Have you ever been to an RV rally? Well this was our first big one, and it was a great learning experience.
Last week we attended the 60th annual Escapade, sponsored by Escapees RV club. Set in Rock Springs, WY, we gathered with over 1,400 other RVers for learning and community.
While not earth-shattering, we found the event to be informative. We learned a few new things, but mostly we clarified how to do RVing most effectively and safely. After almost 2 years on the road, we realized we knew more than we thought.
What did we learn? Steve focused on maintenance and safety topics, like RV plumbing, weight management, tires, and refrigeration. I focused on trip planning, technology, finances, and fun. I learned about the annual sugar beet harvest in Minnesota and Michigan, (and decided that kind of seasonal work is not for us), and I learned to knit (kind of).
Escapade features a marketplace and small RV show. We aren’t really in the market for anything at this point but it’s always fun to look at new rigs and shop for accessories.
One of the best things about a rally is the evening entertainment and daily happy hours hosted by sponsors. There was live music every day and free drinks were plentiful. Along the way we met a variety of people, from all walks of life.
Escapees has a great program called Smart Weigh which we took advantage of. From the process we got the official height and weight of our rig, which allows us to ensure we can safely travel down the road.
With all the learning and socializing, the week flew by. If you are thinking about getting into RVing or just enjoy learning about the lifestyle, we would definitely recommend Escapade.