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Title: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: ArdraF on June 17, 2012, 10:02:19 PM
MOAB RV FORUM RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hope to see you at Moab in 2013!

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

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

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

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

Mike.
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: Jan Stiskala on July 23, 2012, 06:37:36 PM
I booked the site today and waiting for confirmation with site number.
Looks like I meet lot of new friends there.
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: ArdraF on July 23, 2012, 10:28:08 PM
Jan,

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

ArdraF
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: skyking1 on July 25, 2012, 11:15:22 PM
I got off the phone with Jan a few minutes ago, and started looking into attending.
I don't know of any other way to broach this but be direct. I noted the park has a policy regarding the age of RV's in the south section, the resort sites.
Class A 10 years or newer
5th Wheel 5 years or newer
 Super C and B 5 years or newer
 And the north section had this restriction:
Restrictions:  North side guests do not have access to South Side section. ( This is a restricted area.)
How are we going to get together is we are not all either one place or the other, without ruffling some feathers along the way? Are the group get togethers happening in  the camping section?
Or is the reality, nobody cares who wanders back and forth?  ;)
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: Ken & Sheila on July 25, 2012, 11:46:08 PM
Easy, we meet at the Pavilion in the North section. People from the North section walk through the south section all the time. Really it just means that you can use the pool in the south section - no big deal. 
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: skyking1 on July 25, 2012, 11:54:14 PM
Thanks Ken.
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: Jan Stiskala on July 27, 2012, 01:41:46 AM
My booking confirmed:

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

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

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

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

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

ArdraF
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: jerrydt on August 20, 2012, 12:46:30 PM
We're confirmed too!  This will also be our first Rally.  We're in R52. Thompson (Jerry & Cathy).
 We plan on attending the Quartzite rally too.
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: Jim Dick on August 21, 2012, 12:01:01 PM
Hi Ardra,

I wasn't thinking clearly when we made our reservations for the Moab rally. We had to cancel them today as we have to be back in Yellowstone in April! Will miss not being there but I hope we will see most of you during the winter in AZ. We still plan on being at QZ and Catalina.
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: ArdraF on August 21, 2012, 01:00:56 PM
Jerry - Glad you and Cathy will attend.  Will get around to modifying the attendees list when I finally get my new computer all organized.

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

ArdraF
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: Jan Stiskala on August 21, 2012, 07:26:35 PM
Not good Jim. I was hoping to finally met you.
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: Jim Dick on August 22, 2012, 01:08:17 AM
Jan,

Really sorry we will miss you. Would have been great to meet. If you can make it to southern AZ sometime this coming winter it might still be possible.
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: Jan Stiskala on August 22, 2012, 02:54:47 AM
Jim your winter is Australian summer. I love summers in Australia. All is flowering and people go lazy. No way I will miss this.
But I am sure that we will bump to each other one day.
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: Jim Dick on August 22, 2012, 10:36:45 AM
Jan,

Wish we could make the trip to Australia. Never got the chance when I was in the Navy. Our son has been there several times recently and I expect he will make a few more trips before his current assignment is over.
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: ArdraF on September 24, 2012, 07:04:23 PM
We finally got everything organized in my new computer (whew!) and now I can begin catching up with a few things, one of which is the list of people attending next year's Moab rally.  Here's who I have to date.  I don't think there are any site number conflicts but you should check with Portal if you think your site number is wrong. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

JerryF
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: taoshum on September 25, 2012, 12:44:45 PM
This is for everybody but specifically for those going to the Moab rally next May, 2013.

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

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

JerryF

Hi Jerry,

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

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

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

ArdraF

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

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

Dale & Patricia Pestes
FMCA 426506
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: Kim (skyking4ar2) Bertram on October 22, 2012, 11:01:06 AM
You can add our friends, Kathy and Larry Belikoff, aka DakotaRed, to the list. After two years, we finally got them in the right part of the country at the right time to catch the rally.

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

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


Mike.
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: Betty Brewer on October 22, 2012, 03:11:01 PM


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

Mike,

I think that comment  likely deserves an explanation.  Was spending the night in your rigs part of the day?
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: skyking1 on October 22, 2012, 03:12:25 PM
We're in! Clark, Kelly and Mary aka Skyking1
Space 39 in the campground.
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: zmotorsports on October 22, 2012, 03:34:26 PM
Mike,

I think that comment  likely deserves an explanation.  Was spending the night in your rigs part of the day?

No nothing like that.  They had dinner plans with a group that they were there with and we got back to camp a little late after watching the sunset at Spring Bottom Point.  The view and company were great but we felt bad we made them miss their dinner plans.

Mike.
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: Betty Brewer on October 22, 2012, 03:39:17 PM
ok but I'll bet no one went hungry.
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: ArdraF on October 22, 2012, 03:50:21 PM
Dale - I took the liberty of adding you and Patricia to our RV Forum attendees list.  Do you know what site you'll be in?  I'll add that too.  We meet every afternoon about 4:00 for happy hour so please do bring your libations and join us.  You'll already know some of the people by the time the FMCA rally finishes and then you'll get to meet the rest of us!

Larry - I've also added you and Kathy to the attendees list.

ArdraF

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

Belikoff (Kathy & Larry aka DakotaRed), site 39
Bertram (Christi & Kim aka Skyking4ar2), site M-16
Borowski (Janette aka Bunky & Chip aka Falconhunter, site M-14
Brewer (Betty & Terry), site 4
Falchini (Dee & Steve aka Steve N Dee), site M-34
Ferguson (Coleen & Gary aka Taoshum), site 17
FitzGerald (Ardra & Jerry), site M-13
Kuch (Sheila & Ken), site M-15
Lawrence (Wendy & Mike & Gordon), site M-18
Nesbitt (Mary Ann & Don aka Gmsboss1), site M-33
Pestes (Patricia & Dale aka NJNDale), site ?
Roscoe (Corinne & Bill aka Photog), site R-53
Sharp (Linda & Richard), site 8
Sherow (Debby & Randy), site M-32
Stiskala (Olga & Jan), site R-32
Thompson (Cathy & Jerry aka jerrydt), site R-52
Weimert (Barb & Frank), site 5
Weston (Diana & Marty aka SargeW), site R-45
White (Tara & Ernie), site M-31
Wishard (Margaret & Henry), site R-48
Zueck (Chrystal, Mike aka ZMotorsports & Jared), site R-54
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: njndale on October 22, 2012, 04:35:57 PM
Ardra, thanks, that's great.  They have us currently in site M27, but there's a note that that is subject to possible change.  M27 unless we hear otherwise.  And thanks for the invite, Patricia is the queen of libations.  See you then.

Dale
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: zmotorsports on October 23, 2012, 06:57:20 AM
ok but I'll bet no one went hungry.

That's for sure.  If it is one thing we make certain of is that we eat good when in Moab.

Mike.
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: Barb on October 23, 2012, 09:30:58 AM
Frank talked Mike into a recon mission. We were suppose to be back at 4:00 for a catered dinner from city market at 6:00. We arrived at 7:30. Although we missed dinner, and they didn't save us any, they put us in the drawing, and we won a pumpkin scented candle.

We had a riot that day. Great fun and friends. Beautiful sunset. It don't get better than that.

p.s. we didn't get lost, we just didn't know where we were
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: zmotorsports on October 23, 2012, 01:47:42 PM
Yeh, what Barb said, we weren't lost we just didn't know exactly where we were for a couple of hours. :)

Mike.
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: Jan Stiskala on October 27, 2012, 05:51:21 AM
You can add our friends, Kathy and Larry Belikoff, aka DakotaRed, to the list. After two years, we finally got them in the right part of the country at the right time to catch the rally.

If Larry does not post their lot, I will get it today. Their stay will span both the Jeep rally (they are FMCA) and the Forum rally.

Great Larry and Kathy. See you there mates.
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: Wendy on October 27, 2012, 01:35:23 PM
Yeh, what Barb said, we weren't lost we just didn't know exactly where we were for a couple of hours. :)

Mike.

I bet you had a GPS so you DID know exactly where you were.....you just didn't know where "exactly" was.
 
Wendy
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: DakotaRed on October 28, 2012, 12:24:37 AM
Thanks for adding us to the list, and thanks Kim for being the catalyst to firm up our plans. We will be in Moab April 20 through May 18.  I still don't think we have an official spot, because they might move us if we can get a spot in the resort the week of the 4-wheeler rally, and it would be even better if we didn't have to move.  We are looking forward to being there.
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: Barb on October 28, 2012, 09:18:22 AM
I bet you had a GPS so you DID know exactly where you were.....you just didn't know where "exactly" was.

That's pretty much correct Wendy. We also didn't think to record the track. And probably never be able to do it again. And it was a great ride. I guess that's why we memories.
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: Ron from Big D on November 15, 2012, 12:40:12 PM
Ron & Shirley Marabito made their reservation today and will attend the rally.   Looking forward to seeing old friends and going on some trail runs.
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: ArdraF on November 15, 2012, 06:49:35 PM
Ron and Shirley - So happy to hear you'll be coming west and joining us at Moab.  Will add your name to the list.  Do you have a site number yet?

ArdraF
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: Ron from Big D on November 15, 2012, 06:55:03 PM
No site number, but it will be in the north end.

I look forward to trying to walk up the hill to the restaurant in the mornings as well as wanting to go 4-wheeling.l

Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: THEBigLarry on November 19, 2012, 10:53:29 PM
Hello All.

We had reserved for last year but had to cancel.  We are reserved this year and
have requested R-48 if the Portal RV people approve of my rig, now shamefully 11 years old,
in the resort section.  If they only allow us in the cheap seats, we will take it.

We plan to bring a 4x4 to enjoy some off road and maybe the motorcycle to enjoy some on road.

See you in Moab.  BTW May 12 is my Birthday ! ! !   Let's have a party. . .:o)(
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: zmotorsports on November 20, 2012, 06:56:56 AM
Hello All.

We had reserved for last year but had to cancel.  We are reserved this year and
have requested R-48 if the Portal RV people approve of my rig, now shamefully 11 years old,
in the resort section.  If they only allow us in the cheap seats, we will take it.

We plan to bring a 4x4 to enjoy some off road and maybe the motorcycle to enjoy some on road.

See you in Moab.  BTW May 12 is my Birthday ! ! !   Let's have a party. . .:o)(

Great Larry, we too I think are going to bring the bikes this next year.  We have wanted to take them through Arches for the past couple of trips but generally just bring the Jeep.  I am looking forward to also riding the motorcycles around the Moab area.

Mike.
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: ArdraF on November 20, 2012, 06:45:40 PM
Ron - Jerry says he'll look for you to walk up the Sunset Grill hill with him in the mornings.  He loves company and others are welcome!

Larry - Glad to see you're joining us for your birthday.  I imagine someone will want to help you celebrate!

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

Belikoff (Kathy & Larry aka DakotaRed), site 39
Bertram (Christi & Kim aka Skyking4ar2), site M-16
Borowski (Janette aka Bunky & Chip aka Falconhunter, site M-14
Brewer (Betty & Terry), site 4
Dodd (Loretta & Larry aka THE-Big Larry), site R-48
Falchini (Dee & Steve aka Steve N Dee), site M-34
Ferguson (Coleen & Gary aka Taoshum), site 17
FitzGerald (Ardra & Jerry), site M-13
Kuch (Sheila & Ken), site M-15
Lawrence (Wendy & Mike & Gordon), site M-18
Marabito (Shirley & Ron aka Ron From Big D), site ?
Nesbitt (Mary Ann & Don aka Gmsboss1), site M-33
Pestes (Patricia & Dale aka NJNDale), site ?
Roscoe (Corinne & Bill aka Photog), site R-53
Sharp (Linda & Richard), site 8
Sherow (Debby & Randy), site M-32
Stiskala (Olga & Jan), site R-32
Thompson (Cathy & Jerry aka jerrydt), site R-52
Weimert (Barb & Frank), site 5
Weston (Diana & Marty aka SargeW), site R-45
White (Tara & Ernie), site M-31
Wishard (Margaret & Henry), site R-48
Zueck (Chrystal, Mike aka ZMotorsports & Jared), site R-54
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: ArdraF on November 28, 2012, 01:18:58 PM
Yesterday Doug from Portal talked with Jerry and the two of them compared our site number list with Portals.  There were some discrepancies.  This is just a heads-up that a few of you may get calls or emails from Brittany at Portal to clarify your site numbers.

If it turns out that you have a change in site number, please note it here so I can change the list.  Thanks!

ArdraF
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: Hfx_Cdn on November 28, 2012, 01:59:17 PM
    Here I sit, looking at this thread, and at the list of attendees, I am getting a bit sorry that we are not attending next spring.  We aren't taking the motorhome south this year, so we might have to make a mad dash home to pick it up along with the Jeep, then head west.  However, present plans are to go west next year, which would allow us to do all those glorious National Parks that we had to pass up last year.  I started to type that everyone should have a great time, but that is redundant, it is impossible to go to Moab and not have a great time.  Wish we were there.

Ed
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: Wendy on November 29, 2012, 11:29:26 AM
I'm not happy with Portal. We made our reservations in May while we were in Moab. We couldn't get R46 where we've been but we did reserve M18. We like the resort section so we can use the hot tub and the nicer dog park. Several months ago, Ardra showed us in #41 so I checked my email confirmation for M18 and also called Portal to confirm. Today a new girl called from Portal to tell me that we're in 41 and that there are no spaces available in the resort section and that if we're not in the resort section, we can't have access to the 'resort amenities'. 41 would be fine if we could use the pool and hot tub which hardly anyone uses. I left a message for Doug but I am not a happy camper.

Wendy
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: Tom on November 29, 2012, 07:35:30 PM
My understanding was that, on owned lots, reservations are subject to the owners not wanting to use their lot. If they decided they wanted to use it, you got bumped. Maybe I got it wrong, but that's what I recall being told by Portal when I made a reservation one year.
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: Wendy on November 29, 2012, 08:40:40 PM
That is the case Tom. However, I don't know if we got 'bumped' because the owner wants the spot (I don't even know if it's owned), but it appears that we were bumped months ago and no notified us and there were resort spots available a month ago now there aren't so we're out of luck. Had someone contacted us earlier, we could have moved to another resort spot. Or Portal could let us use the resort amenities which are rarely used when we've been there in May.

Wendy
Anza Borrego Desert State Park
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: Tom on November 29, 2012, 11:19:12 PM
Understood Wendy. You might want to write a letter to Portal's management explaimg it thst way, and asking if they'll allow you to use the resort area goodies.
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: Kim (skyking4ar2) Bertram on November 30, 2012, 07:31:17 AM
I'll be happy to take you as my guest...  8)
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: zmotorsports on November 30, 2012, 09:05:16 AM
My understanding was that, on owned lots, reservations are subject to the owners not wanting to use their lot. If they decided they wanted to use it, you got bumped. Maybe I got it wrong, but that's what I recall being told by Portal when I made a reservation one year.

From what my wife and I were told even being an owner you cannot bump someone.  It is still a first come first serve basis requiring reservations.  My wife and I were contemplating purchasing a spot back when they first were developing the owner section because we are in Moab quite a bit and thought would even go more if we owned a spot, however, besides the cost, the biggest reason we did not purchase is because we were told if we called for reservations and our spot was taken they would put us in another spot.  They told us the only way around that would be to have our site listed as an owned site that was not to be rented but I think you have to spend so many nights a year to qualify for that option.  With us still part of the full-time workforce that wasn't an option.

Maybe things have changed but that is what we were told when we researched the owned sites back in around 2006/2007 or so when they created the south section.

Mike.
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: zmotorsports on November 30, 2012, 03:36:52 PM
I just got off of the phone with Brittany at Portal RV to verify that ours was correct.  Ours is correct in site R-54.

Mike.
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: Wendy on November 30, 2012, 05:28:03 PM
I'll be happy to take you as my guest...  8)

Thank you Kim  :)
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: Jan Stiskala on November 30, 2012, 06:33:24 PM
You can add our friends, Kathy and Larry Belikoff, aka DakotaRed, to the list. After two years, we finally got them in the right part of the country at the right time to catch the rally.

If Larry does not post their lot, I will get it today. Their stay will span both the Jeep rally (they are FMCA) and the Forum rally.

It is good that Kathy and Larry will join.
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: Kim (skyking4ar2) Bertram on November 30, 2012, 08:39:49 PM
Jan,

You may have them confused with someone else since they are from New Jersey!  8)

Kim
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: Jan Stiskala on November 30, 2012, 11:36:45 PM
Jan,

You may have them confused with someone else since they are from New Jersey!  8)

Kim

Yes, I am sorry my mistake I did confused Kathy and Larry with different people. My apology, Now I really have to meet them in person. Apology again.
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: DakotaRed on December 02, 2012, 09:30:46 PM
Yes, I am sorry my mistake I did confused Kathy and Larry with different people. My apology, Now I really have to meet them in person. Apology again.
Apology not necessary, and we are the real Kathy and Larry.  ;D And I look forward to meeting you too.  :)
We currently do not have a site number assigned, because we plan on staying before and after the rally, and the Resort is trying to get us a spot in the resort where we don't have to move. If they gave me a spot assignment it may change by the time we get there anyway, so we might as well wait until closer to the event.  When we know what our actual spot will be, I will inform this list soon after.
cheers, Larry
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: Jan Stiskala on December 02, 2012, 11:11:02 PM
See you there kathy and Larry. ;)
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: Wendy on December 03, 2012, 03:42:22 PM
It appears that we are now in site 41.
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: jerrydt on December 07, 2012, 01:00:58 PM
Jerry& Cathy(akajerrydt) will have to cancel we are in site r52, called Portal and canceled also so that site is open now.
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: Ron from Big D on December 30, 2012, 08:53:36 PM
      I was looking through photos today and found this one from Moab 2004.   There is only perhaps 5 coaches this year that attended back then.  Enjoy

Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: Jan Stiskala on December 30, 2012, 10:01:55 PM
Looking at this photo, Moab looks bit like Australian outback.
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: ArdraF on December 30, 2012, 10:44:55 PM
Jan - That's absolutely true, the difference perhaps being it's less flat and more rugged terrain overall.  I recall the outback as being more flat for longer expanses.  As to the photo, this is one of our lunch breaks on a four-wheeling adventure.  We try to find a beautiful place and enjoy the solitude.  We all take our chairs and lunch bags.

Ron - We missed Moab 2004 because that's when Mother fell the night before we were to leave and I had to go back to PA.  The photo almost looks like it was taken at Hurrah Pass.  I sure see a lot of familiar faces including Sam/Donna Ruward.  It's a nice photo.

ArdraF
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: Jan Stiskala on December 30, 2012, 11:10:14 PM
It would be interesting to compare. I am unfortunately travelling US with out pull. So no four wheal drive adventure for me. But there will be surely things to do and see. Maybe some organized tours.
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: Jim Dick on December 30, 2012, 11:29:14 PM
Jan,

If you show up at the forum Moab rally, I'll be you get a ride!! :)
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: Jan Stiskala on December 30, 2012, 11:36:01 PM
I will be there Dick. My wife Olga and I. See you there mate.
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: ArdraF on December 31, 2012, 01:04:15 AM
Yes, Jan.  If you need a ride at any of our rallies just speak up.  People often join up with others, especially if they don't have a vehicle suitable for the drive of the day.

ArdraF
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: Jan Stiskala on December 31, 2012, 02:25:17 AM
That is really great. We have just RV and usually able to travel only where our ACE RV can go. So when we are there and can get lift with some of you guys on day trips, that will be really appreciated.
Thanks for the reply.
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: Lou Schneider on December 31, 2012, 02:36:45 AM
There are also rental Jeeps available in Moab.
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: Jim Dick on December 31, 2012, 10:33:05 AM
Jan,

I'm sorry to say we will miss you again! We have to be back at work in Yellowstone by 15 April. We had planned on doing Moab but realized we couldn't. :(
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: Ron from Big D on December 31, 2012, 10:52:19 AM
     Jim:  We will miss you and Pat.   I look forward to some Canyonlands Runs and good photography.
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: Ron from Big D on December 31, 2012, 11:06:16 AM
    Jan:  Perhaps this image from Arches National Park is closer in look to the Outback?

Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: Wigpro on December 31, 2012, 03:13:28 PM
Wish I could be there since I am in Moab right now and usually stay at the Portal. If anyone has any questions about Moab and the surrounding area let me know, I will be happy to help.

Right now I am parked where I am doing some work at a local Tour Company in Moab - can't beat free!!

Sadly, I will be leaving Moab the middle of April and making the slow drive back up to Alaska to start work around May 1st!!

Have fun in one of my favorite places....

Jim
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: Jan Stiskala on December 31, 2012, 11:00:30 PM
     Jim:  We will miss you and Pat.   I look forward to some Canyonlands Runs and good photography.
Well Jim I think that we have better chance to get together here in Australia. Have a nice winter holiday in sunny Australia. I was hoping to see you there in Moab. Bad luck mate.
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: Jan Stiskala on December 31, 2012, 11:07:43 PM
Ron landscape is similar, just our outback have red red red colour and not much green most of the time.
That is good that there are Jeeps available there for rent. Thanks for the info.
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: Jim Dick on January 01, 2013, 02:45:14 AM
Jan,

One of these days we willl connect!!!
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: Ernie n Tara on January 01, 2013, 03:37:04 PM

My recollection is that the AU outback is much different from Moab (talking Coober Pedy and the mail run from there) I've  never seen anything like Moab or the outback; two different beasts. Incidentally, there is no underground bar in Moab!

Ernie
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: Henry Wishard on January 08, 2013, 09:39:52 AM
How do you get a site # in Moab. I made reservations in Oct. and thought I had Site R-48. After several e-mail & phone calls I am still unable to get a confirmed site #, I talked to Jane yesterday and I was told they didn't issue site #'s, that all they would confirm is I had a pull through site. What is going on? I don,t want to drive 1300 miles to find out  I am sleeping in an alley.
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: Barb on January 08, 2013, 10:09:02 AM
Technically there is no site assignments. People need to have a site number, so they give you out to make campers happy. Actually when you make a resv. that guarantees you a site

Doug and Jane have bent over backwards in the past trying to accommodate all of us. And I think they have been very generous. How many campgrounds have your been to, where you get a free dinner?

One just can't please all the people all the time.
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: Henry Wishard on January 08, 2013, 11:04:39 AM
   I am not unhappy just confused. When I look at the forum and most everyone has a site #. I start to worry a little. I talked to Jane yesterday and she explained that to me . Technically no one has firm site #. I'll stop crying now. See you guys in Moab.
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: 4ducksrus on January 08, 2013, 11:15:36 AM
Hi Ardra,
We are going to try and make it this year!  I just got off the phone with Portal and made my reservations.  All Brittany would tell me was that I have a full hook up pull through site!  She said they have a "new" policy and they don't give out site numbers anymore.  So...I'm somewhere!  Looking forward to meeting everyone.

Mikie
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: Betty Brewer on January 08, 2013, 11:25:57 AM
Not to worry about site  numbers for Portal.  It has been their policy for YEARS to  only reserve you a site and not a specific one.  Some of us have favorite sites and make the request when we  make a reservation but Portal has the final say based on accommodating as many as possible.  It is their business and they knock themselves out to please but as we all know  flexibility will result in fewer stresses for the day.  Life is an adventure!

It has also been my experience that the cancellation rate for unforeseen changed plans at Moab, (this far into the future) leads us  into many changes. 

Welcome aboard Henry and  Mikie!
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: Henry Wishard on January 08, 2013, 01:13:57 PM
Betty, are you issuing site #'s at Quartzsite? Just kidding see you guys there also.
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: Betty Brewer on January 08, 2013, 01:20:37 PM
Betty, are you issuing site #'s at Quartzsite? Just kidding see you guys there also.


Hmmmmmmmm don't give me any ideas or I just may  do that.  However I fear  a revolution may occur!  Look forward to meeting you!
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: Wendy on January 08, 2013, 01:26:05 PM
Betty, are you issuing site #'s at Quartzsite? Just kidding see you guys there also.


I wish she was !
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: zmotorsports on January 08, 2013, 02:00:44 PM
When did they start not issueing site #'s.  They have always given us a site number when we made the reservations and for the past four or five years they have been accurate when we show up.  When we made the reservations last year we requested R-48 which they told me they could not because it is an "owned" site and the owner may be there for that particular weekend but when I asked about one of the other longer ones in that row they said R-54 would be good because it is not owned and she could guarantee it for us.

When I called back around Thanksgiving time to confirm Brittany told me that we were still in site R-54.  I asked about the chances of them "having" to move us and she told me that she didn't see that as an issue.  I explained that there are only a few sites that we fit in being 72 feet long and she said no problem.

Mike.
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: ArdraF on January 08, 2013, 03:40:22 PM
Thank you, Barb, Betty, and Mike, for answering the question.  Haven't had my computer turned on for two days!  :(

Anyway, yes most of us request specific sites and Portal does its best to accommodate us, but in the end their policy is (and always has been) not to assign specific sites.  They need to have some flexibility to put people where they will fit or meet other needs.  When you make a reservation and ask for a site we use that in our list, but it's not written in cement.  It's just an idea of who you might be parked next to or across from, but it's always subject to change by Portal.  When people make reservations a year in advance like we do, there are bound to be cancellations and site changes.

Mikie - I'm so pleased you and Jim will be able to attend.  It's always fun to meet the people we correspond with.  We'll look forward to seeing you in May.

ArdraF
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: Betty Brewer on January 08, 2013, 06:19:22 PM
When did they start not issueing site #'s.
Mike,
We too, have always had a site assigned when making the reservation but if  I read the fine print carefully enough, I see that  on the email confirmation we get, it states we are reserved a site  not a specific one.  That being said we have always gotten the site we wanted.  Maybe it is not a popular one.  But it feels like home to us!

Not to worry.
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: Dutch and Di on January 08, 2013, 09:14:48 PM

we have never attended your rally and I have a few questions.  Could you tell me who is running this rally so I can contact them.  Thank you,  Diana
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: Hfx_Cdn on January 09, 2013, 06:08:49 AM
    Although every Rally has a slew of volunteers that co-ordinate certain details to ensure the Rally does take place, and for this Rally, Ardra does yeoman's service.  You will find most of our rallies are not run by anyone, there is a great deal of flexibility in every day's events, and we found this rally offered the most flexibility than any of the others we have attended.  Largely that is because there is just so much to see and do in the Moab area. 
    Every evening at 4 PM we gather at the podium, Ardra had suggestions for what seemed to be a few activities for the next day.  Then people would say which group they would join.  However, she also asked if there were any who were going to do something else, and often, a third or fourth activity would spring up.
    We showed up last spring adamant that we were not going to go 4wheeling have had a poor experience at the Quartzsite Rally in 2010.  Well we were convinced to try a ride on Day 1, and we found the experience to be outstanding.  The roads were exceptionally well maintained and our Liberty had no difficulty keeping up.  The group are very knowledgeable about all the various tails and hikes, and they quickly were able to advise which to enjoy or which to avoid.
     We rate our 2012 Moab Rally to be the best rally we have ever attended, and we say it is the one rally that every forum member must attend at least once, but like the potato chip add used to say, bet you can't eat just one, we are now hooked and will go back.

Ed
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: Tom on January 09, 2013, 06:53:09 AM
Aye Ed, it took us 10 years or so to be able to attend our first one, due to work and other commitments. We've attended several and enjoyed every one.

A look back at prior rally reports on this Rallies, shows and events board will give folks some flavor of what to expect and the wide variety of activities/options you mentioned.
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: Barb on January 09, 2013, 09:05:03 AM
Ardra is the rally host.
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: Wendy on January 09, 2013, 11:58:44 AM
we have never attended your rally and I have a few questions.  Could you tell me who is running this rally so I can contact them.  Thank you,  Diana

You can ask away in this thread with any questions you have. You'll get plenty of answers, including some from hostess Ardra :)
 
Wendy
 
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: ArdraF on January 10, 2013, 02:54:23 PM
We finally arrived at Indio and are organized so my computer is now up and running.  Thanks to the others for replying.

Diana, we don't really "run" rallies like the big organizations.  It's more or less like "I'm going to be at such-and-such a place on this date and if anyone wants to join me, please feel free to come.'  So I'm more like the non-hostess at a non-event that will take place on May 12-19 in Moab.  If you want to come, you make your reservations with Portal (see the original post starting this topic for details) and arrive.  We do ask that you let us know in this topic if you make a reservation so we know to look for you.  Otheriwse we won't know if you're with the RV Forum or someone else.

Every year at Moab is different because events such as hiking and four-wheeling are very weather-dependent.  We don't go four-wheeling if we awaken on the planned day and it looks like it's raining in places that make water runoff into arroyos or washes too dangerous to be there.  Likewise, we generally don't go hiking in the rain because we don't really want to get soaked.  And sometimes no one wants to do what was planned the day before and comes up with something entirely different and we do that instead.  Other times we're full of ideas and everyone wants to do everything.

Happy hour is when we discuss who did what that day and what we're going to do the next day.  We generally have a potluck dinner on the last day, sometimes we have a girls' shopping day, and we generally have a beginning easy hike that everyone can enjoy and be introduced to the wonder that is Arches National Park.  Come prepared to enjoy a unique environment and to meet a great group of people.

ArdraF
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: Jim Johnson on February 07, 2013, 10:13:16 PM
Wonder if this act will make an appearance this year?
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: skyking1 on February 10, 2013, 01:59:45 AM
We have to cancel due to work.
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: ArdraF on February 10, 2013, 04:02:00 PM
Oh, dear.  There's that "other" four-letter word!  It's too bad it's interfering with life, but that's the way it goes sometimes.  Maybe you can attend another time!

ArdraF
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: ArdraF on February 10, 2013, 04:29:31 PM
I haven't updated the attendees list for a while and I "think" this is up to date!  Time passeth....

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

Belikoff (Kathy & Larry aka DakotaRed), site 39
Bertram (Christi & Kim aka Skyking4ar2), site M-16
Borowski (Janette aka Bunky & Chip aka Falconhunter, site M-14
Brewer (Betty & Terry), site 4
Dodd (Loretta & Larry aka THE-BigLarry), site R-48
Falchini (Dee & Steve aka Steve N Dee), site M-34
Ferguson (Coleen & Gary aka Taoshum), site 17
FitzGerald (Ardra & Jerry), site M-13
Kuch (Sheila & Ken), site M-15
Lawrence (Wendy & Mike & Gordon), site 41
Marabito (Shirley & Ron), site ?
Nesbitt (Mary Ann & Don aka Gmsboss1), site M-33
Pestes (Patricia & Dale aka NJNDale), site M-27
Roscoe (Corinne & Bill aka Photog), site R-53
Sharp (Linda & Richard), site 8
Sherow (Debby & Randy), site M-32
Stiskala (Olga & Jan), site R-32
Weimert (Barb & Frank), site 5
Weston (Diana & Marty aka SargeW), site R-45
White (Tara & Ernie), site M-31
Wishard (Margaret & Henry), site R-48
Zueck (Chrystal, Mike aka ZMotorsports & Jared), site R-54
? (Mikie aka 4ducksrus & Jim), site ?
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: zmotorsports on February 11, 2013, 07:29:27 AM
Oh, dear.  There's that "other" four-letter word!  It's too bad it's interfering with life, but that's the way it goes sometimes.  Maybe you can attend another time!

ArdraF

Yep, we know the feeling.  Some of us still have to put money into the "pot" and live that four letter word daily. :D

Mike.
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: 4ducksrus on February 11, 2013, 09:22:05 AM
Ardra,
Our last name is Burdick.  As you know, we won't know our site until we get there... ???

Mikie
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: ArdraF on February 11, 2013, 05:10:46 PM
Thanks, Mikie!  I'll revise the list.

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

Belikoff (Kathy & Larry aka DakotaRed), site 39
Bertram (Christi & Kim aka Skyking4ar2), site M-16
Borowski (Janette aka Bunky & Chip aka Falconhunter, site M-14
Brewer (Betty & Terry), site 4
Burdick (Mikie aka 4ducksrus & Jim), site ?
Dodd (Loretta & Larry aka THE-BigLarry), site R-48
Falchini (Dee & Steve aka Steve N Dee), site M-34
Ferguson (Coleen & Gary aka Taoshum), site 17
FitzGerald (Ardra & Jerry), site M-13
Kuch (Sheila & Ken), site M-15
Lawrence (Wendy & Mike & Gordon), site 41
Marabito (Shirley & Ron), site ?
Nesbitt (Mary Ann & Don aka Gmsboss1), site M-33
Perez (Virgie & Fred aka fperez7802), site ?
Pestes (Patricia & Dale aka NJNDale), site M-27
Roscoe (Corinne & Bill aka Photog), site R-53
Sharp (Linda & Richard), site 8
Sherow (Debby & Randy), site M-32
Stiskala (Olga & Jan), site R-32
Weimert (Barb & Frank), site 5
Weston (Diana & Marty aka SargeW), site R-45
White (Tara & Ernie), site M-31
Wishard (Margaret & Henry), site R-48
Zueck (Chrystal, Mike aka ZMotorsports & Jared), site R-54
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: Virgie & Fred on February 12, 2013, 03:59:06 PM
Please add Fred and Virgie Perez from Dallas, TX area
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: ArdraF on February 12, 2013, 04:41:07 PM
You've been added!  Welcome to the group and we'll look forward to meeting you both.

ArdraF
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: THEBigLarry on March 10, 2013, 09:18:02 PM
I see where we are in R-48 and Henry & Margaret Wishard are also slated for R-48.  I requested to be next to them
and even sent Portal pictures of my RV (setting next to Henry & Margaret's House).  They had to approve it since we
have reached that dreaded 10year old line in the sand.  We may not be admitted to the Resort Section in our shabby
old coach, but we will be there for the party anyway.  Looking forward to this.

Anyone else bringing a road motorcycle to cruise around on ? ? ??
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: zmotorsports on March 11, 2013, 09:03:27 PM
I think the wife and I are bringing our Harley and our son is bringing his Buell.  My wife said it would be cool to take a day and ride through Arches NP.

Mike.
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: Virgie & Fred on March 15, 2013, 02:51:04 PM
Count us in from Dallas,Texas. I have a HD Dyna 8) Low rider.
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: THEBigLarry on March 21, 2013, 08:46:44 PM
We have ridden Arches and it's awe inspiring.  You can do it easy in a day.  If the weather cooperates, and I hope it will, it's also fun to park the bikes and go for a walk to see some of the hidden arches.  Lots to explore there.  Looking forward to a great ride day, or two.
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: zmotorsports on March 22, 2013, 11:31:53 AM
The wife and I just picked up a 2004 Ultra Classic.  I have been building up the engine from 88 ci to 95 and some other mods but I don't think we will be bringing it.  Our son is planning on going with us and we can't fit the Ultra along with his Buell in the trailer, so we will have the Wide Glide.  Unfortunately it won't be as comfortable for the wife as the Ultra.

If for some unseen reason he ends up not being able to go we will then bring the Ultra along with the Jeep.

Mike.
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: Wendy on April 07, 2013, 03:02:38 PM
We've decided to cancel Moab this year. I have to have CTR wrist surgery and Mike needs to get the VW running better. We are going to Gillette in June for the FMCA and Escapees rallies. And we might even get the kitchen floor done before. If any of you pass thru Cortez on the way to Moab, give us a shout.

Wendy
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: ArdraF on April 07, 2013, 03:14:50 PM
Oh, Wendy, it won't be the same without you two!  Hope the surgery goes well and your recovery is fast.  See you at Gillette!

ArdraF
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: Kim (skyking4ar2) Bertram on April 07, 2013, 07:52:25 PM
Wendy, Christi will be greatly disappointed  :'(, but we'll roll through Cortez in a couple of weeks and say "hi" on our way...
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: zmotorsports on April 08, 2013, 08:37:51 AM
Wendy, we are going to miss you and Mike (oh and Gordon) this year.  You have always made us feel very welcome at the rallies.  I think we are going to go to Cortez and Durango in June sometime, maybe we will give you guys a shout.

Hope all goes well with your surgery.

Mike, Chrystal and Jared.
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: Dean & Linda Stock on April 08, 2013, 06:29:48 PM
Hi everyone,

     I just made our reservation at Portal for May 12, for 7 nights.  They said i have a pull through in the campground area with full hook ups.  The confirmation e-mail did not have a site number.
     
     When I tried last week they said they were full. 
   
     We are looking foreword to seeing the group. 

     We lill be leaving Portal on the 19th heading to Alaska.

          Dean, Linda, and Sherlock
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: Wendy on April 08, 2013, 06:58:21 PM
Hey, Linda, maybe you got our space :)
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: ArdraF on April 09, 2013, 06:44:05 PM
As much as we'll miss Wendy, Mike & Gordon, I'm delighted to see that Linda, Dean & Sherlock are taking their place!

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

Belikoff (Kathy & Larry aka DakotaRed), site 39
Bertram (Christi & Kim aka Skyking4ar2), site M-16
Borowski (Janette aka Bunky & Chip aka Falconhunter, site M-14
Brewer (Betty & Terry), site 4
Burdick (Mikie aka 4ducksrus & Jim), site ?
Dodd (Loretta & Larry aka THE-BigLarry), site R-48
Falchini (Dee & Steve aka Steve N Dee), site M-34
Ferguson (Coleen & Gary aka Taoshum), site 17
FitzGerald (Ardra & Jerry), site M-13
Kuch (Sheila & Ken), site M-15
Marabito (Shirley & Ron), site ?
Nesbitt (Mary Ann & Don aka Gmsboss1), site M-33
Perez (Virgie & Fred aka fperez7802), site ?
Pestes (Patricia & Dale aka NJNDale), site M-27
Roscoe (Corinne & Bill aka Photog), site R-53
Sharp (Linda & Richard), site 8
Sherow (Debby & Randy), site M-32
Stiskala (Olga & Jan), site R-32
Stock (Linda & Dan & Sherlock), site ?
Weimert (Barb & Frank), site 5
Weston (Diana & Marty aka SargeW), site R-45
White (Tara & Ernie), site M-31
Wishard (Margaret & Henry), site R-48
Zueck (Chrystal, Mike aka ZMotorsports & Jared), site R-54
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: Wendy on April 10, 2013, 01:22:41 PM
Gordon says there's no way a cat can take the place of an awesome Labrador retriever.

Have fun and stop by if you feel line helping shovel gravel.

Wendy
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: Ernie n Tara on April 11, 2013, 08:48:48 AM

I predict a lonely spring for Wendy  :) :)

Ernie
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: Wendy on April 11, 2013, 10:43:29 AM
I predict a lonely spring for Wendy  :) :)

Ernie

Stop by and watch me shovel gravel ?
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: SargeW on April 11, 2013, 10:44:13 AM
Since I can't figure out how to stuff a Jeep in the back of a 5th wheel, I am going to be canceling our reservation for Moab this year. I will wait a day or two if anyone wants our site. We were in the resort side in R45. 
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: Kim (skyking4ar2) Bertram on April 11, 2013, 11:33:25 AM
Don't stick it in, stick it on ...do it like Chip (aka Falconhunter) did - drag it behind the fifth wheel! (I think he secretly wanted to be a train engineer).
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: Jim Godward on April 11, 2013, 02:04:01 PM
Since I can't figure out how to stuff a Jeep in the back of a 5th wheel, I am going to be canceling our reservation for Moab this year. I will wait a day or two if anyone wants our site. We were in the resort side in R45.

Sarge,

I saw a 5er the other day with a jeep behind.  Looked like a typical Roadmaster Falcon hitch to me but I did not get to examine it as they were going the other way in our local construction.  I have no idea of how it was hooked in the 5er.
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: SargeW on April 11, 2013, 02:32:53 PM
Yeah, Ca doesn't allow triple towing, at least not with a passenger vehicle. Some do and some don't.  That would freak me out anyways, towing a rig that long. Shoot, I would be over 70' feet long!
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: falconhunter on April 12, 2013, 08:31:00 AM
Sarge

I don't have the Jeep or the 3500 in the pic any more but I tow a Honda Fit now, 1500 lbs lighter than the Jeep, and have a Dodge 4500. I'm 70' with the Honda and have a rear view camera, Roadmaster Black Hawk tow bar and full active brake system with break away. It tows no problem but I wont be towing it to Moab due to our short trip this year.
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: zmotorsports on April 12, 2013, 09:41:39 AM
Since I can't figure out how to stuff a Jeep in the back of a 5th wheel, I am going to be canceling our reservation for Moab this year. I will wait a day or two if anyone wants our site. We were in the resort side in R45.

What's up?  Did you sell the Journey and go 5'er?

Mike.
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: Wendy on April 12, 2013, 09:42:52 AM
At 70' in length, he'd never get out of California.
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: SargeW on April 12, 2013, 11:57:53 AM
I'm 70' with the Honda and have a rear view camera, Roadmaster Black Hawk tow bar and full active brake system with break away.

You are a braver man than I! Trying to navigate So. Cal. freeways with that much in tow would require an escort service!

What's up?  Did you sell the Journey and go 5'er?

Yeah I did Mike. I actually went back to 5ver, as that what we did before the motor homes.  It made more financial sense for us right now, and since we won't be traveling the country full time now, it hurts less to have the 5ver sitting in the driveway for extended periods. 

At 70' in length, he'd never get out of California.

And that's the truth Wendy! The CHP would have a field day with the cite I would get!
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: bajarat on April 12, 2013, 09:04:04 PM
Don't stick it in, stick it on ...do it like Chip (aka Falconhunter) did - drag it behind the fifth wheel! (I think he secretly wanted to be a train engineer).

Hello Sarge !

New guy here but I will take your spot.  I am hooking up with friends from SLC and will commit 100% to take your reservation.

My friends are Mike, Chrystal, and Jared Zuech (ZM Motorsports) and they already have a reservation.

You can email me at:

powerbroker49@yahoo.com

Thanks !

GP
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: SargeW on April 13, 2013, 12:39:48 AM
We already cancelled GP, so you can call right away and reserve the spot for the week.  I would do it quick as the spots go fast for that time of year. 
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: zmotorsports on April 14, 2013, 09:30:25 AM
Hello Sarge !

New guy here but I will take your spot.  I am hooking up with friends from SLC and will commit 100% to take your reservation.

My friends are Mike, Chrystal, and Jared Zuech (ZM Motorsports) and they already have a reservation.

You can email me at:

powerbroker49@yahoo.com

Thanks !

GP

Gary, hey bud.  That is awesome.  Welcome to the forum.  I wasn't sure if you got my email or not.  We are looking forward to finally getting to meet you and your wife.

Mike.
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: Henry Wishard on April 14, 2013, 11:02:48 AM
   Hello Everyone, been working on the old jeep getting ready for Moab. Can't wait to get some Red dirt on it. As the Brewers & Weimert's told me in Death Valley, "Jeep means, Just Empty Every Pocket" I am beginning to believe it. I am posting a pic of the Jeep and I just hope to be able to tag along with all you guys this May. Terry, I can't tear it up because I have to have something to pull to Alaska after Moab. Can't wait to to see you all in Moab. 

                                                                                                                 Henry & Margaret
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: Betty Brewer on April 14, 2013, 12:37:22 PM
Yep looks like you have been spending money!  She is a beauty and you will do well in Moab.  Weare on our way toLake Havasu for a FMCA  rally with the Jeep.  We are excited about Moab too.
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: Steve N Dee on April 16, 2013, 06:52:38 PM
I feel like I am just crawling out from under a rock.  I am a tax man and have been working 16 hours a day for the last 3 months, which is really making me look forward to our first rally.  We are not going to be able to get there until Monday afternoon due to Mother's day committments, but we are looking forward to meeting everyone in the framily.   We don't have an offroad vehicle, but we do have a Honda Cr-V toad.  I am sure there is plenty to see by car in the  area and all of you will share your suggestions with us. Having never been to a rally before, is there anything special I need to know or to bring? Anything else I should know?  ???

Steve
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: SargeW on April 16, 2013, 08:39:37 PM
Bring your happy face and lots of stories. There is lots to learn from all the folks that show up.
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: RLSharp on April 16, 2013, 10:48:26 PM
Due to a sudden medical condition, Linda and I will not be able to attend the Moab Rally this year. I will not cancel our reservation until May 5th. Anyone wishing to attend and would like to take our site (Site RV 8 - a nice pull through), please contact me and we can coordinate tranferring our reservation (5/12 to 5/19) to you. Contact me at RSharp0914ataoldotcom.

Richard
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: Jim Dick on April 17, 2013, 09:41:40 AM
We don't have an offroad vehicle, but we do have a Honda Cr-V toad.  I am sure there is plenty to see by car in the  area and all of you will share your suggestions with us.

Steve,

Unless they have changed the CRV, you will be able to go on quite a few off road adventures. When I had a Grand Vitara, I led many rides to places like Chicken Corners and several of the arches. I can't do it any longer as we now have a GMC Terrain and the clearance is minimal. There are several members who have been on these rides and can tell you where to go.
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: JerArdra on April 17, 2013, 12:54:38 PM
Steve,

Jim is spot on.  We have done almost ALL the easy 4WD trails and half-a-dozen of the intermediate 4WD trails in a 2004 Acura MDX because it has 4-wheel lockers.  Your CRV will be able to do some too.

JerryF
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: Hfx_Cdn on April 17, 2013, 01:26:32 PM
     Steve, after a bad experience in Quartzsite in 2010, we said that we would bunk in with others but under no circumstances would we take our Liberty on any trip when we went to Moab last year.  Well we showed up at the first Happy Hour on sunday, and guess what the firs order of business was a trip up Onion Creek, then up and over the LaSalle Mountains, and back to Moab, hell no we were going, but we got talked into it.  Not only was the scenery out of this world, the roads were all graded, there were no tough or dangerous sections, and we said thank you to those who convinced us to go.  Then, we went every day on lots of beautiful back road trails.  We had no problem getting around, other than the occasional traffic jam on some of the narrow roads.  We loved Long Canyon so much that we went twice, and if you decide to go, come down the canyon from Dead Horse State Park (link: http://www.discovermoab.com/stateparks.htm) it is about 15 miles down, but well worth the trip, we went up via Gemini Bridge, so the round trip, including a stop for lunch, and multiple stops for pictures, took about 3 to 4 hours.  The RAV4 will be OK as long as you don't try to hot dog off road.
    Maybe again next year.

Ed
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: DakotaRed on April 17, 2013, 01:27:42 PM
We were told that for most of the month leading up to and including the forum rally we are in the resort area of Portal.  We have to move the week before to the campground area because nothing has opened up that week yet because the 4-wheeler FMCA rally hasn't had the cancellation we need yet.  We are heading for Portal this Saturday. If any of you get there early, please look us up.  They haven't told us our spot number yet.
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: SargeW on April 17, 2013, 10:25:54 PM
Richard, be advised that Doug at Portal was none too happy when we cancelled our reservation. He even mentioned "having to talk to Jerry about cancelling this event".  If this was a group event, there would be NO cancellations, and all spaces would be paid in full, regardless.

What that means is that I would cancel ASAP to give Doug the chance to resell the site. I would hate to see you get stuck paying for a site that you did not get to use.
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: RLSharp on April 17, 2013, 11:45:53 PM
Richard, be advised that Doug at Portal was none too happy when we cancelled our reservation.

Sarge,

That is why I am hoping that a Forum member can use our reservation and we do not have to cancel, just transfer from one person to another. That way Doug would not have to worry about re-renting our site. The reservation confirmation that we received last May clearly states, "We have a minimum 48 hour notice of cancellation on any reservation." Since in all the years that we have attended the Rally, Portal has been completely booked, I do not think Doug will have any trouble renting our site if we have to cancel one week before our scheduled arrival.

R
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: Jim Dick on April 18, 2013, 12:45:59 AM
Richard,

I agree with you that your spot will be rented immediately once you cancel. It never ceases to amaze me that these campground owners complain loudly when someone drops a reservation only to find out there are many who are just waiting for such a situation to happen!!

We just spent a few days at Arch View RV Campground just north of Moab. It wasn't as fancy as Portal but I would stay there again. Perhaps the group should consider trying this park. As I said, it's not fancy but we had a good time and it was convenient to Moab. It's directly across from the road to Dead Horse Point.
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: zmotorsports on April 18, 2013, 07:00:09 AM
Richard, be advised that Doug at Portal was none too happy when we cancelled our reservation. He even mentioned "having to talk to Jerry about cancelling this event".  If this was a group event, there would be NO cancellations, and all spaces would be paid in full, regardless.

What that means is that I would cancel ASAP to give Doug the chance to resell the site. I would hate to see you get stuck paying for a site that you did not get to use.

Sarge, did bajarat (Gary) get with you and take your spot?  He sent me an email and it sounded like you guys just transferred the site but I just wanted to make sure he was confirmed a site.

Thanks.

Mike.
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: Wendy on April 18, 2013, 09:42:45 AM
Portal has no reason to complain. Cancellations are picked up as quickly as they're made. Try calling today and they're probably full. Maybe if we all cancelled 48 hours out he'd have a gripe.
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: Tom on April 18, 2013, 09:50:58 AM
Quote
He even mentioned "having to talk to Jerry about cancelling this event".

Maybe Jerry will whisper in his ear and help him with a much-needed attitude adjustment.
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: SargeW on April 18, 2013, 12:51:38 PM
No, I posted on the forum and waited a few days. When I didn't hear anything the DW called to cancel. When she first spoke to her, (a female at Portal) she was told that she could not cancel because we were a group. Diane was not sure of the particulars, so she did not argue. We were simply put on the "resale" list. What that meant was that if someone wanted our site, but not for the full 7 days that we had reserved, we would still be responsible for the balance of days of our original reservation.

She came and told me the results of the conversation, which inspired an "unhappy" response from me. I pulled up my original confirmation from Portal showing ME as the renter, not any group. When I called back is when I talked to Doug. That was when he informed me that they would have to stop hosting RV FORUM because of the cancellations, and that he would have to talk to Jerry about it.

I did not get nasty with him, but I was prepared to if necessary. I still have my original confirmation e-mail saved for reference. I don't know what prompted his response, maybe he had a rash of cancellations recently. IMHO that is the nature of the beast and part of the business.

I wanted to give the forum members a heads up just for that reason.
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: Wendy on April 18, 2013, 02:02:38 PM
When I cancelled, I didn't call, I emailed. I used the email confirmation I had from Portal and simply "replied" to it saying that I had to cancel and asking for an email verifying the cancellation. I got a brief response saying that my reservation had been cancelled. I can't remember a year when there weren't at least 3 or 4 cancellations for the rally so I hardly think that we and Sarge qualify as a rash of cancellations.


Maybe it's time for another Hop-Skip-Jump?


Wendy
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: taoshum on April 19, 2013, 04:14:44 PM
When I cancelled, I didn't call, I emailed. I used the email confirmation I had from Portal and simply "replied" to it saying that I had to cancel and asking for an email verifying the cancellation. I got a brief response saying that my reservation had been cancelled. I can't remember a year when there weren't at least 3 or 4 cancellations for the rally so I hardly think that we and Sarge qualify as a rash of cancellations.


Maybe it's time for another Hop-Skip-Jump?


Wendy


Yes.  Or, at least another loc? 
We were treated just like Sarge two years ago.  Maybe email is the trick.  BTW, we just got an email from them a few days ago telling us that we were leaving on Wednesday.  We found the original email confirmation from May 2012 and sent it to 'em to "prove" that their recent email was wrong.  Sounds like they get kinda mixed up and difficult at times?

Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: Hfx_Cdn on April 19, 2013, 04:26:24 PM
   Since we are looking at heading to Utah next spring, and plan on doing Bryce, Monument Valley and Zion, a Hop Skip and Jump would be fun, as long as it isn't too early.  We have no interest in heading out there to freeze, or to travel in snow.  Our thoughts were to do Moab, then head down to do those Parks, but if you move to an April timing, we're out.

Ed
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: DakotaRed on April 21, 2013, 12:16:00 PM
We are there!  We got in to Portal yesterday, only to find out they didn't have propane, so took a trip through town to the second Shell station, filled up, and came back to settle into our spot.  We will have to move twice. Apparently there have been no cancellations for the FMCA 4-wheeler rally.  We are now in M-19, which is a very nice and convenient spot.  We will be there for ten days, then spot 3 in the campground for ten days.  Finally, and for the rally, we will be in spot R-56 (subject to change, of course). We like the place, and our neighbors are friendly.  Too bad about the tension on cancellations.
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: ArdraF on April 21, 2013, 03:45:55 PM
Richard - I'm sorry to hear you and Linda won't be at Moab.  I hope the problem goes away quickly!
Bajarat - Did you get signed up?  I don't know your name(s) and site if assigned.

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

Belikoff (Kathy & Larry aka DakotaRed), site R-56
Bertram (Christi & Kim aka Skyking4ar2), site M-16
Borowski (Janette aka Bunky & Chip aka Falconhunter, site M-14
Brewer (Betty & Terry), site 4
Burdick (Mikie aka 4ducksrus & Jim), site ?
Dodd (Loretta & Larry aka THE-BigLarry), site R-48
Falchini (Dee & Steve aka Steve N Dee), site M-34
Ferguson (Coleen & Gary aka Taoshum), site 17
FitzGerald (Ardra & Jerry), site M-13
Kuch (Sheila & Ken), site M-15
Marabito (Shirley & Ron), site ?
Nesbitt (Mary Ann & Don aka Gmsboss1), site M-33
Perez (Virgie & Fred aka fperez7802), site ?
Pestes (Patricia & Dale aka NJNDale), site M-27
Roscoe (Corinne & Bill aka Photog), site R-53
Sherow (Debby & Randy), site M-32
Stiskala (Olga & Jan), site R-32
Stock (Linda & Dan & Sherlock), site ?
Weimert (Barb & Frank), site 5
White (Tara & Ernie), site M-31
Wishard (Margaret & Henry), site R-48
Zueck (Chrystal, Mike aka ZMotorsports & Jared), site R-54
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: Betty Brewer on April 21, 2013, 04:31:11 PM
Ardra,
I think Sarge (Marty and Diane had to cancel)

Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: ArdraF on April 21, 2013, 05:15:06 PM
Thank you Betty.  I don't know why, but I read right past that post.  Too many distractions!

ArdraF
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: Jan Stiskala on April 21, 2013, 06:05:49 PM
Hi guys.
Is anybody from people attending tis rally from Colorado? I would not mind to get some hints what to see there. We are planning to travel Colorado for next 2 months after Moab rally.
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: zmotorsports on April 22, 2013, 02:10:22 PM
Hi guys.
Is anybody from people attending tis rally from Colorado? I would not mind to get some hints what to see there. We are planning to travel Colorado for next 2 months after Moab rally.

We are not from Colorado but I would highly recommend the area from Cortez, Durango and up and over to Silverton and Ouray.  Then if you have enough time around Montrose and Gunnison area.  The Black Canyon of the Gunnison is kind of cool to see.

Ouray and Silverton may be a little cool and snow covered until mid-late June though.  We generally stay in Ouray for a week in August and it is still a little cool at times.

Mike.
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: Jan Stiskala on April 22, 2013, 07:42:11 PM
Thank You Mike. I will talk to you about details in Moab hopefully if you spare some time to chat. Thanks for reply.
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: Wendy on April 22, 2013, 07:53:28 PM
Jan, There is so much to see in Colorado. You could spend your life in Utah and Colorado and die happy.  Just a quick list for Colorado, I'll PM you more later, but Mesa Verde, Hovenweep, the Million Dollar HIghway (Durango-Cortez-Telluride-Ouray-Silverton), Rocky Mountain NP should be on everyone's To Do list. Take the train from Durango to Silverton if you have the time and money. The area around Steamboat Springs is beautiful. Garden of the Gods and the Air Force Academy Chapel at Colorado Springs. The drive to the top of Pikes Peak.


You'll have a wonderful time, no matter where you visit.


Wendy
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: THEBigLarry on April 22, 2013, 08:15:27 PM
Well, I have had the brakes completely rebuilt, new calipers, pads and discs, re-balanced the tires, front end aligned, oil change, new air filter, generator serviced and tomorrow I will run the sweeper to clean the old girl out.  I think we're ready for MOAB ! !  !  I have to wire the lights from the RV to the toad, but that's no big deal.  We have talked to Henry & Margaret and Joe & Yumi.  Henry & Margaret will be there and Joe & Yumi Ladner may show up for a visit.  We have not been anywhere in our RV in 5 months and we're stir crazy.  We're ready to hit the road.

May 12 will be my 63 Birthday.  We plan to bring a birthday cake for the first night.  Looking forward to seeing everyone.

Larry & Loretta

Bringing the Harley Davidson also to ride The Arches & Canyonlands.  It's a great way to see some magnificent scenery....

Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: zmotorsports on April 23, 2013, 08:14:07 AM
Thank You Mike. I will talk to you about details in Moab hopefully if you spare some time to chat. Thanks for reply.

Absolutely.  Love to.

Mike.
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: Henry Wishard on April 23, 2013, 08:53:51 AM
We started our trip to Moab and Alaska yesterday. We spent the evening at Lake Arrowhead state park geocaching and heading to Caprock State park today for several nights. Then on to Palo Duro State Park around the weekend. Plan on having a "small steak" not the 72oz one in Amarillo before we hit the road to Santa Fe. After that on to Albuquerque to meet up with Larry and Loretta. See you guys in Moab. It's just great to be back on the road again.
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: Ernie n Tara on April 23, 2013, 09:11:26 AM
Oh S##t!  :(Maybe :-\

Well, we've gotten the new MH registered and inspected, upgraded to a Class B liscense (26,000# +), now we've got to escape the clutches of the Medical profession (odds appear to be 50 50). Tara's diabetes control seems much improved. But, she's going back for a second picture tomorrow; likely no problem, but you never know. My cardiologist has taken to using terms like "in your condition" and insisted on another Nuclear Echo Stress Test; this could be more of a problem! We should know today!
Should any of this turn out to be a problem, we'll be releasing our spot for the rally plus a week before and after (Calculated to aggravate Doug even more ???).

More when we know more,

Ernie
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: skyking1 on April 23, 2013, 10:42:49 PM
I had hoped I could attend, but it is not possible. I too have an email from Portal stating that they need to resale my spot.
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: Kim (skyking4ar2) Bertram on April 23, 2013, 11:20:37 PM
We'll be at Cadillac Ranch in Bluff starting this weekend, Blue Mountain in Blanding next weekend until Moab if anyone is wandering in from that corner of the world. It's been a long haul from Mississippi!

We could not get Zion and Bryce scheduled so we have to get a report from Chip and Bunky when they get to Moab. See ya'll soon!
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: Wendy on April 24, 2013, 10:00:57 AM
Just a brief FYI - Anyone driving up Hwy 491 (formerly 666), will find the usual spring road work and crappy road conditions, lots of dips and bumps, from Shiprock to Monticello. Enjoy :)

Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: Jan Stiskala on April 24, 2013, 07:46:19 PM
Jan, There is so much to see in Colorado. You could spend your life in Utah and Colorado and die happy.  Just a quick list for Colorado, I'll PM you more later, but Mesa Verde, Hovenweep, the Million Dollar HIghway (Durango-Cortez-Telluride-Ouray-Silverton), Rocky Mountain NP should be on everyone's To Do list. Take the train from Durango to Silverton if you have the time and money. The area around Steamboat Springs is beautiful. Garden of the Gods and the Air Force Academy Chapel at Colorado Springs. The drive to the top of Pikes Peak.


You'll have a wonderful time, no matter where you visit.


Wendy

Thanks Wendy. That gives me lot to research before I go. Thanks for info. Sorry for high jacking Moab topic guys.
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: Jan Stiskala on April 24, 2013, 07:48:50 PM
I had hoped I could attend, but it is not possible. I too have an email from Portal stating that they need to resale my spot.

That is really sad. I was hoping so much to spend some time with you.  :'(
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: 4ducksrus on May 01, 2013, 09:42:43 AM
We have to cancel again for this year!  I'm really sad, but my DH has not retired yet and right now...work must come first!  Hope you all have a wonderful time and MAYBE...I'll see you next year!

Mikie
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: Jan Stiskala on May 01, 2013, 10:19:52 AM
Sooon now. We are enjoying Las Vegas at the moment. Booked 3 show and our valet is much thinner. Hope that we can avoid all the gambling activity. It is less than 2 weeks now to this rally. We are looking forward to see you all.
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: zmotorsports on May 01, 2013, 01:56:35 PM
Yep, less than two weeks away. ;D

Chrystal and I are looking forward to it.  Work has been hectic and I need a FREAKIN' vacation.  Looking forward to seeing everyone again and meeting new friends.

Mike.
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: Betty Brewer on May 01, 2013, 02:18:21 PM
We pulled at right on schedule at noon today.  Life is good.  We will hit  Moab on May 4.  I almost dread reading any new post to this thread with so many who had to cancel.  I was looking forward to meeting new to me rvforum members!
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: Steve N Dee on May 01, 2013, 02:19:23 PM
Also looking forward to the rally (our first), and the much needed vacation.  Has anyone out there made the drive from Las Vegas to Moab?  Mapquest says it's 6.5 hours.  Is that a pretty realistic expectation?  Since we can not get to Moab until Monday, I want to make sure we are there in time for happy hour!  :P  Wondering what time we will need to be on the road from Vegas?

Steve
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: Ken & Sheila on May 01, 2013, 04:57:45 PM
Steve,

I show that as 463 miles. At an average of 60mph, that's 7.7 hrs. 60 assume driving 65 on the interstate outside of the city. Also you'll probably what to fuel. Drive faster and its obviously less time.
Google maps also shows about 6.5 hrs, so i assume there are 70 and 75mph speed limits. I just don't drive that fast and I usually stop ever 4 hrs for 15mins or so. For me its probably 8.5hrs or so with fuel stop.


Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: Steve N Dee on May 01, 2013, 06:18:08 PM
Thanks, Ken.  I thought the time looked to short. I did a similar calculation in my head.  I'm certainly not going to be driving 75 MPH pulling a toad.  I hope to get on the road by 7am Monday and make it there by 3:30pm.  I think I read somewhere that happy hour is at 4pm?  Looking forward to meeting everyone for the first time and will have already missed Sunday  :(

Steve
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: ArdraF on May 01, 2013, 06:27:32 PM
Mikie & Jim - I'm sorry you won't be able to make it to Moab, but we do understand that the four-letter word beginning with W has to take precedence. 

Steve - It's do-able but too long for one day.  We usually stop overnight in Richfield UT - up I-15 to I-70 turnoff and over a mountain range to Richfield, east on I-70, turn south near Green River to Moab (60 miles).  Make sure you fuel up in Richfield and carry plenty of water.  The Richfield to Green River section is 100 miles with NO services!  You really don't want to be stranded anywhere along there.  There are nice rest areas however and most have interpretive signs so you learn about the San Rafael Swell over which you're traversing.  It's a really neat area.

ArdraF
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: Betty Brewer on May 01, 2013, 06:28:52 PM
Just be sure to watch RVForum updates as it is likely that there will be a summary of events posted following our first meet and greet happy hour.  Drive safely.  We will welcome you whenever you arrive!
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: Steve N Dee on May 01, 2013, 06:44:28 PM
Thanks for the suggestion Ardra.  I know it will be a long day, but I should be fine as it's only one day and driving comes very easy to me.  I know if I get tired I will stop.  Betty, thank for the welcome information.  You are the one that originally convinced me to go even though we can't make Sunday.  I'm looking forward to thanking you in person, as now I'm so excited I can't wait to go.

Steve
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: Ernie n Tara on May 01, 2013, 07:41:58 PM
Hi!

We started for Moab this morning (from just N of Dallas) in 75 degree, sunny weather; just arrived in Amarillo after fighting 30+ mph winds the last 150 mi. to a forecast of freezing weather, snow tonight, and 40 mph headwinds for the trip to the American RV park tomorrow.
Please tell me its going to be nice in Moab (lying as necessary is authorized).  ;D

Ernie
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: Wendy on May 01, 2013, 07:57:17 PM
We just drove home from Chinle and Kayenta and the wind was blowing a ton and the sky was dirty. But hopefully it will finish up tonight and tomorrow will be a spectacular Four Corners day.


Wendy
Cortez, Colorado
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: Jan Stiskala on May 01, 2013, 09:55:24 PM
Just question guys.
If we like to have quick peek on grand Canyon on our drive from Vegas to Moab. What would be best solution? I understand that Canyon is enormous, but we have 3 days to spare and would like to have walk on the rim. Do you think that this will be possible to do on the way to Moab with not to much detour?
 I am planning raft trip next year to see Canyon properly, but that is another year in future.

Sorry if this question is silly, I have no idea. This was not planned and just cross my mind today.
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: Ken & Sheila on May 01, 2013, 10:18:38 PM
Ernie,

Moab will be beautiful. How could it be otherwise with all our/your friends there.

ken
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: AZ Randy1 on May 01, 2013, 11:02:51 PM
Well Debby and I, too, are in Las Vegas and will be heading to Moab a week from Saturday. Since unlike Ken who stops every 4 hours for 15 minutes, I don't like to drive so far at one stretch. So I stop for 4 hours after every 15 grueling minutes of driving. It may take me a little bit longer to get to my intended destination, but I'm really refreshed when I get there. It'll take us parts of two days to make the trip. We'll either stop around Beaver or Richfield for the night. It'll depend on what time we leave LV, how bad the wind might be and how many 15 minutes segments of driving I feel like doing on Saturday.

Jan and Steve, where are you folks staying in LV?

Randy
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: Jan Stiskala on May 01, 2013, 11:06:54 PM


Jan and Steve, where are you folks staying in LV?

Randy

Randy I am at the moment in LVM resort.
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: Steve N Dee on May 01, 2013, 11:11:10 PM
Randy:
  I won't be much help.  Our son lives in Vegas.  We are going to spend Sunday night parked in front of his house and then leave Monday morning for Moab.

Steve
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: AZ Randy1 on May 01, 2013, 11:17:38 PM
That's a nice park. We stayed there several years ago when we were here for an AARP convention. I'm sure that you'll enjoy your stay. We're at the Thousand Trails park on Boulder Highway between Arizona Charlie's and Boulder Station.
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: Jan Stiskala on May 02, 2013, 01:33:03 AM
That's a nice park. We stayed there several years ago when we were here for an AARP convention. I'm sure that you'll enjoy your stay. We're at the Thousand Trails park on Boulder Highway between Arizona Charlie's and Boulder Station.
That is south from us. I was thinking to stay there originally.
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: zmotorsports on May 02, 2013, 07:04:45 AM
Well Debby and I, too, are in Las Vegas and will be heading to Moab a week from Saturday. Since unlike Ken who stops every 4 hours for 15 minutes, I don't like to drive so far at one stretch. So I stop for 4 hours after every 15 grueling minutes of driving. It may take me a little bit longer to get to my intended destination, but I'm really refreshed when I get there. It'll take us parts of two days to make the trip. We'll either stop around Beaver or Richfield for the night. It'll depend on what time we leave LV, how bad the wind might be and how many 15 minutes segments of driving I feel like doing on Saturday.

Jan and Steve, where are you folks staying in LV?

Randy

Hey Randy, how are you guys?  We are looking forward to seeing you and Debby again.

If you happen to stop @ the Richfield KOA for the night, tell Ray and Lora hello from us.  We will see them on Memorial Weekend but they are great people and boy have they done some nice upgrades to that park since they purchased it.

Mike.
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: jagnweiner on May 02, 2013, 08:35:31 AM
Just question guys.
If we like to have quick peek on grand Canyon on our drive from Vegas to Moab. What would be best solution? I understand that Canyon is enormous, but we have 3 days to spare and would like to have walk on the rim. Do you think that this will be possible to do on the way to Moab with not to much detour?
 I am planning raft trip next year to see Canyon properly, but that is another year in future.

Sorry if this question is silly, I have no idea. This was not planned and just cross my mind today.

Jan-
I don't think anyone has answered your question yet.  I'm not part of the Moab rally, but I think I can answer your question.  No, it would not be too much of a detour to stop at the Grand Canyon on a drive from LV to Moab.

Drive SE out of Las Vegas across Boulder Dam to Kingman, AZ.  Then pick up I-40 to Williams and go north to the south rim of the Grand Canyon.  An easy day's drive.  Even though you say only want to take a walk on the rim, I would plan to at least spend the night there, spend the next day and night, and leave the following morning.  Then depending on how much time you have before you want to arrive in Moab, you can either drive all the way to Moab the next day or stop for the night along the way, say at Monument Valley or Goosenecks State Park.

I would also consider, in addition to just walking along the rim, taking at least a short hike down into the canyon if you are physically able.  Just go a little ways down either the South Kaibab Trail or the Bright Angel Trail and turn around when you feel like you've had enough.

Others would know more about your campground options, as I have not visited the GC since I got an RV.  Trailer Village inside the park is an option, and may or may not have availability.  I believe there is at least one commercial campground just outside the park that may not be all that nice but is at least a place to stay.

Have fun!  Wish I could be there for the Rally.
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: Larry N. on May 02, 2013, 09:50:43 AM
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Just go a little ways down either the South Kaibab Trail or the Bright Angel Trail and turn around when you feel like you've had enough.

Actually, I'd turn around before having enough, since it's rougher going back uphill, especially at that altitude. But a hike like that can add a great experience.
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: jagnweiner on May 02, 2013, 10:11:56 AM
Larry, you're absolutely right and I thought about that while I was writing the post and then forgot to put it in. 

As an aside, the day we hiked the South Kaibab Trail, we had the three young kids with us and the youngest was probably seven at the time.  There was about a 30 knot wind out of the west and as we exited the sheltered bowl area to walk out to Ooh Aah Point, we met some hikers coming the other way who warned us that if we walked all the way out to the point we had better hold onto the kid's hands because they could literally get blown off the trail.  As it turned out, the dust was getting into the DW's contacts so we turned around anyway. 

Our short hikes down into the canyon are what we remember most about the trip and left us wanting to go back for a longer stay.
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: Lou Schneider on May 02, 2013, 12:06:37 PM
The commercial park near Grand Canyon is Grand Canyon Camper Village in Tusayan.  It's about 1/4 mile outside the park gate and about 7 miles from the South Rim.  Friendly management but nothing fancy, but then neither is Trailer Village inside the park.

If you do stay in Tusayan, you'll have to wait in line with everyone else to buy your entry pass the first time.   But after that you can use the express lane to the left of the gate building and bypass the lines.
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: Jan Stiskala on May 02, 2013, 01:35:23 PM
Thank you so much for your reply.
I will do exactly as you suggested. Will drive to Tusayan, stay in the park outside of park and have walk along the rim and short hike down.
regarding entry to park, I have still valid annual pas to the National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands.
I think that this pass should work there. Hopefully.
Thank you for trip instruction and suggestions. Really appreciated.

See you in Moab. ;D
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: Jan Stiskala on May 02, 2013, 01:39:39 PM

Have fun!  Wish I could be there for the Rally.

I will do my best to enjoy the Grand Canyon. Thank You for your trip instructions, I will do exactly  as you suggested.
Thanks
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: Photog on May 02, 2013, 01:43:38 PM
Tomorrow I leave for Moab.  I'm really looking forward to seeing all the great folks again.  It's too bad a few of them won't make it this year.   8)
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: ArdraF on May 02, 2013, 06:54:00 PM
Jan, I was going to tell you the same thing as Scott.  Las Vegas to Grand Canyon through Monument Valley to Moab.  Monument Valley is really a neat place and different from anything else you've ever seen!  You'll enjoy driving through it.  This is a Navajo Park so you can't get out and wander all over the place but there is a 17-mile drive that is interesting, however it was a really rough road the last time we were there.  They also have Navajo-led tours which are how you get off the main track.

There's one additional comment.  Scott said "across Boulder Dam".  The old name is Boulder Dam which today we call Hoover Dam and that's what the signs will say.  The important thing is you can no longer drive across Hoover Dam to get to Arizona because there's a new bypass bridge.  If you actually want to stop and see the dam (highly recommended) you have to get off the highway at the well marked exit before the dam.  You won't be able to park the RV on the Nevada side because it's a low parking structure but you can drive across the dam to several large viewpoints before turning around and returning across the dam to get back on the highway.  By the way, as you drive near the dam you'll notice a big white "bathtub ring" along the water edge in the rock.  The white is from calcium in the water and it shows vividly how far down lake is because of the drought.  The ring is more than 100 feet from the water to the top of the cliff!

On the Arizona side, route 93 from Wickieup to Wickenburg is called the Joshua Tree Parkway and it's a scenic route.

See you in Moab!
ArdraF


Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: Ron from Big D on May 02, 2013, 06:55:16 PM
Shirley and I are looking forward to Moab again.  It has been a few years since we last attended.  I am a photographer that enjoys showing my work.  How do you all feel about my doing a slide show presentation one night, complete with sound?   I have a show that I put together recently showing a wide variety of images in my portfolio.  This show is 15.5 minutes long and has been shown to another RV group where it was received very well.

Please respond one way or the other.  I won't lug the equipment if you prefer not to participate.

R.E. (Ron) Marabito
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: DakotaRed on May 02, 2013, 07:15:53 PM
?..How do you all feel about my doing a slide show presentation one night, complete with sound?   I have a show that I put together recently showing a wide variety of images in my portfolio.  This show is 15.5 minutes ...
Please respond one way or the other...
R.E. (Ron) Marabito
Count me in.
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: Ron from Big D on May 02, 2013, 07:17:43 PM
Thanks Larry.  Good positive start.

Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: Jan Stiskala on May 02, 2013, 07:20:06 PM
Me and Olga will be also interested.

And Thanks for the info Ardra. :)
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: Kim (skyking4ar2) Bertram on May 02, 2013, 07:59:18 PM
Jan,

If you come up through Monument Valley, I recommend you decide your stops and get reservations. We were down at Goulding's in Monument Valley yesterday, and it looked full, the park we are in at Bluff has had a lot of traffic, and we will spend next week in Blanding, who also advised us reservations are important. If you like to boondock, well, you're good...it's not like there is not a lot of open space... 8)

We are seeing a lot of RV traffic because the weather has been pretty decent, notwithstanding the winds.

Looking forward to meeting you in Moab.

Kim
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: falconhunter on May 02, 2013, 08:07:26 PM
Ron.

Janette and I would love to see you slide show. We really enjoyed the one you did at Sunset Point RV Park at the Texas wildflower rally.

Chip
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: Larry N. on May 02, 2013, 08:48:11 PM
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They also have Navajo-led tours which are how you get off the main track.

I'd strongly recommend the Navajo tours. They do the driving (in 4WD truck/busses), and there are some rough areas to get through (and a couple of exciting spots), and you get to see a lot on the tour that is not accessible to you driving on your own. The tour we took was a whole morning, and was very well done -- the driver/guide also sang some Navajo songs for us, as well as giving some information on their life style and other things. All this was in addition to the usual guide stuff. Worth it, to say the least.
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: Betty Brewer on May 02, 2013, 09:14:16 PM
Dear Ron,

Yes to slide  show!   Will you charge an admission?
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: Steve N Dee on May 02, 2013, 09:36:57 PM
Ron:
   The DW and I would love to see the show.  We won't be there Sunday night, so try not to plan it for the first night if possible.  We are arriving Monday.  Look forward to meeting you and seeing the show.

Steve
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: gmsboss1 on May 02, 2013, 10:16:59 PM
Ron --

Count Mary Ann and me in!

Looking for ward to seeing your work --- and more importantly, Shirley and you!

Don 
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: Henry Wishard on May 02, 2013, 10:56:33 PM
Count Margaret and Henry in! Betty will pick up our admission. Looking forward to meeting everyone on our first trip to Moab. We came through Moab on our way home from Yellowstone 2 years ago and everything was booked. So I stopped and found one geocache under a bridge then was on my way to Durango. Looked like a nice place to spend some time. See everyone next week.
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: Alaskansnowbirds on May 02, 2013, 11:54:09 PM
.....

On the Arizona side, route 93 from Wickieup to Wickenburg is called the Joshua Tree Parkway and it's a scenic route.

Ardra,

I don't think Jan wants to go that far south. Once he takes 93 to Kingman he'll get on I-40 east to Williams then north to the GC.
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: Ken & Sheila on May 03, 2013, 12:16:50 AM
Ron

Count us in, will you provide the popcorn???

Sheila
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: Jim Dick on May 03, 2013, 12:21:50 AM
Ron,

I agree that you should do the slide show. Wait, we won't be able to attend! :(
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: Jan Stiskala on May 03, 2013, 01:20:54 AM
Jan,

If you come up through Monument Valley, I recommend you decide your stops and get reservations. We were down at Goulding's in Monument Valley yesterday, and it looked full, the park we are in at Bluff has had a lot of traffic, and we will spend next week in Blanding, who also advised us reservations are important. If you like to boondock, well, you're good...it's not like there is not a lot of open space... 8)

We are seeing a lot of RV traffic because the weather has been pretty decent, notwithstanding the winds.

Looking forward to meeting you in Moab.

Kim


Thanks for the info. I am planning to stay in campground 10 X.  They don't have any hook-ups, but it is quiet and nice nature walks. One night with out facilities is no trouble for us.
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: Jan Stiskala on May 03, 2013, 01:28:06 AM
I don't think that I will have any more time than to see Grand Canyon. Navajo tour have to wait for next trip.
Thanks for the idea.
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: Ron from Big D on May 03, 2013, 08:30:23 AM
Sheila:   I think you should provide the popcorn.   I'm doing my part.  :)

Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: Ron from Big D on May 03, 2013, 08:35:16 AM
Betty & everyone else:    No admission for the slide show.  Just applause.  :)  Thank you.

Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: zmotorsports on May 03, 2013, 09:38:44 AM
We're in.  Slide show sounds great.

Mike.
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: Tom on May 03, 2013, 10:51:30 AM
Does this mean that our record will be shattered? At the 2005 RV Forum Moab rally 22 people sat in our coach to watch Terry and Betty present a DVD of their Copper Canyon trip. The event was recorded in a Kodak moment here (http://www.rvforum.net/SMF_forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=5320.0;attach=3904;image).

I'm eagerly awaiting the photo of 25+ people in Ron's Bluebird. (Did Ron add slideouts to accomodate all those people?)
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: Ron from Big D on May 03, 2013, 11:15:34 AM
Tom:   We will not show the show in the coach.   It will be up at the pavillion or next to my coach.  I have a portable screen and projector.  Why not come see us?
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: Tom on May 03, 2013, 11:20:26 AM
Would love to be there Ron, but we're tied up at home with puppies (third litter) for another couple of weeks, then other local commitments. RVing and boating have been on hold.
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: Kim (skyking4ar2) Bertram on May 03, 2013, 12:20:49 PM
I think we should use the slot next to the condo we had the first year at Moab (not sure if anyone is in there this year) - we always threatened to put up sheets and show movies on that wall, anyway...like a drive-in movie!!
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: ArdraF on May 03, 2013, 12:33:03 PM
Ron - Count us in for your slide show.  Your photography is always a pleasure to view and we've enjoyed past ones.

Don - You're right about the Joshua Tree Parkway.  I was thinking it was north of I-40 and it's south.  That's what I get for not looking at a map!  :-[

Kim - You're probably seeing a lot of the FMCA Four-Wheelers on their way to Moab.  The planners are there two weeks before us and the rally is the week prior to us.  That's why we can't go earlier.

I think the wall would be fantastic to use.  And if there's anyone at home they won't even know it!  ;)

ArdraF
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: Steve N Dee on May 03, 2013, 12:59:17 PM
Since this is my first rally and my first trip to Portal, I have a question.  I have my email confirmation from them from back in August of last year showing dates and site #, etc.  Is it necessary for me to call or email Portal to confirm anything with them, or just bring my confirmation with me?  ???

Steve
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: Betty Brewer on May 03, 2013, 02:14:58 PM
I always like to confirm with them to ensure no surprises on my arrival day.  At times  they are unable to  get you into a specific site. I usually do so by email.
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: Ernie n Tara on May 03, 2013, 02:35:24 PM
Ron,

Count us in! We really enjoyed the show at the Wildflower Rally.

All,

Incidentally, we also "carry the equipment with us", but in this case it amp/speakers, mixers, and the associated equipment for Tara's singing. If there's interest we might set up a song fest one evening (presuming Doug doesn't have a problem with it).

Ernie

PS  We did find the kinda nice weather (still a little chilly) in ABQ.
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: Tom on May 03, 2013, 03:37:58 PM
Rats, I could have brought the ukes.
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: Jan Stiskala on May 03, 2013, 05:17:25 PM
Rats, I could have brought the ukes.

I am sure that you would be top performance of the day. But again, you are not coming. I don't think that we ever met you Tom.
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: Ron from Big D on May 03, 2013, 07:34:44 PM
Why not Ernie.  Tara is good entertainment.   It would be great if Tom were to come.  He has a great voice.

Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: Henry Wishard on May 04, 2013, 08:37:51 AM
Been working on the rig getting it ready for some off road. Hope to be able to keep up with the Brewers. In Santa FE now and getting real anxious.
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: Betty Brewer on May 04, 2013, 10:18:05 AM
Oh Henry,
With a rig  like that YOU are going to have to lead the  trails!

Betty
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: Ron from Big D on May 04, 2013, 03:45:38 PM
With a rig like that, tight turns and canyons might be a problem.

Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: Bob Maxwell on May 04, 2013, 04:57:26 PM
Ok, who is going to set up the webcam and live stream Ron's show for those of us stuck elsewhere like the YSP indentured servants, those of us stuck at home and those in their RV's across this great land of ours? Have mercy on us and record it or go live. Why, there might be a spot in the library for it too!
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: Ron from Big D on May 04, 2013, 09:20:13 PM
After I have shown it to the group, I'll post a link where it can be viewed on-line.  You must have a PC however.  It won't show on a MAC.

Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: AZ Randy1 on May 05, 2013, 11:16:21 AM
Ron (and Shirley)--Yes to the slide show and to golf, as well, if you guys want to play one day in Moab as we did in Zion several years ago.

Mike--Debby and I are looking forward to seeing you, as we'll as your wife and son should they both be with you, again, too. Moab will be great fun, as always.

Henry--for what night will the catfish fry be planned?

Sheila--light butter on the popcorn, please!

And Jim Dick, please explain, in detail, why you won't be with us for Ron's slide show. It's only about 600 miles from Yellowstone.

Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: Bob Maxwell on May 05, 2013, 12:22:09 PM
Russ, in his prime, did 600 miles a day. You can do it Jim!
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: RLSharp on May 05, 2013, 03:29:27 PM
As I posted on April 16th, Linda and I will not be able to attend the Moab Rally this year. Today I cancelled our reservstion. Pull-thru site RV 8 is now available. If anyone is interested in the site, contact Portal ASAP.

R
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: THEBigLarry on May 05, 2013, 04:23:03 PM
I just got a response to an email I sent confirming our reservation.  I do this and take a printed copy.
In reference to an earlier post about confirming their reservation.  Since I made this last year, I thought
it prudent to confirm.

See you all in about a week ! ! ! !
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: Henry Wishard on May 05, 2013, 04:44:02 PM
No Catfish this trip, maybe in Quartzite next year. Didn't do any fishing this spring too busy going places in this full time life of ours. Life is good!!!
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: Jim Dick on May 06, 2013, 07:54:57 AM
Randy,

It's something called work. ;D It has been amazingly busy since we opened and there are only four of us here until next week. on Saturday, we had at least seven tour busses in the morning, mostly Asian. Talk about a madhouse!!

Bob,

I have been known to do over 700 miles in a day. Mostly because it got us home instead of having to stay in a campground three hours away.  ;D
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: AZ Randy1 on May 06, 2013, 09:36:06 AM
Jim, it's best if we don't use 4 letter expletives on The Forum. Please refrain from referring to "work" in the future and make up some other excuse. Also, please remind me, when I see you next, to tell you a story about Asians and tour busses.
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: Larry N. on May 06, 2013, 09:43:49 AM
Jim, it's best if we don't use 4 letter expletives on The Forum. Please refrain from referring to "work" in the future and make up some other excuse. Also, please remind me, when I see you next, to tell you a story about Asians and tour busses.

He should have gotten fancy, Randy, and said employment, thus avoiding that 4-letter word.  ::) ;D

Euphemisms...
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: DakotaRed on May 06, 2013, 11:09:16 AM
I am impatiently waiting for everyone to show up.  8) 
We are in the campground currently spot RV-3, and moving to Resort R-56 on Sunday. Anyone else getting here early?
++Larry
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: Henry Wishard on May 06, 2013, 01:49:59 PM
Larry, I called yesterday to confirm and ask if any opening prior to Sun. Jane said nothing open as of yesterday but to check back. I am heading to Cortez tomorrow. I would like to get there a few days early.
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: zmotorsports on May 06, 2013, 02:01:02 PM
I am impatiently waiting for everyone to show up.  8) 
We are in the campground currently spot RV-3, and moving to Resort R-56 on Sunday. Anyone else getting here early?
++Larry

As much as I hate to offend, I will have to use that 4-letter word.  Chrystal and I have to "work" until Friday so we won't be in early.  We will be arriving Sunday sometime.  Site R54.

Mike.
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: Ron from Big D on May 06, 2013, 02:32:52 PM
Randy:  We do plan to play golf.  If there are others that play. we should have a great time.

Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: Kim (skyking4ar2) Bertram on May 06, 2013, 03:05:14 PM
Larry,

We stole a spot early last week and will be there Saturday. Keep your britches on! We're just 70 miles away and working our way in...

Hopefully you have taste tested any new restaurants since we were there last year and we can be amazed and amused. Some of the four wheeler people should already be there for the FMCA rally.

Kim
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: Ernie n Tara on May 06, 2013, 03:41:52 PM
The Brewers, Frank & Barb, Ernie &Tara, John & Jane and a couple of others are here and gathering at Frank & Barbs at 3:30 today (weather permitting) if people are back.
Currently a test of the theory that "wet slickrock isn't slippery"is under way. It's Tim Pollock's theory; there are doubters ;D ;D

Ernie
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: Jan Stiskala on May 06, 2013, 04:01:00 PM
Randy:  We do plan to play golf.  If there are others that play. we should have a great time.

Not only that I am bad golfer, but My golf clubs are in Australia. But I love the game.
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: DakotaRed on May 06, 2013, 04:37:47 PM
Not only that I am bad golfer, but My golf clubs are in Australia. But I love the game.
Sorry, I missed it.  I just read your entry.  I've been working (4 letter -yeah, yeah) and just got around to reading the forum.  Also it's raining out! Let me know the next time anyone is getting together or stop by campground spot 3 and say hello.
++Larry
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: Betty Brewer on May 06, 2013, 05:19:40 PM
Well duh, we've been parked right beside  Larry and Cathy for  3 days and  only just made the connection! Glad they are here and yes rain does impair social hours.
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: Ken & Sheila on May 06, 2013, 06:49:18 PM
Larry,

>>Also it's raining out!<<

Larry you need to take care of this and get rid of the rain before we arrive on Saturday! Left Phoenix today to start working our way to Moab. Today is also the beginning of our 6+ month vacation (vacation in this case is defined as not going to the office).

ken

Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: Ken & Sheila on May 06, 2013, 06:53:41 PM
Kim,

We will be in Blanding Friday afternoon and leave for Moab Saturday morning. We often stop for a night at Blanding going into Moab.

ken


Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: Henry Wishard on May 06, 2013, 07:15:47 PM
KEN, WHERE DO YOU GUYS STAY IN BLANDING?  HENRY
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: Kim (skyking4ar2) Bertram on May 06, 2013, 07:27:06 PM
Ken,

We're at Blue Mountain (http://www.bluemountainrvpark.com/index.html) - lots of room today! We leave for Moab Saturday, too, coming in a day early so we can aggravate Larry and Kathy.


Kim
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: Lou Schneider on May 06, 2013, 07:56:42 PM
Wish I was there with you guys!  Unfortunately, my 4 wheeling is being done in the Santa Monica Mountains, through the remains of the Summit fire near Camarillo.  It burned through one of our transmission sites, but fortunately the site itself was not damaged.   CDF did a great job plowing a firebreak around the tower and building and then making a stand to defend the facility - but there's nothing but desolation as far as you can see into the mountains.  Power and phone service are down for at least a couple of weeks while power lines are restrung, which means refilling the generator's fuel tank on a regular basis.

I passed by the Borchard Rd. park-and-ride along Hwy 101 in Thousand Oaks, just north of the fire, and saw it was full of RVs with their slides out.  Then it dawned on me - it was housing for some of the fire evacuees.

Have fun, y'all!
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: Ken & Sheila on May 06, 2013, 08:26:04 PM
Henry we stay were Kim is right now - Blue Mountain. Nicest park in town in my opinion.

ken
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: Ron from Big D on May 06, 2013, 08:51:31 PM
Jan:   You probably can rent clubs at the course.  We just want to have fun.

Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: Henry Wishard on May 06, 2013, 09:09:01 PM
  We might just show up at the Blue Mountain in a couple of days, first we will be meeting Mike and Wendy in Cortez. Will be in Cortez tomorrow  Thanks for the info. Henry
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: Wendy on May 06, 2013, 09:10:46 PM
Maybe a mini-rally at Hovenweep ? If it stops raining.
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: Henry Wishard on May 06, 2013, 09:32:55 PM
What's Hovenweep?
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: Kim (skyking4ar2) Bertram on May 06, 2013, 10:49:27 PM
Maybe a mini-rally at Hovenweep ? If it stops raining.

Yeah! that's it!
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: Jan Stiskala on May 06, 2013, 10:56:08 PM
Jan:   You probably can rent clubs at the course.  We just want to have fun.
Ron if you don't mind my inexperience, count me in.
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: Jim Dick on May 07, 2013, 01:15:39 AM
Randy,

I almost put that in quotes as other four letter words like snow, rain, etc. ;D ;D Looking forward to your arrival at Yellowstone.  :)
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: Hfx_Cdn on May 07, 2013, 07:39:02 AM
     Hovenweep is one of the best kept secret National Monuments, it is just west of Mesa Verde.  In total, it has several ruin sites, with lots of ancient settlements.  We came across it last year on our way to Moab when we stopped at Mesa Verde and spent a few days exploring the many sites.  Here are a couple of PICS out of many taken while there.

Ed
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: Henry Wishard on May 07, 2013, 08:47:09 AM
Thanks Ed, just might have to make that.
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: Wendy on May 07, 2013, 09:45:32 AM
     Hovenweep is one of the best kept secret National Monuments, it is just west of Mesa Verde.  In total, it has several ruin sites, with lots of ancient settlements.  We came across it last year on our way to Moab when we stopped at Mesa Verde and spent a few days exploring the many sites.  Here are a couple of PICS out of many taken while there.

Ed


Don't Tell, keep it a secret !! Hovenweep is also where Mike and I lived and worked for 6 years. The roads were dirt back then and it was really a hidden gem. Surprisingly, even though they've paved the roads in, it still remains one of the least visited National Monuments. And it has a nice little campground, no hookups, not big rig friendly, but spectacular scenery and quiet nights, except when the coyotes get to yipping.


Wendy
Cortez


Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: Ken & Sheila on May 08, 2013, 06:19:32 PM
Ron

I went to Costco today and stocked up on popcorn so we are all set in that department for movie time!  Let the fun begin.  We arrive Saturday and I am getting anxious to get going.

Sheila
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: Ron from Big D on May 08, 2013, 07:38:35 PM
O.K. Sheila.   I'm ready also.

Ron
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: Dean & Linda Stock on May 08, 2013, 08:42:27 PM
All,
     We just received notice that Linda will need a new crown NOW.  It will delay us enough, one week, that I have cancelled our reservation at Portal.  We will miss Moab again.    And for a dentist no less.  But we will still be able to make Alaska.  Our projected departure date is the 17th. 

                                Dean & Linda
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: Jan Stiskala on May 08, 2013, 08:50:46 PM
We are slowly moving forward to Moab. At the moment in Grant Canyon. Absolutely stunning experience. we have about 20 km walk today and my old body is in pain. We are staying in 10 x campground now and enjoy beautiful and peaceful setting here. I will build small fire soon and have BBQ dinner. Tomorrow we slowly pack and start to drive again. Planning to do only about 200 km a day maximum.
We will see you soon.
Jan and Olga
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: jagnweiner on May 09, 2013, 07:10:39 AM
Jan- 

I knew you would enjoy the GC.  Glad you were able to find the forest service campground.  Makes having the smaller coach pay off.
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: SargeW on May 09, 2013, 09:38:02 AM
Bummer Dean. But as the veteran of several crowns myself, I can feel her PAIN.
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: ArdraF on May 09, 2013, 06:24:02 PM
Well, Dean, that's just not fair - but I've had the same thing happen on the first morning of a trip.  Decided we just weren't meant to do that trip at that time!  ::) We'll miss you and Linda at Moab and you can try for next year!

ArdraF
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: Wendy on May 09, 2013, 06:32:08 PM
Hey Linda, If you're bailing out on Moab, does that mean you'll be at Quartzsite in January ?


BTW, I'd rather be having a new crown than wrist surgery.  Want to trade ?


Wendy
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: Jan Stiskala on May 09, 2013, 08:39:04 PM
Somehow I end up at Lake Powell. Gee this is beautiful place. Looks like we will do Antelope Canyon Navajo Tour tomorrow. Nice resting place before drive to Moab.
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: Photog on May 10, 2013, 09:37:55 AM
Some pics from the last few days.
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: zmotorsports on May 10, 2013, 10:54:23 AM
Awesome pictures.  Where was the first one taken?  That is gorgeous.

Mike.
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: Jan Stiskala on May 10, 2013, 11:03:08 AM
Great pictures. No way I would be attempting that in my future. I am bit of chicken when comes to extreme 4 wheel driving. ???
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: Photog on May 10, 2013, 05:09:02 PM
Awesome pictures.  Where was the first one taken?  That is gorgeous.

Mike.
Thanks Mike.  It is on Fins & Things from right above the arch.
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: Ron from Big D on May 10, 2013, 07:32:35 PM
Great images.  Thanks for sharing.

Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: zmotorsports on May 10, 2013, 10:16:45 PM
Thanks Mike.  It is on Fins & Things from right above the arch.

I should pay closer attention.  I have done Fins & Things many times and don't recall that view.

Mike.
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: Terry A. Brewer on May 10, 2013, 10:37:06 PM
Here is some pics from Klondike Bluffs & Tiptoe Behind the Rocks.
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: elkhartjim on May 11, 2013, 10:04:46 AM
I don't intend to hijack this thread but I recently upgraded my toad from a 2011 Chev Malibu to a 2005 Jeep Wrangler Sport.  We want to visit Moab and several other parks out west either this fall or next spring.  Are there any Jeep trails that we can do without risking life and limb?  I love the pictures of the rock crawling but I'm not sure I wouldn't prefer to watch rather than participate.  Again, sorry for the hijack.  Maybe next year we can join you for the Moab rally.

Thanks.
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: Larry N. on May 11, 2013, 10:23:52 AM
There are plenty of places around Moab (and other desert sites, too) that don't require the extreme equipment and knowledge/experience shown above. At both Quartzsite and Moab, I've taken my stock 2003 Wrangler Sport on trips led by Terry and Frank with, at worst, one or two spots that required more than just drive over it (still mild). I've also been on some others without those folks that were even milder, yet you'd be hard pressed to do in a regular car.

Once the 4-wheel club thing is over, I'd think Terry and/or Frank (perhaps someone else, too) would have some gentle 4WD trips scheduled. You shouldn't have any trouble with your new acquisition, just be sure to listen to what the more experienced folks suggest -- they deal with new folks all the time.
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: Henry Wishard on May 11, 2013, 10:33:45 AM
Try looking up at Amazon the Book "Guide to Moab UT., Backroads & 4 Wheel Drives" That's what I am bringing with me . Easy,mild and difficult trails. Yes! Terry and Frank will take you on lots of trails. Here is one with my stock jeep in Death Valley.
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: Hfx_Cdn on May 11, 2013, 04:08:28 PM
    Last year's Moab Rally had lots of rides that you would not have felt uncomfortable about taking your Jeep.  We took our stock Liberty out every day, and never felt uncomfortable.  Wendy & Mike lead us to Spring Bottom Canyon in their stock Classic VW Beetle, we lead a group up through Gemini Bridges, and back down via Long Canyon.
    The 8,000 mile trip home from Florida is a bit too much to do every year, but we intend to do it again next year.

Ed
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: Ron from Big D on May 11, 2013, 05:04:32 PM
We are in Bloomfield, NM.   See you'all around lunch time tomorrow.

Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: Kim (skyking4ar2) Bertram on May 11, 2013, 05:19:21 PM
Fabulous weather! Glad we came in early! Ken and Sheila beat us in from Blanding, and Henry and Margaret (get well soon!) are right behind us (somewhere). Christi parked the car in Ernie and Tara's slot (bad Christi!) while we were docking as they slid in right behind us. Sweet new rig!

Looking forward to seeing old friends and meeting new ones!
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: DakotaRed on May 11, 2013, 05:20:47 PM
The rally is starting to come together!  Welcome Kim & Christie and Ken & Sheila!!  We already had lunch with Kim & Christie at the Moab Brewery. I broke off from my diet a little to have Fish and Chips. Yum!  I did substitute onion rings for the "chips" though. Very good onion rings there.
++Larry
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: zmotorsports on May 11, 2013, 05:45:44 PM
We should be there early afternoon tomorrow.  I just got the Jeep loaded in the trailer and hooked up to the coach.  I will give it a wash job tonight and we are ready to hit the road.

Mike.
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: falconhunter on May 11, 2013, 05:53:48 PM
We are leaving Bryce in the morning and hope to be there by 1:00.
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: elkhartjim on May 11, 2013, 06:33:06 PM
Thanks for the information and I'll look for the book that was mentioned. I've done a lot of off-roading in the woods of east Texas but thats a far cry from rock crawling.  Y'all have a fun time at the rally.
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: gmsboss1 on May 11, 2013, 06:43:43 PM
North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, New Mexico, Colorado...... 

We have been searching and searching, and we think we have it figured out now!

We are in Grand Junction tonight, planning to arrive in Moab tomorrow afternoon.

Looking forward to joining y'all.......

Don and Mary Ann
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: Kim (skyking4ar2) Bertram on May 11, 2013, 07:14:34 PM
Just ran into Frank Weimart and he and Barb have been flu victims (eeeewwww!!!) all week. Frank must be on the mend because he was headed to gets some ribs!!

You cannot keep good people down!  ;D

Let the games begin!
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: Steve N Dee on May 11, 2013, 07:37:36 PM
We can't leave So Cal until 5pm tomorrow.  Going to drive to Vegas and spend the night at our son's house there.  Then get up Monday morning and drive to Moab.  Unfortunately, we won't get there till around 3:30pm Monday afternoon.  :(  There is no having too much fun  :o until we get there!

Steve & Dee
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: Wendy on May 11, 2013, 08:54:02 PM
North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, New Mexico, Colorado...... 

We have been searching and searching, and we think we have it figured out now!

We are in Grand Junction tonight, planning to arrive in Moab tomorrow afternoon.

Looking forward to joining y'all.......

Don and Mary Ann


Talk about taking the scenic route......

Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: Henry Wishard on May 11, 2013, 09:58:07 PM
Just had happy hour with Larry and Loretta,we will be heading out tomorrow for the final 75 miles to Moab. Larry has brought his Harley and he is looking forward to some bike runs. Fish & Chips sound good after all the meals Marie Callenders has been cooking for us.
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: Jan Stiskala on May 11, 2013, 10:23:21 PM
We are in Blanding tonight and can't wait to meet you finally tomorrow. We should arrive about 12 noon. :)
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: ArdraF on May 11, 2013, 10:48:43 PM
The FMCA Four Wheelers are almost finished with their Moab week and tomorrow the RV Forum moves in for our week of fun and adventure.  Here's the latest list of attendees - at least the ones I know about!  ;)  See you all tomorrow!

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

Belikoff (Kathy & Larry aka DakotaRed), site R-56
Bertram (Christi & Kim aka Skyking4ar2), site M-16
Borowski (Janette aka Bunky & Chip aka Falconhunter, site M-14
Brewer (Betty & Terry), site 4
Dodd (Loretta & Larry aka THE-BigLarry), site R-48
Falchini (Dee & Steve aka Steve N Dee), site M-34
Ferguson (Coleen & Gary aka Taoshum), site 17
FitzGerald (Ardra & Jerry), site M-13
Kuch (Sheila & Ken), site M-15
Marabito (Shirley & Ron), site ?
Nesbitt (Mary Ann & Don aka Gmsboss1), site M-33
Perez (Virgie & Fred aka fperez7802), site ?
Pestes (Patricia & Dale aka NJNDale), site M-27
Roscoe (Corinne & Bill aka Photog), site R-53
Sherow (Debby & Randy), site M-32
Stiskala (Olga & Jan), site R-32
Weimert (Barb & Frank), site 5
White (Tara & Ernie), site M-31
Wishard (Margaret & Henry), site R-48
Zueck (Chrystal, Mike aka ZMotorsports & Jared), site R-54
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: ArdraF on May 11, 2013, 10:52:01 PM
And here are the ones I know about by site number.

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

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

M-13 - FitzGerald (Ardra & Jerry)
M-14 - Borowski (Janette aka Bunky & Chip aka Falconhunter)
M-15 - Kuch (Sheila & Ken)
M-16 - Bertram (Christi & Kim aka Skyking4ar2)
M-27 - Pestes (Patricia & Dale aka NJNDale)
M-31 - White (Tara & Ernie)
M-32 - Sherow (Debby & Randy)
M-33 - Nesbitt (Mary Ann & Don aka Gmsboss1)
M-34 - Falchini (Dee & Steve aka Steve N Dee)

R-32 – Stiskala (Olga & Jan)
R-48 – Wishard (Margaret & Henry)
R-48 – Dodd (Loretta & Larry aka THE-Big Larry)
R-53 - Roscoe (Corinne & Bill aka Photog)
R-54 - Zueck (Chrystal, Mike aka ZMotorsports & Jared)
R-56 - Belikoff (Kathy & Larry aka DakotaRed)

Marabito (Shirley & Ron), site ?
Perez (Virgie & Fred aka fperez7802), site ?
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: Kim (skyking4ar2) Bertram on May 12, 2013, 09:24:41 AM
The view from M-33 this morning - Goooood morning, Moab!

(I wish we had been as smart as Don and Mary Ann and taken this site!)

Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: AZ Randy1 on May 12, 2013, 09:36:50 AM
We're leaving The Home Depot parking lot in Richfield, UT just like Dominos pizza….in 30 minutes or less. See y'all sometime before lunch…depending upon how early all of you old folks eat.
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: Phil on May 12, 2013, 10:36:08 AM
I won't be able to leave until Wednesday but should be able to make it in time for Happy Hour.

Phil
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: Jan Stiskala on May 12, 2013, 02:12:48 PM
I am here now. Campground north site 32. What a nice place to spend a week. I have to start looking where you are now.
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: Kim (skyking4ar2) Bertram on May 12, 2013, 02:31:56 PM
Christi and I took a quick stroll down Park Avenue while awaiting everyone to roll in and settle....always gorgeous!
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: Betty Brewer on May 12, 2013, 02:52:29 PM
The afternoon  planning Happy hour needs to take place at 4 pm at Portal  Pavillion  as there is another group later in afternoon.

Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: Virgie & Fred on May 12, 2013, 07:47:31 PM
Hello
Virgie and Fred just got settled in at Moab in slot 22. I left the house in Dallas so quick I forgot my lap top Dell charger. Would anyone happen to have a charger I could use.Call me at 9727686718
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: Kim (skyking4ar2) Bertram on May 12, 2013, 08:46:47 PM
Do you have the spec for it?
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: Ken & Sheila on May 12, 2013, 10:01:45 PM
I don't know if all dell laptops use the same charger, but I do have one that you could borrow.

Charger spec is 19.5V at 3.34Amp (65 watt charger). My laptop shows that it uses 19.5v at up to  4.62Amp (90watt).

If that works you can borrow it for the week.

ken (site M15)

Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: Jan Stiskala on May 12, 2013, 10:35:28 PM
What a great evening we have with Henry, Margaret, Larry and Loretta. Only thing which puzzle me is that Margaret likes how Olga smells. Should I be worried?
 Anyway, What a great group of people I am meeting here. Looking forward to the week ahead.
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: Betty Brewer on May 12, 2013, 10:47:42 PM
Please note that  now that the RVForum  Moab 2013 rally has started the events will be posted on a thread 2013 Moab ACTIVITIES (http://www.rvforum.net/SMF_forum/index.php/topic,63671.0.html). 
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: falconhunter on May 13, 2013, 07:05:43 PM
One day into the rally and already it's a blast! We had so much fun on the Jeep run today. The scenery was breathtaking. A big thanks to everyone for a fantastic time today and especially to Don and Mary Ann Nesbitt for taking us with them in their Jeep.
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: Wendy on May 15, 2013, 10:26:04 AM
Yeah Lorna ! The flowers on desert primrose do that pink thing when they're old and dying. They're easy to id when they're fresh and blooming. We need Lorna in the desert next year to do flowers !



Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: Lorna on May 15, 2013, 01:08:06 PM
Wendy, I would love to be there but it depends on where our expenses are after buying the house.  I had to look up all those desert flowers when I took pictures of them or wouldn't have known the names either.
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013
Post by: Betty Brewer on May 15, 2013, 05:15:08 PM
Please note that  now that the RVForum  Moab 2013 rally has started the events will be posted on a thread 2013 Moab ACTIVITIES (http://www.rvforum.net/SMF_forum/index.php/topic,63671.0.html).