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Old 10-05-2016, 05:49 PM   #29
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There is a town on FL 17 just east of US 27 called Frostproof. It has the name for a reason.

So south of Frostproof is good. Just south of Tampa on the west coast and about Vero Beach on the east.
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I guess everybody has different requirements. It's too buggy for me in places where it never freezes. I think the Texas Hill Country is a perfect combination for winter. It rarely gets below 25 and even more rarely does it ever stay below freezing through the day. some winters, it barely gets below 32. There are many many days with lows in the 40's and 50'5. Not so great for summer though.
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Old 10-05-2016, 07:52 PM   #31
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I spent the last winter in Myrtle Beach.. a bit cold. and snowed once.

and water in supply lines and hoses froze several times.

but it was better then Home, Cleveland Ohio.
HHMmmm ~ I grew up about 1 hour east of you. Looked for a place it never or rarely snowed and found the SE coast of NC fit the requirement. Retired at 55 in '03 and moved. Now I see the EARLY snowbirds arriving from 'up thar' as I'm in FL when the rest of them arrive.
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Sabastian Florida is the area for us. I find the RV parks are priced reasonable especially the mobile home parks. Temps in Jan-Feb never dropped below 58 at night. Also close to major stores including Walmart, Home Depot - walking distance. Close to the warm beaches and cheap restaurants that put out the best biscuits and sausage gravy! Below West Palm Beach the RV parks will run you 700-900 a month plus electricity and crowded!

We are stuck here in Tombstone AZ till spring and I'm told here at 4500 ft elevation, we can expect snow and 17 -27 degree temps at night. BURRR!
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There is a town on FL 17 just east of US 27 called Frostproof. It has the name for a reason.

So south of Frostproof is good. Just south of Tampa on the west coast and about Vero Beach on the east.
Frostproof FL has had record lows in the TEENS ! Orange groves used to be north of Orlando too...but no more.
If you don't want to be cold, gotta be south of Naples. Thats why the costs are not the same as else where...as mention here.

Intellicast - Frostproof Historic Weather Averages in Florida (33843)
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I guess everybody has different requirements. It's too buggy for me in places where it never freezes. I think the Texas Hill Country is a perfect combination for winter. It rarely gets below 25 and even more rarely does it ever stay below freezing through the day. some winters, it barely gets below 32. There are many many days with lows in the 40's and 50'5. Not so great for summer though.
Guess you've never been to AK in the summer.....
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Frostproof FL has had record lows in the TEENS ! Orange groves used to be north of Orlando too...but no more.
If you don't want to be cold, gotta be south of Naples. Thats why the costs are not the same as else where...as mention here.

Intellicast - Frostproof Historic Weather Averages in Florida (33843)
Naples has had a low of 28* as well. These only last for one day and by noon the temps are in the 50's or higher.

Intellicast - Naples Historic Weather Averages in Florida (34102)

I lived in Sarasota for ten years and worked in Tampa. The temps were always 5 to six degrees higher in Sarasota during the winter.

i now winter in Port Saint Lucie FL and I'm that far south for a reason.
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Old 10-06-2016, 07:32 AM   #36
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i now winter in Port Saint Lucie FL and I'm that far south for a reason.
My MIL has a place in Stuart right next door to you. Very nice area. Federal HWY does get kind of crazy in the afternoon though.

Are you in a CG in PSL? We stop for a week or two on the the way to and from the Keys to visit and usually stay at Johnathan Dickinson SP in Hobe Sound or St. Lucie south in Stuart if we can get a reservation.
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My MIL has a place in Stuart right next door to you. Very nice area. Federal HWY does get kind of crazy in the afternoon though.

Are you in a CG in PSL? We stop for a week or two on the the way to and from the Keys to visit and usually stay at Johnathan Dickinson SP in Hobe Sound or St. Lucie south in Stuart if we can get a reservation.
I love JDSP. We've stayed there many times. This winter we're staying in Ft Pierce at Treasure Coast RV park http://www.treasurecoastrv.com .

We've stayed at Lion Country Safari KOA, in Loxahatchee (just west of West Palm Beach) for a month at a time. http://koa.com/campgrounds/west-palm-beach/ Very interesting place if you like waking up to the roar of lions!
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The snow shovel/snow blower idea is cute, but it won't work.

We winter in central Florida. Everyone here will know what those are as everyone here is escaping from up there.
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As the news this week shows, it's not just the discomfort of cold weather you need to avoid. Maybe "south then west" is a better idea.

We're in the balmy part of NW Washington state, just 50 straight-line miles from the Canadian border on the only San Juan Island accessible by road. We haven't had any snow for the last 5 winters and hurricanes are unheard of. Overnight low temps are almost always in the mid to upper 30s, even in January. The 3-months of dull, overcast skies and drizzle every day can get on your nerves a bit, but steady rain for 24 hours only gives us about a half inch.

We have had one minor earthquake in the 17 years we've lived in Anacortes. We don't need to flee anywhere - (Mod Edit)
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Guess you've never been to AK in the summer.....
In the summer and the winter. I lived in Anchorage in the 70's. You are right, it is buggy.
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Watching the weather channel tonight and hoping our motorhome will be OK. We have a lot in Casa Loma Estates Just W. of US 1 off the end of Pineda Causeway and left the coach there over the summer.

Of course if it was here I'd be worried about the 32 degree temps tonite. But at least I could do something about that.
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Are you in a CG in PSL? We stop for a week or two on the the way to and from the Keys to visit and usually stay at Johnathan Dickinson SP in Hobe Sound or St. Lucie south in Stuart if we can get a reservation.
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