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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Make sure you call the campground for your reservations to the 2014 Mid-Atlantic Truck Camper Rally..
Tall Pines Harbor Campground
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
Reminder this is a blog, only the latest posting will be at the top of this page. If you have a question about any event or activity for the rally please scroll through the entire blog entry to see if your question has already been covered.
WE STARTED THIS EVENT 7 YEARS AGO TO GET A GROUP OF FOLKS TOGETHER FROM RV.NET. IT HAS GROWN TO BE A YEARLY EVENT WHICH ATTRACTS FOLKS FROM ALL OVER THE EAST COAST, AND CANADA.
THE PAST FEW YEARS HAVE SEEN A HUGE AMOUNT OF SUPPORT FROM THE GIANTS IN THE TRUCK CAMPER INDUSTRY.