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Old 05-09-2011, 03:44 PM   #11
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I grew up about 30 minutes away from Kohler-Andrae. Love those dunes. Hope you have a great weekend with your new camper.
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Old 05-09-2011, 07:51 PM   #12
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Through past experience, make sure all you roof locks are unlocked prior to trying to crank up the pup, I found out that you can brake the lift system pretty easy on your first camping trip..... I snapped a screw that holds the snake like crank cable, one corner would not lift, to make it through the weekend I had to manually lift the roof while my wife cranked it up, and had to use the safety supports to hold it in place for the camptrip. Once I got it home I was able to re-thread the snake and replace the bolt, no more issues and did not have to admit my mistake to the dealer for repairs.

But cranking the trailer is all in the past now.....
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Old 05-09-2011, 08:04 PM   #13
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Hey vinman72 and triguy - terre andrae is about 15 minutes from our house. Tent camped there for one weekend a few years back. It's hard to get into and a bit too close to lake Michigan for me; there is always that "cooler near the lake" factor. Bring warm clothes. We camp frequently at high cliff s.p. In Sherwood - LOVE it there. Have fun!
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Very nice Pup vinman. Post up some pics of your maiden voyage!
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Old 05-09-2011, 09:59 PM   #15
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Hey trudinator, your right it is cooler there by the lake but it is perfect in the middle of July. It's natures air-conditioning! But since we are going in a couple of weeks we will bring warm clothes! Hey how do the heated mattresses work? Do they really keep you warm?
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Old 05-09-2011, 10:26 PM   #16
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The heated mattresses can be deceiving. You can't really feel them getting warm but if you set them above 2 or 3 you'll wake up in a sweat in about 30 minutes or so, or at least my wife and I do.
Unlike an electric blanket the heat comes from under you and your bedding will hold it in so it doesn't take much. Once we learned what setting worked for us, we haven't had any problem.
We like it so much that when we purchased our current tt last November I swapped out the mattresses because the new trailer's wasn't heated.

Good luck and enjoy that new camper!
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Old 05-10-2011, 10:43 AM   #17
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Thanks! I'm glad that the heated mattresses really do work. Never know when you'll need them!

Has anyone been to Peninsula State Park in WI? Or Ludington or Muskegon State park in MI? If you have, how are they??
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Old 05-10-2011, 11:02 AM   #18
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Thanks! I'm glad that the heated mattresses really do work. Never know when you'll need them!

Has anyone been to Peninsula State Park in WI? Or Ludington or Muskegon State park in MI? If you have, how are they??
Peninsula is an ABSOLUTELY beautiful park!! Another one that is really hard to get into - it is Wisconsin's most popular state park. If you're a golfer, it has an 18-hole golf course and of course, some of the most beautiful views of the lake you'll see anywhere. Also boasts a summer theater, a lighthouse, and 8 miles of Door County shoreline. I HIGHLY recommend this park - but make your reservations as soon as possible in the 11-month window, or you won't get in.
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Old 05-10-2011, 11:08 AM   #19
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We actually got in early June. So it will probably a little chilly but sounds great!
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Old 05-10-2011, 02:39 PM   #20
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X3 on Peninsula. Great SP and one of our favorite camping destinations in Wisconsin. The trick is to register 11 months ahead . Short of that, check every so often for cancellations as people tend to sign up and then often back out as the time gets nearer.

By the way, you should be able to get non-electric sites at Peninsula if you go during the week or on non-holiday weekends. You're on the lake and most sites are wooded so, again, air conditioning not really needed.
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