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Old 02-03-2013, 09:22 PM   #1
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Just looking for a little advice from some of you who have the bigger rigs. We have a 2008 Jayco Seneca (Class Super C-Diesel) unit. Our first trip to the fort was last July. We were only able to stay for about 3 days (we had just purchased it and needed a few days to get to know it before we drove it across the country to get it home)
We booked with Disney over the phone and they placed us in a preferred site right across for the chip and dale camp fire. We were surprised to see lots of fifth wheels and travel trailers in that area. We were hoping to be closer to some of the other MH to get some quick schooling so to speak being new to the RV life. As we were walking around it seemed the Bigger Rigs were further away. Just wondering if there is a different area the MH's like to be and why? We are heading back in Aug. and will be there around 10 days or so and would love to be around some other Class A's or C's this time to gain some much needed wisdom. Is there a certain area we should be requesting or level of campsite? We were so impressed with everyone around us and honestly think every RV (tt, 5wh, and MH) owner we have met so far has been amazing but just looking to be able to bounce things off others who may have similar issues.
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Old 02-03-2013, 09:30 PM   #2
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Can't respond to your question... just wanted to say "love those big rig campers!"
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Old 02-03-2013, 09:35 PM   #3
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Just looking for a little advice from some of you who have the bigger rigs. We have a 2008 Jayco Seneca (Class Super C-Diesel) unit. Our first trip to the fort was last July. We were only able to stay for about 3 days (we had just purchased it and needed a few days to get to know it before we drove it across the country to get it home)
We booked with Disney over the phone and they placed us in a preferred site right across for the chip and dale camp fire. We were surprised to see lots of fifth wheels and travel trailers in that area. We were hoping to be closer to some of the other MH to get some quick schooling so to speak being new to the RV life. As we were walking around it seemed the Bigger Rigs were further away. Just wondering if there is a different area the MH's like to be and why? We are heading back in Aug. and will be there around 10 days or so and would love to be around some other Class A's or C's this time to gain some much needed wisdom. Is there a certain area we should be requesting or level of campsite? We were so impressed with everyone around us and honestly think every RV (tt, 5wh, and MH) owner we have met so far has been amazing but just looking to be able to bounce things off others who may have similar issues.
THANKS!!! Loving all that I am learning from reading the other threads!
MH's can be in any site category except *tents & pop ups*. They are not put in any particular loop. We tend to stay in loops 100-200 preferred, for two reasons. One is the location to the settlement area, which we prefer, the other is they are *pet* free loops. There is usually a general mixture of MH's, all trailer types including pop ups.

From seeing those around us, and in other loops, seems like a lot of MH's are in the premium & preferred sites, mainly because of the sizes of those sites. The 100-200 loops are not really large, but we fit ok with our 34' MH. So, depending on the size of your rig, whether you have pets or not, this will all determine to a degree where you would rather be.
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Old 02-03-2013, 09:49 PM   #4
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MH's can be in any site category except *tents & pop ups*. They are not put in any particular loop. We tend to stay in loops 100-200 preferred, for two reasons. One is the location to the settlement area, which we prefer, the other is they are *pet* free loops. There is usually a general mixture of MH's, all trailer types including pop ups.

From seeing those around us, and in other loops, seems like a lot of MH's are in the premium & preferred sites, mainly because of the sizes of those sites. The 100-200 loops are not really large, but we fit ok with our 34' MH. So, depending on the size of your rig, whether you have pets or not, this will all determine to a degree where you would rather be.
North of Mouse~Thanks! This is great to know. I was beginning to feel like Disney slid us in to the preferred site because we were newbe's and just didn't know better,lol. We are around 36-37 ft (with our matching trailer we were at 66 ft so we left that in the parking lot). When we read the description of the site it made sense but when we looked like the only MH in our area we started to wonder

We plan to take a look at the app of the Fort and see what looks appealing for this summer.


Lodge~We love it and it has been great as we have 4 kiddos and have to travel for work all the time. This will be huge for us not having to keep them strapped into car seats for 8 hours at a time or stopping a crazy number of times to go use a restroom Thanks for posting so quickly, even to just say Hi
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Old 02-03-2013, 10:24 PM   #5
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You're welcome! Camping is the *best*. Especially *roughing* it gently and with conveniences.
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Old 02-04-2013, 06:20 AM   #6
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A lot of the big rigs like the premium loops 400 - 1400 for the bigger concrete pads.

Congrats on the Jayco Super C, we know a couple people with them. Nice rigs.
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Old 02-04-2013, 07:27 AM   #7
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The Preferred Sites are loops 100-300, with 300 also being a pet loop. If you were near the campfire, you were not in a Preferred site, but maybe 1500 or so. What loop were you in? I agree Premium 400-1400 loops are the places to be, especially with a bigger rig. You can always request a certain loop and Disney will attempt to accomodate. You can also change your location if the assigned space is not to your liking....if other spaces are available. We often look at the assigned space, but drive around to a more familiar and agreeable site, then call the front desk and ask for that site.
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Old 02-11-2013, 07:48 PM   #8
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I saw a rig like yours it was in the 100 loop, looked tight with his truck( toad) and golf cart but I talked to him and that is his favorite area.
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Old 02-12-2013, 08:00 PM   #9
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Premium sites are longer and give you more elbow room. Generally the angle of the sites are easier to back in a large rig.
Best of luck with your new rig. Safe travels.
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Old 02-14-2013, 01:06 PM   #10
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Big Rigs at the FORT

We have visiting the FORT for over 20 years and find the accomodations and parking with a big motor home and fifth wheel no different than most upscale campgrounds/rv resorts. We have begun requesting the premium sites which offer more space (especially the concrete pad area). Also we trave with 2 golden retrievers, so we like to be close to the dog park ( a wonderful addition in our opinion). The only downside to the FORT is that the campground was built when campers/RV's were much smaller than today, and the roadways (loops) are somewhat narrow can be a tight fit with toads and cars parked in the travel lanes. And of course, all sites are back-ins which can be a challenge for some of the really large 45ft. motor homes. We have a 40 footer and have had little difficulty, but have witnessed some really difficult attempts with the larger 5ers and motor homes. We have friends who have a Seneca and travel with us at times - a great coach!, but our eye is on the Entegra Coach by Jayco. It will be the next one!!

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We prefer the 700 loop. Primarily because it doesn't have cypress trees. Many premium loops have these trees, and the droppings stick to our schnauzer's fur and are difficult to remove.
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bronk, have to say the entegra is *one more coach*, but our eyes will not be on that one in the future!

No way will we put that much money on something that has a motor and moves! That's more than the price of our home and land, and sorry, but it's not near as livable. Our coach is just great for us. To each his own though
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Old 02-14-2013, 08:13 PM   #13
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but our eye is on the Entegra Coach by Jayco. It will be the next one!!
Wow! I never hear of these before. I love Jayco products. I have a new dream coach.

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We like loop 400 but 700 is a close second. We have a 40 ft Vectra
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We prefer the 700 loop. Primarily because it doesn't have cypress trees. Many premium loops have these trees, and the droppings stick to our schnauzer's fur and are difficult to remove.
Thanks for the tip on Loop 700. We have been in Loop 300: major cypress debris and Loop 700 (much less cypress debris). We have a long-haired dachshund (dust mop!!!) and in Loop 300 we had to brush him before we put him back on the RV each time.

We did find the Loop 700 pads to be very nice for big rigs and filled with long-term "campers", like 6-8 weeks at a time.
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