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RE: Jan-Feb-March in Mesa, AZ- few questions about heat sources

I've stayed in Mesa several times. The parks had a truck that came around and filled propane tanks but I didn't use it because it was cheaper to take it / them down to the local Chevron station. The trucks swap out propane tanks, they can not fill in the parks. It is a Mesa Fire Marshall rule. If you are in Mesa, electricity is cheap compared to the cost of propane and we never used the propane much - - only a couple of times when it got really cold (like freezing), otherwise we just used the space heaters and maybe the propane furnace for a little in the morning to take the chill off.
BarbaraOK 04/26/22 09:04am Snowbirds
RE: Jan-Feb-March in Mesa, AZ- few questions about heat sources

Mesa does not allow for refilling any propane tank in parks. You either have a replacement delivered and attached, or you go and get refills. In our case, that would mean unhooking motorhome, etc. So, we always tried to make sure we had a full propane tank when setting down and then used electric space heaters and very, very, very seldom did we ever run the furnace. It has been a few years since we hit the freezing point as a low around here.
BarbaraOK 04/11/22 08:32am Snowbirds
RE: Dr visits on the road

What if full timer is on Medicare? See where FL maybe only state will cover you on the road. Gold Star widow wants to full time but WA state health insurance won’t follow her guess like Medicaid. Medicare covers you anywhere. Now if you have an Advantage Plan (Part C) then you might have trouble which is why most full timers don't have Advantage plans. With regular Medicare and a G Plan Supplemental, you would be good to go.
BarbaraOK 02/04/22 03:58pm Full-time RVing
RE: Heading back to Michigan from Quartzsite mid-March?

US 70 has a pretty good climb east of Las Cruses. You have to climb, it’s the Rockies you are crossing. BTW, did you mean US 54, instead of US 52? If you really want to avoid climbs stay on I-10 to I-20 until you get to Big Springs, then head north to Amarillo.
BarbaraOK 01/27/22 09:22am Snowbirds
RE: Heading back to Michigan from Quartzsite mid-March?

Why do you avoid Albuquerque? I was wondering the same thing. It really isn't a problem driving through there. Maybe during Ballon Festival it gets a tiny bit more crowded, but really nothing that should give anyone problems.
BarbaraOK 01/26/22 08:49am Snowbirds
RE: When do Snow Birds head south??

10/8 Left early to avoid winter weather and campground closures. Currently thinking that a summer cabin in northern Arizona and winter home in the valley might allow us to become full time AZ residents. We are moving into a home in the Mesa area at the end of December and will keep the RV for a couple more years (stored during the winter) and then looking at the cabin up high for the summers.
BarbaraOK 11/09/21 08:03am Snowbirds
RE: When do Snow Birds head south??

We spend the month of September traveling down the West Coast (picking up wines for the winter) and arrive in Mesa, AZ on October 1st. Will be here until the first of April, then off again trying to find somewhere cooler. ??
BarbaraOK 11/02/21 07:50am Snowbirds
RE: Newly Retired

Besides be extremely expensive CA is choked with rules, laws and regs. I'm not sure if most businesses are open. We avoid the place if possible. What rules would affect someone spending 3 months in a rental used for snowbirds would cause problems for them? These people will be tourists, and there are no rules that say one can not be a tourist provided you understand that you will need your masks, and need your vaccination cards for a lot of businesses. Wish we could get more businesses to do that in Arizona. And we spend all of September in California, never had a problem going any place we wanted, but then we always have our masks with us and can show our vaccination cards.
BarbaraOK 10/25/21 09:10pm Snowbirds
RE: Newly Retired

One thing you will notice going into CA on I-10, The eastern lanes are clogged with people leaving and the western lanes are nearly empty. I sneaked in at a length of 70ft+ to Pamona and sneaked back out at 55mph. That place is hard to defend with so many people leaving. There are plenty of condos for short term rent in the South East in the winter especially in the beach areas. Have a good time. The traffic coming across I-10 right now is full of people who are coming east for a wide variety of reasons because I-10 is open ALL YEAR LONG. And if it is full of trucks coming east the speed limit is 55 mph for 3 axles or more, which includes 18 wheelers, RVs towing cars, or trucks/5th wheels or trailers. Of course only people like us will travel at 58 or so, with most truckers doing 60-63 or so. Some will be going faster, but not all. We spent all of September in California, never couldn't go somewhere, but we did wear masks indoors unless eating, and we can gladly show our vaccination cards.
BarbaraOK 10/25/21 09:04pm Snowbirds
RE: Newly Retired

In Arizona, especially the Phoenix and Tucson areas, a lot of the RV parks have PARK MODELS (sitting in one as I type) and several of those are available for rent either from the park itself, or from a private person. You could call several of them to get an idea of what is available. We are in a Cal-Am park, there are several in the Phoenix area, and they have a lot for rent. And some of the Park Models for rent are those owned by Canadians who aren't coming south this year.
BarbaraOK 10/25/21 08:15am Snowbirds
RE: Where is everybody?

Well we made the run across the desert last week, got to Mesa on Friday, Oct. 1st. Temps fall into the 60s at night, having rain right now! A few people starting to trickle in. Have an appointment this morning to get our booster shot plus flu shot! After a month seeing California fuel prices, almost had sticker shock at "low" fuel prices again.
BarbaraOK 10/05/21 08:04am Snowbirds
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