We live in Sun City Center, about 20 miles south of Tampa, We have never winterized in the past 30 years here. Never had a problem. Now parks, Florida State parks are great. Church of God has a campground in Wimauma and lot of campers come in here for the winter. Might just google it, lot of info on line. There is one next to Walmart and for the life of me, I can not remember it. Safe, but not fancy. We will be at Little Manatee river state park on and off in October.
We are driving a Dodge Durango and pulling a Evergreen G269FK. We also have two Cairn Terriers. 2 Champion Generators. This year, planning on 6 months in our Evergreen visiting, California, Michigan, and Ohio. We live in Florida. Grandkids, and dogs are why we camp. Also have a Hensley Hitch which that eliminates all sway. Pricey, but worth it.