Ariz. Southern Exposure in winter

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  1. PabloSM

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    If Southern exposure in the Winter in Arizona a good thing or will it still be too hot?

    Should I park my slide out Or the patio facing the South for additional heat?
     
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    When we've traveled to AZ we normally go in mid Feb to mid March and have found the weather to be really nice at that time of the year. We stick to the southern part of the state in and around the Tucson area and over to Benson, etc. Temps are commonly in the mid to upper 70s during the day and can get a tad chilly at night if you consider low to mid 40s chilly. If you want additional heat from the daytime sun I would think that by facing the slideout to the south if possible you will receive the mid day sun with no problems. But then too facing the other side to the south will also give you that same sun. Depends on which side you prefer to sit on, the sunny side or the shady side? Hope this helps. Welcome to the forum, be sure to post reviews of where you stay on the flip side of CR's.....

    Travel safe, BankShot...............(aka Terry)
     
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    We own a rv lot in Casa Grande, Az, and it is a lot that runs east/west, allowing the rv to park so the door is facing south. It gives you the warmth of the sun all day when it is out. Knocks the chill off and is the preferd way for us to park. Those with the door facing north are in the shade all day and even though the temps are comfortable, in the shade is much cooler. Yes a few nights during the winter months can hit freeing, it is not long lived and we never worried about the rig freezing up..
     
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    Greetings PabloSM;

    We have spent some time in the Sonoran Desert in a number of locations. Borrego Springs Ca, Yuma, Ajo, Tucson, Apache Junction and Sedona. You don't say where, when, or how long you will be visiting the desert. The coldest months are January and February and the temps, for the most part are comfortable (no jacket required). If you are planning to be active (hiking, jogging, bicycling etc) mornings are the best times . Depending on your agenda, a siesta after lunch, and some means of getting comfortable later in the afternoon when it is the warmest (some of us call it Happy Hour). . Evenings become cool enough for a campfire if your facility allows them.

    We park our Motorhome facing west if we can, so that our "Living Area:" is on the north in the shade. If you need less shade it's pretty easy to retract the awning. We also get the morning warmth if we want it.

    You don't say where in Az you plan on visiting. Temps do vary a little depending on location. Yuma has been the warmest for us. Sedona the coolest. (Flagstaff area is COLD). Tucson is in the comfortable middle. We have experienced some huge fluctuations too. See pics of our lving 01_Feb 03_Temp_03.JPG 02_Gilbert Ray _03.JPG configuration as well as our Indoor/Outdoor thermometer registering 32.3 C on February 01 2018 (sorry, we are Canadian) which is just over 90 F. and then check out the YouTube Video depicting the weather again in February but it was taken 2019.

    Clearly, we love the desert and we are sure you will too.

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