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Old 03-07-2016, 05:43 PM   #21
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I don't have much to add except that every "resort" around the Tampa and Venice area we've stayed at for four or fewer days has been sort of like a mobile home park made up of long-term residents in 30-40' TTs, permanently affixed, with carports and/or add-on rooms. Seems like a lot of folks stay up to six months (particularly the Canadians) and many units are vacant the rest of the time. I'm not saying there's anything wrong with that, but it's not what I would call resort-type accomodations or camping. We prefer to stay at in FL state parks when we can get a reservation.
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Old 03-07-2016, 06:10 PM   #22
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X2 for Williston Crossings. It is very clean and you are not cramped. Lots of trees for shade too.
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Old 03-07-2016, 07:34 PM   #23
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SkipnTerri: yes the rate is $1,035 or something like that per month. There is another campground about a mile away called Seminole Campground that seemed okay. I think that was around $800 a month. To me it seemed more like a campground than a resort.





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Old 03-07-2016, 08:23 PM   #24
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We visited 8 in the Ft Myers area while staying near Sarasota. All were less, some much less costly but only 1 was found barely acceptable compared to where we stay. Did not find anything near Tampa either. Most, if slides went out on both sides the awning would not get out. Actually, home looked better ~~ so back to where we are happy. Next year we are staying longer on one of the most expensive sites there.
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Old 03-07-2016, 09:51 PM   #25
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Has anyone ever stayed at a place called Florida Grande motor coach resort in Webster FL?
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Old 03-08-2016, 07:57 AM   #26
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[QUOTE=djeirlessr;1123375]SkipnTerri: yes the rate is $1,035 or something like that per month. There is another campground about a mile away called Seminole Campground that seemed okay. I think that was around $800 a month. To me it seemed more like a campground than a resort.


Seems to us the campground/resort owners can charge outrageous rates because they have recurring RVers. Many don't pay that much for their mortgage every month! To each his own.
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Old 03-08-2016, 08:04 AM   #27
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It's called supply & demand. As long as these parks are all full in The winter months we will not see the prices go down.

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Old 03-08-2016, 08:13 AM   #28
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Exactly -- and it's not just Florida. As long as people are willing to pay, the owners will continue to demand more.
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Old 03-08-2016, 08:49 AM   #29
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I have found that most of the coastal Florida RV Parks were created in the 60's to 80's, have been designed for RV's without slides (hence 20 ft width) and then have gotten populated with permanent park models, TT's and mobile homes. The coastal area then got swallowed up with suburbia which made real estate scarce and expensive.

There are some gems however and some motor coach resorts (like in the Naples area.

If you are looking for a luxury motorcoach resort, take a look at this...........

The Fountains of St. Augustine - Luxury RV Resort

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Old 03-08-2016, 09:40 AM   #30
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Well, this gives me a couple more to check next year but very happy where we are. Went to Ft Meyers & Bonita Springs last winter and viewed 8 ~~ not one I would move to, only 1 was marginally acceptable. Sites of those we viewed were very tight. With slides on both sides of my 5er it was not going to work. One actually said I'd have to drop the 5er and they would maneuver it in / out with a tractor.
During winter months northern FL is not nearly as expensive as southern FL. The weather at the panhandle is no different than the weather at home.
It depends on the year. This year, we have been very warm with only about 2-3 scattered weeks of "winter." In years past, we have had temps in the 20's consistently. Normally we don't have to use ac until around May....but we've been using it for about 4 weeks now in the afternoons.

I really like Kathyrn Abbey Hanna Park but it's not a resort. It's a city park. You can walk to a really nice beach and it is gated at night. I am not sure if there are monthly rates though and it is on the East side in Jacksonville.

If you like small towns, the small town of High Springs (or Ft. White) is adorable. It's not ocean front- but is in an area with several river front campgrounds and the natural clear springs. These towns are off of 75 just north of Gainesville.
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