We’re just back from a double-slam RV rally month in upstate Indiana. First was the Forest River Owners Group (F.R.O.G.) Rally in early August at the Elkhart 4-H Fairgrounds & Campgrounds, a popular place for rallies since it can handle a gazillion of them. Almost 800 RVs were present with about 300 or so on full
Almost 800 RVs were present with about 300 or so on full hook-ups and another 500 on water and electric only. In total, we did 12 jobs at the rally — not bad but a bit less than we expected. Our booth was well-attended: We gave out over 200 Kleen Tank flyswatters in the first two hours of the first day the vendor building was open, we had over 100 people stop by and enter our $25 VISA gift card giveaway, and we had a chance to talk to RVers about their waste holding tank problems. The seminar we gave on RV waste tanks was pretty well attended — we like doing them earlier in the week — and overall we had a great time meeting new people.
Next up was the Open Range Homecoming Rally at Shipshewana South RV Park, right in Shipshewana (of all-things Amish fame). What a great bunch of RVers! The rally was small — about 140 RVs of all types (motorhomes, travel trailers and smaller fifth wheels) and there was no vendor area (we had a makeshift table out in front of our Airstream). The seminar was very well attended, the best we’ve ever had, with over 50 people there. We booked nine cleanings right on the spot, giving us sixteen for that rally.
The best thing about all 28 jobs? We got the RV’s sensors working properly in every case! Yep, you read that right!