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. 

Puyallup RV Show 2019

In the last installment we looked at some of the returning favorites at the 2019 Puyallup RV Show. In this installment we will look at some of the new attractions and revisions to others you won’t want to miss.

Test Drive / Tow - Are you looking to enter the RV lifestyle and not sure which type of RV is right for you and your family? Do you have concerns about being able to comfortably drive a larger vehicle? Which is right for you; driving a motorhome or towing a trailer? At the Test Drive / Tow exhibit you can answer those questions with firsthand experience by getting behind the wheel of a motorhome, travel trailer or fifth wheel and familiarizing yourself with what it takes to maneuver each type.

Make it a Scavenger Hunt

We’re so close to our first camping trip of the season I can almost taste it. I’m so excited to see the amazing experiences of camping through the eyes of our almost 2-year-old son! He’s so much more stable on his feet than last season, doesn’t dread bundling up when needed, and loves being outside. At his age he is loving exploring everything, so I think it’s time we took him on his first scavenger hunt, even if he still needs lots of help from mommy and daddy. Young or older, outdoorsy or indoorsy, try creating your own simple scavenger hunt to increase the fun and excitement for your little campers this year. Look for a free scavenger hunt printable at the end of this article!

Editor's Note: Shari & Hutch are our newest bloggers who offer a unique perspective on several aspects of their RV Lifestyle, full-timing.

Eight years ago, while still living our 2 career, 3 bedroom, 2 car life, we found it difficult to imagine what our expenses would be once we hit the road. If we kept to our usual spending habits (around $4,000 per month), the savings we’d stashed away wasn’t going to last. Within a few months of our new life we discovered that we could thrive on as little as $1,000 for the two of us – a quarter of what we used to “need.” Now fuel and camping fees can often play a “wild card” in the whole equation, but it is rare that we spend over $1500 per month on ALL of our monthly expenses.

The 45th Annual Puyallup RV Show is May 2nd – 5th, 2019 at the Washington State Fair Events Center, the last big show before summer. This is the perfect opportunity to see hundreds of RVs in one location and learn more about the RV lifestyle.

Springtime is the time of year many Northwest RVers pull their RV out of storage, de-winterize it and give it a good cleaning inside and out in preparation for the arrival of the camping season. Most of what needs to be done to prepare the unit is common sense stuff that we can see with our eyes, but there are other items that may need attention that we can’t see and rarely think of until a problem arises.

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