For snowbirds: Will you head south this winter as usual?

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Do you typically head south with your RV each winter – down to Arizona, Florida, Texas or the Gulf Coast? If so, will you pick right up where you left off last winter season and set off to your favorite warm-weather haunts in the next few months?

Or has the pandemic made you a little skittish about heading off and exposing yourself unnecessarily to that nasty coronavirus that can make you sick or even do you in?

If you’re Canadian, maybe you won’t even have a choice about heading south into the United States. Who knows when the border will reopen again?

So what’s your plan? Will you head out as usual, or stick close to where you are up north and just deal with the dreaded snow? Remember, it can take a few moments for the poll to load, so stand by.

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T. Ball
1 day ago

Good Article. We all know that the longer we are dealing with this pandemic that it will affect everything we do, places we go or items that we purchase in one way or another.  Even getting the RV ready to go or trying to find a new RV has taken a hit. Many have already been purchased that were on the lot and there are not many new RV’s being made to replace the one’s being sold. The demand is high and the supply is low.
Despite that, if you will be traveling to closer destinations or taking your normal snowbirding trips, please remember to wear a mask.

Mark
1 month ago

This is only our 2nd year snowbirding so we don’t have a normal route but we’re going…packing heavy.

ValC
1 month ago

Modifying the migration this year! More time to quarantine at each designated family/friends location this year. And traveling by auto as I’m in the search for a “new” class b+. Current rv just not trustworthy for anymore long hauls!

Eileen Brown
1 month ago

Full timers, so can’t “stay home”. Already had our winter booked in Florida, so headed there with plans to keep to ourselves…with lots of masks for the hopefully rare grocery trip.

Winnebago Bob
1 month ago

Keep your Coronavirus at home. It’s already bad enough in Florida without your help!

Rob
1 month ago

Not sure what we will do. Want to see if there is a spike in covid in the winter. Our county only has 71 cases which makes other areas look bad. And then there are politics, so it might just be safer to stay home.

Abe Loughin
1 month ago

My wife and I are workcampers. Normally we would look for work in warmer areas. We were offered the chance to stay for the winter at our current job. With the uncertainty of finding a suitable situation elsewhere we decided to stay. We had already committed to returning next season anyway.

Tom H
1 month ago

We want to go south, somewhere from the Ca coast through NM, but it depends on what happens after the election and whether there is armed “reaction.” If that happens, we will either stay home or go where we feel safest.

Mike Albert
1 month ago

We have two s&b homes, one in Bucks County, PA and the other in Punta Gorda, FL. We have been in FL since January and did not return to PA due to Covid. We have gone RVing numerous times in FL and plan to return to PA in the middle of October. While not the normal times, we are going north for the holidays with family. We will return to FL in January and hopefully go on a cross county RV trip starting in June. At least that’s the plan for now.

Nina Soltwedel
1 month ago

As everything stands now, we plan to do our usual “get out of town and head for Arizona” right before Thanksgiving. We have a lot in Yuma, so no worries about finding a camping spot. It could be we are more fortunate than some.

George
1 month ago

We never made it “north” this year. The museum, where we volunteer in the Pacific NW, never opened. We will not be heading south this year because we never left.

Steve Kniceley
1 month ago

Other. Will head to NM in late January to return the first week of March.

Eric
1 month ago

Other: already live in the south and will head home from the north next month

Paul S Goldberg
1 month ago

We belong to Jojoba HIlls SKP Resort near Temecula CA. Will head diagonally cross country from Western NY before the snow flies a bit later than usual for medical reasons.

Tom H
1 month ago

We’ve visited there before and we might stop again this year if we can get out of here. We really enjoyed our visit, the great facilities (what a pool!) and the nice people (waving wasn’t a rule but everybody did it, along with a big smile). 😊

Darlene K
1 month ago

As a full-time RVer in Wisconsin, I look forward to heading south. This year I modified it to Louisiana first and then I’m going to attempt to head into Texas instead of all the way to Arizona as was the case in the past two years. I actually feel safer traveling in my RV and it’s easy to keep social distance in state parks and regional Parks. I have to follow the sun!!

Lu McNab
1 month ago

We live in Canada. Absolutely, we want to head south to our Winter Home in Florida. BUT we need TRUMP to “OPEN THE AMERICAN BORDER”. I would like to see more articles about opening the border. The ‘Snowbird Association’ has over 400,000 members. Tourism is crucial to FL., TX., ARZ., CAl.

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RV Staff (@rvstaff)
1 month ago
Reply to  Lu McNab

You make it sound like Canada has no say in the matter. I don’t think that’s the case, Lu. —Diane at RVtravel.com

Lu McNab
1 month ago
Reply to  RV Staff

That is the case. Coming South to the States; we are crossing the American Border. If the US border is opened by Trump – we will along with 100’s of thousands others. It doesn’t matter to us if the Canadian border under Trudeau is open or closed. We are already here. The only difference to us would be come May 2021 of the Canadian border is closed ~ which doesn’t matter to us then either because we are Canadians and live in a home in Canada. They cannot stop you from returning home. Just might be a little red tape!!! that’s all.

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RV Staff (@rvstaff)
1 month ago
Reply to  Lu McNab

Thanks for the explanation, Lu. I wasn’t clear on it (obviously) and thought it was a mutual decision which pertained to going either direction. Sorry. —Diane at RVtravel.com

Paul
1 month ago
Reply to  Lu McNab

We also have the same restriction being from the US, we can’t cross the Canadian border. Many of us would have liked to visit there this past summer but Trudeau kept the border closed. If I was in Canada, of course, I could also return home to the US being an American citizen. Perhaps I am missing something in your argument.

Paul S Goldberg
1 month ago
Reply to  Lu McNab

The border closing is mutual. Canadian gov’t keeps the border closed to northbound travelers. NOt that we want to go there after October.

Lu McNab
1 month ago

Of course Not … People don’t travel North in the winter…….. hee hee That’s why we contribute to Florida’s tourism.

Ridge Gardner
1 month ago

We live in Florida where we can tell when Fall arrives because the license plates change color.

Lu McNab
1 month ago
Reply to  Ridge Gardner

Nice isn’t it. We have made wonderful friends from all across the US from travelling in our motorhomes for the past 38 years.

Eileen Brown
1 month ago
Reply to  Ridge Gardner

Lol, when we had our sticks and bricks in NH, we said the same thing. Ours were the leaf peepers, not the snowbirds. 😉

Diane Mc
1 month ago

Not really snowbirds as we live in California. But reservations all made to head to Florida end of January. Head back home mid March or so.

Claudia
1 month ago

We haven’t decided yet. Home is very safe, COVID-wise as we live in rural NW PA. TX and FL are our normal winter destinations. We are considering only going to Austin, but have not made up our minds as yet.

Gary
1 month ago

Haven’t gone south for the winter before but going down for the month of Feb this year. Spending time between the Florida pan handle and parts of Texas.