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jbeletti
01-19-2008, 10:14 AM
Hi all,

The 6th annual Elkhart Rally is coming up this April 24-27, 2008. There will be at least 2 Heartland unita there - Pulltab and myself (and yorkiemom of course)!

There is still space available. If you are interested in joining that group, visit this thread on RV.net (http://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/fuseaction/thread/tid/20789277/srt/pa/pging/1/page/1) and post a reply that you are interested, then send a PM on RV.net to user Teacher's Pet (http://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/fuseaction/newprivmsg/member/Teacher's%20Pet/var/true) with your details (names, arrival and departure date, rig info etc.).

It may still be cold, but then again, who really knows... I've heard they've had snow on the ground at this rally before.

For me, it will be a shakedown outing of the new unit. I have also arranged with Coley Brady to provide a factory tour for any rally attendees interested on Friday afternoon, the 25th. If you're close to the area, can't camp or don't have a trailer yet and want to join the tour, consider doing so.

Join us :)

Jim

kkamshop
01-19-2008, 09:02 PM
We are planning to go again this year if I can arrange the time off - we go by TheAmRheins on rv.net. It is a great group of folks - glad you can join us Jim & Nancy. Can we have a tour of your new unit?
The Heartland tour last year was the best we have ever attended!

jbeletti
01-20-2008, 12:10 AM
Ken and Kathy,

Hey, there's at least one other Ken and Kathy on this forum!

Great to hear from you and I am looking forward to meeting you if you end up being able to make it.

Yes of course you may tour the trailer - it's open to all.

Glad you enjoyed the Heartland tour at last year's Elkhart rally. Coley should do a good job for us this year for those who may be interested in it.

Freezing in Chicago (-2 F)

Jim

katkens
01-20-2008, 10:25 AM
Ken and Kathy,

Hey, there's at least one other Ken and Kathy on this forum!

Great to hear from you and I am looking forward to meeting you if you end up being able to make it.

Yes of course you may tour the trailer - it's open to all.

Glad you enjoyed the Heartland tour at last year's Elkhart rally. Coley should do a good job for us this year for those who may be interested in it.

Freezing in Chicago (-2 F)

Jim

Jim..you were on the right track but no bananas for you...KaKampers and us make three...Ken & Kathy's....;)another Ken

jbeletti
01-20-2008, 11:24 PM
Seems that "Kens and Kathys" and "RVs" go together like "peas and carrots".

A fully attended "Kens and Kathys who own Heartlands" rally would be bigger than our first Illinois rally so far.

Jim

Niles
01-21-2008, 07:08 PM
Hi Jim, went to the web-site and sent a message to Teachers pet, but no answer, said their off hiding somewhere. Am interested in coming, but would like some details about it. Cost for one, how big are the sites, and if SOB's are welcome. Thanks

jbeletti
01-21-2008, 07:13 PM
Hi guys,

Yes, SOBs welcome. So far, only two Heartland units there. Would like to see more. If you have friends that want to come with you that don't own a Heartland unit (yet!), they will be in the majority.

I cannot answer any venue questions as I have never seen this CG. There's a website for it (Elkhart Campground (http://www.elkhartcampground.com/)).

There is no cost for the rally - only your camping fees. Read through some of the first few pages of that thread on RV.net as I think the price is in their somewhere.

Be great to see you there. Maybe you and your friends can take the Heartland tour that has been setup for that Friday afternoon.

Jim

Niles
01-21-2008, 07:56 PM
Thanks for the info, I know we'll be on the tour for sure, and will try to bring friends to show them the error of their ways!!!:D:D:D

kakampers
01-23-2008, 05:00 PM
We really like that idea Jim...a "Ken and Kathy, Heartland owners rally"...

Katken...hope we get to run into you guys in the near future...are you going to Branson, we are? Maybe we can get together there...start our own club!! LOL:D

katkens
01-23-2008, 08:17 PM
We really like that idea Jim...a "Ken and Kathy, Heartland owners rally"...

Katken...hope we get to run into you guys in the near future...are you going to Branson, we are? Maybe we can get together there...start our own club!! LOL:D
Yep.. looks like we all can meet up in Branson and tell all kinds of tall tales and talk about our adventures. We will be looking forward to the grand meet up and Rally fun times. :) Kenny & Kathy Sue :D

kkamshop
01-23-2008, 10:41 PM
We're just going to have to pull the trigger on a Heartland and have a "big ole" Ken & Kathy rally!!

As for the Elkhart rally, the campground is nice, not fancy but plenty of room for big rigs. There are not many trees in the area where we stay, so sat TVs should work fine. All you need to do is let Teacher's Pet know you are coming, no reservations needed.

In addition to the factory tour(s) the RV Hall of Fame & Museum is not far away and is a nice place to visit if you haven't been there yet.

kakampers
01-24-2008, 09:57 AM
Hey, I just noticed we have something else in common!! A love for the "sporting" breed of dog. You have Welsh Spring Spaniels, and we have a Llewellyn (English) Setter.

In fact her coloring is the same as the dog in your picture. Here's one of our girl Katie :)

http://i236.photobucket.com/albums/ff162/kakampers/100_1132.jpg

kakampers
01-24-2008, 10:00 AM
kkamshop...what are you waiting for? Go ahead and get that new rig...Branson is just around the corner...this "club" thing is sounding better and better!!:D

quandee
02-01-2008, 12:46 PM
Hi,
Ok sign me up! My unit. 2008 Bighurn, is already at Elkhart Campgrond in Winter Storage.
Paul Quandee


Elkhart, IN
2008 3670RL Bighorn and
2002 F250 super cab Diesel
w/AirBags

Corin1110
03-13-2008, 02:00 PM
I tried going to the site to register for the Elkhart rally but was unable to send a PM to Teacher's Pet, or post a reply. I sent registration info but can't log in. There may be a delay for an approval process.

Any ideas how I can register for the rally?

jbeletti
03-13-2008, 05:58 PM
Hi Keith and Kathy,

I sent Teachers Pet an PM with your note. Let see what happens.

Corin1110
03-13-2008, 06:28 PM
We made it. Finally got registered for the April rally in Elkhart, IN. We're a little nervous. Just getting our first 5er this Saturday so we'll be new drivers, hopefully not too much of a risk.:)

This is also our first rally. Any advise on etiquette, tips, etc? How are rallies typically organized or run?

We did ask to be included in the Heartland factory tour too.

kkamshop
03-13-2008, 10:22 PM
Welcome to the rally Keith & Kathy. We have been to the Elkhart rally for two years - it's a great group of people.
Very informal, just groups of people standing out front of their campers visiting and deciding where to go, what to do. As it gets closer to rally time the schedule fills in some as someone will say "we're going to the RV museum, who wants to go?"
So if there's something you really want to do just mention it...
We have a group meal Friday and Saturday nights, see the RV.net thread for details. Last year we had a breakfast on Saturday morning at one of the local spots.
So just come, introduce yourselves, and have a great time.

quandee
03-14-2008, 08:35 AM
I asked "teachers Pet" to put me with Jim and she said no problem so if you want to all be in a group specify you want next to Jim Beletti! None I am aleady there ! (Winter Storage) but i found out yesterday (3-13-08) that the campground is open.

Paul

jbeletti
04-08-2008, 02:15 PM
If anyone that is coming to this rally can supply an LCD projector during the rally, please PM bfast54 at this link (http://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/fuseaction/newprivmsg/member/bfast54/var/true). Below is a copy of a note posted on RV.net.


From RV.net thread - page 65 (http://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/fuseaction/thread/tid/20789277/srt/pa/pging/1/page/65.cfm)

bfast54
Traverse City ,Mi.
Senior Member
Joined: 12/24/2003
Posted: 04/08/08 07:54am

OK...............as the Official A.V. Chairman, I am putting out a call for HELP !!!!!!!!!!!

We are in Serious Danger, of not being able to have the "Drive In Movie" This Year!

Our last year "Corporate Sponsor" Bluenote, is no longer able to "acquire" the LCD Projector, we need to show the movie!

I am hopeful , someone will be able to Step Up, and provide the needed LCD Projector, for the MOVIE NIGHT !!! I don't think our RV NET dues, are able to cover the cost of acquiring one of these items, so, I am begging for help.

Please , if you know of one we can USE for the weekend, we all would be very much in your gratitude .(PLease make sure the POWER CORD-- is with it )

leftyf
04-08-2008, 02:32 PM
what exactly is an LCD projector?

jbeletti
04-08-2008, 02:36 PM
LCD Projector (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LCD_projector)
http://content.officemax.com/catalog/images/397x353/21252617i_01.jpg

leftyf
04-08-2008, 02:43 PM
Thanks, that is what we used to call a rear screen projector. Had me confused...had never heard of it described that way before.

bfast54
04-09-2008, 07:25 AM
We made it. Finally got registered for the April rally in Elkhart, IN. We're a little nervous. Just getting our first 5er this Saturday so we'll be new drivers, hopefully not too much of a risk.:)

This is also our first rally. Any advise on etiquette, tips, etc? How are rallies typically organized or run?

We did ask to be included in the Heartland factory tour too.


Welcome Keith, Kathy....I have been going to this rally for a number of years, And can truly say I have made a lot of Very Good friends, from this group!!None


We are very laid back, and offer a few things to do, not overload, and If there is something in the area you want to do, see, etc ..... someone will most likely have done it, can give you directions, ideas, or , would want to go with you , to make it a fun time.


We are a very diverse group from tents ( yes , we had a tenter last year) to a Guy and his wife with a PETERBUILT motorhome, pulling a 3 axle Grand Teton Home ( with a toad ) .:eek:


You will meet people that will be friends for a long time....., and you will feel at home with us, I am willing to bet.


This is where you , or your better half get to truly shine............If either one of you has a "Specialty Dish" you like to make,(for Sat potluck) it will be welcomed, and you will most likely be asked for the recipe after the Saturday potluck.


WE love to eat!!!!!!!!!!! CAUTION.......You WILL NOT lose weight, at this rally!!!:D So, be forewarned starve yourself for a day or so, before , if you are on a diet!!


A couple of years ago we went to the "Blue Gate" in Shipshawana for lunch sat before our potluck................BIG MISTAKE we were still full, by potluck time ..........................Now we do breakfast, or brunch !!

Looking forward to meeting you.

quandee
04-29-2008, 11:19 AM
And a GREAT time was had by ALL !!! :)

jbeletti
04-29-2008, 03:17 PM
Have to second what Paul said "great time" and a perfect situation to open up the trailer for the year or in my case, shake down the new unit.

I got to meet several forum members for the first time and some for the second time.

Heartland product owners at the rally:
- Quandee (Paul and Marith)
- fivernine (Rick and Jane)
- Traveler07 (Rick and Blanca)
- Niles (Niles and Deb)
- Jim Beletti and yorkiemom (Nancy and I were there)

Heartland product owners staying at the CG, then dropping off their coaches for service:
- kakampers (Ken and Kathy)
- Dorothy Swalls (Bill and Dorothy)