Whether you're on a great adventure, headed south for the winter or aren't really sure what you're doing, booking an extended RV stay can be tricky. We're going to help you have the best extended stay possible with some tips and tricks you might not know.
Okay, maybe you knew this one, but it's really important. You should book your extended RV stay at least 6 months in advance to ensure you get the spot you'd like. This is especially true when booking extended stays. In fact, if you're headed to Florida for the winter, you really want to be on your A game. This is because many other winter guests are looking at the same prime RV resorts you are and they are booking early!
For most Florida RV resorts there are summer rates and winter rates, these usually run from November to April for the winter rates and May to October for the summer rates. Because of the large increase in guests during the winter, these rates are usually higher, although there is often a discount for extended stays. Either way, make sure you know which fee you'll be responsible for. Also, check out other fees like dump fees, cancellation fees, extra person, extra large vehicle, storage and late fees. You don't want to be surprised later with costs and fees.
Most RV resorts are included in membership clubs that offer you savings on your RV stays. If you're a member of camping clubs, see if they are affiliated and offer a discount. Also check to see if they have other discounts for military, teachers or extended stays. Some discount programs include Good Sams, Passport America, Go Camping America, Florida Motor Coach Association (FMCA), Florida ARVC, AAA and FLORC.
LEARN THE RULES
So you've found the perfect RV resort and you're ready to book? Make sure to learn the rules first. You don't want to find out after you've booked your stay that you can only have 1 pet when you have 2. You might also have to observe quiet hours and various other community rules that could affect your stay. Even though you don't need to memorize them, it's a good idea to familiarize yourself with them to be sure you'll be able to comply or feel comfortable with them so you'll have the best stay possible.
JOIN THE COMMUNITY
When you book an extended stay at an RV resort, join the community! In our Newby Fun Resorts winter guests are part of our family. We anticipate them coming back and we look forward to their arrival. They have good relationships with the people who live in our communities full-time and they join the events and community when they come. It makes your extended stay so much better when you know you're coming home!