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Old 07-18-2013, 12:44 AM   #76
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Right, Wifey is having one last look at RVs, does anyone have a ROUGH average idea on campsites for the late august/early september period?

RV is Can$2000, its going to be a stretch but maybe?
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Old 07-18-2013, 05:36 AM   #77
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Toast.. getting a campground shouldn't be a problem overall but the Labour day weekend (1st weekend in Sep) will be busy, so you may want to book that. Campgrounds will range from 30-60 bucks a night, with most being around 40-42 bucks.

Here are links to common rental companies. Fraserway rent all kinds of units to drive or tow. Canada Dream only has motorhomes. They have locations all over the country.

http://www.fraserway.com/rentals/home

http://www.canadream.com/ourLocation.aspx?id=422

You can also check kijiji. Folks the often rent out their personal RV's when not using it themselves. This may be a cheaper option.

If you want to tent camp, you can probably get a trunk load of used gear for less than a couple hundred bucks,

http://ontario.kijiji.ca/

Mountain Equipment Co-op rents camping gear as well..
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Old 07-18-2013, 06:00 AM   #78
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Here's a couple of pointers:

http://www.mycampsitereview.com/Map.aspx - user reviews, etc. of campsites across Ontario and beyond. You can map Canadian Tire stores because, and I don't know how official or widespread this is, you can park there overnight. Apaprently don't dump your sewage or leave trash in the parking lot!!

https://reservations.ontarioparks.com/Home.aspx - Official Ontario Provincial Park reservation system (see what sites are open/have availability, which can accomodate an RV, make reservation)


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Right, Wifey is having one last look at RVs, does anyone have a ROUGH average idea on campsites for the late august/early september period?

RV is Can$2000, its going to be a stretch but maybe?
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Old 07-18-2013, 06:03 AM   #79
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RV is Can$2000, its going to be a stretch but maybe?
Total? Or for the week? A cabin or cottage rental will run anywhere from $800-1000/wk for a decent place at this time of year, depending on location and amenities. Figure hotel is minimum $100/night and then you're eating in restaurants.

At least in an RV, you can shop at the supermarket and prepare your own food and offset the costs of hotel/restaurants. Make sure you get an RV with a gas BBQ!
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Old 07-18-2013, 10:20 AM   #80
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Total? Or for the week? A cabin or cottage rental will run anywhere from $800-1000/wk for a decent place at this time of year, depending on location and amenities. Figure hotel is minimum $100/night and then you're eating in restaurants.

At least in an RV, you can shop at the supermarket and prepare your own food and offset the costs of hotel/restaurants. Make sure you get an RV with a gas BBQ!
Total duration that is, 18 nights?

The cooking our own grub makes a BIG saving, offsetting the RV costs.

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Old 07-18-2013, 10:38 AM   #81
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Here's a couple of pointers:

http://www.mycampsitereview.com/Map.aspx - user reviews, etc. of campsites across Ontario and beyond. You can map Canadian Tire stores because, and I don't know how official or widespread this is, you can park there overnight. Apaprently don't dump your sewage or leave trash in the parking lot!!
VERY useful indeed, we use our camper here and tend to just 'park up' out in the wilds and head off early, is this common, I guess the amount of 'Road Cows' in use over there makes that a little obvious eh?
Can you just pull up, sleep and head off if 'out in the wilds'?
Im also surprised at all this being charged to drive through the national parks too.
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Old 07-18-2013, 11:46 AM   #82
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You're welcome to stay overnight with a camper in any Walmart parking lot, and there is a Walmart in almost every town... if you're stuck somewhere, need a night near civilization (resupplying, movie night, ect.), or need to get back on the highway quick the next morning it can work.
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Old 07-18-2013, 01:46 PM   #83
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You're welcome to stay overnight with a camper in any Walmart parking lot, and there is a Walmart in almost every town... if you're stuck somewhere, need a night near civilization (resupplying, movie night, ect.), or need to get back on the highway quick the next morning it can work.
Give that man a cigar, VERY useful, thanks.
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... and there is a Walmart in almost every town... if you're stuck somewhere...
True for the Hwy 400/Hwy 11 and 401 corridors, not so much between Huntsville and Renfrew....
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Old 07-19-2013, 03:56 AM   #85
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True for the Hwy 400/Hwy 11 and 401 corridors, not so much between Huntsville and Renfrew....
Good point, I probably should have said something about most lager towns will have one... you wont find a Walmart in the country.

If there isn't a Walmart anywhere near by then you're probably good for some side of the dirt road; pull up anywhere where it doesn't look like you'll be bothering anyone type of over night stay - or find a nice camp ground, private or provincial. There are lots of options with a camper.

If you're really nowhere near a Walmart you're probably in some lovely little slice of paradise and you wouldn't want to stay in a parking lot anyway...

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Old 07-19-2013, 08:35 AM   #86
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I just spent a couple days on the road with my sister and niece. Luggages....groceries....camping gear, quite crowded in my sort of larger vehicle. And then the constant moving luggage in/out to crowd the cheap motel rooms. And then their constant looking up for "things" they misplaced.

Enough....glad to be home.

Just to say....not bad $2000.00 for 18 days of RVing if you can find the cheap of free campsites. I noticed a few RVs camped for free but that's BC and also noticed a few choice free sites unoccupied.Heck of a long way from Walmart here.
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So?

Eh! if you want to camp, was just looking at the Wal-Mart flyer yesterday, something to check out when I cooled off with Ice Cream. They seem to have a deal, 2 sleeping bags/pillows/chairs/ a sunshade and a 4(?) person tent for $98.00+Tax. All in matching Lime green color.
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Old 07-27-2013, 03:13 PM   #88
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Wife is looking at lodges and cabains etc, I am losing the will to smile and nod anymore.
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Old 07-30-2013, 03:11 PM   #89
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Quick question, GPS rental for the hire car is more than DOUBLE the amount I can buy a basic Garmin/tom tom at. Does anyone know if I bought a Garmin there if europe mapping could be included? If I buy here the North US and canada mapping is an extra 120 Canadian dollars

Id rather buy a machine AND NEVER USE IT AGAIN than pay the same amount for renting one.
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Old 07-31-2013, 05:49 AM   #90
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European maps not included, just NA. A basic garmin gps here at many stores would be 99 bucks.
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