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Old 04-04-2015, 04:07 PM   #1
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Map showing member locations for get togethers?

It would be nice to figure good locations for get toethers or caravans that would be fair to all. Maybe a few large ones and several regional ones. I think it would make things a lot easier and convenient. I think it would be nice to meet people we converse with and everyone could learn a lot, newbies and veteran Skoolies. We could all get some new ideas. For instance it would be way easier to explain installing relays etc. instead of trying to do it by writing it down. Same with safety issues like tie rods, bushings, kingpins etc. Things like that. I think it would be great for safety of the vehicles we haul family members in. I've been doing mechanics, ac/dc electrical and remodeling all my life but don't know much about solar. I could learn a lot there. There is just so much that could be learned by so many and I know that there are many like myself that would enjoy making our lifestyle a whole lot better. In my opinion this is the bet site ever but we could make it even better and probably crease membership. Safety is number one. We could even have a swap meet too. There is so much to be learned by so many. Oh, we could sit around the campfire and just bs too. My idea would be a great pig roast. Sounds like fun to me. Any interest?
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Old 04-04-2015, 04:24 PM   #2
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long weekends in the bus are right around 250/275 miles for us, that's at 45 mph average

it takes an hour or two just to get to major roads

our go to spots are within 250 of where we live, the 8 hr mad runs to the beach are real close to not fun, would be nice to run for 5 hrs and glamp and finish in morning, that though knocks off 4 days of vacation just going to a spot, there have been a couple
get together's and more will follow I am sure

I am planning one probably in Boone NC or Arrowhead CG in Uwharrie NF this late summer/fall

also looking at Lake Lure area

time will tell....

post up ideas, hardest thing is getting people who are done enough to go, so much skoolie work to do between trips

we have been lucky and build for a few months and then Glamp...come back take bus apart and repeat
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Old 04-04-2015, 06:07 PM   #3
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For us we plan to head south for the winters, start with Quartzsite for boon docking, that would be a perfect place to meet
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Old 04-04-2015, 07:58 PM   #4
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It's the former event manager in me... Can't help it.

Just throwing this out for consideration, and this is based on a few assumptions:
-Many are interested in meeting fellow schoolies.
-Most do not have extensive cash flows to:
--travel long distances
--pay for site fees for an extended trip.
--take a time off from work
(Those who are cash flush, don't usually convert skoolies do they)

So — keeping the costs down would likely be the one single factor that would allow more to consider attending, right?

I am just reiterating someone else's idea here — how many skoolies own property and have the space, and are willing to have a half dozen (or so) friends visit for a few days?

How many could accommodate an overnighter if they were traveling a long distance?

It seems that these meet-ups would be most successful if there were several regional ones, vs just a couple continental ones. If there were one willing host in each state/province or there-abouts, they could post the date that is best for them on the calender, with a bus/headcount limit if necessary- and any hookups or boondocking equipment needed. Longer stays on either side of the planned weekend at the discretion of the host. First RSVP first served?

Schedule of events (or lack there-of) would be determined by those signed up, by common interests and available (free) instructors, or by the expertise of each attendee.

6 folks with different specialties- 30-90 minutes each spread out over a weekend, no one overlaps, no pressure, no rushing to meet schedules, no formalities, no expenses.

If beer, bonfires and BS is the common thread, so be it!
If Bansil is there, add in a group wine tasting and gourmet recipe exchange.

I hold to the KISS method. That way no one has to work too hard. Because everyone wants to enjoy their time at a meet-up right?

I'd be glad to lend my hand to any pre-event organizing if it's needed. Shoot me a PM if need be. I'm more likely to see those than a new comment.

Happy travels all!
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Old 04-04-2015, 08:18 PM   #5
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I'm going to try tomorrow to check out a 'docking spot near Camp Verde AZ. If it looks OK, I plan to just pick a date and see who shows!
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Old 04-04-2015, 08:25 PM   #6
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I'm going to try tomorrow to check out a 'docking spot near Camp Verde AZ. If it looks OK, I plan to just pick a date and see who shows!
That's the way to do it Dond! I really think a no-cost location will draw the most people. Hopefully boondocking isn't a game changer for most.
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Old 04-05-2015, 08:07 AM   #7
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Y'all can park in my back field, by June the ground should be hard enough to drive on. Don't forget your 500 feet of extension cord, we'll find a place to plug you in. If everyone takes turns, I should be able to supply at least 1 amp to everyone



and some extra leveling blocks (probably more than this).



I'll chase the coons out and slap a new coat of paint on the out house and we're good to go. One of my dogs does a pretty good job of keeping the buzzards out of the barn.

No cost to anyone. The famous Dan Quail museum is in nearby Huntington

Seriously you are welcome to come and visit and hang out most anytime.

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Old 04-05-2015, 08:44 AM   #8
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WooHoo! Drop the first pin on that map in Andrews, Indiana! Thank you Dick!
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Old 04-05-2015, 08:51 AM   #9
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lol somewhere. dont run off the buzzards, we gotta have something to eat yaknow!
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That is all I have.....and I have seen 2 ft of wood under fully extended hydraulic leveling points....scarey fun shiat
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