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Old 01-27-2016, 01:18 PM   #11
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I have yet to find a State park in any state that does not have water available for filling your fresh water tank. A lot do not have threaded faucets so you should pick up one of these Camco Water Bandits to carry in you camper.


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Old 01-27-2016, 01:21 PM   #12
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Old 01-27-2016, 02:15 PM   #13
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I have stayed in just about all the Michigan State Parks. Which ones are you looking to stay in ????

Here is the link to the reservation website. It will have the campground maps and all other info.

https://www.midnrreservations.com/

I like to use Google Earth to zoom in on the campgrounds and check out the sites.
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Old 01-27-2016, 03:52 PM   #15
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I fill up at home and ride with a full tank.
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Old 01-27-2016, 03:56 PM   #16
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It is my understanding that the daily pass was eliminated a few years ago when the passport was initiated. The passport/annual for a resident is $11.
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Old 01-27-2016, 03:56 PM   #17
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I have stayed in just about all the Michigan State Parks. Which ones are you looking to stay in ????

Here is the link to the reservation website. It will have the campground maps and all other info.

https://www.midnrreservations.com/

I like to use Google Earth to zoom in on the campgrounds and check out the sites.
The Google Earth trick is amazing! Not only can you check the sites, but you see what's surrounding the campground also!
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Old 01-27-2016, 04:28 PM   #18
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I've stayed in a number of parks, both state and national where filling an RV's water tank form the hydrant, even with a "water thief" is strongly discouraged, and in some cases, prohibited. The solution to this problem is a couple of 5 gal collapsible camping water jugs. Fill them at the hydrant and bring them back to the RV to fill the tank.

The last time I needed to do this, I connected a water hose to the bathroom sink using a hose adapter I bought at the hardware store. The other end of the hose went to the fresh water tank fill point. I changed the pump intake to the winterize position and stuffed the winterize intake hose into the water jug. Turn on the cold water at the faucet, turn on the pump, and watch the water drain from the jug and go into the fresh tank.

If you have an outside shower, you can do the same thing using that connection instead of the bathroom faucet.

The only caution about doing this is that when you normally de-winterize, you need to make sure you clear out any antifreeze from the hose that feeds the pump. I do this by flushing the antifreeze out with water using the winterizing hookup.

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Old 01-27-2016, 09:57 PM   #19
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The last 2 summers we traveled to Michigan and spent 2weeks each summer camping both the lower peninsula and UP. Non of the state parks have water or sewers on THD sites but do have fresh water, usually located near the dump station, and the dump station. After getting registered we stopped and filled the water tank before setting up. On our way out we stopped to empty the tanks and opened the low point valve to drain any water that was left. Didn't want to carry the weight of the water. We never had any problems getting water. Most MI state parks are very nice and furnished with elec, fire ring and picnic table. If you travel to the UP and staying at Tahquamenon Falls I highly suggest insect repellant. The Mosquitos were so bad we left a day early. About the pass. You can order a pass (called a passport). Online for $31.00 (last yr price). It will get you into all state parks for a year. I suggest you make reservations a sap because some of the parks are hard to get into. Especially the ones on Lk Michigan. I hope you have a good trip. Michigan is beautiful.
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Old 01-27-2016, 10:10 PM   #20
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Most S/P have water if they have a C/G,just not at Every Site! Just dont fill up around Flint,Mi. Also if you are going to stay for a period of time,might weigh the Per Day vs the year price$ for Mi.Park Pass! Youroo!!
Since you are a Non-Res.the Daily Fee is 9$ or Annual Pass of 31$ easy to Fig the cost! Youroo!! Also our #1 pick is Hartwick Pines SP!
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