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George Campbell 10-03-2011 11:10 AM

Feb 10-12, 2012: Quartzsite Gathering
Hard to believe, but this will be the 5th Quartzsite Gathering, Feb 10/11/12,2012. George & Betty and Doug & Michelle will be the hosts for the event.

George & Betty will be there a few days early, arriving on Wednesday morning, Feb 8th. There are always a bunch of fiberglass trailers already there when we arrive.

Where: Same as always - Dome Rock area, Quartzsite, Arizona. Aprox 5 miles west of Quartzsite on I-10 south side of highway, next to frontage road.

Camping: Dry camping ( No facilities) on hard packed dirt. Market, water and dump station are all located in Quartzsite, 5 miles to the east.

Campfires: Campfires are allowed. Please bring some firewood if you can. As usual we will have a central firepit.

Pets: All pets must be kept on a leash while within the camp area. You are responsible for cleanup and sanitary disposible of your pets waste.

Registration: No registration is required for the event itself, however a BLM permit must be obtained and displayed on your trailer. These are available free of charge from the BLM host trailer located a mile or two from town on the frontage road.

Soup Thing: If everyone would bring a can of soup (Not cream style) they are poured into a couple of large pots and shared with everyone on Saturday afternoon.

Wine Tasting: Anyone wishing to participate in the wine tasting, please bring a bottle of wine (Red or White, your choice). This will be an open tasting where the bottles are not covered.

Really looking forward to seeing everyone - old friends and new.


Douglas Knudson 10-23-2011 08:38 AM

I just wanted to personaly invite everyone to our Quartzsite gathering for 2012! George has covered all the essential information in his post. I just wanted to say to those who have not attended that there is more to do than just our events. Quartzsite has tons of vendors, restaurants, RV Dealers, back roads and such. There is always something to see or do in the area. Our planned activities are all scheduled for Saturday thus freeing up time to explore locally! Most evenings are spent telling yarns around a community campfire and just enjoying the crisp desert nights.
For all the regulars, Thanks for attending and supporting this event and making it the succes it has become!
Hope to see you all there, Sincerely, Douglas Knudson

David & Leslie 10-30-2011 10:53 PM

Thanx, George & Betty and Doug & Michelle, for keeping the Dome Rock Rally going! We plan to wander over from our winter 'nest' in Q for the weekend. Looking forward to seeing old friends and meeting lots of new folks too. Take care all and happy holidays! L 'n D

P. S. An FYI note - sadly, "Best Mexican" restaurant has closed but still lots of good eats in town, especially the "Main Street Eatery".

Roger C H 11-10-2011 02:55 AM

Isn't there a pre-gathering gathering? 2011 it was at Joshua Tree I understand. Where is it this year? Somewhere along the Co River?

David & Leslie 11-10-2011 12:51 PM

Hi, Roger CH - we don't know about the pre-gathering gig. Your best bet for info on that might be organizer George Campbell - find his post in the "Rallies/Meets ..." catagory and e-mail or PM for details.

Hope to see you there. Regards, L 'n D

George Campbell 11-10-2011 05:45 PM


Originally Posted by David & Leslie (Post 276465)
Hi, Roger CH - we don't know about the pre-gathering gig. Your best bet for info on that might be organizer George Campbell - find his post in the "Rallies/Meets ..." catagory and e-mail or PM for details.

Hope to see you there. Regards, L 'n D

We have no "Pre Gathering" planned and have never done so in the past. What others may want to do is fine, however it would not be part of the "Quartzsite Gathering".

Roger C H 11-14-2011 07:07 PM

Dome Rock Pre Rally
It seems to me that I saw a post about gathering at ?Parker? AZ, instead of Joshua Tree, CA and then caravaning to Dome Rock.

Computers are such fun.:eek:

Donna D. 11-14-2011 07:20 PM

I think last year the "pre gathering" and caravaning to Dome Rock info was on the CasitaForum....

Greg H 11-14-2011 07:59 PM

Well I said I would be back this year, but now that I'm in Indiana I don't see that happening.

Douglas Knudson 12-11-2011 09:14 AM

Greg H, Sorry to hear you won't be coming out. You will be missed. However, I just mapquested the route and it would be around 1814 miles divided by 10 hour days at 60 MPH so you just need to leave 3 days earlier! LOL

:thumbJust 61 more days !!!!!!!!!!:ola

Doug and Michelle

Joy A 12-11-2011 11:35 AM

Roger, it's on the Casita site and under Other Rallies. It's spearheaded by Arizona Eileen.

Donna D. 12-20-2011 05:54 AM

Roger, here's a direct link to the Pre-Quartzsite Gathering on the CasitaForum

Carol H 12-23-2011 10:18 PM

If I was attending this rally I would vote for the Buckskin State Park for the pre rally - was there a few weeks ago and it was the nicest park on the Colorado River that I found - not to mention that I happened to pull in as the Arizona Roundup of teardrops and vintage trailers was taking place and they were nice enough to allow my trailer to join them. Near there is the coolest bar I have ever been at about 5 miles down a desert road - Cienaga Springs Rd north of Parker - that most of the folks at the meet when to check out. No electical but they had cold beer and live band - open on week ends only. Very cool little place to find!

DeadEyeDan 12-26-2011 11:05 PM

Chris and I are planning to attend.

Denece 01-07-2012 04:41 PM

If Wanna-Bees are welcome, Bob and I would love to come! We are drooling over the Scamp brochure as I type, but have not formally fixed our intentions yet. We'd like to see what it's all about and talk trailers with Y'all!

George Campbell 01-07-2012 05:27 PM

You're more than welcome. Not only are you going to see a bunch of Casitas but also quite a few Scamps.
Looking forward to meeting you.
George & Betty

Jool 01-08-2012 05:02 PM

I am hopping from foot to foot in excitement reading about the Quartzsite gathering. This is in my future for sure! Not ready yet (don't even have my RV) but in the works. Okay, a Quartzsite question: Does everyone have SOLAR?!?! I want to get my RV but not sure about solar right away..... can one dry camp without solar? I know: I need to do some investigating here.... just getting so excited thought I'd throw this question out there.

Carol H 01-08-2012 05:27 PM

If you have a deep cell battery in good condition and run the fridge on propane and lights are LED, & dont run a TV or AC and use a headlamp to read at night, you should have no problem going 4-5 days without power or solar. The only things using up power would be your water pump and the lights you use and the Fantastic Fan. The one item that will eat up power big time is a propane furnace but last month in Quartzsite I only needed to put the furnace on a few minutes before bed and a few minutes in the morning to warm the trailer up and had no problem going the two and half days I was there without having to put the solar panel out to recharge. As far as people staying in Quartzsite for more than a few days my observation was that most had a solar system of some sort but there where some that did not and they indicated they dry camp for 4 days or so and then go and pay for hook ups for a night or two to recharge up their battery.

Jool 01-08-2012 05:35 PM

Thank you so much, Carol! This helps a lot! I'm hoping to not have to get into the solar thing for a while.... there's so much to learn, it is so complicated..... and costly. I appreciate your response. :)

George Campbell 01-08-2012 10:40 PM

At the Quartzsite Gathering in the last few yearsa, very few people have solar. Most people have a small generator like a Honda 2000. This allows you to recharge your battery and also run the A/C in the summer. If you did not have a generator, I'm sure someone would let you use their's for a couple of hours to top off the battery.

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