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Old 03-10-2020, 08:05 PM   #1
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If you could only choose one RV event/gathering...

...which would it be? Quartzite? Balloon Fiesta? Something else?

Which would be your choice and why?

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Old 03-10-2020, 11:30 PM   #2
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Boondocking on a deserted beach on the pacific coast
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Old 03-26-2020, 10:42 AM   #4
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Boondocking on a deserted beach on the pacific coast
Like he said! Mine is a secluded valley somewhere in the Rocky Mountains! That's all the event we need!
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I agree with the responses, so far. I'm not sure why so many people equate RVing with going to some sort of rally or large-scale event. We've been to all 50 states and 12 provinces and territories and have been to exactly one RV rally/event since we started full-timing nearly 10 years ago. There's a great big continent out there to see!
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Like he said! Mine is a secluded valley somewhere in the Rocky Mountains! That's all the event we need!
I agree with you totally!!!

The good folks in the bottom of the valley in your picture are close enough for me.

A nice mountain stream and light weight fly rod and I've the event I want.
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Old 03-26-2020, 11:28 AM   #7
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Rallyís in general are not my thing. But the past couple of years we have been to one that DW and I have enjoyed. We like it because It attracts a very diverse group of people, young and old, spanning the political and social spectrum. We always meet interesting people there.I wonít mention the rally by name since it is hosted by a competing forum. Otherwise if we need a crowd we usually go to music festivals.
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Old 03-26-2020, 12:13 PM   #8
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Iíve gone to a few rallies when I first started out but now that I am full time I havenít been to one. I would pick two different places to be, not just one. First I would have a place in the Somewhere in the mountains for the summer and then a second favorite place in the desert for the winter. ID, MT, SD for summer and AZ, FL for the winter.
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Here...somewhere near home.
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Something else..... Sebring Super Weekend for the WEC 1000K and the IMSA Sebring 12 hours

First reason. The wife wants to go. And gives a double thumbs up.

Second reason . The best cars and the best drivers from around the world all in one weekend......
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Since 2007 we have done a number of events where we have had camping right onsite.

The Balloon Fiesta 3 times, Oskosh Eaa 2 times, a few rodeos, a couple county fairs, about 6 dirt track races plus a whole bunch of Bluegrass festivals from GA to Chicken, AK.

Can't beat a good smallish Bluegrass Festival where you get to know people & there is plenty of campground pickin.

The common thread through all of these is alot of dry camping so having a unit well suited for multi day dry camping makes it much more doable.
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The only RV related "activity" we've participated in are RV shows where several vendors and sales people are showing off their prized models. Other than that, never attended any kind of "rally." Personally, we don't like crowds of people.

We one time we happened to be camped for a couple days in Elkhart, Indiana at the Fair Grounds and there was some kind of a rally going on at the time. We kind of nibbed around to see what was going on. We were able to slip in on one of the seminars about the latest innovation on travel trailer suspension systems, and then later some kind of band playing music that was not our style. We did enjoy looking at the new RV's they had on display, but there wasn't very many. Overall, it was crowded, people on their own agenda, and we felt like total outsiders (which we were).

We never purposely planned to be there when all this was going on, we just happened to be there. But, it was enough to let us know those kind of events were not for us. This happened early in our RV ownership experience, so it was an event that shaped our list of "likes" and "dislikes" early in our experiences.

We don't like total isolation, that's why we do primarily State Park camping and occasionally a KOA for an overnight.

We've taken the camper for bedroom space on many occasions though for other events, like my wife's 20 year class reunion, The Covered Bridge Festival in Parke County, Indiana, and when visiting relatives or family reunions.

My wife's Uncle coordinates an annual camping event for his family, of which we are always invited to come along.

These are the "events camping" we participate in.

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