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Old 12-19-2018, 12:34 PM   #1
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South for winter

For those that winter in the south , do you take your RV or do you rent or own a place.
We found the 1800 mile drive in the winter just too long so it was easier to buy a place and wasn’t more expensive than renting an RV spot for 4 months but most of our neighbors do bring their RV. We live in a mixed use zoning neighborhood in Yuma.
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Old 12-19-2018, 12:51 PM   #2
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When we were wintering in AZ. we did it both ways. We took the RV the first 2 or 3 years. Then we bought a place there in Apache Junction. Sold it the second year and went back to the 5th wheel the next year.
We had mixed feelings on leaving our place set there unattended for most of the year. There was a fair amount of break ins during the summer months. Plus some vandalism. Even tho it was a gated and supposedly secure community. They just came over the back wall at night. We also liked to be able to move around if we so desired.
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Old 12-27-2018, 04:17 PM   #3
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This is our first year wintering with the fifth wheel in Apache junction. We're just a little over 1200 miles, but we have been concerned about pulling in cold weather. Suppose to be -6° to +6° in Gallup NM. when we'll go thru there. That's cold... and I know things break in cold temps.
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Old 12-27-2018, 05:17 PM   #4
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My sister and brother in law left today from the St louis area for the Alabama coast. They will stay in there class C motorhome if its not too cold or a motel if it is. Was talking to them before they left about finding Gas open as they usually leave on new years day and they have never had any problems.

My Parents have both passed but they wintered in southern Texas. At first they would pull there camper down but eventually got a small car for gas mileage and bought a mobile home there. They never had any problems but that was maybe 20 years ago. Now is a different story.


To any and all traveling south have a safe trip
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Old 12-27-2018, 06:01 PM   #5
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I'm afraid Alabama coast wouldn't be warm enough for me. We went to Port Aransas TX couple of years ago and there was some pretty cool days. But the pull is a lot easier. If Az pans out to be a hard pull we may have to give P.A. another try. That's what's great about fifth wheels and travel trailers.
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Old 12-27-2018, 06:45 PM   #6
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That's the good thing about campers. If you don't like where you are there are roads to anywhere. I find its not the destination but the journey.
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