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Clueless 09-10-2019 07:07 PM

2020 Shipshewana Not So Mini Rally
We are planning another Shipshewana mini Rally beginning Wednesday June 3, 2020 until Sunday June 7, 2020 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.


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. He does air conditioners too. 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 !!!

Clueless 09-10-2019 07:09 PM

Rally Schedule
We always call this an unorganized rally, but over the years we have acquired some habits so there is a loose schedule. Check the whiteboard by the campground office for more details. Vaguely, the schedule will be as follows:

Wednesday - late afternoon meet and greet. Bring heavy appetizers and drinks. (Think Happy Hour)

Thursday. - Afternoon Paddling trip down Christiana Creek weather permitting for those who do this kind of thing. Bring your own Kayak or canoe.

No formal dinner plans so you are on your own. The Essenhaus in
Middlebury has food and the Thursday nite Cruise in is always a
Popular place for hot rod nostalgia.

Friday - Potluck Dinner

Saturday - Game night at Rowland and Joanne Ross's arcade. Bring munchies and Drinks

Sunday - Exchange contact information with your new friends, say farewell, and Have a safe trip to your next destination.

First timers don't be bashful. There will be lots of old timers to answer your questions or steer you to the good shopping. Just ask!!!

Randy Dupree 09-10-2019 09:04 PM

This is a great rally!
I love the salvage shopping centers!
I'm not sure if i can make it,but i may!

MohTechy 09-10-2019 09:50 PM

Had a great time there this year. If we don't head west next year I'll be planning on heading up.

atckip 09-11-2019 06:39 AM

Dave didn't even mention...donuts and ice cream!

djcash 09-11-2019 10:24 AM

Lynn and I just made reservations. Having gotten our first rally under our belt and meeting so many nice folks, thanks Dave and Barb Ross - Ludington "End of Summer", we are ready for another.

Fujimo 09-11-2019 02:18 PM

Did someone mention they have ice cream, just can't remember where it's located, will see if Murphy can help.

isp2952 09-11-2019 06:38 PM


Originally Posted by Fujimo (Post 464115)
Did someone mention they have ice cream, just can't remember where it's located, will see if Murphy can help.

Coming from the guy that was parked right next to it:eek::D:D:D:D

Bill Pape 09-11-2019 06:42 PM


Originally Posted by Fujimo (Post 464115)
Did someone mention they have ice cream, just can't remember where it's located, will see if Murphy can help.

we ate it all

kg4rrx 10-31-2019 04:53 PM

Made reservations today.

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