Camp Petaluma West Coast MV Swap Meet, Gathering April 24-29, 2018

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Camp Petaluma West Coast MV Swap Meet, Gathering April 24-29, 2018

Post by John Neuenburg » Mon Nov 27, 2017 10:54 pm

The largest annual MV gathering and militaria swap meet in the West is coming back to Petaluma, CA April 24-29, 2018! Note it's a week later than usual. Event details are in our newsletter, on www.MVCCNews.net, and the primary event thread here on the G is on the EVENTS forum. At some point we will put some inside info on the member-only side of our website.

Here is the thread over on the EVENTS forum. We won't duplicate it here:
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Newly added is the announcement of a Military Dodge Showcase - all models and eras (half ton participation will be high I hear). Also announcing a Military Motorcycle, Scooter, and Bicycle Showcase. We will have a very nice MV excursion in one of the most scenic and MV-friendly driving areas in the West!
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Re: Camp Petaluma West Coast MV Swap Meet, Gathering April 24-29, 2018

Post by Kurt Lesser » Wed Nov 29, 2017 6:46 pm

Everyone reading this needs to know that ALL reservations need to be made through our wagonmaster, JoAnn. DO NOT call the park directly. For information on reservations please contact JoAnn at mamalesser@yahoo.com with your information. Arrival date, equipment type, and what your interested in. Lodges, cabins, or tent camping. She will do her best to fit your needs with spaces available and if there is nothing currently open she will put your name on a wait list and will contact you if something becomes available.

KOA has a 4 night minimum so please plan your trip accordingly. The most active days are Wednesday through Saturday.
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Re: Camp Petaluma West Coast MV Swap Meet, Gathering April 24-29, 2018

Post by John Neuenburg » Sat Dec 09, 2017 3:13 pm

This ad uses the artwork for the 2017 commemorative T-shirt. New 2018 artwork is being created! A similar grayscale ad will be in the upcoming issue of Military Vehicles Magazine.
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Some tan and OD 2017 T-shirts are still available, plus MVCC merchandise. Christmas gifts? See the last newsletter or www.MVCCNews.net. The shirts have a smaller, different image on the front.
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Re: Camp Petaluma West Coast MV Swap Meet, Gathering April 24-29, 2018

Post by plumst8 » Mon Jan 15, 2018 12:32 pm

Hi John,

I have a quick question... My friend and I Normally stay multiple nights each year for the swap meet, unfortunately this year we can only come during the day. I wanted to know about vehicle access for NON-OVERNIGHTERS, my friend Dan is Handicapped and cant get around that easily we normally drive our jeep around.

Can getting vehicle access for his disability be accommodated by the KOA? Last year they where very strict about access, so I wanted to get things figured out before hand.

Thanks for your time!
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Re: Camp Petaluma West Coast MV Swap Meet, Gathering April 24-29, 2018

Post by John Neuenburg » Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:06 pm

plumst8 wrote:
Mon Jan 15, 2018 12:32 pm
Hi John,

I have a quick question... My friend and I Normally stay multiple nights each year for the swap meet, unfortunately this year we can only come during the day. I wanted to know about vehicle access for NON-OVERNIGHTERS, my friend Dan is Handicapped and cant get around that easily we normally drive our jeep around.

Can getting vehicle access for his disability be accommodated by the KOA? Last year they where very strict about access, so I wanted to get things figured out before hand.

Thanks for your time!
Mike Weeger
Hi Mike. We have some info coming out in the newsletter this week I think. More tweaks next month. All MVs will be allowed in and we will find spots for them to park. Non-MVs only get inside if they have a camping parking pass. Go to the office to buy your wristbands. This fee is not set yet. It was $10 last time.

I am in charge of the common areas for MV parking, some being lawn and weather dependent, and we are hopeful that campers with extra room on their parking pad will offer it to needy day-users or even a camper who can't fit his MV on his campsite. We want as many MVs as possible! We are putting out the word about that. Ditto people like you needing space (unless you are driving around all the time!). Thanks for letting us know early so we can plan.

You didn't mention unloading from a trailer. There are two options. One is unloading at the offsite parking lot and driving in. Another option which is designed for dry campers but can be used by visitors is renting a site in the Group Camping area at the north end. Last year it was $10 per person per night and we are proposing a family discount. This will bring a wristband AND a car parking pass. There will be room for a pickup and tent, and certainly a jeep. Needless to say this is the way to go for someone wanting to load or unload parts, have their cooler handy, etc.

Any camper can store their car-hauler trailer and their civvy vehicle for that matter, in KOAs commercial RV storage yard right next to the Group Area. The tenants are not allowed in there, so we may double park and block their rigs. This frees up space in campsites for MVs, vendor tables, displays.
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