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RE: RGV ten year trend

Western RV Park Owner, Perception is NOT reality............ perception is perception. If you and many others perceive the RGV to be what you say it is then that is most likely why numbers are down. However, in my park the trend is up for the last two years. I do not know if this is just in my park and a few others or if this is the new norm for the RGV.
alfredmay 09/16/19 07:53am Snowbirds
RE: RGV ten year trend

WesternRVParkOwner, Some of what you say it true but much is not. There are three airports in the RGV. United, Delta. American and Southwest fly into them. I myself now fly to the RGV from NJ on a one stop flight. There are professional sports teams in the RGV. They are minor league and play soccer and basketball. The University of Texas RGV plays Division 1 sports in everything except football. They belong to the WAC. There is a world class beach. No one place has the best of everything. The airports in the RGV are smaller, but you can get to every major city in the USA with only one connection. There are entertainment venues but they are not Las Vegas style places......... of course Las Vegas has no beach. No one place suits everyone.. The RGV of 10 years ago is not the RGV today. A lot has charged.
alfredmay 09/15/19 09:50am Snowbirds
RE: RGV ten year trend

I am in Victoria Palms in Donna, TX which is a mid valley location and one of the highest priced parks of the 400 mentioned in the RGV. I started wintering here as a winter Texan in my RV 13 or so years ago. At that time you needed a reservation months in advance and the entire 1,000 plus sites were rented for most of the winter season. The park has mobile homes, park models and RV sites along with a 100 three room suites and 20 motel rooms. The RV sites are divided between an older area with small sites and a newer area with large landscaped sites. A number of years ago the reservation requirement was no longer needed and about three years ago there were many unoccupied sites in the winter season. The last two years has seen a reversal in this trend. Although reservations are still not needed, if you want to be in the new and nicer section you will need a reservation. Last year this section was fully occupied. Regarding the question "what is there to do"? My friends in NJ ask me this all the time. My first answer is the resort is like a cruise ship that never moves. We have, shows, dances activities, pools, a restaurant, etc. My second answer is that this is not a dirty dusty backwater in the middle of nowhere. Current estimates put the American side of the RGV population at 1.3 million and the Mexican side has over 2 million. There is plenty to do. Prior to my coming to the RGV I wintered in Florida in the Orlando and Vero Beach areas. I found out that I did not want to go to the Orlando area attractions every day. How many days can you spend at Disney or Universal before you are theme parked out? Vero Beach is an up scale Florida area and very nice.......... but guess what........ there is more to do in the RGV than in the Vero Beach area. I do not know if the trend in my RV park translates to the rest of the parks in the RGV. What I see is that the people in my park want the best sites and they make use of all that the "criuse ship" has to offer.
alfredmay 09/14/19 08:40am Snowbirds
RE: Winter Route to South Texas

South of San Antonio leave the Interstate (I-37) and get on US-281 near Three Rivers. It is a very good road and is shorter going to Weslaco. My winter home is on the Donna-Weslaco border and I use that route all the time.
alfredmay 09/03/19 08:16am Roads and Routes
RE: Month long stays w/o the rv

As Pawatt mentioned, Victoria Palms in Donna, TX has 20 motel rooms and 100 suites in their RV Resort. I have a mobile home there and the resort is very nice. The suites offer a bedroom, living room, bathroom and an eat in kitchen. You park your car right outside your suite front door. They will rent by the month and probably by the week too.
alfredmay 09/01/19 08:53am Snowbirds
RE: Southeast Texas to the Smoky Mountains

Shallow Creek RV Park near Gladewater, TX is just north of I-20 Exit 583 on HWY 135. Voted best RV Park in East Texas and is a very nice place
alfredmay 08/14/19 08:47am Roads and Routes
RE: Maintaining air gap in new Atwood water heater

An easy way to re establish the air gap is by injecting air into the water line. To do this drain the water from your water supply hose. Then re connect the hose to the water supply and to the RV. Turn the water supply on. Turn on a hot water faucet in your RV. Air from the hose will be forced into the water heater. Every time you re connect an empty hose you re establish an air gap IF you open a hot water faucet first.
alfredmay 08/11/19 08:46am General RVing Issues
RE: Mystery Wires... Any thoughts?

Rust Oleum makes a rust converter. It converts rust to a hard, solid surface that can be painted. Hammerite is another brand that does the same thing. I have used both brands with good results.
alfredmay 07/30/19 08:42am Tech Issues
RE: Can someone tell me what this is plz

You can even see the date code for manufacture of the pump...... made in 1975
alfredmay 07/29/19 07:53am Tech Issues
RE: Selling Canadian MHome in US with no title

If the vehicle needs to be "properly imported" into the US for the purpose of sale, could the owner drive it into Mexico and turn around and import it for sale at a USA/Mex border crossing? Mexico is a lot closer than Canada if you are in Texas.
alfredmay 07/17/19 12:50pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: 5th wheel suspension question

I have done some research on trailer shocks as I was curious if they did anything. What I found is that most were mounted on an angle and did little, but those that were mounted vertically helped. So, if yours are vertical, I would try and find replacements.
alfredmay 07/10/19 08:21am Tech Issues
RE: NJ to Grand Canyon via Mt Rushmore

I have made a number of trips like yours. For holidays and major attractions I made reservations, but for traveling and minor attractions I called ahead when I stopped for lunch to make a reservation for that night.
alfredmay 06/29/19 05:10pm Roads and Routes
RE: Gaspe Trip, Quebec

Wow.......... kids start back that early in Quebec. In the southern USA that is when school starts for some but in the northern USA many do not start until early Sept. Thanks for the information.
alfredmay 06/28/19 02:22pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: North Carolina to Connecticut

I-95 in the DC - Baltimore area is just as bad as NYC. Plus you cannot go thru any tunnel in Baltimore with propane. The go around is I-695 using the Key Bridge. I suggest you leave I-95 in Virginia.
alfredmay 06/27/19 08:39am Roads and Routes
RE: Gaspe Trip, Quebec

Thanks for the answers. My French is non existent as I took Spanish in High School and College. If I go it will be in either August or Sept.
alfredmay 06/26/19 08:04am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Gaspe Trip, Quebec

I am also thinking of a Gaspe trip but will drive a car and stay in motels. I do not speak French, would that be a problem? Also, would I need to make motel reservations or can I just "wing it"?
alfredmay 06/21/19 08:48am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Winter camping

Victoria Palms in Donna, TX in the Rio Grande Valley has 100 suites in a motel setting. The suites are in their own section of the RV resort. Each suite has a separate bedroom, a living room, an eat in kitchen and full bathroom.
alfredmay 06/09/19 09:18am Snowbirds
RE: D day, June 6, 1944 - where was Mexico

McAllen, TX is the location of the Texas War Memorial. The Memorial is very large and occupies ground on the east side of the new convention center. This is an outdoor memorial and is quite impressive. The story of the Mexican 201st Squadron is told in great detail on one of the many granite stones that comprise the memorial.
alfredmay 06/08/19 10:51am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: We in input on a New Brunswick/Nova Scotia trip

I suggest staying overnight on PEI and not day tripping to it. I have been all over that area and drive times are slow as Matt stated.
alfredmay 05/30/19 08:56am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Water leak through Air Conditioner...

The very first thing to do is what Bobbo stated.
alfredmay 05/13/19 10:00am General RVing Issues
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