Help Support Autism Awareness in Pennsylvania.

FOAK-Friends of Amazing Kids, Autism Awareness in Pennsylvania

More children will be diagnosed with autism this year than with childhood cancer, juvenile diabetes or pediatric AIDS combined.

What is Autism? The Autism Speaks website (autismspeaks.org) defines Autism as such; Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and autism are both general terms for a group of complex disorders of brain development. These disorders are characterized, in varying degrees, by difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication and repetitive behaviors.  Autism statistics from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) identify around 1 in 110 American children as on the autism spectrum–a 600 percent increase in prevalence over the past two decades.

This year during the York RV Show (York Campers World RV Show) Lerch RV will be supporting an organization that provides a network of support for families with Autistic Children, Friends of Amazing Kids, or better known as FOAK. Friends of Amazing Kids provides a network of support for family and friends of children with autism within the greater Hanover, PA (York County) area.  This great organization also raises funds for the Amazing Kids Club which provides social interaction for children with autism and special needs.   The Amazing Kids Club offers an on-site therapeutic program for children and adolescents (ages 2-20 yrs) with an Autism Spectrum Disorder. It is considered a step-down program from the traditional one-to-one BHRS (wraparound) services.

If you are looking to purchase a new travel trailer or fifth wheel this year. Visit Lerch RV at the York RV Show, March 9 – 11, 2012, and help us support a great organization.  We will be donating $100 per trailer sale to FOAK, along with money raised on the Lerch RV Facebook page as well.  If you are not a fan or have not liked us on Facebook, now is the time to do so, we are also donating $1.00 for every new “like” we receive from March 1-15, 2012.

You can find out more information on Friends of Amazing Kids at theFOAK.org.

2012 York RV Show, March 9-11.

Experience a Pennsylvania RV show like no other…

At the York RV Show, there are over 75 exhibitors related to the Recreational Vehicle lifestyle!  Whatever your interest or budget, there will be plenty to see. With late Winter/Spring manufacturer pricing incentives and being the last show before camping season make this show the perfect time and place to compare and shop.

Grab a pencil and a piece of paper before you come.  The results are in after years of surveying and statistical gathering, RV ownership and travel is very affordable.  Making a purchase at the York RV Show, still allows you time to buy for Spring delivery, and a Summer full of camping and family travel enjoyment.  This unique show promises to be bigger and better than ever with over 30,000 square feet of indoor display space spread out over two buildings.  And Lerch RV will be occupying a large section of that display area.  We will once again be displaying over 20 units.  All from industry leading RV manufacturers; Keystone RV Company and Open Range RV.  We will have on display some of these great brands: Open Range, Open Range Roamer, Open Range Light, Montana, Sprinter, Springdale, Summerland, and Copper Canyon to name a few. Also on display will be 40 campgrounds showcasing their facilities and 20 vendors offering products to enhance your RVing experience and lifestyle.

Resorts, Campgrounds, and RV lifestyle accessories surround the RV displays with vacation destination ideas plus fun.

Admission is $8.00 per person with children under 12 admitted free. Balloon designing clowns will be on hand to entertain the children. There will also be games, door prizes, and camping weekend giveaways.  However if you contact the Lerch RV Sales Team, we can provide you with a discount coupon. During the show you will find bingo games for free weekends of camping, camper games, instant door prizes, camping package prizes and strolling clowns to entertain children of all ages.

The York Expo Center is at Carlisle Avenue in the city of York. If traveling Interstate 83, get off exit 22, take Route 30E. Follow signs to Fairgrounds/Expo Center.

Your Lerch RV Sales Team looks forward to seeing you there.

Top ten reasons to retire to an RV in Pennsylvania

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Retire to the RV lifestyle

Retirement is the time for a simpler life and the chance to do things you didn’t have time for when working. Living the RV lifestyle in retirement has several advantages. Here are ten of the most thought of…

Ten reasons to retire to an RV;

  1. Live your retirement dreams. Are there places you’ve wanted to visit but never took the time or perhaps didn’t have the money to do so? Now you can travel at your leisure and visit all those places. Whether it’s visiting national parks, following the Oregon Trail, playing at amusement parks or getting your fill of country western music, it’s all there for you
  2. Take your house with you:Instead of having to pack and unpack and hassle with airports or schlepping luggage in and out of motels, everything is there. Some RVs come with air or pillow-top mattresses, or you can add your own. Instead of sleeping on a lumpy mattress or too hard one night, then too soft the next, enjoy your own. Your bathroom is clean and you can relax at night on your comfortable sofa or La-Z-Boy recliner.
  3. Zero yard work and cleaning house is a breeze: With only a couple of hundred square feet to clean, cleaning house takes just a few minutes. There is no lawn to mow or yard to maintain.
  4. Stay active: Most experts agree that staying active prolongs and improves quality of life. Living in an RV provides many ways to stay active physically and mentally. When traveling, you have to stay engaged with life!
  5. Live less expensively: An RV is much less expensive to maintain than a house. Nightly campground fees are normally less than property tax and maintenance expenses on a stick house. Many expenses in the RV lifestyle can be controlled so you can cut back in a budget category when needed.
  6. Meet new people and make new friends:RVers are very friendly people. Opportunities are constant to meet new people. Get involved with an RV club or at an RV resort and find a whole new community. Working or volunteering as you travel is another way to meet people and make friends.
  7.  One house, many views:When you get tired of one view, move on to the next. RVing is the ideal way to snow bird. Go where it is cool in the summer and where it is warm in the winter. Change your ocean view to a mountain view in a matter of a few hours.
  8. No property taxes: Enjoy home ownership (your RV) without property taxes. Rent an RV space for as long as you want, then move.
  9.  Have many new experiences:You can actively have so many new experiences and be part of them rather than experience them vicariously on the boob tube. Stand where Lewis and Clark stood on their Voyage of Discovery. Crew for a hot air balloon at Albuquerque. Kayak among whales in Glacier Bay. Hike part of the Appalachian Trail. Or visit historical monuments; an auto tour at Gettysburg makes you feel like you are part of the Civil War.
  10. Visit friends and relatives: Visiting friends and relatives in an RV makes visiting so much more fun. Even if you are parked in their driveway, you have your own space. Or,stay at a nearby RV park so you are not instant babysitters!

Do you know of any other reasons to retire to the RVing Lifestyle?  If so please post them.

This is an excerpt from a list compiled by Jaimie Hall Bruzenak. Jamie is an RV Lifestyle Expert. She has been RVing since 1992.

Safe Travels and Happy RVing!

Pennsylvania RVers get the big AdVANTAGEs.

Vantage. The new perspective in camping.

A brand new perspective in camping. Vantage from Keystone combines timeless beauty with modern technology to create a new travel trailer unlike anything on the market today. By utilizing curved,laminated fiberglass side walls and an arched roof, Vantage delivers wide-body livability and comfort in a look that clearly stands apart. And the Vantage interior is also extraordinary, tastefully incorporating contemporary-glazed maple cabinets, two-tone fascia, and an open spaciousness that is uncommon and pleasing. Available in three distinct floor-plans including a quad bunk model.

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The Big AdVANTAGEs

  • Classic, timeless shape that will look good many years from now.
  • Clean, uncluttered exterior.
  • Cool tone high gloss gray exterior with black accents(bumper, wheel-well, windows).
  • Low slung chassis with a shorter overall height (to top of A/C).
  • Curved side walls, exterior and interior, creating a 101” wide body
  • Uniform window line (all windows same height and distance off floor), clean appearance.
  • Large (7″) radius transition from side wall to roof.
  • Slide-outs that conform to wall curvature – inside and out!
  • Full front and rear caps. No boxy edges.
  • Window awning on front cap conceals window, provides exterior storage location.
  • Recessed LED exterior lighting throughout. Even in bunk area.
  • Classic round tail lights recessed into cap.
  • Center stop lamp.
  • Separate high impact ABS rear bumper with hair-cell finish.
  • Exterior convenience center on ODS.
  • Vaulted ceiling with 7’interior height.
  • Low center of gravity allows for smoother towing.

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Contact Pennsylvania’s first Keystone Vantage Dealer today for more information on this remarkable camper. You can reach us at 800-722-1236.

Join us at the Allegheny Mountain RV Dealer Association RV Show

Come join Pennsylvania’s largest travel trailer dealership the weekend of February 23-26, 2012 at the annual Allegheny Mountains RV Dealers Association PA RV Show. Outdoor and camping lovers will have the chance to see the latest in RV’s this weekend. The Allegheny Mountains RV Dealers Association Show brings multiple dealers together for the huge four-day event at the Blair County Convention Center in Altoona, Pennsylvania.  This exciting RV show will enable our customers to view some of the latest and greatest RV floor-plans by industry leading manufacturers; Open Range RV and Keystone RV Companies.  We look forward to seeing everyone who comes out and visits us. For more information on this great Pennsylvania RV show, please call our Sales Team at 800-722-1236.

A Few Good Tips for the Pennsylvania RV Newbie

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New to RVing? We can help. Everybody has to learn the ins and outs of RVing at some time. Hopefully, your mistakes and accidents will be minimal in the beginning.

I thought I would put together some things to think about as you prepare your new RV and yourself, to experience the RVing lifestyle like a pro!

  1. Take care of your black water tank. This is one of the most important things to learn about. If your RV doesn’t have a black water tank sprayer, dump plenty of water down the toilet to clean it out. Add recommended chemicals regularly to ensure that tank material biodegrades properly. Packets are the fastest and easiest to use and require the least storage space; just toss one down the toilet with a gallon of water. Use RV toilet paper; it biodegrades faster.
  2. Make a maintenance checklist. Make a checklist of things to do before and after each RV trip to ensure that you don’t forget any maintenance procedures while you’re learning. Make notes of anything that you need to keep an eye on so that you can check it consistently. You don’t want any surprises while you’re on the road.
  3. Keep fridge and pantry stocked. Keep non-perishable staples on-board all season so you’re ready for spur-of-the-moment getaways.  Make sure they are foods that will work together to make a meal.  Remember to use food before their expiration date.
  4. Keep clothing, gear on board. Keep a set of toiletries, toothbrushes, clothing, games, leisure gear, pet supplies, etc. on board so that you have minimal packing to do at vacation time.

This is just a very small list to get you started in your quest to become an experienced camper.  Did I miss anything you experienced RVers? Please share more tips in the comments below….

Safe Travels and Happy RVing!

Pennsylvania Eastern Sportsman and Outdoor Show

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Calling all outdoor sports enthusiasts! The 2012 Eastern Sports & Outdoor Show, the largest event of its kind in North America is just for you.  Join fellow outdoor sports buffs for up to 9 days of testing the latest hunting and fishing products, planning outdoor sport and camping vacations, shopping fishing boats, RVs, SUVs and ATVs, meet your favorite outdoor celebrities, and much more! Test your skills with a variety of outdoor sport-related contests based on skill and talent. Bring your friends and family to join in the many entertainment offerings designed for any and all ages. Don’t miss the best sportsman show on this side of the Mississippi…

Show Hours:

Saturday, February 4 10am – 7pm
Sunday, February 5 10am – 5pm
Monday, February 6 10am – 7pm
Tuesday, February 7 10am – 7pm
Wednesday, February 8 10am – 7pm
Thursday, February 9 10am – 7pm
Friday, February 10 10am – 7pm
Saturday, February 11 10am – 7pm
Sunday, February 12 10am – 5pm

The Harrisburg Farm Show Complex offers 60 acres of convenient parking. Parking at the Farm Show Complex lot and at the nearby H.A.C.C. parking lot (available only on weekends) is $8.00. Complimentary continuous shuttle bus service is provided between the complex and off-site lots. Signage on major roads around the show will direct drivers to parking lots on Elmerton Avenue. Free Parking is also available at Bass Pro Shops.

Kids Day: February 11,2012

Mark your calendars for Kids Day 2012 – Don’t miss the fun! Bring your family and join us for a day full of special events and activities geared specifically for children and families. Help us get the youth involved in the great outdoor sports of hunting, fishing and wildlife preservation. Your children are the future of these great sports…Pass On The Tradition!

Visit Pennsylvania’s largest travel trailer dealership, Lerch RV at booth 1271, right outside the exciting Archery Hall.

Safe Travels and Happy RVing!