No rooms for Grey Cup? Folks rent RVs
Top of the line unit sleeps six and has large-screen TV
A Regina RV supplier says he has rented all but one of his winterized units to football fans planning to be in Regina for Grey Cup.
Many discovered that hotel rooms were booked solid while others simply prefer the ambience of a home-on-wheels.
"It wasn't really my idea," Scott Blundell, of Northern RV rentals, told CBC News Monday. "It was the customers' idea. They were looking for somewhere to be."
Blundell explained that people were phoning him as long as ago as last spring, preparing to be in Regina.
"A lot of people want to be independent [and] not deal with hotel rooms, parking downtown and that kind of thing," he said. "They want to be right beside [the stadium] so they can walk to and from."
Visitors, with RVs, are setting up in the parking lot of Regina's exhibition grounds about a block away from Mosaic Stadium.
Some have even booked Blundell's "top-of-the-line" unit, which sleeps six and includes a fireplace and large-screen television set.
Blundell's rentals will also have cooking sets and barbecue equipment for those who want to have a tailgate party during their stay.
Considering the time of year and the location, Blundell figures a natural extra-capacity bar fridge will also come in handy.
"If you have more than 72 beer, you can always throw it out in the snowbank," Blundell noted. "It's not going to be a problem keeping it cold here ... This is going to be Saskatchewan weather."
With files from CBC's Dani Mario