Welcome William! Another Michigander here. We live near Port Huron, MI. We're in between trailers. Just sold
13 and will be going to Backus, MN to pick up our new 16 in October. If you want to see how they are made and learn a little about Scamps; they offer tours. I believe it's the closest FG Mfr to you, about a 600 mile trip thru the U.P. and northern WI. For a quick reference, if you draw a line from Duluth to Fargo, it's about half way. Recommend going before the snow flies, but we don't have to tell you that!
Another opportunity to see many different makes and models will be at the Algonac Glassic Egg Scramble Rally
right here in MI. on Sep 8-10.
Not only will you see the trailers, but you'll meet some really nice people that love to show off their trailers and answer all your questions. It's hosted by Pam Garlow, one of our forum moderators, and well attended. We will miss it this year because we won't have our trailer yet, but plan to stop by and say hi to all.
Have fun learning about all the different brand trailers. I really don't think you can choose a bad one. Each make has it's followers and maybe a few detractors, but there's one out there somewhere that will be perfect for you. You'd be surprised how many people come from a motorhome background, BTW. We've had a few people camping in MH's and huge 5th wheels make comments like "We had a small trailer like that. That's when camping was fun!"