snow birding?

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pete and leslie

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Hi eveyone,we are new members,? pete and leslie, seeking help about spending the northeast winter months, say from November to May, in two or three warm states, with our class C 30 footer, staying where we can have full hookups. We are new to rving, and want to start out by the numbers, getting familiar with our new rig, before we start boondocking and camping. Does this sound like a good idea, and we would appreciate help with what states to start with. We figure a couple months in each state before we come back home for the summer.? :)
 

Shayne

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Sounds great to me.  It's what we were doing until we wound up here in AZ and jsut stayed.,  Good Luck and don't be afraid to ask for assistance in routes to take to places to view or see.  There is a wealth of expierence in this forum eagerly awaiting to help  =You got questions. the answers are here.
 

Carl L

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The big snowbird migration destinations seem to be, east to west: Florida; South Texas; Southern Arizona -- Tucson, Phoenix, and the Colorado River sites including Quartzite); and Southern Californian --- San Diego and the deserts to the east.  All these areas are southerly enough and low altitude enough to be warm all winter.  Low altitude is quite important.  Phoenix at 1100 feet has a very mild winter.  Prescott at 5500 feet only 80 miles and away has a bitterly cold winter.  Flagstaff at 7000 feet and some 130 miles north feet has heavy snow and a ski resort just outside of town.

 

Carl L

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Most of N. Mexico is pretty high -- the Continental Divide neatly runs down the middle.  The lowest point in the state is on the southeastern edge and is 2800 feet above sea level.  I remember driving from El Paso thru Deming and Lordburg to AZ many times in some pretty chilly weather with patchy snow on the ground.  Not a winter paradise.
 
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