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Old 01-07-2012, 06:55 AM   #1
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Question Cost of renting an RV/site ???

For our next visit to Disney, we were thinking about staying at FW and renting an RV from a rental company that will come and set the rig up for you. My question is, how much should we expect to pay per night for the RV rental and the site?
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Old 01-07-2012, 07:38 AM   #2
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It's according to the season. Here is their prices. A partial hook up will not work for these campers. I hope it's cost effective for you.

RV $..... https://campatthefort.com/terv/rates.asp


Site $..... http://www.mousesavers.com/ftwildern...sites2012.html
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Old 01-07-2012, 01:24 PM   #3
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Thank you for the info!
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Old 01-08-2012, 10:48 AM   #4
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camptheforth is great since it has quality service and better units. Have fun.
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Old 01-09-2012, 05:46 PM   #5
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Probably not cost effective if you are trying to save money, but it sure is fun!
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Old 01-10-2012, 09:39 AM   #6
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Probably not cost effective if you are trying to save money, but it sure is fun!
Yea I looked into this and the total cost is close to or even more then the price of a room at a moderate.

Now if you have more than 4 or 5 it can make sense. But for around the same price you could get a suite that sleeps 6 at a value.
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Old 01-10-2012, 07:14 PM   #7
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Thanks for all of your replies I looked into the prices, and was suprised at how expensive it would be for both the RV rental and the site. It looks like it would be an awesome experience though... maybe someday... LOL
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Old 01-10-2012, 08:25 PM   #8
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Keep in mind that the camper gives you the ability to buy groceries and eat meals in the camper. We even pack a picnic lunch to the theme parks most days. Some people say "I'm on vacation - I don't want to cook" but to me the money is the issue.

So consider what you'd pay to eat out with a hotel room cost versus eating in with the camper/site.

Of course, you know best how you would balance the two but don't do a "room only" comparison.

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Old 01-11-2012, 08:16 AM   #9
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We just did this recently....

We were at the Fort for NYE and used this company,

www.mcrfl.com

Trailer was very clean and they supplied bedding, soap, paper towels, etc. they also setup and pick up the trailer....their prices was very reasonable. In fact it was cheaper for us to rent their trailer, plus pay for the full hook up site then it was for a Value resort between Christmas and NYE. We saved money by cooking breakfast and lunch at the Fort.

Our family is big into scouting and this route was more fun then value resort and beats tent camping any day!
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Old 01-11-2012, 08:33 AM   #10
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Keep in mind that the camper gives you the ability to buy groceries and eat meals in the camper. We even pack a picnic lunch to the theme parks most days. Some people say "I'm on vacation - I don't want to cook" but to me the money is the issue.

So consider what you'd pay to eat out with a hotel room cost versus eating in with the camper/site.

Of course, you know best how you would balance the two but don't do a "room only" comparison.

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Yes I should have added that you do get the benefit of camping.

Its just for me camping means cheap. Growing up we always tent camped, until we bought a used really small tent trailer, to save money and I also camp if I can but its a bit of a sticker shock when you add it all up.
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Old 01-11-2012, 03:42 PM   #11
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The tent package they have advertised looks like it would be a great idea for a "cheap" trip with my friend. I like to go to WDW in October for my birthday (and the F&W festival) and DH stays home with the kids. In return, he gets to go hunting for a week in November for his birthday.

We already have a family trip to WDW planned for the summer so a fall trip would have to be *cheap*. If I can get 1 or 2 of my girlfriends to come with me, the tent package seems like it would be a great deal.

Thanks for posting the info. It gives me something to think about.
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Old 01-13-2012, 02:15 PM   #12
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We are checking into FW on 1/21 and are paying $60-$50 a night for a Full hook-up site and $125 per night for a 36' Fifth Wheel that will be brought and set up for us and then picked up when we are leaving. No its not cheap, when you look at value resorts, but its what we want to do. I cannot wait to get there!!
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Old 01-13-2012, 07:12 PM   #13
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Where this arrangement (site + rental trailer) really helps folks are families/groups of 5 or more.

They would have to get 2 Value rooms or a Fort cabin <expensive>.

But a site+rent combo gives room for the bigger group, plus you get the convenience and money savings of having the kitchen to cook/eat in, and a vacation at the Fort with the trees, green space, and setting is more relaxing than a stay at an on-property hotel. Oh sure, you can pay $boatload$ of dollars for a room.

Having stayed at some of the best hotels in the world, a relaxing vacation at the Fort is ranked up there for us DIS-fans.

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Old 09-21-2012, 11:16 AM   #14
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Preach on.

We love the quiet night at Ft. Wilderness after a day over stimulation in the parks.
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Old 09-25-2012, 01:36 PM   #15
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We went in July. The site was $87/night and camper was an additional $135/night. So, it's not cheap but, then again, Disney is never cheap. We stayed for 4 nights. We are a family of five and considered renting a cabin but wanted to try camping. It was overall a good experience. We brought our bikes and spent lots of time on property. Fort Wilderness is a lot of fun!

I do have to caution about renting from Tina Edmonds Campatthefort.com --- we still have NOT received our $250 deposit back from her. She stopped returning calls and emails once our trip was complete. Nothing but silence from her end. We left the camper in pristine condition so there is no reason why the deposit should not have been returned. Couple that with the lack of communication from her and we feel scammed.
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