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. 
November
26
November
26
When folks visit us looking for the perfect RV, we get asked a lot of questions about towing: Can I still tow an RV if I’m an SUV-owner? How much weight can my vehicle handle? Does the length of my truck bed matter when I’m choosing a new trailer? At South Thompson RV, we want all of our...
October
28
October
28
As the mercury needle inches closer to the zero-degree mark, it’s time to start thinking about winterizing your rig! There are several steps involved in the winterization process (which we’ve outlined for you here), but today we’re focusing on the important task of clearing your pl...
September
22
September
22
Just because the sun is setting a little bit earlier these days doesn’t mean it needs to set on your camping adventures just yet! Sure, summer is typically considered the prime camping season, but summer camping also can include crowded campgrounds, long lines of RVs trying to get into parks a...
July
21
July
21
One of the questions people often ask us is whether it’s better to invest in an RV or a cottage - especially in 2020 and beyond. Here at South Thompson, we’re firmly dedicated to team RV! From lower initial (and ongoing!) investment costs, easier maintenance and the major benefit of bein...
July
20
July
20
It comes as no surprise that r-pod Travel Trailers by Forest River have taken the BC camping scene by storm in recent years. r-pods are well known for their unmistakable dome shape, functional interior design and lightweight construction, and are much loved by couples and small families alike. So wh...
July
01
July
01
Now that folks across British Columbia have been given the green light to enjoy the summer camping season, things have been very exciting here at South Thompson RV! With all of the uncertainty surrounding the fate of camping season throughout the early spring, many people held off on de-winterizing ...
June
04
June
04
The big question on every adventurists’ mind right now is whether they can still look forward to summer camping in BC this year amid the Covid-19 crisis. Fortunately, the answer is a resounding ‘yes!’ As our province adapts to the global pandemic, people are finding new ways to enj...
April
14
April
14
Making the decision to purchase an RV is an exciting time - you are about to join an exclusive club of travellers, campers and adventurists! If sticker shock has you second guessing which type of trailer you can afford, then purchasing a used RV can be a great option. But when you’re out in th...
March
30
March
30
In the camping world, the term “RV” can get tossed around several times in just one sentence! But for many people who are new to camping, or those who have simply become so accustomed to hearing and using the word “RV,” they might not know exactly what “RV” stands...
March
26
March
26
Between your hectic work schedule, shuttling the kids around between school and sports practice, working on your to-do list at home and (of course!) spending your weekends adventuring in your RV, we get it - life is busy! Knowing that every trailer, motorhome, camper, fifth wheel and toy hauler will...
February
28
February
28
British Columbia is home to some of the most physically diverse landscapes in the world. From the arid Okanagan Desert, to the Vancouver Island rainforests and dozens of towering mountain ranges, it’s no wonder that thousands of outdoor enthusiasts enjoy all that BC has to offer all year long....
January
30
January
30
When the temperature drops this winter, don’t be left out in the cold! If you are planning to park your RV during the off season, then using RV antifreeze will be an essential part of the winterization process. Here at South Thompson, we want to help make sure that your RV stays in tip-top sha...
January
23
January
23
With so much choice in the world of RVs, it can be tough to decide which camper option is right for you. If you love the idea of maximum freedom with a minimal environmental footprint, then an R-Pod might be the perfect fit! As an exclusive R-Pod dealer, South Thompson RV has all of the R-Pod insigh...
December
10
December
10
Shopping for the RV camper on your list is easy this year with South Thompson RV! Whether you need to cross off your snowbird grandma, sunchaser parents or new RV-owner neighbours, we’ve got everything you need to make the camper in your life smile on Christmas morning. Check out our list of t...
December
06
December
06
As an amazing season of RVing comes to an end and you’ve started the winterization process on your camper (don’t worry, we’ve already laid out exactly how to do this for you!) it's time to consider how to store your RV for the season. An RV is a big investment and a big vehicle...
November
28
November
28
If you are one of the lucky few who takes advantage of the amazing four-season camping available in British Columbia, then you know how important it is to have an RV that is truly all-season ready. At South Thompson RV, our extensive knowledge and inventory of RV brands and models means that we can ...
October
17
October
17
The kids are back in school, the days are growing shorter, and there is a chill in the air - summer is officially over. Although we believe there are many reasons why you should enjoy year-round camping in beautiful British Columbia, we understand that for many people the beginning of fall signals t...
September
25
September
25
Summer may have come and gone, but it’s impossible to get the post-summertime blues when you have fall camping to look forward to! Fall brings its own unique collection of sensory experiences, from the smell of dewy mornings, to the sound of leaves crunching under your feet, and the taste of d...
September
06
September
06
When it comes to camping, we don’t stop when the summer sun goes down. While we’re still enjoying all that summer RVing has to offer, we know that Labour Day has passed and cooler temperatures are coming. Whether you’re a spring, fall, summer, or year-round RV adventurer, here are ...
August
18
August
18
Premium Service for RV Customers At South Thompson RV, we want our customers to feel like family. That’s why we go out of our way to make sure that everyone who walks through our doors is taken care of whether they are selecting a unit, making a purchase, getting their RV serviced or ordering...
August
08
August
08
Find the Right RV for Your Family Wanting to step up your camping game this summer? Opt for the official vehicles of fun and check out South Thompson RV’s selection of motorhomes, trailers, R-Pods and fifth wheels. But with so many different options, how do you find the right adventure-mobile...
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