RV Parkwrite a review 8976 Route 112
Coles Island Queens, NB, Canada
GPS: 45.9584, -65.7456
|Last Price Paid:||$36|
Reviewed Aug 06, 2018
We chose Riverrun for an overnight site on our way back to the U.S. The campground is mostly permanent/seasonal residents, with a handful of pull-through sites for transients like us. Payment is cash (Canadian) only, $46 CAD for full hookup, which was the equivalent of $36 USD for us. No WiFi but AT&T roaming worked fine. Our site was long enough for our 41' motorhome and tow without unhooking, but was quite low in the front, requiring several blocks under the front tires and jacks in order to get level. However, the narrow front entrance gate and interior roads with sharp turns and obstacles were very difficult to manage in our rig. The campground is along a wide river, but when we tried to walk our dog to the river we found that all along the campground property there are private docks (we assume built by the permanent/seasonal residents) with "Private/No Trespassing" signs along the river. We found an area between two docks and walked through some tall grass just to get our dog wet in the river, then had to head back into the main campground to finish our walk on the roads instead of walking along the river. The biggest problem we had was with low voltage. All sites are 30 amp, and we're VERY experienced with managing our electrical draws in 30 amp sites to prevent overloads. However, with nothing at all running we found the voltage was a low 113 V. After turning on just one air conditioner (around 15 amps total draw according to our EMS), voltage dropped to 103 V and within a minute our Progressive EMS shut down the electric feed to prevent damage to our systems. The campground owner was very friendly and helpful, but was unable to resolve the problem... he purchased the campground two years ago but the electrical systems are very old. After thinking the issue might be my 50-to-30 amp adapter, I used my Fluke multimeter to test our pedestal and several other sites near us and found they all had low voltage. It was a very hot day, but because of the low voltage we couldn't run any air conditioners, or even use our microwave to cook. We did accidentally trip our breaker that night, and found that all breakers are in a locked electrical panel in the bathhouse (not on each pedestal) so we couldn't reset it. Instead we used our extension cord to plug into a nearby empty site. I feel bad leaving a negative review since the owners were very friendly and wanted to help, but the electrical issues made the campground essentially unusable for us.
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