Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 05-05-2015, 10:02 AM   #1
Winnebago Camper
 
Milom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Posts: 44
Affordable winter resorts South west

We are Planning on retiring Dec 2015 and want to "snowbird" in Southern Cali or Arizona Jan-April 2016! Las Vegas is less expensive $565/mo. but way colder in winter Where do you seasoned vets go that's affordable. Most RV parks I've checked with Want $800-$1800/mo. plus power.Is that about right? More if near San Diego! would like to be near the ocean or a big lake. Am I dreaming you can get a site around $400/mo. or less?
Recommendations please
Thank you
Milo
__________________
Winnebago owners club
2007 Winnebago adventurer 38t
w24 Workhorse Chassis, Allison 2100MH GM Vortec 8.1l V8 1991 Suzuki jx 4x4 Toad
Milom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2015, 10:06 AM   #2
Winnebago Owner
 
CampDaven's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Fulltime, USA
Posts: 111
Yuma has the best winter weather. Much more reasonable, and much to see and do!
Google rvparkreviews yuma az
__________________
Dave and Nola, RVM1
The Journey is Our Destination!
[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
http://davenola.blogspot.com/
CampDaven is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2015, 11:54 AM   #3
Winnebago Owner
 
traveler of california's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Posts: 249
San Diego is priced very high, anywhere near the ocean will be well over $1000/month plus electricity. Don't rule out Vegas as it is much more reasonable and there is much to do off the strip. Great restaurants and entertainment if you seek out "local" casinos and take in show in a place like the South Point.


The weather in LV is really very good and does not get that cold, at least not to us and we are from sunny Cali.
__________________
Nick
Allegro Red 34QFA 2014
traveler of california is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2015, 05:22 AM   #4
Winnebago Camper
 
louisejewell's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: roaming the USA
Posts: 7
option in Yuma to rent rv lots in residential areas at a bargain price. If you don't need all the perks of a resort, this gives you a home like feeling in a real neighborhood.
louisejewell is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2015, 08:12 AM   #5
Winnebago Camper
 
pdq_bc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: where ever we're parked
Posts: 49
Quote:
Originally Posted by Milom View Post
We are Planning on retiring Dec 2015 and want to "snowbird" in Southern Cali or Arizona Jan-April 2016! Las Vegas is less expensive $565/mo. but way colder in winter Where do you seasoned vets go that's affordable. Most RV parks I've checked with Want $800-$1800/mo. plus power.Is that about right? More if near San Diego! would like to be near the ocean or a big lake. Am I dreaming you can get a site around $400/mo. or less?
Recommendations please
Thank you
Milo
hi:

we have been snowing birding in so. cal. for the last 4 years. (one month each in palm springs, san diego, long beach.) yes, i think you are dreaming to get a site for $400/mo. or less.

from reading the forums, your dream is way more possible in az.

cheers,
pdq
__________________
peter & larry... tiffin 2015 allegro 36LA ~ chevy 2009 HHR tow
we're here... http://map.datastormusers.com/user1.cfm?user=12260
our blog... http://wllrtr.tumblr.com
pdq_bc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2015, 08:25 AM   #6
Winnebago Camper
 
datrbone8's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 17
Not very much to do in Yuma. Tucson has a lot more to offer in the way of activity with better variety of entertainment, restaurants, etc. It's also much prettier if you like outdoor recreational activities like biking/hiking. Prices are likely the same as Yuma but if you do find a place for $ 400 a month you're probably going to be somewhere you may not like
__________________
1998 Newmar Dutch Star, 3126B Cat/ Freightliner
2003 Honda Element
" Don't let the same dog bite you twice "
datrbone8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2015, 09:02 AM   #7
Winnie-Wise
 
Skip426's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Powell River, B.C.
Posts: 339
A lot depends on what you expect to find in an RV park, in the way of activities , pool & other amenities are going to cost more.
I'm currently spending my winters at a 1 star park , that has 5 star people staying there. I budget $500, a month for , rent, power, propane and cable/internet; and seldom go over. But as datrbone8 says , you may not like it.
The friends we have made in the park keep us coming back, but over the past few years health issues are thinning those out.
The park has a small golf course, that we enjoy, and the snowbirds do 90% of the maintenance, and our view is the Colorado River through the windshield. But the nearest full grocery store is 11 miles away.
There are inexpensive places out there, but you have to decide what your looking for and balance that with what you're willing to pay.
Check out the Lake Havasu City and Parker AZ area, in your search for a spot, that area may suit you.
__________________
99DSDP 3884, Freightliner, XC, CAT 3126B, 300 HP /ALLISON 3060
2000 Caravan toad, Remco & Blue Ox.
Skip426 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2015, 03:43 PM   #8
Winnebago Owner
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 110
Yuma has 60 plus RV parks something for every price range.
bsamole is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2015, 05:50 AM   #9
Winnebago Owner
 
CampDaven's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Fulltime, USA
Posts: 111
Affordable winter resorts South west

Yuma and Tucson both have much to do in and away from the city. If you google them you will find a great many hidden gems of places that most folks dont look for. The natural, cultural and historical abound!
If you are adventurous, you will NEVER run out of grand things to see and do in Arizona!
__________________
Dave and Nola, RVM1
The Journey is Our Destination!
[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
http://davenola.blogspot.com/
CampDaven is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2015, 01:45 PM   #10
Winnebago Master
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 962
I have spent the winters in Yuma several times. We find plenty to do .... how does the old fart's joke go "I got up in the morning and had nothing to do and when I went to bed I only had half of it done" .... we stay in a full service resort: swimming pools, golf group, shuffle board, horse shoes, pottery, lapidary, wood shop, tennis, pickle ball, volley ball, quilting, café, laundry ... there are groups that go four wheeling in the desert, hiking in the desert, eating out.... and like everywhere in AZ HAPPY HOURS while watching beautiful sunsets.

Personally we square dance three times a week, and I play golf twice a week, and we go to free jazz concerts outdoors once a week.

Our resort is pricey ... we pay more than what you suggest your budget might be ... however there are bare bones parks outside of the city for less than your budget ... they have fewer amenities and you will be driving further for groceries and activities.
skigramp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2015, 01:57 PM   #11
Winnebago Owner
 
CampDaven's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Fulltime, USA
Posts: 111
Affordable winter resorts South west

FYI, we have spent December and January in Yuma for the last two seasons and it is grand. But those are the "cold" months in AZ. Did 3 months in Casa Grande and Tucson in mid-winter, but too many cold nites for us; yeah, spoiled.
But being in one place too long gives us the travel itch!
We move around a lot and do monthly and 2-weeks in many places, like Benson, Tucson, Sierra Vista, Mesa, etc. Also the State parks: Patagonia Lakes, Picacho Peak, Catalina, etc.
In warmer months like October, November, March, April we are in the Northern areas like Flaggstaff, Prescott, Verde Valley, Cottonwood, etc.
__________________
Dave and Nola, RVM1
The Journey is Our Destination!
[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
http://davenola.blogspot.com/
CampDaven is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2015, 02:18 PM   #12
Winnebago Camper
 
Todd157k's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: So.Cal.
Posts: 40
Milom... Retired military by chance? There's a lot of options..
__________________
2013 Itasca Sunova 30A
2006 Crownline 250cr
2012 Ram Laramie Longhorn
Todd157k is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2015, 11:15 AM   #13
Winnebago Master
 
Finhawk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Olympia, Wa and Las Vegas, Nv for the Winter
Posts: 567
We have spent the past 7 winters at Nellis AFB in Las Vegas. There is plenty to do here besides casinos. The weather gets a bit cool at times but not too bad. There are quite a few parks here. I haven't checked the prices so can't tell you about that.
__________________
2012 Itasca Meridian 42E, Roadmaster Tow System, Unified Brakes on Toad
2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland. US Army Armor. Ret
Finhawk is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
ford, winter


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Winter camping in real winter conditions michealwhela Winnebago Lifestyle 21 11-03-2014 06:35 AM
Heading South....Happy new Year. jtharley Campgrounds, Travel and Attractions 13 01-03-2009 12:58 PM
I-70 up and west from Denver? Paul T Campgrounds, Travel and Attractions 11 08-09-2008 04:40 PM

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Winnebago Industries or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:48 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.