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Title: FMCA Rally, Minot, ND, 14-18 August, 2019
Post by: UTTransplant on June 22, 2019, 08:38:52 PM
Who is headed to this rally? We will be volunteering so we are arriving early. I am hoping to be able to see Betty and Terry Brewer’s new rig! Who else plans on attending?
Title: Re: FMCA Rally, Minot, ND, 14-18 August, 2019
Post by: Heli_av8tor on June 23, 2019, 01:26:59 PM
See you in Minot.
Title: Re: FMCA Rally, Minot, ND, 14-18 August, 2019
Post by: RVMommaTo6 on June 23, 2019, 02:06:08 PM
We'll just miss you! We'll be in Bismarck on the 20th!
Title: Re: FMCA Rally, Minot, ND, 14-18 August, 2019
Post by: UTTransplant on June 23, 2019, 02:23:33 PM
We'll just miss you! We'll be in Bismarck on the 20th!
By 20 August we will be at Lewis and Clark State Park along the Missouri a couple of hours west of Minot. We have learned you need reservations for the first night after a big rally since a thousand plus other rigs will all need a place to stay too. If your schedule,changes, let us know.
Title: Re: FMCA Rally, Minot, ND, 14-18 August, 2019
Post by: RVMommaTo6 on June 23, 2019, 11:12:56 PM
Will do!
Title: Re: FMCA Rally, Minot, ND, 14-18 August, 2019
Post by: bill dane on June 25, 2019, 11:22:46 AM
Will be in the generator area.
Title: Re: FMCA Rally, Minot, ND, 14-18 August, 2019
Post by: Heli_av8tor on June 25, 2019, 10:11:54 PM
Bill, Hope to catch up with you there.
Title: Re: FMCA Rally, Minot, ND, 14-18 August, 2019
Post by: bill dane on June 26, 2019, 05:07:31 PM
   Hi Tom, looking forward to meeting up with the 2 of you.
Title: Re: FMCA Rally, Minot, ND, 14-18 August, 2019
Post by: Betty Brewer on June 26, 2019, 11:16:51 PM
Brewers will be there a couple of days early. I've volunteered to be a mentor to "First time" attendees. We will have our  new rig and offer Open houses! ( give me a notice so I can do dishes! )
Title: Re: FMCA Rally, Minot, ND, 14-18 August, 2019
Post by: Heli_av8tor on June 27, 2019, 07:20:42 AM
Gee, we're First-Timers to FMCA!
Title: Re: FMCA Rally, Minot, ND, 14-18 August, 2019
Post by: UTTransplant on June 27, 2019, 07:38:53 AM
Betty, you will need to schedule the open house so we don’t descend on your every two hours. We will be there Sunday, volunteering to drive the golf carts.
Title: Re: FMCA Rally, Minot, ND, 14-18 August, 2019
Post by: Betty Brewer on June 30, 2019, 12:32:34 PM
Will schedule something when we arrive and have a better feel of the schedule for volunteers.  Great suggestion!
Title: Re: FMCA Rally, Minot, ND, 14-18 August, 2019
Post by: garyb1st on August 03, 2019, 12:01:22 AM
Just saw this thread.  We're about 800 miles East of Minot and will be heading West on Monday.   So it's a definite maybe for Gary and Maria. 
 
Title: Re: FMCA Rally, Minot, ND, 14-18 August, 2019
Post by: UTTransplant on August 11, 2019, 02:09:07 PM
We are settled in on 27th St, between the signs for Red 7 and Red 8, first row outside the stadium fence. Drop by if anyone ways to say hi. Kevin is working parking rigs. I am just hanging around.
Title: Re: FMCA Rally, Minot, ND, 14-18 August, 2019
Post by: Heli_av8tor on August 11, 2019, 06:25:57 PM
We’re in New Rockford tonight. Minot tomorrow.

Looking forward to seeing y’all.

Gary: good to learn you and Maria will be there.
Title: Re: FMCA Rally, Minot, ND, 14-18 August, 2019
Post by: garyb1st on August 11, 2019, 06:40:09 PM
Tom, sounds like you solved the no start issue with the Vortec.  We're about  60 miles south of you.  Spent the afternoon at the Arrowwood National Wildlife Refuge.   
Title: Re: FMCA Rally, Minot, ND, 14-18 August, 2019
Post by: Betty Brewer on August 11, 2019, 08:02:12 PM
We'll pull in Monday afternoon.  Spent two nights at Teddy Roosevelt  National Park in Medora
ND.
Title: Re: FMCA Rally, Minot, ND, 14-18 August, 2019
Post by: Heli_av8tor on August 12, 2019, 09:18:44 AM
Gary, I noticed the sign for the Refuge as we drove to New Rockford.

Problem not solved but have learned how to deal with it. (Thanks Paul)

Arriving at rally in an hour.
Title: Re: FMCA Rally, Minot, ND, 14-18 August, 2019
Post by: garyb1st on August 12, 2019, 06:03:25 PM
Tom, are you at the Fairgrounds RV park and if so, will you be staying their throughout the Rally?   I'm referring to the one that includes at least water and electric for $25.00 a day.  If not, are you in the lot that the FMCA guests will be parked.  I think Bill Dane referred to it as the generator area. 
Title: Re: FMCA Rally, Minot, ND, 14-18 August, 2019
Post by: Betty Brewer on August 12, 2019, 07:15:58 PM
Brewers arrived at Minot.  We are in LOT N 27th Street facing the stadium.  So attendees let's do this.

Look at your big Convention paper map.  Mark Brewers as present by noting our name and  phone number (562) 708 6568 at the  top left corner of section N (reddish brown on your map)  .  And then post your location here on RVForum with  number or email . That way we will know where all friends are located.  I  am  attending a  " training"  to be a mentor  for  first timers Tuesday  morning at  8 am.  See you first timers at 3. Watch this thread  for an " open house' invitation to view our new rig and or for a time we  can meet during the Convention activities.  I may sign up to run the 1 mile " run" on Friday. Anyone else in?
Title: Re: FMCA Rally, Minot, ND, 14-18 August, 2019
Post by: UTTransplant on August 12, 2019, 07:52:21 PM
Those of you in the no generator area might have had Kevin helping park their rig. He worked there for a while, then he went on trouble shooting duty with one of the parking leads so all over the place. The parking crew parked over 800 rigs today, and more than 300 more arriving tomorrow. Betty, we are right down the road from you, also in lot N, 27th St, but probably closer to the grandstand. What post number are you near? We look forward to the invitation. I have golf cart duty Tuesday, Friday and Saturday 10:30-1:30 and on Wednesday 1:30-4:30. Maybe I will see folks out and about. We are in a 30 amp section, but they parked more people across the road from us and called it a generator section. Sigh.
Title: Re: FMCA Rally, Minot, ND, 14-18 August, 2019
Post by: Betty Brewer on August 12, 2019, 07:59:29 PM
Betty, we are right down the road from you, also in lot N, 27th St, but probably closer to the grandstand. What post number are you near?

No post as we have no power. On the big  map we  are at grandstand  end of  Gate C   in top corner of  section N called Volunteer non-electric.  How'd you like the recent thunder and downpour? 

Title: Re: FMCA Rally, Minot, ND, 14-18 August, 2019
Post by: bill dane on August 12, 2019, 08:40:53 PM
I am parked on the drag strip about 3/4 down the strip.
Title: Re: FMCA Rally, Minot, ND, 14-18 August, 2019
Post by: garyb1st on August 12, 2019, 09:45:10 PM
Anyone have a seminar schedule?  Haven't been able to find anything on line.   
Title: Re: FMCA Rally, Minot, ND, 14-18 August, 2019
Post by: UTTransplant on August 12, 2019, 10:03:28 PM
Anyone have a seminar schedule?  Haven't been able to find anything on line.
You get one when you check in. It is in your packet.
Title: Re: FMCA Rally, Minot, ND, 14-18 August, 2019
Post by: Heli_av8tor on August 12, 2019, 10:22:16 PM
Well Pam, if you don’t like being close to the Generator section you could join us in the far NE corner of Lot R. Lol
It’s marked Family Non-Electric though we have 30 amp hookups. The “R” must stand for Ridiculously far from everything - except the RR tracks
Title: Re: FMCA Rally, Minot, ND, 14-18 August, 2019
Post by: Betty Brewer on August 12, 2019, 10:23:53 PM
I am parked on the drag strip about 3/4 down the strip.


So what section/  color of lot  street number? I do not see drag strip on the map.  It does sound like an interesting place but?????
bb
Title: Re: FMCA Rally, Minot, ND, 14-18 August, 2019
Post by: Betty Brewer on August 12, 2019, 10:27:32 PM

It’s marked Family Non-Electric though we have 30 amp hookups. The “R” must stand for Ridiculously far from everything - except the RR tracks

The thing is you will get lots of steps and burned calories at these rallies. Tell  us your official location . See you at 3 on Tuesday!

Title: Re: FMCA Rally, Minot, ND, 14-18 August, 2019
Post by: Heli_av8tor on August 12, 2019, 10:33:53 PM
The Dragstrip is one street west of 27th street and is labeled on the map (in light print).

I haven’t been able to figure out our official location. There were no signs.
We are adjacent the big dirt mountain at the NE corner of R.
Title: Re: FMCA Rally, Minot, ND, 14-18 August, 2019
Post by: bill dane on August 13, 2019, 09:00:20 AM
The drag strip is  29th st.

Bill Dane
Country Coach Allure

Title: Re: FMCA Rally, Minot, ND, 14-18 August, 2019
Post by: UTTransplant on August 13, 2019, 09:55:11 AM
So many opportunities for confusion with the street names! The names we use at the rally are FMCA-specific names, not the real Minot street names. You will find the name on small white metal signs at the end of each row. That is where you tell your tram driver you need to go.
Title: Re: FMCA Rally, Minot, ND, 14-18 August, 2019
Post by: ArdraF on August 13, 2019, 06:17:50 PM
Glad to see you all gathering there in Minot.  Have a great rally and hopefully a dry one!

ArdraF
Title: Re: FMCA Rally, Minot, ND, 14-18 August, 2019
Post by: garyb1st on August 13, 2019, 07:46:16 PM
We're at a county park about 7 or 8 east of Minot.  Haven't decided yet if we want to sign up for the full Rally.  Will check the seminar list tomorrow and decide then. 
Title: Re: FMCA Rally, Minot, ND, 14-18 August, 2019
Post by: Betty Brewer on August 13, 2019, 09:52:51 PM
Hey Friends attending Minot 2019

I am  inviting you a happy hour/open house  at our rig Tomorrow WEDNESDAY August 14. 4:30 to 5:30 .  We are  only .5 miles from ND State fair Center.  RED TRAM LOT N

We are in LOT N , 27th Street facing the stadium. NOT THE 27TH Street marked on map. On the big map, We are  on the top left corner of the Lot N Volunteer non-electric.  Directly across from us  are  3 porta pots, a dumpster, a patchy area of grass.  There would  be parking for a few cars.  Bring  chair,   beverage  and we can chat and catch up.  I’ll   have our new motorhome  tidied up for  a peek inside. Come by say hi, stay awhile or just visit and run!

 Betty’s  phone number (562) 708 6568 Call or text.

Please forward this  note  to any friends here at rally so we can include  RVForum friends and  4 Wheeling friends too.  Our Jeep Rubicon with SD plates will be parked beside our rig.

The week’s schedule is very full and I think this time slot may accommodate most. Look forward to seeing/meeting all of you!

Betty
Title: Re: FMCA Rally, Minot, ND, 14-18 August, 2019
Post by: ArdraF on August 20, 2019, 05:49:30 PM
The FMCA rally is over by now.  Did anything interesting happen?  Did our RV Forum attendees get to meet one another?  Did anyone take any photos?  The TV weather seemed to show some storms up that way but nothing specific.  Hope you didn't get rained out or stuck in mud!

ArdraF
Title: Re: FMCA Rally, Minot, ND, 14-18 August, 2019
Post by: UTTransplant on August 20, 2019, 06:49:09 PM
There was lots of rain, lots of mud, but I don’t think anyone I know got stuck. Seminars were interesting as usual, mid-day entertainment very good, headline evening entertainment a mixed bag. Captain “Sully” Sullenberger Spoke one night, and he was outstanding! What an advertisement for the best our military academies can produce - integrity, courage, and true leadership. I wish he was running for President! The other evening entertainment suffered from a truly horrendous sound system. Betty’s new rig is very nice, as expected. She had a happy hour at her and Terry’s spot one evening.
Title: Re: FMCA Rally, Minot, ND, 14-18 August, 2019
Post by: bill dane on August 20, 2019, 07:39:01 PM
Hope to see all at 'Q' in January.
Title: Re: FMCA Rally, Minot, ND, 14-18 August, 2019
Post by: Heli_av8tor on August 20, 2019, 08:12:37 PM
Pam pretty well summed it up. It was good visiting with forum friends though time together was limited.

The weather seemed to put a dampener on evening activities around the coaches in our area.

Theresa went to some of the Fantasy Tours forums and won the drawing for a free rally in Palm Springs Valley. It will fit in nicely at the end of our winter Yuma stay.

Didn’t make any major purchases but did decide to install the ARP Fridge Defender.
Title: Re: FMCA Rally, Minot, ND, 14-18 August, 2019
Post by: Betty Brewer on August 21, 2019, 12:05:04 PM
Ardra, No photos as I was busy giving tours. We  bought a new Blue Ox tow bar.  We signed up for an Adventure Caravan. We bought a new flag. Terry bought filters, serpentine belt. I bought more Almost Heaven microfiber cloths. Several seminars were new. I attended the Governing Board meetings. A guy "pretended to be Buffalo Bill" and  gave several talks on the history of his times. His presentation on the  Indians aka Native Americans  was  outstanding. 

I participated in a first ever  1 mile walk/run with  proceeds going to local  scholarship fund.  Great fun.

We stopped at Theodore Roosevelt  National Park coming and going to Convention.  Medora  Musical was a highlight!

We are currently at a Freightliner Dealer in Billings,  Montana having the  6 month service done and a couple of found repairs. Good shopping and movies  nearby.
Title: Re: FMCA Rally, Minot, ND, 14-18 August, 2019
Post by: ArdraF on August 21, 2019, 05:49:50 PM
Six months - ALREADY???  How can that be?  Oh, yeah, I guess we're already well into August and the kids have started back to school.  Boy, is this year flying by!

Anyway, glad to hear your various reports of the rally.  Yes, Bill, we will be at Q.  See you then!

ArdraF