Arizona Seasonal Locations
Dave and Shelley,
Since you're open to New Mexico, and don't want to be near a major city, you might check out Cedar Cove RV Park in Elephant Butte (next to Truth or Consequences). We have a long term spot there that we come and go from. Here's what we like about it.
Like you, we still work and rely on stable high-speed internet. We have an Unlimitedville account on their Verizon plan, (expensive, but truly unlimited) and have not had connectivity issues here and what we do takes a lot of bandwidth intermittently. We also have AT&T and I usually have full signal on that as well.
It's a VERY quiet park. Very. There are different sections of the park and I would recommend doing what we did - book a few nights, and then walk around with a map of the spots that are open for a month or two or however long you're looking for, and pick one. I think Level 2 is the quietest. This is where we are and there's a buffer of wild desert between here and the roads. When we leave we miss the quiet.
It has all the necessities (bathrooms, laundry) but none of the crap I don't want to pay for (watered lawns in the desert, a pool, playgrounds, other "resort" amenities. It does have a huge kitchen that you can use if you're staying a month or more.It has a dog park.
There's a Walmart about 10 minutes away and another grocery store in T or C (Bullocks) that I've been to once and found very limited. There are a handful of local propane places where you can fill up; if you're staying a while you can have them drop a bottle at your site.
Some LT sites have lean-to shelters, and some have small storage sheds, and some have both. The rest are "plain." All are pretty level, gravel, and the staff rakes daily to keep it tidy. The plants are native, not stuff that needs watered and fussed with (I abhor parks that waste water trying to make the desert look like a golf course in the midwest, if you didn't pick up on that.)
The people here are friendly. Everyone is here for the same reason: it's quiet and relaxing.
From our RV we look out at hilly desert. I've seen more quail than in my entire life before now, and the occasional roadrunner.
Las Cruces is about an hour away if you do need to get to a bigger town. El Paso is about an hour an a half if you need an even bigger city.
Elephant Butte Lake State Park is a mile or so away and has great easy and moderate hikes. There's lots to see around the area if you enjoy the outdoors. This is like an old beach town in the middle of the desert. Some people hate that. We love it. It's not a fancy, upscale destination.
Holler if you have any questions!
Edited to add: this used to be officially a 55+ park. Their current policy is children are allowed only for those staying a week or less. There are a number of long term people here, including some who have been here over a decade. Unlike any other park I've been to, they do not tolerate a mess around any vehicle. Some people have plants and outdoor decor, but it is all neatly kept. I can't recall seeing any kids here, ever. That may be either a plus or a minus depending on your situation. -mhk