Well I'm finally on the road in earnest, headed south. I'm Boondocking tonight at the Trinidad Colorado Walmart on I 25. I'm lucky I got here when I did because just before I got here they put out high wind warnings on I 25 and right now its blowing hard enough to rock the trailer. Now I could easily fix that by putting down the front and rear jacks but I'm only here for one night so its not a big deal.
I decided this morning on the way to Trinidad that I will go to southern Texas for the winter. I've been to southern Texas two or three times as a tourist but never as a full-time RVer.
I would like to stay on the Gulf Coast and move around from the Corpus Christi area down to the Brownsville area. Those are real popular areas for full timers so I'm sure it will be crowded but I'm hoping that I will be able to find reasonably priced places to stay.
Among the things that concerns me besides the difficulty of finding places to stay is... Rust. I hate rust, and I've lived near the ocean for long enough to know what rust can do. But if I want to go fishing in the Gulf rust, and the difficulty of dealing with it is going to be a big part of my winter.
Another thing that concerns me is the lack of Boondocking areas in Texas. To me the best Boondocking is on BLM land and National Forest service land but apparently there's not much of that happening in Texas. So even though I will look for Boondocking areas I'm prepared to have to pay for weekly and monthly campground fees.
Since I only just made up my mind about where I'm going for the winter I don't have a lot of knowledge yet about RVing in southern Texas, but since I figure it's going to take me weeks if not more, to get down to southern Texas I'll have plenty of time to comb the Internet for information from those who have preceded me.