TIFFIN ALLEGRO CLUB – 2018 SUMMER RALLY – GOSHEN, INDIANA

TIFFIN ALLEGRO CLUB

2018 SUMMER RALLY

GOSHEN, INDIANA

By:  Sally Moore

 

Our summer rally in Indiana started damp with heavy rains, but the skies soon cleared, everything dried out, and our rally was off to a great start!  We hosted 315 Tiffin coaches from across the USA and Canada for a time of fellowship, education, and comradery.

A special thanks to Mount Comfort RV for participating in the rally and bringing several new Tiffin coaches featuring the newest and latest designs.  Our volunteers arrived early in Goshen to assist the Tiffin staff in preparing the Elkhart County 4-H Fairgrounds and to begin parking early arrivals.  WE LOVE OUR VOLUNTEERS!  Our volunteers are the greatest in the world!  They pay to attend the rally and then spend the entire time working and helping everyone else have a great experience.  Have I said, we love our volunteers??  And, we think they are fantastic!!

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As soon as rally attendees parked and set up camp, they made their way to the Registration Desk to receive their welcome bag of goodies (packed by our volunteers)!  The second most popular destination was the Tiffin Allegro Store along with the other vendor booths.   Thank you for supporting the Tiffin brand and wearing it proudly!  We were very fortunate to have a large variety of vendors and products present at this rally.

On Monday evening everyone gathered for a delicious meal catered by Das Essenhaus Restaurant followed by welcoming remarks by Bob Tiffin and Kelly Moore.  We appreciate Bob & Judy Tiffin, Andy Baer and the management team from Tiffin Motorhomes for supporting our rallies with their presence.   Door prizes were awarded and everyone enjoyed a few games of Tiffin Allegro Bingo.  Prizes were awarded with much fun and laughter.   Thanks, Tom and Pat Webber, for doing a great job calling Bingo!   All veterans and first responders were recognized and saluted during the evening.  Veterans of each branch of the military stood as their flag was presented and their anthem played.   We were blessed with Kenny Evans’ performance of the Star Spangled Banner prior to dinner and then with Sarah Getto’s rendition of God Bless America as the American flag was presented.  Thank you, veterans and first responders, for your service to our country!  We were honored to have you at the rally.

Attitude Adjustment Class

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We saw several energetic souls warming up with stretching exercises and walking around the fairgrounds before our big buffet breakfast.   Immediately after breakfast, seminars on RV related topics were conducted.  Great topics that interested all RV owners were covered, such as Understanding Your Induction and Convection Microwave, updating and gaining the most from your navigation system, and deciphering the coach electrical system.   Onan generators, Cummins and Freightliner chassis always have great participation at their seminars.   Again, we had an abundance of seminars available at this rally.  Many RV related suppliers are located in northern Indiana so we had a great response with more seminars than we had time slots.

Owners and their pets participated in a “Kick Off Summertime Fun” Pet Parade Tuesday afternoon with approximately 30 fur babies dressed in cute and innovative costumes.    Prizes were awarded in four categories. Everyone enjoyed ice cream treats following the pet parade.   This was a great opportunity to visit with one another, share travel experiences, and enjoy the beautiful sunshine.

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Tuesday night featured another delicious meal from Das Essenhaus.  After more door prizes, we welcomed the very talented Kenny Evans to the stage once again.  Kenny performed a wonderful variety of ‘golden oldies’.

Wednesday morning saw our dedicated walkers out and about very early enjoying the beautiful sunrise again.  Interesting seminars and activities during the rally included an art class, “It’s FUN art, not FINE art!” and flexibility, stretching classes that can be performed in your coach.    Everyone gathered at noon for a Tailgate Bar-B-Que featuring beef brisket and homemade rolls with all the trimmings.  Homemade chocolate pudding was a delicious treat to end a great meal.

Owners were invited to participate in our Red, White & Blue-Celebrate Memorial Day site decoration contest.  Lots of originality and thought went into this.  We were treated to everything including fresh baked cookies, memorial displays, and beautiful patriotic scenes.     The winners were Ray & Judith Rooney; Pat & Sue Logsdon; and Tom & Shelley Soik.  Tiffin Allegro gift certificates were awarded.  Thanks to everyone who participated!

Door prizes were again awarded after the Wednesday’s evening meal.  Sarah Getto from Norman, OK entertained the group with her vocals and instrumentals.  Sarah is a much loved entertainer at Tiffin rallies across the nation.  Her renditions of great female vocalist such as Karen Carpenter, Reba McIntire, and Holly Dunn are always a delight.

On Thursday morning, everyone experienced a delicious treat of home baked sweet rolls from the Rise & Roll Bakery, compliments of Magnum Inverters followed by a morning of educational seminars.

Ice cream was enjoyed again Thursday afternoon while touring the beautiful Tiffin coaches one last time.  Mount Comfort RV was able to make several people’s dream come true!  Folks gathered after lunch for a “Swap Meet and Craft Show”.  Owners were invited to bring any of their unwanted junk–I mean treasures!  Others made their best deal to take the junk/treasures home with them!!    This was one of the largest events we have experienced at our rallies in recent years.

Thursday evening ended our festivities.  After another delicious meal, more fantastic Tiffin door prizes and Red Bay stories by Kelly Moore, everyone enjoyed entertainment by Terry Lee and the Rockaboogie Band.   After a great week, it was sad to say “Happy Trails” to so many new friends!

A special round of heartfelt thanks goes out to the hard working service technicians from Tiffin’s & Mount Comfort RV.  They are our unsung heroes and do a remarkable job of visiting each coach during the rally to perform minor repairs/adjustments to the coach.  Hats off to them!!

Friday morning Tiffin friends hooked up the tow and headed on to their next destination.  Whatever your plans, travel safely and we hope to see you at a Tiffin rally somewhere in the near future!    Watch our Facebook page, Tiffin Sideroads blogspot, and Tiffin Motorhomes website for the latest information on upcoming events.  Happy trails to you – until we meet again!

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SafeRideRV Unlimited Roadside Assistance Now Being Offered

The Tiffin Allegro Club is happy to offer SafeRide RV Unlimited Roadside Assistance for only $119 per year. This is the same roadside assistance that accompanies all new Tiffin Motorhomes for the first year of ownership.

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A Few Openings on the Wait List Available for Goshen, IN Rally

The Tiffin rally in Goshen, Indiana will be held May 14-17, 2018 with departure on May 18th.  Details about the rally can be found on the website at www.TiffinMotorhomes.com under the OWNERS page.  We have a few openings on our wait list if you would like to be contacted should a rally space become available.  People’s schedules change and life gets in the way of our travel plans at times.  Cancellations can occur at any time.   Please call the Tiffin Allegro Club office at 256-356-8522 if you are interested in placing your name on our Goshen rally wait list.  Safe travels and we look forward to meeting you someday soon!

Tiffin Allegro Club Fall Rally to go on sale May 1st.

Join us in beautiful New England on October 1-5, 2018 for our fall foliage Tiffin Allegro club rally in Essex Junction, Vermont!  This is a wonderful area to visit and explore and October should be a prime time for leaf viewing!  Essex Junction is located near Burlington, VT in the northern section of the state.  The rally goes on sale Tuesday, May 1st at 11:00 AM Central Time.    Descriptions of our rallies can always be found at the Tiffin Motorhomes website, www.tiffinmotorhomes.com .   The rally will be held at the Champlain Valley Expo Center and we will have a display of beautiful new Tiffin Motorhomes available to tempt you!

The fairgrounds’ campground has 30 AMP electrical service and water.  One complimentary sewer pump-out will also be available on Wednesday, October 3rd.   There is a dump station on the grounds also.

The registration form does not appear until exactly 11:00 AM CENTRAL time on May 1st.   Because the Tiffin Rallies are selling out quickly, we recommend you be at the Tiffin website and familiarize yourself with the layout.  Go to the Owners Page; Tiffin Allegro Club; Rallies.  To register for the rally, click the link to open the registration form and start typing.  You will need the following information:

 

Select:  Tiffin RV with Two People $479.00 or Tiffin RV with One Person $379.00

Number of additional guests in coach @ $150 per person

Total # of people in the RV

Tiffin Allegro Club Membership #

Tiffin Allegro Club Chapter # (only if you are a member of local chapter or leave blank)

Name of Passenger 1

Name of Passenger 2

Address

Primary Cell Phone #

Secondary Phone #

Email Address

Model of Coach – use drop down box of model names

Year of Coach

Length of Coach – please just state length of your coach/not the floorplan-40 or 36 or 34 for example

First Tiffin Rally? Yes or no

Handicap Section Requested? Yes or no

 

Click SUBMIT and the PayPal page will open for payment.   Wait for it!  Sign-in to your PayPal account or click at the bottom of the page to pay as a GUEST using your credit card.

The registration company (Wufoo, Inc.) counts the rally registrations as they receive them online, not when you click SUBMIT.  When the maximum number of registrations are received, the registration link is automatically closed and you will receive a message saying the rally is full.  If you see this message, go immediately to the wait list and add your name.   Internet speed greatly affects how fast your registration form is received by Wufoo.  We strongly suggest you go to an area with strong, reliable internet.  If you try to register on your smart phone or mini-tablet, the form may not be displayed properly.

If you make an error when registering, DON’T TRY to GO BACK as the website may lock you out and you miss the opportunity to register.  Submit your form and call us at the Tiffin Allegro Club office at 256-356-8522 to correct any errors.

If you have any questions about the registration process, please call the Tiffin Allegro Club office prior to trying to register.    Good luck and we hope to see you in Essex Junction!

 

902A GATES Street • RED BAY, AL • 35582

Phone: 256 356-8522 • Fax: 256 356-9746

EMAIL: allegroclub@tiffinmotorhomes.com

For the latest updates on Tiffin Allegro Club, visit www.tiffinsideroads.com and enter your email address in the subscribe box.  Also find us under the owners tab at www.tiffinmotorhomes.com

 

Tiffin Allegro Club – 2018 Spring Rally Report – Tucson, AZ

TIFFIN ALLEGRO CLUB

2018 SPRING RALLY

TUCSON, ARIZONA

By:  Sally Moore

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Our dreams of a warm, sunny February in Tucson were not immediately realized, but after a rainy start to our Spring 2018 Rally the skies turned a beautiful blue and the winds calmed after the rain showers passed through!  Temperatures never reached the expected 70’s, but the glorious blue skies with the mountains in the background made for a wonderful rally.  We hosted 315 Tiffin coaches from across the USA and Canada for a time of fellowship, education, and comradery.

A special thanks to LaMesa RV for hosting a pre-rally hot dog luncheon with mouthwatering homemade ice cream!  LaMesa also brought a complete staff and several 2018 Tiffin coaches featuring the newest and latest designs.  Our volunteers arrived early to assist the Tiffin staff in preparing the Pima County Fairgrounds and to begin parking early arrivals.  WE LOVE OUR VOLUNTEERS!  Our volunteers are the greatest in the world!  They pay to attend the rally and then spend the entire time working and helping everyone else have a great experience.  Have I said, we love our volunteers??  And, we think they are fantastic!!

As soon as rally folks were parked and camp set up, they made their way to the Registration Desk to receive their welcome bag of goodies (packed by our volunteers)!  The second most popular destination was the Tiffin Allegro Store along with the other vendor booths.  Thanks to our wonderful customers, the Tiffin Allegro Store set all-time record high sales on opening day!  Thank you for supporting the Tiffin brand and wearing it proudly!

Monday evening saw everyone gathered in the Old Pueblo Building for a delicious meal followed by welcoming remarks by Bob Tiffin, Jason Kimbrell of LaMesa and Kelly Moore.  We appreciate Bob Tiffin, Tim Tiffin and the management from Tiffin Motorhomes for supporting our rallies with their presence.   Door prizes were awarded and everyone enjoyed a few games of Tiffin Allegro Bingo.  Prizes were awarded with much fun and laughter.  All veterans and first responders were recognized and saluted during the evening.  Thank you for your service to our country!  We were honored to have you at the rally.

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Even on a frosty morning, we saw several energetic souls out on an early morning power walk around the fairgrounds to get the blood flowing before our big buffet breakfast.   Immediately after breakfast, seminars on RV related topics were held.  Great topics that interested all RV owners were covered, such as Convection Microwave Cooking, updating and understanding your navigation system, and deciphering the coach electrical system.   Onan generators and Freightliner chassis always have great participation at their seminars.  Owners participated in a craft & hobby show Tuesday afternoon.  It is always interesting to see the crafts that RVers make while touring the country in their Tiffin coach.

Even with the chilly weather, everyone enjoyed ice cream treats during the afternoon.   This was a great opportunity to visit with one another and share travel experiences.  Tuesday night we were happy to introduce Tim and Lynne Tiffin.  Tim is the General Manager of Tiffin Motorhomes and he addressed the group giving everyone an update on operations at Red Bay, Belmont and Winfield plants.    Tim reminded everyone that he had worked within 15 feet of his dad, Bob Tiffin, for over 30 years and that he had been well trained in Bob’s philosophy during that time.   “After all these years, I know what Dad’s going to say – I know his tone of voice – I know what his decision will be” Tim remarked.   With the experience and expertise of Bob Tiffin’s three sons and now the addition of three of his grandsons, Tiffin Motorhomes is already well poised for the future.

After more door prizes and another delicious meal by Golden Choice Catering, we welcomed a talented group, “Piano Man-Generations”.  Father and son duo, Terry and Nick Davies, entertained the group with dueling pianos and vocals of the great Elton John and Billy Joel.  Everyone enjoyed this extremely talented family along with their backup band.

Wednesday morning saw our dedicated walkers out and about very early enjoying the beautiful sunrise again.  Interesting seminars were again held in the Old Pueblo Building.    Everyone gathered at noon for a Tailgate Bar-B-Que featuring beef brisket and pulled pork with all the trimmings.  Homemade banana pudding was a delicious treat to end a great meal.

Owners were invited to participate in our “Old Wild West” site decoration contest.  Lots of originality and thought went into this.  We were treated to everything from a real, live sheriff to saloons featuring ‘rot gut’ aka iced tea and an old west town with the watering hole poisoned with lye!   Tiffin Allegro gift certificates were awarded to the winners.  Thanks to everyone who participated!

Door prizes were again awarded after the evening meal.  Sarah Getto from Norman, OK entertained the group with her vocals and instrumentals.  Sarah is a much loved entertainer at Tiffin rallies across the nation.  Her renditions of great female vocalist such as Karen Carpenter, Reba McIntire, and Holly Dunn are always a delight.

On Thursday morning, everyone gathered in the Old Pueblo Building for another delicious buffet breakfast followed by a morning of educational seminars.

Ice cream was enjoyed again Thursday afternoon while touring the beautiful Tiffin coaches one last time.  LaMesa was able to make several people’s dream come true!  Folks gathered after lunch for a “Swap Meet”.  Owners were invited to bring any of their unwanted junk–I mean treasures!  Others made their best deal to take the junk/treasures home with them!!    This was one of the largest events we have experienced at our rallies in recent years.

Thursday evening ended our festivities.  After another delicious meal, more fantastic Tiffin door prizes and Red Bay stories by Kelly Moore, everyone enjoyed entertainment by December ’63, Frankie Valli and Four Seasons tribute artists.  This group brought the house down!  Everyone enjoyed singing along to his or her favorites such as “Sherry”, “Let’s Hang On”, “Rag Doll”, “Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You” and “My Eyes Adored You”.  After a great week, it was sad to say “Happy Trails” to so many new friends!

A special round of heartfelt thanks goes out to the hard working service technicians from Tiffin’s & LaMesa RV.  They are our unsung heroes and do a remarkable job of visiting each coach during the rally to perform minor repairs/adjustments to the coach.  Hats off to them!!

Friday morning Tiffin friends hooked up the tow and headed on to their next destination.  Whatever your plans, travel safely and we hope to see you at a Tiffin rally somewhere in the near future!    Watch our Facebook page, Tiffin Sideroads blogspot, and Tiffin Motorhomes website for the latest information on upcoming events.  Happy trails to you – until we meet again!

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

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