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Old 07-22-2014, 07:52 PM   #31
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No taps, no well water.
You can get water at the Canadian Tire sani-dump or at the sani-dump across the road from Clayburn RV Park. There is a sani-dump at Moonshadows, but I don't know if they charge if you aren't staying there. I'd check the Visitor Centre too.
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Old 07-22-2014, 08:00 PM   #32
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Where's a good place in Merritt to fill with water?
I have found that some good sources of water in other cities include stores which cater to RV customers (such as Canadian Tire), truck stops (such as Husky), and municipal services sites. According to the listing at SaniDumps.com, Merritt has all of these. I have used these sources in other cites but have not tried any of them in Merritt: I have towed (and driven a motorhome) past Merritt, but not stopped there for RV services.

All of the above should be Merritt's city water (which comes from wells, and is monitored and chlorinated); RV parks may provide their own local well water, which may be great but may be less predictable in quality.
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You can get water ... at the sani-dump across the road from Clayburn RV Park.
Clever people at Claybank RV Park... they get listed as having a sani-dump and water station, and it's actually the city-provided facility right across the street. Then again, the Claybanks RV Park looks like it might have been a City of Merritt facility at some point.

(By the way, it's Voght St... not "Voight" street as in the SaniDumps listing)
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Old 07-22-2014, 08:57 PM   #34
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Thanks for correcting Clayburn to Claybanks. I figure no need to be accurate since it's not a place I would choose to stay again or recommend.
24-hour lumber mill nearby.
I think Claybanks itself is a municipal RV park.
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Whenever I've travelled I've always known where I was going to be spending the night. So the idea of not having reservations seems like a bit of a risk.
In our experience in BC provincial parks and Washington State parks at some campsites reservations are not possible early and late in the season, yet that is one of the best times to camp -- weather can be reasonable and the campsites are much less crowded. As an example, in April this year we camped at Fort Casey State Park on Whidbey Island. Reservations were not possible and when we arrived we found all the serviced sites were taken, so we stayed in an unserviced site and managed quite well with our solar panel supplying our power needs. https://www.flickr.com/photos/brian_...7643667056523/
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Whenever I've travelled I've always known where I was going to be spending the night. So the idea of not having reservations seems like a bit of a risk.

I used to make reservations and found that sometimes they added additional stress to the trip because of check in or having to stop at a particular time. Sometimes you want to stop earlier or later than the predetermined time. So I stopped making reservations when I got a self contained unit. There are hundreds of APP's available with campgrounds or rest stops that you can carry with you. KOA's will always find s spot for you. Knowing this allows you to "throw caution to the wind" and stay where and when you want to instead of a schedule. After all, isn't abandoning a schedule one of the reasons we camp?
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In 9 weeks and 6700 mile trip home from picking up our Escape on May 2, I only reserved 2 nights. One of my goals was to learn how to travel with a trailer after having spent my camping life with a tent. I learned to get to campgrounds early, to drive past "campground full" signs and check with the campground host, during summer stay Thursday through Sunday, bypass hookups for more options, be flexible, etc. We managed with only 1 commercial and only as we needed to empty tanks. A little more "stress" but allowed much more flexibility.
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Old 07-23-2014, 10:03 AM   #38
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We've always/often found mid-week doesn't present an over crowded camp site problem. Week ends do more often. 4 days dry camping requires, for us, a night at a full service site to clean tanks, shower, laundry, etc. Planning and booking long term in a favorite Provincial Camp Ground can be a computer nightmare.
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But worth it. Provincial C Gs often have usually have water. Some have electrical plug ins at the site. Rarely, if ever, have I seen sewer hook up or electrical on a pad at a Provincial CG.
Porteau Cove a Provincial CG is almost impossible to book because of its beauty but we booked the best site on the CG last year in mid September. There was no fire ban, wood for sale or bring your own, electrical on site, LP tank exchange $35.00 a night.
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So Larry, don't fret about always knowing where you'll be staying. You've got a self contained dream right behind you. The world is your CG!!
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