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Old 04-15-2012, 11:06 AM   #1
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Hello from Michigan

HI There,

Joining you from the Thumb area of Michigan. Looking forward to camping in the Great Lakes State. We selected a fiberglass camper because we wanted something light weight that could be towed with our VW diesel. Michigan has beautiful campgrounds, some of them you have to book months in advance. Looking foward to exploring them with my 5 year old twins. I also plan to drag along the husband on a few trips. Gotta make sure we have WIFI

We bought a home brew 13 foot egg camper for a couple hundred dollars. It is currently stripped and my goal is to have it camp worthy by June 1st.

We're keeping it pretty simple, no kitchen or water. Just a mini-fridge and micro. It will have some decent power outlets to feed our numerous gadgets.

Getting great ideas already from the forum. So glad I found you.
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Old 04-15-2012, 11:42 AM   #2
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Hi Jenn, welcome to FiberglassRV... we're very glad you found us! So, homebrew... that sounds most interesting. Do you have any photos to share with us? Hope you can get some uploaded soon
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Old 04-15-2012, 11:56 AM   #3
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Old 04-15-2012, 12:08 PM   #4
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Welcome from another Michigander. I bought my UHaul in the Thumb - home of many good people.

Feel free to post pictures of your trailer. Creativity is admired here.
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Old 04-15-2012, 01:16 PM   #5
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Thanks - I need to grab some before pictures. The guy who's helping me with it, is just about to take it off the frame to sand blast and repaint it. He just took a massively oversized heater/ac off the roof. It must weigh 400+ lbs, probably designed for a class A motor home, can't believe it could hold it up! We're gonna replace with a simple skylight and go another route for heat and ac.
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Old 04-16-2012, 06:56 AM   #6
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very cool. live in oxford,just south of lapeer, but we have a second home in caseville.

i'm going to try to get a group together for a trip to sleeping bear dunes toward the end of june. would be great of you could join us.

if not, we like to go to algonac state park to watch the frieghters go by. maybe there some time.
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Old 04-16-2012, 07:23 PM   #7
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Hi Jenn! What brand of egg trailer is it? Most of them do not have sufficient body rigidity to survive being towed for long when the inner cabinets and such have been removed. You probably will want to install some sort of inner supports for the sides and roof, so it doesn't wiggle itself to death or cave in under snow load.
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Old 04-19-2012, 09:42 PM   #8
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I'm another Michigander, living south of Flint. Photos needed! Definitely 'before' photos so we can see how fabulous it looks when complete
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Old 04-20-2012, 12:02 PM   #9
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And I'm another Michigander (don't call me a Michigoose) living a short ways north of Grand Rapids.
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Old 04-20-2012, 12:08 PM   #10
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anyone looking for a quick trip.... we are going to go to mt. pleasant this weekend. camping saturday at the saginaw chippewaw camp grounds,,,3.5 miles south of the casino.
lol no we most likely won't go gambling. planning on sight seeing mt pleasant saturday afternoon, and then going to dow gardens sunday to see the butterfly house.

so anyone wants a spur of the moment trip,,,there you are. $17 for a 30 amp. and a free shuttle to the casino if you lean that way.
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Old 04-20-2012, 02:31 PM   #11
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HI There,

Joining you from the Thumb area of Michigan. Looking forward to camping in the Great Lakes State. We selected a fiberglass camper because we wanted something light weight that could be towed with our VW diesel. Michigan has beautiful campgrounds, some of them you have to book months in advance. Looking foward to exploring them with my 5 year old twins. I also plan to drag along the husband on a few trips. Gotta make sure we have WIFI

We bought a home brew 13 foot egg camper for a couple hundred dollars. It is currently stripped and my goal is to have it camp worthy by June 1st.

We're keeping it pretty simple, no kitchen or water. Just a mini-fridge and micro. It will have some decent power outlets to feed our numerous gadgets.

Getting great ideas already from the forum. So glad I found you.
Hi Jenn and family!
Welcome to the forum. You will be hard pressed to meet a nicer group anywhere.
Though I live in Toledo, my Scamp lives on a semi permanant site near Grayling. I use it as a base camp when ATVing. My most recent outing was the last weekend of March. Even with temperatures at or below freezing, I stayed cozy with just an electric heater. (Once I got the inside warmed up, that is).
Here is a picture of my first trip of the year.

Again, welcome to the group!
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Old 04-20-2012, 04:23 PM   #12
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We are in the Highland Area. Looking forward to seeing your project.
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Old 04-20-2012, 04:28 PM   #13
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Hi guys! Mason MI here.
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Old 04-20-2012, 06:47 PM   #14
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Welcome ! near AuGres here,,,Ron
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