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. 

youtube“Rain, Rain Go Away”, the words of this familiar children’s tune can ring in loud and true when camping in the Pacific Northwest. If you’ve got rain in the forecast for your next trip, or if you just want to be prepared, try bringing along some items to help keep your little ones entertained in the dry shelter of your RV. Here are 5 ideas we love and use, to get you started.

RV Travel in the Desert

The Incredible Southwest: Four Deserts, Four Months of RV Travel

youtubeWhen we were kids, our parents often drove us through the desert while on the way to “somewhere else,” somewhere beautiful or somewhere fun.  They considered the desert to be a barren wasteland that we must endure in order to get anywhere interesting.  Now, as adults and full-time RVers, the desert is the destination.  After spending 4 months in 4 different desert ecosystems, we are officially hooked on these surprising and stunning places!

RV Dealership

youtubeAn online RV Newsletter recently contained an entry entitled, “Is novice RV buyer being “taken” by dealer? Your input requested”. To view the entry you can click here or it is reprinted at the end of this entry along with some of the responses from readers of the newsletter. As the writer alluded to in her question: “I think I’ve been reading too many horror stories on the internet, because now I’m worried they are trying to take advantage of my naïveté in this situation despite getting a good review about them from one of you.” While those that responded to her question basically told her to “run away”, I believe they either mis-interpreted her question or have never purchased an RV through a dealership, as dealers typically request a deposit before readying an RV for delivery.

Following are four reasons why it is safe and in your best interest to leave a deposit with an RV dealer when looking to purchase an RV.

Volunteering Can Be Very Rewarding

youtubeOften when one enters a Federal Park and or site visitor center, one of the first persons you encounter is a volunteer (VIP-Volunteer in Park).  They wear different uniforms for different agencies.  Some of these partners are:

 - National Parks Service, US Forest Service

 - US Army Corps of Engineers

 - Bureau of Land Management

 - US Fish and Wildlife Service

 - National Resource Conservation

 - US Bureau of Reclamation

If it wasn’t for the dedication and expertise of our park’s volunteers, the National Park Service and many of the federal resource and wildlife department properties would not be able to provide the experience the American public have grown to expect.

2020 Seattle RV Show

youtubeThe 57th annual Seattle RV Show is coming up February 6th – 9th, 2020 at the CenturyLink Field Event Center. It is the oldest and largest indoor RV show in Washington state.

With such a huge selection of RVs on display, this year’s website has added the “RV Finder” so you can search for the types, manufacturers and models in order to see what will be at the show. This will help you narrow your search before you go and be prepared to go see the units you are interested in.

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