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    Question Parking truck/trailer in Gillette?

    We're arriving the weekend before the rally in the Gillette area; trailering 4 bikes from Pennyslvania. Where can we leave the big rig while we ride the West and wait for the rally to open? I've emailed the Camplex people, but so far, no response?

    Thanks, Les

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    Quote Originally Posted by leshenits215 View Post
    We're arriving the weekend before the rally in the Gillette area; trailering 4 bikes from Pennyslvania. Where can we leave the big rig while we ride the West and wait for the rally to open? I've emailed the Camplex people, but so far, no response?

    Thanks, Les
    What do you mean by "big Rig" ? I'll see if I can get some info.
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    Parking for a trailer?

    There is a Flying J Truck Stop off exit 126 West I-90. If you check in with the Fuel Desk you might be allowed to keep a trailer there?

    If you leave the Flying J headed south on S Douglas Hwy/WY 59, turn left on Boxelder and that takes you back towards the rally site ( without getting back on I-90 ).
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    Quote Originally Posted by leshenits215 View Post
    We're arriving the weekend before the rally in the Gillette area; trailering 4 bikes from Pennyslvania. Where can we leave the big rig while we ride the West and wait for the rally to open? I've emailed the Camplex people, but so far, no response?

    Thanks, Les
    Tailoring four bikes from Pennsylvania?? This ain't a Harley rally.
    Last edited by kenk; 01-23-2008 at 02:47 AM.

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    I don't want to speak for Karol, but there is more stinkin parking room there than we'll ever fill. I'll guess you'll be just fine rolling right in with any size rig.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kenk View Post
    Tailoring four bikes from Pennsylvania?? This ain't a Harley rally.
    Why've you gotta be like that? Maybe he doesn't have vacation time. Maybe he's got a broken arm. Maybe they're show bikes for the vintage show.

    I used to say stuff like that. I saw a guy pull into a rest area one time with an R100RT on the back and wandered over to give him a hard time about trailering his bike. When he got out of the passenger side, he had a cast on his arm.

    Another time, I saw a guy with his CBX in the back of his truck. When I went to talk to him, he was going to some Honda event. He couldn't ride anymore because of his heart, but he still liked hanging around with bike people and couldn't bear to sell his bike.

    If people can ride, they will. If they can't, they'll put them on the trailer because they like the people at the event.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kenk View Post
    Tailoring four bikes from Pennsylvania?? This ain't a Harley rally.
    He wants to bring 4 bikes. Can you ride 4 bikes to the rally?
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    When me and my friends go to a rally, we usually haul one bike and pull a travel trailer (due to one's medical condition-me) and the rest ride their bikes. We sorta draw straws and the loser has to drive the truck.
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    Also have a Trailer

    We also have a truck camper and trailer just so we can go on longer trips. With this set-up we can travel longer distances than we would do if we rode the bikes. We also have a bed, shower and food with us all the time. But the most important thing is we have a space to put the "broken bikes and rides" who we meet along the way. We have even had to take a bike back to a "newly widow" wife . We have done this more times than I want to say. You never know when you will need help. So there are many reason why riders have their bikes on a trailer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kenk View Post
    Tailoring four bikes from Pennsylvania?? This ain't a Harley rally.
    Why would you care?

    At least he will be there in person instead of just badmouthing the event from his keyboard somewhere else.

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    Geeze...lighten up folks. Sometimes I think all of you are wrapped a bit too tight. Being from South Dakota, I see an endless amount of trailers coming to Sturgis every year. It's becoming a big joke. Probably more folks trailer their bike than ride anymore. It never use to be that way.

    The fun of going to a rally or any trip is riding to it. But if you want to trailer your bike to the middle of a prairie, have at it.
    Last edited by kenk; 01-23-2008 at 03:17 AM.

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    I lived in SD in the 70s and it was a joke back then.

    Welcome to the board leshenits215. What bikes are you bringing?

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    When I was at the cam plex last July/August, there was lots of rigs parked there, plus lots of stuff

    might try barbara@cam-plex.com. she was very helpful, and may be able to help you or tell you where else might work. Good Luck!
    See you in Gillette!

    Red

    ps, what a great attitude about picking up stranded bikers along the way. Having set for HOURS on the road waiting for help before in my life, I remember all too well the zillions of rigs that could of at least stopped went zooming on by
    and at last some angel stops by and helps you get to help- thats you!

    You make all the bikers proud! Keep it up, I think karma will find you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kenk View Post
    Geeze...lighten up folks. Sometimes I think all of you are wrapped a bit too tight. Being from South Dakota, I see an endless amount of trailers coming to Sturgis every year. It's becoming a big joke. Probably more folks trailer their bike than ride anymore. It never use to be that way.

    The fun of going to a rally or any trip is riding to it. But if you want to trailer your bike to the middle of a prairie, have at it.
    Talk about needing to lighten up! and you aren't even going!
    As mentioned in previous posts, you go how you can go...if there are more thrailers in Sturgis...could be because there are more people going now ..."It never use to be that way" . I have two trailers and if needed for whatever reason would put the bikes in or on them...or haul any for my buds. The Republic of TX Rally here in Austin brings thousands to town every June...a lot on trailers...SO WHAT?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Becky View Post
    We also have a truck camper and trailer just so we can go on longer trips. With this set-up we can travel longer distances than we would do if we rode the bikes. We also have a bed, shower and food with us all the time. But the most important thing is we have a space to put the "broken bikes and rides" who we meet along the way. We have even had to take a bike back to a "newly widow" wife . We have done this more times than I want to say. You never know when you will need help. So there are many reason why riders have their bikes on a trailer.
    I used to make fun of my buddies trailer. That is until I trashed my clutch and needed him to come get me.

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