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No problem there, just add a Mack Bulldog for a hood ornament and tell everyone that Blue Beacon shrunk your truck on the way to the rally when they washed it with hot water.

 

Either way, I think you will have a blast and find that the people are very friendly and helpful. Will see you there.

 

David

I think I would rather use a Volvo emblem.......... When I used to drive the big trucks there were a ton of R model Macks on the road and I an not a big fan of them......... :P

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I think I would rather use a Volvo emblem.......... When I used to drive the big trucks there were a ton of R model Macks on the road and I an not a big fan of them......... :P

I'll second that thought on the "R" models. Rugged and tough, and crude as all get out. But even my CH pales compared to the Volvo. One model year apart, but light years difference in comfort.

 

But, I have a spare Bulldog ornament I would part with..........

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The registrations have been updated on the HDTRally.com REGISTRATIONS page. If your name is not on there, but it should be, please let me know and we'll get it straightened out.

 

Also, some of you have posted some great PIX on the Facebook Page! Keep 'em coming!

 

Looking forward to seeing everyone in Hutch!

 

Steve

 

I am not sure if it matters but on the registration page under our name it says that we have a DRV Mobile Suites and we actually have the 2008 Powerhouse Coach built on a Volvo.

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I was just looking..... Only one other person (so far) besides me is registered with a little truck. I am going to feel so small there......... But I am still looking forward to it!!

Let's see - we've had tenters, tear drop?, hotelers. motorcycles (yes they came on a motorcycle and stayed in the back of someones truck, J and V), Henry has been known to come in a minivan.

 

Nope - you won't be in strange company.

 

We all (OK most) had something else before the HDT.

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Carl, I miss all of y'all too but retirement is only 6 months away :lol: A trip to Kansas is equal to about 4 car notes. The car is 28 months old and was financed for 60. I have 14 or 15 payments left. I am trying to pay it off before I retire. As much as I miss all of y'all and would love to see you, it's gonna have to be next year. It just can't be helped, retirement takes priority over vacation :( damn it.

 

Steve and Gail are gonna have a fit when I just show up at their place. I have a 2 or 3 year old invitation that I plan on cashing in. I have a job offer that will require 1 week of work, every 4 months, in Tennessee. That means I might make the ECR too.

 

 

Chief, I'm gonna hold you to next year. I want to meet you and pick your brain a little. You better get a good look at all of the family at that reunion so you will recognize them again in TWO years when you go back. Just imagine all the great stories you will be able to tell them about why you are gonna miss next years reunion.

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"Steve and Gail are gonna have a fit when I just show up at their place. I have a 2 or 3 year old invitation that I plan on cashing in. I have a job offer that will require 1 week of work, every 4 months, in Tennessee. That means I might make the ECR too. "

 

Phil,

 

I'm holding you to it. We did the same, hustled to become debt free prior to retirement. It's a good feeling. People ask all the time if I regret retiring. NAH!! You'll have fun.

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Hey All!

 

I wonder if any of you can help. I was wanting to try to combine a trip to Forks in Shipshifaraway with a stop at the HDT rally. I would fly from PDX into Chicago then drive to Forks then drive back to Chicago. Then fly to KC drive to Hutchinson stay a couple of days then drive back to KC to then fly back to PDX. I am getting tired just thinking about it.

 

I really do not want to go to Forks because where they are is difficult to get to and far from the rally BUT I don't think there is any other way to see one or more CC's in person as they do not do show models and I did not see any CC owners on the rally list. I do want to stop in at the rally to do some investigating into the full timing lifestyle along with checking out everyones rigs.

 

I need to figure out the best way to accomplish these different things in one trip. I also need to figure out what days would be best to be there since I cannot stay the whole week. Also, do I need to register and pay the fee just to hang out for a day or two?

 

Thanks, Chris

Consider flying into DTW instead of ORD. It's a lot easier drive, and while a little further, takes less time. And while you'd have to make a connection, GRR or Toledo are also good options.

 

And if you're traveling light (i.e. no checked baggage), consider hidden city ticketing on skiplagged.com. As an example, PDX to ORD can be had <$100 the week before the rally.

 

As far as the rally fee--and I'm speaking out of turn, but hadn't seen it answered--pay the fee, and attend whatever seminars and meals you can while you're there. That fee helps cover the meeting space, and all of the various things to make the event happen as well as it does. You'll find that the discussions between seminars and with sticky/greasy fingers (fried or with a Zerk fitting) are great learning opportunities.

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Thanks Pat. I do hope the pieces all fall in place in reality as they do in theory :) I have been wanting to make the ECR for a while and I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

Phil,

 

Danielle and I will miss you at the Rally. But I understand the priorities, and it will pay off big time in the future.

 

Gee, it seems like just yesterday that you had like 8 years to go to retirement.....it is coming fast, now. You will not regret it either....assuming our experience is any indicator.

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Well, we weren't expecting to have to have our HDT in time for the rally, but I have a couple of irons in the fire that may get us a nice 730 or 780 just in time. I'm not sure if we'll have time to get the ET hitch on it though, but I hear that Gregg can do those with a 3/8 inch ratchet and a cordless drill... ;o)

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Howdy All,

 

I have to get the registration and check in the mail but I am going to make this years rally. Still haven't talked Donna, into retiring so it'll be me and Newt, my Dachshund service dog. Looking forward to this rally especially if Jack gives a presentation on solar, anything electrical scares the heck out of me I have NEVER mastered the art of keeping the sacred smoke within the wires. :(

 

Dave

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Phil,

 

Danielle and I will miss you at the Rally. But I understand the priorities, and it will pay off big time in the future.

 

Gee, it seems like just yesterday that you had like 8 years to go to retirement.....it is coming fast, now. You will not regret it either....assuming our experience is any indicator.

Thanks Jack. I'll miss y'all too.

It seems like it was going fast but suddenly it has slowed way down. Maybe I watching the clock too much?

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Howdy All,

 

I have to get the registration and check in the mail but I am going to make this years rally. Still haven't talked Donna, into retiring so it'll be me and Newt, my Dachshund service dog. Looking forward to this rally especially if Jack gives a presentation on solar, anything electrical scares the heck out of me I have NEVER mastered the art of keeping the sacred smoke within the wires. :(

 

Dave

Ahh, "mr. cob" (if that's your real name LOL) I have seen your motorcycle trail pictures. I can't imagine anyone who rides a motorcycle with a chainsaw being scared of much. I think you are just trying to pull the wool over our eyes.

 

Sorry I won't be there to further unravel the continuing mystery of "who IS mr. cob?"

 

Safe Travels Dave. See ya next year.

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Ahh, "mr. cob" (if that's your real name LOL) I have seen your motorcycle trail pictures. I can't imagine anyone who rides a motorcycle with a chainsaw being scared of much. I think you are just trying to pull the wool over our eyes.

 

Sorry I won't be there to further unravel the continuing mystery of "who IS mr. cob?"

 

Safe Travels Dave. See ya next year.

Howdy Phil,

 

Only a couple of things that really scare, anything electrical or computerized being chief among them. I am an analog man trapped in a digital age. Safe travels to you too Phil, your wise to pay down the debt and then retire, see you next year or someplace on the road.

 

Dave

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