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Mr Sunshine 12-11-2017 12:45 AM

Thor/Sunshine Spring 2018 Mini Rally
 
Let's rally again! Back by popular demand, after a great time last April and again in October.

April 13-15, two nights at Cloverleaf Forest RV Resort in Brooksville, FL. The park has paved pads, an outdoor pool with a Jacuzzi, an indoor pool, and a driving range! The rally rate will be $44.80/night and can be used up to 2 days before and 2 days after.

Do not call the park direct, instead call rally coordinator Kelsey Nelson at 877-350-7619 to make your reservation. She will take a deposit of one night. Please send me a message when you reserve, so I can track the number of rigs.

But wait, it gets better! Cloverleaf Forest is an Encore and a Passport America park. If you have a membership in PA, your rate will be $28/night! Passport, Encore, or rally rate, make your reservation through Kelsey at the number above.

There is no planned entertainment and no registration fee, but there will be plenty of time to get acquainted and visit with your fellow Thor owners. Plan to join us! :fire:

rickymac 12-11-2017 01:32 PM

Good Morning Mr Sunshine,

We are trying to get our schedule right and convince a fellow Thor own and his wife to join us. This would be our first Thor Rally. I wanted to make the last one but DW had to work.

We may be making reservations late, is their a limited number of lots?

We will be coming from the Columbus, GA/Phenix City AL area. Look forward to meeting everyone.

Is there anyway to fix this thread on the forum; so that it does not disappear?

lazinskm 12-11-2017 06:56 PM

This is a very nice resort guys- Great job Mr. Sunshine. I have on the calendar, hope to make it.... If anyone is a golfer there is a nice course less than 5 minutes away, Brooksville Country Club.

JRS950 12-11-2017 11:33 PM

Thank you Mr. Sunshine. We will try not to be sick for this rally. It will be great to see everyone again.

Mr Sunshine 12-12-2017 12:42 AM

Since our timing is after most of the snow birds have flown back north, we should have plenty of room. Early reservations will be on sites near the group, while later ones might possibly be in a different area of the park.

Just 130 days from today, December 11th! Tried to give everybody plenty of time to plan. We've had 3 great rallies with Thor forum folks, and I continue to resist the urge to clue in local Thor dealers, to keep the integrity of the group.

This thread is under the Thor Lifestyles section, and you can be sure it will be bumped up regularly. Stay tuned for more details! :whistling:

rickymac 01-09-2018 10:44 PM

Reservations
 
Good Evening Mr Sunshine,

Just attempted to call Kelsey, she will be out of her office until Thursday at 1pm. I will call back then and make two reservations, one for me and DW in our 34f and another for a friend and his DW in their 29.3. We will be checking in on the 12th and depart on the 16th.

I will make another post when everything is complete.

Mr Sunshine 01-10-2018 11:46 PM

Welcome! You are not the first to have found Miss Kelsey hard to catch. Stay after her, she will take care or your reservation.

Just a reminder, our little get=together is set for April 13-15 at Cloverleaf Forest Resort in Brooksville, FL.

Do not call the park direct, instead call rally coordinator Kelsey Nelson at 877-350-7619 to make your reservation. If you have Passport America, have your number handy.

rickymac 01-11-2018 09:36 PM

Registered!!!
 
Well, I reached Kelsey and registered myself and a friend. Kelsey stated that she put use side by side which was important to us.

My RV is a Windsport 34f and my friend's is a 29.3.

Looking forward to the rally:)

TomAndLindaRogers 01-12-2018 01:44 AM

We had so much fun at the fall rally we knew we had to come down again!
We will be staying from the 12th until the 16th.
We just returned from our two week shakedown run to San Antonio in our new Ď18 Hurricane 29M. It was cool for Texas, but still waaay warmer than Minnesota. The best part is we only found a couple of small things to add to the warranty list. Yay!
Looking forward to seeing you all in April!

Kev 01-12-2018 02:22 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TomAndLindaRogers (Post 104117)
We had so much fun at the fall rally we knew we had to come down again!
We will be staying from the 12th until the 16th.
We just returned from our two week shakedown run to San Antonio in our new Ď18 Hurricane 29M. It was cool for Texas, but still waaay warmer than Minnesota. The best part is we only found a couple of small things to add to the warranty list. Yay!
Looking forward to seeing you all in April!

Glad to see your enjoying your new coach with few problems. We love our Windsport. Good to see you are returning in April. See you then.

rickymac 01-12-2018 01:20 PM

OK!! Get them Reservations Rolling
 
That looks like two move reservations. Lets see how many Thors we can get to Brooksville in April 2018.

Also, lets see who is coming from the greatest distance. I am coming from Phenix City, AL - 368 miles

Shortest distance - ?

Newest Rig - ?

Largest Rig - ?

Smallest Rig - ?

Pets on Board - ?

Your Toad - ?

Please add photos :D:D

jerhaase 01-12-2018 06:20 PM

See ya'll in Brooksville
Jerry and Rose Marie

Mr Sunshine 01-12-2018 10:41 PM

Tom and Linda are planning to come from Minnesota! They could win the longest distant prize, if there were prizes! Everybody should get a prize, just for showing up!

Mr Sunshine 01-18-2018 11:20 PM

Talked to a couple of Florida based Thor reps today at the Tampa RV show. There's a good chance we'll have a Thor rep stop by our Spring Rally!
I suggested that a summer rally near Elkhart, IN for all Thor owners would be a great idea.

vkb 01-26-2018 12:01 AM

We may be able to make this trip...we are officially retiring 2/1 ...
with family in Lakeland, it is and will be a dual destination for us in the future !
I challenge those farther away to make this trip...from our door to Brooksville, it is 1285 miles !
It is not cut in stone yet..but, we will make every effort to attend...we, also, will be in Lakeland for 4th of July .. a family tradition.

UrbanTarzan 01-26-2018 12:06 PM

Just saw this and very interested in attending .
We will be checking the dates today and hopefully on board!
We have family in Tampa and were planning a trip there in the spring .

JRS950 02-05-2018 12:18 AM

Calling in the morning for reservations. See you all there in April. :thumb:

JRS950 02-06-2018 01:23 AM

After playing an extreme game of phone tag with Kelsey, we are registered for the get together. We are staying over on Sunday night, leaving Monday. :D

dogday51 02-06-2018 11:27 AM

Rally
 
Is this Rally open to all classes of Thor MH, gas or diesel?

16ACE27 02-06-2018 12:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dogday51 (Post 107258)
Is this Rally open to all classes of Thor MH, gas or diesel?

If its got "Thor" on it, you're welcome to come.

rickymac 02-06-2018 05:49 PM

This is looking great! From the input I am counting 10 Thors. Does anybody have an exact count? How many attended on the last rallies?

Max 02-09-2018 03:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mr Sunshine (Post 100942)
Let's rally again! Back by popular demand, after a great time last April and again in October.

April 13-15, two nights at Cloverleaf Forest RV Resort in Brooksville, FL. The park has paved pads, an outdoor pool with a Jacuzzi, an indoor pool, and a driving range! The rally rate will be $44.80/night and can be used up to 2 days before and 2 days after.

Do not call the park direct, instead call rally coordinator Kelsey Nelson at 877-350-7619 to make your reservation. She will take a deposit of one night. Please send me a message when you reserve, so I can track the number of rigs.

But wait, it gets better! Cloverleaf Forest is an Encore and a Passport America park. If you have a membership in PA, your rate will be $28/night! Passport, Encore, or rally rate, make your reservation through Kelsey at the number above.

There is no planned entertainment and no registration fee, but there will be plenty of time to get acquainted and visit with your fellow Thor owners. Plan to join us! :fire:

Hi, this would be our first Thor rally. Does this rally also give you an opportunity to more about your Thor? We just bought it last year and haven't used it on long trips yet. Went to Key West. Anyway, would love to meet people and also learn more about our ACE 30.1 and RB'ong in general. And the plus is meeting new people! Is this kind of what the really is about? Also learn about interesting trips to take!!
Thanks for any info. I just saw this so, I hope I'm not too late to register. [emoji4]

Mr Sunshine 02-09-2018 08:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Max (Post 107677)
Hi, this would be our first Thor rally. Does this rally also give you an opportunity to more about your Thor? We just bought it last year and haven't used it on long trips yet. Went to Key West. Anyway, would love to meet people and also learn more about our ACE 30.1 and RB'ong in general. And the plus is meeting new people! Is this kind of what the really is about? Also learn about interesting trips to take!!
Thanks for any info. I just saw this so, I hope I'm not too late to register.



Welcome, you can reserve right up to the day you arrive, so no worries! This is a mini-rally, no entertainment, no catering, no entry fee! What we do have is a bunch of really friendly folks who love talking about their rigs and their travels.

If you have been to a Good Sam or similar rally, you need to lower your expectations! We will coordinate evening meals and do a campfire if the facilities allow, or if someone brings a portable one again. (Pssst, Jerry?) I am working on getting a surprise guest, stay tuned....

Can't guarantee an ACE 30.1, but you will likely see some similar rigs. And of course, many of the components are common to most of us.

It will be a great event for anyone just starting out, and grizzled old veterans, too. Join us! Here's the thread: https://www.thorforums.com/forums/f28...lly-10408.html

Max 02-09-2018 08:34 PM

Thank you!! Haven't been to any rally. Called Kelsey today and left message. Haven't heard anything yet. I'm excited just to get with other RV'ers. I'll stay tuned and look at the thread![emoji4]

Max 02-09-2018 10:24 PM

Hi Mr. Sunshine, I just booked with Kelsey. We will be there the April 13-17th. Looking forward to it and meeting folks!

Mr Sunshine 02-11-2018 10:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Max (Post 107730)
Hi Mr. Sunshine, I just booked with Kelsey. We will be there the April 13-17th. Looking forward to it and meeting folks!


Welcome, Max! You'll meet some great folks.

At last check, we had 11 rigs. Expecting more by rally time. Yes, all are welcome, even non-Thor. Those "just looking" are welcome, too. We have had folks drop in and join us for a meal, without staying overnight. It's all good!

Yes, it can be a PITA getting through to Kelsey. Keep leaving her messages, she will eventually get back to you. I believe she works through the weekend and takes Monday and Tuesday off.

We had about 7 units for our first two gatherings, and 15 last fall. Most of the group will be there Friday afternoon through Sunday lunch, some will come early and some will stay longer. Everyone will have good time!

pjcrc 02-12-2018 02:26 PM

Sunshine Spring Rally count us in.
 
Add another Thor Vegas to the spring Rally.
Made our reservations on Friday.
Really looking forward to meeting some of you folks.

Phyllis & John Cowher
2015 Vegas 24.1

Mr Sunshine 02-12-2018 10:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pjcrc (Post 108037)
Add another Thor Vegas to the spring Rally. Made our reservations on Friday. Really looking forward to meeting some of you folks...



We'll try hard not to disappoint!

bruce1946 02-15-2018 06:47 PM

Just booked 4 nights, arriving Thursday the 12th and leaving on Monday.

I joined Passport America for the $28 a night. This one trip more than paid for joining.

Max 02-15-2018 07:34 PM

Oh, what advantages are with Passport America and how much? We are members of Good Sam Club. Thanks!

Max 02-15-2018 07:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mr Sunshine (Post 108110)

We'll try hard not to disappoint!

I appreciate all your information and we are easy to please!!

bruce1946 02-15-2018 09:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Max (Post 108564)
Oh, what advantages are with Passport America and how much? We are members of Good Sam Club. Thanks!

I'm a new member to PA (passport America) and not yet aware of all their benefits other than the 50% off on campgrounds that subscribe to PA. For me the $44 for a years membership saved me $67.20 for this 4 night stay. All participating campgrounds have different lengths of days for discount and some time frames. Check PA out HERE

Mr Sunshine 02-16-2018 12:34 AM

Bruce, looking forward to seeing you both at Cloverleaf Forest in Brooksville. We're going to have a nice group.

I will start a new Passport Amer thread. That discussion deserves it's own conversation.

Carol 02-17-2018 05:13 PM

Mr. Sunshine, count me in for a daytime visit on Saturday. Unfortunately, the Thor get together occurs at the same time I have hard-to-get reservations at a campground about 100 miles from Brooksville. I plan to drive over on Saturday and spend a few hours with the Thor folks. I look forward to meeting everyone and hope there will be Vegas/Axis 24.1 units there with recliners in place of couch. My plan is to replace the couch with recliners, but sure would like to see some before making the commitment. I am particularly interested in Thomas Payne Heritage collection or RecPro, but am open to anything that works. Looking forward to meeting everyone.

Mr Sunshine 02-17-2018 11:20 PM

Welcome, Carol! At last count, we have 14 Thor rigs coming. I am not aware of anyone with replacement recliners, but some may appear. Suggest you do a search of past posts, and if you don't see what you are looking for, start a new thread asking for photos.

Carol 02-18-2018 12:19 AM

Thanks, Mr. Sunshine. I think I've read every post and seen every photo of recliners on the Forum. I've also researched recliners in general until I've ODed on recliner websites. :banghead: Being a "shorty," I'd really like to try one out just to see if it is comfortable. Regardless, it will be fun to meet fellow Thor owners.

Mr Sunshine 03-10-2018 10:47 PM

Heads Up! We've got a lot of new members on the forum and some may not be aware of our little gathering in Brooksville, FL on April 13-15.

We have about 15 units registered so far, and plenty of room for more. Follow this thread back to the top for registration info. :kumbaya-smiley:

Max 03-22-2018 02:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mr Sunshine (Post 111220)
Heads Up! We've got a lot of new members on the forum and some may not be aware of our little gathering in Brooksville, FL on April 13-15.

We have about 15 units registered so far, and plenty of room for more. Follow this thread back to the top for registration info. :kumbaya-smiley:

Can't wait to meet other RV folks. Looking forward to It! It will be our first!

travelingcat 03-25-2018 07:03 PM

Update
 
Mr Sunshine , the mini rally is just around the corner Any updates? Can you provide info as to any activities you are planning. This is our first rally so don’t know what to expect.

Mr Sunshine 03-26-2018 12:39 AM

Best keep your expectations low! I am working on a surprise or two, but all that is still being worked out. Remember, we promised no fee, and no entertainment.

We'll do a potluck style meal together Friday evening. Happy hour to start at 4, or sooner, dinner at 6. It will be "Bring your own everything, and enough to share" style. They have a place indoors for us if it is rainy or chilly, otherwise we'll be around one of the RVs.

Saturday's discussion topics will revolve around RV modifications and repairs. We'll be looking for volunteers to show their rigs when we are together Friday night. We'll work out Saturday night's menu then, too. In the past, we have sent someone out for BBQ and the fixins for the group, or we could order pizzas delivered. Breakfasts and lunches are on your own.

There is no plan for Thursday, or for Sunday. Some are coming early, some staying late, maybe some doing both. Some are just joining us for a few hours, without their RV.. If there is interest, and enough vehicles, we may tour a nearby mansion on Friday, with lunch before or after.

There will be a whole lot of visiting, guaranteed. One of our friends is bringing a portable campfire, just in case we need it.

It's not too late to make a reservation and join us! There is still plenty of room, Cloverleaf Forest RV Resort in Brooksville, April 13-15. Check my post back at the top of this thread for reservation instructions. :fire:

Anything more than that may or may not happen. As I said, keep your expectations low.

travelingcat 03-26-2018 01:14 AM

Mini rally
 
We will be there Our friend registered us when he signed up. We were hoping for a flexible/ relaxed rally and it sounds like thatís what you have planned. Looking forward to meeting others and discussions on our Thors.

Mr Sunshine 03-26-2018 01:40 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by travelingcat (Post 113036)
We will be there Our friend registered us when he signed up. We were hoping for a flexible/ relaxed rally and it sounds like thatís what you have planned. Looking forward to meeting others and discussions on our Thors.



Great! Relaxed and flexible are us! You'll make new friends and learn some stuff from them.

Mr Sunshine 04-01-2018 11:32 PM

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Won't be long now! (Apologies to all of you in the still frozen northlands!)

Still time to plan to join us in Brooksville on the 13th. :hatw1:

TomAndLindaRogers 04-02-2018 01:08 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Mr Sunshine (Post 113898)
Won't be long now! (Apologies to all of you in the still frozen northlands!)

Still time to plan to join us in Brooksville on the 13th. :hatw1:

I donít understand what your talking about Mr Sunshine. Itís Spring in Minnesota. We will see you in Brooksvllle.

Mr Sunshine 04-02-2018 01:28 AM

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Originally Posted by TomAndLindaRogers (Post 113914)
I donít understand what your talking about Mr Sunshine. Itís Spring in Minnesota. We will see you in Brooksvllle.


Yeah, I heard that kids were hunting eggs in the snow, in 10 degree weather there yesterday. Come on down and thaw out! Tom and Linda, we want to see your new rig!

Mr Sunshine 04-06-2018 02:12 AM

For those of you joining us in Brooksville, we have a special guest coming Saturday morning. You'll be glad you came for his RV related presentation!

The rest of the agenda includes a potluck on Friday night, and we'll have a meal together on Saturday night. In the past, we have brought in BBQ and all the fixins. Bring your beverage of choice and all your utensils.

We'll do happy hour ahead of dinner on Friday. It starts when you want it to start!

Some folks are coming in earlier than Friday, some are staying later than Sunday. This rally promises no entertainment, no activities, and no fees. It's not too late to make a reservation and join us! Details in the first post in this thread.

Carol 04-06-2018 04:47 AM

Any idea what time the Saturday morning presentation will begin? Curious since we will be driving in Saturday morning and would like to arrive in time for the special presentation. Thanks.

Mr Sunshine 04-06-2018 11:00 PM

Oops! Our special guest will share with us starting at 9:30 AM. If the weather cooperates, we'll be near our campsite. If the weather isn't nice, we'll be in the campground's clubhouse. You'll be glad you came out for this! :fire:

Oldchief 04-07-2018 12:33 AM

Heading to Spring Rally
 
I'll be registering us for the Brooksville Spring Rally tomorrow. We're looking forward to it. :coolsmiley:

Oldchief 04-07-2018 07:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Oldchief (Post 114567)
I'll be registering us for the Brooksville Spring Rally tomorrow. We're looking forward to it. :coolsmiley:

Just confirmed our reservation for next Fri. & Sat. with Kelsey. See y'all next week! :D

rickymac 04-07-2018 07:50 PM

That makes about 16 RVs showing up! That's great:D

Oldchief 04-07-2018 07:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rickymac (Post 114620)
That makes about 16 RVs showing up! That's great:D

You can tell Lillie & Mattie that Louie, world's most spoiled dog, will be with us and he's looking forward to meeting them.:D

rickymac 04-07-2018 08:09 PM

Tell Louie, he will be a welcome guests.:thumb:

Mr Sunshine 04-07-2018 08:41 PM

Actually, we are at 15, had already counted OldChief. However, Kelsey says we still have plenty of room for more rigs. Dogs are optional, but welcome!

JRS950 04-09-2018 11:57 AM

Leaving Friday morning to arrive very early afternoon. Very much looking forward to seeing everyone again. Lots of news on our part to share.
Everyone travel safe.:thumb:

Kev 04-09-2018 04:56 PM

Rally
 
Looking forward to another great rally. :hatw1:

Kev

Jegdrum5050 04-09-2018 05:56 PM

Will be another great time meeting old friends and making new ones. Jer

dcbenny 04-09-2018 06:51 PM

Everyone have a safe travel unable to join for this one, leave Saturday AM for 3 weeks across the pond to Ireland enjoy and see you all in the Fall

Jegdrum5050 04-09-2018 06:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dcbenny (Post 114924)
Everyone have a safe travel unable to join for this one, leave Saturday AM for 3 weeks across the pond to Ireland enjoy and see you all in the Fall

Will miss you two! Sounds like your trip will be awesome. Se you next time. Jer

Kev 04-09-2018 07:17 PM

Rally
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by dcbenny (Post 114924)
Everyone have a safe travel unable to join for this one, leave Saturday AM for 3 weeks across the pond to Ireland enjoy and see you all in the Fall

Sorry to see you wonít be there we were looking forward to seeing you. Have a great time in Ireland.

Kev


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