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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
RE: Snowbird Report Card

We spent our fourth season in this park in Mission Tx. and I must say that this year was cooler, as was last year. We have been full-timing for over ten years, with all of the winters being spent in the RGV. There seems to be less people here now but I have no official numbers to back this up. One survey said we had about 140,000 Winter Texans in the Valley 10 years ago and about 100,000 now. The recent recession and loss of pensions for many really reduced the numbers. I retired at 53, many are now working into their 70's. Also some new retirees are taking short Winter trips to resort areas rather than staying in one place for the Winter.
pawatt 04/19/19 09:15am Snowbirds
RE: Snowbird Report Card

16th Winter in the Rio Grande Valley, This was probably the second coolist year out of the past 16. We had a very light frost once but not enough to damage our tropical plants except for the banana trees that are very tender, A good winter, we still love the Valley after 16 winters. Great friendly people both the locals and the Winter Texans. Great flea markets and very low cost of living. Tons of activities and Happy Hours. We are in South Palmview near Bentsen Rio Grande State Park and the World Birding Center. Lots of parks on Bentsen Palm Drive for every budget and we have room for youall, come on down. Did you move from Green Gate? We are still at Green Gate Grove. Our first 6 years were at Circle T.
pawatt 04/05/19 02:30pm Snowbirds
RE: Travelling back and forth

If you are only going for a week mid winter you will be lucky to get there before you have to turn around, hit ice and you are really in trouble.
pawatt 04/04/19 12:58pm Snowbirds
RE: Snowbird Report Card

16th Winter in the Rio Grande Valley, This was probably the second coolist year out of the past 16. We had a very light frost once but not enough to damage our tropical plants except for the banana trees that are very tender, A good winter, we still love the Valley after 16 winters. Great friendly people both the locals and the Winter Texans. Great flea markets and very low cost of living. Tons of activities and Happy Hours. We are in South Palmview near Bentsen Rio Grande State Park and the World Birding Center. Lots of parks on Bentsen Palm Drive for every budget and we have room for youall, come on down.
pawatt 04/01/19 09:23pm Snowbirds
RE: Central Florida Coastal RV Park Recommendations

Yes that's what we are finding. At this point in our lives we only want to escape winter for 6 to 8 weeks, and that makes reservations much more difficult. I contacted over 30 parks to find the reservations we got. Next winter we'll try to lock in something earlier in the season. We would welcome you to The Rio Grande Valley of Texas, far less costly, over 400 parks to choose from and seldom an issue with reservations. It is a friendly welcoming place. Less rain than Florida but maybe a tich cooler depending on where you go.
pawatt 03/25/19 06:08pm Snowbirds
RE: Storing the RV for the summer

Park Model, small one-bedroom house built on a frame for towing, just under 400 sq feet so it qualifies as an RV, can be found all over the southwest. Usually set up in RV parks, often with an extra room built on the side, with a large carport/patio area for outside enjoyment. We have one in Mesa, AZ, we pull in with the RV each October, move our stuff from the motorhome to the park model (we do leave all 'winter' things in the Park Model) and then put the motorhome to sleep in a nearby storage facility for the winter. Come April, we reverse and hit the road for the summer. Best of both worlds as far as we are concerned. Thank You, a very good description. Also note a good used park model will usually cost much less than a similar sized RV. You can buy a nice one (October is a great time to look as well as March) for $25K or less, often FULLY furnished, right down to all of the linens, table and cookware, etc. We got ours for less than $15K 5 years ago. And many choices starting under $10,000 in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas, or if you prefer to own your own deeded lot with it starting about $30,000.
pawatt 03/14/19 02:50pm Snowbirds
RE: Storing the RV for the summer

Park Model, small one-bedroom house built on a frame for towing, just under 400 sq feet so it qualifies as an RV, can be found all over the southwest. Usually set up in RV parks, often with an extra room built on the side, with a large carport/patio area for outside enjoyment. We have one in Mesa, AZ, we pull in with the RV each October, move our stuff from the motorhome to the park model (we do leave all 'winter' things in the Park Model) and then put the motorhome to sleep in a nearby storage facility for the winter. Come April, we reverse and hit the road for the summer. Best of both worlds as far as we are concerned. Thank You, a very good description. Also note a good used park model will usually cost much less than a similar sized RV.
pawatt 03/13/19 09:50am Snowbirds
RE: Storing the RV for the summer

If you find a place where you would like to spend multiple winters consider buying a used park model,
pawatt 03/11/19 08:46am Snowbirds
Bumper to bumper RV's Leaving

Took a day trip to South Padre Island March 1 and bumper to bumper RV's Leaving the Island. Trying to get out ahead of spring break I suppose. Was very surprised at the huge number leaving all at once.
pawatt 03/03/19 03:34pm Snowbirds
RE: Drury Suites Snowbird Rate RGV

I went to their web site and "booked" for the month of March. Using the rack rate but with a senior discount it was $2984 including taxes and fees from March 1 to March 31. Spring Break??
pawatt 03/01/19 06:22pm Snowbirds
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