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
24
June
24
After being postponed due to the COVID 19 Pandemic in 2020, the Canada 55+ Games are returning to Kamloops and are scheduled to take place on August 23rd - 26th, 2022. With the games expected to welcome over 2,500 athletes in 26 sports, it's natural for RVers in the area to be concerned about ho...
June
16
June
16
When shopping for a new RV, its resale value plays just as important of a factor as its features, size, and design. After all, with such a hefty – and rewarding – investment, it's important to get a good idea of what you can expect should you want to upgrade or sell your RV in the fu...
May
26
May
26
Still thinking about dipping your toe in RV land but aren’t quite ready for the upcoming season? No worries! There’s a whole lot to get excited about when it comes to the world of residential vehicles, whether you’re interested in living life as a digital nomad or just need a fun c...
May
02
May
02
If you’re new to the RV life, you’ll quickly realize it comes with a bit of a learning curve. Perhaps you’re still getting the swing of things now but with each adventure on the open road comes a new bout of lessons to take with you on the next one. Thankfully though, there are ple...
March
31
March
31
Having a level RV is an essential part of RV maintenance that ensures comfort and safety during your next getaway adventure. Any vet RVer will tell you that if your RV is even slightly off level, you’ll notice the difference on the inside almost immediately. And living like that for days on en...
February
24
February
24
Your RV is your home away from home - not to mention a big investment. RV ownership comes with endless opportunities for relaxation and adventure, but keeping your unit secure, protected, and well-maintained are also important responsibilities when it comes to owning an RV. In this article, we&rsquo...
February
24
February
24
There are many ways to enjoy the RV lifestyle, from driving across the country (or making like a bird and heading south for the winter) to exploring uncharted Canadian wilderness, to downsizing and setting up permanent living space to getting out of dodge on the weekends all summer long. All four of...
February
01
February
01
As people are finding new ways to travel and relax without getting on a plane, short-term RV rentals have become increasingly popular. The benefits for vacationers are endless, as folks can enjoy all that #RVLife has to offer without the purchase, maintenance, and storage concerns associated with ow...
December
09
December
09
‘Tis the season to break out the eggnog, cozy up to the fire, and get cracking on your holiday shopping – because let’s be honest, who really braves the cold to the mall anymore? While technology has made Christmas shopping slightly easier, and well, less crowded, trying to find th...
December
01
December
01
It’s that time of year again, Canada! As the temperature dips below 7 degrees and the very first snowflake hits the ground, there’s a certain crispness in the air we know all too well. Winter is no longer coming – it’s officially arrived! And in the RV community, this time of...
November
03
November
03
So, you've bought an RV, but now you want to upgrade to something new. Or perhaps you and your family are ready to graduate from a Class B to a Class A motorhome. RVs and motorhomes are great investments that can yield a return on your initial investment even after years of active use. While you...
September
28
September
28
The days may be getting shorter, but that doesn’t mean it’s time to pack up your camping gear just yet. With our relatively mild off-season weather and the plethora of local campgrounds that stay open 365 days a year, there are plenty of ways to enjoy RV camping in British Columbia this ...
September
01
September
01
With the rise of apps like Airbnb and Vrbo over the past decade, vacation rental properties have become a popular way for folks to invest in real estate with the purpose of generating passive income. These vacation rental properties aren’t limited to just traditional homes, as many vacationers...
August
09
August
09
If you're thinking about an adventurous RV getaway, you might already be aware of the considerable amount of planning that goes into it. From packing up your belongings to having your RV undergo routine maintenance, pre-planning your RV adventure will go a long way. And one major - and less...
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...
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