2017 Quartzsite Gathering - Quartzsite AZ

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2017 Quartzsite Gathering - Quartzsite AZ

2017 Quartzsite Gathering Hosts: Scamp Owners International - Greg and his Co-Host Earl.

This gathering is for all brands of Molded Fiberglass Trailers!

Dates: Feb 6-12

  • February 6th to 9th  - Early bird Quartzsite Pre-Gathering (Mon thru Thurs)
  • February 10th to 12th - Main Event (Friday thru Sunday)

If you can attend the Main Gathering, the Pre-Gathering, or the entire Quartzsite Gathering we’d love to have you come and enjoy the good times. Some even stay for a Post-Gathering for a few days if you’re so inclined.

Where: Same location as always, Dome Rock area, Quartzsite Arizona. Approx. 5 miles west of Quartzsite on I-10, south side of highway next to the frontage road.

MAP OF QUARTZSITEGATHERING LOCATION

GPS: 33.643617,-114.304752

Who Can Attend:  Owners of all Molded Fiberglass Trailers brands - Casita, Scamp, Escape, Burro, U-haul, Bigfoot, Lil’ Snoozy, Compact Jr., Trillium, Boler, Parkliner, Eggcamper, Perris Pacer, etc. This gathering has always been, and will continue to be, a melting pot of all molded fiberglass trailer brands.

Registration: There is no pre-registration, as this is free BLM land. We will have a registration/signup table at the Host Trailer in the main loop. This is just first name(s), town, state and trailer type. Make sure you stop by the Host Trailer because not only do we want to meet you, the first 300 registrations will receive a FREE 2017 Quartzsite Gathering 10 year Anniversary button! (Our Canadian friends called this a Pin)

Camping: Free BLM 14-day dry camping (no facilities) on hard packed dirt. Market, water and dump station are all located in Quartzsite, 5 miles to the east. This is “Boondocking” with no hookups. If you are unfamiliar with how to setup your trailer for Boondocking you can read theses excellent resources on Boondocking.

  • What to Bring: Full Water Tank, Extra Water in Tow Vehicle, Empty Gray and Black Tanks, Generator or Solar Charging options, flashlight to see as you walk at night, can of non-cream based soup for the soup event, a dessert for the dessert event, and firewood (optional).
  • BLM Permit: A BLM permit must be obtained and displayed on your trailer. These are available free of charge from the BLM host trailer located a mile or two from town on the frontage road.
  • Campfires: Campfires are allowed. Please bring some firewood if you can help out. We will have central fire pit activities/concerts on Friday and Saturday night.
  • Generators: Generators are OK, however quiet ones are even better. Please try not to run them too early or late. Respect your fellow campers.
  • Check-in Check-out times – None. Come in and leave when you want to. Maximum stay in this area is 14 days. Best of all there is no bill and nothing owed when you leave!
  • Pets: All pets must be kept on a leash while within the camp area. You are responsible for cleanup and sanitary disposal of your pet’s waste.
  • Trash: You are responsible for your trash. We only leave footprints when we depart. Trash may be dropped off at the landfill for free Sunday through Wednesday at this location: Quartzsite Transfer Station Location: 2 1/2 miles N of Quartzsite on Hwy 95, West Side, Quartzsite, AZ 85346
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Activities: The Quartzsite Gathering is traditionally not highly scheduled with activities. The few activities we have are on Friday and Saturday.. Check the activity whiteboard at the host trailer for updated times and activities.

  • BYOB Happy Hour to kick off the Quartzsite Gathering for early arrivals. Monday night Feb 6th. We will have an informal BYOB happy hour at the host trailer to get acquainted and start the week. Bring your chairs, favorite beverage and snacks. We'll provide a table and firepit.
  • Concerts with Pete and Jackie: Several days durning the week we will be having evening campfire at the host trailer with music by our good friends and musicians Pete and Jackie. Any aspiring musicians can join in to play along. Check the activity board for times and bring your chairs over. 
  • Friday Night Campfire and Dessert Event: New this year we will have a dessert event at the central campfire. Starting at 4pm everyone bring a favorite dessert to the tables, along with your chairs, for a taste of dessert while enjoying a campfire concert by Ukulele Mark and students. All musicians are invited to join in with Mark and students for a great evening of music. UPDATE! The Dessert Event has been moved to Saturday night.
  • Ukulele Lessons and Friday Night Campfire Concert: Our resident Ukulele professional, Mark Baker, will be offering Ukulele workshops for a nominal fee during the week (Check event whiteboard for times and updates) culminating in a concert on Friday night at the main loop campfire. To read more about Mark and contact him if you are interested in lessons or playing (anyone who plays any instruments is invited to join in and play) in the Saturday night concert, contact Mark directly for details at markbaker53@gmail.com and check out his website http://markbakermusicaz.com/
  • Saturday Ladder ball Tournament: At 10:00 a.m., right before the Soup Thing. Great fun to be had at the Quartzsite Gathering Ladder ball Tournament. Never played? Not a problem. It is quick and easy to pick up the game and compete for great prizes. Last year’s tournament was quite an event and drew as many spectators as players. We have moved this event to morning so it will be cooler. Join the fun and sign up your team at registration.
  • Saturday Soup Thing: If everyone would bring a can of soup (Not cream style) they are poured into a couple of large pots and shared with everyone on Saturday afternoon. Snacks are welcome.
  • Quartzsite Flea Markets: Throughout the town of Quartzsite, the Flea Markets run in the winter months during the influx of RV winter visitors and are quite interesting to spend a day or two rummaging around and finding treasures. Check the heading for current vendor information. 

White Board: Check the white board at registration for all activities and approximate times.

Vendors: No outside vendors will be allowed without prior approval from the hosts. We are on BLM Land and their regulations do not allow vendors to sell goods on BLM Lands, so we have to be very careful on what is allowed.

Currently approved vendors:

Dome Rock Swap Meet Quartzsite Gathering Saturday, Feb 11, 2017 8am - 10am:

This is your opportunity to recycle those camping items you no longer use!

SELLERS:
Items must be camping-related...basically anything having to do with RVing. This can also include books, CDs, electronics, etc. -- stuff you'd use when traveling. No clothing items, please.

  • Purchase a box of small envelopes at the Dollar Store (I'll also have some on hand). 
  • On the front of the envelope, write: 1) Your name, 2) the item name, 3) the price, 4) your cell phone number
  • Affix the envelope to the item you wish to sell and leave your item(s) on one of the tables at the Swap Meet.
  • You must be willing to accept either cash or check.
  • Buyers will place their payment into the envelope and then deposit it into a box designated as PAYMENTS.
  • At 12 noon, sellers will be expected to come back to the tent to claim their payment(s) and/or item(s).
  • There will be a table for FREE STUFF. No envelopes necessary; however, the items must be camping-related and reclaimed by noon. 
  • DO NOT LEAVE THOSE ITEMS FOR OTHERS TO DISPOSE OF!
  • If you have a table or ground cover we can use for a few hours to display items, please bring it along.
  • No need to stick around if you don't want to since someone will be there keeping an eye on things.

BUYERS:

  • Acceptable payments will be by cash (correct change appreciated) or check.
  • Buyers may write their name and cell number on the envelope before depositing it into the box if they have questions for the Seller.

MISCELLANEOUS
No outside vendors are permitted without permission from Greg A., the rally host.

I will have A-Z Casita Owners Guide CDs and the following decals on hand: Jack Frame under Here, Battery Charge, and Fresh Water Tank Gauges.

Questions? Suggestions? Email me at lovemycasita@ymail.com

Eileen

From the Hosts:

Post any questions you have on this thread or to just say “Hello, we’ll be there”! We look forward to meeting many new friends and visiting with many old friends at one of the best gatherings of Molded Fiberglass Travel Trailers (All brands are welcome) in the country. It's our 10 year Anniversary!

 

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Got it down

I at least put the date down,hopefully we will make it next year,dont want a repeat of this time round:-) Sure looks like we missed a lot of fun 

Launey and Earlene

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We'll be there!

Hoping to show up for our first Quartzite experience!

John/Dave and Marilyn Haggerty

2005 Scamp 16 standard side dinette

04 Dodge Dakota Quad cab 4.7

17 Dodge Durango 3.6

19 Ford Ranger Supercrew Ecoboost

 

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Quartzsite Gathering Commemorative Button

It's here! 

The 2017 10 year Anniversary Quartzsite Gathering Button or as our friends to the North call it a Pin.

Big shout out to Jon Vermilye who graciously provided the photo he took at the campfire concert at last years Quartzsite Gathering. Thanks, Jon!! Also, to Earl A who produces our buttons/pins and work with us to select the photo and bring it all together. We'll be producing 300 of these commemorative buttons that will be issued at registration first come, first served until we run out. Apologies to anyone that doesn't get one, but that would mean the desert at Quartzsite, AZ is major loaded with molded fiberglass trailers. 

Our Trailers:
2015 19 Escape

Buying or Selling Molded FG Trailers:

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QUARTZSITE EVENT

Unfortunately Jim and I (Sandi) will not be able to attend this year.  Jim is having hip replacement on January 23rd and won't be able to travel.  Says about 3 month recovery period and should be good to go! 

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Quartzsite

We're disappointed you won't be there, but our prayers for Jim to make a full recovery. you are the 2nd person we have heard from this week who is having hip replacement surgery and will miss Quartzsite.

Hopefully, Jim will be kicking his hat off his head again by the 2018 gathering....

Keep us posted on how things are going.

Our Trailers:
2015 19 Escape

Buying or Selling Molded FG Trailers:

Fiberglass-RV-4Sale

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Need Help

The Quartzsite Gathering was a massive event to run last year with 187 trailers in attendance. We need volunteers to help out this year on some of the tasks. It will be very easy stuff and not a big commitment of time, but everyone helping out will keep Greg and Earl upright. wink

We need the following volunteers:

  1. Registration table: We will only assign one 2 hour shift for the week to each volunteer or couple to help out with signing folks in. (If you want another shift that's fine, just ask) The registration table will be officially open from 10am to approximately 4pm daily through Saturday. So we need about 10+ volunteers.
  2. Ladderball scorers/referees: This is Saturday morning @ 9:45 am for approximately 2 hours. We have three ladderball courts and need one scorer for each court so three total. No experience necessary and no we're not going to give you a whistle. 
  3. The Great Soup Event: Saturday following the Ladderball tournament we'll need voluteers to help mix, heat, and ladle out soup to the hungry masses. The less cooking experience the better, because then we'll end up with some crazy soup mixes. 
  4. Campfire attendant: You'll be in charge of lighting and keeping the central campfire going from approximately 5:30-8pm. We'll need one for the Friday and Saturday. central campfire.  

Email info@scampowners.com if you're willing to help out with any of the above.

A big Thank You in advance for those willing to pitch in and help us out.

Check out the Activities on the original post as they have changed. Also, keep an eye on the activities whiteboard at the host trailer as times and details do change during the week.

Our Trailers:
2015 19 Escape

Buying or Selling Molded FG Trailers:

Fiberglass-RV-4Sale

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Quartzsite Gathering is Underway!

The Quartzsite Gathering is underway and we are having a lot of fun. We have around 100 trailers so far. Still plenty of 10th anniversary commemorative buttons to hand out, so come join us!  The event continues thru Sunday.

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Quartzsite Sunset

We always get such beautiful sunsets at the Quartzsite Gathering!

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Beautiful is right!

And I'm not just saying that because it's going to be -5 degrees here tonight and I'm entirely jealous of the Quartzite campers! Have fun everyone.

Sarah

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