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FireTruckerWife
01-29-2006, 06:05 AM
Here is the first "official" picture of the MOC group at Quartzsite. We hope to have another one that was taken during our pot luck later.

http://i1.tinypic.com/mtb636.jpg

HamRad
01-29-2006, 06:25 AM
Bob and Sharon,
Thank you for posting the picture. Can't wait to see the one he hopefully took yesterday! Got to get Big Red in the picture!

We have had a wonderful time. I hope everyone else has too. It was so nice seeing everyone yesterday at the little get together. Where did the time go?! It just flew!

Thanks again.

Dennis and Mary Kay

Kathi
01-29-2006, 08:00 AM
Looks like an Indian Pow Wow, or better yet a covered wagon campsite.....Have a great time and send more pictures for us that couldn't attend.

Searchers
01-29-2006, 09:19 AM
Okay, who's the tall guy with the camera, or did you send it up on a balloon? Wish we were there too!

toolmanroy
01-29-2006, 09:58 AM
I was wondering the same thing, Don, about how they got that photo! Roy is already making plans for our trip there, though it may be a few years yet!

jrgwdenner
01-29-2006, 11:38 AM
How cool is that??? Where are the palm trees?

DHenry
01-29-2006, 01:00 PM
Don, a guy flys over the rigs in an ultralight and takes the pictures.

Judy, the palm trees are in front of the rig on the top left.

Thanks to all who came last night for the cocktail party and pizza. We had a great time visiting with all.

A special thanks to Dennis and Mary Kay for being our Wagon Master for the last two weeks.

richfaa
01-29-2006, 03:06 PM
Where are all the trees..how come everything is brown???''Just did some homework on Quartzsite, Arz..One of their claims to fame is that beginning in November 175,000 RV's cram themselves into 79 Rv parks .Sounds like a throughly disagreeable place..

ronstan
01-29-2006, 03:13 PM
Who all was there and whose trailers are those. Is that water and electric there :D

HamRad
01-29-2006, 04:13 PM
I wish someone would help us find those trees! Just some tall stick like things out in this part of the world.

Richfaa... We do not cram ourselves into 79 RV parks. There are many thousands of acres of BLM land that we camp on. The few RV parks in town are really crowded this time of year but who would want to stay there when you have all this other great land available!

Ronstan.... Look carefully and you'll see the electrical connection. The water and sewer is harder to find since it is very mobile! About 10 days after we arrived we called a sewer truck and a water truck to come by and take care of our needs. Unfortunately they were not in the picture. Let me tell you that the little Honda 2000 generators work great!

The picture is as follows:
Upper left = Gofnuts >> Renee and Michael
Upper middle= rlwhit >> Dick and Toni
Right = FireTrucker and FireTruckerWife >> Bob and Sharon
Lower right = HamRad and PERetired >> Dennis and Mary Kay
Lower left = dhenry >> Doug and Sharon

We had a great deal of fun. Ran out of time to do everything but looking forward to doing it again sometime. Hope everyone is able to do Quartzsite at least once in their RVing life.

HamRad

FireTruckerWife
01-29-2006, 06:05 PM
Here is the second picture that I promised. We were lucky enough to have that little parasail fly over during our Pot Luck Dinner. We had alerted him that we wanted a picture with the Big Red Truck in it, and the weather was perfect for him to fly on Saturday night. So everything worked out the way we had wished.

http://i1.tinypic.com/muj2ax.jpg

Garin1
01-29-2006, 06:28 PM
Great shot, looks like fun,,,where are the indians[:0]

richfaa
01-30-2006, 03:00 AM
Would that BLM land have full hookups.Have to admit we are full hookup folks, all the comforts, That is whay we got the 40K + camper.Did the backpacking camping, tent camping, Popup camping , etc.Quartzsite IS on our list of places to check out and we will but from what we have Googled it may be a very short stay. Like the way you circled the wagons.Did that once in a campground our local camping group was obliged to stay in overnight but did it for self protection.

ronstan
01-30-2006, 04:02 AM
Thanks Hamrad. The second picture is really neat. Good close up. Thanks for sharing. Yes the little Honda's do a great job.

Sunshine
01-30-2006, 06:22 AM
Thanks for the pictures and update on the fun you all were having. Next winter we are planning to be south, and while we may or may not take the Montana to Q, we will be close enough for day trips and seeing MOC folks.

Parrothead
01-30-2006, 06:40 AM
Rich
When you drive through Quartzsite I think you will find a lot more expensive units there than our Montanas. Many, many large motorhomes. Your 40K+ unit also runs on batteries, has large holding tanks as well as a fresh water tank and that is why they sell generators so you can boondock.
Sharon
Thanks for posting the pictures. Just makes me really envious. We will make it next year, God willing.
Happy trails...................

Sweetfire
01-30-2006, 06:55 AM
You non-westerners have obviously never seen or heard of a Current Bush. We have them all over out here in the western deserts. They come in two varieties, North American and Western European. You need special adapters for the Western European varieties. :)

richfaa
01-30-2006, 08:11 AM
Current Bush????? Say what???? Got a generator..Boondocking days are in the past. We are sure that boondocking is loads of fun and we love to see folks having fun..But we are ..no boondocking campers..Full hookups only....However we are looking foward to spending some time at Quartzsite..in a fullhookup site... Next year we will be in the Lake Havasu area for awhile.

jrgwdenner
01-30-2006, 08:52 AM
No boondocking? You're going to miss out on a lot of fun.

Who said boondocking is tough...I see that TV and Directway satellites! Maybe next year for us.

richfaa
01-30-2006, 12:37 PM
Boondocking is..No satellites, no generators, no A/C.Maybe I need a definition of MOC'ers boondocking.Got a feeling it will be a little different than our definition. When we went boondocking we actually went out to the boondocks, no nothing..

Trailer Trash 2
01-30-2006, 02:17 PM
We just got home from Q today at 1330hrs. the pictures of the camp are fantastic, sorry we didn't get to camp with all you guys, but we still enjoyed seeing all of you, my little sister TT-1 loved meeting all of you too. Sorry we didn't make it to the Pizza Fest but we got tied up in the swap meet and I walked my legs off and was to tired to do anything after all that. In our travels we did get some information in regards to BLM's Long Term Camp. that is where we will be going next year it's less than two miles from the Showes, they have water, dump station, and dry trash. next year it will cost 40.00 for 2 weeks, pluss I dont have to stay all 2 weeks if I dont want to, which would be only one day camping in a regular campsite any where else around me. hopefully I will retire this September and maybe do two weeks who knows.

TT2

Imp
01-30-2006, 06:12 PM
It looks like you guys were having a blast... thanks for the pictures. We are hoping to join all of you in 2007 for the spring rally. Not sure about q. We didn't get the generator prep.
Myrna

jrgwdenner
01-30-2006, 07:40 PM
Myrna, you do not need the generator prep to have a generator. You can have a separate generator and run it from the back of your truck or put it on the ground to run. You just plug the power cord into your Montana. We hope to be in Q. in 2007. You can borrow ours to recharge your 12 volt system.

FireTruckerWife
01-31-2006, 04:28 AM
Yes, Myrna, take a REALLY close look at the rear end of the trailers, and you may see a small red speck on the ground. Those are our generators. One attached to each and every trailer, and at least with the Hondas, they just have a slight purrrrrr when running.

Sweetfire
01-31-2006, 04:54 AM
Hearing of all the fun you guys had, next year you may need to plan for a bigger circle, or start a second one around the first.

GOFNUTS
02-01-2006, 05:57 PM
Well we had a great time at Quartzsite, AZ, enjoying friends (MOC Family), it was the first time we have ever boondocked in our rig it was an experence we could not miss. We had 13 days of boondocking (can't be beat), seeing all those rigs, from expensive motorhomes to travel trailers all running on either their own generators or Honda generators it was a blast. So many rigs as far as the eye could see verrrrrrry breath taking. Wish all of you could have been there. I will send pictures of the Palm Trees later. A very special thanks to Dennis, Mary Kay, Doug and Sharon for letting us tag along with them, (the experienced ones).[8)]

GOFNUTS
02-05-2006, 11:27 AM
Ok MOC Family, heres the Palm Trees some of you wanted to see. Sorry it took so long to get them on the Forum.
Michael
http://i1.tinypic.com/n706x5.jpg (http://tinypic.com)[:I]

jrgwdenner
02-05-2006, 12:32 PM
Oh, now that really makes me lonesome for the Reno Rally! What were the temps while you were there in Jan? Do you need air conditioning? We're hoping to experience Quartzsite in 2007, too. How many hours per day did you run your generator?

DHenry
02-05-2006, 04:29 PM
We just got home from our Quartzsite and Tombstone, Az trip just in time to watch the superbowl. We had a great time with all. A special thanks to Dennis and Mary Kay for their hospitality. We stayed over in their driveway with hookups both going down and comming back. While in Tombstone we had a wonderful time with Michael and Renee (Gofnuts) and thier cousin Carol and Claude. Thanks to all for the good times and we hope to get together will all of you again soon.

rvfirefighter
02-05-2006, 05:06 PM
Looks like alot of fun. Is this a regular trip? I have wanted to make that trip one winter. Let me know when the next trip will be, if I can tag along.

jrjones
02-05-2006, 07:02 PM
My wife and I took our new 2980rl Montana on our 1st trip 21st of Jan. We had a great time and the Montana pulled and work great. We went to Palm Springs to see my parents place at Outdoor Resorts and then Quartzsite with them andsix of there friends. We camped at I think it was called Hat Rock or Dome. Rock When you first get close to Q from Palm Springs. We were up on the hill and the view was great. Quartzsite! What a place. Then we went to Vegas for Furniture Market. Stayed at the MainStreet Station RV Park !/2 mile from market(I'll pass next year)find new park and drive a little. Sure would have liked to have met some of you. One observation on Quality of Montanas is if they can take the right lane of I5 and not have doors open or parts falling off they must be built good. Instead of send aid abroad well thats another peeev.

Garin1
02-06-2006, 08:35 PM
richfaa, you will like Lake Havasu. I spent four months there in the summer of '03. London Bridge, Colorado River, lots to see. While you are there you may want to visit Oatman. A little Gold rush town that still exist just north.:D

HamRad
02-06-2006, 09:45 PM
Richfaa,
I agree with Garin 1. There is a lot to see and do around the Lake Havasu area. But be advised that the commercial rv parks in this area are very proud of their CGs and charge accordingly. Summertime is the busy season for Lake Havasu. They cater to a much younger crowd. The water is the main attraction for the youngsters. So very hot weather, lots of water, and lots of young boys and girls...... HMMMMMMM I wonder what goes on? Which just shows how OLD I've gotten!

That's not to say there aren't a lot of us oldsters hanging around ... we're well represented. But compared to Quartzsite where you seldom see a child...... Well it is all interesting and all fun so go. Play. Be safe and enjoy your new Montana trailer.

HamRad

adelmoll
02-07-2006, 04:42 AM
Renee, you just gotta get those pink flamigos. :) :)