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  • #59161

    gigantor
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    Hey,

    Do we have any intel on the camping facilities? My biggest question would be centered around [B]shade [/B]- is there any? :confused:

    Will there be any indoor [B]showers [/B]and [B]bathrooms [/B]or will it all be trucked in? :confused:

    I’m really looking forward to this rally. Ok, sure, it’s single digits here in NY and my electric heating isn’t working so I’ve been grounded for two weeks as I try and sort it out. But I think it’s more than that. I had a pretty good time at Shelbyville. I didn’t have as good a time in Vermont last year but that was prolly my fault – spent too much time volunteering w/ Bob & Naomi w/ the vintage bikes. Anyway, time to start dreaming. ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

    #60006

    Fritzc
    Participant

    [QUOTE=gigantor ยป]Hey,
    Do we have any intel on the camping facilities? My biggest question would be centered around [B]shade [/B]- is there any? :confused: [/QUOTE]

    After sunset, It is all shade. :rolleyes:
    Fritz

    #60007

    osbornk
    Participant

    [QUOTE=gigantor ยป]Hey,

    Do we have any intel on the camping facilities? My biggest question would be centered around [B]shade [/B]- is there any? :confused:

    Will there be any indoor [B]showers [/B]and [B]bathrooms [/B]or will it all be trucked in? :confused:

    I’m really looking forward to this rally. Ok, sure, it’s single digits here in NY and my electric heating isn’t working so I’ve been grounded for two weeks as I try and sort it out. But I think it’s more than that. I had a pretty good time at Shelbyville. I didn’t have as good a time in Vermont last year but that was prolly my fault – spent too much time volunteering w/ Bob & Naomi w/ the vintage bikes. Anyway, time to start dreaming. :o[/QUOTE]

    I enjoyed Shelbyville also but I think this one will be much better and more like Birmingham. It is at the perfect time of year for the gardens and temperature.

    #60040

    hadababyitsabeemer
    Participant

    What area of the grounds will the camping be held?

    #60041

    oilhead05rt
    Participant

    I emailed the rally chair and she sent me the following info regarding restrooms and showers:

    “We will have restroom/shower trailers on the rally site. We will be tracking the pre-registration numbers and have made provisions to add additional shower trailers if warranted. In addition, there will be porta potties located in strategic areas in the camping area.

    Even though Biltmore wasn’t made for tent camping, they’ve done a great job in providing the necessary water and electricity for us to have these facilities.”

    I’m not familiar with “restroom/shower trailers” but I assume they will be clean and with hot water.

    #60042

    bmwloco
    Participant

    There’s always the French Broad River.

    Jump in, scrub off with sand, rinse.

    Native Americans did it there long before George Vanderbilt decided to build the estate.:D

    #60045

    oilhead05rt
    Participant

    The water in the French Broad is ice cold even in August.:eek:
    Adds even more meaning to the term “shrinkage”.;)

    #60047

    bertbrumfield
    Participant

    [QUOTE=oilhead05rt ยป]I’m not familiar with “restroom/shower trailers” but I assume they will be clean and with hot water.[/QUOTE]

    These are shower stall/dressing room booths mounted on flatbed trailers with built in water tanks generator and source of heat. They are commercially available in limited numbers and are used most often in the western US for large forest fires to support the hundreds of firefighters called in to a wilderness area to fight the fires. They have been used ar BMW rallies in the past and are great.

    They will be as clean as the people who use them in front of you [And BMW people are always considerate, aren’t we?] ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜€

    #60049

    oilhead05rt
    Participant

    Thanks for the info Bert, I’ll look forward to checking them out.

    And we [U]are[/U] a very considerate clan!;)

    #60052

    scbmwrider
    Participant

    [QUOTE=oilhead05rt ยป]The water in the French Broad is ice cold even in August.:eek:
    Adds even more meaning to the term “shrinkage”.;)[/QUOTE]

    YES it is. Dumpped a canoe a little upstream of Masrhall a few years ago. It was basically pinned to some rocks and after about 40 minutes in the water cold cold had a new meaning:eek: .

    #60054

    bmwloco
    Participant

    Most of the water in the area (especially in Pisgah National Forest) stays at about 54F. Cold. Winter or summer.

    I was a lifeguard at Sliding Rock while in college. It paid the bills, and I hauled the touristas out regularly. 10″ of water at the top, 8′ at the bottom, and cold deep. Folks from warmer climates would absolutely freak hitting the water – and often flail their way into a panic. It didn’t disturb the trout though (big ‘uns lurk among the folks freaking to get out of the water).

    I thought that was cold until I went swimming at Palmer Station in Antarctica. The sea water doesn’t freeze until 28F due to the salinity, so it was COLD.

    Nothing seems to compare now.

    #60067

    bertbrumfield
    Participant

    For additiona details, go back up and see my post under RV camping. ๐Ÿ™‚

    #60186

    Wandrr
    Participant

    My wife and I will be camping and wondered if there will be breakfast and/or coffee offered at the rally site. Tough to get going without the morning coffee. With the limited space on the LT for two up and gear it helps to conserve space without bringing coffee fixins.
    WANDRR

    #60191

    AntonLargiader
    Participant

    Coffee will be offered at Rally Central, catered by the estate. I’m not sure if breakfast will be available at Rally Central itself, more likely you would go up to one of the restaurants which are about a half mile away. Ride or take the rally bus.

    #60192

    Hotsauce
    Participant

    I understand that Biltmore will have Breakfast Lunch and Dinner available and snacks in between. Don’t know what the cost will be. Hopefully it will be reasonable.

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