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Thinking of going to the Rio Grande Valley for the winter, has anyone stayed at Mission Bell RV resort or Trade Winds in Mission or can recommend a reasonable priced campground(resort). We looked on Woodall's reviews and there was some comments about the water not being fit to drink or cook with any information on this area or other areas would be helpful. Thank you

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CDNSENIOR wrote:

Thinking of going to the Rio Grande Valley for the winter, has anyone stayed at Mission Bell RV resort or Trade Winds in Mission or can recommend a reasonable priced campground(resort). We looked on Woodall's reviews and there was some comments about the water not being fit to drink or cook with any information on this area or other areas would be helpful. Thank you


Con - you have to go to Mexico to get good water down there.

Just kidding - I have never been there, but have been to Port Aransas and Brownsville and didn't hear of or experience any water problems.

Ask around.

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We winter in Texas in the Rio Grande Valley. No problem with water. For two winters now we have stayed in the Americana RV Park on Benson Palm Dr. in Mission. Small park but really friendly managers and very reasonable. Would be glad to talk with you about the Park.

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Be in RGV for 12 winters - no water problems yet. It may taste slightly different from yours at home but that is common just about anywhere. Can't speak to those Pks. Come down, book a short stay at one place, drive around and check out others - there are over 500 RV parks in the RGV - you will find what you are looking for eventually.
And we are Winter Texans, not snowbirds - the locals welcome us back each year with open arms!


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fredmhicks wrote:

We winter in Texas in the Rio Grande Valley. No problem with water. For two winters now we have stayed in the Americana RV Park on Benson Palm Dr. in Mission. Small park but really friendly managers and very reasonable. Would be glad to talk with you about the Park.



Americana RV Park on Benson Palm Dr. in Mission is nice, also in the same area Bensen Grove, Green Gate Grove & Bentsen Palm are nice. Trade Winds & Mission Bell are good older parks but are on the busy Business #83 Highway. Green Gate Grove is the nicest mid price park IMO, lots there are privately owned & you rent directly from the lot owner. There is a list of lots for rent on the web site or you can contact the office for a list.

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Joy wrote:

..... Come down, book a short stay at one place, drive around and check out others - there are over 500 RV parks in the RGV - you will find what you are looking for eventually.
And we are Winter Texans, not snowbirds - the locals welcome us back each year with open arms!


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We stayed at Mission Bell when we were down there, and had no complaints about the park. We didn't like the RGV itself, however, and left the area before our lease was up to go further north in Texas. We liked the Hill Country of Texas better, but liked the Gulf Coast (Rockport/Aransas area) even more, and that's where we settled for our winters.
Regarding the water, we always used the kiosks that you find all over to buy drinking water (25 cents per gallon), and never drank the water from Mission Bell. We just used it for showers and flushing and it was fine for that.
If you have any specific questions about the park or the area, best to just PM me. I don't want to get the RGV varsity cheerleaders all stirred up.

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I stayed at port isabell and the water was salty !!

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X2 with MichDoc. Rockport is the best.

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We have stayed at Trade Winds the last 4 winters and really like it. We landed there to go out and find our spot and have been there ever since. We use the water for everything but lots of people do buy their drinking water from the kiosks or Walmart. It is close to the train tracks and Business 83. The 1st few nights the trains sound like they are coming right through the motorhome and within a couple of weeks, we don't even hear them. There are a lot of sirens but I like to tell myself it is because there are 3 major hospitals within a 10 miles radius just on the other side of the Expressway.
Last year we had to come home for a week. Our bikes, lawn chairs, and ice maker all set out under the awning and were right where we left them when we got back.

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