Sunday, March 23, 2014

New Lance Campers on Site

Parkview RV from "Tax Free" Smyrna, Delaware
will be on site Friday and Saturday
with new LANCE CAMPERS.
 
Be sure to stop by and take a look at the new units.
 
Be sure to thank them for the Breakfast on Sunday as well.
 
 



 
 
 


T-SHIRT sales

We will have shirts for sale this year but our supplier is on vaction in HAWAII for 2 more weeks.  The logo is in the works and we will have plenty of shirts to sell at the rally.

Early Arival Bingo Night

Bingo!!!
 
The past few years we have had Bingo in the rec hall for those who are in the campground early for the rally.
 
This year will will keep this tradition so if you are all set up and looking for something to do Wednesday night stop by and try your luck at BINGO!!!

Group Dinner Thursday Night

Tall Pines Harbor Campground wants to show us how much we mean to them by serving up a great dinner. 
 
This will be a great time to see all of your camping buddies and friends or meet new ones. 
 
They will be serving up a spaghetti dinner in the rec hall.  
 
Following the spaghetti dinner we ask you to join us in a 
Pot-Luck dessert meet and greet.  Please bring up a dessert to share with your fellow camping buddies.
 
 

HAPPI JAC SEMINAR 9AM SHARP!

We are very lucky this year to have a representative from HAPPI JAC join us for a seminar.  He will be at the campground at 9 am on Friday and hold a seminar in the rec hall and will take questions following that.  He will be with us until around noon so make sure you get up and take part in this great chance to have your questions answered by the HAPPI JAC Rep.

Corn Hole

Make sure you come out to the waterfront sites Friday noon till 2ish for some fun and CORN HOLE.
 
We will have 4-5 sets of boards set up to play a few games.  This is for fun not a tournament.  Just come on by and start up a game or two. 
 


Friday Night Entertainment

Friday evening will start off with a free hot dog on the grill at the beach hut down at the waterfront.  The campground will be selling virgin FROZEN OASIS drinks as well at the hut. BYO Booze..
 
We will have a huge fire going on the beach so bring your chairs and relax.  Michelle and I will provide fix'ins for S'mores at the fire.
 
Last year during the down pour and wind we moved our DJ to the rec hall and had one heck of a party.  If you missed it last year make sure you dont miss it this year.  My Buddy Steve Biscoe will be DJ'ing out on the beach and it is sure to be a great time.


WIN A TRUCK CAMPER COVER FROM ADCO!!!

There will be a "Jar full of Chilli Beans" up at the campground store.
 
Who ever get the closest to guessing the number of beans will win an ADCO truck camper cover.
 
You must be camping in a Truck Camper to guess!!!
One guess per person, kids included! 

SWAP MEET

Bring your left over RV parts, crafts, treats, and any other thing you want to unload.
 
 
The tent will be the palce to sell your goodies at the annual
SWAP MEET!!!!
 
Each year you all bring up some of the nicest things for others to buy.
 
This will be held Saturday morning 9am till 10 am.

DO YOU HAVE THE GUTS TO TAKE IT ON??

In keeping with our Tailgating theme we figured an obstacle course would fit right in.
 
Do you have what it takes to take on our challenge?
 


 
Oh come on it wont we this bad or will it?
 
Find out for yourself Saturday afternoon...


DECORATE YOUR SITE CONSTEST

For the 2014 rally we decided on a TAILGATING THEME!!!
Do your best to show you pride for your favorite team, sport, driver or a combination of all 3.
 
Show us your spirit and win a special gift from us.
 
Judges will be from the campground and will be looking at the sites on Saturday afternoon. Time to be announced at rally.
 



FREE STUFF!!!!!

We will be doing our RAFFLE give aways on Saturday afternoon in the tent.  We will be selling raffle ticket all weekend.  Be sure to pick up an arms length for $20.  We have all kinds of goodies to give away this year.  Please keep in mind this is the only way we have to raise money to keep this rally going each and every year.
We are able to keep the entertainment at a high level and still able to keep you all fed for most of the weekend.  This is your way to support us and keep our rally going strong each year.
 
 

Thanks
Ron and Michelle


A Star Spangled Evening

The Saturday night sky will once again erupt with the lights and sounds of a "Semi-Professional" fire works display!!
 
Be sure to head down to the water front as we send you all out with a bang!!!!
 
 
 




DON'T FORGET TO FILL UP BEFORE LEAVNG

Make sure you stop by and say farewell to everyone before you hit the open road on Sunday morning. 
As we have in the past we will be serving up a quick bite to get you back on the highways.
 
This year we would like to thank Parkview Rv and Tall Pines Harbor Campground for the great breakfast they will provide.
 
 
 
 


Monday, March 3, 2014

MAXXAIR Supports the MATCR Again!


Thanks go out to MAXXAIR again for all their support of the
Mid Atlantic Truck Camper Rally since the beginning. We have lots of coozies and some lucky attendees will have one of these vents on top of their truck camper.
 
Check out all they have to offer at http://maxxair.com/.

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Retractable Awning Pulls Just In

Thanks go out to the guys at Carefree of Colorado with sending us brochures and some rectratable awning pulls for the giveaways at the rally. I must say this is a great item and much easier to store.
Make sure you check out their website carefreeofcolorado.com to see all that they have to offer.











Music, Dancing and Bonfire on the Beach

 

Friday May 2nd at 7:00pm we will be having Music, Dancing and Bonfire on the Beach (weather permitting). There will be plenty of room on the sides to bring your chairs and your cooler and enjoy the night by the water listening to music, dancing and the bonfire.


Thanks ADCO


We would like to thank ADCO Products, Inc. for once again donating a long bed truck camper cover for the rally. You could be the lucky winner of this cover to protect your camper over the winter from the elements.

ADCO Products, Inc. is the oldest and largest RV Cover and Accessory brand, available at over 3000 dealers in the US and Canada. We strive to bring high quality and affordable products to market and offer a wide range of covers for Truck Campers. Please visit us at www.ADCOprod.com or call 800.541.2326 for more information.

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Be sure to get your reservations in!!!

Make sure you call the campground for your reservations to the 2014 Mid-Atlantic Truck Camper Rally..
 
Tall Pines Harbor Campground
Sanford Virginia
1-757-824-0777
 
Michelle and I always do our best to provide you with an enjoyable weekend.  We offer a place for you to meet with other truck camper owners and share ideas on how to take advantage of the fun you can have in a truck camper.
 
We always deliver fun food and entertainment for all.  The campground is set on the beautiful Pocomoke River and offers Fishing, kayaking and great scenery.
 
There are also a few other attractions in the immediate area and encourage you to venture outside of the campground to visit the many attractions.
NASA Wallops Island Launch Facility
Chincoteague Island/ Assateague Island
Ocean City MD
Pocomoke Forest
Delmarva Discovery Center
Biking to Saxis Va
and much more....
 


Welcome PARKVIEW RV



This year we welcome Parkview RV, a full service Lance dealer located in Smyrna Delaware.

 
They will have units on site for your viewing at the Rally.  Be sure to take a look at what Lance has to offer in 2014. 
Michelle and I are so pleased that the crew from Parkview Rv will be a part of our rally and we welcome them with open arms.
 
 
Reminder***  NO SALES TAX IN DELAWARE****
 

About Parkview RV Center in Smyrna Delaware

The business was started as a used car lot with Bob's dream of someday offering recreational vehicles. The used car inventory was always clean, organized, mechanically in good condition, and sold with a 30 day warranty. The staff at that time was made up of Robert, Lucille, and one employee. Robert and Lucille did without many of life's pleasures and worked long hours, six days a week to make sure the business survived. When their children were not in school, Gary, Brenda, Rick, and Randy would help out by cleaning the lot or washing cars.

After a lot of hard work the business started to grow. It was at that time, Robert's dream of selling and servicing recreational vehicles came true in 1970 when the company started selling Nimrod tent campers. They had no idea how much fun it was helping people find the right recreational vehicle!
In 1971, they added Space Age, Globestar travel trailers, and Swinger motor homes to the inventory selection. Additional employees were needed to handle the growth but Robert and Lucille still worked six days a week and sometimes seven to keep up.
Business was growing and everyone was doing well until the winter of 1973. The Arabian oil embargo devastated the entire recreational vehicle industry. Recreational vehicles businesses were closing at record numbers. Robert decided it was time to exit the automobile and Class A motor home business and concentrate on Travel Trailers and Fifth Wheels. Robert and Lucille's son, Rick, graduated from college in June 1973 and was hired to be service manager. In December 1973, they decided to sell Prowler travel trailers. The line was previously sold by a competitor who went out of business. They were the number 1 selling travel trailer at the time. This was a big risk because the country was in a recession and credit was tight but the decision paid off. The Prowler line was a huge success for them for many years.
In 1977-78, the industry and our business were at record levels! We increased our staff to handle the growth and added new motor home product lines. Robert and Lucille's youngest son, Randy graduated from school and started working with the family in the parts and service area. Rick then moved to sales as sales manager. Business was doing very well until July 1978 when a fire broke out one night after closing in the RV Service area and completely destroyed the service building. Lucky for us that no one was injured but it took several months to get the building replaced and operations back to normal. Business started to fall off in 1979 and the country headed for another downturn.
The next business challenge was in 1980-81 when our country went into another recession which included a 21% prime rate. Again, we left the motor home business to survive but the company made changes to survive and we came out much stronger.
In 1985 we were contacted by Winnebago Industries that the local dealer was going out of business and wanted to talk with us. Winnebago was the leader in Class A Diesel Motorhomes, Class A Gas Motorhomes, and Class C Motorhomes sales for years and was regarded as the most innovative recreational vehicle manufacturer. We signed the dealer agreement and have never regretted our decision. They have been a great business partner and we value our relationship.
In November 1986, our founder Robert G. Horsey passed away after a short battle with cancer. The company was turned over to Rick, who has been president since that time. Rick's wife Sharon joined the company in 1985 to help manage the day to day operations in accounting. Lucille continued to work in titles and accounting until her retirement.
The core values of the founders continue today in the third generation of owners, Rick and Sharon's children, Amy and Ryan. The values of honesty, integrity, respect, reliability, responsiveness, compassion, and courtesy to our associates, customers, and stakeholders are the cornerstone of everything we do.
The company's mission is: "To provide superior products and personal services which foster lifetime relationships between our associates and customers. To achieve our mission, we will create a team which will remain focused and encourage 100% involvement from all! We will support each other with the knowledge, skill, and desire which will create a high standard of excellence"
After many years, we identified the most important attributes of customer relationships. The four attributes are company credibility, sustained superior product quality, best purchase and RV Financing terms, and uncompromising personal service.
Attribute number one, "Company Credibility" has to do with our leaders and associates character, what we are, and our competence, what we can do, our knowledge and skills. We believe our people must model our values of making and keeping promises, clarifying expectations, demonstrate respect, be transparent in our dealings, listen for understanding, show loyalty, and right wrongs by apologizing and doing the right thing. Our competence is made up of our knowledge, skills and motivation. All our associates are trained and certified in their area of responsibility. We believe that we must continuously improve as professionals to foster lifetime relationships between and associates and customers.
Attribute number four, "Uncompromising Personal Service", means that we will seek first to understand your concerns and work out solutions together. Our intent is to make sure you have a hassle free experience with your purchase and ownership of your recreational vehicle. We conduct a rally each spring for our owners, operational seminars, and sales promotions including special discounts on parts, accessories, and labor throughout the year.
The purpose of our company is to serve our customers, associates, community, and country. We take our responsibility very seriously and strive to be the best!
 

TAILGATE PARTY!!!!!!

This year will be our Truck Camper Tailgate Party Weekend.
 
 
Be sure to Show your colors from your favorite sport, team or driver.  Fly your flags, wear your jerseys and show your spirit for your favorites.
 
 
We are working on ideas like a corn hole competition, wing cooking contest and best decorated site


 
Join us for the fun..
 

Just a short trip from the Rally

Be sure to look into attending Springfest this year over in Ocean City MD just a short 40 minute ride to the East.  The headline act foro this year is Country Music Star,

Merle Haggard
Friday, May 2, 2014
8:00 p.m.

SPRINGFEST OCEAN CITY MARYLAND

May 1 - 4, 2014
Thursday, Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

 
 
Springfest celebrates spring and the upcoming summer season. It is four dynamic days of delicious food, live entertainment and unique arts and crafts under four huge big top tents. Springfest is located in the Inlet Lot at the south end of Ocean City’s famous Boardwalk.
 
 
 
Springfest serves up a continuous variety of musical performances on two stages. Admission to the four-day event is free. All entertainment is free with the exception of the headline acts. The Fabulous Hubcaps will headline Thursday night celebrating their 40th year. Friday night see country legend Merle Haggard on the Springfest stage and Saturday, 80’s rockers Loverboy will perform. Tickets for the headline acts are available for sale through the Roland E. Powell Convention Center Box Office, Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m or by contacting Ticketmaster @         1-800-551-SEAT or www.ticketmaster.com.
Bring your appetite so you can enjoy delicious food from famous Eastern Shore delicacies to a wide assortment of ethnic food. Over 30 food vendors will serve a variety of delicious food, as the Springfest artisans will delight your eyes with their arts and crafts creations during the Springfest 2014 celebration.
Springfest Transportation 
 
 
Take advantage of the Town’s Park & Ride location on Route 50 in West Ocean City. Park your car for free and hop on the non-stop shuttle to Springfest for $1 per boarding.
 
 
 
 

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Dates For 2014 Rally

Please Join us May 1-4 2014 @ Tall Pines Harbor Campground in Sanford Virginia

Can't Wait to see everyone again...



Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Look at this group of fine folks...  Thanks to all that attended our 2012 Rally...