Eggstravaganza! Okanagan Valley Rally 2008 - Fiberglass RV


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Old 09-18-2007, 02:31 PM   #1
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I would love to have a Okanagan Valley Rally of glass eggers. Could be a wine tasting/touring theme and there certainly is alot of great campsites on large lakes and rivers throughout the valley.

This summer I went to a music festival nearly every weekend which was fantastic and definately will do that again next year. That is another possibility but musical tastes will vary.

I have never organized such an endevour and would like some help if anyone is interested. Kamloops, Salmon Arm, Sorrento, Chase, Enderby, Vernon, Oyama, Lake Country, Fintry, Kelowna, Penticton, Summerland, Caledon, Osooyos (close to US border crossing) . Driving times between them are short and not alot of hills. Late Spring, summer (hot hot hot) or early Sept would be great! I travel with a 4 year old and a Cavalier Spaniel so family and pooch friendly sites on the water would be my preference! Can leave mutt home if I had too.
Would love to actually meet some of you in person and share your ideas and joie de vive!
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Old 09-18-2007, 02:34 PM   #2
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If it were summer I would sure be interested. (before mid-August.)
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Old 09-18-2007, 07:43 PM   #3
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IJanet:

I would like to attend somewhere in the North Okanagan/Kamloops area, as I have a 3 hour drive to Kamloops for starts. I will have my 2008 Bigfoot, but I have experience with older glass trailers as well.

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Old 09-18-2007, 07:48 PM   #4
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I think it would be a great idea.
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Old 09-18-2007, 11:22 PM   #5
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How about over the 4th of July weekend? I need to get out of the States then to avoid fireworks. Or is it just too hot then? I've only been there once, in early July, and don't really remember much about it.

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Old 09-30-2007, 06:27 PM   #6
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How about over the 4th of July weekend? I need to get out of the States then to avoid fireworks. Or is it just too hot then? I've only been there once, in early July, and don't really remember much about it.

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Yes July can be very very hot. At times when i camped over the summer you needed other places to go to escape ( unhook and take off) the heat after being in it all day. the lake is great and that is why i thought the wine touring would be a good addition
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Old 09-30-2007, 09:30 PM   #7
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Janet,

I love the idea! I am a true Pentictonite - born & raised there for 18 years. I then went to college in Kamloops for two years. For the past 16 years, Edmonton has been home. I would love an exuse (as if one is needed) to head out to the Okanagan, as it will always be home for me.

I play in 3 jazz bands, so tying it to anything music related would be cool too. We just bought a Yorkie/Havonese puppy, so pet-fridendly sites would be a plus too. Tying it to the wineries is also a great idea. The possbilites seem endless.

I can't say as I can offer many camping ideas for the Okangan, as I've only recently become a Boler owner(& camper) for the past five years living in Alberta. Let me know if I can be of any help otherwise. I have heard that campgrounds are being bought up out there more & more for condo development, but I'm sure there are ones to be found still.

Good luck, & keep us posted.

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Old 10-03-2007, 05:40 PM   #8
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well this does sound interesting..I would be interested in a interior camping trip. Any time is good for me.

Sorrento is a nice area. (just a suggestion) not sure of camp sites exactly...but the travel B.C. mags. have a ton of info in them.
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well this does sound interesting..I would be interested in a interior camping trip. Any time is good for me.

Sorrento is a nice area. (just a suggestion) not sure of camp sites exactly...but the travel B.C. mags. have a ton of info in them.
Sorrento Centre (run by the Anglican church) is probably your only hope right in Sorrento. Not sure what they have there as far as open to the public camping.
Most of the lakefront campgrounds are being converted to million dollar condos around Shuswap Lake (Sorrento, etc) - the 3 best private ones gone this year. There is the Provincial Park at Scotch Creek or Herald Park, or privately owned Pierre's Point or Sandy Point campgrounds between Salmon Arm and Sorrento. They fill up pretty fast so not sure if they can be booked now. Provincial Parks don't take reservations til early Spring.
Naramata, just outside of Penticton is nice - lots of wineries around there. Naramata Centre is run by the United Church and it has a campground. No 'churchy' stuff involved if you want to stay there, but I think they are booked up alot with their own events in the summer. I think there are a few private ones in Naramata too? Kaleden has a nice spot right on the water, Banbury Green I think it's called, but the road down to it is a bit of a nail biter I hear?
Of course if you want to swim, it will have to be July/August, but sometimes the first week of Sept the lakes are still warm enough.
For music lovers, there's the Roots and Blues festival in Salmon Arm in August, but book accomodation really early as it's a very popular event.
I can think on it and come up with some other ideas if you like. It's getting really tough in the Shuswap Okanagan, I was in Kelowna the other day and even the family type motels are now being torn down for high end apts now!
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I sure hope Janet hasn't left us hangin out to dry with this event. I'd love to come and could even persuade some of my fellow 'car buddys that tow' to attend as well....
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and further to this.....why not come to our event down here in the lower mainland in May, this might get some more of us to come there in June or July even August, LOL!!!!!
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Old 11-11-2007, 12:35 PM   #12
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I sure hope Janet hasn't left us hangin out to dry with this event. I'd love to come and could even persuade some of my fellow 'car buddys that tow' to attend as well....
My intention of the question was to see if the "idea" of such a Rally would be of interest and it seems that there is. Wonderful!!

One of nicest lakefront private (and historic) campsites I went to this summer was Banbury Green in Caledon, BC ( 4KM's south of Penticton). Yes nailbiter turnoff!! Safest (with trailer) approach is coming from Penticton. Always a fruitstand or two for turning around if it is missed! The South campground in my opinion is best as the wind seems to blows down Skaha Lake from north to south so this site is more protected. Old railway beds for biking, rental canoes, Pets kids okay. Wineries close by everywhere! Okay so now that I have you all excited I will enquire and get back to the group. They are usually heavily booked but perhaps in June or Sept we could be in luck.

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Janet G: I live in the area, and became an owner of a fiberglass trailer last week. I have never been to a rally but it intrigues me. I have no idea what goes on, what is involved. With a rally in my backyard I would be interested.
I work Sunday mornings so I could commute for this experience.

I wonder if others have or could create a manual" how to host a rally".
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I wonder if others have or could create a manual" how to host a rally".
[b]"Create it and they will come."
Pick a date, pick a place, tell everyone who owns a molded lightweight fiberglass trailer about it, post the information on the four fiberglass forums. Remember, you don't have to "do" anything. Meets are more about the people and enjoying one anothers company than it is about anything else. Put on a pot luck... or, not. Make name tags.. or, not... or have the participants make and bring their own. Etc., etc., etc.
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