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Old 07-06-2017, 08:56 AM   #1
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TC's in La Grande July 2018

An early heads up on a truck camper rally that is planned to be held in La Grande, OR the second week of July in 2018. More details will be coming, but all are welcome.
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An early heads up on a truck camper rally that is planned to be held in La Grande, OR the second week of July in 2018. More details will be coming, but all are welcome.
It may be worth the 5,400 mile round trip just so I can see that monster rig of yours!
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This October, we will be making a loop of UT, NM, AZ and NV - That's a little closer to you (just drop down to I-70 and head west). Last year we made trip out on US 2 all the way to MN before dropping south into WI and then returning I-90.
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Last year we made trip out on US 2 all the way to MN before dropping south into WI and then returning I-90.
Wisconsin?
I'll be on the other side of WI this month (without the camper) with the DW in Port Washington... The annual Lions Fishing Derby.
I'm hoping to have at least a 'little' more free time in 2018 and I will make it a point to head west to get a tour of your setup.

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We only made it as far east as Madison before we had to start heading back west. This year's trip into the southwest will take us to some more places we have never seen, but it's tough to be working full time yet still get enough time off to see more of our country.
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...but it's tough to be working full time yet still get enough time off to see more of our country.
Yes, exactly!
That was the point of my interest in a TC, a relatively 'small' RV.

When I can grab a few days of slack-time I can quickly saddle-up, run out, and get back with minimal fuss. Additionally, if I get caught exhausted out on the interstate, she's small enough to pull into a motel and get a room.
Can't do that with a trailer or anything articulated, be it large or small.

Hopefully retirement will come in early 2018 and I can spend more time camping and less time hi-balling down the interstate & burning up all the fuel.
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Official announcement is here for the NATCOA 2018 Rally!


​July 11 - 15 2018
La Grande, Oregon
​Grande Hot Springs Resort


​​A sign up for the rally will soon be available.
​You must contact the resort to make your own reservations, be sure to tell them you are with the group.
There is absolutely NO FEE to attend this rally! Your only fee is your site reservations.



​Plans for the rally include:
​Northwood Manufacturing show and tell. (still working on logistics)
Caravan to the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center (Baker City)
​RV Supporting Manufacturers show and tell
​Hawaiian themed dinner and potluck (Maui steaks or chicken supplied for free to current NATCOA members)
Movie night
Games and more!


Also, there will be a pre-rally caravan for those interested.
This will be confirmed soon. Plan is to meet in Prairie City on July 10th and stay at the local RV park. Morning of July 11th we will caravan to Sumpter Oregon to tour the gold dredge there. After a couple hours of touring the old dredge we will caravan to the rally location in La Grande.
​Keep an eye on this topic for more details and the sign up link. If you want to make your reservations now, please feel free to do so.


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The no-fee registration link is up at: 2018ORRally

On the Saturday of the rally, there will be 200-300 car hot rod show in La Grande. They close down a few blocks at far end of Adams and gather in the Safeway parking lot afterwards.
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