February 2019  "Love Your RV" Newsletter
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Hello, and welcome to the February Newsletter. What a cold one, brrr.

Thanks, everyone for subscribing to and reading my monthly newsletters. If you're new or missed any editions, you can always catch up by visiting the Archive Page.

What's New With Us - Trip Reports

I ended last months newsletter saying we were looking forward to some increasing temperatures. Well, the first half of February was pretty good but just after mid-month the temp's dove! We experienced our first significant snowfall in the desert since back in 2012. Much of Arizona went into a record deep freeze. Flagstaff received 35.9" of snow in one day, an all-time record.
With the forecast indicating the cold snap would be short term maybe lasting 4-5 days we decided to hunker down where we were in southeastern Arizona (elevation 4200ft) versus backtracking to lower, warmer elevations to the west. Places like Yuma or Quartzsite.  I'm glad we did because we were treated to some rare scenery indeed. The high desert blanketed in freshly fallen snow.
As February comes to a close we are back to the normal warm sunny weather expected for this time of year. We are camped with thousands of fellow snowbirds at Whitewater Draw Wildlife Refuge. We stayed here a few years back and absolutely loved it. The sunrise flight is something to see!
Other highlights of the month included a week at Gilbert Ray Campground in the Tucson Mountain County Park. A week of boondocking in the Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge and a stay in beautiful Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument.
February 2019 will go down as one of the most picturesque months of camping we have ever had, brimming with nature's beauty. Our camera shutters got a workout. Can't wait to see what March brings. :)  Stay Tuned...

PS. If you'd like to see some of  Anne's dazzling wildlife and landscape photos. Follow her on Instagram

Announcing the Love Your RV Forum

This month I've been busy working on a new forum for Love Your RV! You can take a peek at it over at I've had some early members in there helping me test things out.
The forum requires an invite. I feel this will help keep the signal to noise ratio down. It makes it easy for me to screen new members, keeping spammers out.

I hope to make it a pleasant community to share our love of RVing. As a Love Your RV newsletter subscriber you are most welcome to join. Send your preferred email address to me at, and I'll email you back a link with an invite code.

(Note: keep an eye on your junk, promotions or spam folders as occasionally it's been known to land in them instead of the main inbox)

Once you are registered, check out the forum usage tips and help videos.

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Extra Videos Clips

More Snow in Southern Arizona!

Ribbons of Sandhill Cranes

Sunset at Whitewater Draw
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Image of the Month

Dusk in Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, AZ

Ray's Pick - Helpful RVing Website/App

Found this NOAA digital weather website when I was looking for a large temperature map of the USA. It's loaded with weather options to display and can fill the web browser window.
(Note: I'm not affiliated with this website in any way - Ray)

RVing Tip of the Month

A number of people have emailed me over the years asking how Anne stores her big 21" iMac desktop computer when on the road. We had a custom foam frame made for it out of 2-inch soft foam glued together. It gets stored face down onto it under the bed in the front of the fifth wheel.

Since its located above the hitch, there isn't a whole lot of movement there compared to the back end of the trailer. Eight years now over 60,000 miles and not a problem.
RVing Funny of the Month
Got a good chuckle out of this Tucson Police Video
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Thanks for following our RV adventures.

Cheers Ray -

Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces us up, snow is exhilarating; there is really no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather. - John Ruskin

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