Famcamp Groundbreaking Luke AFB Glendale AZ

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1 year 2 months ago - 1 year 2 months ago #16246 by iggy_az
The groundbreaking has begun on the NEW Famcamp on Luke AFB Glendale Arizona. I have been told it will be completed in 2018 but no solid date.
This campground has a design that was from many RVers to help design a GREAT Famcamp. The main access will be using the Thunder Gate on Litchfield Blvd which is the commercial gate. The campground is well situated across from the Gas station and east of the Commissary and Exchange. (Walking distance). It is also a block from the Clinic and the Satellite Pharmacy pickup building.
The Famcamp will have lots of wide pull-thrus with full hookups in all. Water, Sewer, 30 & 50 Amp electric. Being the wifi at the commissary and exchange is open and free I see no reason they also add wifi in the campground.
All sites will have a direct clear southern exposure for Satellite and no need for cable as you will have plenty of local channels from Phoenix coming from South Mountain about 20 miles away.
I'm looking forward in giving you updates as things progress.
Here is a picture of the location of the FamCamp
I wish they allowed larger pictures here. Hope you can see it.
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1 year 2 months ago #16247 by rtdavew
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That is super news!
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1 year 2 months ago #16248 by larryf
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Thanks! We heard years ago that this new FamCamp was funded, but I hadn't received any updates since. Glad it's happening!

Please do keep us informed!

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10 months 1 week ago #16472 by Austin3420
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Just checked out the construction progress of the new FAMCAMP at Luke AFB. Here's a short video.
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10 months 1 week ago #16474 by larryf
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Austin3420 wrote: Just checked out the construction progress of the new FAMCAMP at Luke AFB. Here's a short video.

Good news! Thanks for the update, but there's no video attached. There's a limit on the size of attachments, which may be the cause.

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10 months 1 week ago #16476 by iggy_az
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No video.
I will take a few pictures next time I head to Luke AFB.
The actual design is impressive for what I have seen on paper and should be one Famcamp that is designed right for the RVers and not by someone who sits behind his desk as a design engineer who has no experience what a great campground needs.
We will keep you posted.
Oh by the way today we will be in about 75 degrees and sunny skies so far.
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10 months 1 week ago #16477 by Austin3420
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... this is why I was a cop. Ill see if I can crop something out. The spot is cleared, former base housing remnants are removed. Land is flat but not finished with power boxes delivered with some installed.
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10 months 1 week ago #16486 by larryf
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Here's a link to the video of the new Luke AFB FamCamp construction site. December 2017:

http://www.militarycampgrounds.us/files/send/3-subcategory-misc/40-luke-afb-famcamp-construction-site

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9 months 1 day ago #16544 by iggy_az
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Just was on Luke AFB this morning and the field that will have the new Famcamp is getting a final grading.
Next will be the site surveyors to mark out utilities routes, roadway and RV spaces.

Will keep you posted here if I see any further progress..
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8 months 2 weeks ago #16550 by bill6750
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Any time frame for opening yet?

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8 months 2 weeks ago #16551 by iggy_az
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No date yet. If I hear anything I will post.
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8 months 4 days ago #16569 by dubob

larryf wrote: Here's a satellite photo of the new Luke AFB FamCamp location.

Just curious; are they going to demolish all those houses and put in RV pads?

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8 months 4 days ago - 8 months 4 days ago #16571 by larryf
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dubob wrote:

larryf wrote: Here's a satellite photo of the new Luke AFB FamCamp location.

Just curious; are they going to demolish all those houses and put in RV pads?

I think that's an old satellite photo. The houses are already gone. Yes, they plan to put in RV pads and buildings.

This video was made of the location in December 2017 by a website user. It shows the area better.

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5 months 3 days ago #16663 by iggy_az
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Nothing yet. June 13, 2018
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4 months 1 week ago #16686 by darrylnixon
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I see this post is 10 months old. Has there been an update as to their opening?
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4 months 1 week ago #16688 by larryf
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darrylnixon wrote: I see this post is 10 months old. Has there been an update as to their opening?

Nothing recent - unless someone else has updated info.

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4 months 5 days ago #16695 by iggy_az
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Just was at Luke AFB and actually the new Famcamp area has some action going on.
They have piles of large rocks all around the area.
Maybe they plan on protecting all the electrical panels with them so no one hits them. lol
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Maybe they will put at the edge of your pad so you don't drive on the grass and break the sprinkler system and cause ruts.

Anyone else have any ideas?
Will keep you posted on any more action.



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4 weeks 2 days ago #16817 by scpuerner@gmail.com
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Was on Luke today 10/17/18 and they have all the big rocks up against the back fence. They haven't done much else.
Really looking forward to this famcamp opening.
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