Originally Posted by Donna D.
The only molded trailer manufacturer sponsored rally
I've ever heard of are the rallies by Escape Trailer Industries
. While it's true, most who chose
to attend are Escape
owners, it's open to all. It's a win, win for everyone. Shoot, they'd even let me participate.
While trailers are what bring people together, it's really about the people.
When a manufacturer has something "different" and/or better, it behooves them to want a cross section of users to view their product in a setting where comparisons can be made, and decisions reconsidered.
Kind of like being at a camping show. The most significant differences being more time, and observing the product for maybe days instead of just a few minutes.
Also at camping shows there is almost never
a FGRV represented. Even if there were a couple there, they would be somewhat insignificant amoung all the "Bling" of the conventional ones.
We made our decision on a FGRV mostly due to last years Cherokee rally.
I had tried to discuss with my wife a couple of times about getting back into camping. Conversations were cut short. She didn't want the hassel of a big trailer in the yard and the possibility of having to puchase another large tow vehicle. Yada, Yady!
So I lured her to the mountains to see the colors. Something we hadn't done in quite a while. Once on the road I asked if it would be OK to stop by a rally that happened
to be near our destination of Cherokee, and see some unique campers, and she could even stay in the car, cause it wouldn't take long. No doubt she saw right through me. But she agreed, just as long as we didn't spend a long time there.
There were several brands there, new and used, but the people were of one accord. Friendly and informative. Seems I had to suggest
that we needed to leave after 2-3 hours of looking and talking, so we could get home before dark.
As we were leaving the camp ground she commited on the "SIZE" of the conventional campers and motorhomes that were in another section. On the way home we were quiet. I didn't want to seem to be pressing an issue. Then, out of the blue, she said something like, " I liked the way that second camper had the rack for shoes just inside the front door and the way another had....!" and " I liked such and such, but it would be nice to add or change...!" I knew we had both been hooked.