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Old 03-19-2013, 10:37 PM   #1
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Old 03-19-2013, 10:58 PM   #3
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Well, hello from the other side of the Golden Ears Bridge.
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Old 03-19-2013, 11:08 PM   #4
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MyRedRacer do you do alot of camping at Brae Island Langley ?
We do .
We enjoy that sight alot because its close to home for quick get aways just over the bridge.
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Old 03-19-2013, 11:29 PM   #5
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Hi RV Man, we've only camped at Brae Island once. It's positively lovely there. It was the first place we took our TT to right after we bought it. We were such noobs there, lol. It's nice being so close to Fort Langley.

We ended up buying a membership at Beachwood Resorts (KM Resorts) in Birch Bay. Because we are so close to the border, it's under 30 min. to get there (notwithstanding border lineups, but we do have Nexus). We're connected to RPI, Coast to Coast, Thousand Trails, etc. so we have the option of staying at a lot of places in the US and Canada at reduced rates. We're going to spend a couple of weeks this summer at Ocean Mist cg, a KM Resorts cg, on the Washington coast. This will be our 2nd year of being a KM member.
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Old 03-20-2013, 12:34 AM   #6
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Old 03-20-2013, 12:39 AM   #7
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my parents are members of the beachwood resorts and are now full time RV'ers they belong to the same things as you guys do.There down the coast of oregon right now . I know with there membership to beachwood my wife & I can stay there I believe something like 40 nights for free . They got that in there membership also.
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Old 03-20-2013, 08:41 AM   #8
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Welcome to the forum RV Man. What kind of camper do you have?
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Old 03-20-2013, 09:19 AM   #9
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Right now I have 2
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And we just bought 2012 Wildwood 281 BHXL
Now I have to sell my other one.
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Old 03-20-2013, 09:53 PM   #10
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Hi there fellow BCers RV Man & myredracer - and of course anyone else who'd like to chip in.

We recently purchased but are still waiting for delivery of a Rockwood A122 pop-up hardsider. We thought of Brae Island as one of our 'break-in' period sites. Would be nice if the Albion Ferry was still in service. That was a quick hop from east Maple Ridge to Fort Langley when you could go in the off-hours. Ah well, water under the bridge - almost literally!

Anyway, just curious if you know how busy Brae is in the non-school holiday months and weekdays in the shoulder season and if you'd recommend reservations at those times. Any other pointers on that site appreciated. Our unserviced learning site will be Golden Ears.

We were wondering too how useful a Nexus pass would be to have now with the trailer. We do plan on heading south fairly frequently to at least Washington & Oregon. Being retired we have the luxury of going in non-peak hours and never bothered but with all the talk about service reductions on the US side, thinking about it again. On a scale of 1 (not a big advantage) to 5 (absolutely get it) how would you rate having your pass?
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Old 03-20-2013, 10:24 PM   #11
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ExTenter, sorry but can't really help you on the Brae Island site. I am pretty sure it is a busy place most of the time since it is so close to suburbia. There aren't a whole lot of campgrounds within the metro Vancouver area. I have driven by the Hazelmere cg in south Surrey many times and it seems like it might be worth checking out. We've been to the Cultus Lake cg a couple of times and it's okay but not at the top of my list. There are supposed to be some really nice campgrounds at Harrison Lake that we'd like to check out some time.

One thing we liked on our first outing with our new TT to Brae Island was the pull-through sites. I was white as a ghost pretty much the whole way there and didn't think I could back up. Now I can easily get into any site anywhere.

We highly recommend getting Nexus cards. We've often seen very long lines in the regular lanes and we just breeze through the Nexus lane. I've also been reading lately that they are going to cut back on border guard staffing which they say will really slow things down. Strange because they just built 5 new lanes into Canada at the truck crossing. I asked one border guard and he said that is mostly going to be at the Peace Arch crossing. We always use the truck crossing. Applying for Nexus and going to the interview is a little time consuming but well worth the trouble. We buy a lot of things online from the US and get it shipped to Blaine so we use our Nexus cards a lot. They treat you with more trust and respect too. It's usually a wave and "have a nice day"... Makes you feel kinda special!
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Old 03-20-2013, 10:29 PM   #12
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brae island is not to busy during the week but on weekends in primetime it's full.
But i highly reccomend iy.

also my mistake my new trailer is a 2013 not a 2012.
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Waving hello from the Island..! and welcome..!
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