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 There are limits on the number that can be accommodated on tours. Tours will be reserved as reservations arrive. After a tour is filled, a waiting list will be started. In the event that we are able to get a larger bus or if there are cancellations, those on the waiting list will be moved up and notified.

There will be no golf scramble event this year.  Please call the RVW Office to get on a waiting list for tours that are full.  (480) 671-6226

Trail of Remembrance

Friday, November 2
8:30 a.m. to Noon

On this tour, we will travel in a 14-passenger van to the Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum, site of the April 19, 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in downtown Oklahoma City.

The resulting deaths of 168 people, some of whom were children, immediately touched the entire nation. Attendees will take a self-guided tour of the site, as well as a private guided tour of the outdoor symbolic memorial, and a private guided tour of museum archives.

If this tour fills, we can add an afternoon tour.

Cost: $90 per person.
Tour includes: Transportation, admission to museum, tour guide, water, snack and gratuity.

Antiques and Boutiques


Glass Masters

Sunday, November 4
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Indulge in local art with a tour of Blue Sage Studios, a full-service glass blowing studio specializing in the production of art glass, vases, bowls, and sculpture.

Blue Sage Studios offers glassblowing lessons, demonstrations, lampworking (bead making) and art glass for sale. Guests will witness glass blowing and learn the process.

We will then head to the Oklahoma City Museum of Art, which is located in the heart of the downtown art district. The museum is home to an extensive permanent collection of European and American art, including the most comprehensive collection of Dale Chihuly glass in the world, and the Midwest’s premier repertoire cinema, which presents the finest international, independent, and classic films. You can also see one of the world’s largest bronze sculptures, the Centennial Land Run Monument, which commemorates the opening of the unassigned land in Oklahoma Territory with the Land Run of 1889. The frenzied energy and emotion from one instance during the run is captured in bronze by artist Paul Moore.

The tour includes transportation in a 56-passenger coach. Lunch will be on your own. The price of the meal is not included in the tour cost, but there will be time for you to eat at one of the city’s hot spots.

Cost: $100 per person
Tour includes: Transportation, admission to museum, a tour guide, water, snack and gratuities.

Notable Exceptions Concert

Sunday, November 4
6:00 p.m - 8:00 p.m.

We are excited to announce the addition of a pre-convention concert on Sunday, November 4, from 6 to 8 p.m.

“Notable Exceptions are a tidy bundle of energy, talent, experience and musical joy,” say reviewers. Their sound is a potpourri of folk, western, and novelty tunes. Judy Coder and Jennifer Epps are known in the world of western music for their finely crafted vocal harmony. Their original tunes are lighthearted and conversational. Judy’s rhythm guitar is right on the button and Jennifer sweetens the sound with tidbits of harmonica, rhythm guitar, flutes and whistles. The result is fun, fresh, bold Americana.

They have been recognized by the International Western Music Association with the 2017 “Best of the Best” Harmony Award and were named 2015 Harmony Duo of the Year.  

Their commitment is to spread joy and laughter through song. You’re in for “Rootin’ Tootin’ Nose-Flutin’ Fun” at this special concert. Add this concert to your registration for only $10/person.

To hear a sample of their music, visit their website at notableexceptions.com or follow them on Facebook.

Cost: $10 per person

Citizen Potawatomie Nation

Monday, November 5
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Immerse yourself in the culture and heritage of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation as you visit the Citizen Potawatomi Nation’s Cultural Heritage Center.

It exists to educate tribal members, the greater Native American community and other visitors about the historical and contemporary aspects of the tribe. Contemporary and traditional objects on display help bridge the gap between tribal history and the revitalization of transformation.

You will also visit the Citizen Potawatomi Nation Eagle Aviary, which offers a permanent home to birds of prey rescued from the wild that have been injured and cannot be rehabilitated and released. In Potawatomi culture, eagles are a sacred animal that fly so high they deliver prayers to the Creator. While only a handful of Native American aviaries exist in the US, this facility is the first of its kind to incorporate culturally significant elements into the facility design.

Enjoy a lunch stop (price of meal not included) at one of Shawnee’s favorite barbeque joints.

Cost: $85 per person
Tour includes: Transportation in 56-passenger coach, a tour guide, water, snack and gratuities. Lunch will be on your own.

RV Maintenance Workshops

Basic: Monday, November 5
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Advanced: Tuesday, November 6
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


Maintenance workshops will be presented by RVW member Barbara Jording. Barbara is an RVIA/RVPA Certified RV Technician and has been a featured writer for the RVW magazine. She has owned an RV since 1995 and has full-timed for about five years. Each workshop will be a full day, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., with a break for lunch.

To register for a maintenance workshop, check the appropriate ticket on your Convention 2018 registration form and include the appropriate fee with your convention registration payment.

Basic Maintenance

This is a one-day overview workshop that will provide participants with enough familiarity of RV systems to do basic preventive maintenance. The focus will be on typical RV issues and problems RVers may encounter when camping. We will include topics that were not covered, or only lightly, when you first bought your RV and took delivery.

This class will address the care of all types of  RVs, including trailers, campers, fifth-wheels and motorhomes.

Topics generally covered include keeping an RV component log of all systems in your RV, as well as the basic characteristics, best safety practices and maintenance requirements of RV water systems, sanitation systems, electrical and power systems, LP systems, and best exterior and interior maintenance requirements. There may also be information on solar power, the basic function, as well as portable or permanent systems and care and maintenance of the solar system.

You should attend this session if you are fairly new to RVing or if you are interested in learning how to do basic maintenance on your RV.

There will be a one-hour break for lunch.

Cost: $50 per person

Advanced Maintenance

This one-day workshop goes beyond basic preventive maintenance concepts and equips attendees with essential troubleshooting and diagnostic techniques. One of the goals of this workshop is to help the RV owner become a better consumer of RV repair service.

During this session, you will be presented with logical approaches and techniques to use when troubleshooting, proper tools to use when troubleshooting, and best practices when trying to resolve a problem safely.

This session is for seasoned RV owners who have some experience doing basic maintenance on their own RV. It is generally intended to help RVers determine when they can do the work themselves, and when it is better to call for a technician.

The session may include (but doesn’t have to) case studies, or taking the class to some participants’ rigs for troubleshooting experience.

If you have a particular area you would like to see covered, or a specific question you’d like answered, please email barbara_jording@bellsouth.net and let her know.

There will be a one-hour break for lunch.

Cost: $60 per person

Sooner Bound

Tuesday, November 6
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.


Head to Sooner country and enjoy Norman, Oklahoma’s hidden gems. Will Rogers once said, “If you don’t like the weather in Oklahoma, wait a minute and it’ll change.”

Discover the wonder of weather during a tour of the National Weather Center.

After enjoying lunch on your own at the Flying Cow Cafe (price of meal not included), you will soak in some culture at the University of Oklahoma’s Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art. The museum’s growing collection features nearly 17,000 objects. Highlights include the Weitzenhoffer Collection of French Impressionism, the Eugene B. Adkins Collection of art of the American Southwest and Native American art, the James T. Bialac Native American Art Collection, 20th century American painting and sculpture, ceramics, photography, contemporary art, Asian art, and works on paper from the 16th century to the present.

Cost: $90 per person
Tour includes: Transportation in a 56-passenger coach, admission to the National Weather Center and University of Oklahoma’s Fred Jones Museum, tour guide, water, snack and gratuities.



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