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Old 08-10-2015, 12:32 PM   #1
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Hi all I'm thinking of leaving cold upstate NY in December. and coming back in April relatives live i n Florida and s Carolina.Can anyone tell me what a trip like that would be like what to take. where to stay.

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Old 08-10-2015, 12:41 PM   #2
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Sounds like you've got the right idea! The tendency is always to take too much. My wife has always been bad about that, but she's finally learning! Her problem is trying to take too much food. I don't think she knows there are grocery stores in other parts of the country!

Hope your trip goes well! Good luck, happy trails, and God bless!

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Old 08-10-2015, 01:44 PM   #3
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It's hard to predict what your trip would be like and difficult to suggest what to take.

I will offer a couple of thoughts. South Carolina may not be far enough south to avoid ALL of the cold weather. Many places in Florida fill up early in their peak season. February can be challenging to find a place without reservations.

Oh, one thing to take for sure...lots of money.

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Old 08-10-2015, 05:56 PM   #4
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And Credit Cards, take lots of CC's

My wife has a tendency to over pack, taking everything twice. She carries probably 12 different pairs of shoes, and similar volumes of cloths etc.

I would decide where you will ultimately try to stay and look at the temperature profiles for the area. As suggested, South Carolina may not be far enough south to escape the cold. Even in north Florida they can get frosts. We were in Orlando last December and there was a couple heavy frosts.

Once you decide your destination you can pack cloths accordingly, plan on dressing in layers. Pack for rain and sun shine as you'll see both.

We usually stock the RV with the same variety of food we have in the house. We rotate the stock out for trips to make sure it gets used. We keep all the cooking pots & pans and dishes and utensils in the RV. If we need something we buy it.

Other things are lawn chairs and a grill if you do that type of thing.

I keep a fairly good assortment of tools and other repair supplies just in case.
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Don't forget to pack a snow shovel. Whenever you stop for gas, food, etc prop your shovel up on the front of your RV. When someone asks what to hell that thing is, you're far enough south......
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Is your RV freeze-proof? Does it have heated water and waste tanks? You won't find many CGs open until you get to the Mid-Atlantic states. You may need to plan on staying at Walmarts or such until then. Do you have enough battery power to make it through the night, while the propane heater is cranking all night? If you stay at South of the Border you can wash all the salt grime off the RV, before you head further south! BTW, Florida is a huge state. It takes 2 1/2 hours to drive from West Palm Beach to Fort Myers and they're straight across from each other. What part of Florida are you planning on staying at? It makes a difference on weather and costs.
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The hardest part for me was packing the right cloths anyway number of changes for each season. The rest let fall where it may.


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