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Clueless 09-14-2016 09:56 PM

2017 Shipshewana Not So Mini Rally
 
We are planning another Shipshewana mini Rally beginning Wednesday June 7, 2017 until Sunday June 11, 2017 in Shipshewana Indiana. The Rally Location will once again be the Shipshewana North Campground and Cabins (wanabees note, there are a few cabins available here). The website for the campground is http://www.shipshewanacampgroundnorth.com (check out the cool Drone video of the campground full of Bluebirds on this website), and the phone number is (260) 768-7770. Ask for Uma or Sam and tell them you are with the Bluebird Group. You can also drop my name if need be.

PLEASE MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS BY PHONE AS THERE ARE ADVANTAGES FOR BLUEBIRDS MAKING PHONE RESERVATIONS. ON-LINE RESERVATIONS HAVE SOME STRINGS ATTACHED. DON’T MAKE RESERVATIONS ON LINE.

This is an older campground with mostly 30 amp sites, but a few 50 Amp pull through sites are available. Hopefully we have planned it early enough that we won’t need much air conditioning. We really like this campground as it is quiet and has an ice cream store right on the site. They really like us too.

What do we do at this rally you ask? We plan nothing except one event that will likely involve a carry in dinner. Once again there will be a night at Rowland and Joanne’s Arcade, and maybe a dinner or 2 out. We don’t have awards, and we don’t plan tech sessions. We plan nothing because this is the Rally where the Boys go shopping. You read it right, there are several, many, a bunch of surplus stores within striking distance, and we come back with car fulls of RV trinkets. Some spend thousands, others spend some. The girls, if they trust us to be alone with credit cards, go to town with their own credit cards and shop in all of the quaint little Amish shops.

Shipshewana also has a huge flea market every week on Tuesday and Wednesday. You can google that to get the details if you are interested. You may have to come early to go there, but don’t spend all of your money there because there are other, better things to buy.

This location offers other services.
National RV Refrigeration. Many ‘Bird owners can’t say enough about Leon. Each year Leon works on several Bluebirds. He’s the go to guy for refrigerator problems as several Woggers can attest. His price is more than fair, he does a really good job, and he’s right next door to the campground. His website is http://www.fixyourfridge.com. If you have a need here, call Leon for an appointment and to make sure he has enough time to get what you need.

Stuarts Service in Elkhart is an authorized HWH repair facility. The website is http://www.rvleveling.com. You really need to call ahead here for an appointment as it seems they have limited hours. The phone number is on the website.

Ramco Mirrors is close by in Elkhart, and bird mirrors have been rebuilt here.

Mr. Wrench Service and Repair 260-768-4216 is a Powertech Service Center


There are also lots of other RV related manufacturers around the Elkhart area and this is only a half hour away. Lambright’s for furniture is a popular spot, and Bradd and Hall is also nearby. Check the display ad section of your FMCA magazine for information.

Looking forward to seeing you there !!!

birds_first 09-14-2016 11:06 PM

Sorry we might not be able to make it, we have an auction the 1st & 3rd Wednesday of the month. Enjoy!

rshrimp 09-15-2016 07:35 PM

Rowland and Joanne’s Arcade is worth the trip, let alone the surplus stores. I can't thank them enough for inviting us and if you go and are not amazed, I'll give you your money back!

Ironbutt62 09-15-2016 08:00 PM

Right now Michelle and I are planning to attend. Will check on cancellation policy before reserving. Retirement plans should firm up by end of year.

isp2952 09-15-2016 09:58 PM

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Originally Posted by Ironbutt62 (Post 354718)
Right now Michelle and I are planning to attend. Will check on cancellation policy before reserving. Retirement plans should firm up by end of year.

Deet, I don't think you will be sorry about coming. As far as cancellation policy goes, Sam the owner of the campground, is pretty generous, especially with this group. He kind of likes us and treats us pretty well. I don't think it will be an issue unless it is literally a last minute cancellation. Even then Sam might not have a problem with it. They do have campground hosts that run the place during the day at times and they may have to go by whatever Sam's general policy is. I'm sure we can work something out should it come to that.

birds_first 09-15-2016 11:11 PM

If anyone wants to stay in the area after the rally I'd like to suggest moving over to Howe, IN at the Grand View Bend Campground, water, 30/50 amp service and a dump station on site for about $17 a night (Passport America). You're still close enough to the area's surplus houses if their not sold out:). Howe offers good restaurants, ice-cream shop and it is only a few miles to Sturgis, Michigan. It's not a resort park but it's quiet, convenient and a good place to wind down for those not in a big hurry to get home. It's only about 15 miles to Shipshewana.

CWDLB62 09-16-2016 07:21 AM

Good Times
 
Dave Jim
We plan on coming again
Still have some parts shopping to do and ice cream eating too.
Also the goods times with Bird folks.:)

isp2952 09-16-2016 07:29 AM

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Originally Posted by CWDLB62 (Post 354766)
Dave Jim
We plan on coming again
Still have some parts shopping to do and ice cream eating too.
Also the goods times with Bird folks.:)

Carl looking forward to seeing you and Dona again as always.:)

Clueless 09-16-2016 08:42 AM

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Originally Posted by Ironbutt62 (Post 354718)
Right now Michelle and I are planning to attend. Will check on cancellation policy before reserving. Retirement plans should firm up by end of year.

Make your reservations by phone!!!! The cancellation policy is better that way especially for the Bluebirds.

iamflagman 09-16-2016 12:48 PM

I'll be in site #51 and Bud the Beagle and I will be terrorizing the campground in our golf cart.:eek::rolleyes:


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