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Old 08-28-2014, 09:00 AM   #1
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Orientation Sept. 9th

Anyone picking up their trailer on and around the 9th of Sept? We will be picking up our new 19 that morning. We have our reservation at The Riverview B&B. After the handover in Sumas, WA, we plan on a couple of days at Deception Pass State Park to test out the systems. Anyone going to be there then? Any opinions on the park?

We also have West Bay Village Camp Ground in Victoria on the itinerary. Anyone know if that's a good stop?

Harris & Ellen Tobias
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Old 08-28-2014, 10:51 AM   #2
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I'll be staying at West Bay in a couple weeks. It is described in reviews as an RV parking lot, but it's only five minutes to downtown. My sister-in-law checked it out and confirmed it is wall-to-wall RVs.
I'm resigned to staying there because it so close to attractions.
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Old 08-28-2014, 11:25 AM   #3
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We read that it was like most commercial campgrounds--packed in. Still it's nice to be able to walk into town and explore without having to drive half an hour. We seldom use private campgrounds but this one looked like a good choice.
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Anyone picking up their trailer on and around the 9th of Sept? We will be picking up our new 19 that morning. We have our reservation at The Riverview B&B. After the handover in Sumas, WA, we plan on a couple of days at Deception Pass State Park to test out the systems. Anyone going to be there then? Any opinions on the park?

We also have West Bay Village Camp Ground in Victoria on the itinerary. Anyone know if that's a good stop?

Harris & Ellen Tobias
My wife and I spent our first 2 nights in our 19 on May 2 & 3 at Deception pass. It was a nice park close enough to town to get provisions and the sites were nicely spaced out. We were able to pull off our first ever back into a site. Conditions were muddy, but we had to wait until we got to Oregon 8 days later before we saw sunny days!
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It was our first stop after picking up our trailer - in April it was muddy with a hundred years of pine needles mixed in with the mud. We learned how to level a trailer our very first night and were wishing we had a piece of wood to block the jack. Luckily it was close enough to CW to run and buy a jack pad. A serene quiet campground!
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HI,
Yes, we will be there at ETI Sept 9th 11a for orientation.Have not decided on where to stay afterwards ,considering Bayview State campground per forum recommendation.Will need to decide this w/e.Are you driving out from VA?
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Yes, we will be there at ETI Sept 9th 11a for orientation.Have not decided on where to stay afterwards ,considering Bayview State campground per forum recommendation.Will need to decide this w/e.Are you driving out from VA?
Yes we are driving out to Chilliwack in our Honda Ridgeline. We are leaving this Sunday, very excited. Our orientation is right before yours (9am). Hope to see you there. Where are you staying in Chilliwack? Maybe we can meet the day before.
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On your trek out west be careful with altitude sickness. Depending on your route, if you start to feel funny, stay hydrated, very important at higher elevations.
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We also have West Bay Village Camp Ground in Victoria on the itinerary. Anyone know if that's a good stop?

Harris & Ellen Tobias
Don't know about West Bay Village Camp ground but there is a BC Provincial camp ground, Goldstream, about 16 km (10 miles) north of Victoria that would be a very nice place to camp. See link below for Camp details on BC Parks web site.

Goldstream Provincial Park - BC Parks

I don't think they have any hook ups if that is a requirement. But they do have showers.

If you have bikes with you, there is a great trail that you can access not too far from the park at Luxton. It is called the Galloping Goose. It is an old railway grade that travels through some incredible country. Sooke would be a great ride from the Luxton area.

Galloping Goose trail Vancouver Island

If you plan to spend more time on Vancouver Island there are a couple more great BC Parks camp grounds past Sooke on Highway 14. They are French Beach and China Beach. They are located along the coast and have great access to beaches that are all along the Juan de Fuca Strait or Salish Sea, coastline between Washington State and BC. Incredible area to visit. You can probably get to the details of those cap grounds from the BC Parks link above.

Have a great time with your new trailer whatever you do or wherever you go.
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