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.

Many attending the show are looking for something to place on their vacation property, while an RV can be a good choice, a park model or small manufactured home may be a much better choice. At the 2019 Seattle RV Show, not only will you find the largest selection of conventional RVs under one roof, but you will also find park models and a small manufactured home (think tiny home living). There will also be knowledgeable staff on hand to inform you on why a park model or manufactured home may be a better choice on your vacation property.


Craftsmen Cottage Manufactured Home

With the Seattle RV Show being the granddaddy (largest and oldest) RV show in the state, you can rest assured that this is the show manufacturer reps attend. If you have detailed questions about a specific brand, there will most likely be a knowledgeable factory rep on hand to answer them.


Seattle RV Show

If you are just thinking about entering the RV lifestyle, you will want to do more than just look at hundreds of RVs. Let’s take a look at some of the informational learning opportunities at the 2019 Seattle RV Show.

Seminars:

No other RV show in the Pacific Northwest offers more informational seminars than the Seattle RV Show. The show offers more than two dozen different educational seminars covering everything from maintenance to lifestyle with many taught by seasoned RVers. Here are just a few of the highlights:

Are you looking to hit the road in an RV, but still need to earn an income during your travels? If so, the How to Get Started Workcamping is a seminar you won’t want to miss. Come meet Hutch and Shari, a 40ish couple who left the traditional 9 to 5 grind in 2012 for the freedom of the open road in their 72 sq ft vintage 1957 travel trailer. These full-time campers travel regularly, camp whole-heartedly and pack their lives with experiences instead of things.  They will be presenting a lifestyle seminar entitled Freedom in a Can: Finding Sustainability in 72 Square Feet and a nuts and bolts “how to” seminar entitled, Living on the Road: How in the world do you...?.


New Seminar Presenters Hutch & Shari - Full Time RVers

Another must for today’s RVer is Staying Connected On (Or Off) The Road! which will teach you the many ways to communicate and conduct business during your travels. Everybody’s favorite Gary Bunzer “The RV Doctor” will be introducing two new seminars at this year’s show entitled Campground Safety and RV Roof Top Air Conditioner Maintenance. Just to make sure everyone leaves the show with the information they came looking for, the Seattle RV Show is debuting a new Ask the Experts Question and Answer session at the 2019 Show where you can present your maintenance, do it yourself or lifestyle questions to a panel of seasoned RV experts including service personnel, full time RVers and even a seasonal National Park Ranger. Try as you might, you won’t stump this group! A complete listing of seminars and schedule can be found on the website.

Interactive Attractions & Exhibitors:

Ask The Experts – Another place to have your parts, service and accessory questions answered as well as learn about the latest and greatest accessories mounted on an RV. The Ask The Experts exhibit will feature RV service professionals along with OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturers representatives). Some of the modifications to the RV on display in the Ask The Experts exhibit include a solar system with over 1,000 watts of charging and a 1,000-amp hour battery bank featuring eight 6-volt AGM batteries and the charge system to regulate it all. It also features a SuperHitch rated for up to 17,000 lbs of towing, state of the art back up camera, a green egg on a slide out tray that is certain to be the envy of tailgaters everywhere and much more.


Ask the Experts Display - See the Envy of Tailgaters

Freightliner Chassis – If you are looking to make the move to a diesel pusher motorhome, stop by the Freightliner Chassis display and discover firsthand the workings of a chassis before a motorhome is built upon it. A knowledgeable representative will be on hand to educate you what to look for in a diesel chassis.


Freightliner Chassis and Ask the Experts Display of New Gadgets

Hands on RV 101 – Those looking to purchase their first RV will want to spend an hour being educated at this informational, hands on exhibit. At this exhibit you will be walked through the operational systems of a RV just like you were taking delivery of your very first RV. After spending an hour with our well seasoned RV professional, you will feel confident in your ability to operate your own home on the road. Walk-throughs occur hourly and are free with show admission.

Upgrade My RV -  If you want to learn about the newest upgrades available for your RV, check out the Upgrade My RV exhibit upstairs on the Event Center Concourse. There you will find RV accessories designed to make your RV experience more enjoyable, from deluxe RV furniture to advanced fifth wheel towing systems.


Upgrade My RV Upstairs on the Concourse

State Parks – Of all the early RV shows January – March you will only find Washington State Parks at the Seattle RV Show. Come learn about all the things state parks is doing to make your camping experience all it can be. They recently introduced a new reservation system and their Hosting Program is always of interest.

Vendor Booths – The vendor booths at the Seattle RV Show are always a wealth of information. A sampling of this year’s vendors include; solar power, travel, lithium batteries, campgrounds, RV shelters, hitches and tow bars.

Information Center - As always, cheerful staff are standing by waiting to answer your questions about the show or direct you to a dealer or exhibitor at the Information Center.


Information Booth - Find All the Information You're Looking For

As you can see, the 2019 Seattle RV Show offers a plethora of learning opportunities you won’t find at other RV shows.

Dave Helgeson
Author: Dave Helgeson
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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