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. 

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.

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.

Spring is the time Northwest RVers begin preparing their RVs for the upcoming camping season.

Part of your spring preparation check list should also include inspecting the seals and sealants on your RV to prevent water intrusion. Note: Some RV manufacturers will void your warranty if you fail to inspect and maintain the seals on your RV.

Spring is officially here! While the snow in our neck of the woods may still take about a month to melt off, the days of tank tops and shorts aren’t far away and camping is just around the corner! Whether you’ve got some extra winter pounds to lose or just want to stay in shape, don’t let camping vacations throw a wrench in your workout plans. Keep reading to see how easy it can be to ensure you get in your workouts even when you’re on the go camping this season.

Are you planning an RV excursion out and about in the Pacific Northwest this spring or summer? If your travels will take you up the west side of Willamette Pass via Oregon’s Highway 58, Office Covered Bridge and Salt Creek Falls are two small detours off the highway worth making.

Traveling east from Interstate 5, about 40 miles southeast of Eugene, your first stop will be the picturesque Office Covered Bridge. At 180 feet, it is the longest covered bridge remaining in Oregon. It was built in 1944 by the Westfir Lumber Company using triple Howe truss construction to supply the strength required to carry heavy logging trucks. The bridge was built to connect the lumber mill with the office (hence the name of the bridge).

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