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    • The Gatlinburg wildfires

      The fundraising focus at SKP ACRE this year will benefit the victims of the 2016 Gatlinburg wildfires. 

      For more information click: Wikipedia: 2016 Great Smoky Mountains wildfires 

    • Rally Photo Album

      Courtsey of Geeks on Tour, you can upload your photos or download those taken by others using our rally album. You'll need to have or create a Google account to be able to gain access. For more information visit:


    From the Rally Photo Gallery!

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    Essential Rally Information

    We on the SKP ACRE Steering Committee are constantly refining the rally plans, so what you see here is definitely subject to change, but this should give you an idea of the types of events we’re working on.

    Click on a date below for schedule details.

    • Schedule for Wednesday, April 26th - Day 0

      April 26, 2017 Wednesday

      9:00am - 3:00pm Arrival and greetings

      9:00am - 4:00pm Smart Weigh - Escapees RV Club will be here to weigh your motorhome, toad, towable RV or truck camper.  Go to for more information.  To register call Al Peterson, Certified Weighmaster at 518-231-8606 to schedule an appointment.

      9:00am - Noon and 2:00pm - 5:00pm Pre-Rally Workshop,  Smart Phone Photography delivered by Geeks on Tour.  Preregistration is required, limited to 16 participants, $60 per person.  Click here for more information and to register.

      5:00pm - 6:00pm Social Hour - Bring your own beverage and even number SKPs bring snacks

    • Schedule for Thursday, April 27th - Day 1

      April 27, 2017 Thursday (Conference Center)

      9:00am - 11:30am Registration

      9:00am - 11:30am Vendor Area Open 

      1:00pm – 2:30pm First Timers Meeting – Q & A for first time ACRE attendees and anyone who may have a question.

      3:00pm – 4:00pm Chapter and BoF President’s Meeting

      4:30pm - 5:30pm Social Hour - Bring your own beverage and odd number SKPs bring snacks

      6:00pm - 7:00pm Welcome Dinner and Fund Raiser for the victims of the Gatlinburg fires - Grilled Hamburgers and Hot Dogs minumum $3.00 PP. Bring your own beverage, utensils, plates and napkins.

      7:00pm 50/50 drawing

    • Schedule for Friday, April 28th - Day 2

      April 28, 2017 Friday

      8:00am - 9:00am Catered Breakfast

      9:30am - 10:30am Chapter and BoF Meetings

      11:00am - 12:00pm SKP ACRE Meeting

      1:15pm - 2:30pm Seminars

      A - What does this button do?  Presented by Geeks on Tour.  This is a primer on today's iPhones and Android devices.

      B - MorRyde presented by Gary Wheeler

      2:45pm - 4:00pm Seminars

      A - Technology for Travelers presented by Geeks on Tour. Internet connections, Smartphone apps, Trip Planning & Navigation

      B - Understanding, Protecting and Monitoring your RV Electrical Systems presented by Daryl Lawrence, RV Safety

      4:30pm - 5:30pm Social Hour - Bring your own beverage and even number SKPs bring snacks

      5:30pm - 6:30pm Catered Buffet Dinner

      7:00pm - 9:00pm Square Dancing and music sponsored in part by RVs for Less

    • Schedule for Saturday, April 29th - Day 3

      April 29, 2017 Saturday

      8:00am - 9:00am Hot Catered Breakfast and Presentation sponsored by SkyMed

      9:15am - 10:30am Seminars

      A - SkyMed Questions & Answers

      B - Map Making with Google My Maps by Geeks on Tour

      10:45 - 12:00pm Seminars

      A - TBA

      B - Are you overweight?  RV weight safety and load management information.  Presented by Al Petersen from Smart Weigh

      1:00pm - 3:00pm Free time.  Conference Center available to play games, cards, visit the vendors or just to visit.

      1:00pm - 3:00pm Vendor Area Open 

      5:30pm - 6:30pm OPTIONAL Smoky Mountain Dinner, $18.50 Per Person

      7:00pm - 9:00pm  Smoky Mountain Jam with Tom Sparks and Friends and 50/50 drawing

    • Schedule for Sunday, April 30th - Day 4

      April 30, 2017 Sunday

      8:00am - 9:00am Continental Breakfast

      9:00am - 3:00pm Free time.  Conference Center will be open.

      8:15pm  OPTIONAL  The Comedy Barn, $25.00 per person ***Need to arrive at The Comedy Barn by 7:30pm

    • Schedule for Monday, May 1st - Day 5

      May 1st, 2017 Monday

      8:00am - 9:00am Continental Breakfast

      9:00am - 10:30am SKP ACRE 2018 Planning Meeting (open to all).

      1:00pm - 3:00pm Free time.  Conference Center will be open.

      4:30pm - 5:30pm Social Hour - Bring your own beverage and everyone bring snacks.

      6:00pm - 7:00pm Pot Luck Dinner, bring a covered dish, your own beverages, utensils, plates and napkins.

      7:00pm Bonfire next to the outdoor pavilion (weather permitting) located next to site 128.

    • Schedule for Tuesday, May 2nd - Day 6

      May 2nd, 2017 Tuesday

      8:00am - 12:00pm SmartWeigh

      8:00am Hitch Up

    FAQ: Click on a question below for more details.

    • How much does the Rally cost?
      How much is the Camping Fee?
      The Camping Fee is $ 32.00 per night, FHU.
      How much is the Rally Fee?
      It depends on when you register! Up to and including 03/30/2017, the Rally Fee is $ 50.00 per person. Thereafter it is $ 60.00.

      The rally fee includes a rally pin and basically everything on the schedule except those items mentioned as optional and having an extra cost. The fee does not include any OPTIONAL Smoky Mountain Dinner or any OPTIONAL off site entertainment.

    • Where and when is the Rally being held?
      April 26th to May 2nd, 2017
      (with early or late extensions for SmartWeigh and Geeks on Tour Smartphone Photography Workshop)

      You can come early or stay late at the campsite for the same low Rally rate of $ 32.00/night, so long as your stay is contiguous with the Rally dates. Ask when booking with River Plantation RV Resort. Book by telephone to get the discounted Rally rates. 800-758-5267.

      The Rally will be held at
      River Plantation RV Resort

      1004 Parkway, Sevierville, TN 37862.
      Latitude: 35.85157; Longitude: -83.56955

    • What do I need to know about Registration?

      Registration is a 2-step process.  

      Firstly and most importantly you must register (by telephone to secure the discounted Rally Rate) with River Plantation RV Resort (800-758-5267). You can do that at any time (including right now), but it must be done before you register for the Rally itself. Be sure to reserve any extra days you want to stay before or after the Rally. You get these extra days at the same rate as the rally, so long as your stay is contiguous with the SKP ACRE Rally itself.

      Secondly you must register with SKP ACRE for the rally. You can do that online at this website anytime after Rally registration opens (which occurs on January 1st). That's when you can also order merchandize and optional meals.

      NOTE: You can not register for SKP ACRE Rally unless you have already registered for your campsite with the River Plantation RV Resort. They do have a website with online registration, but to get the discounted Rally rate you must register with them by telephone. 800-758-5267.

    • What's the Rally Cancelation and Refund Policy?

      At SKP ACRE we really want you to sign up early, order optional T-Shirts, badges, optional Smoky Mountain catered dinner and optional off-site entertainment, and attend and thoroughly enjoy the rally! We also recognize that plans change and that sometimes you have to cancel. The committee reviewed past cancelation policies and developed the following policy for the rally, taking into account the deadlines we must meet with our vendors.

      SKP ACRE 2017 Cancelation and Refund Policy

      Cancelations made on or before April 6th, 2017 will be refunded 100%, including rally fees, optional  paid meal(s) and any optional paid onsite or offsite entertainment. 

      For cancelations made after April 6th, 2017, we will refund only $22.00 of the $50 per person rally fee. SKP ACRE must make commitments to vendors with a headcount and payment. Therefore we cannot refund payments for any catered meals, whether optional or not, or the optional paid  entertainment. Essentially, once we have paid the vendors on your behalf, there will be no refunds.

      Registrations received after March 30th will be subject to a non refundable $10 per person late fee.

      T-Shirts and Patches, cost will be refunded 100%, at any time up until delivery or dispatch of the goods, upon request. Alternatively we will be happy to mail the goods, but you will be required to pay the shipping charges. Please contact SKP ACRE to request this service. 

      All applicable refunds will be sent out shortly after the rally.

      River Plantation RV Resort - Cancelations with River Plantation RV Resort must be made by phone (800-758-5267) and are subject to their Cancelation Policy. SKP ACRE is not responsible for any fees that River Plantation RV Resort may apply to a cancelation.

    • What about the SmartWeigh Program?

      SmartWeigh Program

      The SmartWeigh program will begin on Wednesday, April 26, 2017.  Call Al Peterson at 518-231-8606 to register.  The fees are:

      Towed Vehicle$10
      Towable RV & Tow Vehicle$55
      Truck Camper$45

    • What about Bootcamp Express?

      There will not be a Bootcamp Express at the 2017 SKP ACRE.  We hope to have it at our 2018 rally.

    • Will there be any SKP ACRE Rally Merchandise?
      Yes! We will have Rally merchandise.
      • Red
      • Grey
      • Orange


      $ 12.00 (XXL, XXXL - $ 14.00) each.
      These are Gildan 2000 T-shirts in 6.1 oz, 100% cotton. Available in Red, Sports Grey and Orange.

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      $ 3.00 each
      2 1/2” Square patch, embroidered with the SKP ACRE logo.