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New Post 6/1/2012 7:02 AM
  georgito
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Florida Camping Regulations 
A friend of ours told us that he got a ticket when he went out camping in Florida a few years back. That time, he only had a standard van, not a camper. The officer who gave him the ticket told him that the reason was because the van is considered in Florida to be a car, and not an RV, and it's illegal to sleep in a car in Florida State Parks. Tried to check this info out in websites, but so far came out empty. Is it safe to say that this is not true?
 
New Post 6/22/2012 2:18 PM
  Maggie
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Re: Florida Camping Regulations 
I've been camping a lot in Florida way before we had our camper and never encountered something like this.
 
New Post 6/25/2012 1:17 PM
  mary22
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Re: Florida Camping Regulations 
I've checked with a friend of mine living down in Florida, and yes. Sleeping in a 'car' in Florida State Parks (and most county parks) is not allowed.
 
New Post 6/26/2012 2:03 PM
  madidi
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Re: Florida Camping Regulations 
I think it's a case to case basis. If you have booked a site and then pitched a tent, but decided to sleep in the van instead, then the officer cannot issue a ticket. The most is to give you a warning. But if you just parked and tried sleeping inside the van, then yes, that is not allowed.
 
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