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2017 Texas Truck Camper Rally Report

The Texas Truck Camper Rally in San Marcos, Texas was held from April 6-9, 2017 at the Pecan Park Campground.  About 50 truck campers gathered for the fifth annual event.

2017 Texas Rally Group Picture

This was definitely not your typical rally with hunger games, a dance with a live band, a chili cook-off, camper walk-throughs, and two two-hour tech talks.  Lindsay Buerger of Princess Craft Campers did a fantastic job of organizing the rally and activities.

Potluck at Texas Rally

Above: Thursday night potluck, photo taken by Kathy Stolica

Thursday started with registration in the main meeting hall.  In the evening was a meet-and-greet potluck.

Andy from nuCamp at Texas Rally

Above: The crew at Princess Craft with Andy Warstler from nuCamp (Cirrus Campers), photo taken by Stephen Smith

Tech Talk at Texas Rally

Above: PJ Buerger, Owner of Princess Craft, addresses the group, photo taken by Kathy Stolica

Friday started with an educational talk with technicians from Princess Craft.  In the afternoon attendees opened up their campers so that we could look at different floor plans and check out their mods.

Chili Cook-Off at Texas Rally

Above: Chili cook-off, photo taken by Kathy Stolica

Chili Cook-off reward spoons

Above: The chili cook-off award spoons, photo taken by Lindsay Buerger

That evening there was a fantastic chili cook-off with four categories of chili; vegetarian, classic, wild game, and white.

Texas rally dinner

Above: Hanging out at the Texas Rally, photo taken by Lindsay Buerger

Cheese puff game at Texas Rally

Cheese puff game

Above: Cheese puff game, photos taken by Lindsay Buerger

After dinner was probably the most entertaining part of the rally – the Hunger Games.  Rally participants competed in events like throwing cheese curls onto people’s heads covered in whipped cream and shaking out golf balls from tissue containers attached to their hind-quarters.

Cheese puff gameCheese puff and whipped cream game

Above: More from the cheese puff game, photos taken by Lindsay Buerger

On Saturday morning there was a second tech talk.  Attendees then split off into groups to talk about topics like boondocking, camping destinations, and storage solutions.  It was great sharing ideas with experienced truck campers.

Beer and wine tasting at Texas Rally

Above: Beer and wine tasting, photo taken by Kathy Stolica

In the afternoon there were more camper tours followed by a field trip out to a local glass bottom boat excursion.  At 4:00pm everyone gathered for a beer and wine tasting followed by a barbecue dinner hosted by Princess Craft Campers.

Texas Rally band and dancing

Above: The band and dancing, photo taken by Stephen Smith

That evening we all came together to listen to a great band and dance the two-step.

Texas Rally dancing

Above: Dancing at the rally, photo taken by Lindsay Buerger

Sunday started with a pancake breakfast followed by a meeting to talk about next year’s rally.

Texas Rally t-shirt

Above: The 2017 Texas Truck Camper Rally T-shirt, photo taken by Kathy Stolica

Thank you to Princess Craft Campers for hosting a fantastic rally!  You can join the Texas Truck Camper Rally’s Facebook page to get updates on next year’s rally.


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