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Old 08-14-2017, 05:38 PM   #1
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That first impression at a Frog Rally

I took my old buddy to the Frog rally in Indiana, this was the second one I have taken him to, the first being Bama Ganza last year, we used to camp together when our wives were alive and he had done what a lot of people do and acted to fast in giving it up. When I told him about the fun and friendship of the Frog group he had asked to come and so he has now experienced his second rally, and as we drove home we got to talking about it and how first impressions could really make someone feel welcome.
This got me thinking about our first meeting with Bob and Joyce Ebenreck when Mary and I went to our first rally all the way from London Ontario to Branson Missouri and not really knowing what to expect, Bob and Joyce were the hosts of that rally and our first introduction into the Frog group, there we were not knowing what to expect and I can say I am very very glad we took that first hop.
I've been to many rallies since then and continue to meet really nice people and this got me wondering about your first impression was it good, great or maybe the next one will be better, I have yet to experience a rally that that I have not felt I had a great time at.
The old buddy is toying around the idea of buy a Forest River product so he can go to more rallies, so he has also felt that first impression good feeing.
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Old 08-15-2017, 06:38 PM   #2
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Our first impression was at Goshen in 2015. We were welcomed in like family and instantly made great friends with several FROG members that we still keep up with today. The very next FROG rally I attended was the 2016 Mayberry Rally that I hosted. Yup, I was inspired enough to host a rally. I met so many wonderful friends there and still keep up with some of them. I attended the Peach Rally this year with the same results. Even my DD made friends. Now we are heading out to the Solar Eclipse Rally next week and planning to host another Rally next summer. We have gone from no FROG rallies to 1 rally/year to 2 rallies a year and wishing we had time for more. These rallies even have me solely looking at Forest river products for our next rig. Yup, I would say the rallies are doing there job of encouraging ownership of FR rigs.
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Old 08-15-2017, 08:36 PM   #3
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DDC Nice topic. I read with interest and as asquared said attending a rally is a great thing. Our first was when I attended the rally in Dundee OH and really this was not planed. My DW always wanted to visit Amish country so in 2015 she did just that and out of the clear blue sky Dundee popes up and we booked a week not knowing that there was a Frog rally that weekend and really not knowing what Frog rally was.

We registered and the lady ask if we where with the rest of the Forest River group and DW said yes because we had a Forest River camper. They put us right in with the group which we had no clue what it was. First person to come by and introduce himself was Youroo and he ask if we were there for rally. I said what. They took us in and it's been all down hill since. It was a fantastic time and met Frog Bob and Cindy.

Next up we decided to go to the Big one in Goshen in 2015 also. What a great time and met some really great folks who we still stay in touch with.

As asquared said she got hooked and put on a rally. Well guess what I did also and talking to Frog Bob at the Mayberry rally he convinced me to do a rally in GA. Glad he did it was fantastic and many folks from Allys rally attended the Peach rally plus Frog Bob made his present known by showing up. Talk about a heart stopper. Thanks Bob and Cindy for promoting the rallys. DDC I met you twice and enjoyed every minute spent with you and your friend. Hope we meet again.

This year we will be attending 4 rallys counting ours and meeting new and old friends. Who knows we may do another rally next year. Thanks DDC for the post. Later RJD
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Old 08-15-2017, 09:00 PM   #4
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Our first impression was at Goshen in 2015. We were welcomed in like family and instantly made great friends with several FROG members that we still keep up with today. The very next FROG rally I attended was the 2016 Mayberry Rally that I hosted. Yup, I was inspired enough to host a rally. I met so many wonderful friends there and still keep up with some of them. I attended the Peach Rally this year with the same results. Even my DD made friends. Now we are heading out to the Solar Eclipse Rally next week and planning to host another Rally next summer. We have gone from no FROG rallies to 1 rally/year to 2 rallies a year and wishing we had time for more. These rallies even have me solely looking at Forest river products for our next rig. Yup, I would say the rallies are doing there job of encouraging ownership of FR rigs.
Were can I find were the rallies are being held an when? I take it there's more than one a year.
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Don, I have a number of really great memories of you and Mary from that rally. I am so glad you are continuing to camp. Travel safely.

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Were can I find were the rallies are being held an when? I take it there's more than one a year.
The Forest River Owners Group website. Here is a link to the event page. If you aren't already a member Here is a link to sign up!
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The absolute best place is the FROG website. You can also keep an eye on our rally forum. Keep in mind you must have a forest river/primetime/palomino/shasta/coachman motorhome or trailer and have joined FROG to attend. FROG is free to join.
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First Frog Rally

This was my first rally ever, as this is my first RV ever. I was completely blown away. I really had no expectations as being new to RVing. I was amazed at the organization, from parking, registration, meals, seminars, outings, and meeting new and wonderful people. I am really enjoying this RVing thing. The service technicians were amazing, pointing out things that were wrong with my rig, and then fixing them. I had no idea.
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This was my first rally ever, as this is my first RV ever. I was completely blown away. I really had no expectations as being new to RVing. I was amazed at the organization, from parking, registration, meals, seminars, outings, and meeting new and wonderful people. I am really enjoying this RVing thing. The service technicians were amazing, pointing out things that were wrong with my rig, and then fixing them. I had no idea.
Quote of the day, right there.

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My husband wears hearing aids and is embarrassed because he doesn't always hear well. We have been to Bamaganza twice and are signed up for this years rally. So I guess you could say that our first impression was very good. I retired in July and we can now go to more rallies as Dh has more time off than I did working. Looking forward to seeing everyone come October
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