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Old 11-05-2017, 04:49 PM   #1
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We're thinking of spending 3 months next winter in Arizona. We've never been there. Before I start researching RV Parks, I want to pick what area works best for us. What parts of Arizona work best for you. We prefer to be in smaller cities or outlying areas. We're not big city people. We are hoping to be in the $600.00 per month price range but know that we might have to increase that amount. We have a 35 ft Vilano fifth wheel.
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Old 11-05-2017, 06:21 PM   #2
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Your profile says NH...curious why you picked Arizona?
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Old 11-05-2017, 06:26 PM   #3
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We like the Yuma area better than the Phoenix area. Yuma has most everything most people want, but without the traffic.
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Old 11-05-2017, 06:32 PM   #4
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We like the Mesa area, plenty of things to do and just outside of Phoenix. There are many parks there to choise from. Skip
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Old 11-05-2017, 06:45 PM   #5
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If you want to avoid the big cities, Phoenix, Mesa, Scottsdale are all out. Is really one large metropolis.

Yuma is very pretty and is a smaller city with all the local amenities.
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We like the Mesa area, plenty of things to do and just outside of Phoenix. There are many parks there to choise from. Skip
we like Mesa as well. there are several parks that are in the metro Phoenix area but well outside of the megalopolis. Apache Junction, Fort McDowell and Cave Creek are examples. close enough to be handy but far enough to not be affected. a bit farther north and northeast are Payson and Show Low. Tucson is also a nice destination as it's much smaller than metro Phoenix. look at Tucson itself as well as Benson, Sierra Vista, Wilcox,
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Yuma, Mesa, Tuscan areas.
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Old 11-05-2017, 07:01 PM   #8
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A big plus in Yuma is the Mexican border town of Los Algodones, it is totally safe and not the typical border town. Lots of Dental, optical, pharmacies and friendly folks who throw a Welcome Back party and Good Bye party for us Snowbirds. Cost of meds is a heck of a lot cheaper then the US and it's the same stuff. Give it a visit and see if you like it.
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Rumor has it the RV parks in Yuma are near capacity due to Florida and Texas birds relocation.
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We spent time in Yuma last winter, really loved it there lots to do very laid back. love the area will be back in January.
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Since you want a smallish town then Phoenix, Mesa, Apache Junction should be ruled out. They all blend into each other. Even Yuma is not what I'd consider a small town.

Look into Tucson and the Voyager RV Park.

If you could take a little cooler weather than Tucson then you might try Benson a small community but lots of outdoorsy stuff to do in the area.

Amado, south of Tucson, is another area you might like. DeAnza RV Park is there and groceries, hiking and other things to do is nearby in Green Valley.

I'd suggest for your first trip that you move around every month. Spend it in three places to get a 'feel' for them. Don't commit yourself to three months in one place without knowing about the area.
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We're thinking of spending 3 months next winter in Arizona. We've never been there. Before I start researching RV Parks, I want to pick what area works best for us. What parts of Arizona work best for you. We prefer to be in smaller cities or outlying areas. We're not big city people. We are hoping to be in the $600.00 per month price range but know that we might have to increase that amount. We have a 35 ft Vilano fifth wheel.
No one has mentioned Quartzite, so...

https://www.desertusa.com/cities/az/quartzsite.html

https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q...e+az&FORM=VDRE
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By the month Q is cheaper than the more crowded areas. Last winter I paid about $450 a month+ elect. Or you can join the many thousands boondocking out in the desert. Small BLM fee required.
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Old 11-06-2017, 07:10 AM   #14
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"Don't commit yourself to three months in one place without knowing about the area."
Great advice. We're using our TT zone pass to explore snowbird sites. 14 days in Orlando...really gives you time to get a feel for an area. These are RVs with wheels under them, use them.😀
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