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Bob&Patty
06-04-2008, 10:28 AM
I would like to open this dicussion early so as a group we can figure out what to do. It has become apparent that fuel costs are going to determine how far we travel. I would like everyone to post a thought on what to do. Some people are going to Las Vegas in September. Pat and I want to go but $500.00 in fuel for 1 day is a bit much for us. Anyway, lets get all our heads together and come up with some ideas. BTW, I guess we have 3 new members that live in Socal, so welcome and I hope they read this and chime in. Sorry guys, just cant be real cheerful with fuel at $5.00:eek: a gallon. Bob and Pat :D:D:eek:

timk
06-04-2008, 10:40 AM
How about a conference call??

Bob&Patty
06-04-2008, 11:05 AM
Timk, you need to expand on your thought. Bob:D:D:eek:

Forrest Fetherolf
06-04-2008, 02:00 PM
Bob&Patty,

Temecula is 280 miles from Oasis Las Vegas rally, @ 11 mpg = 51 gals (round trip) x $5.15 = $263 for fuel....................Eliminate 4 dinners out @ $65.75 and the fuel expense is covered. You must return the favor...............I drove to your rally. u-o-me! :)

Hope you can make it. Uncle Rog and Larry are staying a few extra days.

Forrest

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bpmills
06-04-2008, 02:09 PM
Rivernook campground on the Kern river.....
Burt

Bob&Patty
06-04-2008, 09:46 PM
OK Forrest you got me. Then how late can we get in the CG??? Cause if we leave here at 6 PM, it will take at least 5-6 hours to get there. Maybe Pat and I could get off work early, we will see what we can do, OK. You all have to understand that between now and your rally we will driving to N. Dacota and back and to Montana and back. Thats about 5K miles worth of fuel and lest you forget my SS check is kinda small. Love ya Forrest and we will try to make it. Bob and Pat :D:D:eek: PS Larry is going to be there????????????? OH MY

Bob&Patty
06-04-2008, 09:47 PM
BP, we will put your suggestion in the mix. Bob:D

grandseahawk
06-05-2008, 12:09 AM
Glad to see a new SoCal rally in the planning. DW and kids may be able to make it out to Vegas in September. I'll know more in the comming weeks...it's the busy season for us firefighters. I may not be allowed to travel that far. And, the fuel costs be ******! The oil companys be ****** too!

A September or October rally would work for us except for the weekend of September 20. Got to go to my 20 year high school reunion.

Anyone for Wine Country Resort? http://winecountryrvresort.com/

It's about a 2.5-2.75 hour drive north of Ventura, but it's a very nice drive. Temecula to Ventura took us just shy of 3 hours.

Another nice place is Lake Casitas: http://www.lakecasitas.info/camping.html

It's about 15 minutes east of Ventura.

Just some ideas...

Forrest Fetherolf
06-05-2008, 01:02 AM
OK Forrest you got me. Then how late can we get in the CG??? Cause if we leave here at 6 PM, it will take at least 5-6 hours to get there. Maybe Pat and I could get off work early, we will see what we can do, OK. You all have to understand that between now and your rally we will driving to N. Dacota and back and to Montana and back. Thats about 5K miles worth of fuel and lest you forget my SS check is kinda small. Love ya Forrest and we will try to make it. Bob and Pat :D:D:eek: PS Larry is going to be there????????????? OH MY

If necessary, I'll stand guard to keep your campsite open, what ever it takes to get you here..........Larry has reserved 313.........a pull-thru no less. I made sure we had both back-in's and pull-thru's. That small SS check will help with better fuel mileage........just think, if you were really really wealthy.........you would need a bigger TV and RV to haul all that $$$$$$$.

c-u-at the rally.......hopefully.

Forrest

jbeletti
06-05-2008, 07:46 AM
Happy to hear the band is getting back together :) Hopefully Thor will be able to make it. I expect it will be a scorcher. Beach party!!

mercuryman
06-05-2008, 10:42 AM
Just went by the place two weeks ago. Has a water park and many great winery locations. Just over the hill is the ocean. Can be a little warm in Sept.
Glad to see a new SoCal rally in the planning. DW and kids may be able to make it out to Vegas in September. I'll know more in the comming weeks...it's the busy season for us firefighters. I may not be allowed to travel that far. And, the fuel costs be *censored word*ed! The oil companys be *censored word*ed too!

A September or October rally would work for us except for the weekend of September 20. Got to go to my 20 year high school reunion.

Anyone for Wine Country Resort? http://winecountryrvresort.com/

It's about a 2.5-2.75 hour drive north of Ventura, but it's a very nice drive. Temecula to Ventura took us just shy of 3 hours.

Another nice place is Lake Casitas: http://www.lakecasitas.info/camping.html

It's about 15 minutes east of Ventura.

Just some ideas...

Bob&Patty
06-05-2008, 10:56 AM
Hi Thor, haven't heard from you in awhile. What I thought we could do was get input for a couple of weeks and then put in a poll for the date and a place. September is a busy month for me,(ie) Montana and the rally in Vegas. Mr. Merc, thanks for the input, lets see what the polls show us. Also seems that Mr. Merc and I have somethings in common. BTW Thor, my 45th:eek: reunion is in July. How time flies. Bob :D:D:eek:

sharmulst
06-05-2008, 02:40 PM
We might be able to come to the rally if it were in October. We are fulltimers and will be coming towards Calif. sometime in October after having been in Wash and Oregon for August and September. I will follow on the forum. We are headed for Branson tomorrow for the rally. It will be great seeing friends and making new ones as this is the 3rd one for us.

Bob&Patty
06-05-2008, 10:00 PM
Steve and Sharon, keep checking this thread. We would love to have you. Just be forwarned that the Socal bunch is a little on the rowdy side. Check out the pix in HOG of the last rally in May. Never mind the guy with the tape measure, he wasn't with us. BTW, anyone on S.D. you want us to say hi to. Will be there about July 5th. Ya sure Bob:D:D:eek:

Larryheadhunter
06-06-2008, 01:14 AM
Hey Bob, is that your 45th reunion of being a grandad? That would make you about 80. Yea that sounds about right you old cranky grampa. And we are up to any place that sounds good for the socal rally. We had a blast at the www.winecountryrvresort.com (http://www.winecountryrvresort.com) Our fav was the JLohr winery just down the street. Only downside is its pretty expensive. btw ole man rowdy is the proper spelling, and i know 50 years ago u were pretty rowdy, at least thats the way the story goes.

Thor you ole firefighter you, whats the latest. Have u decaled your rig? Havent been to the lake casitas rv park but am open to any kool place. Might have to put cranky bob on ice though. Thaw him out for a nice exhibit.

Bob&Patty
06-06-2008, 10:24 AM
Thanks Lar, I stand corrected. Bob:D

Larryheadhunter
06-06-2008, 05:02 PM
Oh, Bob, I am just playing with u as u r with me. You are the best RV mentor anyone could ask for. It's like having an older brother with mechanical knowhow. I think casitas or wine country rv resort would be very nice socal rally spots.

mercuryman
06-06-2008, 06:19 PM
The winecountry site has some nice areas to visit, if you like the Ocean and great wine!

John & Karen
2005 Landmark 2500 Duramax 4x4 Almost done with the new wood flooring.

TessaM
06-08-2008, 02:00 PM
Wine country RV park is reeeeeeeeeally nice, we were there last fall.

Bob&Patty
06-10-2008, 06:58 PM
The wine country sounds nice. Will keep it in mind. Cant remember if thats the place that Larry met his waterloo but still sounds like fun. Bob:D:D:eek:

sdgirl
06-10-2008, 07:42 PM
Hi you all ~! Well, Roy and I made it back from our 2 week tour of the north country. HAD A BLAST, but about broke. More on that later. We might be up for a Fall Rally. Since we just got back I have NO idea about future vacation dates. Some of us still have to work for a livin'. The only thing I ask is for a cool spot, if that's possible. With Roy's MS, that's a must for us. We do have an AC on the BC, but only one. I shoulda got two! I'll keep checking the site for more information. Keep yer fingers crossed that we can make it. And heck yeah, we're rowdy! Only way to go! None
Hugs ~ Dena

tbsimmons
07-24-2008, 04:30 PM
Guys and Gals,
I would like to attend with everyone when one is planned.
I live near Bakersfield, so I have been to wine country a few times.
The people running the park used to be very accommodating, which in the last couple years they have been busier, so the accommodation has come down some.
Park is still great though. Water Park across the street. Firestone winery has a walk path from the park. Other wineries within a 5 minute drive.
The closer you get to Pismo, the smaller the sites get, either length or narrow. I stay at Pismo Coast Village a lot because my parents own shares, and will not pay to stay there. Security has always bugged me from my truck and trailer to big for the site, my dog that lays in a chair bugging people, rarely barks and minds without a lease, topper is that he is a Pekingnese. It is not the Toy Hauler causing it either, it occured with our old fiver, a Jazz.
Pismo Sands is also a pretty nice park. Just like Wine Country can get a lot of sites that share the camp side.
My sister and brother in law have a 40 footer also, so when we go to Pismo we usually stay at Pismo Dune RV Ranch. Not that great for looks as a park, but we like it. Sites can be a little narrow if the neighbor can not park a RV, but I still like this park.
Further south you can stay at Flying Flags in Buellton, but do not expect anything. They are great on the phone and say they can fit any size rig. They can if you are a master at pulling a trailer. The wife refuses to stay there again, people working at the park were rude. One was guiding in my neighbor and almost hit my trailer, then proceeded to tell me it was my fault because the trailer was to big for the site. This was when we had the 2870UK Jazz.

Down south the only park I have stayed in is Rancho California is Temecula. Cant go anymore because of the Toy Hauler, they don’t allow them, but is a beautiful park.

I would choose Wine Country though, it is still one of the nicest parks I think on the Central Coast.

Bob&Patty
07-30-2008, 11:06 AM
Well we are back from N.D and watching the fall rally thread. Some very good suggestions have been made. As we all know, fuel prices may play a big role in how far we travel and maybe kids being back in school. So if all you that are interested keep the thread alive with suggestions and dates. Got a PM from Larry and Debbi from Rapid City S.D this morning, so far so good. The Shiny side is still up. Bob:D:D:eek:

Larryheadhunter
07-31-2008, 05:45 AM
nope bob,
my fun crashes were in avila beach which sucks. wine country was awesome especially those cement pull thrus. saw a few bighorns there in feb when we went there. you mite be a little fuddy duddy for wine country bob, we will have to loosen u up and watch u spin. LOL Quite a site to behold! still alive in rapid city and heading for cheyenne soon and on to colorado, new mexico, arizona and home if we survive. keep ur fingers crossed. i thought of u Bob when going thru donner pass. i bet u could eat ur own and still lick ur fingers. it was kinda scary with 4 lines down to one. thank god for the tow/haul. didnt see any bones on the road, so u must have picked them clean. even backed into this space in hart ranch. now i just have to open my eyes. i think october would be a good time for the next socal rally. maybe we can talk jimbo to bring his rig. its time for him to provide us with a free dinner.

sandman
08-01-2008, 05:59 PM
Hey everyone, hope everyone doing good. Just wanted to check in and see how plans are going on the oct rally plans. The wine country rv is good for us, but we might take a census on how far everyone has time and money to go , Just an idea to think about, so everyone have a wonderful day, whats left of it anyway, bye:D



Marty & Theresa aka : Sandman

Bob&Patty
08-01-2008, 10:21 PM
Sandman, good idea about a poll. We in the Socal group never worry about money with Larry, he has plenty of it. But the rest of us dont. Let me work on a poll. Thanks for the suggestion. Bob:D:D:eek:

Bob&Patty
08-01-2008, 10:25 PM
Sandman, BTW, you must fill me in more about your hobby. I seem to be a car nut, so Im told. I like going to Bakersfield to the "smokers track".:) Ever been?? Bob:D:D:eek:

DennisZ
08-02-2008, 09:39 AM
Bob

How about having the fall rally back at the site of our original rally at Canyon RV, it seems like that is a central location, and nobody would have to travel to far.

Also, if we have it on either October 10-12 or 17-19 we couldd all go to the Pomona RV show. We might even be able to get a factory guy or 2 and maybe even Jim B to join us for a night. The distance from the RV park to Pomona is about 25 miles.

Dennis

silverfox
08-02-2008, 10:15 AM
Hi everyone. We've been following your plans for a rally in SoCal. Steve and I are fulltimers from San Antonio and just missed the rally in Texas. Currently we are in San Jose until about the first week of September. Then we are heading to the Butterfield Ranch RV resort near Julian for a 3-month workamping assignment. We will try and make the rally if it is not too far for us. I don't think we will make the one in Nevada.

Diana

Bob&Patty
08-04-2008, 05:37 PM
Diana, the CG mentioned by Denniz is in Anaheim off the 91 freeway. From Julian, about a 1 1/2 to 2 hour drive. We did have a good time at the 1st rally in Anaheim. I thinks it's worth considering. The wine country up north would be good also but just for 2 nights it's a long way from San Diego and Temecula. Some people that work on friday's would get there very late at night. Not sure what the driving time is from here. Just more food for thought. Bob:D:D:eek:the cat

sandman
08-05-2008, 09:41 PM
Whats up guys, just checkin in to how things are going, Hope everyone is well. Canyon rv park looks good to us , never been but looks nice, probably have fun where ever we go im sure :D.

Bob&Patty
08-27-2008, 11:43 AM
Just thought I would check on the Poll I posted. We have only 1 reply and only about a month to put things in motion. Please, if you are interested, click on the poll so I know what to do. Bob:D:D:eek:

Larryheadhunter
08-28-2008, 04:12 AM
nope bob, they were really nice at wine country rv. its just bit too far. Avila beach I will never go into as that place sucks. I like the place in anaheim, Canyon RV park as its in the middle of orange county and we had a blast especially like the old folks like u and Forrest and DennisZ and Jimbo Beletti, and we will be bringing a new bottle of Don Julio Agave Tequilla to share with all. Looking forward to a great rally wherever it is. I hope Dale and Jen make it again too. Thor lets down a few again and watching u drive thru those campsites with ur huge rig missing trees, bbqs, firepits, picnic tables, missing each one by inches was just awesome and a huge feat. Maybe u should compete. Bob, keep pushing this event, as forrest has done for Lost Wages. Maybe u can make ice cream sundaes for all. LOL

Bob&Patty
08-29-2008, 11:58 AM
Hi Larry, ice cream sundays? You bring the ice cream. I have to admit that we had a good time in Anaheim. I guess we just need to get a date set. Bob :D

Bob&Patty
08-29-2008, 12:07 PM
OK people, we need some input. Saturday night potluck? Make sure Larry has a pull through spot!! Dennis, round up all the people from the high desert. Try to contact all the new HL owners from Socal, I think there are 3 new ones, and very close to us. Anyone heard from BP Mills??? I guess I will send out some PM's to some folks. BTW, Pat and I will be out of town from Sept. 3rd to the 10th. So please just post away so I can get some stuff handled. Bob:D:D:eek:

frumbawa
08-29-2008, 02:29 PM
Well, I chimed in with the 18th but even then, I'm not sure if I can make it. The fall is my daughter's time for gymnastics competition and they don't usually come out with the schedule until the beginning of each month so I won't actually know if we have the weekend free until it gets closer. If we can make it, will be there.

Hope everyone is enjoying the summer. I'm still trying to figure out where it went.

Frank

Larryheadhunter
08-31-2008, 02:37 AM
So cranky bob, have you decided on the exact dates and location for the socal rally? Unfortunately, although we really enjoyed Ocean Canyon they do not appear to have any pull thrus but who cares if you come early and pick your own site. I think you need to bring the ice cream old man, I am on social security and don't have the great job you have! I agree with DennisZ that we had a great time last rally there so let's do it again as its less than an hour from San Clemente. Make sure they trim those trees for all the folks with slide outs. LOL for those who remember. I am a little better backing in since our 32 day 10 state trip this summer. Not as good as any of my mentors, but if you don't try you will never get better. Looking forward to seeing everyone. Is JimBo coming? He is always the hit of the show! What a great job he has, Director of Owner Satisfaction. I wonder if he does windows too? Bob, have a safe trip. And for you tequila anejo afficienados I have a new brand for all to try.


OK people, we need some input. Saturday night potluck? Make sure Larry has a pull through spot!! Dennis, round up all the people from the high desert. Try to contact all the new HL owners from Socal, I think there are 3 new ones, and very close to us. Anyone heard from BP Mills??? I guess I will send out some PM's to some folks. BTW, Pat and I will be out of town from Sept. 3rd to the 10th. So please just post away so I can get some stuff handled. Bob:D:D:eek:

sdgirl
09-06-2008, 10:00 PM
Hey ya'll~ Sorry I dropped outta sight for a while. Got really busy right after our May/June vacation. Still busy, in fact it's worse, but think that DH and I NEED a little R&R. Canyon was fun and was our first time meeting all of you so we will try to make it.

Larry, think I may have tied you in the bang up department. Hit the fence at home trying to back in. :mad: Think it's time to re-think that **** fence!

Hope to see you all there. Bob,,, I've missed you! Pls tell Pat I said Hello. Oh, puppy dog update. Our Golden is doing great. Her blood work is all back to normal, now it's just a matter of getting her off the drugs, which we hope to have done by the end of the year. Yeah!
Hugs to everyone~~~

Bob&Patty
09-12-2008, 10:09 AM
Well, we are back from the Montana trip. It looks like Canyon RV Park and the 18th are the most popular. Now lets all get busy and post some ideas about what to do for fun. Bob:D

Bob&Patty
09-15-2008, 11:20 AM
Well guys and gals we have a problem. Dennis called yesterday and advised me that Canyon RV Park is booked up for the 18th.:( The reason being that the big RV show is at Pomona that weekend. So now we have to pick a different day. Since the 18th was the most popular day, maybe we should pick a different month and day. So if you will post some thoughts on what we should do and with some more time we could get a bigger turnout. I also know that the holidays are coming and would it be better to wait until next year?? Bob and Pat:D:D:eek:

sandman
09-15-2008, 10:44 PM
Hey everyone, too bad to here about canyon rv but there still alot of nice parks around if we want to just go to a different one, but im up for anything so everyone have a good nite.

Larryheadhunter
09-16-2008, 02:48 AM
I am with the sandman. Let's find another socal park for the weekend of Oct 18th. Anyone with any ideas? Let's get proactive.

sandman
09-16-2008, 07:40 PM
Hey guys, here are some rv parks ive been to and there are really nice parks. Vail lake, The Springs at Borrego, butterfield rv ranch. The springs at borrego never stayed but seen it ,it is very nice. So there are a few to mull overtalk later buy.



sandman:D:D:D:D:D

pslincs
09-16-2008, 09:40 PM
Hi, one of the new member from So Cal. Shane and Candy here, we would love to attend a Rally in So Cal. Lets do it, can't go end of this month, going to Shaver Lake, but would love to meet new Heartland owners!...>

Bob&Patty
09-17-2008, 10:20 AM
Hi Shane and Candy, welcome to the HL family. I found out today that Pat has to work on the 18th. If all the folks that voted for the 18th of October would like to go to Vail Lake instead, I will call them and see if they have room for us. But I will need to know how many are still interested. So please post as soon as possible so I can make arrangements. Bob:D:D:eek:

pslincs
09-17-2008, 07:01 PM
Vail Lake Looks nice! We can go the 18th of October>>>>Shane & Candy

Bob&Patty
09-17-2008, 09:24 PM
OK gang here it is... short and not so very sweet. I called vail lake and they are booked for that weekend. "Halloween"???? Sandman mentioned some other places and Dennis mentioned Pachanga. BTW Pat only works until noon that day, just like the time we went to Vail last April. Now if I could impose on sandman to do some inquires on some of the places he mentioned and post them, it would be a BIG help. And yes Sandman, your friends are welcome and their SOB's are too. We are not snobbish we just like alot of people to enjoy some fun with us and watch Larry park. So when we can put this all together bring your popcorn and a chair.

DennisZ
09-18-2008, 11:11 AM
I just called Pechanga Resort and they have spots available for $42 per night if we get 10 spots, a little more if we don't get the 10. It's a nice park, with a casino next door if you like to gamble. It should be a good central location for everyone.

Dennis

Bob&Patty
09-18-2008, 11:53 AM
Thanks Dennis, temecula is only about an hour for most people that have shown interest for the 18th. The CG is very nice and has concrete pads and some pull throughs. Sandmans drive might be a little longer but hope he can attend. So, please post if your are going to join in so I can get a count on how many spots to save so we are all together. Bob:D:D:eek:

sandman
09-18-2008, 03:12 PM
Hey eveyone checked on a few THE SPRINGS AT BORREGO has sites for us if you would like to go out there. It is a nice place has all the hot mineral spas, tennis horseshoes fishing lake and on and on you know the stuff. Check out the web springsatborrego.com so seeya guys.



sandman:

Bob&Patty
09-18-2008, 09:43 PM
Sandman, thanks for the effort and advise. Dennis and I looked into it and it may just be a bit far for a short weekend trip. Some people don't get off work until 5 PM or so. That would put them out on hwy 86 and #2 late at night. BTW, we will keep it in mind though for a long weekend trip. I believe that Pachaga is probably our best bet at such short notice and not too expensive. I know that Larry (crash) and Debbi like wine, so we could drive out to "wino" country here in Temecula. It's about a 10 minute drive. Just a thought. Bob:D:D:eek: P.S. the late at nite would be Pat and I

Larryheadhunter
09-20-2008, 06:21 AM
i vote for Pechanga but if u want to see the show when I park you will have to come early. Lets get this deal tied down so everyone respond please.

DennisZ
09-20-2008, 09:34 AM
Watching Larry park could be worth the cost of admission (Just kidding Larry)... Let's make it Pechanga, then we can go on a wino tour with Larry. I'll try to bring a couple of other SOB's with me.

Dennis

Larryheadhunter
09-20-2008, 04:03 PM
Gee thanks Dennis for all your support. I am afraid taking you on a wino tour might be dangerous to all of us. It will take at least 5 of us to drag your drunken body back to the campground LOL just kidding DennisZ. And since I will be there way before you, you will miss the parking show. Sorry, maybe next time. Anyway, let's hear from others if Pechanga is the place!

Bob&Patty
09-21-2008, 10:40 AM
After reading Larry's and Dennis's barbs at each other, it's sounds like we might have 5-6 coaches there. I will call tommorow and get all the info. It would be helpful if anyone else that want's to join in would post real soon so I can get the right amount of sites set aside. Larry, I am going to get someone to film your arrival so we can watch later when we are all there. Popcorn and beer for everyone at the showing. :cool: Bob:D:D:eek:

Bob&Patty
09-23-2008, 10:05 PM
Hey people, whats up!! I guess unless Dennis gets some of his friends to come along, we will have grand total of 3 members at the rally. What ever happened to Bill D, Sandman, BP Mills, Sdgirl and all the others that live close to us???? We have about 3 weeks to get this thing done. Please post here so I know how many sites to have them save.:confused: Bob:D:D:eek:

Larryheadhunter
09-23-2008, 10:13 PM
Hey Bob,
Count us in at Pechanga. Do we need to make reservations, if so please get me the info to call them. Sure hope they have pull thru's as backing up with my eyes closed isn't what its cracked up to be. On our way to Vegas to visit family and attend the LV Rally that Forrest and Karen are throwing. We will miss you, old mentor. Sorry you couldn't make it.

sandman
09-23-2008, 10:30 PM
Hey bob count us in we just need to know the registration info so let us know

Bob&Patty
09-23-2008, 10:51 PM
Thanks Sandman and Lar. That makes 4 or maybe 6. Ok, I will call in the morning and get the info. Bob:D:D:eek:

frumbawa
09-24-2008, 09:54 AM
Hi All,

Having teenage kids, our schedules change by the minute. I originally thought we'd be free the weekend of the 18th and could join up with you guys but I must have blinked somewhere along the line because now we have too much going on that weekend.

Anyway, have a great time and we will catch up with you one of these days.

Frank

jbeletti
09-24-2008, 12:50 PM
2008 SoCal Fall Rally is all set. Closing this planning thread now. See details here at the new thread (//heartlandowners.org/showthread.php?t=7172).

Jim