We decided to go to Subway to grab a quick bite. When we got back, we were going to leave Mark to hold down the fort, so to speak, while Dortha, Jim and I made a run to Walmart. But just as we were getting ready to head out, Mark called Dortha to say they were moving to a partial hook-up site. We waited for that to be accomplished, and then all four of us made the journey to Russellville.
---- It's not full all the time. They make 3 appointments per day (usually booked at least a year in advance) and everyone else is "walk-in" and gets serviced according to urgency of repair, extent of repair and when they check in. There are peak times of the year, what I call "Snowbird Migration Seasons" when people are either heading North for the summer or South for the winter. If you consider that Phaeton is the top selling motorhome in the country, there are a lot of them out there. Looking around the campground, you would find probably 40-50 Phaetons here at any given time. Overall, that's not really a big percentage of the ones that exist. Plus, there are a lot of year's models here - anywhere from 70's vintage rigs to the very latest models.
There are all kinds of work getting done, not all of it is repairing. Some people come to have routine maintenance. Others are getting some sort of upgrade or modification. Yes, it's a very busy place.
I guess only fulltimers can use this unless you could use your vacation time to repair your rig?----
I think many people who are here are fulltimers, but lots are part-timers too. I'd say more are retired folks who, as I mentioned, are on their way home after spending the winter in the South. A lot of people just bring their rigs here and leave them to be repaired, and come back to get them when they're done.