TN 2020, Sep 28 - 30: LBL Fall Rally - Fiberglass RV


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Old 01-09-2020, 08:54 AM   #1
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2020, Sep 28 - 30: LBL Fall Rally

2020, Sep 28 - 30. LBL Fall Rally. This year the rally will be at COE Lock A Campground near Ashland City, TN The campground has 38 reservable sites. Please do not reserve site 15 Reservations may be made through recreation.gov six months in advance. Nightly campfires, potluck on Tuesday at 5pm and a wine tasting on Wednesday at 6:30pm. Please bring a small gift for the door prize drawing. Bring your bikes for the many miles of paved road down to the dam and locks. Fishing in the river or on site pond with Tennessee fishing license. Dennis & Susie Archer are the host. If you have questions please send me a private message through this forum. Hope to see you there.
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Old 01-09-2020, 09:04 AM   #2
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Prefix correction,

The prefix should be TN not TX.
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Old 01-09-2020, 04:57 PM   #3
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planning on being there. gotta wait to reserve a site though - 6mo. out
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Old 01-11-2020, 05:25 PM   #4
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2020, Sep 28 - 30. LBL Fall Rally. This year the rally will be at COE Lock A Campground near Ashland City, TN The campground has 38 reservable sites. Please do not reserve site 15 Reservations may be made through recreation.gov six months in advance. Nightly campfires, potluck on Tuesday at 5pm and a wine tasting on Wednesday at 6:30pm. Please bring a small gift for the door prize drawing. Bring your bikes for the many miles of paved road down to the dam and locks. Fishing in the river or on site pond with Tennessee fishing license. Dennis & Susie Archer are the host. If you have questions please send me a private message through this forum. Hope to see you there.
Thanks for the update. I thought the rally was going to be the first week of Oct. Will book a site 6 months out. Carl, Kathy, & Byron (Psycho dog)
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Old 01-29-2020, 10:19 PM   #5
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Thanks for the update. I thought the rally was going to be the first week of Oct. Will book a site 6 months out. Carl, Kathy, & Byron (Psycho dog)
That is what I had marked in my calendar, Oct. 5-8. I guess life happens and something had to change.
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Old 04-08-2020, 01:18 PM   #6
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The change was announced at the 2019 Fall Rally at Hurricane Creek. Hope to see you all this year.
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Old 04-10-2020, 11:37 AM   #7
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A couple of days ago, I reserved site #17.
Today I noticed that 25 of the 38 sites are still available.
And #15 is not among the 25.
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Old 05-02-2020, 08:17 AM   #8
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We plan to be there again.
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Old 05-02-2020, 10:13 PM   #9
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Count us in, IF the recreation.gov web site ever opens for business.
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Old 05-27-2020, 09:06 PM   #10
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Excited

I just started my journey with my first camper/first Casita "Birdie" this year.
We are booked and look forward to meeting everyone.
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Old 06-07-2020, 06:48 AM   #11
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Thumbs up Site #31, 9/27 - 9/30

Hi! I haven't seen this group for awhile. Used to have that "patchwork painted" 1977 Scamp. Arriving a day earlier and leaving a day earlier, but "I'm in!" Now have a 2005 13 ft. Scamp. See you!
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Old 06-14-2020, 12:55 PM   #12
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count me in site #12

just got my camper guess i gotta get cracking to get it ready for sept 28th - 30th reservations are paid for no turning back now
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Old 08-15-2020, 09:54 AM   #13
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The rally is still a go but due to the pandemic there will be changes. All campground facilities are open but social distancing is required. For this reason there will be no planned activities. Morning coffee, potluck, door prize drawing, open house & wine tasting are all cancelled. It will be a camp-out only. Bring your own food & drink. DO NOT bring door prizes. Look forward to spending three relaxing days in a beautiful river side campground. Susie & I will be on site 15. We look forward to seeing everyone again this year. Sorry for the changes but better safe than sorry.
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Old 08-30-2020, 01:24 PM   #14
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Question A strange request for these times ?

Hello everyone, my name is Ray. I am posting this to ask if it might be possible for me to drop by the Fall Tennessee rally and see inside one or more of the fiberglass trailers. I will not actually be "staying" at the rally as I do not have a rig yet.

The problem is that I have never seen a fiberglass trailer in person. Furthermore, because I am 270 lbs, I really do not know how I will fit in one or if I can comfortably enter the bathroom. I particularly hope to see inside a Casita 17, ideally a liberty deluxe, however any Casita model would answer most of my questions. I would also be interested to know more the escape 19 and 21, if I can.

Different people have different opinions about the pandemic, and I do respect various opinions. However, in my case particularly given my age, weight and diabetes I must take Covid-19 very seriously and therefore feel I have a responsibility not to cause others like you any concern.

Therefore, I promise to do a "space-suit routine":

I will only spend a couple minutes inside. I will sanitize my hands and arms before entering any unit and wear a fresh genuine (American) N95 respirator mask with NO filter valve. I will put on a set of goggles I have that seals the mask 100% to prevent air leaving (or entering) my lungs unfiltered. Although I cant help giggling at how wierd it sounds, I do mean it. Thats what I will do and wear on entry if anyone is kind enough ( and feels comfortable enough) to favor me with a look inside. In addition, I would have no problem taking any other precautions the rig owner feels appropriate. I really dont want anyone to have any reason to question their safety if they allow me to briefly enter their space.

Here is a little more about me as an FYI: I will be retiring in 3 months. I am one of those youtube RV "experts" who has never even owned car bigger than a Camry and has never been inside an RV outside of an RV show. I started out my imaginary RV journey about 3 years ago, planning on a 5th wheel with a 40 inch TV and a washing machine. Then... one day, a couple years ago, I saw a guy park one of those things to enter a gas station . He was obviously happy and comfortable doing it, but I realized I never would be. I started to realize those things would make me feel trapped physically and financially instead of feeling free. So fast forward to today and I have pretty much settled on the idea of a small (preferably fiberglass) trailer and a tow vehicle (probably an SUV) to travel south to Florida or South Texas in winter, and elsewhere to stretch my legs when the bug hits me.

Anyway, if what I have proposed is not acceptable to anyone, I will not in any way be offended. I would completely, totally understand that, and will still look forward to meeting you all at some future rally when life is hopefully back closer to normal, and I have my own rig of some kind.
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Hello everyone, my name is Ray. I am posting this to ask if it might be possible for me to drop by the Fall Tennessee rally and see inside one or more of the fiberglass trailers. I will not actually be "staying" at the rally as I do not have a rig yet.

The problem is that I have never seen a fiberglass trailer in person. Furthermore, because I am 270 lbs, I really do not know how I will fit in one or if I can comfortably enter the bathroom. I particularly hope to see inside a Casita 17, ideally a liberty deluxe, however any Casita model would answer most of my questions. I would also be interested to know more the escape 19 and 21, if I can.

Different people have different opinions about the pandemic, and I do respect various opinions. However, in my case particularly given my age, weight and diabetes I must take Covid-19 very seriously and therefore feel I have a responsibility not to cause others like you any concern.

Therefore, I promise to do a "space-suit routine":

I will only spend a couple minutes inside. I will sanitize my hands and arms before entering any unit and wear a fresh genuine (American) N95 respirator mask with NO filter valve. I will put on a set of goggles I have that seals the mask 100% to prevent air leaving (or entering) my lungs unfiltered. Although I cant help giggling at how wierd it sounds, I do mean it. Thats what I will do and wear on entry if anyone is kind enough ( and feels comfortable enough) to favor me with a look inside. In addition, I would have no problem taking any other precautions the rig owner feels appropriate. I really dont want anyone to have any reason to question their safety if they allow me to briefly enter their space.

Here is a little more about me as an FYI: I will be retiring in 3 months. I am one of those youtube RV "experts" who has never even owned car bigger than a Camry and has never been inside an RV outside of an RV show. I started out my imaginary RV journey about 3 years ago, planning on a 5th wheel with a 40 inch TV and a washing machine. Then... one day, a couple years ago, I saw a guy park one of those things to enter a gas station . He was obviously happy and comfortable doing it, but I realized I never would be. I started to realize those things would make me feel trapped physically and financially instead of feeling free. So fast forward to today and I have pretty much settled on the idea of a small (preferably fiberglass) trailer and a tow vehicle (probably an SUV) to travel south to Florida or South Texas in winter, and elsewhere to stretch my legs when the bug hits me.

Anyway, if what I have proposed is not acceptable to anyone, I will not in any way be offended. I would completely, totally understand that, and will still look forward to meeting you all at some future rally when life is hopefully back closer to normal, and I have my own rig of some kind.
Ray, there are several Escapes in Florida and I suspect someone would be willing to show you theirs. If you look at the top of the Escape Owners Forum web page, you can click on the map and it will show you names. Escape Trailer Industries will also provide you names of local owners who you can contact. There are several Casita owners in Florida also but I have less knowledge on how to contact them and I think I heard Casita is not making referrals at this time due to COVID-19.
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Old 08-30-2020, 03:45 PM   #16
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Thanks for the advice.

Certainly, if someone has a unit sitting in their driveway, they should be less concerned about a stranger checking it out, since even if 10 covid patients walked around in there, time alone would sanitize it in 2 or 3 days before they needed to use it.

So I do want people to feel totally free not to invite me unless they are cool with it. There will indeed be other options in time.

The reason I am asking about the rally is that my son lives in Tennessee with his wife and my preschool grandkids. I was going to take my vacation (my last one) and drive up to visit and cheer him up, and, on the way also visit the rally.

However, I am just waiting to see the responses and see what people's attitude is. And if it does not appear to be a good idea then, other options will have to be looked into.

The worst case scenario, is I wait till after I retire and take the longer drive to Rice Texas.
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Old 08-30-2020, 04:46 PM   #17
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Ray, for what itís worth, in my pre-keto days I tipped the scales at 275 and had no problem negotiating a Casita 17SD.
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Old 08-30-2020, 05:15 PM   #18
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That is encouraging, actually very encouraging. When people discuss size with RV it is almost always height.

Thanks for the input.
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Old 08-30-2020, 09:58 PM   #19
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Ray, you are welcome to come visit us and see our 2019 Escape 21C. Like most fiberglass owners we will be happy to show you our setup and will answer your questions.


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Old 08-31-2020, 05:09 PM   #20
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