Tuesday, April 14, 2015

See you soon......

We will be at the campground tomorrow morning ......see you soon.

(If it was not down pouring I would have posted pics of us all loaded up - maybe tomorrow)

Some old photos to share...more at our "Rally Hall of Fame"

Make sure you check out the "Mid-Atlantic Truck Camper Rally Hall of Fame" in the Rec Hall --
Here are some I found that have been on the blog before -- didn't know it saved them.

Make sure you get your 10th Annual Shirt or Hooded Sweatshirt While They Last

Make sure you check the schedule to see when sales will be held 
or if necessary see us at our site when available. 

You will want to get your 10th anniversary edition:
White short sleeve --- $15
White long sleeve --- $20
Maroon hooded sweatshirt --- $30

While supplies last -
 make sure you get early to get the size you want!!

Also available will be last year's left overs for $10 (sizes limited)

Be on the look out in the skys.......

If we are lucky enough, we will be able to see the below from the campground..be on the look out in the skys or keep your ears open....

NASA will launch a rocket from its Wallops Island Flight Center in Virginia.  The Terrier Malelute Suborbital Sounding Rocket is scheduled to launch on Saturday, April 18th, between 6:30am and 10:00am. The rocket will carry experiments from a variety of Universities from around the country. This launch was originally scheduled for March of this year but was postponed due unfavorable launch weather.

Military Activity Lower Eastern Shore Region: The Maryland Air National Guard's A-10s from the 104th Fighter Squadron of Baltimore will conduct low level training from 
1545 - 1700 April 14-17. The training will take place in the vicinities of Vienna in Dorchester County, Mardela Springs and Nanticoke in Wicomico County, and the Somerset County towns of Mount Vernon, Deal Island, Dames Quarter, Chance, Oriole, Vinton, Upper Hill, Upper Fairmont, Fairmont, Rumbly, and Marion Station. Airspace has been coordinated with the Federal Aviation Administration, and the impact will be mitigated to residents on the ground by avoiding populated areas and adhering to all FAA and U.S. Air Force regulations. 

Government Operations Lower Eastern Shore: Officials from the Maryland Department of Agriculture have announced they will be spraying for mosquitoes this week in Dorchester, Somerset, and Worcester counties. Residents should expect to see the mosquito control aircraft larvaciding over 4,000 acres of wooded wetlands on Wednesday, April 15, 2015. The department wants residents to know in case anyone is alarmed, they will utilize a twin-engine white plane with red and blue stripes, that will hover about 250 feet above the ground as it does its sweeps. Dorchester, Somerset and Worcester counties are the only counties that have an aerial larviciding contract with Mosquito Control. Wicomico County will also have areas sprayed, but from a ground unit at a later date

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

NEW Bounce Pillow Will be Ready!

I talked with campground today and their new bounce pillow 
will be ready for the rally.... 

Maybe even the adults will be able to try it out???

 Not sure of the details yet but I know the kids will love it!

HAPPIJAC supports the rally again and also will be here to answer your questions!

We want to thank HAPPIJAC again for supporting the Mid-Atlantic Truck Camper Rally again and sending Gary Scothern, representative from the company to learn about their products and to answer any questions you may have. Come up to the rec hall or tent at 9:00 am Friday. Make sure you have your questions ready.

You could be one of the lucky ones to get one of the above...details later.

Schedule of Events

Here is a copy of the schedule (click on it and it should get bigger) if you wanted to start planning what you needed to bring. 
Remember the campground also has a little restaurant on site for snacks and sandwiches. 

We will also have one when you register. (attached subject to change)

We have many say they wanted time to walk around and talk with others or look at other's campers or even take a little trip during the day, so we have done this.

See everyone soon. Make sure you come and visit at our site near the pond.

Monday, March 30, 2015

Torklift Once Again Sends Cool Giveaways

Torklift just sent our way some cool items for our raffle - multipurpose tools and knives that every camper should have and the "famous" Torklift Camouflage hats.

We also have some information for you to read all about their products or you can visit their website at http://www.torklift.com/

The Mid Atlantic Truck Camper Rally appreciates the support from Torklift each year and hope you take the time to see what they have to offer.

Tall Pines serves dinner Thursday night

As a thank you, Tall Pines Harbor Campground will be serving an Eastern Shore dinner 
Thursday night in the Rec Hall. 
Everyone is welcome!

They will be serving Ham, Macaroni and Cheese, Green Beans, Coleslaw and Cornbread.

Remember to bring your dessert to share and place on the tables in the tent before you come up to dinner. After dinner we will have plenty of yummy desserts to choose from your fellow campers.  Plates, napkins and utensils will be provided. 

Maxxair has your vents covered

We want to thank Maxxair for once again sending us some vent covers again for prizes and also for supporting us for 10 years of the Mid Atlantic Truck Camper Rally. Make sure you check out their website to see all that they have to offer. Here's the link http://www.maxxair.com/

From experience I know it is great to be able to open your vents while it is raining -- these vents allow you to do this.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Swap Meet Saturday Morning

Come to the tent at 10:00am Saturday morning to unload 
your clutter or come to find a treasure.  

Think of it as unloading those camper items you don't need anymore and see if someone else needs them. 

A way to sell those crafty items you made. 

A yard sale at the campground - bring something to sell or just come up to buy.

You never know what you will find there.

Raffle tickets will also be sold during this time.

Get Your Groove on Friday Night @ 7:00pm

Come to the tent or Rec Hall (weather permitting) to dance and visit with old friends or meet with new ones. Enjoy music from the 70's and 80's and more. Make sure you dress the part!
 Special prizes and giveaways.


We spoke to Sherri last weekend while camping at Tall Pines.  She has informed us that we will be her test subjects for her new state of the art BINGO machine.  She is so excited to be able to get it out and try it with our group.  Feel free to bring up your favorite beverage and join us in the rec hall for an evening of fun on Wednesday night.  There will be prizes for the winners like in years past. 


The 2015 Rally shirt will be on a white short sleeve tee and will be on sale throughout the weekend.

 The shirts will be available in sizes s-3xl. 

This year is our 10th anniversary and wanted to go back to the original design from the first few rallies but jazz it up a little.

Don't miss out on this one!!!

B.Y.O. Wine & Craft Beer Tasting

Wine and Craft Beer Tasting
Friday afternoon @ 3 pm

We would like everyone that is interested in attending please bring up to the tent either a bottle or two of wine from your region or a sampling of craft beers from your region.  Any form of spirits are welcome, and yes even shine...

We will set up tables in the tent for everyone to sample the offerings.  The tables will be covered in paper that you can write on and let everyone know who and where the items being sampled are from.

Feel free to bring a festive sampling Glass or Goblet..but we will also supply plastic cups on each table.

We are also open to you all bringing up a snack for others to enjoy.  We are sure that after a few samples you all will want a bite to eat, maybe even soak up the spirits.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015


It's almost time to head to Virginia.  We can't wait to see everyone again.  Get out the shovels and get that camper ready, no excuses!!!  It's just Frozen Water!

Got Motorcycle?

Myself and a few others will have our motorcycles at the rally and look forward to getting out for a few rides over the course of the weekend.  If you would like to join us be sure to pack up your ride throw it on your slab and tow it to the rally.  Regardless of riding ability, style or type of bike all are invited to join us.  A few of us have Adventure Bikes and some even have Trikes so don't be shy.  Get up with myself in site wf3 or the gang up in 56 and 57.

And yes that's me in the mud, I promise to keep it on the pavement this time for you guys with CHROME!

Raffle tickets for sale!!!!

Be sure to purchase your raffle tickets from Michelle and I while at the rally.

We will be raffling off a huge assortment of prizes again this year.

As in years past we will be selling the tickets for $20/ an arms length. 
 That usually equals around 25-30 tickets on average.

Just a small tease of all the good stuff we have this year.

White's Electronics

One of my fondness memories as a child growing up and camping with my grandparents was to go metal detecting.  I was amazed at the treasures that are out there to be found.

While camping it is a great way to spend a few hours enjoying your day.

White's Electronics was kind enough to send us a box of goodies for our raffle and handouts.  Be sure to check out their web site below to view their full line of metal locating devices. 

Made in America and Family-Owned Since 1950

Family-owned White’s Electronics manufactures the best metal detectors for recreation, security, and industry. Taking advantage of the latest research and development has made White’s Electronics a leader in the field of metal detecting.

White's Electronics designs and builds metal detectors in Sweet Home, Oregon. A second facility in Inverness, Scotland, serves Europe and Asia.
The company is led by Ken and Mary White, guided by the same philosophy that was so successful for Ken's father when he began the company in 1950.
"Give the customers quality and value, and treat your employees like family."
That's the mission of White's Electronics.

FIRED UP!!!!!!

On Thursday night after we get our fill of the SWEETS from the Pot-Luck Desserts Everyone is invited  to camp site numbers 56 and 57  
Don and JoAnn Kautz , and, Lucinda and Gary Whistler,  have extended a special invitation to everyone. Their camp sites are right beside one another. The same sites they have used for several years.
They are wonderful host and hostess's you will have a great time.
They will have at least one, possibly two, fires burning and waiting for you. They have a lot
 of room for everyone.
Bring your lawn chairs, your beverage of choice, if you want to make smores or something like that, bring everything you would need. They provide the fires, you bring what you want.
Most important, 
remember "everyone" is invited !!!
It will be a great time to renew old friendships, make new friends, tell some war stories, talk truck camper "stuff" well, you get the idea.
AND, the rest of the story here, they will have the  same fires  burning every evening, just in case you forgot a war story or, decide to make another one up.   Just sayin !!!

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Carefree Makes It Easier

Carefree sent us some Retractable awning pull's. What a great idea and uses less storage space. To find out what else they have to offer and how you can order this and other products visit their website at 

Thanks for supporting our rally again this year Carefree.

Who's ready for April to be here?

I am sure there are many of us ready to see 
this white stuff gone and be out in our campers.... 
Let's start thinking about the rally...our 10th year - have any ideas on what we should do for the rally? Email them to us at matruckcamperrally@yahoo.com and maybe we can put them into the rally's schedule.

HappiJac Returns to the Rally

We would like to once again welcome Gary Scothern of HappiJac to the Mid-Atlantic Truck Camper Rally.  He will be on site Friday at 9am for a seminar in the rec hall. 

This year we would like to ask you all, to come up with a few question prior his arrival.  Please send Michelle and I any questions that you would like to have answered.  
You can email them to us at matruckcamperrally@yahoo.com

He will be around after the seminar for a short time before he heads back to catch a flight later that afternoon in Baltimore.

To learn more about HappiJac products visit their website http://www.happijac.com/ and we would like to thank them again for support of our rally.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

We have got the hose for you

Another shipment came today...EZ Coupler Bayonet Sewer Kit's - 
you will have a chance to get one of these! 

Check out all the products Valterra has to offer at http://www.valterra.com/

Tweety's Sends A Big Box.....

Year after year Tweety's supports the Mid Atlantic Truck Camper Rally. Today we received  a large box filled with all kinds of goodies. We want to thank them for their support and make sure if you need a part for your rv check out their website http://tweetys.com/
We can't wait to see everyone wearing these hats.

"For the newest RV parts, accessories and supplies, turn to Tweetys. We offer the lowest prices on the internet, guaranteed. If you are looking for discount RV parts, you have come to the right place. You have made the investment in the RV of your dreams. Now make sure it is outfitted and maintained properly to retain its value and enjoy it for years to come. With the appropriate RV supplies and accessories, you can be sure that your trailer will run smoothly for the long term."

Monday, February 16, 2015

Lights, Lights. Lights.....

We would like to let everyone know about a company called Polymer Products - they have many kinds of lighting products for all your needs - especially rv awnings.
Thanks to Polymer Products for their generous donation and supporting the truck campers. Below are the items that you could have the chance of winning. Make sure you click on the link below to visit their website.

"Polymer Products offers a wide range of Acrylic, Polycarbonate and Glasslighting diffusers. We also manufacture various indoor and outdoor lighting fixtures and components. Our lighting products are lightweight, durable, UV stable and weather resistance. Our casual Outdoor Lighting will light up a variety of locations:
  • Tents
  • RV Awnings
  • Pool or Patio
  • Garage or Rec room
  • Promotional and Showroom Displays
You can visit their website at http://www.polymerglobes.com/ "

Thanks again to Partylights.com

"Welcome to PartyLights.com! We boast one of the most comprehensive selections of indoor and outdoor string lights on the web, with choices for every taste and function."

We like to thank Partylights again this year for supporting the rally with the prizes above. Everyone likes to have lights on their awnings - make sure you visit their website http://www.partylights.com/

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Welcome ALL!!!!

Michelle and Ron Humphress
Tall Pines Harbor Campground in Sanford Va.
would like to invite you to attend the
2015 Mid-Atlantic Truck Camper Rally
April 15-19 2015
The campground is filling up be sure to call today!!!
Do not miss out on the Fun
We are the longest running Truck Camper Rally in the WORLD....

Friday Night Dance

Friday night will be Time To Boogie!!
There will be a DJ on hand for you all to let loose and get your groove on!!
Make sure you are ready to have fun from 7-10.


We are excited to announce that there will be
Fireworks in 2015
Tall Pines Harbor Campground will be lighting up the sky Saturday night!!
Always a rally favorite!!
Down by the dock just after dark.....

Group Dinner Thursday Afternoon

Group Dinner
Pot Luck
Desert Bar
The Campground will be serving up a group dinner for us on Thursday night of the rally followed by a Pot Luck Desert Bar.
You all will be able to show your creativity by bringing up a desert to share with others.
We have done this in the past and let's just say "no-one" left the tent hungry!!!!
Anything goes!!!  Fruit, cookies, cakes anything you can imagine. 

Make your reservations NOW!!

Be sure to call the campground to reserve your spot today!!
We do not have a "registration"  and there are no hidden fees.  All you have to pay for is your site.  Prices vary depending on the site you choose to camp in.
There is no Group rate or Special rate for this rally.  We will pretty much take over the entire campground.  Rest assured that no matter what site you book you will be close to other TC owners.
The campground is a perfect size for you to be able to see each and every campsite via a leisurely stroll on foot.
The group events such as pot luck desert night and entertainment will be held in different spots around the campground.  

10 Years... Can you belive it?? WOW!!!

Well this year will mark our 10th year bringing you the
Best and Biggest Truck Camper Rally in the world...
That's Right!!!!
Only Michelle and I can say that and we owe that honor to you all for supporting us each and every year.
Where else can you find so many other Truck Camper owners in one place?  We like to think of our rally as a place to see and meet people and campers from all over the east coast and beyond.  Our rally is about ONE thing, HAVING FUN!!! 
Be sure to join us at Tall Pines Harbor Campground once again this year April 15-19 2015.
The festivities with begin Wednesday night with Bingo and conclude Sunday with a farewell Breakfast.....
Be sure to get your reservations now by calling the campground at