LTRVD0401 RVing Arizona

LTRVD0401 RVing Arizona

RVing Arizona

RVing Arizona is the working title of our new book I hope to have out by June or July of this year. It will be all about the places RVers go in Arizona to camp and to see and experience. We will also include some of our favorite eating places we have enjoyed during our many visits to Arizona.

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We answer questions about how to get the most from an RV show. John answers a query about using RV furnaces for heating the basement compartments. I try to help a lady who wants to get rid of her troublesome Norcold RV refrigerator and replace it with a household unit. Where do we get service work done on the road away from home? I discuss what shops we use.

Wilcox, AZ

Kathy and I talk about some of our favorite things to see in the Wilcox area. This is the first town of interest on I-10 coming into Arizona from New Mexico. In town are 3 very nice museums. They are the Rex Allen Arizona Cowboy Museum, The Friends of Marty Robbins Museum, and the Chiracahua Regional Museum. These are excellent venues. Just to the west of town is Cochise Lake where sand hill cranes gather by the thousands during their migration to South America. Outside of town to the southeast is the Fort Bowir National Historic Site. Our favorite place in the area is the very beautiful and interesting Chiracahua National Monument.


Southwest of Wilcox is the reconstructed town of Tombstone, the town “Too tough to die.” We discuss some of our observations there during several trips. Our favorite time there is during “Helldorado Days”. Helldorado Days is a festival that began in Tombstone in 1929 and is held every year in October. Helldorado is held every third weekend in October and consists of gunfight re-enactment shows, street entertainment, fashion shows and a family oriented carnival. In addition, come and watch the Annual Helldorado Parade on Sunday at 11am.


We spent a Fall and Winter workamping at a very nice RV park in Benson. It is the Butterfield RV Resort and Observatory. A discussion follows with a little bit about it as well as the observatory shows we saw there. Karchner Caverns State Park, Gammons Gulch, and Fort Huachuca are also discussed.

Author: John Huggins

John is a retired Navy Electronics Technician Chief. He traded the Navy adventure for a job in manufacturing quality assurance in 1986, and traded the job for the RV adventure in early 2005. Kathy has held jobs in the medical office arena as well as raising two sons. We now have 5 grand children and one great grand child.We have done much volunteer work since hitting the road including working at the Escapees CARE center in Livingston, Texas. We also are registered Red Cross disaster volunteers, and served in a Hurricane Katrina shelter in San Antonio, Texas.Our connection to Sarasota started in 1995 when John was transferred from New Jersey to work for Electro Corporation, later to become a division of Honeywell. He retired in 2004 and we bought our motorhome and hit the road.We are life members of the Escapees RV Club, as well as members of Good Sam Club and Family Motorcoach Association (FMCA). We hold campground memberships in Thousand Trails, RPI, and Passport America. Our home park is Hart Ranch in Rapid City, SD.Lately, we have worked in campgrounds in PA, IL, SD, AZ, and FL.Nowadays, we have become podcasters, broadcasting our show, Living the RV Dream on the internet. We also have this blog we are having fun with. Check out our Books page for our books on RVing and Workamping.