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. 

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!

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.

RVing in Cold Weather

The kids are back in school, days are shorter, nights are colder, leaves are changing colors and falling off the trees. For many, Fall signals the end of the RV season and time to winterize the RV, but for those of us that live in more temperate zones like Puget Sound, Fall means more opportunities to camp as campgrounds are less crowded and the weather is more exhilarating.

14 Tips to Make Cold Weather Camping More Enjoyable

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

P Trap

You have settled into a full-hookup campsite, hooked up the water, plugged in the power and connected the sewer hose between the RV and the campsite sewer inlet. Seasoned RVers know you always leave the black dump valve closed* until you are ready to dump the black tank, but what about the gray valve?

Many RVers like to leave the gray valve open so they can liberally use the shower and run sink water without having to worry about filling up the gray tank. However, doing so can allow sewer gases to travel from the sewer system up your sewer hose