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jayc
12-07-2010, 09:16 PM
2102 Trade Days Blvd, Canton, TX 75103
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Mill Creek Ranch Resort
2102 Trade Days Blvd
Canton, TX 75103
(866) 599-7275
http://www.millcreekranchresort.com/rv-rentals.php
Pets ok?: Yes
Pet Fee: 0
WiFi available: Yes
WiFi Fee: 0
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From: 10/7/2011 to: 10/9/2011
Number of sites held: 30
Site fee: $30 per night.
Club Member Event fee: -HOC members, free-$10.00 non members Per Person
Potluck: Yes
Potluck date: 10/8/2011
Potluck time: 6:00PM
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Event Leader: jayc(click to contact) (//heartlandowners.org/private.php?do=newpm&u=18)
Additional Info:
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We are pleased to announce that we are having a rally in Canton TX, home of the First Monday Trade Days (http://www.cantontradedays.com/).
The rally will be held at the Mill Creek Ranch Resort, a 10-10-10 Good Sam rated park that has also received high honors from Woodalls and the Texas Association of Campground Owners (TACO).

Our rally is being held the weekend after the world's largest flea market and anyone wishing to attend the Trade Days are urged to make a reservation as soon as possible. Sites are very limited for Trade Days but we have 30 sites reserved for our rally.

We would like to invite all the north and East Texas Heartland owners in our first rally outside the Houston area.

1. Jay and Stella Coffman (28th-10th)
2. Bill and Ornell Sims (30th-9th)
3. Charlie and Peggy Harris (6th-10th)
4. Jim and Sheila Gratz (29th-10th)
5. John and Eileen Williams
6. Berry and Janet Sanders
7. Jerry and Diane Talley
8. Tom and Marti Mangum
9. Byron and Ilene Kendrick
10.
11. David and Susan Gondron
12. Mike and Peg Finegan
13. Rex and Stacey Hastey
14. JD & Glenda Tiller
15. Larry and Donna Keever
16. Tony and Erika Dorsey
17. Orville and Barbara Wright
18. Ken and Kim Gratton
19. Buddy and Maureen Riddle
20. Dan and Connie Wimberly
21. Jim and Angy Hutt
22. John and Eileen Williams
23. Dennis and Joyce Young (5th-10th)
24. Jerry and Susan Magill (6th-9th)
25. Terry Hershberger (7th-9th)
26. Gary and Vicki Tidball (6th-10th)
27. David and Chanin Owen
28.
29.
30.

TravelTiger
12-08-2010, 12:54 AM
We are definitely interested but can't make firm plans just yet.

jayc
12-08-2010, 05:37 AM
I understand Erika and Tony, just trying to get the word out early so plans can be made.

osims
12-08-2010, 03:40 PM
Jay
Sign us up for this event, Mill Creek is one of our favorite places to visit.
Bill

jayc
12-08-2010, 03:49 PM
You got it Bill, I think we're all gonna have another good time.

Charlie Harris
12-08-2010, 03:57 PM
Jay,

Please sign us up, sounds like a good location.

jmgratz
12-08-2010, 06:16 PM
Put Sheila and I on the list too. Love that place and area.

jayc
12-08-2010, 07:44 PM
Charlie, I'll add you and Peggy to the list and also Jim and Sheila. Looking forward to the new location that we're all going to enjoy.

TravelTiger
12-08-2010, 09:55 PM
Even if we can't commit to staying there, we are less than an hour down the road. Could come for a visit! ;-D

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jayc
12-09-2010, 08:43 PM
Erika and Tony, come on down! We've stayed at the BluebonnetRV Park in Terrell awhile back, nice park.

WILBOLT
12-14-2010, 05:01 PM
We have been to Mill Creek several times and would love to come to the rally. Please sign us up.
Thanks,
Bill

jayc
12-15-2010, 05:37 AM
Bill, you are added. Please contact the park to make your reservations.

jayc
12-21-2010, 02:41 PM
I just talked to Wendy at the park. She said that they have plenty of spaces left right now, but since this rally will in the fall, they may fill up when it gets closer to the time of the rally. She suggested that anyone that is interested in coming contact the park and sign up (and of course, let me know here) to be certain to reserve a space. She said that no one would be charged until the rally begins.

jayc
01-03-2011, 12:06 PM
Berry and Janet contacted me by email and are added to the list.

jayc
01-04-2011, 08:28 PM
Jerry and Diane Talley contacted me by PM and are added to the list.

TomMar
01-23-2011, 03:44 PM
Jay - Get the coffee pot ready and sign Marti and me up. She will call the office tomorrow morning. If they have a spot we will be up on the 6th.

jayc
01-23-2011, 04:32 PM
Coffee will be ready Tom, so come on!

jayc
02-05-2011, 09:05 AM
Byron and Ilene Kendrick, new Heartland owners, contacted me by email. They have been added to the list

plumberdude
03-06-2011, 09:16 PM
Jay,
Sign us up for the rally. We really enjoy staying in Canton.
That will be two in one year we will get to go to!!!

Pat and Lori

jayc
03-07-2011, 09:41 AM
Pat and Lori, you're added. We're going to have a great time in Canton.

davidg
04-18-2011, 12:42 PM
Hi Jay, wasn't able to make the Houston rally this past weekend, the weather was great hope everything went well, as of today we are planning to be in Canton in the fall, you may want to put us on the list. It will be great to be with all of you again.
David & Susan

jayc
04-18-2011, 03:04 PM
David and Susan, you missed a great time in Spring this past weekend. I'll add you to the list for Canton.

KENNY COCHRAN
04-21-2011, 12:31 AM
We can't make the canton rally, have a mcneese state football game that weekend in Lake Charles, La. Will try to catch y'll in Spring again.

jayc
04-21-2011, 06:44 PM
Kenny, sorry you won't be able to make it to Canton. We'll miss ya, but I understand the Cowboys come first.

Sorry I missed you leaving Sunday morning but you left too early!

KENNY COCHRAN
04-23-2011, 01:07 AM
We had louisiana crawfish calling us. Had to get back to lake charles for the mcneese alumni crawfish boil. 700 alumni and 4200 pounds of crawfish! Boy it was good!

jayc
04-23-2011, 04:40 AM
Thats a lot of mudbugs....

pegmikef
04-26-2011, 01:52 PM
Jay, What is the Trade Days weekend thing about? Mike Finnegan

jayc
04-26-2011, 06:00 PM
Hey Mike,
The Trade Days (http://www.cantontradedays.com/) weekend is the first Monday of the month. It will be the weekend prior to our rally dates, Sept. 30, Oct. 1 & 2nd. Stella and I will be at Mill Creek for the Trade Days weekend too and then stay for the rally. I'm sure that there will be more Heartland owners that will come for both weekends too.

Click on the link above for more information on the Trade Days weekend.

pegmikef
04-26-2011, 06:15 PM
Jay, I thought it was something like that. Right now it looks like we're open in October so go ahead and add us to the list please. We had such a nice time with all you folks at Rayford, we'd like to do it again. Thanks. Mike and Peggy Finnegan

jayc
04-26-2011, 06:33 PM
Glad you can come to the rally Mike. Will you be in that new Landmark that Peg was looking at?

plumberdude
04-26-2011, 09:07 PM
Jay,
We will be there Oct 3rd-Oct 9th. That's about it but at least it's a week!
See you then!
Pat and Lori

pegmikef
04-27-2011, 07:49 AM
Glad you can come to the rally Mike. Will you be in that new Landmark that Peg was looking at?

Hehehe, Yeah, I wish. We have a lot of stuff to unload before I can do that, plus as I told the rep, I want to get at least a year out of this little rig and truck . . .

Hastey
06-01-2011, 08:38 PM
JayC,

Thanks for the email today and the wife and I would love to come to Canton for the Rally. We are talking about coming the week before for the flea market, then going to my parents who live near Rustin, LA and returning the next weekend. As of now count us in.

Look forward to meeting everyone.

jayc
06-01-2011, 08:40 PM
Thats good news Rex, we'll be glad to see you. There should be several of us at the park for the First Monday weekend.

Hastey
06-02-2011, 01:15 PM
Definatly will be there. Made reservation for the rally weekend Oct 7-9. Can't come weekend before I have another obligation.

jayc
06-02-2011, 02:14 PM
Sounds good Rex. We'll see you then.

mmomega
06-07-2011, 11:00 AM
Just set our reservations from the 6th-9th. Looking forward to seeing everyone again.

jayc
06-07-2011, 04:35 PM
JD it will be good to see you and Glenda then.

larryanddonnakeever
06-16-2011, 08:48 AM
Jay
We are registered atMill Creek RV Resort in Canton... Looking forward to seeing you and a lot of the folks I have been reading about here on the forum..Making new friends... See you'all in October.
Larry and Donna Keever
Oklahoma City,
HOC 1811
2011 BigHorn 3585RL
2010 Ford F-350 Lariet FX4 Diesel Dually

jayc
06-18-2011, 05:03 AM
Larry, we are looking forward to meeting you and Donna in October.

TravelTiger
06-23-2011, 10:27 AM
Made our reservations at Mill Creek Ranch Resort! Oct. 6-9. We both have to work some during Thursday and Friday, but we will be there!

Erika & Tony Dorsey

jayc
06-23-2011, 05:15 PM
Thats great Erika, looking forward to seeing you and Tony again.

I'm just happy to be away from the Goshen Fairground and able to access the forum again!

Edd and Janet
06-24-2011, 10:31 AM
put Janet and Berry Sanders on list to attend

Edd and Janet
06-24-2011, 10:32 AM
Jay, put Berry and I on the list to attend. I already have made reservations

jayc
06-24-2011, 10:55 AM
Janet, you and Berry are already down. Can't wait to see y'all.

WRIGHT ll
06-24-2011, 11:23 AM
Jay, Barbara and I will be there and we're looking forward to the rally. Orville

jayc
06-24-2011, 11:32 AM
Orville, it will be good to see you again. Looking forward to it.

gratton
06-26-2011, 02:52 PM
Please add Kim and myself to the list please. Kim has been feeling a little better and would like to attend.

hcriddle
06-26-2011, 09:45 PM
Jay we are at Mill Creek for the night. We signed up for October but we will be in Wednesday and leave Saturday.

jayc
06-27-2011, 06:32 AM
Ken and Kim & Buddy and Maureen, I've got you added to the list. going to have some fun!

iefpro01
06-28-2011, 01:35 PM
HI! Count Carl and Carrie Shea in for the Texas rally in Canton.

jayc
06-28-2011, 01:38 PM
Thats great Carl, looking forward to meeting you and Carrie.

jmgratz
06-29-2011, 10:34 AM
Hey Jay, FYI, I just made our reservations with the park for arrival on the 1st leaving on the 10th. They told me they are full on the 29th and 30th due to the First Monday market but put us on their waiting list for that arrival. So we shall see but know we will be there starting the 1st. Anyone else will need to make their reservations soon or might be left out for the Market weekend. Just wanted to let yall know. See you then.

TandT
06-29-2011, 11:27 AM
Jay, The DW and I would love to attend, but 3000 miles round trip is a lot of gas money. We'll keep it in mind however. Trace

osims
06-29-2011, 01:19 PM
Our reservation is Sept 30 thru Oct 9.Should be a good week.

jayc
06-29-2011, 02:40 PM
Jim and Sheila, it will be good to see you again.

Trace and Teri, just come on down to Canton and stay in Texas for the winter. You could stay at Rayford Crossing where we spend most of the winter and then go to the Rio Grande Valley in February for the dealer open house and meet and greet. The valley is well worth seeing and experiencing.

Bill and Ornell, it will be good to see y'all again. I'll add your dates.

dljcyoung
08-01-2011, 08:58 AM
Hello, JC. Dennis and Joyce Young here. I just called Mill Creek to book for the rally from 5 thru 10 Oct and the kid on the phone said he could not extend the rally rate before/past the 7 thru 9 Oct dates. He told me to call today after 4 pm and possibly his supervisor could extend the rally rate. We are planning to attend and since my son and family live 26 miles away we are trying to plan a little visit w/them on the same trip. If you have any info regarding the bookings, please let me know. Will get back to you. Dennis

jayc
08-01-2011, 10:28 AM
Hey Dennis,
It will be good to see you and Joyce again. I put you down for the dates you want, so when you call back, see if you can speak with
Wendy, their rally coordinator about the rates.


To everyone else, we are down to 9 sites left and I will have to release the others 30 days before the rally date. There is still plenty of time, but I'd hate for you to miss a great rally at a premier park.

gratton
08-03-2011, 08:29 PM
Made our reservation tonight.

jayc
08-03-2011, 09:29 PM
Ken and Kim, it will be good to see you in Canton. Looking forward to it.

jayc
08-06-2011, 04:29 PM
Jim and Angy just joined us and have been added to the list. Looks like we're going to have a good crowd.

jayc
08-08-2011, 08:41 PM
Ken and Denise Moore contacted me by PM to say they want to come with us.

If you have not called the park to make your reservations, be sure to do this ASAP. I have sent a list of the attendees that I have to compare to what they have.

dljcyoung
08-09-2011, 08:46 PM
Hey JC. Put Dennis and Joyce Young on the list. We'll be in on the 5th and leave on Monday. See ya'll there. Dennis

jayc
08-09-2011, 09:01 PM
Dennis, we'll be looking for you and Joyce. Did you get your answer to the rally rate? I was told that we get the rally rate from the Sunday before the rally-First Monday weekend-until the rally.

Looking forward to seeing you again.

jayc
08-20-2011, 05:48 AM
Jim and Susan Magill contacted me by email to say they are coming. They are new owners and recently joined the HOC. We are looking forward to meeting them soon.

pegmikef
08-22-2011, 11:45 AM
Jay, I just got our reservations. We'll be camping in the piney woods area east of there and will be coming in on the 6th and will be heading back to San Angelo on the 9th. Did someone tell me that there is an RV dealer in Canton? Looking forward to seeing you all again. Mike and Peg Finnegan

jmgratz
08-22-2011, 05:22 PM
Jay, I just got our reservations. We'll be camping in the piney woods area east of there and will be coming in on the 6th and will be heading back to San Angelo on the 9th. Did someone tell me that there is an RV dealer in Canton? Looking forward to seeing you all again. Mike and Peg Finnegan

Explore RV is just about 5 miles west of Canton on I20 in Wills Point. Explore RV is a Heartland Dealer. They sell new units and have a repair shop. They do not have a parts and accessories facility. You can find Explore RV on the web http://www.exploreusa.com/contactUsDirections.aspx?map=1

jayc
08-22-2011, 07:53 PM
Mike and Peg, it will be good to see you again. Looking forward to it!

Explore USA has declined to help us with our rally, so we're on our own. Maybe "make do" with a potluck?

jayc
08-22-2011, 08:29 PM
Gary and Vickie Tidball contacted me by PM to say they are coming in from Oklahoma to join us at the rally.

ONLY FOUR (4) MORE SITES LEFT!!! PLEASE GET SIGNED UP WITH THE PARK AND JOIN US!

pegmikef
08-24-2011, 06:20 PM
Thanks for the info Jim. We'll probably wander over to explore USA after we get in from Lake o' Pines on Thursday . . . I bought the NT at explore USA in San Antonio as we don't have much for rv dealers here in San Angelo.

Jay, pot luck sounds good to us . . . always like trying a variety of food. See you all in a few weeks. Mike Finnegan

jayc
08-24-2011, 06:45 PM
Sounds good to me Mike, can't wait to see everyone.

Terry H
08-26-2011, 04:31 PM
Jay,

I made reservations with Mill Creek today. I will be arriving on Oct. 7 and departing on Oct. 9th. Carol will not be able to make the rally because she will be working at the State Fair.

See you at the Rally,

jayc
08-26-2011, 09:00 PM
Terry, it will be great to see you at the rally. We'll miss Carol.

Owenfamily
08-31-2011, 11:54 PM
Looks like we might be able to make this. Will be down late Friday. Everyone have a great Labor Day weekend.

David

jayc
09-01-2011, 05:43 AM
David and Chanin, it will be good to meet you. See ya then!

jayc
09-03-2011, 09:44 AM
LAST CALL TO SIGN UP!!

I must release any sites that have not been claimed on Sept. 7th, so if you plan to come, please sign up asap!


The agenda will be:

Friday night-meal on your own
Meet at our site for meet and greet after meal-in case of bad weather, meet in the rally hall

Saturday morning-Egg Muffins with ham, egg and cheese, $2.00 per muffin 9:00AM in rally hall
Coffee will be furnished.
See below for more information

Saturday lunch-on your own

Saturday afternoon-Meet in rally hall to discuss formation of other Texas chapters

Saturday potluck dinner-6:00PM in rally hall
Sit outside after meal-weather permitting-to visit with friends

Stella has volunteered to cook the breakfast on Saturday morning. Anyone wishing to help out can also volunteer.

Please sign up so that we can get a count on how many ingredients to buy.

Looking forward to seeing everyone soon!!!

jayc
09-05-2011, 02:06 PM
Sadly, Ken and Denise Moore had to cancel coming to the rally.

jmgratz
09-10-2011, 01:41 PM
Jay, got a call from Mill Creek and they told me they had an opening on the 29th for use to come in as we were on the standby list for the First Monday weekend. So we will be arriving on the 29th. FYI

jayc
09-10-2011, 10:47 PM
Thats great news Jim, we'll be there on the 28th, so we can all go over to the big First Monday sale. See ya then!

plumberdude
09-11-2011, 09:19 AM
Stella,
Count on us to help with breakfast and any other activities you need help with!

Jay or any other Heartland Family members
Any fishing in the area? You know we have become fishing fools now!! Especially, since the DW caught all the big fish on her Birthday weekend in Creede, Colorado!

Lori-DW

jmgratz
09-11-2011, 09:34 AM
There is fishing right in the ponds in the park.

jayc
09-12-2011, 06:51 AM
Thanks Pat and Lori, your help will be appreciated. I don't know about the fishing in the area.

jayc
09-15-2011, 04:22 PM
I just spoke with the park and learned that there is a large group that hasn't called the park to reserve a site.

IT IS IMPERATIVE THAT YOU CALL AND MAKE A RESERVATION AS SOON AS POSSIBLE!!

TXBobcat
09-15-2011, 08:39 PM
I would but we are in Bethell Wa.

jmgratz
09-15-2011, 10:43 PM
Jay r we having T-shirts at this Rally?

jayc
09-16-2011, 06:25 AM
No Jim, we won't be getting t shirts this time. We will be having lots of fun though.

jmgratz
09-16-2011, 08:20 AM
Ok just wondering if I needed to bring my "old" rally shirts to represent Heartland.

jayc
09-16-2011, 08:23 AM
Try to choose one that doesn't have too many holes in it.

jmgratz
09-16-2011, 08:29 AM
I thought the holes give it some 'class'. Besides it helps keep me cool in our Texas heat.:)

jayc
09-16-2011, 08:34 AM
I think I heard something about some warm temperatures in Texas. At least you're not on fire!

It was a nice cool 49 here in Hershey this morning.

jmgratz
09-16-2011, 08:44 AM
I think I heard something about some warm temperatures in Texas. At least you're not on fire!

It was a nice cool 49 here in Hershey this morning.

You are wrong Jay. The Trinity county Forest fire is still ongoing and is just 6 miles down the road from our house. It has burned up 1500 acres so far. The US Forest Service has it 95 percent contained. 2 days ago we could see the large amount of smoke from our back porch. It was bad. Yesterday we watched the helicopters with water buckets come and go over our house. Scary situation. The fire was started when a pickup truck overturned.

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jayc
09-16-2011, 09:48 AM
Sorry Jim, I didn't realize it was that close to you.

jmgratz
09-16-2011, 09:54 AM
It okay now...we drove over there this morning and the US Forest Service has lots of personnel and equipment working on it. This whole part of the state is a tinderbox that might just self-ingnite. Even if someone throws a cigarette out the window it starts a forest fire. We are all praying for rain to help this out. Bear Creek Park (now call George Bush Park) in Houston has been burning for several days now. Most RV and public parks have bagged their charcoal Bar-B-Ques to help cut down on the fire danger. BTW don't even bother bringing fireplaces or firewood to the Rally as they are just as dry in Canton as well. There are only 2 or 3 counties in the whole state that are not classified as Extreme fire danger. Then when you add the hot temperatures on top of that man...miserable.

jayc
09-16-2011, 10:09 AM
Thats probably good information about having a fire at the rally Jim. We'll miss it, but still have some fun.

jayc
09-16-2011, 10:17 AM
Bill and Debbie Bolt had to cancel due to that dang "W" word (work). Sorry Bill, we'll miss you.

jayc
09-17-2011, 03:29 AM
Carl and Carrie Shea had to cancel also, the W word again!

Hastey
09-22-2011, 06:29 PM
What's everyone bringing to the pot-luck? We are bringing crock-pot lasagna. New recipe that DW found and we took it for a trial run today. I wasn't real sure about it, took me three trips to figure it out. :p

jayc
09-23-2011, 07:42 AM
Sounds good Rex. I'm sure others will chime in with what they are planning to bring. I know it will be great whatever it is.

pegmikef
09-24-2011, 09:47 AM
Yep. Put us down for deviled eggs and probably a dessert. Mike and Peg Finnegan

jayc
09-24-2011, 02:31 PM
You got it Mike.

jmgratz
09-25-2011, 09:10 AM
Scalloped potatoes with green beans for us.

jayc
09-25-2011, 04:13 PM
Starting to sound pretty yummy! We are on our way back to Texas.

TravelTiger
09-25-2011, 07:08 PM
Put us down for a crockpot roast.

jayc
09-25-2011, 07:12 PM
A crockpot roast sounds good Erika. Can't wait!

jmgratz
09-27-2011, 07:09 AM
Starting to sound pretty yummy! We are on our way back to Texas.

Hope you are ready for some hot hot hot dry dry dry weather. It is still here. It was 102 at the house yesterday

jayc
09-27-2011, 07:36 AM
I know Jim, every place we've stopped is a few degrees warmer. We're in Texarkana and its nice out but warmer than the high 40's-low 50's that we had in Indiana.

mmomega
09-27-2011, 08:22 AM
It's only been in the higher 80's low 90's in DFW. It was great at the game last night, they had the stadium open.

jayc
09-27-2011, 08:31 AM
I'll be there this afternoon and will let you know.

dwimberley
09-27-2011, 10:18 AM
What do I need to do to sign up for this event. Are there spaces left for us newbees?:D

jayc
09-27-2011, 03:16 PM
dwimberly, we just got here to the park and met with their rally director. We still have sites available but you need to call the park NOW 866-599-7275 and reserve your site. Let me know if you do so and I will add you to the list.

Looking forward to meeting you soon.

mmomega
09-27-2011, 03:43 PM
I'm actually kind of jealous that you're already there Jay, haha. I wonder if I can talk Glenda into coming early and we can just drive back and work Mon-Thurs and leave the trailer.

jayc
09-27-2011, 03:58 PM
Sounds like a plan JD!


Rally On!!

dwimberley
09-27-2011, 05:55 PM
Connie and I are in, just completed the reservation. We will drive up on Friday the 7th. Can't wait to meet everyone!

jayc
09-27-2011, 06:20 PM
Thats great Dan, we'll be here waiting for you and Connie to arrive. You'll have a ball!

TravelTiger
09-27-2011, 09:19 PM
Don't forget to add Dan and Connie to the list, Jay!

We're jealous too. Going to bring Mammoth home this weekend to get her prepped... and go to the Texas State Fair on Sunday, since it's our only change to go this year. Then we'll see ya Wednesday!

jayc
09-27-2011, 09:30 PM
We're warming up the sites, getting them ready for the big Heartland party!!!

mmomega
09-27-2011, 09:44 PM
Don't forget to add Dan and Connie to the list, Jay!

We're jealous too. Going to bring Mammoth home this weekend to get her prepped... and go to the Texas State Fair on Sunday, since it's our only change to go this year. Then we'll see ya Wednesday!

I need to get mine tomorrow or the next and get it washed as well, good lawd I went by the storage place to day and the trailer was nasssssssty. Haven't washed it since before our trip to SC in July. The outside is going to need a good deep cleaning but I'm sure there are plenty of folks on here that will help wash it right? Right? :D

We'll be headed down Thursday. I'm going to give them a call in the morning though and see if our rally spot happens to be open for this upcoming weekend through next, with it being 1st trade weekend I'm sure that would be a big NO.

Hastey
09-28-2011, 10:29 AM
We have a nice pet ramp that works great on the trailer and TV. Stacy bought it for Bear and we only got to use it one time before we lost him. She gave 90-100 dollars for it. If anyone has need for it let me know and I'll bring it to Canton with me next week. When she gets home from the W word thing I'll see what she wants for it but, I'm sure the price will be cheap enough.

hcriddle
09-28-2011, 04:13 PM
Rex,

I have a German Shepherd that we are discussing putting down in the next few days. She is really struggling to get around and it is killing me to watch her. It kills me more to put her down. I am an old K-9 officer so even though she was not a police dog she is a very important member of the family. If I can't do it, I would be interested in the ramp. I will let you know. When are you going to be pulling out for Canton? We are leaving Wednesday so we will make our decision in the next couple of days.

Hastey
09-28-2011, 05:18 PM
Rex,

I have a German Shepherd that we are discussing putting down in the next few days. She is really struggling to get around and it is killing me to watch her. It kills me more to put her down. I am an old K-9 officer so even though she was not a police dog she is a very important member of the family. If I can't do it, I would be interested in the ramp. I will let you know. When are you going to be pulling out for Canton? We are leaving Wednesday so we will make our decision in the next couple of days.

Here is a stock photo of it from their website.

We are pulling out Friday morning and be there about 1400.

Asking $50.00 for it.

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mmomega
09-28-2011, 10:05 PM
Since I didn't want to sale this through the site and ship it I'd rather have local pickup or just be able to hand deliver it at the rally.... that is if we can post things for sale like this here.

I have an new (was in bag until I opened to take this picture) 7 pin in bed plug. This one just "T"'s into the stock 7 pins on most HD trucks and lets you add a plug into the bed while still retaining function of the one at the bumper. Like I said never used, has instructions and mounting hardware. Paid $95 or so but it's doing me no good. I'd let it go for $50-60 or what someone will offer. If it helps a fellow RV'r out then it helps me.

My new truck came with one in the bed from the factory so I don't need this one, it's just been in my underseat storage until tonight when I thought about it.

I'll even bring the drill and hole saw if anyone wants it and wants it installed :cool:

jmgratz
09-29-2011, 06:25 AM
We will be leaving in an hour or two headed your way Jay. See you later today.

jayc
09-29-2011, 07:32 AM
JD, I'm fine with what you're doing but I don't make the rules for the forum. We'll have to wait and see what one of the moderators and Jim B want to do. Hope this will be allowed and not close the thread.

Jim, we'll be here waiting. Let the rallying begin soon!

Hastey
09-29-2011, 06:52 PM
Sorry Jay, I hope I didn't start something. Wasn't thinking when I put my post out there was just trying to limit to us coming to Canton. The ramp I have I won't ship so I was just going to bring it. Still will.

jmgratz
09-29-2011, 07:54 PM
We are here ... where is everyone?

Hastey
09-29-2011, 07:59 PM
We are here ... where is everyone?

Oklahoma! Be there Friday. Would be there now but DW has some excuse about a business to run. I guess one of us has to work.

jayc
09-29-2011, 08:23 PM
No problem Rex, hope someone takes it off your hands.

dwimberley
10-03-2011, 03:05 PM
Hi everyone! Connie and I were out of touch the last 3 days sitting in the Frio river. No cell phone signal, no internet. I can't find the post now but for the pot luck I think we are bringing salad withthe trimmings. Not sure we know how to cook in the rig yet. We will be headed that way Friday morning. Please let us know what else we can do for the pot luck.

jayc
10-03-2011, 04:50 PM
Boy, I know about not having cell connection or internet! Salad with trimmings sounds good. We'll see you on Friday. There are five of us here already.

jmgratz
10-03-2011, 10:10 PM
This is what we call the Pre-Rally to the Rally:) Good friends, good times, good food, good beer. It don't get no better that this.

WRIGHT ll
10-04-2011, 08:31 AM
Hey y'all, it's Tuesday morning and I'm itching to get on the road to Canton. We will be leaving early Thursday morning though. For the pot luck Barb is planning on broccoli cheese casserole. So we will see everybody Thursday.

jayc
10-05-2011, 03:34 PM
Come on Orville, there's a good group already here waiting for the rally to begin.


There has been a slight change in our plans. We will not be having a group breakfast on Saturday morning but coffee will be provided. We can gather at the pavillion for a coffee get-together.

Explore USA, the nearest Heartland dealer, has agreed to provide us with a fish fry with all the trimmings for lunch on Saturday from 11AM-1PM. We can look at the trailers that they have in stock and then they will give away two televisions for door prizes! Pretty nice!!!

Saturday evening we still plan to have our potluck dinner but the location will change to the meeting room in the Grand Lodge.

Hastey
10-05-2011, 09:21 PM
I'm all about some fish fry! Be there day after tomorrow.

Jay, we may want to extend our stay one extra night. Do you think that will be a problem with the Park?

mmomega
10-05-2011, 09:33 PM
Oh I'm all about a TV, I've actually been looking to get one for the basement cause we sit outside a lot at night. So are they coming to the park to do this or do we travel to them since it isn't far? Just wondering how we would check out their trailers, if they were bringing some like Ron Hoover did @ the Spring Rally.
Has the weather been pretty good for yall already there?

I should be dropping the trailer off tomorrow afternoon (2ish) to get it all setup and head back to pick up the DW around 6, so she doesn't have to do anything when she gets there but relax :)

TravelTiger
10-05-2011, 09:57 PM
We are here, sort-of! I have to work (remotely Thursday), go in Friday, and DH has to work Thurs and Fri. Drop by and visit, site 77.

E

PS - What size TV, Jay????

mmomega
10-05-2011, 10:06 PM
We are here, sort-of! I have to work (remotely Thursday), go in Friday, and DH has to work Thurs and Fri. Drop by and visit, site 77.

E

PS - What size TV, Jay????

We'll be on the other side of the pond. Spot 68. Yeah what size TV's:cool: ...probably 27-32".

Throwing in a map of the park in case anyone hasn't checked the Mill Creek site.

http://www.millcreekranchresort.com/images/04033SiteMap.jpg

jayc
10-06-2011, 03:05 AM
I think there are 9 or 10 rigs here now, warming the park up for y'all! We will drive over to the dealership, about 5 miles, for the fish fry. The televisions will be 32". JD thanks for adding the map. We are taking all the sites in the Red Oak section.

Rex, extending shouldn't be a problem. This place is pretty empty after the First Monday weekend.

mmomega
10-06-2011, 08:06 AM
I think there are 9 or 10 rigs here now, warming the park up for y'all! We will drive over to the dealership, about 5 miles, for the fish fry. The televisions will be 32". JD thanks for adding the map. We are taking all the sites in the Red Oak section.

Rex, extending shouldn't be a problem. This place is pretty empty after the First Monday weekend.

Huh, I wonder why they put me in the other section. I made reservations back in June. Maybe they can move me over there unless Red Oaks is already fully booked...

jmgratz
10-06-2011, 08:38 AM
Huh, I wonder why they put me in the other section. I made reservations back in June. Maybe they can move me over there unless Red Oaks is already fully booked...

I was wondering too. It would be nice to have yall with the rest of us. Check with the office to see if there is room then you wouldn't been so far off as this park is pretty big.

jayc
10-06-2011, 08:52 AM
JD, you will be in site #84 in the Red Oak section. When I arrived, they found a couple of people that had not been put with us that should have been and moved them.

mmomega
10-06-2011, 08:58 AM
Ok, thanks for checking Jay, so 84 right in the middle of everyone. I wonder what they mix-up was and you must have checked very recently because after I re-verified on the 27th of Sept I was still in 68 but thats better that they moved us over with the rest of the rowdy bunch instead of being on the other side of the pond with those regular RV'rs :D.

jayc
10-06-2011, 09:02 AM
Yep, I looked on the list that they printed up for me when we arrived. We didn't want you to be across the pond and away from all the noise and partying we are planning.

TomMar
10-06-2011, 11:54 AM
Jay - we are inbound Canton tonight. Marti says we are in #87 but will not get ther until 9:00 or so. See y'all then........................

gratton
10-06-2011, 09:15 PM
I was getting a little worried that we were going to have to cancel. My unit had been in for some service since we returned from Colorado at the end of August. I picked it up this morning. Nothing like getting close. I kept telling them that we were going to this rally.

jayc
10-06-2011, 09:45 PM
Tom & Marti, we'll leave the light on for you!

Ken & Kim glad you're going to be able to make it this weekend.

TXBobcat
10-07-2011, 12:30 AM
Durn.. We are still in Nevada. Will be going to Las Vegas tomorrow. Sure wish I could " Beam Me over Scotty" for a few days. Sure going to miss all of you but I have to go give some of my money to the casinos and take DW to see Elvis. Guess he's still around somewhere...

BC

jmgratz
10-07-2011, 08:05 AM
Durn.. We are still in Nevada. Will be going to Las Vegas tomorrow. Sure wish I could " Beam Me over Scotty" for a few days. Sure going to miss all of you but I have to go give some of my money to the casinos and take DW to see Elvis. Guess he's still around somewhere...

BC
Someone else will have to step up to take the pictures. Sorry yall can't be here. Travel safe.

Hastey
10-07-2011, 08:28 AM
Leaving in an hour for Canton. See you guys this afternoon.

jbeletti
10-07-2011, 08:59 AM
Durn.. We are still in Nevada. Will be going to Las Vegas tomorrow. Sure wish I could " Beam Me over Scotty" for a few days. Sure going to miss all of you but I have to go give some of my money to the casinos and take DW to see Elvis. Guess he's still around somewhere...

BC

Bob,

We'll look in Tupelo, MS, his birth place tomorrow and we'll let Pat know if we find him there :)

WRIGHT ll
10-07-2011, 11:29 AM
AAHHH, the ford, dodge rivalry is alive and well at this years rally.......all in good clean fun

jmgratz
10-07-2011, 12:44 PM
I know ... it is a shame that the Dodge had to just start the Ford. He He he :)

Hastey
10-07-2011, 02:58 PM
Leaving in an hour for Canton. See you guys this afternoon.

We're here, setup and I've got a beer!:cool:

mmomega
10-07-2011, 11:01 PM
AAHHH, the ford, dodge rivalry is alive and well at this years rally.......all in good clean fun

Looks like a Ford Dealership out here at the rally. You mean people actually tow a trailer with a Dodge?:D :angel: P.S. Don't blow your train horn at me for that one Jay.

jayc
10-08-2011, 05:57 AM
Don't forget, a Dodge got here first!

boatto5er
10-08-2011, 07:21 AM
Sounds like another great rally going on. Hope everyone has a blast!

hogan
10-08-2011, 12:51 PM
Jay, Sounds like you are having a great Rally over there in Texas. Give our best wishes to your Rally crowd. The Ms/Al first ever Chapter Rally is having some of the most wonderful weather. It will be sad tomorrow when folks start leaving to head home or other places.

Hogan Cooper

jayc
10-08-2011, 08:05 PM
We are having a ball. There are several of us that are staying until Monday but will miss everyone that has to leave tomorrow.

Hastey
10-08-2011, 09:36 PM
It has been a great time. We really enjoyed getting to meet everyone.

jmgratz
10-08-2011, 10:21 PM
It was a great lunch thanks to Explore RV-Wills Point, Tx. And it was great winning the drawing for the Sony 32 inch s TV also. Thank-you Explore USA. The pot luck this evening was wonderful. It is amazing our Rally group can have so many great cooks. We hope everyone leaving tomorrow has safe travels on the way home. We were originally going to leave on Monday but need to get out of here tomorrow also. So if we miss saying goodbye to anyone ... it was great to meet those we met for the first time and wonderful to renew friendships with our friends we have met previously. BTW the fishing was great as we caught (and released) at least 20 fish everytime we fished in that little pond. Hope to see everyone 'down the road'. Thank you Jay and Stella for a job well done.

Hastey
10-08-2011, 10:52 PM
And it's raining, and these Texans need it bad, I hope it is enough to do some good.

jmgratz
10-09-2011, 08:00 AM
Any rain is welcome even if it is a little bit.

texaseagle
10-09-2011, 10:56 AM
So is sounds like everyone really enjoyed to rally at Canton, Tx this weekend. For those of us that would have loved to come and could not make it my question will we be getting a North Texas Chapter anytime soon?

Jim Hart

jayc
10-09-2011, 12:10 PM
We're glad that everyone had fun because we sure did! Congrats to Rex Hastey and Jim Gratz for winning the two televisions that were donated by Explore USA in Wills Point as well as a great job on furnishing a complete fish fry.

No one has stepped forward to take the north Texas chapter......yet!

Hastey
10-09-2011, 01:59 PM
We're glad that everyone had fun because we sure did! Congrats to Rex Hastey and Jim Gratz for winning the two televisions that were donated by Explore USA in Wills Point as well as a great job on furnishing a complete fish fry.

No one has stepped forward to take the north Texas chapter......yet!

Looks like Texaseagle is a good volunteer! ;)

jmgratz
10-09-2011, 03:53 PM
FYI - It is raining in Trinity County and in the Houston area. Anyone heading that way be careful as we haven't driven on wet roads on some time. Thanks Jay and Stella for a fun rally and to Bill and Ornell for letting all of us sit outside your rig for so long. Good times, good folks, and good weather...it don't get no better than that except the Texans could have won.

pegmikef
10-09-2011, 03:55 PM
We're glad that everyone had fun because we sure did! Congrats to Rex Hastey and Jim Gratz for winning the two televisions that were donated by Explore USA in Wills Point as well as a great job on furnishing a complete fish fry.

No one has stepped forward to take the north Texas chapter......yet!

Hey thanks for everything Jay and Stella, we really enjoyed it and Peggy even managed to scare up a dominos game. I second the congrats to Rex and Jim for winning those TVs . . . for a while there I was worried that neither one of them would fit in my little North Trail.

jayc
10-09-2011, 04:45 PM
Mike, one of those televisions would fit into one of the new Silverado models that you like...

Hastey
10-09-2011, 05:34 PM
Hey thanks for everything Jay and Stella, we really enjoyed it and Peggy even managed to scare up a dominos game. I second the congrats to Rex and Jim for winning those TVs . . . for a while there I was worried that neither one of them would fit in my little North Trail.

Yes, Jay and Stella done a great job! Thanks for everything its been great. My daughter graduates from college in November, I think she's getting a television for a grad gift.

pegmikef
10-09-2011, 06:51 PM
Mike, one of those televisions would fit into one of the new Silverado models that you like...

Hehehe, yeah hopefully that'll be an option. We're really excited about that model because it meets the low profile I want for the state and coe parks and national forests and still has a little more luxury than we have now. . . thanks for putting me on to it.

TravelTiger
10-10-2011, 12:33 AM
All that attended the Rally in Canton, thank you, for making it wonderful experience. Heartland has the best people buying their units! A VERY BIG thank you, to Jay and Stella, for hosting a rally up this way!!

Erika

dwimberley
10-10-2011, 07:27 AM
Connie and I would like to thank everyone for making our maiden voyage a success. Special thanks to Jay, Mike, and Tom for teaching me how to setup and break down camp. After 5 long years of thinking about joining the ranks or the RV world it is exactly what we expected and much, much more. Thank you Jay and Stella for making the rally and success!

TomMar
10-10-2011, 01:08 PM
Jay and Stella - outstanding as always. You even scheduled the rain for the middle of the night so it would not affect the activities. Good job ! !Thanks to all others for their participation in a fantastic rally. Twenty six rigs with all kinds of owners - one large family.

Hastey
10-10-2011, 07:49 PM
Well we made it home A-OK. Hope everyone else did as well. Look forward to seeing everyone again.

jayc
10-10-2011, 08:19 PM
Thanks to everyone for the kind words. We made it to Nacogdoches for a day or so to visit with relatives, then on south from here.

Looking forward to the next one!

WRIGHT ll
10-11-2011, 08:52 AM
We had a really great time at the rally. We met some very nice people and it was great seeing the people we met at the rally in Spring last year. I'm really happy that Barb didn't have another migraine like last year, so she could enjoy it too. Jay and Stella, as usual you did a bang up job and special thanks to both of you and God bless you. We are looking forward to establishing a chapter in Oklahoma and having everybody attend a rally here too.

jayc
10-11-2011, 08:55 PM
Orville, we're glad you and Barb had a good time. We'll be looking forward to the OK chapter soon.

Owenfamily
10-17-2011, 10:23 PM
It was great to meet a lot of people at this rally. We meet some really nice folks. One thing I noticed is that people just wind there power cord up by hand. If you can buy or find an old milk carton try using that to wind the cord up in. It will wind up nice and tight and make it easy and neat to store.

David and Chanin

mmomega
10-18-2011, 12:57 AM
It was great to meet a lot of people at this rally. We meet some really nice folks. One thing I noticed is that people just wind there power cord up by hand. If you can buy or find an old milk carton try using that to wind the cord up in. It will wind up nice and tight and make it easy and neat to store.

David and Chanin

or have a fancy shmancy electric cord reel.:angel:

I do not miss carrying around 2 50AMP cables at all.

Hastey
10-20-2011, 02:10 PM
It was great to meet a lot of people at this rally. We meet some really nice folks. One thing I noticed is that people just wind there power cord up by hand. If you can buy or find an old milk carton try using that to wind the cord up in. It will wind up nice and tight and make it easy and neat to store.

David and Chanin

I bought a round rubber tote w/ rope handles at wal-mart. so far it works great.

jayc
10-20-2011, 07:26 PM
Until I got the Landmark with the electric cord reel, I used a clothes basket to hold my electric cord and the dogbone adapter. I still use the basket to hold my surge protector and the adaptor.

pegmikef
10-23-2011, 02:11 PM
You got a Landmark??

jayc
10-23-2011, 02:54 PM
Yep, picked it up last week. I tried to surprise everyone at the rally but couldn't pull it off. We love it!

pegmikef
10-23-2011, 03:25 PM
Great, and congrats . . . traded off a power cord laundry basket for an automatic cord reel with a Landmark attached to it, nice.

jayc
10-23-2011, 03:31 PM
Well, sort of. I kept the laundry basket to hold other electrical gear in (surge protector, dog bone adaptors, etc.) but that's the idea. I like to think I bought the hydraulic levelers with the LM attached but its real nice to have the electric reel too.

mmomega
10-25-2011, 01:44 AM
Well Big congrats guys on the new home!!

Was it hard for you to say goodbye to the BigHorn? :(

jayc
10-25-2011, 09:21 AM
You know, that Bighorn was our second one and it served us well, with a few problems. We were so excited over the Landmark and all the new features that I really don't miss the 'Horn.