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Author Topic: Ft Wilderness Here we come!!!  (Read 2584 times)
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« on: September 03, 2008, 08:04:25 PM »

Bus loaded with food, clothes, and of course fuel!

Touched base with Manny and we have a designated meeting place on I-4 at the rest area then were off to meet up with Joe & Susie at I-4 & 27. Then a short jump to Disney to meet up with the others coming from the other direction. I think one had to drop out due to, ahem, he booked his reservation for the following week. DUH! He can't change it because he got time off from work. Disney would change but he can't besides his daughter just had a baby last week and it's still under warranty and he said his bus wasn't ready to go anyway THIS week! We're sure gonna miss him! LOL

Anyway, I didn't get my LR done like I wanted but it's close. My tv lift actuator will be here the afternoon of the day we leave and the other pieces I ordered will be here the day we return! Oh well at least the fireplace/TV cabinet is done and ready and waiting for when I DO get all the pieces. I WAS able to get the new End Table done and it serves well!

I was able to acquire new to me but very slightly used Prevost plastic chrome hub caps and lug nut covers from another friend. He didn't like them on his MCI but I DO! They look pretty good ON and way less maintenence being they are plastic over the other ones which are SS.

New interior lights in the BR made a huge difference in lighting as did the lamps that now adorn the LR. Nothing like a table lamp for the down home feeling!

Almost forgot. I installed a wine glass rack that I actually had to modify to work that went under my LR/Kit ceiling divider. It holds 8 wine glasses and just added that little something extra. I'll probably use them for Tea or water. I don't do too much wine, not that that can't  change.

Oh well, did my pre trip and looks like nothing else to do except hook up the trailer, load the golf cart, air it up, get Susan and Bud on board and get gone!

Yes a short 4 dayer and not that far from home (maybe an hour and some) but really looking forward to it, and away from work and home!

Ya'll have fun! We will, and I'll be sure to take some pictures to share!

C-Ya!

Ace
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« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2008, 05:51:02 AM »

Ace,
   Ya'll enjoy your trip.  Just think, because it is so close to home, you don't have to spend a lot for fuel, soooo, you can give more to Mickey & his friends!  LOL  Tell everyone we said Hi. Jack
PS: Paula said to tell Trixie Hi. 
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« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2008, 06:30:56 AM »

Will do Jack! Not going to give Mickey very much! Not much left to give! LOL

Trixie? Hmm, I'll have find out who that is but will do so!

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« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2008, 06:38:49 AM »

Trixie? Hmm, I'll have find out who that is but will do so!
Ace

Joe & Susie's Marmoset monkey.  The one Paula was holding at Ft. Myers.  Jack
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« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2008, 08:03:52 AM »

Tell us in detail about Ft Wilderness since I want to stay there one day also and if it is worth the relatively high price.  Good Luck, TomC
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« Reply #5 on: September 04, 2008, 08:13:24 AM »

Ace, Let us know where they put you and how easy it is to get in and out with your bus.  We are planning a trip there for Christmas with the kids.  My sister in law went this summer, but they only have a 15 foot trailer (bit of a difference with a 40 foot bus).  I have heard a lot of good things about Ft. Wilderness and that it is well worth the money.  So give us your opinion  Wink.  Amy
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« Reply #6 on: September 04, 2008, 11:06:08 AM »

Ok being I'm a tell it like I see it kind of guy let me say SO FAR, I'm not impressed but let me also say that I will post more after I look around and I WILL look around before I return!
Seeing as how I'm on my phone now can't sat a lot but I did bring laptop so I can post more info and pics.
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« Reply #7 on: September 04, 2008, 11:24:54 AM »

Tell us in detail about Ft Wilderness since I want to stay there one day also and if it is worth the relatively high price.  Good Luck, TomC

Tom,

Since I also live close, I have been there several times.

I found it to be very clean and well maintained.  I always told them I have a 40' coach and have been able to get in without a hitch.

They keep the underbrush cleared out which gives up a lot of your privacy, but if it was there the mosquito's would be unbearable.

I would only stay there if I was going to one of the parks. And that is because of the free ground transportation that they provide, it is second to none.

They have all the usual amenities of better RV resorts, but there is traffic everywhere, either there buses, golf carts, or whatever.

You could try a campsite at Lake Lousia State park, they are about 80% less than Ft Wilderness will hit you up for, and only 20 minutes to WDW.  Though you will have to pay the daily 12 or 15 dollars to park at WDW.  Just no pool.  I have Kids, so the pool and easy transportation inside tips the scale to Disney.

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« Reply #8 on: September 04, 2008, 01:18:56 PM »

Cliff not to cut in but when were you last? To be honest, I'm still surveying everything and so far, a lot of swampy areas and NO grass to speak of! They knew we were 40 footers and I think they put us in the smallest not to mention the tightest spots availlable!
So far I'm not very impressed, but the night is young! I forgot to mention right behind my spot there is a rat trap that says do not disturb, and its in the muck if that's what its called!
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« Reply #9 on: September 04, 2008, 01:36:29 PM »

We were there in June, 1900 loop.

It sounds like you're describing where we were parked.   Shocked
Was real interesting backing in just a 32' trailer.

Definitely not the picturesque site the advertising hype portrayed.  Sad
Forget privacy between the sites!
But, that wasn't the bigest disappointment, there was someone there with dogs that were constantly baying, thankfully they left the next day.  Grin


Despite the site's shortcomings, we had a great time.  Grin  Grin
Hope y'all do too.  Cool
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« Reply #10 on: September 04, 2008, 01:59:20 PM »

I have stayed at one campground over my five years of RVing so I don't know what is typical.

How wide are typical camping sites in most campgrounds?  How wide are the sites are Fort Wilderness?

The camper parking lot I help run every year is 12 feet wide I think which is a joke.  The campgrounds with water and electric at the same site is 21 feet wide for slideouts and less for non-slides.  The campgrounds actually has a special exception to state law becuase state law requires wider sites.
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« Reply #11 on: September 04, 2008, 02:03:36 PM »

Having fun but just a little over advertised for the condition of spots.
I will make the best of what there is only because I am with friends. I don't think I would recommend this place to people with buses. Pop ups yes, buses, ah not really! There are some loops that look somewhat attractive but again only some. I see a lot of class C MH's and tents.
I have taken some pics but will post them later!
Oh and I'm in the 700 loop!
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« Reply #12 on: September 04, 2008, 02:40:14 PM »

Hi ACE,

I was in the 700 loop back in Feb.  It's tight but, I think it's mostly their bigger sites... Watch out at night,

you may fall down off the site and into the swamp if you had a few.. I had to unmount my KVH A-7 sat and

move it to the rear of my bus to get a signal. Those tall pines are a bi**h.

Yu'll be OK, just hit the lake at dusk and watch the fireworks and the pete's dragon barges.

Have Fun
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« Reply #13 on: September 04, 2008, 03:15:59 PM »

Ace,

I was there in February of this year also, missed Nick by a couple of weeks.

We have been in the 1200 and 1700 loop.

Heres a map;
http://www.kingdom-travel.com/Walt_Disney_World_Resorts/_ResortAssets/Fort_Wilderness_Resort_Campground/Fort_Wilderness_Resort_Campground_Map.pdf


Hey, I told you it was only a destination IF I was going to one of the parks.

Ace wrote:I forgot to mention right behind my spot there is a rat trap that says do not disturb

Thats to keep you from sneaking around at night....... Grin

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« Reply #14 on: September 04, 2008, 04:39:18 PM »

Cliff that's funny! If you could only see where were parked, you would agree, I aint sneeking around anywhere after dark! Heck when I parked I thought I was at the lost lagoon!
Sitting here waiting for the outdoor movie! Probably a chip and dale cartoon!
So far had a great dinner. The new 69.00 SS gas grill ee got at
Lowes worked like a champ against the pork chops which lost out in the battle! Sometimes the cheap stuff works better than the high $$$ stuff!
Gotta run...
Ace
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