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Old 10-10-2012, 10:58 AM   #29
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The Jayco pop up is built by Amish , what city or state don't know

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Old 10-10-2012, 03:08 PM   #30
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We have spent a lot of time in both PA and Ohio and the OH experience is much less commercialized.

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Thank you one and all for all the great answers!

We now have lots of info to consider before the trip.

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Lived in Lancaster County my whole life need tour advice or have any questions give me a shout! I'll do my best as a local to help you out. Haven't been to many of the tourists traps though, this area has changed over the past 20-30 yrs, it's not as country as it once was!

Was camping at a local campground the other month and a family from Maine was staying there to visit this area for a week. She asked me in passing if we did any tourist things while we were staying at the campground, told her I was 5 miles from home! She had a few questions but the biggest one was what do we do if we get behind a buggy on the road? Can we pass'em? (never gave it a thought it would confuse someone) Told her yup sure can, just make sure they are not turning as they do not have turn signals nor use hand signals! They kinda stick thier head out the buggy and give it the "man-look" and make the turn.

New law went into effect in PA when passing bikes you need to give them 4-5ft (not sure specifically) of space, always did that anyways. But, good to know if you are not from PA, lots of bikes and scooters in Amish country.
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Old 10-11-2012, 05:47 AM   #33
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The Jayco pop up is built by Amish , what city or state don't know
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We have found that the Amish in PA are very interactive with the "English". Very friendly and courteous. Further west the Amish seem to keep to themselves more. Not that they do not interact with the English, but more reserved about it than the PA Amish. An Amish gentleman in Berlin, OH told me once "...If I put a basket of apples at the side of the road with a sign 5 cents each, at the end of the day I would still have a basket of apples left. If I put a sign AMISH APPLES $1 each, I'd sell them all by lunch". Interesting aspect. Many of the Amish capitalize on that commercialization. Others are content to farm their property and stay to themselves. I've seen stories of, and read articles, that there other Amish communities where they are forbidden to associate with the "English" any more than necessary.

We always try to find an Amish community where we are at to visit and compare what we see to other Amish areas.
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Old 10-12-2012, 05:57 AM   #35
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I agree with several posters about the area around Shipshawana, In. We go there every year. The area has about everything you could ask for. You can buy fresh everything from the Amish. You can have things built and re-modled by the Amish, get pastry and everything. I highly recommend it.

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