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. 

RV Solar Seminars

Attendees at the Seattle and Puyallup RV Shows over the past couple of years have been telling us what seminar topics they would like featured at future shows - We have heard you loud and clear! Following are a few of the new seminars at the upcoming 2017 Seattle RV Show.

Without a doubt, solar power has been the most requested topic and this year we are proud to debut two solar seminars. First off, technical expert Gary Bunzer “The RV Doctor” will debut his all new solar power seminar entitled Photovoltaics and RVs.

Christmas Ideas for RVers

Looking to purchase a Christmas gift for an RVing friend or family member? Giving gifts to an RVer can be a tricky endeavor, especially a gift for a seasoned RVer that has been enjoying the lifestyle for years.

Keep these two things in mind when considering a gift for a RVer.

1)    If they really need it, they probably already have it, so best to ask their spouse if they possess the item you are considering
2)    Space in RVs is limited, so think small or consumable like a gift card / land pass

Prep for Winter

In the last few installments I have been encouraging readers to continue enjoying their RV through the fall and winter as there are many activities to enjoy and a properly prepared RV is the best way to enjoy them. However, I realize I won’t convince everyone to get out there and camp over the colder months.

Most RVers know to winterize their RV before freezing weather arrives to prevent pipes and fixtures from freezing, but that is only half the battle of preparing your RV to be stored over the winter.

Fairground Camping

The RV industry continues to grow at a record pace while campgrounds and RV parks play catch up, with many adding spaces and opening new parks as quickly as the permitting process allows. However, you have nothing to fear, there are still plenty of camp spaces for everyone to get out in their RV, sometimes you just have to think outside the box.  In this article, we will look at a venue few RVers think to consider when looking for a campsite – state and county fairgrounds!

RV Snow Fun

In our last post, we looked at tips to improve your cold weather RVing experience. In this post, we will look at some RV friendly cold-weather activities that are fun for the whole family.

Cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and sledding have become more popular in recent years. Some big box stores are now offering equipment, like snow shoes, at very reasonable rates making it easier than ever to join in the fun. An RV makes a great support vehicle/base camp for any of these