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Old 07-02-2016, 05:36 PM   #11
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... We stayed at Inverhuron Provincial Pk. last year. It had only been reopened a few years and had all new power posts. They were twin posts and 90% located along the roads of very deep sites. If you didn't have 200' of extension cords you were powerless!!!
Idiots building facilities... they're not just for RV parks anymore.

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The large private sites may mean that you need to bring an extra long extension cord to reach the electrical outlet.
No, you need the long cord because the site is poorly designed, not because it is large.

A savvy entrepreneur would buy a set of extension cords sized for these sites and rent them out - maybe $20/day, with a three-day minimum on weekends. Payback in the first summer, and piles of profit after that.
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Old 07-02-2016, 05:40 PM   #12
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A savvy entrepreneur would buy a set of extension cords sized for these sites and rent them out - maybe $20/day, with a three-day minimum on weekends. Payback in the first summer, and piles of profit after that.
Would you have to reserve one?
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Old 07-02-2016, 05:46 PM   #13
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Would you have to reserve one?
No, reservations would be optional... for a non-refundable fee of course!
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Old 07-02-2016, 07:18 PM   #14
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My beloved and I are planning to spend a few weeks on Vancouver Island.

I just came across this website: Surfside RV Resort - Parksville Bc Canada - Five Star Oceanfront RV Resort (via the Forum ads) which claims to be a Five Star RV resort in Parksvile on Vancouver Island. The resort has a pool, hot tub, clubhouse with fireplace. You have to have a newish trailer.

Check out their website Surfside RV Resort - Parksville Bc Canada - Five Star Oceanfront RV Resort
And amenities page: Surfside RV Resort Amenities - Parksville Vancouver Island

I'm imaging our little 17b in between all the huge trailers and me out there grilling a burger on my wee portable grill perched on its collapsible table while I sip a few beers. We also have a little laundry wheel we hang off the front window rock gaurd upon which we hang towels and dish cloths (so far no underwear).

My beloved (aka upper management) has announced that on long trips every 10 days she wants a real bed and hot bath. I'm wondering if this option will suffice. Our camping style leans towards Provincial Parks and most recently towards more austere BC Recreational sites.

I have noted that Escapers tend towards minimalism and away from 5 Star Resorts. Even so, I'm wondering if other Escapers have enjoyed staying at places like Surfside.

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Looks like it's a gated community RV resort . Which means you need a membership. I maybe wrong.
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Looks like it's a gated community RV resort . Which means you need a membership.
Yes, they describe themselves as a "RV membership resort"... but
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Visitors with full hook-up RVs are welcome year round.
Advance reservations are recommended.
The reservation information explains requirements, and links to a rate chart. I don't see any explanation of the membership, such as what it gives you that a "visitor" might not get.
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I couldn't find rates -- but they sound pretty strict -- cancellations less than 30 days don't get a refund. What I like is that it is on the water and it says one can walk to the beach. That would get me to pay premium, but you're only going to find a bathtub in a hotel.
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I couldn't find rates -- but they sound pretty strict -- cancellations less than 30 days don't get a refund. What I like is that it is on the water and it says one can walk to the beach. That would get me to pay premium, but you're only going to find a bathtub in a hotel.
Not so, we have the infamous Jack F who built his wife a bathtub in a Scamp 16

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Looks like it's a gated community RV resort . Which means you need a membership. I maybe wrong.
Yep I looked again at the Website. They sell memberships. I guess we'll just press our dirty faces against the fence and ask if they can serve us some gruel. I don't think we would have liked it anyway.

I guess we will head for a hotel/motel for a bed and tub. But I remember once, years ago pulling off the highways with our kids, booking a motel room and the bed was still rumpled, faint smell of cigarettes in the air, from what we suspected was a recent "by the hour" rental ( we went back to the office and asked for a different room). Maybe if I remind Liz of that event, we can stick with why we like our cute little 17b

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We went to a whoopee do timeshare in Tahoe last January and our takeaway is our bed in the 21 is way better(we built our own mattress).
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Qualicum First Nations has a RV park on the water just a half hour up the highway. It has wild life. Parksville ( in my opinion ) is just a strip mall and no night life.
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