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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Quartzsite TRVN Rally -- Activities

There were many activities at the rally.  Many people did what you come to Quartzsite to do…….. shop at the flea markets and the ‘big tent’ for RV supplies and Travel information.  I only got a few ‘shopping’ pictures…..

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On Sunday, many of the guys gathered in coaches with the correct satellite channels and watched the playoff games.  At the same time, some of the ladies gathered in other coaches, and played cards…….

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On Thursday night, many of us who had been in Quartzsite together previously, went to the Grubstake Restaurant for dinner.  Here are some pictures……

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One of the planned activities at the rally was a fire safety presentation by Mac McCoy, AKA Mac the Fire Guy.  He made an impression on many of us, and ended up selling a lot of fire safety equipment.  Patsy and I bought four fire extinguishers for the Bus, plus an extinguisher for the Norcold refrigerator compartment, and a large one for the diesel engine compartment.  Here are some pictures….

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We also had some spontaneous entertainment.  Mike and Karen Vaughn arrived at the rally with a rock chip that expanded into a crack in the windshield on their 2007 Phaeton.  While at the big tent, they found a booth for COACH GLASS, the company that furnishes the glass windshields for Tiffin.   A truck arrived with the windshield, and several us sat around and watched the work…. expecting to see the new windshield crash to the ground or at least be sloppily installed.  Neither happened, and in fact, the guys did a great installation…… real clean and professional.  I used to think that if I needed a new windshield, the only place that I would go, would be the Tiffin factory in Red Bay.  With the job that these guys did in the middle of the desert, I think I would rather go to their shop.

The guy on the right is John Tokatly, the president of the company.


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Mike Vaugh trying to look ‘relaxed’, while this is happening!!

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The Karen and Mike looking through “no windshield”….

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Clean-up and preparation for the new glass…..

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We had a great time at this rally, and I think everybody else did as well.

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