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Old 09-02-2010, 09:12 AM   #1
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I am curious about what happens at the Rallies. I would definitely be interested in attending if seminars were offered on things like, how to adjust your slides, trouble shooting just about anything, or even a bit about downhill driving and the allison tranny.

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Larry, you have excellent timing! DriVer just posted the schedule for the 10th Anniversary Rally. This is a good example of what happens at our rallies. Bigger rallies, such as "The Rally" and FMCA rallies will have more representation from MH and chassis suppliers.

However, don't discount talking to your fellow rally participants for questions such as yours, you probably will find someone who has experience with your question, just like in the forum!


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Rally's have seminars on many things, there are also often representatives from different companies and dealers on hand and it is possible to get many things done quickly there.

HOWEVER: I can not predict a specific rally. I have never seen a seminar on how to adjust your slides. but... Depending on your slides.. I likely could teach you..

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Old 09-03-2010, 10:26 AM   #4
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Thanks for the offer on educating me about slides. Although that is one I am interested in, my post included it as a way to ask about seminars and rally content as I am always hoping to learn more about how to maintain things that I own. Especially this occasionally troublesome MH.
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Here's a link to the 09 iRV2.com National Rally where you can read about activities. And here's a link to the blog I did on it, the link also includes a post with a link to the handbook each attendee received upon arrival. This is pretty typical of what goes on at our National Rally. Depending on what the wagonmaster(s) can schedule, a couple maintenance/service seminars can be included.

The large manufacturer & corporate Rallies (WIT, FMCA, Good Sam/Affinity, FMA...etc) are chock-full of seminars because they are attendeed by thousands of people. Sometimes, it's difficult to get to all of them in the short timespan. That's how it was for me at the Good Sam/Affinity Rally last July. Seminars went from 8AM-4PM on all sorts of subjects.

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I attended a Monaco Rally in Oregon a few years ago and the seminars I attended were informative, especially the one from CAT. I got my Falcon tow set up inspected and cleaned up at no cost and learned not to use WD-40 on it. I really enjoyed the Rally. There were over 500 coaches there and I was one of 3 SOB's, (some other brand).

Recently, we (4 mh's) held a little Rally of National MH's and it was directed at what modifications/updates we had done to our mh's and gave us a chance to see what each other had done. Two of them were Vegasdan and Theberrys. Viewing their renovations on this Forum were great, but seeing them up close and in person was inspiring. Enough so, that as soon as I got home I tackled the flooring of my mh. Being able to see up close and learn what they ran into when doing certain things sure made my floor job less stressful.
So, although we didn't have the sales reps, factory reps and all the rest of the stuff that normally goes with a Rally I learned more at our little National Orphan Rally about my MH from other owners of similar units. Plus, we got to meet some new friends and their furbabies.
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I too would like to attend such seminars of a technical nature, slide room adjustment, gasket replacement, etc. That 10th anniversary rally schedule fits what I would like to attend, at a national rally scale.

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