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Old 06-30-2016, 12:20 PM   #41
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No.
When the reservations open for the week ahead of the holiday, people book two weeks, which covers the holiday. Then a few days later, they cancel the early part of their booking.
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Old 06-30-2016, 12:49 PM   #42
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Another ripoff, in my opinion, in some BC and AB parks is a charge for the sani-dump.

As I see it, if I'm using the sani-dump I have probably not used the public washrooms. The washrooms need to be cleaned and maintained and that is included in the camping charge. I am being charged extra for NOT using the facilities. Go figure....
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As I see it, if I'm using the sani-dump I have probably not used the public washrooms. The washrooms need to be cleaned and maintained and that is included in the camping charge. I am being charged extra for NOT using the facilities. Go figure....
Perhaps. Or you could have been using your trailer's washroom while away from serviced facilities, and now are using the campgrounds washrooms and dumping a week's worth of waste in the sani-dump.

It's just not possible to accurately anticipate the use of facilities. For instance, should fully-serviced site be cheaper because those users will not use the campground's washrooms?

Whatever the logic, I do find it surprising that a separate sani-dump fee is charged for someone who has paid for a site. I haven't seen that yet, and it seems like more work for the campground operators to administer it. It's good to know that it's a possibility, just as it is good to know that reservations may be required, and are likely to incur a fee.
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In BC there is a money machine right by the sani dump that you have to pay before you can use them. I don't think the caps will open or water turn on with out the fee.... (but I can't be sure)I think it should be included in your camp fees--if you have just paid three nights and then go use it before home, fine---It could be done by typing in your license plate number---(but then we all know how expensive that computer thing would be!!!)

I dunno--we just chalk it up to the whole holiday expense....
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Love service plazas work kind of like that. I paid inside and got a code. Punched that in and the cap unlocked.
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Note that the sani-dump at the rest stop just west of Abbotsford is now free ( last I looked ). Seems that they couldn't keep up with the vandals and thieves breaking into the coin box.
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I'll remember that Glenn---thanks..
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Line up at the end of a long weekend can back up to the highway though.
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Line up at the end of a long weekend can back up to the highway though.
The same with some of the free ones around here. Hit them midday during the week, no problem, but the end of a weekend, especially a long one, and the lines are crazy.

Thank goodness for lots of fields around here.
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This came up on my Facebook feed. Tour Operators Booking Campsites in BC Parks : BC Parks Community Blog

POSTED BY BCPARKS ON JUNE - 30 - 2016
Tour Operators Booking Campsites in BC Parks
There has been some recent media regarding the ability for commercial operators, specifically Recreational Vehicle (RV) rental companies, booking BC Parks camping sites on the Discover Camping Reservation system. BC Parks has always been aware that RV companies have booked reservations for their clients. Commercial operators do not receive preferential treatment to reserve campsites and are not allowed to book blocks of sites. All park users (including commercial operators) have to follow our policies and procedures when booking reservations.
In 2015, the total number of reservations made by commercial operators is believed to be less than half of one percent of the total reservations made.
BC Parks takes allegations of unfair camping reservation practices by tour companies very seriously, at this time, we do not believe this is a common practice but take this possibility very seriously. BC Parks has launched an investigation to gather the facts about this matter.
CATEGORIES: DISCOVER CAMPING
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