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Old 01-11-2007, 09:45 AM   #15
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I still say we concentrate on the center of the country. Missouri, Arkansas, Eastern Kansas, S.D. and set a date. June is my month for camp hosting, I am doing some weddings in July and taking my son out to Maine in August. The fall really is the best for me and would give more time for people to plan. We could even spend a year to get this off the ground and make it really big with hundreds of old classics and AS motor homes lined up. Have it next Spring, March, April, real early May. Make it a buddy rally and get some of those great old GM motor homes to come.
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Old 01-11-2007, 10:28 AM   #16
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We're not getting much traffic on this thread are we. I like the idea of inviting the old GMC Motorhomes.

I think the thing to do is start setting one up and see what transpires. Maybe make it a Classic Motorhome Rally and not exclude anyone. Classic not in the Classic Airstream sense, but meaning well made motorhomes that have survived the ages. Airstreams, Avions, Argosys, GMC's, whatever. Also anyone else who would be interested. Kind of like the old tractor rallys they have around here.

Could be really interesting and a lot of fun. I know of a couple county fairgrounds here in Minnesoooota that could handle that type of rally.
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Old 01-11-2007, 10:54 AM   #17
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Find an event to center it around.

I would really like to see other Classics like the GMs.

Pick a spot and move it around each year.
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Old 01-11-2007, 12:31 PM   #18
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When we had ou Classic Motorhome rally 5 yrs ago, of course the Forum was just beginning, but we could only draw 7, and later Rallys did not do so well either, so we started just calling em Forum Rally. Got lots more attendees then.

a vintage and classic motohrome rally could be advertised in Hemmings and on RV.net you might get a good turnout that way. I am sure it would be great fun.
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Old 01-11-2007, 04:01 PM   #19
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Sounds like a really good idea. We would love to attend. The thought of a field full of old classics (and others) certainly brings a smile to my face. Because of school commitments the summer is best for us, but if it was close enough we could take a 3 day. Hope we can make this happen.
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Old 01-11-2007, 04:40 PM   #20
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If anyone has done this can you answer a couple questions. Does one need some sort of insurance? I have run some pretty big affairs working within a large organization but had their backing. Anybody got any advice on how to set one up?
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Old 01-11-2007, 09:12 PM   #21
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I've been kind of "drifting" with this thread and haven't said anything, because (with a certain amount of misgivings) I have listed my '78 Argosy MH for sale. However, as I think about how much fun a rally of classic motorhomes could be I'm beginning to think of more reasons I should be keeping the ole girl. I, for one am staying tuned.
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Old 01-11-2007, 11:26 PM   #22
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Find an event to center it around.

I would really like to see other Classics like the GMs.

Pick a spot and move it around each year.
America is kinda big, your not going to please us all in one hit.
I attended the American Historical Truck Society annual meeting in Fontana over Memorial Day weekend in 2004 and the GMC motorhome club was in attendance with about 50 motorhomes. Contact them to attend if this rally happens.

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Old 01-12-2007, 06:16 PM   #23
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FMCA has a AS southeast chapter and a zillion GMC motorhome chapters that might be real interested in what you are trying to do. The AS chapter is mostly classics.
I have a contact person if anyone is interested.
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Old 01-12-2007, 07:08 PM   #24
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I'm in if...

To answer the question about special insurance, if it is informal, you shouldn't need it unless you are going to plan it like a like a Regional WBICC or International Rally or caravan.

I prefer the informality of just posting the designated campground and date...if you want to attend, you make your own reservation, you are free to do your own thing (come when you want, leave when you want), potluck & bon fire (if you want) one night, informal visits & tours.

I'd attend in in MO, IL, TN, upper AK, lower IA, I prefer the Fall ...Hate Summer camping since the dash air doesn't work .

The folks at Moraine View State Park in LeRoy, IL are pretty accomodating for Jack's Midwest Forums Rally. It's been pretty lonely being the only MH ever attending...but all the "trailer" folks make up for it with their hospitality...especially 2 air, Jack, Twink & Flamingo.
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Old 01-14-2007, 05:10 PM   #25
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We will keep this thread around and pull it out from time to time to see if more interest can be generated.
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Old 01-15-2007, 09:37 PM   #26
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Here a couple of pics for you moho junkies. Guy99 and I were at the Nor Cal Rally in 29 Palms this weekend. It's the first time we've rallied with, or even met, another motorhome couple. Ron

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Old 01-15-2007, 09:52 PM   #27
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It's really fun to get these old birds together. Nice shots and nice motorhomes. I would be interested in a Mid West rally. Also planning on the GA rally in April (we missed the Fall rally).
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Old 01-16-2007, 05:34 PM   #28
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I have spoken to a member of the Old Time Heritage Village in Farmington, Mn, at the Dakota County Fairgrounds. If there is any interest I can explore this further.
They have several events during the summer, but the most interesting ones are a Blue Grass Misic Festival, and they also have a classic car show weekend.
The fairgrounds is quite large and has many camp sites set up with water and electric. I'm not so sure about sewer. It is right in the city of Farmington and just thirty minutes from the Mall of America.
During these events they open up the Heritage Village and it acts like an old time city. It is staffed by volumteers.

If there is any interest I will explore this further.

Farmington is thirty miles south of St. Paul.

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