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Grand Villa Reunion

We signed up for the May Grand Villa Reunion at FOT a month or two ago and were told about ten others had already signed up. Just curious who else might be going and if anyone had an updated count of attendees.
Deb and Jeff (and dog Ralph)
The Jupiter 2: '92 36' U225 SBI, Build #4086
230 Cummins to 300hp with Banks Turbo
Monocoque Chassis and Pac Brake
The Space Pod: '16 Kia Soul Flat Tow

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Reply #1
We would really like to attend, but will wait until closer to the date to ascertain the status of the pandemic.  If the virus is still raging through the populace, and especially if it continues to mutate, then we will pass.  Jeannie and I are both in the "over 65" high risk group.

Have they decided on the cost?  When I last checked with Beverly (Motorcade Club) it was still up in the air.
Chuck, Jeannie & Bella the MalChi
1993 U280 SE 40' WTBI, Build: 4359
C8.3 300hp, 6-Speed, Exhaust Brake
960 watts on the roof (6 x 160)
Kia on a Kar Kaddy SS
I may suffer from the Dunning-Kruger effect, but I seriously doubt it...

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Reply #2
We're going.
Retired
1993 U300 GV/40 SAI
DD-6V92TA
Build: 4366 / MC: 18335
P/O Bill Chaplin

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Reply #3
We would really like to attend, but will wait until closer to the date to ascertain the status of the pandemic.  If the virus is still raging through the populace, and especially if it continues to mutate, then we will pass.  Jeannie and I are both in the "over 65" high risk group.

Have they decided on the cost?  When I last checked with Beverly (Motorcade Club) it was still up in the air.
We paid $200 but don't have any information on additional cost. Hope you can make it.
Deb and Jeff (and dog Ralph)
The Jupiter 2: '92 36' U225 SBI, Build #4086
230 Cummins to 300hp with Banks Turbo
Monocoque Chassis and Pac Brake
The Space Pod: '16 Kia Soul Flat Tow

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Reply #4
We’d like to go but it depends on the pandemic. We are high risk.
1993 U300 40ft GV SE
Build # 4344
SKP#124254

Western NC mountains

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Reply #5
Yesterday was a Big day for my husband and me. Went to the Tampa RV show and purchased a Realm which we pick up at Foretravel sometime in April.  Have waited so long for this. Could someone share with me what the Grand Villa Reunion is.

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Reply #6
ValleyGirl, welcome to the "family" of owners! Welcome!

The Grand Villa Reunion is a rally or gathering for the special interest in Grand Villa style Foretravels. You don't have to have a Grand Villa to attend, it is just the focus of the meeting. We love an excuse to get together!
Michael Hayley; Barry Brennan
2001 U320, 36’, IFS, build #5909
Buster and Shelby, (Boxers)

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Reply #7
Yesterday was a Big day for my husband and me. Went to the Tampa RV show and purchased a Realm which we pick up at Foretravel sometime in April.  Have waited so long for this. Could someone share with me what the Grand Villa Reunion is.
Congrats on the new-to-you coach!  If you are not already, consider becoming a Motorcade Club member.  Details on the club page at the factory website.  GV Reunion is one of the planned events in 2021:

FORETRAVEL
Chuck, Jeannie & Bella the MalChi
1993 U280 SE 40' WTBI, Build: 4359
C8.3 300hp, 6-Speed, Exhaust Brake
960 watts on the roof (6 x 160)
Kia on a Kar Kaddy SS
I may suffer from the Dunning-Kruger effect, but I seriously doubt it...

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Reply #8
My Bride and I want to be there, but my Bride is diabetic and we're both over 65, for me a while back, so, we are going to watch and wait..... Really want to attend, though.....
1989 Grand Villa 3600 on an Oshkosh Chassis,   Our "Furevertravel",  "Ole Furry" for short.....
Cat 3208T  250 HP
Allison MT-643
36SBIORED 250
Motorcade Number  18541
Build # 3388
Lincoln MKX on dolly toad
Big John, my Bride Miss Mary Lou, and Buddy, Robbi, Gizzy, and Mack ( our furry kids)

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Reply #9
Really interested!

Hope I can get my 91 GV back to acceptable condition by then. Has to change the air bag and shock for sure.

I think most of the GV owner's are retried.

Not sure how many owners are still in working age not retired.





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Reply #10
ValleyGirl, welcome to the "family" of owners! Welcome!

The Grand Villa Reunion is a rally or gathering for the special interest in Grand Villa style Foretravels. You don't have to have a Grand Villa to attend, it is just the focus of the meeting. We love an excuse to get together!

Michael, are you guys attending? Caravan  ;D
1993 U300 40ft GV SE
Build # 4344
SKP#124254

Western NC mountains

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Reply #11
Really looking forward to becoming part
Of the Foretravel family.   Thanks for the info I will check out additional information on becoming a member

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Reply #12
Count me as working age I hit 40 last September. Between having a 5 year old, time off and fuel required to attend I cannot make such an event however it’s great to see the amount of grand villa owners past and present who are available here to guide others.
Toby a 94 u280
Cummins 8.3
6 speed Allison
Exhaust brake


Adopted by Derek and Annabelle

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Reply #13
Kicking this thread back up to the top.  Since Jeannie and I have now received both Pfizer shots, we are taking another look at perhaps attending the GV Reunion (May 27-29 at FOT).   FORETRAVEL

It is still 2 months out - hopefully there will be more clarity on the status of the pandemic in the upcoming months.  Right now, travel to large group social events still seems kinda iffy (at least for us frail old codgers).

Any deposit ($200 in this case) sent in now to hold a reservation will probably be non-refundable, so there's that to consider.

How about a show of hands.  Who has already signed up to attend, and who is seriously considering doing so?
Chuck, Jeannie & Bella the MalChi
1993 U280 SE 40' WTBI, Build: 4359
C8.3 300hp, 6-Speed, Exhaust Brake
960 watts on the roof (6 x 160)
Kia on a Kar Kaddy SS
I may suffer from the Dunning-Kruger effect, but I seriously doubt it...

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Reply #14
We’re in....
 We’ve paid the deposit and also scheduled services at Foretravel for the 17th.
Robert and Susan Moe Sr.
 1995 36' 280 WTBI 8.3 3060r
 1200 watts on the roof, 720 Ah of lithium’s
 Build # 4637. Motorcade # 17599
        FMCA  # 451505
        18  Wrangler JLUR
           

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Reply #15
We're in, deposit paid.
Beverly told the DW there were 11 signed up as of last week. (or something like that)

It's open to all Foretravel owners.
Retired
1993 U300 GV/40 SAI
DD-6V92TA
Build: 4366 / MC: 18335
P/O Bill Chaplin

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Reply #16
Really want to go, however right at 1900 miles one way. DW and little doggie going to need some convincing. Anyone on the west coast thinking of making the trip?
The Starship- 1990 Grandvilla Unihome U300 40ft
6V92 Detroit Diesel w/ 4 spd Allison w/ retarder. Build# 3575 , Foretravel# 17895
The Shuttlecraft- 2015 Ford Explorer
Steve ( N6EKV ) & Lori ( N6JTD ) Faries  w/ Marlee our precious pup.
Patterson CA.

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Reply #17
We are still considering it.
1993 U300 40ft GV SE
Build # 4344
SKP#124254

Western NC mountains

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Reply #18
Steve.
 We are planning to be there ( deposit paid ) and will be heading back to Salem Or via Phoenix and Pahahump Nv.  2500 + miles. 
Robert and Susan Moe Sr.
 1995 36' 280 WTBI 8.3 3060r
 1200 watts on the roof, 720 Ah of lithium’s
 Build # 4637. Motorcade # 17599
        FMCA  # 451505
        18  Wrangler JLUR
           

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Reply #19
We are considering it. Lots of irons in the fire so will make a close to game day decision.

see ya
ken
ken & dori hathaway & Big Agnes
🍺1992 U300 GrandVilla WTBI #4150 FOT FBP 2011
✨6V-92TA DDEC Parlor Coach 350HP Series 92
🏁2011 Nissan XTerra Pro-4X


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Reply #20
Easy to understand some folks hesitations and limitations on attending.
One thought to add into the equation is the fact that this could be a "one and only" event (hope not).

As said before, you don't have to have a GV to attend, it's open to all.

See ya'll there!
Retired
1993 U300 GV/40 SAI
DD-6V92TA
Build: 4366 / MC: 18335
P/O Bill Chaplin

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Reply #21

As said before, you don't have to have a GV to attend, it's open to all.


Is it a Motorcade Club event?  If so, there is likely a requirement to be a member.
Learn every day, but especially from the experiences of others. It's cheaper!  - John C. Bogle

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Reply #22
Is it a Motorcade Club event?  If so, there is likely a requirement to be a member.
Unusual case here, in that they are allowing non club members to attend IF they own a GV.  Last sentence in the description of the event:

(If you are a Grand Villa owner, you don’t have to be a Motorcade Club member to attend this reunion)

See the "Read More" button under the Reunion event notice:   FORETRAVEL
Chuck, Jeannie & Bella the MalChi
1993 U280 SE 40' WTBI, Build: 4359
C8.3 300hp, 6-Speed, Exhaust Brake
960 watts on the roof (6 x 160)
Kia on a Kar Kaddy SS
I may suffer from the Dunning-Kruger effect, but I seriously doubt it...