Last updated 7 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.
Last updated 10 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.
Last updated 18 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.
Last updated 27 days 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 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.
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 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.
Last updated 1 month ago
When Lloyd L. Brown opened a used car dealership in Salt Lake City in 1957, he never could have anticipated that it would eventually become the largest RV dealership in Utah. In 1969 the dealership moved to its current location at 4001 South State Street and changed its name from O.K. Motors, Inc. to Motor Sportsland, Inc. Snowmobiles and motorcycles were added to Motor Sportsland’s inventory of RVs and travel trailers. Eventually, in the early 70s, used cars were eliminated entirely from Motor Sportsland’s inventory.
Today, Motor Sportsland offers the best deals on the best selection of new and pre-owned motorhomes and travel trailers in Utah. Visit our website to browse our entire inventory online, or call us at (888) 734-5606 to speak with one of our RV specialists.