RV rallies are a great place to learn all sorts of skills that make the RVing experience all the better. Rallies offer many opportunities to learn the ins and outs of RVing as well as provide access to vendors and the newest products and advancements available on the market.
Most large RV rallies will present on RV related topics such as driving, safety, cleaning, cooking, maintenance, resorts, and much more. These are especially helpful if new to the RV community or even for the casual RVer. When attending a seminar you’ll want to check and be sure that it isn’t a product demo (infomercial). Do your research and spend your time wisely!
RV maintenance is often offered by RV manufacturers and related companies at most rallies. RV companies bring technicians and basic replacement parts to rallies as a complementary service to bring in more event-goers. Depending on the rally, RV Technicians will perform basic maintenance and repairs free of charge or for a minimal fee. However, if you’ve got a significant issue that needs addressing, you shouldn’t expect to get it fixed at a RV rally. Major repairs won’t be available, and you’ll want to schedule an appointment with a trusted auto repair shop. But if you have some routine maintenance needing taking care of on your RV, make sure to sign up for this service early!
Rallies are the best places to really compare specs and prices if you’re in the market for a new RV or RV related product. You can take advantage of the fact that many company representatives are available to speak with in person to answer any questions you might have. In addition, should you be looking for renovations or repairs on your RV, those same representatives can then quote you on potential services they have available. You won’t know unless you ask, so don’t be afraid to engage with the vendors and exhibitors in attendance.
Most rallies offer a Safe Driving Course, usually presented by insurance companies. This may be very helpful if you have not had any training in driving an RV. Some RV insurance providers even offer an insurance discount for drivers who have completed this training, though this is subject to your individual insurance company’s policies. You can also learn how to get your RV weighed, which helps you determine your tire and hauling needs going forward and keep you safe on the road.
These are just a few of the things you can learn while at an RV rally, and for the RV enthusiasts, they can turn out to be just plain fun to attend. Spending some time with the people and vendors within the RV industry can be invaluable, and the connections and friends within the RV community you’ll make will last you a lifetime.
For more information on any of your RV needs or maintenance and repairs, contact the team at Henderson’s Line-Up in Grants Pass, Oregon to book an appointment. You won’t regret it!
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