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Welcome to the National Heavy Duty Truck (HDT) Rally website!
Rally Location: State Fairgrounds in Hutchinson, Kansas – Rally Dates: Every year, one week in October (dates are released each year)
If you are looking to learn about HDTs, the pros and cons of pulling a camper with an HDT, or looking for a community of other HDTers, you have come to the right place!
If you are brand new to this rally, check out our Start Here page. If you are new to HDTs or are looking for more information, you can find it on the More About HDTs page.
What is the HDT Rally?
The ultimate goal of the National Heavy Duty Truck Rally is education, but there is also a strong sense of community that develops between those that come.
Whether an HDT is right for you
There are lots of advantages to an HDT, from safety and capacity to space and comfort. There are disadvantages too, and the HDT rally seeks to help you figure out whether it’s a good fit for you.
How to find, buy, and outfit an HDT
Buying an HDT isn’t quite the same as buying a car or pickup–whether buying new or used. The ins-and-outs of navigating the process of getting one and getting it ready for RV use is central to the rally.
Operation and maintenance
Air brakes, fuel filters, pre-trips…using an HDT as an RVer combines know-how from several facets of transportation: the big truck world, the world of RVs, car hauling, and more.
Hands-on, hoods up
With numerous “HDT veterans” returning every year, there are tons of opportunities to see and explore HDTs of all sorts, in actual use by RVers.
HDT Full-timing Experiences
Beyond the basics of pulling an RV with an HDT, the rally is a wealth of information on full-timing, particularly as it pertains to full-timing with a truly big rig.
Friends and Food
You’ll certainly leave having made new friends, and having learned how to eat/cook at least a few new dishes!