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Old 11-13-2018, 05:15 PM   #1
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The Cost of Some Rallies!

Got an invite to a rally coming up next yr. and the price is out of this world as usual. Some of these Caravans too are ridiculous. Am I the only one that feels this way. I might guess why itís price so high.
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Got an invite to a rally coming up next yr. and the price is out of this world as usual. Some of these Caravans too are ridiculous. Am I the only one that feels this way.
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Old 11-13-2018, 05:35 PM   #3
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More than I want to pay.
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Which rally are you referring too
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Trouble with caravans is everyone travels at different speeds, and want to see different things.....been to 2 rallys...one in Nashville and another in North Carolina.....just got an invite to one in Georgia........traveling alone gets one there at less cost..
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Been to one FMCA rally and two caravans.
The FMCA rally wasn't too out of line in terms of costs it was about the same as the music festivals we often go to. It was just boring after the first day.Other than meeting a few people and sharing some wine during the evenings it was a waste of time and money for us. Not interested in buying the latest and greatest and the seminars were either about something I already knew or wasn't interested in anyway.

First RV caravan we went on was on a commercial tour shared with friends in their 36' Dutchstar. It was ok but IMO way overpriced for what we got. We could have just followed the brochure's map and saw the same sights and ate the same food for less than half what we paid the tour company.

The last caravan we went on 3 years ago was fun it went through Vermont and New Hampshire with interesting stops and good campgrounds It being a club caravan the cost was just fuel, food and camping. I would do something like that again.
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You need to pick your poison with anything commercially organized. Sometimes they get you some deals, mostly they make a profit for the organizers.
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We are going to our first rally (FMCA in Perry GA) this March. Yes very expensive but we have to try it once.
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We are going to our first rally (FMCA in Perry GA) this March. Yes very expensive but we have to try it once.


That one seems very reasonably priced.
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That one seems very reasonably priced.
Reasonable... maybe. But remember it does not include sewer hookup or basically any meals which other rallies include.

Still a RV experience that should be had at least once.
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Sounds to me like a place where manufacturers sell their wares and the consumer pays the cost of their presentations. Kind of a car show that charges admission!
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At least the local type FROG rallys we go to are not that bad. Maybe a meal out one night at a local restaurant and a couple pot luck meals. Mainly pay for the camp site for so many nights and gas to get there. Really enjoyed all we have been to so far!
Looking at going to more this year!
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We are going to FMCA rally in March. Cost was okay. I can live with no full hookups for a few days. To be honest the main reason we are going is to meet other RV'ers. We are new to the arena and enjoy meeting people and learning from them. The cost for the parking was not that bad and I know there are costs associated with setting something like this up, so we were okay with that also.

We got an invitation to a group get together next year that we really wanted to attend. After researching it, we found it is at a large resort, and the costs are considerably higher than Peaches in Perry. The admin cost was almost double the parking cost.

We may still go, but need to think about it some more.

We have been reading and looking on line and have not seen a central location where a person can go to find rallies and such. Were in FROG and they seemed to have a lot but no longer have a Forest River product.

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