Ok boys and girls, Mike and I have found the campground for the 2018 rally! The official dates are Sunday July 8th through Saturday July 14th Location: Harrisonburg / Shenandoah Valley KOA 12480 Mountain Valley Rd Broadway, VA 22815 Web site: Harrisonburg / Shenandoah Valley KOA google map view Site Info: It took some convincing, but we got the campground to reserve the area circled in red for us through April 1st. Notice there are many long pull-through sites in our area, and also some back-ins. You can see based on the layout that this was the best area to grab even though some folks may be in a back-in site. We are looking for volunteers to save themselves a few bucks and take a back-in if you can get away with it with your rig. This will allow those who really need a pull-through to stay close to the group. They also have 5 cabins, one additional lodge, and many tent sites available, but these are not being held for us. So if you need one of these you need to BOOK EARLY! We couldn't get the cabins and tents reserved since our argument was keeping the group together. The cabins and tent sites are where they are. I will be in lodge L02, and Mike will be in spot 22. Rates: They don't set the 2018 rates till much later in the year, so the below rates are approximate. The below rates are based on this year’s rates and a 10% discount if more than 10 of us show up, which seems more than likely. They advised the rates don't change more than 5% in either direction year to year. Per night Full hookup pull-throughs $49~ Full hookup back-ins $45~ Lodge ( only one is left, I took the other ) $119~ Cabin (5 total, these aren't being held for us so book early) $58.5~ Tent with electric and water $36~ Reservation Instructions: You can make your reservation NOW! To make your reservation, call the campground at 800-562-5406 or 540-896-8929. Tell the clerk who answers you are with the oilburners group, and will be taking one of the reservations under R o b e r t F o x ' s name. (even if you are reserving a tent site or cabin) Give them your site preference / needs. Before you give your credit card number make sure you are clear that you only wish to put a deposit down. Please do not use their online system to try and make your reservation. It will confuse folks in general, and also not count towards our group discount. They will charge you a $50 deposit, and you can get it back if you cancel at least 48hrs before your start date. They charge a $10 processing fee for cancellations. If you run into any confusion or trouble, ask the clerk to check with Monica. She is the campground owner and the one who set up our arrangement. Important! I know we say this every year, but this year especially PLEASE BOOK EARLY. You can see that this is a relatively small campground, and it is in a very popular area. They will release our sites after April 1st. After this date you are on your own in terms of being close to the group with full hookups. I'm actually concerned that if someone were to wait past April 1st they may not be able to get a site at all. PLEASE BOOK EARLY. The campground owners are excited to host our group and also ask for our patience. They typically don't do group reservations of this size in this way so there is a chance there could be some confusion along the way, but they assure Mike and I they will accommodate us. I'm sure Mike would agree that we are really looking forward to the rally, and can’t wait to see everyone. Now that we have the site nailed down, we can start working on the agenda, stay tuned!