What is an RV rally and should you attend one? Absolutely Yes! and here are five reasons why. Plus RV rally suggestions at the end.
Life on the road can be lonely, especially if you're constantly traveling and not camping in one RV park for long. You can find fellow RVers when parked in RV campgrounds but it is difficult to find people with the same interests as you. That is where RV rallies can really help you out. Unlike RV shows, RV rallies offer a more customized experience to RVers. There are RV rallies that cater specifically to RV families with kids, RV rallies for full-time RVers, and even rallies like Winnebago Rally or Coachmen Rally that cater to specific RVer owners.
Apart from getting to meet like-minded people, there is so much more RV rallies can offer. Here is a look at 5 reasons why you should attend an RV rally.
Meet the RV Community
The best thing about an RV rally is that you can find one that aligns with your interest. For example, if you're a vintage trailer enthusiast then you can head over to a vintage RV rally. They are held across the US and offer a great opportunity to not just browse classic RVs and trailers but also meet fellow enthusiasts. RV rallies are a great place to meet people who have the same interests as you, exchange RV tips and tricks, and swap travel stories. Most RV rallies have a bunch of activities planned for attendees so you have plenty to do while you make new friends.
Explore Different Rigs
Just like RV shows, RV rallies are a great place to explore different kinds of RVs. Some larger rallies also have rigs on display for sale at discounted prices so you may even be able to snag a deal. But even if there are no new rigs on display, some rallies also have a “parade of homes” where attendees can show off their RV set-ups. This is a great way to see how other RVers organize their rig and get some inspiration.
Get Low-Cost RV Servicing/Work
RV rallies are sponsored by different RV and RV product manufacturers that usually have stalls or booths set up on the venue to market their products and services. You can take a look at the list of vendors who would be attending the rally and see what they have to offer. You can find discounted or even free installation, tune-ups, and servicing for your RV. Just make sure you register with the vendors beforehand so you don't miss out on what they have to offer.
Learn New Skills
RV rallies usually have a host of lectures, activities, and workshops planned for attendees. Some larger rallies also call guest speakers or market leaders to share their experiences and wisdom. You can pick up a lot of new knowledge and skills at these events from learning more about running your RV on solar power to how to properly clean your RV roof. There is also a lot you can learn by talking to your fellow RVers like swapping stories on how to get the best internet on the road to tips on winterizing the RV.
Buy RV Gear
Almost every RV rally will have vendor stalls where you can buy the latest RV gear and accessories. You can find discount deals, customized RV gear, and even get free installation and servicing. A rally is also a good place to get estimates for things like a full RV kitchen renovation or RV repairs. You can find all kinds of vendors at RV rallies and they are a great place to get all the information you need about a new product and do some competitive pricing.
Ready to Hit an RV Rally? Choose Grand Design RV Rallies
Grand Design RV rallies are arranged by Grand Design RV, one of the largest RV manufacturers in the world. The Grand Design National RV Rally is probably the largest RV rally in the US and is attended by thousands of RVers and RV enthusiasts from all over the nation. What we like about these rallies is that they are arranged by fellow RVers (called wagonmasters) and Grand Design provides additional support to make the event a success.
Here are some of the things to look forward to in a typical Grand Design RV:
Lots of RV vendors
Potluck lunches and dinners plus free meals
Tons of seminars, workshops, and group activities
Excursions to local sites
On-site RV servicing
New rigs on display
Lots and lots of fun!
If you haven't gone to an RV rally yet, make sure you make a Grand Design RV rally your first. Here are the details of all the Grand Design RV rallies being held this year.
Arizona GDRV Rally - Quartzsite: February 24 to February 27, 2022
2022 Spring Texas TOO Grand Design Rally: March 31 to April 3, 2022
Central Florida GD Owners Rally: April 20 to April 24, 2022
Tucson Arizona GDRV Rally: April 28 to May 1, 2022
See you there!