The Pacific Trailer Club Story
In 1941, an RV club named the Pacific Trailer Club was formed in Pomona, CA. Back then there were only trailers, thus the name "Pacific Trailer Club". Now we have all kinds of rigs, ranging from travel trailers and 5th wheels to class C, class B, and class A motor homes. We are the oldest continuously active RV club.
However, our RV club is more than an assembly of rigs; we are an assembly of fun loving people who love our monthly outings, our rigs, and each other. Our members come from all walks of life and thus bring a variety of interests to the club. The majority of our group are retirees and "empty nesters" who love to RV and have fun. There are normally no children at our outings, but occasionally a member will bring a child or grandchild. Our members reside throughout Southern California including Los Angeles, Orange, San Diego, San Bernardino and Riverside counties.
All the campgrounds in our official camping schedule have full hookups. Some of our club members organize side trips to fun places. For example, the 'Craft and Gem Show' in Quartzsite, Arizona in January; the 'Bluegrass Festival' in Blythe, California; and the 'Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta' in Albuquerque, New Mexico in October. Most of these side trips include "dry camping." In April 2016 we did a "side trip" to the 2nd Annual Vintage Trailer Show at Golden Village Palms RV Resort in Hemet. Check out the pictures of this side trip by selecting "Vintage Trailer Show" on the "Side Trips" drop-down menu at the top of this page.
The RV club camps monthly, except for July and August, at various RV parks in Southern California. In July we have a picnic and in December we have a Christmas luncheon, at which time we install our elected officers for the coming year.
The theme and activities for each outing are planned by a team consisting of about eight people. The teams rotate with each team planning about three outings a year. Activities for each outing are often dictated by the season, the location, the weather, and local attractions. Activities may include outdoor and indoor games, eating out at a local restaurant, crafts or a special project, visiting local attractions, relaxing, or just visiting. All activities are optional and you may participate as you choose.
At each outing we have a general membership meeting to keep everyone informed. A potluck is usually held on Saturday evening and everyone brings a favorite dish to share. The potluck is usually followed by a special program or entertainment. A Christian devotion is held on Sunday morning, prior to our departure, for those who wish to attend.
There are about twenty five rigs in the RV club. Between fifteen and twenty rigs attend most outings.
Our outings are held from Thursday afternoon through Sunday morning. All group reservations are made by the wagon master. Some members will arrive a day early or stay an additional day. These extra days are usually available at our club discounted rate.
Guide Dogs of America is our charity. To raise money, we collect aluminum cans, which we sell for recycling. We also conduct a twice yearly book sale, and a raffle at the Christmas luncheon to benefit GDA.
We believe that alcohol free gatherings out side our rigs provide the best setting for wholesome fun for everyone. However, if members wish, they may indulge lightly in social drinking of alcoholic beverages, and shall be confined to the members' RV areas.
We believe in good communications. We keep our members informed at the general membership meeting at each outing, and also through our monthly email newsletter 'The Treads', and on our website at PacificTrailerClub.com
Our outings are scheduled up to two years in advance so people can plan ahead. The upcoming camping schedule and reservation deadline is announced at each general membership meeting and published in 'The Treads'.
We encourage you to camp with us so we can get to know each other. We will try to make you feel at home and not feel like a stranger. To ensure that you and P.T.C. are a good fit for each other, we ask that you camp with us three times within one year prior to membership. Candidates for membership must be approved by the Board.
Members are asked to abstain from discussing or promoting politics or religion which goes beyond the point of friendly conversation.
If you would like to receive more information on our club, or camp with us as a guest, you may use our "Contact Us" page and leave your message and info, or contact our Wagon Master Larry at:
phone: (951)600-8968 (Leave a message and your phone number, and he will return your call)
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Pacific Trailer Club
Havin' Fun Since '41