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Old 12-22-2011, 04:51 PM   #1
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Quartzite, AZ Anyone?

We are thinking of running off to Quartzite in late January/February.

Anyone been? Good or Bad?

I get TIRED of cold, short days about then. It's 20 hours west for us. I am thinking leave Friday after work, spend the weekend getting there, stay the week and do the same to get home.

Anywhere day light starts before 0700 and last longer the 1730 and the temps stay between 45 and 90.

Not to much to ask, right?
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Old 12-22-2011, 05:22 PM   #2
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You've got to cross the Equator to get long days in winter, but should be warm.

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Old 12-22-2011, 06:41 PM   #3
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I suppose everyone's gotta do Quartsite. We did once. However, it got to be a little cramped. We winter in Ajo, Arizona, since, in our elder years, power, cell phones, internet and T.V. are part of our life. Oh, did I mention "miles of generators" at all hours of the day?
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I'm headed to Q for the first time right after Xmas. If I don't like it I will move on. I plan to boondock as much possible with occasional hookups at RV parks. Look for 50KIP.
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Old 12-22-2011, 08:12 PM   #5
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The El Camino Real unit is having a rally in Quartzsite from January 25 to 29, 2012.

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We are thinking of running off to Quartzite in late January/February.

Anyone been? Good or Bad?

I get TIRED of cold, short days about then. It's 20 hours west for us. I am thinking leave Friday after work, spend the weekend getting there, stay the week and do the same to get home.

Anywhere day light starts before 0700 and last longer the 1730 and the temps stay between 45 and 90.

Not to much to ask, right?
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Old 12-22-2011, 09:50 PM   #6
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You should contact Mike (Scrapirony-2 on the Forums)...he and his wife winter there...and there is a small group of AS friends who hang out together there... He's an expert on Quartzite life, and will be happy to coach you on the ins and outs of Q-Town... and he's a one-man AS welcoming committee. Tell him TB sent you...

I agree with Mike that everyone shoudld go to Quartsite at least one in their RVing life. It's not for everyone, but there's one thing for sure...it's interesting. If you are there when it's crowded form the bug RV show or gem show you'll see ore RVs than you thought possible to see in one place at one time.

If you're in that area and want a different experience, go north to Parker, AZ about 35 or 40 miles I think...there are two AZ state parks just north of Parker... Buckskin Mountain, and Cattail Cove...and a bit further north is Lake Havasu State Park...all three are on the Lower Colorado River...and interesting places...
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Old 12-22-2011, 09:55 PM   #7
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We have been going to Quartzsite in January for several years. This year we will get there on the 19th and stay through the end of the month. We hang out with some of our Street Rod friends, some kite flier friends as well as our Airstream friends. The main selling areas and the RV show start around the 21st this year. At that time everything is in full swing.

Like most other things, Quartzsite is what you choose to make of it. We always enjoy our time there.
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Old 12-23-2011, 03:29 AM   #8
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I just added Quartsite to my bucket list!

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Old 12-23-2011, 07:20 AM   #9
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Thanks for all the input.

As for going the the bottom half of the planet, I will get that done one day. Just does not fit my schedule this year, ha.

Boondocking is fine, we like it and are equipped for a couple weeks at a time. My choice was more about being warm than anything. I looked at the gulf coast too, but it may not be as warm.

It can't be any more diverse than Burning Man.

Might as well try Quartzite. I am guessing there is plenty of room?
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Old 12-23-2011, 08:16 AM   #10
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Thanks for all the input.

As for going the the bottom half of the planet, I will get that done one day. Just does not fit my schedule this year, ha.

Boondocking is fine, we like it and are equipped for a couple weeks at a time. My choice was more about being warm than anything. I looked at the gulf coast too, but it may not be as warm.

It can't be any more diverse than Burning Man.

Might as well try Quartzite. I am guessing there is plenty of room?
The first time we were there, in the early seventies, it was a gas station with a couple of tables set up as a flea market.
Last time we were there, there was a million campers set up in a 10 mile square. So you may find room when you get there .
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Old 01-11-2012, 04:41 PM   #11
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I'm at Quartzsite now with other 'Streamers at La Posa Tyson Wash LTVA west of Old Yuma Road. Weather great, up to the 70s and lots of sun, but cold at night once the sun goes down. My skin is actually changing color from it's usual Seattle pale. Next year I will bring alternate transportation (ATV or motorcycle), Dish TV, and solar panels.
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Old 01-11-2012, 06:25 PM   #12
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If I were looking to drive all weekend to get there and all weekend to drive back, I would look at somewhere closer so I could save two days of driving. Padre Island, Texas should fit the bill for you. Just as warm, Plus you have the ocean and you can spend two more days of relaxing. What you save on fuel should pay for some of the camping.
Quartzite isn't my thing. People like it because it is free but there is nothing except R.V.s parked as far as the eye can see. I like the desert but I prefer state and county parks in Arizona where it is scenic and almost free.
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Old 01-12-2012, 07:44 PM   #13
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The BIG Q

Look at BOONDOCKIN WITH JIMMINI under forums,on the road again.
Lot of pic of the BIG Q.
You can park with the other Airstreamers.
I did 2 years there full time.
But now I am working or I `would be there now parked by Mike.
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Old 01-18-2012, 02:24 PM   #14
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where would one find the air streamers in the Q at this moment, or the next few days??????
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Old 01-18-2012, 03:15 PM   #15
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See post # 11. South out of Q on US 95 to La Posa Tyson Wash LTVA (second one on the right side of the road), follow the entry road west to the Old Yuma Road ( about a mile in, T intersection) and then turn right on the Old Yuma road. You will go by the dumpsters and through a wash. The AS will be on the left side of the road - about 1/4 mile from your turn onto the Yuma Road.

Enjoy! Wish we could be there.
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I'm not sure who all is a Q-Town at the moment... I don' think Scrapirony-2 is there yet... I may be wrong but the last we spoke they were in Tucson and heading to Ajo for a bit before returning to Q-Town... There may be other Airstreamers there at this time but I am not sure...
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thanks

we are trying to meet up with barry/donna and roger/bonnie miller sometime soon and they are heading to Q, I think...We are back at Buckskin Mountain and
just marking time.......
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I think they are South of the big Q on the west side of 95,on the West side of the old Yuma road about 1.2 mile in from the entery gate.
Maybe Mike , Tonny or Kip 50 can tell you more.
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Hey, did you make it to Quartsite January 21st or on the way? We are WBCCI members looking for others to meet. Thanks Kathi Mitchell #1100 (20011 book #2100, changed numbers. Looking for fun and interesting members
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