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Title: Moab 2005 Early Arrivals begin
Post by: Ron on April 28, 2005, 01:47:20 PM
Al and Vel Woods were the first to arrive followed by Fitzgerals and Ruwards for the 2005 Moab rally.  More expected to arrive today.
Title: Re: Moab 2005 Early Arrivals begin
Post by: Smoky on April 28, 2005, 04:04:17 PM
Is this a framily event only or part of a wider event?
Title: Re: Moab 2005 Early Arrivals begin
Post by: Ron on April 28, 2005, 05:43:46 PM
Smoky,
This is a Framily event which officially begins 01 May through 11 May this year.  Several of us like to arrive early.  Reservation are already being made for next year 28 Apr through 7 May 2006.

Additional arrivals today includ the Dicks, Russ Mahoney, Brewers, and Chet Parks.  Expect Phil to arrive this evening.

Title: Re: Moab 2005 Early Arrivals begin
Post by: Ron on April 28, 2005, 06:08:12 PM
Tom,

Chet Parks was scheduled to arrive on Sunday too.  They will be in a full hookup site tonight then in the field till Sunday when his reserved site becomes open.

Chet said he will be more than willing to share my desert hookups with you if you get in early and end up in the field with them.
Title: Re: Moab 2005 Early Arrivals begin
Post by: Tom on April 28, 2005, 08:33:13 PM
We won't mind Sat night in the field if we arrive early. We're currently north of Sacramento, and will probably stay west of Reno tonight, road conditions permitting.

BTW what the weather like in Moab?
Title: Re: Moab 2005 Early Arrivals begin
Post by: Ron on April 28, 2005, 09:13:33 PM
We won't mind Sat night in the field if we arrive early. We're currently north of Sacramento, and will probably stay west of Reno tonight, road conditions permitting.

BTW what the weather like in Moab?

Cloudy, Wind 260 degrees at 8MPH Temp 59.3, Humidity 28%, Baro 29.51


Have a safe drive.

Title: Re: Moab 2005 Early Arrivals begin
Post by: Tom on April 28, 2005, 11:42:28 PM
Thanks Ron. We're currently at Boomtown, NV for the night. Head to Salt Lake in the morning.
Title: Re: Moab 2005 Early Arrivals begin
Post by: Ron on April 29, 2005, 12:03:03 AM
If you overnight in SLC at the VIP campground I believe they have propane there.
Title: Re: Moab 2005 Early Arrivals begin
Post by: Tom on April 29, 2005, 12:09:19 AM
I believe you're right Ron. Thanks.

We could have got it at FJ as I was in the right lane for it. But, by the time I thought of it, we were too far forward and I didn't want to unhook the toad.
Title: Re: Moab 2005 Early Arrivals begin
Post by: Smoky on April 29, 2005, 10:52:49 AM
How does one go about making reservations for 2006?

Not sure we can do this as our main plan is to leave Quartzite in Jan or Feb and begin working our way to Fla, then up to the MD-VA area in spring to see our granddaughter, then New England in June, then work our way back to MT for July-Aug of 2006.  But of course the beauty of fulltiming is that we have freedom to change things around as we please.

Just for reference, are there still full hookups available for 2006 and what does the camping cost with or without full hookups?
Title: Re: Moab 2005 Early Arrivals begin
Post by: caltex on April 29, 2005, 11:11:09 AM
Smokey, are you overplanning, already making reservations for a year away?  I thought retirement and full timing meant freedom from schedules, getting up every morning and deciding what to do that day.  Just kidding.
Title: Re: Moab 2005 Early Arrivals begin
Post by: Ron on April 29, 2005, 11:28:32 AM
Not what I would call overplanning just several of us know a good thing and don't want to miss it. ;D

Smoky,
Reservations for Moab 2006 can be made by calling r Portal at 800-574-2028. Be sure to let them know you are with the RV Forum.  I don't think any full hookup sites are left but partial hookups are available.  Let them know you would like to upgrade to a full hookup site should one become available.

Please join us I'm sure you would enjoy it.  If you want I will tell Annie to put you down for 2006.

Title: Re: Moab 2005 Early Arrivals begin
Post by: Smoky on April 29, 2005, 11:52:09 AM
Caltex:

Read up to earlier in the thread to see why I asked this.

Ron:

Like I said, right now I just wanted the info.  Our plans are to be on the East coast in 2006 springtime.  But we might well change our minds as we settle into things.  For sure we plan to be at Quartzite rally.

Still need the cost info on Moab.
Title: Re: Moab 2005 Early Arrivals begin
Post by: Ron on April 29, 2005, 12:39:46 PM
The cost for the time we are here 28 April -11 May was $317 and that is for full 50A hookups.  They do have partial and Boondocking but I have no Idea as to the cost.

This is one event we do plan well in advance for.


Title: Re: Moab 2005 Early Arrivals begin
Post by: Smoky on April 29, 2005, 02:56:14 PM
$22 a night is not bad for full hookups.  Is this a private RV campground?  Do they have a web site?
Title: Re: Moab 2005 Early Arrivals begin
Post by: Tom on April 29, 2005, 06:17:07 PM
Try this (http://www.portalrvpark.com/) for Portal's web site Smoky. They really are very nice folks and go out of their way to accomodate you.

It's a private park - owned by a very nice/friendly couple. Annie is the female half and she will look after you. Location is also close to town, not to mention close to Arches national monument, Canyonlands, and lots of off-road trails.
Title: Re: Moab 2005 Early Arrivals begin
Post by: Ron on April 29, 2005, 09:26:53 PM
$22 a night is not bad for full hookups.  Is this a private RV campground?  Do they have a web site?

The RV Forum group get a discount from the regular cost.
Title: Re: Moab 2005 Early Arrivals begin
Post by: Ron on April 30, 2005, 08:05:10 PM
Tom did you mention you expected to arrive a day early or Sat.  Just wondering if you were going to arrive today or if you were looking at Russ's calender. ;D ;D ;D What is your ETA Moab?
Title: Re: Moab 2005 Early Arrivals begin
Post by: Tom on April 30, 2005, 08:11:32 PM
Ron

We won't arrive until tomorrow (Sun). We're staying the night (Sat) at East Bay RV Park in Springville, south of Provo, UT. Nice RV park and across the street from a Flying J. I used the truck pump today  :)
Title: Re: Moab 2005 Early Arrivals begin
Post by: Ned on April 30, 2005, 08:18:06 PM
We, Millers, and Helaine & wally are at Monument Valley tonight and will be in tomorrow, probably by noon.  See you all then.

Tom, we used the car pumps at Little America in Flagstaff today :)  The truck islands were very busy and we don't like to slow down the truckers if we can avoid it.  Paid $2.409/gal.
Title: Re: Moab 2005 Early Arrivals begin
Post by: Ron on April 30, 2005, 08:19:38 PM
Looking forward to seeing you guys tomorrow.
Title: Re: Moab 2005 Early Arrivals begin
Post by: Tom on April 30, 2005, 08:23:14 PM
Tom, we used the car pumps at Little America in Flagstaff today Paid $2.409/gal.

We fueled with the big boys today, and paid the same as you  :)
Title: Re: Moab 2005 Early Arrivals begin
Post by: Ron on April 30, 2005, 09:34:45 PM
Ron

We won't arrive until tomorrow (Sun). We're staying the night (Sat) at East Bay RV Park in Springville, south of Provo, UT. Nice RV park and across the street from a Flying J. I used the truck pump today  :)

You guys drove all the way from SLC to Sprinville today ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Moab 2005 Early Arrivals begin
Post by: Tom on April 30, 2005, 09:47:47 PM
You guys drove all the way from SLC to Sprinville today

Not quite Ron  :). We drove from Elko, NV today. Thought of stopping at SLC, but decided to get a little jump on the final leg by moving on to Springville. This is anicer park than the one we've stayed at in SLC.
Title: Re: Moab 2005 Early Arrivals begin
Post by: Ron on April 30, 2005, 10:23:37 PM
Tom,

Did you remember to fill the Propane tank while at the Flying J? ??? ???

See you tomorrow.  Have a safe drive. 

Pennings and Kuchs arrived today. 
Title: Re: Moab 2005 Early Arrivals begin
Post by: Tom on April 30, 2005, 10:52:08 PM
Did you remember to fill the Propane tank while at the Flying J? ??? ???

Didn't need to Ron. We filled up with propane at the campground in Elko before leaving this morning.

BTW there's no propane at the truck pumps in Flying J  ;D
Title: Re: Moab 2005 Early Arrivals begin
Post by: Ron on April 30, 2005, 11:46:40 PM
That right you mentioned you got fuel with the big guys, ;D
Title: Re: Moab 2005 Early Arrivals begin
Post by: Jim Dick on May 01, 2005, 12:45:00 AM
You guys drove all the way from SLC to Sprinville today

Not quite Ron  :). We drove from Elko, NV today. Thought of stopping at SLC, but decided to get a little jump on the final leg by moving on to Springville. This is anicer park than the one we've stayed at in SLC.

Tom ,

I am assuming you will be coming across I-70 tomorrow. I would like you to pay special attention to the road when you start heading east and would like your evaluation of what you are seeing. I'll explain why when you get here.

Title: Re: Moab 2005 Early Arrivals begin
Post by: Tom on May 01, 2005, 06:00:39 AM
I am assuming you will be coming across I-70 tomorrow

Jim, I was thinking of taking Hwy 6 & 191. Is there some reason I shouldn't do that? It appears to be much shorter than I-15/Hwy50/I-70/191.
Title: Re: Moab 2005 Early Arrivals begin
Post by: Ron on May 01, 2005, 09:12:13 AM
There is no reason not to take your planned route.  That is the way Phil came down.  It is also a scenic drive.
Title: Re: Moab 2005 Early Arrivals begin
Post by: Tom on May 01, 2005, 09:23:30 AM
Thanks Ron. Read your message just in time - we're about to pull out.
Title: Re: Moab 2005 Early Arrivals begin
Post by: Ron on May 01, 2005, 09:31:38 AM
Both route are scenic drives and either route you will be climbing some.  We always use the route up through Price when we head North bacause as you mentioned it is shorter.
Title: Re: Moab 2005 Early Arrivals begin
Post by: Jim Dick on May 01, 2005, 03:39:12 PM
I am assuming you will be coming across I-70 tomorrow

Jim, I was thinking of taking Hwy 6 & 191. Is there some reason I shouldn't do that? It appears to be much shorter than I-15/Hwy50/I-70/191.

Just saw this note. Glad Ron answered you. BTW, you're parked in the wrong spot!!!! :)

Title: Re: Moab 2005 Early Arrivals begin
Post by: Tom on May 01, 2005, 09:14:52 PM
BTW, you're parked in the wrong spot!!!!

This is the premiere spot for workcampers.
Title: Re: Moab 2005 Early Arrivals begin
Post by: Ron on May 01, 2005, 09:44:59 PM
BTW, you're parked in the wrong spot!!!!

This is the premiere spot for workcampers.

I think Jim asked for that spot but didn't get it.  reserved for work campers.  Do you think you work campers will have time to join us in the activities ??? ??? ???
Title: Re: Moab 2005 Early Arrivals begin
Post by: Ron on May 01, 2005, 09:53:58 PM
Five more framily coaches arrived today which included the Jones, Reiters, Helaine & Wally, Millers, and the Johnsons.  Total of 16 coaches have arrived at the Moab rally with two more scheduled to arrive tomorrow and one scheduled to arrive on Tuesday.  The first official happy hour was held this afternoon.  Awards were given, plans made, and lots of fun and conversation.  Hopfully the designated official photographer will post photos he took during this event.

Title: Re: Moab 2005 Early Arrivals begin
Post by: Tom on May 01, 2005, 09:59:09 PM
Hopfully the designated official photographer will post photos he took during this event.

You sure he had film in the camera?
Title: Re: Moab 2005 Early Arrivals begin
Post by: Ron on May 01, 2005, 10:03:34 PM
Hopfully the designated official photographer will post photos he took during this event.

You sure he had film in the camera?

No but I guess we will find out when Jerry uploads some photos. ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Moab 2005 Early Arrivals begin
Post by: MikeCoke on May 01, 2005, 11:50:11 PM
You can add Mike,Wendy & Sam Lawrence to to list of folks that arrived Sunday. Site 23
Mike Lawrence aka MikeCoke

Five more framily coaches arrived today which included the Jones, Reiters, Helaine & Wally, Millers, and the Johnsons.  Total of 16 coaches have arrived at the Moab rally with two more scheduled to arrive tomorrow and one scheduled to arrive on Tuesday.  The first official happy hour was held this afternoon.  Awards were given, plans made, and lots of fun and conversation.  Hopfully the designated official photographer will post photos he took during this event.
Title: Re: Moab 2005 Early Arrivals begin
Post by: Ron on May 01, 2005, 11:56:15 PM
You can add Mike,Wendy & Sam Lawrence to to list of folks that arrived Sunday. Site 23
Mike Lawrence aka MikeCoke

Mike glad you are here.  We look forward to meeting you tomorrow.  We are in site 4.
Title: Re: Moab 2005 Early Arrivals begin
Post by: Barb on May 02, 2005, 07:19:35 AM
[b]If you want I will tell Annie to put you down for 2006[/b].


Ron you could do that for Frank and I, please.

Thanks
Barb
Title: Re: Moab 2005 Early Arrivals begin
Post by: Ron on May 02, 2005, 08:56:42 AM
[b]If you want I will tell Annie to put you down for 2006[/b].


Ron you could do that for Frank and I, please.

Thanks
Barb

I will go to the office and do that this morning.  You will be reserved in Partial hookups (Electric and water) since there are no full hook up sites left.  I will let Annie know you want a full hookup if one becomes available.

Title: Re: Moab 2005 Early Arrivals begin
Post by: Ron on May 02, 2005, 04:30:29 PM
Barb & Frank,

You have reservations for 1 May to 7 May 2006 site 30.  This is a partial hookup site. Water and Electric only.  Since the official MOAB rally start date is the 28th you may want to come in on the 28th and spend two nights in the field no hookups till your site becomes available.

Any questions the Portal RV Park phn nbr is 1-800-574-2028 Ask for Annie.

Title: Re: Moab 2005 Early Arrivals begin
Post by: Terry A. Brewer on May 02, 2005, 04:56:52 PM
Here is a couple of pics from Chet, Jim & Terry's trip to Arches NP today.

Terry
At Moab, UT
Title: Re: Moab 2005 Early Arrivals begin
Post by: Barb on May 03, 2005, 07:55:52 AM
Thanks Ron. I've bookmarked the cg's web site in my favorites. I've marked our calendar.

Title: Re: Moab 2005 Early Arrivals begin
Post by: Ron on May 03, 2005, 08:47:42 AM
I am sure you will enjoy the Moab rally.  Sam & I are looking forward to seeing you guys in Tc next Month.
Title: Re: Moab 2005 Early Arrivals begin
Post by: Barb on May 04, 2005, 06:00:49 AM

  ::) Sam & I are looking forward to seeing you guys in Tc next Month.  ::)

Where are you gonna be before TC?  If your are comming thru OH, fuel is cheaper in MI? And where are you go'n when you leave? Are you comming down state.

Barb