Friday, April 23, 2010

Saturday April 17, 2010-Rayford Crossing Resort

Saturday morning began with coffee for me, both in the rally hall with some of the Heartlanders as well as the "regulars" that come down and at my trailer. A few folks came by and had some coffee but we didn't do anything for breakfast. We just hung out with our Heartland friends.

Several people looked at the two display units from Ron Hoover RV's. There was a beautiful gray Big Country fifth wheel and a conventional white Big Country that had been traded in by one of our attendees. This used one was to be used by the salesman to sleep in but his wife was ill so he left the park to go home to care for her.

About noon, we all went to the rally hall for the lunch of sandwiches and chips that was furnished by Ron Hoover RV's. Unfortunately, some of the sub sandwiches were still frozen but people put then into the microwave to warm them and everyone enjoyed their lunch.

After lunch, Jim Beletti told us about his news from the factory. He gave a brief history of Heartland and of their present standings. They are a six year old company and are currently at #3 in fifth wheel sales. Overall, they are showing increases in sales in all lines and recently bought the rights to some of the Fleetwood names, so there will be some new Heartland trailers with old familiar names someday.

Jim Gratz showed us some videos of trailer maintenance that he got at a class he took. Some were very good and some were basic knowledge but I think several people stayed to watch them.

We all came back to the rally hall at 6 o'clock for our potluck dinner. As usual, the food was great and there was more than we could eat. Most of us ate more than we should have but it was sooo good.

After supper, we had more entertainment from DannyLee and Sue Jean. Jim and I were also joined by Bette McGee, who did very well for herself. It was a great way to end the last night of the rally.

So long.

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