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. 

2018 Puyallup RV Show

The 44th Annual Puyallup RV Show is May 3rd – 6th, 2018 at the Washington State Fair Events Center.

The show has always been a great place to see the latest in RVs, manufactured housing, related products and services along with being a great venue of learning via daily seminars, “Ask The Technician – Mods, Accessories & More” exhibit and “Hands On RV 101”.

Leveling Your RV

If you wake up in the middle of night to find you have rolled off your bed and into bathroom, or when you sit down to enjoy a meal you slide off your seat and land into your food… you may need to level your RV.

Well, you just arrived at your campsite from a long journey and you have a hundred things to do to get prepped for the night. You may not even notice it at first, but your RV is leaning to one side or rocks when you walk in it. It’s one more thing to do, but leveling your RV is an important part of the set-up and will make your stay much more enjoyable. I’m going to give some good tips on how to level your RV correctly.

Road Trip with Children

When it comes to traveling, we’ve all heard the common phrase “half the fun is getting there”. However, the author of that quote must have never been on a long car ride with a fussy or stir-crazy child. That’s why it’s necessary to focus on addressing the issue of how to keep your child(ren) both entertained and content while taking that long drive to the destination of your choice. Getting there can truly be a fun experience for all, but at times it may require a little planning before you hit the road. By offering refreshments, fun and games, you can help your children enjoy both the ride and your destination.

Manufactured Homes at Puyallup RV Show

Why are there manufactured homes at the Puyallup RV Show? Let’s look at the history of manufactured homes and RVs and many reasons why they “go together so well” today.

Long before there were manufacturers building motorhomes and fifth wheels, there were manufacturers like Kit, Skyline and Fleetwood building trailers; long ones, short ones and some wider than others.

Bicycling with RVs

Combine the fact that the Pacific Northwest offers some of the best bicycle trails in the country and that bicycling is among the top activities enjoyed by active RVers, it’s no wonder you see so many RV’s carrying bicycles these days.

However, as we grow older, it becomes more difficult for some to continue bicycling, especially getting to those special places that might be a long ride, involve extended uphill sections or cover rough terrain.

One of the more well-known trails in the State of Washington is the John Wayne / Iron Horse Trail, which at nearly 224 miles long, is one of the longest rail to trail conversions in the United States. Another unique distinction is that 212 miles of the trail are part of Washington State Parks Iron Horse trail making it the longest State Park in Washington. The trail follows the old rail bed of the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad, also known as the Milwaukee Road. Workers completed the railroad's rugged western portion of the line that connected Chicago with Seattle and Tacoma in 1909.