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Old 10-12-2008, 06:18 AM   #1
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Deena...welcome to iRV2!
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Old 10-12-2008, 06:20 AM   #3
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Texas Gulf Coast. We spent a month camp hosting at Galveston Island State Park in June of 2007. Lots of salt damage to the exterior shiny stuff on our motor home. Just replaced our electric steps on the MH. Tech said never saw that much corrosion on equip that was only 2 years old. You must rinse off every few days if you park near the Gulf.
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by Madame Boomer:
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I'm not familiar with these two states, but can recommend a good number of "winter sites" here along the gulf coast of Texas should you decide to come this direction.

Madame Boomer -- I'd love to hear your recommendations for gulf coast sites. We're considering visiting there this winter.
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Deena -

I did a google search on the rv parks in the "Valley" area in South Texas. We welcome a LOT of winter Texans down there. Here's the link with a good number of selections.

http://rgvguide.com/Lodging/RV_Parks_and_Resorts/

Now, if you should decide that the coastal area is more to your taste, there are a lot of nice resorts in the Corpus Christi area as well.

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There are any number of parks in the Rio Grande Valley that are inland from the Gulf.

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Woo woo! Our own topic, thanks. And thanks for the replies. Haven't seen any suggestions yet that make me want to make the trip from New Mexico all the way across Texas. Keep the ideas coming!
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Deena - welcome to iRV2.

The prime area in South Texas for Snowbirds is the Rio Grande Valley (RGV), which runs from Brownsville, TX up to about Mission, TX. There have been a several discussions on the RGV on iRV2. Click "Find" at the top of the page, uncheck the box that says "search current forum only" and type in "Rio Grande Valley" or "RGV" and you should get several results. You could also try a Google search.

We stayed in the RGV during March a couple of years ago. We got TV stations from Brownsville and they usually gave the weather for South Padre Island. Temperatures along the coast almost always ran 5 to 10 degrees lower than where we were in Mission, TX, which is probably the reason the RGV is more popular for Snowbirds than the Gulf Coast. Also, South Padre is a popular Spring Break location, so you might want to avoid that area in March.

The RGV has lots of nice, inexpensive campgrounds that cater to Snowbirds. The only thing we didn't like was the wind. It was windy almost all day every day and all night. I don't know if it's windy there in other months, but it sure was when we were there in March.

We stayed at Bentsen Palm Village in Mission. They have a pool, a wood shop, and a bike trail nearby. They are adjacent to Bentsen Palm State Park, which is a world-class birding area.
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