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 the wilderness, you need to trust that your RV is a dependable and reliable travelling companion - and that’s where South Thompson RV comes in! Not only do we have the largest selection of used RVs in Kamloops, but our extensive cleaning and inspection process guarantees that your used trailer will look and function like new before we hand over the keys. Let’s take a look at how we guarantee the quality of our used RVs!
We inspect every unit right here at the dealership, so that we can allow certain systems to run for a few days, such as the fridge and freezer, and so that we have access to water, waste disposal and electrical utilities. Once we have a unit at the dealership, our team gets to work inspecting every system, including:
• Plumbing systems. We flush and fill all tanks, and then test them with pressured water to ensure there are no leaks anywhere in the unit (most inspectors only observe plumbing lines). We take the time to run faucets and toilets multiple times over the course of a few days to wait out any surprise leaks or malfunctions.
• Heating and ventilation. All heating, cooling and ventilation units are carefully tested, and we make sure your propane tanks are full. We carefully test all windows for cracks where your unit can lose heat or allow drafts. The vents will also receive a second dose of TLC during interior cleaning.
• Electrical systems. After we inspect the electrical box and all DC and AC systems, we test the unit’s outlets, lights and other electrical appliances to ensure the entire RV has power. We also recharge all batteries and generators, test the adaptors, and run the fridge and freezer for several days to ensure they’re functioning properly.
• Safety. We want you to be comfortable on the road, but we also need to make sure your unit will keep you safe. We test and repair wheel bearings, an often overlooked yet incredibly important component of RVs, brake lights, brakes, tires and your trailer hitch.
• Accessories. No stone is left unturned during an inspection! All fabrics, hinges, awnings, stairs, undercarriage, roof, ladders and just about anything you can imagine is carefully tested multiple times to make sure each used unit is in tip-top shape.
Next, our service teams swoop in to clean every nook and cranny of our units from roof to tires. The interior receives a thorough detailing of all surfaces and fabrics, including opening every cupboard, drawer and storage area to be cleaned and aired out. All bathroom fixtures and kitchen appliances are sanitized, and careful attention is paid to interior window and door seals to remove dust and debris. We use safe and efficient RV-specific cleaning products throughout the entire process, and allow all units time to air out so that the interior is completely dry - an important step for preventing mildew buildup after an interior cleaning.
The exterior receives just as much TLC, starting with the undercarriage, which is cleared of all mud, debris and grease. While we clean the exterior shell, including the roof, our team carefully checks for cracks and holes, which are then filled and sealed to avoid any future leaks. We wash exterior windows, awnings, shine the tires and ensure that each used RV looks brand new while it makes its way across British Columbia.
When you come to browse our selection of used campers, travel trailers, toy haulers and fifth wheels, one of our team members will walk you through the units you are interested in, explaining every step of the inspection and cleaning process that the RV received. And once you’ve chosen the perfect RV, we’ll do one more walkthrough to show you how every feature and accessory is in perfect working order before we hand over the keys. We believe in transparency and trust - you’ll never be left in the dark with South Thompson!
Don’t let your worries about acquiring a lemon hold you back from your dreams of RV ownership - trust South Thompson RV to help you find the perfect unit for your next big adventure! Feel free to browse our inventory of dependable used RVs, or give us a call to learn more about these gorgeous and affordable units today!