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Where are the snow birds ?

Guy_Roan
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Last week we traveled from the NC mountains to Florida via I26 and I95 and only saw a few RV's heading south

Guy
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wowens79
Explorer III
Explorer III
Dusty R wrote:
When is the best day/time to drive through Atlanta, Ga?


There are no best times. Honestly sometimes I think its best when traffic is busy, and you just pick a lane and go with the flow. When traffic is light they drive like maniacs. I picked my wife up at the airport about 11pm the other week, and I was running 80mph, and was passed 3-4 times by people doing probably 100mph weaving through traffic. That doesn't count the Charger that came by being chased by 5 cop cars.

You never know when you will hit construction or a wreck. Just hit it with a full tank of fuel, and an empty bladder and hope for the best :).
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pianotuna
Nomad II
Nomad II
The last two years it was cheaper to fly. I do have a place to stay when I arrive.
Regards, Don
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jetboater454
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Explorer
Through Atlanta best is midnight to 3am.
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2001 Harley Dyna Lowrider

Dusty_R
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Explorer
When is the best day/time to drive through Atlanta, Ga?

Peg_Leg
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Explorer
We leave a couple days before Turkey day. Then family hop and get in Dec 1.
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Crew Cab long bed 6.0 gasser 4.10
2019 Open Range OF337RLS
Yamaha EF3000iSE
retired gadgetman

obgraham
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Explorer
schlep1967 wrote:
If your traveling south, you won't see many other RV's doing the same. Now if you were traveling north, you would pass a lot more going the other way.
This. Drove down from PNW to AZ last week. Plenty of rv’s on the road, packed up like they’re staying a while.
And Kanab, Page, Flag, Payson areas jammed with active rv’ers (best season there for that, of course)

schlep1967
Nomad
Nomad
If your traveling south, you won't see many other RV's doing the same. Now if you were traveling north, you would pass a lot more going the other way.
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pawatt
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Explorer
Typically the first big wave of Snowbirds hit the road a few days after Thanksgiving. Many celebrate Christmas at Thanksgiving with families then get out of Dodge until Spring, 2nd big wave is a few days after Christmas.
pawatt

Michelle_S
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Explorer II
We've been in Florida since late September. Been here on Sanibel Island since the 1st of Oct. Head over to our Winter Park on the 1st of Nov.
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Parrothead_Mike
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Explorer
It's still a bit early for most snowbirds. We don't leave until after Thanksgiving and try to get to our Florida park by December 1st. Even when we get to our campground there are always plenty of empty spots. Late December and early January is when things get busier.
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Ro_n_Joe
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Explorer
Maybe higher fuel and RV site price increases playing into it?
2020 Dutch Star 4328 on FL Chassis
2018 Grand Cherokee Limited
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bobsallyh
Explorer II
Explorer II
navigator2346, have a safe trip.

Sqdancecaller
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We can't leave until after Christmas or our grandkids would disown us!
2013 Thor Chateau 32 ft.

navigator2346
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Explorer
Headed south on Monday and should be in Yuma in 10 days or so