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Old 10-15-2013, 08:27 AM   #1
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Default IHSFR 2014 - Should we move? Poll inside.

For those who have been attending the IH Sierra Fall Rallye we would like to know your thoughts on a venue change. For the past seven years we have had the show at the lake francis resort in dobbins. We are kicking the idea around of moving the event closer to Grass Valley. Your input on this decision is important to us. Please take a moment to answer the question of whether we should move the show or not. Your voting will be kept private however if you would like to leave a comment here on the board please feel free to do so. The poll will remain open for 30 days from today.

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Old 10-15-2013, 10:24 AM   #2
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Default Re: IHSFR 2014 - Should we move? Poll inside.

The prime reason to move is size. Many trucks were parked so close to each other that it was hard to even take a good picture. The point by the water was delightful; indeed the whole facility is nice. However, even though there is space out on the games field it would be too easy to fry in the sun out there. If the rallye grows much you'll be plumb out of space. The resort is a bit pricey if guests have to depend on them for much; I suspect most who would like to attend couldn't afford it unless they came as fully self-contained campers. This IH event is probably unique (wonderfully so) in being so family-oriented, which spells keep the costs down.
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Old 10-15-2013, 10:32 AM   #3
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Default Re: IHSFR 2014 - Should we move? Poll inside.

Jeff, this depends on the potential new site. A little info about the new location would be helpful.
Are you considering a location with the same basic facilities? For those of us that spend a week on the trail before, showers are real important. The showers at lfr are always in some state of dirty or disrepair. For what they charge for camping I think they could do a little better. A restaurant would be nice also.
We always look forward to our annual trip to IHSFR, and the camping is a big part of it. The facilities at lfr might leave a little to be desired, but all the basics are there. If the potential new location has the facilities and is an upgrade I say go for it.
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Old 10-15-2013, 12:00 PM   #4
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Agreed, depends on what the other site May have to offer. I thought the restaraunt was decent with fair prices. Overall, I like lfr.

What about also moving the even into September? Gives us better chance at better weather on the trail....
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Old 10-15-2013, 12:04 PM   #5
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Default Re: IHSFR 2014 - Should we move? Poll inside.

One site that we are taking a look at is the Grass Valley fairgrounds. We have had no conversations with the fairground people but the facility would fit our needs pretty perfectly. It would offer everything from hotels to on site camping.

If not there we would like to find something "like" that.

We are coming to understand that not everyone wants to camp and we have also heard the discussion on pricing for what you get.
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Old 10-15-2013, 05:30 PM   #6
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The lake francis resort is a nice place and because of that I have been able to convince people to go to the rallye with me. I'm not sure I'll be as successful with a fair grounds destination.
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Old 10-15-2013, 06:08 PM   #7
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I camped at lfr the first year only. I rented a basic camping spot. I thought it was quite pricey for what I got. I've just been spending the money on gas and driving home since then.
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Old 10-15-2013, 09:41 PM   #8
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Default Re: IHSFR 2014 - Should we move? Poll inside.

This was my 3rd time at the sfr. I like the camping, but for just myself and my cot/sleeping bag, I think the site cost a bit too much. Having restrooms nearby is good, though. The 'point' is a nice place for the show, but it is getting tight in there. I bring all my own food, so restaurant selection at the sfr is not very important to me.

If there is a place near Grass Valley, with good shade and decent camping, and a pleasant venue for the show (not like tulare site), then I would say: yes! My wife's mother lives just west of Grass Valley, so the change in location could be very convenient for me and my family.
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Old 10-16-2013, 03:55 AM   #9
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I vote we move it to nebraska
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Old 10-16-2013, 06:23 AM   #10
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one site that we are taking a look at is the Grass Valley fairgrounds. We have had no conversations with the fairground people but the facility would fit our needs pretty perfectly. It would offer everything from hotels to on site camping.

If not there we would like to find something "like" that.

We are coming to understand that not everyone wants to camp and we have also heard the discussion on pricing for what you get.
I just moved to the area this year and sadly was not able to make it to the rally this year do to work schedule(new guy gets no time off).
I think the fair grounds would be a great venue. It's very shaded, has camping facility's, and even a pond for the kids to do a little fishing. I think a good idea might be to post some pictures of the grounds to give everyone a idea of what it's like, and show it's not your typical fair camping grounds..
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Old 10-16-2013, 06:44 AM   #11
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I hesitate to throw all our eggs into the fairgrounds basket. We have not even talked to them yet this year. We have talked to them in the past however. It is just one of the places we are thinking about, I would probably say at the "top" of our list but still way to early to say for sure.
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Old 10-16-2013, 07:19 AM   #12
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Yep I understand that...just wanted the people that don't know these fair grounds to see that it's not your typical fair grounds and to not be turned off by the idea...




If you want I can try to run by this weekend and take some quick pics
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Old 10-16-2013, 06:02 PM   #13
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I think a new venue is a good idea. Grass Valley and the surrounding area is really nice, nebraska is a little off the beatin' path though.
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Old 10-17-2013, 09:24 AM   #14
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That would be close enough that some of us locals could make "day trip" forays to gv if we couldn't camp overnight.
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Old 10-19-2013, 12:31 PM   #15
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Default Re: IHSFR 2014 - Should we move? Poll inside.

Although lfr is a nice place, it is very difficult to get to and has limited amenities in reasonable driving distance. I would like to see the rallye near either interstate 5 or interstate 80. The extra hour to get to lfr is an issue. Grass Valley, Auburn, somewhere near trcukee or even sacramento would be great. I will find a way to get there no matter where it is.
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