Annual Rally on the River


Jeff introduces us to Brownsville, Oregon, a bit off Interstate 5. Brownsville is a quiet, picturesque town, set back in time. Here, vintage and classic homes abound. The town came into existence due to logging and agriculture and is best known for the major role the town played in the movie Stand by Me.

The town now hosts its annual Stand By Me day which is a celebration of local civic fun. Brownsville is also now known as the annual location of the Rally on the River which is a rare collection of vintage RVs that come together for this event. It is held in the city park and event venue and, this year, just under 100 vintage trailers came together to enjoy it.

Jeff speaks with Wade Long, the organizer of the Rally on the River event. Wade fills us in on more of the details. It's a family orient and includes things like the decorated bicycle and pet parade, and the pie eating contest and dance/barbecue. Lots of fun!

Vintage RVs are a specialized field and Jeff speaks to industry expert Lisa Mora, the publisher and editor of Vintage Trailer Magazine. Lisa explains the difference between vintage trailers and classic cars. Often, with classic cars, it's about how much money you put into it, whereas, with vintage trailers, it can be about it is decorated that makes it stand out.

Lisa guides us to a Serro Scotty which was discovered by Barb and her family. They have restored it back 'to the day'. At 975 lbs it pulls like a dream, according to 'Barb. She explains how they chose all the elements inside. This 'teeny cutie' has one special feature. Be sure to watch it to see what that is!

A second trailer is visited that is a work in progress. It's a 1958 Oasis. Hear the owner, Nate, tell us about what has gone into it thus far!

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