The Carolina LTV Fall Rally was held at Carolina Pines Resort near Conway, South Carolina. We had 34 rigs attend the event. In addition to attendees from North and South Carolina, we had owners from Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Vermont, and Virginia. Many makes and models were also represented, including Wonders, Serenitys, Unitys, and even a Libero! Even our camping experience varied from person to person. Some of us had just gotten our first RV a few months ago, and some of us were tenured LTV owners.
Carolina Pines is a Sun RV resort located about 30-minutes from Myrtle Beach and offers several amenities. There are pools, a spa, a lazy river, a water park, miniature golf, sports courts, a billiards room, corn hole, a bowling alley, a tiki bar, several concession stands, and a restaurant. The resort also provided activities such as water Zumba, yoga, Gaga ball, dog parks, a walking trail, karaoke, and live music Friday and Saturday. There was even a small craft fair on Saturday afternoon.
Because the park provided so many amenities, that’s why we had a limited agenda. We also had to factor in the cost of the conference center, and that became a reason we had fewer group sessions. Luckily for us, we were all located in the same section of the RV park, so most attendees took advantage of walking around and talking to their neighbors throughout our time together. As evenings allowed, we also shared many informal discussions around the campfire in the evenings and admired rig enhancements, electric bikes, bike racks, storage units, and even side tents that were used by many of the attendees.
Arrival day on Thursday was very hot and humid. In the evening, we had an opening session to go over the limited agenda, share information about all of the amenities available to our group, discuss hours of operation, and each attendee had an opportunity to introduce themselves.
Friday evening consisted of a group dinner that was preceded by our annual meeting to elect officers for 2023 and later was a raffle to give away LTV merchandise.
After that very hot and humid day on Thursday, a thunderstorm brought some welcome relief and lowered temperatures to the 70s during the day and 50s at night as we officially entered the fall season. Throughout the Rally, some attendees went to the beach and shopping areas nearby, and there was also a shuttle available Saturday evening to Broadway at the beach. On our final night, shortly after sunset, those still outside had an opportunity to see a SpaceX satellite launch pass by in the night sky.
We were so lucky to have so many amazing owners attend this Rally. This was a great opportunity to reconnect with friends from our past Rallies and meet new owners attending their first Rally or first Carolina LTVers Rally. Many owners commented that they liked the casual atmosphere and learned many new things from fellow owners.
Written by: Jerry and Debbie Stephens
Photo credits to Julie Ivey and Bryan Lilly