View Full Version : EVENT: RV Show: PA, Hershey - 9/12/2012 to 9/16/2012

08-06-2012, 05:14 PM
550 West Hersheypark Drive, Hershey, PA 17033


Hershey RV Show
550 West Hersheypark Drive
Hershey, PA 17033
Pets ok?: No
Pet Fee: $
WiFi available: No
WiFi Fee: $


From: 9/12/2012 to: 9/16/2012
Number of sites held: 0
Site fee: $0 per night.
Club Member Event fee: 0
Non-Club Member fee: 0
Potluck: No
Potluck date:
Potluck time:


Event Leader: truknutt(click to contact) (//heartlandowners.org/private.php?do=newpm&u=2430)

Additional Info:
truknutt and mrs.truknutt (Dave and Nona - PA Chapter Leaders) are coordinating the Heartland Owner volunteers to work the RV Show in four hour increments. If you are in the area and available to work please send a PM. Thanks

For volunteers listed below, to obtain your badges for entry, please check-in at the main entrance in the Exhibitor line. Tell them Heartland RVs and your names and they will retrieve your badges and allow entry.

Seating at the Club Table:
In the past, we've had a chair shortage. If you can, please bring a camping chair for each of you for seating at the club table. You may even leave them at the table on your off-time when you are walking the show so you don't have to carry them around. Just drop them with us first.

Below is the schedule for working the Heartland Owners table:

Wed Sep 12
09:30 - 12:00 Dave Betton
1:00 - 5:00 Bill & Jerry Stewart
2:00 - 6:00 Bob & Christine Fournelle

Thur Sep 13
10:00 - 2:00 Hank and Phyllis Vogt
2:00 - 6:00 Kathy Adams

Fri Sep 14
09:00 - 12:00 Ken Adams
10:00 - 2:00 Sallie and Bill Hosack
2:00 - 6:00 Kevin Barrett

Sat Sep 15
09:00 - 1:00 Jim and Cheryl Horst
11:00 - 6:00 Nona Gruner
3:00 - 7:00 Glenn and Fran Schaaf

Sun Sep 16
09:00 - 5:00 Dave and Nona Gruner

Pending time for Duane and Debbie

If anyone needs to change their time please contact truknutt or mrs.truknutt.

08-11-2012, 08:22 PM
If you are interested in working the Heartland table at the Hershey RV Show please let us know the date and time you are available. We still have some time slots available. I need your name as soon as possible. Working the table is your admission in to the show.



08-12-2012, 07:37 AM
Hi Nona, not sure what day I/we will be going yet or for how long, but I will try and fill in any opening you have. If you post or send a note of what is open that may help pick a day. With any luck we will be in New Hampshire the week before.

08-12-2012, 08:45 AM
We intend to be at the show either Wednesday (12th) or Thursday (13th). We can fill an opening and are flexible for a time slot. What is available on either of these two days?


08-12-2012, 09:19 AM

Here are some available dates and times 14 Sep 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., 15 Sep 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., or 16 Sep 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Do you have a particular time slot you are looking for?



08-12-2012, 09:25 AM

Times available for 12 Sep are 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. or 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.. Times available for 13 Sep are 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. or 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. We can be flexible with the times if you need a specific time.


Nona and Dave

08-12-2012, 09:27 AM
Hey Nona, Ken and I are both available to work the table, separately of course, whenever you need us...everyday but Saturday. That's our busy day at our booth...just let us know what our schedule will be...Kathy

08-12-2012, 09:39 AM

This is great thanks. I put you in on 13 Sep 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Ken on 14 Sep 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Please let me know if the times work for you. Thanks Nona

08-12-2012, 09:42 AM
Works for us...is there going to be volunteer dinner, prior to show as in the past?

08-12-2012, 09:43 AM

There will be a volunteer dinner Tuesday night before the show. We will post details. Thanks


08-12-2012, 02:06 PM

Times available for 12 Sep are 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. or 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.. Times available for 13 Sep are 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. or 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. We can be flexible with the times if you need a specific time.


Nona and Dave

Wednesday Sept 12th from 2pm - 6pm is good with us.


08-17-2012, 04:46 PM
Dave and Nona that time works good for us on sat.

08-17-2012, 10:21 PM
Sorry Dave and Nona we will be unable to help out this year I unfortunately can not get any time off from work. We really enjoyed doing it last year hopefully we will be able to help out next year. Have fun everyone at the show!

08-21-2012, 10:09 AM
The 1 to 5 is good with us

09-01-2012, 08:22 AM
Will all of the lines be represented at the show? And will the respective brand managers also be in attendance? my next door neighbor will be coming to the show to purchase a 5th wheel and I would like to be sure they get an opportunity to meet the Heartland folks. They will also be staying at the High Meadow CG so if we have any kind of activities, I'd like to invite them to join us. They have been camping for decades and are very active in the Good Sam Org.

Also what Dealers will be there representing the Heartland product Lines?

Really Looking forward to seeing all the new rigs and dream about upgrading... and seeing my heartland family too of course !!!


09-01-2012, 08:50 AM
Hi Kevin,

I just received the attached 2 images from Marketing. It shows all the brands and models that we "plan" to have. The two dealers are Wilkins and Camping World.

Most of the Brand Managers will be there. Typically on the early days of the show.

Camping World Layout - Space 523

Wilkins Layout - Space 521

09-01-2012, 12:51 PM
Thanks Jim,

I've got a call into Wilkins to see if they are bringing any other Front Living room floorplans down with them - my neighbor is looking for a FLR - I see the ElkRidge on the plan but I was hoping that there would also be a BH as well -


09-08-2012, 02:56 PM
Additional information has been added to Post #1 in the form of an attachment. Preshow dinner info and tips from Jim B are included.

Thanks to all who plan to participate.

09-08-2012, 08:36 PM
Thanks Dave and Nona!

Looking forward to seeing everyone in Hershey!


09-11-2012, 11:14 AM
REMINDER --- Dinner tonight at Duke's Bar & Grill, E. Chocolate Ave Hershey, PA. Ordering starts at 6:00 p.m.

We have room for any of you that are in the area and want to join us.

09-11-2012, 12:30 PM
Some friends of mine are there in Hershey. Check them out.

Industry & Public


www.rvroof.com (http://www.rvroof.com/)

Their roof coating is really catching on!

tell David or Jennifer I sent you by!

them Randy sent you by to take a look!

09-11-2012, 06:30 PM
We want to wish a happy time to all that are attending the Hershey Show this year. John and I will be at the Timonium, Maryland show spreading the Heartland word so we will miss you this year.

Wilkin's RV has given some great support to both the Northeast Region and New York rallies this year so please be sure to extend a thank you on behalf of all of us.

Good luck to Heartland, Wilkins and the owners working the club table!

09-11-2012, 08:58 PM
Hi Deb,

Wish you guys could make it but you got things to do on your end - well understood. Maybe next year if timing works out.

We had a nice pre-show volunteer dinner tonight. Light attendance but still great company.
- Dave and Nona Gruner
- Nancy and I
- Bob and Christine Fournelle
- Ken and Katy Adams

Kathy and I went through all the Landmarks and several Bighorns today. Then we went and saw some of the competition.

We got the EZ-Up shelter up and hope to have it in it's final placement in the morning. I picked up bottled water and snacks for the team. We're ready for the show!

09-12-2012, 05:23 AM
For first time attendees, parking for the RV show is free. As you roll up to the parking attendant's shack just tell them "RV Show". Hershey Park/Chocolate World attendees pay for parking.

For those volunteering to work the Owner's Club table, you must enter the show via the Skywalk gate (pedestrian bridge). Look for the lines for VENDORS that start with the letter "H" (as in Heartland RVs). The attendant will pull the folder and have you sign for your badge. This badge will get you in the show each day you wish to attend. The table will be set up in the Wilkins RV area (AREA 521 on the map).


09-13-2012, 06:44 AM
Have a good show guys, we are with you in spirit.

09-13-2012, 06:46 AM
Have a good show guys, we are with you in spirit.

And we are with you in spirit as well Mike and Ann!

09-13-2012, 09:32 AM
Stella and I are also wishing we could be there too. Have a great time!

09-16-2012, 07:16 PM
Great time at the Hershey RV Show.

09-17-2012, 07:53 AM
I'd like to take a moment to thank all the Volunteers who graciously signed up to "work" the Owner's Club table this year. Hope everyone had fun. Until next year.....

09-17-2012, 08:03 AM
It was a great time! Met a lot of nice, new Heartland Owners, and lots of new potential owners...and that was just in the Landmark, Bighorn area. Can't wait to find out how many total units were actually sold...it was a fantastic show!