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Posted: 11/08/09 12:59pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Any suggestions for NE Arizona or New Mexico, boondocking to FHU?
Looking for 2/3 week trips thru the winter, for short escapes when cold spells hit here in Colorado. I'm not ready to do 3/4 month Snowbird stays yet.
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We go to Bernardo, NM We stay at the Kiva RV and Horse park they charge 250.00 a month FHU just off I-25 about 50 miles south of Albuquerque.
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Posted: 11/08/09 01:28pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

See if anything in here can help you. Southern NM & AZ

Northern NM

Arizona Public Sites

COE & BLM in NM

Northeast AZ

Heron Lake Area

Alamogordo, NM

NEast AZ

Southern NM

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I'm thinking the temperatures in NE AZ won't be too much different than winter CO temps. You might try this web site, plug in your desired variables and see what pops up.

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Posted: 11/11/09 10:00am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Northeastern AZ and northern NM can be quite cold in the winter...the area can even get snow, sometimes lots of snow.

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Not where you ask about but might be worth the little extra drive?
Check out the Alamogordo area. 54 hiway is down in a valley so not much wind & lot warmer. Also things to see. (White Sands, Riodoso area)
We have seen blizards in Albuqueque & sand storms at Elephant Butte so we often take 54 on the way to Az.

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Posted: 11/15/09 12:19pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I spent a few winter months in Deming. I found it an interesting area for day trips. Within an hour or so you can be in Mexico, ghost towns and scenic mountain areas. It is not a costly area. The singles club Loners on Wheels has their campground there(Low-Hi. The only downside the nights are cold( many in the mid 20s) due to the elevation, about 4200 ft.

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[emoticon] Auxiliary Fresh Water Tank, Transferring Water---Neat to Have Boondocking.

A way to have access to more fresh water and a way to tranfer it to the holding tank in the trailer is a must for us, one of the very first things we got for ours. A 26 gal water tank which we keep in the back of the pick-up. We have one of these: 26 gal Tank

I'd hate to live without my set-up. We use one of these to transfer water (if gravity or siphon will not work): 12v Pump

I order the one I have, due to the limited size of the Ranger's bed. My son has gotten tanks, but a different kind, more shape of barrels from Farm & Ranch Supply Companies.

We both use pumps to fill the trailers tanks, but one could use gravity to fill smaller containers. With the Ranger, I had to pump it most of the time, with the F-150 being higher, gravity works very well right into the trailer's filler opening. I didn't even hook up the pump most of the time I used it this summer, each day normally.

We seldom use RV Parks.

In photo, Gravity wouldn't work, I used the old siphon method, which will work most times, but not all the time. http://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll120/DesertHawk46/Travels%202010/DSC01916.jpg

I have a small folding Solar 1.8 Watt Maintainer Somewhat like this.

But one like this would be better, a 5 Watt Solar Trickle Charger.

One of these would be even better. 13 Watt Folding Solar Charger

Other ways of Transferring Water.
Water Bladder might work for those without a pickup, or even with one.

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