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Old 07-07-2013, 09:55 AM   #1
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Trip to Tampa??

In September I will be heading to Tampa (actually Seffner) for the Saints/Bucs football game and will be staying at Lazy Days. At first I was trying to make the trip in 2 days with one stop, but each leg would be close to 300 or so miles. I have now decided to take my time being I am in no hurry and do it in 3 days. Below are my possible overnight stops and would appreciate any feedback (good or bad) about my stops. I will be coming from Pearl River, La.

1st Night - Sunset King RV Defuniak Springs - 237 Miles

2nd Night - Travelers Campground - Alaucha 250 Miles

3rd Night - Lazy Days - 145 miles
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For just over night stays we do not make reservations more than an hour or two ahead of time. I like to drive by time, not mileage. When I feel like I'm about ready to call it a day, DW will pull up one of her iPad apps and find a place.
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Old 07-07-2013, 02:05 PM   #3
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After working by schedules for 40 years it is hard to do that. I am retired now, but I have not got the nerve to wing it yet. Maybe once I get a few more trips under my belt and I teach the DW how to work the Android app.
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we love stopping at walmarts for a quick stop over and we have met many a great people rving by doing so we love the no pressure in an out also we travel with 4 dogs ! should be a great game to boot
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How are you doing on your planning? Any changes?
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Now that we are back from a trip similar to Tampa (distance wise) I have changed my mind back to a single stop instead of two stops. The 6 hours of driving was not an issue at all especially being the Tampa trip will be flat and on the interstate the entire route. The trip I just finished was in the Ozark mountains on 2 lane roads about a third of the time.

So now we will be stopping somewhere around Tallahassee. My only requirement will be a pull thru where I will not need to disconnect the toad. I will not need sewer, but will want water and electricity.
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There is Tallahassee East KOA and a Tallahassee West (Chattahoochee KOA).

Don't forget you lose an hour coming east from LA.

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There are Passport America campgrounds from Tallahassee E.($18.50) & W.($22.50) both with pull throughs
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Old 07-22-2013, 05:30 PM   #9
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Right now I am leaning toward Big Oak Tree RV just West of Tallahassee. It will be about a 7 hour drive.
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Big Oak would be my choice, easy on/off of i-10 and some big pull thru level sites with a friendly staff. Also easy drive from Pearl River.

Oh BTW check the Florida State football schedule because if they are playing a home game that week-end you will be lucky to find anything around Tallahassee.
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We made reservations for Big Oak and will be staying there on September 11th which is a Wednesday.
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