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. 

Winter Fun

Daily protests on the evening news, political discord on social media and other dispiriting issues have you yearning for an escape? Then plan a winter campout and take a break from life’s stressors!

While an RV is the perfect escape vehicle any time of year, here are eight reasons to go winter camping.

It Costs Less – Most RV parks and campgrounds offer winter rates with considerable savings compared to peak summer rates. In Washington State, seniors can purchase an off-season state park pass for $75 which allows them to camp for free in standard campsites from October through the end of March or utility sites for $10 per night.

Hundreds of RVs

It seems like after the New Year there is an RV show every other weekend in the Pacific Northwest. How do you know which one to attend? Shouldn’t you just attend the one closest to your home? They are all the same right?  No, all RV shows are not created equal! Let’s take a look at some of the features the upcoming 2017 Seattle RV Show offers that other RV shows don’t.

The Seattle RV Show is the largest indoor RV show in the State of Washington and features more dealers than any other RV show in the state.  All the major Puget Sound RV dealers are exhibiting at the 2017 Seattle RV Show.

Christmas Ideas for RVers

Looking to purchase a Christmas gift for an RVing friend or family member? Giving gifts to an RVer can be a tricky endeavor, especially a gift for a seasoned RVer that has been enjoying the lifestyle for years.

Keep these two things in mind when considering a gift for a RVer.

1)    If they really need it, they probably already have it, so best to ask their spouse if they possess the item you are considering
2)    Space in RVs is limited, so think small or consumable like a gift card / land pass

RV Solar Seminars

Attendees at the Seattle and Puyallup RV Shows over the past couple of years have been telling us what seminar topics they would like featured at future shows - We have heard you loud and clear! Following are a few of the new seminars at the upcoming 2017 Seattle RV Show.

Without a doubt, solar power has been the most requested topic and this year we are proud to debut two solar seminars. First off, technical expert Gary Bunzer “The RV Doctor” will debut his all new solar power seminar entitled Photovoltaics and RVs.

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!

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