garyntut

Sedalia Mo Rally Full Hookups Or Not?

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New member here. We just signed up for the FMCA South Central Area Rally, in Sedalia Mo. This will be our 1st rv rally ever, so not sure what to expect. We paid $300 for four days during the rally and three days early parking. We were told that we would have full hookups, which to me means elect, water and sewer connections at our rv site. After printing the info for the rally posted by Thelma Hebert, family registrar, I read;

( ELECTRIC, WATER, LEVELING PADS....It is always advisable to arrive with full water and empty holding tanks and an electrical extension cord. All rally sites are intended to be full hookup, except those electing to dry camp ) This advise leaves open ended questions....

#1 If I will have full hookups, why do I need to carry 250# of water 500 mi and then dump it on the ground when I get there. I certainly won't carry it back home for another 500 mi. Am I to expect issues with the water connection? Does the water and sewer part of the "full hookups" consist of a water / honey truck ?

#2 If I need to bring an extra 30A extension cord other than the 25 ft that I always carry, why will I need it? I do have one, but not for linking together to reach a power source. Linking 30A cords together creates electrical issues such as over heated cords and plug failure. And how long of an extension cord will be needed.

All this makes me wonder if the full hookups are of the conventional RV park type or some cobbled together system with limitations and safety issues. I know that large convention gatherings can be a nightmare to organize and prepare for logistically. I just find the advisory info confusing.

Six days from Sedalia....

garyntut

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Garyntut,

Let me introduce myself, my name is Herman Mullins. I am Parking Captain for the Six-State Rally Association, aka SRA. If you registered for 30 or 50 amp service you will have Electric, Water and Sewer. All of the hook up will be in the rear of your coach. There is one sewer dump for each site (4 electric with one water hook up and one sewer dump. Sharing the water hook up is handled by someone having a splitter. To dump each coach will need to have their hose out and share the dump.

Thelma was speaking on the side of caution about the full tank. You are correct it is a lot of weight to carry if not needed.

If you have any futher concerns when you arrive in Sedalia, look me up and I will be glad to help. You can't miss me, I will be the one with the Orange Cowboy Hat.

Look forward to meeting you.

Herman Mullins

SRA Parking Captain

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Good Afternoon............Information in Thelma's letter is always applicable for most any location. From the time we actually contract to usage of a given facility until we arrive for our rally, many things can happen that will/could impact our family members attending.

Sedalia should not experience any of those problems. All sites being used for our South Central Rally are full hook-up sites and should have water, electric and sewer. Don't think you need to worry..............

Thanks, Rod Sartwell, SRA Sr. VP/Rallymaster..............

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I can't seem to find any additional information about the rally. Something like a schedule of events and stuff like that. I signed up a long time ago and received the packet. The web page just says more info to follow.

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Thanks Rod and Herman...Information is the most valuable commodity. Being ex- military, I can do without most modern conveniences but my better half expects me to keep her in the style to which she has become accustomed. :rolleyes: We are really looking forward to the rally.

5 days to Sedalia...garyntut

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Dang65...X2...my thoughts also but I don't want to cause anymore trouble. I actually cancelled my plan to attend the RV gathering in Amana Iowa last month. Amana Rally info was very slow in coming and, as a result, attendance was undoubtedly diminished. Someone in Washington once said " We have to pass the bill, to see what is in it ". Shallow thinking and inept leadership do not inspire confidence. Again, information is the greatest and most valuable commodity.....garyntut

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Looks like I both started and killed this thread, so I'll end it with a smile....

Policeman stops this guy for failing to stop at a stop sign. The guy says "Look officer, I almost stopped and I was going really slow". The officer says, "The sign says stop not slow down". The guy says, "Stop/slow down. What's the difference"? The cop pulls out his baton and starts beating the guy and asks, "What do you want ME to do, stop or slow down...."

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