Monday, November 4, 2013

Yermo, CA to Quail Run RV Park, Quartzsite, AZ

Would someone PLEASE teach the California DOT that bridge decks should be at the same height as the roads on either side?  Please?   Today's route was I15 to I40 to CA95 to I10.  Most of I40 was awful, particularly the aforementioned bridge decks.  The noise level from the road surface was just debilitating.  The northern half of CA95 was fun, the road surface was good. The road follows the nap of the earth with dips and rollers.  However, all good things come to an end and by the end we were back on crappy asphalt.
A lovely view of the desert.

So we're staying in Quartzsite.  It's an amazing phenomenon.  For 10 months out of the year, it's a small wide spot in the freeway.  However, come January and February, close to one million people come here for the weather, the boondocking, the gem shoes and the flea markets.  Think about that, one million people.  I'd kind of like to see it, but not badly enough to brave the traffic.  Many of those people will boondock.  They drive into town to the RV Pitstop to dump and take on water and propane.

We're at the Quail Run RV Park.  It's not terrible.  Interior roads are paved, sites are gravel.  They have good gravel.  There is a concrete pad between sites.  Our site is very level, no HWH required.  Satellite and Verizon Jet Pack are working well.  Basically it's a giant field with roads and gravel.  Our site is long enough that the truck could stay connected to the bus.  The people who run the park are very pleasant, and they take you to your site.  It's not a pretty park,  but for an overnight it's fine.  I didn't get a picture, sorry.
Given how poor the road surfaces have been in California, I don't think we'll do this route again.  I think I'd rather return from Harrisburg via Utah, or the East Coast, than do this again.

Update to post, here is a terrible picture of the park.  Sorry about the reflections, too lazy to go outside!


  1. Always good to hear people's opinions about the roads, not to mention the RV parks. I'm a fan of Utah myself, wish we were driving through it right now!

  2. I agree with you on the bridge decks. Seems to be a problem in many places. Canada is the worst we've driven on. We hit one coming into New Brunswick so hard that the strap came off the car wheel (we had a tow doll at the time with the motorcycle) and we later learned that we bent the axle on the trailer.

    We visited Quartzsite in the off season and then drove over for the day to witness the million people scene. Not my cup of tea.