2015 Mountain Pie Championship
sponsored by Lerch RV and PAcamping.com
Do you have what it takes to be the…
2015 Mountain Pie Champion of Pennsylvania?
Mountain Pies, Hobo Pies, or Camper Pies, whatever you call those tasty little gems that are a campfire favorite, are going to take center stage during the 2015 camping season. Participating Pennsylvania Campground Owners Association member’s campgrounds will feature a good old-fashioned culinary competition at their campground one day during the 2015 camping season.
Using three judges, each participating PCOA campground will choose two winners. Those winners will be eligible for the state competition to be held during the Gratz Fair on Saturday afternoon, September 26, 2015. The village of Gratz is located in Dauphin County, just 35 miles north of Harrisburg, Pa.
Judging Criteria for the 2015 Mountain Pie Contest
- Flavor consisting of aroma, taste, good balance and of course, overall flavoring ….. 30 points
- Consistency of filling, correct doneness and overall moistness ….. 25 points
- Crust – color, texture, doneness ….. 20 points
- Overall visual appeal. Does the pie look appetizing? ….. 15 points
- Creativity. How creative is the pie? Including plate presentation ….. 10 points
For more information visit a participating PCOA campground or head on over to PAcamping.com
Lower gas prices may be on the way for U.S. consumers by this summer if refinery maintenance ends smoothly and crude oil remains relatively cheap, AAA said in a news release.
As reported by the St. Augustine Record
, the travel company’s release said it is even possible that gas prices will return to near $2 per gallon in some areas, as long as there are no unexpected problems in the meantime.
AAA does not expect the national average to rise above $3 per gallon this year. “There is a real hope that gas prices could drop significantly in time for the busy summer driving season,” said Mark Jenkins, AAA spokesman. “The overall outlook looks good for drivers, and with any luck we will avoid the types of problems that often lead to higher gas prices at this time of year.” Many refineries have completed seasonal maintenance, though unexpected problems could still occur. Many refineries and wholesalers will switch to more expensive summer-blend gasoline by May 1 to meet EPA clean air regulations.
The cost of crude oil is likely to be the most important factor influencing gas prices over the next few months. At the close of Friday’s formal trading, WTI settled at $49.55 per barrel — 68 cents higher than the week before. Many experts believe that crude oil prices may drop further due to abundant supplies, but international conflict, declining production or other issues could result in higher prices.
This article originally appeared on RVBusiness.com
Why traditional walls are better.
A simple search of RV de-lamination in any online search engine will return a list of images that show both ugly and expensive damage to campers everywhere. These campers all have one thing in common; they are constructed with fiberglass walls. De-lamination is real and not an urban legend or wives’ tale. De-lamination is caused by water intrusion that has occurred to the sidewall, causing the plywood/luan backer and adhesive(s) to let go of the exterior fiberglass panel. Resulting in the blistering of the outside skin. This is referred to as a de-lam in the RV industry. There are no easy repairs to this type of problem. And the resulting depreciation to the value of the camper can cause lasting financial issues. So what should an avid RV do?
One thing is to look at the tried and true, time-tested stick and tin built trailers. RVs built with traditional walls that do not de-laminate. Below are some benefits of RVs built with traditional walls.
- Wood framing offers insulation, hollow aluminum is cold and does not offer any insulation value.
- Metal siding is painted much like an automobile and does not fade. Fiberglass fades with age and looks dull.
- Metal has “ridges” (just like Ruffles Chips) which provide lateral lines that improves the look of the trailer. Fiberglass is smooth often showing panel seams and the occasional ill fitted panel.
- Metal allows for blocking to be added to the wall for aftermarket accessories should you wish to add items at a later date. Fiberglass walls cannot be altered.
- Wood frame, metal sided trailers allow for flex. Fiberglass units can stress and can crack at weak or poorly designed locations.
- Metal allows for DIY fixes of any damage done to the metal itself. Damage done to a fiberglass exterior will cause you to take a trip to a fiberglass repair shop and a lot of out-of-pocket money.
- Metal sided – wood framing side walls allow for decreased interior wall sweating.
Some great tried and true metal sided trailers that come to mind at the Keystone Springdale, Keystone Summerland and the Palomino Puma. Save your family and yourself some hard-earned money and enjoy camping in a great trailer.
Volunteering in our Nation’s parks.
Rob Nurre playing the role of Frank Davey, a turn-of-the-century storekeeper in Garnet, waits for a young customer to choose her candy. Photo by David Abrams, BLM, Western Montana Zone
You could camp this Summer at Yellowstone National Park for a mere $22.50 a night, if you can get the reservations, or you could park your RV free by volunteering as a campground host. This is just one of the hundreds of volunteer opportunities that come with some sort of lodging via the National Park Service this year.
To learn more about volunteering benefits, read this great article by Money Talk News…… READ MORE
It’s RV Showtime again in York, Pennsylvania!
Whatever your family camping budget is, the York RV Show will have your dream RV. Join Pennsylvania’s largest tow-able RV dealer, Lerch RV, at the upcoming show for great sale prices. Whatever your interest or budget, we will have plenty of tow-able travel trailers and fifth wheels on display. From entry-level Summerland travel trailers, family value minded Springdales, to the full luxury of camping the Open Range 3X with three-inch thick side walls.
Find us in Memorial Hall East Building B.
The 2015 York RV Campers World Show is at a later time this year. This means you have less of a time to wait till Spring camping season to begin after your purchase. Resorts, campgrounds, and RV lifestyle accessories surround the RV displays with vacation destination ideas plus fun. 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.
Lerch RV will have the it’s annual large display of over 20+ travel trailer and 5th wheel RVs for your browsing enjoyment. Offering show only deals and pricing. Do no miss the chance to take advantage of pre-season pricing on great brands like Summerland, Springdale, Sprinter, Open Range 3X, Light, Roamer, Journeyer, Fuzion, Impact, and much more.
Great RV deals, the newest floor plan offerings, great campgrounds, and great food make the York RV Show a must to attend. I can not wait to have some famous Bricker’s French Fries.
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Passport Ultra Lite Travel Trailers
Once again, Passport by Keystone RV is building a line of expandable, tent end travel trailer RVs. These new hybrid campers are extremely lightweight. And easily towed by a properly equipped half ton truck, SUV or Cross-over style vehicle. The new Passport EXP models are in stock and ready to go camping.
With Passport, we make it easy to stamp the mind with memories, help the kids fill their pockets with precious knickknacks, create a one-of-a-kind album of snap shots. Because Passport is lighter and fully equipped, it is easier to grab and go, giving you plenty of opportunity to hit the road on a moment’s notice. Whether you are looking for a small, couples coach that can be towed with a crossover vehicle, or a lager family bunk house model that doesn’t require a big truck, Passport has more choices for you. Go ahead and fill the blank pages and enjoy the story as it unfolds.
Check out all the models that Passport offers at Pennsylvania RV dealer, Lerch RV. At our dealership, Passport has become our top-selling ultra lite RV brand. Visit our Milroy, PA dealer location and see why you never want to travel without your Passport.
2015 Springdale 38FL by Keystone RV
‘L’ Shaped Lounge – Fireplace – Central Vac – Ample Storage
Large Master Suite – Residential Refrigerator – Plenty of Room
This new, 2015 Springdale 38FL is ideally suited for the camping family looking for value. With Springdale we understand that your hard-earned money should go as far as your adventure can take you. Once on the road to adventure, you’ll see how camping in your Springdale is just plain better. Springdale offers numerous features you can’t find on other brands as well as more standard options and amenities than any other brand in this class. From Springdale’s vaulted ceiling and 14-foot super slide room to the Do More dinette, Springdale is focused on delivering great value and convenience that will always make camping in your Springdale a Better Way To Camp. Schedule an appointment today to see this exciting RV.
Equipped with Springdale’s Value Package – Adventure Package – Central Vac System – Enclosed Underbelly – Radial Tires – 50 Amp Service – Correct Track – 10 gallon Gas/Electric Water Heater with DSI – Spare Tire Kit – Exterior Shower – Sliding Glass Patio Door – Tri Fold Sleeper Sofa – Residential Electric Refrigerator
At a low price of $24,800, this 2015 Springdale 38FL is priced to sell. Yes, you get a great instant savings. As well as a full one year Keystone RV manufacturer warranty.
Call 800-722-1236 today or fill out the contact form below for more information on this exciting RV. Or if you have a current trailer that you enjoy camping in, fill out our RV trade in form, and we will provide you with an honest trade-in value. So click or call today. Financing is available for qualified buyers. And additional extended warranties are available for sale
Every Sale at Lerch RV Includes: Full Dealer Prep/PDI, Full LP Tanks, Auxiliary Battery with Mounting Box, Gift Card, Detailed – Clean RV, Current PA State Trailer Inspection, Profession Hitch Set Up Advice, and a Full Customer Orientation/Walk Through. All with no hidden or extra fees. See for yourself how Lerch RV makes buying EASY!