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. 

Boondocking Safety

The Pacific Northwest offers numerous opportunities to boondock (aka disperse camp) on public land for free in your RV. State and Federal land agencies in the Northwest that allow boondocking include; United States Forest Service (USFS), Bureau of Land Management (BLM), state fish and wildlife, Corps of Engineers and Department of Natural Resources (DNR) just to name a few.

Many RVers are interested in trying boondocking, but some are fearful of the unknown and believe the boondocks are not a safe place to camp. Our show director (Dave Helgeson) is an avid boondocker and teaches the Boondocking 101 seminar at the Seattle and Puyallup RV Shows. Below are some of the boondocking safety information he shares in his seminar.

Spring RVing

Oh…the smell of fresh cut grass, the sounds of children at play and of course the anticipation of your next RV trip takes the stage. I’m sure you will want your RV in great shape for your first adventure of the season and here are some tips to help you Spring into action!

Congratulations! You purchased your first RV, are ready to join the RV lifestyle and head out on your first outing. Before you excitedly head out on your first trip, take some time to prepare yourself and your RV to assure a successful inaugural campout.

When I was growing up, vacations consisted of long road trips in the family van. Though I will always cherish those memories, after days of eating food out of a box or whatever we could get from a drive-through window, the meals on these vacations left much to be desired. I love that traveling with an RV means no more eating out for every meal or settling for peanut butter sandwiches day after day. However, I won’t deny that packing food and meal planning can be time consuming and quite stressful as you prepare for your trip.

Chances are you are making your way back from a great adventure and just ran into some winter weather. Or maybe you intended to be in the elements and enjoy the ambiance of the winter season. Whatever the situation, don’t take that journey without listening to a few tips that could help make your winter RV driving travels safer and more enjoyable.