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Disney RV Trip 2015: A Quick Day at Hollywood Studios

28 Oct

This is the first video in our new RV Travel Series from our recent trip to Disney World in Orlando! We stayed at the Campground at Fort Wilderness and it really was a magical trip!

We arrived on a Saturday afternoon around 1PM and headed to Hollywood studios as quickly as we could. Unfortunately I was not able to video too much that day due to time, but we had a blast! Stay tuned for much better videos from the Animal Kingdom, Epcot, and of coarse the Magic Kingdom. Before we headed home we even made a trip to TALLADEGA Superspeedway for an exciting NASCAR weekend. Thank you all for your continued support, and I look forward to continued fun on the channel!

Hollywood Studios_Fotor

 
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Posted by on October 28, 2015 in Uncategorized

 

4 responses to “Disney RV Trip 2015: A Quick Day at Hollywood Studios

  1. Matt Crawford

    October 29, 2015 at 9:28 pm

    Ernie – my wife and I just watched the first YouTube video you did on your new Greyhawk from back in May I believe. We were searching videos of the exact same model you bought.

    Funny thing… When I just looked at your website I see we just missed you in Orlando! We’ve lived here for almost 6 years now.

    Great review! How did you like fort wilderness? We’ve tent camped there. Kids loved it.

    How did the new RV do? One thing I was hoping you were going to touch in were the hydraulic leveling jacks. How did they do? What is the max out of level do you think they could handle?

    We are seriously considering this exact model. We love just about everything about it. We have a 26′ travel trailer we bought last year and we’ve used it a lot. We actually rented a smaller motorhome last year before we bought the travel trailer and took a trip to Niagara Falls. Good times.

    We’re thinking we may be ready now for a motorhome and getting rid of the travel trailer. Any other info you have learned about the unit and could share would be appreciated! Thanks!

     
    • PaleoHikerMD

      October 29, 2015 at 9:50 pm

      Matt, thanks so much for watching and commenting! We really loved Fort Wilderness and the Jayco did amazingly well! This was our third extended trip in it, which I would consider to be at least one week long. We are really starting to get used to it and it really feels like home at this point.

      As far as the leveling jacks, I’m not completely sure how off level they will allow you to be, but I would guess at least one foot. There have been a few times that the off level has maxed out the jacks, and I simply have used some leveling blocks under the feet of the jacks and have had no problem whatsoever. Honestly the quality of the leveling jacks I have are suspect, and they work none-the-less. For our next trip higher quality leveling jack pads are on the top of the list!

      Couple of things I will add, and keep in mind this is the first motorhome we have owned.

      -It surprises me how easy it is to drive. It has taken very little time for both my wife and I to get comfortable driving it, and I have no concerns at all about taking it into almost any environment. We can very comfortably go 65-70 MPH and we feel very safe. Once you dial in things inside to not rattle on the road, it really does drive extremely well.
      -The grill that comes with it is less than stellar. Just plan on getting a different gas grill and adapting it to use propane off the rig.
      -I find all the systems to work extremely well. I can’t say that I have had any major issues so far. Only thing I don’t like is the on board navigation system, it’s not great. I end up using my iPhone for navigation and feel more confident in it.
      -If I have one complaint about the unit is that I want more storage. That is not really an issue with the RV, more with all the stuff I like having with me!

      We loved Fort Wilderness, and are planning a repeat trip there in 2-3 years. There is nothing like having a “home” to come home to at the end of a long day traveling or being a tourist. For our family and our lifestyle, it is perfect. We have two kids, 7 and 10, and each having their own bunk gives them a place of their own, a place to keep their “stuff.” That really helps keep the unit clean.

      If you have any other specific questions, don’t hesitate to ask at all. We feel we made the right choice in motorhomes, and would recommend this model highly. I’m sure we will look at upgrading in 5-6 years when the kids get bigger to give the family more room on the road, but for now the 31FS is perfect!

       
      • matt.crawford@ferguson.com

        October 30, 2015 at 7:18 am

        Matt Crawford
        District Operations Manager
        407 856 5161

         
      • matt.crawford@ferguson.com

        October 30, 2015 at 7:22 am

        That is just fantastic – and super happy to hear.

        Did you or have you pulled a vehicle behind the Jayco? Have you ever felt you needed to? I watched you other videos, and one of your recommendations was to take bicycles. We actually just bought a hitch and adapter to haul our bikes around on the back of our travel trailer.

        Right now, if we want to go places, I set up the trailer and we hop in my truck and go! Just curious how much we may miss that with this unit?

        I as well have two kids – 6 and 10 year old. “Stuff” is a good word for it. Somehow it continues to become more and more of it!

        Matt Crawford
        District Operations Manager
        407 856 5161

         

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