OOBerfest 2019 Starts In
Signed Up So Far: 143
When: Jan 17-20, 2019
Where: Quartzsite, AZ – Plomosa Road – End of BLM camping area.
(Here is the exact location we will be —> Google Map (33.7684669, -114.1724321) – CLICK (with GPS info.)
Why: Just for Kicks! Meet David & Brenda and other OOBies to learn and laugh!
Bring: Firewood, Full Water Tank, Empty Gray and Black Tanks, Generator, snake bite kit (kidding), stories and anything else that may add to the experience.
Cost: You MUST bring Fire Wood!
What is OOBerfest?
OOBerfest is held every year (this is our 3rd year) in January in Quartzsite, AZ during the Big RV Tent Event and anyone, with any type rig (Popup, 5th Wheel, Class C, Class A, etc) , is welcome. In the past we have given seminars such as tech talks, coach weighing and why it’s important, organization tips and the popular ladies “stitch and bitch” session, which included info on the Instant Pot.
And yes, you can even get your coach weighed right here at OOBerfest! (for an additional fee).
We do not charge for you to attend OOBerfest. Well….that’s actually not true. We do ask that you bring firewood for our campfires at night.
In the past we had helped park people (thanks to our volunteers) and tried to get our large group in a semi large circle. With how large this event has become, this has proven to be rather difficult and stressful. So this year’s event, we will kindly ask that everyone please park themselves. We will be designating a smaller circular area for our seminars and concert. So some of you that arrive early enough may be included in this circle, if you wish that is.
We are bringing back, by popular demand, Notes From Neptune to close out our event for an awesome concert under the stars.
So please join us for this fun time out in the desert (yes, you will be dry camping).
Some details are below but we will be doing a more detailed blog post with our seminars and times as we get closer.
So as you make your winter travel plans, if you plan on attending OOBerfest this coming January 2019, please sign up below so that we may have a head count as to how many to expect.
SIGN UP NOW!
Please be so kind to sign up so we can keep you up to date if needed on any changes. This also helps us get an idea on how many will be attending in case we get things to hand out etc.
(Your e-mail will not be used for anything else.)
(Last revised 12/17/2018)
Thursday, January 17th – Arrival Day
Arrive when you can today. Yippee! We will try to arrange the coaches and RV’s, facing inward as we can. As you arrive and turn off into the desert, just look for our logo to make your way back to our group area and see one of us, or other volunteers.
5:00 – OOB Attendees Introductions and meet your hosts David and Brenda and ask the questions you may have for us. Also tips and tricks on how to conserve RV resources in the desert.
Evening – Campfires! Meet other OOB attendees and learn what the RV show is like and what to expect.
Friday, January 18th
9:00 – Coffee & Donuts chat at the campfire area. Grab your favorite mug filled with your coffee, tea or liquor of choice and join us for a donut and chat with fellow RV’ers.
10:00 to 10:45 – Emergency Illnesses – Jack and Karen Cotton of SkyMed talk about the issue of “How do you get home when sick?” Many don’t even think about this or may assume their health insurance will cover it. Understand the different types of emergency transportation (ground ambulances, helicopter and medical jet) and have a better understanding of how to read/interpret your health insurance plans.
11:00 to 12:15 – Tech Talks – Have questions, we may have an answer! RV’ers help RV’ers so come join in on the questions on any topic for RV’ing and also help with the answers.
12:30 to 1:30 – Tires and Weight – With so many common amenities it’s easy to overload your RV without even knowing it. Join Steve Kass as he discusses weight and tire safety. You can even set a time to get your RV weighed! (NOTE: A fee does apply for this service! http://www.rvweigh.com )
2:00 to 3:30 – Cooking with Instant Pot – You must of heard of this by now…if not…You need to know about cooking with an Instant Pot! (Yes, we have matching time slots with the above.)
3:30 to 5:00 – “Stitch and Bitch” – Ladies Time! Chat on how to make more space, food, and items we use and how to make the best of what we got for RV living.
6:30 – Movie Night! Come join us for a movie under the stars. (Weather Permitting)
Evening – Camp Fires!!! (Again, please bring wood to help out.)
Saturday, January 19th
10:00 – The RV Show opens! Go attend this crazy event and shop away!
5:00 – Pot Luck Dinner! Make your dish and bring it on out by 4:50 and let’s eat!
6:30 – Party Time with live music with Notes From Neptune!
Sunday, January 20th
Departure Day for those that care to head on out! Many OOBies stay for many days after, so feel free to hang around!
ALL EVENTS ARE WEATHER PERMITTING!!!
We are expecting this year is a VERY BAD year for the Flu. We kindly ask that if you do not feel well, PLEASE do not come out! I know it should go without saying, but sometimes it helps to say it.
So we, David & Brenda will NOT be hugging people. This is NOT anything towards anyone, it is just a BIG precaution. After all, if we hug someone ill, and then hug someone else, well, you get it. After all, would you want to be the person that gets hugged next? ☺ Happy to fist bump you or bump elbows.
If you have a dog, it is kindly requested that you keep them leashed. We understand it is an open area and BLM land, and that your dog might be just great! But what if someone else’s dogs is not? Their dog may be on a leash and if yours goes up to say “Hey lets play”, it may not go so well. We CAN NOT AND WILL NOT enforce this, as it is not our place. We are just mentioning it as a precaution. This is totally your call as the owner. Please also note that the open desert is a wild area, even the plants bite. Thorns on the ground may become stuck in your pet’s paws or can hurt them if they get into a bush. Booties are recommended if you have them. There may also be coyotes in the area which is another reason to keep check of your pets specially at night!
DISCLAIMER: By being here you are doing so by choice and at your own risk. You will not hold David and Brenda Bott, Outside Our Bubble, responsible for and loss, injury, or death as a result of taking part in this event. The gathering is open to the public, in an open environment, and all precautions should be taken to reduce risks. Please look out for your fellow attendees if they are away for anyone unusual around cars or rigs. You may of course feel free to leave at any time for any reason.
David and Brenda, Outside Our Bubble, have NO AUTHORITY in the area. All matters should be brought to the attention of the park rangers or by calling 911. The camp host at the entrance to Plomosa Road will have full information and can reach the rangers at any time. All in all, this should be a fun and entertaining event as long as we get though the main arrival day Thursday with all the rigs!