Penn State Football RV Rentals

Beaver Stadium RV Rentals

Tailgate in style and comfort.

Are you looking for a great way to experience the proud history and tradition of Penn State Football? Are you looking to tailgate the entire weekend and not just on game day? Look no further than GOPSURV.com.

The PSU Nittany Lion knows the best place to rent an RV.

The PSU Nittany Lion knows the best place to rent an RV.

GO PSU RV offers a unique Penn State football experience. Spend the night within eyesight of the third largest stadium in the world, Beaver Stadium. Find out why Beaver Stadium is widely known as one of the toughest venues for opposing teams.

Where else can you enjoy 2 Full Days of PSU Tailgating in view of Beaver Stadium with a full kitchen & your own private bathroom just a step away?

Spend Friday meeting your fellow football fans & then cook a meal in your full kitchen or go to one of the many great restaurants close-by. Return to your comfortable quarters for a good nights rest & awake when you want (no getting up at 5 AM to go sit in line for a tailgating spot, your already there!). Have breakfast however, and whenever you want it & then open your door to the best tailgating anywhere in the world.

Give GO PSU RV a call at 800-519-8467 to rent your game-day RV today!  Or give Lerch RV a call and we will point you in the right direction.

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RV & Camping News

News from around the campfire.

-“Project Terry,” which took a moldering 1978 Terry travel trailer and renovated it “extreme makeover” fashion, will soon get a new owner. The industry-supported project’s “child” is presently on display at the RV/MH Hall of Fame in Elkhart, Ind., but come the end of May it will be auctioned off on eBay. Proceeds will be donated to the Hall of Fame.

-The Mozingo Lake Advisory Board in Maryville, Mo. discussed a new rate card for RV campers who stay more than 10 nights. The rate card could potentially save campers 10 percent.

-Ohio officials said Wednesday they’ll invest $88.5 million to upgrade and modernize trails, campgrounds and recreational facilities in Ohio’s 74 state parks over the next two years.

-RV builder Jayco says it’s working hard to be eco-friendly. In 2013, under its EcoAdvantage program, the company says it recycled materials to the tune of 1,284 tons of wood, 13,221 tons of scrap metal and 1,801 tons of paper and cardboard. That amounts to enough space in a landfill to handle the needs of 42,500 people.

-Bass Pro Shops offers free activities for kids May 3 – 4 (April 22, 2014) — This special event May 3 and 4 will give kids the opportunity to learn skills such as knot tying, rod casting and archery, which will help them have fun outdoors. Kids who complete all activities can receive a free fishing tackle box.

-SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Officials from the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association estimate that an additional 2,000 drivers are needed to deliver the 25,000 to 30,000 recreational vehicles that are sitting on lots in southern Michigan and northern Indiana, mostly in Elkhart County, according to South Bend Tribune.
The problem could cost the industry as much as $500 million in lost sales in 2014, according to South Bend Tribune.

-Catch a fish — win $10,000:  Bass Lake, Calif., sounds like a place you could land a big one. Come May 3rd and 4th, the “big ones” the anglers will try to grab will be trout. More than 1,000 tagged rainbows will be released prior to the 33rd Annual Bass Lake Fishing Derby that weekend.

 

~News from The Weird~

-York Beach Camper Park owner Diane Spear finally got her first vacation in a year. On returning to her Portsmouth, N.H., park she got quite a shock: The local power company had planted a power pole in the entrance, blocking motor home access to the park. On hearing of the snarl, local selectmen rescinded their permission for the pole placement, and the pole (and its hole) are now gone. Case not closed — the power people say they must have a pole somewhere to get juice into the campground.

-ESTACADA, Ore. – A Washington State RVer has filed suit, asking for $275,000 for damages she suffered when a duck attacked her as she stepped out of her motor home in Estacada.
The dastardly duck took off after Cynthia Ruddell, who says in her suit that she fell while attempting to escape the ornithoid’s unwanted attentions, damaging her wrist and rotator cuff. In what some may consider a daffy affair, Ruddell’s attorney, Gregory Price of Vancouver, Wash., says the duck’s owner, Lolita Rose is responsible for not keeping the duck safely penned up on its own property, and in typically litigious language, for failing to warn others of her “duck’s dangerous propensities.”

– A large recreational vehicle crashed on the Kilpatrick Turnpike after leading Oklahoma City police on a chase, Thursday night.  The chase started near on Interstate 40, near Rockwell, News 9 reports. Police say the suspect, who was driving a large white RV, had felony drug warrants out for his arrest.  Oklahoma City Police tell News 9 police went out to the RV park near I-40 and Council Rd. to serve three felony warrants on 30-year-old Richard Parver, when he and a female fled in the RV.  The chase lasted over 30 minutes, winding around the metro. The RV ran over several stop sticks before finally crashing out and catching fire on the Kilpatrick Turnpike, near County Line Rd, News 9 explains.

 

Special thanks to CampingPA.com for supplying these great tidbits of RVing news…

Safe Travels and Happy RVing!

RV Hall of Fame reaches fundraising goal!

The RV/MH Hall of Fame

Hall of Fame reaches fundraising goal at last-minute…

ELKHART — The leadership at the RV/MH Hall of Fame is ready to reach for the lighter.

In the final day of the “burn the bank-note” push to raise $150,000 by April 30, the hall was still $20,000 shy of what it needed to get a $50,000 matching grant from the Ingram family.

With 12 hours left to go, one unidentified donor stepped forward with $5,000, and another came up with a donation of $15,000, according to Darryl Searer, president of the hall.

”On behalf of the hall’s board of directors, I would like to thank all of those who contributed and helped us achieve this success. I continue to be amazed by the generosity of those who believe in the hall’s mission and continue to open their hearts and pocketbooks. We cannot thank them enough,” Searer said in the written announcement of the successful fundraiser.

At the top of the list of generous donors is the family of Robert “Boots” Ingram, who have postponed some debts and offered matching grants to retire other debts, bringing the hall back from the brink of financial ruin and shutdown a little more than two years ago.

Between the $150,000 in matching grants from the Ingram family and the money donated by others, the hall will be ready to burn the note for their loan from 1st Source Bank, a loan that stood at $840,000 in early 2012.

The city of Elkhart forgave roughly $115,000 in fees owed by the hall, which also helped reduce the stress on the museum, hall of fame and events center near C.R. 17 and the Indiana Toll Road.

Wednesday morning, May 1, Searer said, “I spoke with Tony Ingram last night with the good news and was assured that the $50,000 check is in the mail and we’ll be able to pay off the bank loan soon. As soon as the Ingrams’ check arrives, the bank loan will be retired with a blazing ‘burn the bank-note’ ceremony.”

Congratulations to the RV / Motor Home Hall of Fame….

Article from The Elkhart Truth (elkharttruth.com)

Pennsylvania-April is Autism Awareness Month

Friends of Amazing Kids, Support Autism in Pennsylvania If you did not know, April is #Autism Awareness month. So Lerch RV is once again going to partner with our great friends at FOAK (Friends of Amazing Kids). I love supporting this wonderful organization. So for the remember of the April we will be donating $1 for every new ‘like’ that our Facebook Page gets. As well as another $1 for every new like FOAK’s (Friends of Amazing Kids) Facebook Page receives. And if our Lerch RV Facebook Page gets to 4,000 likes, I will kick in an additional $500 personally.

So I ask that you please once again help us, help out a great organization!

Friends of Amazing Kids, Support Autism in Pennsylvania

Last minute RVing tax tips

RV loan interest is tax deductible.

Did You Know that Interest Paid on Most RV Loans

Is Tax Deductible as Home Mortgage Interest?

If you did not read on….

To qualify, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has ruled that:

  • The RV must be used as security for the loan.
  • The RV must have basic sleeping, cooking, and toilet facilities.
  • The RV must be rented out less than 15 days per year.
  • Interest expense deductions on the RV must exceed the taxpayers standard deduction.
  • Nearly all RV types — motor-homes, travel trailers, truck campers and many folding camping trailers — are equipped with these facilities.*

So enjoy the benefits of RV travel and get a tax advantage too!

*An RV with full facilities can qualify as a “dwelling unit” under the IRS code section 280A(f)(1). The U.S. tax court case of Haberkorn v. Commissioner, 75 T.C. 259 (Nov. 12, 1980 filed) gives further guidance on the tax deductibility of RVs. Taxpayers many not claim the interest from more than two qualified homes on their tax returns. Ask your tax adviser for more information.

Award Winning PA RV Dealership

Lerch RV was recently recognized as the #1 Sales Volume Dealer in the Mid-Atlantic and East Coast Regions by Open Range RV.  And the #2 Sales Volume dealer nationwide.  Here at the dealership, we are truly happy with being honored as such.  Being the largest Open Range RV dealer east of the Mississippi River is a great honor.  We would like to thank our current Open Range RV customers and owners, who have allowed up to receive such an award.

CONGRATULATIONS EVERYONE!  LERCH RV IS THE #2 OPEN RANGE DEALERSHIP IN SALES VOLUME FOR 2012!  AND ALSO THE #1 DEALER IN THE MID-ATLANTIC / EAST COAST MARKETS. GREAT JOB!

Paul Sirian

Open Range Regional Sales Representative

If you are looking for a new or used Open Range RV, look no further than the largest Open Range dealer in Pennsylvania and the east coast, Lerch RV.

Thank you Pennsylvania for helping support Autism.

Friends of Amazing Kids, Support Autism in Pennsylvania

I am glad to announce that  your central Pennsylvania RV dealership, Lerch RV was able to raise $1,400 for Friends of Amazing Kids! This great organization provides a network of support for families and friends of Autistic children.  At the recent Pennsylvania Camper’s World RV Show held at the York Fairgrounds in York, PA, Lerch RV was able to raise one thousand four hundred dollars for this Hanover, York County based organization.

Pennsylvania RV dealer supports Autism, Autism awareness in PA, RV sales support Autism

I would also like to remind my readers, that Lerch RV is not yet finished donating to FOAK.  For the remainder of the month, we will continue to contribute $1 for every new Facebook like/fan.  I ask that you help us in supporting Autism awareness.  I have had many of our customers mention how Autism affects their families, it is amazing.  More children will be diagnosed with autism this year than with childhood cancer, juvenile diabetes or pediatric AIDS combined. I ask you to show your support by ‘liking’ Lerch RV on Facebook.  If you are already following us, then help us out by asking your family and friends to ‘like’ us.  It is that easy, and it costs you nothing…

Blue Ox introduces the Tail-Gator

Occasionally I come across a product that is not necessarily camping or RV related that I like to share.  Today I came across an article advertising the new Tail-Gator carrier by Blue Ox.  Blue-Ox is known for their high quality hitches and for some unique RV towing accessories.  The Tail-Gator is just another unique addition to their line up of quality accessories.

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Heading out on the road no longer has to be limited by what people can fit in their back seat. Instead, they have the opportunity to bring along their ATV, golf cart, or other over-sized objects without worrying about damaging their tailgate.

Blue Ox realizes that RVers want to maximize their fun while in the outdoors, and without breaking anything in the process. That’s why they’re introducing the Tail-Gator.

Blue Ox TailGator, "Keystone RV" "Lerch RV" RV "PA RV Dealer" camper camping campers "tag along" "tow behind" "bunk model" "bunk house camper" "RV lifestyle" glamping caravan "Go RVing" RVing "new camper sale" "camper dealer" "new camper" "RV dealer" "PA RV Dealership" towing "used campers" "weekend fun" "family fun" "recreational vehicle" recreation "summer fun" "keystone rv company" "glamping" "fith wheel" "5th wheel camper" "travel trailer" "Open Range RV"The Tail-Gator provides the needed protection to safely load and unload ATV’s, golf carts, and over-sized objects into a truck bed. It was built to prevent damage and add support for the tailgate cables from undue stress.  The Blue Ox Tail-Gater is the ideal product when you want to haul over-sized objects in the bed of your truck and need to leave the tailgate down. With a 1,000lb capacity, the lightweight, steel constructed Tail-Gator™ pins directly into your standard 2″ receiver and allows you to load a golf cart, ATV or quad quickly and easily while supporting the tailgate and eliminating undue stress on your tailgate cables. Ideal for both short bed trucks and long beds with large toolboxes in the front of the bed, the Tail-Gator™ is a simple, yet durable, solution to taking your toys along for the ride without the hassle of hooking up a trailer.

For more information on the Tail-Gator and their complete line of towing and hitch systems, call 402.385.3051, e-mail info@blueox.com or visit www.blueox.com.

Blue-Ox Motorcycle Carrier

"Keystone RV" "Lerch RV" RV "PA RV Dealer" camper camping campers "tag along" "tow behind" "bunk model" "bunk house camper" "RV lifestyle" glamping caravan "Go RVing" RVing "new camper sale" "camper dealer" "new camper" "RV dealer" "PA RV Dealership" towing "used campers" "weekend fun" "family fun" "recreational vehicle" recreation "summer fun" "keystone rv company" "glamping" "fith wheel" "5th wheel camper" "travel trailer" "Open Range RV"

The Over-Bilt Sport-Loader provides a simple and effective method of
hauling a motorcycle while also providing the ability to tow a trailer,
camper, or travel trailer. The motorcycle will ride approximately
one inch off the bed of the pickup, providing a stable base for the ride.

To load, attach the channel extensions to the rear of the loader and
secure with the pin. Run the cradle to the base of the Sport-Loader
and roll the front tire of the motorcycle into the cradle, tighten the
bracket against the tire and strap the motorcycle to the cradle for
further stability while loading. The rear tire of the motorcycle will
track in the channel as the motorcycle is pulled into the bed of the
pickup.

motorcycle hauler, blue ox, "Keystone RV" "Lerch RV" RV "PA RV Dealer" camper camping campers "tag along" "tow behind" "bunk model" "bunk house camper" "RV lifestyle" glamping caravan "Go RVing" RVing "new camper sale" "camper dealer" "new camper" "RV dealer" "PA RV Dealership" towing "used campers" "weekend fun" "family fun" "recreational vehicle" recreation "summer fun" "keystone rv company" "glamping" "fith wheel" "5th wheel camper" "travel trailer" "Open Range RV"

As the motorcycle is pulled up the channel, the unit pivots on a
tube attached between the tailgate mounting posts, lowering the
motorcycle to the bed of the pickup. When the motorcycle’s tire
reaches the front of the pickup box,the motorcycle is fully loaded
and ready to be strapped in for travel.The channel extensions are
secured in the bed of the pickup when not in use.

One person loading and unloading
Stable base for cycle (approximately .1” off the bed)
Removable ramp extensions store in pickup bed
Extension available for over-height pickups (SC9010)
Optional stand for changing oil or working on your bike (SC9012)
Additional Cargo Buckle (SC9011)
Cross tube required (see Blue Ox Application Guide)
No modifications to the pickup box or wiring required.

P/N:
SC3000, 8′ Long Box
SC3001, 6′ Short Box

***Pivot Tube Sold Separately***

For more information see: Blue Ox.com

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.