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Old 12-22-2009, 10:21 PM   #1
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Camping in Phoenix AZ

I am not 55 years old..
And my 31 ft class A is 14 years old...

Any idea where I can go that is decently priced? Fould like 2 places that the wife will call on in the am...we plan on being there a couple weeks, and heading up from tombstone tommorrow.

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Old 12-23-2009, 09:38 AM   #2
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Not being 55+ and RV older than 10 years, you already eliminate 70-80% of the places in the greater Phoenix area.
Don't know how far out of Phoenix you want to stay, but there are alot more than 2 RV parks that will take you.
Here are some towns around Phoenix
Mesa
Apache JCT
Surprise
Goodyear
Glendale
North Phoenix
The Phoenix area has alot of places keeping looking. Also has 7 Indian Casinos.
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Old 12-23-2009, 10:25 AM   #3
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We stay a lot (and are currently staying) at Destiny RV Resort in Goodyear, Az... about 30 miles west of Phoenix. It's very functional and doesn't have too much road noise from I10. It's not really cheap at about $275/week.

The Cotton Lane RV resprt is across the street and looks ok as does Leaf Verde which is about 8 miles farther west. I believe both are cheaper than Destiny.

BTW, there are no restrictions here which would keep you or your rig out.
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Old 12-23-2009, 06:17 PM   #4
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We ended up at Desert shadows...Phoenix, I think. Ok so far..was $250 for the week.
We wanted to be close to the city..because are evaluating whether or not to live here...
so far, we are not liking it..too much traffic, too many people...Maybe we'll find a good place on the edges of the city..

Maybe come out to goodyear..

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Old 12-23-2009, 09:59 PM   #5
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Another is Apache Palms located in Tempe. On Apache near McClintock. clean park. Not real spacious, but very convenient and big rig fits.
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not sure what amenities you expect but there's a really nice county park on the east side of the greater metropolitan area. Here's a link:
Parks & Recreation - Maricopa County
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Old 12-23-2009, 10:19 PM   #7
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I like Fort McDowell Casino or you could try the County parks like McDowell Mountain or White Tank Mt. They are on 1st come basis.
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Old 12-24-2009, 12:24 AM   #8
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The county ones could ba good after here..

What's the deal with the casino camping? There isn't anything listed on the their website..
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where in Quartzsite are you located as we are in Quartzsite in La Posa south blm wish to have the date and place of rally here to get aquainted
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so far, we are not liking it..too much traffic, too many people...Maybe we'll find a good place on the edges of the city..
You've got to realize that you're visiting Phoenix at the height of the Snowbird season, so it will be more congested than during the middle of the summer. Also, the Phoenix metropolitan area has a population of over 4 million people...making it the 12th largest metropolitan area in the US...so, of course, there will be lots of traffic and lots of people!

I don't know what kind of job you're looking for, but perhaps you'd be happier with Tucson...it's large enough to have all the services, but not as large as the Phoenix metropolitan area.
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We stayed here in Glendale just north of Phoenix. It wasn't fancy but the price was right and it was clean and seemed safe. At least we didn't have any problems.

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We stayed a week at the Desert shadow. It was ok.. Though wife and I did not care for Phoenix much...great weather, but too big, too many people... we moved on. We are in Vegas now, staying at the Oasis, longer term... We like it here, so far...
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Rockready,

I have ranted enough about "I'm too young, and my trailer is too old, oh, and I have dogs", but at Fort McDowell there is a Casino (not a bad one) with a Ramada in attached. I have never seen RV's parked at the casino proper, but accross the highway is Eagle View, it is part of the Casino, it has security, it was well maintained the last time we were there (2008), it is a little expensive, but they have security from the Casino. My wife likes it because if I have to leave on business she feels secure. Not far from Scottsdale, and a nice location, and they will take anyone, old, young, new coach, old rig, they don't discriminate.

I'm heading there next week (we have a dog show in Phoenix first).
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Cave Creek off the Carefree Hwy. but it's first come, first served. It's the best!
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