Inexpensive Campgrounds?

Discussion in 'Destinations' started by onthecoach, Jan 30, 2007.

  1. onthecoach

    onthecoach Senior Member

    Hello All---

    Now that we have FINALLY dug ourselves out of over 60" of snow in the Golden, CO area, we are looking for some place to spend NEXT winter. We are looking for someplace with moderate temps, not warm, but not freezing either. NO SNOW!!! Occasional rain is ok, but not 5 months of rain!

    Also....someplace REASONABLE! So far, most of the places we have seen online and in our directories are running $600-$800 a month!

    We welcome any suggestions!!!

    Thanks!
     
  2. TexasClodhopper

    TexasClodhopper Senior Member

    Re: Inexpensive Campgrounds?

    There's only one place that fits all of your requirements.

    Rockport - Aransas Pass, Texas just north of Corpus Christi.
     
  3. hertig

    hertig Senior Member

    Re: Inexpensive Campgrounds?

    Don't know about the price, but Tucson has the weather. Usually at least 50 degrees during the day. Can get down to freezing in the early morning some days, but not many. This year we got as low as 28 degrees a few times and actually had .6 inches of snow this year, so probably won't see any more for another 10 years or so. Rain is pretty rare, usually only a few days here or there (it is the desert :) )
     
  4. DL Rupper

    DL Rupper Senior Member

    Re: Inexpensive Campgrounds?

    Benson, AZ isn't too bad either. You can spend a month or 2 in Tuson and travel over to Benson (50mi) for a month or 2. The towns by Benson include Sierra Vista, Bisbee, Tomestone and Douglas. All fun to see. The area is where Cochise hung out. When you get bored drive up to the mining towns East of Apache Junction, AZ or over to Silver City, NM.
     
  5. Texas_Camper

    Texas_Camper New Member

    Re: Inexpensive Campgrounds?

    I agree with Clodhopper and would add that the Rockport-fulton area has some very nice campgrounds. So does Palacios and lot's of places in Southern Texas. If you go into the Rio Grande Valley, you find lot's of "Winter Texans". We don't call them snowbirds, but winter texans. You'll need reservations.
    The Texas Hill country is nice and lot's of lakes there too.
    hth.
     
  6. Texas_Camper

    Texas_Camper New Member

    Re: Inexpensive Campgrounds?

    Lavaca Bay RV resort is near the Texas Gulf Coast and the website shows a rate of $275 per month, plus 5 dollars per day for 50 amp service...Check it out...http://www.lavacabayrvpark.com/
    Lot's of other rv parks in the area....
     
  7. onthecoach

    onthecoach Senior Member

    Re: Inexpensive Campgrounds?

    Thanks all....this is a great start!!!!
     
  8. Kirk

    Kirk Senior Member

    Re: Inexpensive Campgrounds?

    Check out the Rio Grande River Valley. There are hundreds of RV parks along the river from Brownsville up through Mission. The cost can range from around $250/month for just a full hook-up site to as much as $500/month for one that has enough activities that you hardly need to leave the park. Just across the river is Mexico with lots of cheap shopping, hair cuts, beauty shops, medicines, dentists, and many others. The valley has great fresh fruit and vegetables in stands on every other corner. And it is quite a bit warmer that the Rockport area, although we did enjoy it there as well.
     
  9. RVsoul

    RVsoul New Member

    Re: Inexpensive Campgrounds?

    Definitely try Florida or the Carolinas. Some really nice resorts at very reasonable prices!!! I am not sure if Key West is on your cards but you should look into that too
     
  10. utmtman

    utmtman Senior Member

    RE: Inexpensive Campgrounds?

    Let me as a question here, what is the humidity like in Texas in Winter. I know it can be miserale in summer. Thanks for your answers.
     
  11. TexasClodhopper

    TexasClodhopper Senior Member

    Re: Inexpensive Campgrounds?

    Humidity in Texas? Who started that rumor? :eek: :laugh: ;)
     
  12. Texas_Camper

    Texas_Camper New Member

    Re: Inexpensive Campgrounds?

    It gets up to 110 dailly in AZ, but its a dry heat so you one doesn't feel it. In the Rio Grande Valley, it's a dry humidity, so one doesn't feel it...
    Now Florida is something else...
     
  13. utmtman

    utmtman Senior Member

    Re: Inexpensive Campgrounds?

    I traveled across Texas and Louisiana than up to Pennsyvania a couple of years ago, I swear himidity started the minute i crossed the border into Texas and only got worse and worse as we traveled along until we got back across the mississippi on the way home. We want to head south winter of 2008 or 2009. And go full timing from then on. So we are looking at every thing and everyones comments about where they go others go and so on.
     
  14. TexasClodhopper

    TexasClodhopper Senior Member

    Re: Inexpensive Campgrounds?

    We have these little sprinkler heads at the roadside. This way only the good ones stay! ;)
     
  15. DL Rupper

    DL Rupper Senior Member

    Re: Inexpensive Campgrounds?

    I thought we were discussing winter RV'ing. What is this 110 degrees in Arizona. The temp averages about 60/80 degrees in AZ in the winter, depending on where you are located. Definately not in Flagstaff or Showlow. The hills/mountains of Benson, AZ is a little cooler than down in the valley by Tuson. :bleh:
     
  16. Shadow

    Shadow Senior Member

    Re: Inexpensive Campgrounds?

    utmtman, eighty five percent humidity at ninety to a hundred degree's, unbearable. Eighty five percent humidity at forty five to sixty five degree's will not be an issue. My wife just love's this time of year. Give Texas a shot one winter and see what you think. You seem to like the cool weather, so I would not go much further south than the Rockport area.
     
  17. RVsoul

    RVsoul New Member

    Re: Inexpensive Campgrounds?

    try Jamar resort in the Tampa area (Florida). They have pretty reasonable prices
     
  18. onthecoach

    onthecoach Senior Member

    Re: Inexpensive Campgrounds?

    I found a great website that has historical weather statistics such as, high temps, low temps, snow fall, rain fall, humidity and lots more!! Check it out:
    www.weatherbase.com

    The other half is still talking about Vacaville, CA -- but I'm pulling for Western or SW Arizona!!
     
  19. Texas_Camper

    Texas_Camper New Member

    Re: Inexpensive Campgrounds?

    I'm having trouble figgerin' out which half is which, but if mama wants Vacaville, then it's Vacaville...
    Or that's the way it works for me...
    Looks like you've settled for the left half of the US of A... but if you change your mind and come to Texas, please please please leave that white stuff in CO....
     
  20. onthecoach

    onthecoach Senior Member

    Re: Inexpensive Campgrounds?

    OH Man---Texas Camper.....BELIEVE ME -- I am SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO DONE with this SNOW!! We just got another 8" yesterday + the WIND!!!

    That's why Mama wants South Arizona....Vacaville is too much rain in the winter, plus it's very expensive!!

    And, you are correct, Sir---what Mama wants, Mama usually gets!!! LOL!! :laugh:
     

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