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Old 09-03-2013, 02:03 PM   #1
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Six weeks in Florida

We are planning on spending six weeks if Florida with our motor home. About ten miles from the beach on the gulf side. I have read several times that motor homes and Florida do not mix. But what about a short stay like this.
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Old 09-03-2013, 02:23 PM   #2
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"Motor homes and FL don't MIX??" Wow it sure seems like they mix quite well by the amount of people that winter in FL in them. What about it is it that doesn't mix?? ( I would like to know Im about to buy A lot there to stay on in my motor home)
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Old 09-03-2013, 02:32 PM   #3
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We are planning on spending six weeks if Florida with our motor home. About ten miles from the beach on the gulf side. I have read several times that motor homes and Florida do not mix. But what about a short stay like this.
We have had motorhomes in fl for over 40 years and never found it to be a problem,I don't think you have to worry.
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Now that's funny having lived the majority of my life in FL. a native, and owning two MH we have never had any problems, period. We presently live one block from the Gulf of Mexico, only time there is an issue is this time of the year. If a tropical cyclone heads at us, simply fire up the ole Cummins and we are out of hear. come on down, relax, you'll love the mild winter, the best time of the year.
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We are planning on spending six weeks if Florida with our motor home. About ten miles from the beach on the gulf side. I have read several times that motor homes and Florida do not mix. But what about a short stay like this.
How about an example of what you have read.
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Now that's a funny one. We've been going 3 years now for 5 month stints thru the winter and have never had any problems. I know people that stay year round in their coaches. ???? Maybe he would like to elaborate a bit on what he heard.
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maybe referring to the proximity to salt water ? Either that or the Q-tips in their Buicks, rushing to the early bird specials
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What exactly are you referring to? We have a lot in Florida where we spend about four months every winter, twenty miles from the beach, between Ft. Myers and Sarasota, in our motorhome.
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maybe referring to the proximity to salt water ? Either that or the Q-tips in their Buicks, rushing to the early bird specials
I AM NOT a Q-tip ... I lost my hair 20 years ago . However, don't get between me and my 4 pm dinner ...
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Maybe it's the proliferation of biker bars on the Gulf Coast
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We are planning on spending six weeks if Florida with our motor home. About ten miles from the beach on the gulf side. I have read several times that motor homes and Florida do not mix. But what about a short stay like this.
Rust is the main issue. Several motorhome owners stated that they would never take it to Florida. I find that rather odd since there are so many mh's there.
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Rust is the main issue. Several motorhome owners stated that they would never take it to Florida. I find that rather odd since there are so many mh's there.
If you were parked on the beach catching salt water spray, maybe.
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Again like the others have stated rust is not an issue per say. If rust were a problem you would see many Florida plated cars with varying amounts of rust but you don't. I do wash my coach after staying right on the beach and after 3 rv's I've yet to have a problem.
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Me and my motorhome have spent our entire lives in Florida. While I have had some wear, my 14 year old Motorhome looks great, top and bottom.
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