RV Adventures with Bug Smacker

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We are now up north hunting. So try to keep quiet. The weather up here is great for camping. Not so good for hunting. The day time temperatures are still getting into the 50s. We have seen plenty of animals, just nothing we can take home for dinner.       Update: The 6 volt battery installation in our new RV is working out great. It was worth the time and effort to do the upgrade. We can now go days without a charge. No more cold winter nights.   .

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  RV manufacturers are doing a fine job of building units that are more capable of handling the colder temperatures that follow the busy summer camping season. Things like a fully-enclosed underbelly, thermal-pane windows, additional insulation, heated holding tanks, high-efficiency furnaces and even a fireplace are very common in newer RVs. With these improvements you can extend your camping season and broaden your northern destinations. Even with all of these improvements you still want to exhibit some caution in these colder temperatures. When temperatures start dipping below freezing for most …

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Woodland Park in Burt Township near Grand Marais, Michigan is a simply remarkable place. We arrived to find more than we ever expected here. We knew in a moment that this was going to be more than just a stopover for us. The sites are on a first come first serve basis. We booked 3 nights knowing very well that we would most likely extend the stay for the rest of our vacation. The campground is tucked away along the southern shore of Lake Superior. The sites have electric, water …

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We were passing through Houghton, Michigan on our way to our next campground when all of the sudden I spotted a McDonalds! I was never so excited to see a Mickey-D’s in my life. It meant that civilization was just around the corner. Just prior to arriving in Copper Harbor, Michigan the road becomes winding and narrow. I am sure the larger rigs than ours would have a lot of fun on this part of the road.    We stayed at the Fort Wilkins Historic State Park, so named for …

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On the road to the next campground we pulled over to see Bond Falls and Agate Falls.   Next stop, The Porky’s. As you can see the site was a bit unlevel.   If you like to hike then this is the place for you. Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park is Michigan’s largest State Park, by far. It offers endless hiking trails through the Northwestern Michigan wilderness and Lake Superior lakeshore. One day we hiked over 6 ½ miles of mountain terrain to view just a fraction of what this beautiful area has to offer. …

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