Question Who's doing Rallies or Caravans this year (2021)

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Neal

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Anyone signed up for RV Rallies or Caravans this year? As things are opening back up and events coming online again, what are your plans this year?
 

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I guess I’ve never understood the attraction of rallies and caravans. We much prefer a smaller gathering of good friends. We had a chance to go to the upcoming FMCA rally in Gillette, Wyoming, this year and passed. Being crammed into a makeshift RV parking lot for the better part of a week just didn’t seem like fun.

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Doing a few small rallys this year with two of the clubs we participate in. Usually only around 10 coaches so it is low key and relaxing at some nice New England destinations.
 

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I've done a few rallies from the Newmar international, FMCA in Perry, GA, and iRV2 rally, and maybe one other. The iRV2 rally was an epic waste, maybe 2-3 vendors and I don't play card games. The FMCA rally was probably the best as well as meeting up with good friends there from the Newmar gang. The Newmar international was good if you're in the market otherwise the seminars were so-so, same ole stuff different rally. Getting warranty or service work done is another reason for a Newmar rally. Some are good if the destination is right, I signed up for FL Keys but the hurricane that year put the kabosh on it. The FMCA rally had great vendors, two separate buildings, great seminars, my favorite of all and I'd consider going to another one, maybe 5 years apart.

I did one caravan, my first big RV trip. It was the Passport America Rockies Tour. I highly highly highly recommend caravans. They are guided events of various durations, mine was 34 days. I saw so much and all the good spots are hit, great socials and events, well worth the price which can sting but it's worth it. I wish I could do 1 caravan a year but that hasn't panned out. There are some really great opportunities for seeing things if you want to get out of a rut of just going to the same ole places.
 

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Rally’s can be very enjoyable. Especially ones that are well organized. We did Tampa and the Balloon Festival with Newmar KK. Both excellent rallies and met great folks, including Neal.

to the question, rally attendance, probably not this year. We have to take care of a family member this year. So we will be staying close to home.
 

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I forgot that one! How could I??? Yes, that one was awesome and met great folks there/here as well! Newmar Kountry Klub rallies in general have been good events.
 

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We are doing the Balloon Festival and CO rallye...plus some outings with our local group.

Safe travels
 

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I’m the president of a local rv club that holds 3 rallies a year and we will attend those again this year. We have also attended a couple FMCA International rallies. We love the social atmosphere of the rallies. Looking forward to attending NKK rallies in the future and also more FMCA rallies.
 

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We have an almost Three month trip planned, which I guess you could say, is our first "Big Adventure"! June, July, & parts of August!
Going to visit family in Va. Then a Newmar Rally in Luray Va. From there, off to Memphis Tn & meet up with the Newmar "Country to Castle" Caravan (our first ever). Take a couple day break, then head from Asheville NC to Lewisburg W. Va. for the "Newmar International" (again our first ever). From there, back to Va., to visit with family for a couple weeks; and then head South, back home to St. Augustine Fl.
Back to Va. in October, for the Newmar "Va. State Rally", a 50th & 55th Class Reunion, all rolled into a 10 day period.
A family "Thanksgiving Rally" in Venice, Fl.
And another first in November, a Newmar Rally in the "Keys"!
For us, a fun filled Summer & Fall of travel!
Exactly why we had our RV Port home built, here in St. Augustine.
And hopefully, more travel in the future!
You long time "RV" travelers have already had this experience; but it is still all new to us; even after three years of ownership!
 

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We have done 3 NKK rally’s and enjoyed them all, Fiesta in the Keys, ABQ Balloon Fiesta and AZ State Rally. I’m not much on caravans as I want to set my own schedule. No future rally’s planed but will consider in future, probably with NKK.
 

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We’re doing our first ever rally in July. Newmar’s International Rally in Lewisburg WV.
 

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We have done 3 NKK rally’s and enjoyed them all, Fiesta in the Keys, ABQ Balloon Fiesta and AZ State Rally. I’m not much on caravans as I want to set my own schedule. No future rally’s planed but will consider in future, probably with NKK.
For me, this was a better way to get the "DW" more involved; plus getting to see some places she wanted to see, & a couple of different places I wanted to see. (Corvette Museum)!
And then the International was going to be so close by; so it worked out! Will judge about future caravans, after this one is complete! All new to me!
 

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We’re doing our first ever rally in July. Newmar’s International Rally in Lewisburg WV.
Hope to see you there!
Should be fun, and interesting!!
 

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We are doing AIM Vegas in Dec, and AIM Branson next year. Have a trip to factory for AIR inspection and repairs that kills my Oct RnR, but we will make the best of it. DW can always find a shopping opportunity, and as a quilter being around Amish country can get expensive......
 

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I think there is a wonderful feeling of camaraderie when you attend a rally. My first year out RVing I went to the FMCA rally in Perry, GA and Newmar International Rally in Gillette, WY. Loved the FMCA rally. Great seminars and lots and lots of vendors. That is also where I met Mrs. Girard and she had my demonic Girard awnings fixed right away. I also enjoyed Newmar International as I was able to get some little things fixed by the Newmar techs. I made friends with people from both rallys that I continue to stay in touch with. I've only been to one NKK rally (Balloon Fiesta) and it was fabulous....again making new friends and reconnecting with old ones. The scheduling of get togethers was fun and I highly recommend and I look forward to attending another one.

Currently I am at the AIM rally in Granby, CO at River Run RV Resort. It is pretty amazing with all the planned activities....horseback riding, white water rafting and side by sides. People could not be any friendlier. Running into people I've met at Newmar, from the forums...what's not to like.😊
 

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Not this year but Monacoers is having one next Feb. I've thought about going to. Mainly because of all the free inspections. 5 days long.

It's at Lazy Days Tampa though and over 2 hours away from our winter home. Afraid if I sign up when the time comes I'll wish I was staying where we're at.
 
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