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Old 10-14-2014, 04:22 PM   #1
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Move from park to park

Do any of you snowbirds move around for 4 to 5 months or do you all stay in one location? Is it necessary to make reservations?
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Old 10-14-2014, 04:32 PM   #2
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We like to travel and see as much as possible.
We do not like to spend more than a couple of weeks
in any spot.
As we are from Canada we do not have the option of
being able to follow the sun all year. We are only
allowed to be in the USA for 182 days.
There is so much to see and do to sit for any length of time.
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Old 10-14-2014, 04:38 PM   #3
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Month long stays have the best rate; many snowbirds make reservations , once they know they like the park. Some parks offer 4 for the price of 3.
Some snowbirds will move , personal choice.
Early season , Nov. Dec. most parks have room to spare, after Christmas is the real busy time.
JMHO: If this will be your first season south, ask for recommendations in a certain area, with a list of what you like to do , golf, hike, etc. Try the park for a month, then decide if it's the place you want to be .
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Old 10-14-2014, 04:44 PM   #4
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Do any of you snowbirds move around for 4 to 5 months or do you all stay in one location? Is it necessary to make reservations?
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We move a lot, (anywhere from every few days to once a month).
In 11 years of winter snowbirding we've NEVER made a reservation, (and NEVER been unable to find a site when we want one).
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Old 10-14-2014, 06:31 PM   #5
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Hi Davison206,
Guess I am a reverse snow bird, but the principle is the same. The S&B is in south Florida. I summer farther north at a lot I purchased in an RV resort. Now to your question. Of the six months farther north, 2+ months are spent traveling. The balance of the time is spent on my lot.
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We don't move around,we spend 3 months in florida at the same campground from jan. to april.
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Old 10-14-2014, 07:50 PM   #7
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Being residents of Florida, the first winter we were full timing, we stayed in state parks all winter.

We moved every two weeks all winter.

Personally, we enjoyed the variety but got tired of moving.

Too old or too lazy I guess.
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I just made reservations for 1 resort Jan - March in Quartzite Az, Only had one choice of a spot but before I made the reservation they emailed that they had one spot (cancellation) across from the club house. I think, hope, we lucked out.
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Move from park to park

Everyone has an opinion, and it can change.
We move with the good weather and where our current whim takes us, hop-scotching here and there, staying as long as it takes to absorb the sights, especially the wonderfully obscure gems of places that most never see.
We DO spend about 2 months where it is warm over the coldest months, Dec and Jan, but always in a different place.
There is always a new adventure waiting, and the MH makes it so easy and pleasant to move.
Here are some examples:
http://davenola.blogspot.com/?m=1

Some like to migrate between 2 places. We did that when we worked. Now, the Journey is Our Destination!
We are F/T and will do this until we cannot, or if we change our minds.
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This winter we'll be staying at two places. Nov. & Dec. we'll be in Foley, AL., Jan. thru Mar. in FL.
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We are going to stay at several places during the winter months. However, one of those stops us for two months and one stop is for a month. We also we be staying at a COE twice and a state park. We get tired of being in the same place all winter.
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.......... Now, the Journey is Our Destination!
We are F/T and will do this until we cannot, or if we change our minds.
Love this post. This is where my heart lies I believe.
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OP: You didn't state where you'll be wintering. Some cities are more popular than others. If you're not set on particular parks and enjoy getting in different areas, then you'd probably find available sites when you're ready to move. All parks do not fill up. We've moved around in Florida, Texas, Arizona and California without reservations.
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twogypsies - we will be in southern Alabama, Georgia and northern Florida. We prefer the green to desert, knowing it isn't as warm. It will still be warmer and a lot less snow and ice than northern Missouri. We like the campground vs rv park setting, so will be checking out coe and state parks. Thanks to everyone who responded to my op.
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