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Old 12-20-2014, 09:27 PM   #21
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Well... I'll tell you what... Kansas is beautiful in April There is this great campsite to the west of this google bookmark: Link

My all time favorite, and for those coming from the west you can hit the 'center of the united states' If you are coming from the east you can hit St Louis or Kansas City. Also it is nice and cheap per night :-D

I would like to do april as the latest because I have a job requirement making anything later impossible until camping season of 2016.

WXBouy... LOL!
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Old 01-05-2015, 01:51 PM   #22
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I've been thinking about this for years but never get around to it. Watched a nova show on Nicolai Tesla the other night that reminded me. There is a Tesla museum and park in Colorado Springs. Aluminum foil hats might be appropriate!

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Old 01-05-2015, 03:23 PM   #23
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Now that sounds like a great idea! Best part is, the roads to it will definately be clear!
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Old 01-05-2015, 03:50 PM   #24
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Best part is, the roads to it will definately be clear!

Famous last words😄

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Old 01-05-2015, 03:56 PM   #25
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So Vycan, what part of April would work for you?
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Old 01-05-2015, 04:09 PM   #26
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Pensacola Florida?

Sorry couldn't resist!
Trailer group loves Topsail, even in Jan it could be colder than us Fl thinbloods could handle, Kansas is noted for tornadoes in spring, how about keeping it south, and satisfy all.

Classics should be extended to any MH by AS since our fg body has a basement and doors of aluminum. Age difference is getting smaller each year.
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Old 01-05-2015, 05:59 PM   #27
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Well gents no requirement for me to be there. However I would like to participate :-D

The fourth week of April anytime from the 23-28 for four days will work fine. My job has me out of the country from Mid May until an unknown date.
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Old 01-06-2015, 07:33 AM   #28
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To put the Colorado in perspective, the risk of a snow event in late April is probably lower than spring weather events like rain, wind, and hail across the country. I would expect clear sunny days in the 70s and cool nights in the 50s. Even in the mountains, spring skiing usually features bikini clad babes bouncing down the hills. I lived in Steamboat for a few years and the "mud season" spring melt off was one of my favorite times featuring warm intensively sunny days melting the snow. The skiers were gone and the summer tourists are a month away.

Most weather systems are identifiable and predictable days out unlike summer thunderstorms across the country. Camping is wide open. We just check the forecast and decide what direction to go. The only time we've gotten stuck in the snow was a late April drive across southern Minnesota two years ago.
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Old 01-07-2015, 05:56 PM   #29
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Alright team, there you have it! Colorado Springs is ideal for a visit during that time.

I would like to propose four (4) consecutive days in the window from 23-28 April. What dates work the best for all of you?

Destination: Colorado Springs
Dates: TBD
Campground: TBD (let's discuss this once we finalize the dates)
Activities: TBD (let's discuss this once we finalize the campground)
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Old 01-07-2015, 07:17 PM   #30
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http://www.cograilway.com/


http://www.visitcos.com/garden-of-the-gods

http://www.visitcripplecreek.com/

And there's always Canyon City. I understand Rob Blagojevich vacations there.
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Old 01-11-2015, 07:50 PM   #31
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Alright team,

With no feedback after the weekend to think about it, I am going to assume no one has any conflicts and will decide on 23-26 APR 2015. Intent would be arrival evening of Thursday 23APR15, and departure the morning of Sunday 26APR15.

Any feedback on the campground?

Destination: Colorado Springs
Dates: 23-26 APR 2015
Campground: TBD
Activities: TBD (let's discuss this once we finalize the campground)
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Old 01-11-2015, 10:04 PM   #32
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Thanks for keeping the ball rolling Vycan. Seems sort of like herding cat to pull this crew together.
I am working towards being able to join in for the get together.
Like the looks of the garden of the gods location. Those rock formations are cool. And should make for some fun hiking. But am open to what ever fits every ones interests.

One of the projects I'm working on is getting rigged up to tow my old Porsche 911, hence the interest in being Near Pike's peak and other fun drives.

Many of the regulars here on the forum are deep into restoration of their rigs so may have a hard time joining us. But hopefully the others that have mentioned interest will be able to join in this gathering. I certainly hope so as I have not run into any other live and running classic motorhomes since getting mine just over a year and about 5 thousand miles ago.

So I'm really looking forward to meeting others from the forum and getting to check out some other rigs. This should be fun!

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Old 01-12-2015, 08:04 AM   #33
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We will try to make it. If my work schedule permits we will be starting our spring trip north east for the family get together over Mother's Day about then.
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Old 01-13-2015, 06:18 AM   #34
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Tevake and Kota, thanks for the support with it!

Team, I just posted this on the rally calendar here. If interested please sign up to help me research suitable park locations based on number of attendees. Please also include if you will not attend so I know the message is circulating. I am assuming 50amp, cable, water, and dump at each site is preferred, but what do you need?

For example, we are happy with just 30amp, and willing to ferry water back and forth with a 5 gal container if necessary. If this is not suitable as the baseline for planning, please add input.
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Tom & Sue H here. My first post on this forum. We've been kinda lurking here 'bout for a while now b/c we are trying to buy a classic Airstream. We haven't even set foot in one yet so we are still gathering data and getting a feeling for our expectations. It would seem to be a good idea to attend a few of these excellent rallies to get a feel for what people like about their campers and what to expect when looking to purchase one. Anyway we would like to attend the rally utilizing a tent if there are tenting spots open. The weather can be very unpredictable that time of year so we may or may not stay in the campground. We live 4 hours south and my brother lives 4 hours north of Co Spgs so it would be a good opportunity for us to get together as well. So, we may be crashing the party! Hope to meet you all there. Tom & Sue H
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Old 02-02-2015, 08:13 PM   #36
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Tom and Sue,

Glad to see you are interested. Just a thought for you: Diesel Pusher
If you have any mechanical skills this is a rare find, and would take a little know-how for the engine, and a lot of elbow grease for the exterior, but in the end you could get one of the most sought after classics for a bargain.
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Old 02-02-2015, 08:14 PM   #37
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Been a long week, will post the location after next weekend if no one has any ideas until then.
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Old 02-13-2015, 11:42 PM   #38
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Team,

Have done a bit of research and determined the best deal, and nicest facilities are at Cheyenne Mountain State Park. The gentlemen at Vintage Airstream Club have asked to join us, and I have obliged. Currently I would like us to get Meadow Group spots B+C that gives us space for five personnel, if we get four more we will gobble up A, and that leaves D and E for the VAC gents with four spots, or they can spill over to A.

The catch here is that it is the group reservation, and requires us to commit. So for this plan to be a go we need commitment.

Plan is 24-27APR15

These are the activities I plan to do with my family, and would like to invite you all to share. Note, the Tesla Museum is a by appointment only. As such will need an alternate here if there is something you ladies and gents would rather do.
24APR15- Arrival
25APR15- 9:30am Group Breakfast (biscuits and gravy, Pancakes, and eggs?)
-Sometime during breakfast get number of people interested in going
to the airplane diner to make a reservation
12:00pm-2:30pm Garden of the gods hike
2:30pm-4:30pm afternoon ciesta (because naps are great after hikes!)
5:00pm meet back at Campground to arrange travel to Dinner
6:00pm-8:30pm Dinner
9:00pm-10:00pm campfire and smores
26APR15 Breakfast on your own
11:00am-1:00pm Tesla Museum
6:00pm-Until Complete Cheese and Wine tasting (bring a bottle of your
favorite wine, a loaf of your favorite bread, and a block of your
favorite cheese to share.
27APR15 Clean up and departure

I cannot tell you all how excited I am to do this, and meet everyone that comes. If the timing is bad, and you wish you could make it, that's fine, just vocalize it, and I can look into one once I get back from my business trip sometime in the late fall.
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Vycan Really wish we could be there, sounds wonderful!
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I won't know my April schedule until March 14th but will try to be there. Do you still want to stop by Boulder and pick up that love seat?
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