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Old 11-27-2011, 05:28 PM   #15
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sounds good to us too. We might come from Toronto, depending on the dates. It's a great time of year to travel!!!
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Old 11-29-2011, 08:06 PM   #16
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I can see it now... a large farm field, a stage, book a few bands, and film it all...

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Old 11-29-2011, 10:53 PM   #17
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We have attended two RMVAC boondocking rallys as well as other boondocking rallys. Our WBCCI unit has had a boondocking rally in Quartzsite AZ each of the past three years, and will do so again this next January. All were well attended.

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Old 11-30-2011, 06:45 AM   #18
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Your plan sounds like a winner. Linda and I would be glad to help in any way you feel would benefit the event. We went to the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta this year and found the "pump out" service to work very well for tank clearing. Most of us with two tanks and two batteries can dry camp for several days in the Virginia Fall, when we don't have to run the A/C to keep sane. Let's Go For It.
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Old 12-03-2011, 10:26 PM   #19
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Well I think it may have to be a spring thing! The ol Safari is just now getting gutted! I wanted to test the waters, and it seems like people would be interested! I live in town but my mother still lives on the farm and it takes a while to get her excited about things (you know how moms are:-), so I figure if I start telling her about it now I can get this thing together in the spring or summer if things don't get too crazy with work! Thanks for the feedback everyone!
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Old 12-04-2011, 05:42 AM   #20
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I know my family would love to come to a boon docking rally. Please keep us posted as to the status...
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Old 01-14-2012, 12:21 AM   #21
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If this comes together, I'm in. Love the area! So much history and the scenery is amazing. I've only been one other time and would welcome the chance to visit again.
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Old 01-18-2012, 07:09 AM   #22
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so here's what I'm thinking... I grew up on a 70 acre farm in Virginia and still have the property. I live about 9 miles from the farm and it's a very very nice place to be in the fall. The leaves are amazing and Charlottesville is 9 miles away which has some great places (like Monticello). The Blue Ridge Parkway and Skyline Drive are very close too. The issue is that the farm would have no hook ups.
I think it would be great to host a rally (thinking next fall might be the way to go). I'm wondering what the thoughts are as far as boondocking rallies?

Would people go to one? What would they expect?

I have a film production company and could provide power via a very large rental generator, and I'm sure large portable black tanks could be provided by a port-a-potty vendor. (So this might not be too boondocking:-)

Liability could be covered via a signed legal document for each person attending.

My sister has a catering business and could provide food (not looking to make any money or anything just provide services). There could be bonfires, bands and such. Nice big fields and woods around.

So just looking for feedback here.
Hi we live in Springfield, VA and we would definitely be interested. Lots of things to do in that area history and great wine tasting opportunities! We are in just keep us posted.
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Old 01-18-2012, 07:39 AM   #23
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Wow, this sounds like fun. It may be a little far for us, but it sure sounds like the sort of thing we'd enjoy.

FWIW, we "boondock" at Alabama football games with hundreds of other RVs/trailers. There isn't a need for a huge generator or pump-out services. Almost everyone can manage 3 days. Airstreamers are often the better and more prepared boondockers. My family of 4 can boondock a week but it requires very deliberate bathing ... fresh water is our limiting factor.
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Old 08-06-2012, 05:09 PM   #24
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I like hookups...chocolate/vanilla.
There always have to be one.....LOL!
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Old 08-06-2012, 05:28 PM   #25
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Sounds great! We wouldnt need hook-ups either if it's for 4 days or less. Beautiful area. We just drove near that area coming back from Boston and my husband and I were just saying that we needed to spend some time around there to explore.
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Old 10-22-2012, 06:36 PM   #26
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I have not attended any boondocking rallies, yet. However I am looking forward to my first one. I camped in tents for over 50 years without any services at all. Only using what we brought with us. I don't think that I am so spoiled by having an Airstream that I could not go a few days without hookups.


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