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Revel 101
Texas Hill Country Tour

 

November 2nd - 5th, 2022

Join a group of Revelers with experienced owners and guides for a fun and educational trip in the Texas Hill Country.

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Our route features dirt, gravel and paved roads as well as a few stream crossings. Get more comfortable using your van on rougher more remote terrain, learn and try some new things, and have some fun!

Located in

Texas Hill Country region

Our region embraces the rich history of our forefathers who struggled to bring the traditions and crafts of their ancestors to a new land. They were full of hopes and dreams and the energy to make them happen. We are fortunate many people labored to preserve that past, and we welcome you as you discover the history, the culture, and the beauty that is the Texas Hill Country region!
What You Will Learn
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The Route

Our base route will be the "Texas Hill Country Tour"

The Texas Hill Country Overland Trail, the Texas Hill Country Trail, the THC Trail, there's a lot of different names the routes and trails are referred to as by locals.
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For the sake of simplicity, we'll call it the Texas Hill Country Tour, which is comprised of a maze of dirt and gravel roads (and yes, you'll need to burn some pavement as well) that criss-cross the splendor of central Texas' hill country. And while there is a "main" overland route that is the by far and away the most popular track of the overlanding and touring crowd, there are numerous options that allow the traveler to "choose your own adventure". Given the relatively tame manner of roads, it's easy to cover a lot of mileage in a single day. We've even heard of folks doing the Texas Hill Country Tour (main route) in a single day. But if you want to experience the scenery, nature, and local culture, we recommend slowing down and spending at least 2-3 days on the main route.

We will break this into three nights and two driving days. This should give us plenty of time for some van talk as well as relaxation and recreation at our camp stops.

Texas Hill Country Tour

THE SCHEDULE

Day Zero

 

Oxford Ranch Campground

  • 4PM - Group discussion
    • Van readiness checklist
    • Airing down / up
    • Convoy driving and radio distribution
  • Group dinner from the griddle (provided) and evening drum circle... not really, but maybe a fire and some beverages.

Day One

 

28-mile drive to the route, and then 70 miles (50% dirt/gravel) to Dos Rios campground on the Llano River

Gather at 9AM

  • Sandy Creek crossing (hint – it’s sandy)
  • Route features and ranch road driving
  • Campsite assignments at Dos Rios

Depart by 9:30AM

Fuel stop in Llano (total driving is about 175 miles, half on dirt/gravel, good to start full)

Air pressure adjustment stop

Arrive at Dos Rios campground – 2:00pm

  • Sites have power and water; however, we may have two vans per site.
  • Kayak and tubing rentals are available, lounging in the river with refreshments is popular and it looks like there may be some fish (bass) around as well.
  • 4:00pm – Tools and spares for Revels at Mike and Karen’s van
  • Dinner on your own

Day Two

 

Dos Rios Campground to the Bankersmith, TX, just outside of downtown Fredericksburg. 75 miles, 30 on dirt and gravel, two significant water crossings and a pleasant and scenic tour through Texas hill country. Route may be adjusted pending conditions.

8:30am – Van recovery gear review and demonstration on the rocky beach.

10:00am – Depart

Noonish – One hour lunch stop and air up at the historic Cherry Creek School.

3:00pm – Arrive at Camp Bankersmith, a pasture in an old ghost town, across the street from the Bankersmith Dance Hall and Saloon. Enjoy the food, drinks and live music, just relax on the working farm, check out Old Tunnel State Park down the road, or head into Fredericksburg.
 

Some things to do in and around Fredericksburg

  • Wineries, brewery
  • Shopping / antiques
  • Art galleries / museums
  • Enchanted Rock State Park (20 miles)

Day Three

 

8AM-9AM Breakfast sandwiches from the griddle (provided)

Depart

 

 

 

Texas Hill Country Tour

Meet Your Instructor

MIKE FABER

REVEL OWNER AND EXPERT
DIY Project Scoping and Assistance
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An engineer who spent a career in marketing and project management always needed some sort of tinkering outlet. From sailboats, to vintage cars, household projects, and now a 2019 Revel, Mike prefers DIY when it makes sense… and occasionally when it does not. 

DIY is not for everyone, but about anyone can do many of the mods and repairs that our vans benefit from. Mike can assist with developing a plan, work instructions, list of materials, and tool recommendations as well as video call support during your project.

Some sample projects/enhancements: Garage space optimization, Rear box - storage options, mods and installation, RAM track adds and accessories, Silencing rattles, Water system, Interior storage

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