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    • 21 Feb 2019
    • 11:30 AM
    • Victoria Palms Restaurant Donna TX

    RVG luncheon is scheduled for 2/21/2019 at Victoria Palms Restaurant which is located in Victoria Palms Resort in Donna Texas.  It will begin at 11:30 am.  They have a various assortment of entrees most less than $10.  Karen Buffington has graciously set this up and has agreed to oversee the event.  If you have any questions regarding the venue please feel free to contact Karen at  

    ***NOTE:  If you are coming to the luncheon from outside of Victoria Palms Park,  please use the 600 Kingston Way, Donna Texas Address. That address will take you to the Motel/Inn-Restaurant entrance for the public, and also where there are many more parking spots. Thanks!

    • 07 Mar 2019
    • 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM (CST)
    • Wolf Bay Restaurant, 20801 Mifflin Rd., Foley, AL 36535

        All DRV Owners welcome at the Lower Alabama DRV Luncheon

     Everyone will order off the menu on their own.

    Come and join us for a time of  fellowship and sharing. 

    Respond by March 1 to Bill and Jody at 678-353-4359 or Paul and Margie at 260-224-8642

    • 08 Apr 2019
    • 13 Apr 2019
    • Sugar Sands RV Resort, Gulf Shores AL
    • 0
    Registration is closed


    Thanks for the Amazing Response!

    Contact Karen directly ( if you wish to attend so she can add you to a waitlist

    HOSTS: Karen & Gary Buffington

    Co-Hosts: Al and Janet Hinds

    Sugar Sands RV Resort, Gulf Shores, Alabama

    Call Brittany at 251-968-2223 


    April 8th - April 13th

    (Arriving Monday, leaving Saturday morning)

    Come join us as we will have a fun and busy week exploring the beautiful coastal area of Alabama.

     Your Sugar Sands sites will feature full hookups, including 30/50 amp power, water/sewer, and WiFi!  Each site has a 22′ x 60′ concrete pad.

     Rv Resort Rally price is $53.95 per night or you can extend the stay for 7 days (weekly rate) for $320.00, plus you can get 3 extra days after that at rally price for up to 10 days total.  A $59.00 deposit required to book, balance due on arrival.  (Cost for activities will be sent out by email later in the year once it is determined the price/per person).

     *There will be a separate Room by the pool set aside for Ladies who might want to do a craft or a sewing project.

    Call Brittany at 251-968-2223 Tell her it’s the SOITC/DRV Rally for the dates above.

    Here is a tentative list of the week’s activities:

    ***Catered southern BBQ

    ***Dolphin Cruise (Dolphins Guaranteed) with our own private Chartered Boat!

    ***Visit the Naval Air Museum in Pensacola-the world’s largest Naval Aviation museum and one of the most-visited museums in the state of Florida.

    See The EXCITING world-famous Blue Angels Practicing at NAS Pensacola, and meet and greet with some of the Pilots!

    ***Donuts and Coffee Breakfast before you set out on your adventure.

    ***AG and Mary Ann’s Famous Waffle Breakfast!

    Golfers, enjoy the beauty of the Craft Farms Golf Resort with 36 holes of golf designed by the golf icon, Arnold Palmer located just minutes away from Fort Morgan and the beautiful white sand beaches of Gulf Shores, Alabama. You will find 15 other golf courses to choose from in the area.

    The Coast is full of historical and new attractions such as the new Park “Owa” which features Wahlburgers and a Paula Dean Kitchen coming soon! There’s Fort Morgan, Take a ferry to Dauphin Island, The possibilities, endless.

    Shoppers, enjoy the Tanger Outlet in Foley and of course who can resist a stop at Lamberts-Home of the Throwed Rolls!  And…The Newly relocated and built, Old Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo is just a few minutes away.

    So Much to see…..So little Time!

    • 08 Apr 2019
    • 5:00 PM
    • 13 Apr 2019
    • 10:00 AM
    • Alsatian RV and Golf Resort Castroville, TX


    The Alsatian RV Resort in Castroville, Texas is a Good Sam 10/10/10 rated exclusive luxury RV park and golf resort just minutes from San Antonio, TX out from the hustle and bustle of the city but only 30 minutes from The River Walk, The Alamo and just minutes from local flowing rivers.

    Please be sure to register for the actual event Here.  This insures you are accounted for in our event planning and notices of updates about the event.

    Please also call the park to reserve your site at  830-931-9190, we have 35 sites available.

    Castroville is a city rich in history dating back to 1844 when the town was founded by Henri Castro. The first European emigrant settlers in this area were mostly Catholic farmers from Alsace, a region of France, brought over to fulfill Castro’s contract to colonize vacant Texas Land.

    If you enjoy historic towns and the tranquil sounds of nature then this is the rally for you.

    Things to do during the rally

    • 96 historic homes, walking or driving tours
    • Castroville Pottery- offers a variety of elegant ceramics, rustic pottery, folk art and fine gifts made by artisans from across south Texas.
    • Steinbach House-Visit the Alsatian Steinbach house originally built in Wahlbach, France between 1618 and 1648. The house was relocated to Castroville in 1998 and continues to make history.
    • Landmark Inn State Historic site
    • Several boutiques for shopping
    • San Antonio river walk only 30 minutes away.

    There will be a schedule of events emailed to all attendees closer to the rally.

    • 24 Jun 2019
    • 11:00 AM
    • 29 Jun 2019
    • 11:00 AM
    • Elkhart Campground, Elkhart, IN
    • 15


    2019 SOITC International Rally

    June 24-29, 2019

    Elkhart Campground, Elkhart, IN

    Now Open To Registration

    Look Below for Agenda/Schedule for Rally

    Fee includes 5 nights of full hook up camping with 50 Amp service all activities and seminars and select catered meals (TBA)

    If you would rather pay the deposit of 150.00 only, or full amount via check, please send a check made out to SOITC to:
          Margie McClellan, P.O. Box 589, Huntington, IN  46750  
    (our Board Designated person to handle club check deposits)

    If arriving before 6/24 or staying after 6/29, Elkhart Campground has assured us that sites will be available and the rally price will apply.   HOWEVER, as with many northern campgrounds, Elkhart closes during the winter months.  They will be available to take reservations Jan. 26th and thereafter.  SOITC will send an email to all registrants on Jan. 26, 2019 as a reminder to all that they can call Elkhart Campground to reserve pre-rally and/or post-rally sites.

    Please join us for the 2019 SOITC International Rally.  Details will follow as they develop but we are planning on maintenance and system operation seminars from DRV suppliers, on site vendors, catered meals and group activities and DRV technical support.                                                               

    14thAnnual Suites Owners International Travel Club (SOITC) Rally

    Elkhart, Indiana

    Rally Theme:              Our RV Roots  

    Location:                     Elkhart Campground 

                                        25608 Co. Rd. 4

                                        Elkhart, Indiana 46514

    Dates:                          Monday 06/24/19 to Saturday 06/29/19

    We are please to announce as part of DRV and SOITC’s ongoing positive relationship DRV service technicians will be onsite at our Rally providing minor repairs at no cost to our Rally attendees.  Please contact Ed Fry at EdFry@DRVSuites.comto arrange your service appointment at the Rally.

    Free Time Suggestions:

    Shipshewana Flee Market open Tuesday and Wednesday

    RV/MH Hall of Fame Museum (located 5 miles from our Rally location)  SOITC has arranged for our attendees to visit the museum at a group rate of $8.00 per person. Please show your nametag or SOITC membership card.

    Saturday, June 22ndPre Rally

    10AM - 3:00PM        Vender Setup

    11:00AM                    Pre Rally Luncheon All-You-Can-Eat family Style

                                        Blue Gate Restaurant – Theater – Inn – Shops

                                        105 E. Middlebury St., Shipshewana, IN. 46565 260-768-4725

    1:00PM                       Pre Rally Show  - A Simple Sanctuary 

                                        Pre Rally Event Blue Gate Restaurant – Theater – Inn – Shops

      Note – Reservations Required. We must provide a head count in                                      advance.  Deadline for Reservations April 15, 2019 Please see:

    Sunday, June 23rd   Pre Rally

    10AM - 3:00PM        Vender Setup

    Monday, June 24th

    8:00AM - 9:00AM     Continental Breakfast

    8:00AM - 4:00PM     Rally Registration

    8:00AM - 11:00AM   Crafts Signup at registration

    10AM   - 12N            SOITC Board meeting, SOITC members welcome

    12noon                        Lunch on your own

    1:00PM - 2:00PM      Seminar - Don Wiesehan, Tire Pressure Monitoring

    2:00PM - 3:00PM      Seminar - Randy McMann, Dexter Axel and Disc Brakes

    3:00PM - 4:00PM      Seminar - Gary Wheeler, MORryde

    1:00PM - 5:00PM      Crafts - Location TBD

    4:00PM - 5:00PM      1stTimer / Newcomers Meeting – All Attendees Welcome

    5:30PM - 6:00PM      Welcome

    6:00PM - 8:00PM      Dinner Catered 

    Tuesday, June 25th

    7:30AM - 5:00PM     Venders Open

    8:00AM - 9:00AM     Continental Breakfast

    9:00AM - 10:00AM   Seminar - John McLaughlin, SkyMed

    10:00AM - 11AM      Travel time to DRV – Truck pooling encouraged

    11:00AM - 3:00PM   DRV Day at the Factory, Lunch Provided by DRV 

                                        0160 W 750 N Howe, IN.

                                        Dinner on your own

    7:00PM                       Open House – Showcase and share your DRV, modifications,                                            storage solutions, whatever we can share and to help one another.

                                        There will be a sign up sheet at registration to participate. 

     Wednesday June 26th 

    7:30AM - 5:00PM     Venders Open

    8:00AM - 9:00AM     Continental Breakfast

    9:00AM - 5:00PM     Crafts location TBD

    9:00AM - 10AM        Seminar - Andrea Graves, DRV Décor and Design

    10AM    - 11:30AM   Seminar – Gary Baecker, G&L RV Specialties, WashWaxAll,                                              Water filtration, water softening and more.

    11:30AM - 12:30PMSeminar – Trey Sellman, RV Safety and Education Foundation                                           (RVSEF) Understanding RV Weight and Tire Safety

    12:30PM  - 1PM        Lunch on your own

    1:00PM - 2:00PM      Seminar – Bill Codwise, “Behind The Grey Doors” of your DRV

    2:00PM - 3:00PM      Seminar – Bill Codwise, DRV Fixes and Modifications

    5:30PM – 6:00PM     Election of National SOITC Officer – Vice President

    6:00PM - 10:00PM    Dinner and Entertainment

    Thursday June 27th 

    7:30AM – 5:00PM     Venders Open

    8:00AM – 9:00AM    Continental Breakfast

    9:00AM – 5:00PM     Crafts 

    9:30AM                      Depart MORryde Factory – truck pooling encouraged 

    10:00AM – 3:00PM   MORyde Factory - lunch provided by MORyde

    6:00PM                       Dinner on your own

    Friday, June 28th

    7:30AM - 5:00PM     Venders Open

    8:00AM - 9:00AM     Continental Breakfast

    9:00AM – 10AM       Seminar - Jody Codwise, SOITC Wild Apricot Website

    10AM   - 12noon       SOITC International and Regional Meetings

                                        Election of South Central Regional Director

    12noon  - 1:00PM      Lunch on your own

    1:00PM – 2:00PM     DRV Q&A meeting with DRV corporate personnel

    2:00PM – 5:00PM     Free time

    5:00PM – 9:00PM     Banquet Catered Dinner 

                                        50/50 and other drawings.

    Saturday, June 29th 

    7:00AM – 9:00AM    Farwell Continental Breakfast 

    8:00                             RV Safety and Education Foundation (RVSEF) weighing.   

    The cost to have your Truck and Trailer weighed by wheel position is $60 and will be done by appointment on Saturday morning when departing the event. For more information about weighing your RV by wheel position weighing and to make an appointment see;


    Time TBD                  SOITC Board Meeting 

    Time TBD                  Possible hot dog roast in afternoon, evening for anyone staying.

    Revised 01/20/18

    Click on the Blue Gate Link Below to Find Out More Information on Our Pre-Rally Event!

    BlueGate “Pre-Rally Event Information and Form


    • 10 Jul 2019
    • 3:00 PM
    • 17 Jul 2019
    • 10:30 AM
    • Spearfish, South Dakota
    • 9

    Join Us In The Beautiful Black Hills for the 2019

    North Central Summer Rally!

    When: July 10th-July 17th

                   Where: Spearfish, South Dakota                          


     Registration is Now Open to all DRV Owners!     

    After registering here, please contact Elk Horn Campground to reserve your site:      

    Please tell them you are reserving for the SOITC rally.  Contact is Lea, or anyone at the park can help you.    Phone number is: (605) 722-1800 

    (Note:  Cancellation must be made 30 days prior to the rally date to receive a refund on the  nights deposit. Cancelling before the 30 days is a 5.00 cancellation fee.)

    Prices are: $63.77 (pull-throughs) and $53.96 (back-in).  Sites are 65-70ft. with ample extra parking if needed. (These prices are with a Good Sam, military, Triple A discount, etc. So these rates will be good before and after the rally as well.)  

    More Details to Follow Soon!

    Hosts:  Gary and Karen Buffington                                                                                                   

    ( FYI:  This rally will be the week before Cheyenne Frontier Days, in Cheyenne Wyoming for those who would like to co-ordinate both into their summer travel plans).

    For those interested in Cheyenne Frontier Days, reservations at those area campgrounds are filling up fast. If you wish to attend please contact the campgrounds in that area. Our understanding is that Frontier Day tickets will not be available until after Jan. 1, 2019. But confirm that by calling or visiting:  For more information.


    • 14 Oct 2019
    • 18 Oct 2019
    • The Landing Point RV Park, Cape Girardeau, MO

    The city of Cape Girardeau is an old town with lots of history.  The settlement of Girardeau is said to date from 1793 when the Spanish government, which had acquired Louisiana in 1764 following the French defeat in the Seven Years' War, granted Louis Lorimier, a French-Canadian, the right to establish a trading post.  There are many historic sights to see such as a fort from the civil war, the Glenn House, an old cemetery and much more.  If you like to play hard and party harder you might like to play golf at one of the golf courses, slots at the casino or possibly a wine tasting at one of the local wineries.  Oh and let’s not forget the beauty of the fall foliage.  

    We have 35 spots available at The Landing Point RV Park that will accommodate even the 44 footers.  The park is a 9/9/10 Good Sam park.   To make your park reservation please call 573-334-7878.  Be sure to tell them you are with the SOITC Rally.  

    • 22 Oct 2019
    • 4:00 PM (MDT)
    • 26 Oct 2019
    • 10:00 AM (MDT)
    • Moab, UT
    • 16

    Western Region SOITC Rally

    Moab, Utah

     Portal RV Campground

    October 22-26, 2019

     Perfectly Timed for Snowbird Migrations to Arizona!


    Moab is a spectacular city in Utah’s Red Rocks Country. Visit the only Utah destination where you can experience two of The Mighty 5® National Parks from one convenient location. Visitors from around the world come to the town of Moab to experience sunrise over the towering depths of Canyonlands National Park and then follow it up with sunset in the otherworldly Red Rock landscape of Arches National Park. Moab’s year-round access to thousands of square miles of amazing landscapes, along with the cool waters of the Colorado River, has made it one of the most sought-after outdoor recreation destinations in the American Southwest.

    Discover Moab:

    The RV Campground

    Portal RV, Moab's Premier RV Resort, is surrounded by exquisite mountain views, open space. It’s located just minutes from world-renowned National Parks, hiking and biking trails, off-roading and much more. There’s easy access to one of the world’s most amazing year-around playgrounds. Portal RV Resort is a full-service luxury RV Resort offering the largest RV sites in Moab.

    Our location adjacent to the Nature Conservancy's Matheson Wetlands Preserve is unique in all of Moab. After a day at the National Parks, enjoy the breathtaking, panoramic 360-degree views of the Utah Canyonlands and the LaSal Mountains from your RV site. Enjoy a wide variety of recreational activities in the Moab area, including off-roading, hiking, rock-climbing, mountain biking, fishing, river rafting, shopping, dining and much more. If you’re looking for a quiet site in beautiful surroundings with a luxurious atmosphere, Portal RV Resort in Moab is the perfect place for you.

    Tentative Event Schedule:

    • Arrive early for:
      • White water rafting
      • Jet Boat Tours
      • Jeep or ATV tour
      • Social Time
    • Tuesday, October 22 afternoon
      • Arrive in Moab
      • BYOM dinner at outdoor park Pavilion at the (Club supplies buns, salads, desserts, etc. Bring your favorite grilling meats)
    • Wednesday, October 23
      • Breakfast in the Pavilion
      • Day trip to Arches NP
      • Dinner at Restaurants
    • Thursday, October 24
      • Breakfast in the Pavilion
      • Day trip to Canyonlands
      • Catered dinner at Clubhouse
    • Friday, October 25
      • Breakfast in the Pavilion
      • Seminars and training at Clubhouse
      • Potluck dinner at Clubhouse
    • Saturday, October 26
      • Breakfast in the Pavilion
      • Depart Moab

    All events are currently being planned and the schedule is subject to change. Price includes all breakfasts and dinners on 10/22 and 10/25

    For More Information:

    Bill Schripsema, Western Regional Director

    (650) 483-1932

    Flat Brochure: 2019 SOITC Western Rally Brochure flat.pdf

    Tri-fold Brochure: 2019 SOITC Western Rally Brochure.pdf

    Supporting Dealer:   Castle Country RV     

    • 4732 North, US-6, Helper, UT 84526                        
    • (435) 472-2100                  

    Average October Weather in Moab:

    • High – 73 F
    • Low – 41 F
    • Precipitation – 1.18”

    Things to do in Moab:

    • Canyonlands National Park
    • Arches National Park
    • Deadhorse Point State Park

    Activities in Moab:

    • 4wd tours
    • Jetboat tours
    • Bicycle tours
    • Hiking

    Approximate Distances:

    • Las Vegas................................................ 457
    • Salt Lake City.......................................... 234
    • Denver..................................................... 354
    • Reno......................................................... 701
    • San Francisco.......................................... 967
    • Los Angeles............................................. 725
    • Phoenix.................................................... 467
    • Tucson..................................................... 580
    • Portland................................................... 997
    • Seattle................................................... 1,063
    • Calgary........................................... 1,756 km

    Places to visit on the way to Moab:


    • Monument Valley
    • Antelope Canyon and Lake Powell
    • Grand Canyon North Rim
    • Bryce NP, Grand Escalante NM
    • Zion NP
    • Capital Reef NP
    • Salt Lake and Salt Lake City
    • Dinosaur NM
    • Hovenweek NM


    • Mesa Verde NP
    • Black Canyon of the Gunnison NM
    • Silverton and Ouray
    • Durango and Silverton RR

    New Mexico:

    • Chaco Canyon NM
    • Navajo Lake
    • Cumbres and Toltec Scenic RR


    • Grand Canyon NP
    • Canyon de Chelly NM
    • Petrified Forest and Painted Desert

    Make your reservation NOW!

    Only 28 FHU Campground sites available


    • RV site fees directly to park (plus tax).... $246
    • Rally price to register (per suite)............... $33
    • Total: (plus taxes)....................................... $279

     Portal RV Park Information:

    Reservations (2 step process):

      1. Register for Rally on this website
      2. Register for Campsite at:

      In the Comments section be sure to put: SOITC Western Rally

      Or call:

      Portal RV Resort

      1261 North Highway 191

      Moab, Utah 84532

      (435) 259-6108

      SOITC is a non-profit Indiana Corporation. It is a club for owners of DRV Luxury Suites 5th Wheels and others with specific interests in these products. DRV Suites is a registered trademark of Thor Corporation.


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