papamilad
papamilad New Reader
10/3/22 9:16 a.m.

Who all is camping this year? Group of about 8 of us from Atlanta that I know of between 3-4 cars but want to gauge how many more people are staying at the track.

pres589 (djronnebaum)
pres589 (djronnebaum) UltimaDork
10/3/22 9:59 a.m.

I'm planning on being there and camping at the track.  Seems like we need to check in before we have access to the camping area so I plan on getting to the hotel for check-in at 5 on that Friday.

Tom Suddard
Tom Suddard Director of Marketing & Digital Assets
10/3/22 10:05 a.m.

In reply to pres589 (djronnebaum) :

We'll have camping check in at the track, too! 

Lof8 - Andy
Lof8 - Andy SuperDork
10/3/22 10:12 a.m.

90% sure my wife and I will be camping.

Floating Doc (Forum Supporter)
Floating Doc (Forum Supporter) UltimaDork
10/3/22 11:33 a.m.

My friend is bringing his travel trailer, two of us. If that doesn't work out, I'll still be there, sleeping in the car 

pres589 (djronnebaum)
pres589 (djronnebaum) UltimaDork
10/3/22 11:40 a.m.
Tom Suddard said:

In reply to pres589 (djronnebaum) :

We'll have camping check in at the track, too! 

So I can go straight to the track for check-in?  What time is that available?  

I should probably get my ticket purchased ASAP...

Tom Suddard
Tom Suddard Director of Marketing & Digital Assets
10/3/22 11:17 p.m.

In reply to pres589 (djronnebaum) :

Correct. It will be whatever the schedule says camping move in time opens--sorry, not near a computer to check. 

pres589 (djronnebaum)
pres589 (djronnebaum) UltimaDork
10/4/22 9:50 a.m.

I believe that's at 5, same as general check-in at the hotel.  I've already accounted for this in my plan on how I'm arriving so that's fine with me.  

What's the bathrooms & showers situation like at the camp site?

Lof8 - Andy
Lof8 - Andy SuperDork
10/4/22 10:38 a.m.

In reply to pres589 (djronnebaum) :

There are a couple of big bathroom buildings.  I don't recall if there are showers in them. 

CrustyRedXpress
CrustyRedXpress Dork
10/4/22 2:11 p.m.

Pretty sure I'll be camping-still need to find a tent. 

Ya'll gonna be running generators or am I OK to sleep on the ground?

pres589 (djronnebaum)
pres589 (djronnebaum) UltimaDork
10/4/22 2:39 p.m.

Why couldn't we sleep on the ground if people are running generators?   Even better question, why would anyone be running a generator, at least at night?

I assume, since this is in Florida, that the campsite will be infested with gators.

CrustyRedXpress
CrustyRedXpress Dork
10/4/22 7:20 p.m.

In reply to pres589 (djronnebaum) :

Lying down for 8 hours while somebody runs a generator nearby probably won't kill you but I'm trying to keep all the braincells I can. Depending on the setup some people run them for AC/power at night.

Gators are unlikely, no bodies of water nearby.

Stampie
Stampie MegaDork
10/4/22 8:41 p.m.

In reply to CrustyRedXpress :

I wouldn't be so sure about the bodies of water.  Just south of the normal parking area is a swamp.

pres589 (djronnebaum)
pres589 (djronnebaum) UltimaDork
10/4/22 11:02 p.m.

I assumed if someone needed A/C to sleep they'd get a hotel room.  Maybe I didn't realize the caliber of individuals who will be collecting there.

And like Stampie mentioned, there's water nearby per the map I saw, I believe.

Lof8 - Andy
Lof8 - Andy SuperDork
10/5/22 9:26 a.m.

my guesstimation is that most of the "camping" will be done inside of some kind of trailer and most of those trailers will have a generator.

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