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Guy Roan

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We winter in our little piece of tropical paradise in the Florida Keys and normally head back to our sticks and bricks place right around now. Our TT is permanent here.
It takes us two or three nights to get home, and stay in motels on the way, but me with two blood clots in each lung and at 84 years old want no part of a motel.
We are torn between trying to sleep in the truck and trying to make it or just stay here till the situation changes.

Any one in this same situation and what are your plans ?

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Motels? NO WAY JOSE. My 5'er is the safest place to sleep, other than my home. My wife, a retired L&D RNC will not allow us to venture far right now. I want badly to drive to Phoenix to see some of the grandkids (800 miles). No way she'll let me go right now. Arizona's covid19 rate is still on the rise. Florida? It's gonna get REALLY bad there because of the way they are treating this thing.

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Guy Roan wrote:

We winter in our little piece of tropical paradise in the Florida Keys and normally head back to our sticks and bricks place right around now. Our TT is permanent here.
It takes us two or three nights to get home, and stay in motels on the way, but me with two blood clots in each lung and at 84 years old want no part of a motel.
We are torn between trying to sleep in the truck and trying to make it or just stay here till the situation changes.

Any one in this same situation and what are your plans ?

Guy

we're at our winter quarters in AZ but leaving here for IL no later than next Thursday. we'll have CG or RV park reservations locked down before we leave. not afraid to travel but i'd be lying if i said i wasn't a bit apprehensive...just a bit. my buddy and his GF returned to IL from FL last week. they stayed two nights in motels and basically had the places to themselves.


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Traveling is really pretty easy with fewer cars on the road and cheaper gas, and so far, no state-to-state restrictions or checkpoints.

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I want to drive to CO from Idaho to visit Hallmark Campers and it's a no go at this time.

To the OP I would pack all the food you need and masks, lysol, rubber gloves, and disinfectant wipes. Look for motel with doors to the parking lot and perhaps reserve and pay online. Wipe the entire room down from door nob, tv remote, bathroom, etc. Stop for gas and sleeping - nothing else. Right now travel is your best oppurtunity to get out of dodge and make it home before it hits the fan in FL.

I wouldn't even think of a restroom, but the wife?????

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jdc1 wrote:

Motels? NO WAY JOSE. My 5'er is the safest place to sleep, other than my home. My wife, a retired L&D RNC will not allow us to venture far right now. I want badly to drive to Phoenix to see some of the grandkids (800 miles). No way she'll let me go right now. Arizona's covid19 rate is still on the rise. Florida? It's gonna get REALLY bad there because of the way they are treating this thing.


Horsefeathers. Florida hospitals are under utilized, there’s no model even showing a resource shortage (and we know now how pessimistic those bogus models are).

There’s no correlation either to demonstrate that states with more restrictions experience less infection.


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Ductape wrote:

jdc1 wrote:

Motels? NO WAY JOSE. My 5'er is the safest place to sleep, other than my home. My wife, a retired L&D RNC will not allow us to venture far right now. I want badly to drive to Phoenix to see some of the grandkids (800 miles). No way she'll let me go right now. Arizona's covid19 rate is still on the rise. Florida? It's gonna get REALLY bad there because of the way they are treating this thing.


Horsefeathers. Florida hospitals are under utilized, there’s no model even showing a resource shortage (and we know now how pessimistic those bogus models are).

There’s no correlation either to demonstrate that states with more restrictions experience less infection.


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Stay put! You are a prime candidate to be a statistic of Covid. Unless you need to leave, just stay there.


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Florida:


https://floridahealthcovid19.gov/

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Here we go again.

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