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Old 05-02-2011, 03:37 PM   #481
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Thanks for posting that reminder about coupons Brian.

Although it's been raining most of the day it certainly hasn't dampened anyone's spirits. Joyce and I are looking forward to the Dixie Stampede tonight.
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Old 05-02-2011, 11:42 PM   #482
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Hi Bob,
Dave's Claremore Rv commented on their Wall post.
Dave's wrote: "We don't just like this-- we love that y'all are doing this!! Please let us know if we can help with anything!! As you grow, maybe we can donate some give-a-way prizes or gifts for new members! Glad you had fun!"

Above is a note from the dealer where we bought our Salem trailer and Don and Shirley bought their Sunseeker and by the way same dealer sold Ron and Carolyn Burkleo their Georgetown Motorhome. The Burkleos had to cancel at the last minute due to health issues. All I did was send DAVES CLAREMORE a note on Facebook about the 2 rigs here from the same dealership and this is the response I got Monday evening.
Support like this could turn the F.R.O.G thing into a BIG deal in the future.
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Old 05-03-2011, 08:35 AM   #483
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More rigs at frog rally

Wagoner, Oklahoma folks, Austin, Texas folks and cabin Bob and Lynda Fields from Concertone used.
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Old 05-03-2011, 08:47 AM   #484
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Bob & Lynda made it back to Elkhart about 2:30am! We stopped at the Precious Moments Chapel & Museum before heading back. Lynda is a big collector so we could not be within 2 hours of it and not go! It obviously added more than a few hours to our trip, but Lynda was very happy to get there and I of course am happy to make her happy! It is in Carthage, MO and highly recommended.

We had a great time at the Rally and only wish we could have stuck to our original plan and stayed few a few days. Meeting you all was awesome and I look forward to seeing you all again in the future. The pride you take in your rigs and your lifestyle is inspiring!

Thank you all for allowing me to be a part of your gathering and making Lynda and me so welcome. It was our pleasure to supply the refreshments and snacks for the opening meeting and I hope you have some good nights to finish them off!

I enjoyed showing off our new the new "stuff" and discussing individual operational questions with folks as well as sharing ideas for upgrades. More information will be available for "non-rally" attendees shortly.

I am off to factory training in a few and will be in and out over the next few days.

I have a ton of pictures as well and will work on getting some up as time allows.
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Old 05-03-2011, 08:53 AM   #485
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Still more rigs at frog rally

2 rigs from Ontario, Canada.
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Old 05-03-2011, 08:55 AM   #486
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Still more rigs at frog rally

Folks from Omaha, Nebraska and Chandler, Oklahoma.
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Old 05-03-2011, 08:59 AM   #487
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Still more rigs at frog rally

Folks from Noblesville, Indiana, Charlotte, North Carolina, and Liberty, Missouri.
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Old 05-03-2011, 09:09 AM   #488
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We had so much fun meeting everyone! And a big thank you to John for all his time & effort putting this rally together! It seems like the 2 hours flew by! My wife & I then left ABC,getting a bite to eat. While we were eating dinner, my wife said you know, we need to schedule our vacation next year for the 2nd F.R.O.G. rally! Thought I'd have to do the persuading. We'd love to hear what members are doing this week in and around Branson. Nigel, it was a pleasure meeting you and Bev(watch out for those hillbillies!) We will keep you posted on Bransons construction of their new raceway. Might have to have another rally here in the next few years & watch a race with fellow F.R.O.G. members! Best wishes and safe travels to you all.
It was great to meet you both and very glad you made the trip down to join us all. Thank you for the tire supplier tip we went there and bought 3 tires to replace the defective ones.

What do you mean "Watch" a race on the new Branson raceway? How about "compete" in a race Ford Rigs V Dodge Rigs, now that should be fun I will have a chat with John about including this next year! I'm modding my suspension as I write!

Hope to see you join us next year!
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Old 05-03-2011, 09:10 AM   #489
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Review of F.R.O.G Rally

What a group of folks.....
14 rigs and 1 cabin used...
2 Class C's, 6 pull behind trailers, and 6 5th wheels...
3 Dodge trucks, 3 Chevrolets, 6 Ford pickups and 2 Ford class C's
3 rigs from Oklahoma, 2 from Missouri, 2 from Canada, 1 each from Arizona, Michigan, North Carolina, Nebraska, Texas, Indiana, and the LONG DISTANCE traveled winner from Portagul. Cabin user from Indiana too.
A great time last night at Dolly Partans DIXIE STAMPEDE seen by 23 of our group and looking forward to a potluck tonight.
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Old 05-03-2011, 03:04 PM   #490
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Here are the two group photos.
One with the new Forest River FROG hats and one with the RVWholesalers.com t-shirts.
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Old 05-03-2011, 03:13 PM   #491
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Here is what the new Forest River FROG hat looks like close up.

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Her user ID here is "RVFrogFollower"
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Old 05-03-2011, 04:44 PM   #492
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Looks like an awesome bunch of folks. sounds like everyone had a great time. makes me wish even more that we could of made it. hopefully, the next one. take care all. kap
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Old 05-03-2011, 07:06 PM   #493
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Man it sounds like a great time even with the sucky weather. If you do it again next year and we have a new FR then I'm sure we will try to attend! We are outside Little Rock, AR and only about 4 hrs from Branson.

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Old 05-03-2011, 11:10 PM   #494
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Smile The FROG potluck

It was wonderful, a full course meal with every thing a person could want. My gosh that food was just fantastic, and the company was great too.
Didn't think a bunch of FROGS could have that much fun.
We just finished playing cards, 6 of us and it's time to wrap it up and call it a night. We'll have to put it all away and head home tomorrow. Those of you who could not make it, you were missed. Hope to see you all next year. Keep in touch and drive carefully as you go your separate ways.
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Old 05-04-2011, 07:29 AM   #495
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Thanks to Iggy for organizing a very successful rally here in Branson Missouri and the freebies he managed to get for us. Everyone had a great time.

Thanks to BOBFIDY for taking photos and providing copies to everyone. And Bob needs to tell everyone on the forum about his International Redneck Golf competition with Canadians and Romanians.

Special thanks to Joyce who got soaked to the bone slogging around in the rain going from trailer to trailer organizing a FROG trip to the Dolly Parton Dixie Stampede show.

Everyone needs to pray that Nigels has nothing but good luck for the rest of their trip. Like it or not, he has become an expert on the tires and suspension of his fifth wheel. Wonderful people like Nigel and Bev certainly deserve better luck.

It was really great meeting everyone and I’m looking forward to another FROG rally.
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Old 05-04-2011, 08:29 AM   #496
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What a fab iniciation into the world of FROGS!!! Its been just fantastic meeting all you guys, what a great bunch. Loved Branson and the Dixie Stampede and Noah The Musical were just amazing. So off now to "who knows where" (tires permitting!!!) but will keep in touch and definately want to book in for next years rally. Thanks for organising it all John, well done. See yall next year..........
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Old 05-04-2011, 08:46 PM   #497
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Smile What a difference a day can make

After saying our good buys this morning it was about 10:00 by the time we got going. We are right now about 10+ miles East of Effingham IL. We are in a little park where there is no one else. We pulled in here and a guy appeared in a pick and took our 20.00 and said probably we'd be here all alone.... It's really kind of nice, we should be able to get a good night sleep and be home by tomorrow afternoon. No one to play Phase 10 with so guess we'll go to bed.
I hope when this Frog thing happens again all of you who missed it this year I hope you will be with us next time. We all really had a great time and putting faces with all the names is really worth the drive..
Please keep in touch Frogs, you've made our week super nice.
Nigel, take care of that cute little accent named Bev..She's a sweetheart.
You two be careful during your travels.
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Thanks for a great FROG Rally

X2 on everything everyone has said. It was a great 1st rally of the FROG.

We left the pond early this morning before everyone was awake. Trust me I wanted to wake everyone up at 6am and say goodbye but Di said I didn't need any more enemies.

Nigel you can keep the item I left behind and wish you both a great journey with no more surprises.

Thank you for the hanging Frog and if Di lets me it will hang on the living room wall. Maybe we can pass it on to the next person who wants to lead the pack for the 2nd FROG Rally. Anyway, I really appreciated the gift.

Thank you Bob for being our pond photographer and I will be posting all the pictures online next week after I get back to the sand pond. It will be a way for everyone to download the ones you want.

Both Di and I wish you all a safe trip to whatever pond is in your future. If anyone heads to Arizona (winter time) please give us a call and we will have the extra room prepared. Oh, you can park your rig outside of my house with no problem.

Take care and looking forward to all your continued correspondences.

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X 3 ! Love to see everyone come down to Branson again next year! Maybe the weather could cooperate better for everyone. Did you know ABC was only 5-10 minutes from Uncle Jeds' truck in "The Beverly Hillbillies"? It's location is the Ralph Foster museum at The School Of The Ozarks in Hollister. Had 1 of the Liverpool Legends Volkswagon(yellow that looks like a submarine with periscope on top) pull up beside us before leaving Branson. Couldn't tell which one(Beatle impersonator) was driving. Best wishes to you all and safe travels this summer!!!
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Smile Thanks for the invite

Thanks John for the group picture, it turned out good. I was a bit surprised to see you had slipped off the Lilly Pad early. Missed saying good by..
So your saying when Peggy and I return to AZ next winter that we can move in with you and Di?? That's really nice john and we appreciate the invite..but we'll probably just go to our little resort and hang out there and you can visit us.. of course we'll be happy to drive over to Surprise and see you guys. Hows that sound?
You done good John, it turned out spectacular. Hated to see it come to an end.
Careful driving back to the desert, enjoy the sunshine and the 100 degree weather. I love it!! Thanks Di for putting up with us.. it was fun to say the least.
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