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Good Sam or Escapade


I'm debating whether to attend the Tuscon Escapade or the Phoenix Good Sam Rally.  I am a member of both.  My general feeling is that Good Sam will have better entertainment, a lot more people and rigs, and be more oriented towards selling me stuff.  I believe Escapade would be more laid back and friendly.  I don't know which one would provide more educational benefit.  If anyone has been to both, please comment.  Thanks.  



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What happen at these rallys anyways? Is it like a big party?

Is is something I should look at?

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Just looked at that good sam rally.. that looks like it could be fun.. will look more in to it..

 

Edit.. Crap.. I had no idea.. Are all the rallys like the sams one? I need to get these on a calander and hit some of these .. Any coming up in the southeast? 



-- Edited by The Junkman on Thursday 31st of July 2014 06:30:53 PM

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Just before the Tucson Escapade, Escapees will hold a Boot Camp - http://www.escapees.com/bootcamp/.  Boot camps are very educational.  



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bjoyce wrote:

Just before the Tucson Escapade, Escapees will hold a Boot Camp - http://www.escapees.com/bootcamp/.  Boot camps are very educational.  


 I don't want to learn anything.. I just want to have fun.. biggrin.. j/k



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Learning can be fun and entertaining. Observing those who haven't learned can be really entertaining.

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bjoyce wrote:

Learning can be fun and entertaining. Observing those who haven't learned can be really entertaining.


 biggrin.. I bet..

I think they give the training when I pick up my RV.. from 1-3 pm.. 

All kidding aside.. if there was one right now, kinda close.. I'd be there.. Since it's months before one.. and I get my RV soon.. I guess it's learn as I go.. I'm sure there will be someone at the campground to show me how to unhook it from the truck.. And hook up the water and electric.. Then I'll know..



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Let's avoid getting off topic here.  AZbillsfan asked for answers about the two different rallies.

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AZbillsfan wrote:

I'm debating whether to attend the Tuscon Escapade or the Phoenix Good Sam Rally.  I am a member of both.  My general feeling is that Good Sam will have better entertainment, a lot more people and rigs, and be more oriented towards selling me stuff.  I believe Escapade would be more laid back and friendly.  I don't know which one would provide more educational benefit.  If anyone has been to both, please comment.  Thanks.  


 I have not been to both, but I was at the GS Rally in Phoenix in 2012 and had a great time.  Lots to of shopping and looking and great entertainment.  They had Martina McBride and Bill Cosby in 2012.  We have signed up for new year already.

They have a website to get current info I think it is theRally.com



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Don't forget the RV Dreams rallies - all a lot of fun and educational.

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I would consider the RV Dreams rally, but I still work full time, I'm in AZ, and the rally is in Goshen.  Way too far.



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We've not done a Good Sam Rally before.. but did attend the last Escapade in Goshen, and the FMCA in Perry earlier this year.

Of those two, I can say without a doubt that Escapade is more our style. Friendly folks and more community oriented. And man, do those folks know how to happy hour! :)

And lots of educational programs, from the bootcamp that happens before hand to the seminars during. Because many folks in Escapees are full timers (or at least most-timers), the information seemed a little more geared that way. Whereas many of the FMCA seminars tended to be more like product demonstrations with a few truly educational classes tossed in.

Again, don't know much about the Good Sam variety of rally. But we are aiming to hit Escapade in Tuscon next year.

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Looks like these are 2 weeks apart, only a few miles from each other in AZ.

i think I may like to do AZ in march / 2015.. Make reservations now..

RV-dreams one is too far for me also.. Maybe the next one.



-- Edited by The Junkman on Saturday 2nd of August 2014 06:00:58 PM

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