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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TUCSON RALLY GUEST DAY PASS

We had an overwhelming response to our Tucson rally registration.  Many more people tried to register than we could accommodate.  In response, we will have a day pass available on Thursday only.

When:        Thursday, February 22, 2018 ONLY

Where:       Pima County Fairgrounds

Address:    11300 South Houghton Road

Tucson, Arizona

Hours:        9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

This will be a complimentary day pass and guests may visit the Vendor area located in Thurber Hall, the new Tiffin coach display by LaMesa RV at Old Pueblo Building, and shop the Swap Meet by Owners from 1:00 – 3:00 pm for bargains.

Please do not bring your coach as parking is limited.  There will be no technicians for coach service.  Food vendors will be available on the grounds and the Cantina will be open for you to purchase lunch.

Park your auto in the parking lot immediately to the right after entering the fairgrounds.  This is the only parking area available.  We look forward to seeing you there!

Reminder – Registration for Goshen, IN rally is on January 9th at 11:00 a.m. Central

 

save2018 is here and we are ready for another great year! 

 

This is just a reminder that the Goshen Indiana Tiffin rally goes on sale Tuesday, January 9th at 11:00 AM Central Time.  A description of the rally can be found at   

https://tiffinmotorhomes.com/owners/tiffin-allegro-club-rallies .

 

The registration form does not appear until exactly 11:00 AM CENTRAL time on January 9th.   Because the Tiffin Rallies are selling out quickly, we recommend you be at the Tiffin website and familiarize yourself with the layout.  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 #

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.  Please do not try to register on your smart phone or mini-tablet as it takes too long to enter the information and 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 Goshen!

 

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

 

Merry Christmas from the Tiffin Allegro Club

 

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The Tiffin Allegro Club sends heart-felt thanks and appreciation for a wonderful 2017!  May you be blessed and enjoy this holiday season with family and friends.  The Club office as well as all other departments of Tiffin Motorhomes will be closed until Tuesday, January 2, 2018 to allow our associates time with their family and friends.  We wish you safe travels and wonderful adventures in 2018!

Tiffin Allegro Club – Fall 2017 Rally – Salem, OR

TIFFIN ALLEGRO CLUB

FALL 2017 RALLY

SALEM, OREGON

By:  Sally Moore

Early Fall 2017 saw a steady stream of beautiful Tiffin coaches making their way to the Oregon State Fairgrounds in Salem, Oregon for our last rally of 2017.  The fall foliage was just beginning to peak and with snow on the mountaintops, it was a beautiful time of year.  We hosted 300 coaches from across the USA and Canada for a week of fun, fellowship and comradery.  The weather was as close to perfect as one could expect!  Crisp, cool mornings and sunny afternoons were delightful.  B. Young RV brought several Tiffin coaches to show our owners and made many folks very happy by helping them move into the coach of their dreams.  Thank you B. Young and all of your great staff for being a part of our rally.

Our volunteers came early to help the Tiffin staff get everything ready for the rally.  WE LOVE OUR VOLUNTEERS!  They pay to come to the rally and then work hard all week to be sure everyone has a good time just as they do!  Our volunteers are fantastic!

As soon as coaches arrived, guests made their way to the Tiffin Store to stock up on the newest Tiffin swag and receive their agendas and welcome bag of gifts.  Everyone gathered in the Jackman Long Building on Monday evening for a delicious meal followed by welcoming remarks by Bob Tiffin and Kelly Moore.   We appreciate the support of Bob Tiffin, Tim Tiffin and the management from Tiffin Motorhomes for our rallies!   Door prizes were awarded and everyone enjoyed a few games of Tiffin Allegro Bingo.  We couldn’t have bingo night without our official “Bingo Experts”, Tom & Pat Webber!  Prizes were awarded with much fun and laughter.  All veterans were recognized and celebrated during the evening.  We salute our veterans and thank you for your service to our nation!

Tuesday morning saw several of our energetic souls out for an early morning power walk around the fairgrounds to get the blood flowing before our big country 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 as well as a jack-o-lantern decorating contest.  It’s always interesting to see the crafts that RVers make while touring the country in their Tiffin coach.

Ice cream was enjoyed by everyone in the new coach display.   This was a great opportunity to visit with one another and share travel experiences.  Tuesday night we welcomed old friends of Bob and Judy Tiffin, Charles Suniga and the Angels.  Charles was successful in bringing Bob to the stage for an Elvis impersonation complete with the famous sunglasses.  Tim Tiffin, General Manager of Tiffin Motorhomes addressed the group Tuesday night.  This was the first rally to be attended by Tim and Lynn Tiffin and we were delighted they came across country to be with us.

Wednesday morning saw our dedicated walkers out and about very early enjoying the beautiful sunrise again.  Interesting seminars were held in the Jackman Long Building and Cascade Hall.  Everyone gathered at noon for a Tailgate Buffet of delicious grilled burgers and hot dogs with all the trimmings.

Owners were invited to participate in our “Fall Harvest” site decoration contest.  Lots of originality and thought went into this.  We were treated to everything from a real, live scarecrow to crops grown in southern Alabama and a corn maze for old people!   Tiffin Allegro gift certificates were awarded to the winners.  Thanks to everyone who participated!

The Young Bucs treated us to a wonderful concert after dinner on Wednesday evening.  This multi-talented group is from the Oregon coast area and performed many of the hits from the 50’s & 60’s.

On Thursday morning, everyone gathered in the Jackman Long 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.  B. Young 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!!

Thursday evening brought an end to our festivities.  After another delicious meal, more fantastic Tiffin door prizes and Red Bay stories by Kelly Moore, everyone enjoyed entertainment by Danny Vernon, Elvis tribute artist.  Danny presented a fantastic show complete with scarves presented to many lucky ladies!

A special round of heartfelt thanks goes out to the hard working service technicians from Tiffin’s & B.Young 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!  The schedule for our upcoming rallies in 2018 has been announced and you can see it at www.TiffinSideroads.com.  These rallies will sell-out so make note of the on-sale date & time so you don’t get left out.  Happy trails!

 

 

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

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