Hi Ronnie and Cheryl I have to agree with everything that Steve said. We have started snow birding in South Florida each winter. With us, money is a big issue and the prices on the keys are high. We stay on the mainland at the entrance to the Keys for less than half the price of the Keys. We have Everglades National Park to the west, Biscayne National Park to the east, and Miami an hour to the north. We tow our Saturn Ion and we frequently use it go to lunch in Key Largo and we take several -long- day trips to Key West (2 1/2 hours each way) during our stay. Steve's suggestion of spending some time in the upper keys and then relocating to the lower keys is excellent if you can do it. However, be careful to check lot size. Many of the parks I've seen on the keys have extremely tight sites. Good luck, enjoy! Jim
This is the first year we have been on the road for more than a month at a time. We're snow-birding in south Florida for 3 mos. I do mean SOUTH Florida -- last traffic light before the Keys! After much research, I went with a Verizon 4G MiFi Jetpack and I get 3 - 4 bars even this far south of Miami -- without a booster outside antenna. The problem is that we don't have a "grandfathered unlimited data plan". I bought the 5 GB/mo. plan ($50/mo.) and promptly used 90% in the first 11 days! I quickly switched to the 10 GB/mo. plan ($80/mo.) and that's without ANY Netflix, Youtube, or intentional software downloading. I turned off ALL automatic updating of software and have been trying to "unsubscribe" to all unnecessary emails. I save my updating for when I periodically visit the Verizon Store, the Apple Store, and late nights at Starbucks. Every word I could use to describe having a metered internet would have to be typed using all special characters! #@%! Is there a better answer? Am I missing anything? Is there a good detailed article on managing a metered internet?