Cheaper Florida Alternative For Winter RV Lot Rent

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SW Florida
RV Year
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Newmar
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Fulltimer
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We have inquired and thought about purchasing an RV lot for a few years now. Our interest has always been tied to the SW Florida area. The main incentive for investing in this option was to offset spending $5,500 to $6,000 each winter for rent plus have a place we could stay parked if a medical emergency came up.

While checking a park in Frostproof, which had deeded lots for sale, we visited another park a few miles away. It was a rent park with a mix of park models and RVs. It was one of the nicest parks we have visited with very nice facilities. They offered long pull thru sites (102' x 40) and back-in sites which were about 40'x80' with a 10'x10' shed.

Regular high season rates were cheaper that the Ft Myers area, saving us about $1,200 to $1,500 depending on if we stayed 4 months or 5 months.

But then the park manager brought up the "full timers" option. She explained that they would rent a premium site (40' x 80' with 10'x10' shed) for $380 per month. At $4,560 per year it was too good to pass up. You use the shed as your own and while you are not on the lot they do not rent it to others. We will be signing the first annual contract with them this week. We will now be spending 5 or 6 months in Florida.

There may be other RV parks that offer this option but we had never heard of it.
 
Joined
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Messages
278
Location
SW Florida
RV Year
2017
RV Make
Newmar
RV Model
Ventana 4369
RV Length
43
TOW/TOAD
Tandem Tow dolly
Fulltimer
Yes
Is that Lakemont Ridge?
Thanks Cliff
Sorry, haven't been on for awhile. The CG where we leased is Rainbow RV Resort, Frostproof FL. They have a website with good info and some good pics. We are planning on being back down there on our lot before the first of October.
 
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Location
SW Florida
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2017
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Newmar
RV Model
Ventana 4369
RV Length
43
TOW/TOAD
Tandem Tow dolly
Fulltimer
Yes
Cliff, Mapnurd is contacting Rainbow for additional information. If you want more information about what lots are still available for lease he will probably know in a day or so.
 
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Florida
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2018
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Newmar
RV Model
CanyonStar
RV Length
39' 11"
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Demco KarKaddy 460SS and VW Passat
Fulltimer
No
Operated by Sun Resorts, Rainbow Resort looks like a nice place....
 
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