After the iffy weather earlier in the week, Thursday and Friday were beautiful.
Oh, I forgot to mention yesterday that Renee, a recruiter from Dollywood here in Pigeon Forge, came by during our morning coffee time to do a short presentation about workamping opportunities - Dollywood Work Campers.
Today was supposed to be a half day, with three hours of Basic Maintenance seminars.
- Engine/Chassis, Tires & Wheels, Axles, Brakes, & Exterior
- Batteries, Appliances, & Generators
- Plumbing System, Propane System, & Safety Considerations
This was one day when the details in the handouts would be especially helpful.
We got through the seminars fairly quickly, although we spent a lot of time emphasizing how important battery care and maintenance is and explaining how the RV batteries affect so many functions in an RV.
In fact, we finished early enough that Bill N. could present his "TV On The Road" seminar. Bill wasn't scheduled to do seminars at this Rally since we were so tight on time, but some folks knew that he had done a couple of presentations in the past, and there was interest in his Alaska seminar.
So, we had already scheduled the Alaska seminar for 2:00 this afternoon, and I sprung the TV seminar on him this morning. He, of course, graciously agreed even on the short notice.
After the morning session, several folks headed out for lunch, to do a tour of the fifth wheels on display (courtesy of RVs For Less), ....
and to explore the local area.
Linda had scheduled 28 RV weighings for Sunday, Monday, & Tuesday, and this afternoon was also a chance for us to weigh tow vehicles in order to have a base weight to calculate the pin and tongue weights when we weigh the truck/trailer combinations on departure days. We knocked that out in an hour or so.
Several attendees returned at 2:00 for the Alaska seminar, and Bill presented travel tips, route options, and details from their recent experience.
After that, everyone was on their own for the afternoon and evening. The "free" day is a chance for everyone to take a break before we finish up with a long Saturday and then breakfast and departures on Sunday.
Linda & I retreated to our rig and had a simple, relaxing evening. I did spend a couple hours adding some photos to tomorrow's seminars, but mostly we rested.
Tomorrow, we have our final three seminars in the morning, attendee "Open Houses" in the afternoon, another catered dinner, the Kentucky Derby, and our Derby-themed party with a hat contest, the finals of our horse races, and music and dancing to end the night.
It should be fun. :)