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Old 02-05-2011, 08:27 PM   #1
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If Not Quartzsite, Then Where?

We have spent the last five winters in the Quartzsite area and have run out of things to do. Time for a change. We are looking at either Yuma or the San Diego area, but are open to suggestions.

We are open to other places, but like the warmth and clear weather. It would be nice to be close to some city shopping. Does anyone have any recommendations? The parks in Yuma all get low scores, but we may be overlooking something good. Is San Diego too wet in the winter? All help appreciated.


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Old 02-05-2011, 09:39 PM   #2
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Well we lived in San Diego before running off in the RV and there's definitely tons to do in the area -> shopping, beach, surfing, attractions, eating etc. Winter is the "wet" season but it can vary alot as to how much it rains. Some winters it's very, very mild. Others it can rain more, but I would still consider it pretty dry compared to most spots (typical average is 7 days of rain or about 2 inches in Jan, the "wettest" month). Also when the sun comes out, it's heavenly. We stayed for several months last winter in Santee Lakes before going cross-country and we really enjoyed it. We've tried most of the parks on the area and that was our favorite.

If you're interested I've got some pics from on the blog http://wheelingit.wordpress.com/2010...-santee-lakes/

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Old 02-05-2011, 09:59 PM   #3
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Tucson has great weather............most of the winter.
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Old 02-06-2011, 08:41 AM   #4
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Come-on-down to Ansa Borrego state park, 20 miles west on the Salton SEA(watch the first couple of miles of the hiway ruffer is than hell). State park if you can get in couple nice rv resorts and our spot Clarks dry lake about 5 miles east of Borrego Springs Boondocking. Lots to keep you busy.
Yuma, we will be at pueblo something on 3 E rv park come Tuesday and it has been recommended, Winter Haven on the Ca side has a nice part next to the river but the freeway can be noisy at the easterly end.
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Consider Casa Grande, AZ. Not too crowded, big shopping mall, and good golf courses. Located between Phoenix and Tucson.
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We stayed at Del Pueblo in Yuma. The location was great, but we weren't real crazy about the park. Several different friends stayed at "the Palms" and raved about it. It is in the Foothills, so a little ways out of town.
We have also stayed at Desert Trails outside of Tucson and loved it...lots of fun things going on in the park.
Right now we are at Destiny Phoenix in Goodyear. Its an older park, but very convenient. It also has fruit trees (lemon, orange, grapefruit) among the sites and you just help yourself. We've found the people to be very nice. The town of Goodyear seems to be all new. Its an easy drive into Phoenix as well.
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Old 02-08-2011, 11:09 PM   #7
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Thanks for all of the recommendations. We were going down to Yuma for a Costco and Algodones run, and I think we will drop by the Palms RV Resort. Sounds interesting. Anza Borrego and Santee Lakes also look interesting. March will be visit new parks month. Again, thanks for all of the great suggestions.


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