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Thinking About Buying a Popup Camper? Here Is What to Consider

If you are getting ready for all your upcoming traveling, a popup camper may be the perfect addition to bring to your destination! Popup campers are typically easy to travel with and can be inexpensive. This allows you and your family to travel the open roads, avoid paying for hotels, and gives you a safe and secure place to rest.  This can be a great option for a lot of people; when you are looking into buying a popup camper, here are some things to consider.

Popup campers were created for convenience!

They are essentially one step up from a tent. They allow you and your family to be in a safer structure while camping. Although they are easy to travel with, they are not the most spacious. Their floor plans can differ but usually have a bed, dinette, small kitchen area and maybe a sofa. That being said, consider what you absolutely want and need in your popup camper. Amenities and features can take your camper to the next level if done correctly. Do you need a bathroom, an AC unit, a large bed, fold out beds, kitchen area for cooking, or additional storage space? These are things to look for and mention to your sales team when searching for your ideal camper.

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Popup Campers are Affordable and Easy to Drive!

Popup campers can range from $3,000-$15,000 depending on the brand and floor plan that you need and want. There are some that are very basic, and your dollar can go a little bit further than it would with other RV’s. Popup campers are also very easy to tow and light weight. You do not need a very large vehicle to tow it and can maneuver it around camp sites pretty easily. If you are a frequent camper and tend stress out about the transportation of the trailer, this would be a great option for you.

Where do you plan to travel in your popup camper?

When traveling in a popup camper, your travel plans actually play a very large role in if it is a good fit for you. Popup campers have thin walls which can be frustrating if you don’t plan correctly. They do not block out noise well, and climate control can be difficult if you do not have an AC unit. If you plan to travel in the heat of the summer, understand the pros and cons of this before you head out. It should protect you from inclement weather as well as the heat from the sun. When you are looking at buying a popup camper, these are some aspects to consider as you look at different models.

Buying a popup camper is such a great addition to your camping travels this summer! You will be able to sleep under the stars a little more comfortably and stay protected from any rain or bugs as you would have a hard time escaping if you stayed in your tent. There are so many great brands of popup campers and we urge you to ask questions and consider some of these things when you are searching for your perfect camper!

Ready to start looking into buying a popup camper for yourself? Let the experts at Juniata Valley RV help you find the camper of your dreams!

If you are getting ready for all your upcoming traveling, a popup camper may be the perfect addition to bring to your destination! Popup campers are typically easy to travel with and can be inexpensive. This allows you and your family to travel the open roads, avoid paying for hotels, and gives you a safe and secure place to rest.  This can be a great option for a lot of people; when you are looking into buying a popup camper, here are some things to consider.

Juniata Valley RV Awarded Flying W Award from Winnebago

Forest City, Iowa — Winnebago Industries has announced that Mifflintown based Juniata Valley RV has earned the Flying W Dealer Excellence Award based on its performance between March, 2018 and February, 2019.

As a Flying W Award winner, Juniata Valley RV stands with the top Winnebago dealer locations for service excellence and superior owner satisfaction.

“With this outstanding achievement, Juniata Valley RV is setting the bar for the entire industry,” commented Dean Casad, Director, Motorhome Customer Support at Winnebago Industries. “We are proud to recognize their commitment to going the extra mile for Winnebago owners.”

All Winnebago-branded motorhome and towable dealers are eligible for the award. Winners have received the highest scores based on results from purchase and delivery. As well as overall service experience surveys submitted by Winnebago owners.

As recognition for their achievement Juniata Valley RV will receive Flying W Award promotional and display materials for their dealership, as well as Flying W Dealer identification on the Winnebago Dealer Locator for the following 12 months.

For a complete list of 2019 Flying W Dealer Excellence award winners, visit https://winnebagoind.com/dealer-locator/flying-w

About Juniata Valley RV

Juniata Valley RV is the largest dealer of New RVs and Used RVs in the city of Mifflintown, PA. We are located near Harrisburg and State College. Visit our RV Showroom to learn more about all the amazing brands of RVs that we stock.

Juniata Valley RV regularly stocks a full line of Travel TrailersFifth Wheels, and Campers. If your RV is in need of repairs in the Mifflintown area, or surrounding counties, Juniata Valley RV has a full service RV Repair Facility and RV Parts Store to have your RV back on the road quickly!

Truck Camper 101: Everything You Need To Know About Truck Campers

With all of the different types of campers out there, how do you know what is the best option for you? If you are thinking about getting a truck camper, there are things that you need to educate yourself on first. When you go to the dealership, try to have a general idea of what you are looking for in a camper and what will fit your truck best.

First things first, what type of truck do you have?

Are you using your current truck to haul the camper, or are you planning on buying a new one? This is literally the most important aspect to buying a truck camper… Because if it doesn’t fit right, you aren’t going to get very far. First, figure out what the payload of the pickup truck is. This is the amount of weight that a truck can carry SAFELY!  Including everything that will be packed in your truck, your passengers, and luggage. You need to ensure that this number is safe for you to be on the road with others. Make sure you know the Axle weight as well. The last thing you want is too much weight in the back and to have your axle break while you are on the road!

So how do you decide what the “best” truck camper is?

You have different sizes, styles and floor plans to consider when choosing your camper.  Look at different models such as pop-ups, slide outs, non-slide outs, etc.  ask yourself, what are you using it for? Are you planning to camp a lot, go off roading, or just using it for a place to sleep while traveling? If you need a queen bed for sleeping, more space for the kids, or are more concerned about saving fuel, learn about the different types and what fits you traveling style best.

Hard Side vs Pop-Up Camper

Hard side campers typically have more storage and allow you to feel at home on the road.  You will have good insulation, live in a more spacious area, and you can plan and organize your camper prior to traveling. Pop up campers are light weight, and more affordable. Obviously depending on what you use it for will determine what type of camper you get. You also need to consider what you want it to be equipped with on the interior side of the camper. Depending on the model you may have a bathroom, shower, toilet, or none of the above. If you are planning to travel alone versus bringing along the family and kids, this will be a huge factor in your decision.

Truck Camper 101: Everything You Need To Know About Truck Campers

Overall truck campers are great to have. You have very little limits with this type of camper, and it can go wherever you and your truck want to! They are easy to drive and maneuver as well, making your trip less stressful. They are very easy to store, and you don’t have to worry about buying a super expensive lot for this sized camper. They are constantly changing and getting upgraded to more extensive and convenient options for you.

Top 10 Camping Destinations in Pennsylvania

If you get the chance to camp in one of the most beautiful states in the country, you definitely should. Pennsylvania has so many different sites that you can camp at depending on what kind of scenery you are looking for. If you want water, rolling hills, beaches or mountains, you can find your perfect camping spot in this amazing state. Here are our top 10 camping destinations for you to explore this summer.

Allegheny National Forest

Top 10 Camping Destinations in Pennsylvania

This is Pennsylvania’s only national forest, which makes camping in it even more special! You will love the views of the Appalachian mountains during your stay. Enjoy over 15 campgrounds in this forest for you to choose from. If you want a more natural or primitive site, or a fully powered and cabin site, you can find it here. There are over 600 miles of trails for your hiking and biking pleasure.

Pocono Mountain Resorts

Top 10 Camping Destinations in Pennsylvania

There are 5 styles of camping when you are in the Pocono’s. There are tent sites, RV campsites, cottages, summer camps, and of course, glamping! There are 41 different camp sites and you will absolutely love any one you choose to stay at. There are Lake views and of course, of the Pocono’s. They also offer whatever you need, depending on how equipped you are to camp. Make sure to set your reservations early, because this is a highly popular camp site all year long.

Worlds End State Park

Top 10 Camping Destinations in Pennsylvania

If you are looking for absolutely breathtaking views and gorgeous scenery, this is the perfect camping area for you. Enjoy the views of the canyons, the foliage, and mineral springs. The camping is fairly modern. You can enjoy swimming, boating, and hiking on the trails.

    Hershey Park

Hershey Park May be known for its chocolate, but there is so much more to this beautiful place. Have a blast this summer and stay in the Hershey park resort.  You can bring a tent, your RV or rent a cabin! During the day enjoy the scenic views or hit up Hershey park for some roller coasters and fun! This is a great place for the whole family this summer.

Beaver Family Campground

Prepare to get totally unplugged. This campground is located in the beautiful valleys of PA. If you want seclusion yet amenities, this is the place for you and your family. You can go swimming, hiking, play volleyball or just soak in the views in this magical place. People come from all over the country to witness the natural beauty of our northeast.

Cherry Springs State Park

Why go site seeing when you can go star gazing? Escape to this beautiful camp ground where people come from all over to see the night sky like never before.  You still have the opportunity for several amenities as well during the day such as boating, fishing swimming and an amphitheater. If you want an absolutely out of this world experience, check out the different campsites at this state park.

Hickory Run State Park

If you are looking for hiking, this is the park for you.  This state park is located on the western side of the Pocono’s and is known for its 40+ miles of hiking and biking trails.  For some of Pennsylvania’s natural beauty, this is a great spot to relax and get away. If you have an active family, come check out what this state park has for you!

French Creek State Park

Come see the largest area of contiguous forest between D.C and NY. With 7,730 acres of beauty and wildlife, you can enjoy hiking, fishing, camping and biking.  If you are a total nerd bird, this is the best camp site for you! This park is located near the Schuylkill Highlands.

Mauch Chunk Lake Park

Take your pick from 135 camp sites at this park. There are lakefront tent areas, camping cottages and pavilions available. When you make reservations, you have access to the beach and swimming area. This entire are has so much to do for an active family ready to enjoy the outdoors.

Ricketts Glen State Park

Come see what makes Pennsylvania so special. This gorgeous area is known for its scenic views. It is spread out among 3 counties (Sullivan, Columbia and Luzerne) and consists of over 13,000 acres. Explore and see the stunning waterfalls and historic hills. You can also enjoy a nice swim at Lake Jean with the kids!

 

If you have not had the opportunity to go camping and exploring in Pennsylvania, we highly recommend that you do! There are so many beautiful things to see and each camp site has something to offer. Whether you are wanting to go hiking, fishing, biking, star gazing, sun tanning or feeling the mist of the waterfalls, there is a place in PA for you. Keep in mind that some are and are not pet friendly so always make sure to do a little research before you set up arrangements. Enjoy your summer in beautiful PA and happy camping!

Ready to get out and get camping this summer but still need to get into the RV of your dreams? Come let the experts a Juniata Valley RV help you and get your summer started right!

If you get the chance to camp in one of the most beautiful states in the country, you definitely should. Pennsylvania has so many different sites that you can camp at depending on what kind of scenery you are looking for. If you want water, rolling hills, beaches or mountains, you can find your perfect camping spot in this amazing state. Here are our top 10 camping destinations for you to explore this summer.

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