Hey everyone thanks for reading this. I cant see the users name who mentioned cross posting but this is my first time posting for something like this so I have no idea what that is. Answers to the questions. First its never too early to get a solid plan in place. Last thing I want to do is be within my 30 day time frame to cancel that RV and be able to afford it. The asking of money is to help share costs, i don't want to get rammed in this deal by going in for something that I cant afford without help. Im trying to help other people get there as well as have a comfortable place to stay while I am there. I have spent 2 week excursions in the Grand Canyon since I lived in northern AZ for 3 years and I know what a tent in shitty conditions is like. As of having people send me money, I would never ask for money this early in the year. I want people to read this and see my information so come May and everyone is going how the hell am I gonna get there, they say oh yeah, that dude in Phoenix. I have planned a trip like this to Tennessee for the bonnaroo festival and lost 1200 cuz of it. I feel that once the people traveling with me and I have spoke and gotten to know one another and there is an agreement in place with a contract that asking for deposit up front so last minute cancellations wont screw me is out of place. I definitely understand concerns about being screwed. Im not here to take money from people. The in my first time posting on the eplaya, let alone on any posting sight. I have no one to vouch for me or any references other than friends and family. I work for a large mutual fund company in which I am a 401k administrator with my 6, 7, and 63 SEC licenses. The only purpose is to get my name out there early. I want to have fun as much as the next, and if I can make it cheaper for everyone out there so we can all have fun then I am going to try. How many people here bought the most expensive tickets so low income people can buy the cheap ones and enjoy this event. I did. Anyone??