Originally Posted by dennis45
Don't discount Texas. We spent one winter there and loved it. Friendly people and the price is right.
First, we are just about to wrap up our first winter in retirement in the Rio Grande Valley and with all of its warts, we will love to come back here. People are friendly, lots of medical facilities both dental across the boarder and doctor/hospital on this side. Prices are pretty good too. As any situation, do your homework. The RGV may not be your cup of tea and that is just fine. BTW...this is our first winter anywhere away from IL and our first in retirement too.
I don't want to hijack this into something way off base but I am paranoid (maybe a tad dramatic) about long times on any salt water coast. I saw the results of this on a 4 year old Newmar Dutch Star and you couldn't pay me to take that MH. As beautiful as it was inside, the rust on the chassis was incredible. The owner wintered in FL on one of the coasts.
I'm certain some folks have had great luck avoiding corrosion from coastal areas but I'm just not wanting to even "go there". Besides, I have to agree that after researching prices the RGV with all of its warts was well priced and worth the trip.
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