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RE: Bugs

We have always had quite a lot of people from Quebec in the Western Valley. They tend to move around to find the best deal.
pawatt 12/06/19 05:53am Snowbirds
RE: No one is heading south?

We have already been on the Mexico border for 3 weeks. Rio Grande Valley Texas. Quite a few here on Bentsen Palm Drive.
pawatt 11/08/19 03:56pm Snowbirds
RE: No one is heading south?

We have already been on the Mexico border for 3 weeks. Rio Grande Valley Texas.
pawatt 11/08/19 03:54pm Snowbirds
RE: RV snowbirding or MX or Carribean

Wherever you eventually land, you will want good neighbors, those like former RVers who are used to looking out for each other and their property. Next, will be the appeal of the area such as; 5 miles from the Gulf of Mexico, rivers to navigate, golf, nearby medical and dental, fine restaurants, beautiful sunrises and sunsets, and over 80 activities, and dozens of events. Two rec halls, horseshoes (at least one resident champion!), all the senior sports and then some. A great pool, Tiki hut for picnic. the Imperial River as a border. Check it out at What is the lot size of the regular lots? Are there Park models?
pawatt 10/21/19 01:08pm Snowbirds
RE: RGV ten year trend

Excellent biking trails in the RGV along with, and correct me if I have the wrong street running north/south McAllen 2nd Street Col. Rowe Boulevard Bike Trail Parts of the RGV has pockets of poverty like any city and that may find some areas that "appear" sketchy and have dogs running loose. Been on the first 2 many times. Very nice and in good condition.
pawatt 10/08/19 07:26pm Snowbirds
RE: RGV ten year trend

We happen to love the Rio Grande Valley and all it has to offer and would not wish to go elsewhere especially Florida. At the moment I do not have time to list all the positives of the Valley because it is a very long list. This will be our 17th season in the Valley so we have thoroughly explored the area and all that it has to offer. We keep very busy and have never played shuffleboard or bingo and attended very few potlucks.
pawatt 09/15/19 01:41pm Snowbirds
RE: RGV ten year trend

One observation is that the more expensive options are filling up quicker, according to alfredmay and pawatt? Yes the most expensive Parks and the least expensive Parks have the greatest occupancy from my observations. The mid range Parks have the most vacancies.
pawatt 09/15/19 09:07am Snowbirds
RE: RGV ten year trend

We are in the Western Valley, Palmview, Bentsen Palm Drive, in an ownership park. (you buy and own your lot) We are always full unless someone gets sick or dies. Some residents own multiple lots and rent out the extra lots and they are all usually rented for at least Jan, Feb and March. We are surrounded by rental parks and they all have vacancies all winter. About 20 - 40% vacant. We have been coming down for 17 seasons and in the early years you even needed reservations at the even not so nice parks. Now very few parks get filled and I always suggest to newcomers to just come down and rent a spot for a week while you visit many parks to find what you like. Also ask for first timer deals and incentives, there are many. Please come and give the Valley a try, 99% love it if they find the right park for them. There are nearly 400 parks to choose from.
pawatt 09/13/19 01:24pm Snowbirds
RE: Dorian

The RV park sent an email today saying it's your right to ignore the mandatory evacuation order and stay in your RV but we ask you to write your name and SSN on your arm - presumably to aid with identification. That don't sound good at all, best of luck to all in the path.
pawatt 09/02/19 07:25pm Snowbirds
RE: Month long stays w/o the rv

Victoria Palms in Donna Texas has Motel Rooms and Suites with kitchenettes. Full use of the parks facilities and amenities. It is Very nice.
pawatt 08/29/19 08:33pm Snowbirds
RE: Progresso MX?

I have not been there since May, at that time driving back could take from 2 - 4 hours. If walking the bridge back to the USA it usually ranged from 5 to 15 minutes except holiday weeks like Christmas and Easter when it could take hours. This was due to many border agents being pulled for other duties or to other locations. Information from others I know that cross regularly say the wait for walking is none to very short at this time. I did not ask about driving time waits.
pawatt 08/03/19 09:36pm Snowbirds
RE: Winter camping

Expect most, not all but most park model rentals to want a 3 to 5 month minimum rental period. There are lots available but there is a strong demand.
pawatt 06/09/19 04:58pm Snowbirds
RE: Canuck with no medical insurance - prepare for emergenncy"?

If you would be interested in spending the Winter in the Rio Grande Valley you could get your care at a private hospital or clinic in Mexico. Private, not public. Many from the USA do this esp those Wintering in Mexico. You might be able to get more info on the Mexico forum.
pawatt 06/06/19 04:19pm Snowbirds
RE: Canuck with no medical insurance - prepare for emergenncy"?

Please stick to the subject and NO politics. would hate to lose the whole thread.
pawatt 06/06/19 04:14pm Snowbirds
RE: Anyone use a 5th wheel as a 'snowbird home'?

Yes but if it is going to stay in one place a Park Model will be cheaper, roomier, warmer and depreciate slower. Whatever you do consider a used unit to save huge on early years depreciation.
pawatt 05/24/19 12:37pm Snowbirds
RE: Alexa and home security.

We have 3 Alexa's use mostly for music, news and weather reports and asking random questions. also use the timers and alarms daily. I wouldn't worry about privacy unless I was involved in criminal endeavors.
pawatt 05/16/19 07:38pm Snowbirds
RE: single or dually

The dually will be more trouble than help.
pawatt 05/13/19 08:52pm Tow Vehicles
RE: First-come first-served campsites: how to keep my spot?

Orange Cone with site occupied in black magic marker and my name.
pawatt 05/13/19 08:45pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Habits are hard to break

After six months of flushing the toilet by stepping on a lever; after we got back to our sticks and bricks house last week after sitting on the john for the first time, I automatically tried to step on the lever and then caught myself. When I told my wife about it, she laughed and said she did the same thing. Guy I have done that many times. I also like to put a beer or two in the freezer a half hour before Happy Hour, couldn't find them one day, accused the wife of hiding them. Found them later in the microwave.
pawatt 05/12/19 11:30am Snowbirds
RE: What happened to this forum?

Heading North in the Morning.There are only 3 others that I know of that have not yet headed north. We are an ownership park so we probably have about 60 that stay year around now. Many of the year arounders are in houses. Our park has RVs, Park Models, Mobile Homes and Houses. 424 lots. 2 miles from Mexico and the Rio Grande. Palmview Texas.
pawatt 05/07/19 04:50pm Snowbirds
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