The following are concepts by which the Sierra Nevada Unit operates. They provide the basis for the decisions and actions of the SNU.
Things to keep in mind when choosing rally sites for the SNU. The SNU holds rallies monthly March through November. Our rally policy is that unless there are road restrictions in place on the travel day to the rally, the rally will take place. The types of rally sites SNU prefers include
Open parking (like Lahonton Beach 7) or disbursed camping sites.
Group areas in structured campgrounds are fine but cost must be considered. Use of such areas should be limited unless we can guarantee four or more participants at a particular site.
Temperature must be considered. Rallies held in colder months should be at lower elevations and open areas (no trees) are OK. Rallies held in warmer months should be at higher elevation with trees or other shade.
The site must accommodate eight or more rigs
Rally sites need to accommodate any RV that qualifies for membership in WBCCI. If a rally site is chosen that might limit the size of the vehicle this limitation should be included in the rally informational pieces.
Availability of drinking water nice but not needed.
Full or partial hookups not needed
rally site should take into consideration:
- the type of road - good gravel OK
- the grade - steep over 5%, long grades, sharp curves not advisable
- the width - availability of pull over or turn around space a must.
- distance from a primary road
Travel distance should be considered. To determine travel distance use Reno as the starting point. Most rallies should be within a two and a half hour drive of Reno.
Rallies should take into consideration the home base of our membership. Rallies should be planned in various locations throughout our region so that at least one rally a year will be as close as possible to the hometown of various members.
Prefer not be a Casino (unless a small one with easy access to restaurant and casino noise is not bothersome)
Prefer local rather than a chain type.
Prefer separate room for between 15 - 30 people (could have more)
Price range $8 to $25 OK
Good food quality and variety
Prefer easy access and good parking
The rally schedule must be submitted to WBCCI no later than November1 in order for it to be included in various promotional materials. To meet this goal the SNU rally planning schedule is as follows.
May – Select rally planning committee members.
June – begin discussing possible rally sites for coming year.
July – develop tentative list of rally sites to distribute to members for comment and discussion
August – Present draft of rally schedule for review and input. Begin making any necessary reservations.
September – Finalize rally schedule. Finalize any reservations and other details
October – Present finalized rally schedule to members for vote of approval. Create customized schedule to be sent to WBCCI. Post finalized schedule on the website.
Note: the rally schedule submitted to WBCCI and Region 12 is an abbreviated version that includes only key information such as dates, location, and contact phone and email. It's purpose is for publication in the Blue Beret and other official documents. SNU has been one of the few units as of 2006 to include an email contact address.
Rally site categories – A description of SNU rally sites based on access, facilities, and other features. Developed in part just for fun, it provides a fairly accurate assessment of SNU sites
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