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Old 06-09-2015, 06:16 AM   #11
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I live in Orlando and worked at Disney. We have stayed at every resort and the Fort is the best...You will have a great time
Fort Wilderness also have the cabin/homes you can rent. They are basically a one family "hotel", but made to look like a cabin, with all the same frills of camping at Ft. Wilderness.
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Old 06-09-2015, 08:45 AM   #12
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When you tally up cost of the RV, maintenance, insurance, depreciation, license, storage, tow vehicle, toad etc, it makes perfect sense to rent an RV at that price. Unless you are an every weekend or full timer, the finances don't add up (ie. saving money) on a vacation. We all spend money to have the "experience" and the convenience of having our own.

I sat down and did the math. I want to go camping with my family for a week in Utah. When factoring in food, gas, campsites etc, I can fly there, rent an identical (or better) RV for a week and camp cheaper than I can drive mine there.
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Old 06-10-2015, 06:21 AM   #13
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When you tally up cost of the RV, maintenance, insurance, depreciation, license, storage, tow vehicle, toad etc, it makes perfect sense to rent an RV at that price. Unless you are an every weekend or full timer, the finances don't add up (ie. saving money) on a vacation. We all spend money to have the "experience" and the convenience of having our own.

I sat down and did the math. I want to go camping with my family for a week in Utah. When factoring in food, gas, campsites etc, I can fly there, rent an identical (or better) RV for a week and camp cheaper than I can drive mine there.
Very true, but the experience of driving to a location....for me, priceless. I am one of the few I guess that still likes to drive to a location, all the while viewing out from the windshield, places I've never seen before. I'll even crack a window and take in a smell or two, both good and bad, then wonder why I complain to my wife about how bad a particular place smells; she then tells me to "stop smelling then, and roll up the window"!

That part gets lost if I were to fly in somewhere. I recall as a kid going on family vacations in dads deluxe cruiser station wagon. I still like to do this.
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Old 06-10-2015, 06:37 AM   #14
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Those rental prices are why I bought a brand new trailer.


Over $1K for an extended weekend. Because of how much we use it, it'll pay for itself in about 3 years.


Which is how long those rental units are in service. Then they are unscrupulously sold as 'used'.
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Old 06-10-2015, 07:36 AM   #15
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Face it, you're paying for the convenience and the experience. If you trailered your RV from CA to Disney, what would your additional expenses be in decreased gas mileage, nightly site fees, and time..........add it all up and I'm betting it would come pretty close to renting a unit in Orlando. Base Pro just opened up a new show case store in the Memphis Pyramid to the tune of hundred of millions, with a large portion of that coming from the City itself (and I'm not gonna get on that thread this morning, my BP is high already), $10 to ride a glass elevator up the center of the building to Observation Decks, Restaurant and Bar.......third floor hotel rooms looking out over the panorama of the store, mock cyprus swamp, fish ponds, etc., etc., all decorated in themed looks consistent with "outdoor" living.......all for the starting price of $295 and up....throw in all the add ons fees and taxes (mandatory) and you're hitting $375 for their cheapest room. I told my wife it would only be worth it if I could figure out someway to slip down into the store from the balcony after hours and restock my tackle box......just kidding.
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Old 06-10-2015, 08:00 AM   #16
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I get the destination experience like Florida and Yosemite. People saving up splurge for trips like that but I don't consider Kansas City a tourist hotspot Maybe that dealer has to raise prices to make a profit in our short midwest camping season.
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