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Old 07-15-2018, 10:36 PM   #1
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Is it common for a Wagon-master to wavier from a published itinerary? A recent caravan I participated in the Wagon master informed the group the miles on the tail end of the itinerary were too long between stops. He decided to stay longer and make more frequent stops. I was left in the Yukon Territory 900 miles and 5 days before the itinerary was complete. Keep in mind this was his itinerary.. The caravan was all Forest River Owners.
I would advise anyone participating in a caravan to know their wagon master well. Perhaps have an established contract with your wagon master.
Ensure the funds are transparent with a financial statement provided routinely.
I learned the hard way. I am now a one caravan and done Forest River Owner.
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Old 07-15-2018, 11:37 PM   #2
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Was the wagon master affiliated with Forest River or did all the participants happen to be FR owners?
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Old 07-16-2018, 08:53 AM   #3
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Dalford, I did find the caravan on this page. Wow, what a mistake
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It's not clear to me how the Wagonmasters change to the itinerary left you "in the Yukon Territory 900 miles and 5 days before the itinerary was complete." You also mention payment issues, but provide no details.

Frankly, I would not know what to look out for in reading your post.
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Old 07-16-2018, 02:02 PM   #5
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Iím sorry rockfordroo. He informed the group in the Yukon Territory he would not be continuing with the caravan. One would think if you were the wagon master you would finish the itinerary you created for the caravan with the caravan. We were left to continue the journey on our own. There was no full disclosure on the money in and out as promised. Yes, I believe this wagonmaster does organize FROG rallies. Read below and you can see the post for Alaska Travelers 18. I was asking the forum, is this a common practice for caravans?
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These forums are not associated with Forest River. Nor are there any Caravans associated with Forest River.
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These forums are not associated with Forest River. Nor are there any Caravans associated with Forest River.
YEP!
I don't know of any Caravans sponsored by FROG or FR.
Must have been a member suggestion.
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Did he leave the caravan or just change the itinerary to stops that you didn’t want to make?

No it is not normal for a wagon master to leave before the itinerary is completed but a change in itineraries isn't unheard of.
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I just looked at his post from 1-25-2018 and he said the itinerary was going May 9, 2018 until July 15, 2018. That was yesterday.
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The caravan may not be associated with Forest River however the post was on the forum. Copy of itinerary I have in my possession does reflect 17 July. Iím pulling into my last stop. 2 days. Oakman we were not asked for input. We were informed. It sounds as if you just take a chance when you caravan. Lesson learned!
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