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    Top RV Destinations in the Utah Area

    Last updated 7 hours 3 minutes ago

    The Beehive State offers RV motorists year round opportunities for adventure. From snow capped mountains, rugged canyon lands, and bustling cities, Utah offers an incredible range of beautiful, exciting, and pristine areas to explore! If you’re planning your next RV road trip, here are some of the top RV destinations in the Utah area to check out.

    Bryce Canyon National Park

    Located in Southwestern Utah, Bryce Canyon National Park offers some of the most breathtaking geographical features in the country. The gorgeous rock formations in Bryce Canyon were formed over tens of thousands of years by water and frost, and provide many spectacular vistas and opportunities to get out and explore. In Bryce Canyon National Park, the Sunset and North campgrounds are both RV accessible.

    Four Corners

    The Four Corners area of Southwestern Utah offers many adventures where Utah, Arizona, New Mexico, and Colorado all meet. In the Utah quadrant, there are nearly a dozen RV parks that offer amenities such as full hookups, wireless internet, and cable television. From your home base at the campground, you will be able to hike in the legendary Monument Valley, take a rafting trip down the Colorado or Green river, or simply enjoy the spectacular views from the comfort of your RV.

    Salt Lake City

    Salt Lake City is the largest metropolitan area in Utah and has over 12 fantastic RV parks that all offer a full range of amenities. While in Salt Lake City, you will be able to sight-see at the famous Temple Square, check out the Great Salt Lake, or shop and dine in Salt Lake’s many fantastic establishments. Just a couple of miles outside of the city, you can explore the Olympic Stadium and visit Utah’s beautiful mountains.

    To get started on your RV adventures in Utah, come to Motor Sportsland. Located in Salt Lake City, we are Utah’s largest RV dealer and our friendly sales staff can help you get behind the wheel of the perfect RV for your next traveling adventure. For more information about our fantastic new and used RV inventory, call us at (888) 734-5606.

    How to Navigate Your RV Through a Summer Storm

    Last updated 5 days ago

    During the summer, lighting storms and other hazardous weather conditions can appear seemingly out of the blue. If your RV is caught in a summer storm, safe RV driving techniques will keep you, your passengers, and your RV safe.

    Under high winds, drive at the lowest legal speed and stick to the right hand lane. By driving slowly, you will be less likely to get blown off the road by a strong gust of wind. If you encounter a flooded road, do not attempt to drive through deep water. During a lightning storm, navigate to the side of the road and turn off all of the electricity in your RV. If dust, rain, or clouds make it impossible for you to see the road, be sure to pull over until the storm passes.

    At Motor Sportsland, we can provide you with an RV for your adventures this summer. From beautiful new RVs and trailers to pristine used RVs, we have an extensive inventory of models that offer a safe and comfortable driving experience. To hear more about the inventory at our Salt Lake City RV dealership, call us at (888) 734-5606. 

    Preparing Your RV for Sudden Weather Changes

    Last updated 9 days 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 2 months 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 3 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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