Originally Posted by Hana
Our home is Ontario. We have been spending winters in Florida for the past few years. It is time to change the scenery, possibly to Arizona.
- Is Tuscon area warm enough (and nice enough) to ride our motorbike in Jan-March? Or are there any other suggestions for places to stay?
- Can anyone recommend few nice state parks for short visits and a good RV park for 1-2 months?
We're from Ontario and have been spending most winters since 1999 in Tucson. Initially we only stayed a month and then moved on to Californian, Nevada, and Utah before heading home. We really liked it in Tucson so decided to start there the following year before exploring more places ... and we've been going back there ever since!
We find the winter weather just right as my wife doesn't like it too hot. I ride mountain bikes and motorcycles and just love the places to ride around Tucson.
There's a very nice State park close to Tucson beside the Saguaro National Park West - it's Gilbert Ray SP - and I think it's 14 day max stay. We've tried a few parks for the long stays and they are very different. Really like Desert Trails RV Resort (formerly called Justins RV Park) which is set in the desert and seems quite "rustic" but has a great social side to it and stayed there last winter. Rincon Country West is a large park (1000+ RVs) with lots of facilities and close to all amenities - only stayed there once. Very close by is Desert Pueblo MHP which is almost completely mobile homes with permanent residents, but they allow RVs on the unsold sites. My wife loves this park as it has the best layout/landsdcaping/services/etc. Beautiful clubhouse and pools, fully serviced site and easy to order telephone, TV, Internet from local provider, plus municpal garbage pickup at the curb (with provided garbage and recycling bins).
The monthly rates (when last there) were: Desert Pueblo $430, Desert Trails $495, Rincon Country $650.
Not sure what sort of motorcycling you do, but I ride Dual Sport bikes, mainly off-road, and the options are endless there - I'd move if I didn't need OHIP
Bob & Sandy