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Old 10-28-2014, 12:11 PM   #1
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2015 QUARTZSITE RALLY INFORMATION -

We have secured our regular site on Plomosa Road, the signs are up, and the party has begun. Directions are posted below.


Greetings Everyone! Planning for the 2015 Circling of the Montana's rally is well underway where we hope to have another fun adventure. For first timers and others who are thinking about attending, we try to keep the rally relaxing while having enough events scheduled for folks to have fun and maybe learn something new. To date we have scheduled the Meet and Greet, pizza and beer lunch courtesy of Evert's RV, Potluck social, Desert Bar trip, crystal hunting trip on Kofa NWR, golf, and some demos.
There is a happy hour and campfire each night (weather permitting) where great fun is had by all.

This year is the 10th anniversary, and plans are to include everyone in the circle, regardless of brand of RV (SOB's just sound too indignant for our group). Of course, the hardest part of setting the rally up is balancing the amount of units with the available space. We are trying to expand the "circle" to include as many as possible.

We want to try and include everyone in the happy hours and campfire in order to make new friends and get to socialize with more folks, especially the newbies.

If anyone is adamant about being outside whatever circle we come up with, please PM me and we will accommodate. If anyone has suggestions about our plans, please PM or email me.

As always, we cannot wait to see old friends and make new ones.


Dates: Official start is Tuesday 13 January 2015 with the last night of the rally being Tuesday 20 January 2015.
Location: Quartzsite, AZ; camping on Plomosa Road.


The camping on Plomosa Road is on BLM land and is in the "NO FEE" area which means it is absolutely free!!! There is a 14 day stay limit in the no fee area where we will be camped (14 nights out on the 15th day) so plan accordingly.You will need to sign in with the BLM volunteer at the entrance to Plomosa Rd. and get your 14 day sticker. If you have questions or concerns about camping on the BLM land please do not contact the BLM Office or the rangers directly as this has caused problems for our group in the past. Instead, try to find the information on line or PM us and we will do our best to get the answer for you.

We will have a MOC sign posted on Plomosa Road to show you where to turn off the road to get to the gathering area (pictures and directions will be in a separate post after we arrive and know exactly where we will be).

Directions to our site:

Plomosa Road is about 6 miles NORTH of the intersection of Main Street and AZ-95 in downtown Quartzsite.

From Quartzsite drive NORTH on AZ-95 past mile marker 114, turn RIGHT (EAST) onto Plomosa Road.

Drive 2.8 miles, turn LEFT at Montana Sign onto BLM land.

Turn LEFT again (there will be a 2nd sign).....look for lots of Montana's and flags....about 1/4 mile WEST.

The GPS coordinates are:
N33*45.861'
W114*10.516'

We are hoping for another large turnout this year and we will be assigning spaces early based on arrival/departure dates, but if you want to be located next to or close to a specific member/rig in the circle, let us know and we will do our best to accommodate you. Also, if you have solar we will position your rig to take full advantage of the abundant sunshine we hope to have.

The camping in the Plomosa Rd. area is "Dry Camping",but please do not let that discourage you from attending if you haven't dry camped before. This is just another aspect of the RVing experience and there is plenty of expertise that can be tapped into from your fellow MOC Members and with all the great people, you will not even miss any of the amenities.

Weather: The weather at this time of year is relatively mild with daytime temperatures hovering around 70 and nighttime temperatures dropping into the 50's-40's.

Quiet Hours: For the purposes of this rally and our group, we will observe Quiet Hours" between 10:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. daily.


OTHER INFORMATION:

There are no electric hookups: QUIET generators are required for power. We have had issues with loud generators in the past, so for the peace of all, please do not use a contractor type or any open frame generator. IF YOU HAVE A LOUD GENERATOR YOU WILL BE ASKED TO SET UP RESIDENCE OUTSIDE OF THE CIRCLE....PERIOD.

[blue]IS cell phone service and internet access via your air card or phone if you have those services.

There is no cable TV: Satellite reception is great because of the lack of trees and "over- the- air" digital TV can be received from Yuma and Phoenix.

Garbage

Garbage is to be taken to the waste transfer station on Hwy. 95 between Plomosa Rd. and Quartzsite. Waste Management does not make calls to the desert. Some of our good-hearted souls will pull their truck in the center circle for a dump run. If you are going to Quartzsite or to the transfer station, please volunteer to take some trash and save on trips. If you are placing trash in someone else's truck, make sure bag is properly sealed and not leaking.

Water and Sewer

When you arrive at the Circle, you should have a full tank of water, and empty black and gray tanks.

There are no water hookups: However, several of us have 40-gallon water bladders and 12-volt pumps, all available for you to use to acquire water. Cost of filling the bladder in Quartzsite is 5-cents per gallon, $2.00 total, for filtered water.

There are no sewage dumps at the campsite: When you need sewer service, you will need to call the honey wagon service. HONEYSUCKLE (928) 446-3660 supported us last year. They will come out to the area and take care of your rig on site. We will schedule two visits during the rally when they are in the area. They may be the only ones doing it so I suggest you don't wait till the last minute. The 2014 rate for us was $25.00 per rig. We will try to get the same rate this year.

We will also need firewood, and lots of it, for our nightly visits around the camp fire. For 2014 we were able to purchase firewood locally and will plan to do the same again this year. Last year, thanks to the efforts of all, we had roaring fires each night.

Thank you and we really look forward to seeing old friends and making new ones!

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Old 10-28-2014, 03:18 PM   #2
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I guess that we need to tell you that we have solar on the right side of our roof.
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Rhonda and I should be there about 1:00 tomorrow. 1-10-2015
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What is blue is cell service?
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Old 01-09-2015, 04:21 PM   #5
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We would like to be heading east or west if possible... If not possible it is no big deal... We will out Sunday AM....
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Old 01-09-2015, 04:39 PM   #6
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We're planning to be there Monday evening and due to our solar setup need to be with our front cap facing east or west and would prefer to be facing east. Don't care if we are at the entrance to the circle, that was our spot last year.
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We will be coming in Sunday around mid afternoon....no preference to location in circle as solar panels are staying flat on the truck for the rally....
See y'all then..
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Old 01-10-2015, 02:41 PM   #8
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Glad to see we have our same spot......will see you shortly after sunrise tomorrow

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If we could have our preference we would like to have the nose of our rig pointing south as my panels are portable and hook up to the basement area. I said we would come in on the 11th but am waiting for some meds to be delivered. Hope they will be here in Casa Grande on Monday. If not, not sure when we will get the.
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Can anyone confirm the Quartzsite waste transfer station hours I found online? 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Sunday through Tuesday

CLOSED Wednesday through Saturday. That's a lot of closed days when you want to dump your trash!


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Since Q is on our bucket list.....
I have a question: what kind of weather/road conditions did people coming west from north Texas have?
I know I20 was closed several days last week due to ice & snow.

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The transfer station is open Sunday through Wednesday from 7:30 am -2:30PM
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quote:Originally posted by Joel and Julie

Can anyone confirm the Quartzsite waste transfer station hours I found online? 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Sunday through Tuesday

CLOSED Wednesday through Saturday. That's a lot of closed days when you want to dump your trash!


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