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Old 01-10-2016, 05:01 PM   #1
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Next year we will both be retired and plan to tow our 35' Rockwood trailer to Florida to escape winter.

We have no idea where to stay. We are open to both east and west coast as long as we can be within driving distance to beaches. All we want are clean quiet campgrounds with full hookups. We plan to move every few weeks so we can check out different places.

Next month we plan to drive (no traier) to Florda to scout out some places for next year.

Any recommendations?

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Old 01-10-2016, 05:24 PM   #2
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Next year we will both be retired and plan to tow our 35' Rockwood trailer to Florida to escape winter.

We have no idea where to stay. We are open to both east and west coast as long as we can be within driving distance to beaches. All we want are clean quiet campgrounds with full hookups. We plan to move every few weeks so we can check out different places.

Next month we plan to drive (no traier) to Florda to scout out some places for next year.

Any recommendations?

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Do remember this is snowbird season in FL and finding a good CG that isn't booked for months, might be tough. We had to leave Jolly Roger CG in Marathon as they had booked the entire park through March.
Emerald Beach in the FL panhandle is a nice CG close to everything and literally on the water.
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Old 01-10-2016, 05:32 PM   #3
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Thanks.

We plan to look thisy year without the traier and make reservations for next year while there.
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Old 01-10-2016, 10:47 PM   #4
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I've read where Interstate 4 is the unofficial "frostline". try to stay below it for better weather.

We're not on the coasts but in central FL in Frostproof and this weeks lows at night are in the mid 40's, highs in the 60's. Certainly not cold by northern standards but we'll probably have to put socks & a long sleeve shirt on & maybe even the heat in the morning.

Good luck.
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Old 01-11-2016, 08:56 AM   #6
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If you want to go to the panhandle, Camp Gulf is great over in Destin, FL. It might get cool on some nights but nothing your heater can't handle. It is right on the gulf. You can get a site directly beach front if you don't have pets with you. No pets allowed on the beaches there. We stayed a couple spots back from the beach and really enjoyed the campground. http://www.campgulf.com

If you're looking Atlantic side, Jetty Beach Campground is worth a stay. This park is directly on the jetty that the cruise ships leave from when heading out to sea. That is something to see. It is also directly beside NASA. That is a good place to tour while staying in the area. http://www.jettyparkbeachandcampground.com

I haven't stayed in the lower Florida areas but I have heard that Blue Water Key campground is top notch. They are all the way south in the Keys so the weather would be nice. I heard about them from fellow campers and online in forums. If you end up there you should let me know if it is as nice as I have heard. http://www.bluewaterkey.net
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Old 01-11-2016, 09:28 AM   #7
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Next year we will both be retired and plan to tow our 35' Rockwood trailer to Florida to escape winter.

We have no idea where to stay. We are open to both east and west coast as long as we can be within driving distance to beaches. All we want are clean quiet campgrounds with full hookups. We plan to move every few weeks so we can check out different places.

Next month we plan to drive (no traier) to Florda to scout out some places for next year.

Any recommendations?

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Your plans to Move every few weeks during Peak Time might be Quite Pricey to pull off! Good luck in your search! Youroo!!
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Old 01-11-2016, 02:33 PM   #8
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I prefer the SW coast, but of course, that's where I live. It's quieter and not nearly as traffic intense as the east coast. There are several CGs and resorts, most within 10 miles (or closer) to the beaches. When I want to find a CG in a location I'm not familiar with I use Woodalls.com. If you use their map feature it's easy to finds locations you might be interested in.
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For Winter months anything south of Tampa and South of Daytona/ Cocoa Beach are good options. If you look west of I 75 and East of I 95 you will be within minutes of a pretty decent beach in either case.


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We are currently staying in Riverside RV Resort between I-75 and Arcadia. Easy on and easy off. Wide roads gets even the biggest rigs in their spots easily. REALLY nice place and during the winter, they seem to cater to snowbirds. Country setting on the Peace River and about 20 minutes from gulf beaches in Clearwater and Venice. As for nearby stores, etc., most anything else you could want is about 4 miles down the road at I-75 exit. Seem to have ocassional vacancies for a week or two during the winter so might fit into your "nomad" plans.
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