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Old 11-04-2012, 08:06 AM   #15
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Arizona! It's warmer and drier and the businesses want you there. Also, it is not nearly as windy!
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Old 11-04-2012, 09:04 AM   #16
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X2 for Bluepill! Last winter we spent in south Fl. Way too many people and very difficult to get to the beaches, traffic, traffic! So we made our way back to NC outer banks via the forgotten coast and the Emerald Coast! We now reside at the forgotten coast! Enough said! Beautiful uncrowded beaches, sun, fishing, fresh seafood, life's good! Try the El Governor right on Mexico Beach, or Rustic Sands, Mexico Beach, Ho Hum, Carabelle Fl. Or Carabelle Beach Resort, Carabelle Bch Fl all good spots. Carabelle Resort is a bit tight if over 38 ft. All good prices. Don't tell anyone, we like unspoiled beaches!!
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Old 11-04-2012, 09:26 AM   #17
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We live outside Houston we will be going to Florida in December
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Old 11-04-2012, 10:07 AM   #18
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I have enjoyed both! South Texas is cheaper and the locals seem to really want the "Winter Texans" there. The RGV of Texas is at the same distance from the equator as south Florida and the temps reflect this. Although the weather pattern is determined some what by the winds from across Mexico and it has a reputation of always being windy. People seem to be frendlier there. I think that is because the concentration of "Winter Texans" are denser and the person in the checkout isle next to you is probably going to be another" Winter Texan".
South Florida, (below the line between Ft Myers to St Lucie) is about the same distance from the equator and has similar weather as the RGV. It rarely gets a freeze and that tends to be determined by distance from the coasts. The zoning is more controled there and you will find it to be prettier. (no juncked up yards next to a $700,000 home.) On the other hand That $700,000 home will be hidden behind a community gate) Lots of Gated communities there) The prices at the RV parks will be greater! The prices at the grocery stores will be as well. I believe the concentration of the snowbirds is less dense and people tend to keep their distance from each other. Of course the comunity centers in the parks are a spot that is always busy and the snowbirds all have something in common when there, so many a lasting friendships are formed in both States!
Once you are retired and traveling in an RV you can do both! In fact it is possible to do both in the same season. Even the same week if all you want to do is drive!
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Old 11-04-2012, 10:26 AM   #19
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We will be spending our winter in Pharr Texas this year. We stayed in Donna Texas four years ago. Spent a couple winters in southern Fla, and one in Az. We have found all have a few days of cold spells. The places (rv parks) we stayed in Texas ,and Az seemed to have much more going on than in Fla , plus in the valley you have progresso! Not to mention lower costs.
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Old 11-04-2012, 11:40 AM   #20
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If you come to FL then go south of I-4 if you want to enjoy the weather. SW FL is less expensive and less traffic then the East coast. From North Port to Estero you will find nice CG's reasonably priced and nice. Come on down!
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Old 11-04-2012, 12:13 PM   #21
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We will be in Canyon Lake area of TX again this year. We only had maybe two weeks (if that) of what anyone could seriously call winter last year and with both Austin and San Antonio close by there is plenty to see and do. The area caters to RVers in the winter time because they realize we contribute to the local economy. We even have library cards for the local library. The Chamber of Commerce throws a shindig for the "Winter Texans" sometime around March. The going rate was considerably less than $400/mo for 50 amp FHU with electric included.

I can't really speak to Florida because we have never been there in the winter.
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Having been to the coast in both Florida and Texas, and liking both, we prefer the beaches of Florida.
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Old 11-04-2012, 06:35 PM   #24
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If you want warm -- southwest Florida. If you want cheap -- Texas.
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Old 11-05-2012, 08:22 AM   #25
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How come its so crowded if no one goes there? I have been going to Bonita Springs for 14 years and would not go anywhere ese.
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Bonita Springs is nice with a great beach and lots to do. Naples and Ft. Myers are close too.
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Whats the going prices on Campgrounds in Florida, I checked Myrtle Beach Ocean Lakes it was 800.00 a month FHU
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Old 11-06-2012, 08:44 AM   #28
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Google up FL RV parks and campgrounds and it will give the info you seek.
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