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Seminars to be presented at the 2017 Puyallup RV Show. Show attendees requiring seminars in alternative format are asked to contact the Show Office one hour prior to the seminar.

RV Basics  presented by Gary Bunzer

Where to start? With the basics or course! But with a recreational vehicle, the "basics" can be multi-faceted. The logical place to start is with an overview of the major systems aboard every RV as well as those specific to towable and motorized RVs. The session will include those systems and more, including tips and references for obtaining a deeper understanding. This seminar is perfect for the brand new RVer or those simply pondering getting into the RVing lifestyle. Note: there will not be a test!

Photovoltaics (Solar Energy) and RVs  presented by Gary Bunzer

The words "solar energy" and "RVs" have been mentioned sporadically in the same sentence since the 1970s, however, not many owners or coachbuilders gave it much credence. Has technology finally legitimatized the viability of adding solar power to an RV? Yes! Learn the benefits af adding an effective solar charging system in this seminar. The important components, the issues and the solutions will be addressed in this session.

The RV Doctor’s Top 10 RV Facts of Life  presented by Gary Bunzer

Gary Bunzer, the RV Doctor, has seen it all over the last 45 years in the RV business. Over time, the Doc has collected a few RV Facts of Life. Learn how to cope and even take advantage of these non-negotiable realities. If you want to get the most out of your recreational investment, this seminar is for you.

120-Volt AC Electrical Safety  presented by Gary Bunzer

Under no circumstance should you ever feel a tingle or shock when touching your RV! This seminar provides an understanding of how the AC system works and knowledge of what to do and how to look for AC electrical anomalies. What test devices should you carry with you as you travel? Learn all about it in this seminar. This presentation also suggests safeguards to help reduce the potential of an electrical emergency. Learn a simple inexpensive trick that guarantees no damage to your RVs electrical system will ever occur.

Proper Dinghy Towing presented by Torklift

Are you a motorhome owner looking to pull a second vehicle? Are you bewildered by the various methods available to you? Then attend the Proper Dinghy Towing seminar where you will learn what equipment you will need to safely tow your dinghy.

Proper Travel Trailer Towing presented by Torklift

Trunnions, L bars, receivers, sway controls..... determining what you need to safely tow a travel trailer can be over whelming! Attend the Proper Travel Trailer Towing seminar and learn travel trailer "hitch lingo" and the optimal way to tow your travel trailer.

Proper Fifth Wheel Towing presented by Torklift

In the past when it came to fifth wheel hitches you didn't have a lot of options. Today there are countless manufactures and types of fifth wheel hitches for short bed, long bed and flat bed trucks that adjust in corners, can be easily removed or nearly hidden in the bed of the truck. The Proper Fifth Wheel Towing seminar will explain your choices allowing you to make the right choice to safely pull a fifth wheel with your truck.

Towing Capacity - Matching Truck & Trailer presented by Torklift

Engine displacement, gear ratios, four-wheel drive, two-wheel drive, 1/2 ton, 1 ton, long bed, short bed, transmission coolers and other terms may or may not mean much to you, but they make a big difference regarding how much a tow vehicle can pull and carry. If you are looking to tow a RV with your existing vehicle or have your eye on a shiny new towable RV and want to know what kind of vehicle you will need to properly tow it, sit in on this highly informative seminar and learn how to properly match truck and trailer.

RV Insurance 101 presented by Suzanne Taylor

Did you know there is a significant difference between regular vehicle insurance and RV insurance? Most RVers don't! Insuring an RV with a typical auto policy could leave significant gaps in your coverage. Attend this seminar and learn what you need to know about fully insuring your RV while protecting yourself from potential liability.

Manufactured Home Q&A presented by Industry Experts

Economic conditions make it difficult for most Americans to afford a weekend retreat or vacation home. However, growing numbers of consumers are discovering that site built homes and condos aren’t the only options when it comes to having a vacation cottage. Manufactured homes offer all the quality and amenities you want at a price you can afford.  . . . whether it is your first home or your last.  They are built in indoor factories allowing for superb quality control, cost savings and timely completion - with no adverse weather conditions.  Manufactured homes are the only housing in America built to a national building code. Come to this seminar and get all of your questions about manufactured homes answered!

Boondocking 101 presented by Dave Helgeson

Are you a free spirit looking for the total freedom a RV offers? Then be sure to attend this entertaining seminar where you will learn how to break free of schedules, reservations, leash laws, campground fees, noisy neighbors and other modern inconveniences? In this seminar you will learn how to find your own secret hideaways in advance via the internet and how to safely and comfortably stay there without hookups. Regardless of where you travel in the eleven western states, there are thousands of boondocking sites awaiting you.

Hosting in WA State Parks presented by Washington State Parks

The Host Program offers enthusiastic and interested volunteers the chance to stay and have fun in beautiful and diverse park settings while gaining experience in park operations and visitor services. Find out how rewarding becoming a host can be in this informative seminar.

RVing on Baja Mexico presented by Baja Amigos

Have you ever thought of RVing in Mexico?  What about Baja?  Is it safe? What  do I need to know? How are the campgrounds? How are the roads?  Attend this seminar and learn if Mexico Camping is in your future.

Discovery Awaits on Washington's Long Beach Peninsula presented by Long Beach Peninsula

Everything you need to know about RV'ing on Washington's Long Beach Peninsula including parks, amenities, dining, shopping activities and attractions and insider tips!

All seminars are included in the price of admission, no additional charge.

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"This is by far the best RV Show we have been to in the PNW. Great RV vendors, great used RVs, seminars are very informative. Sales Reps very courteous and professional, amazing selection of RVs. We will be recommending this show to all our camping/traveling family."  ~ Jamie & Dan P., Orting, WA


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