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Old 03-01-2014, 05:00 PM   #21
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We take the trailer to Texas Motor Speedway three times a year. The spring and fall races, we enter the camp grounds the week end before the race. Makes the cost seem a little lower when you are there 20 nights a year. Our spot has water and electric. Phoenix is the only other track we have taken the RV. A 13 hour pull is just to long far a NASCAR race.
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Old 03-06-2014, 07:42 AM   #22
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At Bristol it seems that anyone within about 20 miles of the Speedway with a backyard is suddenly a campground owner come race time. Maybe I should rent my driveway...
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Old 03-06-2014, 07:55 AM   #23
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We did the Quicken Loans at Michigan last June and it well set up. Trucks drive around and fill your fresh water tank for $25 and suck out your black tanks for $25. Staff drive through the park on John Deere Gators with bags of ice for sale, you just wave them over.

They were even driving around at 8:00 in the morning handing out free coffee.

I must admit Americans do these types of events much better than we do. In Canada there would be all kinds of rules and regulations.
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Old 03-06-2014, 10:26 AM   #24
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At Bristol it seems that anyone within about 20 miles of the Speedway with a backyard is suddenly a campground owner come race time. Maybe I should rent my driveway...
Hi trucky, funny one for you. Had monsoon rains at one race (2007 or 2008) and when we left, driving thru a cpl of the cut thru residential streets, we saw $500k coaches sitting next to the creek in backyards sunk down to their axles. Saw multiple tow trucks hooked up to coaches lifting the front wheels off the ground and not budging the coaches out of the muck. It was a mess. So, you may want to double think renting spaces in your yard if the forecast is for rain...haha.
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Old 03-06-2014, 10:40 AM   #25
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Hi trucky, funny one for you. Had monsoon rains at one race (2007 or 2008) and when we left, driving thru a cpl of the cut thru residential streets, we saw $500k coaches sitting next to the creek in backyards sunk down to their axles. Saw multiple tow trucks hooked up to coaches lifting the front wheels off the ground and not budging the coaches out of the muck. It was a mess. So, you may want to double think renting spaces in your yard if the forecast is for rain...haha.
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Hah, good point. A lot of those "back yard" campgrounds are actually just flood plain and I'm sure would never qualify for a real campground. I think a lot of things are "overlooked" when it comes to race day and the fans.

The lake would have to rise more than thirty feet before my site got sticky. There would be worse problems than a stuck RV if that were to happen.
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