We stayed at Suni Sands RV Resort, an Encore park located in Yuma, Arizona, on our way through from Quartzsite to American Girl Mine for the second phase of the Xscapers Annual Bash for two nights in mid January 2018. Suni Sands is also a Thousand Trails park.
Check-In and Parking
Arriving with a caravan of three other RVs, we were greeted by the friendly office staff, registered/checked in and presented with our packet with local information, rules, park map in a cute little mesh shower bag. Our check-in experience was outstanding and very inviting.
After finishing with check-in, we were led by staff to our site. We found the roads quite tight to navigate because they were narrow with sharp turns, lots of obstacles (i.e. road signs, palm trees, utility boxes, boulders, etc.) on corners and intersections.
Once we arrived to our site, we had to pull in and then back out to reposition because two palm trees were literally at the corners of our site which prevented us from normal pull-in parking procedures. We also had to deal with power pedestals and utilities that were really close to our RV when our slides were put out. The parking staff tried to assist with our parking however, we politely declined as we are proficient at parking.
Though the roadway was paved asphalt, the sites themselves, consisted of pea sized gravel. Our site was level. We did not need to use leveling blocks. This is one of those RV park/resorts where RVs are 'awning to awning'; very tight with little to no personal space and RV real estate. If you look at the photo at the top of this post you'll notice there is an empty site between the Big Country and our Landmark which meant if another RV was to park there we would be slide to slide. The next site's power pedestal was literally right next to our door with only inches within our door swing. We would not be able to put our awnings out which is a huge turnoff for us, personally. If anything, these sites were okay for transients for a night or two; which we were.
On a good note though, because the resort was not full, they did not assign spaces immediately next to our RV so it didn't seem to be so tight. I don't know if that was planned or coincidence but we appreciated that and good parking assignment strategy and planning.
While we set up our utilities, we found the park's portion of our sewer connection clogged and very full so we had to hook our sewer hose up to the site on our door side. Within 30-45 minutes of reporting it, the staff had repaired it and we were hooked up to our own sewer hole. The Suni Sands RV Resort Staff was amazingly courteous, sympathetic and understanding of our needs (we just came from two weeks of boondocking; our tanks were full.) and immediately took care of it.
We didn't use any of the ammenities except for laundry which had multiple machines so we didn't have to really wait for them. The laundry room was clean and had a large folding table and a couple carts to unload clean laundry into.
Since we rely on our own WiFi, we are unable to give an assessment of the free park WiFi however, ours was a little slow due to the proximity to the city and the military airport nearby.
This RV Resort has a pool, shuffleboard and lots of activities going on. The evening we arrived they hosted an ice cream social. However, we didn't attend because we were tired with lots of catching up to do. One of our other caravan parties brought a box of ice cream drumsticks to our rig to give us a couple for enjoyment.
The laundry was clean with lots of toploading washing and dryers; washers on the left with big commercial dryers to the right. There was a good sized folding table. They could stand to have it in a bigger room due to the size of the facility. With 3 other guests in there, it was a little tight sharing the folding table and moving around.
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The RV Resort was safe, quiet and posh; perfect for retirees and elderly. Their rules are plenty but for good reason to keep the resort fun, clean and safe.
Suni Sands RV Resort is located right off of I-8 north side. It's perfect for those +55 (or younger in certain cases) who are wanting to get their dental, prescriptions and eyeglasses at Los Algodones, Mexico.
This resort was very organized, meticulously clean and well managed from our perspective. Our only issue of Suni Sands RV Resort were the tight sites and navigation through the park. Other than that, we'd probably visit again.
Suni Sands RV Resort
1960 E. 32nd Street, Yuma, Arizona 85365
Phone: 928-726-5941 or 877-570-2260
Fee: $34 per night (at time of posting)
Utilities: Full Hookups
Site: A-5 Pull-through