2022 Registration & Ticket Process
Tickets will go on sale April 12, 2022 at 6pm EDT.
A Personal Note from the Wagonmasters:
The registration process for this year has been changed due to feedback from previous years. The hard truth is that there are substantially more people interested in attending than there are sites available. We have broken up the process to limit the amount of information you will need to have to purchase your ticket, and made self service options available for getting additional tickets (guests, service requests, activities) available AFTER your primary registration. This is a careful balance between the minimum amount of information we need to make sure we have a smooth-flowing event and speeding folks through the process.
Part of this balancing act, and an important one, is how much time you get to complete your registration. When you start your registration, you will have a set amount of time to complete the process. There will be counter on your screen that shows you how much time is left. During this time, your ticket is held - meaning that anyone else who attempts to get a ticket will only see tickets that are still available - however, if you do not complete in that set time period, you will lose hold on that ticket, and will have to start over from the beginning. We will NOT be using PayPal to process the backend payments this year, so you will not have to worry about that issue. Note - you can still use Paypal to pay for your tickets.
We have been asked multiple times why we don't add more fairground sites to make the event more accessible. The unfortunate reality is we are limited by infrastructure (power, water, etc), and in terms of staff and volunteers. Going from 600 -> 660 is not simply the addition of 10% more work, it is exponential and likely requires 30% more resources. Frankly, bigger is not always better, and the current size is likely to remain in place until we can ensure that scaling larger will come with the quality you have come to expect.
We are here to make this an enjoyable experience, and are working to improve in as many ways as possible. Being a new team this year, we are taking the extensive experience of the volunteer and Grand Design teams and combining it with our experience that has made us successful in the Mid-Atlantic rally for the last 7 years. Hopefully, this combination will give us the ability to make substantial improvements over time.
Lastly, please remember that the wagon master and organizing team are all volunteers. We all have regular day jobs, and we donate our time and experience to these events to make them enjoyable for all. We strive to make the process as easy to navigate as possible, while balancing that with the need to make sure we capture the necessary information to have a enjoyable event for all.
Your 2022 Wagonmaster Team
Please note: The ticket and site reservation process is VERY different this year for the National Rally, so read these instructions carefully.
This process is best done from a desktop or laptop computer.
Due to differences on mobile platforms the pages may not render as expected.
If you experience issues on a mobile device, please try from a desktop/laptop computer before asking for assistance.
Click here to view a detailed document about the ticket purchase process.
Click here to view a video that walks you thru the ticketing site.
More questions? Answers can be found the event FAQ, which answers many common items.
Below is a list of ticket options, please review each one.
RV Site Tickets
This is a reservation for a single Grand Design RV in a designated area and not a specific site. This ticket includes breakfast and dinner for four days. You may only purchase one RV Site ticket. To see the areas, review the MAP. Some areas have certain restrictions, such as 30A or 50A only, 35' or under rigs, Handicap, water & electric only(honeywagon service is available).
Additional Adult Guests
Your RV registration includes 2 adults and minor children. If you have more than 2 adults, you will need to purchase 1 Additional Adult Guest ticket PER guest. This covers event services such as catering, etc.
Grand Design technicians will be on-site during the rally, and may be able to address issues with your RV. This year, we have moved the request for service to a ticket format - THERE IS NO ADDITIONAL COST, but this allows us to provide better and more timely information to the services teams. Once you select this option, you will have the opportunity to specify your requests. This does not guarantee that your items will be fixed, that determination will be subject to parts availability, time factors, etc.
A limited number of golf carts are available for rent, and can be selected during the registration process. Since there are limited number, we suggest you complete this during your registration, we cannot guarantee that any will be available after registration is sold out.
Excursions and Off-Site Activities
There are a number of local excursions and off-site activities available during the event. Once you purchase your RV Site ticket, you will have the option to purchase tickets for these additional excursions. There are limited tickets for these off-site activities, that information is also noted in the FAQ for each event. Note - these may change between the opening of registration and the actual event due to circumstances beyond our control. You will be notified if that is the case.
In addition to excursions and off-site activities, there are also on-site activities available, and we ask that you register for some of these in advance to allow us to plan for staffing, resources, etc. There may be additional fees associated with some activities based on materials needed.
You will have a set amount of time to complete your registration or your ticket will be released back into the pool. It is important that you have
all the information necessary at your fingertips to ensure you finish the purchase within the set time period.
To purchase your ticket, you will want to gather the following information, and have it at your
fingertips so that you can get through the process in the allotted time.
If you would like to select a specific section of the fairgrounds, you may select it from the list of available tickets. To review the areas, go to the MAP.
You do not purchase a specific site, you simply pick an area. Sites in that area are determined as people arrive to the rally.
You will need your credit card or Paypal information for payment.
You will need to know the Year, Brand, and Model of your RV. An example would be "2016 Solitude 375RE"
You will need to know the VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) for your RV. This is used to verify that you are a valid Grand Design owner.
You will be asked about any guests you might have with you - Your ticket includes 2 adults and all minor children. If you have additional adults, you will need to purchase tickets for the additional guests.
You will be asked if you have any allergies, and for emergency contact information. This is purely for safety reasons.
You will have the opportunity to indicate whether you would like to help volunteer for different activities.
You will have the opportunity during registration to purchase tickets for optional excursions, on- and off-site events and tours. A listing of these can be found in the FAQ.
You will have the opportunity to let us know of any particular seminar topics that are of interest to you, or would like to know more abou, as well as any topics you would be willing/able to host as a facilitator.
You will also be asked some demographic information - this is a fun way for us to track the different kinds of folks who join us, as well as give us a snapshot of the participants interests. Remember, this information is only shared in aggregate (no names, etc) with Grand Design for trending purposes - we don't use it for marketing, etc.
Do you have additional questions?
If so, please review the FAQ, most topics are covered in-depth.
Have all your info and ready to purchase your tickets?