Category Archives: f – RV Tours

Rv tours from Alaska to Mexico- some we have done and some we would like to do

Our Great North American RV Tour – Our Itinerary

Our Great North American Tour will cover about 30,000 kilometers, 20,000 miles and more than 7 months. Because we are Canadians we are limited to 6 months in the US in a 12 month period. A timely entrance into the US is critical in order to enjoy warm weather during the winter and not need to return home too soon. The Plan is to cross into the US near the beginning of October and exit the US to Canada 6 months less a day. Our goal is to seek out free camping along the trip. As I mentioned in Read more [...]

Our North American RV Tour – Getting Ready

Getting Ready Everyone is well aware that any kind of trip requires preparation whether it be a quick weekend trip or an around the world tour. Our trip, although not around the world probably takes almost as much preparation maybe even more. Traveling in an RV for 7 months takes a great deal of preparation and planning especially when 6 individuals are involved. Of course, the RVs need attention to avoid or eliminate breakdowns. Fortunately, our group's RVs are travel trailers which require Read more [...]

Our Southwest Snowbird Tour – The Last Week

Our escape through the mud from the BLM boondocking area near Cottonwood, Arizona was timely, another couple of hours and we may have been stuck for days. Our overnight stop at Cliff Castle Casino was quiet except for occasional rain, no semis traveling in and out through the night as can be the case at some casinos. We woke to low clouds, fog and 40F temperatures, brrrrrrrrrr. Not accustomed to the cold after many weeks of warmth. That's the desert during winter and spring, one day you're baking Read more [...]

Cottonwood, Arizona – BLM Boondocking

Our stay at Alamo Lake was great, lots of kayaking, fishing, ATV tours and of course, sunny and warm every day, evening campfires and gorgeous sunsets. By mid-march temperatures are rising into the mid 90's in the lowlands, it's time to seek higher ground and cooler temperatures. Cottonwood, Arizona is about 2000 feet higher than Alamo Lake providing cooler temperatures, otherwise, a large generator probably 3500 watts to run the RV air conditioner or an RV resort with 30 amp service would be Read more [...]

Alamo Lake, Arizona – Snowbird Travels

Adopting the Snowbird lifestyle has been one of the best decisions Lynda and I have made since retiring. Leaving the winter behind makes retirement just that much better. The Arizona winter weather is great, sunshine almost every day, cool nights and desert dry warm days. Even in the dead of winter the temperature seldom drops to freezing and if it does once the sun crests the distant hills the air warms quickly to t-shirt weather. Spending the entire winter or even a month or two in the southwest Read more [...]

Our Snowbird RV Tour – Lake Havasu to Alamo Lake, Arizona

Our stay at Lake Havasu was short, a brief two night stop on our way to Alamo Lake. The other two couples we travel with had never been to Lake Havasu so we decided after leaving Senators Wash reservoir to take a detour and check out Havasu. Our goal was to camp within town limits close to the sights, but as luck would have it nothing was available that suited us. We ended up boondocking south of town. This was okay with me, I was curious about boondocking locations near Havasu. Besides, I Read more [...]

Our RV Snowbird Tour – Lake Havasu

Day 27 As I mentioned in my previous article a quick stop at Quartzsite was enough, the largest flea market in the world was not much more than a ghost town. Early March is obviously too late to visit. The drive from our previous camp, Senators Wash Reservoir to Lake Havasu is less than five hours including the stop at Quartzsite. We should arrive early afternoon. Lake Havasu is also part of the Colorado River water system. Construction of the Parker Dam at the south end created this mecca Read more [...]

Our Snowbird RV Tour – Day 25 – Imperial Dam

Day 24 After Mike and I attempted an unsuccessful fishing excursion to Squaw Lake, rain began to fall. We not only did not catch any fish we had to row the entire time because my small motor would not start. Once back at camp I checked out the motor, the trouble appeared to be a clogged fuel filter. With rain falling it was a good opportunity for a trip to town to pick up parts for the outboard, refuel the trucks and refill propane tanks. Yuma propane ranges from $2.20 to $2.70 per gal. Because Read more [...]

Our Snowbird RV Tour – The Colorado River Valley

Day 22 Another sunny day in the desert although cooler in the morning. Senators wash reservoir has been our home for a week, it was time to dump some black water. Mike and Ralph already dumped their tanks, they hitched up their trailers the night before to escape the rising water, they may as well dump. The group's plan was to stay at Senators Wash for 2 weeks, too long for the gray and black water tanks. I know from experience our black water tank is good for about 12 days if we conserve, Read more [...]

Our Snowbird RV Tour – Senators Wash, California

 Day 14 We awoke to clear skies and beautiful sunshine again. Our week at Cahuilla lake had been great, we've enjoyed our time here with a round of golf, the Palm Desert street fair,  maintaining our rigs and of course relaxing. Our week disappeared quickly but it's time to continue our journey. Our next destination is the Imperial Dunes, twenty miles west of Yuma. The plan is to ride the dunes for a couple of days before continuing on to the Colorado River Valley, one of Lynda and my favorite Read more [...]