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Old 02-11-2016, 03:51 PM   #1
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Question winter in Alabama

I going full time in the next couple months. I know I'll be stay mostly in Wisconsin this summer. I looking at different states to spend next winter at I know Arizona,Florida,Texas are top snowbird states but I'm looking at Alabama. From what I've seen on its in the 60's most days

40's most night that is ok with me. so my questions are

how many have stayed in Alabama?

Was the weather decent?

What campground did you stay at?

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Old 02-11-2016, 05:30 PM   #2
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Gulf Shores, Alabama is the place for you. There are many RV parks in the area along with the great Gulf State Park where you can stay the whole winter season. It's filled with snowbirds. It has full hookups and large sites and is very close to the white sand beach. The area is flat so if you have bikes, it's perfect.

For the state park get your reservations whenever they start taking them for the season. It's very popular and fills up.

You've stated the winter temps accurately. It's not the warmest place but it's doable, especially for one from Wisconsin. (We used to live in Michigan)
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Old 02-11-2016, 06:10 PM   #3
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We live in northern Alabama. You definitely want to be south of Birmingham, preferably south of Montgomery. In addition to the gulf coast, Eufaula has many snowbirds and is conveniently located (and much cheaper than the coast).
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Old 02-12-2016, 06:40 AM   #4
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We like Lower Alabama a lot, and we have considered spending the winter there. Lots of people do. There are nice campgrounds in Gulf Shores, Foley and Fairhope that are a lot cheaper than where we stay in central Florida. However, temperatures in Lower Alabama tend to be about 10º colder than central Florida, and there tends to be more wet weather. Therefore, so we decided to stick with Florida for winter. We stop in lower Alabama in spring and fall.
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Old 02-13-2016, 06:31 AM   #5
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We also like the Gulf Shores/Foley area. You will get some pretty cold temps., but they won't last long. But you will probably have to unhook your water a couple times during the winter at night. As already mentioned, Gulf Shores State Park in one of the nicest state park's we've stayed at in our 5 1/2yrs. of full timing. There's a couple upscale parks also, one is Bella Terra, a little pricey, but has the best fitness center I've ever seen in a park.
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