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Will your RV travels take you through the Columbia Gorge this summer? Looking for something fun to explore via bicycles or hiking? Then add the Mosier Twin Tunnels to your “To Do” list. They are historic, scenic and rate 4.5 out of 5 stars on TripAdvisor along with being the #2 of 8 things to do in Mosier, Oregon.

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In the last installment we looked at some of the returning favorites at the 2019 Puyallup RV Show. In this installment we will look at some of the new attractions and revisions to others you won’t want to miss.

Test Drive / Tow - Are you looking to enter the RV lifestyle and not sure which type of RV is right for you and your family? Do you have concerns about being able to comfortably drive a larger vehicle? Which is right for you; driving a motorhome or towing a trailer? At the Test Drive / Tow exhibit you can answer those questions with firsthand experience by getting behind the wheel of a motorhome, travel trailer or fifth wheel and familiarizing yourself with what it takes to maneuver each type.

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We’re so close to our first camping trip of the season I can almost taste it. I’m so excited to see the amazing experiences of camping through the eyes of our almost 2-year-old son! He’s so much more stable on his feet than last season, doesn’t dread bundling up when needed, and loves being outside. At his age he is loving exploring everything, so I think it’s time we took him on his first scavenger hunt, even if he still needs lots of help from mommy and daddy. Young or older, outdoorsy or indoorsy, try creating your own simple scavenger hunt to increase the fun and excitement for your little campers this year. Look for a free scavenger hunt printable at the end of this article!

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The 45th Annual Puyallup RV Show is May 2nd – 5th, 2019 at the Washington State Fair Events Center, the last big show before summer. This is the perfect opportunity to see hundreds of RVs in one location and learn more about the RV lifestyle.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Mom and Dad and baby makes...4! Our family is growing this summer as we add a sweet baby girl to our family of three. Our almost 2-year old son is nearing his role as a big brother and we couldn’t be happier! This summer will be our third year with our trailer and with a growing family comes the need for growing organization. As the storage needs for our children will now be doubled in size, we took a little time to map out the space we will need to keep everything on hand and readily available.

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