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Old 09-15-2011, 10:20 PM   #15
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thank you all for your responses. I agree with each one of you and what your wrote.
We did full time for 5 years but have been off the road for several years. Back then we wintered either in the rio grande valley or Florida pan handle. that seems to be changing and I now see a lot of snowbirds going to Az instead. There is a big diff in fuel cost from San Jose to AZ instead of FL, so we are looking at AZ but have not wintered there before. We prefer to stay in more of a resort style park then a dump. I do see some at 340.00 a month that look like reasonable well maintained and operated parks. I try to screen them by starting out looking at RV parks near (TOWN). the from there read all the Reviews and then look at the map for location then to their website for rates and amenities. This gives me a pretty good idea of those I would be interested in and those I won't consider. the problem I am running into is that we can't get away until Dec 1st soonest and those parks are booked up by then. I can book one now but they want me to pay a month in advance or the 4 months in advance if I book it for 4 months. In the good old days we just drove in and stayed if we liked it and moved the next day if we didn't. TIME HAVE CHANGED. Thanks all again for your help and great responses. Bebop Bill and Jann
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Old 10-26-2011, 05:48 PM   #16
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well I for one like Yuma, started snowbirding here in 1986 moved full time here 1990
I am from the LA area and wanted to get away from the big congested cities,
alot of RV parks here in town from small to large most anything you would want,
I like it for some reasons, its close to San Diego, Phoenix, Tuscon and Mexico, no traffic to speak of here, Colorado river is here runs thru the town, weather is great, I like Tucson but it get colder there and its a big city, if you like exploring the in the desert you cant beat it, alot of History here in town and alot to do, its clean and no air pollution. cant really recommend a RV park thats a personal thing,but if you would like some input on a park or anything else feel free to email me
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Old 10-26-2011, 06:36 PM   #17
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We spent last winter enjoying Az. We stayed in Gold Canyon, Yuma, and Tucson. Gold Canyon was out a bit, but close enough to about anything you might want to do. We stayed at Canyon Vista RV Park they also had lots of things to do. Yuma (Cocopah RV Golf resort) was not a place for us, been there done that! Too windy! However as mentioed there are lots of places to see taking day trips. We also spent time in Tucson, stayed at Rincon W nice park, if you don't mind being in a flight path.(Lots of jets taking off and landing during the day) We plan to return and spend our winter in the Tucson area away from the airport. It seems the places we checked want the first month paid. The nice part was the distance to the different areas made a fairly easy move!
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Old 10-26-2011, 06:53 PM   #18
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I would like to suggest you check out Venture Out at Mesa. It is one of the oldest, primier adult resorts in the valley. The only place warmer in the winter time is Yuma. The website is www.ventureoutresort.com.
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Old 10-26-2011, 07:55 PM   #19
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Staying in Buckeye, AZ right now at Leaf Verde RV Resort. It is close to Phoenix and the price is very reasonable. Lots of restaurants, retail stores and Walmart just 2 miles down the road. They have lots of activities for their winter guests. They also have nice employees. Check it out. RV Camping, RV Park, Buckeye, Arizona, 85326
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Old 10-27-2011, 10:21 AM   #20
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Check Havasu, there are several Parks in the area and it is a nice clean community. It's got a casino, wal-mart, library, and a lake for fishing. What more can a retiree need?
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Old 10-27-2011, 06:25 PM   #21
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lots of places free to boondock around quartsite az. acers an acers of good rv swap meets go every year dan&cathy 2007 fleetwood terra lx chino valley az.
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Try Lazydays in Tucson nice place.
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Old 10-29-2011, 05:05 PM   #23
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AZ areas for winter: Benson, Tucson, Apache Junction, Mesa, Yuma (the warmest), Parker, Havasu City, and lastly...Casa Grande (dust storms). Definitely use RVParksReview.com for descriptions but you'll need to weed out the best and worst reviews and go with the middle range to be safe!
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I read a post earlier where someone is looking for a work-camper in Quartsite for Jan through like March. Since I won't be there.. won't I can't fill the opening.
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We are presently staying at the new Lazy Days Campground (formerly Beaudry RV) Nice sites, close to most everything you might want to so in S. AZ. Electric is included in the site rate and the rates are comparable to those with electric charged separately. There are 2 heated pools with hot tubs a fitness center and onsite restaurant. They also have a RV Service Center and a Camping World next door.
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We are presently staying at the new Lazy Days Campground (formerly Beaudry RV) Nice sites, close to most everything you might want to so in S. AZ. Electric is included in the site rate and the rates are comparable to those with electric charged separately. There are 2 heated pools with hot tubs a fitness center and onsite restaurant. They also have a RV Service Center and a Camping World next door.
I am also staying at lazydays for the winter very nice place
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Happy Trails in Surprise!! Most happening place along all the retirement places on Bell Road and there are more than a dozen of them. All businesses cater to the retired people!! Close to anything you would ever want to do. PARTY PARTY exercise, golf, etc etc and best happy hour daily!!!
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