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Post by: Jeff on October 02, 2017, 04:42:10 PM
This topic provides a means of posting any thoughts on the 2018 RV Forum Quartzite Rally. You can also leave a message giving your arrival/departure dates, full names and home state if you will be able to join us this year.


For more information and list of attendees go HERE (http://www.rvforum.net/SMF_forum/index.php/topic,109240.msg983615.html#msg983615).
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Post by: Utclmjmpr on October 02, 2017, 04:47:24 PM
Don't see a sign-up list yet Jeff.>>>Dan
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Post by: UTTransplant on October 02, 2017, 05:04:48 PM
Your announcement post links to the 2016 rally. No matter. Kevin and Pam will be there!
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Post by: Jeff on October 02, 2017, 05:23:44 PM
Dan and Kevin you were way too fast for me! I was setting up the links as you posted but they are working now.
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Post by: InVogue on October 04, 2017, 07:33:06 PM
At this time, Burnetta and I (Dwight) are planning to attend on or before the 20th thru the 28th. Oh, we still have our name tags from our first "Q" get together with you fine folks in 2014.
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Post by: Utclmjmpr on October 04, 2017, 07:45:45 PM
Dan and Marge West Cedar City, Utah  01/10/18 to 02/ 30/ 18
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Post by: ArdraF on October 05, 2017, 05:52:38 PM
Jerry & Ardra will arrive Friday Jan. 19 and leave Sunday Jan. 28th.  At least that's the plan now!

ArdraF
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Post by: More-Gas on October 05, 2017, 08:56:18 PM
Joe and Doreen will be there time TBD
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Post by: billandpam on October 05, 2017, 09:24:43 PM
Bill and Pam Nash will be there. Probably from the 19th to the 28th. Looking forward to seeing everyone again.
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Post by: cadee2c on October 08, 2017, 08:30:35 PM
Bob and I are going to give it a shot again this year. We may even make it this time. Bob is doing so well, it looks like I may have to buy him a Christmas present even.  ;D

So put Bob and Caryl Pappas down for the 19th through the 27th.
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Post by: Old_Crow on October 22, 2017, 09:34:27 PM
I'm going to try to meet up with you guys for a happy hour or two, and perhaps a Jeep ride(or several).  I've got a reservation at a park in town but, as we all know, plans can change(mine have, twice, in the last 36 hours).
So, maybe we'll see you there, and maybe we'll be stuck in Arkansas for the winter.  We'll see.

We, after all, are retired and flying by the seat of our pants has been our lifestyle for years.
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Post by: Jeff on October 23, 2017, 08:15:03 PM
Everyone is welcome! Hope to see you in QZ!
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Post by: mrschwarz on October 24, 2017, 08:47:42 AM
Ellen and I will probably be there again. Don't know with how many or when we'll go.
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Post by: Jeff on October 30, 2017, 09:30:12 PM
Hope to see you there  Michael. Let us know when you get  your plans finalized.
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Post by: Lou Schneider on October 30, 2017, 09:49:08 PM
I'm going to try to meet up with you guys for a happy hour or two, and perhaps a Jeep ride(or several).  I've got a reservation at a park in town but, as we all know, plans can change(mine have, twice, in the last 36 hours).
So, maybe we'll see you there, and maybe we'll be stuck in Arkansas for the winter.  We'll see.

We, after all, are retired and flying by the seat of our pants has been our lifestyle for years.

There's plenty of room if you want to join us boondocking on the LTVA!
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Post by: Old_Crow on October 31, 2017, 06:45:32 AM
We really didn't want to spend the winter in Arkansas again.  However, I wasn't able to justify leaving the Grand Canyon and traveling back to Arkansas(business and doctors), then leaving Arkansas for Quartzite, only to have to go back to Pensacola in April for my son's wedding, and then blast back across to the Grand Canyon by May 1 for my hosting job.
I did get them to move the wedding a week.  That way I don't have to be in Pensacola on the 28th of April and Jacob Lake Arizona on the 1st of May.

Plans at this point(could change in the next 20 minutes for all I know)are for Quartzite next year.
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Post by: Jeff on November 10, 2017, 12:06:15 PM
A lot of folks seem to be waiting to make final plans.
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Post by: Larry N. on November 10, 2017, 03:27:02 PM
We are tentatively going to be there, but dates are uncertain at this point. We are also intending to attend the FMCA International Area Rally in Tuscon. We'll have a better handle on our plans in early January.
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Post by: Jeff on November 12, 2017, 01:51:03 AM
Larry


WE all look forward to seeing you and Mary Ann.
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Post by: Larry N. on November 12, 2017, 07:58:51 AM
Thanks, Jeff -- maybe this year we won't have to leave early.  ::) ;D
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Post by: Journey on November 12, 2017, 10:26:08 PM
  Larry & Billie Tappan planning on year two at the RV rally! Page, Az 
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Post by: Jeff on November 14, 2017, 06:32:51 PM
Great!
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Post by: jetsnoc on November 19, 2017, 11:46:33 PM
Jeff, Sign us up! We will arrive Friday, Jan. 19 and leave Sunday, Jan. 28th.
Brian and Skylar McManus; Idaho
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Post by: Jeff on November 23, 2017, 07:45:34 PM
Brian that's great.
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Post by: tugboat on November 24, 2017, 12:32:39 PM
Jeanne&Guenter will try to make it this year
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Post by: Jeff on November 25, 2017, 11:24:23 AM
Jeanne&Guenter will try to make it this year


When your travel plans get finalized please let us know.

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Post by: rambler28 on December 02, 2017, 10:19:36 PM
Steve & Betty Anderson will there on the 19th until  who knows when bored being at home! Camarillo Calif.
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Post by: Jeff on December 05, 2017, 12:39:05 AM
See you next month Andersons.
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Post by: Heli_av8tor on December 06, 2017, 01:33:45 PM
We plan to attend this year and hope to arrive very close to the 19th, and expect to stay the duration.
Seems like travel plans are never "finalized" until the road is behind us.

Theresa and I are looking forward to this new experience and meeting you all.

This will be our longest boondock to date. I suspect we will have to dump at some point during the stay but will be fun to see just how long we can make it.

Tom
NW Illinois
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Post by: InVogue on December 08, 2017, 08:54:23 PM
"Rambler28" gee someone else here in Camarillo!!!!   Hope to see you in the desert. :-)
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Post by: Tom on December 08, 2017, 09:00:53 PM
Quote from: Heli_av8tor
I suspect we will have to dump at some point ...

You can either drive across the highway and wait in line to dump, or you can call the honey wagon:

WB Heflin Sanitation, tel. (760) 922-8354.

One of our members (no names) had to call them immediately after arriving at QZ. Hope you last longer than that  ;D
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Post by: Jeff on December 09, 2017, 09:28:01 AM
Tom


There is fresh water and a dump less than a mile away if needed. For some boondocking becomes a challenge to last the week while others just plan on making the trip to the dump station mid-week, your (or Theresa's) choice. As is mentioned in the info on QZ arrive with full water, fuel, and propane and empty holding tanks.


We lived in Sterling for several years, are you close?


We all look forward to meeting you both!
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Post by: Heli_av8tor on December 09, 2017, 10:01:49 AM
Looks like plenty of options for dumping.

Sterling is a 60 mile drive northeast. I live close to the Moline airport.

Tom
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Post by: Tom on December 09, 2017, 10:49:22 AM
You could also lease the portable full hookup (50A, water, sewer and cable TV), previously demonstrated by former forum staffer Ron Ruward at the QZ rally site.
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Post by: Tom on December 09, 2017, 10:51:32 AM
That was Ron's joke of course  ;D
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Post by: Henry Wishard on December 09, 2017, 11:36:36 AM
Good morning Jeff, Margaret and I will be arriving on January 19th  we are running a little late this year due to a few Dr. Appointments. Nothing serious just yearly check ups. Look forward to trying the new to us diesel out on a longer trip. We have been doing a few short trips but not like the 1300 miles to Quartzite. Getting out of Texas takes a little time but we should arrive or the 19th looking forward to seeing everyone.
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Post by: UTTransplant on December 09, 2017, 12:52:34 PM
This will be our longest boondock to date. I suspect we will have to dump at some point during the stay but will be fun to see just how long we can make it.

Tom
NW Illinois
Dumping is easy and fast if you do it in the afternoon. Mornings can have long lines.
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Post by: CashedOut on December 10, 2017, 09:15:47 PM
Hey Jeff, it’s been a couple of years but Sheryl and I have a new unit and are planning to be in Quartzsite for the show and hopefully a couple of those days with the Forum.  Round of golf would be a fun outing.  Starting south from BC Canada tomorrow.
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Post by: Jeff on December 11, 2017, 11:13:14 PM
Good morning Jeff, Margaret and I will be arriving on January 19th  we are running a little late this year due to a few Dr. Appointments. Nothing serious just yearly check ups. Look forward to trying the new to us diesel out on a longer trip. We have been doing a few short trips but not like the 1300 miles to Quartzite. Getting out of Texas takes a little time but we should arrive or the 19th looking forward to seeing everyone.


Hey Henry, looking forward to seeing you and Margaret and the new rig. Enjoy the drive across West Texas.
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Post by: jerryg@deb on December 13, 2017, 12:08:13 AM
It was a good year Jeff. This rally is one of my favorites the rally folks are alway pleasant to hang out with . Debra and I will be attending the Q rally early again and staying for some time , where looking forward  to 2018  rally thank you Jerry and Debra. 
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Post by: ArdraF on December 13, 2017, 04:20:57 PM
Jeff, our plans just changed so we're going to miss Quartzsite this year.  That's a rarity!  Jerry's sister and family are gathering that week in San Diego and we haven't seen them for a couple of years so we need to do that instead.

ArdraF
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Post by: Jeff on December 13, 2017, 11:26:00 PM
Ardra we will miss you both.
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Post by: Jeff on December 13, 2017, 11:47:40 PM
It was a good year Jeff. This rally is one of my favorites the rally folks are alway pleasant to hang out with . Debra and I will be attending the Q rally early again and staying for some time , where looking forward  to 2018  rally thank you Jerry and Debra.


Jerry


See you in January! This is our 13th year and we look forward to QZ every year.
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Post by: jayc2640 on December 17, 2017, 04:33:20 PM
We've never been to Quartzite.  We are currently wintering in Phoenix and planning a day trip to Quartzite during the rally.  Good idea?  If so, any advice?
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Post by: Lou Schneider on December 17, 2017, 04:54:08 PM
Sure, but it will be a long day.  Phoenix is about 2 hours from Quartzsite.  Be sure to pack drinking water and chairs for the fire ring.  I-10 runs directly east - west, so you'll want to avoid driving into the sun but if you come out in the morning and go back in the evening the sun will be behind you.

Or you could bring the rig, even if only for a night or two.  Fill your fresh water tank and empty the waste tanks before you come.  It's only $40 to boondock for up to two weeks at the rally site, and there's plenty of room.  Nothing says you have to stay the whole time.
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Post by: Larry N. on December 17, 2017, 04:55:55 PM
Certainly it's a good idea. Check out the map into the forum rally area from the link Jeff provided at the beginning of this topic, including looking at the pictures, then ask any questions you need to in order to clarify those direction for yourself -- you might also look the area up on Google Earth and try to "travel in G.E. to the forum site. Also, be sure to mention here which day you're coming (when you decide) so we can watch for you. We have "happy hour" (BYOB) each day at 4 PM, gathered around the fire ring.
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Post by: Heli_av8tor on December 17, 2017, 05:32:57 PM
We will be one of the first-timers.

Not sure I can handle Happy-Hour "every day", but will give it a good try. lol

Does everyone bring firewood? Can it be scavenged? If not, I assume it will be for sale close by?

Tom
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Post by: HueyPilotVN on December 17, 2017, 05:36:29 PM
I am planning on coming to Q a few days early and setting up.

I am going to leave the Mustang at home in Lake Havasu so I can carry several extra things for the project shop.

I will also bring a large roll around BBQ grill and three portable canopies.

I reordered LED supplies, some solar parts, a few flat screen TV mounts, and lots of hardware parts.

The deal is that any of the parts are free as well as tools, but you then need to pass it on in some way to someone else in the future.

If there is something special that you need for a project then try to bring it with you although there are places to get RV parts in Q as well as a hardware store on hwy 95 just north of the interstate.

I also finally got a Venturi exhaust for the generator.  I think I upset some people the last time I was in Q for not having one.

I will probably be there about the 16th if anyone is around to help me set up the canopies.

See you there.
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Post by: The Coties on December 18, 2017, 04:22:41 PM
Bruce and Deby Cotie plan to arrive around January 19th and stay the duration.  This will be our very first Quartzite Adventure so we are super excited to see and meet everyone. 
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Post by: Wendy Lou on December 18, 2017, 04:48:01 PM
Phil and Wendy Allen will be there 17th - 24th.  1st time, don't really know what to expect, staying at Scenic Road RV.  Are there get to gathers we should know about?  How do find each other while there?
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Post by: llib enad on December 19, 2017, 04:07:13 AM
Planning on being there on the 21th.  This will be my first time in 'Q' solo.  Looking forward to seeing everyone again.

Bill Dane
99 Country Coach
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Post by: tugboat on December 20, 2017, 07:47:24 PM
Jeanne & Guenter planning to arrive on the 19th coming from Havasu
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Post by: THEBigLarry on December 24, 2017, 10:27:47 AM
Jeff:

Loretta and I will join the rally, most likely around the 25th or so, in time for the pot luck.
You know me, I always show up for the meal. . .

Looking forward to seeing old friends and making new ones.

THE Big Larry
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Post by: Heli_av8tor on December 24, 2017, 10:43:34 AM
The group is growing.  :)

I'll need name tags to keep people straight!   ;)

Tom
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Post by: Alaskansnowbirds on December 24, 2017, 05:48:58 PM
The group is growing.  :)

I'll need name tags to keep people straight!   ;)

Tom

If I remember right from past Q rallies, there are only four rules for the rally.

1. Where your name tag.
2. Where your name tag.
3. Where your D__ name tag.
4. No pets at events where there is food.
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Post by: Tom and Margi on December 24, 2017, 06:17:09 PM
That's right, Don.  Those were the rules from Helaine the Enforcer.  Not many people wanted to cross her, so we all faithfully wore our name tags.  ;D
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Post by: Jeff on December 26, 2017, 12:45:38 AM
Wow, we ran off for Christmas and the list grew. If I got it wrong let me know.


See you all at QZ!
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Post by: Larry N. on December 26, 2017, 07:18:44 AM
Add Larry and Mary Ann Nussbaumer. Planned arrival is roughly Jan 23, but that's locked in jello.
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Post by: Jeff on December 26, 2017, 02:50:39 PM
Will do Larry.
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Post by: Lou Schneider on December 26, 2017, 03:31:42 PM
Add me to the list, Jeff.  I'm not sure if I'll arrive on Monday or earlier, it depends if I go to the Blythe Bluegrass Festival that weekend.
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Post by: Wendy on December 26, 2017, 08:06:33 PM
If I remember right from past Q rallies, there are only four rules for the rally.

1. Where your name tag.
2. Where your name tag.
3. Where your D__ name tag.
4. No pets at events where there is food.


We actually only had/have three rules - two name tag rules, one with “damn,” and the no hairy kids at food functions rule. The rules remain in force so come with a name tag !!!
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Post by: Jeff on December 27, 2017, 12:57:38 AM

And they are good rules Wendy.

See you soon Lou, bring your name tag!
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Post by: UTTransplant on December 27, 2017, 03:05:42 PM
See you soon Lou, bring your name tag!
We had name tags made at the big tent last year, and we leave them in the trailer. So much nicer than paper tags.
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Post by: Wheeldog on December 30, 2017, 07:35:46 PM
New folks here. Would like to stop by and say "hi". Not sure of the exact dates, should be there around the 22nd/23rd???
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Post by: Henry Wishard on December 31, 2017, 02:49:45 PM
Your welcome Roger, looking forward to meet you guys.
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Post by: InVogue on December 31, 2017, 08:16:31 PM
Best laid plans....you know how that goes. Anyways, if I can get outside and work on my Transmission issue with the MH, I'll still make it, if not then next year. I think I have it figured out, just a matter of getting out to see if I can try the fix(electrical issue code 00-35 or something like that, a hit and miss issue).  May I wish all a very Happy New Year!
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Post by: Jeff on January 08, 2018, 11:04:08 PM
OK Lou
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Post by: MN Blue Skies on January 09, 2018, 05:50:43 PM
Eric and I wish we could join all of you in QZ.  Just a head's up ... I believe UTT Transplant and possibly Larry N will be there.  They were awesome contributors to the rally in Lanesboro, MN last fall.  Larry on the guitar and Pam (UTT Transplant) has an incredible voice.  Enjoy!  Again wish we could join you.
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Post by: HueyPilotVN on January 11, 2018, 06:36:46 PM
There is a flag at the site, (La Posa Tyson Wells).

After having Trailer brake problems on the way to KOFA I went straight to the Rally site in Quartzsite.  I will take my time figuring out the solution but I am safe here for now.

I walked around but did not find anyone from the Forum here this early.

Anyway there is a flag to help find the place, (assuming I found the right place, it looks like the same place).

                     
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Post by: Alaskansnowbirds on January 11, 2018, 08:21:07 PM
There is a flag at the site, (La Posa Tyson Wells).

Anyway there is a flag to help find the place, (assuming I found the right place, it looks like the same place).

If you haven't got yours, Forum FLAGS will be on sale at the pot luck on the 27th.

Or you can order one HERE (http://www.rvforum.net/SMF_forum/index.php?action=Logowear)
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Post by: CashedOut on January 13, 2018, 08:28:06 PM
Jeff, looks like we’ll pull in late on Friday, January 19.  Looking forward to it.

Doug & Sheryl
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Post by: Hfx_Cdn on January 14, 2018, 11:09:32 AM
Wendy, the problem is that Alaskansnowbirds is actually correct since we never could find our name tags, so the rest of you can wear yours while many are trying to find out "where" in the RV they put them.   ;)

Ed
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Post by: Jim Johnson on January 14, 2018, 11:21:41 AM
WE are trying our best to make at least the last few days of the rally.
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Post by: UTTransplant on January 14, 2018, 12:27:31 PM
Looks like we will be arriving a day or two earlier than planned. We now anticipate getting there on Saturday. Looking forward to it!
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Post by: Wendy Lou on January 14, 2018, 06:34:55 PM
 
Phil and Wendy Allen here.  We are arriving on the 17th.  We'd love to meet everyone at the happy hour get together(s).  We are staying in a park as this is our 1st time here, have never boondocked before, so a lot to learn.  But can't wait to see you all! Yipee!
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Post by: Henry Wishard on January 15, 2018, 08:42:51 AM
There is a flag at the site, (La Posa Tyson Wells).
There should be a 50 amp service pole by the big cactus,  at least the last time you were there it was. Lol!
After having Trailer brake problems on the way to KOFA I went straight to the Rally site in Quartzsite.  I will take my time figuring out the solution but I am safe here for now.

I walked around but did not find anyone from the Forum here this early.

Anyway there is a flag to help find the place, (assuming I found the right place, it looks like the same place).

                   
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Post by: Heli_av8tor on January 16, 2018, 11:20:34 AM
How many units have arrived at the site?

Tom
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Post by: Paul & Ann on January 16, 2018, 01:07:51 PM
I believe there are five of us including the guy Huey Pilot recruited.  I cant find the post, but I believe his name is Pete.
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Post by: Heli_av8tor on January 16, 2018, 01:52:23 PM
Thanks. We don’t want to be late to the party, but this spot we’ve been at in KOFA for almost a week is sooo beautiful we hate to leave.

Likely see you all tomorrow.

Tom
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Post by: UTTransplant on January 16, 2018, 02:48:17 PM
Just in case there is a government shutdown in 4 days,does anyone know what happens at the BLM sites with services like this one?
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Post by: Lou Schneider on January 16, 2018, 04:16:18 PM
Looks like I'm stuck in Pahrump until the first part of next week.  The transmission went out in the Bronco II, my only toad.  I took it to a transmission shop, originally they said they'd have it finished by Friday, but today their rebuild guy got called out of town due to a death in the family so it won't be ready until sometime next week.

On the plus side, it was a very graceful failure.  The transmission started dragging, slowing the car as I was cresting the summit on NV 160 going into Las Vegas.

I pulled over, shut it down and did a visual inspection of the transmission and fluid.  Then when I restarted it, the transmission went into limp mode, staying in third gear (direct drive).  Neutral and reverse also worked normally.

I was able to drive it back to Pahrump and towed it to the transmission shop yesterday.  If they hadn't already pulled the tranny I'd bring it to Quartzsite as-is, then get it fixed when I get back here.
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Post by: MikeCoke on January 18, 2018, 03:10:26 AM
Wendy & I should get there Friday or Saturday st the latest.
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Post by: Larry N. on January 18, 2018, 07:27:16 AM
If the forecasts don't change, we expect to depart Denver on Saturday morning, so should arrive late Monday.
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Post by: cadee2c on January 18, 2018, 09:26:04 PM
Quote
Just in case there is a government shutdown in 4 days,does anyone know what happens at the BLM sites with services like this one?

I found this site, with questions and answers from 2013. They should still apply....

https://www.desertusa.com/dusablog/blm-faq-government-shutdown.html (https://www.desertusa.com/dusablog/blm-faq-government-shutdown.html)

In it I found this answer....

Will I be able to visit BLM-managed public lands?

All recreation facilities, including campgrounds, boat ramps etc., will be closed. If it is a non- developed recreational destination with no controlled access, you may visit. However, there will be no services and there will no non-emergency services available.



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Post by: Lou Schneider on January 18, 2018, 11:47:35 PM
On the other hand, the Trump administration says they want the parks to remain open if the government shuts down, though with reduced services.  Unlike 2013 when Obama directed them to close the gates and erect barricades.  If true, this is significant because both BLM and NPS are part of the Executive Branch.

Government Shutdown May Not Close National Parks (https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-officials-weigh-keeping-national-parks-open-even-if-government-shuts-down/2018/01/17/7837649e-fbd1-11e7-ad8c-ecbb62019393_story.html?utm_term=.ed1b226ded34)

Of course, all of this is speculation until someone who is actually on the scene lets us know what's going on.
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Post by: Betty Brewer on January 19, 2018, 04:28:53 PM
Brewers arrived Friday at 1:30.  Said hello to those  I saw.  The fire ring will need to be relocated so plan on moving  rocks as your weight bearing exercise of the day. 
Nice and warm so far.  A bit breezy.  Going to go look for my name tag!