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RE: I Have One Chance

In the Orlando area there are several places that rent RVs and will set them up for you and pick them up when you are through. Most of this is done for Disney World but I bet they would be able to suggest some other less crowded, more snowbird type campgrounds in the surrounding areas. Something like this and the other park-rental idea would be good, but in the southwest or Tampa area in a really nice RV resort. Thanks for the suggestions, keep them coming!
Diver4242 05/18/20 05:51am Snowbirds
RE: I Have One Chance

Hi neighbor! The wife and I have been traveling the country for years in our motorhome and wouldn't (won't) travel any other way. I have modified our motorhome to suit our needs and we are very comfortable in it for months at a time. I you're looking for a resort with a variety of park models to try out, Lake-in-Wood around Lancaster would be my choice. It is pretty much a self-contained rv park with all the amenities you need, including a restaurant. Good Luck with your quest and Happy Retirement! Thanks Nazareth neighbor! Good tip. One thing I have in my favor now is that she's an RN, and formerly was an airlines and hotels person. No more! So if there's anything positive coming out of this, this is one small thing. Where in the area do you find is good for RV storage/parking?
Diver4242 05/13/20 08:13am Snowbirds
RE: I Have One Chance

Good advice above. Also,suggest you take her to an RV show...when they start up again. Shows have a variety of rigs, should help her realize the possibilities. We've been, several times. It's more the "lifestyle" she's unsure about, what it's like to live in one for a few weeks or months. She does like a nice bath :-) I know her. I think once she's on the open road in a nice coach, seeing how different it is from the small garbage can I stupidly rented before, she'll come around. As well in a nice resort with activities and amenities!
Diver4242 05/13/20 07:16am Snowbirds
RE: I Have One Chance

Thanks for the replies! We have gone the Hershey show, it's great. She does get interested there. Sorry for the 'snowboarding' typo, I fixed it (dang autocorrect!). I like the AZ park model idea, or local rental. Can anyone recommend some nice RV resorts around that area that might have park models? Is it warm enough in January? I'll do some research of course, just looking for good opinions based on your wealth of experiences.
Diver4242 05/13/20 06:44am Snowbirds
I Have One Chance

Hello team (always know when someone uses that phrase they're going to ask for something!) Looks like my wife and I will retire at the end of this year. I've had an RV in my previous marriage and loved it. I always dreamed of snowbirding in retirement, someplace warm. My wife was always dubious, no RV experience. To get her on board, a few years ago I rented a small class c sight unseen from a well known national RV rental place and we flew to Miami, picked it up and drove through the keys for ten days. It was cramped and crappy RV, too hurried with lots of driving, so it didn't go over well! I really screwed that up. So now,she's coming around to the idea and agreed as a trial run we can rent one in January for a month or so before deciding to buy. This time I want to do it right. I'm thinking a nicer class A, not huge, and perhaps mostly stationary either in the Tampa area or southwest in some nice RV resorts to see some sights, relax and enjoy. Any hints and tips as far as where to rent, stay, how to pull this off? Is it too late for reservations? I don't think lazy-days in Tampa rents RVs anymore. I don't want to drive a lot once we're there, or be totally stationary. I'm guessing I couldn't rent in PA that time of year as rigs would be winterized, so have to fly and drive? Any help appreciated!
Diver4242 05/12/20 07:21pm Snowbirds
RE: RV snowbirding or MX or Carribean

Those who complain about "global warming", have clearly never spent a summer any where in Canada. Our winters make some places in Alaska blush. The concern is primarily the distinct rise in sea-water temperatures, which is melting the polar ice caps, flooding our coastal cities, and causing fuel for extreme storms, not air temps. Yes, there's still very cold weather in northern places. But as a trend, we're seeing record highs, warmest summers ever, etc around the world.
Diver4242 10/25/19 03:28am Snowbirds
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