parks in Az? - Fiberglass RV

Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 01-12-2009, 08:50 AM   #1
Senior Member
Trailer: 19 ft Scamp 19 ft 5th Wheel Dlx / 2001 Ford Ranger 4x4
Posts: 1,125
In the near future I am seriously thinking about going down to Az to find a permanent home if and when the market get better... but where can I go with the trailer where they allow older trailers.. Most of those RV places are for those big MH and dont allow anything older than 10 yrs old....??
All the Scamps look alike so are they gonna snear their nose at ya because it isnt one of those 'fancy' stickies?
If any of you in AZ know of places that would be ok can you please email me so I can send away for a brochure.... it would appreciate it....
I dont really want to get into a big metro area if I can help it...... just need a place to land so I can see whats available...

Christi V. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2009, 09:06 AM   #2
Senior Member
Bryan L.'s Avatar
Trailer: 1991 Scamp 16 ft
Posts: 294
Parks have age restrictions? Seriously?

"The babbling that I brook." - Pink Floyd

1991 Scamp 16'
Bryan L. is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2009, 09:20 AM   #3
Senior Member
Trailer: 19 ft Scamp 19 ft 5th Wheel Dlx / 2001 Ford Ranger 4x4
Posts: 1,125
yep.. some do.. i know the rv park right by me.. if anyone wants to stay more than a month your trailer has to be within the 10 yr range...
Christi V. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2009, 09:49 AM   #4
Junior Member
Trailer: 2005 Casita Liberty Deluxe 16 ft
Posts: 6
Hello, Christi V..... Mary Ann and I are spending our second winter of snowbirding in Black Canyon City, Arizona, which is about 25 miles north of Phoenix. This is a small town at the foot of the desert mountains, away from the Phoenix hustle-bustle. We are in the Bradshaw Mountain RV resort, a smaller RV park. There are many campers of different ages, sizes, and types here, including one Casita. Everyone here is pretty easy going and friendly and no-one cares what type of camper you have.
There are several other rv parks closeby, so you can try this one out until you get familiar with the area and then move to another one if you like. Unoficially, sometimes you can negotiate a lesser rate.
Good luck
Harvey J is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2009, 10:12 AM   #5
Senior Member
Trailer: 19 ft Scamp 19 ft 5th Wheel Dlx / 2001 Ford Ranger 4x4
Posts: 1,125
Thanks...! I appreciate anything i can find and look into it....
Christi V. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2009, 04:17 PM   #6
Senior Member
Harry Young's Avatar
Trailer: 1971 Astro (ie. Campster/Hunter I)
Posts: 436
Send a message via MSN to Harry Young Send a message via Yahoo to Harry Young

Hi Chisty,

I am in Mayer AZ. 68 miles from Phoenix at 4700 feet elevation, the distance to Phoenix and Flagstaff are near equal on I-17 with Prescott Valley 31 miles away west near Prescott 8 miles beyond that on AZ hwy 69. There are many places to stay here for free, I can put you up or the Powell Springs campground just eliminated their fees, there is a 14 day stay which is never enforced, its a nice pine country camp ground. Also there are many free sites on state and B.L.M. land for season passes of 20.00 in this area.

When its summer the cooling off of the high chaparral is a wonderful advantage over lower elevations in the desert. Also there are camps with hot springs in Camp Verde.

Older out of the way free mountain spaces like Stoneman Lake are peaceful or the Gypsy camp near Lynx Lake is still free in the Prescott Forest, Mingus Mountain is newly rebuilt at 8000 feet and has power installed at sites for cheap.

Personally I go to Flagstaff to forest road 740 or near the Nordic center on hwy 180 and stay for 2 months in summer, the area is called "the tanks", I explore the lava caves, the town square in Flagstaff has entertainment every Saturday night at no cost for admission, the area stay is time unlimited with no urban time Nazis to kick you out. The elevation is 8400 feet, but your still only an hour and 45 minutes away from the hot desert of 105 degrees in Phoenix. The evening thunder boomers of the monsoons roll in late June early July just in time, staying into August-September making for drowsy sitting in the camper reading a book time between the shows that summer nature puts on.

In Arizona I have never been refused a stay because my rig is 39 years old...That behavior is for more farther west coast states to worry about. I will be posting the Forest Rd 740 camp 2008 soon from last summer.

Other topics are the Kaibab National Forest, Prescott National Forrest, Coconino National Forest, area of Payson Az, Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests and the Arizona White Mountains. While Arizona is remembered for its deserts, it has some of the largest forests left in the nation.

If you come down please contact us.

Welcome to Arizona in advance, wishing you safe journeys .

Harry Young is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2009, 05:27 PM   #7
Senior Member
Name: Vivian
Trailer: 1999 Scamp 16 ft ('The Pod')
Posts: 293
Parks have age restrictions? Seriously?
Some have length restrictions as well as age.
Vivian is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2009, 08:16 PM   #8
Frederick L. Simson's Avatar
Name: Frederick
Trailer: Fiber Stream
Posts: 8,125
Send a message via AIM to Frederick L. Simson

Parks have age restrictions? Seriously?
[b]Some parks do.

Link to past "Trailer Ageism" discussion
Frederick - The Scaleman
1978 Fiber Stream 16 named "Eggstasy" & 1971 Compact Jr. named "Boomerang"
Frederick L. Simson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2009, 10:31 PM   #9
Senior Member
Pete Dumbleton's Avatar
Trailer: Scamp
Posts: 3,072
Send a message via Yahoo to Pete Dumbleton
Sometimes the age restriction is just a device to exclude questionable renters and sometimes it's a 'nose in the air' thing. However, the good thing about Scamps, Casitas, etc., is that they have no real way of checking your model year, so just tell white lies. A cleaned and waxed 20 year old Egg looks no older than a recent one.

I suspect that any RV park which is actively enforcing model year is an RV I wouldn't be happy at anyway.

Pete Dumbleton is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2009, 05:39 AM   #10
Senior Member
Donna D.'s Avatar
Name: Donna D
Trailer: Escape 5.0 TA, 2014
Posts: 23,908
Consider joining Escapees RV Club. You'll receive a thick book of RV parks for all over the country. Investigating your options is half the fun!
Donna D.
Ten Forward - 2014 Escape 5.0 TA
Double Yolk - 1988 16' Scamp Deluxe
Donna D. is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2009, 08:10 AM   #11
Senior Member
Trailer: 19 ft Scamp 19 ft 5th Wheel Dlx / 2001 Ford Ranger 4x4
Posts: 1,125
thanks donna.. will look into it... didnt see if there was a 'fee' or not...??

Pete my luck they would ask to see the title for the yr of the trailer!! then your stuck... I have a hard time lieing to people.... not in my nature....
Christi V. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2009, 09:05 AM   #12
Trailer: 2008 Lil Bunk 18 ft / 1975 IH Scout II
Posts: 45

3 years ago, we travelled 10 states (AZ to WA) with a small 80's stick 5th wheel. Only one campground (Reno, NV) asked the age question. It was over the telephone. They said NO. Did not bother mentioning that I was towing with a 1971 pickup.

I've lived here (Cochise County, southwest of Tombstone, on the Mexican border) for almost 30 years. Have transitioned from an engineering professional, to a part-time school bus driver, to retired (with the usual health and layoff "incentives" along the way ). I'm concerned on what you are looking for in AZ.

If you need to find work, things are tough right now (unless you are a medical professional). If you are retired, the options are more open. There are lots of developments for the retired with lots of money. I suspect that anyone hanging out on this site would have problems with a gated, age restricted, Home Owner Association hugging development . When my parents moved down here, they specifically ruled out buying into a 55+ restricted neighborhood.

The lower altitudes get hot in the summer. Pavement melting hot. Never cool off at night hot.

"Valley of the living inferno" runs from Phoenix down thru Tucson to Green Valley and Nogales. You have already ruled most of this out, due to the large population. The Colorado River Valley, from Yuma up to Laughlin, NV is also very hot. The lower desert (Quartzsite, Gila Bend, etc) are not very habitable in the winter.

The above places are great places to bask in the sun in the winter. We are going to a few of them next week.

I really like the climate here. The altitude is 4,800 feet. Cools off at night in the summer. The "dry heat" is easier on the body than the "sopping wet heat". It occasionally snows here. Usually melts off by mid-afternoon. Only 1 or 2 snow storms per year have any impact.

We got some major problems with smuggling (both human & drug). The Mexican drug wars are being felt on this side of the border. It gets personal when a drug chase comes thru your preschool bus route.

Some excellent suggestions presented for northern az (Flagstaff / Prescott area - also higher altitude). You get more winter - which might be a good trade-off for less 100+ degree summer days.

Russ & Marian McLean is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2009, 09:15 AM   #13
Senior Member
peterh's Avatar
Name: Peter
Trailer: 2005 19 ft Scamp 19 ft 5th Wheel
Posts: 1,519
Christi, Christi, Christi. A little bit of snow falls and the city you live in gets a wee bit of flooding two winters in a row, and next thing ya know you're planning to move to Arizona?
peterh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2009, 10:00 AM   #14
Senior Member
Trailer: 19 ft Scamp 19 ft 5th Wheel Dlx / 2001 Ford Ranger 4x4
Posts: 1,125
Peterh... LOL yes I will plan on moving to the sun country in the near future.. I have been a washingtonian the majority of my life and i have grown the webs between the toes!! I do not like it here.... to depressing and gloomy!!

Russ and Maria... I have looked at Sun City. but as you say.. to many restriction and where would I put my egg? They dont allow that in the drivway I am sure!!!! Probably cant hang your cloths out on the lines either... HOA sucks....too... I will find my little place one of these days....but have to wait till the houseing maket it better... I might try to do a snow bird thing next fall and see how it goes.... Yes I am retired now... but still have to live within my means... like everyone else...

Christi V. is offline   Reply With Quote

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
Sarasota RV Parks theresa p Camping, Campout Reports 6 04-02-2010 08:28 AM
reservations at the national parks steve w General Chat 0 12-29-2009 09:00 AM
Alberta Parks Lainey Camping, Campout Reports 1 06-11-2009 10:05 PM
Do you bring your dog to Nat'l Parks? Dan Vang Camping, Campout Reports 21 03-14-2009 11:52 PM
Our National Parks Robin G General Chat 6 02-08-2009 11:29 PM

» Upcoming Events
No events scheduled in
the next 465 days.
» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:56 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.