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    How to Winterize Your RV

    Last updated 17 hours ago

    Even though summer is in full swing here in Utah and the rest of the country, it’s never too early to start thinking about getting your RV ready for the winter. It doesn’t matter whether you plan to hit the road or park your rig during the winter, it’s important that you winterize your RV to prevent costly and time-consuming damage. You can take your motorhome to your RV dealer or you can do it yourself, the important thing is that you winterize your RV properly before the cold sets in. Here’s how:  

    Drain the Lines
    With below-freezing temperatures common throughout Utah, it’s important that you drain all of the plumbing lines inside your RV. Start with the drain pipes and then move on to the water heater, filtration systems, and finally the holding tank. Use a high-pressure air hose to blow the lines and systems completely to prevent even the tiniest bit of water from freezing and bursting the plumbing. 

    Control Moisture
    As colder temperatures set it and snow and rain begin to fall, you will want to control moisture inside your RV to prevent mold and mildew. The easiest way to keep moisture levels down is by using a chemical absorbent, such as Dri-Z-Air and Damp Rid. You can also place a small heat source inside your RV, although this will require constant power and there is a risk that something could ignite while you are sleeping or on vacation.

    For RV parts and service in Utah, visit Motor Sportsland. We are Utah’s largest volume RV dealership, and our service department can winterize any type of motorhome you’ve got. Visit our website to see all of the RVs and travel trailers we offer, or call us toll-free at (888) 734-5606 to schedule a service appointment for your RV.

    Tips to Help You Maintain Your RV

    Last updated 10 days ago

    Buying a new or used RV is a hefty investment, but it is one that will provide years of family fun—that is, as long as you take care of it. For starters, make sure to change the oil and filters every 3,000 miles. Run your generator at least once a month when your RV is stored to prevent build-up on the carburetor. Inspect the roof seals and seams every six months, paying special attention to signs of water damage. Use biodegradable RV toilet paper to prevent clogging up your waste water system.

    For more RV maintenance tips, visit Motor Sportsland. We are Utah’s largest volume RV dealership, and our parts and service department can help you keep your RV in tip-top shape. Whether you are looking for a new or used RV or a place to have your RV serviced or repaired, come to Motor Sportsland for all of your RV needs. If you have any questions about our inventory or departments, call us toll-free at (888) 734-5606. 

    Essential Safety Tips for Driving Your RV in the Rain

    Last updated 13 days ago

    Although it doesn’t take special training or a special driver’s license, driving an RV isn’t like driving any vehicle you’ve ever owned before. For one thing, RVs are very heavy, with some of the larger and more well-equipped models topping the scales well over 15,000 lbs. The added size and weight of a motorhome can make it more challenging to control, especially when the roads are slick with rain. To keep everyone safe, here are some essential safety tips for driving your new RV in the rain. 

    Wait Out the Storm

    The best piece of advice about driving your RV in the rain is to avoid it whenever possible. Driving in the rain is dangerous even for small passenger cars and trucks, but it’s even more dangerous for RVs. If you see a storm brewing on the horizon or start to see raindrops hitting your windshield, pull off at the nearest rest stop or gas station and wait until the storm passes to continue your travels.

    Slow Down and Give Yourself Room

    If you can’t afford to sit out a storm, make sure you slow way down when driving an RV in the rain. It already takes quite a bit more effort to bring an RV to a stop when the roads are dry, but it can take twice as long to slow down an RV in the rain. While you slow down, be sure to give yourself extra room to stop and maneuver should a situation present itself. Slow and steady wins the race, and it will also make sure you make it to your destination safely.  

    With a bit of practice, you can become a confident RV operator in no time. If you want to enjoy the open road in total comfort, visit Motor Sportsland of Utah and check out our inventory of new and used RVs. We also carry a large number of travel trailers. Visit our website to see all of the RVs and trailers we currently have in stock, or call us at (888) 734-5606 to arrange a tour. 

    Using Your RV to Tow a Vehicle

    Last updated 21 days ago

    Even though RVs allow you to drive around the country, it can be hard to maneuver a motorhome inside a large city. And if you’re planning on staying in a campsite or RV park for an extended period of time, it can be hard to unplug every time you need to drive into town for groceries. Fortunately, you can tow a vehicle behind your RV so that you can easily travel around town once you arrive at your destination.

    To see how you can use your RV to tow a vehicle, and to learn some towing safety tips, watch this short video from RVtravel.com. If you are in need of RV maintenance or repair, bring your rig to Motor Sportsland in Salt Lake City, Utah. We also have a huge selection of new and used RVs to choose from. To either schedule service for your RV or to set up a tour of a new motorhome, call us at (888) 734-5606. 

    RV Shopper's Guide to the Different RV Classifications

    Last updated 1 month ago

    If you’re ready to enjoy America’s open road in the comfort of your very own motorhome, it’s time to start seriously shopping for a new or used RV. If you haven’t had much exposure to the RV lifestyle before, you may be wondering what the different classifications are all about. To help you find the right RV, here is a look at the different RV classifications. 

    Class A

    Class A motorhomes are the largest and most luxurious of any type of RV. These motorhomes typically start above $50,000 and can go well into the millions of dollars. Some Class A motorhomes are so luxurious that they have more amenities than many new homes. Class A RVs can be as long as 45 feet, and slideouts can expand to a width of over 14 feet.

    Class B

    The smallest in the lineup, Class B motorhomes use a cargo van as the base. While Class B motorhomes are typically not as luxurious as a Class A, they get much better gas mileage and can fit into smaller parking spaces. Life can be cozy for two people and a dog in a Class B; any more than that and you’ll be tripping over each other.

    Class C

    Class C motorhomes also typically make use of a standard cargo vas as the driving portion of the RV, but they are often longer and wider than most Class B RVs. Class C motorhomes also feature a queen or king sized bed in the camper portion that extends over the cab area. With this large cab-over bed, folding sofa, drop down dinette, six passengers can comfortably sleep inside a Class C motorhome.

    To get a closer look at Class A, Class B, and Class C motorhomes, visit Motor Sportsland. Located in Salt Lake City, we are Utah’s largest RV dealership. We also provide RV parts and service to keep your motorhome on the road and in tip-top shape. Visit our website to browse our inventory of new and pre-owned RVs, or call us at (888) 734-5606. 



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