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Hi,

My wife and I want to go this year. We are new to this whole experience and we want to learn together. Exactly how does it work? I see they sell tickets with you overlanding there, but when I go to click on the link, it doesn't open up. Any useful information would be awesome. We would like to sleep in our ground tent.
In short, you camp on site in a big field (ground tent is fine). Basically there's an expo ticket, which is just to the vendors and shows and such, or the Overland Experience ticket, which has education options. With the education part, there are two levels, one which is the classes only, and for like $75 more you can do the driving classes (there are several). Assuming that part, your wife would either get a passenger ticket (without the extra $75, or if you wanted her to drive too...).

Edit. I said that last part backwards. The Overland experience ticket includes the driving, then you can buy a passenger ticket which is usually a little cheaper.
 

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Ok folks I've started this thread for OXE22 so that we can come up with some ideas for next year. I love to get feed back from people so please let me know what we can do better next year. first if you were there fill out the survey they sent to you by email. Give them honest feed back about what they did well and what needs improvement. I may do a google form as well to find out what we can do next year too. As far as I could see most everyone who came by my camp and was hanging out had a good time. Tacos and bourbon were flying!....but the venue would not let me rope off an area and the area I had wanted to set up in was used for something else. I wish we could all have camped together but it simply was not in the cards....we will try again next year. I'm thinking of doing day long overland route out of the venue and out into the surrounding area. That would give us something we could do together outside of the camping area and give a since of community. Anyone want to take on that beast of an idea let me know. OK everyone, lets hear some ideas!
Hi,

My wife and I want to go this year. We are new to this whole experience and we want to learn together. Exactly how does it work? I see they sell tickets with you overlanding there, but when I go to click on the link, it doesn't open up. Any useful information would be awesome. We would like to sleep in our ground tent.
Don’t buy the forest camping…it’s way out from all the festivities
 
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It’s not a big deal to haul it down…I just need a few folks to help set it up…we could host a campground party…I can bring smoke machines, a light show, PA system…the worlds first Overland Disco…all you got to do is say the word…my motorcycle club puts on the hell of a bash in the campground at AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days at Mid Ohio in Lexington Ohio every year…come out and see the mayhem…7/22-24/22
Mayhem is right! The last time I was at Mid-Ohio was the early 2000's for an AMA Super Bike race. Several RV's ending up catching fire and burning to the frames in the campground...
 

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It’s not a big deal to haul it down…I just need a few folks to help set it up…we could host a campground party…I can bring smoke machines, a light show, PA system…the worlds first Overland Disco…all you got to do is say the word…my motorcycle club puts on the hell of a bash in the campground at AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days at Mid Ohio in Lexington Ohio every year…come out and see the mayhem…7/22-24/22
Mayhem is right! The last time I was at Mid-Ohio was the early 2000's for an AMA Super Bike race. Several RV's ending up catching fire and burning to the frames in the campground...
What year was that?…I’ve been going since 2009 and never seen an RV burn to the ground…
 

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It’s not a big deal to haul it down…I just need a few folks to help set it up…we could host a campground party…I can bring smoke machines, a light show, PA system…the worlds first Overland Disco…all you got to do is say the word…my motorcycle club puts on the hell of a bash in the campground at AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days at Mid Ohio in Lexington Ohio every year…come out and see the mayhem…7/22-24/22
Mayhem is right! The last time I was at Mid-Ohio was the early 2000's for an AMA Super Bike race. Several RV's ending up catching fire and burning to the frames in the campground...
What year was that?…I’ve been going to AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days since 2009 and never seen an RV burn to the ground…I suspect that maybe the Super bike races draw a different crowd the AMAVMD…it’s mostly middle age guys on 50 year old pit bike and going to a swap meet…

OH!…that’s an idea what if we use the tent to host a swap meet!?!?
 

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It’s not a big deal to haul it down…I just need a few folks to help set it up…we could host a campground party…I can bring smoke machines, a light show, PA system…the worlds first Overland Disco…all you got to do is say the word…my motorcycle club puts on the hell of a bash in the campground at AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days at Mid Ohio in Lexington Ohio every year…come out and see the mayhem…7/22-24/22
Mayhem is right! The last time I was at Mid-Ohio was the early 2000's for an AMA Super Bike race. Several RV's ending up catching fire and burning to the frames in the campground...
What year was that?…I’ve been going to AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days since 2009 and never seen an RV burn to the ground…I suspect that maybe the Super bike races draw a different crowd the AMAVMD…it’s mostly middle age guys on 50 year old pit bike and going to a swap meet…

OH!…that’s an idea what if we use the tent to host a swap meet!?!?
 

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It’s not a big deal to haul it down…I just need a few folks to help set it up…we could host a campground party…I can bring smoke machines, a light show, PA system…the worlds first Overland Disco…all you got to do is say the word…my motorcycle club puts on the hell of a bash in the campground at AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days at Mid Ohio in Lexington Ohio every year…come out and see the mayhem…7/22-24/22
Mayhem is right! The last time I was at Mid-Ohio was the early 2000's for an AMA Super Bike race. Several RV's ending up catching fire and burning to the frames in the campground...
What year was that?…I’ve been going since 2009 and never seen an RV burn to the ground…
Probably around 2003. Could be a year either way. I might have some old pics. Before digital was big. I'll see if I can find them and scan them.
 

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Just purchased my tickets! Can't wait to meet everyone!

@Viking1204...Did you find a place to crash on the way up? If not and if you're coming up I-95, we have plenty of space for you to park and set up your RTT. We're in Sumter, SC about 7-8 miles off of I-95, so you wouldn't have to go too far off of the interstate.
I did, @Wellspring is going to let me crash at his place, thanks for the offer!
 
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Just purchased my tickets! Can't wait to meet everyone!

No worries! If anything changes, the offer still stands.
@Viking1204...Did you find a place to crash on the way up? If not and if you're coming up I-95, we have plenty of space for you to park and set up your RTT. We're in Sumter, SC about 7-8 miles off of I-95, so you wouldn't have to go too far off of the interstate.
I did, @Wellspring is going to let me crash at his place, thanks for the offer!
 
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We are considering applying to teach and sit on some roundtables. No guarantee we’ll be accepted even though we have been roundtable panelists in the past. We were slated to teach a trip planning class and also building a budget class at Expo West 2020 but that one was canceled. We skipped them all last year.

Dan Grec is a great guy and represents exactly how most of us that have spent several years on the road view long term overlanding. We always get comments about running smallish tires, they are classed as 33s. Imagine the look on peoples faces when we tell them 17 inch 33s are easier to locate in other countries than 35s, 37s etc. We don’t choose based on looks or even the extra ground clearance, we have to pick based on availability. It’s a great segue into what multi-country travel entails, just a different frame of mind.

Back to the topic. We don’t have to wait for someone else to start a southeast thing. We can put together our own rally, something like the Northwest Overland Rally. Even if the first several are more informal, there’s more than enough experience in this group to cover the majority of the basic topics. Those are usually the best, in our opinion.
 

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Haha! I loved watching those too!

I'll check through my old pics when I get back home, and put them up.
I went through my pics from that trip. Sorry, but nothing from the fire, just a few boring pics of the RV area before the fire, and of some of the Superbike race. Nothing worth much.
 

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Well just over 3 months away, @Ohio Valley Overland have you heard anything as far as getting a dedicated Overland Bound campi9ng area or if there will be a Overland Bound presence this year with a booth/tent? @Michael do you have any good news for us? I plan to get their mid day on Wednesday hopefully if @Wellspring can keep up and will gladly help get things setup!
 
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Well just over 3 months away, @Ohio Valley Overland have you heard anything as far as getting a dedicated Overland Bound campi9ng area or if there will be a Overland Bound presence this year with a booth/tent? @Michael do you have any good news for us? I plan to get their mid day on Wednesday hopefully if @Wellspring can keep up and will gladly help get things setup!
"Keep up"? Bawhahahahahaha!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
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Well just over 3 months away, @Ohio Valley Overland have you heard anything as far as getting a dedicated Overland Bound campi9ng area or if there will be a Overland Bound presence this year with a booth/tent? @Michael do you have any good news for us? I plan to get their mid day on Wednesday hopefully if @Wellspring can keep up and will gladly help get things setup!
I haven’t pushed getting a dedicated area but if I bring the 20x30 it will become a dedicated area…what do people think…should I bring the circus tent or not?
 

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I say bring it, would definitely make a nice place for everyone to meet up and I plan to be there early to help setup!
 
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