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Old 11-23-2013, 11:56 AM   #1
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Massachusetts to Florida Help...

Hey All,

I am planning a few trips for the winter with hubby. The Big Baby is sitting the dooryard and is fully winterized with the pink stuff, but I know that I have to get hubby to points South a few time this winter to help his health.

I was thinking of a shorter trip to the Carolinas or Virginia Beach and then a longer trip to Northern Florida. I am not sure how to plot these trips. I have Good Sam trip planner but I am not sure how I can find a campgound about 6-7 hours into the trip each day. During the summer months when we traveled far from home, I just looked for a Walmart or similar...(please forgive me...I am not opening the Walmart can of worms...) but I would like to get to a campground that may have facilities that would allow us to plug in and get electricity to run the heater and propane for heat and cooking and then further down the road to dump the pink stuff and take on fresh water for the rest of the trip.

I will be doing all of the driving so I would like to keep the drive time under 7 hours or so a day....\

Is there any site that I can go to that will help me plot a course with camp-sites???

Thanks in advance

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Old 11-23-2013, 12:17 PM   #2
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I'm from mass too , I would dump the pink stuff before you go . Fill up the water tank and flush a day or two before you go , leave the furnace on in the coach to keep things from freezing before you go . I have an app for my iPhone called woodalls shows campgrounds enroute.and gives info on rates closing dates ect . You might have difficulty finding a campground on your first 7 hr leg as I imagine they are closed for the season
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Old 11-23-2013, 12:21 PM   #3
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Try Map Quest or Good Sams. Also be aware that northern Florida can also get pretty cold, especially at night. I would look to central Florida.
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Hey All, I am planning a few trips for the winter with hubby. The Big Baby is sitting the dooryard and is fully winterized with the pink stuff, but I know that I have to get hubby to points South a few time this winter to help his health. I was thinking of a shorter trip to the Carolinas or Virginia Beach and then a longer trip to Northern Florida. I am not sure how to plot these trips. I have Good Sam trip planner but I am not sure how I can find a campgound about 6-7 hours into the trip each day. During the summer months when we traveled far from home, I just looked for a Walmart or similar...(please forgive me...I am not opening the Walmart can of worms...) but I would like to get to a campground that may have facilities that would allow us to plug in and get electricity to run the heater and propane for heat and cooking and then further down the road to dump the pink stuff and take on fresh water for the rest of the trip. I will be doing all of the driving so I would like to keep the drive time under 7 hours or so a day....\ Is there any site that I can go to that will help me plot a course with camp-sites??? Thanks in advance Faith
If you have a smart phone or pad device, I recommend the "Allstays Camp and RV" app. Decide your route and rough mileage each travel day. Then look on Allstays for campgrounds.

As others have said, further south is better. I recommend Hilton Head in SC. Your Florida trip should be at least as far as the Cape Canaveral to Melbourne Beach area. Jetty Park in Port Canaveral is a city owned park and is in a great location. If you are so inclined, lots of cruises leave from Port Canaveral and you can watch the ships come & go from Jetty Park.
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Calculate 50 miles for eery hour driven, and you can predict pretty closely where you will be at the end of the day.
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If you don' have a membership with Passport America I would recommend. The campgrounds who participate will give 50% off the cost of a campsite. The membership is $44 a year. They have trip planning, also lowest gas prices in the areas traveling. We have saved a bunch of money and the trip planning can also be set so the participating campgrounds will populate on the trip map. Here 's the link for you to check out Passport America The original 50% Discount Camping Club - Passport America Discount Camping Club
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We were staying in Jacksonville FL about a month ago now 18 miles from Ft Myers. The northern weather is much different. Glad we are south. We traveled from Quakertown PA to FL. We used US 17 and 13 to bypass DC and Baltimore. This route takes u over Chesepeake Bay bridge into VA beach. The route was awesome.
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Being from NH this is always my first stop, easy on and off. They are open all year.
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