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RE: This is too easy!

Here in Citrus County FL, about 80 miles north of Tampa, January is generally the coolest month of the winter. Today's high is a cool & rainy low 50s. Yesterday morning there was frost on the vehicles, but it was around 60 when we went to the golf course at 2 p.m. It still beats the heck out of Michigan in January. I tell my friends back home that January in FL is like fall in Michigan. In a few weeks we'll be complaining about how warm it is.
Parrothead Mike 01/25/22 01:54pm Snowbirds
RE: Where are all of the snowbirds?

There is a constant flow of RVs here in Florida. Our park has a few vacancies, but overall, it's been fairly full since January 1. In fact, here in Citrus County 2 new RV parks with 400-500 sites are being planned and built. Sometimes I think snowbirds find the park or parks of their choice and keep the info to themselves. When we first started snowbirding in February 2013 we didn't need reservations because there were plenty of vacancies throughout Florida. In fact, it was that way for the first couple of years. Those first couple of winters we did 6-8 different parks. Once the effects of the Great Recession slowed the great snowbird migration seemed to pick up. With all that sites got harder to come by. We now stay in one park for 4 months and have renewed the same site each year. Another issue that I see is happening more and more is that with the sky-high price of homes local Florida residents (and also some former snowbirds) live permanently in their RVs. The cost of renting a site in our park for 4 months is around $800+/-. That's a lot cheaper than renting or buying a home. We are seeing more sites taken by folks with FL license plates and as long as the park enforces clean-not cluttered sites then they are happy to rent year around. Personally, I wouldn't live in FL year around due to the summer heat.
Parrothead Mike 01/25/22 01:43pm Snowbirds
RE: When do Snow Birds head south??

We leave after Thanksgiving based upon the weather with the intent to be in FL about December 1 and will return north late March.
Parrothead Mike 11/09/21 08:08pm Snowbirds
RE: Late Snowbirding/ full timing

I've found that Campground Reviews.com is a good source for locating potential campgrounds in all 50 states. Just click on the state you want to focus on and you'll find the previously reviewed campgrounds along with their websites, etc. Plus you get input from real campers rather than just looking at their websites. I used this prior to our first snowbirding trip to Florida in 2013. Start your research, keep track of those potential places you might want to contact for the time period you're looking for. Good luck! https://www.campgroundreviews.com/
Parrothead Mike 08/23/21 06:48pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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