Seminars

Informative Seminars - Presented by NorthwestRVing.com

Below are the seminars presented at the 2022 Seattle RV Show.

Bryan Appleby Head ShotSeminars Presented by Bryan Appleby - Bryan has more than 4,000+ consecutive nights (12 years with only 64 of those nights in campgrounds) while full-timing. The outdoors has been an emphasis on this father & grandfather, taking him to occupations as a State Trooper and a National Park Ranger. Now, as a retired State Trooper and again working as a seasonal National Park Ranger, Bryan has been exploring America with his RV, kayak and motorcycle. He is known for his extreme boondocking, often for periods up to 8 weeks, away from civilization and any resupplies.

Full Time RVing - Beginning & Continuing Your Journey

Many dream for a very long time of leaving family, friends, their home and routines behind to purchase an RV and hit the road to explore the USA. How to choose the best RV for the needs you will have to fulfill your dreams, as well as what the essentials are in being successful, personal safety on the road, where should you stay, mail/packages, workcamping, maintenance and that all important subject - budget.

SEMINAR ROOM A - 11:30 TH, FR, SAT, SUN (1 1/2 Hour Session)

Solar Debunked - Do I Need It? Batteries, Inverters & Charging Explained

Solar can be a life changing experience or just an expensive novelty like a blender on the kitchen counter. What is solar, do I need it and/or are there alternatives to consider? All these will be discussed as well as how one develops a plan for solar and how to better use their battery bank. Understanding all of this is important as well as maintaining your equipment and safely charging your battery bank.

SEMINAR ROOM A - 3:00 TH, FR, SAT, SUN

Overnight Dry Camping and Stealth Camping  

Most any RV can operate a night or two without hookups, plus wouldn’t it be nice avoiding the big box store parking lot when visiting a friend and/or family member in their neighborhood? This informative seminar will teach you invaluable dry and stealth camping skills providing the confidence to do both. It will likely open you to a new experience traveling in your RV. 

SEMINAR ROOM A - 2:00 TH, FR, SAT, SUN


DPHeadshot150x150Seminars Presented by Dan and Patti HuntJoin full time RVers Dan and Patti Hunt as they share their knowledge and experiences from living on the road.

How to Make the Journey as Important as the Destination

Are you a weekender, full-timer, or once in a while RV traveler? This seminar will show you how you can make the journey as memorable as the destination. Join the full-time RV couple Dan and Patti Hunt of The YouTube Channel, "Exploring Through Our Lens" as they show you how they plan for their final destination. How to plan the stops along the way and how the journey is as big a part as the destination.

SEMINAR ROOM A - 1:00 TH, FR, SAT, SUN

Full Time RV Living … Do I Really Need an E-Bike?

In the last 2 years, Electric Bikes (e-Bikes) went from “What is that?” To “Which bike do I want?” This seminar will take an up close and personal look at the world of e-bikes and answer questions such as:

What are the benefits?
What is a 750 watt Battery?
Will I still get my exercise?
Do I want 3” or 4” tires?
How fast and how far can I go?

Join Dan and Patti Hunt and learn from their experience living on the road full-time as they take you on a deep dive into the world of electric bikes.

SEMINAR ROOM A - 4:00 TH, FR, SAT, SUN


TLC LogoSeminars Presented by Torklift Central - Towing is a big part of RVing and Torklift Central has all the answers to your questions. Select the seminar that pertains to your situation and get the information you need to stay legal and safe.

Don't Lose Your Load! Truck and Camper Matching

If your choice of RV is a truck camper, how will you safely carry it on your truck? Mounting and suspension will be topics of discussion at this seminar. The correct equipment can make owning a truck camper a safe and enjoyable experience for the whole family.

SEMINAR ROOM C - 12:00 SAT

Stay Legal Towing Capacity – Matching Truck & Trailer 

Engine displacement, gear ratios, four-wheel drive, two-wheel drive, ½ 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 an RV with your existing vehicle or have your eye on a shiny new towable RV and want to know what kind of vehicle towable you will need to properly tow it, sit in on this highly informative seminar and learn how to properly match truck and trailer.

SEMINAR ROOM C - 1:00 TH, FR, SAT, SUN

Don't Lose the Dinghy! Safe Motorhome Towing

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

SEMINAR ROOM C - 4:00 TH

Don't Be A Road Hazard with Your Travel Trailer!

Trunnions, L bars, receivers, sway controls...determining what you need to safely tow a travel trailer can be overwhelming! Attend this towing seminar and learn travel trailer “hitch lingo” and the optimal way to tow your travel trailer.

SEMINAR ROOM C - 4:00 FR, SUN

Science of Choosing Your 5th Wheel Towing Equipment

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 flatbed trucks that adjust in corners, can be easily removed or nearly hidden in the bed of the truck. This towing seminar will explain your choices allowing you to make the right choice to safely pull a fifth wheel with your truck.

SEMINAR ROOM C - 4:00 SAT, 12:00 SUN


waparkslogoSeminars Presented by Washington State Parks - The Washington State Park system offers many beautiful locations to explore and recreate with many offering RVing amenities. Come see what’s new at the parks and how you can become a park host.

Hosting in 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.

SEMINAR ROOM B - 1:00 TH, FR, SAT, SUN

Exploring Your Washington State Parks

Have you visited a state park lately? Discover the many improvements we’ve made that will enhance your visit, including upgraded electrical hookups, cool new playgrounds for the kids, better boat launches and more! Get ready to rediscover your love of the outdoors at a Washington State Park this year!

SEMINAR ROOM B - 2:00 TH, FR, SAT, SUN


osgs new logo WEBSeminars Presented by Old School Gun School - If you keep a firearm or are considering keeping a firearm with you when you are RVing, there are some important considerations that can differ from state to state. 

Concealed Carry Permits for RV Travelers

Learn how to obtain the proper firearm permits for RV travel in different states with different laws. Transporting firearms across state lines in an RV may be a felony in many states. Understand the firearm laws that affect interstate travelers. Be safe! Be legal! ...There’s more to it than just reciprocity.

SEMINAR ROOM B - 12:00 TH, FR, SAT, SUN

RVs, Guns, Law Enforcement & Litigation

When is your RV a motor vehicle? When is it your home? Guns in the vehicle laws. Guns in the RV laws. Open carry & concealed carry laws. What to say & do before a shot is fired. What NOT to say & do AFTER a shot is fired. Traveling with guns & children. Safe transport and storage.

SEMINAR ROOM B - 3:00 TH, FR, SAT

Choosing a Firearm for RV Travel

Shotgun? Rifle? Handgun? We all carry a fire extinguisher in case of fire. We all carry a first aid kit in case of injury. Explore the advantages of traveling with a firearm. For most violent threats while on the road, you will be your own First Responder. With proper training and equipment, a firearm may increase your safety & security while on the road.

SEMINAR ROOM B - 3:00 SUN


Dave Head 3Seminars Presented by Dave Helgeson - Join free spirit and lifetime RVer Dave Helgeson as he shares his knowledge of carefree RV travel.

Boondocking 101 – Finding a Place to Camp          

Are you a free spirit looking for the total freedom an RV offers? Be sure to attend this entertaining seminar. Dave will teach you how to break free of schedules, reservations, leash laws, campground fees, check-out times, noisy neighbors, and other modern inconveniences. In this seminar you will learn how to find your own scenic camping hideaways on public lands via the internet in advance of arriving. Regardless of where you travel, thousands of sites await you in the boondocks, especially in the 11 western states. The late Gary Bunzer “The RV Doctor” called Dave “The foremost expert on Boondocking”.

SEMINAR ROOM C - 5:00 TH

The Many Useful Applications of Google Earth

Presenter Dave Helgeson will demonstrate the many useful applications of Google Earth such as finding and previewing access to RV parks, campgrounds, roadside attractions, and fuel stations. See in advance how RV parks and campgrounds are laid out, distance between spaces, true campsite lengths, sites with shared patio spaces, shady spaces, nearby railroad tracks, etc. He also teaches attendees how to determine overhead clearances to parking structures, bridges, self-serve wash facilities, etc. Other useful applications include finding and accessing dump stations, LP refill stations, lunch stops, discovering points of interest, places to drop the RV while exploring and more.

SEMINAR ROOM C - 5:00 FR

Camping Strategies – Bringing Back the Freedom of RVing 

Many RVers feel the freedom of going where you want, when you want, is a thing of the past and feel they must lock themselves into a rigid schedule of reservations when planning a trip. Join Dave as he shares some strategies that allow him and his wife to continue living the carefree RV lifestyle of hitting the road with no reservations or a set daily itinerary while still visiting popular sites and attractions along their route.

SEMINAR ROOM C - 5:00 SAT


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Everything You Need to Know About Making Money with Your RV

This seminar will discuss the benefits of renting your RV on an RV sharing marketplace like RVezy. All of the questions you have including how to list your RV, Insurance, earning potential, using the RVezy app, and much more will be answered.

SEMINAR ROOM C - 2:00 TH, FR, SAT, SUN