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Old 04-05-2003, 11:41 AM   #15
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Distance

For those of you not familiar with the rally location, here are some approximate distances from some of the larger midwest cities in several states.

Chicago IL.153 miles

St. Louis MO.174 miles

Indianapolis In. 158 miles

Louisville KY 269 miles

Dayton Oh. 278 miles

Madison Wi 218 miles

Des Moines Ia. 322 miles

Detroit Mi. 411 miles

Memphis Tn. 430 miles

Check the link below for park and location information.
http://www.dnr.state.il.us/lands/Lan...HTM#Directions

As a reminder this is a public campground which accepts reservations from all. We do not have any guaranteed sites although if you write Airstream Rally on your reservation form, the park folks will attempt to assign us sites next to each other.

Hope to see you there!

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Old 04-07-2003, 10:46 PM   #16
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Re: Midwest Rally Announcement

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I arrived home this evening to find my reservation confirmation from Moraine View State Park. My reservation is confirmed for June 6-8 in site P43.

Kevin
I got my confirmation back today. Site P44!

Howdy neighbor!

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Old 04-08-2003, 12:14 AM   #17
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Hey, this is really great! Does the group have an idea as to how many may be attending so far? I sort of lost track of the rally thing and just took note again. I thought the camp ground sounded nice and said something like," I would vote for it if we had an a/s." Ahem, as of Thursday last week we do! Now, I'm not sure what our schedule is yet but just the possibility of being able to attend sounds like fun.
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Old 04-08-2003, 10:36 AM   #18
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Hey, this is really great! Does the group have an idea as to how many may be attending so far? Ahem, as of Thursday last week we do! Now, I'm not sure what our schedule is yet but just the possibility of being able to attend sounds like fun.
Suz,

Congratulations on your purchase!

At this point we have two confirmed reservations and one person has mailed theirs.

Since the park is public I would advise you making a reservation since it will fill as we approach June. Note that you can cancel up to 3 days prior to arrival. Your initial depost would be $16 which $5 would be non refundable if you cancel ($11 refundable). You will pay for your balance ($11 a night) upon arrival.

Heck for $5 why not reserve and be assured of a spot. Just make sure to mark the reservation form "Airstream Group", since they are putting us in adjoining camp sites.

Hope to see you there!

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I just sent in for 3 sites See you all there
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Old 04-08-2003, 10:41 PM   #20
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I just sent in for 3 sites See you all there
That brings us to 6! Post your sites when you get your confirmation.

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Darn it! I have to attend my cousin's wedding that weekend. I hope next time around I can join you. I'm in Indianapolis, and would love to meet some fellow A/S owners in the midwest. And we have never been to any kind of rally, so this one sounds like a perfect place to start - low key, even WITH a Toga :-)

Have fun and let us know how it goes.
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Thumbs up Midwest Rally

My buddy (Argosy-1) has sent my reservation in. I will be arriving around midnight. I can't wait to meet some folks with the same illness as me (Airstreamin')!!
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Just got P45 in the mail this afternoon!

See you all there.

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I just got my 3 site for the rally they are A6, A7, and P42 see you all there
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I just got my 3 site for the rally they are A6, A7, and P42 see you all there
I just looked at the campground maps and the A sites are right across the road from the P sites that we reserved. So far everybody is together.

For those of you still thinking, we are about 6 weeks away from the rally. Those of you who haven't made your reservations need to start the process. Click on the link below by my name to get your reservation form. Be sure to mark "Airstream Group" on the form. This will get you a site within our group.

Keep in mind that the cancellation policy is fairly liberal and at $11 per night you can't find anything much cheaper. Be sure you sanitize your fresh water tank since you will need to use that for water purposes. There are fresh water hookups around the campgrounds and if we all bring enough hose, we might be able to get water to your parked trailer if you run low. There is a dump station available so you will be able to dump upon departure.

Come see the faces and the voices behind the text!

Let me know if you have questions.

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Midwest Rally Announcement

Greetings All!

Just a quick note about potential route problems for those who might be approaching the rally site from the West/Northwest. If you are considering following I-74 East from Davenport, IA; be prepared for some major delays as there will be repairs at both the I-74 Mississippi River Bridge as well as at the Rock River Bridge near Rock Island and Moline, IL. The lanes are narrowed to the extent that I have avoided them my last two trips out with the Overlander and during the day the delays can be quite extensive (I live 30 miles South of Rock Island). I-280 from Davenport to Rock Island/Moline doesn't help in this case as it is also under major repair; and its intersection with I-74 may be suject to periodic closure with local road detours if the process proceeds as it did last summer. Also be forewarned that I-74 through Peoria is under MAJOR construction this summer and extensive delays are likely - - the I-474 alternate, however, is evidently going to be free of major repairs this summer (this route avoids all of the I-74 construction areas in Peoria). When I drove through the area yesterday, they were just beginning to setup construction barricades on both the East and West bound lanes of I-74 to the East of Bloomington/Normal so there is a high probability that this area may pose some difficulty as well (I will report what I find when making the trip through the area again in about three weeks.)

If approaching from the South on I-57, be prepared for some delays through construction zones on several bridges between Effingham, IL and Champaign, IL. The lanes in the construction zone are wide enough, but are VERY rough and at least two of them are uneven enough to pitch my Suburban about without the trailer at 10 MPH below the posted construction zone speed limit.

I can't report anything about conditions on I-39, I-55, or I-57 (North of Champaign); but thought this information might be useful to some who are planning to attend. I am planning my route to avoid the Interstates (IL - 17 West to I-39 S (less than 30 miles on the Interstate); then US 24 E to a point where I can get a South bound highway to the park).

Will be Walbernizing the Overlander this weekend and beginning preparations to attend the Rally.

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Thanks much for the highway post Kevin. Keep us in the loop regarding road conditions. Since I'm coming from the south I was considering I57 but I may stay with I55 at this point. I'll also do a construction check with AAA prior to departure.

Even though I have been out once this year I haven't dewinterized my fresh water tank. I probably will be doing that this weekend prior to heading out for for the region 8 rally next week.

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Kevin,

Good points. Here is a link to the Illinios Department of Transportation:

http://www.dot.state.il.us/

This site it has most if not all the projects currently on the books. For those in the Chicagoland area, you can also get traffic estimated times as well on the local expressways.

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