Monday, April 25, 2016

Entegra SpringFest 2016

We attended the Entegra SpringFest 2016 last week in Elkhart, IN.  What is that?  Well, it is basically an RV rally for Entegra owners.  Our rig, coach, home, whatever you want to call it is made by Entegra. 

The event was $150 and included our site for three nights, 3 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 2 dinners and also a dessert reception which was also a trivia night.  The folks' team came in 3rd and they won a $25 Visa card.  Also included was a tour of the Entegra plant, a technician coming to the rig to fix three items, driving lessons and bus rides to the offsite events. There were also tech talks which Dad really enjoyed.

There are not that many Entegra coaches on the road.  I think they said 2,200, but we were told the number a week ago and our memory is not what it used to be.  Mom thinks she counted 66 rigs at the campground.  It was a little confusing seeing all the rigs.  There were three including ours that looked alike.  I had to be careful and not walk into the wrong one.

Nope, that is not ours.

This is ours.
Maybe we all received lawn signs so that we knew which rig was ours.  BOL!
We arrived on Sunday afternoon.  The event started on Monday.  The folks ate dinner at Flippin' Cow.  Mom said it was really good.

The menus are actually inside old record album covers.
The fried pickles were excellent. They were slightly sweet pickles with a spicy breading.

The Hangover Burger with fried egg, bacon and cheese.
When we arrived at the fairgrounds, our rig stood out.  It stood out because it was dirty. We noticed most of the people cleaning their rigs.  The next morning, we were outside cleaning too.  It took us six hours, but our rig looked good!

Resting after a hard day of work, but look at the shine!

I am tired!

Waiting for our neighbors to arrive. One of our neighbors had two mastiffs and a pig.  The pets weighed almost 600 pounds.
Entegra Coaches

We have a 2015 model.  This is the new design for the 2016.  It looks more modern.
This was the dog park.  HUGE!  It was so large that Mom wouldn't let me run in it. She was scared I would run too fast and get hurt.

Entegra remembered the furry kids.  We received treats in the goodie bag.  They even had my name printed up on a card for a drawing.  I didn't win.  A dog that wasn't there won.  Doesn't seem fair.
Waiting for the dessert reception.
The folks attended a Gala Dinner at the RV Hall of Fame.  Mom said the food was excellent.  She didn't take many photos though.  Each table had someone from the company to sit with them.  The company is all about their customers and it really shows in their customer service.  We have had problems with our rig, but everyone does.  When you drive your home down the road, things happen.  Every bump you hit is like an earthquake.  We have been very happy with the response from Entegra for any repairs that we have needed.

VIP Entrance

Walking the red carpet.

Waiting for dinner.

After dinner, the 2017 models were rolled out.  A few models were also at the campground so that everyone could take their time and tour them.  Dad really likes some of the updates on the 2017.

Mom's favorite part was the plant tour.  She really liked seeing the cabinets being made.  They are made by the Amish onsite.  The men were eating their lunch when the tour group approached and the men said thank you for buying a coach and the tour group applauded the men for their workmanship.  If you would like to see some of the plant tour, there is a YouTube video. Hopefully it works for you, if not just do a search under Entegra coach.

We really enjoyed our time at the rally.  The folks visited their favorite Amish bakery as well as Amish meat market.  We were there two years ago at the Escapees rally.   They ate dinner one night at Blue Gate Restaurant which is an Amish restaurant.  Dad had the liver and onions and Mom had the fried chicken.  We brought me home some chicken.  Yum!

They also shopped at a few of the RV outlet stores, but didn't buy anything. 

We were sorry to see our time in Indiana come to an end.  Dad's three week vacation went way too fast. 

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