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Old 12-03-2012, 09:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Talking Going to KOH? Start here.

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Old 12-04-2012, 07:38 AM   #2 (permalink)
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RV rentals?

I camped in a tent last year and it wasn't that bad. But I got very lucky with the weather. This year i am looking to get and RV for myself and the team and was wondering where the best place to go is? I see some old threads on it but was wondering if there are any places that have some discount for racers?

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Old 12-04-2012, 08:11 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I camped in a tent last year and it wasn't that bad. But I got very lucky with the weather. This year i am looking to get and RV for myself and the team and was wondering where the best place to go is? I see some old threads on it but was wondering if there are any places that have some discount for racers?

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http://coronamotorhomerentals.com/ support the event heavily, and usually book out pretty early. Not sure if they have any left or not. Don't know about discounts but this is where I'd go
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What about tent trailers? Yes? No? Experiences?
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Old 12-04-2012, 10:26 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Tent trailers are like tents. If the wind doesn't blow you'll be fine. If the wind blows it could be bad. I've seen them ripped to pieces. I've been to JV 6 times and the wind blew hard 4 of those times.
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Old 12-04-2012, 03:27 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I spent 8-9 days in a tent at KOH last year. I posted the tent in between trucks and campers to act as a wind block as much as possible and it wasn't really windy (luckily) and it was fine. Tenting sucks but KOH was worth it. The first 2 nights were COLD in a tent, and 3 years ago it snowed. The temps last year were down in the 20's and possibly the teens a couple nights. It froze water bottles solid overnight. A tent heater and a good tent with good wind rigging is a big deal.

The pota-poopers were kept in good shape last year. The only day they got a little rank was race day when the people started flocking in.

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Old 12-04-2012, 05:29 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Motorhome Rental | Motorhome Rentals California | "It's Your Vacation, What Can We Do For You? support the event heavily, and usually book out pretty early. Not sure if they have any left or not. Don't know about discounts but this is where I'd go
Good luck here...think the Governor/Mayor of HammerTown...Dave Cole has them locked! But mike may be able to refer you to someone.
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Tent trailers are like tents. If the w!#@ doesn't blow you'll be fine. If the w!#@ blows it could be bad. I've seen them ripped to pieces. I've been to JV 6 times and the w!#@ blew hard 4 of those times.
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Tent trailers are like tents. If the wind doesn't blow you'll be fine. If the wind blows it could be bad. I've seen them ripped to pieces. I've been to JV 6 times and the wind blew hard 4 of those times.
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for mo-homes, i use Cruise America. some locations are not close, but something i can work arond.

for me - Bakersfield is the closest. I drive my truck over (2 hours), leave it in a secure lot, drive the mo-home to my house, load and head out.

again, as in past years----- on the drive in= GO SLOW across the two cemented stream crossings !!!!!!! and don't go blasting out on the lakebed right of the road in !!!- BOMB craters.
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We took out a tent trailer out 2 years ago. It was cold. Way cold. Water bottles froze inside the trailer. We parked amongs RVs so the wind wasnt an issue. I wouldnt do it again.. need something with some insulation and hard walls ..
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This will be our 5th year at KOH. 1st 4 years we tent camped. For 2013 we are renting a motorhome from El Monte RV. We will be there from Monday thru Saturday evening. We have such a great time. It keeps getting better every year.

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I've heard you may have to reserve a tent site? Is this true? I can't find the info.
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If you're racing and want a "garage", yes. As far as camping....can't see how that would happen.
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Nope, not racing. I just heard you may have to reserve A spot. Good to hear I don't have to.
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Nope, not racing. I just heard you may have to reserve A spot. Good to hear I don't have to.
It is the dessert...pretty sure you can find a plot of sand to call your own oasis for the week. Rule of thumb...if nobody is immediately around you...you might want to look for course markers as you might be in the hi speed section
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What about tent trailers? Yes? No? Experiences?
I have taken mine the last 3 years. It beats the hell out of a tent or just putting a cot in a race trailer (that sucked bad!)

Mine has a heater so every morning we just cranked that up before we rolled out of bed and it made things just fine. I parked my trailer next to my Flat bed trailer and tied off the top of it. That made the wind much better. The canvas moved plenty, but the tent trailer itself never moved.
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the question always comes up----- what to bring for cloths ????

bring everything from bikinis to artic gear !!!!!---- dust to mud----- sand to snow--- W to HOT----================== should cover it !
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Baby wipes are the best. My wife buys some that don't smell like baby powder so I can feel like a big boy.
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Thumbs up Show off even By flying to KOH 2013

Its great to see fellow wheelers and 4x4 fans wearing their offroad and 4x4 gear in the airports when flying to and from KOH. You can pass the time on layovers and meet lots of new friends by wearing your gear proudly. I did in 2010 and will again in 2013.
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Its great to see fellow wheelers and 4x4 fans wearing their offroad and 4x4 gear in the airports when flying to and from KOH. You can pass the time on layovers and meet lots of new friends by wearing your gear proudly. I did in 2010 and will again in 2013.
I find that they generally wave as they pass me on I-15.
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I have gone to the KOH for the last three years with a tent only and had no major issues. Yes, its cold but having a good bed and a sleeping bad fixed all that. For the day we just zipped it down and went to see the trail, scout the valley, and work our CP as volunteers - never had a problem except for the dust. Its everywhere, man, and the closer you are to the base camp and all the action, the more of it you get. This year we definitely would aim for an RV, a rental, just to get ourselves more rest at night, because its damn loud out there. One creep was idling his ATV just outside next to my ear for a few hours in the middle of the night and even though I had me a nice bottle of whiskey the evening before, I still woke up and had a small exchange with the guy.

Overall, just make sure you check in with your neighbors to see if the spot is reserved or not and just to know who is around ya, the first year around we, happy campers, laid to sleep in an empty spot only to find ourselves surrounded by the crawlers and the mechanics working on the rigs : )

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