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Old 02-10-2018, 04:45 PM   #1
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Cost of attending FIR

We are planning on attending this year's FROG International Rally and would like info on "what type of budget should we plan on" for this event.
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Old 02-10-2018, 05:46 PM   #2
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Having been there three times and driving from Mass, I can tell you it's about 1000 miles for us. The rally was $625 for two last year (I think). Then, depending on how many paid excursions snow you go on, that is another $150-$250. Then of course, a 30 pack of Bud Light delivered to my site for providing the first response. All in all, less than $1,000 bucks or about 50 cents a mile. Well worth it. You will enjoy the trip
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Having been there three times and driving from Mass, I can tell you it's about 1000 miles for us. The rally was $625 for two last year (I think). Then, depending on how many paid excursions snow you go on, that is another $150-$250. Then of course, a 30 pack of Bud Light delivered to my site for providing the first response. All in all, less than $1,000 bucks or about 50 cents a mile. Well worth it. You will enjoy the trip
^^^ First responder. You should be asking a higher price.
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Then donít forget the Rise N Roll crack house that puts the weight on and that weight has to be worked off. The rally is a lot of fun, a place to see old friends and make new friends,
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Then donít forget the Rise N Roll crack house that puts the weight on and that weight has to be worked off. The rally is a lot of fun, a place to see old friends and make new friends,
... and Das Dutchman Essenhaus and the Blue Gate Restaurant and the Shipshewana Flea Market and .......
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The hot pretzels at the flea market. I'm going to go early if Daisy Boykin is going.
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Old 02-11-2018, 02:17 PM   #7
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Last year's prices were:

$525 for two adults in an RV
$375 for one adult in an RV
$150 for additional person age 12 or over
No charge for additional person under 12

We're still working on pricing, tours, and other details for this year. We expect that registration will again open in early April and will be announced well in advance.
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Mainely...also would note to start paying attention here daily beginning in April and get your reservation in as soon as you see instructions. The spots sell out in just a few days. WELL worth it...especially if you have some things that need attention to fix on the RV.
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Mainely...also would note to start paying attention here daily beginning in April and get your reservation in as soon as you see instructions. The spots sell out in just a few days. WELL worth it...especially if you have some things that need attention to fix on the RV.
Last year sold out in 23 hrs. Later RJD
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Last year sold out in 23 hrs. Later RJD
Heh... took 3 days in 2016...guess the word is out!
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Heh... took 3 days in 2016...guess the word is out!
We couldn't believe it ourselves!
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Cost for attending FIR

I'd add money for meals. 2 summers ago, we attended our first rally. Meals were of a small proportion. The dinners ran out and some folks didn't get to eat.
If some people are big eaters, that is fine. Over $500 to park on a fairground leaves money for a meal. 2 sandwich slices of meat is a fairly small meal.
The solution was to post a lady to watch how much food was being taken. We were ok but others weren't. Nice rally for repairs, but we left early and will not attend again.
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I'd add money for meals. 2 summers ago, we attended our first rally. Meals were of a small proportion. The dinners ran out and some folks didn't get to eat.
If some people are big eaters, that is fine. Over $500 to park on a fairground leaves money for a meal. 2 sandwich slices of meat is a fairly small meal.
The solution was to post a lady to watch how much food was being taken. We were ok but others weren't. Nice rally for repairs, but we left early and will not attend again.
That wasn't the case at the last rally, or any rally prior to the 2016 year. I believe the caterer that year was a bit overwhelmed by the masses. The 2017 caterer (used in the past) was much better and with better food. I've attended 4 Goshen rallies and never came away disappointed.
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Also folks tend to take more food than they need at first and do not think about other folks. I think they have solved that problem by having servers dish out. Ya can always go back for 2nd if everyone is served and food left. Later RJD
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I would like to see the Meal plan as an Option, I never ate the breakfast and none of the meals in 2016. The wait and noise make the evening meals very unpleasant
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I'd add money for meals. 2 summers ago, we attended our first rally. Meals were of a small proportion. The dinners ran out and some folks didn't get to eat.
If some people are big eaters, that is fine. Over $500 to park on a fairground leaves money for a meal. 2 sandwich slices of meat is a fairly small meal.
The solution was to post a lady to watch how much food was being taken. We were ok but others weren't. Nice rally for repairs, but we left early and will not attend again.
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I would like to see the Meal plan as an Option, I never ate the breakfast and none of the meals in 2016. The wait and noise make the evening meals very unpleasant
We've looked at that idea in the past, but don't have any plans to implement it. The monitoring, issuing and collecting tickets at all entrances, and other administrative issues would be a major nightmare.
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I'd add money for meals. 2 summers ago, we attended our first rally. Meals were of a small proportion. The dinners ran out and some folks didn't get to eat.
If some people are big eaters, that is fine. Over $500 to park on a fairground leaves money for a meal. 2 sandwich slices of meat is a fairly small meal.
The solution was to post a lady to watch how much food was being taken. We were ok but others weren't. Nice rally for repairs, but we left early and will not attend again.
Based on last yearís rally thereís a lot more to the rally than just camping at a fairgrounds for $500. BTW, you will get a minimum of 30 amp electric and water hookup. Along with the large number of meals that are provided, there are usually a couple of nights of included entertainment. Also you have the opportunity to visit some of the RV factories which includes free transportation to and from those factories. If you never seen how an RV is built this is a ďmust do.Ē

There are also quite a number of RV related seminars included with the price. You can learn a lot at those seminars. There will also be a vendor area with plenty of opportunity to buy ďgoodiesĒ for your RV and possibly win prizes.

Forest River will also set up an RV display with a wide variety RVís to tour. You will also have the opportunity to have your RV serviced by factory technicians. That alone is worth the entrance fee.

The single biggest benefit of attending the FROG International Rally is the chance to meet and make new RV friends. If you canít make new friends at this rally then thatís on you.

There are a lot more reasons to attend this rally but my arthritic fingers are getting sore so I think Iíve typed enough. Hopefully Iíll be lucky enough to get my registration in quickly enough that I can attend the rally.
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If you complain about the food, you've never choked down some of Turb's pulled pork.

(he's been AWOL from the forum for a while, so I feel safe rattling his cage a little)

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Forest River will also set up an RV display with a wide variety RV’s to tour.
That fact right there made our cost to attend last years rally about $35,000

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