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Old 10-20-2016, 07:23 AM   #1
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We just got our 1st RV (2008 Challenger) and hope to be snowbirds this winter. Finding a place seems to be our challenge as most seem to be booked all ready. Hoping to find a place not to far from St Petersburg, FL, that also accepts a large dog.

We sure are learning a lot quickly.
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Old 10-20-2016, 12:07 PM   #3
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There are a lot of campgrounds near Bushnell and never had a problem getting a monthly site. Also there is the Silverdollar resort just a couple miles outside of Tampa. Enjoy. Maybe try shorter stays at several the first year to see where you like it best.

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Our first year in Florida we stayed at the KOA near St. Pete. Nice large pool too. A little pricey, but a great place to learn the Snowbird way! Lol

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Originally Posted by PJS View Post
We just got our 1st RV (2008 Challenger) and hope to be snowbirds this winter. Finding a place seems to be our challenge as most seem to be booked all ready. Hoping to find a place not to far from St Petersburg, FL, that also accepts a large dog.

We sure are learning a lot quickly.
Are you stuck on going to Florida? I've spent 2 winters near Tampa, 1 in S Texas and last winter in Arizona. I'm going back to AZ because I like not fighting mildew, mosquitos and fire ants. All 3 are very invasive in FL but almost absent in my last winter in Phoenix, Tucson and Yuma.

If you are committed to Florida you might try looking at places other than an RV park. I parked on a friend's property in FL. We added a 30 amp plug, connected a garden hose to release my gray water (Their property, their rules) and I would move to their sewer clean out when the black tank needed dumping.

You might try putting an ad in a local paper asking for a suitable place to park in exchange for so many hours of your time. Housesitting, child care, lawn care, computer assistance, etc come to mind. Whatever skills you have can be traded or you might just offer to pay rent. I rarely stay in RV parks. There are so many other options.
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X2 on south west for the winter. Have you been to Quartzite
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