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DriVer 01-02-2016 07:08 AM

2016 iRV2.com International Rally
 
Announcing !!!
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The 2016 iRV2.com International Rally will be held beginning on Sunday, September 11 through Saturday, September 17, 2016. These are confirmed dates. Please know that although the rally ends on Saturday you are not obliged to leave until Sunday since we took the better option to book a weekly rate. (7 nights) Please negotiate your early arrival or late departure directly with the campground.

The location for the rally is:
25608 County Road 4 East
Elkhart, IN. 46514
(574) 264-2914


As in the past, you are requested to call the campground, identify yourself as an iRV2 member, quote the dates listed above and book a reservation. The majority of the sites are 50A pull through, full hook-up. Anything after that will be a full-hookup 30A site. We have reserved 150 sites and there will be a little wiggle room for a few more.

Please note that there are up to a dozen designated Handicap sites. If you are the holder of a handicap placard or plate and need one of those, please ask at the time of your campsite booking.

IF you are currently a 30A RV, please ask for a 30A site and allow a 50A rig to book those sites. Last year we lost a few registrations because we ran out of 50A sites, however those folks were trying to register in August. AGAIN; if you are coming and you want a 50A site "Book Early." The weekly rate for a 50A site is $200.00. The campground may ask for a $40.00 campsite registration fee however to date, many attendees report that the campground has not been collecting deposits.

Mario's Inc is providing catering services and the rally menu has been posted. Entertainment will be provided by Jeff Gordon Shows. Seminars are scheduled on Monday and Tuesday, keep checking back for updated information. We plan on having more vendors than ever before.

Thursday afternoon features a special event at the famous Das Dutchman Essenhaus
http://www.irv2.com/photopost/data/1..._Essenhaus.jpg

Classic Car Drive-In - On Thursday 9/15
"Dash Plaque Night; magnetic dash plaques will be presented to the first 150 cars!"

http://www.irv2.com/photopost/data/1...m/Drive-In.jpg

Please join us for an optional evening of fun at the famous Das Dutchman Essenhaus Restaurant. On 9/15 a large Classic Car Drive-In event is scheduled and there should be hundreds of cars to look at. If you are not much of a car fan, you can go shopping in the "Essenhaus Village Shops." An Amish Family Style Dinner has been chosen which is basically all you can eat and we are going to be seated separately on the 2nd floor.

On Wednesday evening Bob's Electronic BINGO extravaganza will be held beginning at 7:00PM. Cash prizes will be awarded. On Friday evening we will have an ice cream social to be held in conjunction with the Cornhole Championship match. A farewell campfire is planned directly afterward.

Not to be missed is the World famous Shipshewana Flea Market.
Open only on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, plan on taking advantage of our Shipshewana Day on Wednesday to go and see this sprawling market. There are nearly 900 booths on 100 acres.

http://www.irv2.com/attachments/phot...a/500/Flea.jpg

In the event that you have to cancel, the RegOnLine Rally Refund Policy will remain as is was last year. The refund policy for the campground will be determined by the proprietors.

We are "Excited" to bring our International Rally into the Heart of the RV Industry and we hope that our Elkhart, Indiana rally will be one of the very best yet!

If you really want to get overwhelmed, click on this link.


The RV Capital of the World

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2016 iRV2 International Rally
Itinerary


The following schedule of events has been developed for the International Rally and may be subject to change at any time. Your issued iRV2 International Rally ID must be worn to all venues in the campground and where indicated.

Sunday:
09/11/2016
2:00PM – 5:00PM – Registration (Main Recreation Hall) (Pickup Credentials & Goody Bag)
2:00PM – 5:00PM – Pickup T-Shirts ($$) Sign Up for Cornhole Tournament
2:00PM – 5:00PM – Vendor Setup (Recreation Hall)

6:00PM – 8:00PM – Welcome Social (Mario’s Catering) Itinerary Review, Introductions and Last Minute Announcements.

Monday:
09/12/2016
7:30AM – 8:30AM – Full Breakfast (Mario’s Catering)
9:00AM – 11:00AM – Award Door Prizes (Recreation Hall) (Raffle Tickets)

9:00AM – Vendors Open
9:00AM – 10:00AM – D&G Sales; Guila & Don Sellers; Keeping Your RV In Showroom Condition
10:00AM – 11:00AM – Truck Systems Technologies; Dan Covington; Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems
11:00AM – 12:00pm – 5 Star Tuning; Chris Duncan; Fear No Mountain!
12:00PM – 1:00PM – Lunch (On your own)
1:00PM – 2:00PM – Winnebago Towables; Mark Gerber; Four Simple Questions.
2:00PM – 3:00PM – Thor Motor Coach; John Krider; Made To Fit. (& Intro to Wednesday Factory Tours)
3:00PM – 4:00PM – Equalizer Systems; Jason Loose; Leveling Your Rig
4:00PM – Vendors Closed
6:00PM – Campfire (To Be Announced) - (or) Enjoy an Evening Out in Elkhart County

Tuesday:
09/13/2016
7:30AM – 9:00AM – Coffee with the Mayor (Coffee and Donuts) (Mario’s Catering)
9:00AM – Vendors Open
9:00AM – 10:00AM – My RV Driving School – Jeff Gaston; RV Driving Safety
10:00AM – 11:00AM – G&L RV Specialties – Gary Baecker; Controlling Holding Tank Odors, Water Softening, Filtration and Water Heater Maintenance.
11:00AM – 12:00pm – SkyMed International; Paul Kees; SkyMed Takes You Home
12:00PM – 1:00PM – Lunch (On your own)
1:00PM – 2:00PM – iRV2 Administration; Lori Stewart; First Timers & Ask the Admin
2:00PM – 3:00PM – Truma; Chantal Hershberger; Truma Customer Care; More Comfort On the Move
3:00PM – 4:00PM – MC Miller Customs Inc.; Paula Haile; Why Buy New ??
4:00PM – Vendors Closed
5:00PM – 6:30PM – The “Heart of the RV Country” Dinner (Mario’s Catering)
7:00PM – 9:00PM – Entertainment; Jeff Gordon Shows; 2 Hours

Wednesday:
09/14/2016
7:30AM – 9:00AM – Coffee with the Mayor (Coffee and Donuts) (Mario’s Catering)
9:00AM – Vendors Open
9:00AM – 5:00PM – Shipshewana Day (Shipshewana Flea Market) (Travel & Lunch On Your Own) – RV Factory Tours (On Your Own) – Visit Elkhart County and Venues (On Your Own)
10:00AM – Newmar Corporation (M-F); Limited to 25 visitors on a first come basis.
1:00PM – Newmar Corporation (M-F); Limited to 25 visitors on a first come basis.
3:00PM – 4:45PM – Thor Motor Coach Factory Tours; TMC is going to provide us with 2 Factory Tours. TMC is going to split up the Tours by RV type which are in different locations. If there is enough interest in seeing a different type RV, "Please send me a PM" and I will create a wish list for TMC. If enough people sign up and the staff is available, perhaps we can get another tour added to the schedule. Keep checking back for updated information.
3:00PM – TMC Factory Tour #1; Class A Gas & Diesel Motorhomes. (25 per tour)
3:45PM – TMC Factory Tour #2; RUV Motorhomes. (25 per tour)
4:00PM – Vendors Closed
5:00PM – 6:30PM – The Elkhart County Cookout (Mario’s Catering)
6:30PM – 7:00PM – Grand Prizes Awarded
7:00PM – 10:00PM – Bob’s Electronic BINGO Extravaganza (Cash Prizes)

Amish Family Dining at Das Dutchman Essenhaus
http://www.irv2.com/photopost/data/1.../Essenhaus.jpg

Thursday:
09/15/2016
7:00AM – 8:00AM – Coffee with the Mayor (Coffee and Donuts) (Mario’s Catering)
9:00AM – Vendors Open
9:00AM – 2:30PM – Elkhart Cornhole Tournament – Part 1
2:30PM – Vendors Closed – (Teardown)
3:00PM – 8:00PM – Das Dutchman Essenhaus Day (Optional $$ See RegOnLine) (Travel On Your Own) – Classic Car Drive-In (Browse Hundreds of Cars) – Visit Quaint Amish Shops (On the Essenhaus Property) Rally ID Required
5:00PM – 6:30PM – Family Style Group Dinner (Optional $$ See RegOnLine) (Wear Your ID)

The Shops at Das Dutchman Essenhaus
http://www.irv2.com/attachments/phot...656/Shops1.jpg

Friday:
09/16/2016
7:00AM – 8:00AM – Continental Breakfast (Mario’s Catering)
9:00AM – 2:00PM – Elkhart Cornhole Tournament – Part 2
1:00PM – 5:00PM – RV/MH Hall of Fame - (Travel On Your Own – 1 Exit East) (Wear Your ID – Group Discount) (Bring your coupon for a 20% discount)
6:00PM – 7:00PM – Ice Cream Social (Sundaes & Condiments) (Mario’s Catering) (Rec Hall)
6:30PM – 7:00PM – Elkhart Cornhole – Championship Match – Award of the Boards (Rec Hall)
7:00PM – 10:00PM – Campfire (To Be Announced) (or) Enjoy an Evening Out in Elkhart County

The Heart of the RV Industry – Elkhart's RV-MH Hall of Fame
http://www.irv2.com/photopost/data/1...ium/RV-MH1.jpg

Saturday:
09/17/2016
7:30AM – 9:00AM – Hugs and Handshakes for Those Departing Today
7:30AM – 9:00AM – Featuring: Leftovers, Coffee and Juice
Wishing You, Safe Travels and Thank You for Coming
2016 iRV2 Rally Committee

Sunday:

09/11/2016
11:00AM – Campground Checkout (Your Reservation Included 7 Nights of Camping)

NOTES:
Rally features and times will be updated as necessary and may change at any time. Please keep checking this copy of the Itinerary for the latest revisions. The last edited version (August) of this itinerary will be included in your rally program.

For those rally attendees familiar with RegOnLine, that resource is now up and running. Please click on "Rally Registration."

Wizard 01-02-2016 08:13 AM

Thanks Mike, we are planning to be there

lee&rita 01-03-2016 06:46 PM

Thanks Driver, Rita and I are sure looking forward to our second International Rally.

bsirby 01-04-2016 09:31 AM

Frank and I are hoping to be there. Plan on making reservations as soon as the campground opens registration.

NLOVNIT 01-04-2016 09:46 AM

I've penciled the dates in on our calendar. Looking forward to it.

Lori-

Ray,IN 01-22-2016 09:31 PM

Well, shucks. This rally is 200 miles from my front door and I can't attend, previous commitment, yes- already. I'd already forgotten about it until I opened our calendar to Sep.

DriVer 01-22-2016 10:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ray,IN (Post 2911032)
Well, shucks. This rally is 200 miles from my front door and I can't attend, previous commitment, yes- already. I'd already forgotten about it until I opened our calendar to Sep.

Ray, You can't ever tell what the fates will dictate. :D Would have liked for you to have been there. :thumb:

Bompa13 02-20-2016 09:57 PM

Estimated cost
 
I see the weeks cost for the campground will be $ 200.00.
I would like to book as soon as possible but would like to know
an estimated cost.
I am not asking for a concrete price but something that I can use
to calculate what to allow for the event.
Will it be close to last years that I can probably look up on previous posts?

Half Dimes 02-23-2016 09:37 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bompa13 (Post 2947973)
I see the weeks cost for the campground will be $ 200.00.
I would like to book as soon as possible but would like to know
an estimated cost.
I am not asking for a concrete price but something that I can use
to calculate what to allow for the event.

Will it be close to last years that I can probably look up on previous posts?

I can't speak for Mike, but last year's rally fees were $129 per adult and $60 per child (age 7-17). There were also optional excursions which were separate and paid directly to the venue. Hope this helps your planning.

DriVer 02-26-2016 08:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Half Dimes (Post 2950484)
I can't speak for Mike, but (I) hope this helps your planning.

Thanks Dave. It's still early into the planning but we're going to work on getting our rally fee published by mid-April if not sooner. :thumb:

live today 03-24-2016 12:14 PM

I just sent you an email regarding entertainment for your rally.
Jeff Gordon

rljacobs 03-25-2016 04:16 PM

I have to be in Charlotte Michigan at the Spartan Entegra Owners Academy on the 18th. I guess it is only about 85 miles, so I guess I could attend the IRV2 rally.

Ron Jacobs
2013 Entegra

spider64 03-25-2016 04:32 PM

Just made a reservation. Becky and I are looking forward to the rally after a great time in Nashville last year.

DriVer 03-25-2016 09:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rljacobs (Post 2993146)
I have to be in Charlotte Michigan at the Spartan Entegra Owners Academy on the 18th. I guess it is only about 85 miles, so I guess I could attend the IRV2 rally.

Ron, Bring your friends. :thumb:


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