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Old 11-03-2012, 11:07 AM   #1
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florida or texas?

Cannot decide florida or texas for winter. Anyone have ideas which would be better.

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Old 11-03-2012, 11:12 AM   #2
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My first year as a fulltimer I went to the Escapees HQ in Livingston as I knew several people there.

It was too cold and right after the holidays I went to FL.

However, it is warmer down in the bottom of Texas.

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Old 11-03-2012, 11:40 AM   #3
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If you go to Texas....go way down in the Valley...somewhere along Hi 83 from Harlingen to McCallen. Its cheaper than Florida....but boring. I like Florida....from Dayton South or Tama South....lots more to do and see. More expensive
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Old 11-03-2012, 03:12 PM   #4
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how about this year to florida next year to texas? lol
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Old 11-03-2012, 03:47 PM   #5
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We start in southwest Louisiana then go to Texas after the Mardi Gras. Lots of fun, but we avoid the LA Mardi Gras. We don't go that far south in Texas, but move northward as it warms, Plenty to do, lakes, good food etc.
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Old 11-03-2012, 03:53 PM   #6
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South of Houston, Galveston County, we have about 2 weeks of Winter during the normal year. A day here, a day there and it ads up to about 2 weeks in a normal year. Most of the campgrounds around here are less than $400 a month for FHU.

Example: Green Caye CG in Dickinson, TX, FHU. Not much in amenities but they do have a 9 hole par 3 golf course (not included in price). Green Caye is about 20 miles from Galveston, 30 miles from Houston, and many built up areas within those distances for shopping, etc.

Don't know much about FL.
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Old 11-04-2012, 04:16 AM   #7
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Old 11-04-2012, 04:42 AM   #8
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The Gulf Coast in western FL (AKA the Panhandle) has beautiful beaches. In the winter almost no one goes there, so it's like you have the whole place to yourself.

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Old 11-04-2012, 04:56 AM   #9
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For the weather, no comparison-Florida.
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We are in Southern Texas, city of Alamo $450 per month FHU +electric. Pool, hot tub, shuffleboard, billards, cards and a wood shop all inside the park and high 80's to low 90's in the day lows in the high 70's to low 80's at night. Lots to see and do
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Old 11-04-2012, 05:49 AM   #11
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Florida ? No body goes there any more it's to crowded. LOL
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SW Florida for us.
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Old 11-04-2012, 06:21 AM   #13
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We welcome all to Florida and our Paradise weather so come on down. We would also like to remind those that do come to visit just a few small tidbits of help.
That little stick thingy on the left side of your steering wheel... thats the turn signal lever which will indicate which way you will be turning.
The far left lane on the road.... thats the fast lane, not meant for sight seeing.
So ya all come on down and enjoy our weather and stay as long as you like.
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Old 11-04-2012, 06:34 AM   #14
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Thanks for the driving tip. Good advertisement for the state of Florida. I realize that the wintering states bring a mix of humanity with many driving habits, some good, some otherwise, but some are more tolerant of out-of-staters who support their economy in no small way. Just saying.

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