Lifestyle and Experience
RV Resort Park Experience
There are few places that offer the winter
climate available in Arizona. The desert location provides winter
weather that is conducive to outdoor life.
Relatives of ours used to spend three months
each winter in a Phoenix area park. Family would comment on their
return that they always looked healthier in April
than any other time of the year.
Our first experience in a park was
amazing and surprising.
I have never seen so many older
people golfing, playing tennis, shuffleboard, in a swimming
pool, and generally out-and-about.
common mode of transportation in the parks is
bicycles. Almost everyone has one and I had to
get back on as well. (No you never forget but
seats do seem a little harder than I
The biggest surprise was probably the
and lack of bugs. I had
always imagined winter
in Arizona like (say) May at
home. Some nice
sunny days, some calm days, some rainy
some cloudy days, some windy days, and such.
I was pleasantly surprised that maybe 90% of
the days in February were sunny and calm. (see weather chart) Most days in February were around
20-25C (or 70-75F) with little if any breeze.
And the bugs. I never thought that critters
would also hibernate in warm climates, but they do. During a six
week period I saw exactly two bugs. I never realized before how
pleasant it can be to have nice summer days outdoors
without bug spray or swatting the critters off the food.
It is quite pleasant.
Need to Know!
If you haven't done
There are a lot of people who are looking for a
way to spend their winters in a climate more conducive to an
active and enjoyable lifestyle.
The problem is that if you have not experienced
any of the various options for that lifestyle it can be
difficult to decide what to pursue.
There are a few things you need to
consider before you decide whether the RV Resort Parks
and a Park Model Trailer are for you.
Take the time to read about
the lifestyle and experience, the parks, the park models,
the weather, and
... Don't think of it as a Trailer!
A strange statement to make on a site that uses
'trailer' in its name. That was because the name 'park model' is
not familiar to those who are new at this. Many asked about 'those
trailers in Arizona'. But ... regardless of the name ... it
is important to realize that you will probably feel more like you
are in a cottage in a resort rather than in a
trailer in some 'old style' trailer park.
You are not only in a resort you are in
a 'community'. And a community that really does
have some of that 'small town America' feel.
The park models are set up in a way that
and feels very permanent, and really
is. The driveway, patio, storage shed, and
Arizona Room and even small
garden area all add to the feeling
of a more permanent residence.
Many of the facilities in your home are also
available in the park model but some of it is
outside or down
the street. As described in
the section About Park Model
space really extends to the outside and beyond. The pool
and hot tub are down the street instead of in the backyard. The
craft area, woodworking shop, laundry, music room, and other
facilities are there for your use but just not in your house or
Time to Look and Browse!
Make sure to take the time to browse
around the site.
If you are new at this
experience make sure to take the time to
read ... about the RV Resort
Parks ... about the Park Model
Trailers ... and About the
Check out some of the parks websites on
the this page. Pay special attention to their facilities and
activities. It will help you get a sense of what it is like.
If you are looking for a park model to rent
or buy make sure you are familiar with all the park model and
RV park options. Check out some of the ad listings in our
'featured parks' and in the park models for sale or rent section.
and ... Don't think of it as