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Posted: 10/11/13 08:18pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

OK second hand information here. I've heard on a certain podcast that it's almost impossible to get a Passport America discount in Florida in the winter months. Typically January through March.


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Not only Fla. but any PA participating CG will have limits during their peak times of the year.

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Advice.....stay at least 5 miles from salt water. Your RV will thank you.

Bella Terra in Foley, AL (Gulf Shores) is amazing and they always have a spot for you! Our favorite resort in the U.S. in the 26 states we have traveled to date!

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doxiemom11 wrote:

I would join Passport America and use some of their campgrounds for just overnight stops. You get 50% off the regular rate. Sometimes you run across one that you want to stay at awhile. We are at one now with FHU and $12 per day in Mississippi. We spent our 1st 2 winters in central AL -- too cold. We are at the gulf coast in MS hoping it's a little warmer here. We don't know though as locals think it's cold at 70 so when they say it gets cold, you can never tell.
It gets cold in the AZ desert, can get cold in FL, can be cold in TX - not sure where to go for warmth that we can afford. Florida is expensive the further south you co (so we have been told) and the further south the better chance for warmth. Also remember that on the way down, many campground will be closed in December.


Thanks to all. We are members of Good Sam. I spent a little time on Passport America's web site and it looks like a good deal. On a trip of this length camping rates play a big role.
Regarding the weather. We took a couple of 2 week trips in New England this fall. Several mornings were 40-45 degrees. We used the furnace while sleeping and a small space heater while awake. The electric heater kept us toasty without the furnace ever kicking in.
Can anyone give me a clue of how much LP the furnace uses? I believe we have a 30 gallon tank.
Again, thanks to all for the information.

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Regarding the weather. We took a couple of 2 week trips in New England this fall. Several mornings were 40-45 degrees. We used the furnace while sleeping and a small space heater while awake. The electric heater kept us toasty without the furnace ever kicking in.
Can anyone give me a clue of how much LP the furnace uses? I believe we have a 30 gallon tank.
Again, thanks to all for the information.

I assume you meant to say that you have two 30 gal. propane tanks. All things being equal, weather temp., length of time heater actually used, I can get about 2 weeks on 1 30 gal. tank. In Ariz. during what they call their winter months, 32 deg. to about 45 deg. in the early mornings and evenings I run the furnace for about 3 hrs. in the AM and appox. 2 hrs. in the evening. The rest of the time I use the ocsillating elec. heater. I don't use the furnance once I go to bed. Hope this gives you some general idea of propance usuage.

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djgarcia wrote:

Regarding the weather. We took a couple of 2 week trips in New England this fall. Several mornings were 40-45 degrees. We used the furnace while sleeping and a small space heater while awake. The electric heater kept us toasty without the furnace ever kicking in.
Can anyone give me a clue of how much LP the furnace uses? I believe we have a 30 gallon tank.
Again, thanks to all for the information.

I assume you meant to say that you have two 30 gal. propane tanks. All things being equal, weather temp., length of time heater actually used, I can get about 2 weeks on 1 30 gal. tank. In Ariz. during what they call their winter months, 32 deg. to about 45 deg. in the early mornings and evenings I run the furnace for about 3 hrs. in the AM and appox. 2 hrs. in the evening. The rest of the time I use the ocsillating elec. heater. I don't use the furnance once I go to bed. Hope this gives you some general idea of propance usuage.


Thanks for the info. According to my motor homes owner's manual we have one 30 gallon tank. I think you may be confusing a 30 lb tank with a 30 gallon tank, big difference.
Thank you for the input in any case.

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Good luck with your journey. All great trips, but if you only join one "membership" join Passport America. For 40 bucks you can't go wrong. But be aware in FL there are many restriction's. But use it two night's and it pays for the year subscription. Click on our blog in our signature below for a list of parks we stayed in.


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Regarding the weather. We took a couple of 2 week trips in New England this fall. Several mornings were 40-45 degrees. We used the furnace while sleeping and a small space heater while awake. The electric heater kept us toasty without the furnace ever kicking in.
Can anyone give me a clue of how much LP the furnace uses? I believe we have a 30 gallon tank.
Again, thanks to all for the information.

I assume you meant to say that you have two 30 gal. propane tanks. All things being equal, weather temp., length of time heater actually used, I can get about 2 weeks on 1 30 gal. tank. In Ariz. during what they call their winter months, 32 deg. to about 45 deg. in the early mornings and evenings I run the furnace for about 3 hrs. in the AM and appox. 2 hrs. in the evening. The rest of the time I use the ocsillating elec. heater. I don't use the furnance once I go to bed. Hope this gives you some general idea of propance usuage.

Thanks for the info. According to my motor homes owner's manual we have one 30 gallon tank. I think you may be confusing a 30 lb tank with a 30 gallon tank, big difference.
Thank you for the input in any case.

Yes you are right, I was thinking of my 5th. wheel where I have to 2 30lb. tanks. But the approx. user LP times should be close to the estimates I sent you.

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djgarcia wrote:

Regarding the weather. We took a couple of 2 week trips in New England this fall. Several mornings were 40-45 degrees. We used the furnace while sleeping and a small space heater while awake. The electric heater kept us toasty without the furnace ever kicking in.
Can anyone give me a clue of how much LP the furnace uses? I believe we have a 30 gallon tank.
Again, thanks to all for the information.

I assume you meant to say that you have two 30 gal. propane tanks. All things being equal, weather temp., length of time heater actually used, I can get about 2 weeks on 1 30 gal. tank. In Ariz. during what they call their winter months, 32 deg. to about 45 deg. in the early mornings and evenings I run the furnace for about 3 hrs. in the AM and appox. 2 hrs. in the evening. The rest of the time I use the ocsillating elec. heater. I don't use the furnance once I go to bed. Hope this gives you some general idea of propance usuage.

Thanks for the info. According to my motor homes owner's manual we have one 30 gallon tank. I think you may be confusing a 30 lb tank with a 30 gallon tank, big difference.
Thank you for the input in any case.

Yes you are right, I was thinking of my 5th. wheel where I have to 2 30lb. tanks. But the approx. user LP times should be close to the estimates I sent you.


Thanks you again for the info. I looked up pounds vs. gallons. It looks like we have 126 pounds of propane on board. I would think that should get us pretty far. We also use the electric water heater when hooked up.

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