This doesn't came as a surprise since all along the coast from Pensacola to Apalachicola bears are seen frequently. Panama City area has several instances a year where they get into garbage cans and wander thru back yards. In the last couple of years there have been many sightings further inland close to the Alabama state line. Florida FWC would tell you different but then they are the same folks that told us alligators were endangered.
I have a 2008 3012 and so far have been pretty lucky. I did however have to replace the floor under the dining bunk slide last spring. The repair shop indicated that it appeared a seal had been installed incorrectly from the factory and it had probably leaked since it was new causing the floor to fail. I don't think Heartland offered the 3912 for very long. Maybe now we know why.
St. Andrews SP on Panama City Bch offers a lot to do in the immediate area and this time of year the beach itself is not too crowded. Unfortunately the campground may already be full or have little in the way sites left to offer.