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Old 06-14-2013, 07:13 PM   #1
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I know that some of you good people like to winter in Texas. DW and I have never been to Texas and we would love to hear were some of you like to stay for the winter months and what the weather is like there in the winter. Thanks for the info.
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We stay in mission texas really enjoy the weather and friendly people
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Old 06-14-2013, 07:33 PM   #3
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We spent a month in Port Aransas last winter. It's a town lost in time. Drive down the beach & backup to the Gulf. Some cool & simple places to eat. Fishing boats go out every day. Hop the free ferry to the mainland. And of coarse the friendly costal Texans that are really happy that you are there. We will return there this winter but instead of 1 month we will return for 2 months. One downside is the wind but it is Texas, and the coast. Enjoy.
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We spent a month in Port Aransas last winter. It's a town lost in time. Drive down the beach & backup to the Gulf. Some cool & simple places to eat. Fishing boats go out every day. Hop the free ferry to the mainland. And of coarse the friendly costal Texans that are really happy that you are there. We will return there this winter but instead of 1 month we will return for 2 months. One downside is the wind but it is Texas, and the coast. Enjoy.
Port A is a nice area. We stay usually in Rockport. Love that Fulton Oysterfest as I am a volunteer on the Fulton Fire Dept when I am there. Usually there are a few weeks where it is COLD but it is generally nice. The wind seems to be there always but you get used to it.
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Old 06-14-2013, 09:05 PM   #5
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The Rio Grand Valley has thousands of Winter Texans and hundreds of RV parks.

"Come on Down" "Texas it's like a whole other country"

Mission is the home of the Ruby Red Grapefruit. Lots of orange and palm trees.
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I live in Texas City, TX, about 40 miles South of Houston, and 14 miles from Galveston. There are many RV parks around the area. One of the ones I suggest is Green Caye, in Dickinson, TX and at $370 a month with FHU - it is easy on the pocketbook. The weather in Texas is strange. If you don't like it just wait five minutes and it will change. Actually we have had winters where the bay has frozen out to about 200 feet from shore, but those are few between. Most of the time it is light jacket weather, in the low 40's at night and the 60's, sometimes 70's in the day. Some Christmas days we have to run the air conditioner.

San Antonio is 3-1/2 to 4 hours away, Austin about 3 hours, Rockport about 3 hours, so staying in one place is a choice.

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We live in Texas but camp for a week in the spring and fall at Fredericksburg, in the Texas hill country. There are many snowbirds that camp there. This part of Texas can be colder than the valley but it is generally nice.
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There is a dedicated SNOWBIRD section on RV.NET that would probably give you the best information about places for the winter.

My favorite would be the Coast Bend area (Corpus Christie - Rockport - Fulton - Aranasas Pass). Personally don't like the RGV - took much dust and not a lot to do. Sort of like Yuma, AZ

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Doesn't the Caribbean coastal area of Texas usually run about 80% humidity all the time? That's what I think I remember hearing so I stay away from Texas coast for that reason. If that's not true, sure would like to hear that from a snow bird...
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Thats not true for the winter months humid in the summer months
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The Rockport, Fulton, Aransas Pass, Port Aransas area is a really nice place to stay. There's also Goose Island State Part there which has waterfront campsites.
I live in north Texas, but spend a lot of time in this area in the motorhome. One of my favorite RV parks is Ransom Road RV Park in Aransas Pass, but it's usually full up with winter Texans in the winter months. I don't like to stay in Port Aransas because you have to wait in line for the ferry every time you want to get off the island unless you drive south to Corpus Christi.
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If you come to Texas you are NOT a Snowbird, you are a Winter Texan and welcomed.
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I am roughing out a Southwest trip and am wondering what San Antonio and Austin areas look like in October / November time frame. Are parks full of winter Texans already? How far in advance should I be looking at making reservations? Thanks!
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I am roughing out a Southwest trip and am wondering what San Antonio and Austin areas look like in October / November time frame. Are parks full of winter Texans already? How far in advance should I be looking at making reservations? Thanks!
The later you wait, the fewer options you'll find. That being said, quite a few winter Texans wait until after Thanksgiving or even Christmas before coming on down.
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