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    Preparing Your RV for Sudden Weather Changes

    Last updated 2 days 19 hours ago

    When you are traveling in your RV this summer, you will have many sunny and beautiful days out on the road. However, no matter what the season of your travel, you should always be prepared for hazardous road conditions. High winds, heavy rains, and thunderstorms are all weather risks during the peak summer RV season. Here’s how to prepare your RV for sudden weather changes:

    Invest in a Weather Radio Receiver

    To best prepare for hazardous weather, you should always be aware of changing weather patterns. A battery or A/C powered weather radio receiver will keep you informed about the weather conditions every day and will allow you to pick up emergency weather broadcasts in the event of an emergency. By knowing ahead of time if the weather is going to turn south, you will be able to make an emergency plan or get off of the road if necessary.

    Have A Plan

    Before you head out on the road, make sure that you and your passengers have an emergency weather plan. If you do encounter severe weather conditions, such as lighting or flash floods, everyone should know how to secure the RV and remain safe. In addition, be sure that you carry an emergency preparedness kit that includes a first aid kit, flashlights, and extra drinking water.

    Perform Essential Maintenance Procedures

    To keep safe while driving in extreme weather, you should make sure that you regularly perform essential maintenance and safety procedures for your RV. Before you head out on the road, make sure that your brakes are working, your tires are in good condition, and that your generator and propane tanks are charged. By keeping your RV in great condition, you will be able to safely navigate through foul weather.

    At Motor Sportsland, we offer a fantastic range of new and used RVs that are fully equipped to handle any driving condition; rain or shine. To get behind the wheel of a new RV today, contact our Salt Lake City RV dealership by calling (888) 734-5606. 

    RV Driving Tips: How to Avoid Accidents

    Last updated 1 month ago

    Driving an RV can seem like an intimidating experience for a first time RVer, but any experienced driver should have no problem safely navigating an RV.  The key to safe RV driving is knowing the size of your RV and being aware of your surroundings.

    Most first time RVers make the mistake of forgetting either the height, width or length of the RV they are driving.  This makes it easy to run into signs and hit other objects.

    Two of keys to RVing are to know the "Tail Swing" and "Pivot Points" of your RV.  The tail swing is how far the back end of the RV swings out when making a turn.  The pivot point is the point in which you can begin making a turn without running over anything with the rear wheel.  The pivot point is located at the center of the rear wheel.  Below is a useful video created by RV Education 101 demonstrating these 2 aspects of RVing to help you better understand.

    At Motor Sportsland, we carry an extensive inventory of new and used RVs that will be perfect for your next trip or family outing. As the premier RV dealership in Utah, we are sure to have an RV that meets all of your travelling requirements. To learn more about the advantages of purchasing your next RV from us, call us today at (801) 262-2921.

    7 Tips for Winter RVing

    Last updated 2 months ago

    Now that we are fully immersed in the winter weather of Utah, it's time to plan some exciting RV getaways to cold weather destinations.  But RVing in cold weather can bring it's fair share of challenges, especially if you are in remote locations with below freezing temperatures.  But don't let that discourage you from taking on the adventure and discovering somewhere new.

    For a safe RV adventure in cold weather, follow these 7 tips laid out by Mark Polk.

    1. Travel with the water system winterized.

    2. Travel with 1 gallon jugs full of water for your toilet and put some RV antifreeze in your holding tanks.

    3. Position your RV in direct sunlight and behind windbreaks.

    4. Know your RV's plumbing.  If you have exposed pipes that aren't heated, keep them running or wrap them in heat tape.

    5. Keep your fresh water holding tank full incase the camp sites water is shut off for the winter.

    6. The best source of heat is to use the RV's forced-air furnace.

    7. If you won't have electricity at your camp site, bring a generator.

    It is always important to plan ahead when winter RVing.  Know the ins and outs of the camp site you'll be at and plan accordingly.  Find out if the water will be on and if electricity will be available, if neither of them are then you will need to plan on bringing extra water and a generator.  Read the full article here to get all the details about these 7 RV Winter Camping Tips.

    At Motor Sportsland, we carry an extensive inventory of new and used RVs that will be perfect for your next trip or family outing. As the premier RV dealership in Utah, we are sure to have an RV that meets all of your travelling requirements. To learn more about the advantages of purchasing your next RV from us, call us today at (801) 262-2921.

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    Last updated 6 months ago

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    CrossRoads RV: Available at Motor Sportsland

    Last updated 6 months ago

    Discover what it's like to drive to your next adventure inside an innovative RV. Discover the CrossRoads RV, available at Motor Sportsland, when you watch this video:

    To learn more about CrossRoads RVs, contact Motor Sportsland at (801) 262-2921. Ask us about our current RV specials in Utah!



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