TRS 20th Meet & Greet - southeast area


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So. Here is a thread to get the ball rolling. I'm not sure how much I will be able to do to help organize since I haven't mentioned it to my wife yet. But there's lot's of time yet.

How much interest do we have for a meet-up in the southeast? If there is enough interest, we will need someone to organize it. We will need to decide on location and a date and whatever details we want to add regarding activities, common meal together, etc.

Anyone know of any companies that might be willing to sponsor? Clemson Four Wheel Drive is in this area. Does anyone do business with them?

Location; I was thinking maybe in the western Carolinas / Eastern Tennessee / northwest Georgia area. I think it would be cool if we could meet at a place that would be good for RWD and 4X4 alike, maybe a campground or state park facility. We might be able to have a cookout. if it's a weekend event, maybe a trailride for the 4X4 members on Friday.

Time; My vote is for spring or fall to avoid the summer heat.

Anyway. Reply below so we can see if there are enough people interested to make it worthwhile. (not sure how many that would be.) I'll see if I can figure out an easy way to keep track of number of people interested and any other pertinent info here in this top posting in this thread.
 


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I like the idea. Personally I think NC would be good, pretty much smack-dab in the middle of the east coast, and close to a lot of states. In my head it sounds like a great idea. I'd try to make it down in my orange truck, it probably will still be stock if y'all have this in the spring, but by this fall it should be a bit more built.

Just my thoughts, but seeing as you're in SC I see why you'd have it further south.

Anyone else? I see so many Jeep meets, EB meets, it's time the Ranger, B2, and Explorer clan got back together! I'd love to see the yearly trail rides start up again, but I know that probably wont happen.
 

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The anniversary stuff is 2019. So you should have some time for fixing things by then.

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Durr, I had a brain fart and was thinking this year. Must have been around too much brake kleen today...
In that case it should be lifted, with the 4bbl and duraspark, and the rooftop tent by fall next year. Maybe even a D35 front!
 

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I think you'll be surprised how quick the anniversary will get here.

Think of this, if you don't wrench on your truck in the winter, and people start meeting in the spring (2019), how many actual days / weeks / months do you have to get you're trucks the way you want them before any gatherings? In some areas, it's not warm enough to work on your trucks now. So, a few good months maybe?
 
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Jim, you're right about how time flies. I thought I had picked up that Junkcollector thought it would be This spring instead of 2019 and was trying to relieve his stress.

I've been looking at the map and would love to find a good place in the Smoky Mountains. My thoughts are wandering toward the area west of Asheville, NC. Maybe around Bryson City, Nantahala, etc. About 20-25 years ago, I visited Tellico. But I'm not sure of the present status of the off-road trails there. I know it was closed for a while. Don't know if it ever opened back up. I have in mind trying to find a venue where a group can meet casually as a "home base" for the weekend and be able to go out for trail rides or local sight-seeing activities during the day. I don't want to be greedy about location. But if there is just a small handful of people, we could have a cookout down at the pond right here at my place near Greenville, SC.

I hope we get enough people interested in an event around here. On the other hand, I would love to win the lottery, quit my job and travel to all the TRS events all around the country. Sometimes I dream big.

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Given enough notice I'm up for a meet and greet anywhere in the Southeast. May or may not make it in a Ranger, but I'll be there either way. Got two that could potentially make it if I get off my ass and get to work, but as Jim said time flies. One is in a million pieces and the other of the kills a head gasket regularly, but assuming that I've got the latter fixed this time it should be up for the trip.

Can't do much to help with planning, but want to throw my hat in as an attendee. Final date depends on Jim IMO, but the sooner we have something set, the better chance I'll have of making it and making sure I have leave on the books for it.
 

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Given enough notice I'm up for a meet and greet anywhere in the Southeast. May or may not make it in a Ranger, but I'll be there either way. Got two that could potentially make it if I get off my ass and get to work, but as Jim said time flies. One is in a million pieces and the other of the kills a head gasket regularly, but assuming that I've got the latter fixed this time it should be up for the trip.

Can't do much to help with planning, but want to throw my hat in as an attendee. Final date depends on Jim IMO, but the sooner we have something set, the better chance I'll have of making it and making sure I have leave on the books for it.
Sounds good. We're up to 3 already.

It's fun to see each other's RBVs. But this is as much about meeting each other and having fun as it is about seeing the trucks.

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ranger in florida panhandle

new guy to forum had to join as I have used a lot of info to build my ranger. would love to bring it to a TRS event in Southeast and meet ranger enthusiasts like myself anywhere is good, fall in Carolinas I hear is awesome with leaves changing
 

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Great! welcome to the forum!
 

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I’d definitely be interested in a meet-up. Been a lurker on here for a long time and finally decided to create an account when I picked up this new-to-me Ranger as a toy. I’m not to far away from ya and hope there’s some more interest in the community
 

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That's great! Welcome to the forum. Laurens is definitely close.

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