Now that we’re in the new year with new ideas, if one of those ideas happens to be in the way of buying a camper for some three season enjoyment, then slip on over to the Allentown Fairgrounds’ Ag Hall this weekend. There you’ll find a dozen RV and Camper dealers who will be displaying all that’s new for the 2017 camping season. And that ranges from pop-ups to Class A motor homes.
Since 1961, the Lehigh Valley RV and Campgrounds Show is the oldest running in the country and will once again occupy the 60,000 square feet of space inside the warm Agri-Plex building. Of course there will be 30,000 square feet of additional RV’s on display in front of the building for your perusal and consideration.
In addition, several local and not too distant campgrounds will be represented along with Anderson’s Campground Distribution booth that will have information for over 100 campgrounds along the East Coast.
Aside from the myriad of campers and RVs on display, peripheral vendors offer associated equipment that can benefit RVers and campers. One such item on display last year was a portable solar panel whose generated power can be used for appliances, cell phones, laptops and other electrical needs.
Participating dealers include: All Seasons RV; Berks-Mont Camping Center; Fretz Enterprises; Fast Lane Recreation; Indian Valley Camping Center; Campers Inn RV; Miller Trailer Sales; Pocono RV Sales & Service; RV Value Mart; Susquehanna RV; Tom Schaeffer’s Rec & Sports Center; and Ziegler’s RV Sales, Service and Rentals.
Show times are: Jan. 13 from 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.; Jan. 14, 10 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.; Jan. 15 from 10 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Adult admission is $7 while children (under 12) are free as is parking.
For more information on the show check www.allentowntradeshows.com. The Allentown Fairgrounds is located at 302 N. 17th St., Allentown, 18104, with two entrances on Chew St. and two on Liberty Street.
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Nick Hromiak has been an outdoors and automotive writer for over 30 years. He's been published in numerous national and state-wide outdoor magazines and newspapers.