The registration page is set up and running for "The 2006 IRV2.COM National Rally!
Pre-registration is closed.
I am posting this to call yall's attention to it and explain as much as I can to answer questions yall may have.
The prices listed are all inclusive. The events, campground and any other prices include taxes (10% there) The trips to Cades Cove and Dixie Stampede include the cost of the tour bus to and from each event.
I decided not to use a tour bus for the Dollywood event due to the wide range of times folks would be spending there. Some may want to stay only half of the day. Some may want to stay from "Can to can't". So the cost to have a bus running to and from all day would have been quite costly. But the folks at the campground tell me there is a possibility of the Pigeon Forge "Trolley" expanding to include River Plantation RV Park next year. If so, that would be a VERY nice cost effective way to go to and from Dollywood.
The Campground fee includes the site fee, welcome supper, meeting breakfast, ice cream social. All functions at the campground and any other thing I can dream up that fits within the budget. I chose to do a "All in one" fee instead of nickleing and dimeing yall to death.
About 40% of the sites reserved are 50 amp sites.
The 50 amp sites are going to first go to those that "Pre-registered" that listed needing 50 amp sites. After that, they will go to each paid registrant as they register until I run out of those sites. In other words, he/she that registers first gets them until they are gone. That is as far as I can think of to do it.
All of the sites are large enough to put just about any rig in any site. All sites are full hook up (Water, sewer and elect) sites with cablevision. So we are gonna TRY to accommodate folks that want to "Camp together" as much as possible. Now I am sure we will not be able to in all cases, but we are gonna do the best we can.
WiFi is available at the campground for and extra fee. I had thought of including that in the campground fee, but decided not to. There are folks like me have a Verizon card that we use for internet. Some may not even bring a computer with them. So I decided to let folks "Pay as they go" in regards to the WiFi.
Early arrivals or late departures will need to be arranged individually directly with the campground. We will send them a list of the site assignments three months in advance. (Well they require payment and site asignments that soon, so I'm a sending both needless to say) They have promised to try to put the early arrival folks in the same sites we assign.
Thanks to the efforts and research of two of our members this year there is a "Trip Cancellation" option available. Their efforts are greatly appreciated.
There are a couple folks that are planning to get some folks up for a "Golf outing" as well as a "Fishin trip".
There will be some vendors in attendance which we hope yall will spend time visiting. If any of yall know of some folks who may be interested in attending as a vendor/sponsor please let me know!!!!!
There is a pavilion in the campground right smack dab in the middle of the sites we have reserved. (I wonder how that happened
) That is going to be the more or less center of activity and information. Kind of the general "Meeting place" to hang out, chat, swap stories, yarns, visit or whatever you want..... That is also where the "Ice Cream Social" is going to be held. (That way we can just hose off the drip, spills and such)
There are some folks who have volunteered to do various things to make this rally run smoothly. There is a group that will meet folks when they arrive, greet ya, escort you to your site and give ya the "Welcome packet". There is another lady that is going to coordinate the "Pot Luck supper" so we don't wind up with 40 deserts and not any "Main dishes".... (Of course that may not be a bad thing having LOTS of desert
I am sure SOMEONE will volunteer to wash and wax Warpath's new rig for him....
Anyway I guess I better wrap this one up before those of you that have fallen asleep by now don't fall out of your chairs!!!!!
There will be some "Tweaking" of plans between now and the rally I am sure. But the main thing is to get registration completed by April 1, 2006. So this fool can get all the venues and the campground stuff wrapped up in time. I have to have some of the stuff paid for three months in advance. (Middle to end of April) Hence the April first cut-off.
I am looking forward to this rally (Even though it has already caused me a bunch of grief
) and having a fantastic time with a great group of folks. (Driver too!
Here is a link to the "2006 National Rally Registration"
Catch Yall Later,