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This is the page for the 2019 East Coast HDT Rally. More than likely, you’re looking for the 2020 East Coast HDT Rally Information page.
What is this rally all about?
First of all, it’s not a “big” rally, in the sense that there aren’t hundreds of RVs scattered across a fairground or parking lot. There are no parking marshals, and there is no paid staff. This rally is more along the lines of an extended family get-together–there are plenty of organized activities, but there’s still plenty of time to wander around, visit old friends and make new ones, and crawl under your truck (with an audience, of course!) to put your tool collection to work.
Particularly for those who don’t have an HDT, who are either trying to learn enough to decide whether they want one or trying to decide what to buy or how to prepare it, there are a number of educational seminars, presented by volunteers, to help answer questions you may have about using an HDT to pull your RV.
The schedule includes a number of technical seminars and social events, starting on April 27th and ending May 4th. This list is subject to change, and the schedule will be finalized as the rally approaches. The schedule will be arranged so that most of the seminars introducing HDTs to newcomers are on Sunday morning and afternoon, and Monday morning.
NOTE: Examples from last year. Look for an improved lineup with new topics. List will be updated as speakers are confirmed. We aim to post the 2019 schedule in late March. Look under the schedule tab at the top toolbar for a tentative schecule.
- RV Haulers on A Slim Budget
- Researching and Buying an RV Hauler
- Building an RV Hauler
- Lighting Requirements for an RV Hauler
- Ladies-only Introduction to HDTs
- Budgeting to be an RVer
- Buying a New HDT for an RV hauler
- Budgeting for Full-Time RVers: Can I afford it?
- Happy Hours (BYOB, with a Spirits Tasting on Tuesday)
- BBQ Dinner
- Lunch Outing/Shopping Day
- Social/Craft/Board Game Gatherings
- Pot Luck, Trivia, and Bingo
- Evening at the Cumberland County Playhouse
- Morning group walks around the campground
How do I register?
To register and pay online with a PayPal account or credit card, click here, and you’ll see your registration entry, and can optionally add t-shirts to your order (note: t-shirts won’t be available after March 18th). One registration covers up to two adults; children are free of charge.
Proceed to checkout, and answer a few questions about who you are and where you’ll be staying. Only the fields marked with a * are required to register, though giving us your forum name will help others connect the dots as to who you are, and your site number will help us find you during the rally if needed.
When you check out, you’ll be directed to the PayPal site to enter payment information, and will receive confirmation via e-mail.
As the rally approaches, you’ll be e-mailed a welcome packet with information on checking in and the seminar/event schedule (which will also be posted here).
Make Sure to Book Your Site at Deer Run
The rally registration is separate from reserving a campsite. You don’t need to have an RV or stay at the park to attend–there are cabins available for those wishing to stay close without an RV. If you’re going to stay on site, contact Deer Run RV Resort to make those arrangements.
Again, please contact Deer Run RV Resort to book your site and dates.