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Come to Arizona and be the FIRST to try Streets & Trips 2011
Larry
One of my favorite things to do is hand out fresh copies of the S&T 60-day trial DVD to eager truckers and RVers. This is especially great when the product is not yet even available for download.

I'll be hanging out at the largest gathering of RVers on the planet later this month. (I know all the shows make similar claims but I really think this one tops them all.) It has been called the Greatest Show on Dirt, the Fort Lauderdale for RVers or even America's Largest Parking Lot. It is actually hard to believe that this show has been going on for over 35 years and converts a ghost town to a temporary major metropolis According to the Arizona Highway Department, as many as 750,000 to 1,000,000 people, mostly in RV’s, converge on this sleepy little desert town, located just 20 miles east of the California border on Interstate 10, for the RVShow among other things.


Quartzsite most of the year is a ghost town:



Quartzsite in January looks like this:




S&T will not have an official booth at the show mainly because the show is too long (9 days) and the team still has MP EUR and Autoroute to finish up. I will instead by hanging out for a couple days (Jan 27-28th) with a case of DVDs under my arm so watch for me.

If you or someone you know is coming to the Quartzsite show please let me know and I'll see what I can do to get a Streets & Trips 2011 DVD in your hands.
malaki86
I went through Quartzsite on January 1st - it looked like the 2nd picture then. What do all those people find to do in the middle of a desert? It boggled my mind.
SpadesFlush
They were waiting for their S&T 2011 handouts.
malaki86
Then Larry has some explaining to do as to why they all knew about it 17 days ago!!!
ki4nai
I hope u going to be at the FMCA rally in March to make sure that I get my copy, RIGHT?????
Larry
I expect it to be a crazy few days at the Quartzsite rally. I'll share with you my adventures with a few photos and stories.

As ki4nai mentioned the next FMCA rally will be in Perry, Ga., from March 14-17, 2011. We'll be going and hopefully be giving a few seminars which are always fun. I'll have a copy of 2011 ready for you ki4nai but you'll need to introduce yourself
malaki86
Why not stop at a few large truckstops while enroute? Petro's almost always have plenty of room to set up a small booth to get the word out to truckers.
Marvin Hlavac
Malaki is correct. It's fabulous that Streets and Trips is being marketed to RVers, and there certainly is market for this trip-planning software among truck drivers, too.
malaki86
RVers use the truckstops as well. Flying J's are MARKETED to them. RV's have their own fuel islands, as well as a points card. Most Flying J's don't have the space for a booth inside, but an outdoor booth would be a great idea - cover all bases in one shot.

In fact, there's a Flying J just a couple miles from Quartzsite, right at the AZ/CA border (last exit in AZ). It's a VERY busy place and would be well worth checking into. There's also a Pilot truckstop *IN* Quartzsite, but I don't know how much space they have.
Larry
malaki86 and Marvin - thank for your comments. I've dropped a handful of DVDs at truck stops and rest areas before but I've never had an official contact. If there is a Flying J general manager that could help coordinate some distribution I think that would be awesome. I'll talk to the Flying J folks when I go.
malaki86
You can get the contact info for each of the pilot & flying j's on their website. all of their locations have the full information for each of their truckstops.

Pilot Flying J - Complete Locations List

Just scroll through until you find the locations you're interested in and click the store number (1st column).

for petro: Petro Truck Stops - Petro Location Search - Iron Skillet, Petro:Lube, Travel Stores, Mobil Delvac, Truck Tires, PM Services, Diesel, CAT Scales, Blue Beacon Truck Washes (shows the contact info in the list)

T/A: TravelCenters of America LLC | The one stop for all your travel needs. |

I think those would be your best bets, with Petro having the most space available. Pilot/Flying J's have the most RV/Truck business by far.
Sadseagull
How do I find you to get a DVD?

Brian
Larry
I've never been to Quartzsite before so I haven't figured that out yet. I'm starting to think it could be like saying "I'm going to Disneyland - I'll meet you there". Is there even cell phone reception? I'm open to suggestions.
Sadseagull
You would probably be welcome in any number of existing vendor booths. I would suggest contacting someone such as Passport America and seeing if they would like the extra traffic you would generate.

Brian
Sadseagull
I missed this bit in my last reply: Yes there is cell coverage in the area.

Brian
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