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Old 06-30-2015, 10:45 AM   #1
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Just sayin hello

Just joined a few days ago and wanted to say hello. Born and raised in central Florida, family includes my lovely bride and college age son, love fort widerness campground, and any questions about Disney World I can probably answer(AP since forever). I currently have an 2004 F250 4x4 crew cab(small v8) and a 2003 Lance 845 truck camper. I have had a starcratft popup(old, big, and heavy), a class C (old engine went bad), a coleman pop up (got tired of packing it up in the rain), then the lance. Eventually looking to sell the lance and buy a fifth wheel; the 5.0 TA looks like something i'd like to have. I'll probably have a few questions for you TA owners but for now I've enjoyed the forum, hope everyone is well and camping as much as they'd like.

ps - why don't companies make small fifth wheels any more? 28ft long and 12 foot tall doesn't qualify as small in my book!
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Old 06-30-2015, 11:23 AM   #2
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Welcome Turtle; interesting to see some smaller (older) 5th wheels out there. As for now it probably is because larger ones are when the market is. My ex-biz partners used to always say "bigger is better". Didn't agree & we split thankfully.

Know your neck of the woods. went to high school in Cocoa Beach until about Apollo 16, then it became a ghost town and we left like a lot of others. My folks moved us to Winter Park. Came to CA in '72 for a vacation & never went back(-;
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Old 06-30-2015, 11:33 AM   #3
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Just joined a few days ago and wanted to say hello. Born and raised in central Florida, family includes my lovely bride and college age son, love fort widerness campground, and any questions about Disney World I can probably answer(AP since forever). I currently have an 2004 F250 4x4 crew cab(small v8) and a 2003 Lance 845 truck camper. I have had a starcratft popup(old, big, and heavy), a class C (old engine went bad), a coleman pop up (got tired of packing it up in the rain), then the lance. Eventually looking to sell the lance and buy a fifth wheel; the 5.0 TA looks like something i'd like to have. I'll probably have a few questions for you TA owners but for now I've enjoyed the forum, hope everyone is well and camping as much as they'd like.

ps - why don't companies make small fifth wheels any more? 28ft long and 12 foot tall doesn't qualify as small in my book!
Hi: turtle...WELCOME... Tired of carrying your shell on your back? There is a 5.0TA on the way home to metro Dade City area. C&G in Florida should be there in a week or so, so you could see one in person.
Ours only makes it to Florida when the weather turns frigid here. Alf
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Old 06-30-2015, 11:52 AM   #4
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Just joined a few days ago and wanted to say hello. Born and raised in central Florida, family includes my lovely bride and college age son, love fort widerness campground, and any questions about Disney World I can probably answer(AP since forever). I currently have an 2004 F250 4x4 crew cab(small v8) and a 2003 Lance 845 truck camper. I have had a starcratft popup(old, big, and heavy), a class C (old engine went bad), a coleman pop up (got tired of packing it up in the rain), then the lance. Eventually looking to sell the lance and buy a fifth wheel; the 5.0 TA looks like something i'd like to have. I'll probably have a few questions for you TA owners but for now I've enjoyed the forum, hope everyone is well and camping as much as they'd like.

ps - why don't companies make small fifth wheels any more? 28ft long and 12 foot tall doesn't qualify as small in my book!
Welcome Turtle - i too have wondered why small 5th wheels r no longer avail.
u wont go wrong with the 5.0ta, we had the 5.0sa, then a small stickie
but alas the 5.0ta was calling.
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Old 06-30-2015, 12:15 PM   #5
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Can't believe I joined and a 5.0 lands in my back yard. I'm guessing C&G is a member on the forum?
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Old 06-30-2015, 12:20 PM   #6
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Can't believe I joined and a 5.0 lands in my back yard. I'm guessing C&G is a member on the forum?
Yeppers. Was fortunate to meet Carl in Osoyoos at the rally.
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Old 06-30-2015, 01:43 PM   #7
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I just may be contacting you around Spring, 2016 for some advice. On my first run around the perimeter of the U.S., want to stop to see Epcot, Universal and Harry Potter World!

Welcome and best of luck with your search!!!

any questions about Disney World I can probably answer
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Old 06-30-2015, 02:01 PM   #8
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went to high school in Cocoa Beach until about Apollo 16, then it became a ghost town and we left like a lot of others. My folks moved us to Winter Park. Came to CA in '72 for a vacation & never went back(-;
You should force yourself. Cocoa Beach is still wonderful, and alot less crowded than many of the Florida beaches. There are a couple of nice beach bars I've hung out in to watch Delta Rockets launch. Still love to visit there every chance I get.
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Old 06-30-2015, 02:54 PM   #9
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IMAG0001.jpgWell I have been back a few times, but not in 20 years. The Atlantic is nice to jump into and I miss running around on the Banana River in my hydroplane. A friend's dad made this from a kit and we bought it when they transferred to Seattle.
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Old 06-30-2015, 04:53 PM   #10
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I just may be contacting you around Spring, 2016 for some advice. On my first run around the perimeter of the U.S., want to stop to see Epcot, Universal and Harry Potter World!

Welcome and best of luck with your search!!!

any questions about Disney World I can probably answer

The next time I do Disney, it wil be at Fort Wilderness. As for universal it's a must to stay on their property at one of the resorts that offer fast passes. The rides are insanely good!
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