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Old 03-05-2016, 01:08 PM   #1
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Thinking of taking the rig down to Florida for upcoming winters. Does anyone have recommendations on some nice RV resorts to consider for long term stays. We prefer the west coast of Florida.
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Naples motorcoach resort was great for two weeks over Christmas. A little pricey.


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Old 03-05-2016, 08:34 PM   #3
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Cypress Trail RV. We absolutely love the park and love Fort Myers. The park is three years old and is a mix of class A ,5er, and bumper. Very nice pool and club house. Very friendly.



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Reconsider and go elsewhere. Florida is expensive for RVers.
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Reconsider and go elsewhere. Florida is expensive for RVers.

And for good reason. The weather is usually perfect. The grass is green. No dust storms. No boarder patrol stopping you. No helicopters looking for illegals. The parks are beautiful and the people speak English. You get what you pay for.



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Williston Crossings in Williston, FL is very nice. It is fairly close to Gainesville and Ocala and about 45 minutes to Cedar Key.
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And for good reason. The weather is usually perfect. The grass is green. No dust storms. No boarder patrol stopping you. No helicopters looking for illegals. The parks are beautiful and the people speak English. You get what you pay for.
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Ouch!!

Sorry not wanting anyone to say ouch after a post. Nothing personal at all. We left south TX as fast as we could. In fact we had 2 weeks left in or lot and got no refund. I love TX but will never go back to S Texas. As for AZ it about the same. My opinion they do not compare to S Florida.



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We will return to Seminole Campground in N Fort Myers, Silver Lakes RV Resort in Marco Island and Lake Rousseau RV Park in Crystal Springs.
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Cypress Trail RV. We absolutely love the park and love Fort Myers. The park is three years old and is a mix of class A ,5er, and bumper. Very nice pool and club house. Very friendly.

X2. Everything Phil said is true and could not agree more.


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Old 03-05-2016, 10:02 PM   #11
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Cross Creek RV Resort in Arcadia has been great for us. More center of the state. 1 hr from the beaches. We have no real traffic. 4 mile to town. Lots of activities, friendly people, great pool. Probably agree with Phil that South Florida is the best chance for great Weather.

Rated Good Sams 10-10-10. The sites are 38' to 48' wide. 75' to 80' deep. No worry about touching awnings here. 12' X 36' concrete patios also concrete area for two autos. All paved streets.

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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.
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I would do Port St Joe state park for two weeks, then Topsail Hill state park by destin for two weeks. On yhe pan handle, but two of the most beautiful spots in florida.


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Thanks for all the posts, keep them coming! Very Helpful.
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Shady Acres in Fort Myers was great. It is about 75% RV's and 25% permanents. A word of caution to you, in that a majority of snowbird season campsites are booked year after year. Canadians generally book October to April or May and thereby lock up a lot of sites before the later US crowd arrives.
No offense intended; only stating the facts.
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We just left Upriver Campground RV Resort in North Fort Myers, FL. We were there for 2 months and we looked all over and didn't find anything we liked better and we are going back next year for 3 months. There was another campground we looked at that we would consider as a backup. I think it was called Orange Grove RV resort.

Upriver gives priority to returning guests and guests that want to stay at least 3 months over ones that want to stay less than three months. We were on a standard site with concrete patio. Next year we are going on a premium site which your coach will sit on concrete and have a concrete patio. I'm not sure the exact rate but I think for 3 months it is $1,035 for standard and $1,060 for premium site. You need to start reserving wherever you decide now.



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We just left Upriver Campground RV Resort in North Fort Myers, FL. We were there for 2 months and we looked all over and didn't find anything we liked better and we are going back next year for 3 months. There was another campground we looked at that we would consider as a backup. I think it was called Orange Grove RV resort.

Upriver gives priority to returning guests and guests that want to stay at least 3 months over ones that want to stay less than three months. We were on a standard site with concrete patio. Next year we are going on a premium site which your coach will sit on concrete and have a concrete patio. I'm not sure the exact rate but I think for 3 months it is $1,035 for standard and $1,060 for premium site. You need to start reserving wherever you decide now.



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Is that rate per month when you stay for three months? i.e. $1,035 per month
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the people speak English.
Not as much the further you get South of I4 and especially in the SE area.
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And for good reason. The weather is usually perfect. The grass is green. No dust storms. No boarder patrol stopping you. No helicopters looking for illegals. The parks are beautiful and the people speak English. You get what you pay for.
You are rite They speak "French"! Youroo!!
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And for good reason. The weather is usually perfect. The grass is green. No dust storms. No boarder patrol stopping you. No helicopters looking for illegals. The parks are beautiful and the people speak English. You get what you pay for.
Ah the weather did not cooperate this year. Sill think there are better places than FL. Later RJD
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