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  2. twiceblessed....nacole

    Elkhart, IN

    Thank you...
  3. twiceblessed....nacole

    Elkhart, IN

    Honestly... I don't know that I'd want a new one. As with all of our rigs, I have personalized this one and it really does feel like home (plus, the new camper smell...heaven only knows what type of chemicals those were... is finally gone). I realize that I could personalize a new rig, but I finally feel like we're starting to get all the kinks worked out of this one (dealership already had to replace the roof as damage was done to it when the weld busted). At this point, I'm just asking them to pay for gas (not mileage), our accommodations and then fix the rig... properly
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  5. Grumpy and Grandma

    Elkhart, IN

    Check out Home2Suites in Mishawaka, Free breakfast, kitchenettes and pet friendly.
  6. Travisma

    Elkhart, IN

    Sometimes companies just need to bite the bullet and do the right thing. It would be pricey, but with the amount of repairs they will be doing, the the inconvenience to you and your family, plus the mileage, cost etc. they should just replace it with a new one. It would be a good will gesture and solidify you as a future customer Had a friend purchase a car from a Tampa dealer but they didn't have one and had to get it from Miami. Instead of transporting it by truck, they had someone drive it up. It put mileage on the vehicle, plus it went thru miles of construction zones and had loads of paint chipped off the front. Buyer refused to take it, and they had to repaint the car at a far higher cost than paying the transport fee.
  7. Grumpy and Grandma

    We’re Done

    That has been that way for several years. Rates jump and stay up starting Mid Feb.
  8. Travisma

    We’re Done

    We haven't been to the Fort in 2 years due to a variety of reasons. Was surprised/shocked that a Tuesday thru Friday partial site March 19 - 22 was going to cost me $150 a night. In theory that isn't even the "official" spring break time which is mid April, when we are blacked out for Silver from the parks. Someone on another site said they got a partial in late September for $77 a night.
  9. h2odivers...Ray

    River Country

    Perhaps this will be a good thing. I’ve heard some complaints about how the Fort is ignored by management and neglected. From freeloaders at the pool and picnic pavilions. Etc. You know they’re not going to ignore a brand new dvc. There will be new restaurants and bars for all to enjoy. Maybe they will build a nice bar, on the water, with rocking chairs on its porch. Maybe a quick service food court and/or an elegant dining restaurant on the roof with a view of the MK fireworks. (Hopefully they’ll have sushi). I’m hoping the new dvc will allow some of us that can’t afford an RV and a stay at the fort a place we can stay and enjoy the fort and all it has to offer. We really enjoyed our stay at WL and enjoyed taking the boat over to the fort. And it would be nice to walk out of our room and enjoy the fort. Just trying to make lemonade out of these lemons! 🍋 😂
  10. DaveInTN

    We’re Done

    Sometime's when it's time to turn the page to another chapter in life, we resist mightily. We are supposed to move on to a new, exciting phase in our lives, but we can't get there if we hang on to the past. Perhaps your last RV purchase was that....it was time to move to the next chapter but you weren't ready and you were hanging on to what was. I know I tend to do that. But now it's time to jump with both feet and find out what is in store for your family. I bet it'll be every bit as fun and fulfilling as those camping trips to the Fort....just different. I hope you stick around here to let us know what you are up to, and how your family is doing.
  11. twiceblessed....nacole

    We’re Done

    Just echoing what was said above... stick around! We're in the same boat as you (and many others): prices have pushed us out. Ugh, that's tough to say but it's where we're at. Now we try to camp locally and just eat on property. Even without your camper, your comments are welcomed and wanted! We Fiends have to stick together!!
  12. h2odivers...Ray

    We’re Done

    ONCE A FIEND! ALWAYS A FIEND! You can’t get rid of us that easy! like Dave said you don’t have to camp at the fort to be a fiend. We all share a love of the fort, Disney’s, and the friends we’ve met there and here on this forum. Please keep posting. You’ve got years of experience and wisdom to share.
  13. twiceblessed....nacole

    River Country

    Oh goodness... that's horrible
  14. twiceblessed....nacole

    Elkhart, IN

    Thank you :) ETA: no pets
  15. twiceblessed....nacole

    Elkhart, IN

    It's been wonky, since day one. Basically the middle of the rig is bending where it shouldn't. We've had one slide come off track and another does not close properly (it closes... but not as it should). The middle of the RV has a hump that is causing the slide to rub on the floor and push up on one of the kitchen cabinets. It's probably what caused our front door to have so many issue (they had to rehang it twice because it would not close). I'm not 100% convinced, that the frame didn't play a part in our leaf spring weld fiasco, last Spring. Now, the fab shop that fixed the rig in Tampa (after the weld snapped), did say that the weld was incomplete so... who knows. There is also this strange "patch" on the frame that I have never noticed before (who thinks to check for these types of things when you've picked up a brand new rig?), but the fab shop pointed it out. He said that the frame had been repaired. So.... Keystone has to pull out on the slides, brace up the frame, cut all the supports (that's not what they're called, but I cannot remember the name at the moment)...then straighten out the frame, re-weld the supports (hangers maybe??) plus add a couple more, then put the slides back in and lower the rig back down. All while not cracking any of our sidewalls. Ugh. REALLY wish we didn't have to go through this but, again, thankful that the dealership fought for us (Keystone actually wanted the dealership to do the work, to which they replied, "no way!"). Now we're praying that Keystone doesn't fight us on reimbursement for lodging. It won't be cheap: $100-$150/night. But I need to be able to cook and we have a dog (plus I want to feel safe with the kids as Tom probably won't be able to join us) so... not just a cheap hotel. Thank you. Right now, it's looking like July 15th - 26th. It would be great to see you!
  16. mouseketab.....Carol

    Walmart Grocery Delivery

    I've done the WalMart grocery pickup in the Disney area, but never the delivery. The pickup is easy peasy, just check in with the app when I'm about 30 minutes out, they track you as you are driving in, then when you pull into the spot, they bring your stuff out.
  17. Grumpy and Grandma

    Elkhart, IN

    Shipshewana N also has cabins. http://shipshewanacampgroundnorth.com
  18. AC in A2......Aaron

    March 2019 Fort Rec Calendar

    LOL-i was hoping for “Remember the Titans” and “Miracle” double feature nightly, but hey beggars can’t be choosers.
  19. Breezy2

    River Country

    On Wednesday night our Boat Captain announced the Fort Marina was going to be REPLACED with a new marina that will be SHARED with Reflections. Makes me sad. Sounds like the Fort is going to have a shared "Lake Walk" area and lose what makes it so unique and precious to us all.
  20. ImDownWithDisney

    Elkhart, IN

    What's wrong with the frame?
  21. LONE-STAR

    We’re Done

    Sorry you had to stop camping , but I understand the cost of the fort pushing you out. I use to not give it a second thought booking a trip to Disney but when I look at what it cost now it's just really hard to book it. Keep posting though, next you will buy a small motor home, it will be great for driving to motels.
  22. Grumpy and Grandma

    We’re Done

    You're still a FORT FIEND... We haven't camped for 2 yrs, but everybody's still stuck with me posting....😂
  23. Well, I’m bittersweet to say we sold our camper (again)..lol. We were avid fort campers for 11 great years and made many great memories. I believe we camped there when the fort was still considered a hidden gem. Unfortunately the prices just pushed us out. I’m not posting to bash Disney or say the prices just got out of hand, but just to say thank you for giving us great memories and experiences. We met some great campers over the years especially TCD (Andrew). We always looked forward to your great trip reports and your love of Disney. Not that anyone really cares here, but I’m probably going to become more of a lurker here from time to time instead of a poster since we won’t be camping any longer. I hope many people can afford to experience the fort like we did and be able to cope with the future changes of the new river country resort. Thanks for the memories Walt 😊
  24. DaveInTN

    March 2019 Fort Rec Calendar

    They are doing a Lemonade Mouth marathon every night in March.
  25. GaDawgFan.....Kelly

    I don't know about you, but..........

    PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  26. GaDawgFan.....Kelly

    No trip reports ??

    I was surprised I didn't see you at Christmas.
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  28. dblr....Rennie

    Elkhart, IN

    If by chance you end up looking at hotels let me know I have a couple we like, they are in Shipsweanna but probably not cheaper then a cabin. Also let me know when you'll be there as we will be there from the end of July thru mid August for the FROG rally.
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