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Old 03-06-2013, 11:00 AM   #11
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How could you sell your 1800......

I am having issues with when and if I can put insurance on mine...having a few nice days sure does not help.
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Old 03-06-2013, 11:21 AM   #12
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How could you sell your 1800......

I am having issues with when and if I can put insurance on mine...having a few nice days sure does not help.
Not sure who you insure with, but if it's any help, I get my private portion through Coast Capital Savings (actually the private carrier they use is right there on the Island) and on my total combined package save just over $150 vs the more common Beacon policy. I believe the big factor is Coast provides liability & Beacon doesn't. My #s for last year are on a motorcycle sub-forum thread about this topic.
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Old 03-06-2013, 11:29 AM   #13
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Is Coast part of the Credit Unions..?

My "if and when" are not money related....I was struck by a front end loader at work that lost it's brakes...picked me up and tossed me. Having issues with my shoulder and pain/neck headaches....the list goes on.
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Old 03-06-2013, 02:29 PM   #14
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Is Coast part of the Credit Unions..?

My "if and when" are not money related....I was struck by a front end loader at work that lost it's brakes...picked me up and tossed me. Having issues with my shoulder and pain/neck headaches....the list goes on.
Coast Capital Savings is a BC credit union and I think you can get the insurance with them even if you don't use them for banking. Closest branch to you is Nanaimo. You'd have to check that out thought.

Didn't mean to imply money pain; just that the motorcycle thread was about grousing about high rates and I was offering up my experience for what it was worth in terms of saving some - hopefully,

Wish you a good recovery so you can get back on two wheels soon.
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Old 03-06-2013, 05:50 PM   #15
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A better price than what I am paying now is very welcome, and thanks for the info..!
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Old 03-10-2013, 11:24 AM   #16
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There are many great CG in BC. Our favorite is Living Forest RV park in Nanaimo BC. They offer many sites that are ocean side or ocean view. The Littlejohn's are great hosts. Enjoy your new trailer and welcome to the forum.
I took a look at the Living Forest website and can see why that would be a favorite. However, BC Ferries sure is a disincentive for anything other than longer trips! Even our little A122 adds about $100 each way over the base vehicle rate. Have you noticed any difference to site availability on the Island with the recent ferry rate hikes?
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Old 03-10-2013, 04:35 PM   #17
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We could not make the trip this year. The DW and I are snow birds and because of the high cost of med. insurance to go south we stay in Canada. The BC ferries do add to the cost but we usually stay at Living Forest for the winter (5 1/2 Months). We checked the cost of CG on the mainland and paying $250 each way was still less expensive.
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BC Ferries have not decreased the rates...if anything they have increased prices. Not fun for those of us trying to get off the island and very counter productive in bringing tourists to the Island.

This is a huge debate over here and unfortunately I do not see a solution in the near future..!
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It might cost less if the government did not run the ferry service. Anything that the government tries to run always costs more. Like most government run companies they are most likely top heavy with management. They say they are not making a profit but still give upper management big bonuses.
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Old 03-10-2013, 11:04 PM   #20
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BC Ferries have not decreased the rates...if anything they have increased prices. Not fun for those of us trying to get off the island and very counter productive in bringing tourists to the Island.
I was told they now measure from the front of the tow vehicle to the rear of the vehicle being towed and charge $5.60 per ft plus $14.85 per passenger. For my wife and I to go from Victoria to the mainland it is $309.70 each way.

As April 01,2013 they have annonced another increase.

Why leave the island or why come to the island?
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