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TomEgenes
12-12-2016, 01:29 PM
7464 Highway 212, Red Lodge, MT 590689

Venue:
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Red Lodge Montana-KOA
7464 Highway 212
Red Lodge, MT 590689
Susan 406-446-2364 (tel:406-446-2364)
http://koa.com/campgrounds/red-lodge/
Pets ok?: Yes


Details:
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From: 9/7/2017 to: 9/10/2017
Number of sites held: 23
Register by end of day 7/15/2017
Site fee: $$36.00 per night.
Please contact Susan @ 406-446-2364 (tel:406-446-2364) with your deposit.
Club Member Event fee:
Non-Club Member fee:
Potluck:Yes
Potluck date:9/7/2017
Potluck time:Meet and Greet 5PM

Contact:
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Event Leader: TomEgenes(click to contact) (https://heartlandowners.org/private.php?do=newpm&u=34139)


Additional Info:
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Hey Everybody attending the rally can get up to 14 gallons of
Free Propane
Our friends at Bretz RV 2999 Old Hardin Rd, Billings, MT 59101
If you need more than 14 Gallons the price is 99 Cents a Gallon
See post for complete details! https://heartlandowners.org/showthread.php/63412-EVENT-Heartland-Chapter-Rally-MT-Red-Lodge-9-7-2017-to-9-10-2017?p=559742#post559742

Rally Calendar

Pre Rally

Tuesday September 5, 2017
Noon - 5 P.M. Check in and set up.
5 P.M. - 6 P.M. Site 42 Margaritas Fountain and Social......bring tequila Club furnishes mix and blender!
6 P.M. - 7 P.M. Dinner on your own
7 P.M. - ? P.M. Site 42 Bring your drink of choice and enjoy the evening!

Wednesday September 6, 2017
8 A.M. - 9 A.M. KOA Deck Coffee and Sweet Rolls
9 A.M. - 5 P.M. Free day
5 P.M. - 6 P.M. Site 42 Margaritas Fountain and Social......bring tequila Club furnishes mix and blender!
6 P.M. - 7 P.M. Dinner on your own
7 P.M. - ? P.M. Site 42 Bring your drink of choice and enjoy the evening!

Rally


Thursday September 7, 2017
8 A.M. - 9 A.M. KOA Deck Coffee and Sweet Rolls
9 A.M. - 3 P.M. Free day
3 P.M. - 4 P.M. KOA Deck Meet and Greet............Club furnishes Chips and Salsa bring a drink of your choice and wear your Heartland name tags!
4 P.M. - 5 P.M. KOA Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Tournament......... Bring drink of your choice!
5 P.M. - 6 P.M. Free Time
6 P.M. - 7 P.M. KOA Deck Potluck Dinner........... Club furnishes hot dogs, burgers, condiments, and buns! Bring drinks, chips, salads etc.

Friday September 8, 2017
8 A.M. - 9 A.M. Red Lodge Cafe, 16 S Broadway Red Lodge, MT 59068 Group Breakfast order off the menu.
9 A.M. - 1 P.M. Woodbine Falls About 2 hours driving time ( round trip) .8 mile easy hike to falls . Bring tripod,camera and lunch. I will provide photo tips for your questions and we will make some cool shots!
1 P.M. - 2 P.M. Free Time!
2 P.M. - 4 P.M. Red Lodge Ales 1445 N Broadway Ave, Red Lodge, MT 59068 Brewery Tour
4 P.M. - 6 P.M. Free Time
6 P.M. - 7 P.M. Dinner on your own
7 P.M. - ? P.M. Site 42 Bring your drink of choice and enjoy the evening!

Saturday September 9, 2017
8 A.M. - 9 A.M. KOA Deck Pancake Breakfast Potluck........... Club provides pancakes, syrup coffee and butter. Bring meats, fruits, potatoes and juices!
9 A.M. - 10 A.M. Free time............. Prepare for Caravan
10 A.M. - 3 P.M. US Highway 212 Beartooth Highway​ ...........We will caravan all who want to go. We will stop at scenic points of intrest for photos,education and observation. Bring your own lunch!
3 P.M. - 5 P.M. Red Lodge Pizza Co 115 S Broadway Ave, Red Lodge, MT 59068 Pizza Party
5 P.M. - 5:30 P.M. Red Lodge Pizza Co 115 S Broadway Ave, Red Lodge, MT 59068 Rafel..........lots of great prizes!
5:30 P.M. - 6 P.M. Red Lodge Pizza Co 115 S Broadway Ave, Red Lodge, MT 59068 50/50.......win win
6 P.M. - 7 P.M. Site 42 Margaritas Fountain and Social......bring tequila Club furnishes mix and blender!


Sunday September 10, 2017
8 A.M. - 9 A.M. KOA Deck Coffee and Sweet Rolls
9 A.M. - Noon Red Lodge Journey KOA Campground Check out and goodbyes!


Calendar is subject to change.
Keep watching for updates.
Please let know your concerns or suggestions ......Thanks Tom and Sherry!








We will be having our first Montana Chapter Rally September 7th thru the 10th, 2017 at the Red Lodge KOA.
Red Lodge Montana is at the foot of the Beartooth Mountains. "Beartooth Highway The Number One Scenic Highway in America" endorsed by Charles Kuralt, starts in Red Lodge and goes 64 miles to to Yellowstone National Park. We are planning to have a caravan tour through the Beartooth Mountains, Photo safari to nearby waterfalls, raffle , 50-50, Pizza Party and more! Please join us for a very memorable experience in the last best place...... Montana. We will be posting a detailed agenda once the details are worked out! Thanks Tom and Sherry Egenes........ Montana Chapter Leaders
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RSVP:
1. site 42 Tom & Sherry Egenes - MT CL
2. site 39 Garry Gilbert- AZ - Mtn RD
3. site 29 Malcolm & Val Tally - TX
4. site 44 Mike Spear - MT
5. site 22 Steve Cramer & Rob Frye
6. site 43 Fred & Robin Dormaier
7. site 23 Doug & Lynne Ollis
8. site 23 Richard & Arlene Cherry
9. site 31 Jim & Nancy Beletti
10. site 36 Cliff & Gail Cary
11. site 37 Jim & Jie Arganbright
12. site 35 Bill & DeAnna Haynes
13. site 25 Sue Dusenberry
14. site 26 David & Donna Williams
15. site 40 Ernie & Marie Perez AZ
16. Ann & Rick Haddock AZ ( Pending...)
17. site 27 Jon & Lynnette Prescott
18. site 38 Gus & Debra Funderburg
19. site 15 Judy & Roger Meyer
20. site 41 John & Rita Potvin
21. site 45 Denny & Cindy McHone
22. site 30 Curt Kroger
23. site Auguie & Cheryl Henry

Doublegranch
12-12-2016, 02:27 PM
Tom & Sherry:

Congrats on posting the MT inaugural Rally! This should be a lot of fun and count me in!
I will arrive early to help you with anything you need. Let me know when you will be arriving at the RV Resort.

travelin2
12-12-2016, 03:02 PM
Oh my. Great place for a rally. Super spectacular scenery. Too bad for us this is in September as we'll be visiting our son who live in C-falls in July[emoji853][emoji853][emoji853]!! MT-The Last Best Place[emoji2][emoji2]


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MCTalley
12-12-2016, 05:07 PM
You can tentatively mark us (Malcolm and Valerie Talley) down to be there on 9/7. We traditionally leave the Seattle area the day after Labor Day (the 5th) and head east on I-90. Red Lodge would be "on the way". Sounds like a fun time.

Steve3717
01-21-2017, 01:43 PM
Please mark us down for the September rally in Red Lodge: Steve Cramer and Rob Frye. Thanks!

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jimtoo
01-21-2017, 02:46 PM
Hi Steve and Rob,

Welcome to the Heartland Owners Forum and to the family. We have a great bunch of folks here with lots of information and all willing to share their knowledge when needed.

Enjoy the forum and your new unit.

Jim M

Doublegranch
01-21-2017, 02:54 PM
Steve & Rob:

Hey, Tom & Sherry are on the road and when they get settled in, they will add you to the Rally posting.
Thanks for signing up and I look forward to meeting you at Red Lodge in Sept....
Safe Travels.

DougLynne
01-30-2017, 09:10 PM
Lynne and I plan to attend, looking forward to meeting our neighbor Heartlanders. Doug and Lynne Ollis

Doublegranch
01-30-2017, 09:17 PM
Hey Doug & Lynne:
Can't wait to see you guys again! Will you be going to Goshen this year?

TomEgenes
01-31-2017, 08:47 PM
Lynne and I plan to attend, looking forward to meeting our neighbor Heartlanders. Doug and Lynne Ollis
Hi Doug & Lynne,
We are looking forward to meeting you !
Please make your reservations at the Red Lodge KOA with Susan and ask for the rally rate!
Tom and Sherry
Montana Chapter Leaders

dundee49
01-31-2017, 09:17 PM
Good evening Tom and Sherry. Arlene and I are the Alberta/British Columbia Chapter leaders and would enjoy joining you for your rally in September.
Richard and Arlene Cherry
richard.cherry@shaw.ca

DougLynne
01-31-2017, 11:22 PM
Garry, we won't be able to attend the National Rally.

Tom, when do we have to call the KOA by? Doug

TomEgenes
02-01-2017, 04:37 PM
Doug
When I talked to Susan at the KOA in Red Lodge we discussed mid July as a cut off date
Tom


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TomEgenes
02-01-2017, 04:44 PM
Good evening Tom and Sherry. Arlene and I are the Alberta/British Columbia Chapter leaders and would enjoy joining you for your rally in September.
Richard and Arlene Cherry
richard.cherry@shaw.ca

Hi Richard and Arlene
We can't wait to meet you guys! We are planning some fun times for the rally in Red Lodge There is a Oktoberfest beer festival that weekend and we have a great pizza party at a nice facility in Red Lodge not to mention the Beartooth highway is the number 1 Scenic Highway in America, and we are at it's doorstep in Red Lodge!
Tom & Sherry


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TomEgenes
02-01-2017, 04:58 PM
You can tentatively mark us (Malcolm and Valerie Talley) down to be there on 9/7. We traditionally leave the Seattle area the day after Labor Day (the 5th) and head east on I-90. Red Lodge would be "on the way". Sounds like a fun time.

Hi Malcolm and Valerie
I set you up on the RSVP list when you first contacted us can't wait to meet you guys we have some great activities planned and it happens to coincide with the Oktoberfest local breweries annual party We will most likely attend that also. We have a photo safari into the Beartooth's and a great pizza party and auction at a local facility also planned!
Can't wait to meet you guys!
Tom and Sherry Egenes



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jbeletti
02-08-2017, 02:41 PM
7-Aug Update: Turns out we never received a call back and then we forgot about it. Just spoke to Kimmi and we're now all-set :)

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The Belettis are coming! Just left a message at the CG. Our plans are:
Arrive: 6-Sep
Depart: 10-Sep (4 nights)
Site: 31

We have to leave Sunday morning begin a 4-day drive to Oregon to attend the Pacific Region rally. See you in Montana!

TomEgenes
02-08-2017, 03:47 PM
Yeah the Belettis are coming. Thank you Jim! We will sure show you a good time you're going to love the mountains and hospitality of Montana![emoji13][emoji4][emoji41] The weather will be [emoji108]


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jbeletti
02-08-2017, 05:17 PM
Yeah the Belettis are coming. Thank you Jim! We will sure show you a good time you're going to love the mountains and hospitality of Montana![emoji13][emoji4][emoji41] The weather will be [emoji108]


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Thanks Tom! I'll confirm back when we have the actual reservation confirmation from the CG.

cgkary
04-15-2017, 10:48 AM
Hi Tom & Sherry, Cliff & I are also members of the Alberta/BC Chapter and would love to come down and join you guys in September
Gail

Doublegranch
04-15-2017, 10:56 AM
Gail:

I think Tom & Sherry are still on the road, heading back to MT....They should be able to confirm you without any issue.....Looking forward to meeting you both.....Thanks for attending the first MT Chapter Rally...
Safe Travels.

TomEgenes
04-16-2017, 11:16 AM
Hi Tom & Sherry, Cliff & I are also members of the Alberta/BC Chapter and would love to come down and join you guys in September
Gail
Hi Cliff & Gail,
We are looking forward to meeting you
in September ! We just returned from our
snowbird trip to the southern U.S.😎
Please call Susan at the Red Lodge KOA to reserve
your spot
Tom & Sherry
Montana Chapter Leaders

jargan
04-20-2017, 04:05 PM
Hello Tom,

My wife and I would like to sign up for your HOC rally at Red Lodge.

Sincerely,

Jim and Jie Arganbright

TomEgenes
04-21-2017, 08:40 AM
Jim & Jie
Can't wait to meet you guys
We have a lot of great activities
planed!
Don't forget to call The Red Lodge KOA
with your deposit.
Tom & Sherry
Montana Chapter Leaders

TomEgenes
04-27-2017, 01:38 PM
OUR RALLY IS FILLING UP FAST ... GET YOUR SPOT SOON!

For those of you that have signed up and not made your deposit yet:
Please contact Susan at the Red Lodge KOA @ 406-446-2364 with your deposit.

We have been contacting local Heartland Dealers.
We will be getting some great prizes and maybe some service techs with helpful advise!

Pizza Party, Local Brewery OctoberFest Party, Photo Safari, Prizes and much more!

TOM & SHERRY

Doublegranch
04-27-2017, 01:47 PM
Tom & Sherry:
Can't wait for my first trip to Red Lodge!! Those mountains look pretty rough for hiking!
I will call the Koa Today.
THanks for the update!

TomEgenes
04-27-2017, 02:33 PM
Tom & Sherry:
Can't wait for my first trip to Red Lodge!! Those mountains look pretty rough for hiking!
I will call the Koa Today.
THanks for the update!

There is easy pleasy hikes Gary!
Short & Sweet


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mtnspet
04-29-2017, 02:24 PM
Good day,

Add us to the list for this rally. We are attempting to contact Susan to make our reservations. We are looking forward to it.

Bill and DeAnna Haynes (Colorado)

TomEgenes
04-29-2017, 02:28 PM
Good day,

Add us to the list for this rally. We are attempting to contact Susan to make our reservations. We are looking forward to it.

Bill and DeAnna Haynes (Colorado)

Hi Bill and DeAnna,
I will put you on the list. Can't wait to meet your guys! We're gonna have a great time here in Montana
Tom & Sherry



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Doublegranch
04-29-2017, 03:02 PM
Bill & DeAnna:
Excited you guys are joining the MT Rally....
I will see you guys in a few weeks at Pueblo!
Have a second catering company for us to review.

dlw930
05-04-2017, 08:34 PM
We're including the MT rally in our return itinerary from Alaska. Planning on being in Red Lodge 9/7 - 9/10. Looking forward to it!

David & Donna Williams
HOC #2828




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TomEgenes
05-04-2017, 09:35 PM
Hi David and Donna,
I'm glad you will be joining us for our rally in Red Lodge Montana. We have a bunch of fun activities planned for all the participants! We are super excited to meet you. We will have a blast! I will put you guys on the list. Be sure and call Susan at the Red Lodge KOA
Tom and Sherry
Montana chapter leaders


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dlw930
05-05-2017, 12:57 PM
Tom & Sherry,

I made reservations at the Red Lodge KOA for 9/6 to 9/10. See you in September!

David


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TomEgenes
05-11-2017, 02:50 PM
Thanks Gary for inviting your AZ friends Ernie & Marie Perez and Ann & Rick Haddock to our Montana Rally I have added them to the list.
We are filling up fast....... Seven more spots and we will be booked up for the Montana Rally September 7-10
Tom & Sherry Egenes
Montana Chapter Leaders

DougLynne
05-11-2017, 11:51 PM
Gary and Tom, how about following us up to the Alberta Rally the next weekend. Doug

Doublegranch
05-12-2017, 09:56 AM
Doug & Lynne:

That would be great however we have 3 back to back rally's in the mountain region in sept...From MT the next week in Manco,CO and the following week is Moab, UT....
I would love to get back up into Canada...what a beautiful area.....

Az_Ernie
05-13-2017, 12:33 PM
Its official!!!! I (Marie) have convinced the boss we really need to join you all for this amazing rally! Reservations have been made with Susan at KOA for Sept 5th thru the 10th. And I heard we will be parked right next to the Margaritta stand!!! See you all there
Marie

Doublegranch
05-13-2017, 12:59 PM
Well...The Margarita machine will be flowing as in previous fashion! Can't wait to put up the new "Margaritaville" sign and make the
Camp Kitchen's new name OFFICIAL.....We will all have a toast to the change over!!!
Safe Travels....
Oh...by the way Ernie, are you refered to as the "Boss"??? What world are you living in???

Az_Ernie
05-13-2017, 01:48 PM
Well...The Margarita machine will be flowing as in previous fashion! Can't wait to put up the new "Margaritaville" sign and make the
Camp Kitchen's new name OFFICIAL.....We will all have a toast to the change over!!!
Safe Travels....
Oh...by the way Ernie, are you refered to as the "Boss"??? What world are you living in???
What do you mean? I wear the pants in this family.... err...when she tells me to! :cool:

Jon_Lynnette
05-16-2017, 06:08 AM
OK, sorry for the private message. My wife and I would like to attend this event. What do we need to do?

Doublegranch
05-16-2017, 08:08 AM
Jon & Lynnette:
Exciting you will be joining the group! Will you be attending the Moab Rally as well? A few of us will caravan from Red Lodge to the Mancos Rally and then to the Moab rally. See you in Red Lodge.

TomEgenes
05-16-2017, 01:03 PM
Hi Jon & Lynette,
We are looking forward to meeting you!
Please call Susan at the Red Lodge KOA 406-446-2364 to reserve your spot!
Cheers
Tom & Sherry

Jon_Lynnette
05-16-2017, 05:49 PM
Thanks for the reply, we're looking forward to the Montana rally. We wanted to go to Moab but it appears all spots are taken with a few folks on the waiting list so we booked this one instead. I've never been to Montana so it worked out fine.

boatto5er
06-02-2017, 07:29 PM
Hi,

We're planning on being there from Sep 5 thru Sep 12. Called the KOA, but had to leave a message. Will confirm with them tomorrow. Looking forward to our Western US trip. EDIT: KOA just called. We will be on site #38.

Doublegranch
06-02-2017, 10:06 PM
Gus & Debra:

Wow, long trip for you guys! Can't wait to meet you!

TomEgenes
06-03-2017, 12:35 PM
Hi,

We're planning on being there from Sep 5 thru Sep 12. Called the KOA, but had to leave a message. Will confirm with them tomorrow. Looking forward to our Western US trip. EDIT: KOA just called. We will be on site #38.
Hi Gus & Debra,
We are excited to meet you this September !
Tom & Sherry
Montana Chapter Leaders

rnewk52
06-03-2017, 03:22 PM
Greetings everyone,
We just paid our deposit to the KOA, and will be arriving on
9-7 and depart on 9-10 We will be in site #41.
Looking forward to meeting everyone.
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TomEgenes
06-03-2017, 05:44 PM
Greetings everyone,
We just paid our deposit to the KOA, and will be arriving on
9-7 and depart on 9-10 We will be in site #41.
Looking forward to meeting everyone.
-
Hi John & Rita,
Cant't wait to meet you guys! Yeah Wyoming!
Tom & Sherry
Montana Chapter Leaders

Doublegranch
06-03-2017, 06:44 PM
John & Rita:
Can't wait to see you guys again....we have two couples from Casper at the Koa for the Colo Rally...not part of the rally
but I knew them from days old....

MCTalley
06-29-2017, 08:30 PM
I know we've been on the list for a while now (#3), but we're officially official as of yesterday. Finally got around to making my actual reservations. See you all there! Arriving Thursday, leaving Sunday.

TomEgenes
06-30-2017, 01:50 PM
I know we've been on the list for a while now (#3), but we're officially official as of yesterday. Finally got around to making my actual reservations. See you all there! Arriving Thursday, leaving Sunday.
John and Rita,
Thanks for completing your registration !
Looking forward to seeing you!
Tom & Sherry

Makotech
07-01-2017, 07:48 AM
We would so love to go to this. Trying to figure out how to get off work, not a easy thing to do. Anytime I take time off someone from our headquarters in Maryland must fly out to cover for me which they hate doing without several months notice and a good reason. Working on it.

TomEgenes
07-01-2017, 12:48 PM
We would so love to go to this. Trying to figure out how to get off work, not a easy thing to do. Anytime I take time off someone from our headquarters in Maryland must fly out to cover for me which they hate doing without several months notice and a good reason. Working on it.
We hope you can make it !
Tom & Sherry

Makotech
07-03-2017, 02:21 PM
Good news, was able to get the requested time off and have made the reservation at The Red Lodge KOA. So it looks like we will be joining in.

Doublegranch
07-03-2017, 02:30 PM
Super! Looking forward to meeting you in Sept.Safe Travels.

TomEgenes
07-06-2017, 08:08 AM
Good news, was able to get the requested time off and have made the reservation at The Red Lodge KOA. So it looks like we will be joining in.
Great! We are looking forward to meeting you.
Tom & Sherry

boatto5er
07-26-2017, 11:55 AM
Hi Tom, please add our friends, Denny and Cindy McHone to the rally list. They are already registered with the campground. They will be there the same time frame as us: Sep 5-12.


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Doublegranch
08-04-2017, 02:37 PM
Posting for an AZ Member currently in Yellowstone and having problems getting her post completed:
So the following is from Sue D...AZ Chapter


Hi, I'm Sue Due and am looking forward to meeting you at the Red Lodge, MT rally. I just wanted you to know that I am working in The Yellowstone National Park at the Grant Village General store as Cashier in Grocery. If you are traveling through the south end of park on your way, I would love for you to stop in and say "Hi". We have plenty of parking in our lot or the lot in the back. Hope to see you around Labor day.

JohnD
08-13-2017, 09:36 AM
Wish we could make this one, but we'll see some of you in Mancos, Colorado the following weekend for the Mesa Verde HOC Rally!

TomEgenes
08-13-2017, 12:47 PM
Hey John i wish you could make this one too!!!
We will see you next year in Pueblo ......Gary has some video duties for ......us sounds like fun!
Tom and Sherry

Jon_Lynnette
08-15-2017, 06:54 PM
We will not be attending this year. Some family emergencies came up requiring me to use my vacation (nope, not retired yet) so I do not have the leave for this trip. Hopefully next year.

TomEgenes
08-23-2017, 12:25 PM
JUST SHOW THIS POST FOR FREE PROPANE AT BRETZ !!!!!






Hello Montana Rally Attendees,


Welcome to the Red Lodge Heartland Montana Rally!

On behalf of Bretz RV and Marine, we want you to enjoy the outdoors; and what better way to start your adventure than…Free propane! We invite you to come and see our state of the art service facility at Montana’s largest family owned RV dealership celebrating 50yrs in business.


Stop by our Billings location
Bretz RV and Marine
2999 Old Hardin Rd.
Billings, MT 59101

Before and after the rally, present this email and you will receive up to 14 gallons of free propane!


As a special thank you, don’t forget to stop by our Service Department for priority service that you may need, so you can get back on the road and enjoy the outdoors!

From everyone here at Bretz RV, enjoy the rally!

Doublegranch
08-23-2017, 01:26 PM
Tom:
Great Job! That is a nice perk for your MT Rally attendees!
Is it still 99 cents a gallon after the 14 free gallons??

dlw930
08-23-2017, 05:08 PM
Cool! I have one empty 10 gal tank and with the temps being forecast for the next couple weeks, it doesn't look like I'll be needing a lot for heating.


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TomEgenes
08-24-2017, 11:23 AM
Tom:
Great Job! That is a nice perk for your MT Rally attendees!
Is it still 99 cents a gallon after the 14 free gallons??
Yes Gary it is still only 99 cents a gallon after your free 14 gallons!!!
Tom

DougLynne
08-25-2017, 08:34 PM
Just to let you know that Rick Cherry and ourselves will be arriving Wed. a day earlier than when we registered. The campground has OK'd the change. Doug

TomEgenes
08-26-2017, 12:39 PM
Just to let you know that Rick Cherry and ourselves will be arriving Wed. a day earlier than when we registered. The campground has OK'd the change. Doug
Great!
Gary and I will be there on Tuesday!

boatto5er
09-03-2017, 03:05 PM
Anybody have any updates on the smoke situation. Friends called the campground and the person on the phone said the smoke was real bad.


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travelin2
09-03-2017, 04:48 PM
Anybody have any updates on the smoke situation. Friends called the campground and the person on the phone said the smoke was real bad.


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It's smokey....
http://svc.mt.gov/deq/todaysair/smokereport/mostrecentupdate.aspx#satellitePhotos

#2 son, USFS assistant forest ranger, who lives outside GNP says things are getting worse. He expects to join a fire line in the near future


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jbeletti
09-03-2017, 05:21 PM
We plan to leave Colorado Springs, CO Tuesday morning and push to Rivers Edge RV and Cabins Resort in Evansville, WY - just east of Casper. Wednesday, we plan to push NW, all the way to Red Lodge. Below is an image of my planned route from Evansville. Question for those in the know:

Does that last leg from Belfry, west on 308 into Red Lodge look well doable pulling a 43' 5th wheel?

Full Wednesday Planned Route:
54364

Last leg on Wednesday (satellite view) - is this route doable?
54365

TomEgenes
09-03-2017, 06:40 PM
It's a little smoky here in Red Lodge but it comes and goes hopefully will get a nice rain and it will clear up for the rally most of the smoker is blowing in from western Montana about 400 miles away


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dlw930
09-03-2017, 06:43 PM
It's smokey....
http://svc.mt.gov/deq/todaysair/smokereport/mostrecentupdate.aspx#satellitePhotos

#2 son, USFS assistant forest ranger, who lives outside GNP says things are getting worse. He expects to join a fire line in the near future


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Prayers for your son and all those in harm's way.

We were in Glacier last Wed. and the smoke was so bad they closed one of the lodges and lost another due to fire the next day. Today they closed most of the west half of the park.

We're currently in Gardiner MT about 125 miles west of Red Lodge. There are currently no fires in Yellowstone but this afternoon the smoke around us from other fires was the worst it's been since we've been here. Many other fires in western and northwest MT are growing and evaluation orders issued. Hopefully, the temperature will cool and fire areas will see rain and lower winds. Other than smoke and hazier air, the existing fires shouldn't impact Red Lodge.

We plan to leave Gardiner Wed. morning and drive around to Red Lodge via the northern route arriving by mid afternoon.


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TomEgenes
09-03-2017, 07:03 PM
We plan to leave Colorado Springs, CO Tuesday morning and push to Rivers Edge RV and Cabins Resort in Evansville, WY - just east of Casper. Wednesday, we plan to push NW, all the way to Red Lodge. Below is an image of my planned route from Evansville. Question for those in the know:

Does that last leg from Belfry, west on 308 into Red Lodge look well doable pulling a 43' 5th wheel?

Full Wednesday Planned Route:
54364

Last leg on Wednesday (satellite view) - is this route doable?
54365
Hi Jim and Betty
I pull my Landmark up that last leg every year! You can do it easy.
Tom and Sherry

jbeletti
09-03-2017, 07:10 PM
Hi Jim and Betty
I pull my Landmark up that last leg every year! You can do it easy.
Tom and Sherry

Thanks Tom. Don't tell my wife about Betty!

Jim and Nancy. See you soon.

TomEgenes
09-03-2017, 07:12 PM
Thanks Tom. Don't tell my wife about Betty!

Jim and Nancy. See you soon.
Ha Ha Sorry about that I won't tell if you don't
Tom

JohnD
09-03-2017, 08:52 PM
Even down here in Denver the smoke has been bad enough that the mountains are hardly visible from east of I-25.

mtnspet
09-04-2017, 10:06 AM
Good day to everyone,

We are currently sitting in our site at Red Lodge at the KOA enjoying our bagels. Regarding the smoke concerns, this morning it is a little bit smokey (intermittent) but the sun is shining through. Yesterday was similar.

Looking forward to seeing every one for the rally, Bill and DeAnna Haynes

boatto5er
09-04-2017, 10:39 AM
Thanks for the update. We'll be there tomorrow.

VKTalley
09-04-2017, 08:16 PM
The Traveling Talleys will be arriving on Thursday. We leave Gig Harbor, WA, in the morning.

jbeletti
09-05-2017, 07:01 PM
We made it to the Casper, WY area tonight. See everyone around dinner time tomorrow (Wednesday).

jbeletti
09-06-2017, 01:20 PM
Hey Heartlanders! We should arrive by 4pm today. Anyone have any dinner plans? Going out? Group meal at the CG? Just trying to make out dinner plan. We're open to going out or accepting an invitation to join others at the CG or eat in our RV.

We're in Thermopolis, WY now having lunch and getting fuel.

boatto5er
09-06-2017, 02:03 PM
Hi Jim. Havent heard of any specific plans from anyone yet. Don't even know what we are doing yet! Playing it by ear right now.


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HanRnRman
09-06-2017, 04:33 PM
Tom,

My wife Brenda and I have been HOC members for about 6 months. Looks like we missed the rally in September 17. I am very new to this whole blog/forum thing and would like to find out if there is a monthly news letter for the MT chapter. We live in SD and would love to attend the rally next year.

Thanks for your assistance.

Kelly Hansen

MCTalley
09-06-2017, 04:36 PM
For those more familiar on the best route to Red Lodge coming in from the west off I-90, Google maps is suggesting exiting at Columbus and taking 421 to 212, then on to Red Lodge. Alternate (and longer) route is same exit and taking 78 through Absarokee to 212 and heading back north to Red Lodge. Even longer route is exiting I-90 at Laurel and picking up 212 there.

Comments?

boatto5er
09-06-2017, 10:29 PM
Can't help y'all. We came down 212, off I-90 via Laurel, but we came from the east.


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MCTalley
09-06-2017, 10:41 PM
It only adds a few miles to our trip, so I think we'll do that (head on to Laurel and pick up 212 there).

dlw930
09-07-2017, 05:58 AM
Coming from the west, We got off 90 at Columbus and took 421 to 212. It was ok and saved us about 15-20 minutes. I had to drive 50 mph or so on 421 due to narrower road and curves. You'll also lose a little time maneuvering through Columbus to get to 412. Toss up as to whether I'd do it again.


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jbeletti
09-07-2017, 08:10 AM
Hello Montana! Our first time in the state.

We arrived yesterday around 4 pm. Got setup in site 31 (50 amp - w/e). Worked on my water heater issue a bit and joined the meet and greet. Nice time.

Went downtown with 3 other couples for dinner at Bogarts. Great Mexican food.

Came home, solved the water heater issue and went over to the campfire (propane fire pits). Had a nice time visiting with Heartlanders.

Here we are in site 31:

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cookie
09-07-2017, 08:31 AM
Hello Montana! Our first time in the state.

Jim, take a little day trip up Hyw 212 through Bears Tooth Pass.
Charles Kuralt (CBS News) called this the most scenic highway in the US. It's awesome.
Watch for the bears tooth.

Peace
Dave

Doublegranch
09-07-2017, 11:50 AM
Dave:
The MT CL has a trip planned for us on this route....I hear it is very impressive!

TomEgenes
09-07-2017, 01:25 PM
Tom,

My wife Brenda and I have been HOC members for about 6 months. Looks like we missed the rally in September 17. I am very new to this whole blog/forum thing and would like to find out if there is a monthly news letter for the MT chapter. We live in SD and would love to attend the rally next year.

Thanks for your assistance.

Kelly Hansen

Hi Kelly
Gary sent you a region news letter I hope to get a montana letter going later this year
Thanks
Tom


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TomEgenes
09-07-2017, 02:38 PM
Hey everybody we are moving the meet in greet to site 42


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Doublegranch
09-09-2017, 10:28 PM
Tom & Sherry did an outstanding job for their first ever Montana Chapter Rally.
This is the last Rally night and it ended in a big Bang!
"WOW" what a Rally it was! The prizes were incredible ranging in value upwards of $400 for a single prize and the Welcome bags were Super!
This is my first trip to this beautiful state and can't wait for the next Rally.
This Rally was supported by 9 states and Canada at last count. Great job!

Safe Travels to everyone as you head out to the next destination or back home! Some of us are caravaning to the Mancos Rally and then over to the Moab Rally.

Thank you again Tom & Sherry for an outstanding Rally and the work you put into making this a great success!!!!

VKTalley
09-09-2017, 11:11 PM
Tom & Sherry did an outstanding job for their first ever Montana Chapter Rally.
This is the last Rally night and it ended in a big Bang!
"WOW" what a Rally it was! The prizes were incredible ranging in value upwards of $400 for a single prize and the Welcome bags were Super!
This is my first trip to this beautiful state and can't wait for the next Rally.
This Rally was supported by 9 states and Canada at last count. Great job!

Safe Travels to everyone as you head out to the next destination or back home! Some of us are caravaning to the Mancos Rally and then over to the Moab Rally.

Thank you again Tom & Sherry for an outstanding Rally and the work you put into making this a great success!!!!

I agree! Awesome rally! Tom & Sherry were gracious hosts and everyone had a great time.
The Traveling Talleys have enjoyed our time here in Red Lodge and are already planning a return visit to this area.

Az_Ernie
09-10-2017, 05:28 AM
Tom and Sherry,

Great rally! Thank you guys so much, we had an awesome time and can't wait for your next one!!

Marie and Ernie

dlw930
09-10-2017, 07:35 AM
Thanks Tom & Sherry for the wonderful rally. Great job! We enjoyed meeting you and making friends with you and other folks from the Mountain Region and elsewhere.

David & Donna

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Steve3717
09-10-2017, 02:52 PM
Thanks Tom & Sherry! Our first Heartland Owners Club rally was wonderful. Everyone was so friendly and made our first rally so nice. We look forward to seeing everyone again at the next Montana rally. Steve & Rob.

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boatto5er
09-10-2017, 04:53 PM
Great rally Tom and Sherry! Really enjoyed our time in MT and all the activities. Met a great bunch of new Heartland friends. Hope to see many of you again soon. We're in Casper, WY for the night on our way to Denver for a few days. The drive down through Wind River Canyon was totally awesome.


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MCTalley
09-10-2017, 05:16 PM
We had a great time, as well. The hosts were gracious and the area is wonderful. We're already planning our next stop in Red Lodge on the way out and/or back from Washington next summer.

jbeletti
09-10-2017, 06:21 PM
Tom and Sherry - Nancy and I both really enjoyed your rally and our very first time in Montana!

The planning you both put into this was evident and the execution was perfect. Your quaint town of Red Lodge is great. It reminded me of Williams, AZ.

We'd love to visit Red Lodge in the future and if timing works out, joining you, Sherry, Montana club members and others at a future event.

Makotech
09-13-2017, 08:31 PM
Lisa and I would like to thank Tom and Sherry for a wonderful four day rally, they did a fantastic job of putting this together. This was our first rally as HOC members and and went in on the shy side not knowing what to expect. We had a great time and would like to thank everyone that were so nice and friendly to us. We learned a lot and and fully expect to attend more rallies in the future. Tom/ Sherry if you need any help in the future with rallies or other HOC events in the area please don't hesitate to ask, if we possibly can we will do what we can, after all we are only one state away. Thanks again/ Take care

rmeyer
09-14-2017, 12:03 PM
Thanks Tom and Sherry for a great week in Red Lodge. You put on a great rally. Looking forward to your nest rally
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TomEgenes
09-16-2017, 03:49 PM
Thanks Gary for all your help!!
Thanks to all the Heartlanders for supporting the Montana Rally, what a great bunch of folks!!!
It was our pleasure to meet you all!
Thanks
Tom and Sherry