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Old 11-27-2013, 06:35 PM   #11
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Quartzsite is like a mecca for snowbirds with RVs. Some shop at the hundreds of stalls, and some people go looking for gold. Some people travel from there. Some from around near Phoenix, park their trailer and return to it every weekend during the winter. There are lots of places to park and socialize, and lots of places to park and be left alone. We prefer to boondock in the desert about 10 miles from the freeway. I have never had a hard time finding water, and use a 30 or 50 gal drum to haul it in my truck. I pay about 10 cents a gallon. It is beautiful during the day and the desert gets cold at night. So, build a fire and wear a coat, or hole up in the RV.
Everyone has small generator, because you don't need air conditioning or microwave.
1000 watts will charge the batts and run the furnace, etc. People in Quartzsite will not bother your stuff, although I wouldn't leave a generator out unless chained if I went for the day, but that's just me. There a plenty of good day trips from Quartzsite and lots of good highway.
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Old 11-27-2013, 06:42 PM   #12
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Ford idaho, what fighting are you talking about? The political in fighting is among the town council and I haven't heard much this year. The police problems are also political problems. You would not have any contact with the police unless you drive an unlicensed vehicle like an ATV on the street. Not too many people in Quartzsite worry about crime because AZ is a concealed carry state, no permit required for citizens of AZ. There is no crime problem in Quartzsite.
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They say it's a dry heat in Quartzsite, BS Hot is hot. We've been there twice, would have 26 in the morning and scrape ice off the window and be 80 in the afternoon. It has it's own kind of beauty. The sunset are beautiful, but there is no grass. I'd post a pictures but can't figure out how to do it.
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Old 12-06-2013, 09:13 PM   #15
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We made it to Quartzsite this afternoon and set up at the Desert Gardens RV park. We decided that it would be best to have some utilities for our first adventure here.

Tomorrow, we will venture into town and start our exploration. :-)
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We made it to Quartzsite this afternoon and set up at the Desert Gardens RV park. We decided that it would be best to have some utilities for our first adventure here. Tomorrow, we will venture into town and start our exploration. :-)
Be sure to go to Silly Al's 😎
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We have been in Quartzsite for about a week now and are having a great time. We chose to stay at the desert gardens rv park and are happy with the park. The water is fine here and it's close to all the shows and events.

We enjoyed pizza and beer at Silly Al's last night and loved it. We joined the gem and mineral club and polished some stones and have plans for a couple of field trips and some classes. The QIA also has some events that we will attend.

There are so many things going on that it is hard to decide what to do. Most of the folks here have been coming for a long time.

From what I am seeing, you cannot exactly describe Quartzsite...you have to experience it. And I think that just coming for the RV show would be a much different experience. We will probably stay till the end of February and are making plans for coming back earlier next year.

Loving the laid back community feeling. :-)
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Old 12-14-2013, 10:08 AM   #18
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We have been in Quartzsite for about a week now and are having a great time. We chose to stay at the desert gardens rv park and are happy with the park. The water is fine here and it's close to all the shows and events.

We enjoyed pizza and beer at Silly Al's last night and loved it. We joined the gem and mineral club and polished some stones and have plans for a couple of field trips and some classes. The QIA also has some events that we will attend.

There are so many things going on that it is hard to decide what to do. Most of the folks here have been coming for a long time.

From what I am seeing, you cannot exactly describe Quartzsite...you have to experience it. And I think that just coming for the RV show would be a much different experience. We will probably stay till the end of February and are making plans for coming back earlier next year.

Loving the laid back community feeling. :-)

Sounds like you are having a great time.
Are planning to stay for the RV show in January?
That is when all the BLM land and hills fill up with dry campers.
I know the weather has been a bit cool lately but this coming week expect in the mid to high 70's.
Have fun.
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They say it's a dry heat in Quartzsite, BS Hot is hot. We've been there twice, would have 26 in the morning and scrape ice off the window and be 80 in the afternoon. It has it's own kind of beauty. The sunset are beautiful, but there is no grass. I'd post a pictures but can't figure out how to do it.
A little ice in Quartzsite. LOL.
That should be no biggie for you living in Michigan. How many feet of snow do you have today and what is your high temp.

You can't get any better than Arizona in the winter.

OK maybe Hawaii.....
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We have been in Quartzsite for about a week now and are having a great time. We chose to stay at the desert gardens rv park and are happy with the park. The water is fine here and it's close to all the shows and events. We enjoyed pizza and beer at Silly Al's last night and loved it. We joined the gem and mineral club and polished some stones and have plans for a couple of field trips and some classes. The QIA also has some events that we will attend. There are so many things going on that it is hard to decide what to do. Most of the folks here have been coming for a long time. From what I am seeing, you cannot exactly describe Quartzsite...you have to experience it. And I think that just coming for the RV show would be a much different experience. We will probably stay till the end of February and are making plans for coming back earlier next year. Loving the laid back community feeling. :-)
Glad you settled in and enjoying the community. When I arrive I'll try and stop by to at least say hi. Looking forward to the RV Show and Pizza at Silly Al's
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