Originally Posted by Giancarlo
no hook ups would limit the number of folks going.
a lot of us are spoiled and want full hook ups with 50 amps.
I just want to put this out there to save a bit of ink on the subject.
Although the number 300 comes up as a target in the planning stages it's not an absolute. This year for example, "Location - Location" was desired by a show of hands and cheers so we did what we could to accommodate that straw poll. Fortunately we were able to reserve 150 sites and at this time we are going to see approximately 100 rigs in the park. I am very pleased with that number and if we can keep attendance to that level and increasingly more we would be doing well on behalf of the members.
Touristy communities will demand a lot from us especially camping fees which we are held captive to. Fortunately we were able to find a location with a large enough recreation hall so that we can have our seminars, meals and games in relative comfort. Having access to a PA and video presentation equipment is essential to our program as this is a key technology toward putting on a "Really BIG Shoe"
One of "must haves" that iRV2 members want is, 50A, water, sewer, CATV and a good to working WiFi system. Other +Plus+ items are pull through sites and cement pads. Aside from that, we're not fussy at all.
During this year's registration, 1 gentleman wrote that he is not going to back in a 45 footer on a gravel site. The problem here I believe is late registration because early on, the campground had a number of sites that did accommodate large rigs very well.
We seek communities where entertainment, shopping, dinning and sightseeing is present in abundance. Should there ever be a slow day or free time, I would be disappointed is an attendee said that there wasn't anything to do.
With the number of rigs and folks that need to be accommodated it would not be in our best interests to provide fewer creature comforts as many will not register and attend our rallies. This year, if only "in name" expanded our program by being an International event and we welcome those RV'ers from across the border to attend our events. in 2014 there were a number of registrations from our neighbors to the North.
Our owner, Andy, supports moving the event around to be more inclusive of members that live in other Regions. Using the Mississippi as our line in the sand, we have had 9 Rallies favoring the East and 6 in the West.
Now if we run a reality check and split the country in half from DFW and go North to the Dakota/Canada border we have had 3 "West" Rallies and 12 "East."
We're keeping all options open and working on getting the best venue possible for the next rally so that each of our annual rallies will be events to remember.
"Stay Tuned !"