Originally Posted by handbuilder
Lee, did anyone ever get together? It would be great for FR A-Framers to meet and have mini rally of owners/users. Our trailers are still in a niche as far as rv purchases go....I would love to rally regionally given adequate notice!
Not that I know of, Tamara. I think in my part of the country we're far enough apart that a good part of anyone's vacation time would be spent in just getting together. One in Omaha, one in Des Moines, another in central Illinois, one or two each in South Dakota, Wisconsin, Missouri and Minnesota, and that's about it.
It WOULD be fun to be able to meet somewhere, but maybe the only effective way to do it would be via a FROG regional rally. Or, as Graeme (ExTenter) suggested, one person could set up an itinerary and publicize it. Then whomever could rendezvous along the route could contact them. We're thinking of reprising our Alaska trip next summer, for example. If we got dates and destinations out soon enough, others could arrange to meet at different spots and either travel along or just visit a day or two. Free software for smartphones could help keep track of each member as they worked their way to the meeting point (Find Friends and Glympse are two such apps for iOS devices).
If you haven't already met Graeme, he lives in BC and camps along the western US coast as well as in Canada. And there are a couple of Albertans who have Aframes of various vintages. Don't forget Yukon Don in Manitoba (but who prefers Yukon Territory) and ko777 in Ontario, who's about to take a long trip east and thus prove his willingness to travel far. There's a possible mini-rally right there!
Would you travel as far east as Devil's Tower, WY, or the Black Hills? We're kicking around the idea of a September trip to that area, which is 7- to 800 miles each way for us.
It was at Devil's Tower that we saw our first Aliner in the fall of 2010 and decided we had to have a folding camper. In January of 2011 we did it.