Our 1.1 acre lot with our home is in a rural neighborhood that does not have any HOA. Our neighbors are a mix of manufactured homes and site built homes on 1 to 4 acre lots. We are located 25 miles East of Tucson city limits and 5 miles West of Benson city limits. You can access most tourist attractions in Tucson within 45 minutes of our home. We are located approx. 2.5 miles from I-10. There is a Dollar General and Chevron (overpriced) gas station at our exit. You have to travel a minimum of 10 miles to the closest Walmart. We are located in Pima County which does not allow people to live in an RV for long periods of time, so only less than 4 month visitors are welcome. The RV parking spot is next to our home with a 50 amp hook up. We are on well water and septic system. We can allow hookups, but ask that boondockers be mindful that we are sharing our water and that it is a septic system. We prefer there not be harsh chemicals used and septic safe toilet paper only, please. We have 4 dogs, horses, and birds on our property. Neighbors can have dogs that bark, roosters that crow and there is a train track in the distance that you can hear. It usually is very quiet at night (other than the train approx. 3 miles away) though with great views of the stars.
No Smoking anywhere on property.
Small children must be supervised at all times since we do not have fencing other than for the horses and there is wildlife (deer, javelina, skunks, bobcats, mountain lions, stray dogs, stray cats, etc...) that come through our property.
Please do not run generators after 10 PM and before 8 AM.
Please bag trash for disposal in trash containers.
Please keep dogs, cats, pets on leash.
Please clean up dog poop.
The drive in from I-10 is just over 2 miles on mostly paved roads with a few dirt cut throughs. Our driveway is circular and an incline down from the paved street. Where the RV would be parked is NOT drive through. The RV or trailer would need to be backed in to the gravel spot next to the house. The RV parking spot with access to 50 amp hookup is between a tree and our well house (well water) and a propane tank. If you are not good at backing up, it might be a challenge since it is not drive through! The incline out of the parking spot and circular driveway can be steep. We have a 32" Class C RV that bottoms out on one side of our driveway as it exits to the road.
We have a circular gravel driveway that is plenty big enough for an 18 wheeler to drive around. The trick is the incline down from the paved street. It can be a challenge avoiding bottoming out. Tow vehicles can be parked near the rig. There is plenty of gravel spots to park.
The RV location is in the full Eastern and Southern sun exposure. We are at 4100 feet elevation, so it is HOT April-September. It does cool down nicely at night. 50 AMP hookup, septic hookup and well water makes it a great break from being off grid in Arizona or New Mexico! Especially since we are right off the I-10 Exit 297. Donation amount is negotiable dependent on your usage and length of stay. There are outdoor chores that can be done in exchange for the electric, water, and septic donation.
Ideal location in Southern Arizona with Tucson located 30-45 minutes West on I-10 and Benson is located 10 minutes East on I-10. Kartchner Caverns State Park with Apache Peak is located East less than a 20 minute drive away. Pima Air & Space Museum is located 33 miles away and only a 30 minute drive West.
Host generously welcomed us at the beginning of the Covid pandemic when everything was shutting down and there was so much uncertainty (we're fulltime RV'ers who had been on the road 8 mos. at the time).
Spot was level and easy to back into. We were able to use the electric and water - so appreciated!
Cell service (Verizon) was perfect and out Hot Spot (t-mobile) worked well enough (not the best, but it's also t-mobile, lol).
We loved getting to know the family. Our kids got along so well with their kids (who are slightly older than mine) and their dogs are such sweethearts!
We felt so welcomed and would love to stay again if/when we're back through the area!
Thanks to the whole family!! We miss you already!