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Old 10-12-2008, 09:53 AM   #15
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Check out the Yuma area, dozens of RV parks, lots of inexpensive golf courses and close to Algodones MX where thousands of snowbirds go for medical, dental and prescriptions. It is not a bad trip over the mountains to San Diego if you need a big city fix either.
The Palm Creek RV park in Casa Grande is one of the nicest RV parks we have seen, and Casa Grande is closer to Phoenix if you need any city stuff.

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Old 11-04-2008, 12:16 PM   #16
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As a retiree from Arizona Public Service Company, I can attest to the fact that anything north of Phoenix may not be the best idea for wintering over.

If I were going to spend a month in the Tucson area, I would stay again at the Crazy Horse RV park. It's not a resort and it sits behind a truck stop at Interstate 10 and Craycroft.

But every time I stop by, they find a place for me even though they seem to be full throughout the Winter.

Don't know if he's still there but a veteran always checked me in, remembered me, and gave me a nice spot.

Of course, once you get tired of Arizona and New Mexico, I highly recommend you check out the Hill Country of Texas and points South. You won't be sorry unless us Rednecks rub you the wrong way.

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Old 12-07-2008, 02:23 AM   #17
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At Interstate 10 in Deming, NM check out a couple of the State Parks in that area. You can only stay in one for 14 days but there are plenty of them in the area so this shouldn't be a problem. Deming has quite a few snowbirds who winter there. It can get a bit cool especially at night though. Also 35 miles south of Deming on Highway 11 is Columbus, NM. Pancho Villa State Park is located in Columbus. It's a really nice little park. It puts you 3 miles to the small town of Palmoas, Mexico which has a really nice gift shop/restaurant that caters to snowbirds/seniors. However, you'll want to check it out with the authorities first. Last I heard they weren't letting Americans across the border. Two years ago it was just fine we made several trips over.
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Bob - I just left Deming - I was there for 3 weeks at the LoW Ranch. Went to Palomas every Tuesday for margaritas and lunch. No problem getting over the border with driver's license. There are some GORGEOUS parks there - especially City of Rocks!!
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Gracies MOM- where did you end up going for the winter? Let us know what parks and what your thoughts were..thanks. We stay in Quartzsite and had a ball all winter. Good weather, 3 times a little rain, but lots of sunshine..Dona
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We spent two months at Rincon Park East in Tucson. Friendly as can be but also leave you alone if you wanted privacy. Organized activities, ballroom dancing lessons, weekly doughnuts on Wednesday sponsored by some local business. We enjoyed it and made reservations to go back for three months next year.
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Arizona and New Mexico

Let's see - I spent November in Deming at the Lo-Hi RV park, then in December I went to Chiricahua (sp) National Monument, Bisbee (boondocked by the high school), Tombstone (boondocked at a park 8 miles west of town - cannot remember the name!), Tucson (boondocked at the Casino's), Ajo (Organ Pipe National Monument) and boondocked out in the desert on BLM land. THEN went to the VFW in Yuma and boondocked there . . . . then in January, I boondocked off of Ogilby Road across the California border off of I-8. THEN went to the Slabs and boondocked there . . . . then to Lake Havasu in February and boondocked there in Craggy Wash north of town. In Quartzite I boondocked in Ehrinburgh. I only spent one week at one SKP park and one month at another SKP park - other than that, it's been all boondocking!!

City of Rocks, Gilla Cliff Dwellings, Rock Hound State park were all nice in Deming. You can't miss Organ Pipe National Monument - breathtaking scenery and huge cacti. Tombstone was an absolute blast. All the RV parks there are about the same cost so stay at the ones closest to town so you can just walk over. I only saw the Casino parking lots in Tucson as I was just driving through . . .

Lake Havasu is a sight to behold - especially driving from Park Dam north - such beautiful scenery. And the pyrotechnic convention gave me four nights of the most spectacular fireworks I've ever seen - all for free.

Sorry that I can't be more help - I would never have boondocked alone, but since my new companion, John, was with me, we boondocked everywhere and I've come to love that lifestyle - peace and quiet and no "rules"!!

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