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Northwest Overland Rally 2017

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Have you been to the Northwest Overland Rally?

  • Yes! Loved it! Going again this year!

    Votes: 5 13.2%
  • Yes, but not going this year because my mother-in-law is visiting.

    Votes: 1 2.6%
  • No, but I'm going this year!

    Votes: 15 39.5%
  • No, but I'm thinking about it.

    Votes: 16 42.1%
  • No, maybe, what was the question?

    Votes: 1 2.6%

  • Total voters
    38

NWNavigator

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I see registration is open for this year's event, but don't see a current thread. Not sure of the etiquette here, but tossing this out there. Maybe this could be a central place to exchange information and answer questions from us newbies about the event.

So, anyone going? Been before? Recommend what to bring/leave home? Ideas to enhance the experience? Things to see?

This will be my first visit. What should I expect to come away with?

I do know there are a few seminars on the calendar that look interesting and a few venders I'd like to visit. Here's the website I found for the event.

Anyone want to convoy up from the PDX area?
 
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I have never been to a rally like this, but am really looking at this one being my first. Can anyone tell me if I showed up in my big ol' Ford Excursion if I'd be laughed off campus? Don't know if these are certain vehicle brand/model centric or not. I have a buddy that might go with and we'll fly fish our way home down the Wenatchee and Yakima rivers.
 
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NWNavigator

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I have never been to a rally like this, but am really looking at this one being my first. Can anyone tell me if I showed up in my big ol' Ford Excursion if I'd be laughed off campus? Don't know if these are certain vehicle brand/model centric or not. I have a buddy that might go with and we'll fly fish our way home down the Wenatchee and Yakima rivers.
Shouldn't matter what you drive...I'll be packing a few rods along and some tying stuff for the evening. Maybe see you there!
 
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Matt Hixson

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I have never been to a rally like this, but am really looking at this one being my first. Can anyone tell me if I showed up in my big ol' Ford Excursion if I'd be laughed off campus? Don't know if these are certain vehicle brand/model centric or not. I have a buddy that might go with and we'll fly fish our way home down the Wenatchee and Yakima rivers.
I went to this rally last year and had a great time. Noone is going to laugh at your rig. There is a little of everything that shows up from Subarus with a RTT to monster RV type platforms that look like they were part of some kind of DIY welding competition.
 
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NW David

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Sweetness! Signing up for this later for sure


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I lied, not intentionally! More changed my mind really ended up signing up with a different group for the same weekend. This rally is much larger than I expected.

Still though, seems like a blast for the rest of you!
 

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Is anyone from California going? I'm planning a solo trip to the expo and if anyone want's to tag along your welcome!
 
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Rictor

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The family and I will be headed back from our road trip through Moab and most of Utah when this starts. We might have to speed things up a bit to make this Rally! Great way to end a 2.5 week camping trip.


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Since there seems to be several members heading to Plain, WA in June for this event I've added it to the calendar. Maybe a good chance to meet-up with members from all around the Northwest... including those Canadians, eh? Perhaps we should plan a group breakfast on Friday or Saturday morning before the fun starts? I will gladly host it at my place, wherever that might be....

Thoughts?

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