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stepdad

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Hey good folks,
We're trying to sell our house so it looks like we won't be headed to Arizona for the winter. That said, what are your thoughts on the Salem, Oregon area to winter or Pahrump, NV?

~Thanks, John

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Why not try a winter in each location?


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Salem will be 47 average and rain. Pahrump will be cold with some snow. We are 13 miles from Salem and now leave for Arizona every winter. If I could not find someplace better than Pahrump I would stay home.


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Posted: 07/06/17 08:15pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Salem can get cold.
I would think more of staying on the wet and windy Oregon Coast before Salem.


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I have to ask how two choices got narrowed down to Salem or Pahrump. There has to be something more to the story. For me, it would be like the warden asking me to choose between hanging or firing squad. Wet and dark or out in the desert. I would choose San Diego as a winter destination. Most of my RV friends are snowbirds. We travel all year and the destination only has to be relatively free from hurricanes, tornadoes, landslides or floods. Oregon residents are obligated to dissuade anyone from coming here by omission of facts, outright lies or selective facts. If you are used to seeing the Sun on occasion during the winter, don't come to Salem. Salem is a boring place. It is the state capital and we have two kinds of criminals here: in the capitol building and the state penitentiary. That being said, it is an ideal location from which to explore. In an hour or two you can be in the Cascade mountains, Oregon Coast, Portland or other great places to spend time other than Salem. The climate in the Willamette Valley is fairly moderate and the winter is not severe. All I know about Pahrump is Art Bell and it's proximity to Sin City. If I had to pick one reason for western Oregon over Nevada, that would be the Oregon Coast. If you have never been there or not spent a lot of time, camping on the beach would be good for the soul.


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stepdad wrote:

Hey good folks,
We're trying to sell our house so it looks like we won't be headed to Arizona for the winter. That said, what are your thoughts on the Salem, Oregon area to winter or Pahrump, NV?

~Thanks, John


For snow birding RVers in the winter I would Recommend:
1. Salem or Pahrump would not be my choices. Salem will be cold and wet. Pahrump will be cold and windy[emoticon][emoticon][emoticon]
2. I would choose Indio, Palm Springs areas for snowbirding. The weather is nice, many RV parks to choose from, many sights to visit and their are Casinos.
3. Trip to Indio is a straight easy drive down I-5 to Bakersfield, then a short hop to the east to get to Indio.

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MarkTwain wrote:

stepdad wrote:

Hey good folks,
We're trying to sell our house so it looks like we won't be headed to Arizona for the winter. That said, what are your thoughts on the Salem, Oregon area to winter or Pahrump, NV?

~Thanks, John


For snow birding RVers in the winter I would Recommend:
1. Salem or Pahrump would not be my choices. Salem will be cold and wet. Pahrump will be cold and windy[emoticon][emoticon][emoticon]
2. I would choose Indio, Palm Springs areas for snowbirding. The weather is nice, many RV parks to choose from, many sights to visit and their are Casinos.


And of course, you have the reasonably priced RV parks and inexpensive fuel in California. Pahrump has very mild winters and friendly people.


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vegasfoodguy wrote:

MarkTwain wrote:

stepdad wrote:

Hey good folks,
We're trying to sell our house so it looks like we won't be headed to Arizona for the winter. That said, what are your thoughts on the Salem, Oregon area to winter or Pahrump, NV?

~Thanks, John


For snow birding RVers in the winter I would Recommend:
1. Salem or Pahrump would not be my choices. Salem will be cold and wet. Pahrump will be cold and windy[emoticon][emoticon][emoticon]
2. I would choose Indio, Palm Springs areas for snowbirding. The weather is nice, many RV parks to choose from, many sights to visit and their are Casinos.


And of course, you have the reasonably priced RV parks and inexpensive fuel in California. Pahrump has very mild winters and friendly people.


Yes prices are higher in Calif. but you also tend to get warmer weather for the winter months. I guess my philosophy is "If I have to ask what the price of fuel is", mabey I should look for other forms of recreation[emoticon][emoticon]

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MarkTwain wrote:

vegasfoodguy wrote:

MarkTwain wrote:

stepdad wrote:

Hey good folks,
We're trying to sell our house so it looks like we won't be headed to Arizona for the winter. That said, what are your thoughts on the Salem, Oregon area to winter or Pahrump, NV?

~Thanks, John


For snow birding RVers in the winter I would Recommend:
1. Salem or Pahrump would not be my choices. Salem will be cold and wet. Pahrump will be cold and windy[emoticon][emoticon][emoticon]
2. I would choose Indio, Palm Springs areas for snowbirding. The weather is nice, many RV parks to choose from, many sights to visit and their are Casinos.


And of course, you have the reasonably priced RV parks and




inexpensive fuel in California. Pahrump has very mild winters and friendly people.


But you are still in California, By the way warm or cold climate

Yes prices are higher in Calif. but you also tend to get warmer weather for the winter months. I guess my philosophy is "If I have to ask what the price of fuel is", mabey I should look for other forms of recreation[emoticon][emoticon]


But you are still in California, By the way warm or cold climate I can still park on my own Real Estate, Not rent from someone else,
can you?

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Posted: 07/06/17 09:45pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Given those two choices, I would pick Pahrump. They have some very nice RV parks and the weather is nice. You are close to Death Valley and Vegas.


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