Age: 65+

Member since July 2012

Retired Fulltime RVers .

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We retired January 1, 2012, did a 3 month Snowbird trip south in our 33’ 5th wheel, which resulted in a decision to rent out our house and go Fulltime in June 10, 2012. Our home base had been Campbell River, Vancouver Island, BC.

To facilitate our lifestyle, we managed a Provincial campground for 3 summers and then an RV park for 4 summers, all in the BC Okanagan. Come October we head south and return the end of March. By 2019, we have been in 33 US states and 4 Canadian provinces.

Greg is retired from being self employed as a home builder and is an avid fly fisherman. I am retired from Canada Post as a Letter Carrier for 32 yrs.

Skills & Expertise to Share

After 7 summers managing provincial campgrounds and RV parks, we have a great appreciation for interacting with people in general.

It can be great fun and very rewarding, helping people have fun, and helping solve RV problems as well as making their reservation and stay be the best it can be. We know it can also be challenging at times, given some individual attitudes.

We are confident we have learned some valuable communication and interaction tools.

IslandWest's Pets

No pets

Favorite Boondocking Locations

Although we haven’t Boondocked much in Canada, given our summers we’re tied up working, we have found some awesome places in Arizona and California.

IslandWest's Hometown

Home town Campbell River, BC. Current home base Penticton, BC


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IslandWest's Guest Details

IslandWest's Rig

Rig Type: Fifth Wheel

33 feet long

We have a 2009 30' 5th wheel (33' overall) with 3 slides and a Dodge dually pickup.

IslandWest's Travel Preferences

  • Has a tow vehicle
  • Has slideouts

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August 2020

Great guests!

Guests were friendly and quiet, hardly knew they were here except for the beautiful truck and trailer parked in our yard. We weren't able to visit with them as much as we hoped due to our work schedules. We wish them nothing but the best in their continued RVing journey.