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Old 11-09-2015, 09:37 AM   #15
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OK, so if dipping below 32F is not a death sentence () what care would I need to exercise on the road? I see plenty of posts of about winterizing an RV, but for full-timers, what do you do when freezing temps are in the area to prevent problems?

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We've camped for weeks where the night time temperatures have dropped below freezing and for about a week when it went into the mid-teens every night and had no damage. It takes a little paying attention but you can camp in it.
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Old 11-09-2015, 10:07 AM   #16
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One advantage of purchasing the Long Term Area pass that Frederick mentioned is it is good for a number of Arizona & California BLM campgrounds. $180.00 for 7 months works out to pretty inexpensive camping ($40.00 for 2 weeks which is renewable).

If you get tired of the crowd at Quartzite, hop over to Imperial Dam just across the border in California & you have a 3500 acre dispersed camping area in the desert to be as close or as far from your neighbor as you wish.
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Old 11-09-2015, 10:28 AM   #17
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I think an area becomes popular by word of mouth and some features worth noting as being of value. Then grows from there. At some point it becomes sort of cycle of because people come the services or activities they will desire (and pay for) become more available which makes it more attractive.


There is an area north of Tampa - New Port Richie which is belt buckle deep in transplanted SE Michigan people and Canadians. They retired to nice little 2 bed room bungalows which builders were more than happy to build more of. Lots of services that cater to retirees have opened in the area. Close enough to the airport, Orlando, and beaches to make visits by kids and grandkids a pleasant family vacation. Lot of discount flights going both ways too. Detroit to Orlando or Tampa. And good highway trip too. Except Atlanta, man that is always a painful section of highway.


Another area of Fla. seems like every other person you meet is a native of New York. Like I said I think it starts with word of mouth. And things like the honey wagon, resort or cheap camping, housing and flights, doctors and restaurants will follow the growing customer base. Flea markets, oh yes them too.
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Old 11-09-2015, 10:43 AM   #18
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Palm Springs in Southern California is great in the winter. There is a lot of stuff to do a bunches of places to eat. The only problem with Palm Springs is, Canadians. Yukon and British Columbia must be deserted in the winter because they are all here.
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Living in the far north where it gets to -30 to -40 below zero, one solution to the problem is to slightly open a couple of faucets so there is continuous water flow. I realize that this waste water and requires a sewer connection but it works and is an easily applied solution. My neighbors water supply is only buried in the ground 4 ft and he has used this method to prevent freeze ups.
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My observation is that those who want to go south for the winter do just that - go south from wherever they happen to live. So if you live on the west coast you're most likely to go down to southern CA or AZ. If you live in the mid-west you'll head to the Rio Grande Valley in Texas. And if you live on the east coast you head to Florida. At least that's generally true I think. The two other considerations for most folks are simply cost and services.

Personally, we've never cared much for Yuma. We like to give Quartzsite a visit every few years just for the novelty of it. We checked out the Rio Grande Valley once and didn't find it to be our cup of tea but I'm glad we experienced it. We're planning our winter travels now and hope to be in these places in Jan. and Feb.: Southern OR, parts of CA, Death Valley, Lake Mead area, Tuscon. And who knows where else. It can get cold in some of these places for sure, but living in the Pacific Northwest means we go looking mostly for sunshine!
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We talked about going south to Mississauga for camping or Inverhuron : tanks best empty for both unless you have above floor tanks
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Living in the far north where it gets to -30 to -40 below zero, one solution to the problem is to slightly open a couple of faucets so there is continuous water flow. I realize that this waste water and requires a sewer connection but it works and is an easily applied solution. My neighbors water supply is only buried in the ground 4 ft and he has used this method to prevent freeze ups.
-F or -C LOL in United States part of America below -30 to -40 F may work, in southern Canada part of America +34 to -40 C maybe; in the rest of America maybe use furnace, lots of blankets and bottled water. -35 C and below just plain cold and you never know when you may get a surprise cold front -48 for a daytime high LOL
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The other thing to keep in mind about Quartzsite is it's so ugly (except at night).
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My observation is that those who want to go south for the winter do just that - go south from wherever they happen to live. So if you live on the west coast you're most likely to go down to southern CA or AZ. If you live in the mid-west you'll head to the Rio Grande Valley in Texas. And if you live on the east coast you head to Florida. At least that's generally true I think. The two other considerations for most folks are simply cost and services.

Personally, we've never cared much for Yuma. We like to give Quartzsite a visit every few years just for the novelty of it. We checked out the Rio Grande Valley once and didn't find it to be our cup of tea but I'm glad we experienced it. We're planning our winter travels now and hope to be in these places in Jan. and Feb.: Southern OR, parts of CA, Death Valley, Lake Mead area, Tuscon. And who knows where else. It can get cold in some of these places for sure, but living in the Pacific Northwest means we go looking mostly for sunshine!
I guess I'm the oddball - I live in the East (on the shores of Lake Ontario where we get 200" of snow each winter). It is not unusual to have to shovel your roof (the house, not the trailer) like I did last February.

I've never wintered in Florida, but love the southwest. Give me the desert over the over populated, buggy southeast. I'm sure there are those that would disagree, but I enjoy the 3000 mile trek across the country to get to Arizona!

I'll be bouncing around the Arizona & California BLM areas over the winter, including Dome Rock for the fiberglass trailer rally in February & a short excursion north for the Scamp Camp Christmas rally in December.
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They all sound like nice places to visit or stay a while.
That being said, I'm from Canada.
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We spend at least a month in Georgia. Usually February. Being from the Adirondacks, cool night temps don't scare us.
Some Georgia State Parks have snowbird specials - half off for extended stays.
Parks are quieter than the usual packed parks of Florida. We stay at Florida parks prior to Thanksgiving, and then back there in early spring for baseball spring training season.
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-F or -C LOL in United States part of America below -30 to -40 F may work
When it gets to -40 there is no need to question if that is F or C as they are the same at that point.

And yup its cold! Once had to spend a week working outside in that temp. And nope I would not want to be camping in it regardless of how well insulated the trailer might be! LOL
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