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. 
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...
March
24
March
24
Anybody with an RV knows that it’s more than just an accessory--it’s a lifestyle! There is a lot of enjoyment to be found in an RV, and much to be learned about the different models, designs, and RV parts and accessories unique to each one. From April 21st until April 23rd, the B.C Int...
March
10
March
10
Spring road trip planning is in full swing, and since Kamloops is roughly a three-and-a-half hour drive from the U.S-Canada border, some of us might be looking to visit our Southern neighbours. Crossing the American border from British Columbia in your RV is easy enough, but fluctuating travel entr...
February
24
February
24
Although it might feel far away, but before you know it, spring will be blossoming in Kamloops. Better get ready to hit the road in your RV or Travel Trailer. Soon, Kamloops RV Park and Sunnyside Heights will be full of familiar faces as happy campers make their way to RV parks once more. In celeb...
February
17
February
17
South Thompson RV is home to the best new and pre-owned RVs in Kamloops, B.C and the surrounding areas. Anyone who loves the outdoors will enjoy our large selection of fifth wheels, travel trailers, RVs, motorhomes and campers. Our products are designed to make your next outdoor adventure awesome, ...
February
10
February
10
We’ve all known that one friend or neighbour who takes off for Florida at the first signs of a Canadian winter. But, believe it or not, there are many Canadians who love the winter months and opt to take a winter “staycation” instead. A “staycation” affectionately refe...
January
27
January
27
What if you could experience first-class travel on the road, for less? While many outdoor enthusiasts dream of owning an RV, not all of us follow through with our intent to buy. Just like a real house, it’s true that the cost of ownership comes at a price. However, camping in an RV is ac...
January
13
January
13
If you’ve ever wanted to escape into the great outdoors, purchasing a recreational vehicle (RV) or motorhome has probably crossed your mind at some point or another. Unlike pitching a tent in the middle of the woods, an RV provides you with significant protection and comfort, and is essentia...
December
21
December
21
Parting ways with your RV is hard. There have likely been some great times in it that have created warm memories over the years. However just as some homeowners sell their houses after several years, motorhome owners do the same, and it’s usually because they are looking to upgrade. Trading in...
December
08
December
08
Holiday shopping can be downright tricky, especially if the person you’re shopping for seems to have it all. But, if you’re stuck on what to get your friend or family member who happens to be the proud owner of an RV, we’ve got just the thing for you. RV owners take pride in the ap...
November
28
November
28
Many RV owners choose to pack up shop once the cold hits. But, some of us like to operate our mobile homes all year-round and there are plenty of trailer parks in Kamloops, BC that stay open well into the winter months. Sunnyside Heights RV and Motorhome Park and Kamloops RV Park are two sites that ...
November
14
November
14
RV owners know the importance of protecting their investment. Whether it’s performing regular maintenance year-round to ensure optimal performance, or adding customized parts and accessories for a more personalized touch, RV upkeep is crucial in order to keep your home-away-from-home looking a...
October
31
October
31
A recent trend has ignited amongst outdoor enthusiasts across the globe. Glamping, otherwise known as “glamorous camping”, mixes the traditional elements of camping with a touch of of luxury. When you go glamping, you don’t have to worry about struggling to set up your tent, shiver...
October
17
October
17
There’s nothing like a camping trip to bring out the deep-rooted personalities in your friends and family. Before getting ready to embark on a one-on-one with nature, plans of roasting gooey marshmallows over an open fire, cooking hot dogs on the flames and snuggling into your sleeping bags se...
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