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August 01, 2015 10:22 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

ECOA Newsletter

August 1, 2015

The first half of the year has been extremely busy for

members of ECOA. It began in January with 24 members

attending the Tampa Supershow. The happy hours were

fantastic with the final one being attended by the Entegra

leadership and the president of Summit Stainless.

Our gatherings moved into February with 35 coaches

attending the Entegra event at Lazy Days in Tampa. This

is the first of its kind event was a combination of support

from Lazy Days and Entegra. Owners were treated to two

dinners at the Crown Club as well as dinners at Lazy

Days RV Resort. Seminars were held and a modification

open house was well attended by those who were there.

Thanks to Mario LaCute our new treasurer for organizing

this event.

The month of March saw a caravan to the Good Sam/

Camping World Rally in Phoenix. This event was hosted

by Dianne and Stew Stewart. The attendees were treated

to great music and a variety of seminars.

And all-time record number of coaches (60) attended the

Buckhorn Lake Resort Rally in Kerrville, TX this past

May. Our annual meeting was held with new officers for

the next two years elected. The new officers are as

follows. Again, great food (can anyone say a 3” thick

Porkchop), and fabulous places to visit were part of the

program. Tadd Jenkins and Pat Carroll were in attendance

for the Entegra sponsored true Texas barbecue. They even

hung around for a question and answer period. National

Indoor RV Centers provided display coaches, a detailing

crew and tech-support for those present. We continue to

thank Brett Davis for his support of our organization.

Club member Doug French (C&D Coach Weighing) also

provided discounted 4-corner coach weighing to help our

members. The modification open house was held once

again, and is fast becoming a staple of our rallies.

Officers Elected:

Patrick Bauer, President

Mario LaCute, Treasurer

Medarda Bauer, Secretary

Doug French, National Director

Thomas Crowley, Vice President Southeast

Stephen Hall, Vice President Northeast

Linda Hanson, Vice President Midwest

Raymond Wenig, Vice President West

The ribbon-cutting ceremony in Middlebury saw several

hundred Entegra owners celebrate the new Entegra

factory and attend the rollout of the 2016 models. While

the food and friendship were outstanding the real stars

were the brand new Entegra coaches. Hopefully everyone

has had the opportunity to either see them in person or

online. The new end caps usher in a new era of design for

our favorite coach. The rest of us will now be “Classic”

Entegra Coaches going forward.

As we write this, 20 plus coaches attended the Egg

Harbor Rally in Door County, Wisconsin. Rally Masters

Tom and Lynn Crawley prepared a wonderful agenda

which included a visit to an Entegra owners restaurant as

well as a beautiful sunset cruise and fabulous meals.

From Egg Harbor, Doug French coordinated an Entegra

Owners Caravan for the FMCA International Family

Reunion Rally held in Madison. 13+ coaches were

present and I'm sure the seminars and entertainment were

well enjoyed.

ECOA will conclude the 2015 rally schedule in Hilton

Head, South Carolina. 35 coaches are signed up for this

October event. If you have not signed up and would like

to attend, send an email to Pat Bauer at

president@entegraowners.com before August 9th.

2016 Future Events

January 12-17 Tampa Supershow

March 17-22 FMCA International Rally in Perry Georgia

April 15-19 INTO Rally in Tallahassee Florida

We are still researching locations and dates for our spring

’16 club rally, but no decisions have been finalized at this


If you would like to attend any of these events please

check our website beginning in September at


Finally, we are in desperate need of a member with

webpage design and management experience, who

could lend a hand to handle the actual updating of our

webpage. We’re not expecting to make lots of changes,

just updating the pages we currently have. If you have

something to offer, please send a quick note to


Entegra Coach Owners Association, 5753 Highway 85 N., Suite 2133, Crestview, Florida 32536   813-310-5707 

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