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. 
September
19
September
19
The worst part of the summer camping season is when it ends. Even worse, is when you have to put your RV away for the winter. If you’re lucky, you can ride out the winter snowbird style and head south. For the rest of us, we have to pack up and brace for the elements. Here’s what you nee...
September
19
September
19
When it comes to parking your RV, there’s really no more important choice. Yes, it matters what new or used RV you head off onto the open road in, but where you end up is pretty valuable. When it comes to parking there are three main pillars to think about: technical parking, your parking spot...
August
29
August
29
When it comes time to buy an RV, everyone has different questions. Some people are most concerned about having enough bunks to fit the whole family, while others want to know the ins and outs of the hookups and trailer hitch. Today, we answer some of the most common questions that we received from R...
July
09
July
09
Just like the R-Pod series we highlighted last week, Wildwood RVs are a great choice for campers. The biggest difference between the two model lines is size, with Wildwood units being larger and more spacious. R-Pods are compact in comparison, with Wildwood units having more bunks and amenities. Her...
July
06
July
06
Have you ever thought about taking your RV camping for the whole summer? How about for a year? There are tons of folks throughout Canada who are living the long-term camping lifestyle and loving it. Find out how they do it and decide if it’s for you! What is Long-Term Camping? While a long tr...
July
06
July
06
A little RV with a lot of luxury? It's real, and it's here. We talk about the ever-wonderous R-Pod quite a bit here on the blog, but we have yet to get down and dirty with what the R-Pod lifestyle is all about! With rising popularity, a unique lineup, and endless fun, we’ve figured th...
June
30
June
30
Here at South Thompson, we love both new and used RVs. They both have their pros and cons when compared to each other, and they can sometimes surprise you. With a used RV you can save yourself from pesky depreciation and often spend less money. With that in mind, you’re also getting a unit th...
June
29
June
29
When you’re camping, it’s hard to remember all of the rules associated with safety in the great outdoors We’ve compiled a list of helpful and easy-to-remember tips to make your next camping trip a breeze. Whether you’re camping in a fifth-wheel or a motorhome, it’s alw...
June
22
June
22
We all know that camping is one of the best ways to spend your summer days, but how do you keep hunger away from the family? We’re here to help you find cool snacks for hot days and fireside bites for everyone. Here are some of our favourites: Campfire Bacon Whenever we share this one with s...
June
18
June
18
The short answer is: it doesn’t have to be! When we have customers considering fifth-wheels as their next RV choice, we’re often asked if parking them is difficult. While we will say that it takes a little bit of practice, it’s not as hard as most people think! Driving Your Fifth-...
May
28
May
28
Each and every summer we feel grateful to be located in beautiful British Columbia. We love being part of the Kamloops community and feel centrally located amongst all the amenities we need. When summer hits and there’s no more skiing to be had, we gear up for camping season not only here at t...
May
22
May
22
We know that there a lot of different RV brands out there and that it can be hard to choose. In our brand and model highlight series, we break down what each does best, and what features are included. We do this so that our customers are able to understand the differences and have a better idea of w...
May
18
May
18
Best can be subjective, and that’s okay. The best RV for you and your family might be different from that of your friends or neighbours, and that’s exactly why we believe that we have the best RVs in Kamloops. Because our team is dedicated to helping you find the right RV or motorhome fo...
May
07
May
07
It surely doesn’t come as a surprise that the folks from a motorhome and RV dealership love camping, but we thought we’d share why we love camping, and why Kamloops! There’s so much fun just waiting to be had out there in the wild, and our favourite way to do it is with a few creat...
April
25
April
25
Our biggest sale of the year is back, and just in time to get you on the open road for the summer! Here at South Thompson RV, we care about getting Kamloops campers into the best new and used RVs for their needs, and that’s why we’ve teamed up with two other RV dealers to do just that! ...
April
14
April
14
It’s time to put the shovels away, wash the salt stains off your vehicles (and everything else you own) and get your RV ready for summer. Before you start planning your next big trip, there are a few essential maintenance tasks and cleaning requirements to consider. We’ve compiled a frie...
April
01
April
01
Wheel bearings. Most of us know what they are and where they go, and that’s about where we stop thinking about them. That’s not the way it should be! Wheel bearings play an incredibly important role in the safety and function of your RV, even if they aren’t very big in size. Don&rs...
March
27
March
27
It’s one of the most common questions that we get asked, “how do RV loans Work?” Because people typically buy RVs less frequently than cars, it’s understandable that the ins and outs are little more complex to think about. The good news is that RV loans are easy to understand...
March
22
March
22
That’s right, Kamloops. Its that time of year again. If you haven’t heard, the turn of spring is when we throw down and showdown with another friendly neighbourhood RV dealer. We both put our best feet, er, deals forward and unleash them to the public. Here’s how it works! What&rs...
March
15
March
15
There’s a wolf in the house at South Thompson RV, but don’t worry, this wolf doesn’t bite. We’re proud to announce that we’re one of the first RV dealers in Canada to house the new line of Arctic Wolf RVs by Forest River Cherokee. These lightweight fifth-wheel RVs are ...
February
23
February
23
  Well, folks, it’s that time of year again! The time when summer playlists start popping up, the rain won’t stop, and we all start looking forward to the summer. While we love exploring Kamloops during the winter, our hearts are in the camping season. Below, we share how to get yo...
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