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Old 02-13-2013, 06:12 PM   #1
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Planning a early June trip to Frankenmuth and Traverse City Mi. any good campgrounds? we prefer full hookups.
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There are numerous state parks in Michigan, alas not as many as there was a while ago, They do not, however, have full hookups.

There is a very nice campground in Frankmuth itself South side of town, Can't tell you much about it but you get off at the Birch Run exit, turn east, then north, (google for it) the park name includes Frankmuth.

Traverse City area I just used State Parks myself so can not help you.

In June, I may be in Davision (Richfield TWP) at teh Outdoor Adventure (Membership) park, depending on which week it is. This is not far from Frankenmuth and if I get me a set of wheels, a meet and greet is not out of the question.
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For Frankenmuth: see my PICS of Pine Ridge. Basic FHU's, no frills. It's very peaceful. There's a Jellystone right in Frankenmuth (haven't been to it) that would be suited if you have to keep kids entertained.

Be sure to eat at Zehnder's! At Tony's I-75 in Birch Run you can get a BLT with 1lb of bacon - one of the top spots to eat according to the TV program United States of Bacon.

For Traverse City: See my PICS of Indigo Bluffs Motorcoach / PICS of Indigo Bluffs Rally Park (same location - 1 side is motorcoaches only, 1 side all other RV's). I highly recommend this. They've got a new clubhouse since we've been there. You're also very close to Sleeping Bear Dunes staying here.

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Thanks for the information, I noticed you have a Jeep Liberty, we are looking to get a used one, when looking at the towing guides it states, the 2011 and 2012 model Jeep Liberty , you need to disconnect the battery terminal before towing. What year is yours and do you like it as your toad?
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We have stayed at Jellystone in Frankenmuth several times. It's a great location for visiting downtown and visiting all the shops and restaurants. I agree Zehenders is a great place to eat...esp. the chicken. One thing I don't understand about Jellystone is the sites toward the front on cement pads only have 30amp. These a really nice sites, but we need 50 amp. esp. in the summer! Unless they have upgraded since last July you will have to park towards the back for 50amp. Also stayed it Traverse City during the Cherry Festival..YUM.
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Hi Herb,

Our Liberty is the same yr as our coach (see sig). We like the ease of towing - we don't even know it's back there. For '06 only tranny in Park/x-fr case in neutral & we're good to go. They've made changes in newer models that require additional actions before towing so consult the manual for whatever year you get for towing specs. Now, as for repairs on the thing, well....that's another story. We've had quite a few major repairs to it

Jeeps have a beefy frame so the ride is stiff. You won't have a cushy, sedan-like ride. Just something to be aware of.

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We have a 2004 Jeep Liberty and absolutely love it! It has 130,000 actual miles on it plust 55,000 towing. We haven't had any repairs on it and we do some tough 4-wheeling. It has given us many fun times and tows beautifully.

Traverse Bay RV Resort is very nice.
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Planning a early June trip to Frankenmuth and Traverse City Mi. any good campgrounds? we prefer full hookups.
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I would also like to suggest if you are going as far as Traverse City that you visit Mackinaw Island. We stayed in Mackinaw City and took the ferry to the island for the day. It is a beautiful place. There are no cars allowed on the island so you get around using horse drawn taxis. Visit the Grand Hotel for lunch or just to look around. This is where they filmed the movie Somewhere in Time. The fudge shops are numerous and the locals are called "fudgies".
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Lori and Dave
Thanks for the information, I noticed you have a Jeep Liberty, we are looking to get a used one, when looking at the towing guides it states, the 2011 and 2012 model Jeep Liberty , you need to disconnect the battery terminal before towing. What year is yours and do you like it as your toad?
Thanks again
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Highly recommend the Jeep Liberty as your toad. We purchased a '12 Liberty last July specifically for use as toad and couldn't be more pleased. Very easy to hook up. Don't have to unhook battery or pull a fuse or anything like that. In fact in '08 Jeep removed the steering wheel locks on their towable vehicles so you don't have to leave the key in the ignition. Just put transfer case in neutral and transmission in park and go. We also have a '00 Wrangler that we tow at times but like the extra room in the Liberty. Can't tell the difference between the two when towing.
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Can't be of much help for Frankenmuth, but Traverse City is a great area. Just north of Traverse City is Traverse Bay RV Resort. Traverse Bay RV Resort, Michigan: Index We've stayed there many times, very nice place, great people. It is located on the border of Grand Traverse Resort's golf courses and only about a mile or so to the casino. It's a great location for discovering the area.
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The Yogi Bear / Jellystone park is within walking distance of the center of town. We haven't been there for a while, but remember it as an older park with relatively narrow sites. Very well-maintained and no seasonal occupants. They also had "Premium" sites that appeared to be two sites joined together.

You can walk on the wooden bridge over the Cass river, and watch the clock tower activities at Zhenders restaurant. Frankenmuth is touristy, yet nice. The German food at Zhenders is very good.

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For Frankenmuth: see my PICS of Pine Ridge. Basic FHU's, no frills. It's very peaceful. There's a Jellystone right in Frankenmuth (haven't been to it) that would be suited if you have to keep kids entertained.

Be sure to eat at Zehnder's! At Tony's I-75 in Birch Run you can get a BLT with 1lb of bacon - one of the top spots to eat according to the TV program United States of Bacon.

For Traverse City: See my PICS of Indigo Bluffs Motorcoach / PICS of Indigo Bluffs Rally Park (same location - 1 side is motorcoaches only, 1 side all other RV's). I highly recommend this. They've got a new clubhouse since we've been there. You're also very close to Sleeping Bear Dunes staying here.

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frankenmuth has a lutheran camp ground north of town.not sure how much i think elec & water with dump sation.you can walk the town from there.never stayed there but live 10 miles away.i think its st lorenze.
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Have stayed at jelleystone in Frankenmuth three times now in the past four years for a week each time. Will be there again in a couple of months. Have had no problem getting 50 amp and the sie I want. Good people own the campground and try to keep it clean.

Never stayed at Pine Ridge but pass it every time we go To Frankenmuth. Looks nice with many more trees. About 5 miles from town.
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Above I mentioned Traverse Bay RV Resort, but failed to mention there is a state park in Traverse City too. Very conveniently located, but also generally crowded. The state park offers only electric (30 amp) hookups.

If you choose to expand your travels a bit further north there are two wonderful campgrounds just north of Petoskey. Our preference is Hearthside Grove : Luxury Motorcoach Resort in Petoskey, Michigan , a beautiful resort with extra large sites all with full hookups. About a mile south of Hearthside Grove is the Petoskey KOA Welcome . Both properties are owned by the same family. The KOA is constantly rated as one of the best in the system. The RV sites are all paved and full hookups.
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