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Old 06-11-2016, 11:02 AM   #1
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Florida for Winter of 2017

Yes, we are the last persons who have not stayed in Florida. So we're looking for recommendations along the Gulf Coast to inland about 50 miles. Has to be dog friendly. Prefer a cg with RV'ers. FHU and 50 amp required. Are we asking for too much? We have looked at the motor coach resorts and they're out our league.

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Old 06-11-2016, 11:23 AM   #2
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There are way to many available to recommend just one. However the further away from the Gulf, the cheaper they tend to be. If you want to stay in one spot for the entire winter reservations would be recommended soon. Again, the closer to the coast the sooner they fill up. Same goes for the further south, such as in the Keys. That area is very much in demand.

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Old 06-11-2016, 12:00 PM   #3
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Thanks Larry.
Great info. I would say somewhere between Ocala and Ft Myers. We're ready to make reservations just not sure where.
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Old 06-11-2016, 12:52 PM   #4
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Ft Myers is great, but yesterday may have been too late for reservations.
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We enjoy Zephyrhills so much we bought a lot there. Be advised, the campgrounds we stayed at this last winter were all at capacity. That includes Waters Edge in Zhills where all the old timers kept telling me they had never seen the park at capacity like they did this year.

That is what prompted us to buy a lot in Emerald Pointe, a 55+ park. We thought even if we wanted to visit other parts of Florida, we would always have a spot to come back too.

I would not wait if your plan is to winter there, because most people secure the Jan-Mar timeframe before they leave to come back home.
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We are staying in southern Oaks in Summerfield FL, just outside the villages. Season rates are fair. We are right next door to campers world of Ocala. Very nice people here.

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We stay in Zephyrhills also,Whites RV Park,on Chancey rd ,Very clean nice pool ,owners are friendly (mom & Pop Park) prices are great,We leave our Mh there yr round and drive our jeep back & forth to Canada
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We own a lot here: Deer Creek

It's an hour to 90 minutes from either coast, about 25 miles south of Orlando (and only 20 minutes to any of the Disney parks) so it's out of the heavy traffic yet right off I-4 (at highway 27). You'd fit right into the Regal Point section of the park, which is class A restricted.

I agree, if looking for a seasonal site, you best be lining up something ASAP. All the RV parks occupancy rates have jumped in the last few years.
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I haven't been in a CG in FL except the state parks. Anything they call a "resort" is full of mostly full-timer units with foundations and snow-birds, with a few spots for transients. Nothing wrong with that, but it's not camping. There's a decent Encore resort, Rambler's Rest, inland at Venice. Also a couple more in Port Charlotte and Punta Gorda. These are all near the quiet side of FL. OTOH, maybe I should tell you FL is full LOL.
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Yes, we are the last persons who have not stayed in Florida...........

No, you're not. 😉

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