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Old 08-29-2014, 09:46 PM   #11
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With only a 15 gallon gray tank, full hook ups would be necessary I think. You would be full in a day or two.
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Old 08-29-2014, 09:47 PM   #12
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The reservations agents seem to think the camper is fine in the tent sites. Have you heard of people being turned away? Wouldn't be worth the risk to me. The full hookup sites are only 25$ a night more...
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Old 08-29-2014, 09:56 PM   #13
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It has happend, but on rare occasion.

The only problem will be is getting into 1500 as that is one of the smallest (number of sites) loops and this year a large group reserved the entire loop over Valentine's Day weekend. Also if you don't already know this, there are no dump stations or grey water disposal sites, everything has to be carried into the comfort station. If you don't mind the extra charge I would definitely go for 1600-1900 with heavy request on 1600-1700 & 1800.
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Sounds like a fun trip to me, but I will say it sounds too scary to me to tow the camper on snow and ice covered roads the first 1/3 of the trip...
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Old 09-02-2014, 07:12 PM   #15
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We usually stop at the state's Welcome Centers on the interstate and get brochures and advice from the reps when we don't know the area we're going to. It's worked really well for us. Almost all CGs, state, national, or private are listed in their hand-out material. The 15 minutes it takes to get directions has saved us much more time at the end of the day.
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We drove from Kansas to Florida this summer going to Disney. We stopped at Forsyth GA at the koa along the interstate pretty east to get into and the site was a pull through by the bath house in the back. http://m.koa.com/campgrounds/forsyth/ from there it was a pretty easy drive to fort wilderness. We stayed in the 400 loop. We were close enough to the marina that we just walked but if we would have been in the middle we would of rented a golf cart to get to the marina every day. Like said earlier no dump station so that could be a problem if staying a week or so. there are three bus routes just in the campground so plan on riding or doing lots of walking to get anywhere or rent a golf cart but for the cost of a cart you could upgrade to a nicer site close to what you want to do. I would bring ponchos for the whole family other wise Disney makes a killing off of you and pay close attention at the gas pumps for credit Card skimmers around Disney and Orlando. Huge problem in that area and Aholes like to live off of the tourist.
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Old 09-04-2014, 12:08 PM   #17
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Sounds like a fun trip to me, but I will say it sounds too scary to me to tow the camper on snow and ice covered roads the first 1/3 of the trip...
We have a plan (I hope) for this. We can leave anytime we want as my work is super flexible in September and January/February. So we can watch the weather and slip out between storms, or even pull over wherever/whenever and get a room to wait a storm out. We have driven to disney atleast twenty times in the winter so I am very comfortable with that...just never taken the camper so I am fully willing to pull over and see out a storm.

Last march we hit a nasty storm in Indianapolis, but we were in the Tahoe with 4x4 so we just slowed down to 20mph and got through it. No interest in doing that with a camper in tow

If the weather looks really bad we will take the truck or Tahoe, but we greatly prefer the minivan when possible. Better mileage and much more comfortable ride.
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We drove from Kansas to Florida this summer going to Disney. We stopped at Forsyth GA at the koa along the interstate pretty east to get into and the site was a pull through by the bath house in the back. http://m.koa.com/campgrounds/forsyth/ from there it was a pretty easy drive to fort wilderness. We stayed in the 400 loop. We were close enough to the marina that we just walked but if we would have been in the middle we would of rented a golf cart to get to the marina every day. Like said earlier no dump station so that could be a problem if staying a week or so. there are three bus routes just in the campground so plan on riding or doing lots of walking to get anywhere or rent a golf cart but for the cost of a cart you could upgrade to a nicer site close to what you want to do. I would bring ponchos for the whole family other wise Disney makes a killing off of you and pay close attention at the gas pumps for credit Card skimmers around Disney and Orlando. Huge problem in that area and Aholes like to live off of the tourist.
You also have to watch the pump prices too, a few stations near disney and one out by the airport are famous for not having a sign and charging $7 gallon.

After this weekend, we decided to book a full hook-up or higher, we don't have the tank capacity even for just washing dishes. Golf carts sound fun, right now I am leaning towards taking the bikes though. We go often enough that we take every chance we can to save a few dollars and the golf cart seem like a luxury. I wish I could get one for just a day, but one day at disney prices is like a week with an outside vendor...
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We have a plan (I hope) for this. We can leave anytime we want as my work is super flexible in September and January/February. So we can watch the weather and slip out between storms, or even pull over wherever/whenever and get a room to wait a storm out. We have driven to disney atleast twenty times in the winter so I am very comfortable with that...just never taken the camper so I am fully willing to pull over and see out a storm.

Last march we hit a nasty storm in Indianapolis, but we were in the Tahoe with 4x4 so we just slowed down to 20mph and got through it. No interest in doing that with a camper in tow

If the weather looks really bad we will take the truck or Tahoe, but we greatly prefer the minivan when possible. Better mileage and much more comfortable ride.
Sounds like you have some options. I'd really think twice about the minivan, unless it is an AWD. Maybe I'm just a chicken, but towing with a front wheel drive, and the weight of the camper, just makes be think of jack knifing on the snow and ice. All that extra weight behind you pushing you into a stop and not being able to "power out of it" because the drive wheels have no additional weight over them, just seems like a bad idea to me. The Tahoe sounds nice, but who can afford to put gas in one of those all the way to Disney. Sorry to go off topic...
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Sounds like you have some options. I'd really think twice about the minivan, unless it is an AWD. Maybe I'm just a chicken, but towing with a front wheel drive, and the weight of the camper, just makes be think of jack knifing on the snow and ice. All that extra weight behind you pushing you into a stop and not being able to "power out of it" because the drive wheels have no additional weight over them, just seems like a bad idea to me. The Tahoe sounds nice, but who can afford to put gas in one of those all the way to Disney. Sorry to go off topic...
The minivan handles the camper really well. We will be adding a Reese dual cam this fall to go with the prodigy rf brake controller.

We also own a 2004 gmc 2500hd, 2008 jeep liberty and the 2011 Tahoe and grand caravans. The grand caravan really just "feels" better than the truck or Tahoe and the jeep is almost scary to tow with (lift/tires). We haven't been in the snow wih it yet, but rain doesn't seem to have any effect.

We have made a bunch of two hour and one four hour tows, but I really wish I had time to do a full day tow before we head out. Unfortunately the camper will be winterized in about six weeks and then we will dig it out of a snow bank right before we leave

We drove through Hamilton on our way home from holland state park yesterday...beautiful area over there.
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