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Posted: 01/03/12 07:49am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We have reservations for the Alburquerque Balloon Fiesta this October. The information for RV parking states "All parking is rally-style parking". Never having been to a rally, don't know just what this means. We are in a small 5th wheel; and would expect to be able to set up and use the truck for transportation around the area. I am hoping this is the case, or is it expected to leave the rig hooked up? Any clarification would be appreciated.

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Tight as can be, usually no room to put out the awning


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We have worked at a Rally and at Samborees. The average site size is laid out at 24'X 40'. Longer RVs are adjusted with the way the side by side parking is set up. Rigs are parked in double rows facing a fire lane between rows usually around 30' wide. Most local codes now require a set distance between rigs and that's were the 24' came to allow slides and awnings. I would never attend a Rally were you are packed in so tight that you could not use your slides and awning or ba able to pull out in an emergency. If you've ever seen an RV fire you don't want to be packed in like sardines.
A lot has been learned over the years about safety for the people attending and those putting on the Rallies. The site and fire lanes sizes has been used by several state and national organization for about 10 years now.





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Posted: 01/03/12 09:32am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

You should be able to set up & unhitch.......use your truck to come/go.

It will be tight & crowed. Also don't expect any services....water/electric/sewer. Water may be available on site (prior) to parking, from vendor after parking and 'honeywagon' may also come around.
So plan accordingly.......

* This post was edited 01/03/12 09:40am by Old-Biscuit *

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What Old-Biscuit said applies to the balloon fiesta. It will be fairly tight and crowded but you can get your TV in and out. You will be able to get water and services from a "honeywagon" if needed. It will be the best place to see the balloons. Have fun. Albuquerque is great.


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Really depends on the Rally site.
Usually when set up your locked in until you leave. So you need a toad to run around.

Some Rally's are RV PK's some just an open field and some a big parking lot.


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Electricity can be provided at some rallies in limited sites for an extra cost, and that includes the balloon festival, but don't expect 50 amps. Typically at rallies I have been at, the electricity is provided by generators and runs about 20 amps or less.


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Actual picture taken from one of the balloons....


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We attended the Balloon Fiesta in 2009 in a motorhome with toad. The parking allowed us and our neighbors to use our awnings. There was room to park the toad in front of the motorhome. You will be able to use your tow vehicle to come and go. Water and pump out services are also available, no electric except at certain premium sites. Its a great sight to see and by staying at the balloon field you avoid the traffic jams which are terrible.


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It is not rally style like the rallies I attend. It is 0HU... Cheek by jowl. Unless you are sure you make arrangements for services there are none, you will have a relatively flat piece of clay to call your own. You probably will have room for an awning. All that for 30$/nt min 3 (90$). They are a thoughtful group of organizers, but then, they have one week a year to make it pay.

When we were there, they ran a shuttle bus to the field. We walked because we had our dog and we like to walk.

It is a thing to get to at least once. I'm not at all sure how I would do it if we get to do it a second time.

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