The building of our 5th wheel is estimated to be completed around the end of September. I should soon have an exact date. We were told 2 months for the truck to be built. Our sales rep and the rep that ordered the truck for us from Montrose GMC thought the truck would be ready in 2 months. What will come first, the truck or the 5th wheel?
I’m estimating the truck and 5th wheel will be ready towards the end of September. We will bring the 5th wheel to our home base and park it for a few weeks while we figure out what we are taking and what will be left behind. I’m thinking two weeks for this process. Then we will slowly make out way South.
We are heading south for our first winter. We feel our first 5-month trip should be somewhere we are somewhat familiar with. We need to get comfortable with our 5th wheel before we head West.
Our plan is to travel for 5 months and come back to Hermitage (home base) for one month. Every October and April we will come home to our home base for doctor appointments and visit with family.
Planning is a job. I have to admit it is a bit overwhelming finding the park we want to stay for a month at a time. If we pay in advance for a month’s stay, we cannot just pick up and leave if we do not like it. We could, but we will most likely forfeit the money we paid in advance. Florida is where we will spend December, January, and February for sure. Just to give you an idea of how many RV Park/Resorts there are in Florida, I did a screen print from a website called “campendium.com” of just a small section of Florida. This is central Florida. Look at all of the options. How do I pick the perfect camp resort?
There is an abundance of tools on the Internet to help me select what I would hope to be the perfect place to stay. What I am finding out about Florida is every park I have researched has a number of spaces that are occupied by people that live there permanently. These people have porches and sheds built on their spaces. This can junk up a park/resort in some circumstances.
YouTube is a big help. We either select a park we might be interested in and then search for a YouTube video to watch or we search YouTube for RV camp resorts, watch the video, then go to the internet to get more information.
Monthly stays are the best-priced stays. For example, $40 is what appears to be the standard nightly rate for camp resorts in Florida. If you stayed a week, it would cost you $280.00. Two weeks would cost you $560. I can find parks where the monthly cost is between $600 and $800.
Temperatures in Central Florida are in the 70s during the day and can go down to the 50s at night.
I’m close to choosing the perfect camp resort for December, Stay tuned to find out where we will spend December and what I had to do to reserve this spot for the monthly rate.