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. 
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...
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
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
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
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...
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...
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...
January
16
January
16
An RV is a major investment for most people. When you buy a new or used travel trailer, tent trailer, fifth wheel, or another type of RV you’re going to want to make sure you’re protected if anything ever happened to it. Whether it be while driving down the highway or parked securely at ...
January
09
January
09
Despite the snow, ice, and sub-zero temperatures just outside our doors, spring really isn’t that far away. Soon enough you’ll be able to start getting your RV ready for a few 2018 adventures. Getting ready for RV season means finding out what new accessories and technology is available ...
January
08
January
08
There’s never been a better time to be an RV enthusiast because there is simply so much information, advice, and resources available to make your RV adventures unique, fun, and exciting. With all that information available, it can be easy to confuse the useful information from all the noise. ...
December
13
December
13
Having trouble thinking of something different to do on New Year’s Eve? You’re not the only one. Going over to the neighbour’s house or lining up in the cold to get into a bar becomes tedious after a while. And what about families? There are few family-friendly things to do on New ...
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
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...
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