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Old 01-13-2022, 06:30 AM   #1
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OK we're less than 1 week away from the 20th annual Alpine Coach Association Desert Rally in Quartzsite.

We are going and we will arrive on Monday the 17th..... Hope to see old friends and meet some new ones

Who's going to make it this year and what day are you arriving??
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Old 01-13-2022, 08:17 AM   #2
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Were planning on getting there on Tuesday - looking forward to a great week!







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Hi Paul!

We were planning on being there, but I had a brain hemorrhagic stroke on November 15. Recovery is going well, but am working through some memory loss. Have fun and our best to everybody!

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Hi Paul!

We were planning on being there, but I had a brain hemorrhagic stroke on November 15. Recovery is going well, but am working through some memory loss. Have fun and our best to everybody!

Steve and Linda Matthews
OMG Steve, that is crazy but so glad to hear you are doing OK and on the road to recovery.

We'll miss you and hope to see you next year!!

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Well be there Tuesday, late afternoon. Driving in from Tucson. First timers to this event.

The email we received lists all attendees.
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We arrived Monday afternoon!!
Look forward to meeting you.
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Driving out from LaCrescenta, CA on Sunday 23rd hope I run into some Alpiners. (818)497-2810 Steve Talbott 06 36FDDS pulling a white 2018 Jeep Grand Chreokee.
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It was a great rally and we had over 75 coaches in attendance.

The 20th annual was lots of fun, here's a shot from the drone of the camp and most of the coaches.
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OMG who's the one with all the solar panels next to the big tent, WOW !! ,, big group hope you all had fun,, maybe next year, safe trip home to everyone
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OMG who's the one with all the solar panels next to the big tent, WOW !! ,, big group hope you all had fun,, maybe next year, safe trip home to everyone
That's Bruce and Caryn Pflieger with 4000W of solar on the top of their 2021 - Alpine Coach 40 FDS Custom
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That's Bruce and Caryn Pflieger with 4000W of solar on the top of their 2021 - Alpine Coach 40 FDS Custom
And he still had to run his generator. We went all week with 400W and 420Ahs and never ran the generator.
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And he still had to run his generator. We went all week with 400W and 420Ahs and never ran the generator.
Yeah kind of funny but he is in the process of upgrading his batteries and had the solar disconnected to them

We went all week too without running the generator other than after it was serviced there at the rally to check for leaks

PS....do you have a residential fridge?
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Yeah kind of funny but he is in the process of upgrading his batteries and had the solar disconnected to them

We went all week too without running the generator other than after it was serviced there at the rally to check for leaks

PS....do you have a residential fridge?
Propane fridge. The batteries only dropped to 75-80% at the lowest and were fully charged by noon on most days. Id considered putting 1000W or so on the roof, but may just stick with 400W on the ground. They can be tilted and placed in the sun, even if the coach is in the shade.
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