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dons2346

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bobsallyh wrote:

I wonder how many more vendors that the town fathers and mothers ran off and wont be back for 2018? Each year I run up from Yuma and there is less and less.


When the town fathers raised the tax rate to over 11% what do you expect? The vendors are getting smart and are going elsewhere.

I don't buy anything there, it is just a place to see "stuff" and attend the ham radio happenings at mile post 99





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This week there was flooding in Q on the news. The main attraction for us is the social aspect of the RV club for a week in January. And people watching is always interesting for us.

Usually a couple summer overnights - 50A, $29 and Silly Al's to help forget how frigging hot it is. Camping in the summer w/o power??? Really???


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I'm here in the Quartzsite LTVA right now. It's still a cool 104 degrees right now. The Sunrises and Sunsets are great. Hardly any traffic and it's a great quiet time. But that will change soon.


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Those that live in desert in summer often get some of that camo type netting...stretch that out over the camping area and it will drop the temp by maybe 10 degrees.


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pnichols

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Posted: 08/28/17 11:43pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Happy Prospector wrote:

I'm here in the Quartzsite LTVA right now. It's still a cool 104 degrees right now. The Sunrises and Sunsets are great. Hardly any traffic and it's a great quiet time. But that will change soon.


Kevin, I'm curious .... wanna tell us how you keep cool in that super heat when drycamping?

I'm always looking for new approaches in dealing with summer heat when camping without hookups. RV hookups is a no-brainer in the heat and doesn't count - the real challenge is what you're doing!

The most ingenious approach I've read of to date is a guy who gets by in the SLABS in the summer by constructing a small "cool room" to get some relief for limited activities like computer work, etc.. I have no idea how he set it up.

* This post was edited 08/29/17 12:02pm by pnichols *


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Someone sent me a countdown to Quartzsite via an email. About 135 days and 10 hours left.

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I'll be back in late October or early November for the winter. Right now I'm ducking the smoke in central Oregon.


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pnichols wrote:



Kevin, I'm curious .... wanna tell us how you keep cool in that super heat when drycamping?

I'm always looking for new approaches in dealing with summer heat when camping without hookups. RV hookups is a no-brainer in the heat and doesn't count - the real challenge is what you're doing!


Shade cloth and use of AC with genny power and do outside work in cool of morning. Oh yea, ice, Beer, and Scotch in various amounts.

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This will be my first year and I'm hoping to be in the area by Thanksgiving.

Looking forward to ATV'ing and the HAM Radio gig .....[emoticon]


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At www.hitchitch.com we have a link to the NEW 2018 Quartzsite Visitor Guide.

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Enjoy

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