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Old 10-31-2010, 11:59 PM   #1
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Just stumbled into this board tonight and have done a lot of reading. There is some EXCELLENT information here!! We have been full timing in our 5th wheel for almost 5 years. We are on our way east from Seattle and will visit the kids in Illinois at Thanksgiving. Currently we are looking for an inexpensive place to stay for the winter in Florida as the crime and illegal alien problems in Arizona are more than we want to deal with. Even in this economy we are finding the rates VERY high (over my cheap budget according to my wife) anywhere in South Florida and the cheaper places (within my cheap budget) are complete dumps. We have started searching further North as i love to fresh water fish. We are finding the area between Jacksonville and Gainesville has LOTS of fishing and low population (AKA less traffic) as well as access to either coast in about 1 1/2 hours. One place that looks mighty promising is a little KOA campground in Starke Florida. Starke KOA Home Page They are advertising a 6 month rate at $380 a month INCLUDING taxes PLUS metered electric. My wife called and they have some openings according to the lady she talked to. They are also one of the few places we can get our 40' Teton 5er into and still park in front or behind it! A far cry from the tiny sites further south. It also sounds like they run a tight ship from the reviews i can find online. It almost looks like a too good to be true situation and i was hoping SOMEONE has been there or is near there and can check it out for us. If anyone has any pluses or minuses about this place either post or send us a PM. Thanks!!!!
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Old 11-01-2010, 08:36 AM   #2
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One place that looks mighty promising is a little KOA campground in Starke Florida. Starke KOA Home Page They are advertising a 6 month rate at $380 a month INCLUDING taxes PLUS metered electric. My wife called and they have some openings according to the lady she talked to. They are also one of the few places we can get our 40' Teton 5er into and still park in front or behind it! A far cry from the tiny sites further south. It also sounds like they run a tight ship from the reviews i can find online. It almost looks like a too good to be true situation and i was hoping SOMEONE has been there or is near there and can check it out for us. If anyone has any pluses or minuses about this place either post or send us a PM. Thanks!!!!
I have not visited this campground but...

RV Park Reviews :: Starke, Florida ( FL ) - RV Parks and Campground Reviews

might give some direction (assuming, wrongly probably, that you didn't already check there).

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This park is nice enough, but the never ending train whistle will drive you crazy!! Also, it sits right on RT.301 so the traffic noise is always present.
Of course, Brenda contends there is some universal Law that requires those two elements to be close-by -- the closer the better --before any RV Park can be put into operation.
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Might be too for south, but you might check this one: Manatee Hammock Campground on Florida's Space Coast

They offer a discount of 45% for 30 day or longer stays paid in advance, which I calculate to be about $475/mo - and no added charge for electricity. Some traffic and train noise, and improving on Ron's theory, even a nearby small airport, but not too bad.

Not sure about availability but might be worth a call.
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Did for 5 years. It was awesome. Would have continued indefinitely if we hadn't found a spot and a type of house that suited us perfectly. Now demoted to part-timer and expect to travel 1/2 the year.

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