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Soon to be Snowbirds

Locky
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Explorer
Wife and I both are getting ready to retire. Looking for suggestions on reasonable campgrounds for the months of January and February starting next winter. We have a 30' travel trailer and looking somewhere close to the ocean from South Carolina to the pan handle of Florida. Thanks!!
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valhalla360
Nomad III
Nomad III
As long as you stay near the coast...snow shouldn't be a big issue.

If you like spring fall weather it's great. Make sure your furnace is in good running order and have a space heater to supplement and should be fine.

Even Northern Florida can dip below freezing.
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agesilaus
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Explorer II
johnhicks wrote:
https://rainbowplantation.escapeesrvparks.com/

https://sumteroaks.escapeesrvparks.com/


ditto that. Join the Escapees
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johnhicks
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https://rainbowplantation.escapeesrvparks.com/

https://sumteroaks.escapeesrvparks.com/
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ferndaleflyer
Explorer III
Explorer III
I am not an expert but I have lived in central NC for 18 years. And can count snow worth mentioning on my fingers. Have stayed in FL many times in the winter weekly for less than $1000 a week. Last year stayed in Smyrna beach for $75 a day in early March. Going to Myrtle Beach next week for $375 for. 8 days. I have also stayed in West Palm beach, Bradenton, Clearwater, and Lutz for less than $1000. The glut of now may soon slow down. BUT right now I can’t find a place not full end of October 2023 near Thurmont MD. Still looking.

Locky
Explorer
Explorer
Thanks so far for the replies. I will check out the Allstays site.

magnusfide
Explorer II
Explorer II
Florida may be tough because of its popularity. Reservations are scarce and the prices are high because of its popularity.

If I were you I'd think outside of the usual. SC and GA has some nice places. Also take a look at the Gulf coasts of Alabama and Mississippi.

I'd sit down and research spots at the Allstays Campgrounds website. Use the Map button for each state to see what's available on the coasts.
"The only time you should fear cast iron is if your wife is fixin' to hit you with it."-Kent Rollins
First law of science: don't spit into the wind.

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agesilaus
Explorer II
Explorer II
Carolinas are a bit too far north unless you like frigid weather. Probable snow tho I'm no Carolina expert. Reasonable in Florida I assume means cheap and that implies north Florida (us 19/98/41 corridor and Ocala NF). BUT! near the Atlantic multiples the costs (which can be in the $1000-1500/mo range by factors of two or three. No good swimming beaches on the Gulf until you get to central FL. But there are many major springs, most in FL State Parks for swimming if the air temp is high enough. The ocean is too cold.
So as you can see the situation is more complex that you expected.
The major snowbird areas are Florida,The Rio Grande Valley (TX)_ and AZ south of Tucson. With other small areas scattered about,
There are long detailed threads here about this so you may way want to do so searches.
Arctic Fox 25Y Travel Trailer
2018 RAM 2500 6.7L 4WD shortbed
Straightline dual cam hitch
400W Solar with Victron controller
Superbumper