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Post by: Jeff on November 20, 2019, 07:54:35 PM
This topic is provided to provide a chat area to make comments or ask questions if you are interested for the 2020 RV Forum Quartzsite Rally.When you have finalized travel plans and decided you will be camping with us at the Forum location if you will provide your names, Forum name, Home State, and arr/dep dates we will add you to to the 2020 RV Forum QZ Rally information.


Here is a LINK (http://www.rvforum.net/SMF_forum/index.php/topic,125080.0.html) to the 2020 RV FORUM Quartzsite Rally Topic with information about the Rally and the QS area.


I will pick up the names of those who have said they are definitely coming.
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Post by: Rene T on November 20, 2019, 09:36:55 PM
Jeff, typically, how many members usually go to Q?
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Post by: Dreamsend on November 21, 2019, 03:44:13 AM
Hi Jeff.  Thank you for organizing things once again.  Really looking forward to my second Q experience with Forum folks.  Last year was a blast. 

I'll (Linda Ellis) likely be arriving on Jan. 18 or 19th with an unknown departure date sometime in February.   Uhmm . . Home State is wherever my trailer and truck are located although I guess I legally belong to South Dakota.

Here's a link to the Chamber of Commerce 2020 Q Visitor's Guide
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iTK95H3SrxM

And more good information about Q in general.
https://quartzsitetourism.com/

Come to the Rally folks, the whole Quartzite scene during and after the show is just un-explainable, you gotta experience it.

Linda
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Post by: Utclmjmpr on November 21, 2019, 12:17:10 PM

  Rene,, typically in the neighborhood of 30 to 40 depending on timing.>>>Dan
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Post by: InVogue on November 21, 2019, 12:56:11 PM
Ok then....we will hopefully arrive on the 23rd(I know kind of late but will be in Parker until then) and stay till the 30th.  We(Dwight and Burnetta) will be bringing( Don and Carole ) with us....Thank you for getting this set up.
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Post by: Heli_av8tor on November 21, 2019, 05:18:40 PM
We are looking forward to our third year at the Q rally.

 Will likely arrive the 16th (+/-).

Tom & Theresa  from NW Illinois
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Post by: UTTransplant on November 21, 2019, 05:37:53 PM
Kevin and Pam from Cedar Falls, IA. Arriving 13 or 14 January and staying until early February.
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Post by: billandpam on November 21, 2019, 06:45:25 PM
Pam and Bill, from Ohio will arrive on the 17th staying til the 26th. See you all there
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Post by: More-Gas on November 21, 2019, 08:01:18 PM
Joe & Doreen from Michigan will arrive on the 17th stay till ?? looking forward to being there again.
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Post by: Lou Schneider on December 01, 2019, 03:47:01 PM
I should be there starting Sunday or Monday.   I'm helping with the Xscapers Annual Bash in LHC the preceeding week and it depends on when I can get out of there.
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Post by: Utclmjmpr on December 21, 2019, 12:10:09 PM
 Presently at Plamosa road in Quartzsite,, will stay the night,, then to the Chevron east of town for fuel & LP,, then  "Bad Boy's for breakfast and on to Yuma for two weeks..>>>Dan  ( For you northerners,, it's 70 degrees at 11;00 AM this morning.)
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Post by: garyb1st on December 21, 2019, 01:00:18 PM
Motorhome willing, we'll be there for a few days.   
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Post by: Terry A. Brewer on December 21, 2019, 06:42:21 PM
Anyone needing oil changes and lube on their coach or generator, Jim Fulkerson will be available to perform services.

He has the proper BLM permits and does a great job...I've used him for over 20 years. His phone # is 505-269-1133
https://www.mobilervmaintenance.com/
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Post by: Tom on December 21, 2019, 09:59:14 PM
Good to know Terry. Good mobile guys seem to be few and far between. Thanks for the link.
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Post by: Utclmjmpr on December 22, 2019, 02:07:19 PM
 I change my fluids in November each year,, then ready to travel with Quartzsite being the first trip of the year...  This is the 23rd trip..>>>Dan  ( Presently in Yuma,, see you-all on the 5th of January at fire ring..>>>)
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Post by: bill dane on December 22, 2019, 04:40:28 PM
Hope to be there by the 23rd of January.
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Post by: bruosb1105 on December 26, 2019, 05:23:25 PM
Suz and I are hoping to arrive on the 17th.  I'm also attaching a link to a You Tube aerial video I did during Jan 2019 visit:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ea_gpzSgkXw

and

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qc_ynWeLxaw


Enjoy,  see you all there in Jan!

Bruce
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Post by: MtnGoat on December 30, 2019, 01:32:42 AM
Wifey and I are looking to arrive Jan 15  and leave the 20th. Still working out a schedule conflict. Hope to make it and meet new forum friends.
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Post by: MtnGoat on January 06, 2020, 10:31:29 PM
Wifey and I are looking to arrive Jan 10. Now leaving earlier before the crowds on the 17th. 
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Post by: UTTransplant on January 10, 2020, 12:25:49 PM
Updated plans for us. We will be there Wednesday. We are having new furniture installed on Thursday, so if anyone wants a long air bed sofa (96 or 98”, queen bed) and a very nice recliner, let me know. Otherwise we will sell it to the used furniture people.
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Post by: mrschwarz on January 11, 2020, 09:50:58 AM
Ellie and I plan to arrive on Jan. 22 and leave on the 26th. This is subject to the approval of the motor home. Especially the check engine light!
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Post by: Larry N. on January 11, 2020, 03:40:34 PM
We are tentatively, weather permitting, planning to depart home on the 17th. Hopefully that will put us in Q on the 20th. We'll probably stay 5-8 days, not yet fully determined. Tentative plans afterword are for Lake Havasu City or Yuma, but those do have other competition for our attention. Weather, of course, will play a part there, too.

Sure is windy here in the Denver area, again. We just had a 22.5 knot (not mph, that would be about 26) gust a minute ago.
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Post by: Utclmjmpr on January 12, 2020, 09:13:05 AM

 Well the whole world is waiting on you Larry,,we have been here 7 days today and weather has been wonderful with 70 degree days ,,high 40s nights and very little wind.. My awnings have been out the whole time with little fear of damage..
  The down town traffic still is very light,, the tent is up but not "open" yet,, the vendor area is near full and busy..  All the signs of the coming event are apparent,, we are the only occupants of area 541 presently and will be here until March..>>>Dan
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Post by: Larry N. on January 12, 2020, 09:41:10 AM
I'd be leaving sooner, Dan, if it weren't for doctor's appointments (both of us). Glad the weather has been so nice, and I hope it holds up. That "world" will have to wait just a little longer.  ::) ;D ;D

Lookin' forward to it...
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Post by: Old_Crow on January 12, 2020, 02:17:14 PM
You guys are pissing me off.  Sitting in Arkansas...it's cold, wet, and boring.
Closing on our house isn't until Feb 14th.  Plan on being westbound on the 15th.  Maybe I'll get a couple more weeks in Quartzsite before I have to leave for Calif.
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Post by: Dreamsend on January 12, 2020, 05:58:22 PM
Plan on being westbound on the 15th.  Maybe I'll get a couple more weeks in Quartzsite before I have to leave for Calif.

Wally - Come to the KOFA unofficial rally with Kevin and Cyndi.  His posted dates that might meet your schedule are Feb 22 to 27.  It's free camping, lots of room, much like Quartzite without crowds and has more beautiful scenery.  It's 25 miles south straight down Hwy 95 from Quartzite.  We visit, take some walks, do campfires, and you can hit Yuma 50 miles south, or hop up to Quartzite for a meal if necessary.  Same wonderful forum folks.  Also, a chance to see desert bighorn sheep as KOFA is protected habitat for them.

See Kevin's post about KOFA if you're interested.

Linda
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Post by: Old_Crow on January 13, 2020, 04:54:05 AM
Wally - Come to the KOFA unofficial rally with Kevin and Cyndi.  His posted dates that might meet your schedule are Feb 22 to 27.  It's free camping, lots of room, much like Quartzite without crowds and has more beautiful scenery.  It's 25 miles south straight down Hwy 95 from Quartzite.  We visit, take some walks, do campfires, and you can hit Yuma 50 miles south, or hop up to Quartzite for a meal if necessary.  Same wonderful forum folks.  Also, a chance to see desert bighorn sheep as KOFA is protected habitat for them.

See Kevin's post about KOFA if you're interested.

Linda

I've been thinking about that.  We obviously gave up the reservation we had in town when we left for Arkansas.  I've been telling the wife that we should just boondock if we're only going to be there a couple of weeks.  I'd rather do KOFA than the LTVAs.
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Post by: TonyL on January 13, 2020, 04:30:17 PM
Hi Jeff,
sorry for the late reply. had to wait for the DW to get the OK after having a minor op. All sorted and flights booked. So long as the good folks at CBP give us the thumbs up, we hope to see you at Q around Tuesday 21st for at least a week.
Enjoyed last year so much, would have been a shame to miss it!
Best regards
Tony & Anne
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Post by: ArdraF on January 17, 2020, 09:39:17 PM
Jerry and Ardra have arrived at 541 and are parked in our usual location.  It was breezy today but calm and pleasant by the end of happy hour.

ArdraF
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Post by: Wendy on January 18, 2020, 12:44:28 PM
Mike and Wendy are here. Cold last night but beautiful blue skies today !!
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Post by: Wendy on January 19, 2020, 12:03:11 PM

Quartzsite happenings :

Happy Hour every day at 4 pm at the fire ring.
Morning Walk 10 am daily. Easy 2-mile walk with a restroom along the route and a place to cut across shortening it to one mile. Shoot, if a blind lady can do it, so can you!
Saturday Potluck 3 pm
We have a garlic allergy and a wheat allergy so be sure to mark any food containing those.
If you enjoy having a campfire, bring firewood.
The wash going the back way to the tent is VERY loose sand and gravel.


Have Fun !!

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Post by: PJ Stough on January 20, 2020, 11:49:13 AM
Drone shot of the RV Forum group at LaPosa South shot by Russ of RverTV this morning at about 11:16 into the video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eXo73N1inIY

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Post by: Tom on January 20, 2020, 12:26:10 PM
Thanks for posting the link. Brings back memories.
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Post by: bruosb1105 on January 20, 2020, 01:43:07 PM
Hi All,
Here is the aerial video I did for our happy hour last night.  Enjoy!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yjaKDepaRhA

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Post by: Larry N. on January 20, 2020, 05:12:55 PM
Nice video, Bruce -- thanks for posting.
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Post by: Tom on January 20, 2020, 05:58:28 PM
Thanks Bruce, nice job.
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Post by: jackiemac on January 20, 2020, 06:16:30 PM
Looks great, wish we were there!
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Post by: Wendy on January 20, 2020, 09:40:47 PM
Great video, Bruce. We all look awesome 😄
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Post by: PJ Stough on January 20, 2020, 10:45:28 PM
Great video Bruce! 
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Post by: Betty Brewer on January 21, 2020, 11:19:52 AM
Brewers expect to arrive  mid afternoon on Wednesday.  FYI Terry does not plan on leading any Jeep trail runs this  time.  We've just completed a week long Jeep Rally and need a rest!

Betty
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Post by: Larry N. on January 25, 2020, 11:21:05 AM
I see that, unlike many previous years, there's little posted here about this year's 'Q' get-together.

The Brewers did get here Wed, and Cousins, Lawrences, Fitzgeralds and many others are here, something over a dozen units. Mike L. has replaces his coach's batteries with the LiFePO4  (Lithium Iron Phosphate) type, the Fitzgeralds got some battery problems fixed, and yesterday Bill Nash led a short (3 hours) 4WD trip east from camp. Happy hours have had plenty of snacks and lots of good visiting.

Other than today being pot luck, not much else I can think of to report.
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Post by: Betty Brewer on January 25, 2020, 08:57:20 PM
RV Forum potluck was held with some of the most glorious desert weather seen in these rallies. High of 71 light breeze, lovely wispy clouds and superb food selections. The count was 31 individuals. A perfect size group. No preferences were given to the potluck line to avoid past complaints of “ I did not get to go first”  There were no first time RVForum  attendees. We all knew each other so name tags were not as needed (well unless you can’t recall names)

There were no individual photos nor group photos. The memories made from this rally will have to stick in our heads.  I could share that Terry has a photo of the cactus behind our potluck spot from 1998 and those 22 years have taken a real toll on that cactus.  Maybe we don’t want to see what  22 years has done to our individual portraits.

The many people in his 2001 photo were among the first RV Forumites!  Some of whom have passed on , some of whom are still participating (Terry and Betty) and many faithful followers over subsequent years. 
Stay tuned to see how well I may be able to post photos from the past on my iPad. Or else wait until I get home with high speed internet and my laptop!
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Post by: Utclmjmpr on January 26, 2020, 01:47:22 PM

 Six coaches departed this morning,,( Sunday's seem to do that to people)   It looks like someone poured most of the water from the bucket..>>>Dan
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Post by: mrschwarz on January 26, 2020, 05:29:30 PM
Greetings from Yuma! We headed down here after getting a complimentary pass for Fortuna Del Oro at the big tent. We had a great time and enjoyed seeing old acquaintances and meeting new ones!
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Post by: PJ Stough on January 30, 2020, 08:15:08 PM
Tonight is our last night here at the Rally site. I learned something new today.  This afternoon a volunteer with the LTVA stopped by to see if we had over stayed our time. Our registration sticker says 1-31.  My question to him was could we stay overnight on 1-31 and be good to go and dump and fill of 2-1 on our way out. His answer was "no" technically our time is up at midnight on 1-31, but they dont kick us out at midnight, but we cant dump and fill on 2-1.  I dont recall this issue coming up before, but I am glad I got it clarified before waiting in line and hour or so on 2-1 only to be told when I got to the head of the line I couldnt dump and fill without by another two week pass.
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Post by: UTTransplant on February 02, 2020, 08:23:12 PM
There are still three rigs here - Linda; Tony and Ann; and Kevin and me. Larry and Billie took off this morning, and Kevin and I will be leaving tomorrow. The RV Forum sign at the fire pit has been turned over, though Linda, Tony, and Ann will still have a good selection of firewood to burn over the couple of weeks they expect to stay. Until next year!
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Post by: jackiemac on February 03, 2020, 06:33:49 AM
There are still three rigs here - Linda; Tony and Ann; and Kevin and me. Larry and Billie took off this morning, and Kevin and I will be leaving tomorrow. The RV Forum sign at the fire pit has been turned over, though Linda, Tony, and Ann will still have a good selection of firewood to burn over the couple of weeks they expect to stay. Until next year!
Linda, Tony and Anne..... that sounds like trouble 😂😂

Safe travels to your next destinations guys.
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Post by: Dreamsend on February 19, 2020, 05:00:37 PM
Linda, Tony and Anne..... that sounds like trouble 😂😂

The last of the Forum 2020 Quartzite Rally folks have now departed "our" spot.  I left today to stay in town at Holiday Palms for a couple of days, then likely will head back to the Feb KOFA mini rally, IF Kevin and Cyndi will have me. I arrived at Q on Jan. 23 - so stayed just shy of 4 weeks.  Man, time flies. 

Hey Jackie, unfortunately me, Tony and Anne managed to stay out of trouble for the last 10 days or so we were the only ones still here.  They left yesterday. Tony tended some pretty nice campfires and the sunsets were spectacular 'bout every nite. We met a new full timer who camped close to us and joined us for campfires and conversations.  Things never got real crowded.  My birdfeeder set-up finally drew a gaggle of House Finches and Mourning Doves, so kitty was quite happy to pretend she was stalking.

Very much looking forward to next year.  Thanks to all the organizers and movers and shakers of the Q Rally.  It is a blast to meet-up with Forum folks.

Regards
Linda
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Post by: Larry N. on September 03, 2020, 12:36:53 PM
I know it's been a while since the Qz rally, but here is a 14:38 video I've put together of stuff taken at the rally: https://youtu.be/Euk4syWQOOM

I don't normally post anything on YouTube, but finally decided to put this one up for whoever wants to see it. Do note that it's not currently openly available to the public, but is in "unpublished" mode, which means you need the link itself to find it.

Hope you like it.
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Post by: PJ Stough on September 03, 2020, 01:14:42 PM
Thanks, Larry! A really great video!
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Post by: Larry N. on September 03, 2020, 02:40:53 PM
Glad you like it, Paul.
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Post by: Lynx0849 on September 03, 2020, 04:03:34 PM
Great video. Hope I can go there in 2022.
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Post by: Tom on September 03, 2020, 04:11:45 PM
Thanks for posting that video Larry. Good to see everyone and brought back memories of prior QZ rallies we attended.
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Post by: ArdraF on September 03, 2020, 05:54:28 PM
That was a good video.  Thanks, Larry!

ArdraF
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Post by: billandpam on September 04, 2020, 05:28:08 AM
That was a neat video Larry. Thanks for posting.

Bill
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Post by: nibroc on September 04, 2020, 09:32:40 AM
really enjoyed that video 8)
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Post by: Larry N. on September 04, 2020, 03:07:18 PM
Thanks, folks, glad you like it -- I enjoyed making it, too.
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Post by: Betty Brewer on September 04, 2020, 08:10:36 PM
Wow Larry,

You really captured the essence of a Quartzsite Gathering.  I enjoyed the music and  unedited spontaneous background conversations.  Glad I  got he see the Jeep ride because we missed it in 2020.  Well done!  Makes me anxious for next year  but I can guess the potluck will be out.  The times they are a changin!
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Post by: UTTransplant on September 05, 2020, 08:47:29 AM
We have gotten out so rarely since March that I am in travel withdrawal. It was a great video Larry. I know we will be at the site in January next year, but I bet the chairs will be in a bigger circle. I also agree with Betty the pot luck will have to wait a year. And horrors! We may have to bring all our own liquor instead of sharing!
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Post by: Wendy on September 05, 2020, 09:28:39 AM
This was wonderful to see while sitting here wishing my wheels were rolling and missing friends and hugs. Thanks for posting, Larry.



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Post by: Larry N. on September 05, 2020, 11:38:09 AM
Well thanks, folks, for the compliments. This has been so well received that I'll look into some excerpts from previous years. There are portions of a typical rally that this video didn't touch, so I'll see what I can find. It'll probably be a while, though, since I'll have to gather stuff among my video/slide collection from scratch.
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Post by: jackiemac on September 05, 2020, 12:38:21 PM
Nice to see the area. Wish we could join in.  :(