Northwest RVing 

The Northwest RVing Blog site is hosted by MHRV (Manufactured Housing and Recreational Vehicle) Show Association. Each year, MHRV presents two 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. 

Although the weather isn’t really making you think about the outdoors right now, now is the time to be planning your RV adventures. Spending a little time early in the year will result in access to the campgrounds you want to visit AND the best spots. It's also a good idea to get prepped and be ready to go when you want, you can find a handy packing checklist here.

Some of the many places you’ll want to go are our National Parks. Gary Bunzer, the RV Doctor and Chuck Woodbury, editor of RVTravel.com, sat down and discussed the opportunities of RVing at national parks, state parks, commercial campgrounds and public lands.

Cleaning Items

With over a foot of snow at our house and temperatures in the 30’s, camping season has been on hold for us for over a month now. After our last vacation of the season, the after-trip clean up was especially important to keep our trailer fresh and in good condition for the duration of the off season. Having a good cleaning routine after each trip can really save you time and stress, as well as keep you prepared for your next getaway.

Though each of us may have our own unique cleaning needs for our RV, I’ve put together a summary of my basic cleaning routine to help you keep your home away from home spic and span in no time. Check out my RV Cleaning Checklist printable at the end of this article!

KM Resorts

Editor's Note - One of the options for RV campers is to join a private rv resort membership. This guest article highlighting the fun things to do with winter camping is from KM Resorts who has 8 locations in Washington State along with low-cost access to over 1,000 RV resorts across the country.

There are many reasons that winter camping is just as adventurous as camping in the summer, maybe more! The crisp, cold mornings with your toasty camper’s coffee. The time inside put to use with games, crafts and movies. The food and drink of this season will warm you from the inside out. Watching the greenery come and go under Washington’s light blankets of snow. Soft socks and flannel!

Learning Opportunities

Since knowledge is the key to success, be sure to attend the RV show in your area with the most learning opportunities. In the Pacific Northwest, that show would be the 56th annual Seattle RV Show on February 7th-10th at CenturyLink Field Event Center. The Seattle RV Show provides the largest variety of RVs and dealers under one roof. Variety matters when you are trying to decide which type of RV is right for you.

Wenatchee Confluence State Park

Camping is not on the mind of most RVers this time of year, but it really is the best time to start planning your RV excursions for next spring and summer as the choice campsites are likely to get booked early in the New Year.

One great option for an RV getaway is Wenatchee Confluence State Park.

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