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Old 07-21-2015, 03:56 PM   #511
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Rather not say where, but you know. See anything like this last weekend?
So glad to have the high ground!
Yes, yes I did.

According to the NOAA measurements, it's gone down a foot and a half since yesterday. So I think we'll be ok for a little while at least.
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Old 07-21-2015, 05:18 PM   #512
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Just out of curiosity, why are you looking to trade your fifth wheel for a park model? Our seasonal is a fifth wheel in a 576 site park of which, about 400 of them are park models. More and more are trading their park models for either destination trailers (Cedar Creek’s are sweet) or fifth wheels. What they have found is that the park models believe it or not are not built as well as a GOOD fifth wheel or destination trailer yet cost more. In addition, they depreciate very quickly, faster than the other options and on the FL coast are about $2,400 a year to insure, if you can find coverage.
IMO, as much as we complain about the quality of our fifth wheels, they do make a very good seasonal…after all they are supposedly designed to be hauled down the road.
Thanks for the advice on park models. It was just something DH mentioned when we talked of moving over to the new lot - mostly I guess because we could maybe leave it on the lot year round, whereas with the 5th wheel we have an RV permit instead of an 'occupancy permit' for the property and must have the camper off site from late November until mid March. He mentioned even a mobile home, but that's a good bit down the road.

By the way, I love the pics of your RV park! It's gorgeous. I love FL, but my other half, not so much. We've been all over down there and he's not really anxious to make another trip.
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Old 07-21-2015, 05:46 PM   #513
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Yes, yes I did.

According to the NOAA measurements, it's gone down a foot and a half since yesterday. So I think we'll be ok for a little while at least.
The long time campers say this is nothing. But for us and several other newer campers it's a lot of water.
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Old 07-21-2015, 05:59 PM   #514
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Thanks for the advice on park models. It was just something DH mentioned when we talked of moving over to the new lot - mostly I guess because we could maybe leave it on the lot year round, whereas with the 5th wheel we have an RV permit instead of an 'occupancy permit' for the property and must have the camper off site from late November until mid March. He mentioned even a mobile home, but that's a good bit down the road.

By the way, I love the pics of your RV park! It's gorgeous. I love FL, but my other half, not so much. We've been all over down there and he's not really anxious to make another trip.

Thanks on Melbourne ORA. If you get him down there at the right time, he will find more than enough to doÖit grows on you quick. We get down there every 6-8 weeks, all year long. Class C it to state parks and more local trips.
That is very interesting on the permit and licensure. In FL, the park models and RVís all have regular plates. Park models are seen as the same as RVís as they technically have wheels.
One other side note, the RVIA standards allow for a park models to be no more than 400 square feet, a fifth wheel, is now approved for 436, or at least it was a year or so ago.
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Crunchman, we loved Indian Creek! Used to go up with the bikes in the summer and stayed at Indian Creek in both a tent and the toy hauler. Really nice place!
Hi Sharps45120,
I am glad you got to enjoy Indian Creek in the past.The park staff has added more seasonal sites past the totem pole and they are already filled. The Andrus boys are pretty much running the place and have made many improvements. The resturant and bar have been completely remodeled and the parking lot has been concreted.
The management stays out of your way as a seasonal and lets you fix up your site to your desire. The campground has many ( 100's ) weekenders and has a long waiting list for new seasonals. It will be exciting to see what happens this winter.
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Thanks on Melbourne ORA. If you get him down there at the right time, he will find more than enough to do…it grows on you quick. We get down there every 6-8 weeks, all year long. Class C it to state parks and more local trips.
That is very interesting on the permit and licensure. In FL, the park models and RV’s all have regular plates. Park models are seen as the same as RV’s as they technically have wheels.
One other side note, the RVIA standards allow for a park models to be no more than 400 square feet, a fifth wheel, is now approved for 436, or at least it was a year or so ago.
We both still work and have a teenager just entering high school, so the best we can hope for is the 2 week Christmas break. DH works construction, so summer is boom time for him. The one area he really liked was around Astor, FL, the Lake George area. If any return visits are scheduled, it will likely be there. I, on the other hand, am in love with the Keys, but it's a 1300+ mile trip and very spendy.
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Hi Sharps45120,
I am glad you got to enjoy Indian Creek in the past.The park staff has added more seasonal sites past the totem pole and they are already filled. The Andrus boys are pretty much running the place and have made many improvements. The resturant and bar have been completely remodeled and the parking lot has been concreted.
The management stays out of your way as a seasonal and lets you fix up your site to your desire. The campground has many ( 100's ) weekenders and has a long waiting list for new seasonals. It will be exciting to see what happens this winter.
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I'm glad the campground is thriving. GOTL is a gorgeous area and a lot of fun to ride along the shore to Ashtabula. I wonder if the Bum Boat is still docked in Ashtabula. That was one funky place to get a beer!
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The long time campers say this is nothing. But for us and several other newer campers it's a lot of water.
Yea... that was nothing. It can get so much worse. It only got to about 6.4 ft. Wait until it gets up to 9 or 10 ft. It's not even a matter of if... it's when.

The last really bad flood was April of 2013. It was up over 12 ft. That's the one where we had to move our trailer.
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Here's a pic of what it looks like when it's "bad".

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Here's a pic of what it looks like when it's "bad".

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