It’s not in BC yet (that I know of anyways), but this could make long weekend getaways with the family a million times easier!
The idea for Wheel Estate came seven years ago. Ball, who works as a project manager in the home building industry, was struggling.
Ball and his wife, Cherie, were weary from the stress and decided to escape the hard times with a simple road trip.
“Like many Canadians we were hit hard by the recession and by 2010 for our family it was honestly pretty bad and we just wanted to get away for one week and hit the reset button.
“We thought, let’s go camping. That’s cheap. So we looked into some of the big retailers to rent an RV and honestly we could have went on a beach vacation for the price they wanted.”
In the end, Ball and his family did go camping that weekend in an RV borrowed from a family friend.
It was on that scenic drive to the mountains that he noticed countless motorhomes parked idle, gathering dust in storage lots, and his business plan was born.
“It’s still sort of emotional to talk about. Driving out and seeing those trailers, it was just another problem that existed at the time,” Ball said.
“And now, back in another recession, record unemployment, people losing their jobs. People have these trailers in storage and can’t even afford to camping themselves.”
If you’re curious…or in Alberta…Here’s the link to Wheel Estate