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Overland Expo East 2018 Discussion Thread (Not region specific)

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  1. Jeepsies

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    Hey all,

    I saw there was an "Official" general (non-region specific) thread for last year, but I haven't seen one for 2018. If there is one please just point me to it, if not we can use this one.

    So here it is. Let's talk Overland Expo East 2018!

    1. Who is going?
    2. Where are you leaving from to get to Expo East?
    3. Would anyone like to meet somewhere in Asheville to roll in together to get a campsite for Overland Bound members?
    We just got our tickets and we're pretty excited. This is our first Overland Expo. We'll be literally overlanding to overland. Leaving from somewhere in Oklahoma (I'm guessing?) Not really sure as we travel full time, but I think we'll be in Oklahoma around the time we'd need to cross-country to Asheville.

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    Would love to hear from others who are planning to be there.

    Eric AKA Jeepsies
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  2. NovaBound

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    I’m confirmed as well! This will be my first Expo too, the wife and I are staying on site (camping/weekend package)... hopefully with a few local NOVA/DMV OB members as well.

    Driving down Thursday.
     
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  3. Jeepsies

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    Awesome! Would love to meet you guys. We have the same, a weekend camping package. It will be myself, my wife and our 23 month old. But he's a cool kid and he's been full-time traveling since birth. I'm hoping we can find some folks to camp with that are Overland Bound members. We really just want to hang out with folks and check out all the latest products, maybe make some purchases.

    It will not only be our first time at overland expo, it will be our first time overlanding.. from Oklahoma to North Carolina.

    Eric AKA Jeepsies
     
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  4. Wawa Skittletits

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    I intend on starting a caravan thread for the northeast when it gets closer but I’ll definitely keep my eye on this one as well.

    As it is there are some of us meeting at http://www.papasandbeerasheville.net/ on Thursday between 3-4 for some food and perhaps an adult beverage. After hopefully collecting others from other regions we will drive down to Expo together.
     
  5. Jeepsies

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    Perfect! This is great. I won’t know where we’re leaving from to get there until we are there #hazardsoffulltimetravellife but I’ll see what we can do to make that rendezvous at Papas.

    Should be quite the caravan!
     
  6. Wawa Skittletits

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    I hope so! Looking forward to hanging out with everyone.
     
  7. Chadlyb

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    Sorry...trying to help. Gone.
     
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  8. Jeepsies

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    Understood. Appreciate you. Just trying to keep a general thread. Deleted mine too. Thanks @Chadlyb

    Look forward to meeting you.
     
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    Same here....thank you.
     
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  10. NovaBound

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    Check out the East threads, we should be coordinating there. Or we can sync up via PM.

    There are a couple of us heading down from the DC area and you more than welcome to camp with us!
     
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    I'm coming up from NE Florida, camping Fri-Sun on site.
     
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    I am hoping to go and do the weekend camping package. I will be coming from Michigan.

    Hank
     
  13. sabjku

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    This will be my first Overland Expo event as well, and super excited. I'm one of the DC area folks, along with @NovaBound, @JRElaxED , and few others, that will be camping on site as well. Sounds like we'll have a great OB turnout!
     
  14. Jeepsies

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    Really looking forward to meeting all y'all! Save me a spot if you get there before I do please? Enough room for a Jeep with a Batwing Awning? Would love to camp with y'all.
     
  15. NovaBound

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    There will be a few of us arriving on Thursday...Will do what we can! Hoping we can carve out a nice little spot for quite a few.

    It’s our first event, so we are kind of winging it.
     
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    Absolutely!
     
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    We are also going and camping at the location.
     
  18. NovaBound

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    It hit me this morning.... I don't think any of us have a Base Camp flag unless maybe @JRElaxED does? Will have to think about how to mark our spot. @sabjku any ideas?
     
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    This will be wife and I, first expo. Hoping to hook with other ob members and camp as well.
     
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    Should be a blast!!
     
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