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Old 07-27-2014, 01:16 AM   #1
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Best time of year for Florida, Savannah, Charleston?

Thinking of heading east from CA next spring to Florida...down to the Keys, Disneyworld, etc...them up the coast to St. Augustine, Savannah, Charleston,etc...then home thru the Smokies, etc. When would be the best time, weather wise, to be in FL and the Carolinas, and not run into too much heat and humidity? I'm thinking late April/Early May? Thoughts?
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Yep, not much later than mid May. Being from Ca. myself I wasn't ready for the heat and humidity the first time I experienced it. We now have wintered in Fl. for the past 2yrs., Nov. thru Mar., and make a point of getting out first part of April. Coming in May you will probably have to deal with what the locals call "Love Bugs". There's literally millions of them all over the state, and they will definately splatter all over the front of your truck & trailer. It'll be a mess.
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I'd recommend you plan on leaving Florida by April 1st, you'll then be following spring as it moves north.

While we've not yet experienced the love bugs we've heard plenty about them from friends and how they will make the front of your coach black with bug goo and completely block visibility through the windshield.
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Thinking of heading east from CA next spring to Florida...down to the Keys, Disneyworld, etc...them up the coast to St. Augustine, Savannah, Charleston,etc...then home thru the Smokies, etc. When would be the best time, weather wise, to be in FL and the Carolinas, and not run into too much heat and humidity? I'm thinking late April/Early May? Thoughts?

A major snowbird exodus occurs around April 1st. If you are in the FL panhandle the second half of March then as you head south, there should be room at the campgrounds. Go south on the I75 corridor go north sometime in May using the FL turnpike system to I95 around FT Pierce. I recommend crossing FL on US41 rather than I75. At intersection of US41 and FL997 is a casino that allows overnight parking. South of there dry camping is impossible. There are several campgrounds/resorts within 40 miles of Key West:
1. Sunshine Key about mm 40.
2. Blue Water about mm 20.
3. Boyd's on Stock Island about mm 5.

Remember June is when families with school age kids are vacationing so make reservations at very popular places.

You have laid out some time consuming destinations.

Don't miss the Savannah/Hilton Head/Charleston area.

Then turn NW up I26.

I'm a full timer & have traveled that area extensively. If you would like to ask any specific questions, feel free to PM me.

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mid-October,November,March,April , to mid-May

Will second that.. I am in Southern GA now, Monsoon season, Rain every day and most of them heavy (But no flooding where I am, flood warnings though) HOT and HUMID.. I last about 5 minutes outside.
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The love bugs . . . Heading back to So Cal from the Gulf Shores of Coastal Alabama - absolutely beautiful - I only hit them the first day. I routinely wash the motorhome's window & front after a day's drive. Never seen bugs this thick. I was warned by a fellow RV'er that if you didn't get them off, they would mar your finish. They recommended one of those fabric softener sheets you throw into a dryer. I didn't follow their recommendation. Now have a few places, that if you look very closely can still see the damage.
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