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Flying Dutchman
09-17-2012, 01:24 PM
8107 Tall Pines Lane, Temperanceville, VA 23442

Venue:
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Tall Pines Harbor Campground
8107 Tall Pines Lane
Temperanceville, VA 23442
(757) 824-0777
tallpinesharbor.com (http://tallpinesharbor.com)
Pets ok?: Yes
Pet Fee: $0
WiFi available: Yes
WiFi Fee: $0


Details:
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From: 5/30/2013 to: 6/2/2013
Number of sites held: 32
Site fee: $(2012 rate $48) Rally discount see below per night.
Club Member Event fee: None
Non-Club Member fee: $20
Potluck: Yes
Potluck date: 6/1/2013
Potluck time: 6:00pm


Contact:
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Event Leader: Flying Dutchman(click to contact) (//heartlandowners.org/private.php?do=newpm&u=4524)


Additional Info:
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Join us for an early 'summer' fun rally on the Eastern shore of Virginia. The Temperanceville area offers the Chesapeake Bay, Chincoteague Island,Assateague Island National Seashore, NASA Wallops Island Flight Center, and more, plus planned campground activity.

Campground offers a 10% rally discount for your entire stay. Come early and leave late.
Blocked sites:101A-109A, 201A-206A, and 301-304. These campground sites are blocked for our rally until 5/1/2013. These sites are 50Amp full hook-up pull-thrus. Additional sites if needed may be available.
Start your planning now and post your attendance with your site number (when known) so an attendee list can be developed.

NOTE: Please advise via PM if correction or addition to Attendance List is needed.If your name is not on list and you have reservations with campground, let me know so that you can be added.

Attendance List:












































USERNAME




MEMBER NUMBER




DATES




SITE NUMBER




STATE














1


currituck0207


1424




5/30-6/3




104-B




NC






2


f250dieseldad


1135




5/30-6/3




101-A




NJ






3


mjatwalker


1230




5/30-6/3




101-B




MD






4


nomare


1589




5/30-6/3




102-A




NY






5


klingren


1186





102-B




VA






6


duvalfamilycampers



5/31-6/3




103-A




VA






7


gschaaf


1536




5/31-6/3




103-B




NJ






8


camperjohn08


1301




5/29-6/3




105-B




VA






9


greatheron


2031





5/31-6/2





104-A




MD






10


boatto5er


1054





106-B




VA






11


vtxkid


1667




5/30-6/2




106-A




VA






12


dick12444


1279




5/30-6/3




107-B




VA






13


flying dutchman


1202




5/29-6/3




201-A




VA






14


dalspot


1891





5/31-6/2-





108-A




DE







15


kimdot


1977




5/29-6/3




108-B




FL






16












109-A












17


andy


1468






VA






18


Alvenia




202-A




DE






19


Burnhamrog


1399





105-A




VA






20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29



The Hill's
JMVford
fordtech 2008
TandC
vakthund
FiremanBill
Ornofrk
VABow
Craftynana
bdb2047


SOB
1945
1303
2016
2136
2372
1749
2392
1717
1710





5/30-6/2
5/30-6/2
5/30-6/2
5/29-6/4
5/30-6/2
5/30-6/2
5/29-6/3
5/31-6/2

5/29-6/3





201-B
202-B
203-A
302
204-A
204-B
205-A
301
205-B






VA
MD
NC
GA
VA
VA
VA
VA
PA
PA









Heartland Gives Back Initiative:

We have selected the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia to be the recipient of our donations. Please donate as you are able food staples that will help stock the foodbank shelves. Donations will be collected at the rally.

24448 Agenda

Here is our Saturday Pot Luck Menu, (As of Sunday 5/26)
Club is providing Fried Chicken:
Salad/Veggy:
Linguini Salad
Baked Beans
Macaroni and Cheese (2 submissions)
Bean Pot
Deviled Eggs (2 submissions)
Greens
Caesar Chicken Pasta Salad
Black Bean SaladPasta Salad
Coconut Ambrosia Salad

Desserts:
Camper Cookies
Pie
Banana Pudding Cake
Cookies
Dessert (2 submissions, true potluck's:confused:)

dbylinski
09-17-2012, 02:19 PM
Great campground Eric! Don't know if we can make this but we will put it on the back burner for now!

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mjatwalker
09-17-2012, 04:51 PM
Congratulations on your first rally, You know we will be there:)

davebennington
09-17-2012, 07:07 PM
We try our best to be there sounds like a great place for a rally.


dave

gschaaf
09-18-2012, 05:29 PM
Hi Eric and Dorothy
Count us in that cg was a great pick.

Rottiesmom
09-18-2012, 08:03 PM
I hear this is a great camp ground unfortunately we will have to see if we can swing it a lot going on in 2013 for us - trip to Italy, Senior Prom and gradulation all in a few months of each other and some are around this time but we will keep it near the calendar in case it works out. Congrats on your first rally!

hillsonwheels
09-19-2012, 09:13 AM
Well, if we have escaped FL by that time next year we'll certainly try and make the rally. Transplanted West Virginians are allowed, right? :rolleyes:

Flying Dutchman
09-19-2012, 09:42 AM
It would not be much of a rally if Hillsonwheels didn't attend, besides Florida will be hot and sticky by then. So glad to see such a positive initial response about a rally more than 8 months away. We have 9 rigs already showing interest and we haven't yet even started to smell fresh pumpkin pie and hear the giggles of spooky ghosts and goblins seeking treats. Heartlander's LOVE to rally. Sorry that so many of you have same addiction I have, but that means the rallyholic meetings will be well attended.;)

MICKEY
09-19-2012, 04:22 PM
Eric and Dorothy;

Count us in. If we are verticle by then, we'll be there. Can you teach us how to eat blue crabs efficiently? I've never been able to grasp that well enough to get filled up.

mjatwalker
09-19-2012, 05:22 PM
Eric and Dorothy;

Count us in. If we are verticle by then, we'll be there. Can you teach us how to eat blue crabs efficiently? I've never been able to grasp that well enough to get filled up.

The key is to drink enough beer to offset the old bay seasoning!

fordtech 2008
09-19-2012, 06:51 PM
we are going to try and make it

hillsonwheels
09-20-2012, 06:48 AM
Who ever of getting full of steamed crab? :confused: As our esteemed rallyholic president sez, " Eating crabs is a social event, not a production." ;) (or something like that) :rolleyes: As Pete indicated, beer and old bay seasoning are essential! So is good company! :cool:

brauch
09-24-2012, 08:41 PM
I am putting this on our calendar. Sure hope we will be able to make this one. Will firm up as soon as I can.
All our best to you....

Jim & Harriet
09-28-2012, 01:41 PM
Starting a 2013 calendar. Hope to get there again next year.

JKSI
09-29-2012, 06:15 PM
My wife and I just went to Tall Pines with two other couples. They have extra long pull through sites and easy to maneuver back in sites as well. There are a couple (about 5 or 6) right on the water elect and water only near water. Most of the other sites are full hook ups with cable.

The staff there was very friendly and helpful. You are 30 minutes from Chincoteague Island, Assateague Island National Seashore, NASA Wallops Island Flight Center. If you have bikes bring them there are some really nice trails in the parks. We are actually going back again November 1st to the 4th. Its about a 70 mile ride North of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel and 10 miles from the Maryland border on Rt 13.

I would be glad to answer any questions you have about the camp ground.

I do have a question regarding the Chapter Rally since I have never attended one. What can I expect at the Rally and who will be there?


thanks,

John

Jim & Harriet
09-29-2012, 06:48 PM
Hello John and Jodi,
When we bought our Heartland 5th wheel we knew we had bought an excellent product. We did not know it included
wonderful people and lots of fun times. From the very first rally we attended we felt "included." No matter what rally
we go to, some things are always the same... lots of nice folks, lots of great food. (The pot-luck dinners and group
breakfasts are not to be missed!) Some things are different - some have many "organized" events, others are more
"on your own" with evening get-togethers around a campfire.
For each rally the Chapter Leader will write a description of events so you will have an idea of what will be happening.

Please come to the rally and join the Heartland Family, I don't think you will be disappointed.
I hope this helps answer your question.

boatto5er
10-01-2012, 10:57 AM
Gus and Debra will definitely be attending.

funlabs
10-01-2012, 11:23 AM
This is going on our calendar! Sounds great!!!!

hillsonwheels
10-08-2012, 05:59 PM
Drove thru/by Tempranceville today on our way south from DE. :cool: A little too early for us to know we'll be at that time but sure will try to attend.

greatheron
10-22-2012, 10:32 AM
Just saw the VA Rally date and will put it on our to-do list and calendar for next year. Will be setting down with the calendar and forum Rally schedule to set up next years events soon!

klindgren
10-28-2012, 08:12 AM
Eric & Dorthy,

You can count us in. We will be there!! If we are lucky maybe NASA will have a launch from Wallops Island when we are all there and we'll get to see a rocket go up. Carol and I got to see a launch when we were at Chincoteague earlier this year for the Pony Smim.

Flying Dutchman
10-28-2012, 04:40 PM
You know we have a great rally in the making when you have Santa and Mrs. Clause attending;). It is great that your plans include being with us Keith and Carol, so looking forward to see you again.

duvalfamilycampers
11-28-2012, 09:13 PM
I think we will try to make this our first Heartland rally...just a quick trip over the Chesapeake Bay Bridge.....Hopefully our little North Trail will fit in with all the monster 5th wheels...we have it on the calendar

Flying Dutchman
11-28-2012, 11:05 PM
Welcome Paul, Judy, Jamie and Julia, we're thrilled that you plan on joining us, and even more so in that it will be your first Heartland rally. You will fit right in, North Trail and all, and you can plan for a fun weekend with the nicest, friendliest bunch of folk. I hope that you find Heartland rallies so much fun that you will want to join the Heartland Owners Club, and as a Club member you will enjoy many benefits of which one is non-payment for participating in State Chapter rallies.
Our rally in Temperanceville at the Tall Pines Harbor Campground promises to be fun for your entire family. The campground will accept reservations for year 2013 beginning 1 December 2012. When you have made your reservation post your assigned site number to this thread so that I can keep track and maintain an attendance roster. Please feel free to ask any questions here, or you can private message (PM) me as well. Looking forward to meeting you and your family.

f250dieseldad
12-01-2012, 10:49 AM
Hi Eric and Dorothy

Just called the campground and booked our site. We will be arriving on 5/30 and departing on 6/3. We are on site 101-A. We just winterized the rig and we are making next years plans. Can't wait to see you guys.
John

mjatwalker
12-01-2012, 11:18 AM
Reservation made. Site 101-B Thurs-Mon. Is it springtime yet?

nomare
12-01-2012, 12:15 PM
Just called campground. We will arrive on Thursday, leaving Monday site 102A

klindgren
12-01-2012, 12:57 PM
Reservation made. Site 101-B Thurs-Mon. Is it springtime yet?

You'd better behave Mike. Santa & Mrs. Claus are going to right next to you & Ann in Site 102-B, making sure you are nice and not naughty.

Keith

duvalfamilycampers
12-01-2012, 03:28 PM
We are in!!!!!!...site 103-A...we will come in Friday night (still have to teach) and leave monday.....we will be official heartland members by then...looking forward to a great time and meeting other heartland owners

gschaaf
12-02-2012, 10:15 AM
Just booked our site this morning we will be on site 103b coming in on Friday leaving on Monday. See ya then if not before. Happy Holidays!!!!!!

duvalfamilycampers
12-02-2012, 07:16 PM
How do A&B sites work..We stopped by Tall Pines driving back from weekend in NJ...is A or B cement slab and other spot dirt...was not sure

dbylinski
12-03-2012, 03:56 AM
A pulls in from one direction and B pulls in from the other direction so you wind up awning to awning. You are not really that close though. The sites are very nice.

camperjohn08
12-03-2012, 10:37 AM
Nancy & I just signed up today.. we will be on site number 105B.. arrive Wed 29 May depart Monday 3 June 2013.. Can't wait till the spring time is here once again and we are having fun once again with all our Heartland Friends and Family..
John & Nancy Latham:o

cjhicks
12-03-2012, 10:37 AM
Reservations are made for Site #104A arriving 5/30 departing 6/2.

boatto5er
12-03-2012, 04:46 PM
Deb and I are on site 106B. Is it May yet?


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Vtxkid
12-04-2012, 03:16 PM
Just realized that this event was online last night! Count Pam and I in... We will arrive Thursday afternoon May 30th and depart Sunday June 2nd. Site is 106A

funlabs
12-05-2012, 01:20 PM
Dick and I are in. Site 107B. Arrive thursday/ leave Monday. More Virginia fun!!!

Jim & Harriet
12-09-2012, 03:59 PM
Made the reservation, looking forward to another great rally.
Site 108A
Arrive Thursday, leave on Monday.
Something fun to think about during the chilly days of winter.
Happy holidays everyone!

kimdot
12-11-2012, 02:44 PM
Hi Eric ,

I put the wrong site down, It's 105B.


Thanks,

Kim Miranda

kimdot
12-11-2012, 05:58 PM
Hello Eric & Dorothy,
Hope you and Dorothy are doing well!!!
Just made reservations for your May Campout in Temperance, VA. I can hardly wait to get back on the road again!!!
Our site is 105B, coming in on the 29 May to 3 June 2013.
Then on to the National Rally in June in Goshen, IN.

See you soon my Friend,

Thanks my Friend,


Kim & Dottie Miranda

camperjohn08
12-11-2012, 06:48 PM
Hello Eric & Dorothy,
Hope you and Dorothy are doing well!!!
Just made reservations for your May Campout in Temperance, VA. I can hardly wait to get back on the road again!!!
Our site is 105B, coming in on the 29 May to 3 June 2013.
Then on to the National Rally in June in Goshen, IN.

See you soon my Friend,

Thanks my Friend,


Kim & Dottie MirandaJust wondering.. Nancy & John Latham are already assigned site 105B we called two weeks ago.. are you sure that that is your assigned site?? Just wondering.. Because we wanted that site to be a buddy site with our friends..and want to keep our assigned site
we called 3 Dec 2012.


John & Nancy Latham

boatto5er
12-11-2012, 09:26 PM
Hey John, it will be a REAL buddy site!

Welcome Kim and Dottie.


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kimdot
12-11-2012, 10:00 PM
Sorry John & Nancy,

I made a mistake on our site, The correct site # is 108B.

Kim Miranda

camperjohn08
12-11-2012, 10:28 PM
Sorry John & Nancy,

I made a mistake on our site, The correct site # is 108B.

Kim MirandaTHANK YOU very much for updating your correct site.. Ya had US worried for a moment there.. Hope to meet you all when we are there.. Thanks again..:angel:
John & Nancy

Louise Burton
12-16-2012, 09:36 PM
Mark and Lucia will be in site 109A - looking forward to it and to seeing everyone.

boatto5er
12-16-2012, 09:52 PM
Mark and Lucia will be in site 109A - looking forward to it and to seeing everyone.

Haven't seen you guys in ages! Will be great to see you again.

dbylinski
12-17-2012, 03:22 PM
Mark and Lucia will be in site 109A - looking forward to it and to seeing everyone.

WHO??? Holy cow where have you been?

andy
12-26-2012, 07:59 PM
Don and I have our reservations. Looking forward to seeing everyone, after a long cold winter!!

dieselsweetheart
01-02-2013, 09:24 AM
Hi Eric and Dorothy, this sounds close to us....we will let you know!

Alvenia
01-13-2013, 11:47 AM
Tony & Alvenia are booked for site 202A. Looking forward to meeting everyone. This will be our first Rally!!

Tony & Alvenia Reese

Flying Dutchman
01-14-2013, 12:26 PM
Thanks to all that have already signed up to attend. I intended to respond to each individually but … well let me just cop-out by claiming poor or erratic internet connection:angel:. We have been on the road since Christmas having a blast camping in South Carolina, Georgia, and now Florida with some of our dear Heartland family. We have kept the need to complete the plans for our “first” Chapter Rally in mind as we travel. But first, let me offer a special welcome to Tony and Alvenia Reese who will be joining us for their first rally. You will be amongst a group of the finest people imaginable and I am sure that you will have a great time. And to the rest of you, what more could I say than it will be great to have so many of our ‘family’ rallying together again. We are so looking forward to this.

I have added to the first post an attendance list that will be continually amended, as well as a tentative agenda for our rally. Let me know of any additions, changes or corrections so that I can update as necessary. As for the tentative agenda, I would like to leave as much free time as possible so that you will have time to enjoy the many places and activities that the Virginia and Maryland Eastern Shore offers. If you are arriving Thursday or before and would like to go out with us for dinner at Ray’s Shanty, please let me know so we can have a count. Finally, I am exploring the possibility of a designing a rally T-shirt. I will provide an update later on, but for now you can let me know if this is an item you may be interested in. More later.

f250dieseldad
01-14-2013, 07:38 PM
Hi Eric and Dorothy, hope you are enjoying the warm weather in Florida. Deb and I will be arriving late on Thursday so no dinner for us. We would be interested in t-shirts.

camperjohn08
01-14-2013, 09:28 PM
Nancy & I would also love to have t-shirts.. and anyway.. what's a Rally without a Special Rally T-Shirt..
And By the Way.. It's never too too hot for a camp fire.. unless we have one of those 106 degree.. in the shade.. Rallys................:cool:

boatto5er
01-14-2013, 10:39 PM
Debra and I would be interested in T-shirts.


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klindgren
01-15-2013, 06:57 AM
Eric & Dorthy,

Carol & I would be interested in the Thursday night dinner at Ray's Shanty and we are both interested in a rally t-shirt.

Keith

BURNHAMROG
01-18-2013, 11:24 AM
Janet and I wii attend Tall Pines site 105A

Flying Dutchman
01-19-2013, 12:57 AM
That is great Roger, glad that you and Janet will be there.
The T-shirt design is in the works. I will post the necessary information such as cost as soon as the production run is finalized with the manufacturer. Stay tuned as I will then be asking for size and quantity information from all.

Flying Dutchman
01-24-2013, 08:18 PM
Welcome Ed and Barbara Rauch, glad that your schedule and love of rallying will bring you up from North Carolina. Our Heartland family are coming together.:D

Flying Dutchman
01-25-2013, 10:23 PM
The sign-up response is great, 20 rigs on tap already. There are plenty of sites available so check your schedule and join us for some great Heartland rally fun.:cool:

gschaaf
01-26-2013, 04:41 AM
Hi Eric & Dorothy Fran and I are also interested in t-shirts. See ya soon.

funlabs
01-27-2013, 12:11 AM
Hi! Dick and I would do tee shirts and Ray's Shanty sounds great. I'm getting cabin fever. It's time to go camping.

boatto5er
01-27-2013, 10:28 AM
I'm sure Deb and I would go to Ray's Shanty also.

BURNHAMROG
01-28-2013, 02:27 PM
Janet and I would like t shirts and going to Ray's for dinner Thursday.

JMVford
01-30-2013, 03:34 PM
We are booked for site 202 B Coming in Thurs. May 30th and leaving Sun. June 2nd.
Looking forward to it. We want T shirts. Ray's for Dinner Thurs.:cool:

Flying Dutchman
01-30-2013, 07:41 PM
Welcome Mike and Jodi, glad that you will join us.:D

kimdot
01-31-2013, 07:56 PM
Hi Eric & Dorothy, Dot & I will be there on Wed May 29th. Put us down for dinner at Ray's Shanty with the group and T-Shirts would be great!!!
Can hardly wait to see you and Dorothy again.
You Friends,
Kim & Dot

Flying Dutchman
01-31-2013, 10:27 PM
Can't wait to see you in Temperanceville Kim and Dot, but I think we will see you sooner in Williston.;)

kimdot
02-01-2013, 12:12 AM
Yes you are right we are planning on Williston, FL. in March, Gulfshores, AL. in April, then Temperanceville,VA. end of May. Then hopefully on to Goshen, IN. for the big rally. Then our plans are to head to Mich, Wis, Minn, N.D. Not sure where from there!!!!

Flying Dutchman
02-01-2013, 09:32 PM
Whew!! You guys are making my head spin. :p Wish that we could follow you after Goshen, but right now our plans are to head back to NC Outer Banks from Goshen. We will see you in Williston and Gulfshores as well. :cool:

fordtech 2008
02-02-2013, 02:47 PM
just made our reservation we wil be there thursday night and leave on sunday count us in for the t-shirts won't be there in time for the thursday night dinner. we are on site 203a

Flying Dutchman
02-03-2013, 11:52 AM
Ken, Marj, and Sara, so glad that you are joining us.

davebennington
02-04-2013, 05:40 PM
Eric,

We are registered in on the 30th must leave on Sunday 2nd as we have to get ready for Goshen.

dave

Flying Dutchman
02-05-2013, 08:54 AM
That is great Dave, so glad that you and Julie will be with us.

FiremanBill
02-06-2013, 12:40 PM
Hi, new here... Just got our Cyclone 3110 last weekend. we live in Yorktown on the other side of the Bay. I am thinking this would be a good outing for the family. Sounds like a lot of fun.

Vtxkid
02-06-2013, 02:14 PM
Hi, new here... Just got our Cyclone 3110 last weekend. we live in Yorktown on the other side of the Bay. I am thinking this would be a good outing for the family. Sounds like a lot of fun.

Welcome FiremanBill... First off, Congrats on your new purchase. If you haven't been to a rally, your right, they are a great time! Besides, we could always use another Cyclone in the pack. :)

FiremanBill
02-06-2013, 02:34 PM
Thanks!

Not sure what our summer schedule is just yet. We have a big trip planned to south Georgia the last week of April and am really looking forward to that.

My son and I fly R/C aircraft and this is one of our big National meets we always got to. Have been struggling getting bigger and bigger planes through the door of our old Trail Cruiser but don't have to worry about that now!

Vtxkid
02-06-2013, 03:30 PM
So Eric, on the first post for this rally, why do I have to scroll to the left and right to be able to see the list of names, etc... that are attending this event? It didn't use to display that way... Is this happening to everybody or is my computer acting up?

hillsonwheels
02-06-2013, 09:11 PM
Hey Bubba........Just checked to make sure I was not experiencing same.........NOT! Appears to be something on your end. Hope all's well on your end. When are you two moving to Lake Weir????? :rolleyes:

Vtxkid
02-06-2013, 09:43 PM
Well, hi there Dick... were doing good. As far as your question. Starting full timing this June. Will be looking for a house come in of year. Well see how it goes from there... Good hearing from you. Guess my work computer OS is lacking. Talk to you soon...

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vakthund
02-07-2013, 12:24 PM
The vikings will be at site 204A 5/30-6/2. We unfortunately will not arrive in time for dinner on Thursday but are interested in the shirts.

Flying Dutchman
02-08-2013, 09:25 AM
Hi Erik and Rebecca, glad that you will be joining us. Looking forward to another Cyclone in the group! Bring the whole family. :D

greatheron
02-10-2013, 11:13 AM
Well, count us in! We just made our reservation. Arriving Friday May 31, leaving Sunday June 2. We will be on site 104A.

greatheron
02-10-2013, 11:23 AM
Forgot to add that we would be interested in t-shirts!

Flying Dutchman
02-10-2013, 11:02 PM
Welcome Connie and Craig, looking forward to having you join us.:D

cjhicks
02-14-2013, 07:06 PM
Eric, We are sorry to have to cancel but we will not be able to attend the Rally due to our Grandson's Graduation taking place the same weekend. We will see you somewhere down the road at a later date.

Flying Dutchman
02-15-2013, 09:53 AM
Judy and Calvin, we will miss you but understand completely. Congratulations on your grandson's graduation. It is a milestone in his life and how great that you will be there to share that with him. Many more rallies down the road, so we will certainly see you later.

FiremanBill
03-04-2013, 09:50 AM
We are registered! Looking forward to our first rally. We'll be arriving late afternoon/early evening on the 30th and leaving in Sunday the 2nd.

Flying Dutchman
03-04-2013, 11:08 AM
Yahoo ..... Bill and Kelly are joining us! Welcome "first timers", so glad that you can make this your first rally, I promise it will not be your last as the friendships made will have you coming back for more. And look! Another Cyclone in our midst.:cool:

vakthund
03-04-2013, 05:57 PM
We are registered! Looking forward to our first rally.
Looks like they are packing in all us newbies in 204!

FiremanBill
03-04-2013, 06:26 PM
Looks like they are packing in all us newbies in 204!

These 2 big 'ol cyclones will look smokin hot together! :cool:

boatto5er
03-04-2013, 06:42 PM
These 2 big 'ol cyclones will look smokin hot together! :cool:

Hmmmm, park 'em back to back and we could have a Deck Party! :rolleyes:

vakthund
03-04-2013, 07:14 PM
These 2 big 'ol cyclones will look smokin hot together! :cool:
Rally central right there!


---
One day I'll put something clever in here.

FiremanBill
03-04-2013, 08:05 PM
Hmmmm, park 'em back to back and we could have a Deck Party! :rolleyes:


Now that would be a party!

Vtxkid
03-04-2013, 09:32 PM
Party! Someone say Cyclone party!!! :)

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vakthund
03-05-2013, 09:29 AM
Party! Someone say Cyclone party!!! :)
Well, 205 is still available!!

Vtxkid
03-06-2013, 08:16 AM
Well, 205 is still available!!

Were already signed up. Great to see fellow Cyclone owners joining us! You will have a great time!

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vakthund
03-06-2013, 11:35 PM
Were already signed up.
I know but you are stuck with the garage-less over there in 106. :)

Flying Dutchman
03-07-2013, 08:21 AM
Looks like a Cyclone show is in the works. Actually all of us, including us "garage-less" are grouped together. It's not like we are spread all over the campground, which in fact is very large. So work with the campground and get the site that you want, especially if you "garage carriers" want to be joined at the hip.;) All we want is for everyone to have a great time.

FiremanBill
03-07-2013, 08:30 AM
If it's anything like the friendly banter going on here now it is going to be great! Really looking forward to it.

porthole
03-07-2013, 11:15 AM
"garage carriers" want to be joined at the hip.

Yeah yeah yeah - you "conventionallers" are just jealous :cool:

Vtxkid
03-07-2013, 11:30 AM
Duane, are you coming to this event?!? We could use a couple more garage carriers in the mix to even things out....

Flying Dutchman
03-07-2013, 11:40 AM
Come on Duane, sign up. We would love to see Deb and the pooches again, and of course you to. :cool: We could see if this rally will have the most Cyclones attending. I would then have to toot our horn and write an article in the quarterly newsletter.

porthole
03-07-2013, 11:45 AM
Well, I actually have all the time off already - and planned on the Dover race for that week. Then the Rally got set up. Then my daughter wants me to take her the Summernationals again - all in the same weekend! And there was something else too,but I just completely put that out of the loop.

Flying Dutchman
03-07-2013, 11:58 AM
Understand. Keep us in mind if your plans change.

f250dieseldad
03-08-2013, 11:13 AM
Duane, you can come to the rally and we can go to the Dover race on Sunday. Maybe a group would like to go!

boatto5er
03-08-2013, 01:40 PM
Duane, you can come to the rally and we can go to the Dover race on Sunday. Maybe a group would like to go!

I'm game.

Flying Dutchman
03-14-2013, 03:19 PM
We welcome Pat and Jerry Orndorff to the rally.:D Looks like we will have a wonderful group of Heartlander's attending.

Nabo
03-14-2013, 06:14 PM
What a great/fun rally this is making. Sorry that we can't came. Enjoy and have fun.

VAbow
03-19-2013, 09:35 PM
We will be making our reservations this week. First rally and its is looking like a good one to start with. Will post what site we get.

vakthund
03-19-2013, 09:49 PM
We will be making our reservations this week. First rally and its is looking like a good one to start with.
This is fantastic, three Cyclones and newbies together. Can't wait.

FiremanBill
03-20-2013, 04:29 AM
Cool! Glad we're not going to be the only newbies!

Flying Dutchman
03-20-2013, 06:36 AM
We are all "newbies", just for some of us we are older newbies.:rolleyes: Welcome Art and Kelly.

boatto5er
03-20-2013, 09:04 AM
If I count right, we're going to have at least 5 Cyclones at the rally. I do believe that is a new record!

FiremanBill
03-20-2013, 09:05 AM
If I count right, we're going to have at least 5 Cyclones at the rally. I do believe that is a new record!

Awesome!

Vtxkid
03-20-2013, 11:21 AM
If I count right, we're going to have at least 5 Cyclones at the rally. I do believe that is a new record!
For a Virginia Rally, your right! I also noticed that the National Rally has 14 Cyclones listed so far for this June!!! Lets do the math... More Cyclones equals More Toys!!!

vakthund
03-20-2013, 12:12 PM
More Cyclones equals More Toys!!!
And more fun!! :)


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FiremanBill
03-20-2013, 07:02 PM
And more fun!! :)


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One day I'll put something clever in here.

I'll be bringing a few of my smaller planes to goof around with. None of these big boys as they need a proper airfield, but it is THE reason for the TH.

FiremanBill
03-20-2013, 07:09 PM
Will be doing a little of this too! Night flying R/C wing

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8dTN3YFWNYk

VAbow
03-20-2013, 07:39 PM
I'm bringing my bike as my toy. GO team CYCLONE! and newbies.

boatto5er
03-20-2013, 08:56 PM
OMG! I think we have awakened the sleeping giant 😱.


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vakthund
03-21-2013, 11:38 AM
I'm bringing my bike as my toy. GO team CYCLONE! and newbies.
We bought our Cyclone to haul around our mobile kitchen to events we were cooking for. Will have to bring our toys too in support of the Heartland VA Chapter's team CYCLONE! and newbies. We have grown some fame for our campfire pizzas and our ribs so we will share some of that with ya'll - and yes, even those with the "traditional" campers. :)

FiremanBill
03-21-2013, 12:05 PM
This is sounding more and more fun all the time!

Campfire pizza... YUM!

VAbow
03-21-2013, 04:34 PM
Just made reservations, we are in 301. Sounds good vakthund!

TXTiger
03-21-2013, 11:09 PM
I will be in Wash DC Memorial Weekend. How far is it from there to your rally? I will be going to the National Rally in Goshen. How far is it from your Rally to Goshen?

FiremanBill
03-22-2013, 06:17 AM
Based on Google about 3 hours from the outer beltway of DC to Temperanceville, and 12 from there to Goshen.

Depending on what side of DC you are on it could be 3 or 6 hours!:eek::eek::eek:

TXTiger
03-24-2013, 10:07 AM
Is anybody attending this rally heading to the National Rally in Goshen?

boatto5er
03-24-2013, 10:13 AM
Is anybody attending this rally heading to the National Rally in Goshen?

I count at least 5 that are also going to Goshen (but not us :().

Vtxkid
03-24-2013, 11:21 AM
Is anybody attending this rally heading to the National Rally in Goshen?

Guessing we are one of the five that Gus had mentioned... It will be our second national rally and if it's as good as the one in 2011, (minus the new truck) It will be a blast!!!

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cjhicks
03-28-2013, 06:25 PM
Eric, Since we had to cancel out on attending this Rally, Judy and I decided to go to Rays Shanty for dinner tonight. We are happy to report that the 3lbs of Shrimp that we had were delicious !!!! I am sure that everyone that goes to dinner will enjoy their meal. Hope that we will catch up with you somewhere this summer.

Flying Dutchman
03-28-2013, 08:31 PM
Thanks for the report Calvin and Judy, we are looking forward to eating at Rays Shanty again. Glad to hear that it is still doing well and tasting delicious.

Jim & Harriet
04-02-2013, 01:33 PM
Hi All,
Sorry to say that we have to cancel our rally plan... two other family events have now been planned
around that time.
Hope to see everyone at some of the other Heartland events.

boatto5er
04-02-2013, 02:34 PM
Sorry to hear that. We'll miss you and the pups will miss Max!

Flying Dutchman
04-02-2013, 09:07 PM
Sorry Jim and Harriet, we will certainly miss you. Family is important and we certainly understand your scheduling dilemma. We will look for you down the road.

Flying Dutchman
04-07-2013, 10:26 AM
We are less than less than 2 months away from our rally in Temperanceville. The campground is holding our reserved rally sites until the end of this month, so please, make your plans and reservations to join us for a fun time on Virginia's Eastern Shore. I have also been assured by the campground that additional sites will be available should we fill the 32 reserved sites we have now. So rest assured there is space for you and we would LOVE to have you join us.
I have sent a PM to all those that have registered to solicit the number and sizes of the T-Shirt specifically designed for our rally. If you are registered, and you do not receive the PM, get back to me so that we can connect.

fordtech 2008
04-07-2013, 07:22 PM
eric sent you a e-mail with the sizes

Flying Dutchman
04-22-2013, 09:31 PM
How time flies! It is now just 5 short weeks until the Virginia rally. It is still time and reserved sites are still available for all those that are considering joining us but have not yet registered. Give the campground a call, and then let me know as quickly as possible if you would also like to order our customized rally T-shirt. I must place that order by Monday, 29 April. Send me a PM, or e-mail me: evo0249@yahoo.com, or call my cell (434) 603-0010 if you have any questions regarding our rally. We would love to have you join us.:cool:

TandC
04-23-2013, 06:55 PM
Hi Y'all,We will be joining y'all at the VA Rally. We'll arrive on the 29th & leave on the 4th. We're in site 302.
After this rally we will go to New Jersey (to see relatives & friends) and then to the rally in Goshen.
We will go to dinner on Thursday at Ray's Shanty with everyone.It will be good to meet new folks and see "old" friends!
Eric: We wolud like T-Shirts. One XXL & one M.

Flying Dutchman
04-23-2013, 07:54 PM
Carol and Terrell, so glad you will be joining us as it will be great seeing you both again. I have your T-shirt order. Looks as if quite a few of us will be angling over to Goshen following our rally.
We have space for more of our Heartland family, come and join us for a fun filled weekend on Virginia's Eastern Shore.

brauch
04-23-2013, 09:27 PM
So sorry, but the Rauch's regretfully had to cancel our reservation for the Temperanceville rally. We look forward to
seeing y'all down the road.

Flying Dutchman
04-24-2013, 07:49 AM
Hi Barbara and Ed, so sorry we will miss you but we are also excited for you with your new house. You will be very busy moving and setting up, so we will see you down the road at another rally.

FiremanBill
04-30-2013, 10:02 AM
Getting close now. Just got back off of our first big trip with the Cyclone and I am happy to report that it performed flawlessly. Can't wait to get her back out again!

Flying Dutchman
05-14-2013, 06:25 AM
We are excited that in a few short weeks we will be together having a blast on Virginia's Eastern Shore. What we enjoy the most is the friendship and camaraderie we share with each other and the goodness that is within us. Heartlander's are the best group of people you can ever meet, and are the most helpful and giving to others. So we would like to have you join us in our effort to support the Heartland Gives Back initiative.

We have selected the Food bank of Southeastern Virginia to be our project at this rally. Many of us went through and remember Hurricane Sandy last October. The entire eastern seaboard was hit hard with particularly severe damage to NJ and NY. But the very rural area of Virginia's Eastern Shore where we will hold our rally also suffered, and those affected can still use our help today. We all travel around with our Heartland rigs that come equipped with kitchen and pantry, so we are asking that you donate, as you are able, food staples that will help keep the food bank shelves stocked. The people in the area have the need, and we Heartlander's have the "heart" to give back what we can.

We will organize the collection of your food donations at the rally, and will arrange for the delivery to the foodbank. Thank you all so much for your support and donation for this initiative.

FiremanBill
05-14-2013, 07:05 AM
Awesome! A very worthwhile cause. Will be more than happy to help out here.

mjatwalker
05-14-2013, 07:24 AM
We will put a box together.

FiremanBill
05-20-2013, 07:31 AM
Getting close now! less than 2 weeks. Looking forward to getting to meet and greet and have a great time. What does everyone bring besides themselves to have a good time. I fly R/C Planes and will bring a few smaller ones to play with as most campgrounds have enough room to be able to fly them.

I love getting my night flyer out and seeing how many people come out of the woodwork to see what is going on! I was flying it at the Misty Mountain campground in Crozet VA and actually had a Sheriff's Dept car come in to see if there was anything to the UFO reports they were getting in the area! That was fun!!!

Here is a video my Sis took of me flying in Myrtle Beach last summer.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8dTN3YFWNYk

VAbow
05-20-2013, 06:10 PM
We will put a box together also. FiremanBill, night flyer looks awesome.

porthole
05-21-2013, 09:02 AM
All that RC talk is almost enough for me to change my plans!

FiremanBill
05-21-2013, 09:05 AM
All that RC talk is almost enough for me to change my plans!


Come on, We'll have a blast!

boatto5er
05-21-2013, 09:24 AM
All that RC talk is almost enough for me to change my plans!

Go for it Duane - there are sites available!

Flying Dutchman
05-21-2013, 09:25 AM
Never too late to change plans Duane, come and join us.

Flying Dutchman
05-21-2013, 10:21 AM
Here is the Agenda for the rally. 24449 I have also added the Agenda to the first page.

Also, please post what you are planning to bring for the Saturday pot luck. The Club is providing Fried Chicken, so we are looking for salad/vegetable/dessert dish to pass. I will collate the list and post it on the first page, this may help some decide what to bring. I have been told and I understand that 'vakthund' is quite the camping chef:D. Woo Hoo, do we ever eat good at rally's.

Weather permitting we will have a camp fire on Friday and Saturday evening, 'camperjohn08' will be the Fire-Master. Please bring along some firewood if you have it to spare.

So travel safe, and we will see you soon. :cool:

vakthund
05-21-2013, 05:44 PM
post what you are planning to bring for the Saturday pot luck.
We were going to bring some ribs to the potluck but that may be better for the Meet and Greet on Friday? Either is fine with us. We'll also bring linguine salad and camper cookies.
We were planning on dutch oven pizzas for lunch on Saturday if there is any interest? - well, we'll make them anyway, it is just a question of how many. :) Was going to squeeze that in between the breakfast and the wine and cheese so we aren't without food for longer than two hours on Saturday!

FiremanBill
05-21-2013, 06:01 PM
We were going to bring some ribs to the potluck but that may be better for the Meet and Greet on Friday? Either is fine with us. We'll also bring linguine pasta and camper cookies.
We were planning on dutch oven pizzas for lunch on Saturday if there is any interest? - well, we'll make them anyway, it is just a question of how many. :) Was going to squeeze that in between the breakfast and the wine and cheese so we aren't without food for longer than two hours on Saturday!

I like the way you think!

Looks like I'll be doing some flying for sure now based on the agenda!:D Fine by me!!!

f250dieseldad
05-21-2013, 06:34 PM
Eric, We will bring a pie for dessert for the pot luck. Also we are working on trying to be there for the Thursday dinner out.

bdb2047
05-21-2013, 07:29 PM
Just made reservations will be in 5/29 leave 6/3

Flying Dutchman
05-21-2013, 08:00 PM
Just made reservations will be in 5/29 leave 6/3

That is great Dave, glad you and Eileen will be joining us.

Flying Dutchman
05-21-2013, 08:09 PM
We were going to bring some ribs to the potluck but that may be better for the Meet and Greet on Friday? Either is fine with us. We'll also bring linguine salad and camper cookies.
We were planning on dutch oven pizzas for lunch on Saturday if there is any interest? - well, we'll make them anyway, it is just a question of how many. :) Was going to squeeze that in between the breakfast and the wine and cheese so we aren't without food for longer than two hours on Saturday!You are doing just fine fitting in Erik. I can see that you will have a large crowd hanging around your Cyclone. Can't wait to sample your dutch oven pizza, I mean, the name fits:rolleyes:.

FiremanBill
05-21-2013, 08:35 PM
I'm in for the pizza as well! and We'll be right next to each other too!!

What do you need us to bring to help out with them?

boatto5er
05-21-2013, 08:49 PM
I'm sure we'll bring barbecue baked beans for the pot luck Saturday. Friday TBD.


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FiremanBill
05-21-2013, 09:00 PM
My DW is making her famous Banana Pudding cake for desert for the potluck. Still thinking about a Horsey dorvey for the meet and greet.

vakthund
05-21-2013, 10:05 PM
What do you need us to bring to help out with them?
Thank you for the offer. We will bring everything we need but we are always open for new and different ingredients or combinations and we never turn down cooking help. Our most popular pizza is steak and artichoke and we are working on a roast pork with brussels sprouts, honey, and pine nuts. Since we have kids with us we for sure will have pepperoni also. Suggestions are always welcomed.

Flying Dutchman
05-22-2013, 07:18 AM
This might interest some. http://www.nasa.gov/centers/wallops/home/index.html Unfortunately we miss the next rocket launch on 4 June, perhaps some are staying after the rally and can view this night time launch. But on a much smaller scale, model rockets will launch on Saturday, 1 June.

http://sites.wff.nasa.gov/wvc/images/banner.jpg

+ Model Rocket Launch (All Ages) - June 1
A model rocket launch will be held at 1pm on the Visitor Center grounds. Models of various rockets will be launched. Model rocketeers are invited to bring their own rockets to launch. The launch will be cancelled if it is raining or winds exceed 18 mph. Program will last 45 minutes.

For me, I still hope that 'firemanbill' will demonstrate his flying skills with his RC airplanes at the campground. In any case, there will be so much to do and see in the area that finding enough time will be our biggest challenge. It promises to be a real fun rally. :cool:

camperjohn08
05-22-2013, 08:29 AM
I shall be bring "Some" Firewood.. but also need room for our bikes this time.. (No not the motorcycles.. but the foot petal type.. : o ( .. ) Also Bringing our Block Rocker Bluetooth PA & Loud speaker system.. For those who have music Bluetooth devices.. I can play music, Via Bluetooth, on this box too.. We shall bring home made macaroni & Cheese and maybe a good dessert also. See you all there :p

dalspot
05-22-2013, 08:42 AM
Add the Darlings to the list. We're on 108A. Friday - Sunday. Not sure what time we'll arrive on Friday - hope to be there by 6. I've lost my mind... coming with 3 people (our daughter will be joining us), two dogs and two cats... Tom heard "clambake" and started packing the truck LOL.

Looking forward to seeing every one.

Karen

FiremanBill
05-22-2013, 09:37 AM
Will be bringing some planes for sure Eric! I hope to have my Demon finished by then, had to rebuild it due to an inflight onboard fire... Lithium battery do NOT like to be overamped... just sayin'. That little bird is aptly named as I've had it clocked on both Doppler and radar at over 143mph!

I will have "Bill" for sure. A buddy of mine designed this one for me and it is an awful lot of fun to fly. Very slow and graceful... well slow anyway...

Flying Dutchman
05-22-2013, 05:10 PM
Add the Darlings to the list. We're on 108A. Friday - Sunday. Not sure what time we'll arrive on Friday - hope to be there by 6. I've lost my mind... coming with 3 people (our daughter will be joining us), two dogs and two cats... Tom heard "clambake" and started packing the truck LOL.

Looking forward to seeing every one.

Karen

Welcome Tom and Karen, so glad you are joining us.

happycampernc
05-22-2013, 07:36 PM
We'll bring the super bean pot for saturday's pot luck

VAbow
05-22-2013, 09:20 PM
We will bring a Caesar chincken pasta salad for the pot luck.

mjatwalker
05-24-2013, 07:43 AM
We will bring Black Bean Salad.

BURNHAMROG
05-24-2013, 08:20 AM
We will bring dessert

gschaaf
05-24-2013, 01:19 PM
Eric we will bring some finger foods for Friday night and deviled eggs for the potluck dinner.

Louise Burton
05-26-2013, 09:23 AM
Mark and Lucia had to cancel. Hope to see all soon.

Flying Dutchman
05-26-2013, 07:38 PM
Mark and Lucia had to cancel. Hope to see all soon.

Mark and Lucia, so sorry that you will not be with us. We sure were looking forward to camping with our Maryland buddies again. Hope that all is well, and that we will see you soon at another gathering.

Flying Dutchman
05-26-2013, 08:02 PM
For those interested, I have added a list on post #1 of food items for our Saturday pot luck dinner that have been submitted to date. You know we will be eating good ... again!:D

davebennington
05-27-2013, 06:43 AM
Eric,
Sorry we cannot make it to the VA rally, Our truck is still in the shop and not sure when we will get it back.
Hopefully we will have it back in time to travel to Goshen.

Have a great rally.

dave

Flying Dutchman
05-28-2013, 07:40 AM
Eric,
Sorry we cannot make it to the VA rally, Our truck is still in the shop and not sure when we will get it back.
Hopefully we will have it back in time to travel to Goshen.

Have a great rally.

dave

Sorry you can't make our rally, you and Julie will be missed. Hope that TV will finally get repaired so we get to see you in Goshen. I know you have been having electrical issues for at least the past 6 months, that must be really aggravating and frustrating. A new 2013 Ram will solve that.:D

camperjohn08
05-28-2013, 07:57 AM
Just a Note... Nancy & I are bringing a crock pot full of meat balls and fresh rolls to the Friday Night Meet and Greet.. Just incase anyone is rather hungry.. :p

Flying Dutchman
05-28-2013, 08:10 AM
Well the BC is loaded to the gills, and we will be leaving for Temperanceville early tomorrow morning. We are really looking forward to a great rally with all of you. :D

Please remember as well to throw some firewood (if you have any) in the back of your pick-up so that we can have a happy "Fire Master", and so all of us can enjoy a campground fire Friday and Saturday evening.

I have attached a flyer for our Heartland Gives Back initiative. Please donate what you can and I know the foodbank will be very appreciative. .

Finally, I will have your T-shirt if you ordered one. The cost per shirt is $13. You can pay me with cash or check at the campground.

See y'all soon. Travel Safely!

Flying Dutchman
05-28-2013, 08:21 AM
Just a Note... Nancy & I are bringing a crock pot full of meat balls and fresh rolls to the Friday Night Meet and Greet.. Just incase anyone is rather hungry.. :p

Thanks John and Nancy, everyone loves meatballs!

davebennington
05-28-2013, 08:30 AM
Eric,

The electric issues have been resolved by installing a new ECM. The latest and I hope the final issue is an engine replacement, main bearing failure causing zero oil pressure, far cheaper than the $64,000 they want for a new truck.

It has been 2 weeks now and the dealer keeps saying we should have it back soon??

dave

FiremanBill
05-28-2013, 08:39 AM
TV problems suck! I had to drop around $2500 on mine total last year fixing the A/C (bad compressor) and then later in the year some fuel injection issues. Like you though, still better than 60 grand for a new rig.

Hope your issues are resolved soon.

Looking forward to this weekend. The DW is super excited too! We'll be heading over Thursday afternoon. Taking the Cyclone to the house tonight to start getting her all loaded up with camping goodies and toys.:D

Vtxkid
05-28-2013, 09:32 AM
We will be bringing Mac & Cheese along with Strawberry Trifle for dessert... Looking forward to seeing everybody!!!

boatto5er
05-28-2013, 10:18 AM
Eric,

The electric issues have been resolved by installing a new ECM. The latest and I hope the final issue is an engine replacement, main bearing failure causing zero oil pressure, far cheaper than the $64,000 they want for a new truck.

It has been 2 weeks now and the dealer keeps saying we should have it back soon??

dave

"Soon" is an ancient Celtic word meaning ="Who knows?"

TandC
05-28-2013, 03:31 PM
Carol & I are ready to rally!
We'll bring cheese & crackers for Friday evening and pineapple-cherry cake to the potluck on Sat.
We are coming from the Richmond VA area tomorrow (Wed) and will be going over the bridges and tunnels for the first time.
We've been told there is an area to stop and check your rig (e.g. to make sure the propane is turned off) before going
over/through the bridges and tunnels. We've also been told there are no areas to stop and check. Which is correct?
Looking forward to meeting y'all.

FiremanBill
05-28-2013, 04:14 PM
Carol & I are ready to rally!
We'll bring cheese & crackers for Friday evening and pineapple-cherry cake to the potluck on Sat.
We are coming from the Richmond VA area tomorrow (Wed) and will be going over the bridges and tunnels for the first time.
We've been told there is an area to stop and check your rig (e.g. to make sure the propane is turned off) before going
over/through the bridges and tunnels. We've also been told there are no areas to stop and check. Which is correct?
Looking forward to meeting y'all.

You have to stop to be inspected before going onto the bridges with tunnels Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel on I-64 (HRBT) and the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel (CCBBT) When you pull off on the inspection ramp you can either stop short to turn them off or just turn them off when you get up to the inspector. All they really check for is that the bottles are off. Some just ask and some make you get out and show them. Either way, just make sure they are off for the sake of everyone, especially Emergency Response crews in the event of an accident.

FiremanBill
05-28-2013, 04:19 PM
Also, don't forget that pesky toll on the CCBBT. $20 for truck and two axle trailer and $24 for truck and three axle trailer.

vakthund
05-28-2013, 04:35 PM
We've been told there is an area to stop and check your rig (e.g. to make sure the propane is turned off) before going
over/through the bridges and tunnels.
There is an inspection station on the right before the Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel on southbound 64 right _after_ the Mallory St exit (exit 268, last exit before tunnel). Yes, take the exit after the last exit :)
Not really an exit, your only option it to get back on 64 south. Can't miss the sign for it.



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Flying Dutchman
05-28-2013, 04:36 PM
Carol & I are ready to rally!
We'll bring cheese & crackers for Friday evening and pineapple-cherry cake to the potluck on Sat.
We are coming from the Richmond VA area tomorrow (Wed) and will be going over the bridges and tunnels for the first time.
We've been told there is an area to stop and check your rig (e.g. to make sure the propane is turned off) before going
over/through the bridges and tunnels. We've also been told there are no areas to stop and check. Which is correct?
Looking forward to meeting y'all.
We may just see you tomorrow as we will be leaving early, should be at the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel by noon. The propane check for the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel actually occurs at the toll booth when you will be asked the status of your propane tanks. I have always just verbally declared them "shut off" which has to date satisfied the teller. If you did have them "on" and you need to turn them "off" there is an area just past the toll booth to pull over where you could then get out and turn the valve closed. Once on the Bay Bridge/Tunnel road there really is no place to stop and rest pulling the 5th wheel. The restaurant and rest stop midway is OK for cars but that is about it. I have always enjoyed driving across and under the Chesapeake Bay however I have noted Dorothy's white knuckles, especially going through the 2-lane tunnels:eek:. She does not like that trip one bit, however all is well once we get to the other side.
Firemanbill is correct if you go through any of the other tunnels in the Norfolk area. You will see a sign requiring campers to stop and check-in at an inspection station before entering the tunnel. These tunnels are toll free so you will not have a toll booth attendant. In the past year or so, I have been required to get out of the TV and physically show the inspector that the propane tanks are "closed". Not a big deal, however the shortcoming is that there is no acceleration lane to get back in the flow of traffic following the check. Not a perfect world!
Have a safe trip and we will see you at the campground.

funlabs
05-28-2013, 05:11 PM
Eric, I wish you hadn't mentioned Dorothy's knuckles. It's my first trip over and under with the trailer and I'm not looking forward to the tunnels. We're bringing a coconut ambrosia salad which also doubles as dessert for the pot luck. We'll have a couple of shrimp balls for the meet-and-greet and some crab salsa for the wine and cheese party. This looks like it will be a great weekend! Lots of great stuff planned and talked about. A quick shout out to anyone with pets thinking about going over to the lighthouse or the pony preserve, they do not allow animals even in your vehicle.

Flying Dutchman
05-28-2013, 07:36 PM
...It's my first trip over and under with the trailer and I'm not looking forward to the tunnels. ...

Hi Deb, the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel is really a fun ride and you will not have any problems so let any anxiety go. Dorothy is claustrophobic but she does handle it very well, she just doesn't like the tunnel, and I mean ANY tunnel. You have an option to go through Annapolis across the Chesapeake Bay Bridge to Kent Island, then over towards Ocean City, then south on route 13 to Temperanceville. It adds way too many miles for us, and the cost for the diesel to cover the extra miles is way more than the toll to cross on the CBBT. See you in Temperanceville.

camperjohn08
05-28-2013, 09:17 PM
I with You All when it comes to going thru any tunnel.. But I do glance at my left and right side mirrors once in awhile to check the location of my 5'er as it is related to the road itself..:eek: (Try to keep her centered..) We will be going thru the Chesapeake Bay tunnel about 0930 tomorrow.. (Wed) I called the campground today and they said anytime after 0900.. No one is on our site..:p See You All there..

TandC
05-28-2013, 09:53 PM
Thanks for the good info. See y'all in Temperanceville!

happycampernc
05-29-2013, 05:35 AM
We'll also bring cake since it's Sara' birthday

FiremanBill
05-29-2013, 07:24 AM
Getting excited now! DW will be packing up the goodies for the weekend in the rig tonight and we'll be heading over tomorrow afternoon. Hope to be there in time for dinner tomorrow night but it will be close depending on traffic. Looking forward to a great weekend!

klindgren
05-29-2013, 08:47 AM
Getting excited now! DW will be packing up the goodies for the weekend in the rig tonight and we'll be heading over tomorrow afternoon. Hope to be there in time for dinner tomorrow night but it will be close depending on traffic. Looking forward to a great weekend!
What's taking you so long??? There's a whole bunch of us already here just waiting on you

FiremanBill
05-29-2013, 08:58 AM
What's taking you so long??? There's a whole bunch of us already here just waiting on you


This pesky thing called work! I used up the majority of my vacation time on that last trip to Georgia back in April.

I'm sitting here staring out the window at work right now thinking about being on the road and just not being very productive at all!

Vtxkid
05-29-2013, 09:13 AM
This pesky thing called work! I used up the majority of my vacation time on that last trip to Georgia back in April.

I'm sitting here staring out the window at work right now thinking about being on the road and just not being very productive at all!

That makes two of us! lol....

boatto5er
05-29-2013, 09:15 AM
What's taking you so long??? There's a whole bunch of us already here just waiting on you

That's right Santa - just rub it in on us poor schmucks that still work for a living! See you tomorrow afternoon.

dalspot
05-29-2013, 09:18 AM
Hey, if *I* can drive a tractor trailer across the BBT, you'll do fine! (tho it's been many years) No different than staying in your lane on the highway :)

Karen


Eric, I wish you hadn't mentioned Dorothy's knuckles. It's my first trip over and under with the trailer and I'm not looking forward to the tunnels.

vakthund
05-29-2013, 09:51 AM
Can't wait to get going. Unfortunately DW is stuck at work until late Thursday so we will probably arrive around midnight or so.


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FiremanBill
05-29-2013, 01:13 PM
Holy crap... gonna need a good weekend now. Woke up this morning to the house A/C making a strange noise. Went home for lunch to check on it and the motor is seized up in our air handler. Just got off the phone with the HVAC company and they will be out to replace it tomorrow... going to be at least $1500!!!!!!!!

unreal.....

Life sure comes at you fast sometimes.

boatto5er
05-29-2013, 01:26 PM
Holy crap... gonna need a good weekend now. Woke up this morning to the house A/C making a strange noise. Went home for lunch to check on it and the motor is seized up in our air handler. Just got off the phone with the HVAC company and they will be out to replace it tomorrow... going to be at least $1500!!!!!!!!

unreal.....

Life sure comes at you fast sometimes.

Wow, that stinks! You're lucky to get someone in to fix it on such short notice. Up here in No. VA it takes three of four days to get a tech out. Three years ago ours starting getting loud, both the inside unit and the outside unit, and the cooling was going south. Turned out both the air handler and the compressor were going feet up. $10,000 later everything was working fine again. :mad:

FiremanBill
05-29-2013, 01:34 PM
What sucks is I had the same thing happen about 6 years ago... spent 7 grand on a new system. warranty ran out on all but the compressor last fall and now this. We got the top of the line Carrier unit, 18 seer, variable speed air handler, the works in hopes of avoiding this crap. Variable speed air handler motor turns out to be the Achilles heel now.

Oh well, life goes on I suppose.

klindgren
05-29-2013, 06:26 PM
Holy crap... gonna need a good weekend now. Woke up this morning to the house A/C making a strange noise. Went home for lunch to check on it and the motor is seized up in our air handler. Just got off the phone with the HVAC company and they will be out to replace it tomorrow... going to be at least $1500!!!!!!!!

unreal.....

Life sure comes at you fast sometimes.

Holy Crap is right FiremanBill. That really sucks. Just get here as fast as you can and we'll have a "cold one" waiting for you to help ease the pain and start the weekend off right. Gus & Deb, looking forward to seeing you all tomorrow. Bunch of rigs came in today including our "Fearless Leaders" Now we are waiting for our "Former Fearless Leaders" to get here!!:D:D

VAbow
05-29-2013, 06:55 PM
Looks like we are leaving in the morning around 9:30. I have to call the CG and see if I can check in early. Will see y'all up there.

FiremanBill, sorry to hear about the AC.

boatto5er
05-29-2013, 09:21 PM
Holy Crap is right FiremanBill. That really sucks. Just get here as fast as you can and we'll have a "cold one" waiting for you to help ease the pain and start the weekend off right. Gus & Deb, looking forward to seeing you all tomorrow. Bunch of rigs came in today including our "Fearless Leaders" Now we are waiting for our "Former Fearless Leaders" to get here!!:D:D

Late morning meeting got cancelled (yahoo!:)) Should be on the road NLT 11:00am. Did someone say "cold one" waiting?

Flying Dutchman
05-29-2013, 09:33 PM
Y'all get your buts here to the rally, we need reinforcements to combat the mosquitoes!! :eek: Sorry to hear of the A/C issue firemanbill, those 'surprises' never come at a convenient time. We will try to get you some fun this weekend so you can forget your problems.:)

Nabo
05-29-2013, 09:36 PM
Wish we could be there with ya'll but will be there in spirit. Nathan flies out Friday am for another trip to Russia. Ya'll have fun.

Flying Dutchman
05-29-2013, 09:44 PM
Wish we could be there with ya'll but will be there in spirit. Nathan flies out Friday am for another trip to Russia. Ya'll have fun.

Thanks Byrd, wish you and Nathan were here.

FiremanBill
05-30-2013, 01:54 PM
On our way!

vakthund
05-31-2013, 12:41 AM
Just pulled in and got set up. Where are all those cold ones our fellow campers were talking about. Place is deserted - and it's only 1:30 AM. Must be a school night.


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Flying Dutchman
05-31-2013, 04:30 AM
Just pulled in and got set up. Where are all those cold ones our fellow campers were talking about. Place is deserted - and it's only 1:30 AM. Must be a school night.


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WELCOME 'vakthund'!!!!! I would never have guessed a Cyclone could sneak in, you were obviously operating in a stealth mode. Glad you made it safely, and you should find all your fellow Heartlander's grateful for allowing us our needed sleep. I am sure you will find a cold one today.
Well it is 5:00 AM right now and for a brief moment I considered knocking on your door to give you an official welcome, but sensibility was imposed by DW:angel:, so that is why you are still sleeping. Will see you soon.:cool:

Flying Dutchman
05-31-2013, 05:00 AM
Well the Virginia rally is in full swing with a few remaining rigs expected to arrive today. The weather has been great with blue skies and abundant sunshine, and the temperature leaping into the low 90's. Last night a large group tested their stomach capacities by feasting on seafood and other delicacies at Ray's Shanty Restaurant. The food was excellent, and the company was even better. It is really nice meeting old friends again and making new friends. We have 5 first time rally Heartlander's with us, our 'family' continues to grow!:cool: A big welcome to all.

TXTiger
05-31-2013, 07:30 AM
Sounds like a lot of fun. It was nice meeting you in Gettysburg. Wish I was there to enjoy the seafood. I am slowly heading to Goshen staying in Cleveland OH for a few days.

dalspot
05-31-2013, 09:11 AM
Southbound!


Karen

FiremanBill
05-31-2013, 03:24 PM
Just pulled in and got set up. Where are all those cold ones our fellow campers were talking about. Place is deserted - and it's only 1:30 AM. Must be a school night.


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I heard you pull in next to us last night. I was going to come out and give you a hand but then I rolled over and went back to sleep! We went over to Chincoteague this morning and haven't managed to bump in to you yet, (been to busy running around having fun!) even though our Cyclones are literally 3 feet from each other!

vakthund
05-31-2013, 03:27 PM
haven't managed to bump in to you yet, (been to busy running around having fun!) even though our Cyclones are literally 3 feet from each other!
Was looking for you earlier today but I somehow woke up a little late.
Come on over, finishing the ribs for the meet and greet.



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Flying Dutchman
05-31-2013, 09:25 PM
Sounds like a lot of fun. It was nice meeting you in Gettysburg. Wish I was there to enjoy the seafood. I am slowly heading to Goshen staying in Cleveland OH for a few days.

Great meeting you Tony, sorry we will miss you in Temperanceville but we will catch up to you in Goshen. Safe travels.

Flying Dutchman
05-31-2013, 09:36 PM
Another warm sunny day in Virginia. The rally is in full swing, and a very interactive Meet 'n Greet was had by all. An abundance of good food and friendships.2456124560245622456324564

davebennington
06-01-2013, 06:19 AM
It looks like everyone is having a great time, sorry we missed this one. Good news we just got our truck back from the dealer and it runs just fine, we will be leaving Monday headed for Goshen, see you there.

dave

SouthernNights
06-01-2013, 08:23 AM
Wishing you a great rally. See you guys soon.

Randy
06-01-2013, 09:08 AM
Eric and Dorothy, Santha and I sure wish that we could be there with you. Sounds like we are missing a great rally.
See you in about two weeks at Goshen.
Randy, Santha and the Poodles

JJnVA
06-01-2013, 09:15 AM
So sorry that we can't be there enjoying this beautiful weekend by the water with our Heartland Family, BUT we will see y'all in Goshen in 11 (or 18 for some) days! ENJOY!

TandC
06-01-2013, 11:32 AM
Really great breakfast this morning !!!
Thanks Dorothy & Eric !!!

FiremanBill
06-01-2013, 03:06 PM
Really great breakfast this morning !!!
Thanks Dorothy & Eric !!!

Indeed, and another action packed fun filled day with new friends. Loved doing the walkthroughs of all the units and seeing the mods everyone has done. So many ideas and so much stuff to do now once we get home!!!

FiremanBill
06-02-2013, 01:31 PM
Well we made it home, envious of you guys who got to stay longer, still nice to be home. Uneventful trip back so that is good.

It was awesome to meet so many new friends. We had an absolute blast and are already looking forward to doing it again as soon as we can.

dalspot
06-02-2013, 03:37 PM
We're home too - a bit later than we had planned on getting home, but it was an easy trip. Eric and Dorothy did a super job of putting on a great rally. Just wish we could have stayed longer. DARN this working for a living!!

Karen

lduguay
06-02-2013, 05:07 PM
Eric & Dorothy,

Sounds like y'all had a wonderful rally.......and nothing exploded!! Wish we could have joined in the fun, but we WILL see y'all in a couple weeks in Goshen!!

Lance

happycampernc
06-02-2013, 06:57 PM
Great rally

VAbow
06-02-2013, 07:29 PM
We hated to leave too. Had a great time. Our first of many more rallies. Thank y'all for the good time and making us feel welcome. THANKS VERY MUCH to Eric & Dorothy for putting together a great rally at a wonderful place. We will be going back to Tall Pines this summer.

FiremanBill
06-02-2013, 08:45 PM
Had to post this. I mounted my GoPro camera on the front of our Cyclone for the trip up. Thought this was really cool. I have the video from us leaving the house to about halfway up the eastern shore before the battery died. 2+ hours of video. These little cameras are awesome!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rBHyK3rQ3Os

klindgren
06-03-2013, 06:15 AM
What a great rally. We met some new friends and renewed some old friendships. It is what rally-going is all about. Eric & Dorothy you did a fantastic job. It was a whole lot of fun. Can't wait until we can do this again.

dbylinski
06-03-2013, 09:05 AM
Headed north and would like to thank Eric and Dorothy for a great rally. We really enjoyed relaxing and visiting. I could do without the sunburn but it is evidence that we had a good time. Thanks to everyone who helped make this another great Virginia event. It's the reason we try not to miss VA rallies. Thanks again!

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gschaaf
06-03-2013, 02:10 PM
Home safe and sound we want to thank Eric and Dorothy for a great time at there rally. Have to agree with Deb I got a little sun tan myself. It was great seeing everyone and getting the chance to meet new friends. The weather was great the food was great and the people were great. See ya on the road!!!

dbylinski
06-03-2013, 02:49 PM
Home and the trip was uneventful! Thanks again for a great rally!

mjatwalker
06-03-2013, 03:01 PM
We are also home and had a great time with our Heartland family. Dorothy and Eric thank you for a wonderful rally and a great time looking forward to the next one!!!

boatto5er
06-03-2013, 04:30 PM
Got home at 2:00. Had a couple of heavy rain showers, but nothing terrible. All cleaned up and put away til next time. It was great meeting a lot of new Heartlanders and seeing so many old friends. Great job Eric and Dorothy!

Alvenia
06-03-2013, 06:31 PM
Tony & I had a wonderful time! We would like to thank everyone for making us feel welcome. We are looking forward to another rally, but it will have to be close by as we still work. Eric and Dorothy did an excellent job!!

dalspot
06-03-2013, 06:34 PM
Rallies are a great reason to use a vacation day or two! Nice meeting you two.


Tony & I had a wonderful time! We would like to thank everyone for making us feel welcome. We are looking forward to another rally, but it will have to be close by as we still work. Eric and Dorothy did an excellent job!!

FiremanBill
06-03-2013, 07:27 PM
Tony & I had a wonderful time! We would like to thank everyone for making us feel welcome. We are looking forward to another rally, but it will have to be close by as we still work. Eric and Dorothy did an excellent job!!

It was a pleasure meeting you guys as well too! Look forward to doing it again sometime. Same for us both working as well, but we are already looking at more events like this to attend. I have found a new use for vacation days for sure!

bdb2047
06-03-2013, 08:00 PM
Eric&Dorothy thanks for a great weekend enjoyed every ones company looking forward to the next one.Great Rally

porthole
06-04-2013, 08:18 AM
Looks like we missed a good one. Any boaters this year?

We spent 6 days up at Dover - boy was it hot! Generators got a workout this year too.

boatto5er
06-04-2013, 08:58 AM
Looks like we missed a good one. Any boaters this year?

We spent 6 days up at Dover - boy was it hot! Generators got a workout this year too.

Well - us (kindof)...:rolleyes:

Flying Dutchman
06-04-2013, 09:16 AM
Well, the rally is over. Dorothy and I would like to thank all of you for your kind words. We also had a wonderful time but best of all was being able to spend the time with you. A BIG thank you to all of you that helped us prepare things and mostly cleaning up afterwards. We also thank Heartland RV's for the great support they give to the Owners Club. We also received generous support from Chesapeake RV Solutions, and the campground Tall Pines Harbor. Thanks so much for their support. All of it came together (with beautiful weather from our creator) to make for a most memorable and fun rally. Now it is time to rest.:rolleyes: We will see many of you in a short while in Goshen. All have safe travels.:cool:

porthole
06-04-2013, 10:23 AM
Well - us (kindof)...:rolleyes:

I should rephrase that - any "rafters", and helpless ones at that!

funlabs
06-04-2013, 06:15 PM
What a great rally! Eric and Dorothy, you sure know how to put on a party! The campground was great; the food was great; the games were great; the food was great; the weather was great; the food was great...

camperjohn08
06-04-2013, 07:00 PM
Thanks Eric & Dorothy for a Great Rally! Nancy & I had a wonderful time.. After leaving Monday from the camp ground and driving thru many, many rain squalls.. got the Bighorn parked in the backyard.. then the fun began.. washing the truck, the 5'er, cleaning the inside and installing all the covers.. By 5 that night I was completely exhausted.. Funny how We all have so much Fun at these Heartland Rally's that We need some rest time when we get home.. Of course.. work called me early this morning.. UGG... and another early morning tomorrow with a hour drive too and from the job site @ Ruby Tuesdays Williamsburg.. Hopefully I can sleep in the next day or so.. "ANYWAY.... GREAT RALLY.. GREAT FOOD.. GREAT COMPANY AND HEARTLAND FAMILY.. JUST CAN'T WAIT TO DO THIS ONCE AGAIN!!:cool:"

FiremanBill
06-06-2013, 12:14 PM
Good thing our rally was last weekend!

Vtxkid
06-07-2013, 05:13 AM
I agree Bill! Can't beat the weekend weather we had by much! Great to meet you and Kelly and hope to see you guys soon!

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vakthund
06-07-2013, 07:53 AM
The Vikings would also like to thank Eric and Dorothy and others for a great rally, what a great group this is.
Until we can get the pictures posted in the H.O.G. they are available at http://photos.goodice.org/Camping/Rallies. Please note that this is my commercial photo site but there is no need to buy anything. When hovering on an image a pop-up should appear. Select "Original" (or any size you want) and when the picture appears right click on it and download.