Thanks for the reply. I have talked to Tom serveral times. They are doing an excellent job in the 2nd chapter of Trillium's Life. Are you getting the new jalousie windows? Sleeping Bear is nice. But you must try to get into "Ludington State Park" on your way up. This is considered the #1 State campground in Michigan. Where do you camp when you are at Sleeping Bear Dunes? The "Midwest Egg Owners" sounds good. I have a wife and a son who just turned 14. How about you? Have a safe drive out there. Does your Model have a sway-bar ball? It's an added peace and ease of driving. If it does, than you have to buy a sway-bar...about $125 to $150.
"The Trillium King"
Dave, Wouldn't I be lucky enough to live within striking distance to "The King". You have a wealth of knowledge about Trilliums and since the basic design hasn't changed that much, I appreciate any help you can give me in avoiding problems like the one you mentioned concerning the sway-bar. I will need to ask Tom about that. He just started building it last week. I sent the deposit. We are so excited about this purchase. We shouldn't be thinking about an RV loan right now with all the private college loans we have for three boys in and out of college but what the heck, we owe it to ourselves to do this. We are passionate about the outdoors and we believe this little egg will be our basecamp for future hikes and general car camping. Can't wait to use it with the furnace
this winter. We left the AC option out since it would never fit in the garage if we had one. I plan on rigging one up (using suggestions on this website) when we head for the Outer Banks of N.C. in the summer. That is the only time I think we would really need it. We would spend the rest of our time in Upper Michigan and out West. Both of us teach and have the time to head West in summer. Oh yes, we did pull into about 5 state parks along the coast on the way up this past summer. We did check the campground out at Ludington and it is really nice. At Sleeping Bear we always stay at D.H.Day (Michigan's first state park,,now Nat'l Lakeshore Park). It has pit toilets but now we will have a PORTA POTTI !!!!!!!!!! How exciting is that. We need to see the Upper Penninsula soon. By the way, we're 59, married 37 years, both teach at Columbus Academy and have 3 sons, 20, 23, and age 25.
I look forward to corresponding with you since you are really a neighbor when you consider so many folks on this site are far from Ohio. I'll make sure to mention the sway bar. If you think of anything else I should ask him let me know. He is giving us a good deal for purchasing early and we plan to show it off here in Ohio to help Tom with sales.
I will stay in touch.....where do you live in Michigan?