Go Back   iRV2 Forums > iRV2.com COMMUNITY FORUMS > iRV2.com General Discussion
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 09-25-2016, 02:29 PM   #1
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: ABQ, NM
Posts: 78
Florida Gulf Coast RV sites for purchase

Hi all,
Not sure where to post this so I'll try here. We are going full time in April 2017 and are looking for a home base RV site somewhere along the Florida Gulf Coast. We have seen a few parks but I'm sure there are many others. Tried various sites like RV Park Store, RV Trader, etc., but they only show a few. Does anyone out there have suggestions on finding sites to purchase ?
__________________

__________________
Chemosavvy is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 09-25-2016, 02:38 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Chester, VA
Posts: 701
We bought a lot at Emerald Point RV Resort in Zephyrhills. About 40 minutes east of New Port Richey. Much more reasonable than some of the others closer to the water. Also about 30 minutes north and east of Tampa.
__________________

__________________
Tom and Gloria 2017 Newmar Ventana 4369, TOAD: 2015 GMC Canyon, Blue Ox Towbar, Baseplate and M&G Braking System
TomandGloria is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-2016, 08:49 PM   #3
Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Fulltiming from Crestview, FL
Posts: 96
Holiday Cove in Cortez, near Sarasota, has lots for sale. Holiday Cove RV Resort - Siteplan
__________________
2013 Mobile Suites 38TKSB
psaint is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-2016, 09:11 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Ray,IN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: North America somewhere
Posts: 12,686
Most of what we've found in SW FL have (for us)very high monthly maintenance fees.
So far this lot in Corkscrew Woodlands is looking good, but DW will not be able to travel again until sometime next year so we are on hold now.FWIW, that place has some amazing lots for rent/sale if you find them on different websites.
Try for rvlots4salebyowner and rvproperty.com both are a statewide listing. Also, craigslist and many other sites for the area you wish to investigate will have RV lot listings.


I decided the time to look/shop is past this year. Next March will be the next hot time to sell, and time to shop.
__________________
2000 Winnebago Ultimate Freedom USQ40JD, ISC 8.3 Cummins 350, Spartan MM Chassis. USA 1SG, retired;PPA,Good Sam Life member."We the people are the rightful masters of both the Congress and the Courts - not to overthrow the Constitution but to overthrow men who pervert the Constitution. "Abraham Lincoln"
Ray,IN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-2016, 10:10 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
chuckbear's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Crystal River, Florida
Posts: 472
Nature Coast Landing RV Resort in Crystal River has many lots for sale by owner. The prices vary, but it's a great park with lots of friendly people. Chuck
__________________
Chuck and Susan
1999 Fleetwood Bounder 34J
Triton V10 Gas
chuckbear is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-2016, 12:13 PM   #6
Jerry Dixon
 
RV Vagabond's Avatar


 
Winnebago Owners Club
Texas Boomers Club
Solo Rvers Club
Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: Fulltime Traveler
Posts: 485
I wonder if you can make money buying a lot in an RV resort and renting it out (through park management) when you are not there. Has anyone here tried that
__________________

2017 Itasca Solei 36G
"The 5 Shades of Gray"
Suzuki Burgman scooter on the rack
RV Vagabond is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-2016, 02:04 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Enjoying the Western States!
Posts: 4,985
If you're just beginning to full-time in April 2017, why are you choosing a home base so soon? Travel and check out the country first. You won't want to be in Florida when it's hot and in winter there are other nice places to check out. We traveled for 16 years without a home base. Our goal was to see this awesome country of ours - every nook and cranny.
__________________
Full-timed for 16 Years . . . Back in S&B Again
Traveled 8 yr in a 2004 Newmar Dutch Star 40' Diesel
& 8 yr in a 33' Travel Supreme 5th wheel
twogypsies is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-2016, 05:38 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
Fleetwood Owners Club
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Plymouth, MI
Posts: 175
Quote:
Originally Posted by RV Vagabond View Post
I wonder if you can make money buying a lot in an RV resort and renting it out (through park management) when you are not there. Has anyone here tried that
We actually do have a lot in SW Florida and don't spend the season there. Usually, we can only get down in Oct-early Nov. and then again in mid-Feb.-early March. Although there is an option to rent through the realty office, we have chosen to rent directly to RVers. That way we can rent for less because the commission doesn't need to be paid. The taxes do, however.

To your question as to whether or not you can make money on it - you can if you rent for the entire season. We rent for December-January and the few weeks around those two months. It covers our quarterly maintenance fees and utilities. It does not cover our property taxes. It does not pay for lot improvement. It does take the stress off of us so we don't worry about where we can get in if going to Florida. It also doesn't keep us from enjoying the rest of this wonderful country. We can rent for the entire season and head out to our chosen destination. An entire season's fees would bring our annual cost to a wash. Obviously varies on resort and ability to rent out your lot. We've had very good luck.

Hope this help answer your questions.

Save
__________________
2015 Providence 42M, Toad - 2002 PT Cruiser with Air Force 1 brake system. Cummins 450 ISL 9L), Allison 6-spd transmission, Freightliner chassis
Fencebuster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-2016, 06:22 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Chester, VA
Posts: 701
The lot we bought had been rented for the season by the owner for several years. They decided not to winter in Florida and bought a home in Houston. I think he did ok $$ wise, for the season, but we like owning our lot so we can come and go during the winter season without trying to juggle places and timeframes at each location. We do not have any interest in renting it out.
__________________
Tom and Gloria 2017 Newmar Ventana 4369, TOAD: 2015 GMC Canyon, Blue Ox Towbar, Baseplate and M&G Braking System
TomandGloria is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-2016, 07:03 PM   #10
Jerry Dixon
 
RV Vagabond's Avatar


 
Winnebago Owners Club
Texas Boomers Club
Solo Rvers Club
Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: Fulltime Traveler
Posts: 485
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fencebuster View Post
We actually do have a lot in SW Florida and don't spend the season there. Usually, we can only get down in Oct-early Nov. and then again in mid-Feb.-early March. Although there is an option to rent through the realty office, we have chosen to rent directly to RVers. That way we can rent for less because the commission doesn't need to be paid. The taxes do, however.

To your question as to whether or not you can make money on it - you can if you rent for the entire season. We rent for December-January and the few weeks around those two months. It covers our quarterly maintenance fees and utilities. It does not cover our property taxes. It does not pay for lot improvement. It does take the stress off of us so we don't worry about where we can get in if going to Florida. It also doesn't keep us from enjoying the rest of this wonderful country. We can rent for the entire season and head out to our chosen destination. An entire season's fees would bring our annual cost to a wash. Obviously varies on resort and ability to rent out your lot. We've had very good luck.
Save
Thanks for letting us know that. I am not really excited about very good luck equating to breaking even.
__________________

2017 Itasca Solei 36G
"The 5 Shades of Gray"
Suzuki Burgman scooter on the rack
RV Vagabond is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-2016, 09:34 PM   #11
Senior Member
 
Fleetwood Owners Club
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Plymouth, MI
Posts: 175
True - but breaking even is better than paying rent. Paying taxes is less than paying rent. So we feel we are ahead. We've had offers on the lot to purchase it for more than we paid but not interested in doing so.

So, to be totally inclusive - it isn't exactly a wash. I probably didn't explain that properly. We would be paying money to rent; can't forget that cost which no longer exists for us.
__________________
2015 Providence 42M, Toad - 2002 PT Cruiser with Air Force 1 brake system. Cummins 450 ISL 9L), Allison 6-spd transmission, Freightliner chassis
Fencebuster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-27-2016, 06:20 AM   #12
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Chester, VA
Posts: 701
What drove our decision to purchase a lot is it is becoming a challenge to reserve a campground in a lot of parks in Florida during the season. We had not experienced this before, but this year it was tough and a couple of times we had to change plans due to non availability. Some of the old timers were complaining they had not seen the parks this full in all the years they had been coming down.

Not a bad thing and certainly good for Floridas economy, but it can be tough trying to juggle park reservations if you want to ge in certain locations. So, we decided to purchase a lot, move to locations we want to visit, but we can always come "home" if we have to shorten our stays between our locations to visit.
__________________
Tom and Gloria 2017 Newmar Ventana 4369, TOAD: 2015 GMC Canyon, Blue Ox Towbar, Baseplate and M&G Braking System
TomandGloria is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2016, 10:44 AM   #13
Senior Member
 
Justwinginit's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Plant City, FL
Posts: 189
We found a great deal at Strawberry Square in Plant City. Once we sell our house that will be our homebase. Got a 30 x60 lot for 12,000 yearly maintenance is 1,000 which also includes water and sewage. 200 a year taxes. We jumped on it. 55 and up but a small community. Has a swimming pool. They have square dancing and ball room dancing that they offer to people outside which keeps the maintenance fees down. Seems like a nice park but haven't stayed there yet. I've seen some lots for rent not sure how many are for sale. BUt it's worth looking into. Strawberry Square in Plant City FL right off I 4 Once we get over there we will make it ours with our upgrades.
http://www.rvparkstore.com/photo/10/...7c27d90828.jpg
__________________
Fulltime since August 2015
2016 FR Cardinal 3825 FL
2017 Ram 3500 dully quad cab 8 ft. 4x4
Justwinginit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2017, 09:59 AM   #14
Senior Member
 
Justwinginit's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Plant City, FL
Posts: 189
Our Homebase

I took some photos of our site. Hubby is cleaning the rv though. So ignore the man working. He still works a lot even though he's retired LOL The small gate if our doggie yard It has doggie astro turf and works great. We have a ramp not showing that goes from the RV to the doggie yard. The lot is 30x 60 No grass to mow. Someone on one side but common area on the other. Love it here. We've been here since Nov. Have met a lot of people.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	homebase1.jpg
Views:	96
Size:	99.7 KB
ID:	150026   Click image for larger version

Name:	homebase.jpg
Views:	95
Size:	67.9 KB
ID:	150027  

__________________

__________________
Fulltime since August 2015
2016 FR Cardinal 3825 FL
2017 Ram 3500 dully quad cab 8 ft. 4x4
Justwinginit is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
florida, purchase


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Recommended Snowbird Sites On East Coast of Florida dlduck Class A Motorhome Discussions 10 09-01-2016 09:54 AM
Sites to see along Gulf from Louisianna to Florida Shardan1 Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 10 01-28-2012 02:35 PM
Gulf Coast RV Parks(Gulf Shores AL -Pensacola Fl) Texun1 Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 10 01-02-2011 09:26 PM
Gulf Coast of Florida JerryKelly Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 20 04-14-2007 09:40 AM
Gulf Coast of Florida Southeast Region 20 12-31-1969 07:00 PM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:16 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.