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RE: Florida State Parks increasing fees.

The email FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 20, 2021 CONTACT: DEP Press Office, 850-245-2112, [email protected] DEP ANNOUNCES CHANGES TO STATE PARK FEE SCHEDULE ~Fees changing for overnight reservations and camping utility use~ TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – In order to continue its tradition of award-winning visitor experiences and affordable nature-based recreation, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection's (DEP) state park system will implement changes to its fee schedule for camping/cabin reservations and related utility fees beginning Wednesday, May 5, 2021. Currently, fees are collected for making, changing and canceling reservations. There will be no change in these fees under the new fee schedule, and they will continue to be collected at the time reservations are made, changed or canceled. Utility fees, which are currently collected from day campers using park utilities, will be extended to cabin stays and overnight campsites using electric and water. The fee will be assessed daily. The Florida Park Service has not increased any fees since 2009. Subsequent increases in utility fees are proportionate with increasing costs of electric power, water, sewer and utility maintenance. The increase in revenue will enable Florida's award-winning state parks to continue providing high-quality recreation in an unmatched natural setting.
Retired JSO 04/20/21 07:29pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
Florida State Parks increasing fees.

Got an email from Florida DEP stating fees will increase effective May 5. All campsites and cabins with electric hookups will have an additional $7 per day added. Entry fees for Florida’s state parks and trails will remain unchanged. The new fee schedule is as follows. Reservation Fee Non-refundable reservation fee per reservation for reservations online or using the call center; fee collected at the time of reservation; reservation fees do not apply to primitive sites. (No change in fee.) $6.70 Cancellation Fee Cancellation fee assessed for each reservation cancelled; visitors canceling on the day of arrival assessed a cancellation fee and the first night’s use fee. (No change in fee.) $17.75 Transfer Fee Visitors charged a transfer fee when making reservation change. (No change in fee.) $10.00 Utility Fee Non-registered, day-use sites per unit per day, all campsites with electric and water service and all cabins. Does not apply to primitive tent sites or to sites that do not use electric. $7.00
Retired JSO 04/20/21 03:28pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: 50 amp in a 30

We do it all the time at most older state parks..I can run one of my 15K air conditioning unit and most everything else except the electric water heater. Cook and heat water on gas, don’t use A/C while using the microwave but the converter always stays on.
Retired JSO 04/18/21 07:07pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Emerald Coast Florida, campground advice

Top Sail, Grayton Beach, and St Andrews are state parks with beach access. All are popular and require advanced reservations.
Retired JSO 04/12/21 07:46pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Blue Ridge Parkway - Early April

I’ve travelled both directions the entire length from just west of Waynesville with a fifthwheel 13’3” tall. The low clearances are where the outside radius is. Moved over a few feet toward the center and no problems.
Retired JSO 04/06/21 08:03pm Roads and Routes
RE: 2022 F350 on order I have the sync 3 and do not like the screen at night, they need a dimmer or auto dim with the headlights. Our 2018, Sync 3 dims when the lights are on and we sometimes turn it further down by rotating the dash dimmer .
Retired JSO 04/05/21 07:23pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Taking I-10 to Jacksonville FL Looking for a layover spot

Hanna is at the Beach and north east of your destination. There is a Walmart right on I-10 at SR228, exit #336, Macclenny, Florida 8 miles west of Jacksonville City Limit. Walmart sounds perfect - I take they allow an overnight stop? I know some can't or don't. It’s our fuel stop. Haven’t stayed there myself but have seen MH and TT’s with tow vehicle disconnected many times.
Retired JSO 04/04/21 07:07pm Roads and Routes
RE: Ram 2021 3500 DRW Bed Height for 5th Wheel ?

Not sure why Ram an GM doesn’t give this info. 2021 Ford F-150 58.3” F-250 4x2 57.8”, 4X4 60.0” F-350 SRW 4X2, 56.7”, 4X4 59.7” F-350 DRW 4X2 58.1”, 4X4 58.9” F-450 DRW 4X2 58.8”, 4x4 59.3” *Raptor 5th-wheel towing is not recommended. **Distance from ground to top of closed tailgate lip at base curb weight. Note: Maximum tailgate height will vary based upon vehicle configuration, option content and tire size
Retired JSO 04/04/21 09:46am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Also replacement axle

You can buy axles almost everywhere even through Etrailer. All you need is the axle capacity and a few measurements. “Hub face and spring center.”
Retired JSO 03/28/21 07:39pm Tech Issues
RE: Taking I-10 to Jacksonville FL Looking for a layover spot

Hanna is at the Beach and north east of your destination. There is a Walmart right on I-10 at SR228, exit #336, Macclenny, Florida 8 miles west of Jacksonville City Limit.
Retired JSO 03/25/21 08:43am Roads and Routes
RE: Operational problems with new diesel pickups

My 2018 truck has 28767 miles on it. It has pulled our Cardinal 3350 26543 miles. We’ve been all over the Appalachian chain and back and forth to Florida too many times to count. The DEF consumption is higher when towing but never a mechanical problem. Change the oil every 6,000 miles.
Retired JSO 03/22/21 04:17pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Bryson City NC to Knoxville TN

Take 74 from Bryson City through Murphy to Cleveland and I-75 or go back east of Waynesville to I-40.
Retired JSO 03/21/21 06:51pm Roads and Routes
RE: Florida State Park camping tag good at other FL state parks?

Last year and the year before, we were staying at Top Sail SP but would drive over to Grayton Beach SP to swim. We were Florida residents at the time and was never charged a second entry fee.
Retired JSO 03/21/21 09:47am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Ford 2022 Super Duty

Wish they would get rid of that column shifter putting it in the console like the 150 and use that column space for a paddle shifter or other stalk accessories..
Retired JSO 03/08/21 06:47pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Will it be difficult to find a reliable 5er on a 20K budget

Heck yeah, I think the $5 gas that is coming will change the market. $5 a gallon diesel, actually $5.15 in New York back in 2008 didn’t slow us down and the roads were full of RV’s.
Retired JSO 02/25/21 12:31pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Blue Ridge Parkway - Early April

Tunnel heights are measured at the fog line so one direction could be more or less clearance than the other.
Retired JSO 02/23/21 07:24pm Roads and Routes
RE: 60 gallon gas tank

Maybe I'm wring but I thought the feds do not allow in the bed gasoline tanks, diesel only. Gas is too flammable. "Gravity flow gasoline transfer tanks are not allowed under DOT regulations. They have to have turnover valves and be a pump/transfer system. ... Yes, we manufacture our aluminum refueling tanks to meet and exceed the requirements for gasoline, kerosene, methanol, and diesel" OP, says he has a diesel.
Retired JSO 02/23/21 12:10pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Satellite Finder app for IPhone

Win guard has an app that will locate satellite and antenna signals. It’s called TV signal finder.
Retired JSO 02/21/21 04:34pm Technology Corner
RE: Best Cell Phone App

While it sounds good to use your phone and an app to navigate but you will be happier with a Garmin for RVs. Garmin is the best of a so so bunch. Yes you will have an additional piece of hardware but money well spent. My new Garmin Is junk and not any better than Waze.
Retired JSO 02/21/21 10:46am Beginning RVing
RE: Best Cell Phone App

Despite some of the RV specific nav apps, I still prefer WAZE. I like that fact that updates are real time from other users. x2
Retired JSO 02/21/21 10:44am Beginning RVing
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