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Old 04-14-2011, 10:37 PM   #1
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Need help....Questions from a foreigner who knows nothing

Hi everyone,
My name is Kitsada from Thailand. I and my family come to the states to take our kids (4 years old boy and 1 year old girl) to see the doctor here. Next week, as there is no treatment for our son, we decide to travel from New York to Orlando (for Disney World) by RV. We've already booked a RV from Cruiseamerica and got it.
As you can guess, we are very new and totally know nothing to this RV world. I have so many questions and have been trying to find out by looking on the internet, but found none. Therefore, I decide to register to this forum. I think you people can help me out. Anyway, sorry in advance, as my questions might not making sense in some way : )
1. We have to travel so such a long way and do need a place to stop for dumping trash or recharging the battery.
1.1 Do the campground allow us to park temporary?
1.2 If they do, how much it gonna cost. Do they open for us to do that 24 hours a day (like we can stop at a gas station)?
2. My kids have problem with their eating habit(This is one of the reasons we take them to see the doctor here). Manytimes they refuse to the food we cook and we have to drive around to find some specific restaurant for them. We, finally, always have problem with our timetable. I could imagine that, in this trip, if we decide to stop and stay in any campground we have to do it rightaway (I mean we couldn't make a reservation in advance as we are very not sure if we can present there) Here come the question.
2.1 Is it necessary to make a reservation for the campground? Can we just drive in?
2.2 What is their check-in hours? Are they open for very late check-in or do they do 24 hrs check-in?
Again, thank you so much for your help.
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Old 04-14-2011, 11:21 PM   #2
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1. We have to travel so such a long way and do need a place to stop for dumping trash or recharging the battery. If you are diving I-95 you will find rest areas along the way where you can stop or rest for a couple of hours. You won't be able to recharge your battery there or dump the holding tanks. You'll need to find a campground for that
1.1 Do the campground allow us to park temporary? If they have a vacancy they will let you park for a fee.
1.2 If they do, how much it gonna cost. Do they open for us to do that 24 hours a day (like we can stop at a gas station)? Most campgrounds close the office at 7 or 8 PM. So you'll need to stop before then. The cost will vary. Cost could be from $35 up to $75
2. My kids have problem with their eating habit(This is one of the reasons we take them to see the doctor here). Manytimes they refuse to the food we cook and we have to drive around to find some specific restaurant for them. We, finally, always have problem with our timetable. I could imagine that, in this trip, if we decide to stop and stay in any campground we have to do it rightaway (I mean we couldn't make a reservation in advance as we are very not sure if we can present there) Here come the question.
2.1 Is it necessary to make a reservation for the campground? Can we just drive in? If you want to be certain you'll have a place to park in a campground then you need to make a reservation. But, you should be able to find a campground with a vacancy.
2.2 What is their check-in hours? Are they open for very late check-in or do they do 24 hrs check-in? Answer above
Again, thank you so much for your help.
Hope this info helps you. Welcome to America......spend lots of money.....we need it.
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Old 04-15-2011, 09:45 AM   #3
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Kitsadar,
This time of the year, I think you should be able to drive into most campgrounds and get a spot for overnight. You can recharge the batteries by just plugging the RV into their electric. Just watch watch the signs on the road as you travel and you should see signs for campgrounds or the campgrounds itself. As said before, try and pull in early enough that they are open and also it is easier to set up the RV with light. Sorry for your problem with the child, but we hope you can get it resolved. Enjoy the USA.
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I would maybe suggest a Nav unit for your travel. It will be able to provide you with info, before you arrive at your daily stops. If you don't already have one, maybe you could rent one from the rental store.
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Old 05-05-2011, 11:48 PM   #5
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Got back from the trip for almost 2 weeks so far. Sorry for not giving you guy the feedback right after getting back, as we've been so busy about continuing the treatment for our children. We had a very great time in Florida. Weather soooo hot there (anyway we are all familiar with that, comparing how hot in Thailand is). Thank you so much for all your answers. Those helped us get though our trip smoothly.
On the way down to Florida, we stopped at Walmart twice for shopping and then cooking for our children. We got though the tunnel in Baltimore by accident. Fortunately, we didn't get caught (heard from a guy at KOA that we might be fined for $2000 in case we got pulled over.... wow!). I loved stopping at Flying J very much, as we could do almost everything with our RV there (fill up gas, dispose gray and black water, refill fresh water...). There were totally 9 adults and 2 children in this trip. All traveled in one 30 feet RV! too crowded and busy, but yeah...it's fun and warm.
Thank you again for all your supports and talk to you real soon!
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