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Tampa, FL: Lazy question

K3WE
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We are planning to go to Tampa at Christmas. Our fantasy is to park the camper and spend a few days with family (and sleep at their place).

I’ve done some internet work, and haven’t found great answers.

Does anyone have relevant experience/suggestions?

What did you do?
Who/where?

Two footnotes:

1. Their driveway is not an option.
2. Getting a campsite and not sleeping there is an option, but the fantasy would be a campground with a “storage lot”.

Discussion welcome.
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LouLawrence
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We run a storage facility in Las Vegas. 3 days is fine. You sign a month to month lease with a move in special that's costs a total of $25. Move out anytime! So, 3 days would cost $25.
Check out a site www.sparefoot.com and see if there is anything available on line. Google RV covered storage in that area as well.

K3WE
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Thanks for the responses. We don’t spend much time in snowbird country, and this was a harsh (but appreciated) reminder that our whole trip is probably a bad idea. Out of curiosity- are there RV storage lots that would be friendly to only 3 days of storage…anywhere in the US. I’m sure there’s a few, but I figure it’s a full month and lots of paperwork.

Horsedoc
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I just Googled "RV storage lots Tampa area" and got several hits for lots.
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RLS7201
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Are there any parking restrictions in front of you relitive's house? On the street.
I leave my MH on the street, in front of my house, and let visitors use our full service RV pad.

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QCMan
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Ken56 is correct. If you did not make a reservation last year you will not find a spot that is any good. Florida winters are typically booked at least a year in advance and the campgrounds that do have openings may not be very nice. Snowbird country is not a place to wing it. Maybe it would work in July but not the winter. Arizona is pretty much the same.
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spoon059
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You should be able to find a storage lot that you can store your camper. We've left our camper at Exit 29 Storage in Brunswick, GA (off I95) for a couple weeks while we stayed with my parents in a rental in Florida. Cost was quite reasonable.
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ken56
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Can't locate a storage lot? Good luck finding a campground for that time period too. They are likely all booked by now. You have a dilemma on your hands with no good answer.