Discussions about the 2018 WCR
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2018 WCR Schedule
2018 West Coast Rally
Thursday June 14 - Monday June 18
Ambassador RV Resort
Arrivals – Check in at campground
Open day for meet and greet of rally attendees
6:00 pm – Happy hour
10:00 am – 11:15 am – Seminar – Presented by Evan Sorenson
WiFi Ranger is a local company that produces WiFi Capture devices allowing RVers to connect to distant WiFi networks and create local area networks in their RV’s. From their website: The goal of WiFi Ranger products is to enhance existing internet sources and make them more usable, while also combining these internet sources as desired for the most speed, reliability, and automatic backup. WiFi Ranger products can reach weak WiFi at extreme distances and also tether to your USB mifi, Aircard, or Smartphone. But that’s not all! WiFi Ranger can also simultaneously utilize these multiple internet sources by load balancing data for maximum speed and reliability.
11:30 am – 12:30 pm – Group Discussion – Moderated by Chad Heiser
Purchase of an HDT for RV use
This is intended to be a roundtable question and answer discussion for the group to assist prospective owners in purchasing a new (to them) HDT for RV use. The group has a number of subject matter experts who have purchased both brand new and used HDT’s and put them into RV service.
12:30 pm – 1:15 pm – Lunch break
1:15 pm – ???? pm – Group Activity – Moderated by Chad Heiser
Target Shooting and Gun Safety
All those interested are invited to a local shooting range to participate in a brief firearms safety course and then have some fun shooting various weapons. This is intended to be a fun outing for both experienced and inexperienced/novice shooters. You can provide your own weapons/ammunition if you have them, but that is not required. Participants will meet at the group site at 1:00 pm for information related to the outting and to work out transportation to the range.
7:00 pm – Happy Hour
9:00 am – 10:30 am – Seminar – presented by Dave Schonhardt
Electrical Safety with you in mind
Dave will provide a class demonstration and lecture regarding electrical safety. Dave encourages class input and questions and wants to answer all your electrical questions.
10:45 am – 12:15 pm – Seminar – Presented by Mark Weeks
RV Maintenance hot topics and tips from an RV Technician’s perspective + Q&A
Mark is an experienced RV Technician and will cover basic maintenance tips and tricks beneficial to all RV owners. Mark will not be able to conduct any actual repairs on site due to licensing requirements, but if you have specific questions about a particular need, he is happy to provide advise/guidance.
12:15 pm – 1:30 pm – Lunch Break
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm – Seminar – 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 at last year’s rally and is geared toward the ladies in the group but is open to anyone. It 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.
1:30 pm – 5:00 pm – Project Time
If anyone has a project they would like assistance with or input on, the group can aid as needed.
6:00 pm – Group Potluck Dinner
9:00 am – 10:30 am – Seminar – Presented by Chad Heiser
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.
11:00 am – 12:15 pm – Group Activity – Coordinated by Carrie Sorken
A local artist with the Angry Easel will come and provide all the necessary tools: canvas, paint, brushes, etc. The artist will teach participants to paint a picture. It will be something fun for the whole family to do together. All are welcome (this isn’t just for the ladies). The cost is $20.00 per person (to cover supplies and instruction time).
12:30 am – 1:30 pm – Lunch Break
1:30 pm – 3:00 pm – Seminar – 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.
5:00 pm – Rally Round Table
Group discussions about how the rally went and were it will go next year