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Old 08-09-2012, 01:55 PM   #1
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Snowbirding from BC

OK, here's a question....what would be the nearest, nicest place to stay for the winter travelling from Vancouver BC?. Say from October thru March.

California, Oregon, Arizona, Texas?

Anybody done this?....all comments and help appreciated, this will be my first time.
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Old 08-09-2012, 02:14 PM   #2
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OK, here's a question....what would be the nearest, nicest place to stay for the winter travelling from Vancouver BC?. Say from October thru March.

California, Oregon, Arizona, Texas?

Anybody done this?....all comments and help appreciated, this will be my first time.
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Come stay at my place in north central Texas and I'll go to Vancouver and stay!

Just kidding, I love Vancouver, BC. My favorite part of the world.....

I have no idea what you consider the nicest, but probably I would choose Arizona or Texas for October through March.
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Come March after 5 months of grey, cold, sideways rain, I might take you up on it...
By nice, I mean there should be some amenities, and some local attractions.
I'm pretty sure I could camp in the middle of a desert, but I'm not sure that' what I want.
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Oregon, has rain in winter, so does N.Ca. So Ca Is good at that time of yr.Arizona is also good lots to do out in the desert in Phoniex n Yuma. Lots of RV Parks both places. Or u can stay out in the the desert on B.L.M. Land for cheap. Theres a lot do out there and a lot of rvers n a lot of Canadians.People r very friendly out in the desert,something going on every day.Great experience. I wouldn,t drive fm. Van. B.C. to tx. n i live here.
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If you decide Texas, I know there are a lot of parks all around the state that enjoyed by many snowbirds. In fact the first owners of my coach spent winters here in Texas from Michigan, they said they enjoyed it here a lot because in the Austin/central part of the state it is beautiful year round, which it is.

Let us know where you wind up!
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I think that question is sort of like "What's the best meal to have for dinner?"

It's individual taste. I know of people who have over-wintered in Vancouver.

You ask how far?

I ask how warm do you want to be? How much do you want to spend?

You need to set out some parameters.
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ok.... 75 degrees is just fine with me....
The less fuel I have to buy the better...ie, Sonoma county CA vs, yuma AZ.
Old Retired guy on a fixed income the less I have to spend the better.

I guess I'm looking for the perfect RV park, not too far, not too expensive, which lets me get away from months and months of rain and 33 degree weather...
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Guess u have ansewered ur own q. u can only do what ur income allows u to do, and only u know what that is.
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You are one of many hundred Canadians doing the same thing. We are co-hosts at a BLM Campground in SW Arizona, near the Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument. Our area is Boondocking, but very peaceful, inexpensive, and abundant with wildlife. A nice RV park nearby for full hookups at only $285.00 Month incl. elect. About 65 % of our guests are from your area. The area is 55 miles South of Interstate 8 from Gila Bend AZ. Check it out on the map. Parks around Yuma are going to run in the $400 to 700.range. All BLM areas, (except Long term) are two weeks in, two weeks out rule. There are several "Long term " areas for $185 a season ( I think that's correct). Lots to see and do in the AZ desert, not just sand dunes! Good luck, maybe we will see you down there.
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Alleyman, thank you, sounds like what I am looking for...
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ok.... 75 degrees is just fine with me....
The less fuel I have to buy the better...ie, Sonoma county CA vs, yuma AZ.
Old Retired guy on a fixed income the less I have to spend the better.

I guess I'm looking for the perfect RV park, not too far, not too expensive, which lets me get away from months and months of rain and 33 degree weather...
Save your pennies for fuel and come over Florida.
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There is a LARGE amount of Canadian participation at the boondocking areas near Yuma.


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thanks everyone, pls keep them coming....I probably won't leave 'till after Thanksgiving....
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