Can I Use My RV in Winter?

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You Can Use Your RV in Winter

We hear this question often. Most folks want to get the most from their RV and wintertime affords opportunities to get out and enjoy cold weather sports and activities. It also presents special challenges as well, but there are ways to avoid trouble, as you will see by reading a reprint of an article from our newsletter archive.

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Where is a Convenient Dump Station in Pennsylvania?

Dump station at Media Camping Center Hatfield, PA

Dump Station at Media Camping Center

If you’re an RV owner or renter traveling through Pennsylvania and need to dump your holding tanks, Media Camping Center in Hatfield, PA might be a good choice. Conveniently located on Route 309 about half-way between Allentown and Philadelphia, RVers have access to the dump station 24/7 year round. During regular business you can even have your tanks emptied for you.

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Football Tailgating in your RV

Penn State football at Beaver Stadium

Beaver Stadium on game day

NEWS UPDATE: Tailgating will not be allowed at the Super Bowl this year. You may have already heard, but space is so limited at  Met Life Stadium that traditional forms of tailgating are out of bounds. According to ESPN, food and drink will be allowed, but you may “tailgate” only within the boundaries of the parking spot that your vehicle occupies. That’s right, no chairs, tables, grills, or – heaven forbid – a keg! If you were planning to attend and bring  your Continue reading

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Thousand Trails Zone Pass Definitely Worth It!

Thousand Trails' Timothy Lake South Resort in the Pocono Mountains, Pennsylvania

Timothy Lake South Camping Resort

Recently Chris Hoy, one of the salesmen here at Media Camping Center had an
opportunity to try out the Thousand Trails Zone Camping Pass that is available to all our RV owners when they purchase their camper. Chris recounts the experience:

My family and I were planning a last minute camping trip for Memorial Day Weekend. We called the campground we wanted to stay at, but they were full to capacity. Continue reading

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RV Camping Season Off to Great Start

Camping in your RV is great Family Fun

Camping in your RV is Great Family Fun

Memorial Day Weekend kicked off the 2013 camping season with gusto, according to reports from our campground owners and managers. Without exception, all reported that they were full to capacity or nearly so.

This bodes well for campgrounds that were affected by Hurricane Sandy last Fall. RVers are turning out in droves and camping reservations are up across the board. Continue reading

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Exploring the Grand Canyon of Pennsylvania

Pine Creek Gorge in Pennsylvania

Photo credit Tiadaghton Audubon Society and pabook.libraries.psu.edu

The Pine Creek Gorge, located in Tioga and Lycoming Counties, is also known as the Grand Canyon of Pennsylvania. The Pine Creek Gorge National Natural Landmark includes Colton Point and Leonard Harrison State Parks and parts of the Tioga State Forest in North Central PA.

Situated on approximately 160,000 acres of the Tioga State Forest, the Canyon begins south of Ansonia, near Wellsboro, Continue reading

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Hurricane Sandy Does Little Damage to “Our” Campgrounds

After Hurricane Sandy hit we contacted all of the Campgrounds in our Free RV Camping Program that were in the path of the monster storm to find out if any sustained damage. We wanted to let our customers know whether they planned to open on schedule this spring. Surprisingly, nearly all the campgrounds reported little or no damage from Sandy!

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How Do I Winterize My RV?

Most RV owners have asked themselves this question…should they winterize the RV or take it to their dealer or RV service center and have it winterized? Whether you own a motor home, travel trailer, 5th wheel, pop up, hybrid camper or whatever, RV winterizing is not hard to do, and doing it yourself will save you money. Continue reading

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RVs Welcome at World Championship Punkin’ Chunkin’

Editor’s Note: This year the World Championship Punkin’ Chunkin’ will be held November 1 – 3, 2013. RV Camping fees are the same as last year and you can register and buy tickets on line. For complete information be sure to check out www.punkinchunkin.com.

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You may have see it on TV, or perhaps been to a live event, and there’s no doubt punkin’ chunkin’ is gaining popularity around the country. RV campers turn out in force with everything from big diesel pusher motor homes to travel trailers, 5th wheels and even popup campers. The 26th Annual World Championship World Championship Punkin' Chunkin'Punkin’ Chunkin’ promises to be the biggest and best pumpkin hurling competition yet. RV campers come from Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, Virginia, as well as other neighboring states to attend all three days of this event.

If you don’t know what punkin’ chunkin’ is, competitors gather together in a large field with a variety of pumpkin throwing contraptions, trying to “out-chunk” each other and hopefully set new records for launching pumpkins great distances. Continue reading

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Fall RV Camping in Cape May, NJ

Cape May Lighthouse

Cape May Lighthouse

Don’t put your RV into winter storage mode just yet. Whether you own a motor home, travel trailer, 5th wheel, park model or popup camper, Fall is a great time to camp in your RV. With its’ warm sunny days, brightly colored foliage and cool, crisp evenings, one of my favorite things is simply sitting around the campfire with a hot apple cider.

Without a doubt, Fall camping is enjoyable, but nowhere is it better than Cape May on the New Jersey Shore. The summer crowds are gone, and there really is something for everyone in and around historic Cape May.

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How to Save Money in Your RV

As any RVer knows, vacationing in an RV is the least expensive way to travel compared to flying or driving by car, staying in hotels, and eating in restaurants. If you are new to RVing, or just getting interested, maybe you didn’t know that. Even factoring in the cost of RV ownership, and the rise in fuel prices, travel in an RV is still the most affordable way to vacation, according to a recent study. Continue reading

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Christmas in August at Camp Bell

As I started the process of planning my Summer RV vacation last Spring, I tried to think of what I wanted to get out of it: lots of fun and interesting activities, or a laid back trip with time for more relaxation. Continue reading

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Apple Island RV Resort, South Hero, Vermont

Next time you’re planning your RV Vacation, consider making the trip to Apple Island RV Resort in Vermont. It’s definitely worth the trip.

The 188 acre Apple Island Campground on Lake Champlain is home to Apple Island Marina and the nine hole Executive Golf Club. Continue reading

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Cherry Hill Park – College Park, Maryland

When I started working here at Media Camping Center in Hatfield over 15 years ago, I was encouraged to go on RV camping trips with my family. The experience I was told, would help me better understand the needs of our customers and I in turn could help them find the right RV for their family. Continue reading

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What are S’mores?

It’s been said that ‘nobody doesn’t like S’mores. Whether it’s around a campfire, BBQ grill, fireplace or backyard fire pit, there’s nothing quite like the taste of S’mores. Continue reading

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Remove Mildew from RV Tent Material

Someone recently asked how they could remove mildew stains from the tent material on their pop-up. Here’s a non-toxic, homemade mildew remover that I have had success with. Continue reading

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World’s Longest Yard Sale

Attention yard sale junkies! If your RV travel plans take you through Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia or Alabama in early August, you may want to check out the World’s Longest Yard sale, otherwise known as the 127 Corridor Sale. Headquartered in Jamestown, Tennessee, the event stretches 654 miles from north of West Unity, Ohio to Gadsden, Alabama. Continue reading

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No-sweat tips for enjoying summer RV camping

Three important ‘musts’ for a successful summer RV camping trip are: making sure that you get there and back without a breakdown, your RV is cool and comfortable, and your refrigerator keeps your food and drinks nice and cold. Some simple, common sense preparations can help. Continue reading

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RV Travel Destination – Williamsport, Pennsylvania

About a three hour ride from center city Philadelphia, Williamsport, Pennsylvania, (Billtown to the locals), is home of Little League Baseball, Millionaire’s Row, the Hiawatha Paddle Wheel Riverboat, Uptown Summer Music Fest, vineyard tours and several micro-breweries to name a few. Continue reading

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A Few Words About RV Safety…Proper Tire Inflation

While most people would agree that properly inflated and maintained tires are important, it is even more important with the increased size and load carrying of today’s RVs. Properly inflated tires not only reduce fuel consumption, but also reduce the risk of premature and uneven tread wear, blowouts, and tread separation. Continue reading

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