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RE: Arizona forced residency - coronavirus non travel?

We're in Arizona while hubby is recovering from open heart surgery. So we had already planned on not leaving until the 1st of June. Luckily, we have a park model, so until things appear better, we will just stay here Would like to spend time somewhere else in the summer, but will depend upon whether RV parks open up north of here. We have family in the PNW, so that's where we usually head. Just have to wait and see.
BarbaraOK 04/04/20 03:22pm Snowbirds
RE: What to do this spring

The correct name of the various is Covid-19. Any use of a derogatory term suggesting ethnicity just shows people's innate bigotry.
BarbaraOK 03/22/20 09:37am Full-time RVing
RE: Snowbird parks and Coronavirus

It is the fear of something new that we have no experience with that has people sacred. Add to that the problem with senior citizens who have health issues (and most of us over 70 have some health issue) and it becomes a concern. Yes, a lot of it is ignorance on the part of most people. But my husband is having bypass surgery next Monday so you can be sure that we will be staying in this week just to make sure that he isn't exposed to ANYTHING (this is also a high flu season in Arizona) that would interfere with his recovery.
BarbaraOK 03/08/20 11:08pm RVing with Disabilities and General Health Issues
RE: Snowbird parks and Coronavirus

The park did send out an information bulletin but no events cancelled yet. I'm avoiding Main Street during Bike Week because you're in very close contact with other filthy bikers. Washing my hands a lot whenever I go out. I would think being in an RV park filled with Snowbirds would be as "safe" as anywhere? But here in FL, we get millions of visitors - Bike Week, Spring Breaks, etc They just announced a Covid-19 case in Volusia County (Daytona), so all those bikers might be bringing home an unwanted souvenir..... The thing that scares me, is that people are contagious, before they feel ill (and presumably sequester themselves); and since 80% of the cases don't require medical treatment, there could be a LOT of people out there spreading germs who aren't on the "radar". Wash your hands. And how many snowbird parks are filled this month with families flying down for spring break in the sun with grandparents? In the Phoenix area we have HORDES of baseball fans (including kids) who will fly in for a week to see Spring Training games, including loads from Seattle and Sf Bay Area!
BarbaraOK 03/08/20 04:25pm RVing with Disabilities and General Health Issues
RE: Snowbird parks and Coronavirus

I’m one of the small handful that survived the Y2K carnage. In a few years global warming is going to kill us all. So why get excited about a little flu? Take a deep breath, relax and most importantly, TURN OFF THE TV. If you are over 65, have respiratory problems, heart problems, are diabetic, IT IS A BIG DEAL, especially if you smoked when you were younger and have even a touch of emphysema. This virus overwhelms the lung's naturally cleaning efforts to move mucos up and out and overloads the system with fluid, leading to severe pneumonia and death. Huge number of deaths in Washington State were people who have been in hospital for pneumonia and were in a rehab facility to finish getting lung functions back. Obviously neither you, or someone in your family, has ever faced this problem - you are lucky.
BarbaraOK 03/08/20 04:22pm RVing with Disabilities and General Health Issues
RE: Pilot RV Plus Card

I don't think you read my post completely. this store DOES accept the card at the fuel pumps, GAS and DIESEL, And DOES ACCEPT THE CARD IN THE STORE. So, it's NOT a dealer location per your description. It is a Pilot station that is violating rules. Pilot already told you the stations are franchise and don't have to accept the card. Are you talking about the Good Sam/Pilot RV Card or the PILOT RV Card. There is a difference. And if franchise won't accept card, that is their call. PITA yes, so you've learned not to use that station.
BarbaraOK 02/17/20 08:50am Good Sam Club
RE: Where do full timers go out west to escape the heat?

There are hundreds of places in the PNW that do not require reservations. ONce you have seen the NPs, head out into the hinterlands I really like the eastern Cascades the best of all. It isn't cool in eastern Washington during the summer.
BarbaraOK 02/07/20 10:37am Full-time RVing
RE: Where do full timers go out west to escape the heat?

There is so much to see and do in the OR/WA area, that would be my suggestion. I think if I could only pick 2 places to live it would be the NW in the Summer and the SW in the Winter. That's essentially what we are doing! Spend September in California (some days still hit 100 occasionally) slowly working south. We have friends in the SF area, so always spend a week or so at San Francisco RV Resort in Pacifica under our Thousand Trails membership. If you are going to do the PNW, really recommend at least a TT Zone Pass for the PNW (even better a 2-1 deal for both PNW and SW zones). It will pay for itself quickly, LOTS of TT parks in Washington and Oregon. We usually cross the Colorado River into Arizona about October 1st, still a few hot days, but nights by then you don't have to run AC and, at least in the Phoenix/Mesa area, there is no one around. We really love October and early November when so few people are around.
BarbaraOK 02/06/20 09:10am Full-time RVing
RE: Where do full timers go out west to escape the heat?

There is so much to see and do in the OR/WA area, that would be my suggestion. I think if I could only pick 2 places to live it would be the NW in the Summer and the SW in the Winter. That's essentially what we are doing!
BarbaraOK 02/06/20 09:04am Full-time RVing
RE: Where do full timers go out west to escape the heat?

Western Washington. Try the Bellingham area (Birch Bay). We spend several weeks there every summer, you can do day trips all over the place (Mt Baker, San Juan Islands, Vancouver BC). Olympic Peninsula is another good place for exploring and doesn't get to warm. And the Oregon coast is great - - just get somewhere before the holiday weekends, but otherwise cool. Long Beach in Washington state is a good place to explore. And then there is Mt. Rainer/Mt. St Helens (stay in Randall, WA and see both), Mt. Hood. Even Eastern Washington, which gets hot in the summer, will be better than being in AZ for June-August.
BarbaraOK 02/05/20 09:06am Full-time RVing
RE: Warranty coverage

We put 10% of the purchase price into a maintenance/repair fund and add to it each month. Have been doing that for 14 years and the fund is always in the black. When something needs to be serviced or fixed/replaced, we do it. And if we identify something worn that could be a problem, we replace THEN, not wait for it to break so it will be covered. This fund also covers batteries/tires, which need to be replaced every few years.
BarbaraOK 01/15/20 09:09am Full-time RVing
RE: full timing

What type of rig and are you talking about maintenance on house or chassis? For house problems, their are mobile RV techs (and also for some chassis problems) that some RV Parks will allow to come and work on guests rigs. We don't do maintenance, we worked long and hard to be able to enjoy our retirement and that does not include a 6 gal oil change, etc. For morothomes, most places that do maintenance work/reparis have a place for you to stop for the night, often with power and sometimes water. They take the rig in the morning, push it out in the evening. We spent 6 weeks at the Coach Care facility in Elkhardt, IN, waiting on parts to get our rig fixed. Did lots of sightseeing during the days, laundry, shopping, etc.
BarbaraOK 01/13/20 10:58am Full-time RVing
RE: Camping World Disappointment

My problems with C2C are the vanishing number of parks that we can reserve online. I don't find the Good Neighbor Parks worth the effort, since I have to call, all most all of them take Passport America which is easier to use. I didn't mind paying more, but want to be able to reserve online, because trying to get people on the phone anymore is extremely difficult. Your not raising the nightly charge for over a decade pushed so many parks out of the system that it made the benefit of the membership very, very limited. Nothing secret about my disillusion with C2C
BarbaraOK 01/09/20 08:36am Good Sam Club
Camping World Disappointment

We are in Mesa, AZ for the winter and needed a small part for the motorhome. Went over to Camping World, which is now Gander. Wow, what a change and not for the better. Huge section given over to guns. And empty slots for all sorts of parts in their aisles of RV stuff. When I inquired, they said they didn't have the clip I needed in stock (though the tag was still on the empty hanger in the aisle), that their warehouse didn't have it, and referred me to other RV dealers nearby. Went home and ordered ONLINE from Amazon. Who knows what else I might have purchased, but was completely turned off. Guess you really do want to get rid of the RV business. C2C is almost none existent, not this.
BarbaraOK 01/08/20 11:26am Good Sam Club
RE: It’s that time again...to have some fun

We spent 1 winter in the RGV. No cultural events to speak of. Geocache the area from Edinburg up the Rio Grande is 2 weeks, went across to Progresso twice with friends. Visited all of the places listed above. After a month, we ran out of things to do and we don't sit around and just drink with some clique. On to Arizona for us, don't like the bugs in Florida.
BarbaraOK 12/21/19 05:11pm Snowbirds
RE: need help

If you have never been to Big Bend, pick up US 90 at San Antonio and head west. At Marathon, you can turn south and go to Big Bend National Park.. There are private RV parks outside of the National Park and a campground in the park. You can go on line and see about reservations that fit your time frame.
BarbaraOK 12/09/19 06:17pm Snowbirds
RE: need help

You need to stay on I-10 or below it. Do not even think about going any where north of I-10. How much time have you allowed? Remember, 1-10 is almost 1000 miles across Texas, so that will take a while. Where in Arizona are you going? I would suggest you make Van Horn your last night in Texas, and the next day drive clear to at least Las Cruces - we usually go to Deming because we're Escapees and there is an Escapees park in Deming.
BarbaraOK 12/08/19 06:21pm Snowbirds
RE: Recommedations

Big Bend National Park, if you haven't already. Wouldn't do Palo Duro after Thanksgiving, in fact you want to stay I-10 or south of it. Coast Bend area (Corpus Christi), Goose Island State Park in Rockport. From there, get on US 50 and head west to Marathon, then dip south to Big Bend.
BarbaraOK 11/23/19 08:40am Full-time RVing
RE: Good Campgrounds in west Texas off I-20

Try Hat Creek RV Park in Big Spings. It is a Passport America park and has some pull throughs for overnight PPA members. Lots of speed bumps, but just take your time. Onsite office does pizza and deliver to rig. We stopped there last summer. We also stop on the way across in Van Horn at the KOA, pricey but my hubby likes the little cafe for breakfast in the morning. Also an easy run from there to Deming, NM
BarbaraOK 11/13/19 04:17pm Snowbirds
RE: No one is heading south?

So I guess people are coming south, just no one posts on this forum anymore? No new snowbirds asking questions?
BarbaraOK 11/12/19 10:58pm Snowbirds
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