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. 

youtubeYears before our parents, Jim and Margaret, retired from the careers that put 4 kids through college, they came up with a plan they called “The 4 M’s of Retirement: Muscle, Memory, Money, and Meaning.”  This defined their goals for living “the good life” long after leaving the workforce.  They saw wealth not just in terms of how much money they set aside, but in how much vitality remained in their bodies, how engaged their minds were in the world, and in what made getting out of bed worthwhile. 

youtubeTypically, Spring is an important time of year for RV sales. The weather starts to change, people want to get outdoors and the beauty of our geography is always a lure for the ability to go where you want, when you want. But the recent COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically impacted that in the Pacific Northwest. If you were one of those who planned on purchasing or were considering an RV purchase in Spring of 2020, things are definitely different.

youtubeNo use trying to dodge the elephant in the room. We’re in some strange times these days. Quarantined at home for over a month. Facebook is flooded with overwhelmed parents trying to entertain their children at home. Never you fear. Today I’m back with part 2 (Part 1 can be found here) of my rainy day (or quarantined day) activities for kids- all RV friendly of course. So put these ideas to use today or tuck them away for that next cherished trip with your RV when we’re free from quarantine.

youtubeAre you tired of waiting for your states “Shelter in Place” orders to be relaxed / lifted?

Would you rather be residing in your RV along a rushing mountain stream rather than residing in your sticks and bricks home wasting away in your easy chair staring at sports re-runs on TV?

Editor's Note:  On April 17, 2020, Gary Bunzer passed away due to the COVID-19 virus, a very sad loss to the industry and to those of us at the MHRV Show Association.

Gary Bunzer, the RV Doctor, started his career in the industry in 1968 when he began helping his father’s Florida business repairing RVs. After a stint in the military, Gary relocated to the San Diego area and started working full time in the RV aftermarket and service business. Since that time he has been educating the RV industry, technicians and RVers about RV technical issues and providing his expert advice. He has authored technical articles, troubleshooting tips, product reviews and user manuals for RV owners, suppliers and manufacturers. Recognized in 2016 as an inductee into the RV/MH Hall of Fame, his career as an RV technician and training specialist was well known to everyone in the industry, with his name considered to be synonymous with RV technical education and training.

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