RV In Florida Yet?

RV sales are projected to surpass 400,000 by the end of 2016, marking the end of a seven-year long recession. In such a fast paced world where people now have the financial ability to slow down and enjoy themselves, it’s no surprise that the RV industry is expected to have such tremendous growth.

This love for traveling is matched by the price range flexibility that RV vacation travel offers. RV vacation travel costs are substantially less than any other form of vacation travel. The average Class A motorhome has a 100 gallon gas tank while a Class C Motorcoach holds about 60 gallons; both getting about 9 miles per gallon.

To compare, I recently drove my car 200 miles to stay in a hotel in Orlando, Florida for the weekend. Now, let’s assume I opted to use a Class A Motorcoach on the Orlando trip versus driving my own car and staying in a hotel. At $2.50 per gallon, it would only take $250 to fill up the tank, giving me 900 miles to travel. For RV vacation travel a four-person party can expect to save anywhere between 27% and 62% while a two-person party can expect to save between 14% and 48%.

Now back to the regretful reality of hotel-lodging. The cost per night was $375 for a four-person party, so for two nights we spent $750. The car had a 14 gallon tank, averaging 33 miles per gallon; so at a national average of $2.50 a gallon, we spent about $50 on gas roundtrip. The total cost of hotel and gas added up to $800- not including include food or other various expenses. So, for less than the price of one night in a hotel room, I could have made a roundtrip to Orlando with money to spare. Hindsight is always 20/20.

The ability to slow down the fast paced lifestyle, while also saving money, is incomparable— and what better place is there to travel than Florida? Whether you’re traveling within Florida or to Florida, the sunshine state is a great destination for RV travel; not only because of the beautiful beaches and warm weather, but it is also home to dozens of RV resorts that are perfect for any type of RV adventurer. 

RV Layover 

When traveling long distances, especially via airplane, a layover or two is expected but it is never wanted. Who wants to be stuck in an airport, miserably waiting to get to their destination? No one. RV “layovers”, on the other hand, are enjoyable; desired, even. Located halfway between New Orleans, LA and Ocala, FL, Alliance Hill Resort is the perfect resort to park your RV at for a night or two.

Following your arrival, there are numerous nearby activities to occupy your time before hitting the road again. Located 23 minutes away one can experience both the Florida Caverns State Park as well as the Blue Springs State Park- two beautiful nature-based destinations. For those who prefer the indoors, a shopping center and sight-seeing Historic Marianna is just a short drive away. Whether it’s hiking in a state park, visiting historic Marianna, or simply relaxing in the resort clubhouse, Alliance Hill is the most pleasing place to enjoy your “layover.”

Considering Alliance Hills is tailored to retirees and those aged 50+, this resort strives to remain both relaxing and enjoyable. Not only is Alliance Hills a gated community, but it is also surrounded by dense woods and rolling hills, making for a serene stay. According to a recent survey, about 900,000 to 1 million seasonal residents come to Florida; 66.7%, or 600,000, being over the age of 55. This resort is ideal for those seasonal residents and snowbirds who are en route to Central or South Florida, or even those looking to travel to North Florida.


The One

In Jupiter, Florida —just six hours south of Alliance Hill— owners of Class A Motorcoaches can find themselves falling in love with one of a hundred lots at the Jupiter Palm Beach Motorcoach Resort, the one and only RV accessible resort in Palm Beach County. An RV accessible area is a rare sighting in Palm Beach County due to a county code ordinance stating that Motorcoaches are required to be parked behind a six-foot fence behind a property.

These requirements make JPBMR such a special and desirable resort. Not only is the one-of-a-kind aspect of this resort so special, but the location of it is, too. JPBMR adjoins the historic Indiantown Nature Trail where hikers, horse-riders, and bikers alike can access the tropical Jupiter beaches. To become part of this one-of-a-kind resort in Palm Beach County, Class A Motorcoach owners can purchase a lot, putting them at the center of the elegance of South Florida.

If you want to spend a night out on the town, the possibilities are endless. Located thirty minutes south of JPBMR you can shop at the opulent shopping centre, Worth Avenue before eating a world-class meal at restaurants like Bistro’s in Jupiter, Fl.

For those adventurers who prefer to catch their dinner, Jupiter’s beaches are renowned for salt water fishing. Even for non beach--goers, it’s impossible to stay at JPBMR and not hear the ocean calling your name; once you experience the elegance and beauty that beaches like Juno and Ocean Cay beach uphold, you’ll never want to leave.

Further inland, Palm Beach County is known for its stunning hiking trails, wetlands, and natural areas; making JPBMR ideal for the “outdoorsy” type RV of adventurer. The luxury and abundance of possible activities in Palm Beach County is what makes the Jupiter Palm Beach Motorcoach Resort such a notable and distinguished resort.


Keep Calm and Glamp On

Whether you prefer camping indoors with air conditioning or being one with nature, look no further than The Fountains Vacation Club’s inaugural membership-based resort, The Fountains of St. Augustine. Opening in St. Augustine, Florida in 2017, this sumptuous Class A Motorcoach resort will prove that RV’ing and luxury go hand-in-hand.

An initial purchase fee and low annual dues are all that’s required to become a member of this prestigious resort. To reserve your stay, Class A Motorcoach owners can purchase weeks using their Fountainshare points. Members use their Fountainshare points to pick between one of six Casitas, which ranges between 530 sq ft and 1,003 sq ft, as well as the season they wish to reserve their vacation.

Once you are a member of the Fountains Vacation Club, the benefits of this 5-star resort over a traditional RV resort will be obvious. First and foremost, this point-based vacation club strives to maintain the foundation of RV’ing— people love to travel. And by becoming a member, you will have the luxury to do so.

Although The Fountains of St. Augustine will be the first location, in the near future members will be able to travel to and from any of the other Fountains Vacation Club’s flagship locations. Meaning, your membership will include the privilege to stay at The Fountains of St. Augustine and any of their future nationwide locations.

Your membership will also include luxurious amenities at no added cost. At the entrance of the resort, owners will be able to unwind at the beautiful resort Clubhouse while also having access to community areas like the fire-pit, infinity pool, and fitness center. Furthermore, the Fountains will be rally friendly, allowing Class A Motorcoach owners to congregate with their friends across the country.

What does a few nights at a traditional resort give you? A crowded community pool, a hole in your wallet, and a desire to go home. At The Fountains of St. Augustine you’ll never want to leave— and depending on how many points you purchase, you won’t have to!

But if you want to go beyond the resort, located just 15 minutes away is downtown St. Augustine, the nation’s oldest city. There you will be able to visit the Castillo de San Marcos or the Fountain of Youth, as well as museums and other historical attractions. After sight-seeing you can dine at top-notch restaurants before heading back to your luxurious Casita to relax. If you prefer the “authentic” Florida experience, both Disney World and the Space Coast are a short drive away. Becoming a member of a luxurious resort in a beautifully historic city will ensure that the Fountains of St. Augustine will be your ultimate up-scale destination year after year.


RV + Florida = The Ultimate Vacation

Whether you own a tow-behind, pop-up camper, or a 42-foot Class A Motorcoach, the desire to go RV’ing remains the same. Because of the love for all things RV combined with beautiful weather and distinguished RV resorts, Florida remains the ideal destination for RV vacation travel.

If you’re a traveling retired couple on a tight budget looking for a place to park your RV for a night or two, Alliance Hills in Marianna, FL is perfect for you. In the midst of relaxation, you can enjoy shopping and sight-seeing all before you hit the road again.

If you’re looking for a one-of-a-kind RV resort, Jupiter Palm Beach Motorcoach Resort in Jupiter, Florida will be your only RV vacation destination in Palm Beach County. After purchasing your lot, you can leave your RV worry-free and soak in all that Palm Beach County has to offer.

And finally, if luxury is your middle name then The Fountains of St. Augustine in St. Augustine, FL will be your dream destination. Becoming a member of this upscale membership resort will allow you to have the ultimate Florida RV vacation of a lifetime.

The sunshine state truly has it all.