The five-day Grand Design Indiana Owners Rally  wraps up today (Aug. 31) at the Elkhart County 4-H Fairgrounds in Goshen. (To view a slideshow scroll to the right side of the RVBUSINESS.com home page. Photos by J. Tyler Klassen). The gathering represented the fifth edition of the owner-run rally, which drew around 350 rigs and over 800 people.

Pam Beers, who along with husband Red served as wagonmasters for the event noted, “It is huge fun to meet people here that have a common bond. (RVs)” “And to learn things from each other. It is fun to share (what we know) with the first timers and the new timers.

For Grand Design, a key facet of the rally is to engage one-on-one with owners “It is great to be out interacting with customers, said Finance Manager John Schmidlin as he finished serving food to a long line of hungry rally attenders. “And it is great to be able to put an owners face with their units.”

Grand Design owners host 15 rallies held around the country every year.