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trust me, you didn't miss anything in Baltimore....

The big city frightens me.

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Maddog is !00% Right!!!!!! Louseyist show I ever went to..

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was nice trucks there. show was set up horrible and getting around was a pain in the ass. only other good thing was the good blue crabs downtown...

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Ah, I do remember that one street leading to the park as being a "Roll em up!" kind of neighborhood.

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Maddog

You are right the only hotels were the top dollar ones, had to take a bus from the spectator parking, and a lot of trucks srayed home due to the location!!

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I looked at the ATHS website and found nothing about the York show. Does anyone know the schedule of events (arrival, departure, etc.)? I also checked the hotels listed and none show the rates printed in Fred's attachment. Do I need to call the hotel to get the rate or is there a code (I tried ATHS)? Are there showers on the grounds? If so, maybe I will "camp out" in the trailer. Even if I need to pay $25 to stay on the grounds, it is definitely cheaper than $100+ for a room.

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I looked at the ATHS website and found nothing about the York show. Does anyone know the schedule of events (arrival, departure, etc.)? I also checked the hotels listed and none show the rates printed in Fred's attachment. Do I need to call the hotel to get the rate or is there a code (I tried ATHS)? Are there showers on the grounds? If so, maybe I will "camp out" in the trailer. Even if I need to pay $25 to stay on the grounds, it is definitely cheaper than $100+ for a room.

Ken, when I click on the link the price shows on the bottom line for that motel. The prices range from $112 to $99 which includes breakfast.

EDIT: this link will take you to the show page. http://aths.org/convention

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Fred,

Thanks for the help.

This is what I get...Holiday Inn $117 (not $112), Best Western $116.xx (not $99.99(, and Sheraton $140 (not $115). Also the show page only shows the dates, May 28-30. Is 28th setup and 30th departure? Hours of show?

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Ken

All the details will be out on the Jan/Feb Wheels of Time. The Show is scheduled for Thur,Fri, & Sat. The majority of the Trucks arrive on Tues, Wed and Thurs AM. And then continue to dribble in thru Sat AM. And you usually have until Sunday noon to get out.

As for hotels those listed by ATHS are the "Host Hotels" mainly for the big shots and shuttle bus schedule. Google Super 8, Motel 6, Ecocolodge, York city home page, ETC for reasonable rooms. If you can find one within walking distance of a Host hotel you can still use the shuttle bus. Just an idea, if you share a room with someone from BMT they might have wheels?? Or load your car in the back of the trailer??

As for showers we will have to wait for the WOT. Last year they had them near the cow barns, but the show was at a State fair grounds. I do NOT know what this Expo place is?? For sleeping in your trailer there would be no problem. Whether or not you pay for it I THINK(????) it depends on if you tell them or not!!, although a security guard might cause you trouble if you were wandering around in the middle of the night with out the "camper sticker" on your name tag. Mike H Superdog should be able to explain it better as He spent last year in the Superliner Hilton.

Hope this helps. We still have plenty of time for planning. I usually make my room (Super8) reservations in Feb. and have never run into a sold out situation. Please feel free to keep asking questions.

Brocky

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Thanks Brocky! I am one to make reservations early (sometimes the rate increases closer to the dates). I am about three (3) hours away and will plan to arrive on Wednesday afternoon.

Tom....thanks for the suggestion. I could rent "sleeping" space in the trailer and then I would stay in a nice hotel (and get some sleep).

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I don't know if it is true or not but I heard they put up a security fence at Baltimore.

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York would actually maybe be kinda sorta doable if I can get Friday night off.

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Jim and Larry

Just heard a fairly good rumor that Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington KY has been chosen for 2018.. Will confirm in a couple of weeks.

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Security fences and $25,000 .00 a day for o/t for the Baltimore PD to patrol the place. shots fired was common at night to be heard in the distance

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I guess I didn't miss anything either.

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nope and a lot of wasted time one the damn bus to and from the show everyday and absolutely no parking at the hotels downtown unless u wanted to try squeezing you truck in a parking garage

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I may look for a cheap hotel a few miles away that is not on the shuttle route. Then ride a bicycle to and from the show. Hopefully they allow bicycles on the grounds. Otherwise I may have my own show at the Poverty Hilltop Farm. :twothumbsup:

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Plus you have the entertainment- i'll rent a bunk space at your place if it isn't already sold out.

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Save me a parking space right next to you.

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Save me a parking space right next to you.

Mike, you might not want to be too close because the smell of burning wood may be strong.

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yah you might look forward to catching Ebola VS. what could be had in the back of a smoke filled dry van

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Ken, when I click on the link the price shows on the bottom line for that motel. The prices range from $112 to $99 which includes breakfast.

EDIT: this link will take you to the show page. http://aths.org/convention

I have found out that only the Best Western price includes breakfast (continental).

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If I make it out, I'll be staying in the Battlestar Motel(my trailer).

Like Mike did in South Bend, I'll tell them it's a 1987 trailer instead of 1997 and park it in the show field instead of the back forty like at South Bend. The field was not mowed recent and with the rain my pants and boots were always wet. Ugh.

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