The Hershey Show, officially known as America’s Largest RV Show by the sponsoring Pennsylvania RV & Camping Association (PRVCA), has become the kickoff venue for the RV industry to unveil its new model year lines on a national scale to both a trade and consumer audience. And this year’s event – set for Sept 16-20 at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa. – should go a long way toward reinforcing that reputation.
America’s Largest RV Show has been featured on cable TV Shows on several different channels. The show has become a destination for many consumers and industry experts. Where else can a camping or RV enthusiast find everything they desire to see. From lightweight tow behind folding tent trailers to high-end luxury motor coaches.
Once again this year, Lerch RV will be representing one of the fastest growing brands in the industry today, Highland Ridge RV. The new home to all Open Range RV products, this year’s Highland Ridge RV display will boast sixteen travel trailers and fifth wheel RVs. The display area is wide open, easily navigable by families with strollers.
New this year, Lerch RV will also be representing the Springdale and Summerland brands built by Keystone RV. This traditional ‘stick and tin’ built travel trailers represent a fantastic price for those budget minded camping families. All without sacrificing features that campers have come to enjoy and expect in their new RVs.
We invite you to join us September 16-20, at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pennsylvania. And take in the wonderful spectacle that is America’s Largest RV Show.
The York RV Show is being held once again this year at the York Fairgrounds, York Pennsylvania.
Friday 11am – 9pm
Saturday 10am – 9pm
Sunday 11am – 5pm.
Lerch RV will once again have the largest display of RVs at the York Camper/RV Show for our customers to view. Stop by our display in the Memorial Hall-East building. Along with having the lowest sale prices at the show on great travel trailers and fifth wheels. We will also be giving away a new iPad, and over $1,000 in additional prizes.
Say Yes to the RV and purchase you new RV at the York RV Show and we will reimburse your entry fee when you accept delivery of your new travel trailer or fifth wheel.
Do not forget to pick up a copy of our annual EARLY BIRD SALE flyer. This is your last chance to take advantage of our available low winter discounts.
Say Yes to the RV!
And buy now, before our industry leading manufacturers; Keystone RV and Open Range RV, raise their prices. Do not allow these discounts to disappear…
When heading out on the road, whether to go on your next trip, or to come back home from the trip you are on. You may find yourself just going through the motions. Sure, you may have done this many, many times before, but a simple lapse in judgment can have disastrous results. Becoming complacent at anything is dangerous. Whether making sure all your provisions are packed, to cleaning out your rig, sometimes your mind just may be somewhere else. This goes for hitching and unhitching you fifth wheel as well.
The best way to get around the malaise that may occur when hitching and unhitching your fifth wheel is to make a check list for every trip. This will help you stay focused on what you need to do, without you having to wonder if you forgot anything. I found a great checklist that you can use from rvbasics.com that will help you get your fifth wheel hitched and unhitched safely and quickly.
Fifth Wheel Hitching
Raise or lower the 5th wheel trailer to set the 5th wheel kingpin to proper hitch height .
Drop truck tailgate … if you don’t have a special tailgate.*
Open locking bar on hitch.
Back under trailer until hitch engages the fifth wheel kingpin.
Secure hitch locking bar on the fifth wheel hitch.
Put truck in forward gear (don’t give it any fuel/acceleration) and ‘bump’ the hitch to make sure it is locked.
Connect umbilical cord/power cord and breakaway switch cable.
Check fifth wheel trailer lights and brakes.
Raise pickup truck tailgate. *
Raise 5th wheel trailer Landing gear.
Remove wheel chocks from trailer wheels.
Fifth Wheel Unhitching
Pull into the site/storage, and situate the trailer where you want it.
Chock the wheels tightly so the trailer will not move.
Drop the fifth wheel landing gear. (important!) Do this first so you won’t forget!
Disconnect the umbilical cord and breakaway switch cable.
Drop the truck tailgate… if you don’t have a special tailgate, a V-gate at they are called. *
Gently put your truck into reverse… don’t give it any fuel/acceleration. This effectively moves the 5th wheel kingpin off the locking bar which will allow you to easily disengage it.
Shift in to neutral, step on brake and apply parking brake.
Disengage the kingpin locking bar on fifth wheel hitch.
Slowly drive away. Making sure the kingpin is clear of anything in the truck bed and the umbilical cord and breakaway cable are not snagged.
Raise truck tailgate. *
Adjust 5th wheel height to proper front to back level.
*Disregard this step if you have a notched fifth wheel tailgate or you do not have a tailgate.
(A great trick to keep in mind of making sure your fifth wheel is hitched properly, is to paint the locking jaw/mechanism of you hitch bright white. This will allow you to visually see that the jaws are locked around your pin properly. Even in low light levels.)
Make sure that you go over each step in the above list and make sure that everything is where it needs to be. While you may be thinking about everything you are going to do when you get to your camp site, you may forget to take care of the business at hand. Once you have everything checked off, then its on to the open road! If you have any questions about how to hitch or unhitch your fifth wheel, be sure to contact Pennsylvania’s Largest Keystone and Open Range RV Dealership and we will gladly answer any questions that you might have.