Actually, I store the IB, a couple of foldable tables, and a few other things in the little nook where you climb into the back bunk on the floor.
We'll see how it goes as we get into the summer months. We do have trips planned thru May. You can comfortably camp in RV parks ~ your friend probably has some great recommendations, always wanted to try the Red Coconut in Ft Myers ~ I would just avoid places known to be really buggy. Camping on the beach is about my favorite place in the world anyway, Sarasota has a county park named Turtle Beach that is very basic, no pool, but it does have full hookups, shaded picnic areas and walks directly onto the beach. The seabreezes help ward off bugs.
I am curious to see my impressions of it the first time we get into a really strong thunderstorm down here. One of our thoughts with this TT was that if it is just 2 of us, we don't have to pop out the beds, we can just make the dinette into a bed. I think that feature will make it usable throughout the summer.
While summer is probably prime camping season up north of here, for us this is prime season. The rates are pretty high and there is still availability but not like there will be in July; so we will probably take advantage of the lower occupancy and rates even if it is hotter than 40 blazes!
I'm excited for you guys, I really do like ours a lot. We popped out all three bunks this weekend and had 4 adults staying in there and it was fine.