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    Quote Originally Posted by PGlaves View Post
    Sometimes a nap is nice.
    I wouldn't say no to a shady nap spot
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    Camping link to Land Between The Lakes the basic camping good deal $30 a year camp as much as you want

    https://www.landbetweenthelakes.us/reservations/


    Talking about before or after rally camping
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    Quote Originally Posted by 075038 View Post
    Shade: When the sun sets we get shade. So much effort seems to go into daytime shade. I try to enjoy the rally outside of my tent during daylight and have little need for daytime shade.

    You must not have spent much time in the South, eh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 179212 View Post
    Tennessee seems to me to have lots of speed zones designed to collect revenue, a state park 10 miles from town, I would drive carefully and watch for speed limit changes at the bottom of hills, after curves etc.

    Eh, it's not that bad, IMO. Most of the area in Wilson Co is clearly marked & so forth. The lowest speed limit I'm aware of is something like 40mph with the possible exception of the town square. Wilson Co cops are usually pretty laid back, IMO. Unless of course one acts like a yankee jackass............

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    Seen a few comments now both in here and other threads hinting that there might be a problem with security and tents.

    Any thoughts on this? Do I need to repack everything and lock boxes onto the bike each day I'm out and about the rally?

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    Not necessarily. Just use common sense. Don't leave gold coins or your Rolex sitting outside your tent while you are gone. If really worried about security and theft, you can always get a hotel room. YMMV


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    Quote Originally Posted by froogle View Post
    Seen a few comments now both in here and other threads hinting that there might be a problem with security and tents.

    Any thoughts on this? Do I need to repack everything and lock boxes onto the bike each day I'm out and about the rally?
    Welcome to the forum

    I never think twice at a rally site with securing stuff. After setting up, meet your neighbors and in no time at all a local security team in place. I think it's a rare occurence if ever to have issues. Now, if you leave your cash,phone, or pop-tarts sitting out in the wide open...well...can't save the pop -tarts if someones hungry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Friedle View Post
    Not necessarily. Just use common sense. Don't leave gold coins or your Rolex sitting outside your tent while you are gone. If really worried about security and theft, you can always get a hotel room. YMMV


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    Quote Originally Posted by froogle View Post
    Seen a few comments now both in here and other threads hinting that there might be a problem with security and tents.

    Any thoughts on this? Do I need to repack everything and lock boxes onto the bike each day I'm out and about the rally?
    Welcome to the forum.
    We have never worried about theft in the camping area of a National or local rally.
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    It is a rare occurrence that anything gets lifted at most any BMW rally.
    Most of the time if something disappears it isn't by fellow riders but by outsiders who somehow make themselves at home at the rally site.
    Just some common sense goes a long way in preventing theft. Just lock up your valuables or carry them with you. YMMV
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    Thanks for the answers everyone!

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    Camping on the way

    Just saw this, camping at the Williamson County Fairgrounds, located on the east side of Marion, Illinois which is located on interstate 57 and Illinois Route 13.
    Marion 3 hour and 14 minutes ( 222 miles) by I slab or a great starting point for a one day ride to the rally that avoids Nashville.

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    I talked to Fair Broard President ( friend and my scuba instructor) the facility has showers, flush toilets, covered areas for both bike and tent, water electric. RV sites also 30 to 60 amp hookups water and dump station. Within walking distance Liquor Store and a very good barbecue joint. A short drive from the site a very good old time style grocery store ( go to deli counter they will make you sandwiches while you wait very good ones not expensive) also Marion usually the the best area to find inexpensive premium gas.
    A special MOA rate will be setup $10 a bike a night for tent camping.
    I will ride down tomorrow ( 4/20/2019 ) and look at site and take some pictures
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    Anything valuable that I have with me can easily be locked in a pannier or top box. Everything else in the tent - except the boots - they need a few hours out in the sun to sanitize if you know what I mean.
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    Quote Originally Posted by froogle View Post
    Seen a few comments now both in here and other threads hinting that there might be a problem with security and tents.

    Any thoughts on this? Do I need to repack everything and lock boxes onto the bike each day I'm out and about the rally?
    YES! Those Tennessee Hillbillies will rob you blind. Everyone knows that all people in the South are barefoot, illiterate, marry their cousin (or sibling), and steal their neighbors chickens. Be very careful.
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    Quote Originally Posted by krazyhank View Post
    Vance - Thanks for all the info on camping. Do you know if the fairgrounds allow K9s in the Camping area ? We would consider changing to onsite if me wife can have the doggies with us.
    A Tennessee campground not allowing dogs... would be like finding a restaurant in the south without grits or gravy n' biscuits!

    Manage those puppies and your good.

    Only Service Animals are allowed in the Fairground Buildings, and must be properly identified.

    "travel'n" john

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