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Old 01-03-2007, 11:14 AM   #15
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I would love to rally in the Pigeon Forge area. Spring would be a great time!

Please pick a date other than April 20-22 (North Georgia Rally), May 3-7 (Bluegrass Festival in Chatt Town) and May 19-20 (graduation and I'm in charge).
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Old 01-03-2007, 11:23 AM   #16
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Try to find a place that doesn't require upfront money for reservation of sites, this is getting more and more difficult to do. Many make you confirm reservations 30 days in advance. Its fun to see each other at these rallys. Looking forward to seeing folks at the rally in Perry, Georgia on the 15th of January.
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Old 01-03-2007, 12:16 PM   #17
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I was thinking a fun get together rally. im not a member of the WBCCI, yet anyways. I was looking at the rally calendar and the only dates in may are the 10th - 13th or the end of the month, or we can try for june. soon as we pick a time, i will call the campgrounds and see what i can do. maybe if we get enough, they will give us a discount???? won't hurt to try!
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Old 01-03-2007, 02:26 PM   #18
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I have heard that there is also a nice one right off the parkway. Riverbend maybe? Not sure though. I will do some checking as well as I am located half an hour from there.....Sounds like a great idea for Spring...
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Old 01-03-2007, 05:26 PM   #19
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Many campgrounds will give between a 10% to 25% discount depending on how much you are willing to help them. The one we use in Virginia Beach gives us a 25% but then we do all the work. Best of luck
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Old 01-03-2007, 05:46 PM   #20
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Hey Guys,
I posted the other day and asked for help ID'ing a campground outside of Cherokee. From the number or responses I got many people go to the area or have been there. We are going probably the first week in July or the last week in June of this coming summer and staying 6 nights. I don't have the park picked yet, but I was wondering if there would be any interest in more folks attending even if just for a few nights. It would be great to see more silver in the park than just me!! It'll be the maiden cruise for my Sovereign 31' after it's restoration so it's special to me. Post and let me know and let's see what we can do... What would you call it? The Great Smoky Mountain Rally?
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Old 01-04-2007, 08:05 AM   #21
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For what its worth, on the same dates you are looking at being in the Smokies, the largest gathering of Airstreams in 2007 will be happening just 300 miles south. June 28-July 4 approximately 1000 units will be parked in Perry, GA. Airstream company will be there with new units and their store to sell parts and goodies. the VAC will be parked together and will host an open house. There will be all kinds of vendors including Dometic for your refridgeation needs, Fantastic for your ventilation, Reese for your hitches, custom embrodiery with more Airstream designs than you can imagine. There will also be seminars on most of the concerns that we Airstreamers have, as well as entertainment and good food. Its a very interesting and informative rally.
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Old 01-04-2007, 05:35 PM   #22
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Thanks for the info, we might stop by there.
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Old 01-04-2007, 06:51 PM   #23
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I'll keep following this thread to see what shapes up. I'm generally interested in attending if the dates work out. My wife and I are registered to attend the WBCCI International Rally in Perry (dates in Tarheel's post above) so we cannot attend Smokey Mountain gathering if the dates conflict.

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Old 01-04-2007, 07:23 PM   #24
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The question can anyone start a rally - the answer is yes, but I would not.

There are reasons for the WBCCI, Sams Club, Escapees etc - that is it provides a shell for liability. So someone takes a fall and breaks their leg - well it happened at a rally, who's rally is it - well its a forum rally, no who put the rally together - oh that was John and Tammy Adams - bam you have have been nailed.

Lots of hungry lawyers in this ol world of ours.

I thought about organizing rallies and spent a lot of time discussing it with lawyer types - likelyhood - fairly nill, but like I said there is enough there to keep me from organizing rallies without a shell.

What about a bunch of friends going camping together - at least you know everone and are less likely to get sued by a friend - at least we hope.

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Old 01-04-2007, 08:41 PM   #25
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The question can anyone start a rally - the answer is yes, but I would not.

There are reasons for the WBCCI, Sams Club, Escapees etc - that is it provides a shell for liability. So someone takes a fall and breaks their leg - well it happened at a rally, who's rally is it - well its a forum rally, no who put the rally together - oh that was John and Tammy Adams - bam you have have been nailed.

Lots of hungry lawyers in this ol world of ours.

I thought about organizing rallies and spent a lot of time discussing it with lawyer types - likelyhood - fairly nill, but like I said there is enough there to keep me from organizing rallies without a shell.

What about a bunch of friends going camping together - at least you know everone and are less likely to get sued by a friend - at least we hope.

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So, Ken, does this mean that the person who calls out first on the camping trip is now in the same boat as the one who starts a Rally thread? I don't really see the difference there.
I would definitely see it if there was money collected, or some other form of formality that would make a person or organization responsible for a Rally.
This would also mean that the forums owner could be liable for forum members organizing Rallies on his site?
Phew, perhaps we should discuss this with a legal entity of some sort. Any attorneys among the forum members?
Not trying to minimize your post, Ken, just thinking out loud.
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The informal forum "rallies" are also "just a bunch of friends going camping together". The friends just happened to meet on the Airstream forum. No one is responsible for anyone other then themselves. Everyone pays for their own camping, food, etc. and can come and go as they wish. There is no fee to any responsible party and no one is in charge. I think it's a pretty safe bet that there would be no one among the rally goers to sue.

But then again one could always sue the campground or Airstream or...sigh.
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Old 01-04-2007, 09:59 PM   #27
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Try to find a place that doesn't require upfront money for reservation of sites, this is getting more and more difficult to do. Many make you confirm reservations 30 days in advance. Its fun to see each other at these rallys. Looking forward to seeing folks at the rally in Perry, Georgia on the 15th of January.
Tarheel, are the Perry GA rallies (January 15th and June whatever) WBCCI rallies, or open for others? Just curious, although I have no idea where Perry is.
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Old 01-04-2007, 10:31 PM   #28
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Rally starters?

we're usually at Rivers edge around that time, so we'd be interested. We also do Yogi in the Smokies in 19-22 July..great for the kids!!!!
Stone Mountain the week of Easter 4-7 april
Oh yeah we're hitting Hunting Island 6-11 June

gotta work ALOT in May so we'll do something close to home!

3 cheers to a forum rally hip,hip....
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