Saturday, July 24, 2010

Attending the Rally in Louisville, KY

We wanted to attend The Rally, sponsored by the Affinity Group (parent company of Camping World and the Good Sam club). This rally is a get-together of several thousand RVs and many friendly folks.

This is a shot of the lot we were parked in and represents just one of many lots full of all kinds of RVs. The Rally provides hundreds of vendors of RV-related items, new RVs, and great entertainers (including Bob Newhart and Tanya Tucker at this Rally).

There were hundreds of new motor homes, trailers, trucks and all kinds of rigs to take a close look at. Plus, everything was in the Kentucky Exposition Hall and air conditioned. This a huge building with some 1 million square feet under roof! We were tired out just walking from one end to the other.

The Rally also featured a great collection of classic RVs and tow vehicles. This '55 Ford and matching Airstream trailer were in great shape.

Rick liked this early 50's Oldsmobile that was pulling a vintage Airstream that had also been restored. The paint on this car was like a mirror and absolutely perfect.

Not to be outdone, this early 60's Caddy was equally beautiful. Look at that chrome shine -- almost hurts the eyes with the reflection. This convertible was towing an Airstream Bambi from the early '60s which made for a great matched set. We liked these classics, but our coach with all the modern features looked pretty good at the end of the day.

We made a few purchases from the several hundred vendors and got some great deals. Orinda looks really excited about this new sewer hose!

Here is our coach right after we arrived. There was plenty of room in the parking lots to set up the slide outs and run the generator - which we needed since it was so hot. Still, we were very comfortable even without hookups since we can generate our own power and carry over 100 gallons of fresh water. It is pretty cool to be able to park anywhere and have all the comforts of home -- literally!

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