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Old 09-07-2016, 04:25 PM   #1
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Toll Road or not to Ft. Wilderness?

I will be coming from the Lake City, Fl. direction? Also what is the best address or coordinates to get me right to Ft. Wilderness? I do not have a toll pass and I do not plan on driving on any of Florida's toll roads any other times in the near future.
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I will be coming from the Lake City, Fl. direction? Also what is the best address or coordinates to get me right to Ft. Wilderness? I do not have a toll pass and I do not plan on driving on any of Florida's toll roads any other times in the near future.
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Old 09-07-2016, 06:43 PM   #3
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The toll road is much easier than getting on I-4 in my opinion. You exit onto US27 and take it right through Clermont and follow the signs to Disney,. Get a SunPass and it is much more convenient than stopping in toll booths.
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Are all of the toll booths wide enough for motorhomes?
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Are all of the toll booths wide enough for motorhomes?
Yes, but some may be a bit uncomfortable for a less experienced big rig driver.

With a Sun Pass you wouldn't have to go through many booths, if any.
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I too would recommend getting a Sunpass, even though you won't use it again. It will make the trip MUCH easier. The cost of the Sunpass itself is minimal.
Most, if not all, of the Sunpass 'booths' have been replaced with high speed lanes where you just drive under a scanner. I THINK the speed limit on those lanes is 55 mph, rather than the 25 mph that they used to be.

If I'm not mistaken, you can also drive through the Sunpass lanes without a Sunpass and then Florida will send a bill to you based on your license plate. Each toll costs more than actually using a Sunpass, but it's not a ticket of any sort. You will definitely want to research what I've said here to make sure it's all correct (sunpass.com). I've never actually done the non-Sunpass method, I've just seen the signs about it. I have a Sunpass on all of my vehicles, even though some of them have never been on the toll road (I live in Florida). As I said, the Sunpass itself is cheap and all of mine share the same account.
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Sunpass is also good for ga and nc tool roads and soon one pass (ezpass or sun pass) will be good on all toll roads. it is only 4.99 and if i recall right that 4.99 and the first ten dollars is all good towards tolls anyway.

if you still insist on not having one.......take 75 south, go east on 50, take that to 27, 27 south and then 192 east will put you in the area, from there i think it is north on wood dr but there are pleanty of signs at that point since you are pretty much on disney property then.

the route i gave.........189 miles. 3 hours 20 min by google
google fastest/shortest route 156 miles....2 hours 26 min

paying the tools will save you roughly one hour in the rv and about 40 miles or so plus much less stop and go since the tolls do not require you to stop or even slow down slower than 55.........Seems like paying the tolls would be break even in cost (fuel cost from extra miles and reduction in mpg due to stop and go bypassing toll roads) and get you one less hour on the road.

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I guess I need to get a Sunpass transponder. Will I need one for the motorhome and one for the car (which will be towed)?
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Per the Sunpass.com site

" When towing, you can use the SunPass lanes. The toll for additional axle(s) will be calculated and deducted from your account balance during subsequent use."
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Would anyone know how much the tolls will be for the trip down and back up? I would like to only put what I need in the Sunpass account.
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The Sunpass site has a way for you to calculate that

Florida Turnpike Toll Calculator v3.1
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We set ours up electronically and I think we set it up with $25. When it reached a certain depletion level, it automatically adds additional money. No one likes to pay tolls but the SunPass and EZPASS are very convenient. All the nice roads in Orlando are toll roads and you can skip those roads and spend hours in traffic. I know, we tried it. And we stay off I-4 as much as we can. It seems to be a big parking lot day or night.
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I know you were asking about tolls, but all I heard was you're going to Fort Wilderness/Disney...have a great time!
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Another vote for toll road. Avoid I-4 at all costs.
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