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    As long as you are there? Would one of you RV'ers please invite me to stay with you at the rally... Certainly beats the hard ground...and possibly having to sleep next to the snoring Tessler or Paulbach....

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    Quote Originally Posted by snoone View Post
    Certainly beats the hard ground...and possibly having to sleep next to the snoring Tessler or Paulbach....
    TESSLER SNORES? ? ? ? ? ! ! ! !

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    That WalMart idea:)

    WalMart does allow campers in their lots and previous rallies have had one of those stores closeby. I don't know where they cut the line though! Is a Walmart near our Johnson City Rally? May be a choice a few would take advantage of. Gillette, many did this before the rally got started. I can see it now, a Beemer RV Rally at WalMart. Lima, Ohio had a WalMart right next to the rally grounds and stayed busy with BMW folks shopping. We need to know where the WalMart is. Its never been an issue of space on the grounds, RV's vs. tents as I know it. I've been to 6 of the last 7 rallies and the only reason I started this thread was the numbers of these RV's has increased, especially one year over 200 showed. Thats a lot of money and fancy camp'in goin on. I like it, but have yet to submit my m/c life to trailering my Beemer. I love those that do, however as they are Beemer folks too and have interest. Randy

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    Good Morning,
    I am new around here but thought I would offer what little info about the RV camping that we have. My husband and I visited the area about a month ago to see the site of the rally and to check out campgrounds. We really wanted to be onsite so we could volunteer and help out in any way we could. We figured it would be easier if we were onsite and available much of the time. With that being said, and after checking out the other campgrounds in the area we have secured a spot at the Rocky Top Campground which is located about 13 miles from the Rally site. The 13 miles offers a nice little scenic backroad ride straight into the rally site. The campground is located in a very country setting with limited sites so I wanted to let others know about it. We would enjoy having neighbors that are also attending the rally. Just beyond this campground, take a left, and a KOA campground is located on the right. We checked em both out and Rocky Top is more accomodating for the size rig we have. We checked out the State Park also. It was the least accomodating for our rig, seemed to be more for smaller rigs. At the State Park, they don't do reservations, first come, first serve, and are usually filled that time of year. We had originally planned to come into the rally a day or two early to secure a camping spot on site and volunteer with whatever we needed to help with. However, the spots at Rocky Top are limited so we went ahead to secure our spot there. If anyone else is interested, it is Rocky Top Campground, 496 Pearl Lane, Blountville, TN. 423-323-2535

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    My fantasy is to go to the National in a 30' RV powered by a 350 HP Cat, with an R 1200 S and and HP2 Moto in the tank.

    Fridge full of cold beer, Leslie Feist on the stereo, and a cute gal in the first officers' seat...
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    What else;

    Where do you keep the helocopter! Some of these rigs are quite the "palace(s) on wheels", and a lot of toys in tow. I have not hit the right buttons yet at my casino to fancy up my life with one of these rigs yet. Maybe someday, when I have lost some luster to ride a lot of miles on the Beemer. I still enjoy the miles on the bikes. Randy....PS; THX to that lady and the campground info nearby. I'm certain they will fill up soon....I should tell my folks about it, too

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    RV=electrical hook up.

    There are those of us that have a CPAP or other medical devices, requiring electricity, as part of our riding kit for years. I added one when I was in my thirties. I have traveled coast to cost with one. I opt for electrical hook up camp sites when available.

    The RV hookups don't always allow bikers with this type of equipment to hook up. Sue did a great job in West Bend and I was able to use my CPAP by camping of the fringe of the RV area. Was not able to do the same at Gillette.

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    Electrical Needs - C-PAP & other

    FYI - Every rally site since Trenton (2002) has had tent camping space set aside for people who need electricity for medical reasons (ie .. CPAP). This was also true in Gillette. All you need to do is communicate with the rally chairman. He'll hook you up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sue View Post
    TESSLER SNORES? ? ? ? ? ! ! ! !

    Yes, I have heard it myself at Camp BEERS.
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    The thing I would recommend is that if you have an RV and think that we need to have more space for RVs at the rallies, can you let the Rally Search Committee know about suggestions for places that would be good to consider.
    -=Brad

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    Thumbs down Moving roadblocks!

    The landbarges belong on the Interstates. Did you ever get stuck behind one of them on the Blue Ridge Parkway? What the hell are they thinking? 6 miles of traffic backed up behind them and they give you a dirty look when you pass them illegally!

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    They are thinking they are on vacation too. They are thinking they want to see the scenery at a pace I donÔÇÖt normally observe when IÔÇÖm on my bike, because IÔÇÖm whipping through the turns. They are thinking, why are these bikes flashing their lights at me and wanting me to give ÔÇ£themÔÇØ space. They are thinking there must be a gang of hellions behind them trying to run them off the road & murder them in their sleep. They are not motorcyclist, never tried it, never imagined the feeling.
    Some people actually have more than one hobby. I know, hard to imagine! I have ridden for over 32 years, my husband for over 47 years, many of those racing. HeÔÇÖs a wreck & IÔÇÖm worse. We love to ride, hopefully always will. But we also like to RV. We started attending MOA rallies in DuQuoin and made fun of the trailer trash. We have RVÔÇÖd to 3 national events only missing 3 total since then.
    I hope all of you continue the excellent health you have enjoyed throughout all your riding days, however if the time ever comes that you need to slow down or heaven forbid even stop riding, you remember the utterances you have made regarding RV-ers. Because you know what, they are paying the extra fuel charges, the extra camping fees, for what? To be with their friends old and new and kick tires and tell lies as long as possible.
    BTW, we will be riding to Gray and Canaan and everywhere in between as long as the good Lord lets us.

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    Just sayin

    Quote Originally Posted by bmwmj View Post
    They are thinking they are on vacation too. They are thinking they want to see the scenery at a pace I donÔÇÖt normally observe when IÔÇÖm on my bike, because IÔÇÖm whipping through the turns. They are thinking, why are these bikes flashing their lights at me and wanting me to give ÔÇ£themÔÇØ space. They are thinking there must be a gang of hellions behind them trying to run them off the road & murder them in their sleep. They are not motorcyclist, never tried it, never imagined the feeling.
    Some people actually have more than one hobby. I know, hard to imagine! I have ridden for over 32 years, my husband for over 47 years, many of those racing. HeÔÇÖs a wreck & IÔÇÖm worse. We love to ride, hopefully always will. But we also like to RV. We started attending MOA rallies in DuQuoin and made fun of the trailer trash. We have RVÔÇÖd to 3 national events only missing 3 total since then.
    I hope all of you continue the excellent health you have enjoyed throughout all your riding days, however if the time ever comes that you need to slow down or heaven forbid even stop riding, you remember the utterances you have made regarding RV-ers. Because you know what, they are paying the extra fuel charges, the extra camping fees, for what? To be with their friends old and new and kick tires and tell lies as long as possible.
    BTW, we will be riding to Gray and Canaan and everywhere in between as long as the good Lord lets us.
    To each his own. Maybe when I am old and can't ride anymore I will be clogging up the back roads as well. Have fun. Just sayin...
    Ron
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sue View Post
    FYI - Every rally site since Trenton (2002) has had tent camping space set aside for people who need electricity for medical reasons (ie .. CPAP). This was also true in Gillette. All you need to do is communicate with the rally chairman. He'll hook you up.

    In theory and planning you are correct. In real life it does not always pan out that way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron_Ces View Post
    The landbarges belong on the Interstates. Did you ever get stuck behind one of them on the Blue Ridge Parkway? What the hell are they thinking? 6 miles of traffic backed up behind them and they give you a dirty look when you pass them illegally!

    Ron

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    I am sorry I didnÔÇÖt realize you had more rights to the roadway than anyone else.

    And to think they would have the nerve to give You a dirty look for passing illegally. Some people
    R and R

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