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Old 05-15-2013, 09:10 PM   #15
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I really like Bob Miller's post, #3, and laugh every time I read it. I'm going to have to print it out and take it to the teardrop gathering next month because the Canadian couple that "organize" the event own an Airstream. They claim that they don't really organize the event, and I suppose they don't do much organizing. It gets discussed on Facebook, they maintain a list of participants, and set up the wine & cheese and steal-a-gift. The guy is great with pictures too, and he has taken campsite photos at several NY State parks, many of them multiple views of each site, some with ratings. I'm hoping to get at least a "grunt" rank.

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Old 05-16-2013, 08:28 AM   #16
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OK, Carol, I am more than a bit curious about your post. Sounds like you have had some bad experiences organizing a rally? This year is my 9th year for our rallies. I have found out there is NO way to please everyone, but I keep trying! I assume you are joking about rally insurance?
Well Sandy I like you use to be able to say the same. Never had any problems at any meets I organized or helped organize. That was until a bizarre sequence of events took place at a meet - some of them human behaviour related, some animal related behaviour and some of it mother nature related. I cant share the details as unfortunately the story isnt over yet and all the ramifications clearly known. May be another 2 years until the book on that meet is fully closed & I can sleep well again.

Stuff happens at trailer rallys or other events involving people and when it does you can be sure that if someone decides to sue over it, the organizer of the event will be rightly or wrongly named in the legal process along with the owners of the property and anyone else that had anything what so ever to do with putting on the event.

As Donna mentioned these days most organized groups or clubs wouldnt think of putting on any event without having liability insurance in place. Many private camping facilities etc that rent out their facilities as a whole for a trailer meet will also require that you the organizer have liability insurance for the actual meet (not just personal insurance) and they will ask to see a copy of it before they will rent out their facility. Their own insurance companies are wanting to down load as much of the liability/risk concerns as they can - because stuff does and will happen anytime you bring together a large group of people.

Oh I know that we have some folks here who are sure to jump in and suggests its simple fear mongering and the odds of something bad happening at rally are a million to one. Will all I can say to that is there has to be a "one" and how do you know for sure your not going to be that "one"?

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Old 05-16-2013, 09:18 AM   #17
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Peeps will buy PowerBall tickets with 175 million to 1 odds, so not taking a risk at 1 Million to 1 sounds like a slam dunk to me.

I used to host mini-motorhome gatherings at my home (I have room for about 20 dry campers) When I asked what my liability was, my Ins agent cited several recent cases where "Interest Group" gatherings led to huge law suits, a few over even the million dollar limit.

I might do something on public property in the future, but never again on my own property.

FWIW: There are "Trolls" out there that frequent semi-public events with their own agenda, and it's not about fixing your RV.

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