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Chuck Phillippe (TM1/SS/DV - 4/78 to 1/80) jumped in, or should I say “dove in” to help with REGROUPEX 17 on the ground in Orlando because he spends so much time there. Here are his recommendations for those who want to RV/trailer/cabin/camp their way through REGROUPEX 17.

In Chuck's words, more or less...

For those that wish to do the “Let’s Go RV’ing” thing here are some suggestions.

Option One: I have a large 40’ Fifth wheel located at Boggy Creek Resort & RV Park Kissimmee, FL. It’s about 20 minutes from Rosen Shingle Creek or 25 minutes from Universal Orlando or Disney World. 5 miles from the airport. Reasonable rates (about $50.00 night 50 amp full hook-ups. Older park and a little tight to drive a big rig through but it has nice old growth trees for shade. That’s a major plus in September in Florida. More of an older friendly retirement type crowd.

http://www.boggycreekresortandrvpark.com/   407-348-2040

Option Two: The “Tropical Palms RV Resort”, 2650 Holiday Trail, Kissimmee, FL, 34746. It’s very close to Celebration and about 15 minutes from Rosen Shingle Creek Disney World or Universal Studios. Mixed group in September between late summer family vacationers and retiree’s. Everything from concrete jungle pads to grass. Higher end price scale around $90.00+ per night. Nice place, my sister and her husband stayed for 8 weeks this past winter. Newer, but not near the shade of older parks.

http://rvonthego.com/florida/tropical-palms-rv-resort/   877-570-2267

Both places also offer cabins. Tropical Palm’s are newer and nicer than Boggy Creek’s.

Remember, travel time in and around Orlando can vary immensely!

This is the land of “I have no clue where I’m going”, “I have never driven on such a large fast highway”, “Oh crap, they drive on the right side of the road”, and the ever popular, “I’m actually probably too old to be driving anymore!”

I will update more later with recommended restaurants. You learn fast in “Tourist Land” fancy name, big lights, valet parking does not equate to excellent food at good prices with great service! When your clientele changes faster than most folks change their skivvies who needs to be good!

(If you’re wondering why I’m in and around Orlando a lot, it’s because I own and operate a Commercial Dive Company in the Orlando, Cocoa, Daytona area.

 

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