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RE: Disney Transportation question

Depending on when you go 1/2 sounds like a lot. I looked up there prices, while i couldent get the dates i have booked, it was aprox 125 vs 100 for the offsite + fees. Other things to remember, closer to holidays, and such the fort gets expensive, so Christmas may be 300 $$ a night. But around the holidays you get great camping decorations to look at. I did halloween last year and every campsite was decorated to the nines. This was chritmass last year, not my vid, off you tube. Gotcha. I did not realize how much the costs fluctuate at the Fort. We are looking at spring break time and the range for full hookup sites are $190-$237 vs $80-$110 at non Disney parks.
kfp673 01/13/21 05:32am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Disney Transportation question

Tropical Palms in Kissimmee is just outside the parks. Haven't been there in 10 years or so, but we used to love going there. The money you save by not being in a Disney hotel or campground more than pays for the price and inconvenience of parking. This was kind of my point in the entire thread. It is less than 1/2 to stay here or other area campgrounds vs the Ft so I am enjoying the replies so far and trying to decide if that double cost is worth it. No character meetings is going to be a tough one with a 4yr old. He really loves the characters, especially in HS seeing the Pixar guys.
kfp673 01/11/21 10:59am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Disney Transportation question

Ok , 25 $ , I was staying at the fort so its then included. I drove to all the parks but MK. Faster that way, and i have a TT so just as easy. You are saying you drove from Ft Wilderness to the parks and found it faster and easier? And staying at the FT gives you free parking? Honestly never considered that. The few times we were there we used Disney transport just assuming the parking situation would put you far from the entrance and be a pain. Although I will admit, one late night with tired kids (and already knowing the long route the bus was going to take to get us back) we called an Uber.
kfp673 01/09/21 05:54am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Disney Transportation question

Thanks all. I understand the appeal ofFt Wilderness. We have been there and loved it. But we are planning a week where the Ft costs $200+ per night and we could get any of the Sun RV properties or a few others that are actually just as close to some parks for <$100. Trying to decide if $5-600 is worth it. I thought maybe a bus ran right to the parks the way it does to some of the 3rd party hotels but it does not sound that way. Thanks all!
kfp673 01/08/21 01:08pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
Disney Transportation question

Hello All, Are there any campgrounds / RV resorts other than Ft. Wilderness that offer transportation to parks? Thanks
kfp673 01/08/21 06:40am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Factory Floor Repair at Keystone

Thanks all. Appreciate the feedback. One point to note is that the dealer did say they found the sub floor wet. So while I have heard about foam floors getting soft, the rest of the trailer (37') is rock solid. It is a very specific spot. I suspect they did a poor job of isolating it from water being thrown up when towing in rain. That said, and as many of you pointed out, I also suspect they have seen this before and know what the issue is. I pushed hard on my dealers service department to advocate for us and it sounds like they must have done that, but I was as shocked as you all when they called me and said they want to cover it. I have already had them deny a handful of claims so I was fully prepared for "You did not maintain the trailer properly" reply. Thanks again all
kfp673 12/16/20 05:45am Travel Trailers
Factory Floor Repair at Keystone

Hello All, Just sharing an evolving story to see if anyone has experience. We have a 2018 Keystone Outback and started noticing a soft spot on the floor directly in front of our stove/oven area. The weird part is 1- we have been paying to have the dealer complete a pressurized leak check each year which it passed perfectly showing no signs of leak and 2- the spot is along the edge where the floor meets the kitchen slide and is in the middle of the slide, and there are no soft spots around that said area. So the water if leaking down a wall would have to come down the wall and make a turn to this spot without damaging anything else along the way. Not sure if that made sense, but at least to me that limits the damage to something that has happened from the underside (which is sealed and visibly appears tight). The dealer did some digging and did see it was wet and was as perplexed as I am trying to figure out where the water came from. Anyway, I got a call from Keystone today saying they are going to fully cover the repair but they want to do it at the factory. They will be covering all charges including transportation from PA to IN. I'll update as I hear more, but I am curious if anyone has every had a factory repair done, and what your experience has been. Thanks all!
kfp673 12/14/20 01:35pm Travel Trailers
Battery Disconnect... What does it disconnect??

Have had my trailer for 2 years and have a habit of always turning off the Batt disconnect if it's going to be parked for more than a week or two. Recently I started working on a few lighting upgrades to LED, adding LED strips etc and noticed all the lights still worked with the disconnect off. Checked a few other things... Slides worked, TV worked.... So what exactly does the disconnect actually disconnect? It is in my front compartment and it is definitely wired into something but no idea what. Fully understand there's no way for any of you to give a factual answer without testing, but just curious if there was an RV standard. Now I am plugged in to 110 at home right now so does the AC/DC converter skip the battery even for 12V items? If I was unplugged would most items (12v items) not longer work? Thanks!
kfp673 11/19/20 05:27am General RVing Issues
RE: Battery questions for boondocking

Thanks again all. Quick question on charging 6V batteries. If I go with 2 and wire them in series, does the charger built into the trailer still charge both as it would a 12V battery when plugged into shore power? Also, when using a standard charger (not the built in camper charger) how do you properly charge them together? Do you put your charger clamps on the same terminal as the RV would, 1 batteries + and the other batteries - with the jumper from + to - still attached? Thanks!
kfp673 11/18/20 08:47pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: FL questions

Thanks again everyone! This is all great info! Traveling & towing roughly 20 hours with 3 kids can be a challenge as many of you know so it's important to do our best to be in the right spot where everyone will have fun. I'll continue researching all of these suggested areas.
kfp673 11/18/20 06:07am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: FL questions

We saw several manatees last year and last week one was spotted near the glass bottom boat maintenance area. They are strays and have to come all the way up the Oklawaha River to get there and are few and far between. The Crystal River on the west coast is another prime place where you can be guaranteed to see them. Especially around the Three Sisters Springs area Guy Thanks for all of your replies Guy. Curious though.. There are advertisements all over the web for the Silver Spring area i.e. "Monkeys and Manatees" etc etc. Are you saying they are there but there are other places with a higher population?
kfp673 11/17/20 09:23pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: FL questions

LOL! Am I the only “Karen” (Kevin) worried about alligators if you go kayaking! Keep in mind this is coming from a Midwestern person of 50 years. Otherwise it sounds like a great trip! Ha! Ironically, I really hope to see gators if we are kayaking. We are from PA so we don't get to see them often and would be awesome to have crystal clear water and see Manatees and Gators on the same trip. Of course when you speak to anyone south of SC they laugh. To them it's like seeing white tailed deer up here it seems ;-)
kfp673 11/17/20 02:52pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
FL questions

Hello All, We are considering booking a last minute trip to FL in December. With 3 kids < 12 most of our trips to FL in the past have been Disney related but this would just be a warm weather get away. That said, it would be nice to be within a few hours drive of the parks in case we decide to take a 1 day trip. However, what we are really looking for is a suggestion of areas to camp where we could kayak on the spring feed rivers where the manatee's go. I have seen some beautiful pictures but am unsure of the specific areas. I checked Manatee Springs state park and that (and all other state parks) are sold out most of the winter. I can find sites at private parks but looking for suggested areas. Ideally we would be able to kayak from our campground, but with booking this late we can't be too picky, so even if we were within a 30-45 minute drive. To recap, FL camping with hookups, within a few hours of Orlando, and within 30-45 minutes of good kayaking with manatees. Any thoughts? Thanks in advance!
kfp673 11/16/20 06:31am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Portable Smoker Ideas??

Great info all. Thanks. I'll look into these options!
kfp673 11/13/20 09:00pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
Portable Smoker Ideas??

Wondering if anyone has an electric or propane smoker they bring camping? Ideally it would be small enough to easily bring with us on trips but not to small to be used at home as well. I think I'd prefer electric but propane would work as well. Lot's of mixed reviews searching the internet so looking for recommendations of something I can put on my list to Santa. Thanks!
kfp673 11/13/20 02:59pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
Ideas for Keystone water connection upgrade?

Hello all. We have a 2018 Keystone Outback. On the side we have a docking station of sorts which has the fresh hookup / fresh tank fill, black tank flush connection, and cable tv hookup. It is recessed into the wall of the camper with a lockable plastic door. I love that all of these things are together and I like it being recessed, but what I dont like is everything being plastic. Specifically the fresh water hookup / fill. I don't have pictures handy, but there is a sort of plastic neck of sorts that sticks out and has the female hose adaptor. I hate how it bends and feels cheap and I can imagine it breaking some day. I thought about searching for a metal replacement, but that "neck" is threaded into another plastic pipe just inside the trailer that runs into the diverter that can be switched for either fresh fill or city water. Any ideas on ways to upgrade this to make it a bit more robust? Anyone have a similar system on your RV and upgrade this? The way it stresses, I am convinced it's going to break some day and cause a serious water mess. Thanks for your thoughts and help!
kfp673 11/12/20 07:57pm Tech Issues
RE: Tranny overheated

Well May I say it is time you dig into your owners manual, and understand the Information Center. I can see digital engine coolant, transmission fluid, and engine oil temperatures, along oil pressure is one screen below the digital speedometer. This menu is accessed simply by pressing the down arrow on the left spoke of the steering wheel. Of these things you list trans fluid temp is the one I don't currently have showing. I have my trailer break gauge showing instead but I will add it for sure. That said, the overheat did not happen until long after that limp mode kicked in so not sure what it would have done for me, but I guess it's nice to see if it is creeping up in temp.
kfp673 11/12/20 03:04pm Towing
RE: Tranny overheated

Called this morning and asked the service guy to confirm with the tech that the pan does need to be dropped and fluids would be replaced which he did confirm. So they replaced the solenoid pack and also found another part had failed I think he referred to as the trans "brain". Left the receipt out in the truck and forget exactly what it is called, but they replaced that as well. So because it did require the pan drop the fluid replacement was covered which I believe was 7qts. So not a full flush but a typical fluid change which I was happy to hear. Picked it up a few hours ago and it seems to be back to normal. I'll keep an eye on it. Thanks all for the feedback over the past few days!
kfp673 11/11/20 04:29pm Towing
RE: Tranny overheated

The pan needs to be dropped to change the solenoids, basically the entire valvebody. So about 5 qts of fluid will be changed out. And yes I've seen those solenoids fail before. On my vehicles that towed or hauled I changed the trans fluid every 25k miles. Overkill, maybe, but a trans fluid change is cheaper than a trans. Although the new 8 speed fluid is pricey!!!!! The 6 sped still uses ATF+4 Good info thanks! I just researched and am seeing videos saying this same thing so I guess the service advisor is wrong. Hopefully they change the filter while in there but I guess I should not assume they will. Thanks again!
kfp673 11/11/20 05:33am Towing
RE: Tranny overheated

I was not planning on having them change the fluid since it’s only 26k miles, but now you have me thinking. Going to call back in the morning to discuss. And yes it was overheat. I have the larger dash display and it actually says those words “Your Transmission is too hot”. That was on just for a few minutes until I pulled over and it went off. THe regular engine light did go on and stayed on as well but the truck did say the tranny was too hot. I was kind of hoping they had to drop the pan and the service would be included, but they are telling me these solenoids are mounted to the side of the transmission and the pan and tranny do not really need to be touched. Again, I’ll call in the morning to discuss the fluid change. Thanks again all!
kfp673 11/10/20 04:34pm Towing
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