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. 

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...
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 ...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
April
30
April
30
Get Prepared for a Great Season The days are getting longer, the flowers are blooming and it’s time to get your RV out of storage! The trailer and camper experts at South Thompson RV have come up with some springtime tips to help you prepare your unit for the fun summer months ahead. Don&rsqu...
July
06
July
06
Have you ever thought about taking your RV camping for the whole summer? How about for a year? There are tons of folks throughout Canada who are living the long-term camping lifestyle and loving it. Find out how they do it and decide if it’s for you! What is Long-Term Camping? While a long tr...
June
30
June
30
Here at South Thompson, we love both new and used RVs. They both have their pros and cons when compared to each other, and they can sometimes surprise you. With a used RV you can save yourself from pesky depreciation and often spend less money. With that in mind, you’re also getting a unit th...
June
18
June
18
The short answer is: it doesn’t have to be! When we have customers considering fifth-wheels as their next RV choice, we’re often asked if parking them is difficult. While we will say that it takes a little bit of practice, it’s not as hard as most people think! Driving Your Fifth-...
May
07
May
07
It surely doesn’t come as a surprise that the folks from a motorhome and RV dealership love camping, but we thought we’d share why we love camping, and why Kamloops! There’s so much fun just waiting to be had out there in the wild, and our favourite way to do it is with a few creat...
April
14
April
14
It’s time to put the shovels away, wash the salt stains off your vehicles (and everything else you own) and get your RV ready for summer. Before you start planning your next big trip, there are a few essential maintenance tasks and cleaning requirements to consider. We’ve compiled a frie...
March
27
March
27
It’s one of the most common questions that we get asked, “how do RV loans Work?” Because people typically buy RVs less frequently than cars, it’s understandable that the ins and outs are little more complex to think about. The good news is that RV loans are easy to understand...
February
23
February
23
  Well, folks, it’s that time of year again! The time when summer playlists start popping up, the rain won’t stop, and we all start looking forward to the summer. While we love exploring Kamloops during the winter, our hearts are in the camping season. Below, we share how to get yo...
January
16
January
16
An RV is a major investment for most people. When you buy a new or used travel trailer, tent trailer, fifth wheel, or another type of RV you’re going to want to make sure you’re protected if anything ever happened to it. Whether it be while driving down the highway or parked securely at ...
January
09
January
09
Despite the snow, ice, and sub-zero temperatures just outside our doors, spring really isn’t that far away. Soon enough you’ll be able to start getting your RV ready for a few 2018 adventures. Getting ready for RV season means finding out what new accessories and technology is available ...
January
08
January
08
There’s never been a better time to be an RV enthusiast because there is simply so much information, advice, and resources available to make your RV adventures unique, fun, and exciting. With all that information available, it can be easy to confuse the useful information from all the noise. ...
December
13
December
13
Having trouble thinking of something different to do on New Year’s Eve? You’re not the only one. Going over to the neighbour’s house or lining up in the cold to get into a bar becomes tedious after a while. And what about families? There are few family-friendly things to do on New ...
December
07
December
07
It’s hard to believe, but we’re coming to the end of 2017. It really was a great year to own an RV, with all sorts of events and festivals happening all around the province and the country. Join us as we look back at a few 2017 highlights for local RV owners. Canada’s Birthday C...
November
29
November
29
It’s cold outside, you’re already longing for the spring so you can get out of the house and have some new RV adventures. Your kids are likely glued to their tablets and computers browsing Amazon for presents they can ask you for over and over and over. But, your kids aren’t the on...
November
15
November
15
RVs are a common site at campgrounds and on highways all over BC. Heck, you may be thinking of getting an RV so you can explore the country and have a few adventures of your own. What you may not know if just how many different features and accessories are available for travel trailers, tent trailer...
November
01
November
01
Winter conditions have arrived in our fair province, so if you haven’t had your RV winterized and stored away yet, you’re either quite the procrastinator or you’re planning on doing a little camping in your RV this winter. Camping in the winter can be a lot of fun and one heck of a...
October
19
October
19
November is almost here, which means winter weather is on its way. We already gave you a few simple tips on how you can start getting your RV ready for winter. Now—unless you’re planning on using your RV throughout the winter months—is the time to have your travel trailer, fifth wh...
October
05
October
05
You don’t have to hide in your room, scouring the far edges of the internet for answers to your deepest, darkest questions about travel trailers, fifth wheels, toy haulers and other types of RVs. There is no need to be embarrassed, folks. Here are answers to the Top 5 RV Questions you want to ...
September
28
September
28
RVs are comfortable, really comfortable. It’s amazing to see just how nice it is to get away in an RV for a week, or even a couple of months. Travel Trailers, Fifth Wheels, Motorhomes, and Toy Haulers are available with all the comforts of home and enough space for the whole family to relax an...
September
13
September
13
With the leaves falling and the days getting shorter, many RV owners are starting to bring in their travel trailers, fifth wheels, and motorhomes to have them winterized. Did you know, that outside of the standard winterizing of your RV, there are some important things to consider before putting you...
August
30
August
30
We’re going to be honest with you: selling an RV privately can be a huge pain. It takes time, money, and a lot of effort to find someone to buy your RV. This is why South Thompson RV offers a consignment service. Why sell your travel trailer, tent trailer, toy hauler, or other RV on your own w...
August
02
August
02
Is it time for you to sell your travel trailer, motorhome, tent trailer, or other type of RV? Whether you’re selling your current RV to move up to something better, or simply don’t use it much anymore and need the cash, selling an RV is easier said than done.   We’re expert...
July
05
July
05
One of the most common questions we receive at South Thompson RV has to do with towing. On a weekly basis, customers will ask, “How much can my vehicle tow?” It’s an important question before you decide on buying a recreational vehicle (RV). RVs come in all shapes and sizes (and we...
June
02
June
02
It’s just shy of one month from Canada Day, but now’s the time to get your RV in shape.   This year’s celebrations mark the country’s 150th birthday, and local campsites throughout the province will be packed! It’s important to start planning--and packing--so you...
May
19
May
19
One of the best parts about taking a camping trip in your new RV is cooking in the great outdoors.   The month of May is the beginning of BBQ season, and there’s no better time to fire up the grill for the first time than when you’re surrounded by the beauty of southern B.C. &nbs...
May
05
May
05
Turning 150-years-old is a pretty huge deal and definitely deserving of a celebration. As you likely know, Canada is turning the big 1-5-0 this year and as part of the nationwide celebration, Canadians can get access to all national parks absolutely free of charge. In other words, for an RV owner, ...
March
10
March
10
Spring road trip planning is in full swing, and since Kamloops is roughly a three-and-a-half hour drive from the U.S-Canada border, some of us might be looking to visit our Southern neighbours. Crossing the American border from British Columbia in your RV is easy enough, but fluctuating travel entr...
February
10
February
10
We’ve all known that one friend or neighbour who takes off for Florida at the first signs of a Canadian winter. But, believe it or not, there are many Canadians who love the winter months and opt to take a winter “staycation” instead. A “staycation” affectionately refe...
December
21
December
21
Parting ways with your RV is hard. There have likely been some great times in it that have created warm memories over the years. However just as some homeowners sell their houses after several years, motorhome owners do the same, and it’s usually because they are looking to upgrade. Trading in...
October
17
October
17
There’s nothing like a camping trip to bring out the deep-rooted personalities in your friends and family. Before getting ready to embark on a one-on-one with nature, plans of roasting gooey marshmallows over an open fire, cooking hot dogs on the flames and snuggling into your sleeping bags se...

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