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Old 08-03-2015, 06:08 PM   #15
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We'd never travel in a large RV without something small to tour around. You'll be missing a lot and parking in places will not be fun.

One above-poster stated "there's no problem going anywhere you want" but I disagree. There are many, many places in Michigan that you won't be able to get to. Guess it depends if you want to 'see' Michigan or just go to the 'hot spots'. We lived there and there are awesome places to explore - in a small vehicle.
Not true. The op is asking about Mackinaw. I live in Michigan and get up there at least 4 times per year. Plenty of parking right in town within walking distance to all the things to do. Same for St Ignace. I've been to just about every place in the state and not once missed my car.
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Thank you all for information. We do plan on ultimately setting up for toad, but none of our vehicles will work 4 down and have not yet decided between open and closed trailer. Would like to travel while we mull over decision. going to pesos key and renting car sounds like great plan. Great group here:Thanx
You must do a lot of research and obtain weights of your MH, towing capacity, hitch capacity, etc. fully loaded for a trip, before making a decision to tow a trailer to haul an auto. Don't wind up with a trailer that weighs 3,000# empty and have a MH hitch capacity of 5.000#, that would eliminate hauling the auto.
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The OP asked about traveling in Michigan and Wisconsin - including Mackinaw. I assumed they'd want to do some siteseeing off the major highway.
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Well we never leave home without our toad. Now at Mackinaw City there is plenty of parking for any type of vehicle right at the docks where the ferries are.

You can't take any motorized vehicles to the Island. So I guess a toad is not necessary at Mackinaw City. All the shops on the main land are within walking distance of your RV also.

Most all of main attraction have RV parking. All that being said many places I go my RV would not get close to going. We like to see the roads less traveled and they generally are not great RV roads.

So if you take just the RV I would plan on doing much more walking. But I guess you will have a great trip either way. Lots of things to see in Michigan.

Check Mill Creek Campground in Mackinaw. I m guessing they will have a shuttle to the ferries.

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We spent two weeks up in the UP. We put tons of miles on our toad seeing St. Lawrence locks, Lake Superior shipwreck museum, Mackinaw Island, Lake in the Clouds and a bunch of waterfalls.


3 hour trips at 30 mpg and 70 mph is much cheaper then 7 mpg at 50 mph. We stayed 1 week in the St. Ignace casino and 1 in Bonds Falls Flowage campground.
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We like to stop at small towns and usually find them very interesting. I've never had a problem finding parking. I don't want to tow something all over the country that I don't need. We spent a week in Hilton Head and a few days in Branson. Both times we just rented a car and had delivered it to the campground. Different strokes.
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We spent two weeks up in the UP. We put tons of miles on our toad seeing St. Lawrence locks, Lake Superior shipwreck museum, Mackinaw Island, Lake in the Clouds and a bunch of waterfalls.


3 hour trips at 30 mpg and 70 mph is much cheaper then 7 mpg at 50 mph. We stayed 1 week in the St. Ignace casino and 1 in Bonds Falls Flowage campground.
I've been to all those and more. I like the convenience of having my mh with me. If plans change, and for us they do quit often, I don't need to go back to get my mh.
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We just camped in Land O Lakes Wisconsin at Borderline RV Park. It is fairly primitive but has full hookups and room for our 38 footer. they also rent Avis cars at the Land O lakes airport (which MHs can access). The area is gorgeous.
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Well, we are off with no toad. Will let you know how it goes! Thanks for all kind replies.
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