The 41st annual Puyallup RV Show April 30th – May 3rd, 2015 at the Washington State Fair & Events Center has something of interest for every member of the family.
In anticipation of the Seattle Mariners having a great season, everything baseball is the theme of this year’s show. We invite you to load up the kids, don your Mariners gear and head on down to the show for some ballpark fun.
Following is a sampling of what you can see and do at the show:
RVs – Homes – Booths
The show offers everything from a tent trailer to a vacation home suitable for your lakefront property.
What would a RV show be without hundreds of the latest RVs of every size and type? This year’s show features over a dozen well known local dealers as well as a couple of new faces. Purple Line will be exhibiting the Opus folding trailer and Freespirit Recreation will be showing the “go anywhere” Journey XL. With all these dealers and products there is no better place to compare and save.
Today’s RVs offer you the freedom to go where you want when you want. When you travel by RV you are your own captain. You decide when to depart, which route to travel, what to see, when and where to stay the night. You may decide to stay along a mountain stream far removed from civilization or at a deluxe RV resort featuring swimming pools, hot tubs, tennis courts, golf and other luxuries. Either way, you will be sleeping in your own bed every night. Those are just some of the travel benefits. What better way to reconnect with the family than around the campfire after a day of hiking or sightseeing. Today’s RVs lend themselves to all of your family’s favorite pastimes. Modern RVs have features only dreamed of ten years ago; fireplaces, GPS navigational systems, power slide outs, computer workstations and satellite TV systems allowing you to view the game from your favorite campsite . Whether it is a tent trailer or a motorhome there is a RV that will fit your lifestyle and budget at the show. Not sure you are ready for a new RV? Head over to the Field of Dreams Used RV Corral to view a selection of gently loved RVs.
Manufactured homes are an added bonus to the show. Do you have a favorite weekend get-a-way destination? Looking for something a little larger and more permanent than a traditional RV? Consider a manufactured home. Economic conditions make it difficult for many 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. Interiors of homes can be modest or feature spacious living rooms with vaulted ceilings, full dining rooms, eat-in kitchens with the latest conveniences, elegant bedrooms with walk-in closets, dressing areas and bathrooms with recessed tubs and whirlpools. Many offer log siding and rustic interior options, making for an affordable cabin by the lake where you can watch the Mariners winning season from the comfort of your favorite recliner. Opening day, April 30th is Manufactured Housing Day and you can save $3.00 when you buy your tickets online compliments of our sponsors.
The show also features a wide selection of vendor booths offering goods and services supporting the RV lifestyle. On the financial side of things you will find insurance companies specializing in RV coverage, lenders ready to help you finance the RV of your dreams and investment specialists ready to make sure your retirement funds last as long as your RV travels do. Of course to really enjoy the RV lifestyle you need to visit the show vendors offering the latest RV accessories along with those offering great places to camp. There will also be several home improvement companies at the show ready to take on those pesky home repairs you have avoided, allowing you to spend more time on the road this summer camping with the family.
Fun & Games
Win big at the show! Adults, stop by the kiosks in the ShowPlex and enter to win a Grand ($1,000 cash) AND a trip for four to the Oregon Jamboree Music Festival including camping passes for your RV and a friends RV along with other valuable prizes.
Kids be sure to grab a Field Map and Sport Sack when you enter the show, then search the bases for the six hidden treasure chests containing fun baseball prizes. Each chest contains a different prize, so be sure to find all six and score big! Open to children 12 and under.
Clowns will be strolling the fairgrounds Saturday and Sunday making sure everyone is having a good time. Watch out though, those sporting a frown or other negative expression may quickly find a balloon animal on their head and a smile on their face.
Take a trip on the free show shuttle. Those needing a lift or just wanting to enjoy a ride behind an antique tractor are invited to climb aboard the People Mover for a trek to or from the show entrance.
Head on over to the S’more Center, grab a roasting stick, plop a marshmallow on the end and grill it to perfection. Combine it with some fixin’s and you will soon be enjoying a favorite of campers everywhere. Free, open to all ages. Parents, must accompany and assist their young children.
Before you head to the show, be sure to download the Puyallup RV Show app. The App features maps to the show, a searchable database of manufacturers and brands exhibited, seminar times along with a build your own schedule feature allowing you to maximize your time at the show, places to take notes of your favorite RV and where you saw it, a social networking page allowing you to share your experience with family and friends, plus much more.
There is an extensive variety of seminars at the show. Gary Bunzer (The RV Doctor) will be providing remedies twice a day for a whole host of RV ailments, Matt Lynch will discuss how to equip vehicles to tow / carry about every RV combination conceivable, Dave Helgeson will teach you how to find scenic boondocking campsites across the west along with his secrets for finding free campsites in Washington. If you dry camp often, don’t miss the 12 Volt Solutions seminar where you will learn about the latest in lithium batteries, solar power and LED lighting. If you want to learn the ins and outs of financing a RV, sit in on the Finance With Confidence seminar presented by WSECU Saturday and Sunday. A complete list of seminar descriptions and a schedule can be viewed here.
With so many things to see and do at this year’s show you may not be able to locate them all. No worries, if you can’t find what you are looking for stop by the Show Information booth located in the southeast corner of the ShowPlex and ask.
Finally, by attending The Puyallup RV Show you will also be supporting Washington State Parks. One dollar out of every $10 adult ticket and $9 senior ticket purchased at the box office will be donated to the state parks system with our sponsor WSECU matching the donation.
Enjoy the show!