Labor Day is here – Coon Dog Cemetery – an interesting stop near Red Bay, AL

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The Tiffin Allegro Club wants to make your visit to Red Bay a memorable one.   Guests visit Red Bay for numerous reasons – #1 taking the Tiffin plant tour, but also to receive service work or watch their new coach travel down the assembly line. While you’re here, we encourage you to visit our surrounding area. To help you plan your visit, we will publish a short series of articles on Tiffin Sideroads over the next few weeks that will highlight some of our interesting attractions.

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One of the most unique and talked about attractions is the Key Underwood Coon Dog Memorial Graveyard aka Coondog Cemetery. More information can be found at . This is the only cemetery of its kind in the world. Only Coon Hounds are allowed to be buried here. To qualify for burial, where over 185 coon dogs have been laid to rest, it has been said that three requirements must be met:

  • The owner must claim their pet is an authentic coon dog.
  • A witness must declare the deceased is a coon dog.
  • A member of the Key Underwood Coon Dog Memorial Graveyard, Inc. must be allowed to view the coonhound and declare it as such.

“We have stipulations on this thing,” said the late O’Neal Bolton, former caretaker of the Coon Dog Graveyard. “A dog can’t run no deer, possum—nothing like that. He’s got to be a straight coon dog, and he’s got to be full hound. Couldn’t be a mixed up breed dog, a house dog.”


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Each Labor Day, the Friends of the Coondog Cemetery host a celebration at the cemetery. Entertainment includes music, dancing, food and a liar’s contest. Time: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. Official Coon Dog T-shirts, Cemetery Pins, and Camouflage Caps are available to purchase. Tiffin owners are welcome to visit the cemetery anytime. From Red Bay, travel east on Ala Hwy 24 to Ala Hwy 247 North. Go north on Ala Hwy 247 for 12 miles. Turn west on Coondog Cemetery Road and follow the signs. Again, for more information, visit their website at . Pictures courtesy of Tiffin owner, John Mitchell.

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The annual Red Bay Founder’s Fest will take place Saturday, September 16, 2017, attracting visitors from near and far for a day of free family style fun and activities.  Situated under the shade trees of Bay Tree Park, this one-day tribute to the our city’s heritage offers arts and crafts, sidewalk sales, contests, live music and much more.

The daylong event kicks off at 8:30 AM with the Kings and Queens Train Ride featuring the winners of the beauty pageant held a few days prior.  Live music cranks up at 9:00 AM (bring your lawn chair).  The best fried pie contest gets underway at 11:00 AM and festival goers are invited to participate or observe a variety of contests including buck dancing, quilting, coloring, photography, fiddling and a Bar-B-Que cook-off.

The park will be filled with arts and craft booths.  There will be a 5K run and an antique car, truck, motorhome, tractor show.  The Red Bay Museum will be open for tours and many of the merchants will offer sidewalk sales, specials and door prizes throughout the day.

A variety of festival food will be available in the park.  Prizes will be awarded to the largest family, the longest distance traveled to Red Bay, the youngest and the oldest attendees.

Come out and enjoy a day in the park!  The Bay Tree Park is located near Second Street and admission is free.  Festival hours are 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM.

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New Club Chapters announced for Louisiana

Tiffin Allegro Club Members,

We are pleased to announce a new chapter in the state of Louisiana. There are now two Louisiana chapters available.


Chapter #220 centers out of Baton Rouge and their contact information is below.

Chapter #220

Bayou Pelican Allegros

Area: Baton Rouge, LA

Meeting Weekend: 1st

President Contact:

Dwight Brower


Phone: 225/975-8680


Chapter #181 can be reached by the contact information below:


Chapter #181

Pelican Allegros of LA

Area: Louisiana

Meeting Weekend: 2nd

President Contact Info:

John Saterfiel


Phone: 985/651-2819


If you are interested in local chapter membership, give them a call.  Keep “Roughing It Smoothly!”  Safe travels wherever you roam.

Tiffin Allegro Club supports Red Bay Lions Club

The Tiffin Allegro Club is honored to actively support the Red Bay Lions Club and Lions Club International by collecting used eyeglasses.  We have collection boxes at every Tiffin rally across the nation as well as locally inside our Red Bay office.   Usable glasses give new life!  Refractive errors (far and nearsightedness) can be easily corrected with eyeglasses, yet millions living in low and middle income countries lack access to basic eye care services.  The lack of eyeglasses denies children and adults opportunities for education, employment and a better quality of life.  Lions have recognized the urgent need for corrective lenses and collect usable glasses to support the Lions Recycle For Sight Program.

Since Helen Keller (a native of nearby Tuscumbia, AL) challenged Lions to become “Knights of the Blind” in 1925, they have improved eye health and eye care for hundreds of millions of people around the world. Today, 80% of vision impairments are preventable or curable, so their service is more important than ever before. Lions screen vision, educate our communities, build clinics and support the blind and visually impaired through assistive technology and vocational training programs. They work to preserve the precious gift of sight for the world.

We are proud to say that Tiffin Motorhome owners are making large donations of usable glasses to our local club.  After collecting the glasses and placing them in the hands of our local Lions Club, they are shipped to an official Lions Eyeglass Recycling Center for processing.  There, the glasses are sorted to determine those that are usable or unusable, processed, and placed in inventory for distribution to optical missions around the world.  Lions help to minimize landfill waste by supporting precious metal reclamation and scrap processing for damaged glasses that are unusable.   Broken glasses that are discarded provide “scrap to cash” income aiding local community projects.

Your Efforts Count! Donate your used glasses, including sunglasses and reading glasses, at the Tiffin Allegro Club collection box in Red Bay and also at every Tiffin Rally!     

Reminder : WV Rally Registration is coming up.

Just a Reminder of Upcoming Tiffin Allegro Club Rally! West Virginia Rally goes on sale Tuesday, January 24th at 10:00 am Central Time.

Join us in the scenic Appalachian Mountains at the State Fair of West Virginia on June 5-8th for our summer Tiffin Allegro Club rally! We are prepared to host up to 300 coaches at this facility. A display of beautiful new Tiffin Motorhomes will be available to tempt you!
The campground has 30 AMP electrical service, water, wi-fi and sewer hookups. Average temperatures here in June are highs in the 70’s and lows in the 50’s. Our rally begins on Monday, June 5th and coaches will depart on Friday, June 9th. If you wish to arrive at the fairgrounds prior to the rally or stay afterwards, you can make reservations directly with the fairgrounds staff and make payment to them for any pre or post nights. The fairgrounds’ telephone number is 304-645-1090. The rally buildings will be closed and there will be no rally activities before the rally begins.

Your rally fee will include multiple catered meals, ice cream socials, live entertainment, four nights’ camping, seminars, shopping with RV suppliers and local vendors, and other fun activities. Your rally fee also includes our terrific Tiffin Technicians performing up to three minor repairs on your coaches. You have made a sizeable investment in purchasing a beautiful motor coach. Take this valuable opportunity at our rallies to learn all you can by attending our seminars and talking with representatives from Tiffin suppliers such as Freightliner, Onan, Triple H Electronics and others.

The cost for one coach and two adults is only $459. We will begin accepting reservations on Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at 10:00 am Central Time. Our rallies sell out quickly – the Okeechobee Rally sold out in less than two hours! Don’t delay if you are interested in attending! The only way to register for this rally will be online at (The Registration Form will not be available until registration opens and it will be removed when the rally is full.) Click on the Owner’s tab, select Tiffin Allegro Club, and click on Rallies. Open the Registration Form by clicking on the space as instructed.

Information you will need to complete the form:
• Tiffin Allegro Club membership #
• Name, address, cell #
• Tiffin Allegro Club Chapter # (if applicable)
• Model, year & length of Tiffin coach
• First time rally attendee?
• Request for handicap parking area?

Complete the required information by filling in the blanks and click SUBMIT. Pay for the rally on the next page by entering your credit card information into this secure PayPal site. It is not necessary to have a PayPal account for payment. You can pay as a “guest” the same as those who have an account. If the rally sells out before you register, don’t despair! Add your name to our waiting list and we will contact you if a space becomes available.

This outside vendor accumulates all registration forms and provides them to the Club in the order in which they are received. This eliminates the problems with overloading our email server, jamming the fax machine, etc. No registrations will be accepted by mail, in person or by telephone. Anyone not having access to the internet can ask a friend or family member to register for them. This rally will sell out quickly so don’t delay in getting your registration completed online. Call our office at 256-356-8522 ahead of time if you have any questions. WE DO NOT RECOMMEND TRYING TO REGISTER FOR THE RALLY ON A SMART PHONE OR MINI-TABLET! Too much information in too small a space!

We hope your 2017 travel plans include spending time with us at a Tiffin Allegro Club rally! The comradery with other owners and local chapters is invaluable. Tiffin representatives from Red Bay will be on hand. Make your plans now!

Reminder: Syracuse Rally has been cancelled.

This is just a reminder that the Syracuse Rally has been cancelled . Instead of Syracuse, NY we will host our summer rally in the beautiful mountains of Lewisburg,  Rally will go on sale at 10:00 AM on January 24, 2017.



Information for the Allegro Club. The owners' club of Tiffin Motorhomes.

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