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. 

Little Camper Gifts Under the Tree

Does the holiday season have you scratching your head for gift ideas? Keep reading for a list of 10 great gift options that are sure to be a win with the precious little campers in your life. With Christmas fast approaching, I like to get my holiday shopping done far enough in advance that I can enjoy the season instead of letting myself stress over “what to get for so and so”. If that’s you too, keep reading and take the stress out of your holiday shopping this year.

RV Tips for Fall and Winter

Fall is here with winter just around the corner. This time of year, RVers need to ask themselves the question, “What am I going to do with my RV?”.

Many will be done camping for the year and winterize their RV. If this is you, be sure to properly winterize your RV to avoid damage during freezing weather. Here is a link from our friend Gary Bunzer on how to fully winterize your RV if you are unfamiliar with the process.

While winterizing your RV don’t forget to remove items from the RV that can be damaged by freezing weather like cans/bottles of soda, water bottles, canned goods, etc. It’s no fun to come back to your RV in the spring and find a sticky mess caused by ruptured pop containers and canned fruit.

Items to Carry in RV

In the last installment, we looked at what to do if your RV breaks down. In this installment we will look at suggested items to carry with you so when the unexpected occurs, you will have a better chance of resolving the problem and getting back on the road with minimum inconvenience.

This past week my husband, Brad and I had the pleasure of taking our son, Nolan to visit his Great Grandma. Despite living less than 2 hours away, we hadn’t been for a visit in almost a year. If you’ve read my articles before, you may know that my son does not sleep in the car. So of course, to make this trip enjoyable for all of us, we brought along our travel trailer and turned this visit into a mini-vacation. This way, we could take a break in the day to let our son go down for nap before he had the chance to get upset during the ride.

Keeping Your RV Going

While today’s RVs are reliable, you must remember; they are built by imperfect people in an imperfect world, out of imperfect materials and needed repairs are always a possibility while traveling the highways and byways of the Pacific Northwest.

Repairs can take many forms, from flat tires or engine problems to failure of appliances in the house portion of the RV. Some will stop you dead in your tracks while others might reduce the livability of your RV until repairs can be made.

Following are some tips to make the need for repairs less likely and to provide a safer and less stressful situation when they do occur:

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