Friday, February 10, 2012

Yuma Foothills RV Area...and hosting dinner!

This blog features the Yuma Foothills area.  Although not a part of the City of Yuma, the foothills area is a most unique blend of well planned housing/RV and casita/RV development.  The area we are in is newer.  The older areas are very nice too.
The streets are very wide.
The older areas in the Foothills finds most lots with two RV spots (with full hookups) and a casita or very small home, typically a park model or no wheel trailer type home.  I'm told that when it was first developed, the Foothills area local ordinance did not allow people to sleep in their casitas.  They had to sleep in their RV but the casita could include laundry, shower and living/sitting room.  No kitchens were allowed.
Newer Foothills area.
In more recent developments, one finds a combination of modern homes (with full amenities) and one or two RV spots with full hookups.  Many owners rent the RV spots.  Many lots are co-owned and include a shared casita and two or three RV hookups.
Large homes with large lots dot this development.
Our RV is located near the photo of the home above.  The development does not allow any two story homes.  Everywhere we turn, we have a nice view of the Yuma foothills and mountains to the east.
A home with an RV spot,  with RV sites on each side.
Some owners choose to build a home while others choose to develop their lots exclusively for RVs.
Some home owners have an enclosed garage for their RV.....
....other sites have no development whatsoever.
It's our second visit to this area.  Last year, we were parked in the older area and we quite liked it.  It's simply due to availability that we are in the newer area this year.  It's very nice and quiet, organized, open and uncluttered.  Unlike an RV park, there is plenty of room between neighbours and far less people per square mile.  
This photo represents a common view of many lots.  A large casita is developed at the back of the lot with space for two or possibly three RV's.
Many owners take pride and develop their lots with plenty of beautiful trees, shrubs and palm trees.  Driveways are poured of cement or created with bricks.  Other lots are simply gravel filled with little or no foliage.
This sign is at a developed home and lot with one RV space.  
The owner is asking for $350/month for a full hookup RV spot.  That is about par for the area.  Costs range between $300 to $400 per month.  Our RV spot is costing us $375/ month with 50 amp power, all other hookups and electricity included.  What is not to like?
Hosting dinner at our RV site in the Yuma Foothills.
The weather has been fantastic. That said, we chose to host a Bar-B-Que at our site to include my brother, Bernie, sister in law, Rita, and RV friends, Hector and Diane.  It was a beautiful evening....and hence the reason why we were sitting in the shade.
We all like to laugh....and laugh we did!
My brother is a good joke teller...and, Hector is no slouch either. 

Bernie and Rita live in Alberta and we live in British Columbia.  Although we do visit them in Alberta (once or twice per year) it's pretty darned nice to visit with them here in Yuma too.  This is their 14th winter snow birding in Arizona. I believe it's their 10th winter in the Yuma area.
Telling jokes....
Chico, the Portuguese Water Dog - who belongs to Hector and Diane - fits right in with this group.
Hector is exchanging barbs with my brother.
Listening to Hector's tales from him boyhood years in Newfoundland, Canada.
Checking out the steaks for dinner.
Enjoying the food fare.

A land owner with a sense of humour!
In our plans for Saturday morning!
One lot that is nicely developed.
A typical foothills view east towards the mountains.
 Jeanette and I will be motorcycling today.  Although we've visited here before, we have not spent nearly enough time touring the areas around Yuma - in and and around the Mexican border.  We need to return by 3:00 pm though, to ready for dinner out with friends and family.

If the weather is anything like it was yesterday, we will be enjoying temperatures in the low 80's again today.  What's not to like?  Sun, blue skies and warmth!!!!

Thanks for dropping by.


  1. Sure a nice looking area to be spending sometime in. The rent is very reasonable also. Always nice spending time with family and friends and the great weather is just the icing on the cake. Thanks for sharing so much about the area.

  2. great explanation of where you are at for the month!..looks like it is a good deal that is for sure..How did you find out about this place and how does one go about making reservations?..not that we are coming down there any time soon..but it sure looks like it could be a good one to keep in the 'favourites file'

  3. Sue & Doug,

    Word of mouth is how we found out about the Yuma Foothills. Typically, RVers share information. Tell an RVer where you are heading to and that alone offers up useful information.

    RVers painted this area and that whetted our appetite to come here. And suit us, it does!

  4. Sue & Doug,

    Re: Reservations,

    Fellow RVers, who arrived before us, booked our spot. I have not looked for a WEB page that advertises spots here.

    One can drive in the area and look for 'For Rent' signs too. We've seen a few signs since our arrival.

  5. Thanks for the explanation about the Foothills and RV rental spots. It's a pretty interesting concept for sure.

  6. Looks pretty interesting...maybe next year 4 r things???? I knew if I snooped around long enuff I would find U!!!!
    Nestor & Terry

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