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Old 08-15-2012, 08:59 AM   #1636
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Typing this message on the Autotrain! The Lorton station is great and the day has been a breeze. Our sleeper car has been a real luxury and dinner was fantastic. Both of my boys are fast asleep (the older one, 9 was so excited to order steak off the adults menu tonight). I got to meet mykidslovedisney and get fantastic family as well.
Is there wifi?
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Old 08-15-2012, 09:05 AM   #1637
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Is there wifi?
As far as I know only in the stations. OP must be using a cell connection.
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Old 08-15-2012, 09:13 AM   #1638
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No wifi - I am on 4G. Currently waiting for my car - we haven't been so lucky so far, 45 minutes waiting. Can't wait to get to Studios!
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Old 08-15-2012, 09:52 AM   #1639
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Does anyone know if all minivans are considered oversized vehicles? We have a Chevy Venture and I have a feeling I would measure wrong if I tried.
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Old 08-15-2012, 10:32 AM   #1640
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Does anyone know if all minivans are considered oversized vehicles? We have a Chevy Venture and I have a feeling I would measure wrong if I tried.
You can pull out the dimensions of your vehicle in your Owner's Manual or google it on-line. That's what I did to compare to make sure.
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Old 08-15-2012, 10:34 AM   #1641
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We've reserved a 'roomette' on the AutoTrain. Will we be able to put an airplane size 'carry on' piece of luggage in the closet? Should we use something smaller for our essentials?
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Old 08-15-2012, 11:06 AM   #1642
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If it's an under the seat size no problem. Larger than that you might have an issue fitting it in.
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Old 08-15-2012, 11:20 AM   #1643
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Does anyone know if all minivans are considered oversized vehicles? We have a Chevy Venture and I have a feeling I would measure wrong if I tried.
Yikes, I didn't think minivans were considered oversize! I have a Town and Country base model, the smaller size. Wonder if it is oversized?
CRUD< I just looked here http://www.allpar.com/model/m/specs-2005.html and it says it's 200 inches in length which would be oversized per Amtrak
Guess I have to call and change my ressie!
Regular Vehicle Vehicles less than 65 inches in height; or vehicles 65-88 inches in height and less than 182 inches in length. Maximum width: 84 inches. Ground clearance: at least 4 inches. Check-in is required at least 1 hour prior to departure. Starting at + $169.00
Oversized Vehicle Vehicles 65-88 inches in height and 182 inches or greater in length. Maximum width: 84 inches. Ground clearance: at least 4 inches. Check-in is required at least 2 hours prior to departure.
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Old 08-15-2012, 11:26 AM   #1644
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We've reserved a 'roomette' on the AutoTrain. Will we be able to put an airplane size 'carry on' piece of luggage in the closet? Should we use something smaller for our essentials?
I'll have to take a picture of how we do our "setup" when we take the train in April, but I pack the smallest of the three suitcases in our set (I think it's a 21'') for overnight for both of us. It won't fit in the closet, we put our laptop bag, jackets, etc there. The suitcase fits very nicely on it's side on the top step on of the other side of the roommette from the closet. Hope that helps!
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Old 08-15-2012, 11:26 AM   #1645
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I went online and changed my ressie, thankfully there was NO cost difference!
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Old 08-15-2012, 11:29 AM   #1646
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We've reserved a 'roomette' on the AutoTrain. Will we be able to put an airplane size 'carry on' piece of luggage in the closet? Should we use something smaller for our essentials?
I have a roommette for our trip down this Saturday and can let you know when we return. I will take pics to post, too.
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Old 08-15-2012, 11:34 AM   #1647
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Yikes, I didn't think minivans were considered oversize! I have a Town and Country base model, the smaller size. Wonder if it is oversized?
CRUD< I just looked here http://www.allpar.com/model/m/specs-2005.html and it says it's 200 inches in length which would be oversized per Amtrak
Guess I have to call and change my ressie!
Regular Vehicle Vehicles less than 65 inches in height; or vehicles 65-88 inches in height and less than 182 inches in length. Maximum width: 84 inches. Ground clearance: at least 4 inches. Check-in is required at least 1 hour prior to departure. Starting at + $169.00
Oversized Vehicle Vehicles 65-88 inches in height and 182 inches or greater in length. Maximum width: 84 inches. Ground clearance: at least 4 inches. Check-in is required at least 2 hours prior to departure.
Thanks for posting this, my Juke is not oversized. Happy! Sometimes they do charge extra for oversize.
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Old 08-15-2012, 11:36 AM   #1648
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One problem with relying on cell connections is that cell service is spotty along the track, especially from North Carolina through Georgia. Luckily that's the overnight hours.
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Old 08-15-2012, 12:26 PM   #1649
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Thanks for the replies NJRRK, jad215 and denise5374.

It sounds like I can find a spot in the roomette for my 21" bag, but it just won't fit in the 'closet'.
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Old 08-15-2012, 06:39 PM   #1650
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Thought you may like a visual to go with the blue print. As you've seen, the handicapped bedroom has windows on both sides... it runs the width of the car.

Here's looking to the left when you enter:


and looking to the right:


There's a curtain (that closes with velcro and snaps) to separate the "bath" area from the seating/bed area. Your DH will be sleeping on the bottom bunk which means you'll have to navigate your way up to the top bunk.

They will bring your dinner and breakfast to your bedroom. I was also able to board earlier.
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