Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 09-02-2011, 05:34 PM   #71
Site Team
 
macmcintire's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Posts: 1,470
Re: Meet and Greet at Valley of Fire, October 7-9,2011

We've just had our 20th rig confirm they will be coming to the Meet and Greet. We're creating our own little city! Let's hope no non-Sportsmobilers want to camp out there that weekend! Interestingly eight rigs are arriving on the 6th or earlier. So it will at least be a four-day event. Better bring a lot of reading material -- the park is not that big!
__________________

__________________
Mac McIntire
2002 Ford E250, 5.4L V8, RB-50 (AdVANture)
4x2, Action Van Ultimate Suspension System, 4 1/2" lift
Dana Spicer Gear, ARB Full Air Locking Differential
285/70R17 Big Foot A/T tires
Aluminess Bumpers F/R, Bushwhacker fender flares
Smittybilt XRC 12 Winch
2014 Chaser Adventure Off-Road Trailer
macmcintire is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2011, 08:04 PM   #72
Site Team
 
macmcintire's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Posts: 1,470
Re: Meet and Greet at Valley of Fire, October 7-9,2011

I just got some bad news from the Valley of Fire ranger. They just told me we can't have two rigs in a campsite and we can't save campsites. They said a person has to occupy the site when the save it. I guess I should not have asked. I'm sure it would have been better to beg for forgiveness. My only advice now is get there as soon as you can!

I'm going to try to appeal this to a higher authority at the park.
__________________

__________________
Mac McIntire
2002 Ford E250, 5.4L V8, RB-50 (AdVANture)
4x2, Action Van Ultimate Suspension System, 4 1/2" lift
Dana Spicer Gear, ARB Full Air Locking Differential
285/70R17 Big Foot A/T tires
Aluminess Bumpers F/R, Bushwhacker fender flares
Smittybilt XRC 12 Winch
2014 Chaser Adventure Off-Road Trailer
macmcintire is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2011, 08:12 PM   #73
Site Team
 
Ford_6L_E350's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Washington - Ridgefield
Posts: 4,725
Re: Meet and Greet at Valley of Fire, October 7-9,2011

But, once you occupy the site, you can leave can't you?

So, a paid up site with a chair or tablecloth might be left behind as someone is out playing.

I still think if we pay for the site and have a lic# and name and that person will (wink, wink) return later it should be ok. Not much we can do about the no 2 vans/site rule.

Mike
__________________
SOLD04 EB350 Custom Floorplan
6.0 PSD 4.10 Posi
Salem Kroger coil spring 4wd
SMB Trailer w/AT Air Suspension
Alaska to Key West, Labrador and more
130685 miles 16.65 mpg average

Prostate cancer survivor. viewtopic.php?f=8&t=11099
2015 VW GTI
Leaving CA for WA
Ford_6L_E350 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2011, 08:20 PM   #74
Site Team
 
macmcintire's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Posts: 1,470
Re: Meet and Greet at Valley of Fire, October 7-9,2011

Mike:

You are probably right. We will just have to make it look like someone is actually there. I sent a follow-up email asking them to appeal their decision to a higher level. I've told them I personally will guarantee them the income from 28 sites for Friday and Saturday. If they were business people, versus bureaucrats, they'd take the guaranteed revenue over the chance the campground might fill up on those nights. We'll see how they respond.

Mac
__________________
Mac McIntire
2002 Ford E250, 5.4L V8, RB-50 (AdVANture)
4x2, Action Van Ultimate Suspension System, 4 1/2" lift
Dana Spicer Gear, ARB Full Air Locking Differential
285/70R17 Big Foot A/T tires
Aluminess Bumpers F/R, Bushwhacker fender flares
Smittybilt XRC 12 Winch
2014 Chaser Adventure Off-Road Trailer
macmcintire is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2011, 08:45 PM   #75
CJ
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: SoCAL
Posts: 298
Send a message via Yahoo to CJ
Re: Meet and Greet at Valley of Fire, October 7-9,2011

Unfortunately we are dealing with the more bureaucratic minds, however brains prevail. I look at it this way; you get the sites you pay for. So if you donít mind flitting the tab using my information I will gladly pay you back when I get there. Technically this is not saving anything. I totally agree with Mike.


Thanks Mac.

Bottom line is itís never worth a rise in blood pressure! These rigs can take any dirt road to pop the top and camp anywhere!!


__________________
CJ
CJ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2011, 08:47 AM   #76
Site Team
 
macmcintire's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Posts: 1,470
Re: Meet and Greet at Valley of Fire, October 7-9,2011

In dawned on me in the middle of the night last night that the Arch CG sign (see in post above) clearly states we can have two vehicles in a campsite. They just both have to pay the fee. So I don't think we will have a problem fitting everyone in. Let's just hope the park staff doesn't get uppity.
__________________
Mac McIntire
2002 Ford E250, 5.4L V8, RB-50 (AdVANture)
4x2, Action Van Ultimate Suspension System, 4 1/2" lift
Dana Spicer Gear, ARB Full Air Locking Differential
285/70R17 Big Foot A/T tires
Aluminess Bumpers F/R, Bushwhacker fender flares
Smittybilt XRC 12 Winch
2014 Chaser Adventure Off-Road Trailer
macmcintire is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2011, 07:49 PM   #77
CJ
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: SoCAL
Posts: 298
Send a message via Yahoo to CJ
Re: Meet and Greet at Valley of Fire, October 7-9,2011

That makes it better but I still say that if I arrived and all the sites were empty I could legally (within rules) register and purchase all of them. Virtually have the whole place to myself............or share them with my SMB buddies.




__________________
CJ
CJ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2011, 08:23 PM   #78
Site Team
 
macmcintire's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Posts: 1,470
Re: Meet and Greet at Valley of Fire, October 7-9,2011

That's my thinking too, but the Park folks disagree. Her exact statement is:

"Unfortunately, our camp grounds can not be reserved or rented for an exclusive group. They are on a first come, first serve basis. This also means that you can not hold the site for anyone that is showing up at a later time or date. The person needs to occupy the site when they pay for it."

Seems to me if a large family were coming to the Valley of Fire, but arriving at different times, it would be a horrible policy if they couldn't pay for the campsites next to each other so the family could be together. That's not family-friendly and just rude! I'm hoping the Park folks won't be difficult about it when we are there. They've always been nice toward me in the past, so I'm hoping the admin person I've been communicating with is just an anomaly. I'm hoping for the best and looking forward to a wonderful, hassle-free, fun event.
__________________
Mac McIntire
2002 Ford E250, 5.4L V8, RB-50 (AdVANture)
4x2, Action Van Ultimate Suspension System, 4 1/2" lift
Dana Spicer Gear, ARB Full Air Locking Differential
285/70R17 Big Foot A/T tires
Aluminess Bumpers F/R, Bushwhacker fender flares
Smittybilt XRC 12 Winch
2014 Chaser Adventure Off-Road Trailer
macmcintire is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2011, 08:52 PM   #79
Senior Member
 
woodbee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Rohnert Park, CA
Posts: 282
Re: Meet and Greet at Valley of Fire, October 7-9,2011

Mac,

Don't worry about it, you've done what you can do and I am sure all of us on the forum that will be there agree. I think everything will work out just fine. It looks to me on my Topo map it will be quite easy to find a place to park for a night or two or three.

Again, thanks so much for doing all this for the group.

Woody
__________________
2009 White E-350 Modified EB-43, 4x4, 6.0 PSD
http://www.beckersminerals.com
woodbee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2011, 12:40 AM   #80
Site Team
 
daveb's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Turlock Ca
Posts: 9,392
Garage
Re: Meet and Greet at Valley of Fire, October 7-9,2011

Do they take checks and how often do they come through to look? I would think that if a few folks sent you a check it would seem like the person did arrive and some left out as a group to explore. I know Dunbar can grab a spot if needed with his tent but we still might boon dock. If others that come early have small tents, the checks, and plate number, I would think it could work...camouflage and decoy.
__________________

__________________
2006 Ford 6.0PSD EB-50/E-PH SMB 4X4 Rock Crawler Trailer

Sportsmobile 4X4 Adventures..........On and off road adventures
daveb is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

» Sportsmobile Registry

Agnes

alta825

Guster

Salmon
Add your Sportsmobile
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:33 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.