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    • 24 Jun 2019
    • 11:00 AM
    • 29 Jun 2019
    • 11:00 AM
    • Elkhart Campground, Elkhart, IN
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    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 is May 1st, 2019 Please see:

    Order Form for Pre-Rally Event at the Blue Gate Restaurant and Theater

    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;

            Click Here to Schedule your Rig for Weighing

    Time TBD                  SOITC Board Meeting 

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

    The Official 2019 International Rally Souvenir Shirt is Here!!

     Who doesn't love the  Little Red Truck?  The Theme for this Years International rally  is "Back to Our Roots"  So our Official Merchandise Vendor "Stitches on the Road" has taken our vision of an historic look back at the Rv Industry and given us a really cute Rally shirt!  This was designed to depict our rally time here at the historic hub of the Rv Industry! 

    The Front of our Shirt will be a very nice embroidered SOITC logo and the back of the shirt will have  a high definition Heat transfer of the popular retro Lil Red truck and vintage 5th Wheel!

    You Can Click on the link below and print off the order form as well as see the design and mail it to Stitches on the Road. 

    International Rally T Shirt Order Form

    • 10 Jul 2019
    • 3:00 PM
    • 17 Jul 2019
    • 10:30 AM
    • Spearfish, South Dakota
    • 2

    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.) 

                                 Hosts:  Gary and Karen Buffington    

    Tentative Plans

    Original Deadwood Tour (confirmed)

    Let Deadwood's Finest take you on a journey through time. As we travel down Deadwood's cobblestone streets, you will hear about an era gone by.
    We start with the Ft. Laramie Treaty of 1868. Tell you about Custer's Expedition to the Black Hills, that incidentally started the Gold Rush of 1874. We continue on with tales of the infamous Jack McCall and end with present time history. You will see historical landmarks, points of interest and the Chinese and Badland sections of town. On the way to the Cemetery, we recount the legendary lives of Wild Bill Hickok, Calamity Jane and Potato Creek Johnny. Who's Potato Creek you ask? Take our tour, you'll learn all about this bigger-than-life character Deadwood is proud to call their own. While in the cemetery we'll point out other characters who contributed to Deadwood's history. Preacher Smith and Madam Dora DuFran are just two you'll want to hear about. There's more! Mt. Moriah lookout, a 300-foot cliff, where spectacular pictures are made. Gaze down at Deadwood Gulch while enjoying the breeze and essence of ponderosa pine. On the way back we'll tell you about the Homestake Gold Mine and other interesting facts. 

    (We have been able to work it out so Dave will bring the bus to the resort and pick us up and drop us off).

    Tatanka-Story of the Bison

    Pot Luck Dinner

    Sip and Paint

    More Details coming soon!



    • 04 Sep 2019
    • 11:00 AM (EDT)
    • 08 Sep 2019
    • 1:00 PM (EDT)
    • Hidden Ridge RV Resort, Hopkins Michigan

    2019 SOITC Michigan State Rally


    Hidden Ridge RV Resort

    Hopkins, Michigan

    Please RSVP By Registering Here First

    Contact Campground Directly To Reserve Your Site:

    Hidden Ridge RV Resort

    2306 12th Street

    Hopkins, Michigan 49328


    Rally Rate $42.00 per night per unit


    • 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
    • 12

    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.


      • 11 May 2020
      • 10:00 AM
      • 16 May 2020
      • 11:00 AM
      • River Plantation RV Resort, Sevierville, TN

      2020 SOITC International Rally

      May 11 - May 16, 2020

      Sevierville, TN

      River Plantation Campground

      Join us for for a "Smokey Mountain Reunion" in the Great Smokey Mountains of Tennessee.  Located just down the road from Cades Cove and just outside Sevierville ,TN,  River Plantation RV Resort is located on the quiet banks of the Little Pigeon River with lots of big rig sites and has been a favorite location for SOITC rallies in the past.  We have reserved 140 sites and fees will include 5 nights of camping, all activities and onsite catered meals.



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