Yankee RV Status and Projections:     June 23, 2020

The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta is an event that brings the community, city and state together to host thousands of pilots, volunteers and guests from around the world. When COVID-19 first began to impact their world and eventually their community, they held out hope to still launch this event in October. However, there are many variables that are out of their control, potentially impacting the health and welfare of their attendees. The safety of our pilots, guests, sponsors, staff and volunteers has always been their top concern and in the wake of COVID-19 and its continued impacts, they stay dedicated to upholding that commitment.

 

With the Balloon Fiesta postponing their 2020 event, Yankee RV Tours had no choice, but to cancel our 10-day rally at Santa Fe and the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta.  The 49th annual Balloon Fiesta event has been rescheduled to October of 2021. Yankee has our 2021 10-day rally at Santa Fe and the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta for September 28 – October 7, 2021.

 

We have contacted all of our caravaners and we are fortunate that many of our caravaners have rolled over their reservations to our 2021 Santa Fe & Balloon Fiesta rally or other caravans and rallies we offer. We have offered a full refund to any caravaners that cannot fit another event with us into their schedules. We are looking forward to the start of our 35-day Northwest Expedition caravan that begins the 27th July in Hills City, SD! After we reach Coos Bay OR and end the NW Expedition caravan, we begin our 26-day Northwest Extension trip!

 

As we are resuming operations of our caravans and rallies, the safety and health of our caravaners and staff remains our top priority. Below are a few items to keep in mind:

  1. We are monitoring all Federal, State, and Local guidelines regarding COVID-19 in the states and countries in which we travel.
  2. We will follow all social distancing guidelines and take steps to ensure that activities in which we participate will allow for proper distancing.
  3. We understand that there will be changes you should be prepared to see when you join us on your next adventure.
  4. We have always focused on safety, even before fun, but we are ramping up our efforts to have heightened focus on disinfection procedures for commonly used areas and for our social gatherings.
  5. Meals will likely be different as we move forward in these changing times. We will follow the guidance of the experts and ensure that all caravaners feel comfortable in our choices for meals. This could take on many different forms, but safety will always come first.
  6. Remember, you are in control of the activities in which you choose to participate. At any time, you may choose to opt out of an activity, if you do not feel comfortable. 

 

Our staff continues to work on current and future adventures. We will be discussing these tours at our Annual Pre-tour Orientation and Reunion in Eustis Florida.

 

Click here for a printable list of our 2020 and 2021 openings for the caravans and rallies as of today.

 

Click here is our Agenda for our 2021 Annual Pre-Tour Orientation and Reunion to be held January 6-8, 2021.

 

Rod & Helen Coe, Owners

Yankee RV Tours
1132 Casterton Circle
Davenport, FL 33897

LABRADOR: Marilyn & Bim Bridle

 

This COVID-19 pandemic is tough on all of us, but especially on those in the service and tourism industry. Anyone who has been on a Yankee RV Tours Canadian Maritimes caravan and taken the optional tour to Labrador, know Bim & Marilyn Bridle. All of our Yankee RV caravners have been so kind and generous with gifts for Marilyn & Bim over the 30 plus years we have traveled to Labrador. The kindness is always overwhelming to Marilyn and all the Inuit families she supports.

 

Much like the US, tourism and restaurants, business are shut down in Labrador, thus Yankee had to cancel our annual visit there. We are being told, that it could be July or August before they open. This impacts Marilyn & Bim on several fronts. They rely on the tourists to support their restaurant. Additionally, our Yankee caravaners support her efforts to provide everyday items and money to the Inuit families on the 800-mile dirt road north of them. Without our support and tourists, they do not know how they will survive until the tourists come again.

 

This family and their cause, is very near and dear to our hearts, and we know it has touched many of yours too. Marilyn has not asked for any of this, you know she never would. Rod and I would like to ask you to open your hearts and purse strings to share what you can with her.

 

The mailing address is:

Marilyn & Bim Bridle

121 Main St

PO Box 98

Labrador, NL A0K-4K0

 

Her phone # is 709-920-2060 and her email: redbaywhalersstation@gmail.com

 

We know that this time is difficult on all of us, but we know that Marilyn and Bim would appreciate anything you can send.

 

Rod & Helen Coe

 

Hosting fun RV tours for 30+ years!

We have a capable staff of 20 experienced RVers, that have all come from our caravan ranks. You can start your fun adventure today by contacting us. We offer several 6 to 10 day desination RV rallies and 4 driving RV Caravan Expeditions of 20 days or more!

Over the last 30+ years more than 6,000 RV'ers have gone with us on our fun RV Caravans in small groups averaging 15 rigs. 

Yankee RV offers a "VALUE PACKAGE" that includes narrated travel via 2-way radios, your camping site, many meals, escorted tours, entertainment, group fellowship, and the use of the tail ender mechanic and wagon master host. Rod consults to 12 major RV camping resorts and in return is permitted to conduct seminars on caravaning. Thus, he does not have to pass on the high cost of national advertising and catalog mailings to the caravaners.

Who else do you know that would appreciate getting information on these adventures?

Groups and Camping Clubs: Good news, we will customize most any North American destination with 15+ units.

 

Receive your Yankee Jackets on your 2nd trip sign-up!

Owners: Rod & Helen Coe and their staff

20 + Day Driving RV Caravan Expeditions:

35-Day Northwest Expedition
Wagon Masters: Rod & Helen Coe with Asst Wagon Masters: Ben & Pam Phillips and Buck & Linda Buchanan

Starts at Mt. Rushmore, South Dakota and ends at the Pacific Ocean in Waldport, Oregon. Following much of the Oregon Trail and Mormon Trail, plus much more.

July 27 – Aug 30, 2020: $7,195 for 2 people, solo $4,995, each add'l guest $2,978 For more information or to see the timeline or get an application, follow this link Northwest Expedition

20-Day Northeast Fall Foliage
Wagon Masters: John & Ruth Marden with Asst Wagon Masters: Denny & Patti O'Dwyer

Tour Maine, Quebec City, New Hampshire, and Vermont. 

Sept 20 - Oct. 9, 2020: $5,195 for 2 people, solo $3,685 & add/l guest $2,350.

To view the timeline, get an application or more information, follow this link to the Northeast Fall Foliage RV Caravan

35-Day Mississippi Great River Road 

Wagon Masters: Bill & Carol Foster

New Orleans, LA to Lake Itasca, MN

April 25 - May 29, 2021: $7,195 for 2 people, Solo $4,495, each add'l guest $2,595

To view the timeline and complete an application, follow this link to the Great Mississippi River Road

20-Day East Coast Patriot 

Wagon Masters: Rod & Helen Coe

Charleston, SC to Gettsburg, PA

May 1 - May 20, 2021: $4,795 for 2 people, Solo $3,295, each add'l guest $995

To view the timeline and complete an application, follow this link to the East Coast Patriot caravan.

20-Day Best of Michigan 

Wagon Masters: Rod & Helen Coe

Detroit, MI to Brimley, MI

May 25 - June 13, 2021: $4,795 for 2 people, Solo $3,295, each add'l guest $995

To view the timeline and complete an application, follow this link to the Best of Michigan.

31-Day Canadian Maritimes

Wagon Masters: Bill & Carol Foster

New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, Pr. Edward Island, and optional Labrador

June 6 - July 6, 202: $6,295 for 2 people + ferry fee, Solo $4,695 + ferry, additional guests $2,997/person

To view the timeline or to complete an applciation, follow this link to the Canadian Maritimes.

35-Day Route 66 aka "Main Street of America"

Wagon Masters: Rod & Helen Coe

Joliet, IL to Santa Monica, CA

July 28 - August 31, 2021: $7,195 for 2 people, Solo $4,495, additional guests $2,595/person

To view the timeline or to complete an applciation, follow this link to the Route 66.

35-Day Northwest Expedition
Wagon Masters: Ben & Pam Phillips with Asst Wagon Masters: Buck & Linda Buchanan

Starts at Mt. Rushmore, South Dakota and ends at the Pacific Ocean in Waldport, Oregon. Following much of the Oregon Trail and Mormon Trail, plus much more.

July 26 – Aug 29, 2021: $7,295 for 2 people, solo $4,995, each add'l guest $2,995 For more information or to see the timeline or get an application, follow this link Northwest Expedition

20-Day Northeast Fall Foliage
Wagon Masters: John & Ruth Marden with Asst Wagon Masters: Denny & Patti O'Dwyer

Tour Maine, Quebec City, New Hampshire, and Vermont. 

Sept 19 - Oct. 8, 2021: $5,395 for 2 people, solo $3,895 & add/l guest $2,495.

To view the timeline, get an application or more information, follow this link to the Northeast Fall Foliage RV Caravan

Destination RV Rallies

6-Day Key West Fiesta

Hosts: Charlie & Nancy Ragland

November 1 - 6, 2020: $1,999 for 2 people, solo $1,300, each add'l guest $999

The Key West Trolly comes to the campground the take you on a private tour, before you can use the hop on-off service for two additional days. The best way to see Key West!

6-Day Kennedy Space Center

Hosts: Charlie & Nancy Ragland

 

Jan 8 - 13, 2021: $1,999 for 2 people, solo $1,199, each add'l guest $695.

 

Follow this link, for more information or an application to the Kennedy Space Center Rally.

6-Day St. Patrick's Parade and Rally, Savannah, Georgia

Hosts: Denny & Patti O'Dwyer

Savannah GA area and the St Patrick's Day Parade
March 13 - 18, 2021: $1,999 for 2 people, solo $895, each add'l guest $695.

For more information or an application, click on this link.

10-Day Santa Fe & Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta

Hosts: Rod & Helen Coe

Santa Fe NM and the largest Balloon Fiesta at Albuquerque.

Sep 28 – Oct 7, 2021: $2,699 for 2 people, solo $2,099, each add'l guest $999.

For more information or to get an application, follow this link.

Annual Tour Presentations:                     Jan 6th - 8th, 2021!

Each January Yankee RV offers tour presentations, as an introduction to Yankee RV tours, pre-tour orientation for first time caravaneers and reunion: a gathering for former and future caravaners meeting in Florida near Disneyworld. It is held at Southern Palms RV Resort in Eustis, Florida. There are seminars and films on each caravan, where you can meet your tour staff and the people signed up to travel with you. You will have an opportunity to ask questions and talk with others that have taken the tour. We also have catered meals, entertainment, and fellowship all provided by Yankee. What a great way to get a running start on your upcoming adventure. More information will be posted later, just save the dates!

 

Receive your Yankee Jackets on your 2nd trip sign-up!

Call Rod and Helen Coe today at 407-973-8288 or e-mail them at yankeerv@aol.com for your full tour flyer with information on your package price tour that includes campgrounds, many meals, lots of entertainment events, and escorted tours. Note: tips and gratuities for Yankee events are included. Reserve now and save!

Rod & Helen Coe, owners of Yankee RV Tours: 1132 Casterton Circle, Davenport, FL 33897

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  • Jeana Matthews (Thursday, January 16 20 09:47 am EST)

    Very interested in learning more about your tours.

  • Margo Page (Sunday, December 08 19 07:20 am EST)

    We just love Yankee RV Tours. The trips visit beautiful scenery, take in fantastic events. The camaraderie is the best! Have done 5 caravans and 1 rally so far since I retired in 2015. Thanks Rod and Helen.

  • Jodi Shinn (Saturday, October 20 18 10:31 am EDT)

    Just visiting your website and looking at your future adventures.
    Was on 2018 NW expedition and already signed for future tour. I enjoyed the entire experience but even more then the the great places we went to I enjoyed the comaradeie of traveling with the group. You were so much like my dad I'm trying to convince him to take a trip with me. Can't wait to do it again.

  • Fay and Frank (Wednesday, August 15 18 06:37 pm EDT)

    We have been traveling with Yankee TV Tours since 2010 when we toured the Canadian Maritimes. Have taken every tour they offer and been to most of the Rallies. We have traveled with other companies and there is no comparison. Great planning, great fun. The Best!

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Owners Rod & Helen Coe

Phone: 407-973-8288

E-mail: yankeerv@aol.com

 

Yankee RV Tours

1132 Casteron Circle

Davenport, FL 33897

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