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DriVer 10-01-2018 07:36 PM

2019 International Rally Announcement & Itinerary

The iRV2 Rally and Events Team is pleased to announce that the
2019 iRV2 International Rally

will be held at the "Multi ARVC Award Winning - RV Mega Park of the Year"

Ocean Lakes Family Campground

located in beautiful Myrtle Beach, South Carolina beginning on

Sunday, October 6, 2019 with the departure on Saturday, October 12, 2019.

The address of the Campground is – 6001 South Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach, SC 29575.
The GPS coordinates are: N 33 Degrees 37.701 Latitude; W 78 Degrees 57.725 Longitude

150 beachfront, cement sites have been reserved for our event, see Ocean Lakes Campsites

Your 2019 Rally Event Staff Are:

DriVer – Mike & Colleen, Conway, SC, Rally Master
gMw – George & Laraine, Conway, SC, Registration
rvbunz – Bob & Denise, Jacksonville, NC, Entertainment
Lady Puffin – Lynn & Linda, Whitney, TX, Rally Team

Ocean Lakes located at the south end of Myrtle Beach, ranks in the top 1% of campgrounds in the United States providing outstanding customer service and amenities. It is operated by an award-winning team who strive to provide the best family-friendly resort destination, year-round.

Today, Ocean Lakes features 859 campsites, 2,566 annual lease sites on 310 oceanfront acres with nearly one mile of beachfront, five bathhouses and more than 500 employees in the height of the camping season. It is the largest campground on the east coast and one of the largest in the United States.

Ocean Lakes is currently accepting reservations for the 2019 International Rally. When looking at the
Campground Map, we are going to be located on the following "Ocean Front" sites, HH, H, and I. When calling Ocean Lakes Reservations, please ID yourself as a "2019 iRV2 International Rally" attendee. You may ask for the next available site in a section OR ask for a specific site by the site name (letter and a number) on the map to see if it's available. If there are 2 or more rigs in your party, please book all your sites at the same time allowing you to park "closer" together. There is no guarantee that you will all be parked consecutively "unless" you book early. At this early date, we already have 40+ iRV2 members that have booked sites.

Please call Ocean Lakes Reservations at 877.510.1413 for information or to book your campsite.

If you do not have an RV available and you want to attend the Rally, consider staying in a beachfront multi bedroom house. Call House Rental Reservations at 800.845.2229. You can search availability and view photos of the properties. Myrtle Beach has an International Airport just minutes away from the campground. You can rent a car and come and join us.

Campsite reservations require a 50% deposit and the balance on arrival. If you pay 100% of the reservation fees for 6 nights, you will be mailed what is called an "
Express Check-In Package." The express package will contain your parking pass and map of the facility. Just show the pass to the gate guard and drive right on in to your site. "No delay or waiting in line." The rally rate is $59.00 (+12% tax) per night.

Please note that we have implemented a 2-fee policy;

1 - Campsite Reservations (Independently booking your site with Ocean Lakes)
2 - Rally Fees (The cost for rally support items, meals, entertainment and "optional" off-site shows, venues or group meals)

Having a dual fee policy allows you to pick the best site that is suited for your particular RV while giving you the flexibility to order optional rally options that interest you. We encourage you to make your campground reservations today. Please contact our registrar “gMw” via private mail and let him know you have reserved a campsite. Over the next few weeks, the Rally Itinerary and Meal Plan will become fully developed. We reserve the right however to add or change events to the on-line itinerary up until the close of registration.

For those of you that would like to rent a Golf Car for the time that you are at the rally, bring your Rally ID (neck wallet) to the Golf Car rentals. When you show your credential, you will be offered a 50% discount. Please bring your photo ID (Driver’s License) as it will be required.

Pirates Voyage and Dinner Show – The Most Fun Place to Eat!
Ahoy Matey! Celebrate the Pirate Spirit with Fun and Adventure.

Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show invites ye to join Captain Blackbeard, the most famous pirate to ever sail the seven seas, and his quartermaster Calico Jack as they lead the Crimson and Sapphire crews in an epic battle for lost treasure on land, on deck, in water and high above full-sized pirate ships in a 15-foot-deep indoor hideaway lagoon! Ye will thrill at the swashbuckling excitement of spectacular acrobatic competitions, aerial feats, sea lions, tropical birds, beautiful mermaids and much more! Which camp takes the treasure may be up to you as ye cheer me buccaneers to victory, all while ye enjoy a fabulous four-course feast!

We invite you to attend the dinner show on Wednesday evening. The doors open at 4:30pm, the pre-show begins at 5pm, followed by the dinner show at 6:00pm. Be sure to wear your Rally ID…

Via car-pool, the theater is easily accessed and is approximately 15 miles from Ocean Lakes. This Optional Event is group priced at $48.00 per person, which includes a souvenir Pirates Voyage cup. Sign-up using Registration OnLine.

Electric Pressure Cooker (Instant Pot) Class

The "instant pot," a small kitchen appliance, is one of the latest crazes to hit the culinary world with consumers touting health benefits and ease of use in the trendy appliance. If you're interested in gaining knowledge and confidence on the use of an Electric Pressure Cooker, you'll want to attend the RV Instant Pot food preparation class offered by Lady Puffin (Linda Day) on Wednesday morning at 9:00am.

Course Materials are $6.00 and include a take away "Pressure Cooker Guide" with tips and recipes. Please register and pay for your materials using Registration OnLine. Class size is limited to 50, so you'll want to sign up early for this class.

Broadway at the Beach is a shopping center and entertainment complex located in Myrtle Beach.

The $250 million attraction is set on 350 acres in the heart of Myrtle Beach and features three theaters, over 20 restaurants and over 100 specialty shops as well as attractions, nightclubs, and hotels, all surrounding the 23-acre Lake Broadway. Broadway at the Beach receives upwards of 14 million visitors annually.

Join the gang for a Luncheon at the Liberty Steakhouse and a fun filled afternoon of shopping. Meet and depart from the Recreation Center at 11:00a on Tuesday.

Relive Our Historic Past Aboard the USS North Carolina – BB-55

Moored in quiet dignity and majesty the Battleship NORTH CAROLINA, across the river from downtown Wilmington, beckons visitors to walk her decks. Envision the daily life and fierce combat her crew faced in the Pacific Theatre during World War II.

Step back in time and let history come alive through the crews’ stories. Imagine yourself steering the ship, starting her engines or even firing the guns. JOIN THE CREW and be a part of Battleship history at the Battleship NORTH CAROLINA!

This optional Tour is scheduled for Friday with a 7:00AM departure via carpool. We begin our shipboard tour at 9:00AM. A special tour for our group has been arranged, be sure to wear your Rally ID during this tour. From the armored Battle Bridge to the lowest deck below the 16-inch guns you can visit many spaces. You will visit inside the main turrets and you will also be amazed with one of the Babcock & Wilcox boiler rooms that propelled the 44,000-ton ship and speeds approaching 28 knots that helped produce a total of a 121,000 Horsepower.

A lunch will be provided in the crew’s galley and you can sit and experience what it might have been like for those Greatest Generation sailors some 75 years ago. Enjoy your time aboard. Although you may leave at any time, we are going to depart the property at approximately 3:00PM for the return trip to Ocean Lakes. Using your GPS you will travel exclusively on NC/SC/US17. It is expected that the 81-mile trip will take approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes. The tour and lunch are priced at $35.00 per person and includes a USS North Carolina souvenir. Come and join us!! Sign up using Registration On-Line.

GPS Address // 1 Battleship Road, Wilmington, NC 28401
Phone // 910-399-9100

Please click on the below link for additional information, to register and pay your rally fees. Post #2 will offer you a RegOnLine Tutorial.

2019 iRV2 International Rally
Registration On-Line

Dining at Sandy’s Meet n’ Eat is a pleasure. The menu ranges from breakfast to dinner and of course, world-famous ice cream! Nestled in a corner, built around majestic live oak trees, a 4,000 sq/ft deck, constructed of recycled materials provides seating for more than 150 guests and features a raised stage and a propane fire pit. Guests can relax there while enjoying various performers including storytellers, musicians and magicians at the deck’s raised gazebo, Sandy’s Center Stage.

Included in your welcoming packet are coupons for each attendee for a single serve ice cream cone or cup. Please feel free to use the coupon to pay for your ice cream at any time. Be sure to wear your Rally ID when redeeming your coupon. The clerk will take your coupon and that’s all there is to it. If you would like a larger portion, the clerk will ask you to make up the difference. We would like to recommend that you save your coupon for our 7:00pm, Friday Night Social at Sandy’s Center Stage next door to the Meet N’ Eat.

The Ice Cream coupons are sponsored by “The RV Life Network.”

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The Week In Brief

Sunday: Arrivals, Registration & Sign-ups, Pickup T-Shirts, Setup,
Welcome Dinner

Monday: Full Breakfast, Seminars Begin, Vendors Open, Door Prizes
Tuesday: Coffee and Donuts, Seminars, Broadway at the Beach,
Catered BBQ Dinner, BINGO

Wednesday: Coffee and Donuts, RV Cooking Class, Gotcha 101, Optional Tour - Pirates Voyage
Thursday: Gotcha Tournament and Championship Game, Grand Catered Dinner, Grand Prizes, and Entertainment. “Restore the Hall.”
Friday: Explore Myrtle Beach, Hollywood Wax Museum, Golf/Mini-Golf, on your own. Optional Tour - USS North Carolina (Car Pool). Ice Cream Social at Sandy’s Center Stage.
Saturday: Departure.

*** Be sure to wear your Rally ID to all rally activities!!! ***.

Rally Itinerary

Sunday, October 6 -
Member arrivals
Vendor arrivals
1:00 - 2:00 = Setup Registration Table, Setup tables, and chairs. Volunteers Needed
2:00 - 5:00 = Vendor Setup
2:00 – 5:00 = Member Check-In Recreation Center and Sign-ups.
Pickup: Rally ID, Tickets & Neck Wallet, Welcome Packet, Goody Bags, T-Shirts.

6:00 – 8:00 = Welcoming Dinner – Greeting & Orientation.
Be sure to always have your “Blue Ticket” with you.

Monday, October 7
7:30 – 8:30 = Full Catered Breakfast
9:00 - Vendors Open
9:00 – 11:00 = Pickup your Door Prizes – “Red Ticket” (Recreation Center)
9:00 – 10:00 = Seminar – D&G Sales, Maintain Your RV In Showroom Condition, Don & Gila Sellers
10:00 – 11:00 = Seminar – RV Trip Wizard / RV Life Magazine, Patrick Buchanan (pbucha)
11:00 - 12:00 = Seminar – 5 Star Tuning, RV Performance Tuning, Mike Butler
12:00 – 1:00 = Lunch on your own
12:45 – 2:00 = Seminar – SkyMed Could Save Your Life, Carolyn Kees – Gourmet Ice Cream Tasting. (Come Early)
2:00 – 3:00 = Seminar – SilverLeaf Electronics, Instrumentation, Dale Kemper
3:00 – 4:00 = Seminar – How to iRV2 – Lori Stewart (NLOVNIT)
4:00 – Vendors Closed
4:00 – Dinner is on your own, enjoy a night on the town or have a Pot-Luck with friends.

Tuesday, October 8
7:30 – 8:30 - Coffee and Donuts
9:00 – Vendors Open
9:00 – 10:00 – Seminar – Campers Inn/Pressure Systems International, TPMS, Mike Benson
10:00 – 11:00 – Seminar –
11:00 – 12:00 – Seminar –
11:00 – 3:00 – Ladies : Lunch and Shopping Adventure at Broadway at the Beach "Car Pool." At 10:45, meet your party at the Recreation Center.
12:00 – 1:00 – Lunch on your own
1:00 – 2:00 – Seminar –
2:00 – 3:00 – Seminar –
3:00 – 4:00 – Seminar –
4:00 – Vendors Closed
5:30 – 6:30 – BBQ Dinner – Recreation Center
6:30 – 9:00 – Bob’s Electronic BINGO Extravaganza (Cash Prizes)

Wednesday, October 9
7:30 – 8:30 – Coffee and Donuts
9:00 - Vendors Open
9:00 – 11:00 – Cooking – What Do You Do With an "Electric" Pressure Cooker in an RV – with Lady Puffin. Limited to 50 attendees. Optional Event $6.00pp, Pre-Register via RegOnLine.
12:00 – 1:00 – Lunch on your own
1:00 – 3:30 – Gotcha 101 & Practice - Learn the Tips and Tricks - Bob Fitta. Always a BIG hit at iRV2 rallies, all are welcome to learn about this fun and challenging game.
3:30 – Vendors Closed
4:00 – 4:30 – Travel and Arrival at Pirates Voyage – Doors Open at 4:30pm. "Car Pool"
5:00 – 6:00 – Pirates Voyage pre-show. Optional Event $48.00pp Pre-Registered via RegOnLine.
6:00 – 8:00 – Pirates Voyage Dinner and Show - Swashbuckling, Blackbeard-themed pirate performances with stunts plus a 4-course dinner.

Thursday, October 10
9:00 = Vendors Open
9:00 – 10:00 = Seminar – SkyMed Could Save Your Life, Carolyn Kees, Coffee & Donuts Sponsored by SkyMed. (Limited to 50 persons)
9:00 – 12:00 – Gotcha (36 People) will be in play – Tournament Round – 6 Winners Will Emerge and advance to the Championship Round.
12:00 – 1:00 – Lunch on your own
1:00 – 3:30 – Gotcha Championship Match – 6 People will be in play – Award of the 2019 Championship Board
1:00 – Vendors Closed (Break Down)
5:30 – 6:30 – The Grand Strand Dinner – Recreation Center
6:30 – 7:00 – Grand Prizes Awarded (Blue Ticket)
7:00 – 8:30 – Entertainment – The Ron Rapaso Show
9:00 – ‘Hall Breakdown’ – Volunteers needed

Friday, October 11
All Day – On Your Own Activities; Tour Myrtle Beach and enjoy the community. The Recreation Center is not available
7:00 – Depart via Car Pool for the Battleship USS North Carolina (expect 90 minutes travel time) You may want to dash into a “MickeyD’s” for a quick bite/coffee along the way. GPS: 1 Battleship Road, Wilmington, NC 28401.
9:00 – Arrive at the Battleship USS North Carolina and meet your shipmates near the gangway. This event includes a guided tour, lunch aboard ship and a souvenir. The Optional Event is priced at $35.00 pp, pre-registered via RegOnLine.
3:00 – Depart via Car Pool to Ocean Lakes.
4:45 – Arrive Ocean Lakes – Dinner on Your Own.
7:00 – Closing – Ice Cream Social - at Sandy’s Center Stage (Next to Sandy’s Meet & Eat) – Final Opportunity to Use Your Ice Cream Coupon. We will have a campfire (weather permitting) – Bring your RallyID.

Saturday, October 12
Departure – Hugs and Handshakes, Goodbyes
“Safe Travels = See You in 2020”

About Cancellations

The cancellation policy previously established will apply when it comes to the rally fee. Cancellations after September 6, 2019 (less than 30 days out) will be forfeit as your rally supplies, meals and optional events may have been ordered and paid for. See the refund policy on ROL (also included in your ROL eMail confirmation).

Prior to September 6, 2019, please notify gMw, by Private Mail, for a refund of your rally fees, less incurred expenses. See the refund policy on ROL (also included in your ROL eMail confirmation).

In the event of a cancellation before September 6, 2019 (30 days before the rally) please call Ocean Lakes Family Campground to process your request for your campsite refund.

Thank You for Coming and Here’s Wishing You Fun and Adventure

JohnRR 10-01-2018 07:52 PM

We thoroughly enjoyed the last Rally there, great choice.

DriVer 10-01-2018 08:07 PM


Originally Posted by JohnRR (Post 4429514)
We thoroughly enjoyed the last Rally there, great choice.

We are going to have a Really BIG Show in 2019 !!! :D

NLOVNIT 10-01-2018 09:19 PM

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Superb choice! We, too, had a great time there in 2014. I want to go back to Medieval Times - that was a blast! Below is a picture of the RV's in attendance & the view of the Atlantic from the top of OL's Skate Park.


CLIFFTALL 10-02-2018 04:04 AM

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I attended IRV2ís 10th Anniversary Reunion Rally there in 2010.

Itís a great place to have a Rally.

Mike and I went to Joey Doggs and ate out of dog bowls. It donít get any better than that [emoji16]

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YC1 10-02-2018 06:19 AM

Sounds like fun to me but a little long.

"Sunday, October 6, 2018 with the departure on Saturday, October 12, 2019.

:whistling: Lest my eyes deceive me.

CLIFFTALL 10-02-2018 06:26 AM

Nice catch [emoji106]
I edited it.


Originally Posted by YC1 (Post 4429920)
Sounds like fun to me but a little long.

"Sunday, October 6, 2018 with the departure on Saturday, October 12, 2019.


:whistling: Lest my eyes deceive me.

DriVer 10-02-2018 10:07 AM


Originally Posted by YC1 (Post 4429920)
Sounds like fun to me but a little long.

Pack a lunch !! :whistling:

Frantz 10-02-2018 02:37 PM

Must defend the 2018 Gotcha Championship Title.....we have our reservations!:cool:

DriVer 10-02-2018 09:14 PM


Originally Posted by Frantz (Post 4430691)
Must defend the 2018 Gotcha Championship Title

I accept ‼️. :D

DriVer 10-03-2018 12:13 PM


Originally Posted by Clifftall (Post 4429822)
Mike and I went to Joey Doggs and ate out of dog bowls. It don’t get any better than that ….

Awesome-ness !!! :D

DriVer 10-03-2018 12:16 PM


Originally Posted by JohnRR (Post 4429514)
We thoroughly enjoyed the last Rally there, great choice.

.. √

TonyDi 10-11-2018 09:25 PM

Looking forward to attending in 2019.

acampingwewillgo 10-13-2018 05:23 PM

We will try to make the trip that is if the old girl is up to it! I mean the RV not the wife...LOL :-)

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