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 23rd and ending April 30th. 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 past years. Look for a modified lineup as the rally approaches. List will be updated as speakers are confirmed. We aim to post the 2022 schedule in late March. Look under the schedule tab at the top toolbar for a tentative schedule.
- 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?
NOTE: These events are tentative.
- BBQ Dinner
- Lunch Outing/Shopping Day
- Social/Craft/Board Game Gatherings
- Pot Luck, Trivia, and Bingo
- Morning group walks around the campground
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, and a number of hotels within a short drive. 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.
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. Add T-shirts (additional charge) if you want any. 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 Escapees forum name will help others connect the dots as to who you are.
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).