Age: 55-65

Member since July 2012

Retired Canadian Letter Carrier and self employed home builder.

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We retired January 2012 and are now on the road in our 30' 5th wheel enjoying seeing Canada and the USA. Home base is Campbell River, Vancouver Island, BC. Our intent is to follow the sun and not have to step foot in any snow for a few years.

We have spent a lot of time on Vancouver Island and in the Okanagan area of BC, and want to see more of BC. We have also spent a winter around Arizona and intend to do this again.

My husband 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.

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We do not have "at home" boondocking available, but we do know of some locations where boondockers can stay. Strathcona Dam, West of Campbell River off the Gold River Highway is free for up to 14 days per year. This location is big rig friendly. There are some other locations along Upper Campbell Lake suitable for smaller RVs (campers, smaller trailers or 5th wheels) that are also free.

Locations mentioned are gravel road off paved Highway. Some tree branches may be around, depending on the location. Strathcona Dam is big rig friendly and can be "pull thru". A couple of the other spots along Campbell Lake may have steep gravel access not suitable for over 20'.

Favorite Boondocking Locations

We haven't done this long enough yet to have a list of favourites. We are still in the looking stage.

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IslandWest's Rig

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