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Old 08-02-2004, 11:35 AM   #1
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Are there warm climate Airstream Parks on the East coast who sell lots

Hi,

We are new to trailering and are not retired yet, may be in 5-7 years. We live in NJ and we are looking for a secure spot to set up our 25' CCD Intl during the winter months, somewhere down the East coast where it does not freeze, may be half way to Florida.

Are there any nice parks who sell permanent lots?

Any info would be greatly appreciated.
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Yolande
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Old 08-02-2004, 01:43 PM   #2
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"down the East coast where it does not freeze" means south of Ocala, FL! : )
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Old 08-02-2004, 02:09 PM   #3
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Yolande, sander17 speaks wise words. We have frozen water lines to our trailer every winter in North Central Florida, near Gainsville, and three years ago one of the internal water pipes burst when it froze. We get high 20's every year so far.Nick.
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Old 08-02-2004, 05:43 PM   #4
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Are there any nice parks who sell permanent lots?
That's a good idea for someone interested in setting up such a place where they would be able to charge monthly association fees such as condominiums do today. However, I have never heard of such a thing.

FYI Everything on the east coat above Florida has freezing weather during the winter......................
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That's a good idea for someone interested in setting up such a place where they would be able to charge monthly association fees such as condominiums do today. However, I have never heard of such a thing.

FYI Everything on the east coat above Florida has freezing weather during the winter......................
There is an Airstream park here in South Florida, I saw it one day while riding with friends. It is slightly North of LaBelle. Hopefully someone here knows which one it is. The trailers are moored there semi-permanently.
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There are lots of trailer places in Myrtle Beach, SC. Thousands are parked in dry lots and then they tow them into camp grounds for you when you want to use them. We see this happening every time we camp there. Check out Ocean Lakes. oceanlakes.com
Good luck.
Our unit of WBBCI camps in that area a few times a year. Would love to have you join us if you are in the neighborhood!
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Thank you to all for your prompt responses.
We are digesting all the informations you gave us.
We will investigate Myrtle Beach and the Airstream Park in Fla.
My husband is a hunter and fly fisherman, golf is not our game but we shall see.
Happy trailering,
Yolande
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Old 08-03-2004, 07:25 AM   #8
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Take a look at Travelers Rest Resort just north of Tampa. It is a large, mostly Airstream, park. It does have a nine whole golf course, but there is lots of other things to do for you both. The listing of things to do takes over two pages in our weekly newspaper! You can find details on the park at travelersrestresort.com I am the token male in the sewing/quilting group.
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You may want to check out this park. We stayed there in April (it was a bit chilly but a nice park) http://camping.about.com/gi/dynamic/...door%2Drv.com/
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Chazols:

I'm a Florida native - recently retired and living in Maine. When we lived in Florida - especially back in the 70's - we were constantly bombarded by mail solicitations for the very type RV facility you're looking for. Now, although I still have a condo in Florida, I too would like to find a winter home for our Airstream that I could purchase. The condo is simply getting too darn expensive! The simple lot that Outdoor Resorts use to offer (---just to mention one from the 70's) seems to be a thing of the past. Now, you can buy a lot for your RV - but you have to provide a $150,000 RV port to go with it! I don't want to live in Florida full-time - by any stretch of the imagination - and, in fact, I'm not interested in parking myself in a southern trailer park for the winter months! I would prefer to be able to come and go at will, simply escaping the Maine winters when cabin fever strikes! I would have the option of hooking up the AS and travelling around the South - or simply relaxing where the AS is parked. I would return to Florida in the Spring to fetch the AS for more extensive travel around the U.S. I would like security for the AS, full hookups, and nicely maintained grounds - but little else. That's my dream but I have not found the facility where it will work.
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Thank you Cracker for your insights.
It looks like we have the same dreams.
We have a log cabin in the Adirondacks where we plan to retire from May through November when the time comes ( 5 to 7 years hopefully).

We would like to buy a lot somewhere secure where we could anchor our Airstream and stay there from December through April or travel from and back at our leisure, preferably Florida, close to good fishing or the Carolinas close to good shooting/hunting.

All I have been able to find on the web are parks for motorhomes only, no trailers allowed not even Airstreams...
All we want is our own spot with the hookups as you describe. I am going to keep on looking because we cannot be the only two with this vision.

Thanks again and enjoy your free time,

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Chazols:

Do keep me in mind if you find anything. My son-in-law is currently building a cottage in the Adirondacks - North of lake George and just a little bit East of the interstate. Beautiful country. I helped him install a gate on his camp road just about three weeks ago. I've given him the specs for "Airstream access!" His camp road needs a bit of tender loving care with a D4 dozer. We "twisted" a TrailManor camper into position with his Toyota Landcruiser a week or two before we installed the gate.

The "Motorhome only" restriction does create problems. There is a long-standing "trailer-trash" stigma that we're forced to live with - even if many of
our trailer and tow vehicles are right up there in cost with the motorhomes - and we share the same "life credentials" as the motorhome owners. It's a "perception" thing - not necessarily from the viewpoint of the motorhome owners - but more from the immediate community, the residents thereof, and the governmental bodies that strive to keep the peace! The motorhome impresses the general populus by it's very cost and opulance - whereas the trailer suggests a gypsy lifestyle, void of responsiblity, and obviously inhabited by those denizons of "Grapes of Wrath" vintage that are a burden on society! Boy did I digress!
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