Saturday, May 27, 2017

Welcome to the Tiffin Service Center–Red Bay Alabama…


Before leaving Arkansas we checked our route and the RV parks on both our preferred north and south routes were closed because of high water on the Mississippi River. I found other places we could stay but decided to contact Don at the Tiffin Motorhomes Service Center in Red Bay Alabama and ask about space available at the Tiffin Allegro Campground in Red Bay. The Allegro Campground is the Tiffin Service Center’s campground and is mostly just a large parking lot.


Don advised I would be wise to get there before the weekend as there were several available sites now but they would likely fill up before Sunday. Heeding his advice and not being able to stay where we wanted to anyway we drove from Little Rock Arkansas straight over to Red Bay Alabama, a very long day for us at 281 miles. Sure enough we pulled into Allegro Campground and there were plenty of sites and even by that Friday evening there were at least 30 to 40 spots available.

imageSaturday we woke to some rain showers but not wanting to spend the whole weekend in Red Bay we made a drive down to Tupelo Mississippi about 40 minutes away. It rained most of the way so we weren’t going to be able to play disc golf as we had hoped but since we have been to Tupelo before we decided to just drive around a bit and then stopped in to checkout a new brewpub. We enjoyed a craft beer and watched a little NCAA regional fast pitch softball before heading back.

We decided to drive back on the Natchez Trace as it passes just south of Tupelo and just NW of Red Bay. Even with sporadic rain showers this was a very pleasant drive. With speed limits of 50 mph and with no stores or advertising along the roadside we simply meandered our way through while enjoying the lush green sliver of land encompassing the Natchez Trace.


Well we had even more rain on Sunday and sure enough by the end of the day Tiffin Allegro Campground was full. I am sure glad we heeded Don's advice and came in a few days earlier than we planned. It seems with all the rain in this area we wouldn’t have been able to do much of anything anyway. Now we will settle in on "Tiffin Time" awaiting our turn for needed repairs....

Come Monday Norris (the first guy you will meet at the Tiffin Service Center) came by and got our list of items we need to have taken care of. Most of our list is composed of items that Tiffin will fix for free under their 10 year frame warranty. If you remember we had an incident back in Texas when a piece of framing fell out under our RV causing a bit of damage as it fell out on the roadway. We hope to get it all fixed while we are here…

Note: We spent one more night in Little Rock Arkansas but are now in Red Bay Alabama…


  1. Nice to be right there ready for service then all will be good, Love the Natchez Trace such wonderful relaxing, scenic drive.

  2. Glad you got a spot for the weekend. We got the last place here in VT.