Originally Posted by gzvette61
We've had our 28 FC for about a year now, and are looking forward to going to Alumapalooza in September. We have a few questions:
Any thoughts on the factory sites vs. the Holloway sites?
Does the tank pumping service do grey tanks also, or do I need to either buy a blue boy or plan dump station visits during the festival to handle the grey water?
Our plans would likely be to show up on Tuesday, unless there are strong reasons to do Monday. Any thoughts?
Thanks for helping the noob on this!
We've stayed at both and you will not miss out if you're at Holloway. In fact, Holliway is the quieter of the two as the factory noises are all night long. They have shuttles running all the time so you will actually walk less if you are at Holloway!
I would not hook up to the electricity until you have tested the line with your surge protector. USE YOUR SURGE PROTECTOR! We plugged in and our aluminum shell was live! Fried a few components in my trailer (Airstream made it right) and fried 4 other trailers to the tune of thousands of dollars. My trailer only had $350 in damages. In fact, I would not hook up until you've talked to the neighbors! Each row is a circuit so knowing that someone in front or behind you is not an indication to the quality of the circuit. The electricity is run by volunteer factor workers. The guy that ran our circuit almost got it right. He also must have got into trouble.
The generator section is loud and you cannot run your generator all night long. It being September I don't think you will need air conditioning. Come a few days early and miss the staging and the lines to park. It will save you hours of waiting in line.
Do come! It is a lot of fun. Make sure you sign up for the chicken dinner (for charity)! We've forgotten to do this in the past and it is always sold out.