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Old 07-04-2007, 01:23 PM   #1
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We have wintered in south Florida and now want to research staying in the south Arizona area.(Daughter moved to CA) We are looking for campgrounds that you can recommend. We don't like cold temps, and do like areas that have things to see and do. Any ideas? Thanks in advance!
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We have wintered in south Florida and now want to research staying in the south Arizona area.(Daughter moved to CA) We are looking for campgrounds that you can recommend. We don't like cold temps, and do like areas that have things to see and do. Any ideas? Thanks in advance!
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Sam's Parents, we have wintered for 2 years at Skyline RV Resort in Queen Creek which is 50-60 miles SE of Phoenix and due South of Apache Junction. Sites are all back-in and are 40' X 60'. They do not have a pool or jacuzzi; but, have several activities, i.e. pot-lucks, bingo, etc. It is a very quiet and clean park, with neighbors as friendly as you want to be. The manager lives on-site. We have a daughter and family in the immediate area; thus, will be back there again this fall, Ken,'04 DSDP...
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Old 07-07-2007, 11:52 AM   #4
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campgrounds in Yuma will probably be the most warmest. We stay in Brenda AZ. about 3 miles off I-10 and just 30 miles from the Colorado River. of course I will recommend our CG-its Desert Gold RV Park on Hwy 60 in Brenda. Quartzsite is just 15 minutes to our west and they have about 50 CG'c. Right next to the Colorado River in ehrenberg is River Breeze RV resort. We have a beautiful heated pool/hot spa and many activities. The web site is Desert Gold RV park We stayed at River Breeze 2 winters and have been at DG for one and will be going back. 2 other parks across the road from us are Brenda rv park and Black Rock RV Village(very nice-no pool) We feel we are convenient to shopping/grocery/rock and gem shows in Jan/ and 35 miles from the casino for entertainment. If you have more questions send me a message..We like this area, we are gold prospectors and rock hounds with atv's. Also Desert palms rv park in Salome is very nice-large sites/pool.
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Old 07-07-2007, 04:07 PM   #5
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Thank you for the information on AZ. I do have a question regarding night temps, and do you as a rule need to use a heater or the furnace? Also, is electric usually metered? If metered, what would you expect to pay for it each month? I guess we were spoiled during our winters in FL. We needed heat three of four days each year, and electric was included in the price. Thanks again!
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The desert has really no humidity, therefore, during the day I would think the temps range from 65f to 75f, but at 6pm when the sun is down, you need a light jacket/sweater/fleece. It can get cold at night. We had 2 days of nightime temps of about 34f. We do use a small electric heater in the evening watching tv. In the morning we turn on the furnace for about 15 minutes just to warm her up!{you'll need a little heat more than 3 or 4 days}LOL.. By 8am, you can take off the fleece and be in short sleeves or a cotton long sleeve. electric is out of sight..Here in Ontario we pay 5.3cents KWH. In Brenda we paid 16cents KWH. Since we are an annual, elec. is metered. The most we paid was in January(80.00) and that was for a barely insulated 30'TT. We have more insulation now with the 5er-I hope. RV parks are not included in the same rates as mobile home parks-they are the normal elec rate, the loop hole in the law creates us paying way more. I heard last year it is in discussion with the AZ legislature..who knows. Most of the parks in our area and that includes Blythe Calif. range from 275/month to 450/month. Yuma is probably a bit higher. Lots of shopping and traffic in Yuma. To go to a really big food store, we travel 35 miles, either Blythe CA. or parker Arizona. Wickenburg is about 60 miles to the NE, and has 2 stores. We never head that way.but it is a nice town. Palm Springs is about a2hr drive for us west on I-10, thats where the malls and lots of casinos are. Yuma also has casinos.and lots of malls. I'm not a shopper, so we rarely go. We are no means veterans rv's, we are still learning. We don't go to Florida-no gold there!I have family in Florida and St. Simons Island. and we have stopped being beach people-guess I'm getting old!somehow!LOL..glad to answer your questions. Surely others will tell you what they do..
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Threevagabonds, I have a web site for you to view, but do realize these are the parks in arizona own sites, not reviews.
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HOw remote do you want to be? The parks in Quartzsite and Brenda can be pretty remote for some people. They are very popular, though. There are also a ton of parks in the Mesa area, and a lot of opportunities for things to do, golf to be played and volunteering, if that is your bag. You can go a little further south (100 miles) to Tucson, and there are also a lot of parks around there. It really depends on what you enjoy, and where you enjoy being.
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