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2017 WCR Schedule

2017 West Coast Rally

Thursday June 15 - Monday June 19

Sparks Marina RV Park

Arrivals – Check in at campground

Open day for meet and greet of rally attendees

5:00 pm – Happy hour

10:00 am – 11:30 am – Seminar #1 – Presented by Chad Heiser

Inverter Installations

Considerations and components for an RV inverter installation.  Chad will discuss all aspects of inverter installations including: basic electrical calculations, battery types and bank sizing, wiring considerations, charging, inverter types and recommendations, battery monitoring and finally a phased approach to the installation.  There will also be specific information on various systems Chad has installed.

11: 30 am – 1:30 pm – Lunch Break

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm – Seminar #2 – Presented by Chad Heiser

RV Solar Installations

Considerations and components for an RV solar installation.  Chad will discuss all aspects of solar installations including: basic electrical calculations, panel types and array sizing, wiring considerations, charge controller types and recommendations, monitoring and finally installation considerations.  There will also be specific information on various systems Chad has installed

Afternoon/evening open for discussion and social gathering/discussion of potential projects/tools, etc.

10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Painting Class – Presented by Angry Easel

Coordinated by Carrie Sorken

A local artist would provide all the necessary tools: canvas, paint, brushes, etc. The instructor will teach participants to paint a picture. It would be something fun for all the woman to do together. If any of the gentlemen are interested, they are also welcome. The cost is $20.00 per person and is scheduled for 2 hours.

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm – Lunch Break

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm – Seminar #1 – Presented by Ron Corwin

Lithium Batteries and Charging Parameters

Ron will discuss lithium battery banks and how to properly charge and maintain them.

Afternoon/evening open for discussion and social gathering/discussion of potential projects/tools, etc.

5:00 pm – Group Potluck Dinner

10:00 am – 11:30 am – Session #1 – Presented by Chad Heiser

California Pre-Trip Inspections

This will be a hands on interactive presentation of how to go through a California pre-trip inspection.

11:30 am – 1:30 pm – Lunch Break

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Session #2 – Presented by Chad Heiser

Setting up an RV

This will be a hands on interactive presentation geared toward anyone who does not regularly set up an RV for use/living.  This seminar was requested by several rally attendees and is intended to show those present how to set up a typical RV for use once you arrive at your desired destination.  This seminar will be presented if there is enough interest from rally attendees and will be open to anyone interested, but will be geared toward those who do not typically set up their RV’s for use.

5:00 pm – Rally Round Table

Group discussions about how the rally went and were it will go next year

Check out/Goodbyes

2017 WCR Photos

Courtesy of Chad Heiser

2017 Rally Location

Ambassador RV Resort

Featuring 85 foot pull-thrus and classy facilities, Ambassador is located near Idaho’s wine country and convenient to the Boise metro area: the perfect home base for all your activities.

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