2016 Harrisburg RV & Camping Show

Harrisburg Pennsylvania RV Show :
February 25-February 28, 2016

Harrisburg RV&Camping ShowThis is must go to show for RV Enthusiasts! Lerch RV, Pennsylvania’s largest tow-able RV dealership, will have  travel trailers, fifth wheels and a large parts/accessories area on display….all at show special prices! This show is the “go-to place” to begin planning your camping vacations for the coming season, trading up to your dream RV, seeing the new 2016 RVs, or just learning about the joys of travel in a recreational vehicle!  Visit our display for low pre-camping season pricing.
We will be offering show only pricing, you can not even get these low prices on our lot.  So come visit us at the 2016 Harrisburg Pennsylvania RV Show.
New RVers or those old hands at traveling the RV high road will discover this is the ideal show to learn about new RV products, campgrounds, travel destinations and the RV lifestyle at the Harrisburg Pennsylvania RV Show and Sale.
We will have Pennsylvania’s top-selling RVs on display by Passport, Highland RidgeOutback, Shasta Flyte and many more to look at.

Show Info

February 25 – February 28

PA Farm Show Complex & Expo Center
2300 N. Cameron Street
Harrisburg, PA 17110

Show Hours

Thursday: 10 am – 8 pm
Friday: 10 am – 8 pm
Saturday: 10 am – 8 pm
Sunday: 10 am – 5 pm

Ticket Prices

Adults: $10
Kids 12 and under: FREE

Highland Ridge Roamer RF347RES

Roamer RF347RES

2016 Roamer RF347RES rear living room.While it has been on the market for close to a year now.  I wanted to take the time to review one of my favorite RVs at this time.  The Highland Ridge Roamer RF347RES.  This rear entertainment/living room fifth wheel RV offers comfort and livability.  The Roamer line of 5th wheels are designed with the seasoned traveler in mind. You’ll find floor-plans designed for extended use that maximize space while keeping weight to a minimum. Wide body construction and 42” deep slides lend a sense of space that’s just not achievable with lesser products. From brand name appliances to Corian counter-tops, you’ll find feature content that the accomplished RV owner will appreciate. Rugged construction, top quality materials and leading edge innovation. If you’re serious about the RV lifestyle, this is your fifth wheel.

Equipped with a slide out King master suite up front with under bed storage, large slide glass door wardrobe, dresser, closet with washer/dryer prep, and a solid privacy door. The private bathroom features a residential sized shower with glass shower enclosure, medicine cabinet, linen cabinet, and porcelain toilet. The living area features opposing slide outs that offer plenty of room.  The main slide offers dual wall hugging recliners as well as a free-standing dinette table and chairs.  The rear entertainment center is backed by a large window that allows plenty of natural light in. Here a large 50″ LED TV on electric lift can be found.  As well as a sound bar entertainment system and electric fireplace.  The new ‘L’ shaped sectional style sofa features a built-in tri-fold sleeper sofa, and is very comfortable to relax on.  The highlight of this exciting four season Open Range RV, is the kitchen. Roamer RF347RES kitchen area. With the help of a large solid surface counter top area, the kitchen feels separated from the living area.  All the essentials of home can be found here.  Including a large side by side residential stainless steel refrigerator with ice and water.  A stainless steel three burner range with oven, large over the range stainless steel microwave, high-rise faucet, and plenty of storage, can be all found in the kitchen.  A fully ducted 15K BTU AC, direct heated and enclosed underbelly, along with a fully ducted high performance furnace, will keep this Roamer RF347RES comfortable all camping season long.  Outside features include a true auto leveling system with lock arm stabilizer bars, a rear roof ladder, outside security lights, raised cap for stack-able washer/dryer installations, power patio awning with LED lighting, full view entrance door, aluminum wheels, outside convenience center and much more.

Camping in style, Roamer RF347RESIt’s not so much camping as it is glamping.  But this exciting Roamer RF347RES is ready to be towed to your favorite camping spot.  For more information about one of my favorite RVs or to schedule an appointment today to see one.  Contact us here or at 800-722-1236.

Zip™ Breakaway Cable by Fastway

We are giving away 20 Zip breakaway cables

Is your old breakaway cable dragging on the ground? Is it frayed or broken? Stop stabbing your fingers on an old rusty cable. Replace it with the new Fastway® Zip™ breakaway cable; the cable that doesn’t drag.

The Fastway Zip keeps the cable up off the ground and out of harm’s way while you’re towing. And when you’re not towing, the cable easily clips to itself and stays out-of-the-way, instead of dangling all over the front of the trailer.  If you are looking for a new cable.  Here is the one you want!

Right now at Lerch RV, you can pick up a Fastway Zip breakaway cable for FREE!  Yes, you read that correctly.  We are giving away one Zip breakaway cable to the first twenty customers who ask for one.  You must come to our dealership, and ask for yours at our parts counter.  Supplies are limited to 20 breakaway cables.  They will go fast…

PA Mountain Pie Championship

2015 Mountain Pie Championship

sponsored by Lerch RV and PAcamping.com

 Pennsylvania mountain pie championship,Lerch RV

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

  1. Flavor consisting of aroma, taste, good balance and of course, overall flavoring ….. 30 points
  2. Consistency of filling, correct doneness and overall moistness ….. 25 points
  3. Crust – color, texture, doneness ….. 20 points
  4. Overall visual appeal. Does the pie look appetizing? ….. 15 points
  5. Creativity. How creative is the pie? Including plate presentation ….. 10 points

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For more information visit a participating PCOA campground or head on over to PAcamping.com.

AAA sees Gas Prices Falling for Summer 2015

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.Gas pump with money  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

A cheaper way to see the USA.

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

2015 York RV & Camping Show – March 20-22

It’s RV Showtime again in York, Pennsylvania!

2015 York RV  campers world RV Show, March 20-22,2015Whatever 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.

2015 York Campers World RV Show Map

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.

2015 York RV Show Coupon

Save a few buck$ with this coupon.

 

Springdale 38’s – Travel Trailers with Residential Feel

2015 Springdale 38FL by Keystone RV

‘L’ Shaped Lounge – Fireplace – Central Vac – Ample Storage
Large Master Suite – Residential Refrigerator – Plenty of Room

2015 Springdale 38FL travel trailer RV camper-Pennsylvania RV dealer-Lerch RVThis 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 Refrigerator2015 Springdale 38FL 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

2015 Springdale 38FL Keystone RV dealer - Lerch RV

 

 

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!

RV Water Heater. Do you maintain it?

It is no secret that RVs require constant maintenance; especially when they are utilized year round. Now that the winter months are right around the corner, it is a good idea to have the hot water heater in your RV maintained properly. That way, you will be able to turn up the heat in the dead of winter!

The hot water heater in your RV should be drained once every six months to keep it in good working order. First, turn off the heater. Then, run the water to ensure that only cold water is coming out. Next, remove the drain plug and drain all of the water out of the unit. Be sure to flush the tank with fresh water. You can purchase a small nozzle that helps with flushing the water out.

At RV America, we understand that accidents happen. If something goes awry while maintaining your hot water heater, we are here to help. Just contact our service department at 800-722-1236 for your maintenance needs. We’ll make sure your beloved camper is running in tip top shape before you take it out for a spin.

Remember we have 18 service bays to make sure your RV is ready to go camping.  Give Pennsylvania’s largest tow-able RV dealer a call today!

RV & Camping News

News from around the campfire.

~ Virginia – A tornado at Cherrystone RV Resort in Virginia killed 2 and injured dozens Thursday morning. A family from Berks County, Pa were among the injured. A married couple from New Jersey were killed when a tree fell on their tent.

~ Florida – Shopping for an RV at Lazydays is the focus of a reality show premiering Sunday on the Travel Channel, Columbus CEO explained.  Big Time RV takes viewers behind the scenes of the one of the country’s RV dealerships as customers tour and test different makes and models, from $18,000 travel trailers to $1 million tour buses, according to Columbus CEO.  The half-hour premiere, which airs at 8 p.m., follows a single father looking for a camper to wow his daughter in time for her birthday and two friends on the hunt for a million dollar party pad on wheels. A second episode will air at 8:30, Columbus CEO noted.

~ SANTA BARBARA, Calif. — Across California, Airstream parks or traditional RV parks with permanent Airstreams available for nightly rental have popped up with regularity, The Sacramento Bee reported.  Santa Barbara’s Auto Camp, which has five non-ambulatory, custom-designed Airstreams parked in front of a trailer park with permanent residents, has been featured in magazines like Sunset Magazine, Travel + Leisure and National Geographic Traveler. The Sacramento Bee explained the Auto Camp is so popular, its owners are planning to open similar sites soon in San Francisco, Los Angeles and Ventura.

~ KANE, PA. – Charges have been filed against two Kane men who allegedly broke into a building at the Kiasutha Campground in Hamilton Township while camping.
The Bradford Era reported on the morning of July 3, police responded to a report that someone had broken into the Kiasutha Campground gate house. Among the offenses discovered at the site where a window had been broken so someone could enter and $130 in cash was missing.

~ ALGONQUIN PROVINCIAL PARK, ON — A man and woman have been charged under the Ontario SPCA Act, after their dog was left alone in a hot car at their campsite in Algonquin National Park, ON, according to Market Wired.   On July 5, 2014, a park warden observed a Golden Retriever-type dog locked inside a car on a campsite. Market Wired reported the park warden noted that the car was located in direct sunlight, the four windows were down about two inches, and the animal did not have water and was panting heavily. After 15 minutes passed without the return of the dog’s owners, the Ontario SPCA was contacted.  Following an investigation, the Ontario SPCA has charged the animal’s owners with causing distress to an animal and failing to provide the care necessary for an animal’s general welfare, Market Wired noted.

~ National – Pilot Flying J is off the hook for prosecution after the company admitted its employees ripped off truckers and trucking companies by not paying them promised rebates on fuel purchases. The truck stop outfit will cough up a $92 million fine. Evidently RVers were not caught up in the rebate cheat.

~ California – A rare bit of RV and aviation history will be up for sale on August 15 at Bonhams’ Quail Lodge Auction in Carmel, California. The 1939 travel trailer owned by Charles and Anne Lindbergh is expected to fetch at least $150,000. The trailer sits on twin axles with a lightweight aluminum skin. The inside is furnished with well-preserved oak paneling.
~ News From The Weird ~

~ Calgary Police are trying to figure out the series of events leading up to a camper being abandoned in the middle of an intersection in the northeast.
A pickup-camper had become disconnected from the back of a truck at some point in the night and was spotted laying in the intersection of 36 Street and Memorial Drive N.E.  A short time later, police say a truck was spotted driving erratically, striking several parked cars.  Police are investigating after a driver abandoned a trailer in an intersection in northeast Calgary.  The driver then got out and tried to run, but was later caught and arrested.  Police say charges are pending and suspect alcohol may have been involved.

~ Skipping out on a $25 campground site fee may cost a Georgia man much more. John M. Turner of Rome, Ga., didn’t pay his site fee at the Rocky Mountain Campground in early July. Floyd County officials caught up with him and booked him. Charged with criminal trespass and theft of services, Turner couldn’t get out of jail for free — he posted bond.

 

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

Safe Travels and Happy RVing!