The Rio Grande Valley is home to hundreds of RV Resorts and each of them has their own personality so it is hard to compare apples to oranges! Most resorts have organized activities to keep you as busy as you'd like. I've lived in the RGV all of my life, and must say that the Valley welcomes our Winter Texans and they have truly become a part of our culture - and I've been drinking the water for 42 years!
...I've lived in the RGV all of my life, and must say that the Valley welcomes our Winter Texans and they have truly become a part of our culture...
Happy to help,
Not just the RGV, but all of Texas. We have been welcomed from the Texas-Oklahoma border down to the Texas-Mexico border. It's a great state to be a winter RV'er in. Hard to say "Thank You" to everyone, but Thank You.
I do take exception to the water being OK. After rinsing off my car daily I can barely see thru the windshield for the haze. Even with Windex it takes some elbow grease to get that haze off. The MH doesn't get sparkling clean till mid US after a wash.
Our cat who never got sick ended up with a UTI which I think was because of the water. I know other pet owners that have issues also when they were down in the valley that never had problems before.
We get bottled water and go to the Kiosk's now for all our drinking needs.
We own a lot at Martins Leisure Valley in the western part of the valley and we have a city water supply called Hidalgo MUD #1. The water is very hard and loaded with calcium. Normally we buy the water from a water machine on the property for 20 cents a gallon. this year I put in a whole house filter with that water going thru a water softener going thru a inline refrig filter going thru the factory water filter in the fridge and for drinking it is just acceptable. From now on, it is much cheaper to buy water from the machine to drink rather that spend 75$ a season for all the other filters. With no filters, our neighbor has to take out his house water heater every 2-3 years and tip it and flush it to get the calcium out. We flush the water heater in the RV every year and still get a lot of calcium out of it. If you leave it on your car and dont wipe it off fast it will leave major water spots. Our home in Mn has a well so I dont know how the city water here compares to the city water in the Valley.
Thank you everyone for your replies.They were very helpful.We have limited access to internet so we will be contacting some with direct questions in the near future.Thanks again.
George & Seonaid(Shona)
Hi We stayed at the Tradewinds last Dec thru March 2012 and had no problems. The water was ok we used for everything. We where told that they are now hooked up to city water. The place was very clean and friendly.Will go back.
If you're looking for a large (45 x 75) paved lot with grass, palm & fruit trees with a subdivision atmosphere, you can rent a beautiful privately owned lot at W & I RV Resort on Stewart Road about 1/2 mile south of Mission Bell/Tradewinds in Mission Texas. Just contact Karen at the office, or check the website WandIresort.com The website lists the rentals & those for sale. Unfortunately there are not any photos on the website. But it's been said that W & I is the most beautiful park in the RGV.
Just curious, but why does the first responder to most OP questions, usually know nothing about what was asked or almost always have a NEGATIVE opinion?? Just wondering.
For my money we go to Pharr, Texas Trails RV Resort. They are part of the Wilder System and offer GREAT friendships if your Friendly and more stuff to do than you can imagine, including FREE bus tours, inside and outside pools, Potlucks, dinners, dancing, cards and did I mention NEW Friends. We are RV people and tried 1 year at a mostly Park Model resort in Apache Junction, AZ and I will never go back. I'm back at Texas Trails for next year and look forward to the trip down in January. If you like Mid-Western folk from MI, WI, IO, OK, AR, and so on plus a BUNCH of Nice Canadians, come on down. Harlingen and Brownsville, TOO much wind, FL too many bugs, AZ too far to drive at $4 per gallon. PHARR is not too far and just about right. Oh yes, I have looked a the Mission area, and it is nice, but as stated, for my coffee, I use water from the Water machine in the campground for $.30 per gallon fill or I use the off park WaterMills for $.25, depends on if I feel like leaving the resort. I don't care what water I use to flush and it does not smell for laundry and showers. Did I mention all the new Friends you will meet??
If money matters, you will like the RGV. The Mission/McAllen area is in the top five as far as low cost of living areas in the country. There are $6.00 haircuts and places that promise to fix $6.00 haircuts. Lots of wind, nasty stuff in the air when they are burning the cane fields, and has been mentioned, the water is not good for washing cars, but it is cheap and friendly. Lots of parks and lots of fun.