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
26
July
26
After all of the prep and packing, you’ve finally made it to a beautiful BC campground. Time to park your RV and put your feet up, right? Not quite yet! There are a few steps you’ll need to take to make sure your RV is set up and functioning properly. Whether this is your first or 50th c...
June
17
June
17
Just because you’re out camping in the great outdoors doesn’t mean you need to give up on delicious and healthy eating! In fact, we’d argue that when you’re busy hiking, swimming, kayaking and exploring, it may even be more important to fuel your body right. Whether you&rsquo...
May
31
May
31
The past 15 months came with many changes that have impacted us significantly as a collective. While we seem to be edging closer to what we once knew to be normal, travel restrictions might still be a hindrance to that snow bird life you were counting on. Fortunately, Canada provides us with an endl...
May
28
May
28
The world is changing, and our notions of what an “office space” looks like are changing along with it. Over the past year, there was a mass exodus from traditional office buildings and workspaces as people settled into a work-from-home lifestyle. What was originally a temporary solution...
April
29
April
29
One of the most common (and only!) complaints RVers have about mobile living is limited space onboard. Even the most minimalist travellers have needs: clothing, linens, food and supplies can add up! Add a few kiddos into the mix, and even the roomiest trailer can feel downright cramped. That’s...
April
28
April
28
Enjoying life on the open road shouldn’t mean sacrificing some of your creature comforts - after all, it’s called a mobile home for good reason! It’s likely that you’ll take ownership of your new RV with it still feeling a little bare inside. Sure, this is partially to help w...
March
24
March
24
2020 was a pivotal year around the globe (to say the least!), and the RV community certainly experienced many changes as a result. As much as we tend to still covet “the before times,” many of these changes included exciting RV trends that we suspect will endure in 2021 and beyond. Let&r...
March
12
March
12
When it comes to purchasing a travel trailer or camper, one of the biggest deterrents folks have is the daunting task of actually having to park one. Is my vehicle big enough? What’s the optimal degree angle? Is my hitch set up correctly? Will my marriage survive this?! These are all common qu...
March
01
March
01
We’ll be the first to agree that children bring so many positive changes to our lives - but they also make it just a little bit harder to get up & go whenever you please! Once you add kids into the mix, the days of slinging a backpack into the backseat and heading off for adventure are qui...
December
31
December
31
If you’ve been searching for the RV of your dreams, but you’re not exactly sure what your current vehicle is capable of towing, then this blog post is for you! Finding a compatible truck and RV pairing might seem challenging, but once you know which important pieces of information to loo...
December
17
December
17
You’ve gone through the basics of RV winterization, and are ready to put your beloved camper into winter storage - it's time to call it a year, right? Well, maybe not quite yet. Even the most conscientious RV-owners can miss a few pieces of the winterization process, leading to unwanted da...
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...
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