RV Shoppers check us out. Making RV Buying Easy

Lerch RVs prices will light up your life. Low prices, great selection on Keystone and Open Range RVs.

Before you decide on what may appear to be an impressive deal from an internet dealer in another state, shop Lerch RV first.

We are an exclusive Keystone RV Company dealer carrying all popular brands such as Montana, Mountaineer, Outback, Sydney by Outback, Sprinter, Sprinter Copper Canyon Edition, Passport, Springdale, Summerland, Fuzion, Vantage and more! We are also Pennsylvania’s largest Open Range dealership, with a great selection of Open Range, Light, Roamer, Journeyer travel trailers and fifth wheels.

Along with providing incredible savings to our customers, Lerch RV offers RV delivery to anywhere in Pennsylvania and surrounding Mid-Atlantic states. Or even as far as Texas and Maine. Our Canadian friends, are welcome to shop with us as well. We will  bring your new fifth wheel or travel trailer right to a driveway, campsite, Walmart parking lot, or other convenient location of your choice. Inquire with a Lerch RV Sales Team member about the associated costs of delivery through our preferred RV delivery service. However keep in mind that your new RV is only a small scenic road trip away. Plus you can enjoy one of Central Pennsylvania’s excellent campgrounds, stay at the Award Winning Buttonwood Campground or the Waterside Campground. Both located along the beautiful Juniata River.

Distance to Lerch RV from majors cities in the Mid-Atlantic States

  • South Burlington, VT 8hrs 41mins – 468 miles
  • New York, NY 4hrs 22mins – 230 miles
  • Pittsburgh, PA 3hrs 2mins – 159 miles
  • Philadelphia, PA 3 hrs 18mins – 171 miles
  • Trenton, NJ 3 hrs 38mins – 192 miles
  • Dover, DE 4 hrs – 191 miles
  • Baltimore, MD 2hrs 44mins – 144 miles
  • Charleston, WV 6hrs – 345 miles
  • Richmond, VA 5hrs 15mins – 271 miles

Your new RV will be ready to go camping. Not only do you get full LP bottles, a new deep cycle RV auxiliary battery with heavy-duty storage box, a full customer orientation walk through (up to 2 hours), and a current Pennsylvania state inspection. You also get full dealer prep of your new unit (PDI).

  • All RV LP systems will be tested and inspected for your safety
  • All RV safety systems will be tested and inspected
  • All RV plumbing systems will be tested and inspected
  • All RV 110V and 12V electrical systems will be tested
  • Roof and Underbelly will be inspected
  • Tires and wheel bearings inspected

Any issues that may arise from these tests will be taken care of under the RV manufacturer’s warranty or by the dealer before the unit is delivered to you. Your new fifth wheel or travel trailer will also be cleaned inside and out by our dedicated RV detailing department. Any RV manufacturing dust and debris will be cleaned from the inside of the coach. You will also be provided with a Lerch RV gift card to use in central Pennsylvania’s largest RV parts store.  We will also perform any hitch or brake work needed on the same day you pick up. No second trips, you can start to enjoy your new camper and making those great family memories right away.

And on the day you accept delivery of your new RV, you pay no additional or hidden fees.

At an internet dealer such as, Pete’s RV Center. You will be charged up to an additional $199 for just a portion of the above customer treatment.

We’ve been a full-service dealership for more than 35 years and understand that buying a new RV is an important and sometimes confusing decision. Putting customers first, our RV Sales Team is prepared to answer frequently asked RV buyer questions and make the sales process an easy and stress-free experience. Just remember at Lerch RV you shop at your leisure and pace. Not a sales persons. We make every aspect of the RV buying experience EASY…

Safe travels and Happy RVing!

2011 Keystone Sprinter 297 RET-Save money PA

Are you looking for a new RV in Pennsylvania?  Are you looking for a great balance of storage, living space and sleeping capacity?  And are you looking for a great price on your new RV?
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Stop looking, the 2011 Keystone Sprinter 297 RET is what you have been searching for.  The Sprinter 297 RET was designed with the intention of providing the average camper with plenty of storage space, sleeping capacity and living space.  The Sprinter 297 RET can sleep up to eight people comfortably.  As well as store plenty of food and supplies for a good week-long camping trip.  And if you happen to be plagued by bad weather, you will have no worried about spending a rainy day inside this wide open RV.  Introduced as Keystone RV’s first product line in 1996, Sprinter’s goals were simple – Take the suggestions of our customers and make them the origin and foundation of the Sprinter design. As a result of these efforts, Sprinter offers you its proudest distinction between other brands – a product designed specifically to “MAKE CAMPING EASY.”

2011 Keystone Sprinter 297 RET travel trailer camper at Lerch RV, Milroy Pennsylvania RV Sales.

The Sprinter 297 RET reflects Keystone RV’s efforts to make your camping weekend as easy and enjoyable as ever.  The Sprinter 297 features a fully enclosed and heated under-belly, an adjustable power A&E awning, motion detector porch light, day/night privacy shades, a home theater system with LCD TV, and dual air mattress sleeper sofas, among other great features.  A full one year manufacturer warranty.  However the best feature of this exciting travel trailer just might be the price; $22,200.  That is a savings of over $3,000.  Come see how Pennsylvania’s largest Keystone Sprinter dealership “Makes Buying Easy”!

Let us help you find the cheapest gas in town in one click…

Gas Buddy.com logoWhile gas prices are starting to slip from the nearly $4.00 national average, they are still quite high, and no one knows this more than an RVer.  Whether you are towing your camper or driving your car, when you are filling up at the gas station and those numbers keep on spinning by, you wonder if there was cheaper gas just around the corner.  Well, you can take that guess-work away with the help of a very useful website.

Gasbuddy.com is a great resource for any driver, but it will come especially useful to RVers who are driving through new areas without the knowledge of knowing where the cheapest gas in town usually is.  It works like Google Maps or Mapquest, all you have to do is enter the ZIP code into the box and it will bring up the gas prices in the area. There is an iPhone app also.

The only snag will be that it posts the prices from the last 48 hours, so there may be a small dip or rise in price, but it is great at giving you a general idea of which stations offer the best prices.  Next time you are in a new town while going across the country, this website will become an invaluable tool to help save you a little green during the busy travel season. You can even try using it  in your home town, it is very accurate as well.

So do not worry about not always getting the best fuel price,   just remember to keep making those family memories by enjoying the RVing lifestyle. Keep camping and do not let the summer pass you by.  And while you are out and about, feel free to stop by Pennsylvania’s largest tow-able travel trailer dealership, Lerch RV.

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Sprinter travel trailers by Keystone RV

Sprinter by Keystone RV

Now shipping in your 2012 Sprinters

  • New 32-inch LCD TV
    We make it easy to watch your favorite movies and sporting events on a larger scale!
  • New Skylight in Shower/Tub
    Enjoy more natural light with the increased headroom…7-feet to be exact.
  • New Bedroom Roof Vent
    Maximize air flow and enjoy the night breeze while you rest.
  • New Full Neo-Angle Glass Shower Enclosure
    Feel right at home with this full enclosure glass shower.
  • Dream Collection’ Mattress
    Finally! A mattress that is not only light weight, water resistant and anti-microbial, but most of all comfortable.
    Sweet Dreams!
  • New Residential Front Bedroom
    Just like home…two full length shirt closets, increased overhead storage, his and hers personal drawers, and his and hers cubbies all in one beautiful design!
  • Quilted Bunk Mattresses
    Performance core construction and more complete and fitted look.
  • Easy-View Rotating Entertainment Center
    We have made a few changes creating more space between the bed and the entertainment center. We also added to bi-fold doors which allow you to keep the doors open when watching TV in the bedroom.

Come see why your Central PA RV Dealership is now Pennsylvania’s largest travel trailer dealer. Step inside a Sprinter travel trailer and see how they continue to make camping easy!
Give us a call at 800-722-1236. Or visit us on Facebook

Are you a happy camper? If not read thes tips…

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It’s bound to happen if you are an RVer.  You will get to your camp site and realize that you have some less than ideal neighbors.  It may be little things such as loose trash or too much noise, or even sever such as people who try to get confrontational.  The best thing that you can do in these situations is to be the better camper and hope that they will pick up on some of your routines.

Being a great camper means more than having the best equipment, it means allowing everyone around you to have a great time without causing any problems.  Here are five tips from your-rv-lifestyle.com on how to become a better camper.

  1. Follow the rules: Individual parks usually hand you a copy of their rules when you register. Adhering to these rules is one of the basics of campground etiquette. It makes things easier for everyone involved – you, your neighbors and the park operators. Typical guidelines include reduced speed limits on campground roads for the safety of all involved. You are typically expected to unhook a dinghy before driving to your site. There are usually defined quiet hours when you should keep the noise down, turn off outdoor lights, generators – basically, the party is over.
  2. Eliminate pet peeves: Literally. Pick up after your pets. Stop excessive or extended barking. Don’t leave a howling dog unattended to bother the neighbors. Use a leash. Even if Spot is friendly, not everyone is an animal lover. Good pet-etiquette on your part helps ensure that the many RVers with pets are welcome at campgrounds.
  3. Parking the rig: Sometimes it is very clear how to orient the rig on a site – you may even have a cement pad. But in many cases, the only guideposts will be the hookup for electric and sewer. General campground etiquette is to stay on your side of that hook-up, and not have awnings or slide-outs encroaching on the site next door. Look at the campground map for a clue about preferred orientation. Or, look around you to see how other rigs are angled, if they are centered on sites or close to the utility hook up. You will get the most out of the space you have (and so will your neighbors) if you are all situated the same way. There are bound to be exceptions – we have been in many campgrounds with no uniformity in the size, shape or orientation of sites. The main objective in these cases is to just “guess the site” and fit the RV into it. But even then, the idea is to park in a way that gets everyone their fair share of privacy and room under their respective awnings. Common sense and campground etiquette go hand in hand.
  4. Late arrivals: If you are arriving at a park after normal quiet hours, attempt some degree of stealth behavior. Not that it is easy to be unobtrusive pulling in an RV. But keep the set-up to the minimum required for the night. Your neighbors will understand that you need to pull in and hook up. They have probably been in the same situation. But they will lose patience if they spend an hour listening to loud conversation, slamming doors and arguments over how to level the rig. Do what is essential and remember that tomorrow is another day. The same sort of courtesy should be used if you are making an early morning departure. Don’t keep the engine idling for an hour before you leave. Tidy up your campsite the night before.
  5. Sewer connections: Do them right. Make them secure. No torn hoses. In most places, your sewer connection faces the side where you neighbor has their “patio” area. Another time where being discreet and careful is part of good campground etiquette.

There are more tips in the article, and I recommend that you give it a good read through. When you become a better camper, you will have a better time on the road. If you are looking for a new RV to become the best camper you can be in, then check out Lerch RV, Pennsylvania‘s largest travel trailer dealer.

Tips for Replacing Your RVs Ventilation (Roof) Vents.

RV Roof Vent at Lerch RV.com

Typical RV Roof Vent

RV vents may not be at the top of your priority list if it needs some fixing or replacing, but it should be. Good ventilation is very important to a healthy RV lifestyle.

Here’s a video I found while reading other RV related blogs.  This video is very helpful in providing information of the importance of proper ventilation and how to replace the ventilation system is necessary.    It shows installing the new vent from the outside in, including drilling new holes and hooking up the electrical, which is something some people dread doing. However with a few simple steps, you can save yourself money and have the pride of tackling the job yourself.

As you can see from the video, it’s very important to work with a clean surface when you place in the new vent so that the caulking sticks. And even more importantly is the safety of  correctly matching up the electrical wires. When in doubt, you should check to make sure the polarity is correct with a volt meter. You don’t want to shock yourself now do you?

You should check all of the ventilation vents on your RV at least twice a year to make sure that they are in proper working condition and most definitely fix those that are not.

Should you have any questions, would like some advice or need a professional to help install the vents for you, look no further than your Central PA RV Dealer, Lerch RV. Our fully staffed RV service department would be glad to help you out!

May, 2011 is RV and Camping month in Pennsylvania!

Here we go, straight from the Governor’s office!

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett has signed a proclamation designating the month of May, 2011, Recreational Vehicle and Camping Month.

It is nice to see that those who have the power that be, recognize that camping and the RV lifestyle is alive and well in the commonwealth.  With campgrounds continuing to be full, travel trailers and fifth wheels being sold and towed of our lot here at Lerch RV, and families making great memories.  It makes you just want to smile!  Enjoy your camping trips this camping season… Safe travels and Happy RVing!

RV Vacations are affordable!

With gas prices on the rise once more. And with the onset of the Spring and Summer traveling seasons. RV vacations are more economical than those taken by personal car, commercial airline and cruise ship.  Regardless of fuel prices, RV owners still get the biggest bang for their buck.  When compared to other types of vacations.  The affordability of RV travel is what appeals to families.  I recently read a comprehensive study that analyzes vacation data and in all cases, the study found RV trips being more economical than other vacations analyzed, regardless of trip duration, distance or region of the country.  Even when fuel prices rise, the data continued to show that traveling the road in an RV is still significantly less expensive.  I know fuel costs are a very important factor in everyone’s vacation plans and costs, the results of the study determined that the cost of fuel would have to triple to make RVing more expensive for a family of four than other types of travel.  For an example vacations using a personal car, staying in hotels and eating in restaurants, were found to be roughly 36 percent more costly on average than travel by RV.

A week-long family vacation towing a conventional travel trailer from Salt Lake City, Utah to the Grand Canyon compared to the cost of taking the same trip by airline, renting a car and staying in a rental property would be $2,820 or 70 percent less expensive.

Shorter getaways were also found to be more economical by RV. A family taking a three-day excursion from Pittsburgh, Pa. to visit the Pa. Dutch Country around Lancaster, Pa.  would save over $270 or an estimated 31 percent, by towing their conventional travel trailer, rather than going by car, staying in hotels and eating in restaurants.

More than 80 percent of RVers say their RV vacations cost less than other forms of vacation, even when fuel prices rise. To save fuel, RVers are typically spending more time with their family and enjoying the campground experience, and spending less time on the road. Many RVers also take their own steps to lower fuel consumption. Simple steps like reducing your speed, ease off the gas pedal a little. Instead of going 65 mph, reduce your speed to 55 mph. Pack lighter to reduce weight in your tow-able or RV. And turning off home utilities to save energy when traveling, such as unplugging any un-needed appliances and turning off your hot water heater. RV travel at a leisurely pace with no tight schedules for flights, hotels, or restaurants is stress free and enjoyable.

So I say plan those Spring and Summer RV Vacations. And before you do, stop by your to upgrade to a new travel trailer or fifth wheel. Or have our great service department here at Lerch RV, look over your existing coach to make sure your trip is trouble-free and fun. Hook up and hit the road. Get that bang for your buck and make some great family memories this year!

Safe travels and Happy RVing!

RVing in the movies, once again!

Coming soon to a big screen near you.  The newest movie that has RVing as a theme. I ran across this article as a post on Clem’s Trailer Sales Blog.  I found it quite interesting and decided to share it with my readers as well. I just want to put a big thank you out there to Randy at Clem’s.

If you’re an RVer then you know that crazy things can happen on the road.  Different sites, mechanical issues, friend Paul the movieand family can all add up to an experience that seems like a great adventure.  That’s why Hollywood seems to always turn to the road trip as a source of information.  Now imagine that you have the normal hi-jinx that occur while RVing and add an element of surprise.  Namely a sarcastic and highly intelligent alien that’s escaping the authorities.

Well this is what the new movie, “Paul”, is taking a look at.  Two friends who are Sci-Fi nerds are RVing to the biggest comic book convention in the country when they stumble across Paul.  Their alien fantasies are soon turned into a crazy reality where they’re running from the government while encountering all the normal RVing pitfalls that happen along the way.  Embedded below is the trailer for the movie, which I would encourage you to go watch if you think that RVing can’t get anymore crazy than it already is. It’s sure to make you appreciate the tiny problems that you already encounter for sure!

York RV Show set for March 11-13,2011.

Join us at the 2011 York RV Show being held at the York Expo Center Grounds in York, PA. This unique show is in its 33rd year and the event promises to be bigger and better than ever with over 30,000 square feet of indoor display space.  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.  Open Range, 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 the RVing experience and lifestyle.

“Grab a pencil and a piece of paper before you come,”…“You’ll want to do the math, because RV travel is very affordable.”

Regardless of the size or make you choose, today’s RV travel experience is more fuel-efficient and comfortable than ever before as manufacturers design with convenience in mind, using lighter materials and more streamlined exterior looks. With the economy showing signs of recovery, more people than ever before are discovering the freedom and flexibility an RV vacation affords.  Great camping memories are part of almost every family’s history and it’s a great stress-reducer.  I do not know of anyone who does not enjoy sitting around a campfire and just relaxing.

Hours for the show are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. March 11; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. March 12; and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 13.

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.  And if you make a purchase from me at the Lerch RV display and you mention this blog. I will subtract your admission fee from the price of your new trailer.

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.