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RoyG
04-07-2009, 01:39 AM
Wondering if any other mini rallies are planned around the country like the one in Austin Texas???

Can't get away for the TX rally but wish I could to see how some of these Newell's are holding up. And how happy the ownership really is?

Roy

fulltiming
04-07-2009, 02:43 AM
It is as easy as 'doing it yourself'. Tuga started the idea for the one in the Texas/Louisiana area and it grew from there.

RoyG
04-07-2009, 03:37 AM
Well Fulltiming that would be for good starters if I owned a Newell. Don't know how many would show up for a Newell rally whent the host doesn't even own a Newell? Got to find that deal first and hey I'd be up for the idea in 2010 maybe?

Roy

fulltiming
04-07-2009, 03:56 AM
Roy, you might let others what part of the country you are in so some Newell owners in that part of the world might be interested in setting up a get together.

tuga
04-07-2009, 02:16 PM
Roy,

I think these rallies are about promoting knowledge and understanding of how a Newell works and how it is built. Ownership is really not a prerequiste. Matt & Connie (express1) are attending the Austin Rally and they don't own a Newell yet.

If you would like to put a rally together I am sure that you will get a lot of support from the participants of the Austin rally and other members of the forum too. Let me know what I can do to help when the time comes.

Good luck and good idea to have a second rally!

chockwald
04-07-2009, 02:54 PM
Welcome Roy! We bought our coach a year ago in anticipation of retirement in 3-4 years. I wish there would have been a rally nearby that I could have attended to learn more about Newells, and if the owners really were happy with their purchase. As it turned out, they are very happy. After 13 months and 9,000 miles we love our Newell more than ever. Keep us posted on your thoughts for another mini-rally...we would be interested!

Richard and Rhonda
04-07-2009, 03:03 PM
Roy,

I agree with Michael. Post your location, and I bet that someone withing driving distance would be willing to visit with you and give you a hands on education of all things Newell. That experience would be invaluable if you are seriously thinking of buying.

You might even consider flying into Austin for the weekend. I think there are some cabins at the resort where we are staying. You could visit and learn more about the cult than you want to know.

Finally, many of us are in that still working but planning for retirement. The market is really in the buyer's favor right now, especially for someone who isn't trying to sell one coach to buy another. I have found many opportunities to use our coach, short of the longer trips I have planned in a few years. My philosophy was not to wait until I retired to start doing the things that were on my bucket list.

chockwald
04-07-2009, 03:50 PM
Richard, I agree.....we started to travel 5 years ago in a Class C we purchased from a relative, and after a a couple of years we decided we want to fulltime when we retired....but why wait? There are too many things that can happen in the next 4 years. Every chance we get we take a trip...put on 9,000 miles in the last 13 months, and will go over 13,000 on this trip....not going to wait until it's too late. This will be our longest trip to date...almost 3,700 miles, and 3 weeks. Looking forward to the day when we head out for 6 months at a time!

RoyG
04-07-2009, 08:06 PM
Thanks for all the great follow ups. I would love to do something involving a rally someday except I have to idea how a rally works since I have never been to such a thing. I am locate just north of Ceder City, Utah near the I-70 junction. If anyone in the area is planning something of the sort, please keep in mind. I will be checking the post here from time to time.

Roy

encantotom
04-07-2009, 08:41 PM
hi Roy,

i am in mesa, az, so if you ever get down this way please stop by.

tom

Neweller
04-07-2009, 09:56 PM
Roy, first off it is great to have you as a member of www.newellclassic.com!:D
It sounds as if you are smack dab between Las Vegas and Salt Lake City. You should be in a pretty good location to access some great recreation and be able to really enjoy a Newell Coach.

I am over in Colorado, so I'm not too far from ya. If the interest is there? I would be willing to host a rally gathering somewhere in the state of Colorado. I know we have some members in the region and hopefully they and others from elsewhere will be interested?

Ken

chockwald
04-07-2009, 10:26 PM
Sign me up!

tuga
04-07-2009, 10:39 PM
Depending on the dates, Karen & I would love to attend a rally in the Colorado/Utah area. Let us know when & where and we'll be ready to go. See Roy, you just started a second rally with Ken!

That wasn't hard was it?

To be truthful, I don't know anything about putting a rally together so Michael & I just decided to let the pieces fall together. It will be a work in progress. All I did was called LaHacienda RV Resort and asked them to block off 10 or 15 sites together. The rest kind of just happened. As far as food goes, we are having a pot luck supper the second night and maybe ordering pizza another night. We are just flying by the seat of our 11R24.5s!

fulltiming
04-08-2009, 12:18 AM
The real secret to putting on an impromptu rally such as these is finding an RV Park that is reasonably conveniently located to a number of potential attendees, that has some meeting room facilities and is willing to work with you on hosting the rally. The park in Austin is blocking out a group of sites for the participants, handling the reservations and offering the use of their clubhouse to use during the rally at no cost.

I have been involved in the planning and execution of many rallies, most of which involve meals and a rally registration fee and I will say definitively that it is a joy to be involved with a mini-rally like this that has no financial and catering requirements. Many parks will offer a discount if the rally meets a certain minimum number of sites.

Tuga came up with the idea for this rally and spent time on this board finding the best dates for the rally that would work out for the largest number of folks. So far, the anticipated turnout is even better than originally expected. We originally discussed Buckhorn Lake RV Resort, who I have worked with many times before, but they had a Marathon rally booked at the selected time.

La Hacienda RV Resort has been great to work with.

Richard and Rhonda
04-08-2009, 02:31 PM
Colorado ????? That's a terrible location, why would I want to leave the heat and flat scenery of Texas for place like Colorado?

When do we leave?

I agree about the impromptu, play it by ear. I like that much better than a totally planned event.

We'll be spending a few days in Moab mid June, if you want to come down and talk Newell.

RoyG
04-12-2009, 04:59 AM
Looking forward to the possibility of a mini rally in Colorado someday too. Whether or not we are Newell owners on that future occasion.

Roy

Neweller
04-13-2009, 05:37 AM
Ok, I will do some leg work on finding a suitable park that will accommodate a clan of Newell Coaches. I'm sure most prefer pull-thru sites w/50 amp hook-ups? Once that is narrowed down, I'll post the options etc......

Ken

fulltiming
04-13-2009, 07:20 AM
50 amp, necessary. Pull-thru sites are certainly preferred.

tuga
04-13-2009, 01:31 PM
Ken,

Tiger Run RV Resort in Breckenridge is a nice place. Newell Coach had several rallies there and we attended one of them. It was a beautiful setting on the Blue River 9 miles from Breckenridge. Only down side was the altitude; it takes a few days to get used to the thin air. Breckenridge is at 9800' altitude. I have found that taking one asperin per day three days before arrival in Breckenridge helps thin the blood and reduces the headaches and shortness of breath.

Just a thought!

zcasa
04-13-2009, 02:35 PM
Yes, Tiger Run is a very nice place with lots of activities nearby, including the 470 mile Colorado Trail that goes right to Tiger Run. The downside, is that many of the Pine trees are being felled by the Pine Beetle kill and so some of the hillsides are no longer so pretty. That doesn't stop us from going to Tiger Run every summer. There is another luxury RV Park in Creede, CO. It is on the river and being developed by a former CEO of a very high end swimsuit public company. I have been told that if we stayed there 40 days we could adventure onto 40 different Jeep trails. I'll try and get the website and post it later.

Have a good day. Off to Austin on Wednesday come Hell or High Water.

David

zcasa
04-14-2009, 02:26 AM
Ok, as promised, here is the website for Mountain Views Rv Park, Creede, CO. Pretty nice place. We have it booked for a week in August. The more the merrier.

www.mountainviewsrvcreede.com/rvresort.htm

David

chockwald
05-11-2009, 06:30 PM
David Zonker has suggested a mini-rally in late August, or EARLY September 2010 at a place called Tiger Run R.V. Resort near Breckenridge, CO. Any interest in the location, and/or time frame? Here is the link to their website:

http://www.tigerrunresort.com/

prestadude
05-12-2009, 12:45 AM
Tigerrun looks like a great facility (biking, hiking, river running through facility, nice meeting facilities, good views). Time wise, September works best for us. The later the better (without getting into snow). It wold be best if we could catch some fall color on the trip up and back from California.

zcasa
05-12-2009, 01:36 AM
Hey Everyone:

Ckd with Tiger Run for 2010. They suggested September because off season and not so busy. Rate $44 per night otherwise in Aug and July it is $67 per night. So, if we thought about early Sep 2010 maybe we can begin to commit and get it on our calendars. The opportunity for biking, hiking, running, shopping, boating, ATVing, is endless. The Colorado Trail, 470 miles long from Denver to Durango runs right through Tiger Run. Excellent hiking, Richard are you paying attention? lol. Anyways, downside is that they rent the pavillion each day for rallies at $100 per day, ouch. So, we would just have to congregate at Michael's coach, Michael are you paying attention? lol. Maybe we could just hang at Tom's coach? Anyways, we will figure it out. The shuttle bus run by the county stops right out front and goes to Frisco and Breckenridge no charge. Well, let's all chime in and I will be glad to try and secure some spots that each of us can reserve, as we did with La Hacienda, in Austin recently.

David and Denise

chockwald
05-12-2009, 01:39 AM
Tim......According to David, we don't want to get too far into September as this is at 9300' elevation, and once you get to the middle of September the likelihood of snow increases dramatically. Maybe we can hook up and drive together....where in California do you reside?

David, I'm down. What date....September 7th is the day after Labor Day.....???

prestadude
05-12-2009, 05:28 AM
Clarke, Laura and I live up near Sacramento. I have the info entered in my profile but it does not display when you click on my user name. Maybe it has something to do with being a junior member.

chockwald
05-12-2009, 05:59 AM
Actually, the information is displayed, I just didn't look...it's located to the right of your username where it says "Join Date", etc......Elk Grove, CA. How would you get to I-70...take I-80 east and drop down eventually to 70?

Wally Arntzen
05-12-2009, 03:55 PM
Phyllis and I stayed at tiger run on 2 different occaisions and it is a great and beautiful place. Some one should just make a decision because it will not work for everybody at the same time. September is questionable for me because it is hurricane season and I would hope to be working, but many others have time comflicts as well.
I say, someone take charge, make a date and place and stick with it.

Wally and Phyllis

Richard and Rhonda
05-13-2009, 02:28 AM
Rhonda and I are not empty nesters yet. We still have one in public school, so I am going to bow out on commenting on dates for this one. You guys do what works best for you, and if we can work it in, then we will.

Of course, Rhonda's ankle will be mended by then, and she can drive the coach, so maybe she comes the next time by herself. You would definitely find out that she is the better half.

encantotom
05-13-2009, 05:10 AM
the same for me as richard. set a time and if there is any way we can make it we will, but for me work is the bugaboo.

later

tom

chockwald
05-13-2009, 06:15 AM
I would like to see as many as possible be able to attend. I'm not married to after Labor Day.....I've been thinking like an empty nester. Richard, what works for you and the others here who still have kids in school? Middle of August, last week in August? We're totally flexible.

prarieschooner
05-13-2009, 03:02 PM
prestadude,
The last time I was in Elk Grove was almost 40 years ago, I am sure that it has changed from then. Then like other places Elk Grove was wide open country sides with Cattle and the like. We used to go there to test our Cars for Drag Racing, glad I survived.
Tricia and I are looking forward to a Rally with Classics. We would have liked to attend the last one but the Coach wasn't ready yet. I am thinking of Colorado in the next couple of months as long as work doesn't get in the way.

ccopel
05-13-2009, 04:25 PM
After the great time in Austin we were ready to go again the next week. However we have to make do with short visites to Houston every week. At least we get to stay in our coach a night or two per week. Again, thanks to everyone for the welcome and hospitality in Austin. We stayed at Tiger Run two years ago on the way to Yellow Stone Park. This was one of the nicest RV resorts we stayed at that summer. The whole area is great with or without the kids. Anthony and I loved the mountain biking and the alpine slide in Brakenridge. We would love a ralley there. The best time would be before school starts. Anthony would not let us go wiyhout him.

Pete,Debbie and Anthony

Wally Arntzen
05-13-2009, 09:57 PM
Pete it's good hear from you, I diddo your thoughts on Tiger Run it' is one the best parks we have stayed in as well, and there are a ton of things to do in the area.
Let's hope the scheduling of the event wherever it is works and maybe we can be next door neighbors again.
Wally and Phyllis