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The Land of Enchanment
I was just looking around NM online, and the lowest point is just under 3,000 ft, near the TX border at the Pecos River Reservoir. "Average" Jan low is 28F, and the "average" high in Aug is 93F... averages being a very general number.

The highest paved pass in NM is Bobcat Pass at 9,833. The coldest temp I can find there is 26F, which I find doubtful. The record cold for the state is -50F at 7,350 ft near Taos, in the Rockies.
This reminds me . . .

Back when I was first getting interested in this, and researching it on the web, I ran across some sites by a guy named Andy Baird, who lived full time in a Class C almost exclusively in state parks in New Mexico.  IIRC, he was an engineer of some kind, and had written up many, many mods he had done to his Class C, some of which were really quite interesting. And he was even posting recipes!

I just looked for his site, only to find that he was no longer supporting it, and had taken it down.  Fortunately, thanks to the miracle of the Wayback Machine, I went back to 2012 and found his site(s) still intact. 

So if you've got a commercial travel trailer or motor home, Google "Wayback Machine" and use it to search for  You'll find some good reading there.


I don't like to make advance plans.  It causes the word PREMEDITATED get thrown around in the courtroom!
I'm NOT crazy!  My mother had me tested! Cool
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New Mexico was the first place I experienced what it feels like in low humidity. I felt unburdered, like I was in lower gravity.
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(10-21-2017, 04:37 PM)Optimistic Paranoid Wrote: So if you've got a commercial travel trailer or motor home, Google "Wayback Machine" and use it to search for  You'll find some good reading there.

That's a great resource. The only SP I was in in New Mexico was Pancho Villa, in Columbus.  I had no idea that it was at 4,000+ feet elevation.  It was so flat that I guess I just assumed it was on the low end.
Frater secessus: "New Mexico was the first place I experienced what it feels like in low humidity."

Indiana was where I first experienced 95% humidity at 95F without rain. Hell isn't in hello, it's in humidity like that.

IanC, all of that land near the Rockies is high, even the 'low' land is high. That's probably where the phrase 'relatively speaking' originated. My Mom lived in E. Wyoming in her teens, and she said in winter the wind blows hard, and the snow falls sideways, and if you see anyone without a nose, they're from WY.
Imagine 20 people chipping in $500 and buying this... Set up your own permanent for when you wanna be there campsite. Or something similar.
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  • waldenbound (10-27-2017)
It mentions a POA, which I think is a Property Owners Association.

Find out all the rules before you buy, even for a place that cheap.

For older people, that's 100 miles to a hospital. Emergency = airlift.
I'd like to travel NM, AR, TX, and points north. Only got to drive through quickly decades ago. But Cali, no thanks, avoiding it like the plague. WY is a desire too, as my sister was born there.
Bumping this because I'm boondocking in NM for awhile.

I'm camping with friends, in Carson National Forest, on Forest Road 5, up at 9100 feet elevation, cool pleasant nights, warm sunny days, mostly. Cows are free range here, so they wander thru every other day or so. 

Very pleasant place, quiet, and fairly close to Angel Fire which has a grocery store, laundry, mini mart etc.

14 day limit officially, although several others here are living for months while working in Angel Fire or Taos. 

Some spots have no cell service, but we are getting data here on the AT&T Mobley.

Driving up from Angel Fire, it's a hard pull, curvy, mountain road, all paved. Then you have a nice smooth gravel road to these campsites. 

The gravel road is very navigable by modest RVs, vans, pickups, and smaller trailers, but large Class A, large Class C and large trailers need not apply.

Summers here, highly recommended.!26535&query=sitedetails

Wondering About Wandering.
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Nice! What’s the temps?

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