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Old 11-10-2011, 04:25 PM   #1
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Toys 4 Tots Toy Drive 2011 - Save the Date!!!

DECEMBER 10th-11th, 2011
OVER-NIGHTER





Well its that time a year again, or at least getting there. So im starting to plan out this years Toy Drive. It's our 5th year for organizing this and I can't believe how fast time flies. This year will be the best so far. We've teamed up with the US Marines to have the event on Camp Pendleton Marine Base this year!

So, where exactly will the event be held on the Base? Well you'll love this. There's a little known Campground that us civilians don't know about (nope not the beach one sorry) called Lake O'Neill!

http://www.mccscp.com/lake



We have the FIELD 1 location reserved for us. There's toilets, water, fishing, mtn biking, hiking, paddle boats, playground, and even miniature golf.

You can download a map of the location here. http://www.mccscp.com/sites/default/...ground-map.pdf

Last years event:
http://www.adventureduo.com/2010/12/...tots-2010.html

From 2009 in Pomona, CA
http://www.adventureduo.com/2010/01/...toy-drive.html

From 2008 in Pomona CA


From 2007 in San Clemente CA


DATE
  • December 10th=11th, 2011. (Second Weekend in December!). Not too close to Christmas and New Years and a far enough from Thanksgiving. Pencil it in now![/*:m:qxjfu1lw]

TIME: From Saturday Check-in 1pm to Sunday Check-out Noon.

FEE's $8.00 per person goes to the base for the campground. You pay me when you get to camp. Im paying ahead of time, so i will work with the honor system here and please do the right thing by finding me or Yoshi at arrival to pay for your camp. Find our teardrop and landcruiser, you can't miss it. If we're not there, i'll have an envelope on the trailer for your fee.

LOCATION:
  • I-5 Freeway Exit Hospital Exit for Camp Pendleton. Tell the Guard at the Gate you're camping at Lake O'Neill. Camp Pendleton Exit in Oceanside. Pass the Air Field, left lane. Make a Left Santa Margarita Road. Do not check in. Go past the lake and second right is the Field 1.[/*:m:qxjfu1lw]

WHAT IS IT?:
  • So this is how it works. You bring a new unwrapped toy valued at $10 or more to the meet up. You get a raffle ticket for your contribution. We also have 3 categories you can win for prizes (See Below). Check out everyones rigs, meet new people and see some you already know. The Marines will be on site to help out and haul all the donations back to where they need to go.

    FOOD
    We will also be offering up free food in the way of hotdogs, chips, and sodas. All donated by Expo Member MHiscox!

    Note: If you don't want a hotdog and prefer something else, this is a camp out and therefore come prepared with food. Also, bring water and all necessary emergency prep you may need. [/*:m:qxjfu1lw]

SCHEDULE
Check in to arrive is 1pm. Think we'll be starting the grilling around 3pm and start into the raffle about 4pm. All on Saturday. The rest of the time, you can drop off toys (if after the raffle, you won't get a chance to win anything), meander around and oogle the rigs and meet fellow off road enthusiasts from all over the www.

Saturday night 6PM is the Cocktail Hour/Mingle party presented by Sportsmobile. Look for the fleet of SMB's and head that way if you'd like to join in.

Sunday, those who've camped.. will take our time packing up camp and head out by noon.

RAFFLE DRAWING ON SITE
We are starting to contact vendors for Raffle Prizes as of right now, so i don't have a firm list up yet. But if it's anything like the last 4 years, everyone should walk away really happy.

Vendors signed up already:
  • Trasharoo[/*:m:qxjfu1lw]
  • Overland Journal[/*:m:qxjfu1lw]
  • Action Trophy[/*:m:qxjfu1lw]
  • So-Cal Teardrops[/*:m:qxjfu1lw]
  • HeiserOil Motorsports[/*:m:qxjfu1lw]
  • Overland Gourmet[/*:m:qxjfu1lw]
  • Sierra Expeditions[/*:m:qxjfu1lw]
  • Dirty Parts Inc.[/*:m:qxjfu1lw]
  • Badlands 4x4 Training[/*:m:qxjfu1lw]
  • Yotamasters[/*:m:qxjfu1lw]
  • Safari Ltd.[/*:m:qxjfu1lw]
  • Sierra4x4 Trailers[/*:m:qxjfu1lw]
  • Hannibal USA[/*:m:qxjfu1lw]
  • AJIK Overland Exchange[/*:m:qxjfu1lw]
  • CVT/Cascadia Vehicle Tents[/*:m:qxjfu1lw]
  • Tembo Tusk[/*:m:qxjfu1lw]
  • Global Power Store[/*:m:qxjfu1lw]
  • TRDParts4U[/*:m:qxjfu1lw]
  • Sportsmobile West[/*:m:qxjfu1lw]
  • JP Magazine[/*:m:qxjfu1lw]
  • GoWesty[/*:m:qxjfu1lw]
  • Inland Rovers Inc.[/*:m:qxjfu1lw]
  • Axial Racing[/*:m:qxjfu1lw]


Trophies & Prizes will be awarded for the following:
  • Most Toys Donated[/*:m:qxjfu1lw]
  • Most Distance Traveled To Arrive at the Event[/*:m:qxjfu1lw]
  • Most Decorated Rig[/*:m:qxjfu1lw]

Vendors are welcome as long as they're not selling items. In other words, come, show up, pop open your camper, show people stuff, but don't setup a booth and start selling stuff. Zach from Overland Gourmet is rumored to be showing up. Remember, this event is about the kids.. not about unloading goods. Lets keep it that way.

Notes and Rules to Adhere (More in your Brochure - http://www.mccscp.com/sites/default/...l-brochure.pdf
Glass Containers are not allowed in any recreational areas.
Campfires are only allowed in designated fire rings and cannot be taller than 2 feet high above the ring.
If you're fishing bring your CA permit.

Dogs are fine as long as they're on leash at all times and they're cool around people, kiddos and other dogs.

Another way to spread the word... i created a Facebook Event here: https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=231023600295633


If you have any questions feel free to contact me via PM or by Email. Both are listed under my username.

Hope to see everyone there,
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Old 11-11-2011, 12:34 PM   #2
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SCHEDULE
Check in to arrive is 1pm. Think we'll be starting the grilling around 3pm and start into the raffle about 4pm. All on Saturday. The rest of the time, you can drop off toys (if after the raffle, you won't get a chance to win anything), meander around and oogle the rigs and meet fellow off road enthusiasts from all over the www.

Saturday night 6PM is the Cocktail Hour/Mingle party presented by our good friends at Sportsmobile. Look for the fleet of SMB's and head that way if you'd like to join in.

Sunday, those who've camped.. will take our time packing up camp and head out by noon.
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Old 11-11-2011, 12:35 PM   #3
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Re: Toys 4 Tots Toy Drive 2011 - Save the Date!!!

Quote:
Originally Posted by adventureduo
DECEMBER 10th-11th, 2011
OVER-NIGHTER





Well its that time a year again, or at least getting there. So im starting to plan out this years Toy Drive. It's our 5th year for organizing this and I can't believe how fast time flies. This year will be the best so far. We've teamed up with the US Marines to have the event on Camp Pendleton Marine Base this year!

So, where exactly will the event be held on the Base? Well you'll love this. There's a little known Campground that us civilians don't know about (nope not the beach one sorry) called Lake O'Neill!

http://www.mccscp.com/lake



We have the FIELD 1 location reserved for us. There's toilets, water, fishing, mtn biking, hiking, paddle boats, playground, and even miniature golf.

You can download a map of the location here. http://www.mccscp.com/sites/default/...ground-map.pdf

Last years event:
http://www.adventureduo.com/2010/12/...tots-2010.html

From 2009 in Pomona, CA
http://www.adventureduo.com/2010/01/...toy-drive.html

From 2008 in Pomona CA


From 2007 in San Clemente CA


DATE
  • December 10th=11th, 2011. (Second Weekend in December!). Not too close to Christmas and New Years and a far enough from Thanksgiving. Pencil it in now![/*:m:2rs6yzg6]

TIME: From Saturday Check-in 1pm to Sunday Check-out Noon.

FEE's $8.00 per person goes to the base for the campground. You pay me when you get to camp. Im paying ahead of time, so i will work with the honor system here and please do the right thing by finding me or Yoshi at arrival to pay for your camp. Find our teardrop and landcruiser, you can't miss it. If we're not there, i'll have an envelope on the trailer for your fee.

LOCATION:
  • I-5 Freeway Exit Hospital Exit for Camp Pendleton. Tell the Guard at the Gate you're camping at Lake O'Neill. Camp Pendleton Exit in Oceanside. Pass the Air Field, left lane. Make a Left Santa Margarita Road. Do not check in. Go past the lake and second right is the Field 1.[/*:m:2rs6yzg6]

WHAT IS IT?:
  • So this is how it works. You bring a new unwrapped toy valued at $10 or more to the meet up. You get a raffle ticket for your contribution. We also have 3 categories you can win for prizes (See Below). Check out everyones rigs, meet new people and see some you already know. The Marines will be on site to help out and haul all the donations back to where they need to go.

    FOOD
    We will also be offering up free food in the way of hotdogs, chips, and sodas. All donated by Expo Member MHiscox!

    Note: If you don't want a hotdog and prefer something else, this is a camp out and therefore come prepared with food. Also, bring water and all necessary emergency prep you may need. [/*:m:2rs6yzg6]

SCHEDULE
Check in to arrive is 1pm. Think we'll be starting the grilling around 3pm and start into the raffle about 4pm. All on Saturday. The rest of the time, you can drop off toys (if after the raffle, you won't get a chance to win anything), meander around and oogle the rigs and meet fellow off road enthusiasts from all over the www.

Saturday night 6PM is the Cocktail Hour/Mingle party presented by Sportsmobile. Look for the fleet of SMB's and head that way if you'd like to join in.

Sunday, those who've camped.. will take our time packing up camp and head out by noon.

RAFFLE DRAWING ON SITE
We are starting to contact vendors for Raffle Prizes as of right now, so i don't have a firm list up yet. But if it's anything like the last 4 years, everyone should walk away really happy.

Vendors signed up already:
  • Trasharoo[/*:m:2rs6yzg6]
  • Overland Journal[/*:m:2rs6yzg6]
  • Action Trophy[/*:m:2rs6yzg6]
  • So-Cal Teardrops[/*:m:2rs6yzg6]
  • HeiserOil Motorsports[/*:m:2rs6yzg6]
  • Overland Gourmet[/*:m:2rs6yzg6]
  • Sierra Expeditions[/*:m:2rs6yzg6]
  • Dirty Parts Inc.[/*:m:2rs6yzg6]
  • Badlands 4x4 Training[/*:m:2rs6yzg6]
  • Yotamasters[/*:m:2rs6yzg6]
  • Safari Ltd.[/*:m:2rs6yzg6]
  • Sierra4x4 Trailers[/*:m:2rs6yzg6]
  • Hannibal USA[/*:m:2rs6yzg6]
  • AJIK Overland Exchange[/*:m:2rs6yzg6]
  • CVT/Cascadia Vehicle Tents[/*:m:2rs6yzg6]
  • Tembo Tusk[/*:m:2rs6yzg6]
  • Global Power Store[/*:m:2rs6yzg6]
  • TRDParts4U[/*:m:2rs6yzg6]
  • Sportsmobile West[/*:m:2rs6yzg6]
  • JP Magazine[/*:m:2rs6yzg6]
  • GoWesty[/*:m:2rs6yzg6]
  • TNT Customs[/*:m:2rs6yzg6]


Trophies & Prizes will be awarded for the following:
  • Most Toys Donated[/*:m:2rs6yzg6]
  • Most Distance Traveled To Arrive at the Event[/*:m:2rs6yzg6]
  • Most Decorated Rig[/*:m:2rs6yzg6]

Vendors are welcome as long as they're not selling items. In other words, come, show up, pop open your camper, show people stuff, but don't setup a booth and start selling stuff. Zach from Overland Gourmet is rumored to be showing up. Remember, this event is about the kids.. not about unloading goods. Lets keep it that way.

Notes and Rules to Adhere (More in your Brochure - http://www.mccscp.com/sites/default/...l-brochure.pdf
Glass Containers are not allowed in any recreational areas.
Campfires are only allowed in designated fire rings and cannot be taller than 2 feet high above the ring.
If you're fishing bring your CA permit.

Dogs are fine as long as they're on leash at all times and they're cool around people, kiddos and other dogs.

Another way to spread the word... i created a Facebook Event here: https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=231023600295633


If you have any questions feel free to contact me via PM or by Email. Both are listed under my username.

Hope to see everyone there,
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Old 11-14-2011, 02:23 PM   #4
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Detailed Driving Instructions:


Exit I-5 at Harbor Drive, proceed north onto Vandergrift Blvd to the Main Gate at Camp Pendleton. Have your ID, registration and proof of insurance handy.

*Note: At the gate, tell the guard that you are going to Lake O'Niell for a Toys for Tots event and that you need a day pass. They will direct you to a large building adjacent to the main gate where you will show your drivers license, registration and proof of insurance in return for a visitor pass that allows your vehicle on base legally. That's it!

Proceed north on Vandergrift Blvd for several miles until you come to the air station (you'll see a large air strip on the left with helos etc and a long row of warehouses on the right).

Keep going on Vandergrift (do not turn left on Basilone or you are headed to San Clemente).

Continue to proceed on Vandergrift (keep left, do not turn on Rattlesnake Canyon).

Just past Rattlesnake Canyon you will see signs for the Naval Hospital, turn LEFT at the light onto Santa Margarita Road to the lake.

Take your first right onto Lakeside Drive AFTER the lake and look for ExPo rigs - you have arrived.

REMEMBER: Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton is a Federal Installation. Speed limits and other laws are enforced more strictly than out in town so conduct yourself accordingly.
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Old 11-14-2011, 04:26 PM   #5
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[b]Detailed

*Note: At the gate, tell the guard that you are going to Lake O'Niell for a Toys for Tots event and that you need a day pass. They will direct you to a large building adjacent to the main gate where you will show your drivers license, registration and proof of insurance in return for a visitor pass that allows your vehicle on base legally.

REMEMBER: Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton is a Federal Installation. Speed limits and other laws are enforced more strictly than out in town so conduct yourself accordingly.
*Additional note: Double check to make sure none of you stuff is expired (especially your proof of insurance). You cannot get a base pass if any of the above items are missing or expired.

Second on the speed limits. No kidding, the Marine Corps Military Police are trained to stop you for driving 1 mph over the posted limit. The good news is the tickets only cost you points against your base driving privileges.

Hope that helps.
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Old 11-14-2011, 04:37 PM   #6
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Re: Toys 4 Tots Toy Drive 2011 - Save the Date!!!

Not to put a damper on this great event, but on the base where I work, a ticket means going to Federal Court for the hearing. Not a quick, pay-by-mail affair. I've only been pulled over once in 25+ years of Govt service, so I don't find that they are looking for any and every reason to pull you over.

BTW, if shouldn't need to be said, but weapons are a BIG no-no.


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Old 11-14-2011, 07:12 PM   #7
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Great info Herb! Will we be seeing you attend? Hope so!


Wow, i can't believe the vendor support thus far. Just announced that Expedition Ops will be donating a little something for our raffle and Aluminess will be attending to show off their bumpers and tire swing outs!

What great people we have in the Off Road World!
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Hey Dave,

For those camping, is a reservation needed or just show up (or did I miss where you said that somewhere?)?

Seems like a great cause and great excuse to get out and see some cool gear and meet some good people.

Not positive I'll make it, but hope to.

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No kidding, the Marine Corps Military Police are trained to stop you for driving 1 mph over the posted limit.
Sorry, didn't mean to imply that those pesky Marines are out to get you. Just that on a Marine Base, the speed limit is considered the speed limit. No buffer. Especially if you are near base housing.

Easy to deal with so long as you understand the game.

Out in town, most of us are accustomed to a 5-10 mph buffer before anyone would consider themselves "really" speeding.

Oh, and in 17+ years of Gov't service I've never been pulled over on base because I am a much better driver than Herb...
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Eric,

I think it's smart that you brought up the issue. There are many times on military bases, especially with the wide open spaces, that it's hard not to speed a little. And yes, you must be a better driver than me. Either that, or you're due to be pulled over.

Dave,

You keep moving this event further South, making it more challenging to attend.


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