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Old 04-14-2013, 04:58 PM   #1
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North Central Rally

We are getting closer to our first scheduled rally at Poncho's Pond in Ludington Mi. We really hope you are planning to come. It is always nice to meet and get to know other Dutchmen owners. After all we do have something in common. As we begin planning the activities I really need to have a count of the people that will be attending. Plus if you haven't yet made your reservation, please do so. There is about a month or so left prior to Poncho's Pond releasing the reserved sites. Also, if there is anything anyone would like to do let me know and I will try to incorporate it in the activities.

I would also like to post the names of the people attending. Seeing names may even draw your friends, well hopefully! Lol.

Hope everyone livi up north is getting ready from the camping season. We were in Nashville last weekend and it was spectacular. Plus everything was uneventful which is always nice.
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Old 04-14-2013, 05:13 PM   #2
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Bill - Have our reservation called in and deposit sent. Waiting for the comp to come back from Nan (Nancy). Expect just the two of us for the event. Plan on arriving there on the 19th so we can spend an evening with our son and family who live in Ludington. Oh Ya! You wanted names so that would be Laura and myself! No pets!
Anything else you need let me know.
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Old 04-15-2013, 02:09 AM   #3
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The North Rally get together in Michigan is when?
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Old 04-15-2013, 12:40 PM   #4
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Here is the informtion on the Rally.

Dutchmen Owners North Central Chapter Rally
June 20th – June 23rd
Where: Poncho’s Pond RV Park (Poncho's Pond: Ludington, MI Camping at its best!)
5335 West Wallace Road
Ludington, Mi 49431
1-888-308-6602 or (231) 845-6655
Cost: $34.00 (Dutchmen’s Owners Club Rate)
Call to make your reservation. Deposit is 1 night. Make sure
Say your with the Dutchmen Rally for the rate!
To keep the $34.00 rate on arrival you will need to pay
with cash or check. They are waving the credit card fees.
Reservations close May 1st
Planned events: Friday optional dinner at a local restaurant TBA
After dinner meet and greet around the fire.
Sat. Pot Luck (Bring your favorite dish)
More to come.
Things to do around Ludington www.visitludington.com
- SS Badger - Stearns Beach
- Light Houses - Sandcastles Children Museum
- Waterfront Park - Ludington State Park
This is the first Dutchmen North Central Chapter Rally and we
Really hope you make the time to come. It is great to build a
community of owners. As you make your reservations please
let me know your attending with names, numbers and what type
of RV.
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Old 04-15-2013, 01:58 PM   #5
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Hi Bill,
We have our reservation called in and deposit sent. Just the two of us & the bike for the event. Arriving on the 20th. Also, will SOBs be allowed to attend? If so, we may have some others interested. Anything else you need just let us know.
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Absolutely SOB'ers can attend.
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Old 04-15-2013, 05:51 PM   #7
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Great,,,
Do we let them know to register as Dutchmen group?
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Yes let them know. It should be $34.00
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Unlike the Heartland owners Club there is not a fee to join, so I see no reason why they cannot pay the reduced rate.

Also, in case people were not aware SOB means some other brand.
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As in my previous post we are unable to attend this one...but will be there in spirit.

Any thought of formally inviting a Rep from Dutchmen head office or locally for a meet greet or ( scare and tear) to the rally??

Bill... Thanks for organizing this event, it takes a lot of time and energy and your efforts are truly appreciated......can wait to see the pics.

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PS.... no doubt your wife helped too....thanks to her as well
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Yes I was going to invite a rep. I met one last year in Hershey Pa and we have stayed in touch. I was also going to invite a somewhat local dealer. I just hope we get some more people to attend.
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Old 04-17-2013, 09:21 PM   #13
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Can we search the forum for owners in & around Michigan that might be interested in the Rally but might not have known to look here?
Maybe we could send them a message.
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As much as we would love to attend, we will be there in spirit with Coops. With my wife being gone that weekend and just getting back from a 2 week trip the weekend before it won't work out this year. And I was looking forward to the ferry ride too!

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Dave,

That is a great idea, but I don't know if that is possible or not. I have posed the question and we will see.
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Hi Bill,
We have our reservation called in and deposit sent. Just the two of us & the bike for the event. Arriving on the 20th. Also, will SOBs be allowed to attend? If so, we may have some others interested. Anything else you need just let us know.
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Hi Bill,
As things have come-up for us in June we will have to cancel out for the rally, but we are hoping for next year.
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Well sad to say we are going to cancel/postpone the rally. There were only a few that registered then all but two of us cancelled out. That's too bad, but I will try again maybe later in the year. I had contacted one of the factory reps who was hoping to stop by just for an afternoon, but told him to not come.

If I can plan one for later in the season please give me input as to where you would like to have one. What state or campground, etc.

Hope everyone has a great camping season and we can begin having rally's. The more people we have the better vocie we have with Dutchmen. Also is anyone going to the National RV Show in Hershey?
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Old 05-28-2013, 04:41 PM   #18
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Bill,
We are new folks to the Dutchman site and rallies are just what we are looking for! Not enough time to come to MI in June we are already booked in Northern Wisconsin.

I intend to stay in touch but have lots of trouble logging in. Do you ever think of going to Amana, IA RV park for a rally? They have great facilities and room for lots of people.

Thanks for all the work I know you do.

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Louie,

I have never looked at Ia as an option. I must admit it was a little dis-hearting trying to setup the first rally and only 3 others responded then 2 cancelled out. Of course then I cancelled. I'm hoping as more people com on to the site we will have more interest. I was a previous Heartland Owner and they had rally's all the time that were very well attended. Of course they had over 1500 in the owners club and it was sponsored by Heartland. We even worked a table at the Hershey RV Show for them. I will try to setup another rally, but not sure if it will be this year. I'm now pretty booked for the summer.
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Bill and Sallie,
Sorry to hear the rally didn't work at this time. The Ludington RV park looks like a great destination and we are thinking of trying to get there this year yet. We were at Amana RV park a couple years ago and a Heartland Rally was there. I have never seen so many big fivers in my life. The park holds about 500 and half of them were Heartland people.

I am intending to print up a flyer of some sort for the Dutchman North Central Club abd hand them out to anybody I see that has a Dutchman product. It always helps to have a personal touch for an invitation. I have hopes for getting more people together, it just takes time. It would help to gather for a reason like Octoberfest in Amana or a state fair or maybe even a big craft sale . Amana has all those things but the park is pretty crude compared to Ludington.

I will keep in touch, hope to cross paths sometime. Are you going anywhere for winter or part of the winter?

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