Puyallup Seminars

Are you looking to join the thousands of other Northwest families that have discovered RVing? Do you feel intimidated by your lack of knowledge and have no idea on where to start your search concerning the RV lifestyle? Look no further than the upcoming Puyallup RV Show where you can gather a wealth of RV knowledge in a welcoming environment from industry experts ready to answer any and all questions you might have.

If you are a total “newbie”, attending the RV Basic seminar presented by Gary Bunzer “The RV Doctor” is a must! In this seminar you will learn about the different types of RVs on the market, that travel trailer, fifth wheel and other “towable” unit along with motorhomes “motorized units” are all considered RVs. You will learn about the major components of an RV such a plumbing, propane, electrical, including tips and references for obtaining a more in depth understanding. This seminar is perfect for the brand new RVer or those simply pondering getting into the RVing lifestyle. After this seminar you will have a better understanding of what an RV is, how they operate and equip yourself with some of the lingo that goes with the RVing lifestyle.

Once you have accomplished the “book work” in the RV Basic seminar, head over to the RV Orientation trailer and sign up for one of the hour-long RV walk throughs. In the walk through, you will be shown each operational system “hands on” in an actual RV. After spending an hour with our well-seasoned RV professional, you’ll know the difference between a dump valve and a propane valve along with the function of each. You will leave feeling much more confident in your ability to operate the systems in a RV as well as knowing what you are looking at when you view the hundreds of RVs on display at the show. Walk-throughs occur hourly from noon to 5pm each day of the show and are free with show admission.

The majority of people joining the RV lifestyle will begin with a travel trailer. If this is you, we have two additional seminars and additional hands-on demonstrations designed to get you safely on the road to adventure with your new travel trailer.

First, be sure to attend the seminar entitled “Towing Capacity – Matching Truck & Trailer”. During this highly informative seminar you will learn how to determine how much your truck or SUV can safely tow / carry. Important considerations include; engine displacement, gear ratios, four-wheel drive, two-wheel drive, 1/2 ton, 1 ton, long bed, short bed, transmission coolers and other terms that currently may or may not mean much to you but will after this seminar. Start your lifelong RV journey out right by selecting the correct size trailer for your tow vehicle.

Second, once you know how much trailer your tow vehicle can safely handle invest the time to learn how to select the correct hitch equipment to safely tow one by attending the Proper Travel Trailer Towing seminar. If you are a novice terms like; trunnions, L bars, receivers, sway controls and other strange items required to safely tow a travel trailer can be overwhelming! However, after attending this seminar you will understand “hitch lingo” and have discovered the optimal way to tow a travel trailer.

Next, now that you know how much your tow vehicle can safely tow and what type of hitch you might need; stop by the Live Hitching Demonstration and see how to properly hitch a truck to a travel trailer using an equalizing hitch. During the demonstration you will learn how to correctly couple the trailer to the truck, but most importantly how to attach and apply the right amount of tension to the equalizing bars easily and safely.

puyalluplogosmFinally, once you have accomplished all of the above, get ready to peruse the hundreds of RVs displayed at the show and discover the RV that is right for you and start enjoying the RV lifestyle with thousands of other Northwest RVers.   Enjoy the show!

Dave Helgeson
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Dave Helgeson is the MHRV Show Director. He and his wife love to travel across the west in their RV. Dave writes about all things RVing but loves to share destinations and boondocking advice.

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