Just a quick reminder: As a result of the weather-related schedule changes earlier in the week, the seminar “Tools, Gizmos, and Gadgets for RVers” is this afternoon at 3:00 in the tent.
Since it’s going to stay pretty cold today, and it’s snowing (Gregg’s wonderful campground is apparently fully booked, and in Tennessee now), the seminars today are going to be held in the chapel. As with the welcome event Saturday night, please, no food or drink.
The craft/social hour and happy hour will still be held in the tent this evening.
The updated schedule is available here: ECR Schedule Color 2018-04-15b
Heads up: With the expected weather this evening, the welcome event is being moved to the chapel just inside the campground entrance, and happy hour is canceled (no food or drink permitted inside).
Trey and Susan Selman will be providing weighing services for truck and trailer at the ECR this year. Please use the following link to get scheduled or to get in touch with them about questions.
Registration information has been posted on the 2018 Rally Info page. Deadline for t-shirt orders is March 1st
This video shows some of the fun at the rally, and why no one goes hungry.
Gregg Shields (RVHaulers) has posted a video with a number of rig arrivals and a walk through the campground.
The 2016 East Coast Rally has officially ended, though there’s still a crowd hanging around campfires in the evenings. With over 50 rigs/registrations, it was the biggest crowd yet!
The week started off a little cold and wet, but by mid-week the weather was nearly perfect and the tent that housed most of the events made attending them a lot simpler than in past years (when events were held across the lake). A big thanks to Carl and Donna, and everyone else who helped out during the week.
Most of the presentation materials have been posted on the Presentations page. For several, there are separate pages with links to resources that go along with the slides. I’ll post an update when I’ve added the rest.
If you have photos you’d like to contribute, send them to firstname.lastname@example.org. We’ll be organizing and uploading images here over the next few days, and would appreciate any you can contribute.
If you plan to come back next year, call Kim at 931-484-3333 and let her know if you’d like to keep the same campsite. The rally will be a little later, so as not to interfere with Easter–April 22nd through April 29th.
In the meantime, Gregg Shields is working to edit and post some videos. The first shows that you don’t always need a big truck to move big boxes. We pooled a group of folks together that were looking to replace headlight housings, and worked out a deal with Advantage Truck Parts. We saved everyone a few bucks and got delivery next day via truck freight, but it was a Smart (diesel even!) that carried them the last few yards. Or is is the last few meters since it was a Canadian car?
Look for more updates over the next week, and start making plans for next year!
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