying at casino Del sol in Tucson . We  should be at the forms site Tuesday morning if where not winning money if we are winning it will be Wednesday. I'm saying Tuesday look for ward to a party see ya.
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Post by: RobinsBill on January 11, 2015, 11:09:46 PM
Could early arrivals explain to non-Forumites who may be in the area, what will be happening and that we welcome everyone?

Bill and I are here...  We moved down from Hi Jolly just today.  Currently there are only 2, maybe 3 RV's here at 541.  We haven't seen anyone home so far, but tomorrow if we see someone home we will introduce ourselves and let them know  :)
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Post by: Jeff on January 12, 2015, 08:00:31 AM
For the past couple of years we have had a couple of trailers across the road from the fire pit that are not part of the group.
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Post by: Marsha/CA on January 12, 2015, 11:38:00 AM
Jeff, excuse my laziness, (I could have looked through past messages on the thread) but have we reminded people to bring a couple of bundles of firewood with them for the big campfire ring?

Marsha~
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Post by: Cactustwo on January 12, 2015, 02:34:47 PM
We have arrived. Pretty quiet around here.
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Post by: Paul & Ann on January 12, 2015, 02:36:58 PM
Maybe you can get some of the F-35s from Yuma to divert, and fly over your location.  :)

Paul
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Post by: Wendy on January 12, 2015, 07:11:59 PM
If you enjoy having a campfire, please bring some firewood. If no one has moved it, we have a great fire ring where Happy Hour, evening campfires, our potluck, and round the clock visiting take place.
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Post by: HueyPilotVN on January 13, 2015, 04:39:37 AM
I am parked at q and will find the site in the morning, probably late morning.  Wandering around in the dark is not too smart.
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Post by: Becks on January 13, 2015, 09:15:09 AM
Jeff
  Please put Gary and Darlene Beckers from MN on the list. Will be there 1-15.
    Thanks
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Post by: Wi1dBill on January 13, 2015, 07:04:05 PM
Thanks for the tip on firewood.....Hadn't thought about that....


WildBill
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Post by: Tourmaster on January 13, 2015, 10:15:07 PM
Last year several of us bought a bundle of firewood from a local supplier to donate to our fire ring.
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Post by: 8Muddypaws on January 14, 2015, 07:33:25 AM
We're starting our trek to the Q this morning.  Be there Saturday or Sunday.
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Post by: garyb1st on January 14, 2015, 06:10:09 PM
Gary and Maria have arrived.  We have a box of wood scraps that will keep the flame going for maybe a couple of hours.  Beside us, I see another 6 rigs.  Weather is sunny and pleasant.  A bit nicer than the high desert of Joshua Tree where we spent the last two nights.
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Post by: Jeff on January 14, 2015, 07:01:11 PM
Sorry I haven't been responding but have been under the weather for a few days but am up and about again.


Good prices on firewood were out on the west side of town somewhere?.


Gary and Darlene you are down.


Is the tent up?
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Post by: Wendy on January 14, 2015, 07:31:53 PM
Mike and Wendy are running late. Probably won't be there until Monday. Keep the campfires burning.
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Post by: jjvoigts on January 14, 2015, 11:23:55 PM
I didn't see my last post  i posted on the board  but me and my husband John will be Joining on Saturday or Sunday. Looking forward to meeting everyone.  Hope to stay for 3-4 days but going to the Bluegrass  Festival  in Blythe first.

John n Jonah voigtsberger
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Post by: garyb1st on January 15, 2015, 09:39:00 AM
Good morning all you Quartzsiteites and Quartzsitesite wannabees.  It was 39º this AM.  According to the weather guy, it felt like 36º.  According to my non-heated motorhome, it felt like minus 10º.  Actually it was a comfy 45º.  Comfy if you have lots of blankets.  Hope you're all having a great morning.  For those of you yet to arrive.  Bring warmth.  Sky's are clear with a few wispy clouds.  A beautiful day in the desert. 
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Post by: garyb1st on January 15, 2015, 09:48:27 AM
Jeff, please add Gary and Maria to the list of attendees.     
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Post by: HueyPilotVN on January 15, 2015, 10:00:42 AM

Gary,

I just knocked on your door but probably not loud enough to hear over your generator.  I got both furnaces running and plenty of stuff to make breakfast with if you and Maria are interested in eating.
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Post by: garyb1st on January 15, 2015, 10:06:44 AM
Thanks for the invite.  We do have heat.  Just don't keep it on at night.  Maria's still in bed dreaming of warmer weather. 
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Post by: Tourmaster on January 15, 2015, 07:30:01 PM
We have arrived at the Q.
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Post by: garyb1st on January 15, 2015, 09:56:34 PM
Thanks to Bill, aka (Huey Pilot), our tour guide and gracious host, we enjoyed a most delightful and adventurous afternoon with another Bill and Robbin aka Robbinsbill, and visited some of Quartzsites nearby historic areas.  Maria, our photographer, provided a few candids.  As soon as I can remember how to down size the files, I'll add a few pix. 
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Post by: Jeff on January 15, 2015, 09:59:29 PM
So far there are four coaches there?
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Post by: Tourmaster on January 15, 2015, 10:02:55 PM
Jeff
There are seven coaches here at the Q.
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Post by: Jeff on January 15, 2015, 10:43:56 PM
I am trying to update the list so let me know who is there, Meyers, HueyPilot, Beckers, Gallagers?, Garyb?, Garlows, Brenda and Len Nugent.


You will find the list of attendees here (http://www.rvforum.net/SMF_forum/index.php/topic,77991.msg707363.html#msg707363) updated to show arrivals each evening as I get word. Thanks John for confirming today's.
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Post by: MikeCoke on January 16, 2015, 01:13:01 AM
As Wendy has said we will be arriving late hopefully sometime Monday.
I hate it when you have to sit and wait for parts and some Mail and packages to arrive.
Stuck in Cathedral City. I mail does not arrive on Monday I will leave a forwarding address and the head to Q.
One good thing is gas has has dropped to $1.99.

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Post by: heyduke50 on January 16, 2015, 09:17:29 AM
plan to be in the Q for 6 nights arriving Sunday, will be camped with the Escapees but may come over for a visit...
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Post by: garyb1st on January 16, 2015, 09:25:07 AM
Jeff, Garyb? =  Gary and Maria Brucker.  California.  arrived 1-14


Mike, hopefully your package will arrive soon.  Looking forward to your arrival.   
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Post by: Jeff on January 16, 2015, 11:46:15 AM
Jeff, Garyb? =  Gary and Maria Brucker.  California.  arrived 1-14


Thanks Gary, I will update the list.
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Post by: mrschwarz on January 16, 2015, 12:55:56 PM
I just got a Dctor appointment that I cannot miss. We won't make it this year.
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Post by: HueyPilotVN on January 16, 2015, 01:25:32 PM
Monday Steve of Steve and Sue on this forum and I are going down to Yuma to get a full utility trailer of pallets for the camp fire.  There is a pallet company that rebuilds pallets and the ones that they cannot rebuild they used to burn.  The EPA banned them from burning so they are happy to give them away.  We just tip the skid loader for loading them.
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Post by: Ned on January 16, 2015, 01:48:20 PM
Make sure those aren't treated lumber, not good to burn.  Perhaps that's why the EPA banned them.  You'll have lots of nails left over :)
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Post by: Lou Schneider on January 16, 2015, 02:27:31 PM
Check with the campground host before you head down to Yuma - in past years the LTVA had a limit of 1 cubic yard of firewood per group campsite http://www.quartzsitebusinesschamber.com/blm.htm (http://www.quartzsitebusinesschamber.com/blm.htm)

We did the same thing in 2000, getting a pickup load of surplus pallet lumber from a packing house in Blythe and in spite of our best efforts, wound up having a significant amount left over at the end of the week.

Having no place to store it, we left it on site when we left, figuring others would scavenge it for their own fires.   Apparently this didn't happen, because the following year the LTVA adopted the firewood limit.

And yes, we made sure it was untreated wood - that's why they couldn't use it.
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Post by: HueyPilotVN on January 16, 2015, 02:34:34 PM
The Ding Bats get there wood from this same source.  I thought it was a good idea but It is about a 200 mile round trip and I will wait on advice when the main Forum members arrive.
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Post by: Jeff on January 16, 2015, 06:08:55 PM
Bob is up in California probably having a kitten over the thought of  what the pallets would do to his fire ring. IIRC back in 2006 or 2007 we had a bunch of them left over that we used as soon as he moved to town; had a few great fires. 8)
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Post by: Jeff on January 16, 2015, 06:31:25 PM

I just got a Dctor appointment that I cannot miss. We won't make it this year.


Michael


Sorry you have the conflict but we all  have it happen.


Hope to see you next year.
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Post by: Jeff on January 16, 2015, 06:33:28 PM
I understand four more arrivals today. With some names I can let the attendee list reflect the current group.

Some photos would be great as well.

Thanks all, see you Sunday.
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Post by: garyb1st on January 16, 2015, 07:41:43 PM
A few pix from yesterdays 4 wheeling tour. 
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Post by: RobinsBill on January 16, 2015, 09:40:49 PM
So far as of tonight...
RobinsBill - Robin and Bill GallagHer
Cactustwo - Len and Brenda Nugent
HueyPilotVN - Bill
jerry@deb - Jerry and Deb Garlow
garyb1st - Gary and Maria a Brucker
tourmaster - John and Carol
Becks - Gary and Darlene Beckers
Jerry and Ardra FitzGerald
Wi1dBill - Bill and Nerita Streacker
Kevin and Cyndi Means - plus daughter, son in law and adorable little granddaughter

I hope I got it correct, if not, my apologies...
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Post by: Jeff on January 16, 2015, 09:53:16 PM
Thanks Bill, I understand Ray and Liza Downs are also there.
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Post by: ArdraF on January 16, 2015, 10:09:19 PM
Jerry and Ardra arrived this afternoon as did Ray and Liza so you can add us four.

ArdraF
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Post by: RobinsBill on January 16, 2015, 10:16:37 PM
Thank you, I was seeing that they were due in by the list. We got back from town just as it was getting dark. Met all but them at the (no campfire) circle tonight.  Hope to meet them tomorrow  :)
Oh, and this is Robin  ;) I usually do the talking on here, Bill just tells me what to say. Well, other than the really organized stuff like lists. LOL, I excel at lists!  ;D
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Post by: ArdraF on January 16, 2015, 11:24:37 PM
After happy hour I spoke with the man in the trailer on our west side.  He's parked sideways along with a really really old motorhome with a For Sale sign.  He said he's not with the RV Forum and understands that he'll be surrounded.  All he asks is that we not block him in because he might have to go dump and will need to get out.  I said I'd let everyone know.

ArdraF
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Post by: Jeannine on January 17, 2015, 12:06:34 AM
Our arrival date (if any) is up in the air.  Dan's son Mark had a heart attack Wednesday morning.  Luckily we were in San Diego, where Mark lives, when it occurred.   He does not need surgery, but is still in the hospital.   We are taking things day by day.

Jeannine


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Post by: ArdraF on January 17, 2015, 12:22:26 AM
Jeannine, we'll see you when we see you and hopefully Mark will have recovered.  We wish him well.

ArdraF
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Post by: harleyray on January 17, 2015, 03:40:30 PM
Huey Bill got to Quartzsite first so he got the only full hookup site. You snooze you loose.
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Post by: jjvoigts on January 17, 2015, 04:11:39 PM
John and I are at the La Posa south near the blue bird group. We can't seem to find the original directons posted. Will keep looking but I  the mean  time if anyone reads this can you please repost the directions to the site. Thanks

John and Jonah voigtsbedger
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Post by: ArdraF on January 17, 2015, 04:41:38 PM
John & Jonah, here's our original writeup.

The RV Forum campsite is approximately 2.5 miles south of Quartzsite’s four corners where I-10 and US-95 intersect.  Business Loop I-10 is Main Street and it is on the north side of I-10.  US-95 is the road south to Yuma.  The frontage road on the south side I-10 is Kuehn Street.  From Main Street you want to go south on US-95.  From the top of the bridge crossing I-10 you will see on the southwestern corner the Tyson Wells vendor stalls and the large red and white RV show tent.  Our directions begin at the south side of I-10 at the intersection of US-95 and Kuehn Street.

Our Quartzsite campsite is on the Bureau of Land Management Long Term Visitor’s Area at Tyson's Wash, La Posa West, section #541.  The GPS coordinates are N33.38.054 W114.13.591.  Travel south on US-95 from the 4-way stop light at Kuehn Street.  After approximately one mile you will see - and pass by - the first BLM entry and ranger station on the west side of US-95.  Continue south on US-95 for another 1.5 miles to the second BLM entry which is Tyson’s Wash La Posa West.  Just before reaching the turn into Tyson’s Wash you will see mile post 102 and then a phone booth on the west side of US-95.  At the turn, you will see ranger stations on both the east and west sides of US-95.  Turn right (west) off US-95 and go to the Ranger station to sign in and pay your fee.  After the ranger station parking area, the dirt road curves right.  Shortly after the curve (about 200 feet) you will come to a fork in the road with a 15 mph road sign.  At the sign, bear left (note, do not turn left, just bear left at the fork) keeping the brown 540 mile post on your left side and the 15mph road sign on your right.  At this point you will be on a “main” road.  After .3 mile you will see a brown mile post for Section 541 on the let.  Angle left onto that track.  Go straight for .5 mile and you should see various flags flying in front of you.  It is approximately .8 mile from the ranger station to our campsite.

Our Blue Monaco Executive DP has the RV Forum flag flying on the front.

ArdraF
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Post by: garyb1st on January 17, 2015, 08:41:08 PM
John, I believe we are just across the highway from you.  We saw what looked like a Bluebird group yesterday while checking out the dump stations.  If it's the same one, just drive across the highway into LaPosa West and follow Ardra's directions.   
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Post by: Marsha/CA on January 18, 2015, 10:43:15 AM
Ardra gave excellent direction, but here are photos to help with the directions on how to get to the RV Forum Rally: 

 http://www.rvforum.net/joomla/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=132:quartzsite-rally-directions&catid=20&Itemid=132 (http://www.rvforum.net/joomla/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=132:quartzsite-rally-directions&catid=20&Itemid=132)

As they say, a picture says a thousand words, or something like that.... 8)

Marsha~
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Post by: Utclmjmpr on January 18, 2015, 12:48:03 PM
 Dan & Marge have arrived at 11 AM this morn., all set up and ready to party.>>>Dan (Utahclaimjumper)
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Post by: THEBigLarry on January 18, 2015, 07:26:02 PM
Our trip to Q is in jeopardy.  Our front air bags won't inflate.  I was on the phone to Spartan Tech Support and their
response was to keep deploying and recovering the jacks in order to hopefully trigger the valve to air up the front end.
I did it 6 or 7 times, no luck.

We will overnight again here at Fortuna De Oro and will be on the horn to Spartan again tomorrow and I have a service
request in to Massey Diesel in Phoenix, if I can get them to air up.  It has been a recurring problem that we have been
dealing with, but NOW I am done dealing with it.  I want it fixed. . . . . .

Updates to follow on where we are and whats happening.  Thanks to Terry Brewer and Frank Weimert who came over
today and gave me their support and ideas on what and how to check things.  They were also frustrated that between
the genius of the three of us, we could not come up with a solution.

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Post by: Wendy on January 18, 2015, 09:36:07 PM
Mike tried to drill a hole in his finger so our delay for Q arrival continues.
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Post by: garyb1st on January 18, 2015, 09:54:50 PM
All right you two, no more mishaps.  Hope Mike is OK. 
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Post by: Betty Brewer on January 18, 2015, 10:06:25 PM
Brewers still hope to arrive in Q on Monday.  We  have a few errands to attend to  in morning  and then should be on  our way.  Save us a spot.

Busy life!
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Post by: Jeff on January 18, 2015, 10:13:50 PM
Brewers still hope to arrive in Q on Monday.  We  have a few errands to attend to  in morning  and then should be on  our way.  Save us a spot.

Busy life!


99,984 acres still available. See you tomorrow.
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Post by: Jeff on January 18, 2015, 10:27:41 PM

Maybe Mike drilled the hole in Larry's Airbag. :-X  Hope everything works out for everyone.


I have updated the list of attendees in the announcement post but have a couple to check on in the AM. Don't remember if Paul and Ann's sister and BIL are on the list and forgot Henry and Margaret's friends from Baytown so two more coaches are here.
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Post by: Paul & Ann on January 18, 2015, 10:30:48 PM
Maybe Mike drilled the hole in Larry's Airbag. :-X  Hope everything works out for everyone.


I have updated the list of attendees in the announcement post but have a couple to check on in the AM. Don't remember if Paul and Ann's sister and BIL are on the list and forgot Henry and Loretta's friends from Baytown so two more coaches are here.

Walt and Terry from Colorado.

Paul
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Post by: Jeff on January 18, 2015, 11:16:05 PM
Thanks Paul.
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Post by: Jeff on January 18, 2015, 11:18:25 PM
Thought I would add a photo of tonight's Happy Hour. Great weather and lots of interesting conversations.
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Post by: ArdraF on January 18, 2015, 11:39:24 PM
And here is our youngest rally attendee having fun with all the rocks.  She is the Means' granddaughter and a real cutie.  Wish I could still bend like her!

ArdraF
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Post by: Henry Wishard on January 19, 2015, 10:32:54 AM
Arrived yesterday evening with our friends AC and Karen Lowe from Baytown, Tx.
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Post by: ArdraF on January 19, 2015, 12:56:25 PM
About nine of us went on our first morning walk.  We'll do it every day at 10:00 a.m. assuming good weather.  Today it was really nice most of us shed layers as the walk progressed.  But I think we all completed the two mile loop.

ArdraF
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Post by: ArdraF on January 19, 2015, 04:49:23 PM
Here are a few more candid shots from the first campfire of our 2015 rally.

ArdraF
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Post by: ArdraF on January 19, 2015, 04:59:02 PM
Today we saw this lovely thought on a vendor's truck as we wandered around on the north side of Kuehn.

ArdraF
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Post by: Wendy on January 19, 2015, 07:53:45 PM
We're still in Palm Springs. Mike drilling a hole in his finger slowed us down. We're shooting for Wednesday now. Keep the campfire burning. And remind everyone of the 3 RV Forum Rally Rules, Revised:

1. Wear your damn name badge.
2. No political and/or controversial discussions around the campfire. You can talk shit all you want but only the kind in your black tanks.
3. No pets at food events.

Have fun and see you on Wednesday, hopefully.

Hugs
Wendy
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Post by: Betty Brewer on January 19, 2015, 08:17:18 PM
remind everyone of the 3 RV Forum Rally Rules, Revised:

1. Wear your damn name badge.
2. No political and/or controversial discussions around the campfire. You can talk shit all you want but only the kind in your black tanks.
3. No pets at food events.

Where is the LIKE button?
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Post by: Betty Brewer on January 19, 2015, 08:23:02 PM
Terry and Betty arrived around noon today  and the first thing I needed to do was to have a nap.  Life has  been rich and full of rallies these days. 
During the 4 pm Happy Hour Jeff  facilitated  introductions.  I'm delighted to  reconnect with long time RVForum friends and happy that there are  many new delightful people at the rally.  Sorry to see some leave already. Work does get in the way sometimes!

Jeff  got a group to play golf, he can tell you where and when.

Terry said he would lead a 4 wheel off road  run  one day and is hoping Frank will do the  same on Thursday and  Friday.

 We cheered when  Larry and Loretta arrived just before dark having been to Phoenix for a quick fix! Owning, driving and living in an RV is  ALWAYS an adventure!
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Post by: mrschwarz on January 19, 2015, 09:58:18 PM
I finished the appointment and we'll be there with some friends tomorrow. Hope there's still some room!😃
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Post by: Ken & Sheila on January 19, 2015, 10:14:47 PM
Where is the LIKE button?

 :) :)
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Post by: Jeff on January 19, 2015, 11:05:13 PM
List has been updated. More fun everyday.
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Post by: MikeCoke on January 20, 2015, 12:15:50 AM
We're still in Palm Springs. Mike drilling a hole in his finger slowed us down. We're shooting for Wednesday now. Keep the campfire burning. And remind everyone of the 3 RV Forum Rally Rules, Revised:

1. Wear your damn name badge.
2. No political and/or controversial discussions around the campfire. You can talk shit all you want but only the kind in your black tanks.
3. No pets at food events.

Have fun and see you on Wednesday, hopefully.

Hugs
Wendy
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Post by: MikeCoke on January 20, 2015, 12:39:21 AM
This years trip started with a long starting delay and it continues. Hope to get work done to the MH by Wednesday along with other stuff. I had to go to 3 different Drug stores to get my pain killer meds 3 of them were out of  Vicodin.
Wish us luck in getting all our stuff done so we can get to Q for some of the Rally and the TENT event.


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Post by: Utclmjmpr on January 20, 2015, 04:49:37 PM
 Your not missing much at the tent this year Mike, unless your hot for a new carving knife, time share, flag pole or leather wallet.>>>Dan
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Post by: ArdraF on January 20, 2015, 04:50:20 PM
You missed the hot tubs!  ;D ;D

ArdraF
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Post by: Marsha/CA on January 20, 2015, 06:34:53 PM
Marsha, Tim and Charlie the dog are in Needles and will be coming in tomorrow.  Shield and Scott Forbes are somewhere in QZ and we will be touching base with them tomorrow.

BTW, It's cool here in Needles, hope it's warmer in QZ.

See everyone tomorrow!

Marsha~
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Post by: JerArdra on January 20, 2015, 09:22:35 PM
Tonight there was a beautiful sunset directly behind our motorhome.  Attached is a 3-picture panorama.

JerryF
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Post by: Betty Brewer on January 20, 2015, 09:28:33 PM
4 Wheel drive led  by Terry leaving area at 9 am in Morning Wednesday Jan 21.  Bring chairs, lunch, and an FRS radio if you do not have a CB radio in vehicle.

New comers to today's rally Frank and Barb  Weimert,  Mike Schwartz and "company!"  I can't  remember all the names!
Richard and Linda Sharp made it in just time for  introductions at Happy hour.  Bill (Hughey Pilot) offered up his golf cart immediately to transport Linda on her  new leg parts.  That did  not sound just right  but you  get the gist!

Larry left and came back  with new batteries,  Gary left and  came back with  propane, water and empty holding tanks.We left and came back with new light bulbs. Not much new in the big tent.  But I will  likely go back and search for  some  more treats!
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Post by: RLSharp on January 20, 2015, 09:29:50 PM
Richard & Linda Sharp                   1/20-1/25.                  Arrived          NY/AZ
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Post by: JerArdra on January 20, 2015, 09:40:11 PM
Wednesday 1/21 Jerry, Ardra, Gary and Maria are going on a hike on the Palm Canyon Trail leaving at 11am.  The drive is about 18 miles south of Quartzite and then a 7 mile drive into Palm Canyon on a dirt road.  It's about 1/2 mile hike one way and with site seeing it's about an hour hike or maybe 30 minutes more if we site see a lot.  We are taking a sandwich and a bottle of water.  For the hike wear sturdy comfortable shoes.

JerryF

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Post by: 8Muddypaws on January 20, 2015, 10:06:08 PM
We arrived around 11AM and got all set up and spent the afternoon visiting with old friends.  We drove around town a little bit and I'm happy to see that there are at least two glass companies offering dual pane window repairs.

Missing is the guy who was here last year selling carved wooden signs.  If you seen 'em let me know where!

If you like cowboy beans the Texas BBQ trailer in front of the rock shop has really good ones.
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Post by: JerArdra on January 20, 2015, 10:15:57 PM
Wednesday evening 1/21/2015...Because there was no interest in the following trail ride I called Al Woods and cancelled it.

On Friday 1/23 some long time friends who used to be active RVFORUM members, along with Ron Ruward, are coming over here at 9:30am to lead us on a 4WD trial ride that Ardra and I took with them about  6-7 years ago.  My guess is that it will take about 2-3 hours.  To the best of my recollection it was a really fun trail ride.  I am looking forward to it.  The trail is over toward Blythe, California.  I think it was considered a moderate trail

JerryF & ArdraF
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Post by: Utclmjmpr on January 21, 2015, 10:14:38 AM
 Muddy,, the carving guy is just west of Bad Boy's restaurant on Keuhn st. 200 feet east of 95.>>>Dan (North side)
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Post by: Betty Brewer on January 21, 2015, 03:12:23 PM
The  off road group made it back in record time by 1:30 pm.  We  had no flat tires, no course corrections, no break downs and  no spotting issues. It was not nearly as windy up on the ridge as it seems to be here back in camp. It was a beautiful day for the 7  vehicles!

Michael and Elly did very well on their first adventure in their  BRAND NEW JEEP RUBICON!  I'll have to check with him but I don't believe any of the scratches are  permanent and they both developed a list of things they now need for off road adventures.  Great job!
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Post by: Becks on January 21, 2015, 03:31:04 PM
Thank you Betty and Terry, very enjoyable ride today.
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Post by: Betty Brewer on January 21, 2015, 04:35:46 PM
Gary,
You are very welcome!

 It was a fun group today.  I've included a few  photos of our group of 7 vehicles.  We enjoyed the Stone Cabin and all of the artifacts.  Alice left some things  and thought about taking some things!  You will see her checking the size. Henry left his  new anniversary present!  Ray and  Liza were thinking of selling their Washington home and downsizing!
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Post by: Ron from Big D on January 21, 2015, 08:59:20 PM
I love the ice skates.   Fat chance they will ever be used there.

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Post by: Betty Brewer on January 21, 2015, 09:11:10 PM
I love the ice skates.   Fat chance they will ever be used there.

Well It may  get down to 43 tonight, so unless it  gets colder chances of a lake of ice are slim.  But we do think it is cold. Just ask Gary B at Happy Hour tonight, he thought it was as cold as his Minnesota winters!
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Post by: Betty Brewer on January 21, 2015, 09:28:02 PM
I plan to walk  at  10 am  in morning.  Hopefully there will be a group!

Forgot to mention  all the new arrivals at Happy Hour tonight. ( despite the wind)  Wonderful folks from California and Canada! 
So walk 2 miles with us in am !
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Post by: ArdraF on January 21, 2015, 09:58:11 PM
Gary, Maria, Jerry and I went down to Palm Canyon today.  We had a nice enough hike but boy was the canyon windy!  It made for tricky footing.  It looked like someone went in after the winter rains and added a lot of small rocks to smooth the trail somewhat.  My one and only photo of the palms was a bust.  The shadows were on the lower part of the canyon and the sun was high on the canyon walls.  The palm trees were right where the shadows and sun met and got wiped out so no photo of the palms.  Maybe Maria had better luck.

ArdraF
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Post by: garyb1st on January 21, 2015, 11:07:20 PM
Ardra, don't know if this is an improvement of what you got but Maria added a bit of I-Photo magic to one of her pix.   

A few other candids of the hikers, Jerry, Ardra, Maria and yours truly. 

PS.  Maria's going to the museum tomorrow.  Time ???.  Anyone interested in joining her?
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Post by: Lou Schneider on January 22, 2015, 12:30:49 AM
I'm finally leaving Palm Springs after taking care of some last minute problems.  Expect to see me around midday Thursday.

Lou
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Post by: Paul & Ann on January 22, 2015, 09:16:27 AM
Anyone here in the RVForum group have a scanner?  Ann needs to scan a document, and if someone had one she could use for a minute, it would save her a trip to town.

Thanks!

Paul
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Post by: Chet18013 on January 22, 2015, 09:20:24 AM
Hi Folks,

Sure miss being there with the group, but the boon docking thing, especially in the desert just doesn't seem to work for us.

Has anybody mentioned anything about trying to get together this OCT in Moab? From reading the posts, it sure sounds like this is a better time for Moab than May, especially since the ATVs aren't competing for the trails then. We missed last fall because we attended the Balloon Fiesta in Albuquerque, but would sure attend if there's going to be one this fall.

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Post by: Tourmaster on January 22, 2015, 09:58:33 AM
Paul
We have a scanner you could use.
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Post by: Paul & Ann on January 22, 2015, 10:02:05 AM
Paul
We have a scanner you could use.

Thanks!  When would be a good time?

Paul
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Post by: Tourmaster on January 22, 2015, 10:05:48 AM
Anytime after 9:30 am.
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Post by: Paul & Ann on January 22, 2015, 10:14:09 AM
Anytime after 9:30 am.

OK, sounds good.

Thanks again
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Post by: Betty Brewer on January 22, 2015, 08:38:10 PM
What a day, January 22, 2015.  Terry went out   to breakfast with  Jeff, Barb and Frank. He had chicken fried steak and did  not want any lunch!   I  walked with the group at  10 am.  2.03 miles or 2.09 miles according to the pedometer you believe! I learned that  Marge and  hubby Utahclaimjumper left today and  returned early  with  a fixed refrigerator coil.   Love it when a plan is an easy and  inexpensive ( under $100 fix)

 Terry and Frank spent the day  on the floor of our motorhome trying to get the  motosat to  work.  They swapped modems ,  re did  electrical and on and on... NO LUCK.   I went shopping and got new scissors, pizza flavored cheese, a  floor mat, bottle stoppers and  smoked flavored salt and steak rubs.  The big tent was still too crowded for me so  I  found my "bargains"  at Tyson Wells. 

I tried to visit Linda Sharp but her motorhome entry was blocked  by Richard fixing batteries!  Frank helped Richard load them in Richard's car and he  went to town!

I saw  several men  trotting  back and forth with  light fixtures in hand.  Seems Bill ( Hughey Pilot) was offering  "man cave" craft sessions to  have men convert their florescent lights  to something LED in nature.  He has quite the set up! FMCA should take a note and offer such hands on sessions!  Bill's  lady friend, Rene and daughter arrived in time for Happy hour.  More on Happy hour in next post!
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Post by: Betty Brewer on January 22, 2015, 08:51:33 PM
Lotsa  new comers were welcomed at Happy Hour tonight.  Weather was much more cooperative in that there was less wind.

Marsha and Tim L. arrived to day  but failed to show up in time for introductions at Happy hour.  Lou Schneider drove in  and we hear he may be playing hooky from work ( not answering his phone)

There were a bunch of  new folks who arrived last night  during the wind but I did not know there was  a gathering so forgive me for not  highlighting  name of new folks.  Guess you gotta name yourself!  They were really nice people so they gotta come forward!

Our invited guests Pat and Alice M were  introduced tonight and while  their  gig is to lead groups with Adventure Caravans,  they were more than content to read their books in peace all day. I'll get their  picture before they leave!
sometimes unstructured is just what the doctor ordered.  So it goes with Quartzsite rallies....do your own thing!
Fire was started and I trotted home  to do dinner and these postings!
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Post by: Ken & Sheila on January 22, 2015, 08:58:36 PM
Hi Folks,

Sure miss being there with the group, but the boon docking thing, especially in the desert just doesn't seem to work for us.

Has anybody mentioned anything about trying to get together this OCT in Moab? From reading the posts, it sure sounds like this is a better time for Moab than May, especially since the ATVs aren't competing for the trails then. We missed last fall because we attended the Balloon Fiesta in Albuquerque, but would sure attend if there's going to be one this fall.

Chet,
 
The time frame conflicts with an FMCA 4 Wheel rally in St. George. Last year most of our folks chose Moab but this year they are going to St. George. I don't know if anyone would be interested in going to Moab a week or 2 earlier, but personally I'm OK with taking a year off from Moab.

If others want to discuss this further we should probably split this discussion off in a new topic.

ken
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Post by: Betty Brewer on January 22, 2015, 08:58:41 PM
Dinner is over and I'm back! 
Happy Hour tonight resulted in a couple of BIGGies!

Following  introductions, we see a brand new Allegro motorhome driving in towing a yellow Volkswagon.  After a nearly  6 year search Mike and Wendy L (mike coke) struck a compromise between the two of them  and bought a new rig!  They  kept a secret from those of us at Indio where they struck the deal.  She looked mighty exhausted having  transferred all those possessions from one rig to another. Recall he has a hole in his hand from a drill?  She is not ready for open house but the motorhome is beautiful on the outside.  I am so happy for them !
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Post by: Ken & Sheila on January 22, 2015, 09:05:29 PM
Congratulations Mike and Wendy!!!!

ken
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Post by: Betty Brewer on January 22, 2015, 09:09:40 PM
And in MOST memorable moment, happy hour was  highlighted by the arrival of Ed and Donna Gorber.  They arrived in a white rental car!  Seems their  motorhome  is at home in Shediac, Nova Scotia.  They have purchased a condo in Florida but miss the RVForum Quartzsite experience so they flew today from Tampa, Florida to Phoenix and rented a car.  They are staying in a motel in Blythe, CA  and will join us for RVForum activities!   I think they win the traveled the farthest  moment! Prize to be determined!

This  gesture just shows how valuable and memorable our RVForum has  become!  What a  commitment to travel this distance.  I  heard they  have already  secured a ride  with  Michael on the 4 wheel drive trip in the morning to Dripping Springs!  We recall the flat tires ED experienced on a former trip! Good luck  Michael!

Welcome  Canadians!  And then they got their name tags to  be in line with our rules! 
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Post by: Betty Brewer on January 22, 2015, 09:23:54 PM
Sigh,
So many memories from our many RVForum Quartzsite rallies.  I love all the new people and energy, but I  am  also missing the long timers who are not  here for dozens of their  reasons.  Fred and Daisy, Ned and Lorna, George and Lucy, Margi and Tom, Helaine,  Bernie and Marlene, Rolf and Shirley , Jim and Pat G and D , Ron and Shirley, Dan and Jeannine, Pam and George, Ken and Sheila, Al and Vel, Ron and Sam, Bob Buchanan,  Bill and Ramonda, Don and Peg, Chris and Mimi  and all the others who are not here!  Forgive me  if I did not mention your name.  Speak up and remind  me!  We grow old together  and need all the help we can get with our memories of one another!

This RVForum is  a  tremendous  value in our life and we thank Tom Jones for his  Ownership in the whole thing!

 Blubbering!....
Betty
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Post by: Betty Brewer on January 22, 2015, 09:25:34 PM
Frank is leading a 4 wheel drive  trail in the morning at  9 am. Dripping Springs and we have not been there for  several years so it will all be new! 
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Post by: joeda133 on January 22, 2015, 09:49:18 PM
Wow.....I have not been on the Forum for probably 2 years...sat down reading some past Forum stuff tonight and ran across a print out I made by Gary Brink on Troubleshooting RV Furnaces........on a whim we had decided to make a quick 3 day trip to Quartzite having arrived this afternoon.  Will try to look up some folks tomorrow.....Friday. 

Joe and Phyllis Davis
Eloy, Arizona
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Post by: Tom and Margi on January 22, 2015, 09:57:42 PM
We miss all of you, too, Betty  both the old timers and the new participants we will not have the opportunity to meet.  The memories will never leave us and we hope for all of you attending that you treasure these memories, too.  When you come right down to it, those times were some of our most carefree, relaxing, fun-filled times of our lives.  Just hangin' out in the desert, enjoying friends, watching sunsets, warming by campfires.
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Post by: Hfx_Cdn on January 22, 2015, 10:20:28 PM
    Betty, thank you for the kind words, it was quite the feeling heading down the road from Phoenix to Quartzsite this afternoon.  We love our place in Florida, but it just isn't RVing, and the desert is so different and enjoyable.  we decided on a whim to come out this winter as we never know what lies around the corner.
    In that regard, I'm sure you won't mind if I add Russ Mahoney's name to those you listed as being missed here at Q. 

Ed
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Post by: ArdraF on January 22, 2015, 10:23:52 PM
As mentioned elsewhere, yesterday was very windy here in Quartzsite.  Happy hour was late getting started and we used the Sharp's coach to block the wind.  Here are some photos of the attendees.

ArdraF
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Post by: ArdraF on January 22, 2015, 10:27:22 PM
Someone usually takes some photos of the Section 541 RV Forum rigs.  Here are some for the 2015 rally.

ArdraF
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Post by: ArdraF on January 22, 2015, 10:29:49 PM
Just reading the list of people Betty mentioned who no longer attend rallies brought back some wonderful memories.

ArdraF
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Post by: Betty Brewer on January 22, 2015, 10:47:28 PM
   
    In that regard, I'm sure you won't mind if I add Russ Mahoney's name to those you listed as being missed here at Q. 

Yep Ed , It will be an entirely new post to acknowledge those we've lost  this past year.  Russ' memory crosses  my mind each day.
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Post by: Jeff on January 22, 2015, 11:10:25 PM
Have been remiss to get this posted but Tuesday AC, Larry, Walt, and I carried on the QZ Open at Blythe Muncipal Golf Course. Great weather and a fun round of golf with great Forumites.
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Post by: Lorna on January 23, 2015, 08:00:46 AM
Thanks Betty for remembering us.  We miss all of you and the memories.  Looking forward to seeing some of you at Palo Duro in May.
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Post by: Marsha/CA on January 23, 2015, 10:29:10 AM
We too thought of Russ as we pulled in on Wednesday....he is missed!!  Just to clarify the information, we pulled in on Wednesday afternoon with our friends from Manitoba.  Both couples attended "Happy Hour".  Yesterday,(Thursday) we went to the tent.  It was crowded, smaller than last year and seems like the same ole'...same ole' stuff.  We were looking for a genturi and couldn't find them.  After our tent excursion we stopped at the "Beer Garden" aka "Adult day care area" and got stuck visiting with friends.  Such is life....so we arrived at happy hour later.

As I type this lots of Jeeps are all lined up headed off toward the sunrise in search of adventures. 

Marsha~
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Post by: Jim Godward on January 23, 2015, 11:46:31 AM
Betty,

Thanks for remembering us.  We are enjoying the QZ experience through the messages here and miss it badly. 

The house has not sold although we have had lookers, just not the right one yet.

We are now also dealing with a pratfall I had last week that seems to have screwed up my right shoulder.  Today is the first day in a week that I have been able to type with both hands.  Dr ordered a MRI so we will see what results from that are and go from there.

Hopefully we can make QZ next year.
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Post by: Jeannine on January 23, 2015, 11:59:21 AM
We are finally on our way.  Hope to be there this afternoon.
Jeannine
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Post by: 8Muddypaws on January 23, 2015, 06:25:15 PM
We had a successful, mostly successful, trip this year.  Found someone to make a carved wooden sign for our friends, bought some nice LED globes for our vanity, bought the DW a flagpole and LED beacon, made an appointment with a glass company in Lake Havasu to get our foggy windows repaired and had a good time visiting with folks in our caravan and some new friends from Lake Havasu.

We spent several hours looking at new motorhomes.  dream on!

The low point was driving across town and wandering around in the desert for 20 minutes looking for the RVForum group happy hour.  We weren't so happy 15 minutes later when we were asked to leave because we had brought our two Golden Retrievers with us.  So it goes.  We'll know better next year.
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Post by: Jeff on January 23, 2015, 07:12:21 PM
We had a successful, mostly successful, trip this year.  Found someone to make a carved wooden sign for our friends, bought some nice LED globes for our vanity, bought the DW a flagpole and LED beacon, made an appointment with a glass company in Lake Havasu to get our foggy windows repaired and had a good time visiting with folks in our caravan and some new friends from Lake Havasu.

We spent several hours looking at new motorhomes.  dream on!

The low point was driving across town and wandering around in the desert for 20 minutes looking for the RVForum group happy hour.  We weren't so happy 15 minutes later when we were asked to leave because we had brought our two Golden Retrievers with us.  So it goes.  We'll know better next year.


Perhaps  a little expansion of the facts would help. The RV Forum QZ gathering has had a long standing policy of no pets around food events as is pointed out earlier in this thread.


When new people arrive with pets that rule is explained to them as happened this afternoon. I also offered a place to tie them out near our motorhome or the option was available to leave them in your car.


The response I received was "If our dogs aren't welcome we will leave. " Which you did.
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Post by: 8Muddypaws on January 23, 2015, 08:52:14 PM
Has anybody actually read every post in this thread?  I certainly didn't.

As I said, we were unaware of the 'firm rule', as you so bluntly put it in speaking to my wife.  (I'm assuming that was you)  We were not about to tie our girls up far away or confine them to the car.  Had I known about the rule we would not have driven across town. 

We've run into dogs everywhere we've gone while at the Q and did not expect to encounter a place they were unwelcome.  Lesson learned.  We will probably not attend forum gatherings in the future.

I hope the 4wheelers made it back. 




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Post by: Wendy on January 23, 2015, 09:50:05 PM
I'm sorry for the misunderstanding about dogs at this evening's Happy Hour. As Jeff said, we have a long-standing rule of no dogs at rally food functions, including Happy Hour. I usually try to post the rules in the QTZ thread so folks are aware. Dogs are very welcome at Forum rallies, just not at Happy Hour and the potluck. It's a rule I've found at many rallies. As a dog lover and fellow dog owner, I'm sorry that you decided to leave before getting to know us.

Wendy
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Post by: Tom and Margi on January 23, 2015, 10:10:26 PM
As a former participant in RV forum rallies, and a former yellow lab owner (RIP Dusty), I find your "my way or the highway" approach self defeating and insensitive.  Most people, who are not dog owners, are a little particular about dogs around food.  Is that so hard to understand?  Some people, through unfortunate contacts with untrained dogs, have been made to be afraid of dogs in general.  Also, not a stretch to understand.  You have chosen to reject the opportunity to meet some of the finest people I have ever met in our long RVing career.  Your loss, buddy!
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Post by: Betty Brewer on January 23, 2015, 10:30:54 PM
So do you really want to  know why  25  people were  almost 2 hours  late to Happy Hour tonight?  They were all part of the moderate  4 wheel drive advertised yesterday by Frank. He did say loud and clear that he had not done the run recently!  Could it be because  Lou was late, despite getting up 2 hours prior to  the run, forgot his glasses thinking he was on California time? Noooo
Could it be because we all had different radios?  Some FRS and some CB, well maybe! Could  we have been late because  of someone   slipping down the side of  a hill on loose shale?  Likely.  The 3  hour extrication of a new Grand Cherokee required 5 vehicles.  Some  backing down and letting others with  more equipment go ahead.  Poor Pat had to  drive up then back down a  slope and then do a repeat.  Big Larry barked directions in an effective manner.  Gary wished he had kept more of required  supplies in his vehicle and not in his motorhome.  He also wishes  he had  kept on our  radio channel all day. John why were  you not watching?   Deep breath....This is what I told Ardra all day while we sat on the rock watching the  ordeal !
Could it be because we saw  a herd of 6 big horn sheep on the hill and  watched them during  lunch?

I'm going to  review  my photos and videos and maybe we will really know why we were delayed. 

In the meantime  a  HUGE thanks to Frank for  his leadership  and  Barb for the radio  communications and to ALL the other  chiefs who stepped in on this rescue! While I was late to Happy hour, it did not  impede my  beverage consumption.  Off to check my photos.......
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Post by: Wendy on January 23, 2015, 10:41:49 PM
6 bighorn sheep ?? I am so jealous.
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Post by: Daisy on January 23, 2015, 10:54:06 PM
What Margi said, but double.  We miss every one too, but we also cherish so many great memories.  I do miss the quiet of the desert, but we are adapting to the cold again, and so far, it's been mild comparitively, so doable.  However, I will never stop missing the desert and the beauty and quiet of it all.  The sun as it moves around the hills and changes their color all day long.  So, yes, our memories will be with us forever.  Have a great time everyone and may you make many lasting memories as we have.

Daisy
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Post by: Tourmaster on January 23, 2015, 11:07:28 PM
Here are a few pictures of today's Jeep run. Enjoy
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Post by: ArdraF on January 23, 2015, 11:10:14 PM
Oh Betty, thanks for a really funny description of our day.  I had my drink in hand even before any of our other intrepid crew returned.  This group of people is superb!  Thanks to all the guys who helped keep the car from sliding down the hill, Frank for taking us on this adventure, and to everyone else who gave me tons of moral support.  I hope Gary has some feeling in his hand after the death grip I had on it.  Amazingly the only damage was a tire and cracked rim.  Jerry already has an appointment Monday morning to get them replaced (tire in stock, rim ordered).  Betty, you were farther back and didn't see that Jerry was out on the trail making phone calls to the Jeep dealer which also might have added a couple of minutes to our jaunt.  Oh yes, never a dull moment with this group!  You're all wonderful friends, though, and we appreciate the effort everyone makes to look out for one another.  Isn't that really what framily is all about?!?

Photos will follow!

ArdraF
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Post by: Tourmaster on January 23, 2015, 11:14:03 PM
Again
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Post by: Betty Brewer on January 23, 2015, 11:17:20 PM
So I have reviewed  my photos, videos of the sky  and all.  Here are a few of the gems in no order and with no description. Alice's dog Lucy Lou did not like the rocks but did like Alice's lap.  Love life!

Why do  photos never really capture the essence of the trouble we were in? It was steep and I really thought  Jerry's new vehicle was going over!

Then we got to the actual dripping springs and had a  group photo of those who were there when the camera person was there!   Many missing! 
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Post by: 8Muddypaws on January 23, 2015, 11:26:01 PM
As a former participant in RV forum rallies, and a former yellow lab owner (RIP Dusty), I find your "my way or the highway" approach self defeating and insensitive.  Most people, who are not dog owners, are a little particular about dogs around food.  Is that so hard to understand?  Some people, through unfortunate contacts with untrained dogs, have been made to be afraid of dogs in general.  Also, not a stretch to understand.  You have chosen to reject the opportunity to meet some of the finest people I have ever met in our long RVing career.  Your loss, buddy!

'My way or the highway' works both ways. 

We chose to do the right thing for our dogs.  Is that hard to understand?  They've been cooped up in the RV for more than a week.  Basically we dropped in to say howdy and not much more. 

Sounds like the 4wheel folks had a real adventure.  I've seen more than one roll downhill sideways.  Glad everyone is safe.

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Post by: ArdraF on January 24, 2015, 12:15:19 AM
Here are the pictures I took of our adventure.  I didn't plan on using so many but not everyone was down at our level and able to see the action in detail.  By way of explanation - there was a very narrow steep uphill with a sharp right turn at the top.  The Jeep was too far left and got into the berm.  What the pictures do not show is the steep side to the left of the stuck Jeep.  Three vehicles used winches and tow straps not only to pull the car out, but also to counterbalance its heavier weight.  We really didn't need anyone else to slip over an edge!  The photos are in order so you know what the steps are the next time you're in such a predicament. ;) I hope you're as lucky as us to have knowledgeable and helpful friends if it ever does happen to you.  The moral of the story, of course, is never to go four-wheeling alone.

ArdraF
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Post by: ArdraF on January 24, 2015, 12:16:23 AM
The remainder.
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Post by: THEBigLarry on January 24, 2015, 08:07:38 AM
I also have several pictures taken on what will forever be known as "Fitzgerald's Curve".   However others were quicker to the computer and no sense in me posting redundant photos.  I did however manage to get some good ones of the Desert Bighorn Sheep which turned out pretty well.  I need to start taking my bigger telephoto lense with me for these rare occurrences.  Loretta and I both really enjoy viewing wildlife and this was a big highlight on a very exciting trip.  I also attach the obligatory group photo as well as Alice Maitland with "Lucy", and the group exploring the petroglyphs near our Dripping Springs destination.
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Post by: llib enad on January 24, 2015, 09:35:03 AM

Update on Raymonda,

     She was released from the hospital on Jan 5 into a rehab center, was discharged from there on the 15th as she was strong enough to get back in the MH.  On the 20th she was having pain around her Heart, so back in the hospital.  Doctors found that she had fluid behind her left lung and removed 600cc , that is a little over 20 ounces.  They were not able to get all of it out so will be going back in this morning [Saturday the 24th].     
     
     When she is released, we hope to head to Yuma for the Geocaching Mega Event and probably stay in Yuma until April as she really enjoys roaming around the area looking for easy to reach caches.

     Have really enjoyed the pictures of the forum rally.

Bill Dane
99 CC Allure
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Post by: garyb1st on January 24, 2015, 10:05:22 AM
This was quite an adventure.  The first for me and Maria.   Maybe the last...   lol.  At least I'll be able to scratch it off my bucket list.   Now I've got to figure out how to get Maria to scratch it off hers.  Until they make a Jeep with a rotor on the roof, I'll probably stick to relatively flat roads.  The one positive thing about the BIG event, it gave Maria a few moments, OK hours, for her stomach to return to its normal operational mode.  It was all planned ahead of time, wasn't it???????
 
Seriously, this is one impressive group.  There's no doubt in my mind that a bunch of young bucks would be looking for cell phone reception to call in the Calvary to get that Cherokee back on track.  I'll stick with the Geezers any day of the week. 

It's easy to see how such great and longterm RV Forum friendships have developed over the years.  Maria and I are thankful for the invitation, the excitement and the opportunity to make new friends on a 3 that turned out to be a 5.   We will always remember yesterdays off-road adventure and look forward to future Rally's.   
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Post by: Hfx_Cdn on January 24, 2015, 10:10:35 AM
     Between Donna and I we have a lot of redundant pictures too.  However, here are a couple that offer a little different view, one that shows just how perilous the Jeep was while being winched up the hill.
     Donna and I want to thank everyone for allowing us to go on the trip, and in particular to Mike for hosting us.  I must admit the Rubicon is much better equipped than our Liberty for such a "moderate" route.  Mike a special thanks for a great time.

Donna and Ed

PS:  This is not a picture of a municiple road crew as there were no shovels to be found anywhere
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Post by: Wendy on January 24, 2015, 10:54:15 AM
Bill Dane, thanks for the update on Raymonda. Give her a big, gentle hug from me. Hope we see you in Yuma.
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Post by: Wendy on January 24, 2015, 10:55:44 AM
Wow, lots of pictures of the "fun"! It didn't look that bad until I got to Ed's picture - Yowza!
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Post by: Betty Brewer on January 24, 2015, 07:47:32 PM
Wow, What can I say  THE POTLUCK!  It is an annual tradition and lived up to  it's  name today.  Chefs were working in  motorhomes early in day as only 4 of us walked this morning! Many bakers were   checking their oven temps and despite an oven that NEVER came up to temp, the food was ready at 2 sharp!

 We have enjoyed good weather for  most of the potlucks and while the temps today were wonderful we could have done with less wind!  You will see what I mean when  you see  my hair in  the  group photo taken today. Ray and Liza spent hours before the  event arranging  chairs, mats, and making  tripod and  lighting checks. 1:30 was the designated time and almost everybody was late for that time  BUT by 1:35 Ray  managed  a 10 second recording of our  group for  history !  Jeff got the photo stick or disk or whatever  you call  it and will  make arrangements  for the debut  soon!   Thank you to all who make that happen! 
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Post by: Betty Brewer on January 24, 2015, 07:53:07 PM
 A couple of day ago I mentioned a sadness I had for long timers who no  longer attend Quartzsite.  Well surprise surprise today,  special  RVForum  members Don and  Peg Miller showed up for the potluck.  They sold their motorhome a while ago but  miss the group.  They  made the  3 +  hour drive from Camp Verde, AZ  this morning to join us.  Peg  baked two of her homemade apple pies . Yum.  Talk about a Framily! 

Thank you for your  friendship over the years! 

Take a note all you newcomers, just keep coming back and you too will feel the magic!
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Post by: Phil on January 24, 2015, 09:08:01 PM
The Jeep trip looks exciting.  I'm glad everything turned out OK.
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Post by: Betty Brewer on January 24, 2015, 09:35:25 PM
Well many of you heard  me bellowing or blubbering my support of the RVForum  making a request for voluntary  donations to  our  RvForum during Happy Hours and again today during the Potluck.  I passed the envelope and you gave! 

The generosity of  the  Quartzsite 2015  member attendees is astounding and may be record breaking!   We have learned  how to trouble shoot your RV problems and we have  learned how to use our ovens! We have knowledge of our batteries and we have made lifelong friends! Thank you thank you  for your generous donations.
I do not  keep records of who gave what but I did get  checks from new members  that demonstrate the value of this RVForum. You were so  generous.  And some long time members slipped me  a  hundred dollar bill. If you were not here to  honor and acknowledge the value of this RVForum look to the  top line of  the Forum page and hit the DONATE button.  We want to  keep the lights on!

In another note and a first, I had an RVForum member want to  make their  donation in the name of someone who specifically helped him. What a great idea!
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Post by: mrschwarz on January 24, 2015, 11:31:38 PM
Ellen and I really enjoyed this get together. We made some new friends and reacquainted with folks we met last year. As some of you may know, I got a new Jeep and was learning about off roading. I got quite an education and came away with a lot of information and a list of things to do to the Jeep that I probably can't afford. I wanted to think of a way to thank a few that gave me the most.

To make sure that the high priced help on the forum get the raises they so richly desrve, I made a couple of donations today. One was in the envelope after the meal. I made another on line. This one was made in honor of a few of of the folks who helped me over the past few days. Terry and Betty (Brewer): Thanks for shepherding Ellen and me through our first off road trail run. We had a ball and survived to tell the tale. (Big) Larry and Loretta: I'm glad we parked next to you. Thanks for the tips you gave me and thanks to Larry for helping salvage a fellow traveller. Last, but by no means least, thanks to Frank (W) and Barb. Thanks for leading the second run, arranging the delightful passengers for me, and thanks for all the Jeep and radio tips (and the CB radio).
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Post by: ArdraF on January 24, 2015, 11:35:05 PM
Bill Dane - Yes, thank you for keeping us up to date about Raymonda.  We're thinking of her and want to see her at the next rally wherever it is.  Hugs from us too!

Phil - Yes, Jerry got more excitement on that drive than he bargained for!  New tire and rim on Monday....  Sure glad we had a "real" spare and not some of the alternatives.

Those of you with telephoto lenses really got some neat bighorn photos!  That's the first time I've ever seen them in the wild and close enough to see.

Don and Peg - It was SO GOOD to see you again at another RV Forum rally.  Betty really wasn't kidding when she commented that many of our old framily are really missed!  We loved having you visit and hope you repeat it next year.

ArdraF
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Post by: THEBigLarry on January 25, 2015, 08:43:00 AM
A couple of day ago I mentioned a sadness I had for long timers who no  longer attend Quartzsite.  Well surprise surprise today,  special  RVForum  members Don and  Peg Miller showed up for the potluck.  They sold their motorhome a while ago but  miss the group.  They  made the  3 +  hour drive from Camp Verde, AZ  this morning to join us.  Peg  baked two of her homemade apple pies . Yum.  Talk about a Framily! 

Thank you for your  friendship over the years! 

Take a note all you newcomers, just keep coming back and you too will feel the magic!

I meant to ask who made the pies.  They were spectacular. 
You can tell quality with the first bite.   Thanks to Peg for baking and bringing them.
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Post by: Becks on January 25, 2015, 09:34:08 AM
Thank you to all fellow members for making our first Q forum rally a memorable one. We look forward to seeing many again soon in Palo Duro.
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Post by: Jeff on January 25, 2015, 07:50:36 PM
The appeal to us has always been the great people we meet at the QZ Rally against a backdrop of desert magic.


I will post a copy of the group photo here later tonight and arrange a download link for those who would like a higher resolution copy.
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Post by: THEBigLarry on January 25, 2015, 08:47:29 PM
A big thanks to Jeff Cousins for 'hosting' the rally in Quartzsite this year.  Wendy typically
does the honors but between the new coach and Mike's abuse of his drill they did not arrive
until Wednesday or so. 

Also thanks once again to Ray Down who volunteers routinely to do the group photo.  Ray has
a remote to fire his Nikon and it works quite well.  However we don't get to laugh at him as he
tries to run to get in the photo and beat the 10 second timer.

Thanks to all the first timers who showed up this year.  Always good to make new friends and to
renew/refurbish the old relationships.  We had a ball..
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Post by: Roadhappy on January 25, 2015, 08:52:49 PM
Wow, it looks like ya'll had a great turnout this year.  Wish I could read the name tags in the picture.
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Post by: Wendy on January 25, 2015, 10:22:27 PM
I'd also like to thank Jeff for handling things while I was off spending money. Careful Jeff, the job could be passed to you permanently😄.

I think that's the best group picture ever. Everyone looks great !

It was fun and sad watching the rigs drift away this morning. Hope you all have wonderful adventures.

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Post by: Terry A. Brewer on January 26, 2015, 04:40:38 PM
Jeff

Don't have a Shutterfly account...How about sending me a copy in an email.
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Post by: Marsha/CA on January 26, 2015, 04:52:13 PM
The Lassens pulled out this morning and about 40 minutes later were traveling in rain on I10 ....we are DIRTY---really DIRTY...  The car is worse.  We are now at Emerald Desert and have an appointment for coach washing on Wednesday.  Wendy, we still didn't get a tour of your new motorhome....but will next time. 

Thanks to all who came....many new ones and lots of good friends we've known over the years past.

Marsha and Tim
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Post by: Jeff on January 26, 2015, 04:57:57 PM
If someone has a website that would allow uploading a 1.3 meg copy our group photo and would be willing to create a link to it here please PM me and i will email you a copy.
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Post by: Wendy on January 26, 2015, 05:08:42 PM
Here is another attempt at the group photo.


2015 RV Forum Group Photo (https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/114092704180462745742/albums/6108786271601435553/6108786275773127154?pid=6108786275773127154&oid=114092704180462745742)


If someone has a website that would allow uploading a 1.3 meg copy of this hotro and would be willing to create a link to it here please PM me and i will email you a copy.

Got "photo not available" message.
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Post by: Jeff on January 26, 2015, 05:34:03 PM
Wendy I pulled it.
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Post by: Ned on January 26, 2015, 06:14:37 PM
Send it to me and I'll put on Google Drive and post the shared link here.
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Post by: Tom on January 26, 2015, 06:19:55 PM
We could also host it on our web site  ;)
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Post by: ArdraF on January 26, 2015, 06:29:28 PM
Here's a follow-up to our misadventure on the Dripping Springs trail.  The Jeep is back to normal.  The tire had no damage at all.  It went flat because it came loose from the rim when it changed position during the car being pulled back from the berm.  We do have a brand new rim because the old one got cracked when a rock got lodged "somewhere".  The dealer also checked the undercarriage just to make sure there was no damage there and it's just fine..  Jerry's off getting gas and a good wash before the next phase.  He also washed the spare tire and cleaned out the back storage area, as well as reorganized the whole mess after everything was thrown around.  Thanks again, guys.  You're one fine group of friends!

ArdraF
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Post by: Ned on January 26, 2015, 07:01:50 PM
We could also host it on our web site  ;)

Now there's a thought :)
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Post by: Jeff on January 26, 2015, 10:18:50 PM
Tom it's on the way.
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Post by: Tom on January 27, 2015, 12:23:52 AM
Thanks Jeff. The full size image is attached to this message. Alternatively, the  download link for the image is here (http://www.rvforum.net/SMF_forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=77992.0;attach=88612;image).
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Post by: Kevin Means on January 27, 2015, 01:45:09 AM
Cyndi Jo and I want to thank everyone for all your hospitality. It was great meeting those of you that were there during our short three day stay. Sure wish we could have stayed longer and been in the group pic but CJ had to get back to work. Hopefully, we'll get to meet the rest of you somewhere down the road. By the way, grandaughter Jo Jo keeps asking when we're going back. Safe travels.

Kev
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Post by: Jeff on January 27, 2015, 09:40:54 AM
Thanks to all who pitched in! See you next year!
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Post by: RainCatcher on January 27, 2015, 01:40:37 PM
Karen & I had a great time with a great group of people. Looking forward to the next time our paths cross.

Happy travels,

Mike & Karen
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Post by: Tourmaster on January 27, 2015, 10:44:33 PM
Three more jeep pictures from a different angle.
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Post by: RobinsBill on February 01, 2015, 12:34:41 AM
Thank you so much everyone! We had such a fine time meeting all of you!  See you next year  :D
Title: Re: 2015 RV Forum Quartzsite Rally - Reply Thread
Post by: Tom on February 09, 2015, 08:54:42 AM
Photos posted here by various members have been added to our photo gallery. To view, click the Photos button above and select the 2015 Quartzsite rally album. Click on any thumbnail to see a medium sized image, and click again to see a full size image.

Due attributions will be added shortly. Thanks to everyone who posted photos.

Enjoy!