This page includes details of the first RV-Dreams Family Reunion Rally that was held in May 2015.  In the future, we will likely have another one of these "fun" rallies, but nothing has been scheduled yet.

2015 RV-Dreams
Family Reunion Rally

Since 2008, we've been holding educational rallies for those interested in full-time RVing. 

After holding 12 intense rallies focused on learning (with over 1,000 attendees), we decided it was time to have a fun, reunion rally for all those that met at the prior events.

So, keep reading to find out more about our first RV-Dreams Family Reunion Rally.

Tom Johnson Camping Center

Marion, North Carolina

May 23 - 31, 2015

Rally Details

The Campground

This Rally will be held at the Tom Johnson Camping Center Rally Park in Marion, North Carolina at the foot of the Smoky Mountains.

Tom Johnson's is one of the largest RV dealers in the country so there will be opportunities to tour their entire inventory of RVs.

Also, they have a state-of-the-art service facility to take care of any issues you may be having.  They recommend setting an appointment at least a month in advance.

The Rally Park has 330 full hook-up sites, so we'll have plenty of room to spread out.  There is a large pavilion for meals and gatherings, and the campground sits on the Catawba River.

The Area

Marion, North Carolina - "Where Main Street Meets The Mountains" - is about a half an hour east of Ashville and it is the county seat of McDowell County.

The campground is a short drive to the Blue Ridge Parkway and Mount Mitchell, the highest point east of the Mississippi.  Hiking, paddling, fishing, golf, geocaching, and waterfall viewing are just some of the many outdoor activities in the area.

There are quaint towns, wineries, and historical sites to explore.  There is something for everyone in this beautiful area.



There will be coordinated activities and group meals, but there will also be quite a bit of time to explore on your own, get together with friends, and just relax.

Be sure to bring your fun gear:

  • Hiking
  • Paddling
  • Golf
  • Crafts
  • Fishing
  • Games (Ladder Golf, Bean Bag Toss, etc.)

We'll have catered meals, potlucks, and Happy Hours.  There are horseshoe pits, a basketball goal, and a volleyball net, plus we can fish and paddle on the Catawba River as it runs alongside the Rally Park.

Here is a tentative schedule:

Saturday - May 23

Most people will be arriving and we'll just get re-acquainted and settled.

RV Weighing on the way in (Friday & Saturday) - Click here for more information and  to sign-up: Pre-Rally RV Weighing

6:00 - Welcome dinner in the pavilion

7:00 - Welcome, introductions, schedule, and fun

Campfire (weather permitting)

Sunday - May 24

Visiting, games, paddling, or hiking

11:00 - ??? - Optional South Creek Winery - Tasting room opens at 11:00, Music starts at 1:00

12:00 - 2:00 - Optional Silver Fork Winery - Sunday Brunch & JAM!

2:00 - 5:00 - Optional Creative Mountain Food Tours - Dessert Tour

Happy Hour

7:30 - Ice Cream Social (subject to change)

Campfire (weather permitting)

Monday - May 25 (Memorial Day)

9:00 - 10:00 - Full breakfast  (subject to change)

All Day - Games and visiting

Happy Hour

6:00 - 7:00  -  Potluck Dinner

7:00 - 8:00 - RV-Dreams Family Memorial

Campfire (weather permitting)

Tuesday - May 26

Visiting, games, paddling, or hiking

11:00 - 3:00 - Optional Ziplining

2:00 -5:00 Optional Creative Mountain Food Tours - Ultimate Foodie Tour

Happy Hour

Dinner on your own

Campfire (weather permitting)

Wednesday - May 27

Visiting, games, paddling, or hiking

9:00 - 4:00 Optional Trip to The Biltmore

6:00 - 7:00  Cookout Dinner


Thursday - May 28

Visiting, games, paddling, or hiking

6:00 - 6:00 - Optional Full Day Whitewater Rafting

10:00 - 6:00 - Optional Half Day Whitewater Rafting

2:00 -5:00 Optional Creative Mountain Food Tours - Ultimate Foodie Tour

Happy Hour

Dinner on your own

Campfire (weather permitting)

Friday - May 29

Visiting, games, paddling, or hiking

2:00 -5:00 Optional Creative Mountain Food Tours - Pub & Grub Crawl 

Happy Hour

Dinner on your own

Campfire (weather permitting)

Saturday - May 30

Visiting, games, paddling, or hiking

9:00 - 10:00 Breakfast (subject to change)

10:00 - 11:00  Ask The RV Technician (Certified Master RV Tech - Michael Witt)

11:00 - ??? - Optional South Creek Winery - Tasting room opens at 11:00, Music starts at 1:00

2:00 - 5:00 - Optional Silver Fork Winery - Tasting and music

Happy Hour

6:00 - ????  Final Night Luau

Campfire (weather permitting)

Sunday - May 31

8:30 - 9:30 - Full Breakfast

Hugs, Handshakes, and Departures

Registration Information & Pricing

This Rally is open only to those that have attended a prior RV-Dreams Rally.  It can be one of the 12 educational Rallies we've held since 2008 or one of the 3 Boondocking Rallies we've held since 2013.

There's still time to sign up for a Rally between now and then, if you haven't already attended one.  :)

The registration fee is:

  • $  90 for one
  • $180 for two
  • $230 for three (1 must be under 18)
  • $280 for four (2 must be under 18)

Several Meals are included:

  • Welcome Dinner
  • Ice Cream Social
  • Full Breakfast
  • Cookout Dinner
  • Continental Breakfast
  • Saturday Hawaiian Luau
  • Sunday Full Breakfast

Note:  The entire registration fee is due with registration.  There are no partial deposits.  If you must cancel, $25 per person is NON-REFUNDABLE.  The remainder is refundable up to May 1, 2015.  After May 1, the entire fee is non-refundable. 

Camping Fee

The camping fee is $25 per night for full hook-ups.

We will collect the camping fee at check-in on Saturday May 23 or on your day of arrival if different.

Other Lodging

For those that are still in the market for RVs, there are several hotels, cabins, cottages, and B & Bs in the area.

Other Fees (Optional)


We don't have our design just yet, but we will be offering special Reunion Rally T-shirts for $15 each.  Here are samples from a couple of previous Rallies.

We won't be collecting for T-shirts until check-in at the Rally, but we need you to order them during the registration process so we order the correct numbers and sizes.

RV Weighing

Though Linda & I are no longer doing the RV weighing, RVSEF weighing team Shane & Jami will be at the Rally.  They will be setting up weighing appointments as you arrive.  The fee is $60.

Final Thoughts

We will be providing email updates in the months leading up to the RV-Dreams Family Reunion Rally. 

About 4 - 6 weeks out, we will send an email reminder and a link to pay the camping fee.

We are very excited about this opportunity to bring our RV-Dreams Family together for fun and face-to-face friendship renewal.  Can't wait to see everyone!!

Howard & Linda