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Old 07-23-2016, 03:06 PM   #1
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RVing in the summer in Arizona

I have a summer job in Arizona and was thinking of bringing my RV out for the summer in Phoenix.
Any thoughts on this? Any ideas on how you can RV in the extreme heat... AC issues? Heat baking your roof, shrouds, etc?
Any recommendations on shady RV Resorts that are close to downtown Phoenix?
It would be from May until end of September of next year. I would be using the RV for about 15 days a month and will be storing it for 15 days each month.
Thanks.
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Old 07-24-2016, 03:27 PM   #2
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My parents and in laws would stay in Apache Junction, one with a Park Model, the other with a motorhome.

During the summer months, when they were back home here, they would leave 5 gallon buckets of water in the trailer and motorhome, so it wouldn't dry out. Then once a month, they had someone that stayed year round to refill the water buckets.

I haven't been down there for 4 years and the area around Phoenix changes so much all the time, I have no idea what the best place is to stay. But quite possibly in two years, may become snowbirds like our parents.
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Old 07-24-2016, 07:38 PM   #3
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You would need 2 A/C units running almost all the time. It can be brutally hot. We were there 2 weeks ago. 115 daytime, 85 at night. Just no relief from the heat.
I will not go back in summertime, ever!


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Old 07-24-2016, 07:47 PM   #4
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You would need 2 A/C units running almost all the time. It can be brutally hot. We were there 2 weeks ago. 115 daytime, 85 at night. Just no relief from the heat.
I will not go back in summertime, ever!


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x2. We were there end of June with same temps. Never again in the summer. Little air conditioner couldn't keep up. We came from elevation (Flagstaff and Grand Canyon) and returned to altitude in Silver City after staying at the KOAs in Phoenix, Tucson and Wilcox. The difference in comfort level was palpable.

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Old 07-24-2016, 07:50 PM   #5
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How close do want to be to Phoenix? If you head north to higher country it will be cooler.
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Old 07-24-2016, 08:50 PM   #6
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We were there in June for a couple weeks. We stay at the Phoenix Metro RV park. They have monthly rates but you pay for electric.

They are locate in the northern side near the 101 loop and I-17
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Old 07-25-2016, 01:10 PM   #7
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But It's A Dry Heat!!! So is Cremation!!!

Live in Tucson+ worked for the Forest Service. Stayed in TT in Summer+ don't recommend it unless you go to high country. Temps have been 112-120 under my awning in Tucson+ 86-105 inside with A/C on. Don't even want to know how hot in Phoenix!!!!
Wish you luck with the job, but get a cheep hotel with good A/C.
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Old 07-25-2016, 01:40 PM   #8
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Ok AZ experts, how about snowbird suggestions? Booked for Fl again this winter but 17/18 are looking to change.
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Old 07-25-2016, 01:58 PM   #9
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Hey CaptnJOHN
Far from a Xsprt on AZ. born in CT. Don't know what a snow bird is yet as just retired a month ago. Winter in Az can be good+ see-- A-- snow flake once a month. Have been to FL in past for winter+ was very nice.
Guess if you have a spot in FL. u like, go for it. I miss the snow of New England, but not the taxes!!! Can see snow on mountains from Tucson+ fill my needs.
Where ever you end up for the winter, enjoy+keep smiling!!!
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It's 117 in the shade and there ain't no shade!!!
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