Snowy Range Pass

Snowy Range Pass

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Skinnie Winnies



We knew there was a Yahoo group called the Skinnie Winnies and indeed I had visited the site online several times.  Then on our return trip from the Good Sam Rally at the Daytona Speedway, we stopped at a gas station for some much needed fuel.  No sooner than I had started to fuel,  a fellow Winnebago View motorhome pulled in alongside of us.  A couple jumped out and started telling us about this Yahoo group and how great it was and that they were having a rally in Feb in Freeport, Fl.  They were very enthusiastic and encouraged us to come. 

We discovered that the rally was being held at the same campground we were at in January for our local club outing.  Since we did enjoy the campground and we thought it would be interesting to spend time with others that were owners of the same kind of unit, we decided to go.

It turned out to be a great decision.  This is a very fun group that was formed on the internet and meets at various places around the country at rallies that our arranged through the Yahoo Group site.   We learned that the group started slowly a few years ago, but it has grown quite large.  We completely filled the available spaces at this campground.  There was approximately 90 people and 45 rigs at the  rally. 

It was really interesting to walk the campground and see row after row of the same kind of motorhome.  Many of the group have under taken personalization modifications to their unit.  Several days during the rally, these owners opened their rigs to let the rest of us check out what they had done.

There was lots of visiting, food and sharing of information over the four days of the rally. Since these rallies are not part of a larger corporate program, they are more informal and spontaneous.  We found that there was that additional level of connection just because we had all chosen the same kind of rig.  We will definitely be making more of these rallies. 














16 comments:

Paul and Marti Dahl said...

45 identical rigs? How did you find you way home to the right one?

Not good to wake up to a stranger in your bed (or you in a stranger's bed)! :cO

Sue Malone said...

Well, That was fun! All those little Winnie's! I'll be in Florida tomorrow night, by the way, you are SOOOOO right, Florida is the place to be. Thanks also for following. I tried to send a reply email but got the blogger "noreply" address.

Paul and Marsha Weaver OCT. 17, 2009 said...

Looks like a wonderful park.
What a hoot...45 identical MH. Hope you didn't walk in the wrong one.

Gypsy said...


That's what I need - a Skinnie Winnie!

Joe and Nancy Conrad said...

It's always fun to be involved with a group of similar interest and especially fun to meet in other places throughout the country.

Tammy Fletcher said...

Thank you for visiting my blog. I would really like to attend a rally one day. We have heard so many great things about them, definitely will one day. I wanted to ask you does Halley have Dachshund or Beagle in her blood lines. She looked like a Dapple color from your photo, sure is a cute!

Sherry said...

I have loved those Views since they first came out. Love the new Minnie trailer too. Would love to hear about some of the mods people had done. If the gathering was close enough and I had known, I would have come over just to see 45 in one place. What fun!! Anyone full timing in one? You sure have found great groups through your rig.

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Karen and Al said...

It sounds like you're enjoying your new rig.

Sherry said...

I just love the View and the new Winnie trailer too. These View groups you have found sound like so muchy fun. If I had known about this gathering I would have dropped by just to see them all. What sorts of mods did you see?

E Squared and Mui said...

We found the same "connection" thing to be true at Camp Tiffin ... just because you own the same brand, and even more so when you own the same model.

Daryl White said...

Wow! All those Winnie's! We have often said that we will go the B plus route when we stop full timing.

Wanderin' said...

How fun to have all twins in the same park. I have to call them twins because I don't know what you'd call 45 babies. Enjoy!!

Gay and Joe said...

What fun. Looks like Live Oak Landing. We love that park too and spent 2 months there....Oct. and Nov. 2012.

I can't imagine so many Views!

Margie and Roger said...

Wow, what a sight seeing all those Winnies together. Probably had to be careful that you didn't get in the wrong motorhome at night.

Patti said...

Now that sounds like a good time! Do you plan to keep tabs on the group so you guys can hook up with them again in the future?

Skinny Winnie, eh? Hmmm...