2004 National Rally Proposal - Fiberglass RV


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Old 07-05-2003, 02:49 PM   #1
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2004 National Rally Proposal

The National Rally has now been held in Colorado and Kentucky, So its only natural that the 04 rally be held in California.

I propose that somewhere in the northern Sierras, say Grayeagle,CA in June.

Grayeagle is located just off Cal. Hwy 70 about 50 miles northwest of Reno, NV. Its centrally located north to south from the Canadian and Mexican Boarders and easily reached from all points in the western states.

Highway 70 going right through Eastern Plumas County has been designated a Scenic By-Way from Hallelujah JCT. (395/70) to Orville.

Highway 49 the route through the Gold Country and Touching into Eastern Plumas County is also a Scenic Highway and By-Way.

Eastern Plumas County is the east and south gateways to Plumas County. Located an hour north of Truckee (Lake Tahoe) on Highway 89, an hour northwest of Reno, Nevada on Highway 395 to Highway 70, and an hour northeast of Sierra City on Highway 49 to Highway 89.

There are numerous RV parks to chose from and lots to see and do from gold mines, golf, a railroad museum where you can drive a real diesel locomotive, fishing, fine dinning, lakes, hiking,etc, etc.


Camping At Or Near Graeagle

Blairsden/Graeagle Area

Clio's Rivers Edge RV Park (530) 836-2375

Little Bear RV Park (530) 836-2774

Middle Fork Park (530) 836-2455

Movin' West Trailer Park (530) 836-2614

Sierra Springs Trailer Resort (530) 836-2747

Plumas Eureka State Park (530) 836-2380

Plumas Eureka State Park

Perhaps the best kept secret within the California State Park System, the park is steeped in history and rich with recreation and natural resources. Located six miles from Graeagle on the Johnsville Road (Country Road A-14) the 6,700-acre park features 67 sites first come first serve campgrounds set along Jamison Creek. The park features an indoor-outdoor museum of early mining equipment; (it takes you back to reliving the gold mining days with relics and living history reenacted by costumed docents.)

Portola Railroad Museum

Housed in a former Western Pacific diesel shop, the museum has approximately 12,000 feet of track. The boasts over 85 freight, caboose and passenger cars. Visitors can climb about an extensive collection of train cars and locomotives and can even rent a locomotive that the visitor could drive on his or her own. (530) 832-4131

Be sure to check the Plumas County and Eastern Plumas Co. Chamber of Comm. links from the link below.

http://www.graeagle.com

http://www.easternplumaschamber.com

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Old 07-05-2003, 02:52 PM   #2
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Plumas County ,Cal. Map

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Old 07-05-2003, 02:55 PM   #3
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west coast is long trip for east coasters

need a middle ground some where. :chased :cheers
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Old 07-05-2003, 05:18 PM   #4
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I agree that the rally probably needs to be at location somewhere inland but in the west. Remember , though, that Kentuck is "east coast" for those of us in the Pacific North West. I vote for the AZ location that was mentioned earlier.

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Old 07-05-2003, 05:41 PM   #5
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az is a good days less travel

but i think that adds to trip from freinds to the north.
and might be a tad on the warm side for those a/c less .
maybe KC
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Old 07-05-2003, 06:57 PM   #6
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That's a great area, Glen

Some of our most memorable camping experiences were in northeastern California. Drop-dead beautiful scenery! You might mention Lake Almanor, Burney Falls S.P., Chester, Mt. Lassen and a dozen other great spots within day-trip distances. :thumb

That location/distance shouldn't be too burdensome for our friends in western Canada too. I want to shake hands with a bunch of them who participate in this forum!

One caveat is that a ''non-reservation'' park could prove to be less than satisfactory. Is there one large park in the area that could handle reservations for upwards of 50 units? Might have to be a private park, if there is such an animal up there.

We agree that a western ''national'' rally should be in the books next year or the following year. The rally in KY this year was apparently beautifully done by the sponsors, but almost all of the participants were from east of the national divide. So, yeah, lets divvy this up. Another mid-continent rally in the future would be great too. But wherever a rally is, it's going to be too far for some, so they can catch the next one, huh?:wine
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Old 07-05-2003, 07:44 PM   #7
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Someone will always be to far

but call it what it is . if on west coast call it west coast rally .
same for the otherside.
for a National it should try and be inclusvive to as many possible.
ok Colorado is a little to the left , kentucky is a lill farther right.
Both have natural beauty.:cheers

'Welcome To The Center Of The USA' reads the sign.
Near to the small town of Lebanon, Kansas.
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Old 07-05-2003, 09:23 PM   #8
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Moving Location

Last year the "National" was in Colorado, accessable to most of the country but a bit to far for the east coast crowd.

This year the "National" was in KY, this allowed the east coast set to go and left the west coast set out of the action. But the west coast had the McCloud/Minden rallies to take care of the need for a gathering.

So in all fairness The west should host the 2004 "National" and then the 2005 someplace in the central states and for 2006 someplace in the east, etc,etc.

This is a large country perhaps the "National" should be 3 simultaneous Rallies in the west, central and east. That way one could pick a region and go.

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Old 07-06-2003, 01:42 AM   #9
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Canada's Medical Insurance

Hi Chester

I have a question since you live in Canada.. We have friends in California that are trying to put together a family reunion with several relatives who live in Canada. Most of the relatives will not be attending because they are afraid to cross over the border - their medical insurance would not be valid...

Would this be something that would stop you or others from attending a rally in the states? We certainly hope not, but I am curious. :conf
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Old 07-06-2003, 01:50 AM   #10
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Hi Carol
I guess you did not noticed ,but I deleted my post.Any way to answere your question.I crossed into the USA last October and went to Arizona on a hotel course.No pass port required.As for medical,i beleive our medical is good in the US but for about $25.00 you can buy additional medical insurance.That to me is a poor excuse.Exchange rate is most likly the real reason.Hope this helps.;)
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Old 07-06-2003, 09:34 AM   #11
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Eastern Colorda is Reasonable

I dug out the old road atlas.
Norfolk Virginia to San Francisco about 3100 miles i round to 3000
to make numbers easyer to divide .
First i Agree kentucky was a little far to the east. but it is still a days travel from Norfolk.
A long Days Travel 600 miles
with that in mind Norfolk to Denver is about 1759 rounded to 1800 that would be 3 days one way travel or 6 round trip
San Fran to Denver is 1293 miles rounded to 1200 and at 600 miles a day thats 2 days travel or 4 round trip.
Norfolk to porpsed site 3000 mile 5 days one way 10 round
Sanfran to kentcky 2400 miles 4 day one 8 days round trip
600 miles a day is pushing it especialy over multiple days. Just my own opinion but National is best held in a 600 mile (one days travel)
form Lebanon Kansas and alternating east west north and south!
1800 miles (3 days) from lebanon takes in just about every one !
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Technical difficulties, again

Well, I'm having to post something to get Al's post to display, so I might as well throw in my opinion.

Seems like the point of a ''national'' rally is to encourage folks from all over ''the nation'' to attend.

I use quotations marks since about half the participants on this website are Canadian, and the definition of ''national'' is also debatable.
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Old 07-06-2003, 12:05 PM   #13
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"International Rally"

My 2 cents worth... if we're looking for a central location that's convenient for East Coasters and West Coasters (sounds like the Rap Wars) and Southerners and Candians... Iowa, Northern Missouri, Eastern Nebraska, or Northeastern Kansas is pretty much the dead center area.

Now granted this is a bit more to the east by about 200 miles and a bit more to the south by about 300 miles... But has anyone thought of Branson, MO? I'm far from a C&W music fan but I've heard that Branson is a great vacation destination.

Going further west a bit you've got Mount Rushmore. Another place that could be an interesting place for the rally. My personal choice would be for this, but it is a bit more west of center.
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Thank you Mary

and yes i did some numbers on Toronto and lower BC they are within the 3 day radius. already tossed my paper scratching out and not that important to go digging lol .
I like Eric idea of Branson not a counrty fan but i do here it is nice.
Rushmore sound great .
I just had a funny thought Stugis SD eggs surrounded in a field of Harleys.
Which Brings up the point Date is as important as Location!
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