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dbylinski
08-28-2009, 07:39 PM
1917 Route 9 North,Clermont, NJ 08210
Venue:




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Avalon Campground
1917 Route 9 North
Clermont, NJ 08210
Reservation Contact: Marlene or Rose
800-814-2267
www.avaloncampground.com (http://www.avaloncampground.com)
Pets ok?: Yes - No Fee
WiFi available: Yes - Free



Details:



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From: 5/21/2010 to: 05/23/2010
Number of sites held: 18
Site fee: $33.00 per night.
Club Member Event fee: $0 Per Person
Non-Club Member Event fee: $0 Per Person
Potluck: No



Contact:



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Event Leader: dbylinski (click to contact) (//heartlandowners.org/private.php?do=newpm&u=5279)



Additional Info:
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Saturday Night Dinner to be provided by Crossroads Trailer Sales, a NJ Heartland Dealership.
Current Registered Rally Attendees:
JOHN & DEBBIE BYLINSKI, #1135 Site P-4
DUANE & DEBBIE CLAUSE, #1274 Site P-13
GREG & BETH DEAN, #1384 Site P-14
BILL & JERRY STEWART, #1049 Site P-11
JIM & CHERYL HORST, #1015 Site P-12
GUS & DEBRA FUNDERBERG, #1054 Site P-10
MIKE & ANN WALKER Site P-5
GREG & MARINA CHRISTOPHER Site P-2
JIM BELETTI, #1001 Site P-6
ERIC & DOROTHY VAN OPSTAL, #1202 Site P-9
PAUL & VICKY LOPICCOLO Site P-3



Please note: There have been additional sites added to the group area which do not show up on their current internet map.
We have reserved P-1 to P-18 which are right behind the pool area and close to all campground facilities.



Area Attractions:
Atlantic City Boardwalk & Casino's (40 minutes)
Wildwood Beach & Boardwalk
Fishing & Whale Watching Charters
Cape May Point Lighthouse (circa 1859, 199 Steps, Maritime Museum)
Cape May Prominade
(See Salt Water Taffy Being Made, shopping, miniature golf, arcades)
Cape May Bird Observatory www.cmbo.org (http://www.cmbo.org/)
Cape/Lewes Ferry (Rehobeth Outlets)
Cape May Seashore Lines Railroad
(Stops at Cold Spring Village, Cape May Zoo & Cape May City)
Cape May Zoo And Park (120 Acres Park, Zoo & Safari)
Coast Guard Training Center www.uscg.mil/hq/capemay (http://www.uscg.mil/hq/capemay)
Fisherman's Wharf (World Famous Cape May Lobster House)
Several Nationally Acclaimed Golf Courses
Hereford Inlet Lighthouse www.herefordlighthouse.org (http://www.herefordlighthouse.org/)
Historic Cold Spring Village www.hcsv.org (http://www.hcsv.org/)
Leaming's Run Botanical Gardens www.leamingsrungardens.com (http://www.leamingsrungardens.com/)
Naval Air Station Wildwood (Vintage Aircraft Displays In A WW2 Hanger)
Physic Estate (circa 1879, Victorian House Museum)
U.S.S Atlantus (WW1 Concrete Ship Grounded Since 1925)
Additional information can be found at www.capemayviews.com (http://www.capemayviews.com/)



Distances To Travel:
Via All Land Routes
Washington DC – 190 Miles
Richmond VA - 290 miles
Peeskille, NY – 200 Miles
Harrisburg, PA – 185 Miles



Via Our Special Land/Sea Package
Cape May–Lewes Ferry (80 Minute Excursion Across Delaware Bay)
Additional Information & Sailing Schedule visit www.cmlf.com (http://www.cmlf.com)


Ferry Q & A:
Q: Is there a vehicle height limitation?


A: The height limitation for all ferries is 13' 6". Upon entering the toll plaza there are height detectors that determine if your vehicle is over-height for our ferries.

Q: Do you have restrictions on the transport of propane gas or gasoline in containers aboard the Ferry?










A: Safety regulations prohibit the transport of gasoline and propane gas in excess of the following quantities:


Recreational Vehicles










Not more than two cylinders of propane safely secured to the vehicle in an upright position with valves closed and tagged, plus one only 25-litre (6.6 gal.) gasoline container, empty or full. Propane-powered refrigerators must have the thermostat control turned to the "off" position.

porthole
08-28-2009, 08:01 PM
Good job we'll start planning and make reservations this weekend.

dbylinski
08-28-2009, 08:10 PM
Sweet!!! I'll add your name to my list! Say Hi to Deb.

dieselsweetheart
08-28-2009, 08:15 PM
Sounds good! Let me just double check those dates but I think that is a good w/e. We just go to Chicoteaque over Mem. Day but that's not that w/e... Sounds like a nice place!

dieselsweetheart
08-28-2009, 08:20 PM
The ferry is nice... my sister-in-law (Lynne and Dale) live in Lewes...and every Labor Day we go down there for the long w/e and take the ferry over to Cape May just to walk around, shop and eat for the day... we're doing it again next w/e...it's become a tradition...

boatto5er
08-28-2009, 08:22 PM
Hmmm, looks like a ferry ride may be in our future:eek:.

bill40
08-28-2009, 08:37 PM
We'll call tomorrow for a spot.

dbylinski
08-28-2009, 09:12 PM
Ok, Cheryl just let me know and bring Dale & Lynne with you!:cool:

Gotcha Bill & Jerry - Yapoo!!!!!!!!!!!! Sorry couldn't help it:D

Gus, we would welcome you and Deb anytime. I wanna say come on and take the plunge but if your gonna consider riding the ferry...........:eek::eek::eek:

porthole
08-29-2009, 10:23 AM
Hmmm, looks like a ferry ride may be in our future:eek:.



You may change your mind after checking the price.

porthole
08-29-2009, 10:35 AM
Debbie -

I Just got off the phone with Beachcomber - they cannot find Heartland - New Jersey - Debbie - or any group coming in on the 21st.

Maybe you could call?

boatto5er
08-29-2009, 10:37 AM
Yep - looks like around $70 one way:eek:. Fuel differential is $20 or so at worst fuel milage. Maybe we'll just drive the long way around:D.

dbylinski
08-29-2009, 10:54 AM
Wow, you're scaring me! I am on the phone as I type!!!!

dbylinski
08-29-2009, 11:05 AM
OK, I think we're straight now! Go ahead and tell them NJ Chapter, Heartland Owners Club and they should know what you're talking about.

I'm sorry you had any difficulty. "Specialist"????????

jer40
08-29-2009, 11:06 AM
We were going to call when Bill got back from the store. We'll wait and see what you find out first.

porthole
08-29-2009, 11:07 AM
Never mind, they just figured out that you probably did not even receive the agreement yet.

They suggested I wait a couple of weeks.

boatto5er
08-29-2009, 11:07 AM
All Other Vehicles and Driver

45' to under 60' $69.75 Apr-Oct (non-Peak)

"From the Website"

porthole
08-29-2009, 11:09 AM
Here is a map of the site

http://www.beachcombercamp.com/brochure/beachcomber%20map%20new.pdf

dbylinski
08-29-2009, 11:09 AM
Hey porthole - They didn't tell me any of that but I am on my way there in about an hour. All will be settled today!

dbylinski
08-29-2009, 11:30 AM
Ok, I'm calm now. New Jersey, so well known for it's red tape. Little did I know I was going to encounter it trying to get 10 or 12 campers parked next to one another. :eek: I'll post as soon as I get home this evening.

Jer40 I'll call you from the road!

jer40
08-29-2009, 11:41 AM
Ok, I'll wait for you to call.

bill40
08-29-2009, 03:59 PM
But Gus the hot dogs are so good.

dieselengineer
08-29-2009, 06:35 PM
And the fog horn, you will miss the fog horn if you don't use the ferry. That is worth the 70 dollars.

dbylinski
08-29-2009, 07:01 PM
OK I'm Home - I'm going to ask that you

DO NOT CALL THE BEACHCOMBER RESORT JUST YET!

I have encountered some difficulties and I am waiting to hear from campground manager to resolve these issues. As soon as we are settled I will let you know how to proceed.

Please be patient while we work their problems out!

porthole
08-29-2009, 07:59 PM
And the fog horn, you will miss the fog horn if you don't use the ferry. That is worth the 70 dollars.

You can just go down to the dock. Every time the boats leave the slip they will be using horns.

One blast to alert the crew, 3 blasts if they are "backing", 5 blasts if some knucklehead pulls in front of them with a 22' skiff :eek:

dieselsweetheart
08-29-2009, 08:08 PM
What is the clearance on the ferry? Are we gonna fit??? We are thinking (there's that word again... I mean "I") am thinking that if we take our trip to Va Beach first..we can come up and take the ferry over... then just head back to Pa after the rally...

Deb I hope you get things worked out. If they don't want our business and are not willing to accomodate us being together..I'm sure there is another CG that will be happy to have us!! It's early yet in the search...

dbylinski
08-30-2009, 06:15 AM
Thanks Cheryl, we'll work it out!

Ferry Clearance is 13' 6' - and you are electronically measured as you enter the line. We were parked next to a tractor trailer once with a Charter Bus behind us. Did I say 'we"?

dbylinski
09-02-2009, 06:26 PM
We have been unable to reach a compromise with the previous facility. We are currently inspecting campgrounds in the Cape May area and fully intend to reach a decision soon. Details of this decision will be posted as soon as plans are finalized. We appreciate all your help and understanding.

Deb & John

boatto5er
09-02-2009, 06:29 PM
Nice Font!:D (Was that to hide your displeasure with the other campground?):eek:

dbylinski
09-02-2009, 06:42 PM
Gus,

As a general rule I have lots of laid back patience. Although my last nerve was tested, I have gone through this with my personal integrity and that of the Heartland Owners Club intact. :D:D:D

I don't think they can say the same. :rolleyes:

Now, Onward & Upward!!! Bigger and Better!!!! Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now!!!

boatto5er
09-02-2009, 06:47 PM
Gus,

As a general rule I have lots of laid back patience. Although my last nerve was tested, I have gone through this with my personal integrity and that of the Heartland Owners Club intact. :D:D:D

I don't think they can say the same. :rolleyes:

Now, Onward & Upward!!! Bigger and Better!!!! Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now!!!

And who said the good guys don't win anymore:confused:? You go girl!:D

TanDumb
09-02-2009, 07:50 PM
take the ferry over to Cape May just to walk around, shop and eat for the day... we're doing it again next w/e...it's become a tradition... sounds fun!!!

TanDumb
09-02-2009, 08:19 PM
How is the Ferry? Do you like or do you drive instead.

bill40
09-02-2009, 08:44 PM
Kim, I used the ferry weekly when I was working. There were usually RV's on the trip. Even though from loading to unloading it's a couple hours it always saved me time and was a nice break. It's suprising how large some of the ferrys are. Guess I was lucky never hit a really rough trip. Try it. Coffee was always good.

dbylinski
09-05-2009, 05:21 PM
THE CHANGE OF VENUE IS COMPLETE!
Avalon Campground
WILL BE HOSTING NEW JERSEY IN 2010

WE WILL POST ALL INFORMATION WHEN WE GET HOME ON MONDAY.

I feel GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD!:cool:

bill40
09-05-2009, 06:55 PM
They seemed really nice were they put us in P11. Now I can watch all the girls at the pool. We keep you up on the long,long trailer trip.No ferry's going that way.

boatto5er
09-05-2009, 09:00 PM
THE CHANGE OF VENUE IS COMPLETE!
Avalon Campground
WILL BE HOSTING NEW JERSEY IN 2010

WE WILL POST ALL INFORMATION WHEN WE GET HOME ON MONDAY.

I feel GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD!:cool:

Looks nice - You deserve to feel good!:D

dbylinski
09-07-2009, 12:37 PM
Hello everyone,

Post #1 (//heartlandowners.org/showthread.php?p=86178#post86178) of this thread is now correct and we have a home for our 2010 Rally. We reserved 12 sites for starters which they will hold for us until February 1, 2010. Any sites not booked by Feb. 1st will have to be returned to them for non rally bookings. You can call Avalon Campground directly at (800) 814-CAMP to reserve your rally site. Sites P-4, P-5 and P-6 are 50 amp Service. P-7 thru P-15 are 30 amp service.

The campground is well manicured and facilities clean and plentiful.

Be sure to mention HEARTLAND OWNERS CLUB Rally when you call.

dieselsweetheart
09-07-2009, 07:07 PM
ok, so Deb...this is worth repeating....please disregard ALL previous posts that mention anything about Beachcombers.... the new rally site is AVALON! Woohoo! So, onward in the thread!

Took the ferry yesterday into Cape May and there were 2 regular sized tour buses on there...so we should be able to fit! I do think if Jim and I are in Va Beach the week prior we will save the time and take the ferry over... we'll have to see...lots of time to plan that....

Congrats Deb on finding your site! Now just sit back and wait for the Heartlanders to sign on!

dbylinski
09-08-2009, 01:21 PM
Thanks Cheryl and we look foward to making some real progress.

John & I Measured some mileages from Avalon Campground:
Cape May Park & Zoo - 3.5 miles
Grocery Stores - 4.6 miles
Hospital - 4.7 miles
Home Depot - 4.7 miles
Wal*Mart & Lowes - 10.2 miles

porthole
09-10-2009, 02:26 PM
P13, arriving on the 20th

dbylinski
09-10-2009, 02:36 PM
That's great Duane. Thanks for letting me know your site number and please tell Deb we said hello.

bill40
09-10-2009, 07:47 PM
If we don't have anymore problems we should be back in time for the rally. Finally made it to Dayton tonight. I'll bet John got a kick out of the "Parking Lot Syndrome"
call bt GM. No wonder the went belly up. If I forgot were in P11.

Liberty-GTR-5
09-28-2009, 06:48 PM
Hi, I would like to join your chapter. Im located in south NJ . Im a newbee to traveling .My travel trailer was at a seasonal site now my wife and I want to travel. I can sure use your knowledge. Looking foward to JOINING AND MEETING YOU ALL. THANK YOU

Freckles
09-28-2009, 08:36 PM
Hello Debbie & John : We looking forward to being a part of the first NJ Rally . We will be on campsite (P14) :)

bill40
09-28-2009, 11:55 PM
Looks like it is rolling Deb, Ya'll take care till we get back. We will keep looking for a ferry ride on the way back. Looks like this wek is going to be cooler only in the mid 90's.

mjatwalker
09-29-2009, 11:10 AM
Hi Debbie, It was great to meet you and John at the rally. We will meet again at yours in the spring. I called this morning for a spot. We will be in P-5 Thur. thru Sun.


Thanks, Mike

dbylinski
09-29-2009, 01:41 PM
Hi, I would like to join your chapter. Im located in south NJ . Im a newbee to traveling .My travel trailer was at a seasonal site now my wife and I want to travel. I can sure use your knowledge. Looking foward to JOINING AND MEETING YOU ALL. THANK YOU

Liberty-GTR-5, I sent you a private message to call me. It would be great to have you and your North Trail associated with the NJ Chapter. We look foward to speaking with you soon and hope you will join us in the spring. :cool:

dbylinski
09-29-2009, 01:46 PM
Mike & Ann, It was great meeting you also. We had a wonderful time at the Virginia Rally and look foward to seeing you in Avalon in the spring (if not sooner). Thanks for the tour of your Big Country. Nice rig!;)

dbylinski
09-29-2009, 02:15 PM
So far we have 5 of our 12 reserved sites booked. Keep up the good work! John and I have learned a great deal about hosting successful events from the PA and VA events. Gus, Hudson, Jim & Cheryl are certainly a hard act to follow but "we're up for it".

We are currently in contact with Crossroads RV (our local Bighorn & Sundance Dealership (located in Newfield, NJ) and enlisting their participation. We are also checking on costs for a possible catered BBQ for Saturday night. More information on these topics will be available in the near future. Until then keep calling Avalon Campground to reserve your sites.

dbylinski
09-29-2009, 02:24 PM
Hello Greg & Beth, that's great you will be able to attend. I recorded your site # and look foward to seeing you guys again. By the way, we've got water so bring the boats! There is lot's of bay and ocean areas there to skim along the surface! :D

dbylinski
09-29-2009, 04:23 PM
The question was asked about additional sites if we should need them.

Well, there would be additional sites available but they would be on the other side of the baseball field and Pavillion area. The current 12 reserved sites are held by us until February 1, 2010. At that time any non-reserved sites would have to be released back to Avalon Campground. I hope this helps and answers your questions.

Jim & Harriet
09-30-2009, 04:33 PM
Hi Folks,
Jim, Max and I would love to join you for this rally. But we need to learn when the next Virginia rally and East Coast rally will be planned. It would be nice to go to ALL of the meetings but I don't think we can do that. Just have to wait and see...
We will stay in touch.
H and J

dbylinski
09-30-2009, 04:51 PM
Hey Jim, Harriet and Max,

It would be great to have you and you certainly are welcome. I believe the East Coast Plans will be announced very soon so just "set-a-spell" :eek:(no I did that right) and we'll bring the plan together for "all Y'all" ;). Darn, I think I'm getting the hang of it!:D

jbeletti
09-30-2009, 09:20 PM
Jim and Harriet,

Keep track of all rallies easily by reviewing the Portal every now and then.

Here's the Portal link: www.heartlandowners.org

Jim

dieselsweetheart
10-01-2009, 08:13 AM
Deb, just booked our reservation...we are going to come in on Thursday... site P15.
Woohoo!

dbylinski
10-01-2009, 01:40 PM
That's awesome Cheryl. Thanks! Are you gonna do the ferry gig from VA Beach?

Jim & Harriet
10-02-2009, 09:49 AM
Hi Deb, we will look forward to learning the dates and places for alll the upcoming rally events - helps to get thru the cold winter months...
(I had looked at the forum rally list, but thanks for the reminder Jim.)

bill40
10-02-2009, 11:42 AM
Jim, Harriet and Max, try and make it, the Chevy&GMC guys need you. Those other guys tend to out number us.

boatto5er
10-02-2009, 11:43 AM
Jim, Harriet and Max, try and make it, the Chevy&GMC guys need you. Those other guys tend to out number us.

I resemble that remark!:eek::D:D

dbylinski
10-02-2009, 05:00 PM
Hey I heard that's Debra Truck! You really got a nice truck girlfriend.

dieselsweetheart
10-02-2009, 06:46 PM
Hey Deb, we are not coming on the ferry because we won't be south at that time...we'll just be coming from Pa. We aren't going to Chincoteague till the 26th...

And I hear Gus has decided on the location for the East Coast Rally? Ahem! Gus?

boatto5er
10-03-2009, 08:21 AM
Debra and I are in. Site P-16. We'll be arriving on Thursday, May 20. See ya'll there.

dbylinski
10-03-2009, 11:18 AM
That's great Gus except you are in P-10. I just got off the phone with Avalon and this is your confirmed site.

dbylinski
10-04-2009, 07:43 AM
Because we were more than half booked on our hold sites, Avalon increased our available sites to 18. Yahoo! Keep calling and making your reservations! Remember that we will have to release unbooked sites back to Avalon on February 1st. No need for immediate decisions but just a reminder to keep that date in mind.

bill40
10-04-2009, 12:32 PM
Hey I heard that's Debra Truck! You really got a nice truck girlfriend.
GEE I thought it was Johns and he did such a great job on the graphics.:angel:. There is someone beating on me as I type this.:cool:

dbylinski
10-04-2009, 01:04 PM
Bill,

You gotta come back from California. Maybe it's a time zone thing? I was talking about Gus & Debra's truck!

Don't worry about "Bertha". She's taking me to work everyday but her name has been changed to "Dexter" :eek: to protect the innocent.

Hurry home my friends - we miss ya!

dbylinski
10-04-2009, 01:06 PM
I forgot something. Jer hit 'em harder for me. You can beat him into the Eastern Time Zone if you would like. That would work for us!

bill40
10-04-2009, 03:08 PM
SOON,SOON, might stop by moument valley if there is no snow,let you know when we leave, more fires today.

boatto5er
10-04-2009, 03:27 PM
SOON,SOON, might stop by moument valley if there is no snow,let you know when we leave, more fires today.

Take care Bill! We don't need to be roasting any Chevy's:eek:.

bill40
10-04-2009, 04:28 PM
Thanks Gus, Chevy's are known for taking the heat:Dlook one won today;)

boatto5er
10-04-2009, 04:31 PM
Thanks Gus, Chevy's are known for taking the heat:Dlook one won today;)

Yep - 1st and 2d place!

Jim & Harriet
10-04-2009, 05:15 PM
hi folks,
since Gus and Debra are planning to attend we're thinking the dates will not be a conflict with the VA group plans. Jim, Max and I will mark the calendar and plan to be at the NJ rally.:angel:

dbylinski
10-04-2009, 05:39 PM
That's great. It would be wonderful to have you guys. Please let me know your site number when you call Avalon. After traveling with the two terrorist kitties Max is great to have around too!

Flying Dutchman
10-05-2009, 09:36 AM
Hi Deb and John. Yoo Hoo!!! :D Move on over. Just made reservations with Avalon, we will be at the rally, site P-9. We plan to arrive Thursday 5/20. Looking forward to seeing you all again.

dbylinski
10-05-2009, 01:09 PM
Eric & Dorothy, that great news and I hope we will get some time to sit and chat. Really enjoyed your company during dinner at Hatteras.

dbylinski
10-20-2009, 05:37 PM
I wanted to let everyone know that Avalon Campground is now closed for the season. Although the office remains open throughout the winter on shortened hours, you may not get an answer when you call to make your reservation. Please leave a message and Marlene will call you back.

dieselsweetheart
10-20-2009, 07:27 PM
Deb, I lost count for your rally...how many confirmed now? It's great to see familiar names...we're going to have a great time!

dbylinski
10-21-2009, 02:58 AM
Deb, I lost count for your rally...how many confirmed now? It's great to see familiar names...we're going to have a great time!

We have 8 confirmed reservations. Some are waiting for work schedules and such before they decide. We're rolling along just fine.

dbylinski
10-21-2009, 02:53 PM
I posted this to the front page as well but here is our attendees so far:

Current Registered Rally Attendees:
JOHN & DEBBIE BYLINSKI Site P-4
DUANE & DEBBIE CLAUSE Site P-13
GREG & BETH DEAN Site P-14
BILL & JERRY STEWART Site P-11
JIM & CHERYL HORST Site P-12
GUS & DEBRA FUNDERBERG Site P-10
MIKE & ANN WALKER Site P-5
GREG & MARINA CHRISTOPHER Site P-2
JIM BELETTI Site P-6
ERIC & DOROTHY VAN OPSTAL Site P-9

porthole
10-24-2009, 10:54 AM
Jim B is going to grace us with his company :D

With any luck he'll still want to come back to Jersey after visiting :eek:

dbylinski
10-24-2009, 10:58 AM
Yes, He is coming to NJ. We are pleased to have him and don't forget we will all get a tour of the new Landmark. Ain't that right jimbo?

jbeletti
10-24-2009, 04:08 PM
Yep. I will be there :)

dieselsweetheart
10-24-2009, 04:43 PM
I love tours. Especially of new Heartlands! Deb, how far is Cape May from Avalon? I am thinking those trolley tours that take you around to see the homes...

bill40
10-24-2009, 06:43 PM
20 min. by Ford, 25 min by Dodge, 15 by Chevy. No thanks needed.

porthole
10-24-2009, 06:58 PM
20 min. by Ford, 25 min by Dodge, 15 by Chevy. No thanks needed.

12 min and 13 seconds by Harley

boatto5er
10-24-2009, 07:00 PM
12 min and 13 seconds by Harley

Touche' Duane!:D

dbylinski
10-24-2009, 07:40 PM
Cheryl Avalon is about 14 miles from the end of NJ so 25 minutes by Dodge is about correct on Route 9. 12 minutes by Harley is about accurate if you take the Dodge on the parkway.

Jim & Harriet
10-25-2009, 06:13 PM
we have to make final vacation-day plans but we are looking forward to seeing the New Jersey shore - hear it is very nice.

dbylinski
12-06-2009, 06:20 PM
Just happened to see that Crossroads RV, who will be sponsoring dinner on Saturday, has a Greystone 2900MK on order. Crossroads will be setting up display units at the rally and I hope they bring a Greystone so we can all get a look at the new line!

Jon, If you see this - bring the Greystone!

dbylinski
01-01-2010, 06:22 AM
Just wanted to wish everyone a Happy New Year and as such it's time to get back to work.

We currently have 10 of our 18 sites booked. Want to remind everyone that the non-booked sites have to be returned to Avalon Campground on February 1st. If you plan to attend please make your reservation soon so we can try to keep our group together.

Our Saturday night dinner will be provided by Crossroads Trailer Sales, a NJ Heartland Dealership. We will be working out full details on this effort after February 1st when we should have an approximate head count. Crossroads will also be bringing 5 display units and hopefully we get a Greystone on display!

Please don't forget Jim Beletti will be here with his new Landmark and we will all get to tour his rig.

T Shirts will be available for purchase. Cost $10.00 each. Last day to order will be April 15th. Please send your payment and size requests to the un-official East Coast Shirt Rep:
Mike Walker
14220 Triadelphia Mill Road
Dayton, MD 21036

John and I look foward to seeing you on our home turf - All y'all doesn't work very well up here. :D

jbeletti
01-01-2010, 08:44 AM
Happy New Year Deb. I'm looking forward to joining you and John at your rally. I enjoy seeing my Heartland pals and getting to know Heartlanders I have yet to meet.

Hope you can get those remaining slots filled up and need to ask for more :)

Jim

dbylinski
01-01-2010, 12:50 PM
Jim, Thanks for the New Year wish and all your help with getting our first rally off the ground. We are really looking foward to it!

Jim & Harriet
01-13-2010, 05:52 PM
Hi All,
We made the reservation and will be in P-15. Can't wait to put all this winter weather behind us and get out on the road again.
Looking forward to seeing all of you.:angel:

dbylinski
01-13-2010, 06:48 PM
Wow that's great news. I have recorded your site number and are happy you can attend.

Jim & Harriet
01-13-2010, 08:32 PM
being able to make rally plans really does help to get thru this winter weather. we will arrive on thursday, may 20th and leave on sunday.
my son has been living in philadelphia but we have never been to the
coast of n.j. - looking forward to seeing the ocean! :angel:

dbylinski
01-19-2010, 02:49 PM
Just a reminder that we must turn our non-booked sites over to Avalon on February 1, 2010. We are currently at 11 rigs and have 7 available sites.

Mike & Ann Walker will be handling our rally T-Shirts and information will be posted soon.

If you would like more information regarding the 1st NJ Rally e-mail me at dbylinski@msn.com.

bill40
01-20-2010, 09:37 AM
WOW another Cheby guy the numbers are growing:D:D:D:D

dbylinski
01-20-2010, 01:38 PM
That's right Bill but if Gus is the statistics guy for VA would you step up and be the stats guy for Jersey!

boatto5er
01-20-2010, 02:13 PM
That's right Bill but if Gus is the statistics guy for VA would you step up and be the stats guy for Jersey!

Remember Deb - Chevy guys only count Chevy's:rolleyes:... (awaiting "real truck" comment, etc:eek:)

bill40
01-20-2010, 04:42 PM
Three real , six ?, one unknown and maybe one really big red truck.

dbylinski
01-27-2010, 09:02 AM
5 Days Remaining
Our NJ Rally Sites are due to be turned over to Avalon Campground in 5 days. If you would like to be assured a rally site with our group you should make your reservation before February 1, 2010. You may still make reservations after 2/1 but may not be assigned a site with our group. Site cost is $33. per night. and we have 7 sites available in our group area.
See page 1 of this thread for all rally contact information.

Crossroads Trailer Sales will be setting up demo coaches and providing us with Saturday night dinner. Crossroads is a "top notch" NJ Heartland dealer. We currently expect Jon (Crossroads Sales) to be spending the weekend with us and we look foward to his company around the fire.

Jim Beletti, President, Heartland Owners Club will be here as well. We are pleased that Jim has chosen to attend our NJ Rally and will be here with his brand new Landmark.

Mike Walker is handling NJ T-Sirts and his contact information can be found in a previous post in this thread. Shirts will be forest green with white lettering. Cost is $10. Thanks Mike, for volunteering your time to this project. We appreciate it very much. Send a PM to mjatwalker for more information.

Attendees Currently Registered:
Deb & John Bylinski, NJ
Cheryl & Jim Horst, PA
Gus & Debra Funderburg, VA
Jim Beletti, IL
Mike & Ann Walker, MD
Bill & Jerry Stewart, PA
Duane & Debbie Clause, NJ
Greg & Beth Dean, NY
Greg & Marina Christopher, NJ
Eric & Dorothy van Opstal, VA
Jim & Harriet Dahlgren, VA
Paul & Vicky Lopiccolo, PA


Thanks to all who have registered. John and I are looking foward to hosting the first NJ Heartland Owners Club event.

dieselsweetheart
02-24-2010, 09:36 PM
Counting the days!!! Another storm headed our way...we sure WILL have lots to talk about around the campfire!!! Hope all is well on your end!!!

Flying Dutchman
02-25-2010, 10:07 AM
Cheryl, PLEASE keep all of the snow your way. I am really tired of this winter and am so looking forward to Spring and warmer weather. Can't wait for the rally's.

Jim & Harriet
02-26-2010, 01:07 PM
Sorry to hear that you-all are getting another big batch of the white stuff. It's nice to think that Spring has to be coming soon.
Stay safe and warm!

dbylinski
03-18-2010, 04:39 PM
Hello Everyone,

Spoke with Avalon Campground today and there are still 4 of our rally sites available. If anyone is interested we would be pleased to have you join our group. We welcome our newest attendee, campnpaul from PA who is hoping to have his brand new 3185 prior to the rally.

A couple of things we need to address:
RALLY T-SHIRTS are available for $10.00 each. They will be a forest Green shirt with white lettering and would be a wonderful remembrance of the 1st NJ Chapter rally.
Shirts can be ordered from Mike Walker, 14220 Triadelphia Mill Rd, Dayton, MD 21036. Please make checks payable to MICHAEL WALKER and include your shirt size. If you need additional information or would like to order shirts please send a private message to mjatwalker on this forum. Shirt orders are due in by April 15th.

A RECIPE EXCHANGE will be taking place so we would like everyone to bring their favorite quick camping recipe. We have learned of so many good meals and sides so we will continue to expand the Heartland Rally Cook Book!

We would again like to thank CROSSROADS TRAILER SALES of Newfield, NJ. Crossroads is putting on our Saturday Night BBQ and bringing demo coaches for your viewing. Their participation is well above our expectations and we owe them a huge expression of appreciation. Thanks to Dena and Jon for all your help. In addition, Jon from Crossroads will be spending the weekend with us and will be answering your questions from the dealers perspective. We are so very lucky to have them in NJ!

Be sure to look for the NJ Spring Newsletter on the forum later this week!

Anyone needing any information about the NJ rally can e-mail dbylinski@msn.com.

nomare
04-03-2010, 12:07 PM
Hi Debbie: We met you and your husband John at CrossRoads about two weeks ago. You told us about the Heartland Owners club and we joined the NY chapter. We are coming to the NJ chapter. We are in spot P16. I'm sorry if this is a double message. I am just learning my way around the webside. Hope to see you soon, Mary Ann & John Proto

dbylinski
04-03-2010, 07:07 PM
Mary Ann & John,

I got your private message and we are pleased you will be making your maiden voyage to the NJ Rally. Greg & Beth from the NY Chapter will be there also so you will get a chance to meet them. Welcome to the Heartland Family! We enjoyed meeting you guys at Crossroads and wish you lots of wonderful times in your new Trail Runner.

jbeletti
04-03-2010, 11:31 PM
Hi Mary Ann and John,

I too look forward to meeting you at the NJ rally. Trail Runner is a hot new (relaunched) product at Heartland. Would love to see yours.

Jim

dbylinski
04-06-2010, 05:14 PM
Hello everyone
We are reminding you to order their rally T-shirt through Mike Walker. Any questions about the shirts or to order please contact Mike Walker as directed in post #105 of this thread. Last date to order is April 15th.
Jim B Mike has your order!

jbeletti
04-06-2010, 05:25 PM
...Jim B Mike has you order!

Thanks Deb. I'm looking forward to my first ever trip to NJ and the first ever NJ rally! See you in SC first :)

dbylinski
04-06-2010, 06:23 PM
We have been told that the HOC permanent membership badges will be available for our attendees at the NJ Rally. These are really cool and we need to thank Jim B and Too Crazy Ladies for pulling this together. Anyone not yet a Heartland Owners Club member but would like to join, can follow this link (//heartlandowners.org/vbMemberManager.php). It's just that easy. If you join quickly we may be able to get your membership badge shipped with our order.

nomare
04-08-2010, 06:39 PM
Hi Mary Ann and John,

I too look forward to meeting you at the NJ rally. Trail Runner is a hot new (relaunched) product at Heartland. Would love to see yours.

Jim
You will be most welcome to come and see our Trail Runner. Look forward to seeing you in NJ.
Mary Ann & John Proto

dbylinski
05-03-2010, 12:36 PM
Wow, it's only three weeks away! We are just back from two awesome rallies in South and North Carolina. They will be difficult to follow but we are up to it if you are!

We are pretty much set but were wondering if anyone would be interested in a side trip into Historic Cape May or to the Cape May Zoo? Let me know what you think!

bill40
05-03-2010, 01:06 PM
Wow, it's only three weeks away! We are just back from two awesome rallies in South and North Carolina. They will be difficult to follow but we are up to it if you are!

We are pretty much set but were wondering if anyone would be interested in a side trip into Historic Cape May or to the Cape May Zoo? Let me know what you think!

Sounds good we have a Chebby they can go anywhere:cool:

jnbhobe
05-03-2010, 03:26 PM
WOW!!!! LOL Its started already Chebby Wars. We were just talking about this in Hatteras this week end !! Just like PA. Wish I could make the NJ rally

bill40
05-03-2010, 03:58 PM
Jon,
I'll be quiet and hold off till the Pa rally. Bill:angel:

boatto5er
05-03-2010, 04:07 PM
That's OK - I'll pick up with FORDs for Jon.

dbylinski
05-03-2010, 04:18 PM
To me it doesn't matter what they drive - I've got AAA!

Jon, we can still find a place for Y'all. Just say the word! We are only a "yonder" away. (Still don't know the exact distance of a yonder but I'll search the internet until I find it)

Gus don't pick on my papa!

Jim & Harriet
05-03-2010, 04:20 PM
Hi all, hard to believe the Jersey Shore event is just a few weeks away! So now we have to ask - what is the
best / easiest way to travel to the campground from here in Southwest Virginia? Our son lives in Philadelphia
and we typically drive North on I-81 then East on I-76. But we would love to avoid the city if we can.
Thanks for any help ...
J & H & M
ps: we have never been to the area so we would be interested in all side trips = even to Atlantic City!

dbylinski
05-03-2010, 04:26 PM
Jim, John is looking into this because there has got to be a better way than that. He'll get back you soon!

dbylinski
05-03-2010, 04:52 PM
John says you've got a choice between two cities. Phila or DC. Seems to think that 81 to 66 to 495 to 95 (USE ALTERNATE ROUTE FOR PROPANE at the Harbor Tunnel in Baltimore) across Delaware Memorial Bridge would be the best time wise. We travel that route but only as far as Route 29 in VA. We have not gone as far as 81. Campground is about 3 -3 1/2 hours from DC. E-mail John (f250dieseldad@msn.com) with questions.

Jim & Harriet
05-03-2010, 05:13 PM
thanks for the help. we will check with him. might give the campground a call and see what
they suggest.

trdeal
05-03-2010, 08:35 PM
To me it doesn't matter what they drive - I've got AAA!

Jon, we can still find a place for Y'all. Just say the word! We are only a "yonder" away. (Still don't know the exact distance of a yonder but I'll search the internet until I find it)

Gus don't pick on my papa! Deb, A "yonder"is not near as "fur" as a way over "yonder".

porthole
05-03-2010, 08:59 PM
So now we have to ask - what is the
best / easiest way to travel to the campground from here in Southwest Virginia? Our son lives in Philadelphia
and we typically drive North on I-81 then East on I-76. But we would love to avoid the city if we can.
Thanks for any help ...
J & H & M
ps: we have never been to the area so we would be interested in all side trips = even to Atlantic City!

Ever hear the term "can't get there from here"?

It will feel like that going to south jersey.

Several options. Whatever you plan, if you come near DC try and plan it around rush hour.

a) 95 to Wilmington, DE to 295 north, to 322 west to 55
b) take 81 to Frederick Maryland and then head to Baltimore, 95 north
c) 81 to the DC exit, circle around the southern end of DC and head for Annapolis. 301 north to Wilmington, and then 95 as above.
d) Head to Annapolis as above but then head to Lewes, DE and take the Cape May Ferry. You'll save a little over 50 miles but have a $70 toll (ferry) and add about 1.5 hours total.

Really depends how much you like to drive interstates.

Since you have never been here - AC is a must as well as Cape May. And Wildwood has huge beaches, free too, which is a rarity in New Jersey (AC is the only other free beach).

Jim & Harriet
05-03-2010, 09:16 PM
Ever here the term "can't there form here? ... hummmmm.... we feel that way when we go almost anywhere that does not intersect directly with I-81!

We will leave early on Thursday and really hope to avoid rush time.

for a, b and c - we will check the mapquest details for each.

a) 95 to Wilmington, DE to 295 north, to 322 west to 55
b) take 81 to Frederick Maryland and then head to Baltimore, 95 north
c) 81 to the DC exit, circle around the southern end of DC and head for Annapolis. 301 north to Wilmington, and then 95 as above.

d) Head to Annapolis as above but then head to Lewes, DE and take the Cape May Ferry. You'll save a little over 50 miles but have a $70 toll (ferry) and add about 1.5 hours total.
Not planning the ferry for this time - but someday...

Really depends how much you like to drive interstates. - not a problem

Since you have never been here - AC is a must as well as Cape May. And Wildwood has huge beaches, free too, which is a rarity in New Jersey (AC is the only other free beach). all sounds great!

porthole
05-03-2010, 09:28 PM
Once you pass DC on 95 the tolls will kick in, and in, and in..................

Jim & Harriet
05-04-2010, 08:20 AM
we have the toll-pay gadget, so we will get them all as one bill ... :-(
just looking forward to seeing everyone and looking at the ocean... :-)

DW_Gray
05-04-2010, 10:18 PM
Hi all,

I just sent an email to Avalon Campground for a reservation to this Rally. I hope you don't mind having a couple of Heartland Owners from the Southern California Chapter.

dbylinski
05-05-2010, 03:16 AM
Dave,

We would be delighted to have you join us. WooHoo! Talk about furthest traveled! You win! Please follow up with Avalon because there are only a few sites left in the rally area.

bill40
05-05-2010, 09:02 AM
Hi all,

I just sent an email to Avalon Campground for a reservation to this Rally. I hope you don't mind having a couple of Heartland Owners from the Southern California Chapter.

Hi Dave, This will be great we can compare notes on the trip across country, we spent 4 months at Valencia Travel Village last year. Had a great stay out there. We have family in Simi Valley. Look forward to meeting you.

cjhicks
05-05-2010, 09:27 AM
Hello Deb, Just made a reservation with the Campground will be arriving 5/21 departing 5/23. We will be on Site P1, looking forward to seeing everyone also I was told that a Campfire is permitted on that site so if you want to have a fire we can have it on our site.

DW_Gray
05-05-2010, 09:41 AM
Thanks Debbie and Bill. I confirmed the reservation and we'll see there. We looking forward to meeting you all and comparing travel notes.

boatto5er
05-05-2010, 09:41 AM
All right, this party is really growing.

dbylinski
05-05-2010, 10:11 AM
Let the Party Begin! We may have 1 more rally site available unless someone booked it before I typed this sentence. Don't let that stop you from booking a site. There are sites available in the campground!

dbylinski
05-05-2010, 10:15 AM
Welcome to NJ Calvin & Judy! We are going to have a blast! We are having our scheduled fires at the group fire pit but I like your offer and will consider it as an alternative. Thank you!

cjhicks
05-07-2010, 08:28 PM
Hello Deb, Just made a reservation with the Campground will be arriving 5/21 departing 5/23. We will be on Site P1, looking forward to seeing everyone also I was told that a Campfire is permitted on that site so if you want to have a fire we can have it on our site.

Changed our travel plan, now arriving on 5/20

dbylinski
05-08-2010, 01:40 PM
Hey Calvin, I have recorded your new arrival date and we look foward to seeing everyone!

We have booked all our rally sites but I you would like to join us there are still sites available in the campground.

Also learned today that we will have a 2010 Heartland Caliber (Anthony Colligan, NJ) with us as well. I hope they are willing to share because I look foward to seeing that!

iforget
05-08-2010, 04:03 PM
Hi all,

I just sent an email to Avalon Campground for a reservation to this Rally. I hope you don't mind having a couple of Heartland Owners from the Southern California Chapter.
I just saw this and am very happy to have a Californian with us. During the Hatteras Rally, Howard asked us where we were from but noted we both had a different Jersey sound. When I told him I was born and raised (native) of Southern California, I turned to Duane and said "It's time to move honey!" " I never wanted to loose the California Girl (Valley Girl) sound.
Plus we too, have a Cyclone! Cant wait to greet you.

jbeletti
05-09-2010, 07:51 AM
Also learned today that we will have a 2010 Heartland Caliber (Anthony Colligan, NJ) with us as well. I hope they are willing to share because I look foward to seeing that!

Awesome - Calibur makes its rally debut! Anthony, please write of your rally experience in your Calibur on the Calibur Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/pages/HEARTLAND-RVs-Caliber/112634875417614?ref=ts) :)

dieselsweetheart
05-09-2010, 08:12 AM
I remember iforget! We had some correspondence over the PA rally, didn't we?

dbylinski
05-09-2010, 08:21 AM
Wow, NJ makes the record books for 1st Caliber at a rally. Very cool!

porthole
05-10-2010, 09:07 AM
Yeah ah Cheryl and Deb - its time to change the avatar already ...........................

porthole
05-10-2010, 09:20 AM
Just a though for anyone traveling from the VA MD area. This campground is 65 miles from the closest bridge into New Jersey. Take a look at a map to see the location.
Clermont is only 18 miles or so from the Cape May Lewes ferry. So if you are coming up from the coast you may want to consider the ferry ride.

We stopped at Cape Henolopen State Park in Delaware coming back from Hatteras. Water only and $32 a night, but there were only about 10 campers in the entire park, and most of those were tenter's!
This state park is only 5 minutes form the ferry.

The ferry trip was $80, $70 for the truck, trailer and driver, $10 for each passenger. No charge for the dogs or parrot.
It is a nice ride across Delaware Bay and if you have been traveling a 1.5 hour break.

$80 isn't cheap but the distance to go around and then south to Avalon is about an extra 100 miles, plus all the tolls in MD, DE and PA. Typically there are no tolls to get into New Jersey but you have to pay to get out (still haven't figured that out)

http://www.capemaylewesferry.com/Schedules-Fares

dbylinski
05-10-2010, 06:26 PM
I am please to announce that Dave Yocum has agreed to be our Official Rally Photographer. Thanks so much Dave for your assistance and for all you do for the Owners Club and the Forum.

iforget
05-10-2010, 08:34 PM
Yes we did Cheryl! I will have to add a face to my name huh? If I dont forget to... See you at the Jersey Shore...

dbylinski
05-13-2010, 08:39 AM
OK Duane, got that avatar changed. Just one question, Why? (Your Deb made me do that, sorry!)

Info for everybody:
There is a county wide "Firewood Transportation Ban" for Cape May County. Firewood for our rally will be delivered from within the county so as to avoid any possible fines associated with the ban. At Avalon's request please don't bring any firewood to the campground.

I can vouch for the forestation problems as there are dead and falling trees all over at home.

porthole
05-13-2010, 08:54 AM
At Sea Pirate last year we followed their ban, and bought firewood from the campground. Inside was a tag from the Arizona company from where it was shipped ........ go figure.

dbylinski
05-13-2010, 10:13 AM
Duane,

I can't speak for anywhere else but we are experiencing a great deal of problems in Southern Ocean County as well. I am going to try to get some pics as it is just awful.

I don't understand the Arizona thing but can surely understand the problem.

porthole
05-13-2010, 11:14 AM
Also bought firewood at Watkins Glen KOA 2 years ago that had the same tag in the bundle.

Jim & Harriet
05-13-2010, 04:33 PM
Thanks for the information about the ferry - have to think about that. We are driving from Roanoke, VA
and have been trying to decide on the best travel plan. Does anyone know the best route from Annapolis
to Lewes? Looks like it is a straight shot via 50 - 404 - 9. Are they good roads? Easy for RV's to travel?
Thanks for the help.
Jim & Harriet

cjhicks
05-13-2010, 09:53 PM
Thanks for the information about the ferry - have to think about that. We are driving from Roanoke, VA
and have been trying to decide on the best travel plan. Does anyone know the best route from Annapolis
to Lewes? Looks like it is a straight shot via 50 - 404 - 9. Are they good roads? Easy for RV's to travel?
Thanks for the help.
Jim & Harriet Jim, 50 is a duel lane highway,404 is mixed single and duel lanes, and I think that 9 is single lane but all are good roads just watch the speed limits going thru the small towns.

bill40
05-14-2010, 09:32 AM
Jim, 50 is a duel lane highway,404 is mixed single and duel lanes, and I think that 9 is single lane but all are good roads just watch the speed limits going thru the small towns.
Hi Calvin,
Rt 50 is normal four lane, 404 is 2 lanes but not bad. Traffic on weekends is tough but during the week not real bad. Just follow the Ferry signs. Used it all the time when I was working, see you in Avalon.

Freckles
05-14-2010, 09:38 PM
Beth and I were talking tonight about next week at this time we will be at the first NJ Rally !!!!!! Yeah ha can't wait to see you all !!

dbylinski
05-15-2010, 07:55 AM
Beth and I were talking tonight about next week at this time we will be at the first NJ Rally !!!!!! Yeah ha can't wait to see you all !!

We are getting ready to go! So excited and how does a Chapter Leader think of and remember everything that needs thinking of and remembering? Lists, lists and more lists I guess! Gotta go DH beckons! We're washing the Bighorn! Wanna look good in the neighborhood!:cool:

Jim B we had some rain yesterday so the pollen on the Landmark may have taken care of itself! Here's hopin'! We will try to get down there this afternoon for a check on things.

Really happy to get this underway and looking foward to seeing everyone!

Jim & Harriet
05-15-2010, 03:10 PM
hi Bill & Calvin,
appreciate the driving info. I know traffic could be an issue, but any idea about the drive time from
Annapolis to the ferry site? We plan to take the 2:45 ferry on Thursday and know we have to be at the
dock by 1:30.
thanks again. see you later this week ...

dieselsweetheart
05-15-2010, 05:52 PM
Hi all....oh the ferry is fun....we haven't taken the Big Horn over on it but will take it leaving the rally...we are going to leave the BH in my sister-in-laws' driveway in Lewes...we will be heading down there again the following Thursday so we can head out to Chicoteague for the holiday w/e. Make sure you make reservations for the ferry...we are doing that tomorrow. Staying at the Maddox CG in Chicoteague in case anyone wanted to know. This will be our 5th year down there and love it there...

Really looking forward to the rally next week!!! It'll be so nice to see everyone again! We are going to sit down with the GPS and directions from the Harrisburg area....Deb, any suggestions for us?

dbylinski
05-15-2010, 06:17 PM
Hi Cheryl,

Bill40 would probably be your guy for assistance on this one. I really don't know much about PA Highways.

Once you have determined which bridge you will cross I can surely help you from there.

dbylinski
05-15-2010, 06:25 PM
hi Bill & Calvin,
appreciate the driving info. I know traffic could be an issue, but any idea about the drive time from
Annapolis to the ferry site? We plan to take the 2:45 ferry on Thursday and know we have to be at the
dock by 1:30.
thanks again. see you later this week ...


I would think about 2 hours from the Annapolis Bay Bridge it's about 100 miles.

cjhicks
05-15-2010, 06:38 PM
hi Bill & Calvin,
appreciate the driving info. I know traffic could be an issue, but any idea about the drive time from
Annapolis to the ferry site? We plan to take the 2:45 ferry on Thursday and know we have to be at the
dock by 1:30.
thanks again. see you later this week ... Jim, it is about 90 miles and about 2-21/2 hours driving time Trafic should not be a problem at the time you are talking about .

dieselsweetheart
05-15-2010, 10:05 PM
Deb, Harriet and I have been IM'ng each other....I didn't know she was coming to your rally too! She had a question and I don't know the answer....are we having a potluck dinner at your rally? Just Sunday night for those staying over?

bill40
05-16-2010, 08:45 AM
Jim, it is about 90 miles and about 2-21/2 hours driving time Trafic should not be a problem at the time you are talking about .
Hi Jim,
Calvin is dead on even if you decide to get there a little early there is a nice area you can use for drinks, food, potty and a history of the ferry while you are waiting to load. See you there.

SouthernNights
05-17-2010, 12:10 PM
Hi Debbie and John,

Just wishing you a great rally. Wish we could be there but someone has to work to support all the people on vacation.

Have a great time.

MrsSouthernNights
05-17-2010, 02:26 PM
Hi Debbie and John,

Just wishing you a great rally. Wish we could be there but someone has to work to support all the people on vacation.

Have a great time.

Wanted to put my two cents in too! Have an awesome time gal!

dbylinski
05-17-2010, 03:23 PM
Thanks for the good wishes. I am sure we will have a good time but it won't be the same without the rest of you southern folk!

Larry, John wants to know if you'll pay his income taxes too as you will be the only one working?

Thanks Sam you're a true pal!

trdeal
05-17-2010, 04:43 PM
Hey Deb.,y'all could always move y'alls New Jersery rally down south.I know a real nice campground.We know y'all are excited.Renee and I hope it all goes well.Have fun!

DW_Gray
05-17-2010, 07:21 PM
Amy and I are excited about seeing you all on Friday. We are taking the 2:45 pm ferry on Friday. I wonder how many other RVs will be on at that time.

We are in Williamsburg now. We'll drive up to my brother-in-law's restaurant, Upper Deck Restaurant & Lounge, in Pocomoke City, MD on Thursday and park there for the night. For those diving though here, stop for a great meal.

Jim & Harriet
05-17-2010, 07:30 PM
we are taking the ferry on Thursday. made our reservation today. be sure to call ahead as they only
take a certain number of truck+rv vehicles each crossing. they did not say how many ...:confused:
see you soon, safe travels...

boatto5er
05-17-2010, 07:35 PM
The Van Opstal's, and Deb and I, are coming in on Thursday via the great northern loop (DC, Baltimore, up to Delaware, then across and down). We're meeting Eric and Dorothy at a rest stop on I-95 near our house around 10:00am and convoying up from there. See ya'll Thursday afternoon!

mjatwalker
05-17-2010, 09:11 PM
Hi Debbie and John,

Just wishing you a great rally. Wish we could be there but someone has to work to support all the people on vacation.

Have a great time.

Wish you guys could be there, We will miss you

SouthernNights
05-18-2010, 10:03 AM
Hey Mike,
Hope you and Ann have a good time. We will miss you guys but you in see in October!!

John and Debbie are going to throw a good rally with lots of fantastic food. Maybe you could send me some?

porthole
05-18-2010, 10:14 AM
You can make your ferry reservation online, you just need to know the overall length of your vehicle.

dbylinski
05-18-2010, 10:41 AM
We're going to eat good for sure! It's one of the three F words associated with rallies.

FOOD - FRIENDS - FUN

jbeletti
05-18-2010, 11:03 AM
And Firemen :). See everyone soon. John and Deb are picking me up at the ACY airport, with their Bighorn! Love it!

Jim

boatto5er
05-18-2010, 11:28 AM
Someone has to take a picture of that!!!!

dbylinski
05-18-2010, 11:39 AM
And Firemen :). See everyone soon. John and Deb are picking me up at the ACY airport, with their Bighorn! Love it!

Jim

Well, I hate to disappoint everyone but we are getting done early tomorrow. We will have enough time to get the Bighorn to Avalon, set up and back to AC Airport before your flight arrives. One missed photo op but easier in the long run. Sorry!

porthole
05-18-2010, 12:29 PM
I was going to just drop the trailer at the WaWa

PSF513
05-18-2010, 01:07 PM
I will add our 2 cents also. Since Deb has to work, we can not attend either. Have one (of whatever) for us and eat our share of dessert. Y'all have fun now, ye' hear!

dbylinski
05-18-2010, 01:29 PM
We sure will miss ya both Pete! We have grown very fond of our rally friends from the down yonder.

dieselsweetheart
05-18-2010, 05:50 PM
We had to call to make our reservation for the ferry...we could not do it online.... we are all set for the Sunday 11a trip over to Lewes.... see you all soon!!! At least the weather will be nice (so the weatherman says).

Jim & Harriet
05-18-2010, 05:57 PM
right, called the ferry folks to reserve our spot.
we will be on that Sunday, 11 AM ferry with you... :angel:

dieselsweetheart
05-18-2010, 06:04 PM
Harriet!! How fun! We are on the same ferry! Let's hope the weather is great for the trip!

Deb, Ann and Michael are coming to the PA rally, so you will see them there!

boatto5er
05-19-2010, 12:12 PM
By this time tomorrow we should be well on our way there, probably only an hour or so from the campground!

dbylinski
05-19-2010, 04:50 PM
We're waiting patiently for the backing in party.

dieselsweetheart
05-19-2010, 06:53 PM
Deb how many people are there already? We are leaving here around 9a. I guess Jim knows where he's going. BTW, where is Jim B sleeping since he doesn't have his Landmark with him?

boatto5er
05-19-2010, 08:24 PM
Deb how many people are there already? We are leaving here around 9a. I guess Jim knows where he's going. BTW, where is Jim B sleeping since he doesn't have his Landmark with him?

Cheryl,

Unless something changed, the Landmark is there. Jim pulled it up from Cape Hatteras and left it there.

mjatwalker
05-19-2010, 09:08 PM
See you guys tomorrow, safe travels to everyone.

dbylinski
05-20-2010, 05:37 AM
It's going to be a beautiful day today! Sun is up and temps expected in the upper 70's. If you are coming in today via the ferry it should be a nice calm trip!

We currently have 4 Rigs in and we are waiting for today's arrivals.

Cheryl, Jim is in the Landmark as it has been parked here for a few weeks. Going grocery shopping this morning. Anybody need anything?

Everybody be safe out there today and we'll see all y'all soon.

jbeletti
05-20-2010, 07:45 AM
I am here :). All setup too. I missed the rain but the sand is soft. 4WD was handy :). The sun is shining! C'mon down.

dieselsweetheart
05-21-2010, 02:04 PM
The NJ rally officially begins today and we're looking forward to all the events! Checked out the beaches today on our explorer trip! The weather is beautiful!!! It's great to see old friends again!

MrsSouthernNights
05-21-2010, 04:02 PM
Wish we were there! Have fun everyone! Will pray for awesome weather and an even more awesome Rally!
Miss ya :(
Sam

mjatwalker
05-21-2010, 09:55 PM
Thanks Sam, Everthing here is great except you guys are not here.

davebennington
05-22-2010, 07:13 AM
The campground is a little tight, but the weather has been great. We went to see the light house yesterday and the "fire" tower (not what you think) there were 3 of these and they were used to spot enemy ships and get the coordinates so they could fire the big guns at them, interesting huh.

Dave

yorkiemom
05-22-2010, 02:49 PM
Hope you are all having a great time! Wish I could join you.
At least the weather here (Chicago) is nice today!

mjatwalker
05-23-2010, 05:28 AM
Wow! What a great rally the catered dinner last night very good. Thanks Deb and John for a wonderful time.

PSF513
05-23-2010, 05:52 AM
Deb & I are jealous that we could not be with you. I hope everyone is having a great time. I would be curious to see how the "backing in party" scores compare to mine from Rodanthe (I stilll have all of mine score sheets in the truck). Drive safely and arrive home in one piece.

dbylinski
05-23-2010, 06:01 AM
Well Pete there is no comparison. Soft sand vs. asphalt. Fencing and dodging the neighbors parked rigs and trucks. This one really showed off their backing skills and trust me they've got skills.

Nancy, We really wish you were here too but thanks for sharing your Hubby with us!

Now I understand Larry! I'm tarred!

trdeal
05-23-2010, 08:35 AM
Deb, I am proud of you girl!You are learning to speak southern purty goud! Ya purt near got it.

davebennington
05-23-2010, 09:49 AM
John & Deb,

Great rally could not be any better. A big thank you to Crossroads RV for all they did to help out with 4 trailers on site for the rally attendees to see as well as all the food that they provided.

Dave & Julie

dbylinski
05-23-2010, 01:14 PM
John and I would not be able to rally alone! All who attended made this a perfect weekend and the weather was great.

Like I said last night, CROSSROADS TRAILER SALES, awesome dinner, gifts and entertaining company in Jon. We would be willing to rally with them anytime. Thank you Dena, Jon and the entire Crossroads Crew.

Avalon Campground deserves a huge thank you for their concern for our comfort! Anyone else know of a facility that would reclocate a split rail fence so Bill40 could park without discomfort. Avalon did without asking! They are surely going to see us in the future!

When all was said and done we had increased the HOC membership by 7 and we were happy to have 100% Club members in attendance.

It was muddy when we arrived and muddy when we left. But the in between was so special to both of us and we can't say enough thanks to everyone! Looking foward to the next one!

gschaaf
05-23-2010, 01:31 PM
Deb and John
Thanks for the great time Fran and I just wanted to let you know how great everyone was and plan to see everybody at the next rally. We made it home alright but I didn't have your cell # readilly available. Thanks again see you soon.


Glenn and Fran

dieselsweetheart
05-23-2010, 04:48 PM
Thanks Deb and John for a wonderful rally! You guys did a wonderful job and we all had a great time...thanks to Crossroads for that unbelievable BBQ dinner and all they did to support you in your first rally...kudos to them... folks in NJ...be sure to see Crossroads RV for your new Heartland product!! Safe in Lewes for the night and back to Hershey tomorrow afternoon! Chat soon and safe travels to all who are staying another night. Be sure to let me know how the Sopapilla Cheesecake turned out!

Freckles
05-23-2010, 07:05 PM
Thank you Deb & John for a great weekend (We love you guys)!!! Hats off to you both !! Wow Crossroads went above and beyond with their support, what a great dealership !! Also a big thanks to Paul and Vicki and other that help make our travel plans home a better route far away from Philly !! See you all at the next rally in PA......we can't wait !!

dbylinski
05-23-2010, 08:57 PM
Thanks to everyone for the nice comments. It is comforting to know that everyone had a good time.

Cheryl, we ate your dessert this evening and it was great! Thanks for leaving it for us!

We are looking foward to seeing everyone in PA in a few weeks.

porthole
05-23-2010, 09:31 PM
Well Pete there is no comparison.......
Soft sand vs. asphalt. Fencing and dodging the neighbors parked rigs and trucks.........

This one really showed off their backing skills and trust me they've got skills.



Yeah - and I think we had the toughest spot to get in to - whew!

Flying Dutchman
05-23-2010, 09:44 PM
Thanks Deb and John, another rally under the belt, and they just keep getting better. We had a blast, and the success is all yours for all your hard planning , coordinating and execution. I hope that you both now kick back and relax.
My apologies for giving all a 7:00 AM wake up this morning when we left. We made it home around 3:00 PM, good time given the volume of traffic on the road today. It seems as if the Memorial Day weekend traffic surge started a week early.
I am just wondering when the photos and videos of the 'backing in' events are going to hit the internet. Maybe they will be entered in Funniest Home Videos. What a blast!
Looking forward to seeing many of you again at PA rally. We still plan on being at Mayberry next weekend.

dbylinski
05-24-2010, 06:39 AM
Thanks again Eric. I am anxious to get with you and Dorothy in PA and have more time to sit and chat. Glad you guys had a good time and a safe trip home. See all y'all real soon!

DW_Gray
05-24-2010, 09:31 AM
Thank you Deb and John for all your work and successful first NJ Heartland Rally. Amy and I had so much fun and enjoyed meeting all the others. We look forward to crossing paths with our new friends again. God bless.

Jim & Harriet
05-24-2010, 12:23 PM
hi all,
"Dittos" to all the comments that everyone has made. Deb and John - you ROCK!
thanks for all the hard work and the patience you had in organizing the rally events.
looking forward to seeing many of you at the PA rally.
:angel:
ps: for the ride home to SW Virginia we took the "shortest" GPS route and had a
tour of DC - on rt. 50 to I-66 (right down Commonwealth Ave!) on a Sunday afternoon
it went really well - no big tour busses and relatively few stops. just lucky ...

jbeletti
05-24-2010, 12:36 PM
...Be sure to let me know how the Sopapilla Cheesecake turned out!

WOW is all I have to say about that! Got a chunk of it in the freezer for Nancy to try this week in DC. Thanks Cheryl.

jbeletti
05-24-2010, 12:39 PM
John and Deb,

Your rally was awesome. Great job your first time out! Home run with Crossroads too.

Thanks for everything,

Jim

boatto5er
05-24-2010, 03:12 PM
Yeah - and I think we had the toughest spot to get in to - whew!

Yep Duane, those straight ins are tough!:rolleyes:

Deb and John - GREAT job!! Debra and I had a wonderful time. We got home around 3:00pm, with a side trip via Cracker Barrel for lunch.

dbylinski
05-24-2010, 03:16 PM
Actually the thanks go out to all of you. You are the one's that ROCK! This was an event made easy because you guys really know how to party!

The pics are in the gallery so be sure to check them out, especially the group at play! It looks so cool!

mjatwalker
05-24-2010, 03:19 PM
We got home safe and sound a few minutes ago, although we had to travel on the "ugly" tire. Somehow we managed to run over a chicken bone (least that's what it looks like, it is definitely some kind of bone) and it cut into the sidewall. Fortunately, Michael noticed it when we stopped at Maryland House for a break.

Deb and John thanks again for such a wonderful rally. Thanks also to Crossroads for bringing the new rigs for us to tour and for hosting such a delicious BBQ dinner. Considering all the support they gave to you with your rally and hearing all they did to get the Caliber rally worthy, no wonder there was such a large show of hands of folks who bought their campers from them.

Looking forward to seeing everyone in PA.

boatto5er
05-24-2010, 04:19 PM
By the way - I noticed New Jersey didn't want me to bring any Virginia firewood into NJ, but they sure didn't seem to mind me bringing lots of NJ sand back to Virginia!:)

dbylinski
05-24-2010, 04:47 PM
By the way - I noticed New Jersey didn't want me to bring any Virginia firewood into NJ, but they sure didn't seem to mind me bringing lots of NJ sand back to Virginia!:)

And it's all FREE! Just for you!

nomare
05-24-2010, 08:15 PM
John and I would like to thank everyone at the NJ Rally. We really had a Great time. Everyone was really friendly and helpful and made us feel really welcomed. This was a wonderful experience for our first trip and we are looking forward to many more. Special thanks to Debs and John for telling us about the Heartland Ownwers Club when we met at CrossRoads. We got home safe and sound and not a dirt road in sight. Can't wait to see everone in PA

dbylinski
05-25-2010, 03:00 AM
Mary Ann & John, It was great having you guys and we are all glad that we could help you along the way! You will get the hang of it so don't worry. Glad you made it home OK and John and I will see you in PA when we will have time to sit and chat!

bill40
05-25-2010, 09:08 AM
Well Thanks Daugther,
We had a great time and now we are all alone. Jim just left as did Dave, Duane and Deb are getting ready.
Guess you and John are settled in at work. The sun is out and Mom has the shorts on, Izzy is looking for new friends to stare at seeing Molly & Misty are leaving. Thanks again for a great job and a good time.:angel:

dbylinski
05-25-2010, 09:25 AM
I sure hope you and Ma enjoy the rest of your time in Cape May County. Tell Ma to enjoy the sun but not too much. Tell Izzy to take another nap!

See ya in a few weeks in PA.