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« on: December 20, 2006, 11:36:04 AM »

Anyone know if MAK has set dates for the rally at the caverns?

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« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2006, 08:09:12 AM »

Hi Wayne, I asked this question a while back.  I was a vendor at several of his events and really needed to get it on the 2007 calendar.  MAK did not respond.  I have not seen anything in the magazine.

As you know, he did not have a 2006 rally. 

He typically had the rally in April.  It is really quite late to be announcing an April rally now - at least from a vendor sign-up point of view.

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« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2006, 05:56:27 PM »

Jim and others,

How about setting up our own mini rally? The western states do not seem to get a chance to participate without traveling huge distances. I'm not talking about something real big or real formal, most of us don't have the time required to organize such a thing. I would just like to see a few busses get together in one of the many beautiful locations that we have in this part of the country.

anybody game?

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« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2006, 06:54:38 PM »

Maybe - depending on the location & timing. Late April to the end of June would work best for us.
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« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2006, 09:11:54 PM »

I am way too busy now to think about a get together but would make every effort to show up for a western get together.

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« Reply #5 on: December 22, 2006, 03:54:43 AM »

I'm interested in a West side Rally and here in Quartzsite AZ and there is plenty of room and Blm dry camp area's sewer dumps and water to fill with. am retired now or is thaat retarded so have the time.

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« Reply #6 on: December 22, 2006, 07:22:04 AM »

I would love to do a Western area rally.  How about someplace like Nebraska or Oklahoma or Colorado?
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« Reply #7 on: December 22, 2006, 07:44:39 AM »

Personally would like to see something in the Calif or western Ariz area.  Oregon is a two day drive, as is New Mexico, Colorado.  Three days for Kansas, Oklahoma.  Grand Canyon Caverns was nice for a couple of get togethers, but there is not much else to do there.  Years ago we had bus get togethers at Laughlin, Nv with a BIG turnout.  Quartzite would be a natural since it is already in place.  Just stayed at the KOA at Circus Circus in Las Vegas-would be another possiblity.  Any number of fair grounds, like in Rickreall, Or, but down south here.  Just thoughts.  Good Luck, TomC
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« Reply #8 on: December 22, 2006, 08:59:39 AM »

Quartzsite would be a good place.  As stated there is a lot of space and things to do.  Janurary and Feb is when the big doings are.  I plan on going there in the middle of Jan and will look up othere bus nuts.  The rally doesn't have to be a big deal.  Just set a date and decide on the location then all who want to come, just come.  With a bunch of busses together we would probally provide our own entertainment by talking, showing, helping and maby doing a little fibbing about things, not to mention maby a cold one or two around a camp fire.
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« Reply #9 on: December 22, 2006, 09:59:35 AM »

Quartzsite would be a good place.  As stated there is a lot of space and things to do.  Janurary and Feb is when the big doings are.  I plan on going there in the middle of Jan and will look up othere bus nuts.  The rally doesn't have to be a big deal.  Just set a date and decide on the location then all who want to come, just come.  With a bunch of busses together we would probally provide our own entertainment by talking, showing, helping and maby doing a little fibbing about things, not to mention maby a cold one or two around a camp fire.
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Years ago several bus groups had a rally at Quartzite in January. I attended several Eagle rallies there. I do not know if the Eagles still have their rally there or not.
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« Reply #10 on: December 22, 2006, 10:06:50 AM »

Oregon, Utah, Colorado is probably about as far down as we would be prepared to travel.
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« Reply #11 on: December 22, 2006, 10:30:23 AM »

Tim, I wish I had the time to plan something, but I can barely keep my head above water right now.  I thought that having the bus on the road would help, but it just creates a huge list of things to do.  Trying to grow the business also absorbs most of my time.

There is an Eagle International (FMCA Chapter) rally in your back yard: Colorado Springs (Sept 28-30).  They also have the yearly rally in Quartzsite (January 18-20) and a rally in Albuquerque (Oct. 5-7).

Anyone wishing to join the chapter should contact Dave St John:  nmp at fash *dot* net
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« Reply #12 on: December 22, 2006, 02:30:29 PM »

And you do not have to have an Eagle to go to an Eagle rally. Bunch of nice folks and great food.
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« Reply #13 on: December 22, 2006, 03:34:16 PM »

Hi Richard, there was a similar discussion about an Eagles International rally a few months ago.  I kind of got on my SOAP BOX last time and pointed out that some of the Eagle International rallies are in campgrounds where the space may be limited. 

As you point out, other types of buses have attended.  I would suspect that there would be no problem with them attending provided that they REGISTER and that all of the members have had the opportunity to sign up.  It is, after all, a function primarily for the members and folks who are interested in becoming members.

I am not in a position to speak for the group (I am a member and will attend all three 2007 functions).  However, I must be careful to make sure that my original post is not construed as offering Eagle International functions as a general bus rally.  My intent was to let Eagle owners who are not members as well as potential members know about the rallies.
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« Reply #14 on: December 22, 2006, 04:09:55 PM »

I have not been at an Eagle rally for several years. The one at quartzite is a big open area and proom for dozens of busses. I think we generally had 20-30 busses.
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