We are now only 91 days away from our event, and wanted to get a bunch of information out to you to make sure that you are up to date with the latest news!
- Site reservations:
We have a very long wait list, and still have a LOT of folks who are sitting on sites without purchasing their tickets! Effective July 1st, it is mandatory that you purchase your ticket within 7 days of making your reservation at Bethpage, or your reservation will be cancelled and you will be moved to the end of the waiting list. This policy has been updated to allow us to ensure that the folks who are committed to the event are able to attend. The ability to attend, and to use the camp site discount, is limited to ticketed event attendees. If you have a site, and do not have a ticket, please be sure to either cancel your site, or purchase your ticket.
- Buddy Sites:
Due to the size of the RV sites at Bethpage, it is possible to add a second RV to your site. So, if you have a friend or family member on the wait list, you can put them onto your site as well to ensure they can participate. There are several requirements for this, however:
- Each RV on the site will have water/sewer and either 50A or 30A service
- We will NOT put anyone onto your site without the express permission of the person holding the reservation: you won’t get a surprise!
- The individual MUST ALSO BE A GRAND DESIGN OWNER – this is not an invitation to bringing in non-GD RV’s – sorry 🙂
- Bethpage requires a reservation on both sides of the site, and each RV will register with the event as separate tickets,
Remember, ticket prices go up August1st! If you are on the waitlist prior to August 1st, we will honor the ticket price that was in place when you were added to the list – just reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will work with you to make that right.
Please remember that the policy is and has always been that there are no refunds. While an unpopular policy, it is necessary, since the organizers do not work for Grand Design – we are everyday owners like everyone else. The purchase of the tickets funds the things like supplies, meals, swag, etc. The most important part to remember is this: NO ONE MAKES ANY MONEY ON THIS EVENT. We wagonmasters pay our own way, and all the money collected goes to our charity – Portsmouth Fisher House – and to run and support the event. In the event that you will be unable to attend, your ticket fee will go to support the Portsmouth Fisher House.
We understand that this may be a bothersome policy, particularly given the size of the donation we made last year to Fisher House. But it is important to note that nearly all of that donation was due to the fundraising of the members, as well as donations from our event sponsors.
We are hard at work to make sure that this is a fun (and SAFE) event for everyone – please look out for additional communications in the near future!
Bob, John, Ashley, Gary, and Alicia