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. 

Make the Most of Your Next RV Roadtrip

youtubeWe started out on this mobile lifestyle 7.5 years ago with some very low-tech resources.  With just a flip phone, an awesome Nat Geo road atlas, a list of friends’ recommendations, a bird ID book, and a copy of 1,000 Places to See Before You Die, we got around, found campsites, and had some incredible adventures.  But oh, how times have changed!  With the parallel growth of both RVing and smartphone apps, what’s available at our fingertips today is a game changer.  Categorized and described below are a whole host of apps and online resources helpful to both plan your travels as well as make the most of them.  If you are curious about something, there’s probably an app for it.  While not exhaustive, this list includes our favorites as well as some great recommendations from fellow road warriors.

youtubeThere are lots of RV shows early in the year. Large RV Shows are great places to see and compare RVs in a climate-controlled indoor setting and save you the time and fuel of driving miles and miles between RV dealerships and dealing with traffic. But how do you know which RV Show is the best to attend?

Following are five things you should look for when deciding what RV show to visit:

youtubeIn the last article we looked at a bunch of acronyms representing federal and state land agencies and what passes and permits were required on each. While it would take a novel-sized book to adequately outline all your camping options for each agency, in this article we will take a quick overview in the hopes of introducing readers to new places to find campsites.

youtubeIf you’re anything like our family, the holiday season includes many get togethers with family and friends. With 3 Thanksgiving days on our calendar this year, we scheduled our 2nd annual Thanksgiving trip with our RV. Since our trip would also lead into December this year, it was a great way to kick off the holiday season with lots of fun for our family of 4 before the Christmas rush. While the weather in our neck of the woods is sure to shut down camping season (aka towing season) by Christmas, we’ve appreciated the chance to squeeze in one final trip over Thanksgiving. With the birth of our second child in June, this past summer didn’t include many camping adventures, so we were grateful for this opportunity.

youtubeWhether you are Full Timing, Long Tripping or just traveling on a family vacation in your RV, water becomes an important question and/or need. Should you bring your own potable water, fill up with water upon arrival at your destination, or just acquire water along the route? These are questions often thought about by the RVer during their travels, whether new to RVing or a long time RVer.

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