Category: RV and Campers

stories and information about RV Camping in Florida

Have An Emergency Fund

FaverDyles12082012 (15)While traveling it is always a good idea to have an emergency fund of some kind in either cash and/or credit cards. You never know what is going to happen when you travel. Case in point. We have been at Faver Dykes State Park just south of St. Augustine, Florida. Again, because we promised the family we would be close during the holidays. Which in this case was probably a good thing. We were able to stay at Goldhead State Park for about a month (they were not that busy and they gave us permission) but we had to move to the next park on the list near Jacksonville. Our RV is too long for us to spend any time at Little Talbot Island State Park camping area and the other RV spots were too expensive. Continue reading “Have An Emergency Fund”

Arrive At A New Campground Before Dark

Goldhead11212012 (128)We have only been traveling for two months and promised our family we would be around for the holidays. That means we had to traverse across the entire top part of Florida. This was quite a change from our previous travels as we tried to keep the travel time between parks not more than one or two hours at a time. Driving from Blackwater River State Park in Holt, Florida to Mike Roess Goldhead Branch State Park in Keystone Heights, Florida was extremely tiring. We don’t recommend it for beginners. Now, all you seasoned RV travelers that come to Florida every year from Canada and other parts North may sneer at our pitiful complaints, but hey, this is our first time. Anyway, we ended up leaving around 12 noon, stopping every 2 hours for a break and finally arriving at Goldhead well after dark. We hate arriving at a new place after dark.
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RV Versus Trailer Campers

We have done lots of research and are trying to decide if we should concentrate on RV Campers or pull-along Trailers. Now an RV is an all-in-one kind of environment and would need a trailer hitch in back to bring along a small car. The travel trailer requires a large truck with a special hitch to keep the trailer from swaying too much. RVs are pretty expensive for the new ones and the older models are usually pretty used up and if it breaks down we would have to stay in a hotel. With a travel trailer mom and I would have to learn how to back up the rig like one of those semi-truck drivers. Continue reading “RV Versus Trailer Campers”