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Author Topic: WHO HAS SIGNED UP FOR THE JANUARY 11-15, 2012 FMCA RALLY AT INDIO?  (Read 9202 times)

ArdraF

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A number of us in the RV Forum also belong to the Family Motor Coach Association.  Who else plans to attend the January 11-15, 2012 FMCA rally at Indio CA?

Jerry and Ardra have signed up.

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Re: WHO HAS SIGNED UP FOR THE JANUARY 11-15, 2012 FMCA RALLY AT INDIO?
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2011, 01:12:51 PM »
Ray and Liza will be attending.  We won't be camping at the fairgrounds. 

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Re: WHO HAS SIGNED UP FOR THE JANUARY 11-15, 2012 FMCA RALLY AT INDIO?
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2011, 01:26:34 PM »
Betty and Terry Brewer have signed up and will stay in holding area on  blacktop right by Dr. Carreon Drive.  A day or  2 early.  They have 15 to 20 amp flaky power.
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Re: WHO HAS SIGNED UP FOR THE JANUARY 11-15, 2012 FMCA RALLY AT INDIO?
« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2011, 01:26:46 PM »
Liza - Where you camp doesn't matter as long as you know where to find us at happy hour!  ;) ::) :P ;D

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Re: WHO HAS SIGNED UP FOR THE JANUARY 11-15, 2012 FMCA RALLY AT INDIO?
« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2011, 01:57:56 PM »
Mike and Wendy will be there (Gordon, too), parked in the handicap area. We're booked at Bolsa Chica thru 1/9 but should be at Indio on the 10th.
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Re: WHO HAS SIGNED UP FOR THE JANUARY 11-15, 2012 FMCA RALLY AT INDIO?
« Reply #5 on: November 08, 2011, 03:35:43 PM »
Ken & Sheila are signed up. Will probably arrive 2 days early (holding area).
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Re: WHO HAS SIGNED UP FOR THE JANUARY 11-15, 2012 FMCA RALLY AT INDIO?
« Reply #6 on: November 08, 2011, 03:59:18 PM »
Bob & Estelle are attending with four legged family and will be parked in the handicapped area. We will probably arrive in the holding area on the 9th.
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Re: WHO HAS SIGNED UP FOR THE JANUARY 11-15, 2012 FMCA RALLY AT INDIO?
« Reply #7 on: November 08, 2011, 04:03:46 PM »
Rolf & Shirley are planning to attend.  We're probably going to use the same strategy for getting that choice site we got two years ago, i.e., show up on the first day and hope for the best!
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Re: WHO HAS SIGNED UP FOR THE JANUARY 11-15, 2012 FMCA RALLY AT INDIO?
« Reply #8 on: November 08, 2011, 04:35:39 PM »
Bob & Estelle are attending with four legged family and will be parked in the handicapped area. We will probably arrive in the holding area on the 9th.

You don't have to wait in the holding area, you can straight in to the handicapped area when you arrive. When you get there early, you get to laugh at the other people trying to park :)
 
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Re: WHO HAS SIGNED UP FOR THE JANUARY 11-15, 2012 FMCA RALLY AT INDIO?
« Reply #9 on: November 08, 2011, 05:55:11 PM »
Thanks Wendy! What day do you expect to arrive?

I'm a newby when it comes to FMCA activities. in '96, I joined the Chapter in Abq, but our one rally with them in '96 it was mostly MOFs.::)  Forum framily became my home. ;D
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Re: WHO HAS SIGNED UP FOR THE JANUARY 11-15, 2012 FMCA RALLY AT INDIO?
« Reply #10 on: November 08, 2011, 06:11:10 PM »
We're going to be there on the 10th. It's 130 miles from Bolsa Chica. Maybe we can meet up somewhere and go in together?
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Re: WHO HAS SIGNED UP FOR THE JANUARY 11-15, 2012 FMCA RALLY AT INDIO?
« Reply #11 on: November 08, 2011, 06:54:22 PM »
It sounds good to us! We may be coming from Alamo Lake
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Re: WHO HAS SIGNED UP FOR THE JANUARY 11-15, 2012 FMCA RALLY AT INDIO?
« Reply #12 on: November 08, 2011, 09:36:46 PM »
Bernie and Marlene haven't signed up yet, but will shortly. Arriving on Sunday or Monday, 1/8 or 1/9/ parking in handicapped. Probably at Lake Cahuilla County Park about 5 miles away for a couple of days beforehand. The Palm Springs Kennel Club will be at the Polo Grounds leading up to and including that weekend.
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Re: WHO HAS SIGNED UP FOR THE JANUARY 11-15, 2012 FMCA RALLY AT INDIO?
« Reply #13 on: November 09, 2011, 06:46:43 PM »
Robert and Carol Penn will be there, but not camping on site.
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Re: WHO HAS SIGNED UP FOR THE JANUARY 11-15, 2012 FMCA RALLY AT INDIO?
« Reply #14 on: November 09, 2011, 11:18:33 PM »
Sue says I will be batching it at Indio again this year.

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Re: WHO HAS SIGNED UP FOR THE JANUARY 11-15, 2012 FMCA RALLY AT INDIO?
« Reply #15 on: November 16, 2011, 04:46:19 PM »
I was talking to my bride about this one yesterday, but we haven't signed up just yet. This would be our first ever rally/event in the MH. She's not sure she can deal with dry camping yet. She has a love affair with water.  ::)
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« Reply #16 on: November 17, 2011, 04:30:25 PM »
Mark, you're only there for a few days so it's not a big deal as long as you are careful with the water.  Tell Kathy we have a lot a fun and to bring a red hat or make up a red concoction to wear to the Red Hat tea.  Also we have a good time at happy hour and it's a wonderful way to get acquainted with some of the RV Forum folk.  Oh yes, you'll also learn a lot at the seminars, find lots of good "stuff" to buy, and enjoy good evening entertainment.

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Re: WHO HAS SIGNED UP FOR THE JANUARY 11-15, 2012 FMCA RALLY AT INDIO?
« Reply #17 on: November 17, 2011, 05:47:35 PM »
Is this something where a lot of people use generators? For my wife the whole point of getting a Class A is to HAVE all the comforts and not have to be conservation minded. She did learn how to shower Navy style though so maybe she could pull it off.  ;)
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« Reply #18 on: November 17, 2011, 06:18:37 PM »
There are sections with electric hookups (mostly weak but ok so long as you don't need your A/C), there's a section for generators 24/7, there's a section for generators 7am-11 pm, and there's a section for no generators at all. So you can take your pick. As for conserving water, anyone can do it for 4 days, well, anyone except my sister :)
 
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« Reply #19 on: November 17, 2011, 06:29:14 PM »
There are several different areas and you decide which one you want to be in when you register.  One is without electricity and with generator usage.  One is with 30-amp and no generator (unless the electric doesn't work in which all bets are off  ;) ) and the handicap area with electric (some people need 24/7 electric for medical equipment).  We signed up for the electricity area.  We go in with full water and propane and empty black and gray tanks.  Sometimes a "honey wagon" will come through and pump out tanks for a fee.  At FMCA there may be a card in your welcome bag and you sign up for the honey wagon.  At places like Quartzsite the pumper truck roams around the different camping areas and you flag him down.  Of course you still have to conserve fresh water 'cause it isn't easy to pull out your space to go get water!

The reason I made the comment about the 30 amp possibly not working is they have big pedestals and run electric cables out along a row of coaches.  If everyone tries to use their A/Cs and microwaves at the same time, then the 30 amp might not be adequate.  It really depends on the venue.  We've been in places where it works quite well and others where it goes up and down a lot.  It's always a good idea to have some kind of voltage sensor to alert you audibly to power fluctuations.  If it happens a lot, we sometimes unplug from the electric source.  This can happen even in campgrounds, not just at rallies.

Yes, most of us have RVs because we want the comforts of home.  Trust me, we don't do without just because we're at a rally!  ;D  You just adapt some by, for example, using paper plates so you don't need to wash dishes as much.  Even our fancy toilet with a circuit board can be adjusted to use more or less water!

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Re: WHO HAS SIGNED UP FOR THE JANUARY 11-15, 2012 FMCA RALLY AT INDIO?
« Reply #20 on: November 17, 2011, 07:08:10 PM »
Thank you, I'll do some talking now.  8)
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Re: WHO HAS SIGNED UP FOR THE JANUARY 11-15, 2012 FMCA RALLY AT INDIO?
« Reply #21 on: November 18, 2011, 01:51:38 AM »
Chris &  Mimi signed today up for the handicap area.
Wendy probably can organize that the handicappers go in together so that we have our own framicap site.

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Re: WHO HAS SIGNED UP FOR THE JANUARY 11-15, 2012 FMCA RALLY AT INDIO?
« Reply #22 on: November 18, 2011, 09:30:45 AM »
Bob & Estelle are signed up for the electric-handicap area and are looking forward to being with Wendy, Mike, Chris & Mimi in a framily group.
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Re: WHO HAS SIGNED UP FOR THE JANUARY 11-15, 2012 FMCA RALLY AT INDIO?
« Reply #23 on: November 18, 2011, 10:13:18 AM »
Chris &  Mimi signed today up

Hooorayyyyyyy  Great news Chris and Mimi.  Really looking forward to seeing you!

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« Reply #24 on: November 18, 2011, 10:23:48 AM »
Bob & Estelle are signed up for the electric-handicap area and are looking forward to being with Wendy, Mike, Chris & Mimi in a framily group.

It sounds like a great frally inside a great rally coming up. We be signed up for handicapped also. Since we have a good crowd coming in for handicapped, maybe we can meet and caravan in together so that we are parked together. Then we can take the shuttle out to the outfield to visit Terry & Betty :-* . By the way Bob, electric isn't signed up for until you are parked, so it helps to get there early to assure electric, but I think most handicapped spaces have electric available.
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Re: WHO HAS SIGNED UP FOR THE JANUARY 11-15, 2012 FMCA RALLY AT INDIO?
« Reply #25 on: November 18, 2011, 10:36:01 AM »
The folks signed up for handicapped parking at the rally should look out for Chris and Mimi's new rally transport. Chris said he didn't want Mimi pushing him around in a wheelchair.

Anyone who has attempted to follow this Monte Carlo rally driver in the mountains of Utah will understand.
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Re: WHO HAS SIGNED UP FOR THE JANUARY 11-15, 2012 FMCA RALLY AT INDIO?
« Reply #26 on: November 18, 2011, 11:12:20 AM »
The folks signed up for handicapped parking at the rally should look out for Chris and Mimi's new rally transport. Chris said he didn't want Mimi pushing him around in a wheelchair.

Maybe you could post the picture, Tom? The link is FORBIDDEN to the rest of us :)  And we need to know what to look for so we can get out of his way !!
 
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« Reply #27 on: November 18, 2011, 11:25:59 AM »
Strange Wendy, because I have no special access. Here's a link to a Wiki with similar photos.
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« Reply #28 on: November 18, 2011, 11:32:41 AM »
Bernie, the FMCA office person noted on my registration that I wanted elec when I told her that was what I needed and why. Yes, I think we should meet and go in early.
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« Reply #29 on: November 18, 2011, 11:47:44 AM »
By the way Bob, electric isn't signed up for until you are parked, so it helps to get there early to assure electric, but I think most handicapped spaces have electric available.

Not so Bernie. Remember the year we were parked on the grass across from you with no electric? We had not asked ahead of time for electric and when we got there, early, we were told that the handicapped electric sites were all gone, that they had been spoken for when people registered. Since then, we have asked for electric handicapped when we register and they have marked us down for that.
 
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