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Old 09-27-2013, 03:18 PM   #1
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Rally in Florida Feb. '14 question ???

I'm interested in attending the new & improved Florida State Rally in Feb. We went last year for the first time and had a nice time there. Last year they had a rally charge for late arrivals ( thursday ) but on the registration forms for this year I don't see any provision for late arriving. It will be under new management beginning this year so there's a different crew running the show and maybe they won't do it. Anyhow, anyone out there in Airstream land know the answer ???? I'm sure I'm not the only one interested.
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Old 09-27-2013, 03:37 PM   #2
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Alumaflamingo in February 2014

Hi Polarlyse

I'm part of the crew running the new event that has replaced the old Florida State Rally (at the same location in February). The new name is Alumaflamingo. If you enjoyed FSR in 2013, I think you'll love the Alumaflamingo in 2014.

To simplify things, all registrations are for the full five days of the event (arriving Feb 18, departing Feb 23). You can arrive late if you want, but the fee is the same.

By the way, as of today we already have over 120 Airstreams registered and we haven't even hit the busy season yet, so it looks like we'll have a big party!
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Old 09-27-2013, 03:40 PM   #3
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I suspect the policy will be similar as alumapaluza, pay for the 5 days, come whenever you want.

Best to call them to verify I suspect 802-877-2900 ext 4

(sorry Rich, we crossed posted! Good to hear it from the proffesionals!)
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Old 09-27-2013, 03:53 PM   #4
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Thanks both of you for the quick response. I suspected that would be the case but just wanted to ask. We did enjoy last Feb. ( our first time) and are seriously considering going again.

Thanks again, maybe we'll see ya'll in Feb.
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Old 09-27-2013, 05:14 PM   #5
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Is this still a Wally club event? If not do you still need an AS to attend? Jim
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Old 09-27-2013, 05:47 PM   #6
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Allumapose is not a Wally club event. You do not need an Airstream to attend. The Florida unit of the club is also starting a new state rally to be held in the Keys in 2014 and in St Agustine in 2015. In early April, I think. Check the BB for announcement.
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Thanks, jim
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Old 12-08-2013, 12:42 PM   #8
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I've been out of the loop for a while so pardon me, any idea why the FSR moved? I'd heard there was no one that wanted to continue doing it, but it's happening, so I guess that was not the true story....
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The Florida State Rally did shut down, by vote of the Board of Governors. There were many good reasons for this, which you can read about from the staff report here.

R&B Events was asked by the outgoing staff to create a new event in its place, at the same location and approximately the same time of year, so there would still be a big & fun event for Airstreamers to attend in Florida in February.

The result is Alumaflamingo. As of today about 200 Airstreams are signed up for it, and we expect many more registrations in the coming weeks. The WBCCI will have its own building to conduct official business and gatherings, but Alumaflamingo is open to all, club members or not, just like Alumapalooza in Ohio, Alumafiesta in Arizona, and Alumafandango in Oregon.

After Alumaflamingo was announced, some WBCCI members in Florida resurrected the name "Florida State Rally" for a much smaller club-only rally to be held in the Keys. That will be held in April. Hence the confusion.
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We plan to purchase an airstream this year and live in Tampa Bay. I read on the forum that rallies provide an opportunity to learn from experienced airstream owners. We would like to come to Alumnaflamingo on Thursday the 20th. What is the best way to meet owners? Is it to go directly to the camping area and walk around? Is there an entrance fee for doing so?
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Magic Carpet.

I am in the same situation that you are. Relatively new member and intend to go to Sarasota to visit Alumaflamingo from home base in St Pete. I've spoken to the people who are running the rally and might be able to answer your question and possibly get together for the visit. Send me a PM and we can talk.

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Alumaflamingo is a great way to learn about Airstreaming from owners that really enjoy traveling, whenever possible, in their rigs. They have day passes for $50 that allow you full access to the event. Anytime you see someone lounging around their rug, or better yet, gathering in a group, whether for happy hour or anytime, is a great time to ask questions. See the preliminary schedule
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It will help you decide when you would like to attend. http://alumaflamingo.com/wp-content/...2014-01-12.pdf. Come visit the SE Camping Unit while you are there.
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It will help you decide when you would like to attend. http://alumaflamingo.com/wp-content/...2014-01-12.pdf. Come visit the SE Camping Unit while you are there.
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