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Old 11-16-2012, 06:08 PM   #1
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Question Need advice: Go to Escapees Boot Camp in Congress AZ?

Ok, second try. The last one was nonsensical! Has anyone ever been to the Escapees Bootcamp in Congress, AZ? We booked it, and we don't see a thing when we plug the address into Google Earth! We would be driving from Houston! Is this worth it? Does this place even exist? We are going to be brand new campers and new owners of a class A. Need advice! Thanks in advance!

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Old 11-16-2012, 06:13 PM   #2
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I don't know about the AZ location, but there is an Escapees in Livingston TX. They hold the bootcamp at the Livingston location, too. I have heard that the boot camp is fun and very worthwhile.

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Old 11-16-2012, 06:17 PM   #3
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Wife and I have been to the Escapees boot camp and would recommend it, especially to anyone new. As to Congress, Az. can not comment. We went to the boot camp in conjunction with the Escapees Escapades. In our case it was in Gillette, Wy. Had the boot camp followed immediately by the Escapades. Didn't know they had just the boot camp, may be a new feature. In any case check with the Escapees website and/or call them if unsure as to this being a legitimate Escapees program.
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Old 11-16-2012, 07:41 PM   #4
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Call them?

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Old 11-16-2012, 08:20 PM   #5
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I went in to the Escapees website and checked the event schedule for you. This looks like the one you signed up for. It's being held at the "North Ranch Escapees RV Park". Which does exist. RV Park Reviews :: Congress, Arizona ( AZ ) - RV Parks and Campground Reviews

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Not to worry. You've hooked up with a very good organization and you will learn a lot and have a good time doing it. I have never been to Boot Camp but it does have an excellent reputation.

Quartzsite / Southern Arizona
Date: February 1 - 3, 2013
Location: Escapees North Ranch RV Park, 30625 Highway 89, Congress, AZ
Description: Tired of Dry Camping at Quartzsite? Ready for some hookups? Join us at Escapees North Ranch for Boot Camp
Registration for this event opens August 1, 2012

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Tuition: One person/one RV - $125 One couple/one RV - $199

This includes all training, handouts, RVer's Ultimate Survival Guide (CD), breakfast in Saturday and Sunday morning, dinner on Saturday evening, snacks, and social gatherings. RV parking is available on site at additional cost. Additional optional services, such as RV driver training, RV weighing by Escapees SmartWeigh, and fire/life safety products, will be available at the event at additional cost. You must register in advance for Boot Camp by calling our registration hotline at 888-757-2582. There are only a limited number of seats available, so don’t delay! Boot Camp RV parking is available at Escapees North Ranch: 30A Full hookup parking only - No 50A sites available.

If you are an Escapees member, you can stay at North Ranch for Boot Camp. Standard member rates apply. To ensure that you won't have any problems getting a site you like, you may want to plan to arrive a few days early. All Boot Camp activities will be held in the Activity Center. For non-members, RV parking will be available at North Ranch for the standard non-member rate of $26.50 per night if you wish to stay in the park. All sites are 30A water/electric/sewer. You can reserve a site in advance when you sign up for Boot Camp. Sites are limited, so don’t delay! Standard arrival will be on Feb 1, 2012. Optional early arrival will be on Jan 31. Departure on Feb 3. RV parking is not included in your Boot Camp tuition fee! You will need to pay for parking at North Ranch when you arrive/depart.

You do not need an RV to attend! You can register as a Walk-In and stay in a local motel. See Directions and Tips above for information on area motels and lodging.
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We've been "SKP's" since we went full time in 2010. I highly recommend the organization for many reasons although we never attended one of their boot camps. I've heard they are very beneficial for newcomers. I'm betting you're going to enjoy and benefit from it.


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