Friday, January 9, 2015

Rubber Tramp Rendezvous

Arrived at the RTR two days ago.  This year's gathering is situated in a plum location ringed by seemingly endless desert mountains and lovely flora, including ample saguaro. 



The daily seminars are always informative.  Like this morning's van-dwelling gadget show-and-tell.



On the day of arrival, the GDB’s completely inadequate 5-inch ground clearance caused a problem at the entrance to the RTR campsite.  I scraped the ground effects on the passenger’s side that houses the coach batteries.  The noise was horrific.  Fortunately, the damage was only cosmetic. 

Today, while making announcements, RTR-organizer Bob asked for volunteers to excavate the entrance in order to flatten the offending barrier.  




The task was accomplished in no time.  Thanks everyone for pitching in!

Jim

The weather has been spectacular – just like you would order it – daytime highs in the 70’s, nighttime lows no lower than the 40’s.  And the skies impress at sunrise, sunset, and deep into the dark night. 



The nomads are housed in a variety of tiny homes including vans, teardrops, trailers, and motor homes.  



We got a tour of a most excellent T@B teardrop.  Recently retired owner Sharon is now a full-time wanderer and blogger.    



As always, it’s the spirit that counts.  And the spirit of the RTR is alive with its community of old and new like-minded souls.



15 comments:

  1. Hope you have a wonderful time! Enjoy!

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  2. Thanks for the update and pictures. It's really hard to be missing the RTR, this year. I won't let that happen again!

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    1. Was wondering where you are. :-(

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    2. Stuck in a New England winter, Kim. Thought I could handle it to help the family. I'm failing miserably!

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  3. You made it!!! Fantastic! Hope you have a great time!

    I cringed when I read about the GDB scraping her bottom. Yikes! Glad everyone chipped in to make it easier for low clearance vehicles to make it without damage.

    I am so intrigued by the T@b fulltimer and have Sharon's site bookmarked. Thanks!

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    1. You would LUV her little house!

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    2. I know. I am nuts about really tiny rv's and houses! :)

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  4. Say hi to Karen and Tony...Rollin in a RV (a fav I follow) You are going to learn so much...I beat the whole crowd is the best ever. LV to experience it!!

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  5. Are you going to stay in Quartzsite long? I'm at Imperial Dam now, and will be coming up in a week or so camped with the LazyDazers at La Posa West for a couple of weeks. Then on to Ehrenburg on free BLM land for a couple of weeks. I hope we can meet up sometime during all that! :) Have fun at the RTR!

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  6. Hi Barbara,

    Will be here for a while. That works out great since I have friends who camp with the LD group and plan to be there off and on as well. See you and the K-dog there!

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  7. Love the report of the goings on, wish I was there.

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  8. Didnt realize you were back on the road. Enjoy the RTR get lots of pics for us bums who are a no show!

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  9. Hey! Riley and I will be going to Q tomorrow. Hope to see you at the Lazy Daze group site. :-)
    Jeanne

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