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    expecting my very own bag of pixie dust to be handed out to me when I check in
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  1. They are expensive to buy, need to be maintained and the pads need to be replaced yearly so no we do not carry one. We are trained and certified in BLS (CPR) and I am also trained in ACLS though.
  2. We are staying at Coronado Springs in May as I have a conference and decided to take the family. What things are you allowed to do at the other resorts? ie pools etc We are going to use the resort as entertainment and skip the parks this go around.
  3. I wonder how intrusive the construction is going to be. I have a conference at Coronado Springs in May. I'm taking the family with me. Hopefully it won't be too annoying.
  4. Glad they took care of you. They have taken great care of me in the past. Between the FROG rallies and the Forest River customer service, I will only buy a forest river product for my next trailer. Just like Dblr and the OP, I have seen them fix major items out of warranty for friends. They have bent over backwards for owners. They even assisted me with my new brakes and bearings repair out of warranty this year.
  5. Thought I would cross post this here to help them out. if anyone is near Jonesboro Arkansas, there is a dog that went missing after a roll over car accident. Apparently their black Scottie was killed and the Wheaton colored one ran off. original thread link to pics of dog and contact info
  6. the week we stayed in disney there was a 40 ft toy hauler parked in overflow for the entire week... this was back in August.
  7. we stayed there on our way to disney in August. It was clean, had a nice pool and sites were reasonable. Nothing fancy but it served the purpose for a safe, clean overnight. There is a flea market next door on Saturdays and vendors will stay in the campground. We never felt unsafe in fact quite the opposite. They offer good Sam discounts also.
  8. We were there last week and honestly they weren't as bad as they are here in NC. I was surprised at how well behaved they were. Maybe they just preferred the taste of our tent camping neighbors? Or maybe it had something to do with the lovely alligator DH and DBIL saw swimming in the canal between the pool and the 1300 loop. He was the friendly sort and even stopped and turned to say hi to them.
  9. that was not there when I did on- line check in just over a week ago
  10. just to be clear if you choose to recall instead of the eternabond method, you do need to remove the old caulk before laying down new caulk. Also make sure you know what your roof is made of and you get the appropriate caulk. I have never used or bought eternabond but it does sound like a good idea to have. We wash our roof 1-2x year. DH gets up on the roof every trip to blow off any debris before closing the slide. While up there he checks on things like the caulking.
  11. let me just say, I experienced a few sudden stop situations towing home from disney on sat. I had several drivers cut me off, one try to merge on top of me, cars screeching to a halt for an accident as I popped over a hill, and a driver deciding standing on his brakes on 95 was a good idea. He must have seen that purple squirrel that keeps distracting the fiends. In all of these situations I was thankful I had my truck instead of my old armada because I had enough truck to safely and quickly bring the trailer to a sudden halt. I did use my brake controller but that is what it's there for. I'm not sure i would have stopped in time everytime or been able to control the trailer when forced to Make a sudden swerve if I had the old Armada that was over on tongue weight but under on overall tongue capacity. These are the situations that a marginal tow setup can get you into serious trouble. Now as for waiting til spring, we researched and looked at trailers for over a year before we made the leap. I thought I understood what I needed to know and had properly matched a TT to my TV. I had shopped by gvwr and kept that under my TV max capacity by well over 1000 lbs. Well as they have told you, you don't know what you don't know at this point. I had no clue why I needed to know tongue weight or how that applied to me. I knew I needed a wdh and had an idea of what it did but didn't fully understand any of that stuff. I didn't even know what questions to ask. I learned quickly though. I learned the difference between a wdh, a wdh w/ integrated sway control, and friction sway control. I learned what was appropriate for a larger trailer. I learned that I knew nothing. I learned that towing an rv is an awesome responsibility. I learned towing a marginal set up is a white knuckle experience that will exhaust you on a short drive. I learned that it doesn't matter if you tow 1 mi or 1000 mi from home, unsafe is unsafe. I then learned how expensive it is to trade for the truck I needed to tow this monster we purchased. Then I learned how pleasant towing can be with the right TV and right equipment set up correctly. now I'm learning that no matter how much research you put into it, you will upgrade your Trailer much sooner than you thought because something prettier, shinier and more suited to your desires and camping style will come along. We have self control (mostly due to limited finances) so that shiny pretty new 5er we want is on hold for a couple of years. in the process I have had to learn another hard lesson, not all diesels are created equal and so we would need a new TV for the 5er. ouch. my point behind rambling is ask lots of questions. let those answers generate more questions. Do some more research. go sit in those pups and imagine your camping in them. Act out your daily activities in it, think about where you will put things and then when you find out what fits your desires, look at the weights. determine what you will tow with after you decide on the trailer so you can properly match the two. if you find that the trailer that makes you happy is too large for the odyssey then you have your answer. rather than bow the money on a smaller less desirable pup than you want, save your pennies, trim some fat in the budget and get a safely matched rig that suits your needs.
  12. we brought our own wifi modem. well technically it's the one we rent from time Warner cable. worked great the whole time. No signal issues with that plugged in.
  13. we requested the 1300 loop for last week. We booked through AAA. They put the request on the reservation. I called a month out and the day before to confirm the request. Both times it was confirmed. Arrived the morning of and they tried to put me in 700 loop where there was a ready site. I looked the site up on my handy dandy fort fiends site app and didn't want the site. I told them no and I wanted my request. they did give me a 1300 site after some argument but I did have go wait a few hours for it.
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