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jayc
08-17-2012, 04:38 PM
25608 County Road 4 east, Elkhart, IN 46514

Venue:
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Elkhart Campground
25608 County Road 4 east
Elkhart, IN 46514
Gita 574) 264-2914
http://www.elkhartcampground.com/
Pets ok?: Yes
Pet Fee: $
WiFi available: Yes
WiFi Fee: $


Details:
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From: 5/3/2013 to: 5/5/2013
Number of sites held: 25
Site fee: $32 per night.
Club Member Event fee:
Non-Club Member fee: 20
Potluck: Yes
Potluck date: 5/4/2013
Potluck time: 8:30AM


Contact:
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Event Leader: jayc(click to contact) (//heartlandowners.org/private.php?do=newpm&u=18)


Additional Info:
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We are planning an Indiana Chapter rally at the Elkhart Campground o the weekend of May 3-5th, 2013.

We will be having a potluck breakfast for Saturday morning and a catered meal for Saturday night. I will be working with the local dealer for this meal.

As you may know, Indiana has no active chapter and no Chapter Leader and I would love to talk with anyone interested in stepping up to take this position.

1. Jay and Stella Coffman
2. Hoyt and Mary Maisack (May 1-5)
3. Ken and Kathy AmRhein
4. Jim and Nancy Beletti
5. Ken and Faye Hyde
6. Tom and Gerry Weber
7. Dan and Karen Halvorsen
8. Dennis and Nancy Williams
9. Bernie and Judi Ver Hey
10. Jim and Donna Heibeck
11. Nick and Darlene Hancks
12. Keith and Kim Besand
13. Dave and Linda Mingus


Here is the agenda for the rally:

Friday we are planning a factory tour and a tour of RV Capitol, the Heartland dealer in Elkhart. We can see how our trailers are made at the factory and then look over some new ones at the store. Discounts on both trailers and parts will be offered. Lunch and supper will be on our own.

On Saturday morning, RV Capitol will send a technician to the park to do minor repairs on our rigs. If you have anything that needs tightening or small repairs, they will take care of it for you.

How about a trip over to the new RV Parts Nation store in the afternoon? It's a new location for the RV Surplus store with both new and take-out items for sale. Should be very interesting.

Saturday night, we will have a catered meal courtesy of RV Capitol and also meet Chris Hermon, President of Heartland. I have invited both he and Coley Brady, Vice President of Heartland to meet us.

MaryandSteve
08-26-2012, 09:24 PM
Ok Jay, Mary and I will be there.

jayc
08-26-2012, 10:26 PM
Thats great Hoyt! Looking forward to seeing you.

kkamshop
08-27-2012, 09:19 AM
We will put this on our calendar - hope we can make it!

jayc
08-27-2012, 08:01 PM
Ken and Kathy, I hope you can make it. I would add you to the list, but for some reason, I can't edit my first post. Anyway, I hope you can make it!

jbeletti
08-27-2012, 08:25 PM
The Belettis are coming! We will be in site 410. We arrive 30-Apr and leave 12-May. Of course, it's early and the plan could get fine-tuned a bit before then.

jayc
08-27-2012, 10:19 PM
Thats great Jim, looking forward to seeing you and Nancy!

krhyde
08-28-2012, 09:40 AM
We'll be there. They wouldn't take reservations until January but we'll call then. We plan to arrive on Thursday, May 2 and leave on Tuesday, May 7. How about a plant tour? Ken and Faye

jayc
08-28-2012, 10:35 AM
Ken, I'll get one lined up for us and add you to the list.

Herbiesrig
08-31-2012, 05:49 PM
Dan and Karen Halvorsen ..... Yipp-e-e-e-e-e (herbiesrig)

jayc
08-31-2012, 10:16 PM
Berni and Judi & Dan and Karen, I'll add you to the list. Starting to shape up!

jayc
10-19-2012, 12:12 PM
Just a quick update- I have been in contact with Mr. Chris Hermon, the President of Heartland. If his travel schedule will allow, he is planning to come to the rally to visit with us.

MI_Postmaster
11-03-2012, 05:29 PM
Nancy and I will put this on our calendar and plan on making it to this rally.

jayc
11-03-2012, 06:12 PM
Dennis and Nancy, we'll be looking forward to meeting you.

kkamshop
11-03-2012, 06:32 PM
Just a quick update- I have been in contact with Mr. Chris Hermon, the President of Heartland. If his travel schedule will allow, he is planning to come to the rally to visit with us.

Yes, we have to check out that pretty new truck Dennis!

jayc
11-05-2012, 12:40 PM
I have been in touch with the factory and we can have a factory tour on Friday. Please let me know if you are interested in this and whether you would rather visit in the morning or evening.

Looking forward to the rally!

MaryandSteve
11-05-2012, 05:21 PM
I think a factory tour would be great. Mary and I vote for morning.

jayc
11-05-2012, 07:03 PM
Thanks Hoyt, one vote for morning.

Herbiesrig
11-05-2012, 07:59 PM
Dan and i would think that morning would work for us.

jayc
11-05-2012, 08:26 PM
Okay Karen, thats two votes for a morning tour.

tweber
01-26-2013, 04:53 PM
We will be there, too. Arrive May 01 and depart May 7 or ? Great time will be had :)

jayc
01-26-2013, 07:36 PM
Great news Tom! See you soon.

kkamshop
01-29-2013, 05:30 PM
Ok Jay, we made a reservation, coming in late on Thursday night.

jayc
01-29-2013, 05:33 PM
Great Ken and Kathy! I'll change you from the "in pencil" status.

jayc
03-17-2013, 10:05 AM
UPDATE

I want to let everyone know more about the upcoming Indiana chapter rally.

On Friday we are planning a factory tour and a tour of RV Capitol, the Heartland dealer in Elkhart. We can see how our trailers are made at the factory and then look over some new ones at the store. Discounts on both trailers and parts will be offered. Lunch and supper will be on our own.

On Saturday morning, RV Capitol will send a technician to the park to do minor repairs on our rigs. If you have anything that needs tightening or small repairs, they will take care of it for you.

How about a trip over to the new RV Parts Nation store in the afternoon? It's a new location for the RV Surplus store with both new and take-out items for sale. Should be very interesting.

Saturday night, we will have a catered meal courtesy of RV Capitol and also meet Chris Hermon, President of Heartland. I have invited both he and Coley Brady, Vice President of Heartland to meet us.

Come on Indiana, it's time to rally!

jbeletti
03-17-2013, 02:22 PM
Like!

kkamshop
03-17-2013, 06:04 PM
Nice agenda Jay! I will send Ken with y'all to the surplus place, while I go check out some of the fabric stores, maybe Lolly's in Shipshe? A girl can never have too much fabric, LOL!

MaryandSteve
03-18-2013, 02:06 PM
Jay. Mary and I will be arriving on the 1st and leaving on the 5th. See you there.

jayc
03-18-2013, 06:07 PM
Great Hoyt, I'll be looking forward to it!

happykraut
03-22-2013, 07:05 PM
Just got off the phone with Gita. Judi and I have reservations for APR 29 through May 6. She did not give me a site number. Morning for the Heartland tour is fine with us. Looking forward to seeing all of you.

Tumble Weed
03-22-2013, 07:29 PM
IM going to Buy a Big Horn 3077RK and was wondering if going to a rally and or factory tour would be good for us to do?
Sorry not trying to hiJack...
Trying to find out stuff, I have another brand already.
Don

TravelTiger
03-22-2013, 08:58 PM
IM going to Buy a Big Horn 3077RK and was wondering if going to a rally and or factory tour would be good for us to do?
Sorry not trying to hiJack...
Trying to find out stuff, I have another brand already.
Don

Tumbleweed,

We just were in Elkhart and did the factory tour. WOW! We were blown away! Well worth the time and effort. It will give anyone a new appreciation of the complex construction process.

cookie
03-22-2013, 09:02 PM
Erika is right on about the factory tour.
If you do attend a chapter rally you will meet a lot of Heartlanders that will be happy to answer your questions about their rigs.

Peace
Dave

Tumble Weed
03-22-2013, 09:45 PM
Do they mind if I show up in my NUWA!

jayc
03-22-2013, 10:00 PM
Tumblewood, we have chapter rallies coming up in April in Montgomery-north of Houston and in Durant OK. You could come to one of them. If you could make it to Elkhart IN, we are hosting an Indiana chapter rally which will include a factory tour. I hope one of these will work for you.

Tumble Weed
03-22-2013, 10:12 PM
Where and when? Montgomery-north of Houston.

danemayer
03-23-2013, 05:58 AM
Where and when? Montgomery-north of Houston.

April 5-7 at the Lake Conroe KOA. Here's a link to the EVENT info (//heartlandowners.org/showthread.php/33226-EVENT-Heartland-Chapter-Rally-TX-Montgomery-4-5-2013-to-4-7-2013/page2?p=263830#post263830). You can find all of the rallies by clicking on the EVENTS tab at top of the screen.

jayc
03-23-2013, 06:52 AM
Thanks Dan, you're up earlier than me.

happykraut
03-23-2013, 07:11 AM
Thanks Dan, you're up earlier than me.
You guys are just getting up now?

hankster
03-31-2013, 08:06 AM
Would like to attend your rally. What do we have to do ?
Nick & Darlene
Elmhurst, IL.

cookie
03-31-2013, 08:27 AM
Welcome to the forum Hankster. This is a great place with a lot of great people and great information sharing.
You are welcome to attend any Heartland Chapter Rally. Just call the CG and make your reservation, then come back to this thread and post that you did. Jay will put you on the attendees list.
Elkhart Campground
25608 County Road 4 east
Elkhart, IN 46514 Gita 574) 264-2914
Also consider any other rally in your area, like the IL Rally in Chatham (//heartlandowners.org/showthread.php/35634-EVENT-Heartland-Chapter-Rally-IL-Chatham-9-20-2013-to-9-22-2013?p=285230#post285230) near Springfield.

Peace
Dave

Kbvols
04-07-2013, 05:09 PM
Jay, is there a cut off date for how late we can register for this rally?? My wife is trying to get off work for the dates of the rally but she may not know until a week or two prior. Would that be too late? If so we understand. We're registered for Goshen but thought it would be neat to meet some folks prior to. Thanks!!

jayc
04-07-2013, 06:57 PM
Keith, there is no cut off date but you will probably need to contact the park as soon as you can in order to be with the rally group. We'll be looking forward to meeting you and Kim.

Jim Heibeck
04-07-2013, 09:07 PM
Jim & Donna Heibeck, Fort Wayne, IN will be attending Elkhart, IN rally.

jayc
04-07-2013, 09:58 PM
Glad to sign you up Jim and Donna. I'll add you to the list and will be looking forward to meeting you.

jbeletti
04-10-2013, 08:31 AM
Hey Indiana rally attendees - who wants to see one of the new Bighorn floorplans while you're in town?

While it may not be right for you, it may be "just right" for someone you know :)

Kary will be trying to have the Bighorn 3875 Front Bathroom floorplan available for viewing during the rally. It may be at the plant for us to see during the factory tour or it may be over at Great Lakes RV. When we know, Jay will at it to the agenda.

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jayc
04-14-2013, 07:12 AM
A question was asked by PM about rally rockers. You know, the little hangers that are attached to your name badges? Please let me know if you're interested and I'll order some.

jayc
04-16-2013, 07:27 PM
Hoyt Maisack has volunteered to order some rally hangers. If you're interested in one, we hope they will be here in time for the rally.

Nick and Darlene Hanck contacted me to say they are coming to the rally. Looking forward to meeting them and other new and old friends.

tweber
04-18-2013, 02:35 PM
Talked to Kary this AM and he said there will be a new floor plan BH 3575 available for inspection at the factory on Friday. Kary also mention there is an error on fact sheet posted on the web for this unit. It has 2 black tanks, not one as indicated. Look forward to seeing this unit.

jayc
04-18-2013, 08:03 PM
Thats great Tom. We'll be in Elkhart this weekend and will be ready for some pre-rally fun for anyone else that is heading our way.

jayc
04-19-2013, 04:11 PM
Keith and Kim Besand (user name Kbvols) contacted me by PM to say they are coming.

Come on to the rally, there are still plenty of sites available.

jayc
04-25-2013, 05:09 PM
Dave and Linda Mingus (Dave49) just got to the campground today and I "recruited" them into our group. They are here for some work to be done and will be staying until after the rally.

jbeletti
04-27-2013, 08:30 AM
dave and linda mingus (dave49) just got to the campground today and i "recruited" them into our group. They are here for some work to be done and will be staying until after the rally.

like! :)

happykraut
04-29-2013, 01:12 PM
The krauts have arrived.

jnbhobe
04-29-2013, 04:07 PM
The krauts have arrived.

With or without a Wally World ticket ? LOL

jayc
04-29-2013, 07:55 PM
Yep, the party is beginning!

jbeletti
04-29-2013, 08:40 PM
The krauts have arrived.

Um - Okay Bernie - welcome to Elkhart. See below. Don't see your name. Just sayin' :)
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happykraut
04-29-2013, 10:29 PM
With or without a Wally World ticket ? LOL
Jon, we survived Waly World. Even went out about 5 AM or so and put out 11 munzees.

jayc
05-01-2013, 10:28 PM
There are nine rigs here already. We had a nice meal tonight at the Texas Roadhouse and returned to the campground to have a nice campfire. The weather was nice today and we're waiting for some others to arrive soon.

COME ON DOWN!!

kkamshop
05-01-2013, 10:40 PM
We will arrive tomorrow, but it may be pretty late... we can't leave until my SIL gets off work so I can turn the babysitting over to him!

jayc
05-02-2013, 06:36 AM
Ken and Kathy, we'll leave a light on!

Looking forward to seeing you.

Kbvols
05-05-2013, 08:38 PM
Yea....We have our first rally under our belt now! Kim and I both had a great time. We met a lot of really great people , ate some great food ok...a lot of great food, went on a factory tour, had some nice campfires complete with popcorn, enjoyed a few cold "ones" .....great Rally!! Thanks to Jay and Stella for hosting. Getting ready for Goshen now.

jbeletti
05-05-2013, 11:15 PM
For those who asked for it, attached is the recipe I used to make Aretha Frankenstein Pancakes this morning.

Enjoy!

MaryandSteve
05-05-2013, 11:33 PM
It was great to meet you. Hope to see you next year. Go Vol,s

kkamshop
05-06-2013, 06:32 AM
We had such a fun weekend with you all! Mark- how's the (dog) bed? LOL

This was a really nice rally, too much food as usual. Thanks Jay & Stella for setting this up.

mrcomer
05-06-2013, 08:41 AM
Linda and I had such a great time with you all. Thanks for letting us come up at the last minute had giving us such a warm welcome. Heartlanders are the best.

The dog bed is now being used by Heidi and I no longer get to use it.

MI_Postmaster
05-06-2013, 07:42 PM
Made it home this afternoon and attacked the lawn and won! This was a great Rally, great people, Great Weather, and do I need to mention the FOOD, Thanks to all that attended for the fun and conversations. A special thank you to Jay and Stella for the great job you did. See you all down the road!

MaryandSteve
05-06-2013, 08:07 PM
Thanks Jay and Stella for a great Rally. Mary and I had a great time. Hope you can make the Indiana Rally next year.

Kbvols
05-06-2013, 08:28 PM
Thanks Jay and Stella for a great Rally. Mary and I had a great time. Hope you can make the Indiana Rally next year.

So Hoyt does that mean you are planning next years Indiana Rally??? :cool:

jbeletti
05-06-2013, 09:39 PM
Linda and I had such a great time with you all. Thanks for letting us come up at the last minute had giving us such a warm welcome. Heartlanders are the best.The dog bed is now being used by Heidi and I no longer get to use it.Mark - we're really glad you and Linda made that impulse decision to hook'er-up and get hear late Friday night. We had a blast. See you in Goshen!

MaryandSteve
05-07-2013, 09:55 AM
Stay tuned for more info.:cool:

Flying Dutchman
05-07-2013, 08:46 PM
Woo Hoo! Congratulations guys!

happykraut
05-08-2013, 05:29 PM
After a few capps and deployments we got home around 4PM. It was not that much fun of a trip home. I had no trailer brakes all the way home. Don't even know where to start on that one. Thanks again Jay and Stella and all involved for a super fun rally. Jay you'll have to start a thread on the pre pre rally. I'm sure we can stir up some interest.

danemayer
05-08-2013, 05:45 PM
Bernie,

You can start by pulling the pin from the breakaway switch. The brakes should activate immediately. If not, the problem is in the trailer. If yes, the problem is probably at the trailer/truck connection or further forward.

happykraut
05-08-2013, 06:32 PM
Dan, I will try that as soon as I get a chance. I'm unhooked already so it will have to wait a few days. Thanks, Bernie.

Kbvols
05-08-2013, 07:39 PM
Bernie glad you and Judi made it home safe. Did you get Judi a puppy yet?? Lol...

happykraut
05-08-2013, 09:43 PM
I'll probably get her one the second Tuesday of next week.

Dave49
05-09-2013, 07:58 AM
Linda and I had such a great time with you all. Thanks for letting us come up at the last minute had giving us such a warm welcome. Heartlanders are the best.

The dog bed is now being used by Heidi and I no longer get to use it.

Glad the dog bed ended up with someone that could truly use it. And the presentation to you was, lets just say.....truly a classic!!

Dave & Linda

Dave49
05-09-2013, 08:04 AM
I'll probably get her one the second Tuesday of next week.

Awe come on Bernie........you know she wants one. It would be perfect with that new Bighorn!! :cool: