From all across America, some 1,500 recreational vehicles have converged on Forest City for the annual rally, for which opening ceremonies were held last night. Doug Formanek, the general manager of the Winnebago-Itasca Traveler, or WIT Club says nearly 3,500 people will be on the huge campground adjacent to the motor home manufacturer’s main plant.
He says it’s like a big family gathering, with some people being involved in the club for 40 years. Formanek says it’s not all just about fun at the rally as there are several workshops available for members. Seminars range from cooking in an R-V to maintenance. Formanek says there are a number of unusual games that happen at the rally, including a number of driving competitions.
He says there’s a "back seat driver" competition where the driver is blindfolded and their partner tries to direct the driver through an obstacle course by using only voice commands. The rally is only open for WIT Club members and not for the general public, but if you want more information on club membership, you can go to the Winnebago Industries website .