Northwest RVing 

The Northwest RVing Blog site is hosted by MHRV (Manufactured Housing and Recreational Vehicle) Show Association. Each year, MHRV presents two important trade shows in the greater Seattle area to promote and display the RV Lifestyle. We are all about RVing and hope you will enjoy the many articles posted here about RVing in general and about our upcoming shows. 

Hiawatha Trail

You’ve undoubtedly seen the Idaho Travel “18 Summers” advertisements on TV depicting families having fun together. Families having fun together is what RVing is all about. Some of the video clips feature families riding their bicycles through abandoned railroad tunnels and over high trestles. Those scenes are of families enjoying the Hiawatha Trail which is considered the Crown Jewel of rail to trail conversions in the country. Let’s face it, what child doesn’t like exploring a dark underground place or soaring like a bird high above the ground? If mom and dad can join in the adventure, all the better! 

RVing with Cats

Taking a vacation to any destination requires thorough planning. With your mind focused on scheduling time off from work, booking amenities and packing, adding “find pet care” to the list can be overwhelming for even the most organized of vacation planners. Fortunately, when traveling with your RV you don’t have arrange pet care - just bring them with you. As one who grew up in a family whose definition of camping only included a tent, I was shocked when my husband shared with me that his family would bring their family dog and cat with them as they vacationed with their travel trailer. It made me realize, if an RV is simply a house on wheels, why can’t the house pets come along? Our little family of three has already carried on that tradition and convenience by bringing along our family cat. Kiss goodbye your days of searching for kennels or pet sitters! With just a few modifications and a little organization, you too can keep your RV both pet and family friendly on your next vacation.

Leveling Your RV

If you wake up in the middle of night to find you have rolled off your bed and into bathroom, or when you sit down to enjoy a meal you slide off your seat and land into your food… you may need to level your RV.

Well, you just arrived at your campsite from a long journey and you have a hundred things to do to get prepped for the night. You may not even notice it at first, but your RV is leaning to one side or rocks when you walk in it. It’s one more thing to do, but leveling your RV is an important part of the set-up and will make your stay much more enjoyable. I’m going to give some good tips on how to level your RV correctly.

2018 Puyallup RV Show

The 44th Annual Puyallup RV Show is May 3rd – 6th, 2018 at the Washington State Fair Events Center.

The show has always been a great place to see the latest in RVs, manufactured housing, related products and services along with being a great venue of learning via daily seminars, “Ask The Technician – Mods, Accessories & More” exhibit and “Hands On RV 101”.

Manufactured Homes at Puyallup RV Show

Why are there manufactured homes at the Puyallup RV Show? Let’s look at the history of manufactured homes and RVs and many reasons why they “go together so well” today.

Long before there were manufacturers building motorhomes and fifth wheels, there were manufacturers like Kit, Skyline and Fleetwood building trailers; long ones, short ones and some wider than others.