2018 Hershey RV Show and Camping

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  1. MrsSquid

    MrsSquid Active Member

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    I was looking at campgrounds near the Hershey RV show and thinking about reservations. Yikes! I'm almost too late. We'd better nail down our dates soon. Is it a faux pas to stay in a hotel for an RV show? o_O
     
  2. jmkay1

    jmkay1 2004 Fleetwood/Coleman Utah

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    Wow never thought that it would be so full that late in the year. Have you checked out Gifford Pinchot state park? It appears to only be a bit over half hour away south of Hersey. A couple years ago I stayed at a private campground in Gettysburg. It took me a bit over an hour but a very pleasant drive. Well up until you get to Hersey and your stuck in huge traffic jam. If I go up this year, I may be doing the private campground again. I've been wanting to drag my mom with me, but she is very picky about weather.
     
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    We stayed at Pinchot the last time we went. Traffic was a bit rough. Pinchot is around 50 minutes away. We were hoping to get a bit closer this time. After a long day at the show, it would be nice to have a shorter drive.

    Elizabethtown KOA does have a couple of smaller sites still available that would fit a popup. They look to be about half the driving time of Pinchot. It's the classic time vs. money.

    Pinchot has sites available. So, if we don't use hotel points, we'll probably do that. First, we need to iron out our schedules. Who knows, maybe we'll skip that show and attend something closer.
     
  4. jmkay1

    jmkay1 2004 Fleetwood/Coleman Utah

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    Yeah, I can see where traffic will be a problem from there. I know the traffic down the main road to Hersey was downright insane. work is my biggest problem right now, preventing me from being able to make reservations until closer to the event.
     
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  5. WVhillbilly

    WVhillbilly Well-Known Member

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    No traffic there early last week, it was underwater.
     
  6. jmkay1

    jmkay1 2004 Fleetwood/Coleman Utah

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    That's true, I forgot the area was flooded out. The show isn't until Sept so I'm sure it will dry out by then, but damage from the flood waters may be a problem.
     
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  7. MrsSquid

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    Yeah, a couple of the websites had an alert about being closed for a couple of more days. I heard Hershey Park and Knoebels closed for a bit too.
     
  8. mattlreese

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    There is a thousand trails in Lancaster which I have stayed at. I thought it was decent and I doubt it was full. I do not have a membership, I just paid to stay for a weekend.
     
  9. MrsSquid

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    And we're not going to Hershey after all. Schedules, schedules...
     
  10. silvermickey2002

    silvermickey2002 Morris County, NJ

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    We are going to the show, but we are not camping! We decided to stay in a hotel in York for two nights. According to Google maps it's about 45 minutes away. Staying in a hotel in Hershey is just insane $$$$$. Off on Friday so we can possibly leave early and hit the show before going to the hotel for the night. Then get up early Saturday morning and go back to the show for the day. I figure one day is not enough! The we will head home on Sunday. At least the hotel has free breakfast buffet!!!
     
  11. MrsSquid

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    We spent two full days when we went a couple of years ago. We attended several seminars in addition to wandering around. Enjoy!
     
  12. silvermickey2002

    silvermickey2002 Morris County, NJ

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    We are really looking forward to it! Funny part is that I wanted to buy 1/4" pink insulation board to put under the pup mattresses before our November trip. The DW says, don't do that yet, it depends what happens at the RV show :shocked::shocked:

    I really did not see that coming!!! I know we have been back and forth about purchasing a new TT!!
     
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  13. WVhillbilly

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    We wandered an RV lot for a few minutes yesterday.
    Looked at used pop ups, as our daughter now wants one.
    The TTs don't interest me any longer, not after having the pop up.
     
  14. jmkay1

    jmkay1 2004 Fleetwood/Coleman Utah

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    One of the things I love about this show is they sometimes bring popups as well as your normal huge trailers. It was a good mixture of campers and a lot of fun seeing them. I'm not on the market to buy, but do enjoy looking at the new features and floorplans. It gets you out of the house and an excuse to visit the area. Now I just need to make sure my work schedule allows me to make the trip up. I would love to bring my mom as well but there is a lot of walking and not sure she will be up for . Going to have to play it by ear. At least the campground I stay at always has room for last minute reservations.
     
  15. jmkay1

    jmkay1 2004 Fleetwood/Coleman Utah

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    Turns out, I'm not going to be able to make it either. Bummer.
     
  16. Porkroll

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    We are going to the show. We are looking at pop ups, of course. Hoping to find a good deal on our first pup.
     
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  17. Popiworks

    Popiworks Paddle faster, I hear banjos!

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    I think Fretz RV (Souderton PA) will be there. They usually have a PUP or two to show/sell. I am going on Wednesday with SIL.
     
  18. PopUpSteve

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    I should be there on Saturday. Looks like, at this time anyway, the weather should cooperate. Remember, getting into these events are like going through airport security. Get even get a multi-tool in the place.

    Come and get a photo with PopUpSteve!
     
  19. silvermickey2002

    silvermickey2002 Morris County, NJ

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    Hey Steve, the DW and I will be there on Saturday...Maybe we'll run into ya!
     
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  20. PopUpSteve

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    At Hershey RV show, will post photos and info when I get home.

    But look who made the cover of the Columbia Northwest brochure.
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