Midwest LTVers 2023 Spring Rally

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The Midwest LTVers gathered for the 2023 Spring Rally from June 12 – 16 at the Medora Campground in Medora, North Dakota. Medora is a small town on the western side of North Dakota and near the Theodore Roosevelt National Park. We had 48 LTVs and one couple with an order placed for a Unity Murphy Bed for a total of 97 people that attended the Rally. There were many familiar faces; for some of the group, it was their first Rally. The spring weather was great, but the Cottonwood tree seeds were flying all around.

There was a lot to do in the Medora and western North Dakota area, including touring the Theodore Roosevelt National Park, eating at the Pitchfork Steak Fondue Dinner, seeing the Medora Musical Show, shopping, and touring around the small town of Medora.

We started each day with breakfast treats, fruit, hard-boiled eggs, tea, coffee, and a morning meeting with the sharing of all things LTV-related, Rally updates, the daily schedule, and announcements. On Tuesday morning, Nathan Sorenson, the local expert, and LTV Owner, provided an excellent overview of the area’s attractions, history, things to do, and hikes around the area.

Also, the guest speaker was Don Klassen, LTV Territory Sales Manager. He had an informative presentation on LTV updates and floorplans, and answered questions. On Wednesday morning, other LTV owners spoke about modifications made to their coaches.

Don Klassen

On Thursday, our theme was safety, and Stacey and Shari Froemming provided information regarding various safety topics, including an excellent section on medical safety information. Also, Kelly Westphal had an overall safety presentation, including watching a video on an RV on fire. We ended the morning session with a discussion and break-out groups of LTV owners based on their specific chassis and floorplan.

The activities during the day included making birdhouses, hiking, pickleball, golf, bike rides around town, playing games, going to the Flag Day Parade, seeing the area attractions and businesses, chatting about our travels and plans, and meeting new LTV club members.

Every day of the rally at 3:00 pm and after, we had additional information and educational sessions, including learning about making a charcuterie tray or grazing table, honey presentation, birdwatching, and bird feeding, how to remove the Alcoa Lug nut covers using the tool, learning about the On The Go Water Softener, and learning about the InstantPot and Convection Oven.

Charcuterie class

Instant Pot class

The evening meals ranged from grilled brats, Mexican Fiesta, and a potluck with 50 food items. There was plenty of food at the Rally! On Thursday evening, after the meal, Joe Wiegand, the Theodore Roosevelt impersonator, joined the group. He provided a wonderful presentation full of the history of Teddy Roosevelt in story form. Thank you to Dan Preszler for connecting us with his friend Joe.

We were so fortunate to have a great group of volunteers who helped with grilling, organizing the tables of food, serving food, cleaning up, and anything else we needed help with. Our LTV family continues to grow at each Rally. Again, this was the biggest Rally in the Midwest LTVers Travelers Club in recent years. It was a great time with these wonderful LTV owners. We hope others will consider joining us at a future Midwest LTVers Rally!

Written by: Kelly Westphal

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