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Old 11-13-2018, 11:36 AM   #1
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Az. For winter

We had a problem finding locations. Found Verde River Rv Resort. Just opened and its growing and very nice and cost is reasonable. We full time, and its hard to find places we like and can afford with a nice management and philosophy. Sites are large enough and level and angled so big rigs and novices are easy to access. We also loved Santa Fe Skys in NM for the same reasons but its a little cold for the winter. We like quiet also.
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Old 11-13-2018, 06:38 PM   #2
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Glad to hear you found a nice option in AZ/NM for the winter. We are selling our home in Jan, and starting our full-time journey. Planning to head to PACNORWEST, and heading south in September. While heading through OR, CA, and on to AZ, we hope to find a reasonable solution in AZ for 2-3 months as of NOV 1st.


Question - is joining a membership, e.g. Thousand Trails, advised, or can the same deals be found without a fee based membership. Thanks for your thoughts and comments.

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Old 11-13-2018, 07:34 PM   #3
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I recommend buying a TT zone pass + Trails Collection. The $700 investment will quickly pay for itself. You can see all the parks in each zone and TC on website. When you get ready to stay for 2-3 months, reserve a 14 day stay upon check in, tell them you want to stay for 2-3 months and you may get a deal. No guarantees. Also during the 14 days, you can leisurely check out non TT parks in your target area.

The pass is only a 1 year commitment.

We signed up for 4 years in 2016 and got it for $425- 2 zones then added Trails Collection for $199.

The trails Collection includes a lot of 55+ parks in AZ
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Old 11-13-2018, 09:09 PM   #4
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Yes, I think we are leaning toward the Thousand Trail membership. We have read some comments online where people stated that they had a tough time finding availability. Have you found problems scheduling stays for 14 days under the membership? Thanks for the feedback.
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X2 on Santa Fe Skies. Great park, but it can be so windy there.
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We travel on TT Labor Day-Christmas. This is off peak in most places, so never had trouble getting 14 day reservation. Others have told me that if they book right away when the 60 day window opens, they have no trouble. I wouldn't count on it during peak periods, you may be disappointed. Go in knowing this possible disappointment, maybe it will work. Still worth it in my opinion.
Once you get your feet wet, maybe you'll look at the Elite membership which has a better booking window and longer stay and "park to park". With zone pass and TC, it is 14 in and 7 out. In your zone parks (not TC), you can do 4 nights in a park with no nights out. With TC, any length stay, always 7 out
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Old 11-14-2018, 06:23 AM   #7
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Great feedback, thank you. We are going to join TT - ad I see it, staying free for 14 days will nearly pay for the annual membership alone. Thanks again to you both for the helpful comments. Paul
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