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2021 Western Central US Rally: Please give your input ! :)


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I don't own a Ollie yet, but very, very interested.  I would love to come see some Ollies and meet some of you great people.

 Larkspur, CO (Jellystone)  is centrally located, with  great major highway access.  I have been to the  renaissance festival there.

Fort Stevens is also a beautiful place, with some great history around it.  

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Hi Lexi, thank you to you & Oliver! As a quasi event planner in a previous life, I learned to capitalize on someone else's legwork. My suggestion is to find out where other RV groups hold their rallies & go from there. 

We're heading west next year & hope we can work this into our itinerary!!!

Chris

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I would sure try to attend a rally anywhere I didn't have to have my Elite 1 shipped via a transatlantic container.  Heh. (Kidding!)

In other words, sounds awesome, and I would sure love to meet some of my fellow Ollie owners. 

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Not sure what direction the discussion regarding possible sites is going, but I might suggest something around Durango, CO.  There are a few RV parks that could accommodate 100 campers, although *just*; if there were 100 Ollies there, we'd fill the entire park.  Bayfield, Alpen Rose, United Campgrounds (sounds kinda sterile and corporate-ish), Blue Spruce, and the ever lovin' KOA all have 100+ sites.  I camped at Vallecita, a forest service campground, just north of Bayfield last year, and it is freaking gorgeous up there.  I know Jellystone Park at Larkspur was mentioned earlier.  Jellystone is right next to I-25, I mean *right* next to it, and a few of the most western campsites look right down a short slope onto the highway.  If that's where the rally is to be, I'll still go, but ... there are a lot prettier places.

Seven months until delivery of my Elite 1.  Waiting ... waiting ... waiting.

Mike / Wet Mtn Valley, CO / LE on order / Tundra SR5 5.7L 4x4 w/3" lift

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There has been some, low key, talk about a New England Rally. Not once have I heard about anyone wanting a dining venue. A spot to gather and socialize , out of the rain, would be nice. Maybe a pot luck or a breakfast. No need for golf. But a great place to visit, like Acadia National Park within an hour drive? Someone to do a 'Clam Bake' with hot boiled lobster might be nice near by. Trouble is, in this part of the world most campgrounds are not that big. With the pent up demand to travel here, and some interstate travel restrictions, how many sites would be needed? Throw it open to all fiberglass campers might overwhelm a small place? Cabins for want to be owners? Questions? Questions? Questions???

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17 hours ago, Mike260 said:

United Campgrounds

We spent one night there, three or four years ago. 

The staff was really nice. We didn't use any of the facilities,  so I can't comment on them. The campground itself was very clean and well maintained. I remember it being really windy, and giving up on using the awning.

The Silverton Durango RR goes thru the back of the park, but not obtrusive. It doesn't stop there. We took the hike up the hill to the trolley stop, and walked around Durango . It's a pretty town, quite walkable, with a few breweries,  restaurants,  etc. 

We enjoyed our day in Durango, and our time at the campground.

We chose a pull through, which showed a tree on the map. Unfortunately,  it had been severely trimmed, providing zero shade.

Molas Lake, a bit down the road, is flat beautiful,  but probably too small for anything but a mini rally.

 

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Molas Lake. Not much for facilities, (vault toilets, no dump station, but there's a small camp store in season) but the views more than make up for it.

 

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