Downstream Casino is -one night free with the basic players card, then 15/a night. The newer campground is near their convenience store, with fuel. It is all concrete, and not one site is level! They put alot of money into this, but should have asked an rv'er when they were planning. We stayed in April 2013 for 2 nights. both free, we each had a players card. Food in the casino is very good, its very large and lots of fun with the penny slots. They have a shuttle to the camping area, just walk to the bus shelter and pick up the wall phone.
The KOA is pricey, but has nice long pull thru, a small pond, you can feed the ducks. Its at exit 4 off I
-44. Convenient to town. The campground hosts are really nice folks. Have stayed there plenty of times.
Downstream is at exit 1 off I-44, just before crossing into Oklahoma. Either would be good! Dona
of the truck stops mentioned, Tom Wells road may be the quietest! It will be hot,and there are plenty of campgrounds on the main business street of Q. At this time of year, the prices are cheap. Probably 15-20 a night.Take your time n relax, the east coast of the US isn't going anywhere!
Also, heading east out of Calif., Dome Rock road has many level places to park for rest. Its the exit after Tom Wells road. probably be no one there, but will be quiet, then just continue in the morning on Dome Rock Road into Q, and get back on the I-10 at exit 17 near the Love's truck stop.
I could use a few lessons about how to use my I Mac more efficiently! Have had it for 4 years and still have trouble doing a few things(was a windows person in my previous life).
Just advertise, you don't need to be a full time vendor! We have been going to Q for the last 9 years, used the computer store in Blythe once or twice.
pharmacies are not interchangeable. I checked with Walmart 2 yrs ago about our Canadian rx's and getting them in the US. They said the pharmacies are not related. No info can be passed between the two countries. Take your 6 months supply with you, we do. Just this week, hubby was short about 10 blood pressure pills, stopped at Walmart in Parker AZ. they would not sell us any. We had the rx receipts and the pill bottle. Got him a local doctor(had to pay but they gave a 30% discount for cash) Now we have a local md. and should not have any problems.
As said, take your 6 month supply with you! Dona
Fireside rv park
we stay here every yr. Oct and April. This is our last nightly stop before the 4 hr ride to Port Huron. Its ok for a night. About 28-30 dollars. No cable . Hope this helps. Dona
We are heading out of Quartzsite AZ end of week. Getting too hot for us! The park is on I-69, right next to the interstate, in Auburn Indiana.
we stay in Q for the winter and do not boondock. We are not in an rv park either. We rent a lot in Rainbow acres on the south side of I-10, about 5 miles from the love's truck stop. When we leave here next week, we go home to Ontario Canada, the weather will be much cooler(will probably need a bit of heat). We are at 1600' in Ontario, so don't usually get the humidity like Windsor or Toronto.
Love our time in Q. Also love our time at home.. I also don't know of anyplace in the sates or in Canada like Quartzsite--maybe someone should find a location and start one!!
in vegas, we stayed at the 4 Queens hotel=downtown. Really nice, all rooms redone and the beds and pillows were comfortable, and the rooms very clean. We were there for Christmas on a bus trip out of Yuma, but we live in Quartzsite in the winter. We are on one of the lots(like in the Yuma foothills) called an owner 4 years ago, great lot, have been here 4 winters and no rent increase. We have good landlords. Friends on the lot with us(also for 4 years)are from Reno NV and also love the lot. After 5 years in 2 rv parks, this is for us! If you want things like a pool, club house, activities etc, then a private lot is not for you.
Feel free to ask questions. You will get lots of opinions.
Heading to Yuma(1 1/2hr) on tues. for son in law to have dental work. While there, we stay in the Quechan casino hotel. Extremely nice place with a fantastic pool area.
Have fun checking things out, thats half the adventure.. Dona
to keep the travel latch in place while camping, I use museum putty. Put a small amt to hold latch in upright position. Never had a problem of it letting the latch fall back down to travel position.
Its been on there 5 years. I also was afraid I would become trapped in shower. This has worked well for me.
Manufactures should address this problem with a 2 way latch. That would be much safer! Dona
if the section of I55 you are going to be on is near Effingham Ill, then Camp Lakewood is for you. I think 55 and I 70 run together for awhile, at exit 161 in Effingham,there are lots of stores and a super walmart off Ford Dr. or Ave. Turn left on Rickles or Rickelman to the end, then left again to the end, you will see Camp Lakewood. FHU's, great campgrounds owners , clean bathrooms and laundry and a small camp store. We always stay there in late fall and early spring. Camp Lakewood will be open to welcome you! Dona
if you need more info, I will look it up and give better directions.
we are also in Quartzsite, have never brought in the slide in windy conditions. We are in Rainbow acres, south west of Q,maybe being in a development makes a difference, don't know. Its raining right now at 6:45am, has been for a few hours. Are you camped in the desert? or in a park? We do not have slideout covers. Dona
lots of folks will give you recommendations for Tucson. I have not stayed over there. We stay in Quartzsite for the winter and travel around from that area.
We have been bringing our Shaw direct dish for years. Our trailers vin# is registered as our cottage with them. No problems with Shaw.(Bell will not work)
It was colder this winter.My hubby metal detects for gold and we belong to the local metal detectors club.
Ak away with the questions, plenty of folks have the answers you desire!!! Its been great coming to Arizona these pat 9 years. Dona
flying my son in law in to Phoenix on reward points, so we can take him to Algodones for dental work. Is it worth it! YES. Back in Ontario, the work he needs comes to 6,300.00, in Mexico its 2,200.00. I have had dental work done also, very pleased. There are some new dentists in the courtyard before the purple pharmacy, I checked them out last monday, very impressed with them, spoke with the dentist themselves-excellent English. Everyone can have a different experience due to health and age, so far, hubby and my experiences have been great! Dona
on I-69 about 25 miles south of the Mi border is Fireside Resort(not a real resort). They are open all year, give them a call. Don't know about water. They have a nice log building with showers and laundry. We use them in Oct and April for the trip home to Ontario. Also, in Illinois on I-70 west, is Camp Lakewood, they are open in Feb I do believe. Just google them. Great place to spend a night or two. YYou are about a mile from Walmart super center with gas and diesel, but you can't see it from the park. Its at exit 161. Dona
Fireside is near Auburn In. at exit 129 I think.
the crowds have mellowed. There is still plenty to see and do in Q. The Gold Prospectors Assoc of America is having their Gold Expo at the QIA building on Fri Feb 15, 16,and 17th. There will also be a coin hunt put on by the Q Metal detectors club at the town park in conjunction with the gold show. It will be on the 16th. Should bring a few more people to town. Lots of rock vendors are still at Desert Gardens and Tyson Wells. The GPAA has the info on their website. Get down here for some fun and to use that travel trailer..! Also the weather is warming up ,it was 76f yesterday.. Dona
within the last year, I have tried replacing my apollo 1/2 time oven. I really liked it, but the company is out of business. I am in Quartzsite Arizona and bought a new unit from RV Lifestyle(local rv dealer)He called his distributor and found out the company is no longer in business. I saved the glass tray. If you want it its yours. Are you anywhere near us? We are from Ontario and will be home in April.
The convection metal tray sit on top of the rotating tray. I was told the glass tray must rotate . I realize some convection micro's don't have the rotating tray, so I really don't get the point. My new contoure oven is just ok, don't like it as well as the apollo.
Let me know if you want it, or try to order a glass tray from a store like Canadian tire or sears etc.
we have an Open Road 5th from Pilgrim, bought new May 2007. It is an 07 model. Never had a major problem. This winter we did put a new temp sensor on the hot water heater. It looks as good today as when we got it. Pulls like it isn't there with our SRW Dodge 3500. Ours is 38' in length. We have used it every winter in Arizona. I have a friend living full time in a 2005 Open Road 5th wheel in Ontario Canada, and yes he goes thru lots of propane. If you have anything particular you would like to know, just ask, be glad to answer.
WE have really enjoyed ours. Dona and Elvin sitting in Quartzsite Arizona
we are in Quartzsite with main water pipes to our garage on the outside of the building. Yesterday, we did plumbing repair, the pipe froze and burst.. the hardware store is closed on sunday, so the hubby did a good job with borrowed parts. When it warms up a bit, he will refix the repair. Its extremely windy and cold today. High is 46f, and for tonight, a low of 29f-again. It was 21f on saturday night when our pipes froze!
Maybe Canada should buy a Caribbean island, so us snowbirds can bask in the sun for the winter..Dona