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Bill D's Monacoers 2023 Gathering

    

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January 16, 2023 Update

We are only a few weeks from the start of the 2023 Bill D's Monacoers Gathering!

YOU ARE INVITED TO ATTEND!!

We are having our 11th Monacoers Gathering at Lazydays in Sefner, Florida, February 14th thru February 19th 2023. We have FIFTY sites reserved. If you are going to be in Florida or want to attend I have opened up the Gathering to Other Class A Brands. I have included the Schedule and the Agenda below. Just follow the instructions below to register to attend, and after you have made you reservation just post below here so I know.

WHAT: Bill D’s Monacoers’ Gathering
WHEN: Arrive Tuesday, February 14th, 2023, depart Sunday, February 19th,2023
WHERE: Lazydays RV Resort, 6210 County Road 579, Seffner, Florida, 33584-3004

2023 GATHERING RESERVATION INFORMATION:

Lazydays RV Resort is now taking reservations for the Gathering. Please follow the instructions below to make a reservation for the Gathering.

  1. You must be a member of the Bill D’s Monacoers website to attend. Membership is free and open to all; join at: Join the Monacoers!
  2. Gathering reservations must be made by telephone To make a reservation, call Lazydays RV Resort at 800-350-6731 (Hours: Mon-Thu: 9am-5pm | Fri-Sat: 9am-6pm | Sun: 10am-2pm). Gathering reservations cannot be made online!
  3. Reservations require a 50% deposit due at booking with the remaining balance charged to your card on file 30 days prior to your arrival. (If a reservation is made within 30 days of the arrival date, payment will be due in full at time of booking.)
  4. When you make your reservation, You must inform them you are with the MONACOERS GROUP to receive the Gathering all-inclusive rates shown below. 
  5. Once you make your reservation, please RSVP on the Monacoers.org site calendar here: 2023 Gathering This allows us to keep a record of everyone attending and ensure your reservation with Lazydays is included in the group.
  6. If you are not staying in your coach at Lazy Days and will attend seminars and evening meals, you still need to register with Lazydays and pay for a “meals-only” registration. That gives us an accurate headcount so we have food available for everyone.
  7. If you are not staying in your coach at Lazydays and attending seminars, but will not be join us for evening meals, you don’t need to register with Lazydays, but you need to RSVP on the Monacoers website calendar here: 2023 Gathering
  8. Check in/Check out: Check in is any time after 1:00pm and check out time is on or before 11:00am.
  9. Cancellation Policy: All reservations may be cancelled with no penalty until one (1) month prior to your arrival date. Reservations cancelled less than one (1) month prior will incur a 50% penalty. For no calls or no shows, no refund will be given.

Rates for the gathering include a full hook up site with 50A service, five evening meals with the Monacoers in the Rally Center, all seminars/presentations during the week.  Unfortunately the Front Porch Restaurant in the Lazydays dealership main building has closed and breakfast vouchers are no longer available, but there is a Cracker Barrel onsite and other restaurants nearby for those who prefer to eat out for breakfast.

2023 GATHERING RATES (Updated!):

Type

Price (Tax included)

Notes

Couple - 41-45ft Coach

$602.44

Two adults per coach, pets included

Couple - 40ft or less Coach

$602.44

Two adults per coach, pets included

Single - 41-45ft Coach

$403.92

One adult per coach, pets included

Single - 40ft or less Coach

$403.92

One adult per coach, pets included

Meals Only

$109.68

Seminars and five evening meals (Tues – Sat)

Seminars Only

FREE

Seminar attendance only

Additional Gathering Notes:

1.     Any member who has special dietary requirements (vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, etc.) should let Lazydays know when you register, and also remind them when you check-in. The Lazydays chef will do their best to accommodate your needs.

2.     If you have a name badge (i.e., Monaco Int'l, Monaco Travelers, etc.), please bring it to the Gathering and wear it! If you do not have a name badge, sticky name tags will be available.

3.     Chris Throgmartin will be doing awning, slide topper, slide out, and lower belt line inspections. A sign-up sheet will be available at the Tuesday night Meet & Greet and during dinners Wednesday through Friday evenings.

4.     You will receive a goodie bag when you check in at Lazydays RV Resort. It will include:

  • The final schedule/agenda
  • A roster of all members attending the Gathering with their tentative site number.
  • A Silent Flea Market form. If you have items to sell at the Gathering, please complete the form and post in the conference room.

2023 GATHERING SCHEDULE AND SEMINAR AGENDA

This is the current schedule and seminar information for the 2023 Bill D's Monacoers’ Gathering. It may change slightly as needed.

IMPORTANT NOTE FROM DAVE:
“I CANNOT EXPRESS ENOUGH THAT IT IS VERY IMPORTANT THAT WE NEED AS MANY MEMBERS ATTENDING THESE SEMINARS AS POSSIBLE. THE PRESENTERS ARE THERE FOR YOU AND TO GIVE YOU VALUABLE AND UPDATED INFORMATION AND TO ANSWER YOUR QUESTIONS. IT IS GETTING VERY DIFFICULT TO GET THE PRESENTERS TO COME AND PARTICIPATE WHEN NO ONE SHOWS UP FOR THEIR PRESENTATION. EVEN IF YOU ARE NOT THAT INTERESTED IN THE TOPIC THAT IS BEING PRESENTED, EVERY MEMBER SHOULD ATTEND THE SEMINAR OUT OF COURTESY AND RESPECT AND TO SHOW SUPPORT FOR THE PERSON WHO IS GIVING UP THIER TIME TO PRESENT THE INFORMATION TO YOU. YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT YOU MIGHT LEARN!”

See you all on Tuesday, February 14th!  DO NOT MISS OUT ON THIS EVENT!

Tuesday, February 14th – Arrival Day & Registration in the Rally Center

5:00 PM

MEET AND GREET VALENTINES PARTY!
Campground Deli with a “Build Your Own Sandwich” bar: sliced ham, turkey, roast beef, tuna salad, sliced cheddar, American and pepper jack cheese; sliced white, whole wheat and brioche rolls; kosher pickles, red onions, fresh sliced tomatoes and leaf lettuce; mayonnaise, mustard and potato chips; coleslaw; chocolate cookies, assorted sodas, water, tea, coffee (reg.& decaf).

 

Wednesday, February 15th – Seminars/Presentations in the Rally Center

9:00 AM

TYRON Bands Run Flat System / Tire Safety & Maintenance

Chuck Thatcher
Tyron USA

10:30 AM

Motorhome Tire Program for purchasing RV Tires

Jeff Brown
MotorhomeTires.com 

Noon

Lunch

On your own

1:30 PM

Body Caulking and Slide Floor Rot Repair & Maintenance

Chris Throgmartin
Talin RV

3:00 PM

 

 

6:00 PM

SOUTHERN COMFORT BUFFET DINNER
Honey-butter glazed Southern fried chicken, garden salad with French or Balsamic vinaigrette dressings, macaroni and cheese,  assorted Southern Cobblers, sodas, water, iced tea, coffee (reg.& decaf)

 

Thursday, February 16th – Seminars/Presentations in the Rally Center

9:00 AM

Cummins Engine Service and Maintenance

Felix Miranda
Cummins Rep

10:30 AM

Cummins Onan Generator Service and Maintenance

TBA
Cummins Rep

Noon

Lunch

On your own

1:30 PM

Allison Transmission Service and Maintenance

Derek Gallo
Allison Rep

3:00 PM

Roof Maintenance, Sealing, & Renovation

Chris Throgmartin
Talin RV

6:00 PM

SEASONAL WHITE FISH AND HONEY BAKED HAM BUFFET DINNER
White fish, Honey baked ham, fresh garden salad, roasted garlic red potatoes, green bean almondine, artisan dinner rolls; Key lime pie, water, iced tea, coffee (reg & decaf)

 

Friday, February 17th – Seminars/Presentations in the Rally Center

9:00 AM

Roadmaster Chassis Suspension Handling and Sheppard Steering Upgrades

Van Williams & Barry  Hampton from Josam's

10:30 AM

Fire Suppression and Fire Safety

 

Noon

Lunch

On your own

1:30 PM

 Interior Coach Care

Bethany Boston
Vice President, Talin RV

3:00 PM

TBA

TBD

6:00 PM

FRIDAY NIGHT DINNER
Cuban Pork Roast, Grilled Salmon Buffet Dinner: Cuban pork roast, grilled salmon, classic Caesar salad, garlic mashed potatoes, Key West vegetable medley, garlic bread, seasonal cobbler, iced tea, lemonade, water, and coffee (reg & decaf)

 

Saturday, February 18th – Open Round Table Day in the Rally Center

9:00 AM

Roundtable Discussion

  • Maintenance Q & A
  • Meet your Moderators
  • Open Discussion - Problems, Upgrades, Modifications, Technical Problems and Fixes

BRING YOUR QUESTIONS AND PREPARE TO TAKE NOTES!!!! THIS IS ESPECIALLY VALUABLE FOR NEW MEMBERS TO THE FORUM AND GROUP.

Moderator: David Pratt

Noon

Lunch

1:30 PM

Round Table Discussion continued as needed…

  • Coach visits to see and compare modifications & upgrades

5:30 PM

CLOSING DINNER & PARTY
Sunshine Barbecue Buffet Dinner: Barbecue chicken & barbecue pork, potato salad, baked beans, house corn bread, chocolate chip cookies, iced tea, lemonade, water and coffee (reg & decaf)

  • RV item raffle
  • 50/50 raffle**
  • Group picture
  • Closing comments

** All proceeds given to charity

 

Sunday, February 19th – Departure Day

11:00 AM

Check-out time

 

 Pictures of the 2022 Gathering: https://www.monacoers.org/gallery/category/8-2022-gathering/

 


Recommended Comments

Not sure if this is where I am supposed to RSVP but my wife and I are registered and will be attending the February 14-19 2023 Gathering in Florida.

Daryl Ammons

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Hi, I've contacted Lazy Days to attempt to register for Seminars and Meals only.   The people I've spoken to, (events coordinator)  have no idea how to register me for seminar-meals only.  Is there someone I should be asking for specifically?

Thanks!

2 minutes ago, LakeBob said:

Hi, I've contacted Lazy Days to attempt to register for Seminars and Meals only.   The people I've spoken to, (events coordinator)  have no idea how to register me for seminar-meals only.  Is there someone I should be asking for specifically?

Thanks!

Just got a call back from Denise, they figured it out.  I was the first one to try to register for seminar and meals only.   They are getting me set up. 

See you all next month!

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41 minutes ago, LakeBob said:

Just got a call back from Denise, they figured it out.  I was the first one to try to register for seminar and meals only.   They are getting me set up. 

See you all next month!

Glad to see it was resolved quickly -- before I could even respond here! 🤣

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My wife Naomi and I will be attending and bringing our RV. Same issue with the meals as stated above. 

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47 minutes ago, DJR1SR said:

My wife Naomi and I will be attending and bringing our RV. Same issue with the meals as stated above. 

Call Denise, extension 4103, I finally got registered today, first person who was meals only.  

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Thanks Lakebob. Called today, talked with Denise, they were having computer problems and she will get back to me. Haven't gotten my emailed reservation. 

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We signed up on Tuesday and haven’t been able to connect with Denise, either. We have a site reservation but no confirmation for the event. I did leave a message for Denise yesterday.

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Still trying but not getting far. Have a site number but no confirmation. 

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On 1/24/2023 at 5:59 PM, DJR1SR said:

Still trying but not getting far. Have a site number but no confirmation. 

Finally have confirmation. See y’all on the 14th. 

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UPDATE: I called and was able to reserve from Tuesday the 14th thru Friday the 17th. We are all set. Thanks.

 

I want to attend the seminars since we just purchased a 2009 Monaco Dynasty Squire IV. We can't attend the entire seminar due to previous engagement. We would like to go from Tuesday-Friday morning. Is there a way to sign up just for meals for Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday? And to register for seminars do I need to go somewhere for that? I am new here and a bit confused. Thanks

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