How to Pick the Right RV Type for Your Family

By: South Thompson Motors & RV   |   24 Dec 2022

Getting into the world of residential vehicles can be a little overwhelming at first. But you should be proud of yourself for finally taking the plunge! Owning an RV can be a freeing and empowering experience, not to mention a great way to explore the stunning sights our great nation has to offer! If, after going through all the vehicle options, you’ve narrowed it down to either a travel trailer or a motorhome, you’ve come to the right place! Here at South Thompson RV, we offer a wide variety of RV types and always do our best to educate our customers so they can rest assured knowing they made the purchase that was right for them.

So what are some things to look for to ensure you get the right RV type for you and your family?

Easy-to-Tow Units

Large SUVs are a popular vehicle option for people these days. With third-row seating, space for sporting gear, and added safety, there are a lot of reasons that make them a smart choice. One other reason is that there are now many different RV options that are towable by SUVs—some of the smaller trailers can be towed by standard-sized SUVs, even minivans. This is a good option if you’re travelling with a smaller group and don’t want to have to go out and buy a truck. 

Off-the-Grid Features 

It’s true of just about everyone to some extent, but younger generations are especially inundated with digital information. Screen fatigue is a real thing, and there are few better cures than getting off the grid and spending some time in nature. How are RV builders helping them do it? It’s with features like larger propane, water and waste tank capacities, storage, larger battery compartments, generators, solar options, and higher ground clearance. Each of these contributes to the ability to camp without hookups like those you’ll find at campgrounds.

Creatively Comfortable Sleeping Arrangements

Larger RVs can sleep more than 10 people—perfect for big families or friend groups. Thanks to smart design, many smaller trailers comfortably sleep more folks than it may appear. Even in lightweight trailers and shorter motorhomes, you’ll find floorplans with bunkhouses, Murphy beds, tri-fold sofas or hide-a-beds for just the right mix of flexibility and comfort.

Outdoor Kitchens

Outdoor kitchens have been around for many years now, but they are on trend for 20223 because they are becoming more impressive for today’s luxury-loving campers. Yesterday’s camp kitchens had a fridge and a sink with running water if you were lucky. Today’s camp kitchens have flat-screen TVs, USB chargers and speakers, microwaves, spice racks, built-in grills and griddles, and much more. Many of the RV owners that we know use their outdoor kitchens more than they use their indoor kitchens—and that’s a testament to how well-equipped so many of them are these days.

At South Thompson RV, We’re Here to Help

Ready to check out our inventory of travel trailers or motorhomes? At South Thompson RV, we don’t just sell RVs, we sell an empowering experience. Have complete control over your surroundings, wherever your journey might take you! With full transparency to our customers of Kamloops and beyond, we want to do our best to get all the answers to your burning questions! Don’t hesitate to contact us today!




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