Have you ever wanted to sell everything you own and just "take off?" Travel the country's back roads, paddle down a meandering stream, experience breath-taking mountain views, walk among 100-year old trees, and just marvel at America's beauty? That is the dream that my partner, Betsy, and I decided to make a reality. This blog describes our adventure. The food we eat, people we meet, sights we see, and the enjoyment we find in traveling.

Monday, January 21, 2013

RV Park Review: Lazydays (Tucson, AZ)

Lazydays website

Overall:  9/10
We really liked this park and highly recommend it.  The amenities are great and it was a great value for the money ($25/night) is the monthly rate.  The park is associated with a dealership and service center so it is convenient if you need service (if you have service done, the nightly rate is discounted).  While we really liked this park, it did not get a 10 because of the close proximity of sites.  

Sites: Our site was 1556.  All sites have gravel pads with a paved patio and nice metal table and chairs, most (but not all) sites are level.  Can pay for a deluxe site and get grass. 

Amenities: lots of great amenities that kept us busy for two months
  • two pools/hot tubs with comfortable chairs and umbrellas
  • free pastries/coffee/USA Today newspaper
  • fitness center
  • two laundry rooms
  • cable (approx. 25 channels)
  • wifi (worked well)
  • 24-hour security
  • full-service restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner (and has liquor license) 5 days/week
  • free bottled water at the gates
  • free seminars
Facilities:
50/30/20 amp worked well and the water and sewer were well-placed.  Roads are paved and wide.  Bathrooms/showers/laundry are very clean and large. 

Location:
The park is conveniently located to I-10 on the south part of town.  Many retail stores and restaurants are within 4 miles.  Grocery store/gas station/hardware store/restaurants are within ½ mile.  The neighborhood behind the park is a little sketchy but there is 24-hour security.  Don't let the razor wire on the fences scare you!

Spirit’s Two Cents:
Excellent dog park.  The very large park is actually a retention pond so as long as it doesn't rain your dog will really enjoy this.  There is a water faucet and bowl.  Since the park is large, there are usually lots of dogs.  Poop baggy stations are scattered throughout the park.

The Ugly Truth:
Sites are close and the office tends to cluster people together.  The neighborhood behind the park seems to be a hot bed of criminal activity (based on the number of police sirens and helicopters).  There is almost no grass other than the dog park.

Photos:

Our site (before we were pinched with neighbors).
The office/club house/restaurant.  Free coffee and newspapers, book exchange, gift shop, billiards table and business center.
One of the two pool/hot tub facilities.
Patio view of a deluxe site with grass.  All sites have the metal chairs and tables.  Fruit trees are scattered throughout the property and guests are encouraged to pick.
Fitness center with weight machines, exercise bikes, and one treadmill.



8 comments:

  1. I had thought of staying there, but do not tow a car. Wondering if I could bike/walk to the grocery safely. I purchased my RV at Lazy Days in Florida and I am planning on having some service done in Tuscon.

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    1. Teri, our neighbors biked down to a Fry's Grocery Store. I think it is perfectly safe to do it during the day (just take a lock for when you are inside). There are some super size convenient stores really close.

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  2. I do agree with your review. We are at Lazydays now and have been here since January 10 th. We stopped here to have the oil changed on out MH. We had only planned on a week here, but that has changed.....we are now waiting for a slide motor as ours just died when we pulled in here. We have 4 pups and they do enjoy the doggie park!

    I don't know of a grocery store within walking/biking distance.....

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    1. Sorry we never met you all. We were at the dog park at least twice a day. Great place to meet people and get travel/restaurant tips.

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  3. We enjoyed our stay at LD, too. Agree that the sites are a little close, but the hot tub made up for it. Did I day that we enjoyed the hot tub? What was your first clue? ;c)

    The Camping World was handy, too.

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    1. Oh yea, great point. We spent way too much money there.

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  4. such a nice place to live for some free days of life.It quite appreciable that Pool Repair Tucson facilities are so easily available to maintain the pool for entertain in the lazy days.

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