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Title: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: ArdraF on May 15, 2010, 10:48:41 PM
Four of us who are in Moab this week signed up this morning at the Portal RV Resort for a 2011 RV Forum rally with arrival on May 8 and departure on May 15, 2011 (seven nights).  In past years many of us have arrived early and stayed late, but because the FMCA 4WD chapter has the entire park for the first week of May, early arrivals will not be possible.  Each person needs to call Portal to make their own arrangements.  Portal's cancellation policies say that individuals can cancel up to 48 hours in advance of arrival without incurring charges for the entire time as is the case with group reservations and group discounts.  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
www.portalrvresort.com (http://www.portalrvresort.com)
Email: info@portalrvresort.com

As of this morning (Saturday, May 15, 2010) the number of available sites for May 8-15, 2011 in each of the three sections (shown in the attached photo) is as follows:
  New section, Premium sites: 19
  Old section sites 1-25, full hookup 50 amp sites: 11
  Old section sites 26-36, water & electric, no sewer, 30 amp sites: 11

Please post in this thread when you make a reservation so that we all will know who is attending.  The first names on the rally attendee list are:

FitzGerald (Ardra & Jerry), site M-20
Kuch (Ken & Sheila, site M-19
Sherow (Debby & Randy), site R-54
Weimert (Barb & Frank), site M-21

Attached is a site map of the Portal RV Resort.  For your GPS this is the Lat & Long of the Portal RV Resort itself and your GPS will turn you right into the property.   N38 35.367   W109 34.130   Elevation 3,926 feet

All $40 premium sites (see attached photo) are M-13 to M-34 and R-45 to R-71 and have good satellite access no matter whether your dish is a front, middle, or rear mounted one except for R-56, 57, and 58 which require a rear mounted dish.  These sites have very wide and very long cement slabs (full hookups with 50 amps) with swimming pool and sauna access.

All $35 sites 1-25 (good gravel and full hookups with 50 amps) have good satellite access (front, middle or rear mount) except 21 and 22 which require a rear mounted dish.  No pool or sauna access.

All $30 sites 26-36 (good gravel, water, 30 amp, and NO sewer) have good satellite access.  No pool or sauna access.

By the way, they will not absolutely guarantee a site until the date gets closer because they do have to move folks around to fit everybody in.  This is not new; it has always been their policy.  You can ask for a specific site by number when you make your reservation.

Remember this is NOT a group event.  Everybody 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.

By the way, if you want to see a previous discussion on having the rally at Portal, the following link will take you to the relevant RV Forum thread:  Rallies, Shows, & Events > Information for a Tentative Moab 2011 Rally.

http://www.rvforum.net/SMF_forum/index.php?topic=31795.0 (http://www.rvforum.net/SMF_forum/index.php?topic=31795.0)

ArdraF and JerryF
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: Betty Brewer on May 15, 2010, 11:18:12 PM
Since it is Betty's turn to plan our " vacation" for  2011, we( Terry and Betty Brewer)  have called for reservations in the  $35 seats at Portal.   Our vist to Moab will focus on 4 wheel drives in our Jeep and Terry will hire a guide to do  some of  the extreme rides in our Rubicon.   whoo hoooooo.

 I am looking at the possibility of another leg of the trip to the  4 corner area .  Watch for details...
Betty
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: ArdraF on May 16, 2010, 12:47:57 AM
Wonderful!  Brewers are added to the list.  That makes five!

ArdraF
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: Barb on May 16, 2010, 08:18:53 AM
And if your a Veteran, member of AARP, AAA, CAA or FMCA, mention that while checking in, and there's a 10% discount.

The heavy rain we had here at Moab the other night encouraged those of us who are currently here at Portal to go for a cement pad site.  ;D

We be Jeep'n
Barb
 :) :) :)
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: Wendy on May 16, 2010, 02:59:56 PM
Don't know if we're going to make it there or not but went ahead and made reservations. They told me that the premium back-in sites, M13-23 are $45. The pull-in sites, R45-R48, are $40. This matches what their website says. I reserved R46 which is close to the dog park. Of course, it's also about as far as you can get from the pavilion...I'll get some exercise :) Figured it was worth the extra $5 per day for the bigger dog area and the pool and sauna. Sure wish we could get both the veteran AND FMCA discounts.
 
BTW, the Ute Mtn Casino campground in Cortez would be a great place for another leg of the rally if anyone is interested. Lots to see and do around here.

Wendy
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: BernieD on May 16, 2010, 04:13:07 PM

BTW, the Ute Mtn Casino campground in Cortez would be a great place for another leg of the rally if anyone is interested. Lots to see and do around here.

Right now, we're open the two weeks before Moab. That would work for us. We have never done Canyon de Chelly and other goodies in the area.
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: Phil on May 16, 2010, 05:39:22 PM
Phil Bullock M22
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: AZ Randy on May 16, 2010, 07:08:05 PM
Cortez and the 4 Corners areas for a couple of weeks before Moab, sounds good to me right now. There will be a national Alfa owners rally around that time, but the exact date and location have yet to be decided upon. We'll stay in the 4 Corners loop. I just wish that more of the framly had been able to come to Moab this year. It's been great here. Debby and I took a ride today with the Weimerts along Potash road and then up "a genuine white-knuckler, narrow and steep with tight switchbacks" (to quote the description of the road up the face of Shafer Canyon into CanyonLands Nat'l Park in our Utah Byways book). And it was, indeed, spectacular. Being a relative newbie at 4 wheeling, now I truly know why I have a Jeep!!!!!
Randy
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: Wendy on May 16, 2010, 07:17:10 PM
Shafer is a great ride. You want "white knuckle" do it going DOWN. Or in a sedan....almost always someone doing it that way.
 
Wendy
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: Barb on May 16, 2010, 09:00:57 PM
Wendy,
There was a small Subaru station wagon going down hill today. And we talked him into turning around. He just didn't have the clearance.

Randy, Debbie, Frank and I took the Potash Rd trail to Island in the Sky. Which included part of the Shafer Rd. It's still a 2 wheel drive. And the ponds are just as blue as ever.

There's a Miata car rally here in Moab this week.

Barb

Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: Wendy on May 16, 2010, 09:07:37 PM
Barb, Every time we've done Shafer, there's been a sedan, usually a foreigner in a rental, driving the road.
 
How long are all you 4-wheelers staying in Moab?
 
Wendy
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: ArdraF on May 16, 2010, 10:43:23 PM
Wendy, tomorrow (Monday) is our last day.  :(  About the types of vehicles on Shafer, I'll never forget seeing a young couple in a VW campervan happily bouncing down the trail.  They were swaying back and forth so much I wondered if they'd make it down without bouncing off the edge.  Happy to hear you've reserved your site here.  :)

While the others did Shafer trail, Jerry and I hiked out to Delicate Arch.  We thought of you, Lorna, and our previous hikes there.  And also decided you guys who went up to the La Sals last year wouldn't be doing it this year.  There's a LOT of snow up there and we thought we saw fresh snowfall up there the other day.  Bet the road is still closed.  Delicate Arch was beautiful today - sunshine, blue skies, wonderful snow-covered mountains as a backdrop, and great temperature.  When we got back to Portal we used the hot tub to soothe our weary bones and muscles.  Very nice!  Changed into shorts and tee-shirts.  Warmest we've been in a long time!  ::)

Phil, we ate at Eddie McStiff's tonight.  MUCH improved - no cigarette smoke and they've cleaned up the place.  Looks much better than our last foray there.  Glad you signed up.

ArdraF
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: ArdraF on May 16, 2010, 10:49:44 PM
ATTENDEES LIST - RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011

Brewer (Betty & Terry), site
Bullock (Phil & Doris?), site M-22
FitzGerald (Ardra & Jerry), site M-13
Kuch (Ken & Sheila), site M-19
Lawrence (Wendy & Mike), site R-46
Nesbitt (Mary Ann & Don), site M-30
Sherow (Debby & Randy), site R-54
Weimert (Barb & Frank), site M-14
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: gmsboss1 on May 17, 2010, 10:18:51 AM

Please add Don and Mary Ann Nesbitt - M30
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: AZ Randy on May 17, 2010, 12:06:15 PM
Wendy: Debby and I will be leaving Moab tomorrow (Tues.) AM. The others may be staying one more day.

Don and Mary Ann: So glad to hear that you'll be in Moab next year. Let's do dinner again.


Randy
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: gmsboss1 on May 17, 2010, 09:51:12 PM
Randy -- You and Debby are on for dinner!

Don
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: AZ Randy on May 17, 2010, 11:38:51 PM
I'm looking forward to it, Don.

Randy
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: taoshum on May 26, 2010, 09:39:35 PM
Just so I'll get notified of the postings...  thx. G.
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: rhmahoney on May 27, 2010, 05:13:53 PM
mahoney registered for portal may 8-15, 2011, in 1-25 section.
Now are we leaving on sunday the 15th?
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: JerArdra on May 28, 2010, 11:19:07 AM
Russ,

That's correct depart on the 15th (Arrive 5/8/2011 and Depart 5/15/2011...seven nights).  Ardra and I are glad you'll be at Moab.

JerryF
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: Betty Brewer on May 28, 2010, 01:39:54 PM
Russ,

That's correct depart on the 15th (Arrive 3/8/2011 and Depart 3/15...seven nights).  Ardra and I are glad you'll be at Moab.

JerryF

Jerry I am not going to be coming to the rally in  March!

Betty
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: RLSharp on May 28, 2010, 02:06:21 PM
Jerry I am not going to be coming to the rally in  March!

Betty

Party Pooper!  :D

R
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: Betty Brewer on May 28, 2010, 03:26:02 PM
Party Pooper!  :D

R

Richard,

I do plan on coming to the Moab rally in April,   just not March as dates were stated.  I think Jerry made a typo and I was jerking his chain.

Betty
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: Wendy on May 28, 2010, 06:19:59 PM
Jerry says March - Betty says April - I'll be there in May. This is one long, spread out rally :)
 
Wendy
 
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: Betty Brewer on May 28, 2010, 06:56:59 PM
Jerry says March - Betty says April - I'll be there in May. This is one long, spread out rally :)

Oh Crap,

I meant to say I will be there in May.  Just checking to see who reads the details.  Thanks Wendy for the correction.

Betty
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: Wendy on May 28, 2010, 06:59:11 PM
Couldn't resist jerking your chain, too, Betty  ;D  Whenever the rally is, it'll be lots of fun !
 
Wendy
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: BernieD on May 28, 2010, 07:22:53 PM
Hey guys, the month and dates are right in the title :P :P :P
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: Tom and Margi on May 28, 2010, 08:57:40 PM
Hey guys, the month and dates are right in the title :P :P :P

That's just waaay too easy.   ;D

Margi
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: JerArdra on May 28, 2010, 09:10:50 PM
Hey folks, it's 5/8 to 5/15/2011 seven nights.

Jerry
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: Terry A. Brewer on May 29, 2010, 01:09:41 PM
Russ

I can get you a site in the new section with a big bolder for decoration.<G>
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: RLSharp on May 29, 2010, 01:10:01 PM
I think Jerry made a typo and I was jerking his chain.

Yes, I realized that and was just pulling your chain.

R
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: Wendy on May 29, 2010, 01:21:47 PM
Russ

I can get you a site in the new section with a big bolder for decoration.<G>

He's already done that....maybe he can do a tree next year :)
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: ArdraF on May 29, 2010, 09:23:35 PM
As of May 29, 2010 the attendees are:

ATTENDEES LIST - RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011

Brewer (Betty & Terry), site
Bullock (Phil & Doris?), site M-22
FitzGerald (Ardra & Jerry), site M-13
Kuch (Ken & Sheila), site M-19
Lawrence (Wendy & Mike), site R-46
Mahoney (Russ), site
Nesbitt (Mary Ann & Don), site M-30
Sherow (Debby & Randy), site R-54
Weimert (Barb & Frank), site M-14

ArdraF
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: rhmahoney on May 30, 2010, 10:57:18 PM
My email conf form shows me in site 5
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: harleyray on July 14, 2010, 07:39:09 PM
Ray & Liza are making reservations tomorrow. Liza just checked the forum and found out about this.

BTW Mike & Wendy - We went to GeoWoodstock a couple weeks ago and had a blast.
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: Wendy on July 14, 2010, 08:31:27 PM
Perhjaps in Moab we should have geocaching event !
 
Wendy
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: harleyray on July 15, 2010, 01:47:38 PM
That sounds great.  Lets plan one!
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: Jim Dick on October 09, 2010, 05:23:57 PM
We are returning to Yellowstone next summer so we just made reservations for Moab. They told Pat they didn't know what the RV forum was but had the names of those that were already registered so, hopefully, we'll be OK. We will arrive on the 8th but will have to depart by the 14th at the latest to get to yellowstone in time.

Looking forward to another great Moab rally!!!
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: Wendy on October 09, 2010, 05:56:29 PM
It's been a long time, Jim. Looking forward to seeing you and Pat in Moab.
 
Wendy
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: Betty Brewer on October 09, 2010, 06:22:08 PM
We are returning to Yellowstone next summer so we just made reservations for Moab.
Looking forward to another great Moab rally!

Well now, that you are coming  we just may need to plan another talent show.  Bring your bagpipes.  Will Wally  be able to attend?  He can bring lipstick.  We have had some seriously good times at Moab.  We have almost a year to plan for the festivities.  I am still in touch with the Moab Red Hatters. Maybe a gathering? 
Terry and I spent last Thursday night at Moab.   It  was so crowded we had to boondock so reservations are a good thing. I love Moab and the trails and the hikes and the  restaurants.  Whoo hooo.
Betty
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: taoshum on October 09, 2010, 08:47:08 PM
We are in Moab right now, been here since Monday and leaving next Monday.  Staying at the OK RV Park out by the golf course.  Nice place and pretty quiet.  HTrails Jeep Group is having a Jeep thing.  Did the Dome trail, LaSal Pass trail, some did steelbender, fins and things... time for a day of bicycling or golf or hikin'.  Then we stop in Farmington for a few days, then home again.  New to us Jeep is doing just fine for newbees.  I don't think we can make it next spring but will keep it on the agenda.
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: Wendy on October 09, 2010, 08:54:31 PM
Are you going to the FMCA rally in Farmington? I think I see a Forum Happy Hour happening !
 
Wendy
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: taoshum on October 09, 2010, 10:14:26 PM
Are you going to the FMCA rally in Farmington? I think I see a Forum Happy Hour happening !
Wendy

Yes, sounds great!  We plan to get there sometime after noon next Tuesday. G&C.
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: Jim Dick on October 10, 2010, 12:55:47 AM
Wendy,

It's been too long! Really looking forward to seeing all our friends at Moab again.

Betty,

Sorry but I took the pipes off the coach before we left. Needed room for other stuff. :) We'll still have a great time. We are both looking forward to it. Got our confirmation and the site is supposed to be Premium 21 but it also said they could not guarantee it. We'll just have to wait until we get there to find out for sure. Pat said the person on the phone didn't sound like she knew what was happening.

Not sure how we will make out off roading. Never have had this truck in four wheel drive so don't know how it will perform. Really miss my Suzuki GV!!!!!
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: ArdraF on October 10, 2010, 06:26:03 PM
ATTENDEES LIST - RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011

Brewer (Betty & Terry), site
Bullock (Phil & Doris?), site M-22
Dick (Pat & Jim), site M-21
FitzGerald (Ardra & Jerry), site M-13
Kuch (Ken & Sheila), site M-19
Lawrence (Wendy & Mike), site R-46
Mahoney (Russ), site 5
Nesbitt (Mary Ann & Don), site M-30
Sherow (Debby & Randy), site R-54
Weimert (Barb & Frank), site M-14

ArdraF
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: harleyray on October 10, 2010, 07:37:45 PM
Ardra,
You missed Ray & Liza Down on the attendee list
Ray
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: harleyray on October 10, 2010, 07:40:57 PM
Ray & Liza are maybe going to be in M20
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: ArdraF on October 11, 2010, 06:23:11 PM
ATTENDEES LIST - RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011

Brewer (Betty & Terry), site
Bullock (Phil & Doris?), site M-16
Dick (Pat & Jim), site M-21
Down (Ray & Liza), site M-20
FitzGerald (Ardra & Jerry), site M-13
Kuch (Ken & Sheila), site M-19
Lawrence (Wendy & Mike), site R-46
Mahoney (Russ), site 5
Nesbitt (Mary Ann & Don), site M-30
Sherow (Debby & Randy), site R-54
Weimert (Barb & Frank), site M-14

ArdraF
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: ArdraF on October 11, 2010, 06:24:30 PM
Jim and Pat - So happy to hear you'll be out here again!

Ray and Liza - Sorry about that.  Glad you'll be joining us!

ArdraF
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: Jim Dick on October 12, 2010, 09:09:03 AM
Ardra,

So are we. :) :)
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: Phil on October 12, 2010, 02:12:15 PM
ATTENDEES LIST - RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011


Bullock is in M16, not M22.

PhilB
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: ceemike on October 18, 2010, 10:40:53 PM
I was reading the posts about people taking sedans & a Subaru on the desert trails.  Could a Honda CRV with AWD do OK on these trails?  It has pretty good ground clearance but no skid plates or low range.  I'm just curious.  I'm not going to Moab.  Thanks.

Mike
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: Jeff on October 18, 2010, 11:08:27 PM
Mike:

Ours has made the trail without problems. Forgotten the name but there is one that has a 12' ledge that it probably could not manage.
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: Photog on October 19, 2010, 01:10:55 PM
Bill & Corinne will be in site M32.
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: ArdraF on October 19, 2010, 06:33:54 PM
Bill,

It's good to see you joining us.  I'll add you to the list.

As to the four wheeling trails, it really depends on the road as to what will work where, and it varies from year-to-year.  For example, years ago our very first four-wheeling experience was going up Pucker Pass (aka Long Canyon).  It was easy and over the years we've seen a lot of cars doing it.  When we were there last year (year before??) we couldn't go up.  They had a hard winter and there was one place near the top that had deep sand on the downhill side and huge boulders on the uphill side.  Our friend in a Hummer made it, but he was skidding all over the place.  We weren't willing to risk damaging our MDX that does not have a skid plate.  We stick to the easier trails with this car because it's an inch or two lower than our previous Grand Cherokee and the lack of skid plates makes us really careful.

ArdraF
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: ArdraF on October 19, 2010, 06:37:02 PM
ATTENDEES LIST - RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011

Brewer (Betty & Terry), site
Bullock (Phil & Doris?), site M-16
Dick (Pat & Jim), site M-21
Down (Liza & Ray), site M-20
FitzGerald (Ardra & Jerry), site M-13
Kuch (Sheila & Ken), site M-19
Lawrence (Wendy & Mike), site R-46
Mahoney (Russ), site 5
Nesbitt (Mary Ann & Don), site M-30
Photog (Corinne & Bill), site M-32
Sherow (Debby & Randy), site R-54
Weimert (Barb & Frank), site M-14

ArdraF
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: ceemike on October 20, 2010, 10:37:41 AM
Ardra & Jeff,

Thanks for the replies.  If I'm fortunate enough to get to a place like Moab or QZ in the next few years I'd like to be able to do the trails & I'm not ready to get another toad.

Mike
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: Kim (skyking4ar2) Bertram on January 01, 2011, 11:47:32 AM
We have not been to Moab and want to book our spot, but are curious about the main difference between the M- sites and the R- sites, other than pull in or back in.

Any advice? We are not satellite enabled so that is not an issue.

We do need our cell data services, either Verizon or AT&T, unless the wifi is extremely solid.

Thanks for any information you can share!
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: ArdraF on January 01, 2011, 01:17:13 PM
Hi Kim and Christi,

Happy New Year!  Moab is such a neat place and not to be missed.

The Portal RV Park has been there for many years.  During our early RV Forum rallies we had the "old" section only, e.g., the part on the north side of the property.  The south side was a huge open grassy area which also had some camping cabins.  New owners came along and decided they wanted to turn it into an ownership park with site rentals available.  To do this, they started with the south end.  They removed the cabins and turned the grassy area into the new "M" and "R" section.  These sites have been or will be bought by people who want to own a RV lot in Moab.  There's really no difference between the M and R lots except for their east-west numbering.  The new section has cement pads which is nice if it rains and gets muddy.  If you reserve a site in the new section you have access to the swimming pool area and a view of the koi pond.  The old section has restrooms and ponds but no access to the pool.  Of course, every year they make changes as they proceed toward their eventual goal of full lot ownership.  Meanwhile, the poor economy and zoning hassles have made progress go much slower than anticipated.  Portal has improved their wifi and last year you could get access throughout the park.  We have Verizon.

The old section has gravel sites with small trees.  The reason Forumites like Portal is not only its scenic location, but also because it doesn't have big trees to block satellite access.  Most of the other RV parks in Moab have lots of trees and this group is very satellite-oriented so Portal has been our campground of choice.

We hope you'll be able to join us in Moab.  We never run out of things to do there so you shouldn't be bored!

ArdraF
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: Theberrys on January 01, 2011, 01:45:07 PM
A few of us National RV owners over on iRV2 had a rally last year and are trying to put another together fir 2011. I sugested we piggyback with your rally if you don't mind. Last year we had four rigs attend and are having a tough time getting things settled as far as time and location this year. To me at least joining this rally seems like a good move. I just don't know if others need to be members of this board to join in or can we just crash, with your permission. Our rally last year was at Navajo Dam in New Mexico and a lot of National Sepecific info was exchanged. If we would be an intrusion just let me know and I'll put a halt to it, but if we could somehow work it out I think it would be great.
Here is a link to some of the discussions we've had over on iRV2.com

http://www.irv2.com/forums/f105/2011-national-rv-orphan-rally-location-poll-74242.html

Thanks
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: Tom on January 02, 2011, 11:16:32 AM
Make your reservation and turn up; You and your friends would be welcome at any RV Forum rally.

Sorry, I didn't see much agreement in the thread you linked to; Everyone seemed to have a different idea of where to go. But that's normal when trying to make decisions by committee. A number of rallies among our forum members are the result of someone putting a stake in the ground and inviting others to join them.
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: Theberrys on January 02, 2011, 11:38:11 AM
Tom

Your so right. Last year with only four rigs it was pretty easy to get them together. This year we were trying to expand and got a lot of what not to do and verry little what to do. I guess it's just easier to nay say than "Git Er Dun". I'm hoping by hooking up with you guys it will put the stake in the ground and folks will join in. I'm not much of a Wagon Master I guess. Anyway thanks for the go ahead. I'll call Mon and get a list of available sites and post it over on the other board.

Dick
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: Betty Brewer on January 02, 2011, 01:35:35 PM
I'm hoping by hooking up with you guys it will put the stake in the ground and folks will join in. I'm not much of a Wagon Master I guess. Anyway thanks for the go ahead. I'll call Mon and get a list of available sites and post it over on the other board.

Dick,
If folks are going to  join the RVForum rally in Moab  please refer them here and have them sign up on the RVForum page here so we know who to expect and when. Each individual makes their own reservations.  We like to monitor the  plans of our rally members and to know names in advance.  The RV Park at Portal does not have us signed up as a group.  This is due to their cancellation policy for groups.  So just tell them you will be with the RVForum group but know they do not necessarily have us all together in one spot.  We use their pavillion for group gatherings.  Thanks
Betty

Former rally master
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: ArdraF on January 02, 2011, 02:06:01 PM
Dick,

Also, please do have your other friends come join the RV Forum.  After all, we like to know who people are - just as I'm sure they do.  It's nice to have some kind of introduction beforehand.

Re the "RV Forum group."  Technically Portal RV Park does not even know who/what the RV Forum is.  We are all signing up as individuals.  If you reserve with Portal, please let us know in this thread so I can add your name(s) to the attendees list and your site number if provided.

ArdraF

Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: Theberrys on January 02, 2011, 02:33:52 PM
Gotcha  ;D

Will do.  8)
I just checked over on the other board and at least one other is intrested.

I'll find out tomorrow about space availability and post it over there and ask people to hook up here.

Thanks
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: Kim (skyking4ar2) Bertram on January 02, 2011, 02:52:49 PM
Kim & Christi Bertram are in, reservation made, site to be confirmed on Monday morning.

See ya there!
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: ArdraF on January 02, 2011, 03:18:19 PM
Happy to add you to the list!

ATTENDEES LIST - RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011

Bertram (Kim & Christi), site
Brewer (Betty & Terry), site
Bullock (Phil & Doris?), site M-16
Dick (Pat & Jim), site M-21
Down (Liza & Ray), site M-20
FitzGerald (Ardra & Jerry), site M-13
Kuch (Sheila & Ken), site M-19
Lawrence (Wendy & Mike), site R-46
Mahoney (Russ), site 5
Nesbitt (Mary Ann & Don), site M-30
Photog (Corinne & Bill), site M-32
Sherow (Debby & Randy), site R-54
Weimert (Barb & Frank), site M-14
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: taoshum on January 02, 2011, 03:55:36 PM
I think we reserved R47.  Thanks.
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: ArdraF on January 02, 2011, 05:55:10 PM
Taoshum - You're officially added to the unofficial rally list.   ;)

ATTENDEES LIST - RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011

Bertram (Kim & Christi), site
Brewer (Betty & Terry), site
Bullock (Phil & Doris?), site M-16
Dick (Pat & Jim), site M-21
Down (Liza & Ray), site M-20
Ferguson (Colleen & Gary), site R-47
FitzGerald (Ardra & Jerry), site M-13
Kuch (Sheila & Ken), site M-19
Lawrence (Wendy & Mike), site R-46
Mahoney (Russ), site 5
Nesbitt (Mary Ann & Don), site M-30
Photog (Corinne & Bill), site M-32
Sherow (Debby & Randy), site R-54
Weimert (Barb & Frank), site M-14
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: Kim (skyking4ar2) Bertram on January 03, 2011, 10:18:44 AM
The Bertram's are in M-17 as of this morning....
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: ArdraF on January 03, 2011, 07:14:02 PM
ATTENDEES LIST - RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011

Bertram (Kim & Christi), site M-17
Brewer (Betty & Terry), site 4
Bullock (Phil & Doris?), site M-16
Dick (Pat & Jim), site M-21
Down (Liza & Ray), site M-20
Ferguson (Coleen & Gary), site R-47
FitzGerald (Ardra & Jerry), site M-13
Kuch (Sheila & Ken), site M-19
Lawrence (Wendy & Mike), site R-46
Mahoney (Russ), site 5
Nesbitt (Mary Ann & Don), site M-30
Photog (Corinne & Bill), site M-32
Sherow (Debby & Randy), site R-54
Weimert (Barb & Frank), site M-14
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: Theberrys on January 04, 2011, 01:09:28 PM
Were signed up as of today.

Theberrys (Dick & Marilee) Site M29

Thanks
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: ArdraF on January 04, 2011, 03:39:58 PM
ATTENDEES LIST - RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011

Berry (Marilee & Dick), site M-29
Bertram (Christi & Kim), site M-17
Brewer (Betty & Terry), site 4
Bullock (Phil & Doris?), site M-16
Dick (Pat & Jim), site M-21
Down (Liza & Ray), site M-20
Ferguson (Coleen & Gary), site R-47
FitzGerald (Ardra & Jerry), site M-13
Kuch (Sheila & Ken), site M-19
Lawrence (Wendy & Mike), site R-46
Mahoney (Russ), site 5
Nesbitt (Mary Ann & Don), site M-30
Roscoe (Corinne & Bill), site M-32
Sherow (Debby & Randy), site R-54
Wagner (Judy & Mike), site R-55
Weimert (Barb & Frank), site M-14
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: Betty Brewer on January 04, 2011, 05:04:50 PM
Brewers will be in site 4.

Betty
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: ceemike on January 04, 2011, 09:58:35 PM
Mike & Judy Wagner in site R55.
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: ArdraF on January 05, 2011, 01:35:21 PM
You've been added!  That's 16 rigs so a good group is gathering.

As the time gets closer, I'll post a list that is arranged by site number to make it easier to see who's next door to you.

ArdraF
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: Hfx_Cdn on January 05, 2011, 06:59:48 PM
     Although we have yet to book, Donna and I are still planning on attending.  There are a couple of hurdles we need to clear here, which we expect to know about by the end of the month, then we will book here and likely Hill Country too.  That is, if you westerners can rid yourselves of all that darn bad weather.

Ed
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: ArdraF on January 06, 2011, 03:53:22 PM
Quote
if you westerners can rid yourselves of all that darn bad weather.

HA!  We do keep sending it east too.  Hopefully by then it will be nice and sunny and WARM!

ArdraF
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: Ernie n Tara on January 09, 2011, 10:28:02 AM
Hi,
We will be there, providing they still have space; should find out in the morning - hoping to exercise the Jeep.
Tx,
Ernie & Tara White
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: chrpennings on January 10, 2011, 03:38:57 PM
Hi, We did it and made reservations today.

Chris & Mimi Pennings, Lot R57

Chris
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: ArdraF on January 10, 2011, 04:46:51 PM
Good show, Chris!  It's been too long since you've been able to join us, so that must mean your ol' bod is working better.  At least I hope so.  See you at Moab!

ATTENDEES LIST - RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011

Berry (Marilee & Dick), site M-29
Bertram (Christi & Kim), site M-17
Brewer (Betty & Terry), site 4
Bullock (Phil & Doris?), site M-16
Dick (Pat & Jim), site M-21
Down (Liza & Ray), site M-20
Ferguson (Coleen & Gary), site R-47
FitzGerald (Ardra & Jerry), site M-13
Kuch (Sheila & Ken), site M-19
Lawrence (Wendy & Mike), site R-46
Mahoney (Russ), site 5
Nesbitt (Mary Ann & Don), site M-30
Pennings (Mimi & Chris), site R-57
Roscoe (Corinne & Bill), site M-32
Sherow (Debby & Randy), site R-54
Wagner (Judy & Mike), site R-55
Weimert (Barb & Frank), site M-14
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: Ernie n Tara on January 11, 2011, 08:54:45 AM
Arda,
Reservations made; its White, Ernie & Tara.
See you then,
Ernie

Site Premium 34
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: Wendy on January 11, 2011, 09:46:54 PM
Looks like Moab is gonna be FUN !
 
Wendy
FMCA Rally Indio
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: ArdraF on January 13, 2011, 06:57:19 PM
Yes, it does look like we're getting a good group together.  Glad to have some of you new people!

ATTENDEES LIST - RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011

Berry (Marilee & Dick), site M-29
Bertram (Christi & Kim), site M-17
Brewer (Betty & Terry), site 4
Bullock (Phil & Doris?), site M-16
Dick (Pat & Jim), site M-21
Down (Liza & Ray), site M-20
Ferguson (Coleen & Gary), site R-47
FitzGerald (Ardra & Jerry), site M-13
Kuch (Sheila & Ken), site M-19
Lawrence (Wendy & Mike), site R-46
Mahoney (Russ), site 5
Nesbitt (Mary Ann & Don), site M-30
Pennings (Mimi & Chris), site R-57
Roscoe (Corinne & Bill), site M-32
Sherow (Debby & Randy), site R-54
Wagner (Judy & Mike), site R-55
Weimert (Barb & Frank), site M-14
White (Tara & Ernie), site M-34
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: Kim (skyking4ar2) Bertram on January 13, 2011, 07:05:52 PM
Glad to have some of you new people!

We are not so much new as we are lightly used, but we are very much looking forward to Moab. We have never been and thanks for making us feel welcome.
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: ceemike on January 13, 2011, 09:33:49 PM
We are really looking forward to Moab & meeting everyone.  We are definitely new to the southwest.  This will be our longest trip by far.  I can't wait to drive the trails with people who are experienced & familiar with the area.
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: ArdraF on January 13, 2011, 10:14:25 PM
Mike,

If you've never been to the Moab area, you're in for a real treat.  It's unlike any other place you've been in the U.S.  Very special.  Hope you enjoy hiking and four-wheeling.  Both are great there.

ArdraF
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: ArdraF on January 26, 2011, 10:12:18 PM
The Brewers have spoken with Portal RV Park.  They know a few of us have expressed interest in wanting to drive some more difficult trails with a guide.  We (Jerry and Ardra) plan to rent a Jeep Rubicon because our car cannot handle the harder trails.

Doug Sorensen, the owner of Portal RV Park, would like to know if anyone else in our group also wants to rent a Jeep through Portal.  We suggest you contact Doug and get the information on renting a Jeep if you want to join us for a more difficult four-wheel-drive excursion.  Doug's phone number is 434-655-5500 or you might find him at the Portal number.  He also has email:  Doug@aireresorts.com.

This is just a heads-up about one of the things we might want to do in Moab.

ArdraF
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: ceemike on January 27, 2011, 04:03:44 AM
We (Jerry and Ardra) plan to rent a Jeep Rubicon.

For the week or just a day or two?
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: JerArdra on February 01, 2011, 01:00:39 PM
Ceemike,

Not sure yet.  Will let you know.  We will rent it with Frank & Barb.

JerryF
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: Kim (skyking4ar2) Bertram on February 01, 2011, 01:27:36 PM
I just sent a note to Doug and hopefully he can provide some options that I will share on touring. We would like to explore but are not probably up for anything back breaking.   8)
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: Ken & Sheila on February 01, 2011, 01:36:47 PM
Jerry,

A couple of years ago we rented a jeep Wrangler Unlimited (new). Rental place really did not want it to go on "hard" trails and made us responsible for everything including the undercarriage.

Next time I would rent from the folks that have older jeeps.

ken
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: AZ Randy on February 01, 2011, 01:43:54 PM
When 4 wheeling in the back country, the greatest concern is for things that are vehicle breaking. Your back should be fine.

Randy
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: JerArdra on February 01, 2011, 03:13:18 PM
On Friday May 13th the Portal RV Resort will sponsor a guide for a "not to difficult" Trail Ride so most folks can go.  Then they will sponsor a dinner in their group area when we return so put this on your calender.   

ArdraF
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: Kim (skyking4ar2) Bertram on February 01, 2011, 03:22:54 PM
When 4 wheeling in the back country, the greatest concern is for things that are vehicle breaking.

Randy, it's a different mindset - airplane drivers desperately avoid rocks and mountains and try to stay out of gullies - I have to reprogram some things...should have some of that done by May...  8)

These are called Sky Jeeps by some...  http://www.zenithair.com/video/701-640x480.wmv (http://www.zenithair.com/video/701-640x480.wmv)
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: Phil on February 01, 2011, 03:38:04 PM
On Friday May 13th the Portal RV Resort will sponsor a guide for a "not to difficult" Trail Ride so most folks can go.  Then they will sponsor a dinner in their group area when we return so put this on your calender.   


Oh Great!  Friday the 13th will make it interesting. :)

PhilB
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: ArdraF on February 01, 2011, 04:54:07 PM
Quote
Friday the 13th will make it interesting.

Phil, this is called defying the odds!  ;D

ArdraF
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: Bob Maxwell on February 01, 2011, 05:42:11 PM
I haven't seen the name "Murphy" in the registrant's list, so I expect all y'all have nothing to be concerned about.  ;)
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: ArdraF on February 01, 2011, 05:45:55 PM
Tee hee!

ArdraF
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: Utclmjmpr on February 14, 2011, 04:08:02 PM
See you all on the 8th== Dan & Marge West space#25
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: ArdraF on February 14, 2011, 04:48:38 PM
Yes, it does look like we're getting a good group together.  Glad to have some of you new people!

ATTENDEES LIST - RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011

Berry (Marilee & Dick), site M-29
Bertram (Christi & Kim), site M-17
Brewer (Betty & Terry), site 4
Bullock (Phil & Doris?), site M-16
Dick (Pat & Jim), site M-21
Down (Liza & Ray), site M-20
Ferguson (Coleen & Gary), site R-47
FitzGerald (Ardra & Jerry), site M-13
Kuch (Sheila & Ken), site M-19
Lawrence (Wendy & Mike), site R-46
Mahoney (Russ), site 5
Nesbitt (Mary Ann & Don), site M-30
Pennings (Mimi & Chris), site R-57
Roscoe (Corinne & Bill), site M-32
Sherow (Debby & Randy), site R-54
Wagner (Judy & Mike), site R-55
Weimert (Barb & Frank), site M-14
West (Marge & Dan), site 25
White (Tara & Ernie), site M-34

Glad to have you, Marge & Dan.

ArdraF
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: Utclmjmpr on February 14, 2011, 04:52:17 PM
I know that it was Ardra that posted "marge & Dan",, instead of "Dan & Marge" >>>D
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: JerArdra on February 14, 2011, 06:13:58 PM
Ardra ALWAYS posts the Ladies names first after all she knows who really is in charge of the motorhome.
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: Utclmjmpr on February 14, 2011, 06:38:16 PM
Well theres no fox paws around here,, but there is five letters in MOTOR and only four in HOME>>>D (then again I don't cook all that well)
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: taoshum on February 14, 2011, 11:32:02 PM
Ardra ALWAYS posts the Ladies names first after all she knows who really is in charge of the motorhome.

An everthin' else for that matter.
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: Utclmjmpr on February 15, 2011, 02:55:10 PM
Ardra, you have NO problem from this direction,,just keep doin whatchyu doin.>>>Dan ;)
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: Liz on February 17, 2011, 09:30:17 AM
Are any of you working in Yellowstone and if so where?  If you are staying in Yellowstone - where do you stay?  Randy & I will be host at Baker's Hole and would love to meet up with anyone that comes out to Yellowstone.  We did the Moab rally in 2008.
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: Jim Dick on February 17, 2011, 03:12:55 PM
Randy & Liz,

My wife and I will be working in Yellowstone this summer at the Old Faithful bookstore run by the Yellowstone Association. Bill and Jolene Whetstone will also be working there.

We stay in the Government campground at Old Faithful.
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: zmotorsports on March 04, 2011, 09:32:15 AM
I am new here but the wife and I are trying to get some time off from work that week and attend.  Are we still welcome if we cannot stay the entire week?  We may only be able to stay Wed. thru Sunday.  Thanks, Mike.
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: Kim (skyking4ar2) Bertram on March 04, 2011, 09:44:44 AM
Are we still welcome if we cannot stay the entire week? 

I think they might make you cook or something, but not sure....  ;D

My bet is - the more the merrier! Look forward to seeing you there!

Kim
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: zmotorsports on March 04, 2011, 11:01:27 AM
I just got off the phone and made our reservations.  We are in site M31 from Thursday thru Sunday.  I am looking forward to meeting all of you.  Mike & Chrystal.
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: Jim Dick on March 04, 2011, 06:44:14 PM
Are we still welcome if we cannot stay the entire week?  We may only be able to stay Wed. thru Sunday.

Mike,

You will be welcome. We can only stay part of the week as well. We need to leave early enough to get to Yellowstone by 15 May.
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: ArdraF on March 04, 2011, 07:11:34 PM
We're glad to have you, Mike and Crystal.  Will add your name to the attendees list and look forward to meeting you both.

ArdraF
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: zmotorsports on March 04, 2011, 10:08:50 PM
Thanks.  We are looking forward to meeting many new people and we always look forward to going to Moab.  Mike.
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: garyb1st on March 06, 2011, 08:19:10 PM
Not sure when we'll be in Moab and probably will not be there for the entire week.  For now it looks like we will be heading east soon after April 1.  We will most likely try to make a last minute reservation.  If the park is full, we will try to find something close.  If that's sufficient to get us on the list, please add our names.  Met a few of the group in QZ and looking forward to saying hello. 

Gary & Maria     
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: ArdraF on March 08, 2011, 04:05:12 PM
ATTENDEES LIST - RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011

Berry (Marilee & Dick), site M-29
Bertram (Christi & Kim), site M-17
Brewer (Betty & Terry), site 4
Bullock (Phil & Doris?), site M-16
Dick (Pat & Jim), site M-21
Down (Liza & Ray), site M-20
Ferguson (Coleen & Gary), site R-47
FitzGerald (Ardra & Jerry), site M-13
Kuch (Sheila & Ken), site M-19
Lawrence (Wendy & Mike), site R-46
Mahoney (Russ), site 5
Nesbitt (Mary Ann & Don), site M-30
Pennings (Mimi & Chris), site R-57
Roscoe (Corinne & Bill), site M-32
Sherow (Debby & Randy), site R-54
Wagner (Judy & Mike), site R-55
Weimert (Barb & Frank), site M-14
West (Marge & Dan), site 25
White (Tara & Ernie), site M-34
? Chrystal & Mike, site M-31 (surname?)

Possible:  Maria & Gary
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: Lou Schneider on March 20, 2011, 01:36:49 PM
Add me to the list - I just grabbed the last full hookup space in the park, #22.  Some w/e sites are still available.
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: ArdraF on March 20, 2011, 02:14:03 PM
Great, Lou!  Glad you can come along.

ArdraF
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: ArdraF on March 20, 2011, 02:15:55 PM
ATTENDEES LIST - RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011

Berry (Marilee & Dick), site M-29
Bertram (Christi & Kim), site M-17
Brewer (Betty & Terry), site 4
Bullock (Phil & Doris?), site M-16
Dick (Pat & Jim), site M-21
Down (Liza & Ray), site M-20
Ferguson (Coleen & Gary), site R-47
FitzGerald (Ardra & Jerry), site M-13
Kuch (Sheila & Ken), site M-19
Lawrence (Wendy & Mike), site R-46
Mahoney (Russ), site 5
Nesbitt (Mary Ann & Don), site M-30
Pennings (Mimi & Chris), site R-57
Roscoe (Corinne & Bill), site M-32
Schneider (Lou), site 22
Sherow (Debby & Randy), site R-54
Wagner (Judy & Mike), site R-55
Weimert (Barb & Frank), site M-14
West (Marge & Dan), site 25
White (Tara & Ernie), site M-34
? Chrystal & Mike, site M-31 (surname?)

Possible:  Maria & Gary
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: Hfx_Cdn on March 29, 2011, 04:30:55 PM
    With some stuff Donna and I have to skip the  Moab Rally this year.   :(  Hope you all enjoy it, and I'll be following the string.

Ed
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: ArdraF on March 29, 2011, 04:40:05 PM
Ed, it's too bad you won't be able to make it.  Maybe next time!  Yes, I'm sure there will be plenty of commentary and photos.

ArdraF
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: Betty Brewer on March 29, 2011, 04:51:13 PM
    With some stuff Donna and I have  Moab Rally this year.   


Ed, huh?
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: Wendy on March 29, 2011, 05:42:50 PM
Echoing Betty's "huh?" Is there supposed to be "cancel" somewhere in that sentence?
 
Wendy
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: Hfx_Cdn on March 29, 2011, 08:45:34 PM
  Sorry, see the modification, we must "skip this year's rally"

Ed
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: Wendy on March 29, 2011, 09:04:16 PM
Ed, Sorry you and Donna won't be in Moab this year. On the other hand, this means the weather should be spectacular :)
 
Wendy
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: Ernie n Tara on March 30, 2011, 09:34:05 AM
Hi,
The Jeep is out of penury :) We should arrive on time! Heading for Home (Boonies N. of DFW) Saturday.
Ernie
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: ceemike on March 30, 2011, 01:22:07 PM
I wanted to see what Portal RV Resort looked like on Google Maps.  Here's what I found.  http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&q=1261+U.S.+191,+Moab,+Grand,+Utah+84532&aq=&sll=38.59165,-109.563904&sspn=0.060378,0.153637&ie=UTF8&geocode=FUVMTAIdTKB4-Q&split=0&hq=&hnear=1261+U.S.+191,+Moab,+Grand,+Utah+84532&ll=38.594376,-109.568388&spn=0.003773,0.009602&t=h&z=17 (http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&q=1261+U.S.+191,+Moab,+Grand,+Utah+84532&aq=&sll=38.59165,-109.563904&sspn=0.060378,0.153637&ie=UTF8&geocode=FUVMTAIdTKB4-Q&split=0&hq=&hnear=1261+U.S.+191,+Moab,+Grand,+Utah+84532&ll=38.594376,-109.568388&spn=0.003773,0.009602&t=h&z=17)
 
It looks like two retention ponds.   ???   I hope this is an old old old photo.   ;D
 
Mike Wagner
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: Tom on March 30, 2011, 01:26:46 PM
The pin is in the wrong place on that map. Come down to the second driveway below the pin and follow the driveway into the park,
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: ceemike on March 30, 2011, 01:43:42 PM
Tom,
 
OK, I found it.  It must still be an old photo because when I compare it to the campground site map it looks like the South Side (Ownership Section) is missing.  I guess the park was a work in progress when that picture was taken.
 
Mike Wagner
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: carson on March 30, 2011, 01:48:22 PM
Hi Mike, here is another view from BINGO maps w. Birds Eye View. A little more updated.

Click here>>  http://www.bing.com/maps/explore/?FORM=MLOMAP&PUBL=GOOGLE&crea=userid1743go6a1c1270db6e7f374a897e012428c985e#5003/0.6002=q:1261+US191,+moab,+grand,+utah:nelat:28.1561916756794:nelong:-82.1761993256836:swlat:27.8102863243206:swlong:-82.8031066743164:nosp:0:adj:0/5872/style=be&lat=qdxrn5&lon=5w242p&alt=1186.897095&z=15&pid=5874 (http://www.bing.com/maps/explore/?FORM=MLOMAP&PUBL=GOOGLE&crea=userid1743go6a1c1270db6e7f374a897e012428c985e#5003/0.6002=q:1261+US191,+moab,+grand,+utah:nelat:28.1561916756794:nelong:-82.1761993256836:swlat:27.8102863243206:swlong:-82.8031066743164:nosp:0:adj:0/5872/)

Carson FL
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: ceemike on March 30, 2011, 02:17:46 PM
Thanks Carson. 
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: ArdraF on March 30, 2011, 03:19:02 PM
The Google photo is very old - taken before the changes started in the park.  The original roads are in the old section, but that big empty area is where people used to dry camp.  It is now the new section with new roads, swimming pool, koi pond, etc.

ArdraF
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: ceemike on March 30, 2011, 07:44:38 PM
This is the second odd thing I've found about Portal.  I have the latest version of Trailer Life Directory Campground Navigator & Portal RV Park doesn't show up.  It is in Streets & Trips. 
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: Ned on March 30, 2011, 08:08:57 PM
Not all campgrounds choose to pay to be listed in the directories.
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: ceemike on March 31, 2011, 05:11:25 AM
That's interesting Ned.  I didn't realize the campgrounds had to pay to be listed.  I was naive enough to believe that I was paying Trailer Life to compile a complete list of campgrounds.  I guess I live in a dream world sometimes. 
 
I just checked AAA & they don't include Portal either.
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: Ned on March 31, 2011, 07:09:41 AM
There is no free advertising :)  Even those signs at the highway exits are paid for by the campgrounds.  Not all want to pay for that if they can fill their sites without it.
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: Phil on March 31, 2011, 12:03:39 PM
That's interesting Ned.  I didn't realize the campgrounds had to pay to be listed.  I was naive enough to believe that I was paying Trailer Life to compile a complete list of campgrounds.  I guess I live in a dream world sometimes. 
 
I just checked AAA & they don't include Portal either.

Google the area you want to visit and you can stop paying for campground books. :)


Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: ceemike on March 31, 2011, 01:17:44 PM
I understand about paying for advertising, but if TL is including only the CGs that "pay to play" then I think TL should make that very clear to people who buy their program.  I paid $40 for a program that I thought was as complete a list as possible of campgrounds.  I also bought it because I thought it would be a very easy way to find campgrounds all along a route that I created, which it looks like it is, instead of Googling a series of points along the route.
 
Several weeks ago I found out about an addition for Microsoft Streets & Trips 2010 called the POI Megafile that I downloaded from www.laptopgpsworld.com (http://www.laptopgpsworld.com/) .  It has many different categories of POIs & if I had known about that I'm not sure I'd have bought the TL program.
 
OTOH, Portal may not be the best CG to use to evaluate TLDCN because I checked a POI file of campgrounds that I downloaded to my GPS from POI Factory & Portal isn't in that database either.  I don't think CGs need to pay to be included in the POI file.  Most of the other Moab area CGs are in that database.
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: ArdraF on March 31, 2011, 03:52:40 PM
I wonder if Portal no longer advertises because they've become an ownership campground?  A lot of that type are not in any of the directories.  Portal certainly was in the TL directory before the new owners decided to sell the lots.  But, Mike, there's no such thing as a totally complete directory of anything!  Things change too much and too fast these days for anyone to keep up and it applies to everything, not just campgrounds.  That said, the TL directory probably is the most complete one on the market in my opinion.  We've spoken with many campground owners who asked us which directory we use because they could no longer afford to advertise in all of them and needed to choose one directory that would make their advertising dollars count the most.

ArdraF
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: Ned on March 31, 2011, 05:45:01 PM
Interestingly, we just spent a week in a park in Amado, AZ, that is listed in TLD and even offers the Good Sam discount but they don't have a sign at the exit ramp.  The campground next door has a sign at the ramp but is not listed in TLD.
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: ceemike on March 31, 2011, 06:01:23 PM
That's why I like this forum.  I'm always learning new stuff.   ;D ;D   Thanks & c u in Moab.
 
Mike Wagner
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: Tom on March 31, 2011, 07:34:48 PM
Quote from: Ned
The campground next door has a sign at the ramp but is not listed in TLD.

Here's what happened to us (http://www.rvforum.net/SMF_forum/index.php?topic=9541.msg85554#msg85554) when we stayed at a place that wasn't listed in the directory, but did have a sign at the freeway off ramp.
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: Ned on March 31, 2011, 07:55:15 PM
The campground we stayed at (without the ramp sign) was MUCH nicer than the one next door with the ramp sign but no TLD listing.  We did have the advantage of being in Tucson in January and getting to check out the campground and make a reservation, although we would not have needed it as it turned out.  The directory listings do give at a somewhat standard rating so you know what to expect.  I suspect the non-listed campground would not have fared well with the TLD rating people.
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: Lou Schneider on April 02, 2011, 06:20:50 PM
I may be a day late getting to Moab.

I promised my Mom that we'd fly back to Philadelphia the preceeding week.  The excuse is I'm going to a Three Stooges convention the weekend of April 23. The real reason is to let her visit her sister and brother that she hasn't seen for 25 years.  We won't be getting back into San Francisco until Friday, May 6.  Then I'll fly to Las Vegas on Saturday the 7th, drive back here to Pahrump to get the motorhome, then head towards Moab.  I doubt I'll make it the whole way the first day.

The rest of the story is between now and then, I'm putting the motorhome in storage here in Pahrump, parking my car at the Las Vegas airport and flying up to Seattle and back.  I'm going there to volunteer - helping a community group get their new FM station on the air - so I have to watch my pennies.  I can stay with friends, so the total cost of flying, storage, etc. is slightly more than ONE THIRD of what it would cost to drive the rig.  $600 vs. $1600.

Crazy stuff.
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: Jeannine on April 03, 2011, 02:15:12 AM
We made reservations at Portal today.  I think we will be in site 17.

Jeannine & Dan Wainwright
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: ArdraF on April 03, 2011, 03:03:41 PM
Wonderful, Jeannine!  I'll add you to the list.

ArdraF
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: ArdraF on April 03, 2011, 03:07:02 PM
ATTENDEES LIST - RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011

Berry (Marilee & Dick), site M-29
Bertram (Christi & Kim), site M-17
Brewer (Betty & Terry), site 4
Bullock (Phil & Doris?), site M-16
Dick (Pat & Jim), site M-21
Down (Liza & Ray), site M-20
Ferguson (Coleen & Gary), site R-47
FitzGerald (Ardra & Jerry), site M-13
Kuch (Sheila & Ken), site M-19
Lawrence (Wendy & Mike), site R-46
Mahoney (Russ), site 5
Nesbitt (Mary Ann & Don), site M-30
Pennings (Mimi & Chris), site R-57
Roscoe (Corinne & Bill), site M-32
Schneider (Lou), site 22
Sherow (Debby & Randy), site R-54
Wagner (Judy & Mike), site R-55
Wainwright (Jeannine & Dan), site 17
Weimert (Barb & Frank), site M-14
West (Marge & Dan), site 25
White (Tara & Ernie), site M-34
? Chrystal & Mike, site M-31 (surname?)

Possible:  Maria & Gary

Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: Oldedit on April 03, 2011, 08:20:36 PM
Susan and I had a great time at last year's HS&J rally in Utah, but we won't make it this year. We've been to Moab several times and have decided to focus on Colorado biking, hiking and fly fishing with maybe a side trip to AZ.

After we saw you, we traveled to OR and CA and back to CO. Then to MI and IL and back. Spent most of Nov and Dec traveling through the cold South and touring FL and SC before heading back via the TX pan handle and NM. Did all of about 16k miles in our first full year.

Anyway, maybe next year.

Don
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: ArdraF on April 04, 2011, 04:02:26 PM
Well, Don, it appears you're off to a good start fulltiming.  It's amazing how many miles we can rack up in only one year.  Too bad you won't make Moab this year, but I guess we can't be two places at the same time.  Safe travels.

ArdraF
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: AlGriefer on April 05, 2011, 03:54:33 PM
Hi All,

I guess I wasn't on the attendee list, but was planning to attend the rally and stay in site M-8.  It turns out that I can't attend and M-8 is now free if anyone want it.

Al
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: ArdraF on April 05, 2011, 04:23:36 PM
Well, Al, I'd take you off the list but can't since you weren't on it anyway!  ;) ;D  Have fun with your alternate plan!

ArdraF
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: Utclmjmpr on April 21, 2011, 10:08:47 PM
 15 days before we leave for MOAB!!  any list yet for activities??>>>Dan 8)
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: Barb on April 22, 2011, 09:12:57 AM
We did a Moab warm up yesterday, by do'n the Broken Arrow Trail in Sedona, Az. Broken Arrow is maintained by the Pink Jeep Tour Co. and there were several of them out there. Along with a few other Jeeps, and several hikers.

The city was booming, and looks like it's growing. And it has recovered nicely from the flooding.

And the scenery was as beautiful.

Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: ArdraF on April 22, 2011, 05:11:15 PM
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any list yet for activities??

Dan - Our Moab rally tends to be pretty laid back and what we do very much depends on such things as the hiking and 4WD trails, as well as the weather.  One year we had a great 4WD trail ride planned but the black skies in that direction were too threatening that morning so we found something else to do.  We usually have a planning session at the first happy hour and then we find out who wants to do what and who's volunteering to lead an event.  Some of us lead hikes (easy, hard, or in-between), others lead trail rides (4WD or horseback), others take the lead on special dinners like on the Colorado River, etc.  So think about what you want to do and bring it up at happy hour.  Oh, and the one thing we ALWAYS do EAT!  ;D

ArdraF
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: Utclmjmpr on April 22, 2011, 05:18:27 PM
I experienced that at Capital Reef last May,,Thanks, >>>Dan
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: Tom on April 22, 2011, 06:05:49 PM
Quote from: ArdraF
Dan - Our Moab rally tends to be pretty laid back....

I almost fell of my chair reading that Ardra. Anyone trying to keep up with you and Jerry wouldn't consider they're being laid back. Heck, Jerry doesn't even stop to shave before leaving the coach in the morning, and shaves on his warm-up walk (there's a photo somewhere here in the forum).
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: ArdraF on April 22, 2011, 06:36:04 PM
Oh, Tom, that's a really good one.  Thanks for a good laugh!  Maybe I should rephrase that it's laid back in the sense that we don't preplan much in advance.  Better??  ;)

ArdraF
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: Tom on April 22, 2011, 06:52:25 PM
Quote from: ArdraF
....it's laid back in the sense that we don't preplan much in advance.

Ah, that would be accurate Ardra  ;D
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: Wendy on April 22, 2011, 09:25:25 PM
15 days before we leave for MOAB!!  any list yet for activities??>>>Dan 8) 

Dan, You inspired me to get out my Moab hiking, biking, and 4WD books. So many possibilities ......
 
Wendy
Cortez CO
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: taoshum on April 22, 2011, 10:06:14 PM
I have corresponded with Adra about Moab and she suggested that I post this on the Forum.  We have been trying to schedule some important landscaping work at our home in NM and as luck would have it, the current schedule conflicts with our planned trip to Moab.  So we are going to cancel our reservations very soon.  We have reserved space 47 at Portal arriving May 1 and departing May 16. 

If someone wants this space, you might call the Portal RV Park in Moab and see if you can get it.

thanks, Gary and Coleen.
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: Utclmjmpr on April 24, 2011, 07:15:42 PM
Wendy, the last time we were in MOAB we lived in California and flew my aircraft into the old Canyon Lands air strip when it was red dirt. We popped out our motorcycles and rode all over for two days, probably around 87- 88. I'm looking farward to as much fun 23 years later.>>>Dan
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: Utclmjmpr on April 24, 2011, 07:27:40 PM
I just looked thru an album of that time and found we were in the area of "Devils Kitchen", many jeep trails and very steep terrain.>>>D
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: Betty Brewer on April 24, 2011, 07:40:49 PM
  We have been trying to schedule some important landscaping work at our home in NM and as luck would have it, the current schedule conflicts with our planned trip to Moab. If someone wants this space, you might call the Portal RV Park in Moab and see if you can get it.

Gary and Coleen,

Oh poop, just tell your landscapers YOUR schedule and have them  work around you.  You know  you will enjoy Framily and this  rally. You have a Jeep, Just go for it!

Betty

This said from someone who has recently had lots of landscaping done.
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: Kim (skyking4ar2) Bertram on April 24, 2011, 08:05:08 PM

Oh poop, just tell your landscapers YOUR schedule and have them  work around you.  You know  you will enjoy Framily and this  rally. You have a Jeep, Just go for it!


This said from someone who has recently had lots of landscaping done.

Betty can be persuasive with that salty language - Christi and I were looking forward to seeing you and Colleen again at Moab!!!
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: taoshum on April 24, 2011, 09:10:34 PM
After 4 quotes and many design iterations if we called and told this crew to reschedule I think it would be like the passport office... you can call and ask about your application and they will tell you where your application "was" in the que before it went to the bottom again... LOL

Actually what I fear the most is that the contractor will call, about May 2, and say he needs more time on the current job... like about two weeks  :(, and we will end up with the worst of both possibilities.  No trip and a late start on the job.  As of yesterday, he told us again that he will be here as scheduled.   If so, we have to be here even though I just finished installing a 3" lift kit on the Jeep. :P
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: Wendy on April 25, 2011, 09:54:10 AM
If the contractor does call and postpone, you can always jump in the motorhome and head to Moab. Seems like there's always a cancellation or two. :)
 
Wendy
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: zmotorsports on April 26, 2011, 08:19:07 AM
WOW, it is almost time for Moab.  I have been working so much lately I haven't had time to think about it, however, after getting on this site today and reading through the Moab Rally thread again I am getting excited to meet all of you.  It just hit me today that it is only a couple of weeks away.  Mike.
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: taoshum on April 26, 2011, 01:17:43 PM
If the contractor does call and postpone, you can always jump in the motorhome and head to Moab. Seems like there's always a cancellation or two. :)
 
Wendy

It's a possibility,  :P although it just snowed about 6-10" on top of the pass between here and Durango and with the wind blasting 40-50 knots.  And I thought winter was over... can't be sure until Memorial Day anymore. 8)
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: Kim (skyking4ar2) Bertram on April 26, 2011, 01:58:35 PM
it just snowed about 6-10" on top of the pass between here and Durango and with the wind blasting 40-50 knots. 

We are enroute Moab from Carlsbad via Santa Fe - won't we be surprised in the morning when roll in to Santa Fe from the south and see snow on the peaks!
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: ArdraF on April 26, 2011, 03:28:11 PM
Gary and Coleen,

It looks like you haven't actually cancelled yet with Portal, so I won't remove your name from the list until it's firm cancellation.  Meanwhile, if anyone wants site R-47 it's up for grabs.  Let me know here about any changes.

ArdraF

Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: Wendy on April 26, 2011, 05:22:24 PM
The wind is blowing like crazy here in Cortez, too, and we even had some snow flurries today. Hopefully, this is winter's last hurrah and the weather will be beautiful for the Moab rally.
 
Wendy
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: Hfx_Cdn on April 27, 2011, 09:54:43 AM
   Wendy, that's what you get for taking a shot at us about the weather.  FWIW, we are still in St Petes, record or near record temps for the past 2 weeks or more.  Sorry you are still encountering that unfortunate four letter word (beginning with S). 
   We really were looking forward to joining the Moab rally, so we decided to put the coach in storage here in Florida until next year, when we hope that we will be able to go west next spring.  We will drive the Jeep home, we figure it will save us about $1,000 on fuel each way, less the storage.  With what is on this summer, we would only have been able to use it for brief periods anyway.
   Enjoy Moab, enjoy the framily, wish we were there too.

Ed & Donna
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: Wendy on April 27, 2011, 10:19:28 AM
Well, the "S..." went away but the low last night was 22 degrees. Good thing I didn't plant my lettuce yet. Predictions are for good weather for Moab...but what do the weathermen know? Of course, since you won't be there the weather should be spectacular :)
 
We'll miss you guys in Moab but perhaps next winter? If you don't get snowed in in Canada :)
 
Wendy
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: Jim Dick on April 27, 2011, 03:39:38 PM
Well, Al, I'd take you off the list but can't since you weren't on it anyway!  ;) ;D  Have fun with your alternate plan!

ArdraF


Hi Ardra,

It is with sadness I must tell you we have to cancel our reservations at Moab. Due to unforeseen problems with the coach we won't be able to make it in time and couldn't stay to the end anyway.

We sure were looking forward to more trips off road! It has already cost more to fix the problems than it would have for the rally. I discovered, about 90 miles from home in St. Augustine, that one of my rear tires was starting to come apart. Took two days and over $700 to have it replaced. Now I have a problem with the source manager. The inverter is drawing 53 amps with nothing turned on but a couple of standby electronics. Tried to make a pot of coffee to see what would happen and the draw went over 145 amps. Usually it's around 80-100 amps! Hoping to try to get some help on our way to Yellowstone. If not, we'll be without the inverter until we get back home.

Hope some of you will travel to Yellowstone this year so we can at least visit a little. We are in site M-21. I'll wait a few days to see if anyone might want to take that spot.
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: BernieD on April 27, 2011, 04:13:33 PM
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The inverter is drawing 53 amps with nothing turned on but a couple of standby electronics.

Jim

I've noticed the same thing on my inverter. Playing with the breaker switches, we found that the refrigerator on AC accounted for nearly all of the high draw. Keeping it on propane when not plugged in dropped the draw down to a couple of AHs.
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: ArdraF on April 27, 2011, 06:14:51 PM
Hi Jim and Pat,

Well, that's a revolting development!  Hope it all gets fixed soon.  We'll miss you at the rally.  Please post here when you cancel your reservation and I'll remove your name from the attendees list when it's a firm cancellation.

Gary F. (Taoshum) is having a problem with his cancellation for the week before our rally.  Seems they got signed into that week as part of the FMCA Jeep rally and now he's on the hook for that week's "group" reservation.  So pleased we went the "individual" route.  Moral of the story is, don't wait too long to cancel!

So, everyone, that means site R-47 is available for the week before we arrive (I think May 1-7).  If you would like to arrive earlier, Gary would love for you to take over his site!  Also, site M-21 is available for our rally week.  If you want to change to one of them, now is the time to do it.

Has anyone else signed up who is not on the attendees list?  Please let me know here if you are planning to attend and are not on the list.

ArdraF
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: taoshum on April 27, 2011, 06:28:29 PM
Hi Jim and Pat,

Well, that's a revolting development!  Hope it all gets fixed soon.  We'll miss you at the rally.  Please post here when you cancel your reservation and I'll remove your name from the attendees list when it's a firm cancellation.

Gary F. (Taoshum) is having a problem with his cancellation for the week before our rally.  Seems they got signed into that week as part of the FMCA Jeep rally and now he's on the hook for that week's "group" reservation.  Moral of the story is, don't wait too long to cancel!

So, everyone, that means site R-47 is available for the week before we arrive (I think May 1-7).  If you would like to arrive earlier, Gary would love for you to take over his site!  Also, site M-21 is available for our rally week.  If you want to change to one of them, now is the time to do it.

Has anyone else signed up who is not on the attendees list?  Please let me know here if you are planning to attend.

ArdraF


Yes, Houston, we have a problem with Portal RV Park.  When we called 'em months and months ago, we ask 3 times about the cancellation policy and were told 48 hours; then when we called last week they said we were cancelled; then Sunday they called and started saying we were part of the FMCA 4WD Chapter Rally... although we are NOT members of the FMCA 4WD Chapter.  So we called again today after Ardra noticed that we are still on the list as having reservations and now they are getting really nasty about it.  Coleen's BP immediately went up and she's trying to get into a doc to see what to do. 

So, yes, if you know anyone who wants to go to Moab, in early May, there might be a space available at Portal.  I sent an email to the FMCA rally leader asking him to confirm to Portal that we are NOT members and to ask if he knows anyone from FMCA that might want the spot.

Needless to say, we are not happy with Portal... to put it mildly. 

Nevertheless, we sincerely hope that everyone has a great trip/rally.

thanks, Gary.
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: Ken & Sheila on April 27, 2011, 07:07:35 PM
Jim,

A - We will miss you at Portal

B - We plan to see you guys along with Bill and Jolene in Yellowstone.

C - Bernie might be right about the refer. On our Windsor we always had to remember to go to LP if we were boondocking and using the inverter. It had only one plug for the frig and the ice maker and it was wired through the inverter. The Camelot had (past tense) two plugs. The Ice maker was on an inverter circuit and the frig was wired direct to the main panel.
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: Barb on April 28, 2011, 09:26:16 AM
I'm sooooo disappointed, I was looking to seeing folks we haven't seen for awhile.

Jim, Frank and I are heading to Yellowstone also.
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: Betty Brewer on April 28, 2011, 10:25:24 AM


Jim, Frank and I are heading to Yellowstone also.

As are we.  I see a mini rally unfolding.
Betty
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: Kim (skyking4ar2) Bertram on April 28, 2011, 11:38:40 AM
As are we.  I see a mini rally unfolding.

Please don't make us!  :'(
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: Jim Dick on April 28, 2011, 06:38:21 PM
It will be great to see any and all of you that can make it!!! We are scheduled to have our inverter problem fixed next week in Ohio.

Anybody want/need our site?? We haven't actually called yet but will do so very soon. The inverter fix will take a couple of month's wages. Hope there's enough left for fuel! ;D
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: garyb1st on April 28, 2011, 08:25:51 PM
If all goes as planned, we're heading out tomorrow.  Don't have reservations and may end up staying at a BLM site while in Moab.  Still would like to stop by and say hello.  We'd consider one of the recently vacated sites but don't know if they'd allow our bumper pull trailer.  In any event, it looks like the weather is going to cooperate so it should be a great rally.  Hope everyone enjoys and we're looking forward to seeing a few of our friends and meeting the rest.   

Gary


   
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: Jim Dick on April 28, 2011, 10:50:22 PM
If all goes as planned, we're heading out tomorrow.  Don't have reservations and may end up staying at a BLM site while in Moab.  Still would like to stop by and say hello.  We'd consider one of the recently vacated sites but don't know if they'd allow our bumper pull trailer.  In any event, it looks like the weather is going to cooperate so it should be a great rally.  Hope everyone enjoys and we're looking forward to seeing a few of our friends and meeting the rest.   

Gary


   

Gary,

We have to cancel our reservations. If you want them, let me know and we'll tell the office you will take them.
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: garyb1st on April 29, 2011, 12:57:14 AM
Jim, I don't think the park allows travel trailers in the premium side.  If they make an exception, I'd be interested.  Not for the whole week but at least 3 or 4 days. 
Thanks   
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: Jim Dick on April 29, 2011, 06:44:25 AM
Gary,

Wouldn't hurt if you called and asked. :) We'll be calling tomorrow to cancel.
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: garyb1st on April 29, 2011, 01:01:04 PM
Dick, they would not book us on the side where you have a reservation.  No exceptions per Aly.  But who knows.  Maybe you can convince them to allow us to take your spot.  If so, tell them to transfer my reservation to your site.  We have booked on the other side from Saturday the 7th leaving Thur. the 12th.  If you have any luck, we can stay the entire week. 

Reservation under Gary Brucker.  Send me an email at garyb1st@yahoo.com if you have any luck.  We're heading out soon but will check the internet when we get connected.  That will likely be Saturday the 30th when we'll be near a large city. 

Good luck.       
 
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: Jim Dick on April 30, 2011, 12:20:10 AM
Gary,

We'll try.
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: ArdraF on April 30, 2011, 02:25:15 PM
Gary Brucker - So it looks like I should add you to the attendees list?  Are you the Gary whose other half is Maria?  If so, I had you as possibles without a last name.  I'll add you to the list.  Let me know your current site number so I can add it and also add you to the site number listing.  I suspect Portal will keep you on the "old" side.

ArdraF
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: ArdraF on April 30, 2011, 02:27:36 PM
ATTENDEES LIST - RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011

Berry (Marilee & Dick), site M-29
Bertram (Christi & Kim), site M-17
Brewer (Betty & Terry), site 4
Brucker (Maria? & Gary), site ?
Bullock (Phil & Doris?), site M-16
Dick (Pat & Jim), site M-21
Down (Liza & Ray), site M-20
Ferguson (Coleen & Gary), site R-47
FitzGerald (Ardra & Jerry), site M-13
Kuch (Sheila & Ken), site M-19
Lawrence (Wendy & Mike), site R-46
Mahoney (Russ), site 5
Nesbitt (Mary Ann & Don), site M-30
Pennings (Mimi & Chris), site R-57
Roscoe (Corinne & Bill), site M-32
Schneider (Lou), site 22
Sherow (Debby & Randy), site R-54
Wagner (Judy & Mike), site R-55
Wainwright (Jeannine & Dan), site 17
Weimert (Barb & Frank), site M-14
West (Marge & Dan), site 25
White (Tara & Ernie), site M-34
? Chrystal & Mike, site M-31 (surname?)

Possible:  Maria & Gary
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: ceemike on April 30, 2011, 09:12:04 PM
Well, we left for Moab this morning.  We're in Pigeon Forge TN tonight.  Going into Great Smoky Mtn National Park tomorrow, then heading west on Monday.
Mike Wagner
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: gmsboss1 on May 01, 2011, 02:07:16 PM
It finally dawned on us that we will need to leave Moab on the 13th in order to get to West Yellowstone in time to be ready to start our new jobs.

I'll be calling Portal in a few minutes to let them know we'll be departing on the 13th.  Our site is M-30 if anyone can use it the 13th and 14th.

See you all soon.

Don
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: taoshum on May 01, 2011, 04:02:01 PM
I see us still on the list... not only have we cancelled our reservation, many times... but we are in the midst of a "blizzard" here... supposed to be 17deg F tonight.  At least it is not a tornado!

I get the feeling I must have insulted the Big Karma Machine.
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: ArdraF on May 01, 2011, 07:27:36 PM
ATTENDEES LIST - RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011

Berry (Marilee & Dick), site M-29
Bertram (Christi & Kim), site M-17
Brewer (Betty & Terry), site 4
Brucker (Maria? & Gary), site ?
Bullock (Phil & Doris?), site M-16
Down (Liza & Ray), site M-20
FitzGerald (Ardra & Jerry), site M-13
Kuch (Sheila & Ken), site M-19
Lawrence (Wendy & Mike), site R-46
Mahoney (Russ), site 5
Nesbitt (Mary Ann & Don), site M-30
Pennings (Mimi & Chris), site R-57
Roscoe (Corinne & Bill), site M-32
Schneider (Lou), site 22
Sherow (Debby & Randy), site R-54
Wagner (Judy & Mike), site R-55
Wainwright (Jeannine & Dan), site 17
Weimert (Barb & Frank), site M-14
West (Marge & Dan), site 25
White (Tara & Ernie), site M-34
? Chrystal & Mike, site M-31 (surname?)

Possible:  Maria & Gary

I've removed the Dicks (M-21) and the Fergusons (R-47) who won't be able to join us.  :'(

ArdraF
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: garyb1st on May 01, 2011, 07:40:18 PM
Hi Ardra, yes, it is Gary and Maria.  Portal would not give us an assigned spot but we are on the wrong side of the tracks, so to speak.  We just got into Canyon De Chelly which is a few hours South of you.  We'll spend a few nights and then move on.  We plan on being in Moab Saturday.   Hope the weather is a bit warmer than here.  Sunny and windy but a bit on the cool side.   Actually it's quite warm compared to the 17 deg Taoshum reported.  Burr.   
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: Wendy on May 01, 2011, 07:57:04 PM
Gary - We're 120 miles north of you in Cortez and the lows have been in the low 20s every night for the past week. Right now it's trying to snow but it's not sticking. Hopefully this storm passes thru and there aren't any other behind it and we can have marvelous weather in Moab.
 
As for being on "the other side of the tracks," you'll be close to the pavilion and happy hour while most of us will have to tromp halfway across the entire park !
 
Wendy
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: ArdraF on May 02, 2011, 06:24:07 PM
ATTENDEES LIST - RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011

Berry (Marilee & Dick), site M-29
Bertram (Christi & Kim), site M-17
Brewer (Betty & Terry), site 4
Brucker (Maria & Gary), site ?
Bullock (Phil & Doris?), site M-16
Down (Liza & Ray), site M-20
FitzGerald (Ardra & Jerry), site M-13
Kuch (Sheila & Ken), site M-19
Lawrence (Wendy & Mike), site R-46
Mahoney (Russ), site 5
Nesbitt (Mary Ann & Don), site M-30
Pennings (Mimi & Chris), site R-57
Roscoe (Corinne & Bill), site M-32
Schneider (Lou), site 22
Sherow (Debby & Randy), site R-54
Wagner (Judy & Mike), site R-55
Wainwright (Jeannine & Dan), site 17
Weimert (Barb & Frank), site M-14
West (Marge & Dan), site 25
White (Tara & Ernie), site M-34
? Chrystal & Mike, site M-31 (surname?)

I've removed the Dicks (M-21) and the Fergusons (R-47) who won't be able to join us.

See you in Moab!

ArdraF
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: ArdraF on May 02, 2011, 06:30:19 PM
ATTENDEES LIST BY SITE NUMBER - RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011

Brewer (Betty & Terry), site 4
Mahoney (Russ), site 5
Wainwright (Jeannine & Dan), site 17
Schneider (Lou), site 22
West (Marge & Dan), site 25
Brucker (Maria & Gary, site ?

FitzGerald (Ardra & Jerry), site M-13
Weimert (Barb & Frank), site M-14
Bullock (Phil & Doris?), site M-16
Bertram (Christi & Kim), site M-17
Kuch (Sheila & Ken), site M-19
Down (Liza & Ray), site M-20
Berry (Marilee & Dick), site M-29
Nesbitt (Mary Ann & Don), site M-30
? (Chrystal & Mike), site M-31
Roscoe (Corinne & Bill), site M-32
White (Tara & Ernie), site M-34

Lawrence (Wendy & Mike), site R-46
Sherow (Debby & Randy), site R-54
Wagner (Judy & Mike), site R-55
Pennings (Mimi & Chris), site R-57
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: garyb1st on May 02, 2011, 08:03:55 PM
Gary - We're 120 miles north of you in Cortez and the lows have been in the low 20s every night for the past week. Right now it's trying to snow but it's not sticking. Hopefully this storm passes thru and there aren't any other behind it and we can have marvelous weather in Moab.
 
As for being on "the other side of the tracks," you'll be close to the pavilion and happy hour while most of us will have to tromp halfway across the entire park !
 
Wendy



Happy Hour, what's that?  We're on an Indian Reservation and I'm not sure but I don't think they allow Happy Hour.  I know they don't allow alcohol.  lol

Wendy, we're probably heading North in a day or two.  Do you know of any public campgrounds BLM etc., between Canyon De Chelley and Moab.  I'm still trying to digest $4.60+ diesel prices in So Cal and finding low cost campgrounds makes it easier to swallow.  Looking forward to seeing you and the group.   

Gary



Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: Wendy on May 02, 2011, 08:37:30 PM
I've always wondered if the "no booze on the rez" rules applied to the alcohol in my RV. We're stayed in plenty of places on the rez and I never dumped the wine cellar before crossing the border :)
 
There's a tribal campground, no hookups, and a private campground with hookups at Monument Valley. Spectacular scenery. Just west of Bluff Utah there's a BLM campground on the San Juan River. Great petroglyph panel there. Between Blanding UT and Monticello UT, there's a Forest Service campground. No hookups but a lot of nice big paved sites. There's also a campground in Canyonlands Nat Park, off the highway between Monticello and Moab but it's quite a ways off the highway. And there are private campgrounds in Bluff, Blanding and Monticello.
 
Enjoy the scenery. See you in a week.
Wendy
Cortez, CO
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: garyb1st on May 02, 2011, 09:09:41 PM
Thanks Wendy.  See ya Saturday
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: Utclmjmpr on May 02, 2011, 09:29:29 PM
Google "Gouldings" for info at Monument valley, very nice campgrounds, (upper and lower) large super market, gas station, very nice restaurant, motel, and all very well run by the Navajo nation.>>>Dan
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: zmotorsports on May 03, 2011, 01:44:18 PM
Google "Gouldings" for info at Monument valley, very nice campgrounds, (upper and lower) large super market, gas station, very nice restaurant, motel, and all very well run by the Navajo nation.>>>Dan

This is a nice campground.  We just stayed at Gouldings in March for three days.  Wonderful and friendly people and very intersting and scenic area.  My wife says it is now one of her (many) favorite places to go.  Mike.
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: BernieD on May 03, 2011, 06:39:09 PM
We've stayed at Gouldings a number of times and always had problems with maneuvering around the park with our 41 footer plus toad. Terry Brewer finally convinced us to move over to the dry camping area at the Monument Valley Visitor Center. A little bumpy to get to and, with park fees, probably not much cheaper than Gouldings but the view is to die for.
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: Wendy on May 03, 2011, 07:38:49 PM
If you should take the route thru Monument Valley (which is not the most direct route from Canyon de Chelley to Moab), there's a great place to park overnight (free boondocking) at Goosenecks State Park near Mexican Hat.
 
Wendy
 
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: garyb1st on May 04, 2011, 08:37:54 AM
Thanks everyone for the camping suggestions.  We're heading North this morning. 

Gary
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: garyb1st on May 04, 2011, 05:57:50 PM
Wendy, we're at Sandy Landing, BLM at the San Juan River.  Thank you so much for the tip.  This is a great spot.  We even have internet.  Woot. 

Gary
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: Wendy on May 04, 2011, 06:41:32 PM
Be sure to go look at the petroglyph panel at Sand Island. And visit Bluff. There's some interesting history there including the original Bluff Fort. And if you get a chance, do try to visit the ancestral dwellings (i.e. Anasazi ruins) that are across the river from St Christopher's Mission, just west of Bluff on Hwy 162. There used to be a hanging bridge you crossed to get there but it collapsed a few years ago and I don't think it's ever been rebuilt. Ask some locals for directions if you decide you want an interesting, lovely hike to the cliff dwellings.
 
See you in a couple of days.
Wendy
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: garyb1st on May 05, 2011, 05:09:08 PM
Oops,  Sand Island it is.  Three nights, 10 feet from the river at $5.00 per.  Age does have its benes.  Drove through Valley of the Gods and stopped at Goose Neck State Park for a look see.  We're going to hike to the petroglyphs tomorrow and will likely visit the Anasazi ruins.  Thanks again Wendy.  See ya Sat.
   
Gary
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: Kim (skyking4ar2) Bertram on May 05, 2011, 10:18:16 PM
Enroute to Moab!

Pagosa Springs, Wolf Creek Run, super place!! New owners, first week of operation!

Backed up on the San Juan River until Sunday morning when we will come across Durango for Cortez and Moab!

The scenery is gorgeous!

Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: Daisy on May 07, 2011, 11:49:07 AM
There is a BLM campground IN Moab, but I can't give definite directions as it's been a number of years since we've been there.  The approach road is at the southern end of town, and you drive by the "lake" and the cg backs up against the mountains on the east side.  It is fairly new, about 4-5 years (maybe longer) has waterfalls and is quite picturesque.  Usual no electric or sewers but has water & dump available.

Daisy
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: PancakeBill on May 07, 2011, 12:18:38 PM
To all
Have a great time in Moab, don't forget, easy drive right up here to Yellowstone, be sure to do an overnight at Antelope Island, then a stop at Smith & Edwards, they have everything you need, cuz if they don't have it, you don't need it.

Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: Ernie n Tara on May 07, 2011, 12:51:33 PM
Hi,
If anyone should need a space, ours is unfortunately available (M34 as I recall). Tara's mom took a turn for the worse and we have made a flying trip to North Dakota. It looks as if we'll be here for a while.
Really hurts to miss this one, but there are reasonable Priorities!
Have a great week, we'll keep up with what's happening,
Ernie
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: Bob Maxwell on May 07, 2011, 01:22:08 PM
Her mom and y'all are in our prayers.
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: Lorna on May 07, 2011, 01:25:31 PM
Sorry to hear about Tara's mom.  Y'all are in our thoughts and prayers.
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: Lou Schneider on May 07, 2011, 02:16:50 PM
My Mom and I got back last night from our 9 day trip to visit her relatives in New Jersey and Florida.  I'm currently sitting in the Oakland Airport waiting for my flight to Las Vegas, I'll pick up my car there then go "over the hump" to Pahrump to retrieve my motorhome, then head out towards Moab.  I should get there Sunday evening unless I decide to stop overnight along the way.

Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: Kim (skyking4ar2) Bertram on May 07, 2011, 03:20:08 PM
Tara's mom took a turn for the worse and we have made a flying trip to North Dakota.

Ernie,

Christi and I are so sorry to hear that news, we looked forward to visiting more. Please tell Tara you are all in our prayers.

Kim
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: garyb1st on May 07, 2011, 03:39:40 PM
Hi Ardra, We just arrived and are in site #19. 

Gary
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: ArdraF on May 07, 2011, 05:06:18 PM
Ernie and Tara  - I'm sorry to hear you won't be able to make it to Moab.  These unfortunate things do happen.  As they say, been there, done that and it's never fun.  Hope things go as well as can be expected.

Gary and Maria - Thanks for letting us know you're the first one to arrive.  You can check in the rest of us!  ::)  We'll arrive Sunday afternoon, along with the rest of the crew who are at Monument Valley.

ArdraF
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: ArdraF on May 07, 2011, 05:09:57 PM
ATTENDEES LIST - RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011

Berry (Marilee & Dick), site M-29
Bertram (Christi & Kim), site M-17
Brewer (Betty & Terry), site 4
Brucker (Maria & Gary), site 19
Bullock (Phil & Doris?), site M-16
Down (Liza & Ray), site M-20
FitzGerald (Ardra & Jerry), site M-13
Kuch (Sheila & Ken), site M-19
Lawrence (Wendy & Mike), site R-46
Mahoney (Russ), site 5
Nesbitt (Mary Ann & Don), site M-30
Pennings (Mimi & Chris), site R-57
Roscoe (Corinne & Bill), site M-32
Schneider (Lou), site 22
Sherow (Debby & Randy), site R-54
Wagner (Judy & Mike), site R-55
Wainwright (Jeannine & Dan), site 17
Weimert (Barb & Frank), site M-14
West (Marge & Dan), site 25
? Chrystal & Mike, site M-31 (surname?)

I've removed the Dicks (M-21), Fergusons (R-47), and Whites (M-34) who won't be able to join us.
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: ArdraF on May 07, 2011, 05:13:14 PM
ATTENDEES LIST BY SITE NUMBER - RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011

Brewer (Betty & Terry), site 4
Mahoney (Russ), site 5
Wainwright (Jeannine & Dan), site 17
Schneider (Lou), site 22
West (Marge & Dan), site 25
Brucker (Maria & Gary, site 19

FitzGerald (Ardra & Jerry), site M-13
Weimert (Barb & Frank), site M-14
Bullock (Phil & Doris?), site M-16
Bertram (Christi & Kim), site M-17
Kuch (Sheila & Ken), site M-19
Down (Liza & Ray), site M-20
Berry (Marilee & Dick), site M-29
Nesbitt (Mary Ann & Don), site M-30
? (Chrystal & Mike), site M-31
Roscoe (Corinne & Bill), site M-32

Lawrence (Wendy & Mike), site R-46
Sherow (Debby & Randy), site R-54
Wagner (Judy & Mike), site R-55
Pennings (Mimi & Chris), site R-57
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: garyb1st on May 07, 2011, 05:25:54 PM
Gary and Maria - Thanks for letting us know you're the first one to arrive.  You can check in the rest of us!  ::)  We'll arrive Sunday afternoon, along with the rest of the crew who are at Monument Valley.

ArdraF
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Will do.  Of course, there will be a small fee.  Quite nice in Moab today.  In honor of those of you who have braved the Moab Weather Gods before, a bit of off-road challenging rain will be arriving shortly after you set up. 

Gary   
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: Kim (skyking4ar2) Bertram on May 07, 2011, 06:41:06 PM
I knew it - I spent half the day taking two months of road grime off the coach!!!  :'(
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: Wendy on May 07, 2011, 07:11:33 PM
Well, I don't want any 4WD runs to get rained out in Moab but I sure would like it to rain on Cortez while we're gone so my grass and lettuce and herbs get happy.
 
See ya all tomorrow. We'll probably be last to arrive because we have so far to travel :) Oh, wait, ceemike is traveling the same distance but I'm sure he'll be there before we even leave :)
 
Wendy
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: chrpennings on May 07, 2011, 07:41:57 PM
We arrived a day earlier as planned at Portal and they gave us site # 4 (Sorry Terry) but I'm sure Russ will enjoy having new neighbours. I'm sure Betty will be happy to move to the prime site section so that she does not have to cheat going to the pool and spa at the prime site.
Just said hello to Gary and Maria who are  just across the road from us at site # 19.
We had quite an experience with buying new tires but will explain later. It's now time for a visit at the brewery. See you all to morrow.

Chris & Mimy
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: Tom on May 07, 2011, 08:02:35 PM
Wish we could have been there with everyone. Our travel plans got thwarted somewhat by other events this year. We have fond memories of several Moab rallies with Framily, and we'll be thinking of you all.

BTW will Betty be dressing Chris Pennings in drag this year?
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: Wendy on May 07, 2011, 08:18:01 PM
BTW will Betty be dressing Chris Pennings in drag this year?

I'm sure Betty will have a suitable punishment for Chris taking her campsite ! Now, who else could she dress up in drag....hmmmmm.
 
Wendy
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: Lou Schneider on May 07, 2011, 08:35:07 PM
Well, looks like I'm stuck in Pahrump until tomorrow - the storage lot where I left my motorhome closed early today - at noon instead of their published 5 PM.  So I'm in the Best Western tonight and will head to Moab starting at mid-day Sunday.

See you all on Monday.

Lou
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: chrpennings on May 07, 2011, 10:04:58 PM
Tom,

If Betty kicks met out of site # 4 and have me moved to the prime site she will not have enough fashionable clothing with her to drag dress me up to perform for the members on the other side of the fence. Wish Wally was here to help me out :)

chris
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: ArdraF on May 07, 2011, 10:07:03 PM
ATTENDEES LIST - RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011

Berry (Marilee & Dick), site M-29
Bertram (Christi & Kim), site M-17
Brewer (Betty & Terry), site R-57
Brucker (Maria & Gary), site 19  ARRIVED
Bullock (Phil & Doris?), site M-16
Down (Liza & Ray), site M-20
FitzGerald (Ardra & Jerry), site M-13
Kuch (Sheila & Ken), site M-19
Lawrence (Wendy & Mike), site R-46
Mahoney (Russ), site 5
Nesbitt (Mary Ann & Don), site M-30
Pennings (Mimi & Chris), site 4  ARRIVED
Roscoe (Corinne & Bill), site M-32
Schneider (Lou), site 22
Sherow (Debby & Randy), site R-54
Wagner (Judy & Mike), site R-55
Wainwright (Jeannine & Dan), site 17
Weimert (Barb & Frank), site M-14
West (Marge & Dan), site 25
? Chrystal & Mike, site M-31 (surname?)

I've removed the Dicks (M-21), Fergusons (R-47), and Whites (M-34) who won't be able to join us.
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: ArdraF on May 07, 2011, 10:10:36 PM
ATTENDEES LIST BY SITE NUMBER - RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011

Pennings (Mimi & Chris), site 4  ARRIVED
Mahoney (Russ), site 5
Wainwright (Jeannine & Dan), site 17
Schneider (Lou), site 22
West (Marge & Dan), site 25
Brucker (Maria & Gary, site 19  ARRIVED

FitzGerald (Ardra & Jerry), site M-13
Weimert (Barb & Frank), site M-14
Bullock (Phil & Doris?), site M-16
Bertram (Christi & Kim), site M-17
Kuch (Sheila & Ken), site M-19
Down (Liza & Ray), site M-20
Berry (Marilee & Dick), site M-29
Nesbitt (Mary Ann & Don), site M-30
? (Chrystal & Mike), site M-31
Roscoe (Corinne & Bill), site M-32

Lawrence (Wendy & Mike), site R-46
Sherow (Debby & Randy), site R-54
Wagner (Judy & Mike), site R-55
Brewer (Betty & Terry), site R-57
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: ceemike on May 08, 2011, 09:00:14 AM
Oh, wait, ceemike is traveling the same distance but I'm sure he'll be there before we even leave :)
 
Wendy
Wendy, I wasn't sure we'd even be leaving Cortez on Sunday.  I spent 2 hours yesterday afternoon/evening getting my main awning to roll up & latch so I could travel.  When I rolled the awing up it would rack & the arms wouldn't align so I could latch them.  We had planned to go to the Ute Mountain Casino but after my awning adventure I didn't feel like that anymore. :(   Like I said before, if it ain't one thing it's another when you own a motorhome.  C U later today.
Mike Wagner
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: PancakeBill on May 08, 2011, 09:14:53 AM
Ceemike
My awning ill do that too, you get the hang of anticipating the direction and a gentle persuasion will align as it is rolling.  I can usually get it the by the third try. 
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: ceemike on May 08, 2011, 09:29:51 AM
Bill, Thanks for the tip. When I get to Moab I'll practice doing what you said.  Maybe I'll try to get a personal lesson from you when we get to Yellowstone next month.   :)
Mike Wagner
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: ceemike on May 08, 2011, 09:30:54 AM
Does anyone know if Portal sells propane?  I'm getting low.
Mike Wagner
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: zmotorsports on May 08, 2011, 12:34:26 PM
My wife and I are getting excited about Moab and meeting many new people.  I have a busy couple of days at work and then we will be there Thursday around noonish.  I hope everyone travels safely and arrives without problems.

Does anyone have an itinerary yet for the latter part of the week as far as 4wd trails or hiking?  Or is this a wing it group?  Just curious, Mike.
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: Kim (skyking4ar2) Bertram on May 08, 2011, 03:42:42 PM
Looks like there may be some musical coach thing goin' on - we are actually in M20 - never have been parked at a three story casita before, however..

Wish I had invested in a wind generator, though... 8)

Let's rally!
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: gmsboss1 on May 08, 2011, 04:03:59 PM
Please help us solve a knotty problem.

Mary Ann has a knitting project almost finished but needs 2 double pointed number 2 knitting needles to wrap it up.  If you are at Moab and can lend her these needles for a couple of days it would make my life much easier!

Thanks!

Don
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: Jim Dick on May 08, 2011, 04:10:48 PM
Mike,

You might have a set screw missing at the awning rail so the fabric isn't lined up properly. That can shift the arms slightly. They usually put one at one end of the awning at the rail on the coach.
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: tara white on May 08, 2011, 04:33:28 PM
Thank you for the well wishes.  Mom slipped away peacefully this morning with all of her children at her bedside.  She had been in ill health for a long while so we are thankul that shes at peace and not hurting anymore.



                                                                                              Tara and Ernie

Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: Jeannine on May 08, 2011, 04:36:17 PM
Please help us solve a knotty problem.

Mary Ann has a knitting project almost finished but needs 2 double pointed number 2 knitting needles to wrap it up.  If you are at Moab and can lend her these needles for a couple of days it would make my life much easier!

Thanks!

Don

I have a set and would be glad to lend them.  A few months ago I bought a big collection of needles at a yard sale.  I just checked and there are some #2 dp needles in the bag.  We're on site 18 (not 17).

Jeannine
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: Tom on May 08, 2011, 04:44:39 PM
Ernie,

Our sincerest condolences. It hurts when they leave us, but it can also be a blessing for them if they're relieved of pain and suffering.

Tom & Chris
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: Lorna on May 08, 2011, 05:04:31 PM
So sorry to hear about your mom.  Please accept our sympathies at this very difficult time.  It is always hard to loose a parent.
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: gmsboss1 on May 08, 2011, 05:12:13 PM
So sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. 

Don's Mom passed a couple years ago in similar circumstances and while we still miss her, it was a relief to see an end to her suffering and to know that she is in a far better place.

You are in our prayers for peace and comfort during this sad time.

Don and Mary Ann

Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: Barb on May 08, 2011, 07:32:19 PM
The Rally Has Begun.....

Here are a few web sites you might want to visit.

http://www.discovermoab.com/archesnationalpark.htm

http://www.discovermoab.com/byways.htm

http://www.discovermoab.com/

http://www.utaharches.com/AtoZ.php

http://www.rr4w.com/pageview.aspx?id=27632

This last one is the red rock 4 wheel club, who help maintain the trails is Moab. Click on trails from the menu bar, and it will give you a description of the trail ratings. For some if the trails.

Happy Reading
Barb
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: Betty Brewer on May 08, 2011, 08:13:06 PM
Hey Moab participants,
I just phoned Ray and Liza and they are not coming.  True RVers they had a problem with their motorhome.   Something about a hole in the roof which requird fabricating a repair...... Sigh and he had just raised his  vehicle  with a 2 inch lift in preparation for the rally.  They are dissappointed as are we.

Next time.

Betty
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: Betty Brewer on May 08, 2011, 08:54:23 PM
Well we held our first happy  hour at 4:15 in the Portal RVPark Pavillion.  Introductions were made and we have LOTS of folks on this rally for whom  Moab is a first time event.  Kim suggested we have " Moab 101"  for the new folks.  Several activities were suggested.  Some hikes determined and at least one off road trip is planned for tomorrow pending the prediction ( 80%) chance of rain.  Who believes those weather people?  Sheila was giving Mimi lesson on her convection oven   inspite of the fact that Mimi has had the coach for  several years she  has not yet read the manual so  Sheila to the rescue.  Oh yes when will we have that crock pot class for RVForum cooks?

A few activites are being researched, a meal at the Purple Pig?  .. an outing on the Colorado  River (either a  night  light and sound trip or a day time Jet boat trip.)  Movies if it rains,   cleaning the red dirt out of rigs if you were in Monument Valley for the  prior 4 days.  So much fun so little time.

Betty

Terry and Russ in rig watching Formula One Race..... sigh no dinner out tonight...
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: Wendy on May 08, 2011, 09:01:12 PM
Ardra - Sent you a PM with the dry erase board location. Have fun.
 
Wendy
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: Kim (skyking4ar2) Bertram on May 08, 2011, 09:53:24 PM
After pigging out at the Blue Pig (good stuff!), Don showed Christi and I a section of this trail ( http://www.utahmountainbiking.com/trails/archesloop.htm (http://www.utahmountainbiking.com/trails/archesloop.htm) ), and since it is paved for a great part, we will do it on our hybrid bikes from the entry point just past the Colorado River bridge.

And after pigging out, it is now required or get higher load rated tires for the coach!! I am going to try to get in an early short ride (less than an hour) Monday morning. If you want to tag along, slow stuff!! Email or PM...
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: Wendy on May 08, 2011, 10:11:05 PM
BOOK SWAP - I'm bringing a pile of books to Happy Hour tomorrow (and every night until they're gone). Don't necessarily want to swap but sure do want to get rid of the excess weight :)
 
Wendy
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: ArdraF on May 08, 2011, 10:52:26 PM
Quote
Does anyone know if Portal sells propane?  I'm getting low.

Mike, no propane at Portal to our knowledge.  It looks like there's an Amerigas and the KOA is listed.  See http://ut.allpages.com/moab/industry/fuel/propane/ (http://ut.allpages.com/moab/industry/fuel/propane/) for their addresses.

ArdraF
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: ArdraF on May 08, 2011, 11:17:14 PM
Monday May 9th events:

10:00 a.m.  Four wheel drive to Eye of the Whale and Tower.  Bring lunch, water, and chairs.  See Barb Weimert for details.

10:00 a.m.  Hike down Park Avenue in Arches N.P.  We should have enough cars to drop some people off at the top of Park Avenue while others drive to the end of the trail and park, with drivers coming back to the top in one car.  Wear sturdy shoes and carry some water.  It usually takes about an hour which allows time to drive through Arches and explore the various viewpoints.  If you opt to continue into the park, carry a lunch.

Entry into both Arches and Canyonlands is less expensive if each car has a least one person with a National Parks Senior Pass.  We generally try to have one Senior Pass per car.

4:15 p.m.  Happy Hour at the Pavillion.  Come with ideas and/or questions on what you want to do for the remainder of the week.

ArdraF
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: ArdraF on May 08, 2011, 11:25:21 PM
Tara,

I'm so sorry to hear about your mom.  Even though we all know "it" is coming, it's still hard to prepare for the loss of a parent.  I'm glad for you that you got there in time to say goodbye.  How ironic that happened on Mother's Day!  Take care and do what you need to do.  We'll be thinking of you and hope happy memories help reduce the sadness.

ArdraF
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: ArdraF on May 08, 2011, 11:38:18 PM
ATTENDEES LIST - RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011

Berry (Marilee & Dick aka TheBerrys), site M-29  ARRIVED
Bertram (Christi & Kim aka Skyking), site M-20  ARRIVED
Brewer (Betty & Terry), site 4  ARRIVED
Brucker (Maria & Gary), site 19  ARRIVED
Bullock (Phil & Doris?), site M-16  ARRIVED
FitzGerald (Ardra & Jerry), site M-13  ARRIVED
Kuch (Sheila & Ken), site M-17  ARRIVED
Lawrence (Wendy & Mike), site R-46  ARRIVED
Mahoney (Russ), site 5  ARRIVED
Nesbitt (Mary Ann & Don aka GMSboss), site M-30  ARRIVED
Pennings (Mimi & Chris), site R-57  ARRIVED
Roscoe (Corinne & Bill), site M-32
Schneider (Lou), site 22
Sherow (Debby & Randy), site R-54  ARRIVED
Wagner (Judy & Mike aka Ceemike), site R-55  ARRIVED
Wainwright (Jeannine & Dan), site 18  ARRIVED
Weimert (Barb & Frank), site M-14  ARRIVED
West (Marge & Dan aka Utahclaimjumper), site 25  ARRIVED
? Chrystal & Mike, site M-31 (surname?)

I've removed the Dicks (M-21), Fergusons (R-47), Whites (M-34), and Downs (M-20),  who won't be able to join us.

Please check to be sure we have your correct site number. 
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: ArdraF on May 08, 2011, 11:48:11 PM
ATTENDEES LIST BY SITE NUMBER - RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011

Brewer (Betty & Terry), site 4  ARRIVED
Mahoney (Russ), site 5  ARRIVED
Wainwright (Jeannine & Dan), site 18  ARRIVED
Brucker (Maria & Gary), site 19  ARRIVED
Schneider (Lou), site 22
West (Marge & Dan aka Utahclaimjumper), site 25  ARRIVED

FitzGerald (Ardra & Jerry), site M-13  ARRIVED
Weimert (Barb & Frank), site M-14  ARRIVED
Bullock (Phil & Doris?), site M-16  ARRIVED
Kuch (Sheila & Ken), site M-17  ARRIVED
Bertram (Christi & Kim aka Skyking), site M-20  ARRIVED
Berry (Marilee & Dick), site M-29  ARRIVED
Nesbitt (Mary Ann & Don), site M-30  ARRIVED
? (Chrystal & Mike), site M-31
Roscoe (Corinne & Bill), site M-32

Lawrence (Wendy & Mike), site R-46  ARRIVED
Sherow (Debby & Randy), site R-54  ARRIVED
Wagner (Judy & Mike aka Ceemike), site R-55  ARRIVED
Pennings (Mimi & Chris), site R-57  ARRIVED
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: zmotorsports on May 09, 2011, 07:09:09 AM
Tara, sorry for the loss of your mother.  Our prayers are with you and your family at this time.  Mike.
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: Wendy on May 09, 2011, 09:45:41 AM
So now what's the plan for today ?
 
Rain, Rain, Go Away.........
 
Wendy
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: garyb1st on May 09, 2011, 09:56:40 AM
Maria and I are thinking it's probably a good day to sample some wine.  Not sure when they're open and usually don't start drinking until after I've had my coffee.  Maybe after lunch? 

Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: JerArdra on May 09, 2011, 10:03:47 AM
Wendy, as we all know the weatherman lied!  :'(  The 30 percent chance of rain at this moment is 100 percent.  And, how 'bout those winds last night.  Glad I took in all my whirly-gigs!  My weather radio actually gave an alert this morning when I turned it on.  Snow at higher elevations so I hope the late arrivals don't run into problems.

I sure don't want to do the hike in the rain, and I'm assuming the others don't want to either, so I think we'll probably cancel that.  The trail is probably muddy and since it follows the low point of the canyon probably also very wet.

Are the Weimerts cancelling the 4WD ride?  If so, today will be a bust in term of activities.  Maybe the new people will want to go into town when it clears up and stop at the visitor center.  Someone mentioned a "Moab 101" for newbies.  We could use the pavillion for that if it stops raining.  Another mentioned movies.  If you need to go grocery shopping, City Market is a Kroger store.  The other one (Village Market?) I think is an independent.  Walker's Drugs is a general store where we find things we can't find anywhere else.

Has anyone found the Roscoes who were supposed to be in M-32 and Chrystal & Mike who were supposed to be in M-31?  Also, if you go by an unusual online name and I haven't noted that, please let me know so we can place your moniker with your face.

ArdraF
 ;D ;D
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: gmsboss1 on May 09, 2011, 10:11:24 AM
We talked with the folks in M-31 last night and found that they are here as part of an FMCA group from last week.  They are leaving this morning.
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: Wendy on May 09, 2011, 10:14:11 AM
Gee, wunderground.com has it up to 60% chance of precip now.....we must be parked under part of that 60%. I was able to get Gordon during a brief lull. Thought maybe I'd go out in my bathsuit and wash the coach :)
 
Wendy
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: Betty Brewer on May 09, 2011, 11:47:39 AM
Brewers are having lunch out  and will be going to the Movies at  7 pm.  Slickrock Cinema3  580 Kane Blvd.  We are seeing Hanna.  Also  playing is Thor and Fast 5.
They only have matinees on the weekends which is what I saw when I looked yesterday.
Betty
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: zmotorsports on May 09, 2011, 11:58:31 AM
Is anyone going to be doing any 4wd trails on Friday or Saturday?  We would like to participate in one but we won't be arriving until Thursday.  Mike.
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: Betty Brewer on May 09, 2011, 12:00:46 PM
Whoops only movie Matinees on week ends.  So we will go at 7 pm.

Betty
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: Wendy on May 09, 2011, 12:07:40 PM
We're going to see Hanna, too. Big lunch, then snacks at Happy Hour then a HUGE tub of popcorn.
 
Wendy
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: Betty Brewer on May 09, 2011, 12:12:53 PM
Is anyone going to be doing any 4wd trails on Friday or Saturday?  We would like to participate in one but we won't be arriving until Thursday.  Mike.

I think  we will be doing such runs all week pending weather.  Everything is penciled into sand as a plan .  We usually  " finalize" the plans at  happy hour 4:15 the  night before. 

A couple of groups are  researching  dinner/activities out,  so watch Forum for news to see if we add you into that count.

Betty
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: ArdraF on May 09, 2011, 12:25:46 PM
Quote
We usually "finalize" the plans at happy hour 4:15 the night before.

And then change them the next morning when it's raining!  ::)

ArdraF
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: Wendy on May 09, 2011, 12:33:39 PM
And then change them the next morning when it's raining!  ::)  ArdraF

Which it's doing AGAIN !!
 
Wendy
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: ceemike on May 09, 2011, 12:38:48 PM
What's up with the power failures? 
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: Wendy on May 09, 2011, 12:40:44 PM
Don't know but this is the second time it's gone out. We're now inverting and using our roof internet. Might be a good time to go out for a drive :)
 
Wendy
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: zmotorsports on May 09, 2011, 01:03:28 PM
I think  we will be doing such runs all week pending weather.  Everything is penciled into sand as a plan .  We usually  " finalize" the plans at  happy hour 4:15 the  night before. 

A couple of groups are  researching  dinner/activities out,  so watch Forum for news to see if we add you into that count.

Betty

Thanks, will do.  Mike.
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: Kim (skyking4ar2) Bertram on May 09, 2011, 04:20:35 PM
"Faint heart ne'er won fair maiden" - what rain?  :o

We went to Denny's for lunch and had multiple power outages - could not use a credit card and paid cash....thank the Universe that our breakfast was cooked before the outage.. ;)

Went to get gas and some yoyo did not watch his pump, dumped about 20 gallons under our car, and the fuel truck driver said we had to push our car off the island before starting... >:(

Flashed our old geezer's card at Arches and shot 141 pictures in some of the best light ever!! Whoever said it takes an hour must have never stopped...we had three hours invested and it was worth every penny....we left a few pictures out there if someone wants to go back and get 'em....

I have never seen so many rented RV's except in a lot as were in Arches....

If we don't see another thing the whole time we are here, we truly enjoyed Arches (and missed some stuff, so will go back)...fabulous sights!!  8)
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: Kim (skyking4ar2) Bertram on May 09, 2011, 05:03:54 PM
For those of you who want the ultimate in an RV lot, please enjoy the three story casitas here at Portal....

We are dwarfed at the base of the one you see here (not our original lot choice, either!) and will put up a several king size sheets tonight and show home movies...bring your own popcorn, please...

Obviously, different strokes for different folks....this is the view, though, that the owner has, at least from ground level...

Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: Wendy on May 09, 2011, 06:45:25 PM
No offense to anyone who likes them, but those 3-story "casitas" are the ugliest things in Moab. If I paid $125,000 for the spot Kim is in and they built that monstrosity next to me, I would die.
 
OTOH, after the rain finished, up today, Mike and I had a soak in the hot tub and it was lovely. And the bathrooms are fantastic. Hmmm, I guess if anyone was actually living in the ugly casita, they could have watched us in the pool from their 2nd or 3rd story windows.
 
To each his own.
Wendy
 
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: Tom and Margi on May 09, 2011, 07:25:57 PM
What Wenday said.  Looks like a huge box, but uglier.  I wonder what they're like inside?
Margi
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: Betty Brewer on May 09, 2011, 10:08:12 PM
Looks like the Canyonlands by Night Dinner and Boat Cruise idea  had only 6 sign up so we don't qualify for a group rate, nor do we have to make any reservations to attend.  If you want to go to dinner only it is $20 and change  per person plus tip.  It can easily and quickly accomodate groups.

Friday night May 13 is the designated night for those of us going.  7 pm dinner and 8 pm cruise So you can still change your plans and join us when it warms up to 85 by the end of the week.
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: Betty Brewer on May 09, 2011, 10:17:31 PM
If my notes serve me I recall Ardra organized our happy hour comments into this schedule:

Tuesday as a hike  down Park Avenue in Arches.  Carpool to the place and get dropped off for an easy mile stroll in beautiful country leave at  9am
Wednesday Firey Furnace Hike Leave at  9 am  bring  lunch it is a moderate hike.
Thursday Delicate Arch Hike leave at  10 am  3 miles round trip.
Friday Sago drive suitable for  regular vehicles.  led by Mike and Wendy.
Friday Night Canyonlands by Night dinner at 7pm, Cruise at 8pm
Saturday Onion Creek Drive led by Ken and Sheila  4 wheel over some water .  Really fun

Other things can be added as the desire  arises. I may have this wrong so post and additions or corrections.
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: garyb1st on May 09, 2011, 10:26:44 PM
We just added a night to our spot.  Now our leave date is Friday AM.  For now the park is booked through the weekend.  If something opens for Friday and Saturday we'll grab it.  If not, Goose Island looks pretty nice.  We're going up Thursday and if we find a vacancy, we're grabbing it and reserving through Saturday.  I'll gladly pay the $6.00 geezer rate for thursday even though we wont be there.  Then, unless someone hi jacks the spot we'll be set for Fri and Sat.  If anyone knows of other spots, please give me a heads up.   

Betty, if a river ride is still a possibility and we get lucky count us in. 

Thanks.

Gary   
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: garyb1st on May 09, 2011, 10:31:28 PM
We're planning on hiking with the group Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.  We have a big red truck driven by a young geezer.  My wife calls it Clifford.  The truck, not the geezer.  Not sure why.  Anyway, it has a large back seat and we can take three with us.  Anyone looking for a ride, let us know. 

Gary
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: ArdraF on May 09, 2011, 10:37:03 PM
Maybe - just maybe - we finally have our daily activities board set up in a way that won't blow away and that won't be erased by the rain.  ;D  It's now inside our motorhome door window and seems readable in low light.  Now to test it in bright sunlight!

Pending the weather gods whims, our events on TUESDAY, May 10th are:

9:00 a.m. - The difficult four-wheel drive with the Weimerts and Brewers.  You should have an appropriate very high-clearance vehicle and be experienced driving it.  Take water and a lunch.

10:00 a.m. - We'll try again to do the Park Avenue hike in Arches.  Sturdy shoes are needed and carry water.  Camera.  Bring lunch if you want to stay in the park after the hike (in that case you need to drive your own car).

4:15 p.m. - Happy Hour + crock pot discussion afterwards

Tentative activities for the rest of the week include:

Wednesday, 9:00 a.m. - Fiery Furnace hike in Arches with Ardra and Jerry.  Sturdy hiking boots or shoes.  Lunch, water, camera.

Thursday, 10:00 a.m. - Hike to Delicate Arch in Arches with Ardra and Jerry.  Sturdy hiking boots or shoes (good grip).  Lunch, water, camera.

Friday - Sego Canyon to ghost town.  County dirt road with 2WD, easy.  (Description in Utah Byways book, pages 74-75.)

Saturday - Onion Creek 4WD, medium difficulty.  (Description in Moab, UT Backroads & 4-Wheel Drive Trails, pages 179-181.)

Saturday - "Last supper" at Sunset Restaurant.  We made a tentative reservation for 35-40 people at 5:30 p.m.  (Sample menu in the Moab Menu Guide.)
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: Betty Brewer on May 09, 2011, 10:38:34 PM
New  Arrivals were  introduced at Happy Hour tonight.  Bill and Corrine arrived after braving the snowstorm in Beaver Utah.  Lou missed  Happy Hour while he waited for the pass to open over Beaver Pass, closed by the blizzard  but he kept up with his reading of this thread and met us at the movies  tonight.  "Hanna"  was not a happy story which matched the details of Lou's 3 day venture to get here.

In the Moab tradition Ardra asked me to present the ongoing AWARDS.  (Phil is exempt because he bought me dinner!)   We have 3 awards... The Care Bear for  the person who does something caring for others.  Dan nominated Jannine for making him breakfast but Jerry won the award for serving in some capacity on the top of Phil's rig.

We have the Happy Chicken for making  others happy and having a positive attitude. Gary quickly secured this award with his exerburant description of  a local  Moab attraction "The Hole in the Rock."  He also got a new very nice Moab hat  there for  only $10.

We all read about Kim's adventure with power outages, spilled fuel and his poor view so he  was bestowed the Goofy award.  Tomorrow each of the winners will need to find a suitable recipient as this award gets passed onto another. 

Are we having fun yet?
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: Wendy on May 09, 2011, 10:47:45 PM
AND there was an RV in the movie Hanna.
 
Wendy
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: ArdraF on May 09, 2011, 10:52:20 PM
ATTENDEES LIST - RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011

Berry (Marilee & Dick aka TheBerrys), site M-29  ARRIVED
Bertram (Christi & Kim aka Skyking), site M-20  ARRIVED
Brewer (Betty & Terry), site 4  ARRIVED
Brucker (Maria & Gary), site 19  ARRIVED
Bullock (Phil & Doris?), site M-16  ARRIVED
FitzGerald (Ardra & Jerry), site M-13  ARRIVED
Kuch (Sheila & Ken), site M-17  ARRIVED
Lawrence (Wendy & Mike), site R-46  ARRIVED
Mahoney (Russ), site 5  ARRIVED
Nesbitt (Mary Ann & Don aka GMSboss), site M-30  ARRIVED
Pennings (Mimi & Chris), site R-57  ARRIVED
Roscoe (Corinne & Bill), site M-33  ARRIVED
Schneider (Lou), site 22  ARRIVED
Sherow (Debby & Randy), site R-54  ARRIVED
Wagner (Judy & Mike aka Ceemike), site R-55  ARRIVED
Wainwright (Jeannine & Dan), site 18  ARRIVED
Weimert (Barb & Frank), site M-14  ARRIVED
West (Marge & Dan aka Utahclaimjumper), site 25  ARRIVED
? Chrystal & Mike (aka Themotorsports), site M-31 (surname?)

I've removed the Dicks (M-21), Fergusons (R-47), Whites (M-34), and Downs (M-20),  who won't be able to join us.
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: ArdraF on May 09, 2011, 10:54:28 PM
ATTENDEES LIST BY SITE NUMBER - RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011

Brewer (Betty & Terry), site 4  ARRIVED
Mahoney (Russ), site 5  ARRIVED
Wainwright (Jeannine & Dan), site 18  ARRIVED
Brucker (Maria & Gary), site 19  ARRIVED
Schneider (Lou), site 22  ARRIVED
West (Marge & Dan aka Utahclaimjumper), site 25  ARRIVED

FitzGerald (Ardra & Jerry), site M-13  ARRIVED
Weimert (Barb & Frank), site M-14  ARRIVED
Bullock (Phil & Doris?), site M-16  ARRIVED
Kuch (Sheila & Ken), site M-17  ARRIVED
Bertram (Christi & Kim aka Skyking), site M-20  ARRIVED
Berry (Marilee & Dick), site M-29  ARRIVED
Nesbitt (Mary Ann & Don), site M-30  ARRIVED
? (Chrystal & Mike), site M-31
Roscoe (Corinne & Bill), site M-33  ARRIVED

Lawrence (Wendy & Mike), site R-46  ARRIVED
Sherow (Debby & Randy), site R-54  ARRIVED
Wagner (Judy & Mike aka Ceemike), site R-55  ARRIVED
Pennings (Mimi & Chris), site R-57  ARRIVED
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: MikeCoke on May 09, 2011, 11:02:28 PM
After Wendy & I enjoyed the Pool & Hot tub I took a pic of our camp site.
It is a Panorama made from 5 pics stitched together using PanoramaPlus 3 program.
 
Mike
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: Lou Schneider on May 09, 2011, 11:31:39 PM
OK - here's the gist of my last 3 days ...

Saturday I said goodbye to my Mom in San Francisco (after taking her back east for a week to visit her family) and flew into Las Vegas.   After ransoming the Bronco from the airport's Economy Parking, I headed up and over the hump into Pahrump to pick up my motorhome, which had been in storage there for a month.

I got there around 3 PM, only to find a note on the storage yard's office door that said they had closed at noon.  They were supposed to be open until 5 PM.  So I had to wait until Sunday to get the MH.  The motel where I stayed after leaving Death Valley (while the motorhome was getting new brakes) wanted $120 instead of the $45 I had paid then, so I went online and wound up booking a room at the local Best Western for $80.  When I got to the motel they had mistakenly given that room to someone else.  So they put me up in their Luxury Suite.  Quite nice - in room mini- bar (not stocked, oh well..), big screen TV, soaking tub and Jacuzzi.  Almost made up for the earlier frustrations.

Sunday morning I was able to retrieve my motorhome from the storage lot.  As expected, after being there for a month the starting battery was stone dead - I think I know what's draining it but I haven't had time to fix it yet.

So I jumped it from the Bronco and it was good to go.   I left Pahrump around noon, went up and over the hump into Las Vegas fighting a 30-40 MPH side wind which became a nice tail wind when I turned north in Las Vegas.  Temperatures were in the mid 80s to low 90s even with the wind.

I decided to stop for dinner in St. George -a bad move, as it turned out.  As soon as I left the freeway the motorhome wouldn't run above idle.  I was able to nurse it into a parking lot that happened to be next to a Golden Corral - so that was my dinner choice.

After dinner, I was able to coax the engine above idle but it still had no power - fuel starvation.  My first thought was the in-tank pump had failed, but I could hear it running when I walked to the back of the rig.  About then I remembered that I had filled the tank 3 months ago in Pahrump when the temperatures were in the upper 40s, so it was probably full of winter gas.   I limped the motorhome across the street to a gas station to add fresh fuel.  When I loosened the gas cap there was a huge WHOOSH followed by the tank oil-canning as it returned to it's proper shape.   Apparently the strong tail wind and high temperatures combined to trap the engine heat underneath the motorhome, heating the tank enough to boil the fuel and vapor lock the in-tank pump.   When I added the cooler fuel it condensed the vapor bubble and everything returned to normal.

With that problem out of the way, I headed north again.  It was dark by the time I got to Beaver and I just started up the pass when it began to snow.  Not light stuff, but enough to make it hard to see the road.  Plus it was sticking to the windshield.  So I made a U-turn at the first opportunity and returned to Beaver for the night.

When I woke on Monday I saw the plow and sanding trucks taking off to make a run at the pass.  So I followed them all the way to Interstate 70.  The plow crew continued north on I-15, it was still snowing at a pretty good rate, but a big rig turned off to I-70, so I followed him through the snow up and over the pass into Richfield.

At that point the snow had turned to heavy rain due to the lower elevation.  I spent about an hour eating lunch, by the time I finished the rain had tapered off.   There was still a strong tailwind out of the SW so I continued onward, trailing the stormline the rest of the way to Moab.

On the plus side, the views along I-70, with the clouds casting their shadows on the formations and frequent lightning in the clouds on the horizon ahead of me was nothing short of spectacular!  The clouds were moving about as fast as I was, and for the better part of a mile I trailed the edge of a cloud shadow on the highway while watching other shadows race across the formations.

So I'm here now, and looking forward to the rest of the week!
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: Kim (skyking4ar2) Bertram on May 09, 2011, 11:35:15 PM
We really had a great time in the Arches National Park today - we took 141 photos, and we have committed to a 12-step Nikon Anonymous group...

But....
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: ArdraF on May 10, 2011, 12:12:01 AM
Lou, we're really glad you finally got here safely, albeit not trouble-free.  Hope the post-Moab journey is significantly easier!

Kim, just so you know  - if you can't find anything to take a picture of in Arches N.P., there must be something wrong with you.  So join the crowd.  We've all done it - and some more than once because you get a new camera and the next year have to test it for comparison!  ::) ;)  Now you know why we come here year after year and why we love the place so much!  Glad you're enjoying it too.

ArdraF
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: garyb1st on May 10, 2011, 09:23:44 AM
I was so excited yesterday after winning the chicken that I wasn't paying attention to the time for todays hike.  Betty post says 9:AM.  Ardra's says 10:00.  I'm pretty sure it's 10:00 but if not and someone see's this, please let me know.  Thanks.

Gary
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: Betty Brewer on May 10, 2011, 09:43:08 AM
Ardra knows best.

BB
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: garyb1st on May 10, 2011, 10:24:45 AM
I know this will not be news to all but for those who don't know, and for those who might have put this on a back burner, this is good info.  Here are  a few paragraphs from the following Yahoo Health article 

http://health.yahoo.net/tips/grow-more-brains-with-three-of-these

Gary 
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: ceemike on May 10, 2011, 04:35:03 PM
Looks like the Canyonlands by Night Dinner and Boat Cruise idea  had only 6 sign up so we don't qualify for a group rate, nor do we have to make any reservations to attend.  If you want to go to dinner only it is $20 and change  per person plus tip.  It can easily and quickly accomodate groups.

Friday night May 13 is the designated night for those of us going.  7 pm dinner and 8 pm cruise So you can still change your plans and join us when it warms up to 85 by the end of the week.
Betty,  Judy & I will go on the Dinner & Boat Cruise.
Mike Wagner
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: Ron from Big D on May 10, 2011, 04:47:20 PM
Kim:  YOu have only scratched the surface.  It will take several visits to Arches to get your best shots.  Weather is very important, as is the light.  Go early and late for the best images.

Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: ceemike on May 10, 2011, 04:56:40 PM
Here is a picture of the group who went on the Park Avenue hike this morning.  We had a good time.  Thanks to Ardra for keeping Jerry reined in.  ;D
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: Wendy on May 10, 2011, 05:08:04 PM
It's a fine looking group. We all had a great time and Jerry and Ardra did a fantastic job leading this unruly group along a scenic trail. And thanks to Mother Nature for no rain and lots of wildflowers.
 
Wendy
Wendy
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: Betty Brewer on May 10, 2011, 07:10:38 PM
Here is a picture of the group who went on the Park Avenue hike this morning.  We had a good time.  Thanks to Ardra for keeping Jerry reined in.  ;D

I can't tell which is better looking, the  flowers in the front or the group in the back.  Very NICE  group shot.  Boy do I wish I could multitask on these rally days.  So much to do, so little time.

BB
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: Betty Brewer on May 10, 2011, 08:01:21 PM
We were  sure happy that  Judy  and Mike  W. re- joined us for happy hour tonight.  You never know with new  folks...they had joined us the first night and waited, (weighted)  through all of the introductions never to be seen again until tonight.  Seems they lost track of time while  touring Arches way into the back country, even  checking out campgrounds and lost track of time.  I reassured them that  the tour of  Arches  took priority over our gathering any day.  They indicated they are IN the  for the  Dinner Cruise  on Friday night the  13th of May.  Anyone is welcome to join us, no reservations needed! 


NOW about the Award winners today, Whew , what a choice.

Jerry passed off Care Bear to Mike L.  who diligently make the name tags for the  new folks, even redoing them when spellings are not accurate.( Wonder who made that mistake?)   Mike graciously accepted the award but I forgot to get his  photo, damn next time!

Now Kim had a very  difficult choice on who might be the NEXT recepient of the Goofy Award.  You all saw what a difficult time Lou had in arriving at Moab rally and he even admitted it all publically here on RVForum so he was a prime nominee.  However it was noted that Terry B spent a couple of hundred dollars today for a  "difficult lesson" and the first thing  he learned was  how to get his Jeep out of PARK.  Seems his  gear shift stuck as the  lesson was  leaving  Portal this morning and the vehicle would not go out of PARK.  The guide showed him..MUSCLE IT.   Seems Kim is an American Idol Fan and in that spirit asked us to  text our vote for either Terry or Lou.  Lacking that technology under our canopy (with lovely weather this afternoon,)  Kim wisley split the award.  Terry got the Toilet  Plunger and Lou got the Hat. 

The Chicken Award,  for sharing a positive View of Life,  went to  newcomer Dick.  Seems on the Park Avenue walk today, Dick and Gary got into a discussion of erosion and how those  big boulders just above their heads could come crashing down at any moment, gulp.   They discussed the Big Bang Theory and when that might happen again. Then the conversation led to all the life changing events that the  planet might , have or could possible  encounter. Those of us who have hiked the Park Avenue can relate on how Nature makes us feel so small.  But Dick certainly had the  thougths going so he got the Chicken Award.  I   think the better story was his new name tag is all wet, Seems he got it in the drinking fountain.... 

So here are photos and  rebuttals are welcomed.
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: Terry A. Brewer on May 10, 2011, 08:22:54 PM
Here are some pics of the 7 Mile Rim ride. Frank & Barb, Betty & Terry had a wonderful guided trail ride from Dan Mick.......
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: Terry A. Brewer on May 10, 2011, 08:26:27 PM
Some more 7 Mile Rim pics....
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: Kim (skyking4ar2) Bertram on May 10, 2011, 09:09:52 PM
No guts, no glory! some amazing stuff! thanks for the pics!!
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: MikeCoke on May 10, 2011, 09:39:03 PM

Nice shot of the Park Avenue hike group.
Just thought I post taken from the same area showing the same bunch of flowers taken during the 2007 Moab rally.
Mike
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: ceemike on May 10, 2011, 11:11:23 PM
Could this be an Easter Island head in Arches?  ;)
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: Jim Dick on May 10, 2011, 11:19:25 PM
Terry,

Sure know how to hurt a guy!!! Here we are just west of Omaha with nothing more exciting than having water and electric. :) Sure do miss the Moab rally but, as it turned out, we could not have made it. Looking forward to seeing you in Yellowstone!!
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: zmotorsports on May 11, 2011, 06:46:59 AM
Are there any objections to us bringing our 19 year old son?  He loves Moab and doesn't have anything else going on this weekend.  We charish any time he wants to spend with his mother and father, you know how teenagers are.  Mike.
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: ArdraF on May 11, 2011, 09:16:09 AM
Mike,

No.  By all means, if your son wants to be with you, we certainly would encourage it.  When do you expect to arrive?

ArdraF
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: zmotorsports on May 11, 2011, 09:51:55 AM
We are looking at about noonish tomorrow (Thursday 12th).

Thanks, Mike.
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: FrankW on May 11, 2011, 12:57:26 PM
Some more 7 Mile Rim pics
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: Wendy on May 11, 2011, 01:01:20 PM
Love the pictures of the 7 Mile Rim run. I enjoy seeing places that I'll probably never get to.
 
We're off for an afternoon of geocaching Moab.
 
Wendy
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: FrankW on May 11, 2011, 01:20:56 PM
More pics from 7 Mile Rim
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: BernieD on May 11, 2011, 01:57:28 PM
Quote
Are there any objections to us bringing our 19 year old son?

We've had both of our kids join us at Moab at various times. They enjoyed being with framily.
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: Photog on May 11, 2011, 05:08:05 PM
Second try!  Moab 5 11 11 Fiery Furnace
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: Barb on May 11, 2011, 07:17:00 PM
For any who is interested, there's a web site that list all the B L M camping in the Moab area.

www.blm.gov/pgdata/etc/medialib/blm/ut/moab_fo/campgrounds/recreation.Par.38822.File.dat/camping-ops 2.6.08.pdf
 (http://www.blm.gov/pgdata/etc/medialib/blm/ut/moab_fo/campgrounds/recreation.Par.38822.File.dat/camping-ops%202.6.08.pdf)

i hope it worked

Barb
Edit: Fixed link.
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: Barb on May 11, 2011, 07:21:13 PM
I modified it twice, and it didn't work. I work on it later.

Barb
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: Kim (skyking4ar2) Bertram on May 11, 2011, 07:26:57 PM
If you went to Canyonlands and Island in the Sky today, you might have seen some of these sights...
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: Kim (skyking4ar2) Bertram on May 11, 2011, 07:31:02 PM
I modified it twice, and it didn't work. I work on it later.

Barb

www.blm.gov/pgdata/etc/medialib/blm/ut/moab_fo/campgrounds/recreation.Par.38822.File.dat/camping-ops 2.6.08.pdf
 (http://www.blm.gov/pgdata/etc/medialib/blm/ut/moab_fo/campgrounds/recreation.Par.38822.File.dat/camping-ops 2.6.08.pdf)

This should..  8)
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: Theberrys on May 11, 2011, 07:32:20 PM
Our first offroad experience today in a UniMOG twelve passenger four wheeler. We took a level four trail called Hells Revenge. What a great day. Here are some pictures.
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: ceemike on May 11, 2011, 08:38:11 PM
Looks like the Canyonlands by Night Dinner and Boat Cruise idea  had only 6 sign up so we don't qualify for a group rate, nor do we have to make any reservations to attend.  If you want to go to dinner only it is $20 and change  per person plus tip.  It can easily and quickly accomodate groups.

Friday night May 13 is the designated night for those of us going.  7 pm dinner and 8 pm cruise So you can still change your plans and join us when it warms up to 85 by the end of the week.
Betty,
Judy was talking to a woman (not part of our group) at the laundry room this evening about the Canyonlands by Night Dinner & Cruise.  She told Judy that she & her husband had made reservations for the Friday night 7 pm dinner & 8 pm cruise so I just called & made reservations for Judy & me.  I told Jennifer at Canyonlands that there would be more people in our group who want to sit together for dinner & the cruise.  Jennifer suggested that people make reservations & mention that they are with the RV Forum group. 
Mike Wagner
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: Betty Brewer on May 11, 2011, 09:45:22 PM
Thanks Mike,

So for folks who want to go on the Canyonlands by Night  dinner Cruise or just Dinner , call (435) 259-5261.They will take your credit card number.  Let them know you are with the RVForum Group so we can be seated together.   Friday Night May 13.

She did mention to me that your reservation is a committment and there is no cancellation refund if you change your mind. They can take 120 or so on the crusie and now have 40  or so reservations.  They do not cancel for rain.  So you can  take your chance with a reservation or without. 

Betty
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: Wendy on May 11, 2011, 10:10:43 PM
Tonight's Happy Hour was a gathering of Uni-bombers.
 
 
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: MikeCoke on May 11, 2011, 10:14:44 PM
Wendy, Gordon & I went geocaching today up Kane Creek road and we found 3 caches &1 DNF.
Along the way we stopped to look at the Birthing Rock pictographs.
The first pic is the Birthing Rock & the second is the view across the Colorado river from thr rock.
 
Mike
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: Wendy on May 11, 2011, 10:26:43 PM
Some of us went to dinner at the Blue Pig, a new Bbq place in Moab. Food was good, company was great.
 
 
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: Wendy on May 11, 2011, 10:28:25 PM
Here's a closer look at the Birthing Panel in case you wondered where the name came from. OTOH, if you look at it upside down, it looks an awful lot like Casper the Ghost :)
 
Wendy
Moab UT
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: Betty Brewer on May 11, 2011, 10:32:41 PM
The Happy Hour this afternoon was held on the patio of Barb and Frank in the high rent district because our Pavillion was filled with tent campers.

Photo of Mike  from yesterday for Care Bear included.  He gave it to Judy today with the embellishment of a COKE Mediallian. We learned  Judy gave Jannine  some physical therapy on the hike today for a sore shoulder.

Dick  presenteed The Chicken Award to Barb for being so enthusiastic about  4 wheeling that they went  out with the Big Yellow Jeep today.  They appreciated the sparked interest and reported that run may be the highlight of their trip!

Terry and Lou made a joint presentation of the Goofy Award for having a bad day ,  to Chris because he broke his Jeep window and then asked friends to go in his car on a chilly evening.

What a group!
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: Betty Brewer on May 11, 2011, 10:46:54 PM
Many brave souls went on the  Firey Furnace  Hike today but I have renamed it the " Butt Crack Crawl."   I do not recall so many boulder scrambles in year's past.  Here are  photos to show what I  am  talking about.
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: sgtjoe on May 11, 2011, 10:58:47 PM
Hey Dick, glad to see you took the "kids" 4 wheeling.  Wish we could have made it.  Seems like a fun bunch of folks.
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: ArdraF on May 11, 2011, 11:01:15 PM
ATTENDEES LIST - RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011

Berry (Marilee & Dick aka TheBerrys), site M-29  ARRIVED
Bertram (Christi & Kim aka Skyking), site M-20  ARRIVED
Brewer (Betty & Terry), site 4  ARRIVED
Brucker (Maria & Gary), site 19  ARRIVED
Bullock (Phil & Doris), site M-16  ARRIVED
FitzGerald (Ardra & Jerry), site M-13  ARRIVED
Hyman (Molly & Stan), site M-23  ARRIVED (friends of Roscoes)
Kuch (Sheila & Ken), site M-17  ARRIVED
Lawrence (Wendy & Mike), site R-46  ARRIVED
Mahoney (Russ), site 5  ARRIVED
Nesbitt (Mary Ann & Don aka GMSboss), site M-30  ARRIVED
Pennings (Mimi & Chris), site R-57  ARRIVED
Roscoe (Corinne & Bill aka Photog), site M-32  ARRIVED
Schneider (Lou), site 22  ARRIVED
Sherow (Debby & Randy), site R-54  ARRIVED
Wagner (Judy & Mike aka Ceemike), site R-55  ARRIVED
Wainwright (Jeannine & Dan), site 18  ARRIVED
Weimert (Barb & Frank), site M-14  ARRIVED
West (Marge & Dan aka Utahclaimjumper), site 25  ARRIVED
? (Chrystal & Mike aka ZMotorsports), site M-31 (surname?)

I've removed the Dicks (M-21), Fergusons (R-47), Whites (M-34), and Downs (M-20),  who won't be able to join us.
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: ArdraF on May 11, 2011, 11:04:55 PM
ATTENDEES LIST BY SITE NUMBER - RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011

Brewer (Betty & Terry), site 4  ARRIVED
Mahoney (Russ), site 5  ARRIVED
Wainwright (Jeannine & Dan), site 18  ARRIVED
Brucker (Maria & Gary), site 19  ARRIVED
Schneider (Lou), site 22  ARRIVED
West (Marge & Dan aka Utahclaimjumper), site 25  ARRIVED

FitzGerald (Ardra & Jerry), site M-13  ARRIVED
Weimert (Barb & Frank), site M-14  ARRIVED
Bullock (Phil & Doris), site M-16  ARRIVED
Kuch (Sheila & Ken), site M-17  ARRIVED
Bertram (Christi & Kim aka Skyking), site M-20  ARRIVED
Hyman (Molly & Stan), site M-23  ARRIVED (friends of Roscoes)
Berry (Marilee & Dick), site M-29  ARRIVED
Nesbitt (Mary Ann & Don), site M-30  ARRIVED
? (Chrystal & Mike), site M-31
Roscoe (Corinne & Bill aka Photog), site M-32  ARRIVED

Lawrence (Wendy & Mike), site R-46  ARRIVED
Sherow (Debby & Randy), site R-54  ARRIVED
Wagner (Judy & Mike aka Ceemike), site R-55  ARRIVED
Pennings (Mimi & Chris), site R-57  ARRIVED
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: ArdraF on May 11, 2011, 11:37:57 PM
Tentative activities for the rest of the week:

Thursday, May 12th
     9:30 a.m. - Spring Canyon Bottom 4WD with Chris P. & Terry B.  Bring lunch, water, chairs, camera.
     10:00 a.m. - Hike to Delicate Arch in Arches N.P.  Sturdy hiking boots or shoes (good grip).  Lunch, water, camera.
     4:15 p.m. - Happy Hour
     4:45 p.m. - Hamburgers with Doug of Portal

Friday, May 13th
     9:30 a.m. - Top of the World 4WD - moderately difficult
     10:00 a.m. - Sego Canyon to ghost town & petroglyphs.  County road (some dirt) with 2WD, easy.  (Description in Utah Byways book, pages 74-75.)
     4:15 p.m. - Happy Hour
     7:00 p.m. - Cowboy dinner at Canyonlands by Night (north of Colorado River bridge on left - mission style building)
     8:00 p.m. - Canyonlands by Night cruise on the Colorado River

Saturday, May 14th
     10:00 a.m. - Onion Creek 4WD, medium difficulty.  (Description in Moab, UT Backroads & 4-Wheel Drive Trails, pages 179-181.)
     4:15 p.m. - Happy Hour
     5:30 p.m. - "Last supper" at Sunset Restaurant.  Tentative reservation for 35-40 people under FitzGerald (Sample menu in the Moab Menu Guide.)

Sunday, May 15th - Most will say farewell to old and new friends.
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: Wendy on May 12, 2011, 10:26:36 AM
For the Sego Canyon trip, bring chairs and lunch and always in the Moab area, carry a camera.
Sunset Restaurant - Be sure to pick a free copy of Moab Happenings which has a coupon for a free dessert with an entree purchase (p.14).
Wendy
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: Kim (skyking4ar2) Bertram on May 12, 2011, 05:02:44 PM
A quick post of the Great Jeep Creep until I can get some of them moved into the Forum or out on Picasa...

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Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: ArdraF on May 12, 2011, 08:46:54 PM
ATTENDEES LIST - RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011

Berry (Marilee & Dick aka TheBerrys), site M-29  ARRIVED
Bertram (Christi & Kim aka Skyking), site M-20  ARRIVED
Brewer (Betty & Terry), site 4  ARRIVED
Brucker (Maria & Gary), site 19  ARRIVED
Bullock (Phil & Doris), site M-16  ARRIVED
FitzGerald (Ardra & Jerry), site M-13  ARRIVED
Hyman (Molly & Stan), site M-23  ARRIVED (friends of Roscoes)
Kuch (Sheila & Ken), site M-17  ARRIVED
Lawrence (Wendy & Mike), site R-46  ARRIVED
Mahoney (Russ), site 5  ARRIVED
Nesbitt (Mary Ann & Don aka GMSboss), site M-30  ARRIVED
Pennings (Mimi & Chris), site R-57  ARRIVED
Roscoe (Corinne & Bill aka Photog), site M-32  ARRIVED
Schneider (Lou), site 22  ARRIVED
Sherow (Debby & Randy), site R-54  ARRIVED
Wagner (Judy & Mike aka Ceemike), site R-55  ARRIVED
Wainwright (Jeannine & Dan), site 18  ARRIVED
Weimert (Barb & Frank), site M-14  ARRIVED
West (Marge & Dan aka Utahclaimjumper), site 25  ARRIVED
Zuech (Chrystal & Mike aka ZMotorsports & Jared), site M-31  ARRIVED

Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: ArdraF on May 12, 2011, 08:49:03 PM
ATTENDEES LIST BY SITE NUMBER - RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011

Brewer (Betty & Terry), site 4  ARRIVED
Mahoney (Russ), site 5  ARRIVED
Wainwright (Jeannine & Dan), site 18  ARRIVED
Brucker (Maria & Gary), site 19  ARRIVED
Schneider (Lou), site 22  ARRIVED
West (Marge & Dan aka Utahclaimjumper), site 25  ARRIVED

FitzGerald (Ardra & Jerry), site M-13  ARRIVED
Weimert (Barb & Frank), site M-14  ARRIVED
Bullock (Phil & Doris), site M-16  ARRIVED
Kuch (Sheila & Ken), site M-17  ARRIVED
Bertram (Christi & Kim aka Skyking), site M-20  ARRIVED
Hyman (Molly & Stan), site M-23  ARRIVED (friends of Roscoes)
Berry (Marilee & Dick), site M-29  ARRIVED
Nesbitt (Mary Ann & Don), site M-30  ARRIVED
Zuech (Chrystal & Mike aka ZMotorsports & Jared), site M-31  ARRIVED
Roscoe (Corinne & Bill aka Photog), site M-32  ARRIVED

Lawrence (Wendy & Mike), site R-46  ARRIVED
Sherow (Debby & Randy), site R-54  ARRIVED
Wagner (Judy & Mike aka Ceemike), site R-55  ARRIVED
Pennings (Mimi & Chris), site R-57  ARRIVED
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: ArdraF on May 12, 2011, 09:03:25 PM
Everyone we expected to attend has now arrived.  We have 20 RVs with a total of 39 people.  The Nesbitts have to leave tomorrow and may be heading into snow up toward Yellowstone.  Today was gorgeous and sunny so we're hopeful they'll have a good trip north.  The Bruckers also will leave tomorrow.

Today's hike to Delicate Arch was great with twelve people.  Three cheers for Judy Wagner who conquered her fear of heights and not only went all the way out the trail but also right down to the arch to have her picture taken under it.

The people who went four wheeling to Spring Canyon apparently had quite a day, especially because the Green River was higher than they expected.  But I'll let them tell you about their adventure.

Tonight's happy hour ended with a hamburger dinner with cole slaw and potato salad provided by Doug of the Portal RV Park.  Sheila added her home made carrot cake for dessert and someone brought a broccoli salad.  All in all, a yummy dinner.  Doug of Portal also surprised us with a raffle in which prizes included hats, tow straps, and two people got stays at Portal in 2012.  Thanks to Doug for a delightful surprise.

We hikers are a bit weary after two strenuous days so we're going to rest a bit tomorrow while the four-wheelers go on the Top of The World trail (difficult) and to Sego Canyon and ghost town (easy).  Tomorrow night is the Canyonlands by Night dinner and cruise on the Colorado River.

ArdraF
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: Betty Brewer on May 12, 2011, 10:12:56 PM
Today's weather was beautiful and so was the evening activity.  We were happy to meet the long awaited Mike and Chrystal and their college son, Jarrod.
We also saw Corrine for the first time.  Seems she is still burdened with the world of work,   but had the evening off to join us.  Stan showed up to join the fun this evening too.  Bill brought some very nice samples of fine red wine for those of us who embibe to sample.  Yum

And now the AWARDS......Ta Duh.....

Mike was nominated twice for the Care Bear award, 1. For helping a stranded foreign tourist start his car this morning.   2. He also closed the front door on  Randy and Debbie's rig this morning.  Seems they left on the 4 wheel trip and left their front door ..WIDE OPEN.  RVForum Framily sticks together. 

The Goofy plunger award went to Terry B who  left his gloves on the fender after airing down and drove off.  Chris picked them up but embellished the award with a fresh supply of rubber gloves and a touch of poop. ( Paper towel with bad looking stuff on it)

Barb left  this award open for nominations so I suggested  Happy Chicken go to Randy.  I  was taking what I hoped would be an artsy shot of jeep tops while we were parked for lunch.  When  I looked into the view finder  to preview my shot I saw Randy facing a bush doing his business. Fortunately I do not have a telephoto lens.  I figured when I  shared this photo everyone would have a laugh.  Be careful where you point your camera during a lunch break. 
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: Terry A. Brewer on May 12, 2011, 10:20:23 PM
Here are a few pics of the Spring Canyon trail ride.
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: Betty Brewer on May 12, 2011, 10:24:49 PM
 Doug, owner of Portal RV Resort provided a wonderful hamburger feed tonight.  In addition he  gave each of us an orange ticket and held a raffle.  Don't we all love prizes?

Hats, tow straps, Big Rig Books and  3 free nights for a 2012 stay  were among the prizes.  See happy winners in my photos.  What a generous way to end the evening!
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: ceemike on May 12, 2011, 11:14:40 PM

Mike was nominated twice for the Care Bear award, 1. For helping a stranded foreign tourist start his car this morning.

Mike L. deserves a mention for figuring out we had to turn on the switch.   ;D :P
Mike Wagner
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: ceemike on May 12, 2011, 11:41:11 PM
Dominos delivers to Delicate Arch (but not in 30 minutes so Mike got it free).
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: AZ Randy1 on May 13, 2011, 02:03:41 PM
Fortunately, when Betty took the photo, I was facing (and peeing) toward the bush. Had I been facing away from the bush and toward the camera, it would have been obvious that there was no need for a telephoto lens. And then, I might have been embarrassed or, more likely, proud. Although I'm not sure which!!
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: Molaker on May 13, 2011, 02:45:59 PM
Fortunately, when Betty took the photo, I was facing (and peeing) toward the bush. Had I been facing away from the bush and toward the camera, it would have been obvious that there was no need for a telephoto lens. And then, I might have been embarrassed or, more likely, proud. Although I'm not sure which!!
Yeh, yeh.  More likely a different twist on your eyes being bigger than your "stomach".
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: Kim (skyking4ar2) Bertram on May 13, 2011, 05:03:15 PM
One of today's options was Wendy's Wild West Show at lunch at the ghost town...BTW, the middle cowboy couldn't have been 7 years old...good times!!

Something fun always happens when you follow a bright yellow VW bug somewhere down a dirt road...
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: Ken & Sheila on May 13, 2011, 07:21:32 PM
Tomorrow's ride is 90 to 100 miles depending on how we come back. We will be traveling to over 8600 feet. Should be OK for snow. Today we drove another road up in the La Sal's and didn't hit snow until over 9000 feet. Bring a jacket as it will be cooler. There is rain (30%) in the for tomorrow afternoon - I'll check the forecast in the morning.

Line up behind Terry's coach.

Ken
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: gmsboss1 on May 13, 2011, 10:10:34 PM
Today was the end of our part in the Moab Rally -- we left for Salt Lake City about 8:30 or so and were safely in our campsite at Pony Express in North Salt Lake about 3:00 PM.

To whoever asked me last night about Rt 6 from I-70 to I-15, sorry about my lack of memory.  I now "remember"  that Rt 6 is an excellent road, mostly 4 lane, with only one fairly short construction zone and no serious up or downhill grades.

If you need fuel, the stations in Wellington/Price are selling diesel for $4.17, about 8 cents a gallon less than in Green River.

A big thanks to Ardra for all the time and effort she put into organizing our get together -- and to Jerry for his support and organizing the hikes.  Well done.

Thanks also to Terry for leading the off road adventures!

Also our thanks to all the other new and old friends who made this rally so much fun.  We are missing you already!

Safe Travels!

Don and Mary Ann

Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: Betty Brewer on May 14, 2011, 12:04:01 AM
Sorry I  missed Awards tonight.  Nine of us  that did the 4 Wheel Drive " Top of the World " Trail today which was marked  Moderate in the  2000 Edition of our tour trail book took  9 hours to do a trip the book said would take 3 -4 hours.  The New edition of the  Moab Backroads and 4 Wheel Drive Trails  lists this trail as a Difficult  rating and rightly so.  It was very challenging, rocky  technical slow  and beautiful.  I saw every color and size of desert wildflower. I saw big fat healthy lizards. I  saw the most impressive beautiful view I've ever seen of  the La Salle Mountains and all 360 degrees of Moab Valley.  It was simply breath taking .  We  ended up on a ledge close to  7000 feet.   We were all very happy to have Mike, Crystal and Jared with us on the trail and that young college student got a workout scouting trails, spotting turns and gathering rocks to build passable roads.

Thank you to Frank for being a fearless leader, thank you to Lou for being persistent and careful while gunning it to get up over  those stair step  rocks. Thank yo uto Dan for being a colorful spotter with  interesting directions and for not ever getting run over.

Thanks to my driver for an exciting ride and good driving.  Ground clearance is a very good thing to have  and our little Rubicon with 34 inch tires did well. It acted just like a Billy Goat on the trails.  So much fun.  So sorry to have no award reports as we got back home at 6:30 and had to be at the Canyonlands Dinner and Boat Cruise at 6:45.

 Rallies are enough to exhaust anyone! Stay tuned.  I gotta go  boil eggs for egg salad sandwiches for yet another ride tomorrow.
Betty
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: Terry A. Brewer on May 14, 2011, 02:24:49 AM
Here are some pics from the Top of the World Trail.
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: garyb1st on May 14, 2011, 07:48:28 AM
Hi everyone.  We arrived safely at Wasatch Mountain State Park in spite of our GPS.  A bit tired and ready for a long nights rest.  Maria and I had a wonderful time at Moab and are looking forward to future Rallies.  Made a bunch of new friends and got to know a few of our Quartzsite friends a bit better.  A special thanks to Ardra and Jerry F for their organizing and leadership efforts.  We will never forget the Fiery Furnace and the clear and concise directions as given by Jerry and edited by Ardra.  Thanks also to Betty B and Wendy L who always have a smile on their face and the warmest of hearts.  Have a great day and last supper.  We'll be there in spirit.  Until we meet again.

Gary and Maria.     
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: PancakeBill on May 14, 2011, 10:39:40 AM
Don & MaryAnne, when are you due in West Yell?
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: gmsboss1 on May 14, 2011, 12:09:56 PM
Driving in from SLC tomorrow (Sunday).  Start work Wednesday.
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: Jeff on May 14, 2011, 03:56:28 PM
Driving in from SLC tomorrow (Sunday).  Start work Wednesday.

Work?
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: Lou Schneider on May 14, 2011, 04:19:15 PM
Here's Dan Wainwright enjoying his lunch On Top of The World (during the 4WD ride yesterday).
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: Wendy on May 14, 2011, 05:01:33 PM
Happy Hour tonight ?
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: ArdraF on May 14, 2011, 05:39:09 PM
No Happy Hour tonight.  The tenters have moved all their food stuffs into the pavillion so we'll let them have it tonight.

We'll meet up at the Sunset Grille at or before 5:30.  What little bit of meeting we have can be done there.  Bring your awards so they can be presented.

Moab 2012 is already being planned and at least four of us have signed up.  I'll be putting a new thread on the forum once I've checked a few things.  As we did this year, it's all individual reservations and please let us know in the new thread when you reserve a site.  I'll try to get it done tonight.

ArdraF
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: MikeCoke on May 14, 2011, 05:47:08 PM
We had a great hike to Delicate Arch on Thursday. It was the first time Wendy & I had made the hike there after many many visits to Arches NP.
Below are some of the Pics I got during the Hike.
Mike
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: Ken & Sheila on May 14, 2011, 06:02:13 PM
Congratulations to Mike (Coke) Lawrence for getting a VW through on Onion Creek road.
Good Work!

ken
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: Betty Brewer on May 14, 2011, 09:30:52 PM
Such a wonderful farewell dinner at Sunset Grill.  Too bad we missed those who left early or who had other issues and were not able to attend.  I am always so sad on  the days ends of a rally but I must admit how  fatigued I am from this rally.  When do I get a day off?  This is  like working but then we got week ends.  :)

 Fond good byes to all .  We will be here a couple of  days to rest and shop at Hogans  but will be  back next year.  I did get awards photos which I will post when I  am good and ready.  I just love our rallies and our Rvforum Framily.

Betty
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: MikeCoke on May 14, 2011, 10:20:16 PM
Thanks Ken. We had to show folks that Sunshine the VW could make it, just like Herbie did.
Pic of Sunshine at the start of the Onion Creek run.
 
Mike
 
Congratulations to Mike (Coke) Lawrence for getting a VW through on Onion Creek road.
Good Work!

ken
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: Betty Brewer on May 14, 2011, 10:54:57 PM
Final Awards at Moab 2011 RVForum Rally  were presented tonight at our final dinner at  Sunset Grill.  Since I missed awards presentation last night I  am combining  the giver and  getter ( aka reciver awards) from last night to tonight.

Care Bear was earned last night by Wendy for taking the group on the  Sego Drive to see the Petroglyphs  with the highlight being nearly missing a cow crossing the road.  We know Wendy does not eat meat but the diligence in rounding up this cow was worthy of an award. ...   and this Care Bear Ward was passed on tonight to Sheila who took on a group of bicyclists today on our route.  They were wet, cold, thirsty and  she rallied our 4 wheel drive group,  to give them water, trail mix, gps directions,  panchos and the wind breaker off her back.  We were all happy to  help out our fellow  recreational enthusiatists.


Goofy Plunger was held by Terry for losing his gloves but he passed it on tonight to Lou S. who  claimed he coud not do the  run called "Fins and Things" so  so changed run to the Top of the World,  a moderate rating that  turned out to be a difficult run.  He has a stock Bronco with street tires, no lockers, no lift and he did great  .  But Terry did offer him a coupon for a Jeep rental fo nex t time.

Final Happy Chicken Award   went to tall Jared for his  help on the Top of the World 4 wheel ,  run building roads, spotting us and  being an over all good kid who brought down our average age by a good deal. He is 19 and a fine example of the youth of America.  He is  going into second year of college and we  support his payments  into Social Security.  er uh his help with our Forum  group.  We sure hope he comes back to another RVForum rally with his family. 

I  noted  how happy I was to have so many new comers to our rally. The proof of how welcomed all of you felt will be whether or not you return.   Please do.

I want to thank Bill  R for his fine taste in wine as he shared  his favorite bottles with the  group.  I liked the Chardonnay the best. Thank you Bill and Corrine.

Happy Trails to all.
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: Wendy on May 14, 2011, 11:03:15 PM
How'd you get Ardra's head up as high as Jared? He's 6'4 and she's not.
 
Great rally. Looking forward to the next one here or in Quartzsite or somewhere else along the road where someone sticks a pin in the map and says "here we are, come join us."
 
Wendy
 
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: Betty Brewer on May 14, 2011, 11:24:16 PM
How'd you get Ardra's head up as high as Jared? He's 6'4 and she's not.

She jumped and he bent his knees.
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: ArdraF on May 14, 2011, 11:40:41 PM
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How'd you get Ardra's head up as high as Jared? He's 6'4 and she's not.
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She jumped and he bent his knees.

No joke!  Jared was bending his knees and I was on tippy-toe so Betty could get both of us in the picture.

Thanks to everyone who attended and participated.  We're already working on next year's Moab rally and hope to make improvements.  Suggestions are welcome.  Like Betty, I hate to say goodbye when our rallies end.  We always enjoy our wonderful old friends and love making great new friends as well.  C'mon back in 2012!

ArdraF
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: MikeCoke on May 15, 2011, 12:54:08 AM
Friday we lead a group to Thompson Canyon Pictographs and the Ghost town Sego.
Fun was had by all. We had lunch at Sego & then folks were on there own to get back to Portal.
 
Mike
 
 
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: AZ Randy1 on May 15, 2011, 10:36:49 AM
As with each of The Forum rallies we've attended, it's with some sadness that we pack up to get "on the road again". We'll miss our old framily members and now we have some new framily members to miss as well. But we're already looking forward, with great expectations, to Catalina State Park in December and/or anywhere else some of us might get together before then. Catalina is on the northern edge of Tucson and the unorganized rally, between Christmas and New Year's, is great fun. Pencil it into your social calendars now.

Other than special thanks to Ardra (and by default Jerry) and that Betty person who always seems to just jump in and do whatever, thanks as well to everyone who came together to make this last week both very special and very memorable. Maybe I'm just getting more sentimental as the years pass, but this week just seemed to take on a unique place in my heart and mind that won't ever (or at least until the Alzheimer's sets in) be forgotten. It was so incredibly great to meet all the new framily members this week and I truly hope that all of you will come to future Forum events. They just seem to keep getting better and more memorable.

So, happy trails to you all, until we meet again.

Randy
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: ceemike on May 15, 2011, 03:31:00 PM
Well, Judy & I left site 55 at noon today . . . & moved to site 54, recently vacated by Randy & Debby.  We decided to stay another day but were too late to keep our original site.
 
We want to thank everyone for making us feel at home & part of a great group of people.  When we decided to attend the rally we weren't sure what we'd find when we got here but we were made to feel like we are part of the Framily.  Special thanks to Ardra & Jerry for leading us through the Fiery Furnace and up to Delicate Arch.

I hope we get to attend more Forum rallies & meet even more Framily members.  We'll pencil in Quartzsite '13 on our bucket list. 

Safe travels to everyone.  See you down the road.

Mike & Judy Wagner
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: zmotorsports on May 15, 2011, 05:56:34 PM
We made it home and got the bugs washed off the front of the coach.  I am a little reluctant to wash the dirt off of the Jeep as it came home with a lot of fond memories.

Thanks to everyone who made my family and I feel welcome.  I would be lying if I said I was not nervous when we made our reservations and especially when we arrived.  We were welcomed with open arms and hearts.  It is people like you who made us want to get into RVing many years ago.

You truly made an impression on my son that I don't think will be soon forgotten.

We made our reservations for 2012 just prior to leaving today for site M30.  This is one trip I am going to make sure I juggle my work schedule around.  Thanks again, Mike (Chrystal and Jared).

Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: Kim (skyking4ar2) Bertram on May 15, 2011, 07:41:52 PM
Christi and I feel like we won the Framily Triple Crown - Marble Falls, Kerrville, and Moab - what amazing weeks!

I think we were extremely fortunate to meet two different branches of Framily, since the only Framily that was recycled were the Brewers and us. Fortunately, I took a week off from work for Moab, which would have made the week insane if I tried to fit the rally in, like I did in Texas. I have such sensory overload from Moab, I may look forward to the week of rain predicted in Idaho (well, that might be an exaggeration.)

I want to thank all the experienced guides and organizers who made this so memorable - the Fitzgeralds, the Brewers, and the "Cokes", among others. Left to our own devices, we would have missed so much without all the little side trips and "ya gotta see/do/eat this". It's easy to see why so many memories are made from these rallies.

I would have like to have spent more time with people individually, but the pace was steady and the time span could have been two weeks and we still would have missed people and things.

To all those who are "thinking" about joining one of these Framily events, quit thinking and act. It was more fun than two dollar diesel!!

So thanks again to all - what a great experience and we look forward to seeing all of you, somewhere, sometime soon!!

p.s. next year, like the Terminator, "I'll be back...."

Safe travels to all!

Kim & Christi

Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: rhmahoney on May 15, 2011, 10:18:32 PM
Sunday May 15 2011

Enjoyable drive N to SLC, sunny with a tailwind. Until I got to the megapolis, traffic was light to moderate. The grade leading up to Soldier's Summit between Price and Provo on US 6 (7400 ft) was gentle enough to allow me to maintain 45 mph despite my crippled engine. Passing lanes were frequent, so I did not build up long lines if impatient 4 wheelers. The downhill run was also gentle and I spent a fair amount of time descending at 60 mph. Passed 3 elk standing in an adjacent meadow.

Went directly to Freightliner on the W side of town. It is a 24/7 operation and had 3 service writers on duty on sunday! They lack electric hookups so I am at VIP CG tonight and will return for service Monday PM.

Terry B slept in today. Because of the rain early in the week, they had to rush to get all the jeep tours in just a few days. The hikers felt the same. Since I can no longer do either, I kept a relaxed schedule.
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: ArdraF on May 15, 2011, 11:15:29 PM
The Zuechs have been added to the list which is still in draft phase.  Hope to get it finished and a new thread started before leaving Portal.

Didn't realize the Wagners were still here.  Probably enjoying a more restful day too!

To everyone, and especially our new framily, we are so glad you came to Moab!  We really enjoyed showing you all some of our most favorite places, whether on a hike, a four-wheeling adventure, a restaurant, or a retail store.  We're already looking forward to Moab 2012.

ArdraF

Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: ceemike on May 15, 2011, 11:37:43 PM
Didn't realize the Wagners were still here.  Probably enjoying a more restful day too!

ArdraF
It was a spur of the moment decision this morning.  Judy said we're now real RVers.  Changing plans at the last minute.

Mike Wagner
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: ArdraF on May 15, 2011, 11:50:39 PM
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Judy said we're now real RVers.  Changing plans at the last minute.

LOL!  That's so true and it's what we're doing as we decide where to go from here.

ArdraF
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: Wendy on May 16, 2011, 11:42:19 AM
Wainwrights and Lawrences moved a long way yesterday, about 2 miles to Goose Island, a BLM campground on the Colorado River. Good thing we got here early, as the campground was full by 11 am (all 18 sites). Last night, we all sat out, watching the almost-full-moon rise over the red cliffs and yacking while we waited for the Canyonlands By Night light show to pass by. Alas, it either doesn't run on Sundays or it just didn't have any customers. But we sat there until 10:00 anyway and enjoyed each other's company and the river rushing by. Hopefully tonight we'll have free entertainment with the light show.
 
Looking forward to meeting new and old Framily down the road. Remember, all you have to do is stick a pin in the map and say "here we are" and "they will come."
 
Happy travels
Wendy, Mike and Gordon (who thinks camping along the river is absolutely the bestest)
 
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: Lou Schneider on May 16, 2011, 04:41:32 PM
Lou left Moab yesterday and made it as far as the outskirts of Delta, UT.  Boondocked overnight then came the rest of the way into Ely, NV today.

I had a great time and I'm hoping I can return next year - depends on how the finances are going.

Currently I'm at the Prospectors Motel and RV Park in Ely - not a bad deal at $15 per night.

But just before I left Moab I got a whiff of that dreaded smell of ammonia.  It seemed to be coming from under the bathroom sink but I couldn't find anything to blame.  A couple of hours later and it was confirmed - I'll be looking for a new refrigerator when I get closer to civilization.

Meanwhile, the starter is getting cranky (sorry).  Hopefully there's another available here in town. :-[
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: Theberrys on May 16, 2011, 11:22:14 PM
We just wanted to thank all at the Moab Rally.
 
We had a great week and really appreciate all the work you guys put into this get together.
 
Dick & Marilee
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: Ken & Sheila on May 17, 2011, 08:57:14 AM
Wendy,
Every time we drove by the campground was full. Very popular!

We made it to Elks in Bend OR yesterday. This morning we have a light rain.

Ken
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: Ernie n Tara on May 17, 2011, 10:33:25 AM
Hi,

We missed all the fun, but we've enjoyed the reports and pictures so much that we're now heading for Portal to stay from the 22nd thru 27th of May. Hopefully, we'll find a few of the places you've all described so well (you did leave some pictures didn't you?).

Currently planning on SLC (Pony Express) for 10 days (catch up on work) after Moab and then on to Grizzly for another nine day stay.

Thanks for the (almost) memories; see ya down the road,

Tara 'n Ernie
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: Hfx_Cdn on May 18, 2011, 06:35:06 AM
    Thanks everyone for all the informative posts & beautiful pictures.  Donna and I were disappointing to not make it this year.  We will try harder to arrange to make it next year.

Ed
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: Betty Brewer on May 19, 2011, 12:22:32 PM
On one  of our extra days spent after the RVForum  official Rally in Moab  6 of us decided to trek out to find the Pritchett Arch which  had eluded the group several years ago.  Seems at that time,  the vehicles did not have the ground clearance, tires nor lockers required.  The  guys (Frank and Terry) did not want to be defeated by this trail so  with their newly lifted jeeps, tires, lockers and a lesson a week ago, we started out. 

Frank let Ardra drive his jeep with Frank and Barb and Jerry as passengers.  Terry and Betty followed them around for several miles being lost and taking turns they were sure was on the GPS waypoints gathered years ago,  but alas 3 navigators in one car does not work.  So Terry put in GPS coordinates and back tracked we went.  We somehow go on Behind the Rocks Road for lunch and nearly had to do what the book listed as one of Moab's most difficult runs but we had a place to turn around.

The group did make it to Pritchett Arch and hiked up to see it.  I have  posted some of the going down the waterfall shots and then some of the going up the waterfall shots.  Frank and Terry made it look easy.  Good thing we have lockers.  Whew .....when this ride was finished I suggested we go  for a big beer at Moab Brewery and all were in favor . I gobbled down a 1/2 pound burger and onion rings.  We needed some comfort food I guess.  What a fun day.  Now the guys can cross Pritchett Arch off the list of  things to do in Moab.
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: ArdraF on May 19, 2011, 12:40:13 PM
Betty,

Your photos turned out great!  The "Waterfall" was one formidable-looking barrier.  Those two Rubicons did a really good job of navigating it.  By the way, I'm standing with my arms up in the one photo so that Terry can have a reference point because otherwise he was looking at blue sky!  His spotter Frank was below his field of vision to guide him once he was heading downhill.

For those of you who have gone to Pritchett Arch in the past (we had our photo taken under the arch in 2001), they no longer show it as a separate trail, but only as an offshoot in part of the Pritchett Canyon road.  There are several revegetation areas along the way and we think the trail we took in the past has been obliterated by their revegetation efforts.  Even the hike up to the arch was quite different and we couldn't get close to it for photos like we did previously.  The guidebook had us on a part of the Behind the Rocks Road and we retraced our steps a number of times to avoid getting on the Behind the Rocks Trail which is known as one of Moab's most difficult four-wheel drives.

Four photos from our 2001 trek to Pritchett Arch are attached.  I was driving our white Jeep Grand Cherokee.  Who are the other people in the photos and whose cars are shown?

ArdraF
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: Tom and Margi on May 19, 2011, 02:07:15 PM
The two men in the photo with Terry look like Ron Ruward and Bernie Dobrin.  What are lockers?
 
Margi
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: zmotorsports on May 19, 2011, 02:41:42 PM
That looks like a fun trail.  Sorry we missed that one.  I will have to try it sometime.  Then again Frank and Terry made the trails we did last week look much easier than they were.  Mike.
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: carson on May 19, 2011, 02:58:22 PM
Margi and Tom.
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What are lockers?

  I wish I knew as well. I have a 2000 Jeep TJ but it will probably never go on an adventure like that.

  Lockers have something to do with the drivetrain system. Probably expensive.

Just google Jeep lockers and see what you can find out.

  I'll skip that option...  ;D

Carson FL

Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: Jeff on May 19, 2011, 03:32:21 PM
Remind me NOT to buy your used jeeps! ;D ;D
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: Tom and Margi on May 19, 2011, 03:40:25 PM
I took your suggestion, Carson, and this is what I learned:
 
"A locking differential is designed to overcome the chief limitation of a standard open differential by essentially "locking" both wheels on an axle together as if on a common shaft while still allowing them to rotate at different speeds when it is required."
 
Learning is one thing, really understanding is quite another.  ;D ;D
 
Margi
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: zmotorsports on May 19, 2011, 03:59:44 PM
The two men in the photo with Terry look like Ron Ruward and Bernie Dobrin.  What are lockers?
 
Margi

By definition a differential allows one side (axle) to turn at a different rate than the other such as when negotiating a turn.  When traction is lost on one of the tires the normal route for the power is to continue to apply the power to that tire which has the least amount of traction.  Not a good situation for off-roading.

Lockers lock both axles (side to side) together and apply the same torque to both sides.  Lockers are of two types, manual and automatic. 

Automatic lockers are a differential which has either gears or clutches that allow the same amount of torque to be applied to both axles.  When negotiating a turn you can sometimes hear the tires "bark" on dry pavement because they are turning at the same speed.  Depending on vehicle weight some of these clutches will 'slip' and allow the vehicle to turn with little if any indication there is a locker in the axle.  Lighter vechicles, such as Jeeps, generally bark the tires pretty good when making a tight turn on dry pavement as the axles are turning at the same speed.

A manually locked differential is actuated by either air or electric both need an input from the driver, hence manual operation.

Hope I didn't add more confusion.  Mike.
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: Betty Brewer on May 19, 2011, 04:41:15 PM
  What are lockers?

Margi,

My simple answer would be ... a button in the jeep that Terry  pushes two times to keep our wheels from spinning on  steep terraine.  Mostly whenever we have to use them I get out and take photos as it is scary stuff.

Betty
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: Betty Brewer on May 19, 2011, 04:44:27 PM
The two men in the photo with Terry look like Ron Ruward and Bernie Dobrin. 

I don't think that is Terry in the photo.  That person is not quite  as tall as Terry and he is wearing  socks. 
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: Tom and Margi on May 19, 2011, 05:07:27 PM

My simple answer would be ... a button in the jeep that Terry  pushes two times to keep our wheels from spinning on  steep terraine.  Mostly whenever we have to use them I get out and take photos as it is scary stuff.

Now, you're speaking my language!  ;D ;D   I appreciate zmotorsports explanation, too.
 
Margi
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: Tom and Margi on May 19, 2011, 05:08:29 PM
I don't think that is Terry in the photo.  That person is not quite  as tall as Terry and he is wearing  socks.

Now that I look again, you're right.  (Well, of course you're right!  ;D )
 
Margi
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: BernieD on May 19, 2011, 05:26:40 PM
The two men in the photo with Terry look like Ron Ruward and Bernie Dobrin.  What are lockers?

Margi

Don't know who the person with his back to us is, but Ron Ruward is wearing the white hat and I am wearing the orange RV Forum hat.
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: ArdraF on May 19, 2011, 10:13:22 PM
Does the name Peter Cashmore ring a bell?  He was the spotter for me driving down the ledges, not Terry.  Collette Cashmore is in a couple of other ones.  In the ring of cars, theirs was the truck.  I've been trying to zoom in on some of the other photos from that ride and am having trouble identifying people.  Russ was in one standing next to his new white Jeep Grand Cherokee.  Who had a yellow Jeep Wrangler?  We also had the white Jeep Grand Cherokee.  Ruward's tan Jeep Grand Cherokee is near the yellow Jeep Wrangler.  By the way, I don't see Terry or his car in any of them so I don't believe he was with us.

ArdraF
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: RLSharp on May 19, 2011, 10:40:16 PM
Who had a yellow Jeep?

Could that have been Jim and Tarry Johnson?

R
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: Lorna on May 19, 2011, 11:17:13 PM
Not Jim and Terri Johnson.  Wrong vehicle.
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: ArdraF on May 20, 2011, 12:19:10 AM
And I couldn't find either Jim or Tarry in any of the photos for 2001 Moab.

ArdraF
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: BernieD on May 20, 2011, 06:22:08 AM
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Who had a yellow Jeep Wrangler?

I think that was Ron Marabito's rented Wrangler. My yellow XTerra was to the right.
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: Ned on May 20, 2011, 07:21:26 AM
Could that have been Jim and Tarry Johnson?

Definitely not the Johnson's yellow truck.  The white pickup sure looks like ours, but we didn't have it in 2001, it's a 2007 :)
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: Jim Dick on May 20, 2011, 08:18:17 AM
Ardra,

I believe the yellow jeep was Ron Maribito. He rented it that year. The white truck might have been Pete Harpin. Our Grand Vitara is in front on the right. Sure do miss that car!
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: Tom and Margi on May 20, 2011, 08:55:26 AM
Ardra,

I believe the yellow jeep was Ron Maribito. He rented it that year. The white truck might have been Pete Harpin. Our Grand Vitara is in front on the right. Sure do miss that car!

I think you're correct, Jim.  Pete had many different vehicles over the years, and one of them was a white pickup.
 
Margi
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: ArdraF on May 20, 2011, 05:22:30 PM
Hmmm.  I had thought the white truck was the Cashmores because they had a trailer and most of the rest of us had motorhomes then.  Remember they had an anemic truck for the size of the fifth wheel and upgraded it fairly quickly after their first trip south.  It was underpowered and he had trouble making it over mountains.  But in zooming in I see a man at the driver's door and he has on what might be a white baseball cap.  One of the people in another photo has on the same cap (maybe yellow) and it does look like Pete Harpin.  Who would the Cashmores have been driving with, I wonder?  In another photo there's a man with white hair that I can't quite identify by profile.  I had forgotten about Maribitos renting the Jeep.

So in the parking circle photo, our white Jeep GC is facing outward at the far left, below it and also facing out is Ruwards tan Jeep GC, in between facing right would be Marabito's yellow rental Jeep Wrangler, then the white truck that would probably be Harpin, then Dobrin's yellow Xterra, then Mahoney's white Jeep GC, and finally someone's white 4WD with lawn chairs on the roof rack.  Whose would the last one be?  It doesn't look like a Jeep and it doesn't seem likely it would have been Cashmores.

ArdraF
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: Jim Dick on May 20, 2011, 05:55:51 PM
Ardra,

The Cashmores rode with us on that trip. I remember it because we made it back up the rock waterfall without having to stop and Colette commented on it. ;D
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: ArdraF on May 20, 2011, 11:01:24 PM
Thanks, Jim.  So we have all but the last car identified.  Maybe it's the man with the white hair.

ArdraF
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: Jim Dick on May 20, 2011, 11:27:02 PM
Ardra,

Just d/l the photo and zoomed in. It broke up fairly quickly but the pickup appears to be a four door. I think Pete only had the two door extended cab. Can't remember who might have had that four door. Now we still have two mysterious vehicles.
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: ArdraF on May 21, 2011, 12:17:19 AM
Jim, you're absolutely correct.  It's four doors and has one of those black truck bed covers.  I can't even begin to keep up with Pete's vehicles so don't know if it's his or not.  ::)

ArdraF
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: Jim Dick on May 21, 2011, 07:53:36 AM
Ardra,

Guess I'll have to write to Pete and see if he remembers. :)
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: ceemike on May 23, 2011, 09:43:29 AM
Here's a picture of the Brewers, the Berrys & Lou Schneider as we get ready to go on the Canyonlands by Night boat ride. 

Mike Wagner
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: Betty Brewer on May 23, 2011, 09:59:21 AM
And here is Judy and Mike in the Front row seats on the Canyonlands boat cruise.
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: Ernie n Tara on May 23, 2011, 10:40:40 AM
Hi,
Tara just came up with the Canyonlands by nite cruise; was it a great, good, or so so thing to do?
TIA,
Ernie
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: ceemike on May 23, 2011, 10:55:22 AM
Ernie,

Judy & I thought it was worth it to do it once.

Mike Wagner
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: ArdraF on May 23, 2011, 12:21:31 PM
Agree.  It's very interesting one time, but that's probably enough for most of us.  The cowboy-style meal was pretty good too if you get dinner included.  I think one of the most fascinating aspects to me was being out there on the river in total darkness and really losing a sense of where I was.  I knew I was on a river and felt movement but had no sense of direction.  The night we went we couldn't even see the cliffs in the dark and that contributed to that "lost" sense.  A most interesting phenomenon!  The laser light show was neat too.

ArdraF
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: ceemike on May 23, 2011, 12:44:00 PM
Betty, thanks for posting that picture.  My hair is beautiful.   ;D ;D  Ardra, you did a good job of describing the feeling you get on the river in almost total darkness.  And I forgot about the meal.  It was good.

Mike Wagner
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: ArdraF on May 23, 2011, 12:53:20 PM
Mike - Eerie might be a good word to describe it?!?  You also must have experienced a really dark night because there were no reference points.

ArdraF
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: Wendy on May 23, 2011, 07:13:32 PM
We enjoyed it when we did it a few years ago. I thought the talk while you're going upriver was the best part of it. I thought the light show was a bit hokey, Betty thought it was romantic. If you want to get a feel for the light show, drive out the river road about 8:30, find a place to park (group site area at Goose Island is good if there's no group there) and watch a lot of the light show on the cliffs. No sound but you can play your own CDs.
 
Wendy
home in Cortez
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: Betty Brewer on May 23, 2011, 07:35:23 PM
Ernie and Tara,

We have done the Canyonlands Cruise by night  2 times.  Both times the dinner was good, an all you can eat  bar b que  and yummy scallopped potatoes, beans salad bar , corn and a little cobbler dessert.  The night we went out the 3/4 moon appeared out of  a crack in the cliffs and was a very impressive addition.  You get history,  folklore  gelogy and culture on the narration portion of the trip.  It was a cool night and I was glad to have my hat and mittens.  I did snuggle up next to Terry to keep warm and thus the romantic part. 
I say go for it.

Betty
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: Tom on May 24, 2011, 04:13:14 AM
We enjoyed the boat ride when we did it a few years ago. The next day, driving alongside the river, we realized how short (in distance) the trip really was.

The first year we were at Moab, returning in the dark one evening, we passed a vehicle with bright spotlights shining up on the cliffs. We assumed it was part of a search and rescue operation, and had no idea it was part of the boat trip experience until we took the trip a few years later  ???
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: Ernie n Tara on May 25, 2011, 11:47:18 AM
Hi,

Well! We did it and it was a beautiful night after a somewhat rainy day (managed to find an hour or so between storms for a horseback walk - can't really call it a ride, but Tara has a thing for horses). We enjoyed the boat trip and show and as noted the dinner was very good; especially the barbecue pork. All in all Tara had a good birthday. Thanks for all the responses.

Today, its river rafting; and we'll have done everything except 4-wheeling, the avowed reason we came! Oh Well; there's always tomorrow, next year ,and Idaho.

Tara & Ernie
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: Kim (skyking4ar2) Bertram on May 25, 2011, 12:20:18 PM
"A man's has got to know his limitations..."...."Magnum Force", Dirty Harry
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: Theberrys on May 29, 2011, 11:15:55 PM
We got our Rally photos up on the cloud today. Here is a link.
http://cid-ae67fff392766057.photos.live.com/play.aspx/RV%20Trips/2011%20Moab%20Rally/DSCF3913.JPG?ref=2 (http://cid-ae67fff392766057.photos.live.com/play.aspx/RV%20Trips/2011%20Moab%20Rally/DSCF3913.JPG?ref=2)
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: Betty Brewer on May 29, 2011, 11:37:29 PM
Thanks for the memories!

BB
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: garyb1st on May 30, 2011, 10:23:20 AM
Great photos.  Next time, I'm going to give that giant 4x4 a try.  A couple of seat belts, 4 air bags and a parachute and I'm good to go.   
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: ceemike on May 30, 2011, 10:54:50 AM
Dick & Marilee, thanks for the pictures.  The Unimog trip looks like it was a lot of fun.

Mike & Judy Wagner
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: Wendy on May 30, 2011, 12:31:53 PM
Thanks for posting. Great pictures. Looks like the hairy kids had a good time, too :)  Maybe next year we could have a "Doggie Day" on the Unimog ! You are coming back next year?
 
Wendy
home in Cortez
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: gmsboss1 on June 24, 2011, 06:59:54 PM
The news from this rally just won't stop.

For the intrepid souls who hiked to the Delicate Arch, here's confirmation that it was as great as you thought.  From the USAToday Great American Outdoors section, this entry is in the 51 Greatest American Hikes -- 1 per state! --

Utah

The 3-mile round-trip hike to the Delicate Arch in Arches National Park  ranks among the world's best. It's not just that the improbable-looking sandstone arch is among the most unusual formations anywhere. The hike itself is wonderful. It begins its 480-foot climb at the historic Wolfe Ranch, crosses a wash via a hanging bridge and then climbs up solid sandstone. The reward the Delicate Arch is hidden from view until the last possible seconds. nps.gov/arch

Recommended by Tom Wharton, travel writer for the Salt Lake Tribune

There you have it!  Enjoy it again!

Don
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: Wendy on June 24, 2011, 07:05:57 PM
We know it's a fabulous hike. I'm signing on to do it again next year. I'd love to do it with a full moon but alas, my eyes are no good.
 
Now I have to go find the list of the 51 fabulous hikes so I can work on doing them all. I do love lists :)
 
Wendy
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: PancakeBill on June 24, 2011, 09:42:38 PM
I heard there were 57.  Or was that from Heinz?  I'll check the article.
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: Jim Dick on June 24, 2011, 11:52:09 PM
Don,

Been there, done that, got the photo!! :D :D
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: Liz on April 24, 2012, 02:00:06 PM
gonna miss you guys.  Randy & I will be in West Yellowstone by then.  We will be in Moab this weekend.
Title: Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
Post by: ArdraF on April 24, 2012, 04:04:01 PM
Liz - Methinks you meant to post this in the Moab 2012 discussion.  This is the 2011 rally.

ArdraF