Northwest RVing 

The Northwest RVing Blog site is hosted by MHRV (Manufactured Housing and Recreational Vehicle) Show Association. Each year, MHRV presents three 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. 

youtubeRVs are made with imperfect materials, by imperfect people in an imperfect world. Don’t assume that just because everything worked last time you went camping in your RV, everything will be functioning correctly when you head out on your next camping trip. While it would take substantial time to check every feature on your RV before each camping trip, here are some ways to quickly assure the key items are ready to go.

youtubeIt’s nearly November, the autumn leaves are on the ground, and the reality of a long, wet winter is slowly setting in.  You’d like to travel to a faraway land, but are still a bit shy of traveling abroad with the threat of COVID so fresh in your mind.  A warm beach sounds divine, so what about van camping in Hawaii?

“Rubber” (more properly EPDM or TPO) is the most common roof covering material for RVs. Regardless of their seemingly fragile composition, they are fairly robust. Major damage can occur to rubber roofs, with common causes being treefall and lack of maintenance, which tends to lead to water damage. However, most minor damage, such as small holes and tears, can be repaired by most RV owners with little difficulty and few tools. In this article I will describe rubber roof patching using the example of specific damage identified on an RV.

youtubeIt’s that time of year again. Time to think about winterizing the RV for its long winter’s nap. Most Northwest RVers know to perform the needed steps to protect their RVs plumbing system from freezing. However, RV battery winter storage is often overlooked during the winterizing process. If you take the proper steps to protect your lead acid batteries when putting your RV into winter hibernation, they will be ready to go camping come spring.

youtubeAre you an RV newbie? Fearful of the things you might forget or do wrong during your first camping trip? RVing is not as difficult as you may think, but here is a list of common mistakes first time RVers commit.

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