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Title: UFWDA Va Wheel-in Info
Post by: Todd Ockert on November 22, 2008, 12:36:58 pm
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Link to the flyer on the home page:
http://www.ufwda.org/pdfs/2nd_Annual_VA_Wheel-in.pdf

Registration link: https://www.ufwda.org/memberapps/wheel_in_2008.php

Here is all the info you need to register for the 2009 UFWDA 2nd Annual Va Wheel-in.

Todd
Title: Re: UFWDA Va Wheel-in Info
Post by: Raymond Merrow on November 26, 2008, 03:35:02 pm
Any info on one in TX this time?  I know the one scheduled for Nov of this year was cancelled and it is just too far of a drive fro me  to get to the one in VA so how 'bout it?




Ray
Title: Re: UFWDA Va Wheel-in Info
Post by: Marti Pugh on November 26, 2008, 04:17:49 pm
Raymond,
We have rescheduled it and we are working o a press release right now to make the big announcement. It is going to be a lot of fun and I will be sure to send you personal message with all of the details once the press release is done. See you in Texas!
Marti
Title: Re: UFWDA Va Wheel-in Info
Post by: Chris Hannis on November 26, 2008, 10:06:49 pm
What's the cost?  What's the discount? 

The flyer doesn't tell us either....

Ps.  I hope the dinner is better than last year!!!
Title: Re: UFWDA Va Wheel-in Info
Post by: Todd Ockert on November 26, 2008, 11:17:26 pm
Cost is $125.00.
I am not sure what the discount is for members.

I am sure Marti will chime in on that one.

Todd
Title: Re: UFWDA Va Wheel-in Info
Post by: Chris Hannis on November 27, 2008, 09:43:42 am
Cost is $125.00.
I am not sure what the discount is for members.

I am sure Marti will chime in on that one.

Todd

It would be helpful if that info is added to the flier at least the cost to attend and a mention of discount for members. 

I'm actually wondering what the discount is if you register prior to Dec 31st as the flier indicates.
Title: Re: UFWDA Va Wheel-in Info
Post by: Keith Fromme on November 27, 2008, 10:48:09 am
Members is $95.  The discount is 100million dollars. 
Title: Re: UFWDA Va Wheel-in Info
Post by: BEN WOOD on November 28, 2008, 11:35:17 am
Will there be any amenities at the camp site or is it PRIMITIVE? and RVs?
Title: Re: UFWDA Va Wheel-in Info
Post by: Chris Hannis on November 28, 2008, 02:55:00 pm
Members is $95.  The discount is 100million dollars. 
Thanks for the Sarcasm;  now seriously, it would be nice to know what the discount is for registering prior to Dec 31st.  Yes I am a member and I guess the member price would be $95, but  what extra discount do I get if I register prior to Dec 31st? 

Besides this info still needs to be listed on the flyer for ease of the members or non members.  People won't go very to find out info that is not easily found!
Title: Re: UFWDA Va Wheel-in Info
Post by: Marti Pugh on November 28, 2008, 06:10:12 pm
Ben,
The camping will be primitive. We look forward to having everyone out to the Wheel-in again and look forward to an exciting new schedule and great new activities. As soon as possible we will post a tentative schedule.
Thanks
Marti
Title: Re: UFWDA Va Wheel-in Info
Post by: Marti Pugh on November 28, 2008, 06:14:26 pm
Chris,
The discount is a $30 discount prior to December 31, 2008. The price increase is due to an increase in land use fees this year from last year.
If anyone has questions that they need answered then they will be answered on this forum thread as they were last year. We will also post the schedule, FAQ's and other pertinent information on this thread. Thank you for your inquiry.

Thanks
Marti
Title: Re: UFWDA Va Wheel-in Info
Post by: Philip Sirota on November 29, 2008, 09:22:12 am
Ben,
The camping will be primitive. We look forward to having everyone out to the Wheel-in again and look forward to an exciting new schedule and great new activities. As soon as possible we will post a tentative schedule.
Thanks
Marti

Hey Marti,
First here is a Great Hello from Florida............. This is great timing just was getting ready to plan our next trip????? So it is planed we will be there. Is the camping going to be in the same place?? If so let us know and we will get with the guy (can't remember his name) to setup the sites.

Phil
Title: Re: UFWDA Va Wheel-in Info
Post by: Chris Hannis on November 29, 2008, 11:31:33 am
Chris,
The discount is a $30 discount prior to December 31, 2008. The price increase is due to an increase in land use fees this year from last year.
If anyone has questions that they need answered then they will be answered on this forum thread as they were last year. We will also post the schedule, FAQ's and other pertinent information on this thread. Thank you for your inquiry.

Thanks
Marti

So what you are saying is that members get a discount of $30 prior to Dec. 31 and then the price goes up to $125.  Is that for all attendees, members and non or does the non member attendance fee go up as well?

Example:
Prior to December 31st - Member fee $95, non-Member $125
After December 31st - Member fee $125, non-Member fee $155

Is this what you are saying?????

Title: Re: UFWDA Va Wheel-in Info
Post by: Norm Ralston on November 29, 2008, 04:27:44 pm
Don't pick on Hannis, he is seeking information and praying for better food....Now for my stupid question....is there a reduced fee for just the dinner, fire and raffle? I really could skip the 'wheeling at Oak Ridge.
Title: Re: UFWDA Va Wheel-in Info
Post by: Chris Hannis on November 30, 2008, 09:44:59 am
Don't pick on Hannis, he is seeking information and praying for better food....Now for my stupid question....is there a reduced fee for just the dinner, fire and raffle? I really could skip the 'wheeling at Oak Ridge.
Thanks for the vote of confidence Norm! Your question is good also, but why skip the wheeling?
Title: Re: UFWDA Va Wheel-in Info
Post by: Raymond Merrow on December 02, 2008, 08:42:26 am
Thanks for the info Marti! ;D




Ray
Title: Re: UFWDA Va Wheel-in Info
Post by: Mike West on December 02, 2008, 11:11:34 am
WHOO HOOOOO!!!!  Are we there yet???? Lets skip xmas, new years, valentines...oops  well maybe not valentines day and get to it.
 ;D ;D
Title: Re: UFWDA Va Wheel-in Info
Post by: Tim Porter on December 02, 2008, 07:26:45 pm
I really could skip the 'wheeling at Oak Ridge.

Why Norm, what ever do you mean!!!! ::) Remember what Chris says, Nobody breaks at Oak Ridge...... :D

 
Title: Re: UFWDA Va Wheel-in Info
Post by: Norm Ralston on December 02, 2008, 10:31:27 pm
Why Norm, what ever do you mean!!!! ::) Remember what Chris says, Nobody breaks at Oak Ridge...... :D

 

I have to pick my trips carefully and get the best bang for the buck. This looks like an expensive weekend. 
Title: Re: UFWDA Va Wheel-in Info
Post by: Chris Hannis on December 04, 2008, 07:46:28 pm
So what you are saying is that members get a discount of $30 prior to Dec. 31 and then the price goes up to $125.  Is that for all attendees, members and non or does the non member attendance fee go up as well?

Example:
Prior to December 31st - Member fee $95, non-Member $125
After December 31st - Member fee $125, non-Member fee $155

Is this what you are saying?????


Marti??
Anyone with knowledge of the event???
Can you clarify, Please!!!
Title: Re: UFWDA Va Wheel-in Info
Post by: Marti Pugh on December 04, 2008, 09:02:46 pm
Chris,
Actually, the price for non-members goes up $35 and the price for members is increased by $25 after December 31, 2008. The registration has been updated and the information has been added. Thank you for pointing that out and we made the correction so that it is very clear.
Thanks
Marti
Title: Re: UFWDA Va Wheel-in Info
Post by: Marti Pugh on December 05, 2008, 11:21:50 am
Price list:
Registration fee prior to December 31, 2008: Member $95.00/driver - Non-Member $125.00/driver
Registration fee AFTER December 31, 2008: Member $120.00/driver Non-Member $160.00/driver
Thanks
Marti
Title: Re: UFWDA Va Wheel-in Info
Post by: hillbillypajeeps on December 08, 2008, 03:29:18 pm
theres listings for driver prices but since this is a family event is there a charge for passengers? sorry for the question, new to public wheelin, dont want ant surprises when  we get there
Title: Re: UFWDA Va Wheel-in Info
Post by: Marti Pugh on December 08, 2008, 03:39:47 pm
No problem, that is what the forum is for, to ask questions.

No, there is no additional charge for passengers. If they would like to eat the catered dinner and have a t-shirt for the event then they can purchased on the UFWDA store site prior to the event. Otherwise if they just want to ride there is no additional charge.

Thanks
Marti
Title: Re: UFWDA Va Wheel-in Info
Post by: Jay Breeden on December 09, 2008, 06:28:17 am
This made my morning!  One question (so far)...is there wheeling on Thursday?  or is that just the "show-up" day to register in the evening?

Thanks!

Jay "Mudbug" Breeden
Title: Re: UFWDA Va Wheel-in Info
Post by: Chris Hannis on December 16, 2008, 04:14:20 pm
Price list:
Registration fee prior to December 31, 2008: Member $95.00/driver - Non-Member $125.00/driver
Registration fee AFTER December 31, 2008: Member $120.00/driver Non-Member $160.00/driver
Thanks
Marti

Is there a way for the more seasoned Members (some that were here in the beginning) that have to rely on the paper publications for information to register? I see it says for questions to call, but not how to register. If you could update the flier then some of the supporting Organizations could insert this information into their publications hopefully increasing attendance.
Title: Re: UFWDA Va Wheel-in Info
Post by: Philip Sirota on December 20, 2008, 05:15:00 pm
Hey Marti,
I have signed up. I have a few questions, is the camping going to be near the staging area?? are there going to set sites for the camp or is it going to be first come first serve? Also what about bathrooms?

Anyway let me know when yo can as I have posted on some of the other sites........

Phil
Title: Re: UFWDA Va Wheel-in Info
Post by: Billie Jeanne Fish on December 28, 2008, 02:50:12 pm
Marti,

When ordering extra meal tickets from the store, you are charged $4.50 shipping.  Is this correct?  Are the tickets going to be mailed to us or do we pick them up at the event?  Also, the price listed was $15, but when you go to check out, it comes up with a subtotal of $16.00, plus $4.50 shipping - total $20.50.  The price isn't the issue, I just want to make sure that there isn't some sort of glitch in the online ordering system.  Thanks for the help!!  Billie Jeanne
Title: Re: UFWDA Va Wheel-in Info
Post by: Todd Ockert on December 28, 2008, 02:57:06 pm
Billy Jeanne

I suspect that the shipping is a glitch with the store.
We will get it fixed as soon as we can, and let you know.

Todd
Title: Re: UFWDA Va Wheel-in Info
Post by: Chris Hannis on December 28, 2008, 05:55:58 pm
Sure is tiresome being ignored.
Title: Re: UFWDA Va Wheel-in Info
Post by: Jason Smith on December 28, 2008, 06:04:02 pm
How about a list of registered attendees being published, like Jesse does for the Annual?

Just an idea .. ;D
Title: Re: UFWDA Va Wheel-in Info
Post by: Josh Howery on December 29, 2008, 08:10:30 am
I don't remember my membership number.  Also, I don't recieve a copy of the voice any more.  My club joins through VA4WDA.  I need my membership number to get the discounts. 

Thanks,
Title: Re: UFWDA Va Wheel-in Info
Post by: Todd Ockert on December 29, 2008, 01:39:24 pm
Sure is tiresome being ignored.

Not sure how you are being ignored?
If you print the flyer, it can be inserted into some of the other associations flyers/newsletters.
You can also right click the link and save it to your computer for the same thing if the newsletters are electronic.
When you call the number, you will get Marti, and she can register you then.

Marti is on Vacation until 5 Jan 09, and will answer questions then.
Registration discount for members will be extended also.
Member numbers are also on your Voice mailing label.

We are working on the shipping issue when ordering additional meal tickets.
Should have that fixed in the next couple of days.

Thanks

Todd
Title: Re: UFWDA Va Wheel-in Info
Post by: Todd Ockert on December 29, 2008, 03:50:17 pm
Billie Jeanne

It looks like the store issue is fixed with the shipping charge.

Please let us know if it is now.

Todd
Title: Re: UFWDA Va Wheel-in Info
Post by: Chris Hannis on December 29, 2008, 09:13:41 pm
Not sure how you are being ignored?
If you print the flyer, it can be inserted into some of the other associations flyers/newsletters.
You can also right click the link and save it to your computer for the same thing if the newsletters are electronic.
When you call the number, you will get Marti, and she can register you then.

Marti is on Vacation until 5 Jan 09, and will answer questions then.
Registration discount for members will be extended also.
Member numbers are also on your Voice mailing label.

We are working on the shipping issue when ordering additional meal tickets.
Should have that fixed in the next couple of days.

Thanks

Todd


I asked that we could get that information on the flier so that those that rely on the Voice or association newsletters had a way to register. Its difficult at best to edit a PDF, especially when the information required is not being shared. Also, I do understand how to save an item off a webpage.

Also Josh Howery can't get his membership number off the voice since he stated he hasn't been receiving the voice.
Title: Re: UFWDA Va Wheel-in Info
Post by: Todd Ockert on December 30, 2008, 09:16:19 am
I don't remember my membership number.  Also, I don't recieve a copy of the voice any more.  My club joins through VA4WDA.  I need my membership number to get the discounts. 

Thanks,

Josh

I started a thread for members that need their membership numbers.

Todd
Title: Re: UFWDA Va Wheel-in Info
Post by: Billie Jeanne Fish on December 30, 2008, 11:30:13 am
Todd,

Well, I just gave it another try and now it doesn't charge you for shipping, but it says it is not available at this time in my area.  I tried to ignore that message, assuming I would pick up the extra ticket at the event and go ahead and check out, but it won't go past that page.  So, there still appears to be a glitch.  I will anxiously await its repair  ;D.  We are registered so getting the extra ticket is not urgent.  Have a safe and happy new year!  BJ
Title: Re: UFWDA Va Wheel-in Info
Post by: Todd Ockert on December 30, 2008, 11:49:02 am
Billie Jeanne

Thanks for the update.

After the first of the year, we will fix it.
Most of the people that have the ability, are on vacation.

Thanks

Todd
Title: Re: UFWDA Va Wheel-in Info
Post by: Todd Ockert on December 30, 2008, 11:55:39 am
Also Josh Howery can't get his membership number off the voice since he stated he hasn't been receiving the voice.

I understood Josh's comment. 
I have since posted a thread for member numbers.
Marti or Tom will PM/email the member number back to the member.

My first comment was for those that do get their voice and did not know that their member number is on the label.

Todd
Title: Re: UFWDA Va Wheel-in Info
Post by: Clint Terrill on December 30, 2008, 08:35:36 pm
I understood Josh's comment. 
I have since posted a thread for member numbers.
Marti or Tom will PM/email the member number back to the member.

My first comment was for those that do get their voice and did not know that their member number is on the label.

Todd
And to Contact VA4WDA and ask them why he is not on the roster.
Title: Re: UFWDA Va Wheel-in Info
Post by: miketrae on December 30, 2008, 10:29:53 pm
I tried to register and pay and it gives me an error.

(http://img357.imageshack.us/img357/7537/deniedbv2.jpg)

Does this mean I am regsistered for the $95 fee but just have not paid yet?  How can I get through this?

I tried to call and email but does not look like I will have any resolution until after the January 5th.
Title: Re: UFWDA Va Wheel-in Info
Post by: Todd Ockert on December 31, 2008, 01:36:48 am
Mike

Thanks for registering for the Va Wheel-in.

Marti or Tom will check on this in the New Year.
So, yes, it will take until the new year to resolve any issues with your registration.
Sorry for the inconvience, and we will fix it.

Thanks for posting the error page.

Todd
Title: Re: UFWDA Va Wheel-in Info
Post by: miketrae on December 31, 2008, 08:43:51 am
Thank you.
Title: Re: UFWDA Va Wheel-in Info
Post by: John Caliri on December 31, 2008, 10:15:56 am
Just registered :)  My son and I are looking forward to it.  We had a great time last year.

Of course, I messed up and paid the non member price.  Can I credit that extra $30 to my son's meal and t shirt?

Also, for those of us that were there last year, can you give us an idea of where the camping is going to be located?
Title: Re: UFWDA Va Wheel-in Info
Post by: Chris Boucher on December 31, 2008, 01:59:00 pm
Camping should be here...
Title: Re: UFWDA Va Wheel-in Info
Post by: John Caliri on December 31, 2008, 02:48:12 pm
Thanks Chris!
Title: Re: UFWDA Va Wheel-in Info
Post by: Philip Sirota on January 01, 2009, 10:15:35 am
Just registered :)  My son and I are looking forward to it.  We had a great time last year.

Of course, I messed up and paid the non member price.  Can I credit that extra $30 to my son's meal and t shirt?

Also, for those of us that were there last year, can you give us an idea of where the camping is going to be located?

Hey John,
Glad to see you Got it done....... We are going to have the ROF flag, so maybe we can get all the guys in one area and group??????????

Phil
Title: Re: UFWDA Va Wheel-in Info
Post by: miketrae on January 01, 2009, 11:00:58 am
Registered my brother last night, will it be a problem if he can't arrive until late Friday night?  We should be there Thursday niight, can/should we pick up his registration?
Title: Re: UFWDA Va Wheel-in Info
Post by: John Caliri on January 02, 2009, 03:17:34 pm
Is there any kind of schedule or agenda available?  tryinh to work out travel, camping plans, etc...

What times do the rides start and end each day?

Thanks,

John
Title: Re: UFWDA Va Wheel-in Info
Post by: Marti Pugh on January 05, 2009, 11:33:48 am
John,
The schedule is still a work in progress, however, we will be offering options this year if participants are interested in some of the contests and not trail riding all day. As soon as we have the schedule finalized I will post it here on the forum.
Thanks
Marti
Title: Re: UFWDA Va Wheel-in Info
Post by: John Caliri on January 05, 2009, 12:47:12 pm
John,
The schedule is still a work in progress, however, we will be offering options this year if participants are interested in some of the contests and not trail riding all day. As soon as we have the schedule finalized I will post it here on the forum.
Thanks
Marti

HA!  we are definitely in for the trail riding... every bit we can get!   Just wondering about start times, etc, as we evaluate other camping options. Thanks for your reply so quickly after your return.

John
Title: Re: UFWDA Va Wheel-in Info
Post by: Marti Pugh on January 05, 2009, 01:11:07 pm
John,
The start times will vary depending on the whether you want an all day trail ride or a morning or afternoon ride. If you are interested in the all day ride then you will more than likely need to be at the staging area at 8:00 a.m. . I hope that helps.
Thanks
Marti
Title: Re: UFWDA Va Wheel-in Info
Post by: 101 on January 08, 2009, 05:43:43 pm
Hi
 New member here, so sorry for the basic question.I plan to go to the Va Wheel-in this march. My wife and I would like to both drive our rig at this meet. Does she need to be a separate member to drive and do we need two sign up fees for the meet?Not sure how it works .
 Thanks
Title: Re: UFWDA Va Wheel-in Info
Post by: Chris Boucher on January 08, 2009, 08:32:52 pm
No worries about basic questions.  The registration is per vehicle.  So you would need to register for each vehicle.

This is something we need to add to the FAQs.  Thank you!
Title: Re: UFWDA Va Wheel-in Info
Post by: Chris Hannis on January 12, 2009, 02:45:41 pm
Hi
 New member here, so sorry for the basic question.I plan to go to the Va Wheel-in this march. My wife and I would like to both drive our rig at this meet. Does she need to be a separate member to drive and do we need two sign up fees for the meet?Not sure how it works .
 Thanks

An additional meal ticket would be required though.
Title: Re: UFWDA Va Wheel-in Info
Post by: Todd Ockert on January 12, 2009, 04:07:18 pm
I added the above question to the FAQ's to help out.

Thanks for bringing this one up.

Thanks

Todd
Title: Re: UFWDA Va Wheel-in Info
Post by: Eric Kohl on January 14, 2009, 08:26:21 am
I have a friend that I'm trying to convince to come up with me.  He trailers his rig but usually only goes into NC where he isn't harassed about lack of trailer tags.  While in VA, will he get pulled for not have tags on his 16' trailer?
Title: Re: UFWDA Va Wheel-in Info
Post by: Todd Ockert on January 14, 2009, 10:51:04 am
Does the vehicle codes in NC allow him to run the trailer on the roads with no tags?
Here in Cali, they have gone to a life time tag on trailers now.
I would think that if NC does not require trailers to be licensed for the road, and he can prove it is his, then Va should not bother him.

But maybe Carla can answer this better.

Todd
Title: Re: UFWDA Va Wheel-in Info
Post by: Keith Holman on January 14, 2009, 10:57:02 am
He should have tags on the trailer both in NC and in VA. Whether or not he gets hassled for it is a matter of luck in both places.
Title: Re: UFWDA Va Wheel-in Info
Post by: Marti Pugh on January 14, 2009, 03:08:57 pm
I think that Todd is correct but I will check on it and get back to you.
Thanks
Marti
Title: Re: UFWDA Va Wheel-in Info
Post by: Eric Kohl on January 21, 2009, 10:07:23 am
Info from a thread on another sforum:
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States have to respect other states' laws. So a private citizen's trailer that is valid in one state, is valid in them all. Now, that doesn't mean you won't get stopped or a stupid officer might not try and write you up, but you will have a defense. If you were stopped for lack of a tag make sure the officer knows you're and out-of-stater and you are legit in your state.


By John N
Quote
I called the Va State Police today. The Sgt. I spoke to, said that as long as you're in compliance with your state's laws, have proof of ownership of the trailer and the trailer has brake and running lights you're good.


And some sound advice given:
Quote
My real world experience is consistent with these quotes but you might want to have the statute numbers from your home state to back you up if you travel beyond adjacent states.

Since South Carolina only requires private trailers over 2,500 pounds to be tagged, tags are not required.  I'm still trying to find the exact statute to verify the wording, but it looks like we won't need tags.
Title: Re: UFWDA Va Wheel-in Info
Post by: Chris Boucher on January 21, 2009, 12:03:44 pm
That is some great information and advice.  Thanks to you Eric and to the others who are looking into it.
Title: Re: UFWDA Va Wheel-in Info
Post by: Chris Hannis on January 22, 2009, 12:13:23 am

And some sound advice given:
Since South Carolina only requires private trailers over 2,500 pounds to be tagged, tags are not required.  I'm still trying to find the exact statute to verify the wording, but it looks like we won't need tags.

Once the vehicle is on the trailer you are way over 2500#'s GVW I would think SC would require tags then.
Title: Re: UFWDA Va Wheel-in Info
Post by: Eric Kohl on January 22, 2009, 08:21:38 am
SC Codes:
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SECTION 56-3-20. Definitions.
(13) "Trailer" means every vehicle with or without motive power, other than a pole trailer, designed for carrying persons or property and for being drawn by a motor vehicle and constructed so that no part of its weight rests upon the towing vehicle.

Quote
SECTION 56-3-130. Exemption of certain boat, farm and other utility trailers.
Boat trailers under twenty-five hundred pounds, farm trailers and other utility trailers which are privately owned and not for hire need not be licensed or registered.

Regardless of what cargo I put on the trailer, the trailer still wieghs the same.  When determining if tags are required, SC DMV asks for the actual weight of the trailer.  Also, if you read the code above, only boat trailers have a 2,500 pound limit.  Farm and utility trailers do not have a limit.  Though I do agree the code is ambiguous to whether they refer to the UVW or GVWR of the trailer.  Campers and horse trailers with living quarters are covered under seperate codes and require tags.

Personnally, I run tags because my trailer wieghs 5,000 pounds and looks more commercial than private.  Despite the above info, my friend plans on paying th $90 fee for permanent tags to prevent any possible hassle.

Disclaimer: The above info and post are provided for information purposes only.  It is not provided as any legal guidance and I cannot be held responsible for any tickets, fines, equipment confiscation, or jail time for any ones actions because of this info. 
Title: Re: UFWDA Va Wheel-in Info
Post by: Ron Magliacane on January 22, 2009, 04:41:29 pm
How many folks are signed up for this ride so far?

And who are they?

Just be nice to know if folks you know are going to come up.
Title: Re: UFWDA Va Wheel-in Info
Post by: Chris Hannis on January 22, 2009, 08:38:16 pm
Oh, here it goes by GVW. alot like semi trailers, and vehicles.

SC Codes:
Regardless of what cargo I put on the trailer, the trailer still wieghs the same.  When determining if tags are required, SC DMV asks for the actual weight of the trailer.  Also, if you read the code above, only boat trailers have a 2,500 pound limit.  Farm and utility trailers do not have a limit.  Though I do agree the code is ambiguous to whether they refer to the UVW or GVWR of the trailer.  Campers and horse trailers with living quarters are covered under seperate codes and require tags.

Personnally, I run tags because my trailer wieghs 5,000 pounds and looks more commercial than private.  Despite the above info, my friend plans on paying th $90 fee for permanent tags to prevent any possible hassle.

Disclaimer: The above info and post are provided for information purposes only.  It is not provided as any legal guidance and I cannot be held responsible for any tickets, fines, equipment confiscation, or jail time for any ones actions because of this info. 
Title: Re: UFWDA Va Wheel-in Info
Post by: Timothy J Talboom on January 26, 2009, 03:25:06 pm
So when do we have to Purchase our tickets by for this event... or should i say recommend?

is there a set number on how many wheelers can attend?
.
i just want to make sure i have the time off before shelling out 120. closer to the date i can buy them the better

thanks
Title: Re: UFWDA Va Wheel-in Info
Post by: Marti Pugh on January 26, 2009, 04:30:15 pm
Tim,
The deadline for the registration is March 1, 2009. You should be fine if you want to sign up later. If it gets close to the filling up, I will post it on the forum.
Thanks
Marti
Title: Re: UFWDA Va Wheel-in Info
Post by: Al Bates on January 27, 2009, 10:44:06 am
It's pretty cold in march, Can we have campfires this year?
Title: Re: UFWDA Va Wheel-in Info
Post by: Al Handy on January 28, 2009, 05:51:09 pm
Just checking to see if my dog is allowed.  Can't remember if I saw any last year. 

Thanks
Al 
Title: Re: UFWDA Va Wheel-in Info
Post by: SIGZ on January 29, 2009, 05:23:33 am
I was wondering if there is any information on the camping options yet. First timer here. I seen no RV's is this correct. Maybe some information on the camping amenities if any.

Hi there TJ. I registered and ready to go.

Proud member of VBJO
Title: Re: UFWDA Va Wheel-in Info
Post by: youliedtome on February 01, 2009, 12:24:44 am
So im new to this site and the area. Im looking to come to the Wheel-in this march. I do have a few questions though. My truck 05 f150 with 6in bds lift and 35in bfg tires. Am i going to fit on the trails? Im not to worried about scrapes and scratches...I have a few already. And everything else i think has been answered as far as camping and such.
Title: Re: UFWDA Va Wheel-in Info
Post by: Keith Fromme on February 05, 2009, 01:45:57 am
There's a lot of unanswered questions here lately.  Is there not a place for FAQs?  If there is, I sure don't see it.  These kind of questions come up all the time in regards to Oak Ridge it seems. 

Edit *Questions have been answered below*

Full size trucks - I wouldn't do that if I were you.  Most of the trails are very tight.  You would likely come off the trails with signficant body damage IMO.  I have seen an early Bronco make it through with full width 1 ton axles on 40s, but he's all armored up and not nearly as long as you.  To get between some trees he had to walk the tires up and over them.  Last pickup I saw go through OR was a huge old Dodge Powerwagon and it wasn't pretty.  Maybe if you were really, really careful, choose the right trails, and have a short bed and single cab?  An 05 F150 just sounds too nice to take the chance.
Title: Re: UFWDA Va Wheel-in Info
Post by: John Crump on February 05, 2009, 01:51:35 pm
Hi,
According to The Voice info, registrations can be canceled for this event. I don't want to cancel. I want to transfer the VA registration to the TX Wheel-in registration, understanding that the fee structure may be different.

Is this the area of the Forum where this takes place?

Please advise.

Thanks.......John
Title: Re: UFWDA Va Wheel-in Info
Post by: Marti Pugh on February 05, 2009, 03:34:33 pm
Keith,

We have a section for FAQ's, http://www.ufwda.org/smf/index.php?topic=2524.0 (http://www.ufwda.org/smf/index.php?topic=2524.0)

If you have questions that are not included in the FAQ section just let me know and I will take care of them and add them to the list.

As far as the other questions, I apologize for not answering them sooner. I seemed to have missed them.

Campfire- You may have a campfire at each site as long as it is in a fire pot that is raised off of the ground. No campfires on the ground will be permitted. Participants must clean up their own campfire area. In addition, they must make sure that the fire is completely distinguished and may not dump the ashes in the dumpster without making sure that all coals are completely out.

Dogs- Yes you may bring your dogs as long as they are always on a leash. The dog must also not be able to exit the vehicle without a leash. For example, if your top is down on your vehicle, the dog must not be able to jump out of that vehicle. You must also clean up after the dog.

Camping- you are correct, it is primitive camping and no RV's are allowed.

I will add all of these to the FAQ's and if you have any other questions that you would like to see on the FAQ's just let me know and I will post them.
Thanks for pointing out these questions that I missed.

The tentative schedule will be posted at the beginning of next week.

Thanks
Marti
Title: Re: UFWDA Va Wheel-in Info
Post by: Marti Pugh on February 05, 2009, 03:35:54 pm
John,

I will transfer your registration to the Texas Wheel-in. We will have that information available very soon. As soon as that registration is available I will send you a confirmation email.

Thanks
Marti
Title: Re: UFWDA Va Wheel-in Info
Post by: David Coombs on February 05, 2009, 05:19:32 pm
Marti

What is the process for canceling my registration and getting a refund for the Wheel-In and additional T-Shirt and Meal ticket. I see that the rules have just changed for 2009. I brought my self-contained Truck (Slide-In) Camper and was a trail guide for the 2008 Wheel-In. I assumed it would be the same primitive camping as the 2008 event when I registered back in December which was advertised at the time. I also checked with local Campgrounds in the area and they will not be open yet for the season. I am not in a position to purchase additional camping equipment for this event.

I look forward to your response

Thank You
David Coombs
Title: Re: UFWDA Va Wheel-in Info
Post by: Keith Fromme on February 05, 2009, 06:10:15 pm
David,
Where does it say you can't use your camper? 
Title: Re: UFWDA Va Wheel-in Info
Post by: Al Handy on February 05, 2009, 07:09:14 pm
Misty Mountain Camp Ground is open, it is about 1/2 hour north of Oak Ridge, nice place, stayed there last year.  Will be there this year.

Al
Title: Re: UFWDA Va Wheel-in Info
Post by: Marti Pugh on February 05, 2009, 07:54:23 pm
Hi All,
Sorry i made a mistake on the camping rules. Here are the actual rules, sorry about that.
Primitive camping

Porta potties will be provided.

Grey water disposal tanks will be provided.

Trash dumpster will be provided.

No showers will be provided.

 

Please note: Any type of camper, RV, whatever you call it, that contains a water-flushed toilet, AND a lavatory, AND a shower AND a kitchen sink, are PROHIBITED.

Thanks
Marti
Title: Re: UFWDA Va Wheel-in Info
Post by: Allan Parmenter on February 06, 2009, 11:57:52 am
Will there be any food vendors on site?
Title: Re: UFWDA Va Wheel-in Info
Post by: Timothy J Talboom on February 08, 2009, 07:45:18 am
so i ordered my ticket for the wheel in, an extra meal ticket(and the trail head tire deflators) on the 30th... so do those get mailed out or do we bring our reciepts to the event... if they get mailed when should i be expecting them to arrive.

thanks

tj
Title: Re: UFWDA Va Wheel-in Info
Post by: Timothy J Talboom on February 08, 2009, 04:48:08 pm
so i ordered my ticket for the wheel in, an extra meal ticket(and the trail head tire deflators) on the 30th... so do those get mailed out or do we bring our reciepts to the event... if they get mailed when should i be expecting them to arrive.

thanks

tj

also i've never received my membership card...
Title: Re: UFWDA Va Wheel-in Info
Post by: Billie Jeanne Fish on February 09, 2009, 01:03:36 pm
Hi All,
Sorry i made a mistake on the camping rules. Here are the actual rules, sorry about that.
Primitive camping

Porta potties will be provided.

Grey water disposal tanks will be provided.

Trash dumpster will be provided.

No showers will be provided.

 

Please note: Any type of camper, RV, whatever you call it, that contains a water-flushed toilet, AND a lavatory, AND a shower AND a kitchen sink, are PROHIBITED.

Thanks
Marti

Marti - this is a real bummer and didn't seem clearly defined!  We were planning to bring our toy hauler which is fully self-contained.  Staying 1/2 hour away is not highly desirable.  Are you giving refunds?  I have to discuss this with Wayne.  Billie Jeanne
Title: Re: UFWDA Va Wheel-in Info
Post by: Chris Boucher on February 09, 2009, 02:19:28 pm
No refunds for anyone whose last name starts with the letter "F". :o

Billie Jean,  I am looking into some options for you.  I am heading to Oak Ridge this weekend and will check with the folks at Lake Nelson to see what (if anything) we can do.
Title: Re: UFWDA Va Wheel-in Info
Post by: Billie Jeanne Fish on February 09, 2009, 03:24:58 pm
Chris - you rock!  And, by the way, I'm going by my maiden name now which is Fender, oh nevermind that doesn't help...  Anyway, I sent my friend Emily at Lake Nelson an email this morning and I am hoping for a reply.  I told her that we're fully self-contained and don't need to partake in the wonderful amenities at Lake Nelson, but merely need a place to park.  Keep your fingers crossed.  Billie Jeanne Fish Fender Smith
Title: Re: UFWDA Va Wheel-in Info
Post by: Chris Boucher on February 09, 2009, 10:12:16 pm
Hey, SMIFF has an F sound in it.  still no refund.   ;)
I'll check on Plan B, also.
Title: Re: UFWDA Va Wheel-in Info
Post by: Teal J on February 12, 2009, 08:55:46 am
How many spaces are left for the wheel in?
Title: Re: UFWDA Va Wheel-in Info
Post by: Chris Hannis on February 12, 2009, 09:31:51 am

Camping- you are correct, it is primitive camping and no RV's are allowed.



Are RV's Not allowed? Or no RV Hook ups availible?
Title: Re: UFWDA Va Wheel-in Info
Post by: Billie Jeanne Fish on February 12, 2009, 10:00:15 am
Chris,

Per Marti's earlier post:  "Please note: Any type of camper, RV, whatever you call it, that contains a water-flushed toilet, AND a lavatory, AND a shower AND a kitchen sink, are PROHIBITED."

My husband and I are looking for an alternative, but we REALLY don't want to drive all the way to Charlottesville for camping - UGHH!  Billie Jeanne
Title: Re: UFWDA Va Wheel-in Info
Post by: Marti Pugh on February 12, 2009, 01:49:00 pm
Teal,
There is still room available for the Wheel-in.
Thanks
Marti
Title: Re: UFWDA Va Wheel-in Info
Post by: Chris Boucher on February 12, 2009, 01:57:26 pm
CAMPING AT OAK RIDGE:

It is primitive camping in the infield of the horse race track. 
There are no RV hookups available.
RVs and campers are allowed, however any type of camper, RV, whatever you call it, that contains a water-flushed toilet, AND a lavatory, AND a shower AND a kitchen sink, are PROHIBITED.

Water is available on site.
Porta potties will be provided.
Grey water disposal tanks will be provided.
Trash dumpster will be provided.
No showers will be provided.

 

Title: Re: UFWDA Va Wheel-in Info
Post by: John Caliri on February 12, 2009, 02:45:55 pm
Phil and I are staying here:

http://www.crabtreefallscampground.com/

about 14 (?) miles from Oak ridge the people have been very nice to work with and it looks like a great place to camp.

John

Title: Re: UFWDA Va Wheel-in Info
Post by: Billie Jeanne Fish on February 12, 2009, 03:48:55 pm
We've camped at crabtree falls for camp jeep before.  It is an o.k. place to camp, but be prepared, the drive is uphill both ways :).  Billie Jeanne
Title: Re: UFWDA Va Wheel-in Info
Post by: John Caliri on February 12, 2009, 03:51:21 pm
So it's 14 miles... and about 60 minutes, right? ::)  Thanks for the heads up.

That's OK we are looking forward to a little quieter environment and some hiking and exploring as well.

John
Title: Re: UFWDA Va Wheel-in Info
Post by: Chris Hannis on February 12, 2009, 07:37:14 pm
Wow even Walmarts allow RV's
Title: Re: UFWDA Va Wheel-in Info
Post by: Chris Boucher on February 12, 2009, 07:48:31 pm
RVs are allowed.  We have one county stipulation we have to follow concerning their amenities.  While not perfect, this is a huge improvement over last year's Wheel-in where ther was no on site camping.   It is nice that we get to camp on site, in the thick of the activities this year.  It will be a good time.
Title: Re: UFWDA Va Wheel-in Info
Post by: Timothy J Talboom on February 12, 2009, 08:49:36 pm
so i ordered my ticket for the wheel in, an extra meal ticket(and the trail head tire deflators) on the 30th... so do those get mailed out or do we bring our reciepts to the event... if they get mailed when should i be expecting them to arrive. plus i never received my membership card.

thanks

tj

No response for this... i tried and calling and left a message...

thanks
Title: Re: UFWDA Va Wheel-in Info
Post by: Chris Boucher on February 12, 2009, 08:59:43 pm
I hear Marti has had computer issues this week.  Let's give her through the weekend to get that straight and get back on here.
Title: Re: UFWDA Va Wheel-in Info
Post by: Keith Fromme on February 13, 2009, 01:39:20 am
Wow even Walmarts allow RV's

One shouldn't automatically assume so much.  They may have no choice due to state/local regulations.
Title: Re: UFWDA Va Wheel-in Info
Post by: Eric Kohl on February 13, 2009, 10:25:10 am
So, since my truck camper contains a water-flushed toilet, AND a lavatory, AND a kitchen sink BUT not a shower head, I assume it is allowed.  Since the shower for the truck camper is a simple hose with head coming directly from the faucet, this is real easy to remove and cap, which in essence removes the shower function.  ;D
Title: Re: UFWDA Va Wheel-in Info
Post by: Billie Jeanne Fish on February 13, 2009, 11:30:28 am
OK, now that we're splitting hairs, I have to ask - what the heck is the difference between a flush toilet AND a lavatory?  I thought they were the same thing.  If not, perhaps we don't have both and can bring our toy hauler after all  :o
Title: Re: UFWDA Va Wheel-in Info
Post by: Marti Pugh on February 13, 2009, 12:27:40 pm
Eric,

Yes, with only three of the four, your RV is fine to come and camp at the Wheel-in.

Billie Jeanne,

In this particular case, a lavatory is a sink in the bathroom.

All,
I hope this helps. We are pretty lucky that we will be allowed to camp there this year because we were not allowed last year. We are sorry that there are so many rules and regulations and it is a correct statement that we have to follow the rules and regulations set up by the county. They are not rules and regulations made by UFWDA or Oak Ridge Estate.

Thank you and see you all at the Wheel-in!! 

Thanks
Marti
Title: Re: UFWDA Va Wheel-in Info
Post by: Billie Jeanne Fish on February 13, 2009, 12:56:14 pm
Dang - we just had to buy the camper with the sink in the bathroom!!!

Marti - don't apologize.  I'm not blaming anyone for the rules, just hate that we can't stay where everyone else is staying - that's all.  No problem.  Billie Jeanne
Title: Re: UFWDA Va Wheel-in Info
Post by: Marti Pugh on February 13, 2009, 01:43:53 pm
Billie Jeanne,
Thanks- I am sorry that you guys can not stay with everyone as well. That stinking sink!

Talk to you soon and look forward to seeing you guys a the Wheel-in.

Is my buddy Claire coming down for the Wheel-in? I have not seen his name on the registration list.
Marti
Title: Re: UFWDA Va Wheel-in Info
Post by: Marti Pugh on February 13, 2009, 01:47:15 pm
Tim,

I am sorry that you have not received your tire deflators or your membership card. I am looking into both of those. Could you tell me what number you called and I will take care of that as well.

The registration packets for the Wheel-in will be received at the Wheel-in along with the t-shirts and meal tickets. The check in will open at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday and you will receive those when you check in.

If you have concerns or questions please feel free to call me at 434-465-5302 or you can email me at mpufwda@gmail.com

Thanks
Marti

Title: Re: UFWDA Va Wheel-in Info
Post by: Billie Jeanne Fish on February 13, 2009, 01:57:05 pm
Marti,

I don't know if Clair is coming or not.  However, you will be very excited to hear that Rick Bear is coming!  Billie J
Title: Re: UFWDA Va Wheel-in Info
Post by: Marti Pugh on February 13, 2009, 01:59:21 pm
Billie Jeanne,

Actually, I am excited that Rick is coming we are buddies now, at least I think we are.

Marti
Title: Re: UFWDA Va Wheel-in Info
Post by: Josh Howery on February 13, 2009, 03:33:11 pm
How late is the registration open on Thursday.  Some of us won't arrive until after 6pm.
Title: Re: UFWDA Va Wheel-in Info
Post by: Marti Pugh on February 13, 2009, 03:49:55 pm
Josh,
That is fine,  it just begins at 4:00 p.m., it is not required that you be there at 4:00 p.m..
Thanks
Marti
Title: Re: UFWDA Va Wheel-in Info
Post by: Timothy J Talboom on February 13, 2009, 04:15:34 pm
Tim,

I am sorry that you have not received your tire deflators or your membership card. I am looking into both of those. Could you tell me what number you called and I will take care of that as well.

The registration packets for the Wheel-in will be received at the Wheel-in along with the t-shirts and meal tickets. The check in will open at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday and you will receive those when you check in.

If you have concerns or questions please feel free to call me at 434-465-5302 or you can email me at mpufwda@gmail.com

Thanks
Marti



thanks marti, i'll pas it along to my club... a couple of us where wondering... i called and got your voice mail
Title: Re: UFWDA Va Wheel-in Info
Post by: Timothy J Talboom on February 13, 2009, 04:22:14 pm
also marti if you want to hit me up for anymore info for my deflators and membership stuff you can email me at zero11eleven@hotmail.com

thanks again
Title: Re: UFWDA Va Wheel-in Info
Post by: Jason D Grogg on February 15, 2009, 11:03:09 pm
Chris/Marti,

Can you address what the parameters will be if we face some inclement weather for the wheel-in?  I know we want to protect the trails as much as possible and since we've had a tame winter thus far, luck would have it that we'd have a snow/ice storm in the middle of March. 

I'm guessing you'll just say, we'll see what happens?

Looking forward to the new camping spot that will have us all together, it should make for bringing us together as a group.

thanks,

jason
Title: Re: UFWDA Va Wheel-in Info
Post by: Mike West on February 16, 2009, 02:19:37 pm
Is the new camping spot the same one we used at the Va4wd run last fall?   Is that where the bonfire/bands/etc are going to be or are those going to go on over a the track?  Edit... i'm an idiot... didn't read Chris's post earlier.... race track infield....
Title: Re: UFWDA Va Wheel-in Info
Post by: jimmy hyman on February 26, 2009, 09:05:08 pm
i'm in, marti!

jimmy
Title: Re: UFWDA Va Wheel-in Info
Post by: Marti Pugh on February 26, 2009, 09:54:11 pm
Jimmy,
I can't wait to see what you got cooking!
Marti
Title: Re: UFWDA Va Wheel-in Info
Post by: Chris Boucher on February 27, 2009, 06:30:06 am
Wheel-in Weather - Long Range Forecast

Thursday, Mar 12
Times of clouds and sun
Low: 24 F
High: 46 F

Friday, Mar 13
Abundant sunshine
Low: 29 F
High: 50 F

Looking good so far!
Title: Re: UFWDA Va Wheel-in Info
Post by: Craig on February 27, 2009, 10:18:21 am
Wheel-in Weather - Long Range Forecast
Looking good so far!

Until you said something!   ::)
Title: Re: UFWDA Va Wheel-in Info
Post by: Jason and Melissa on February 28, 2009, 06:46:45 pm
How late can you check in/register on Thursday? Thanks.
Title: Re: UFWDA Va Wheel-in Info
Post by: Chris Boucher on March 02, 2009, 09:32:24 am
Weather Update

Thursday, Mar 12
Colder with rain
Low: 24 F
High: 52 F

Friday, Mar 13
Clouds and sun
Low: 23 F
High: 47 F

Saturday, Mar 14
Sun and clouds
Low: 24 F
High: 44 F
Title: Re: UFWDA Va Wheel-in Info
Post by: Don Brewer on March 02, 2009, 07:40:57 pm
A bit of a dumb question perhaps, but to clarify... for the Oak Ridge wheel-in, we have 1 Jeep but 2 drivers who will alternate on trails.  Does that require registering two drivers?
Title: Re: UFWDA Va Wheel-in Info
Post by: Marti Pugh on March 02, 2009, 11:11:09 pm
Don,
No,  the registration is per vehicle.
Thanks and see you at the Wheel-in!
Marti
Title: Re: UFWDA Va Wheel-in Info
Post by: Eric Kohl on March 02, 2009, 11:32:10 pm
With that weather forecast, looks like Friday morning may be an intersting mix of snow and ice with a little bit of mud thrown in.   ;D
Title: Re: UFWDA Va Wheel-in Info
Post by: Chris Boucher on March 03, 2009, 08:32:24 am
Just a friendly reminder from your Wheel-in trail staff...
Please have your winches respooled, operating properly, and ready to go.  In addition, make sure your tree savers, winch remotes, cable weights, and recovery straps are easily accessible.  Thanks!
 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: UFWDA Va Wheel-in Info
Post by: Don Brewer on March 03, 2009, 12:18:59 pm
Marti - thanks for the registration info.

Am I correct in assuming trails are pre-assigned to groups UFWDA creates based on the vehicle questions asked during registration?
Not to say I don't trust the organizers' wisdom, but if one wished to go harder, easier, request a specific trail, etc. is there a time where change is possible? (Without being a pain to the organizers)
Is the group / trail assignment info mailed or do we pick it up at the Wheel-in?
Thanks -

Did Camp Jeep 2007, looking forward to the Wheel-in!
Title: Re: UFWDA Va Wheel-in Info
Post by: Marti Pugh on March 03, 2009, 01:18:21 pm
Don,
Trails are not made in advance to the event. You actually will sign up for your trail groups at the event.

Thanks
Marti
Title: Re: UFWDA Va Wheel-in Info
Post by: Chris Boucher on March 03, 2009, 02:40:54 pm
Here is some trail information taken from last year's Wheel-in FAQs, along with some new information...

Q. When we signed up for the Wheel-in, we were asked what kind of trails we wanted to run.  Will we be able to change our original request? 
A. The Wheel-in registration is a generic registration form, set up to accommodate all different venues, including those that differentiate individual trails based on difficulty.  For the Virginia Wheel-in at Oak Ridge, all vehicles will use all of the same trail system.  See question below for more information.

Q. How are groups/rides divided up at Oak Ridge and what are the trails like?
A. We plan to run the Oak Ridge Loop for the Wheel-in, which is a combination of all the trails and obstacles available at Oak Ridge.  We plan to start everyone at different points on the loop, wheel as much of the loop as you can on Day 1, pick up where you left off on Day 2.  The loop is approximately 47 miles long, with 42 miles of dirt, rocks, water crossings, hills, etc.  The remaining mileage is using the paved and gravel county roads to access the trails that crisscross the property.  Everyone will basically be running the entire trail system (time permitting).  Do not expect Tellico, Rausch Creek, Crozet, Wind Rock, etc.  God did not bless us with such terrain on the eastern slope of the Blue Ridge.  Some consider Oak Ridge on par with Uwharrie.  There is plenty of bark at Oak Ridge, and plenty to bite you there as well.  Stock vehicles have covered all of this property (sometimes with a little help) and there are bypasses around most of the obstacles.  Modified vehicles will have plenty to attempt at Oak Ridge.

Q. Can we ride together with our friends or fellow club members?
A. Trails have not been assigned.  We will stage up in 10+ trail groups, so if you want to ride with your friends and/or club members try to arrive at the same time Friday morning at staging, so you can line up together.  HOPEFULLY many of you will want to meet and wheel with some new folks, so selecting a line will not matter.  (We reserve the right to move vehicles in order to even out trail groups.)

Q. How long will we be trail riding?
A. Typically you are on the trail from 9 am until about 4 pm.  Bring lunch and drinks for you and your passengers to have on the trail.  New for this year are half day rides.  Please tell the event staff when you check in if you only want to ride for half a day on Friday (morning or afternoon) and Saturday (morning or afternoon).  This way we can coordinate the trail groups accordingly.  There will be other 4x4 activities at the main event area.
 
Q. We signed up for all day rides, but what if the driver (or their loved ones) wants a break from trail riding, what can we do?
A. Breaks from trail riding will be difficult, but not impossible.  The loop crosses the county roads in many places, at those points you will be able to leave your group after discussing it with the trail guides, however, you will not be able to rejoin your group.  Make sure you know where you are going if you decide to leave your group!  Please do not attempt to jump back in with your group or any other group you see heading to the trails - again, rejoining your group will NOT be possible.  There will be other 4x4 activities at the main event area.   

Q. Are we wheeling in the rain or snow?
A. Yes.  However, we may have to close portions of the trail loop to ensure participant safety, and for resource protection.  The trails at Oak Ridge get very slippery when wet.  Make sure your recovery gear is in top shape and easily accessible.
Title: Re: UFWDA Va Wheel-in Info
Post by: Chris Boucher on March 04, 2009, 08:21:36 pm
Prayers work! 

The forecast is getting better...

Thursday, Mar 12
Mostly cloudy and cooler
Low: 29 F
High: 51 F

Friday, Mar 13
Abundant sunshine
Low: 32 F
High: 49 F

Saturday, Mar 14
Partial sunshine with a flurry
Low: 33 F
High: 49 F
Title: Re: UFWDA Va Wheel-in Info
Post by: Chris Boucher on March 04, 2009, 08:33:08 pm
Just an FYI if you want to stay close by, the Village Inn has had some rooms open up, there are 4 rooms available.  They are 3.2 miles away, (a 5 minute drive - watch your speed in the school zone Friday!!)

Call Sam at the Village Inn at 434-263-5068.
Title: Re: UFWDA Va Wheel-in Info
Post by: Keith Fromme on March 05, 2009, 03:32:22 am
 ;D ;D ;D  yay!

Prayers work! 

The forecast is getting better...

Thursday, Mar 12
Mostly cloudy and cooler
Low: 29 F
High: 51 F

Friday, Mar 13
Abundant sunshine
Low: 32 F
High: 49 F

Saturday, Mar 14
Partial sunshine with a flurry
Low: 33 F
High: 49 F
Title: Re: UFWDA Va Wheel-in Info
Post by: Chris Boucher on March 05, 2009, 01:59:53 pm
I understand there will be a Powerwheels course again this year at the Wheel-in.  Kids, bring your Powerwheels (and battery chargers)! ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: UFWDA Va Wheel-in Info
Post by: Todd Ockert on March 05, 2009, 05:09:18 pm
I understand there will be a Powerwheels course again this year at the Wheel-in.  Kids, bring your Powerwheels (and battery chargers)! ;D ;D ;D

Man, if I had known that I would have signed up.
I can fit that on an airplane.

Todd
Title: Re: UFWDA Va Wheel-in Info
Post by: Kimball S. on March 05, 2009, 08:41:43 pm
Just an FYI if you want to stay close by, the Village Inn has had some rooms open up, there are 4 rooms available.  They are 3.2 miles away, (a 5 minute drive - watch your speed in the school zone Friday!!)

Call Sam at the Village Inn at 434-263-5068.

Is it any better than the Amhert Inn?
Title: Re: UFWDA Va Wheel-in Info
Post by: Chris Boucher on March 05, 2009, 09:04:32 pm
I've never stayed at the Amherst Inn, but the Village Inn is closer. ;)
Title: Re: UFWDA Va Wheel-in Info
Post by: Eric Kohl on March 05, 2009, 09:26:17 pm
I've stayed at both for the VA4WDA events, but it has been a few years.  The Village Inn is closer and a little nicer.  However, there is nothing wrong with the Amherst Inn and I would have no problems staying there again.
Title: Re: UFWDA Va Wheel-in Info
Post by: Al Bates on March 05, 2009, 09:42:33 pm
So how many do we have signed up this year? Will this be a big turnout?
Title: Re: UFWDA Va Wheel-in Info
Post by: Marti Pugh on March 05, 2009, 09:52:43 pm
Al,
The numbers are down from last year but not by much. It is going to be a great event!
Thanks
Marti
Title: Re: UFWDA Va Wheel-in Info
Post by: redline814 on March 05, 2009, 09:53:53 pm
I will be arriving later on Thursday. What is the latest I can arrive and still camp?
Title: Re: UFWDA Va Wheel-in Info
Post by: Marti Pugh on March 05, 2009, 10:03:18 pm
You can arrive anytime before 10 p.m.

Thanks
Marti
Title: Re: UFWDA Va Wheel-in Info
Post by: Craig on March 06, 2009, 06:21:03 am
You can arrive anytime before 10 p.m.

Thanks
Marti

Do the gates close at 10 p.m.  ??   >:(
Title: Re: UFWDA Va Wheel-in Info
Post by: Marti Pugh on March 06, 2009, 09:23:11 am
Craig,

No the gates do not close at 10:00 p.m. but it may be difficult to get set up after that time. They are welcome to come later, if they need to. It will just be easier to get set up prior to that.

Thanks
Marti
Title: Re: UFWDA Va Wheel-in Info
Post by: Craig on March 06, 2009, 01:20:26 pm
Just  looking out for the late comers here.....


Is there more light in the sky at 9:30 pm than 10:30 pm, in Nelson County ???  Or will it be dark, just like @ 8:00 pm ?   ;D







Don't be mad!   :o
Title: Re: UFWDA Va Wheel-in Info
Post by: Marti Pugh on March 06, 2009, 01:38:05 pm
Craig,
Keep it up and you will take Big Daddy's place.

Yes, the light is the same at 8:00 and 10:00 but I was thinking of disturbing folks if they were trying to sleep if they were setting up really late, like after midnight, which is what it would be if they showed up much later than 10:00 to set up.


Marti
Title: Re: UFWDA Va Wheel-in Info
Post by: Keith Fromme on March 06, 2009, 02:43:42 pm
Ya Craig, don't wake me up trying to set up after dark.  It's rude.   ;D
Title: Re: UFWDA Va Wheel-in Info
Post by: DAZYDG on March 08, 2009, 12:53:33 pm
Looking forward to this! I do have a question regarding camping and such, we will be trailering the Jeep in, will we have to park the trailer elsewere or will we be able to keep it attatched to the truck at the camp site? Reason being, we have a camper on the truck, and our grill is attatched to the trailer  ;D (interesting set up actually)  This will make a difference in what we bring to eat, I would much rather cook on my grill than my camp stove....

And is it too late to buy an additional meal ticket? The registration check I sent in Dec just cleared the bank last week. Was waiting for that before I bought the extra ticket just incase something went wrong with the registration.
Thanks!
Michelle
Title: Re: UFWDA Va Wheel-in Info
Post by: Chris Boucher on March 09, 2009, 07:37:49 am
Keep it all hooked together, and let us know what time dinner is. ;)




Well, typical weather forecast/guessing game...

From Weather.com:

Thursday March 12
Few Showers 30% chance of precip
High 51
Low 33

Friday March 13
Few Showers 30% chance of precip
High 48
Low 33

Saturday March 14
Mostly Cloudy 10% chance of precip
High 50
Low 32

Sunday March 15
Mostly Cloudy 10% chance of precip
High 50
Low 36



From Accuweather.com:

Thursday, March 12
Times of clouds and sun
Low: 30 F
High: 54 F

Friday, March 13
Snow and ice
Low: 28 F
High: 43 F

Saturday, March 14
Mostly cloudy, a little rain
Low: 33 F
High: 45 F

Sunday, March 15
Periods of rain
Low: 34 F
High: 48 F

So there is no telling what we will end up with. ???
Title: Re: UFWDA Va Wheel-in Info
Post by: redline814 on March 09, 2009, 09:47:47 am
Will small camp fires be allowed at the camp sites? I have a gas stove I can use, but woud rather cook over an open fire...marshmellows just taste better with ash!   ;D
Title: Re: UFWDA Va Wheel-in Info
Post by: Marti Pugh on March 09, 2009, 12:12:34 pm
Yes, you can have a fire as long as it is a firepot and off the ground.

Thanks
Marti
Title: Re: UFWDA Va Wheel-in Info
Post by: Keith Fromme on March 09, 2009, 01:14:32 pm
Chris I like NOAA's weather better.  I consider them more accurate most of the time too  ;D  :

Thursday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 53.

Thursday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 31.

Friday: Partly sunny, with a high near 47.

Friday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 30.

Saturday: Partly sunny, with a high near 53.

Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 33.

Sunday: Partly sunny, with a high near 51.


http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?CityName=Shipman&state=VA&site=LWX&textField1=37.7236&textField2=-78.8394&e=0 (http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?CityName=Shipman&state=VA&site=LWX&textField1=37.7236&textField2=-78.8394&e=0)
Title: Re: UFWDA Va Wheel-in Info
Post by: Mike West on March 09, 2009, 01:31:41 pm
Yea but if you use the NOAA version you have to do it in the voice they use. 
Title: Re: UFWDA Va Wheel-in Info
Post by: Chris Boucher on March 09, 2009, 05:03:37 pm
Keith,
You're using the NOAA forecast for Shipman.  That's like 1/4 mile away! ;D ;D ;D

I recall on several occasions trail groups up on the hill gettin' different weather than those down in the hollars. ;)
Title: Re: UFWDA Va Wheel-in Info
Post by: Keith Fromme on March 09, 2009, 07:15:54 pm
 ;D  I'm only worried about the hollers.  It can rain on the trails, I want the racetrack to be dry.
Title: Re: UFWDA Va Wheel-in Info
Post by: Chris Boucher on March 10, 2009, 10:26:43 am
Do you know where you are going?  Marti asked me to post up some directions...

Directions from the north, east and west:

1. Get to Charlottesville, VA. at the intersection of I-64 and Route 29 the easiest way for you.
2. Take Route 29 south (32+ miles) past Lovingston, VA.
3. Turn left onto Route 653 and go 1/2 mile.
4. The Wheel-in site entrance is on the right at the intersection of Route 653 and Route 688, by the statue of Atlas.

Directions from the south:

1. Get to Lynchburg, VA. the easiest way for you.
2. Take Route 29 north (27+ miles) past Colleen, VA.
3. Turn right onto Route 653 and go 1/2 mile.
4. The Wheel-in site entrance is on the right at the intersection of Route 653 and Route 688, by the statue of Atlas.
Title: Re: UFWDA Va Wheel-in Info
Post by: redline814 on March 11, 2009, 12:10:13 pm
Rain in the forecast. The positive side of rain/snow is less traction. Less traction = Less chance of breaking something in the driveline! Winches will get a workout for sure.

Is there a place on site that we can get potable water from to use while cooking/camping?
Title: Re: UFWDA Va Wheel-in Info
Post by: Chris Boucher on March 11, 2009, 12:31:23 pm
There is well water available at the event site.