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Old 11-10-2013, 11:08 AM   #1
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First time Boondockers @ Quartzite Az.



Any words of wisdom or any thing to watch out for like Do's and Don't?
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Good thread. We are going for the first time this year and interested to follow this topic.
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Lots and lots to talk about, but I'll add a few pieces of info.

You can boondock in free 14-day areas or paid LTVA areas. The advantage of LTVA is that you get trash and dump included in your price. If you camp in the free areas you need to go to the main dump (can get busy) and use the city trash (the Transfer Station just north of town has limited hours, but is free to use). We always camp in the free areas, but many prefer the easy convenience of the huge LTVA areas.

Q water is very hard. I recommend filling up before you come.
There is one so-so grocery store in town. Ok for basic stuff, but I recommend buying veggies and such stuff before you come.
There is lots and lots of space out here. You will *not* have problem finding a site.

I have info on free boondocking areas in this link
http://wheelingit.wordpress.com/2011...quartzsite-az/

And some tips for boondocking and shopping during the big show
http://wheelingit.wordpress.com/2013...quartzsite-az/

This site has good info on Q including answers to common questions
http://dewelldesigns.blogspot.com/20...ondocking.html

Hope that gives you a good start!

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There are actually three grocery stores and a Dollar General with groceries and produce. There is also a very good hardware store. There is also a produce store. My wife doesn't like the water either. We usually stay in the 14 day area on Plamosa Road and then go to the LTVA when we need to dump. $40 for two weeks or $180 for whole season at LTVA.
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Any words of wisdom or any thing to watch out for like Do's and Don't?
yes.....rvsue is there today and she does not appreciate if you park too close.

check out her blog, and say hi
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Great info - thx!
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Get into the area/town unhook anywhere and run around seeing where you might want to go and camp. Check everywhere including town and then go get your rig and get to camping and enjoying the desert winter weather !
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Any words of wisdom or any thing to watch out for like Do's and Don't?
If you are staying long term a road trip with the toad to a REAL town is nice. Every 2 or 3 weeks works. You can stock up on stuff that is pricey or harder to find in Q. Just a nice break to see a city and maybe a show.
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We were in Q yesterday. Scouted out some FHU's and had a look around for dry camps. Weather was beautiful, and we are looking forward to going back after holidays in SoCal.
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I joined the desert news and there was a article about looking for Gold OBOY new tires!!!! Just kidding . We can't wait to go. That will be something to do..
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Any security issues while @ or camping near Q?
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I've camped for 30 + years all over the So Cal deserts and Including Quartzsite and have never had one problem regarding security etc
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I've camped for 30 + years all over the So Cal deserts and Including Quartzsite and have never had one problem regarding security etc
I worry about that also but with all the MH and the people that go with them I wouldn't think anything would happen "Knock on Wood" but you never know. I am so ready to go. I used to love the snow and cold but be it my meds or age the bod just don't seem to take it like it used too and its only Nov.
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I've camped for 30 + years all over the So Cal deserts and Including Quartzsite and have never had one problem regarding security etc
X2. I don't have quite the same number of years experience, but we've spent the last 4 winters boondocking in the desert with zero issues.
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