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Florida camping meet!!!!

So since it takes all us Florida people FOREVER to actually decide on a meet or commit I figured I would start to get input now. With summer coming to a close in another month or so I was thinking that we could do a weekend meet say early october early november. Cool enough to sleep in tents without dieing at night. Im thinkin centralized, Tampa/ Ocala area or any ideas. Just somewhere nice, cheap, with bath houses preferably for the ladies. Wheeling can be close if your down for that. but i mena thres enough Rangers we shouldnt be able to at least get a good sat/sun meet.

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Remember Sate Parks are all about rules and no drinking, etc.
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ocala is nice imo nice trails to cruise and hunt lol
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I hate suggesting this place, seeming how me and the owner definitely are not on the best of terms, but check out hardrock cycle park. I was down there over the winter to train for motocross. and they turned more of the land into trails and massive hills! really nice place, but you better have a winch or someone to pull you up some of these hills.

http://www.hardrockmx.com/index.htm

shoot them a call sometime for deets.
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And this is why i posted so early
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LOL are you just up for camping grounds or maybe a mudfest type deal like TCR or RYC ?
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? (mud, rocks, trails) There's a place I usually go to for the Fl 4wd club meeting, its just outside of Ocala Nat'l Forest... Called Sertoma Youth Ranch. It's cheap ( $34 total for 3 nights for 2 people with electric hookup last Jan when I went ) and great for camping. Nice place, spotless bathrooms, hot,hot,hot showers and its close to the trails. Its off I-75 exit 293 ( about 4 miles or so)... Linky --->Sertoma Youth Ranch - Dade City, FL

Hard Rock is a fun place, owner is somewhat of a pain in the a-- from what I have heard. Definatly on the list to go back to.

I have no idea if I will be around for this whenever it takes place I would love to go but I have to work when I can, right now I'm contracted until Jan between Singapore and Papau New Guinea, only home for a few days at a time.
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I like HardRock for the trails, I have never had a problem with the owner though.
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sounds good to me.
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well, I was there for a month, and lets just say the guy was an ignorant [email protected]#&^%. my buddy, who stays there pretty much all year every year to train also, says they have had nothing but problems with him, but they try to cope since they stay for free. the facility is nice, and I'd give it an A for fun factor. I've heard nothing bad about the trails, and I've walked/rode on a few of them, they were all insane though.. so if you cant make it up some steep rocky hills, its not a good choice. if you don't have that problem, I'd say that might be your best bet. I met a few jeep guys from up north somewhere saying its the best place they know of in the south, and thats why they make the trip down.. so if they say its good, I'm sure someone here would enjoy it. and to chris, most people who just deal with him on a daily visit or once or twice a week, probably wouldn't really notice it, seeming how its a simple sign here, talk for a few, then head out. I had to communicate with the guy on a daily basis, on multiple occasions for many of things (internet access, track prep, blahblahblah).. so I'm not saying hes a HORRIBLE person. I'm just saying if you can avoid him 99% of the time, I'd recommend it. I don't normally hold grudges, so I'll put all this aside, and say its a great place. now that I feel that I've repeated myself on several accounts, feel free to ask me anything about the place (no I'm not expert on the place.. but I've spent a vast majority of time at the facility)..
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^ same kind of stuff I've heard from alot of people.

It's a great place to go but dealing with the owner makes alot of people say screw it. It's sad cause he is pretty much sitting on a gold mine for all of the 4wd clubs and quad / bike riders and he just pisses them off left and right.
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exactly. he has the land, the equipment, and somewhat of a know how on how to have a killer place. you can have the best place in the world, and be the biggest @#$% of an owner, and I know people who wont come for that reason, no matter how good the place is. but, I'm not to fond of anyone who threatens me, or my dad, so hes on my list. if he spent a little more time paying attention to the needs of customers, or whatever you'd call people that go there, lol.. he could have a sick place! hes ignorant to that point, and wants to run the place how HE thinks it needs to be ran.. which sure, he can do that, but whatever normally if people suggest something, and it would mean more business for him, or a bigger attraction, I think he should look into it. but why would he want to do that? he can do as he pleases. lol. anyways, place is fun regardless..
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i have been looking for a meet on a couple ranger forums but there are barely any on them and looks like this so far is the best place haha. im up for a meet some time, depends on how far away it is but i deffinetaly want to do one some time.
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We all do. but as you can see from the first sentence of my thread that FL people dont ever commit or decide on a date and or place. its like the whole state is on "island time"...so annoying lol.
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We all do. but as you can see from the first sentence of my thread that FL people dont ever commit or decide on a date and or place. its like the whole state is on "island time"...so annoying lol.
haha ya all us lazy cracker down here are to lazy to get up and have some fun :D i like the truck by the way, looks like someones truck i know, but i am not sure who :D
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I've not been to Hardrock but I have run into Glenn on several occasions while in town. IMO, the man has a serious attitude problem.
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i could get us out in holapaw sense i have a friend with a key but we would have to go out there after a big rain (hurricane haha) sense its so sugar sandy and to get to the good part you have to go threw some tuff stuff. lets do this cracker! haha
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welll guys i made a thread on the main ranger forum i go on (ford ranger forum) and so far there are a couple guys that want to do a meet and right now we are talkin about ocala but i also said about holapaw but thats kinda hard sense its pretty deep sugar sand out there.
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I've not been to Hardrock but I have run into Glenn on several occasions while in town. IMO, the man has a serious attitude problem.

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Ok we are saying that the meet will be in january or febuary. right now we are saying ocala, but if something better comes up then we will do that. COME ON GUYS LETS GET A BIG MEET!!!
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korey said he'll go if he can share a 1man tent with another dude
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korey said he'll go if he can share a 1man tent with another dude
hahaha what???? whos korey anyways?
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im down 100%
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all right buddy ill keep ya updated on what we are going. you could also just join the forum and just talk to us on there if ya want. its fordrangerforum(dot)com

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Ok we said that we are going to plan it as a day trip but who ever wants can camp over night....you guys on here don't have much to say do u haha
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I don't see Korey camping let alone off road in his truck. Maybe thats just me though.



My schedule is probably the hardest one to deal with, so don't wait on me to say I will be there, every time I say that I end up offshore
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