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    Tips for Dealing with Harsh Weather on the Road

    Last updated 10 days ago

    Travelling in your RV can be an enjoyable and relaxing way to spend your time. However, there is always the chance that you will run into inclement weather at some point during your journey. Here are a few tips for dealing with harsh weather on the road.

    Do Not Underestimate the Weather
    While harsh weather can sometimes provide a spectacular show, the visual appeal is not worth the damage that it may do to your RV. Do not stick around to watch a lightning storm or other similar event. Winds of 30 to 50 miles per hour can be hazardous to your vehicle, so it is always a good idea to keep an eye on the weather forecast and avoid dangerous weather situations.  

    Find Shelter
    When it comes to harsh weather on the road, the most important thing you can do is seek shelter as soon as possible. Harsh weather can do serious damage to your RV, your belongings, and you and your family, so it is important to protect yourselves as quickly as you can. Get to a parking garage if you can, as they are typically sturdy and can protect you from severe weather. Avoid staying under overpasses because they tend to facilitate flying debris.

    Beware of Flooding
    One of the most dangerous aspects of flooding is that it can happen with almost no notice. Half a foot of water can knock down an adult and less than two feet of water can move your RV or cause it to stall. Floods can also cause water to become contaminated, so dump your holding tank and water supply before drinking from the faucet, showering, brushing your teeth, etc.

    If you’re ready for everything the open road can throw at you, come to Motor Sportsland and find your next RV. We are Utah’s largest RV dealership, offering the best selection of new and used travel trailers, fifth wheels, pop-up campers, and motorhomes. Call us toll-free at (888) 734-5606 to speak with a member of our RV dealership.

    Start an Adventure in a New RV

    Last updated 1 month ago

    An RV is the perfect vehicle for people who love to travel. An RV can offer you all the comforts of home regardless of how long you are on the road. Whether you are looking forward to seeing the spectacular sights of the Grand Canyon or relaxing on the sandy beaches of Florida, your RV will keep you feeling comfortable throughout the duration of your adventure. With an RV, everywhere is home. Watch this video to find out how you can start your adventure in a new RV.

    Motor Sportsland is proud to provide the Utah area with a variety of new and used travel trailers, fifth wheels, pop-up campers, and motorhomes. If you would like to know more about our inventory, please visit our website or call us at (888) 734-5606. You can also stop by our RV dealership and see our inventory in person. 

    Essential Maintenance Tips for Your RV

    Last updated 2 months ago

    A recreational vehicle is an expensive investment, but the leisure time and family bonding it affords is second to none. To protect your investment and keep your RV running like new, there are some essential maintenance tips you need to follow. Here are some maintenance tips that will keep your RV in tip-top shape. 

    Use and Maintain Seals
    Seals can prevent moisture from entering your RV from the outside. Unfortunately, seals are not designed to last forever. Inefficient seals allow water and moisture to leak into the interior of your RV. This can cause mold to grow and can damage surfaces inside your vehicle. Every three months you should inspect your door and window seals and make sure that they are in proper working order. You should also check your roof seals twice each year. If you notice any cracks or water stains, it is time to replace your seals.

    Keep Vents Open
    During times when you are not using your RV over the summer, keep your vents open to prevent overheating. If you keep the vents closed, the interior of the RV can reach temperatures that are dangerous for many materials that exist inside the vehicle. The heat can deteriorate seals, seams, and even flooring. Make sure you keep your vents open but keep your exterior vents covered, as this allows air to move throughout the interior while preventing rain water from entering the vehicle.

    Cover the Roof
    If you would like to extend the working life of your RV, it is important to maintain its roof. Use an RV cover or store your vehicle under a carport in order to protect the roof from environmental hazards. You may forget about this aspect of maintenance since you typically cannot see the roof of the RV, but its condition is important for the overall functioning of the RV nonetheless.

    For more essential maintenance tips for your RV, call Motor Sportsland at (801) 262-2921. We are a Utah based RV dealership that provides high quality RV repairs and maintenance. For more information about our travel trailers and RVs, please feel free to visit our website. If you live in the Utah area, stop by and meet with us to find or call us to schedule service for your RV. 

    Looking Back at the History of Motor Sportsland

    Last updated 2 months ago

    While Motor Sportsland is currently the largest RV dealership in Utah, things were not always this way. Our business began in 1957 as a used car dealership that went by the name of O.K. Motors, Inc. After adding trailers and campers to the roster, the business moved to Salt Lake City in 1969. Thus, Motor Sportsland, Inc. was born. The early years of the 1970s saw a shift in focus towards recreational vehicles. The business continued to expand by adding motorhomes, folding trailers, and other recreational vehicles. We eventually came to add the largest climate controlled RV showroom in the state of Utah in 1986. We have continued to improve our services and train our staff of qualified professionals in order to provide you with an optimal experience.

    Motor Sportsland is happy to be Utah’s home for all things RV. If you would like to know more about our services, please visit our website or give us a call at (801) 262-2921. If you live in the area, stop by and meet with us today or visit our showroom and take a tour inside one of our wonderful RVs. 

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