Originally Posted by ga80486
Has anyone here taken their Class A MH (with or w/o toad) across Lake Michigan on the S. S. Badger? I'm planning a 2016 trip from the Grand Rapids Mi area to Ludington, across the lake to Wisconsin, then up to the U.P to Pictured Rocks, returning across the Big Mac and down to GR.
Looking for suggestions for places or things to stay, see, avoid etc., and how's the ride on the boat?
Any helpful advice would be greatly appreciated.
We have done the Badger trip 4 times. You haven't lived until you play Badger bingo. Make a reservation, They are usually full. We boondock the night before or the night after depending on which way we are going in the parking lot.
It is so simple, they do all the work. You arrive and pick up your tickets. Unhook the car and put it in the parking lot with keys. The rig goes into the parking lot with trucks. We usually stay in the rig until the driver comes to get it and then we board the boat. Just the reverse at the other end.
The trip is 4 hours and pleasant. There are several places to sit. A big tv lounge, a quiet lounge, they have a movie, and bingo, gift shop, cafeteria etc.
Using farmers math I think the crossing actually costs about 100 bucks each way if you compare it to driving around the lake and staying a night somewhere. Not driving through Chicago is worth every penny.
There is a casino in Ludington if you do not want to stay in the parking lot. In Manitowoc there is a fairground not too far.
Enjoy, we do not cross any other way.