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Welcome to our “News” page. Here, we will feature news and photos from recent Southwest Chapter rallies and other functions.




SW Chapter Rally

Apr 24-28 2018

Distant Drums RV Resort

Camp Verde, AZ

The Southwest Chapter rally at Distant Drums was attended by 13 coaches, two of which were S O B friends. Tuesday afternoon at the Cliff Castle Casino bowling alley was followed by a pizza party at the R V resort clubhouse. We began Wednesday morning on the patio with “Breakfast in a Bag”. Everyone made their own omelet by putting scrambled eggs in the glad bag and adding fixings like sausage, bacon, cheese and veggies. We then put our bag in one of 3 pots of boiling water for 15 minutes. Wednesday evening the group attended a chuck wagon dinner and show at the Blazin’ M Ranch in Cottonwood. We had all you can eat chicken and ribs with all the trimmings. The dinner was followed by a super fantastic show by the Bar D Wranglers who regularly headline at the Bar D Ranch outside of Durango, CO. They performed many fun western songs. Marty Robbins hits and their comedy had us all rolling in the aisles. Thursday was an exploration day as some visited Cottonwood or Sedona and some of us had lunch out. Others tried their luck at the casino. Friday night was our Mexican food dinner featuring Stella’s Christmas tamales. This rally was enjoyed by all and we hope to do it again real soon.




NorCal Members Affected by California Wildfires

October 2017

As many of you may have heard the Boreckys, Iomos and the Rakes were evacuated recently as a wildfire neared their homes. The Boreckys were able to escape with their dogs, RV, tow vehicle, and her car, but their home was a total loss. The Rakes and Iomos got out as well, but unfortunately, they lost their home and RV. The Rakes home was saved.

At the Winchester Bay rally shortly thereafter, a proposal was made to donate to these NorCal members to help them recover. Each chapter in attendance agreed to donate $1000. Mike Wood was also in attendance and graciously offered another $1000 on behalf of RV World. A vote of approval from our Southwest Chapter members in attendance was called for and was, of course, approved unanimously.

Fred Sotelo

2017 ACA Western Regional Rally
“Sunrise in the Desert”
March 12-16, 2017
The Palms RV Resort
Yuma, AZ

The 2017 Western Regional Rally, sponsored by the Southwest, SoCal and NorCal chapters, was very well attended with a total of 58 members and their coaches in attendance. RV World provided a number of new American Coach show coaches and six additional vendors participated as well.

The weather was perfect, the facilities were outstanding, the food was tasty, the entertainment was great! What more is there to say? It’s all about enjoying the RVing lifestyle, visiting with long time friends, and making new ones. Here are a few pictures from the rally…