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Old 06-27-2015, 10:28 AM   #1
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Lansing to the UP trip report

We just got home last night from our first long trip in our 2016 23LB. We went to Tahquamenon Falls State Park in Michigan's UP. It was over 600 miles round trip and went very well. The Mosquitos were extremely heavy but other than that it was beautiful. Trailer pulled very well even with the mackinaw bridge construction forcing us to drive on the open grates which the family did not care for. I was averaging about 13 mpg with our traverse so it was about what I thought we would get. Overall the 23lb had no problems at all. I have never pulled anything that far and was surprised how easy it was to drive. I was worried about the cheap tires that came on it but they handled fine for the trip. I am going to have them changed soon though to same me worrying about them. Thank you forest river for building this.
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Old 06-27-2015, 11:16 PM   #2
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We just got home last night from our first long trip in our 2016 23LB. We went to Tahquamenon Falls State Park in Michigan's UP. It was over 600 miles round trip and went very well. The Mosquitos were extremely heavy but other than that it was beautiful. Trailer pulled very well even with the mackinaw bridge construction forcing us to drive on the open grates which the family did not care for. I was averaging about 13 mpg with our traverse so it was about what I thought we would get. Overall the 23lb had no problems at all. I have never pulled anything that far and was surprised how easy it was to drive. I was worried about the cheap tires that came on it but they handled fine for the trip. I am going to have them changed soon though to same me worrying about them. Thank you forest river for building this.
I am heading up in a few weeks from canton
Anything special on crossing the bridge?
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Old 06-27-2015, 11:25 PM   #3
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Always construction on the bridge. Driving on the grates sounds awful and loud but you won't have a choice.
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Old 06-27-2015, 11:35 PM   #4
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Trying to find a good campground near the bridge... Either before or after the bridge....
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Old 06-28-2015, 01:15 PM   #5
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Trying to find a good campground near the bridge... Either before or after the bridge....
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Just before the bridge is a huge campground that is on the water.
Click here Mackinaw Mill Creek Camping is a Mackinaw City RV Resort Camp on the Straits of Mackinac and has Cabins with Kitchenettes

Beautiful country up that way.
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Old 06-28-2015, 03:23 PM   #6
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Just before the bridge is a huge campground that is on the water.
Click here Mackinaw Mill Creek Camping is a Mackinaw City RV Resort Camp on the Straits of Mackinac and has Cabins with Kitchenettes

Beautiful country up that way.
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Thanks Bill
have you stayed at this one?
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Old 06-28-2015, 04:01 PM   #7
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Thanks Bill have you stayed at this one?
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I haven't as I usually go further up North into the Upper Peninsula but I've not heard anything bad about them. They have 200 full hook up sites with a total of 600 I think.

Here's a website that I always use when planning trips. They also provide camper reviews about individual campgrounds.
Click here: RV Park Reviews - Trusted Reviews of Campgrounds & RV Parks


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Old 06-28-2015, 06:23 PM   #8
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If your dry camping...Brevort Lake is just 15 miles west of bridge on US2....mature woods and beutiful lake. Hog Island forest campground is just west of there and is on Lake Michigan shoreline.....just about 3 miles west of there is a 2 mile stretch of sandy shoreline, all open to the public...we stayed at Brevoort and would drive down to the shoreline every other day.. Great party store along there...be sure to get your Stormy Kromer hat there...!

Safe, fun, trip

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The Upper Peninsula of Michigan has a lot to offer including Yoopers. There is the Big Mac bridge, Soo Locks, Tahquamenon Falls, Picture Rocks Nat. Park, Yoopers Tourist Stop, Calumet Nat. Park( copper mine history), Ft Wilkins, Isle Royal Nat. Park, Porkies, and many other fine things. I live in the Keweenaw Peninsula (Copper country) and if need any assistance in the Western U.P. PM me.
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have you stayed at this one?
We are at the campground right now. Here for 2 nights then on to Tahquamenon .falls. We stayed here last summer a,so. Nice park, has full hook ups if you want. We have water and electricity.will use the dump stations the way out. Very nice park. A bit higher than state pArks. We are paying$41.00 a night. Wilderness State Park is very nice and about9 miles from the bridge. Have a safe trip.
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