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Old 06-12-2022, 01:05 PM   #1
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Where to snowbird in the southwest?

We'd like to spend about a month or so escaping Oregon's soggy winter. We kind of like escaping between late January and March, when most of the snowbirds seem to be packing up.

Last year we stayed in Yuma and we'd either like a nicer resort than we stayed at (Westwind) or something that's not quite so far as Yuma, say between Vegas and Yuma.

Can anybody recommend a great place to stay for a month + or -. We need a place with a great pool scene and onsite bar and restaurant. We aren't partiers but love hanging buy the pool all day.

The problem we found with Westwind is there are way too many full-timers or people that own permanent homes in the park and they were not friendly to "outsiders" or those passing through. We definitely don't want a party place but it would be nice to meet other RV'ers.

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Old 06-12-2022, 01:42 PM   #2
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Vegas is going to be cooler if hanging out by the pool is your big thing.

If you don't want to go farther than Yuma then the Phoenix/Tucson area is out.

What about the Lake Havasu City area of Arizona?

Consider the San Diego area or Borrego Springs, CA has nice RV parks. You could even do day trips into San Diego from Borrego.

I think you'll find with any park in winter is that many folks go to the same park year after year and cultivate friendships; not necessarily full-timers but just retirees who spend the winters in the south. It takes work to make new friends but I'm sure in any park there are 'newbies' like you.

True travelers like to use state parks or other public parks but then they probably wouldn't have a pool.

Also, don't just seek 'resorts'. Look at the cheaper parks that would have a pool and you may meet more friendlier folks. Westwind is a golf resort and if you don't golf why pay the higher prices? Those kinds of parks draw a different clientele.

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Old 06-12-2022, 03:29 PM   #3
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Check out Oasis RV Resort in Vegas, nice park that has what you are looking for in a park. If you arenít bothered by high prices then check out Sun Resorts San Diego Bay.

Another consideration would be the Paso Robles Sun Resorts. Nice weather and all of the amenities plus tons of wineries.

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Thanks for the suggestions, I'll look them up!
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Voyager RV Resort in Tucson is a huge community with beautiful pool areas (3 pools as I recall). The park has something for everyone. Some of the smaller parks can be clicky. Voyager is definitely a place worth checking out. Just south of I-10, it is convenient to shopping, casino, bike trail, dining, etc. You can stay for a night or the entire year!
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A couple of years ago we stayed a week at Fortuna de Oro in Yuma. Big park, lots of activities. Even though we were only there a short time, people were very welcoming. And Yuma is the warmest part of the SW.
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