RV News RVBusiness 2021 Top 10 RVs of the Year, plus 56 additional debuts and must-see units → ×


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-13-2018, 12:14 PM   #1861
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Warsaw,NC
Posts: 7,184
It’s a long ride for some people and the free service was a plus. We have to ride almost a thousand miles one way to meet just a few people. There is no way to meet and greet all the people I see on this forum. I’m driving a thousand miles just to get the chance to dry camp. I can stay at Shipshewana South for a week with full hookups, eat at the Blue Gate Restaurant and Tiffany’s in Topeka for six hundred bucks. I got some free service at the rally last year. We wanted to go once. I was not planning on going back this year but some friends kinda talked us into going. We had a good time last year but we have a good time wherever we go. Me and DW can talk to a sign post. DW was a teacher and I got to sub at school some. Without the free service I can see people not going and I understand that. I just was at Topeka for a service item although my Cedar Creek is four years old. I imagine that I could get something fixed on the Creek at the rally but there is nothing wrong with the Creek. I hope to see a few friends from the forum at the rally. I’ll probably see a few more at Shipshewana South campground. I’m not bad mouthing anyone that doesn’t come because there is no more free service at the rally. I hope the rally is full and anyone that wants to go can get in. By and large a rally is just not for me and DW. We enjoy going to Goshen and Topeka, we enjoy all the restaurants in the area. We like going to the flea market in Shipshewana. The Blue Gate Restaurant is a great place to eat chicken at. It reminds me what Colonel Sanders chicken use to taste like. If you ever happen to be in Topeka in the morning then Tiffany’s is a great place to eat breakfast at. We hope to see some friends we have not seen since the rally last year.
spock123 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2018, 06:04 PM   #1862
Enjoying Life
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Texas
Posts: 607
It will be our first time at the rally and looking forward to it.
Does anyone have any suggestions on routing from North Texas?
__________________
2019 Rockwood 2608BSD 2019 F250 4x4 6.2
“Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming "Wow! What a Ride!” - Hunter S. Thompson, The Proud Highway: Saga of a Desperate Southern Gentleman, 1955-1967
TeachTexas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2018, 06:17 PM   #1863
Site Team
 
Mr. Dan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Grayson County, Texas
Posts: 15,148
Quote:
Originally Posted by TeachTexas View Post
It will be our first time at the rally and looking forward to it.
Does anyone have any suggestions on routing from North Texas?
When we went in 2015, we left from the Sherman, TX area and spent the 1st night in Marshfield, MO (just past Springfield) and the 2nd night near Champaign, IL. Then I zigged and zagged and weaseled my way to Goshen. I got off 69 in NE OK to avoid toll roads.
__________________
SEARCH is your friend!
FR Wildcat 295RSX / GMC Sierra

Nights Camped: '13 = 49/'14 = 74/'15 = 74/'16 = 85/'17 = 110/'18 = 111/'19 = 86/'20 = 108; booked = 0
Mr. Dan is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2018, 02:13 PM   #1864
2020 Bershire 34QS
 
Join Date: May 2015
Posts: 52
We'll be coming again this year, but it's probably our last. We enjoyed our first time last year and having a couple of items fixed on our FR3 was icing on the cake and not the reason for the trip. However, now that our granddaughter is 12, I'm on the hook for another $175 and added to that the increase in price is probably more than I can handle going forward. All tolled, it will cost me over $2k round-trip to attend. That's a lot of nights at local RV parks. Most importantly, our granddaughter has informed us that she doesn't want to travel through NY and PA ever again Coming from NH my only alternative is via Canada and with their gas prices I would probably go bankrupt.
MrBill16 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2018, 03:48 PM   #1865
Senior Member
 
CZNEDY's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Up and down the east coast
Posts: 2,342
We are going this year for the fourth time. The key is to check out all of the latest models at the Rally and buy a new one at a dealer in Indiana after the Rally. You can do this annually or maybe every other year. But if you want to see your two or three times a year friends like we do, it's worth the trip. We try to make an adventure out of it every year. Although my friends from other parts of the country probably consider me to be more of a science project as opposed to an adventure. See you in August!
__________________
2018 BERKSHIRE 34 QS
2016 Jeep Wrangler 75th and a
Cooler full of good ideas
Full Time in the Summer, soon
Part Time in the Winter
Days Camped, Not Enough
CZNEDY is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2018, 05:59 PM   #1866
Old Member
 
mikey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Spring, TX
Posts: 405
Send a message via Skype™ to mikey
Does anyone know if there will be a list of vendors on here ahead of the rally so my wife can decide where to spend my money.
__________________
Drivin, Miss Daisey & the boss, Toppi
2018 Berkshire XL40B-380, SFE=244
mikey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2018, 06:12 PM   #1867
Phat Phrog
 
RVChick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Missouri
Posts: 6,851
Quote:
Originally Posted by mikey View Post
Does anyone know if there will be a list of vendors on here ahead of the rally so my wife can decide where to spend my money.


Tell her not to fret! Just bring her debit card! Trust me!!
__________________
Kenny n Karen
TV: 2017 Chevy Silverado 3500 LTZ - named Betty
RV: 2017 Columbus 366RL - named Karen’s Camper
RVChick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-15-2018, 05:56 AM   #1868
Member
 
Pipcoo15's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Boxford, MA.
Posts: 97
Quote:
Originally Posted by CZNEDY View Post
We are going this year for the fourth time. The key is to check out all of the latest models at the Rally and buy a new one at a dealer in Indiana after the Rally. You can do this annually or maybe every other year. But if you want to see your two or three times a year friends like we do, it's worth the trip. We try to make an adventure out of it every year. Although my friends from other parts of the country probably consider me to be more of a science project as opposed to an adventure. See you in August!


I may be repeating myself, but my reason is warranty work to be done at the plant( PAINT) but after Working with the people at cardinal this was our best option, show an warranty. Dealers have been a total nightmare dealing with so we are hoping this will get our issues taken care of. We are retired and are finding that , you had better learn to do as much as you can yourself unless you like your RV sitting at dealers for a long time. So, not everyone is going just for the FREE stuff.
Pipcoo15 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-15-2018, 06:05 AM   #1869
Senior Member
 
Witch Doctor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Clarksville Va.
Posts: 10,277
It called killing two birds with one stone, i did the same thing about 3 years ago, went to the rally and then to the Lippert shop to have a level up system installed, worked out well for me. Got the system and was able to enjoy the rally....
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pipcoo15 View Post
I may be repeating myself, but my reason is warranty work to be done at the plant( PAINT) but after Working with the people at cardinal this was our best option, show an warranty. Dealers have been a total nightmare dealing with so we are hoping this will get our issues taken care of. We are retired and are finding that , you had better learn to do as much as you can yourself unless you like your RV sitting at dealers for a long time. So, not everyone is going just for the FREE stuff.
__________________
Coachmen M/H
Concord
2018 / 300 DSC

Witch Doctor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-15-2018, 06:11 AM   #1870
Senior Member
 
Witch Doctor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Clarksville Va.
Posts: 10,277
Quote:
Originally Posted by CZNEDY View Post
We are going this year for the fourth time. The key is to check out all of the latest models at the Rally and buy a new one at a dealer in Indiana after the Rally. You can do this annually or maybe every other year. But if you want to see your two or three times a year friends like we do, it's worth the trip. We try to make an adventure out of it every year. Although my friends from other parts of the country probably consider me to be more of a science project as opposed to an adventure. See you in August!
I have to disagree, "YOUR MORE A WORK IN PROGRESS" see ya at the rally, it's always a guess what your unit will be every year...
__________________
Coachmen M/H
Concord
2018 / 300 DSC

Witch Doctor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-15-2018, 06:14 AM   #1871
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Waynesville
Posts: 14,266
Quote:
Originally Posted by Witch Doctor View Post
It called killing two birds with one stone, i did the same thing about 3 years ago, went to the rally and then to the Lippert shop to have a level up system installed, worked out well for me. Got the system and was able to enjoy the rally....
Now Now,make that 3 Birds,you Forgot the "Liquor Store Prices" in Indiana VS Virginia! Youroo!!
__________________
youroo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-15-2018, 06:43 AM   #1872
Senior Member
 
Witch Doctor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Clarksville Va.
Posts: 10,277
If I was going because of that to Indiana, i guess I would only want to travel to Southern Indiana, why would I go all the way North to Goshen? Last time I seen a map, Indiana is above Virginia, the only idiot my mother raised was my brother may he RIP.


Quote:
Originally Posted by youroo View Post
Now Now,make that 3 Birds,you Forgot the "Liquor Store Prices" in Indiana VS Virginia! Youroo!!
__________________
Coachmen M/H
Concord
2018 / 300 DSC

Witch Doctor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-15-2018, 06:44 AM   #1873
Member
 
narrowsboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Posts: 75
Hey guys. Looking forward to my first rally. We will be heading north back home to Canada after the rally. Does anyone have any recommendations on a campground around the Mackinac bridge area?
narrowsboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-15-2018, 07:59 AM   #1874
Site Team
 
Kaadk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 5,173
Quote:
Originally Posted by narrowsboy View Post
Hey guys. Looking forward to my first rally. We will be heading north back home to Canada after the rally. Does anyone have any recommendations on a campground around the Mackinac bridge area?

Not for that trip but I have booked a site at Straits State Park right at the foot of the bridge. Haven’t been there before, so can’t recommend for or against but it is one that’s close by.
__________________
There's no use crying over spilt milk... unless it's on your keyboard.
Kaadk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-15-2018, 08:21 AM   #1875
Senior Member
 
CAT-RN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Posts: 7,202
AUG 12-18 2018 - Goshen, Indiana - FROG International

Quote:
Originally Posted by narrowsboy View Post
Hey guys. Looking forward to my first rally. We will be heading north back home to Canada after the rally. Does anyone have any recommendations on a campground around the Mackinac bridge area?


Mill Creek Campground is just south of the bridge. You can see the bridge from it. Some sites are tight. But it is a big campground. We’ve stayed there a couple times—once in 36’ coach. Once in 40’ coach. Never had reservations—just pulled in & got a spot.

Russell
CAT-RN is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-15-2018, 01:04 PM   #1876
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: San Antonio, TX
Posts: 52
Any word yet on volunteering? I sent my email to Bob, but haven't heard anything. I want to start making my campground reservations for the trip up - it's a long drive!
nanannjen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-15-2018, 01:38 PM   #1877
Who Dares, Wins
 
doc73's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Chester County, PA
Posts: 6,644
Quote:
Originally Posted by narrowsboy View Post
Hey guys. Looking forward to my first rally. We will be heading north back home to Canada after the rally. Does anyone have any recommendations on a campground around the Mackinac bridge area?
We stayed at the KOA on the South side of the bridge and it was nice. There was also one on the other side as well.
__________________

Pat, Jen, Heather & Sapphire, the head mouser.
2015 ChevyHD D-Max
2018 Artic Wolf 315tbh8
doc73 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-15-2018, 01:45 PM   #1878
Member
 
Join Date: May 2015
Posts: 43
Quote:
Originally Posted by CAT-RN View Post
Mill Creek Campground is just south of the bridge. You can see the bridge from it. Some sites are tight. But it is a big campground. We’ve stayed there a couple times—once in 36’ coach. Once in 40’ coach. Never had reservations—just pulled in & got a spot.

Russell


X2 on Mill Creek.
Robertgorsline is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-15-2018, 08:17 PM   #1879
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Posts: 29
2018 International FROG Rally

Has anyone that is registered for the rally in Goshen been contacted about being a volunteer at the rally? We've been volunteers the past couple years and indicated we'd like to volunteer again this year. Haven't heard anything yet. In past years we knew by now. Just wondering
nuruls is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-15-2018, 08:22 PM   #1880
Who Dares, Wins
 
doc73's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Chester County, PA
Posts: 6,644
I am sure someone will chime in but I think YOU had to reach out the them this year.?
__________________

Pat, Jen, Heather & Sapphire, the head mouser.
2015 ChevyHD D-Max
2018 Artic Wolf 315tbh8
doc73 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
frog

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Forest River, Inc. or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:55 PM.