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Seminars presented at the 2016 Puyallup RV Show. Show attendees requiring seminars in alternative format are asked to contact the Show Office one hour prior to the seminar.

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The Top 10 Maintenance Tips Every RVer Should Know  presented by Gary Bunzer

The degree to which we enjoy the RVing lifestyle is proportional to the amount of trouble-free traveling we encounter. When Gary’s ten tips are correctly employed at their specific intervals, operational problems within the RV systems will be minimized and oftentimes, eliminated entirely. Learn the secrets at this seminar!

Technically Choosing Your Next RV  presented by Gary Bunzer

You’ve perused and studied many articles and websites on how to “choose” the RV of your dreams. You’ve attended seminars, interviewed friends and family and reconciled every possible scenario to finally narrow the field of possibilities down to those RVs you would consider for purchase. Now what? Toss those names into a hat and hope for the best? Why not compare your short list from a more technical standpoint? It just may be the difference between two or more seemingly similar coaches. All RVs are not created “technically” equal! Learn how to tell the difference in this informative seminar.

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.

Optimizing the RV Battery System  presented by Gary Bunzer

Without question, the majority of today’s technical problems associated with RVs involve one of the 12-volt battery systems.  Rarely, if ever, does any RV, new or used, leave the dealer’s lot or its home base with all battery systems operating at optimum performance. In order to optimize the DC battery system, some configurations are better than others. In this seminar, Gary explains why and how to determine if your battery bank is balanced and being charged correctly and completely.

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

How well are you really covered? What coverage do you actually need? Do you know there is a significant difference between regular vehicle insurance and RV insurance?  Most RVers don't!  Insuring a RV with a typical auto policy could leave significant gaps in your coverage. Hear about real life claims examples; learn what those coverages really mean and why you need the right protection. Attend this seminar and find out what you need to know about fully insuring your RV while protecting your rig and yourself from potential liability. Presenter, Suzanne Taylor has over 10 years of experience in personal and commercial insurance, specializing in the RV and manufactured home industry and comes from an agency that has specialized in it for over 40 years.

Manufactured Home Insurance 101 (Thursday Only) presented by Suzanne Taylor

Are you covered properly? Did you know insuring a Manufactured Home or Mobile Home is different than insuring a site, stick-built home? Some common questions are: What if I have an older home, can I still get insurance?  How do I properly insure my home as it is being set up?  Can I get replacement cost coverage? What if I rent it out? What if I want to move it? Hear about real life claim stories and what your home policy actually covers. Attend this seminar and learn about the types of coverage, how to properly protect yourself and what is right for you. Presenter Suzanne Taylor, has over 10 years of experience in personal and commercial insurance, specializing in the  Manufactured Home & RV Industries – ranging from Manufactured Home RV Dealers & Parks, to homes, autos and RVs!  Suzanne comes from an agency that has specialized in it for over 40 years.

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.

Free Camping Across Washington presented by Dave Helgeson

RV camping doesn't need to be expensive. Join experienced boondocker and thrifty Norwegian, Dave Helgeson as he shares how to find campgrounds and scenic locations across the State of Washington where you can camp for free. It's true and he is not talking about Walmarts or rest areas either!

Ask The Experts Q&A presented by Dave Helgeson & Chris Nelson

Have a question about RVing? Dave and Chris are lifelong RVers and have great knowledge about any and everything RVing. Newbies and experienced RVers are encouraged to come and ask your questions. Technical, RV lifestyle, travel, gadgets...all questions welcome!

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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