WA: Puyallup RV Show celebrates 45 years

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PUYALLUP, Wash. — The Puyallup RV Show will celebrate its 45th anniversary when the show takes place May 2 to 5  at the Washington State Fair Event Center in Puyallup.

Spread out over 20 acres, this year’s event will once again have a Western theme complete with a used RV corral, western treasure hunt for the kids and buckaroo pony rides.

TwinStar Credit Union will be the presenting sponsor and will be on-site offering RV financing.

“The Puyallup Show is terrific because it’s a great venue. We’re able to present everything from tent and travel trailers to fifth wheels and toy haulers to rolling mansion motor homes and vacation homes that you can put on a lake,” said Dave Helgeson, MHRV show director.

“There’s no question people will discover something that will spark any leisure dream they might have,” he added. “We’re seeing record crowds at our shows and surprisingly, the majority of them are first-time attendees.”

Nineteen local dealers will display their latest new models. This event will also include on-site manufactured homes for people who want a vacation home on the lake, an affordable retirement home or a home base for RV adventures.

This year, there will be a full line-up of free seminars to the point organizers added a third seminar venue.

Gary Bunzer, “The RV Doctor,” will make several presentations including “10 Facts of Life for the RVer.”

Helgeson will be leading a boondocking presentation.

A hitching demonstration will show people how equalizing hitches work, and Torklift will be offering a myriad of seminars on towing.

Attendees can learn how to maneuver a motorhome or tow a trailer at the RV test drive/tow exhibit. They can also get their RV questions answered by leaders in the industry at the “Ask The Experts” venue.

Those looking for more RV local camping information can find it at two Washington State Parks seminars.

One dollar from every non-discounted adult and senior ticket sold at the box office will be donated to Washington State Parks.

Attendees will be encouraged to enter a contest to win a pair of MYLO Electric Folding Scooters.

To add to the fun, children 12 and under are invited to search the show for six hidden strong boxes filled with loot. There are complimentary “buckaroo rides” (pony rides) on Saturday and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. for children of all ages.

Thursday and Friday, the first 500 people through the gate will receive a voucher for a free Fisher scone.

Attendees are encouraged to download the show app to help them navigate the grounds and give them updated information about the show.

Parking is free at the Puyallup Show and attendees can save $2 when they buy tickets online at PuyallupRVShow.com.

May 2 is “Manufactured Housing Day,” sponsored by Palm Harbor Homes, DeTray’s Custom Housing, Lakeview Meadows, Skyline Homes and DeTray’s of Olympia. Attendees will receive an additional dollar off admission ($3 total) when they purchase adult or senior tickets online for that day.

There will be a question and answer forum May 2 and 4 to learn all about manufactured housing.

Show hours are:

  • 11 a.m to 8 p.m. May 2 and 3
  • 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. May 4
  • 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 5

For more information, visit PuyallupRVShow.com.

SOURCE: Puyallup RV Show press release

Greg Gerber

Greg Gerber

A journalist who has covered the recreation vehicle industry since January 2000, Greg Gerber founded RV Daily Report on April Fool's Day in 2009. He also serves as the editor of the publication and website. As an Eagle Scout, he has enjoyed camping for decades and has visited every state except Hawaii. A DODO -- Dad of Daughters Only -- to three young women, he has two grandchildren as well. He currently splits his time between Wisconsin, Texas and Arizona. Greg can be reached at editor@rvdailyreport.com.

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