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tjspencer
08-18-2016, 09:11 PM
47185S1623 STH 23, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965

Venue:
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Country Roads Motorhome and RV Park
S1623 STH 23
Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965
Terri Lynn Michael (608)253-2132 (tel:(608)253-2132)
www.4countryroads.com (http://www.4countryroads.com)
Pets ok?: Yes


Details:
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From: 8/10/2017 to: 8/13/2017
Number of sites held: 38
Register by end of day 7/31/2017
Site fee: $36.64 per night tax included per night.
Club Member Event fee:
Non-Club Member fee: $20 for 2 people $10 for each additional person
Potluck: yes
Potluck date: Saturday
Potluck time: 5 pm


Contact:
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Event Leader: Terry and Jackie Spencer
Email: tjspencer(click to contact) (https://heartlandowners.org/private.php?do=newpm&u=17436)


Additional Info:
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Wednesday "PreRally" Chicago dog night dinner and horse racing
Thursday "Meet and Greet" snack potluck 4:00pm
Thursday Fawn Creek Winery Tasting Tour and trolley ride 6:00pm
Friday Cornhole Tournament, 2 person teams $$$ prizes
Friday Wisconsin Brat Feed 5:00pm (the meal is on US!)
Friday Night Entertainment 6:30pm "Maggie Mae" Country Singer
Saturday Morning "Chuckwagon Breakfast" 8-10am
Saturday Shooting Range 9-11am
Saturday Club Potluck dinner 5pm (meat is furnished, bring a dish to share)
Saturday Night Entertainment 6:30pm "Opry Chicks", variety of music
Saturday Night "Around the Camp Fire" social
Sunday Continental Breakfast 8am
Discounted Dells Attraction ticket coupons to be used Tuesday through Sunday
50/25/25 Raffle

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Attendees:
1. Terry and Jackie Spencer #2211
2. Kim and Dottie Miranda #1977 site 92
3. Jerry and Jaci Volden #1770 08/08 site 36
4. Dave and Mary Hromek #1026 08/06 site 6
5. Skip and Carol VanDriest #2784 08/08 site 11
6. Dan and Karen Halverson #1785 O8/09 site 37
7. Bernie and Judi VerHey #1958 08/09 site 5
8. Steve and Liana Bub #2794 08/09 site 17
9. Mark and Chris Starke #2349 08/11 site 39
10. Roger and Bernita Terlunen #2612 08/06 site 18
11. Jerry and Karen Vredeveld #1464 HHP
12. Jim and Denise Fischer #2752 08/09 site 19
13. Jim and Amy Larsen #3376 08/09 site 10
14. Mike and Suzanne Markus #1471 08/06 site
15. Vic and Diana Abelson #2182 08/09 site 12
16. Jerry and Jill Sweeney #2975
17. Dave and Karen Campbell #2131 08/09 site 8
18. Clarence and Jackie Miller #1146 08/07 site 4
19. Ken and Kathy Strong #1027 08/06 site 23
20. Gerald and Debbie Atkinson #1750 08/05 site 15
21. Craig and Linda McKeever #1816 08/07/ site 13
22. John and Melinda Cull #2582 08/08 site 14
23. Jack and Sharen Thompson #1343 08/10 site 20
24. Orville and Barbara Wright #1089 08/09 site 21
25. Pete and Mary Peterson #1212 off site
26. Bob and Lynn Schmidt #1171 08/08 site 38
27. Jim and Wilma Lamont #1091 08/09 site 1
28. Ed and Ellen Crape #1836 08/09 site 2
29. Jim and Jan Quella #1165 08/10 site 7
30. Dale and Janet Kilgore #2726 08/10 site 3
31. Jon and Patti Holbert # 1025 08/10 site 25
32. Dennis and Cindy Messengill #657 08/10 site 24
33. Gus and Debra Funderburg #1054 08/03 site 44
34. Jan and Cathy Daniels #1635 08/07 site 40
35. Ken and Karen Simon #3148. 08/10 site 42
36. Bob and Kathy Spencer. SOB. 08/10 site 43
37. Wes and Carolyn Stgrausser #2790 08/10 site 41
38. Arvin and Vicki Bahr #3567 08/10 site 9
39. Bob Curry #1081 08/07 site 49
40. Terry and Carol Hershberger #1004 site 45 08/07
41. Don and JoAnne Kettlewell #1429 site 16 08/08
42. Doug and Mira Campbell # 3632 site 08/
43. Gary and Marilyn Warren SOB site 22 08/07
44. Bob and Sandy Krpata #3774 site


Please email me at boocrew1800@gmail.com when you make your reservations with you HOC#, arrival date and site number if you know. Terry

cookie
08-18-2016, 10:26 PM
We're in, site 6, 8/6 to 8/14.
Email sent.

Peace
Dave

Herbiesrig
08-19-2016, 04:44 AM
Count Dan and I in..

Skipncarol
08-19-2016, 09:27 AM
Carol and I are in at site 11 8/8 to 8/14

Hockster
08-24-2016, 04:29 PM
We're in, site #9.
We arrive 7 Aug & leave on 14 Aug.
This will be our first time in Wisconsin.
Looking forward to the trip.
Hockster

tjspencer
08-25-2016, 11:31 AM
We're in, site #9.
We arrive 7 Aug & leave on 14 Aug.
This will be our first time in Wisconsin.
Looking forward to the trip.
Hockster

Gotcha in Gary. We are at Michigan's rally too!

Hockster
09-05-2016, 08:25 AM
Need some advice as to best route from Michigan to Wisconsin Dells.
I will be coming out of Michigan on I-94.
I have been in Chicago without the trailer and know how crazy it is.
Looking for best way around to avoid the headaches.
I know Cookie is from Wisconsin, so need advice from him or other Wisconsin members.
I know I have a lot of time yet, but can never start too early on planning.
Looking forward to the trip.
Hockster

cookie
09-05-2016, 08:58 AM
Gary, there is no good way to navigate Chicago, however Sunday mornings before 11:00 things are usually not to bad.
You should not have to go through Chicago, but skim the south end of it along with Gary, IN.
I would take I-94 to I-80 west right on over to I-39 north at LaSalle, IL. Take that up to I-90/94 west to WI hwy 23.

Peace
Dave

tjspencer
09-06-2016, 06:22 AM
I hate the "white knuckle" driving around Chicago and I agree with Cookie so I use interstate 80 to I 39 outside of LaSalle then head to Wisconsin. Timing is everything around the south end of the lake where interstate 294 comes in with 80 just near the Indiana border so avoid the times between 2 and 6 PM, that appears to be the rush-hour. And appears to be worse heading east than it does west on I 80. Dan Halverson advise me to use State Highway 30 south of I 80 to avoid almost all of it and then connect in to interstate 80 near New Lenox. Hope this helps. It does add about another 45 to 50 minutes of drive time but it's well worth it.

travelin2
09-06-2016, 07:00 AM
I agree with everyone, go west on I80 then north. We went through there last month, 80 to 294 to 290 to 90 during pre am rush hour. I can deal with heavy traffic but the road construction NW of Chicago real added to the pain. Extensive work, adding additional lanes-doubt it will be done by next year [emoji14][emoji14][emoji14]


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Hockster
09-08-2016, 07:12 AM
Thanks to everyone.
I'll get out the maps.
I'm not a GPS fan.
Hockster

travelin2
09-09-2016, 09:22 AM
Thanks to everyone.
I'll get out the maps.
I'm not a GPS fan.
Hockster

Yep do that! GPS will likely take you right up the Dan Ryan Expressway!!!


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simsfmly
09-19-2016, 04:52 PM
If anyone would like to keep on "rallying", information about the Ohio Rally (https://www.heartlandowners.org/showthread.php/61710-EVENT-Heartland-Chapter-Rally-OH-Port-Clinton-8-16-2017-to-8-20-2017) (the following week) is now available at the link.

Sarge
10-20-2016, 03:22 PM
As a former Kenosha resident / Cheesehead - I'm tagging this until I can verify when my nieces / nephews return back to school.

GO PACK GO !!

Thanx, Sarge

tjspencer
02-24-2017, 08:41 PM
We are happy to announce that we will be having a second night of entertainment on Saturday featuring the "Opry Chicks", a local band that is featured at the Wisconsin Opry during the summer months here in the Dells. They will play a variety of music from Country to Rock and Roll "oldies". We will also be featuring a Cornhole Tournament with cash paybacks. Please spread the word about the Wisconsin HOC Rally coming soon in August.

tjspencer
02-25-2017, 08:44 AM
Just a reminder that the Wisconsin Chapter of the Heartland Owners Club has its own Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/groups/242499772559154) and we are encouraging Wisconsin and other chapters members to join to learn what's new in the Wisconsin RVing world and for Chapter rally updates. We also encourage members of the Facebook page to post on the Facebook page their events and adventures while RVing.

TGLBWH
03-04-2017, 11:21 AM
We are all set to make it to our first Wisconsin Rally. Arriving on the 5th on site #15, HOC #1750
We are now able to come since Debbie retires on Friday, 3-10
Looking forward to it.

jbeletti
03-04-2017, 12:27 PM
We are all set to make it to our first Wisconsin Rally. Arriving on the 5th on site #15, HOC #1750
We are now able to come since Debbie retires on Friday, 3-10
Looking forward to it.

That's awesome Gerry! We won't make it this year but I know you'll have a great time. Terry puts on a great rally and the people that come to this rally are a lot of fun.

TGLBWH
03-05-2017, 01:55 PM
Thanks Jim,
With Deb retiring we plan on going more places although not full time. Other family things out there for now but definitely more days and places than in the past

jnbhobe
03-05-2017, 03:31 PM
We are signed up, coming in 8/6 thru 8/14 0n site # 25.

katkens-DW
03-07-2017, 07:15 PM
Hi Terry Ken and Kathy Strong will be there on Aug 6 site 23 Leaving on 13 .

tjspencer
05-30-2017, 11:32 AM
Hello Everyone!

Everything is right on the mark for this year's rally Aug 10-13 at Country Roads and we are really, REALLY filling up fast so if you plan on attending get your reservations in soon. One change in this year's line up, on Friday we will not be doing rig/coach service this year. Scenic Traveler who is one our sponsors advised me today that due to a shortage in RV technicians, they will not being rig repairs or service. Otherwise everything is a "GO"! This year we are having a Friday "Cornhole Tournament" so pick your partner and we paying back cash prizes to hopefully the top 3 teams. So get you pitchin' arms in shape.
Goshen is right around the corner and I'm hoping to see most of you there this year. Everyone have a great summer and safe travels!

Terry H
06-01-2017, 10:56 AM
The Hershbergers will be at the Rally. Arriving 8/7/2017 and Departing 8/14/2017.

boatto5er
06-02-2017, 07:18 PM
Hi Terry,

Tried to make it last year, but that nasty four letter word (work) got in the way. But that's not an issue anymore. Just made reservations. We will arrive Aug 3 and depart on Aug 14. We will be on site #40.

CHANGE: We are now arriving on Aug 2 and departing on Aug 20. Moved to site #44.

Mikemm62
06-29-2017, 09:26 AM
That was close.... just registered for this event. Look forward to seeing everyone...

Mike & Suzanne Markus

tjspencer
07-04-2017, 08:41 AM
Rally Update: We are just over a month away from our Wisc. HOC rally and things are coming together nicely. We are on our way to making this the "biggest and best" rally yet. We are pushing the 40 unit mark and many, 30 of you are coming in early. So with that in mind, on Wednesday evening we will be gathering for a little pre-rally fun, food and horse racing. Yes, HORSE RACING! For you HOC members wanting to take the challenge...we are paying back 100% of the wagers to the winners. It is a fun game and it gives us some more time for good fellowship and laughs. Plan on joining us on Wednesday the 9th.........more to follow!

TXBobcat
07-10-2017, 10:49 AM
Well I have made reservations. 9/7 thru 9/14 in Site #49..

Look forward to seeing some ole friends and meeting new ones.

I have been staying with family since October but hitting the road again end of this July..

BC

Hockster
07-10-2017, 04:57 PM
Do to some just discovered serious health issues Marlene and I have had to cancel the Wisconsin Dells rally.
We were really looking forward to this Rally because neither of us have ever been to Wisconsin, but our health is more important.
We will be back on the Rally Circuit next year.
Have a great Rally y'all.

Hockster

tjspencer
07-11-2017, 10:45 AM
Do to some just discovered serious health issues Marlene and I have had to cancel the Wisconsin Dells rally.
We were really looking forward to this Rally because neither of us have ever been to Wisconsin, but our health is more important.
We will be back on the Rally Circuit next year.
Have a great Rally y'all.

Hockster

Sorry to hear about the cancellation but your health is most important and there will be future rallies to come. Take care and hope to see you soon on the road.

Terry H
07-11-2017, 07:22 PM
Terry I noticed we are not on the attandee list in the first post. We called and made reservations, I did not get a site number. We will be arriving on August 7th and departing on August 14th.

tjspencer
07-12-2017, 12:53 PM
Terry I noticed we are not on the attandee list in the first post. We called and made reservations, I did not get a site number. We will be arriving on August 7th and departing on August 14th.
Terry and Carol,
I have you down now and you're on site 43. Glad you could join us this year we have a full rally with the extra night Wednesday for pre-rally which we will be featuring horse racing and Chicago dog night where will be feeding Chicago style hot dogs, make your own, and chips. Looks like we're gonna have some great fun this year and thanks for joining us.

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Wednesday Night August 9th, we really are going to have some fun with horse racing and "Chicago style" quarter pound hotdog feed with chips. You make up your own Chicago dog with your choice of condiments. We have a full rally with many people coming in early so we should have some great fun this year. We will be paying back 100% on your bets for the horse racing. Also new this year is the "Cornhole" tournament. We hope for at least 10 teams to join for a five dollar entry fee. So pick your partners and get ready to have some fun. See you all soon and safe travels!
.

tjspencer
07-12-2017, 02:15 PM
Rally Update: We are just over a month away from our Wisc. HOC rally and things are coming together nicely. We are on our way to making this the "biggest and best" rally yet. We are pushing the 40 unit mark and many, 30 of you are coming in early. So with that in mind, on Wednesday evening we will be gathering for a little pre-rally fun, food and horse racing. Yes, HORSE RACING! For you HOC members wanting to take the challenge...we are paying back 100% of the wagers to the winners. It is a fun game and it gives us some more time for good fellowship and laughs. Plan on joining us on Wednesday the 9th.........more to follow!


Wednesday Night August 9th, we really are going to have some fun with horse racing and "Chicago style" quarter pound hotdog feed with chips. You make up your own Chicago dog with your choice of condiments. We have a full rally with many people coming in early so we should have some great fun this year. We will be paying back 100% on your bets for the horse racing. Also new this year is the "Cornhole" tournament. We hope for at least 10 teams to join for a five dollar entry fee. So pick your partners and get ready to have some fun. See you all soon and safe travels!

TXBobcat
07-16-2017, 11:20 PM
Not trying to cause a problem but I was wondering.
When I went to try and find the park Country Roads Motorhome and RV Park on the maps in Wisconsin Dells it would not come up. But I searched for the park name and it came up with Lake Delton, WI and on their reservation form it says Lake Delton shown below.. Am I missing something here... Of course I found the park on the maps now and can find my way there.

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BC

cookie
07-17-2017, 08:11 AM
Yep BC it's Lake Delton.

Peace
Dave

tjspencer
07-17-2017, 08:15 AM
Not trying to cause a problem but I was wondering.
When I went to try and find the park Country Roads Motorhome and RV Park on the maps in Wisconsin Dells it would not come up. But I searched for the park name and it came up with Lake Delton, WI and on their reservation form it says Lake Delton shown below.. Am I missing something here... Of course I found the park on the maps now and can find my way there.

53318



BC
No problem. Wisconsin Dells and Lake Delton are side-by-side. Now to complicate that even further the park is in the town of Delton which is just outside of Lake Delton and they have a PO Box is in Lake Delton. But this is all the Wisconsin Dells area. Look for Walmart in Wisconsin Dells and the park is 300 yards to the west of that on Highway 23. It's all about rural mail delivery which also includes Baraboo in this area besides Lake Delton and Wisconsin Dells. Just got off the interstate at exit 89 Lake Delton PD turn left on highway 23 and approximate 3/4 of mile on the right-hand side is the park. See you soon, safe travels!

katkens
07-17-2017, 08:50 PM
Bob use Walmart..... 130 Commerce St. Wisconsin Dells,Wi. 53965

boatto5er
07-25-2017, 07:35 AM
I am coming in early and am tentatively scheduled to have Disc Brakes installed on Aug 3 by a team from Performance Braking. These are the folks who were at the Heartland National Rally recently. If you are interested in getting them on your rig, please call Ron at 405-626-7009.


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tjspencer
07-30-2017, 12:46 PM
Just a reminder to those attending this year's Wisconsin HOC rally that we will continue the tradition with the "Heartland Gives Back" program collecting can and packaged food (non expired) as well as monies for the local food pantry. In the last 4 years we have donated over 700 lbs. of food and $250 to the local pantry. Please lets be generous again this year.
Also for those in attendance, some of you ask how we can put on such a good rally for only the $20 that Heartland pays for each attendee? If you have attended a rally in the past, it's through your generosity in kicking in when we "pass the hat" to help pay for the entertainment and through our 50/25/25 raffles to help provide you with the extra meals. We can't just do it on the $20 from Heartland. Many of you will agree that it's well worth it because of the meals and entertainment we provide.
This year we even have a fund raising effort going to help raise monies for future rallies. We are having printed Heartland garden flags which we will sell at the rally and beyond until they are gone. They will be printed with the Heartland logo and the phrase "Home is where the Heart is"! They will be available during the rally for a reduced rate only.
We are having the largest rally so far with 44 rigs attending. Jackie and I, as well as my rally team are looking forward to seeing you all have a great time filled with good memories. See you soon!

boatto5er
08-01-2017, 10:17 PM
Gus and Debra arrived today. We're on site 44. My surgeon wants me to do a lot of walking to help facilitate my hip replacement surgery recovery, so you'll be seeing Debra and I out walking around evenings and maybe early mornings, with and without the mischievous dachshunds.


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happykraut
08-02-2017, 06:55 AM
Bob, the entrance to the park is N43.58544 and W89.82031

boatto5er
08-02-2017, 09:41 AM
Bob, the entrance to the park is N43.58544 and W89.82031

You can't miss it. Big sign on WI State Hwy 23 (exit 89) after getting off Interstate telling you the entrance is 1/4 mile ahead and signs at the entrance.


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Herbiesrig
08-03-2017, 05:54 AM
Dan and I regret that we will not be attending the Wisconsin Rally again this year due to Dan's health issues. He will be going in for a total right hip replacement.
There will be another total hip replacement after the right hip is healed. We will miss everyone and will be thinking of all the fun everyone is having.

Dan and Karen Halvorsen
North Central Region Director

boatto5er
08-03-2017, 06:08 AM
Hi, sorry y'all won't be here. I just had a total right hip replacement on June 5. Hopefully, your recovery will go as well as mine has. If y'all have any questions from someone who just went through it, feel free to PM me. Best wishes.


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TXBobcat
08-12-2017, 03:24 PM
I have uploaded the Gun Range Photos to my Drop Bucket.. Use this link to go to the Box.
If you have a problem please let me know. I will post a few on FB.

Click here for the Drop Box Link (https://www.dropbox.com/sh/sdr93k7udjewrui/AAATNru8kZHwtbPE2i2y2Aa-a?dl=0)

There are 91 photos. If you would like all of them come see me and I will try to get you a copy off of a jump drive.

BC

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BTW.. If you haven't seen it by now here is a photo of my New Pickup. OH... I had some work done on my 2008 Bighorn..

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cookie
08-12-2017, 03:39 PM
Thanks for the link BC.
Nice pics.

Peace
Dave

JJC
08-12-2017, 03:40 PM
Thanks Bob, great photos!


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jayc
08-12-2017, 08:58 PM
Nice photos of the gun range. I like the new look of your trailer. Who did it for you?

TravelTiger
08-12-2017, 09:41 PM
Wow, now that's an attention getter, Bob! How was it done?


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cookie
08-12-2017, 11:07 PM
Another awesome Wisconsin rally is in the books.
Thanks Terry and Jackie for the great job that you did in putting this together.

Peace
Dave

TXBobcat
08-13-2017, 12:24 AM
Wow, now that's an attention getter, Bob! How was it done?

I was having repair done to my Bedroom slide which included some fiber glass repair causing the outside to look splotchie (SP)... I mentioned to the repair persons that I would need to find someone to paint the trailer. They piped up and said they could and gave me a quote I could afford, but I had to take a deep breath after words. Then when I got back to McKinney I contacted I Candy Grafix I had previous business with and they took my photo and made the graphic on the back. They do wrapping for cars and such.



Nice photos of the gun range. I like the new look of your trailer. Who did it for you?

I like it also Jay, but it is a bit bland to others. I plan to add more graphics in the future but I need to save my pennies to add more. The slide repair and the painting was done by All Star RV Repair in Eustace, Texas. Near Gun Barrel TX. They took the bedroom slide completely out and repaired it. Others I asked couldn't do it. As I said above I Candy Graphics in Prosper TX did the Bobcat on the back. I asked them to make it look like the Bobcat was in a cave or such. I think they did a good job. It looks like there is a hole in the back of the trailer and you can see the Bobcat through it.
I'm glad you like the new look. At least you can't miss me when I come into a campground.

BC

JJC
08-13-2017, 05:58 PM
Thank you Terry and Jackie for an exceptional rally. Melinda and I learned a lot and enjoyed meeting so many new friends. It was especially welcoming to hear Rocky Top played both Friday and Saturday 👍

We we spoke to a number of people who are considering our Tennessee Rally next April in Sevierville. For your convenience the link is https://heartlandowners.org/showthread.php/66976-EVENT-Heartland-Chapter-Rally-TN-Sevierville-4-26-2018-to-4-29-2018?p=552240#post552240


Another awesome Wisconsin rally is in the books.
Thanks Terry and Jackie for the great job that you did in putting this together.

Peace
Dave

happykraut
08-13-2017, 09:05 PM
Well I guess you could say its all over. Thanks a bunch to Terry, Jakie and crew for putting on an outstanding rally. See you next year if the lord is willing and the creeks don't rise. Also a big thanks to the management.

boatto5er
08-13-2017, 09:27 PM
Great rally Terry! Thanks for allowing us Southern interlopers to attend. Glad we were able to work it into our tour schedule.


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mytruc
08-14-2017, 09:49 AM
I was having repair done to my Bedroom slide which included some fiber glass repair causing the outside to look splotchie (SP)... I mentioned to the repair persons that I would need to find someone to paint the trailer. They piped up and said they could and gave me a quote I could afford, but I had to take a deep breath after words. Then when I got back to McKinney I contacted I Candy Grafix I had previous business with and they took my photo and made the graphic on the back. They do wrapping for cars and such.




I like it also Jay, but it is a bit bland to others. I plan to add more graphics in the future but I need to save my pennies to add more. The slide repair and the painting was done by All Star RV Repair in Eustace, Texas. Near Gun Barrel TX. They took the bedroom slide completely out and repaired it. Others I asked couldn't do it. As I said above I Candy Graphics in Prosper TX did the Bobcat on the back. I asked them to make it look like the Bobcat was in a cave or such. I think they did a good job. It looks like there is a hole in the back of the trailer and you can see the Bobcat through it.
I'm glad you like the new look. At least you can't miss me when I come into a campground.

BC
Thanks so much for the great photos you took. You did a nice job. It was a fun time, great rally. Thanks also to Terry & crew for providing w wonderful rally!
Dave & Karen Campbell

katkens-DW
08-14-2017, 04:12 PM
Thanks Terry and team ! this was Kenny and I first WI rally and boy did we have fun .. Thank you again Terry !!

tjspencer
08-15-2017, 09:24 PM
Thank you all who attended this year's Wisconsin rally from my rally team, Jackie and me. It was our pleasure to make a great rally for you all! See you all next year and safe travels.