2017 Mississippi River Rendezvous September 29-Oct 1 - Escape Trailer Owners Community

Go Back   Escape Trailer Owners Community > Camping | Places, Gear and Planning > Rallies, Get-togethers, Gatherings or Events
Click Here to Login
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 02-09-2017, 03:22 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
fudge_brownie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Janesville, WI, Wisconsin
Trailer: Escape 19 (sold) Escape 21 2014
Posts: 1,496
2017 Mississippi River Rendezvous September 29-Oct 1

The sleepy village of Thomson Illinois and the US Army Corp of Engineers Campground called Thomson Causeway will be our destination this year. Some may recall that last years rally was planned for this location, but we failed to book our reservation with "Ole Man River", resulting in being flooded out three days before the event. You can read all about that and last years event here.

The festivities begin on Friday September 29, 2017. The booking window for campsites opens on March 29, 2017. We will be using sites 99-126, but three additional loops are available, two of those are within easy walking distance. Booking is done at www.recreation.gov.

The nearby shelter, Stone, has been reserved for the duration of the rally.

The rally brings a nice mix of fiberglass owners, wannabe owners, traditional trailers and mere mortals caught in the middle of a rally. This will be the third year of the rally. We hope you can join us this year.
__________________

__________________
Paul and Janet Braun
2003 Toyota 4Runner V8 now 2012 Toyota Sequoia V8
Escape 19' 2010 now 2014 Escape 21'
fudge_brownie is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2017, 04:42 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Iowa Dave's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Benton County, Iowa
Trailer: 2013 Escape 21 Classic Number 6, pulled by 2018 Toyota Highlander
Posts: 4,581
Hi Paul
We will be there, God willing, that little nearby creek don't rise and the Devil don't come to take my soul. As usual, we will help any way we are able. We will have peppers, zucchini and possibly aphrodesiatic garlic to share. 99.5 miles for us, can't wait. I'll take and post a couple pictures next time I'm in the neighborhood to hit the casino buffet at Clinton.
What a dance do they do
Lordy now I am telling you
They don't need no band
They keep time by clapping their hands
Hey hey, uncle Fudd, it's a treat when campers beat their feet on the Mississippi mud.
With apologies to Bix Beiderbecke and a young Bing Crosby.
Iowa Dave
__________________

Iowa Dave is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2017, 04:55 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
thoer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Galesville, Wisconsin
Trailer: 2017 21 "Blue II" & 2017 Highlander XLE (previously 2010 17B "Blue" & 2008 Tacoma)
Posts: 4,207
I'm working on Mary for it. She says that that time of year is right in the middle of when we are out on our big fall trip somewhere.... to be continued.
__________________
Eric (and Mary who is in no way responsible for anything stupid I post)

"Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance." George Bernard Shaw
thoer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2017, 04:58 PM   #4
Site Team
 
cpaharley2008's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Chilliwack, British Columbia
Trailer: Escape#4, 2019 Escape21 DejaView pulled by 2014 Ram Hemi/8sp
Posts: 20,684
Boy, September is becoming a busy month, 5 rallies in various locales.
__________________
Jim
"Never in doubt,..... often wrong!"
cpaharley2008 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2017, 09:00 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
Steven M's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Trailer: A lovely 2017 Escape 21 currently pulled by a 2014 Chevy Traverse
Posts: 270
Placed a reminder in my calendar to make a reservation. Hope to see you all there.
__________________
Peace and safe journeys,
Steven M
Steven M is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2017, 01:44 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Schaumburg, Illinois
Trailer: 2017 Escape 21 ("Hotel California" -Aug 2017) Tow is 2016 GMC Canyon Duromax Diesel
Posts: 194
Just put it in our calendar to reserve a spot. We attended last year's rally staying at a motel in order to talk to/meet people and tour some trailers. This year, we'll have our own! Can't wait!
__________________
Lisa & Pete
"What if loving what you have is everything..." - Ellis
Nrgtic4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2017, 03:17 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
Iowa Dave's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Benton County, Iowa
Trailer: 2013 Escape 21 Classic Number 6, pulled by 2018 Toyota Highlander
Posts: 4,581
Modern combination

Quote:
Originally Posted by Nrgtic4 View Post
Just put it in our calendar to reserve a spot. We attended last year's rally staying at a motel in order to talk to/meet people and tour some trailers. This year, we'll have our own! Can't wait!
I'm sure folks will have lots of good questions about your diesel Canyon pulling the 21. Looking forward to seeing your rig. $20 a night or $10 with the geezer pass sure beats motel prices. Bring your fish pole, we will catch and fry a carp.
Iowa Dave
Iowa Dave is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2017, 04:57 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Schaumburg, Illinois
Trailer: 2017 Escape 21 ("Hotel California" -Aug 2017) Tow is 2016 GMC Canyon Duromax Diesel
Posts: 194
Quote:
Originally Posted by Iowa Dave View Post
I'm sure folks will have lots of good questions about your diesel Canyon pulling the 21. Looking forward to seeing your rig. $20 a night or $10 with the geezer pass sure beats motel prices. Bring your fish pole, we will catch and fry a carp.
Iowa Dave
Sounds great! Have to remember that fishing pole.
__________________
Lisa & Pete
"What if loving what you have is everything..." - Ellis
Nrgtic4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2017, 10:59 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
LeonW's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: St. Paul, Minnesota
Trailer: 2014 Escape 21 -- The Skylark. Towed by a 2014 Highlander
Posts: 1,094
Quote:
Originally Posted by thoer View Post
I'm working on Mary for it. She says that that time of year is right in the middle of when we are out on our big fall trip somewhere.... to be continued.
Eric we tend to go to the rendezvous either at the beginning or the end of our fall trip. Just saying...
__________________
Camping: Where you spend a small fortune to live like a homeless person.
LeonW is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2017, 11:05 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
thoer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Galesville, Wisconsin
Trailer: 2017 21 "Blue II" & 2017 Highlander XLE (previously 2010 17B "Blue" & 2008 Tacoma)
Posts: 4,207
Quote:
Originally Posted by LeonW View Post
Eric we tend to go to the rendezvous either at the beginning or the end of our fall trip. Just saying...
Good, you and Lindy can work on her while you're here next week.
__________________
Eric (and Mary who is in no way responsible for anything stupid I post)

"Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance." George Bernard Shaw
thoer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2017, 09:13 AM   #11
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Alvin, Wisconsin
Trailer: Currently Shopping
Posts: 2,298
No fall trip planned this year , my wife is not too enthusiastic about making another 5000 mile drive . Trying to talk her into taking a short Fall trip and this rally sounds perfect only 400 miles from home.
The chance to meet Iowa Dave in person is alone worth the price of admission.
We are at the maybe point in our discussion so I am hopeful that we can attend this year. Already marked my calendar so I don't forget to reserve a spot when and if the boss gIves her approval .
steve dunham is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2017, 09:53 AM   #12
Site Team
 
cpaharley2008's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Chilliwack, British Columbia
Trailer: Escape#4, 2019 Escape21 DejaView pulled by 2014 Ram Hemi/8sp
Posts: 20,684
I hope you guys practice your wheel lug torque so that a fellow female Escapist does not repeat last years sweep of the contest.....
__________________
Jim
"Never in doubt,..... often wrong!"
cpaharley2008 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2017, 10:59 AM   #13
Senior Member
 
Jimrules's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: Monona, Wisconsin
Trailer: 2017 19' "Hardley" 2015 Grand Cherokee diesel
Posts: 315
Quote:
Originally Posted by thoer View Post
I'm working on Mary for it. She says that that time of year is right in the middle of when we are out on our big fall trip somewhere.... to be continued.
Wait... What?!?! No offense to Dave, but without your guidance the torque competition could take three days. I'm looking forward to defending my tied for a very distant second place finish from last year, but I gotta go to work on Monday.

Jimrules is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2017, 11:03 AM   #14
Senior Member
 
thoer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Galesville, Wisconsin
Trailer: 2017 21 "Blue II" & 2017 Highlander XLE (previously 2010 17B "Blue" & 2008 Tacoma)
Posts: 4,207
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jimrules View Post
Wait... What?!?! No offense to Dave, but without your guidance the torque competition could take three days. I'm looking forward to defending my tied for a very distant second place finish from last year, but I gotta go to work on Monday.

LOL - keep up the pressure, I'll use it on Mary! Would love to see everybody. I'll just have to scheme how to work the fall trip around the rally. Paul just loves to complicate my marital life with this date!
__________________
Eric (and Mary who is in no way responsible for anything stupid I post)

"Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance." George Bernard Shaw
thoer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2017, 11:53 AM   #15
Senior Member
 
HABBERDABBER's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Madison area, Wisconsin
Trailer: 2016 Escape 19
Posts: 132
Bummer for me. I have a wedding I am required to attend that weekend. I'll miss my opportunity to dethrone Linda, the reigning torque wrench wench winner. And I've been practicing all winter. And so it goes.
HABBERDABBER is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2017, 11:59 AM   #16
Senior Member
 
thoer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Galesville, Wisconsin
Trailer: 2017 21 "Blue II" & 2017 Highlander XLE (previously 2010 17B "Blue" & 2008 Tacoma)
Posts: 4,207
Tom, we'll miss yah (if I get to go that is)
__________________
Eric (and Mary who is in no way responsible for anything stupid I post)

"Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance." George Bernard Shaw
thoer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2017, 03:03 PM   #17
Senior Member
 
Iowa Dave's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Benton County, Iowa
Trailer: 2013 Escape 21 Classic Number 6, pulled by 2018 Toyota Highlander
Posts: 4,581
Hi Tom
I'll pick up a few hedge balls for us. You post how you put them in your Escape when you winteriIzed and how they kept the spiders out. It will be an internet sensation I'll pick them up, you promo them, we sell them and keep ourselves in beer all winter. Maybe the guy will come to his senses and duck out.
Dave
Iowa Dave is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2017, 03:17 PM   #18
Senior Member
 
Iowa Dave's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Benton County, Iowa
Trailer: 2013 Escape 21 Classic Number 6, pulled by 2018 Toyota Highlander
Posts: 4,581
Modifications

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jimrules View Post
Wait... What?!?! No offense to Dave, but without your guidance the torque competition could take three days. I'm looking forward to defending my tied for a very distant second place finish from last year, but I gotta go to work on Monday.

Hey Jimrules,
If we're gonna do this thing maybe you could improve the format to streamline the
Logistics. Remember I spent my working life for the most part doing government work where the job expanded to fit the time available. With no stopping point except the pot
luck at 6 PM I got lost in the moment. I know there was a happy hour but when I'm rally'n my happy hour starts at 10:30 AM. And goes till I get noodley. Maybe we could do this in reverse and call it "How tight are my nuts?"
Dave
Iowa Dave is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2017, 03:35 PM   #19
Senior Member
 
thoer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Galesville, Wisconsin
Trailer: 2017 21 "Blue II" & 2017 Highlander XLE (previously 2010 17B "Blue" & 2008 Tacoma)
Posts: 4,207
I was thinking since Jim works with high quality calibrated torque wrenches, he could borrow 3 of them to bring along. Then we could run the testing procedure faster and get to happy hour sooner - well except Dave will have started without us anyway.....
__________________
Eric (and Mary who is in no way responsible for anything stupid I post)

"Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance." George Bernard Shaw
thoer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2017, 08:49 PM   #20
Senior Member
 
thoer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Galesville, Wisconsin
Trailer: 2017 21 "Blue II" & 2017 Highlander XLE (previously 2010 17B "Blue" & 2008 Tacoma)
Posts: 4,207
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jimrules View Post
Wait... What?!?! No offense to Dave, but without your guidance the torque competition could take three days. I'm looking forward to defending my tied for a very distant second place finish from last year, but I gotta go to work on Monday.

I've been trying peer pressure on Mary (she is much more immune to it than I am) to little effect, but today she suggested we do a long Colorado trip in September and end up back at the rally. Her favorite niece lives in Denver and there are lots of brew pubs there....

Now we've gotta try some peer pressure on Bennett and Baglo to get them there too and hopefully Reace and Tammy are going to be able to Escape and make it this year.
__________________

__________________
Eric (and Mary who is in no way responsible for anything stupid I post)

"Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance." George Bernard Shaw
thoer is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Escape Trailer Industries or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:31 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2012 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.
×