We left off in Our Snowy Grand Canyon Adventures and are glad you are back on the road with us again. Our most recent adventures have been in Quartzsite, Arizona. Hundreds of thousands of full-time RVers migrate to this town every winter because it is warm and there is a lot of BLM land. We were part of this great group of people for a week and it was the most beautiful place that we have ever dry camped. Odd looking balls of cacti attached to bush-like cactus plants were everywhere – it looked like a forest of cacti. And behind this forest were mountains, or rather, very large hills in every direction.
The only problem with this beautifully odd place was our internet connection. It was, unfortunately, extremely slow and we drove around for a while trying to find a better connection. We did find one that was manageable and were able to work off of what little signal we had for a week.
This was our first full week of dry camping and we relied only on our solar panels to charge our batteries, which in turn charged our laptops and other appliances. Thankfully, it was sunny enough to charge our 200 watt solar panels which kept everything else running. Also, since this was full-time RVers heaven, there was a station just fifteen minutes from our campsite where we were able to refill our water tank and gallons, dump, and get propane.
There are also many vendors in Quartzsite who sell a lot of RV accessories and such. This was a lot of fun to walk through and see – it was like being at a giant farmer’s market. We went to this part of the town a couple times throughout the week when we didn’t have to work.
Next week we travel through New Mexico on our way to San Antonio Texas where a new adventure awaits us. See you next week!
Dry Camping Spot In Quartzsite
5 out of 5 stars
You can camp in Quartzsite with a lot of other full-timers near the interstate, or you can drive 15 minutes away from the majority of campers to find a peaceful and gorgeous spot that is mostly all to yourself.
- Google Fi (combination of US cellar, T-mobile, and Sprint): .5 of 3G
- Verizon: 4 LTE bars
- high was in the lower 60’s
- low was in the higher 30’s
Time of Year
Middle of January, 2017
Recommended Places To See & Things To Do
- It is quite the experience to dry camp in Quartzsite and honestly, it is quite fun, so give it a try if you are in the area.
- Visit the town of Quartzsite and enjoy seeing all the vendors’ shops.
- There are a lot of RV’s in Quartzsite that are for sale, so if you are looking for one, it’s a good place to go.