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Old 10-09-2018, 11:53 AM   #1
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Bill Dís Monacoers Gathering

Bill D's Monacoers 2019 Gathering will be held at Lazydays RV Resort in Seffner, Florida, beginning Tuesday, February 26th, 2019 thru Sunday, March 3rd, 2019.

Lazydays is now accepting Reservations. Call Lazydays RV Resort at 855-276-2131 and mention the ďMonacoers GatheringĒ to make a reservation.

When you make your Reservation you will be asked for a credit card number for a deposit. Your Credit Card will not be charged until you check in for the Gathering .

All who own Monaco, Holiday Rambler, Beaver, and Safari coaches are welcome. This includes original Monaco, Navistar, and REV built coaches.

If you are not currently a member of the Yahoo Monacoers Group, itís free to join. You will need to create a yahoo login and ask to join the group. Please read the Group Description before asking to join. Once accepted, please post if you plan to attend the Gathering.

https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/Monacoers/info

The Seminar Schedule is being finalized and will be posted here when it is finalized.

Rates for the Gathering include your Full Hook Up Site with 50AMP service, all (5) of the Evening Buffett Meals, all the Seminars/Presentations during the week and Complimentary Breakfast and Lunch at the Lazydays main building. You will be given Vouchers for the Complimentary Breakfast and Lunch at Check In.

Rates are as follows;

Couples - $498.42, Two Adults per coach, Pets included, Includes all Taxes

Single - $423.88, One Adult per coach, Pets included. Includes all Taxes

Meals Only and Seminars - $131.08 per Couple or $65.54 per Individual

These Rates reflect a 10% discount based on a minimum of 50 Coaches. We will lose the discount if we have less than 50
coaches.

When you have confirmed your Reservations with Lazydays please post to the Forum notifying us that you have registered.

Get your Registrations in early and let's have a great showing.

Any comments or suggestions are welcomed via post to the forum.

See you all in February!!!!!!

Happiness Is The Journey, Not The Destination"

David & Sandy Pratt, Melbourne FL
Bella "The Ratwieler" Yorky and RJ "The Man" Pomeranian
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Hi Scott,

You may recognize me as we have communicated in the past. We signed up about two weeks ago and this will be our 4th or 5th Gathering. Lost count. We have been going to Lazydays at least once a year since 2003. The wife loves to kick tires but me not so much. For anyone who has not been to Lazydays in Sefner it is an interesting dealership with a Flying-J and Cracker Barrel on site. Use to have a Camping World on site but Camping World pulled out and moved east on I-10 a few miles. Lazydays put their own store in the same building Camping World was in. I prefer the product selection in the Lazydays store over what Camping World has. This is a huge dealership and the only one we have been to where you almost have to have an appointment to get a salesman. They stay very busy, especially in the winter. There are two campgrounds on site, the resort were the Gathering will be held and the exchange campground were customers park their old and new rigs side by side as they trade.

If you would like to meet some of the old pros like Van Williams and Craig French, then come to the Gathering. For the past several years Van and Craig have given a seminar on the Watts link and the TRW swap. Sadly Bill Duckwitz and Fred White who started the group have passed on. David Pratt is the owner of the Yahoo Group now and continues to carry on what Bill and Fred started. It is always great to meet back up with the same friends and meet new ones. YC1, Myron, retired and moved from Sacramento to Florida and comes to the Gathering each year now. Last year he helped me R&R our water heater while we were there. Craig and Van usually go around and check out folks suspension and steering and Chris Throgmartin from Stone Vos is always there giving presentations and inspecting members roofs, slides, awnings, and toppers for problems. There is usually a presentation from M&M Electrons and Bill Groves is always there. Bill Groves has extensive knowledge of the Multiplex system and has the equipment to make programming changes. Each year that we have been there Tyron, Cummins, and Allison have given presentations.

So if you would like to attend some of these presentations, meet some great folks who have vast knowledge of Monaco products, eat a lot of food, and just plain have fun, by all means come to the Gathering this year.

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To add to Bob's comments. I now know how to use the fancy microwave/convection oven in the dual cooking mode.

The resturant next to the pool has some great food and really neat atmosphere.

The presentation concerning the handling issues has made a lot of happy campers. I drove cross country and back with confidence and comfort after many of the improvements shown at the gathering.

The buffet each evening is quite good too.
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Bill D's Monacoer's Gathering

Just made our reservation at Lazy Days. This will be a first for us and looking forward to meet others with Monaco's.
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Just made our reservation at Lazy Days. This will be a first for us and looking forward to meet others with Monaco's.
Welcome to the forum. The folks made my wife and I feel very welcome and shared so many tips and tricks the trip pays for itself.

See you there.
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Here is the agenda from the most recent Gathering in February 2018 (sorry for the length):

The following is the Final Schedule and Seminar Agenda for the 2018 Bill D's Monacoer's Gathering..

Tuesday, 13 February Ė Arrival Day & Registration

5:00 PM - Meet and Greet Party, Includes; Barbecue Ė BBQ Ribs, Chicken & Pulled Pork. Dinner rolls & choc chip cookies. Sides: Cold Slaw and Potato
Salad. Water/sodas/Iced Tea.

Wednesday, 14 February - Seminars

**9:00 AM - Slide Floor Rot Repair & Maintenance by Chris Throgmartin

10:30 AM - TYRON Bands Run Flat System and Tire Safety & Maintenance by Chuck Thatcher

Noon - Lunch

1:30 PM - Motorhome DC Electrical Systems from Inverters to Intelitec, Open Forum, Question and Answer Session - M & M Electronics by Mark & Chris Bayus

5:30 PM - Italian Buffet Dinner includes; Meat Lasagna. Served with: Penne Alfredo, Assorted Cheesecake, Roasted Garden Vegetables, Italian
Salad w/Dressing, Garlic Bread, Assorted sodas, water, tea, coffee (Reg.& Decaf)

Thursday, 15 February Ė Seminars

**9:00 AM - Roadmaster Chassis Suspension Handling and Sheppard Steering Upgrades by Van Williams.

10:30 AM - Fire Suppression and Fire Safety - FireFight by Jim Bounds

Noon - Lunch

1:30 PM - RVing to Alaska On Your Own - by Ron Jones

5:30 PM - Roast Turkey Buffet Dinner. Includes; Roast Turkey; (Stuffing if available); Buttery Mashed Potato; Green Beans; dinner rolls; Assorted apple &
pumpkin pie; assorted soda, water, tea, coffe( Reg & Decaf)

Friday, 16 February Ė Seminars

** 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM - Cummins Engine and Onan Generator Service and Maintenance Combined Seminar by Cummins Rep Brian Conway & Dave Eaton

Noon - Lunch

1:30 PM - Allison Transmission Service and Maintenance by Allison Rep - Derek Gallo

5:30 PM - Ham Buffet Dinner Includees; Baked Ham Served with all the fixings; assorted soda, water, tea, coffee (Reg & Decaf)

Saturday, 17 February - Members Open Round Table Day

9:00 AM - Roundtable Maintenance Q & A hosted by Tom Cherry & David Pratt - Meet your Moderators,

Open Discussions to Discuss Problems, Upgrades, Modifications and Technical Problems and Fixes with any/all of the attendees at the Gathering

THIS IS ESPECIALLY IMPORTANT FOR NEW MEMBERS TO THE FORUM AND GROUP.

This Round Table Discussion will be open all day if Interest is there and will also include visiting other Members Coaches to see and Compare
Modifications & Upgrades

EVERYONE SHOULD ATTEND THIS OPEN FORUM, INCLUDING THE LADY's!!

5:30 PM - Traditional Roast Beef Buffet Dinner includes; Traditional Roast Beef Au Jus; Garden Salad; Sautťed Broccoli; Mashed potatoes; Artisan Rolls & Butter;
variety of layer cake; assorted soda, water, tea, coffee (Reg & Decaf)

Sunday, 18 February Ė Departure Day
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Just made our reservation at Lazy Days. This will be a first for us and looking forward to meet others with Monaco's.
Welcome to irv2 fellow Tennesseans. Look forward to meeting you at the Gathering.

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Just made our reservation at Lazy Days. This will be a first for us and looking forward to meet others with Monaco's.


Awesome! See you there!
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Fantastic! Look forward to meeting you!
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Thanks, Bob. Looking forward to meeting you, Myron and all the other folks here on irv2 also!



And thanks for taking the lead on this, Scott.
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I'd said: "...and all the other folks here on irv2 also! ..."


Oops! Should have added the 'Bill D's Monacoers' folks as well.
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