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. 

Buck Creek

Spring has sprung and RVers across the Northwest are itching to get out of town for their first camping trip of the season. However, many rustic state and federal campgrounds (think forest service) typically don't open until sometime in May or June. What is an RVer to do? One solution is to head out into the national forest and boondock. In the boondocks, there is no camping season or locked gates to keep you and your RV away from a camp space.

One popular place to camp "pre-season" is Buck Creek Recreation Area just off Hwy 410 less than 50 miles from Puyallup, Washington.

Fun at the Puyallup RV Show

The 42nd annual Puyallup RV Show April 28th - May 1st, 2016 at the Washington State Fair Events Center offers something for every member of the family. Following is a sampling of what you can see and do at the show:

RVs
What would a RV show be without hundreds of the latest RVs of every size and type?

Google Earth

For many RVers Google Earth is an indispensible tool, while other RVers have never heard of Google Earth. Let's take a look at what Google Earth is and how you can use it to gather a cornucopia of useful information to help plan your next RV trip.

What is Google Earth? 

Spring is Here - Are You Ready?

Spring is just around the corner and that means it's time to take the RV out of hibernation. Before heading out on your first RV trip of the year, spend an afternoon going through your unit to make sure everything is in proper working order and ready to go. If you took the proper steps in winterizing your RV, it should be ready to go with minimal preparation.

Below is a handy checklist to get your RV ready for a spring camp-out:

Tailgating

One of the saddest statements I have ever heard was from the wife of a couple that gave up RVing after just a couple of years. The wife said, "Why do I need a RV when I can cook, clean and watch TV at home?" Granted, if there are no activities that you enjoy outside of your home, a RV may not be right for you. However, if you enjoy getting out, going places and enjoying outdoor activities a RV can be a great enabler allowing you to carry all your gear while providing the comforts and conveniences of home wherever your favorite activity takes you.

Let's look at some of the activities that a RV enables you to enjoy easier and more comfortably.