South Thompson Motors & RV Blog

More than just an RV dealership, South Thompson Motors & RV is your number one resource for advice, information and RV FAQ's in British Columbia. Whether you're looking for tips on maintenance or where to take your next trip, stayed tuned to our RV blog for the latest industry news and updates. 
December
07
December
07
It’s hard to believe, but we’re coming to the end of 2017. It really was a great year to own an RV, with all sorts of events and festivals happening all around the province and the country. Join us as we look back at a few 2017 highlights for local RV owners. Canada’s Birthday C...
November
29
November
29
It’s cold outside, you’re already longing for the spring so you can get out of the house and have some new RV adventures. Your kids are likely glued to their tablets and computers browsing Amazon for presents they can ask you for over and over and over. But, your kids aren’t the on...
November
15
November
15
RVs are a common site at campgrounds and on highways all over BC. Heck, you may be thinking of getting an RV so you can explore the country and have a few adventures of your own. What you may not know if just how many different features and accessories are available for travel trailers, tent trailer...
November
01
November
01
Winter conditions have arrived in our fair province, so if you haven’t had your RV winterized and stored away yet, you’re either quite the procrastinator or you’re planning on doing a little camping in your RV this winter. Camping in the winter can be a lot of fun and one heck of a...
October
19
October
19
November is almost here, which means winter weather is on its way. We already gave you a few simple tips on how you can start getting your RV ready for winter. Now—unless you’re planning on using your RV throughout the winter months—is the time to have your travel trailer, fifth wh...
October
05
October
05
You don’t have to hide in your room, scouring the far edges of the internet for answers to your deepest, darkest questions about travel trailers, fifth wheels, toy haulers and other types of RVs. There is no need to be embarrassed, folks. Here are answers to the Top 5 RV Questions you want to ...
September
28
September
28
RVs are comfortable, really comfortable. It’s amazing to see just how nice it is to get away in an RV for a week, or even a couple of months. Travel Trailers, Fifth Wheels, Motorhomes, and Toy Haulers are available with all the comforts of home and enough space for the whole family to relax an...
September
13
September
13
With the leaves falling and the days getting shorter, many RV owners are starting to bring in their travel trailers, fifth wheels, and motorhomes to have them winterized. Did you know, that outside of the standard winterizing of your RV, there are some important things to consider before putting you...
August
30
August
30
We’re going to be honest with you: selling an RV privately can be a huge pain. It takes time, money, and a lot of effort to find someone to buy your RV. This is why South Thompson RV offers a consignment service. Why sell your travel trailer, tent trailer, toy hauler, or other RV on your own w...
August
16
August
16
More and more people are discovering how fun and freeing it is to own an RV, but did you know the average age of RV owners has come down significantly over the past few years? In fact, right now, it's millennials who are behind the recent surge in RV sales across North America. Here’s the ...
August
02
August
02
Is it time for you to sell your travel trailer, motorhome, tent trailer, or other type of RV? Whether you’re selling your current RV to move up to something better, or simply don’t use it much anymore and need the cash, selling an RV is easier said than done.   We’re expert...
July
19
July
19
Trailers really do come in all shapes and sizes, but that is a really good thing. With so many options available, with a little research and help from us, it’s easy to find the perfect trailer to suit your needs. Since there are so many different types of trailers, narrowing down what the righ...
July
05
July
05
One of the most common questions we receive at South Thompson RV has to do with towing. On a weekly basis, customers will ask, “How much can my vehicle tow?” It’s an important question before you decide on buying a recreational vehicle (RV). RVs come in all shapes and sizes (and we...
June
30
June
30
RVs: Adventure and Fun for More Than 100 Years Believe it or not, recreational vehicles (RVs) have been around for well over 100 years - almost as long as the automobile. In that time RVs have come a long way; from motorhomes, small R-Pod trailers, to luxurious fifth wheel trailers and toy haulers,...
June
16
June
16
If you’ve never owned an RV or motorhome before, you’re probably wondering how everything works.   Too often, new RV buyers assume an RV is just one big luxury tent with a roof, but it’s more complicated than that! For starters, your RV has electricity and plumbing, which me...
June
02
June
02
It’s just shy of one month from Canada Day, but now’s the time to get your RV in shape.   This year’s celebrations mark the country’s 150th birthday, and local campsites throughout the province will be packed! It’s important to start planning--and packing--so you...
May
19
May
19
One of the best parts about taking a camping trip in your new RV is cooking in the great outdoors.   The month of May is the beginning of BBQ season, and there’s no better time to fire up the grill for the first time than when you’re surrounded by the beauty of southern B.C. &nbs...
May
05
May
05
Turning 150-years-old is a pretty huge deal and definitely deserving of a celebration. As you likely know, Canada is turning the big 1-5-0 this year and as part of the nationwide celebration, Canadians can get access to all national parks absolutely free of charge. In other words, for an RV owner, ...
April
26
April
26
Serving up Your RV Options Freedom. It’s one of the biggest benefits of owning a recreational vehicle (RV). An RV allows you to pick up and go at the drop of a hat. Take a short weekend trip to one of BC’s many provincial parks, or set off on that epic cross country road trip you’...
April
21
April
21
Spring fever is in the air, and camping season is just around the corner. If your RV has been sitting in storage since autumn, there’s a lot of work that needs to be done before you hit the road. Besides opening all of the windows and letting out that stale air, you’ll need to roll up ...
April
07
April
07
What’s better than enjoying a nice glass of wine? Enjoying it from the comfort of your luxury RV, while taking in the sights of British Columbia out on the open road. Wine tours are a big hit in this province, because British Columbia is famous for its wines. The Okanagan Valley, Vancouver I...
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