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    Hi my name is Julie and I used to be a regular here many moons ago. I'm originally from metro Detroit and spent most of my summers camping in my pup in northern Michigan. From the time I was a young child I always wanted to live "up north" on a farm, 8 years ago I decided to realize my dream. I sold my house, got a job transfer, and bought a house on 10 acres in Frederic Mi. Frederic is between Grayling and Gaylord, not sure where that is? I'm about an hour south of da bridge, (Mackinac Bridge). So for the last 8 years I've been learning about farming and growing my hobby farm. I have about 50 egg laying chickens and sell their eggs, 4 ducks, 8 goats, 2 dogs, 5 cats and a pond full of Koi fish. I also have a large garden and hope to start selling my produce at the farmers market in the next few years. Needless to say I haven't had any time to camp, plus its hard to get away. I still have my pup and set it up every year and use it as a guest house. This year I decided that next summer I need to get away for a few days if camping. Setting up the pup is getting old and I like the idea of not having to crank up the camper and just open the door and toss stuff in. So I started to look at hybrids, still have that open air feel but just a little easier to set up. I found one that I like and brought it home, it needs some work and has no manual I'm going to need some help from you folks as I start to make the repairs.
     
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    Raycfe Waterford Ct.

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    Glad to see you back.
     
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    nineoaks2004 Every meal is a picnic and every Day is a holiday

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    Welcome back, from N/W Fl panhandle. I know about the farm life, we have horses, goats, chickens, Donkeys and geese, watch dogs and 3 1/2 Chihuahuas so we stay busy and our next door neighbor that fed for us when we were gone , passed away so now we have to go separately. any questions just ask. Good Luck and Happy Camping
     
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    Orchid Sharp Shootin' Grandma

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    Welcome back! We have family in Gaylord, MI so I know exactly where that is. :smiley:
     
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    Welcome back to the portal from North Carolina!
     
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    Welcome back to the Portal from South Carolina.
     
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    Welcome back from the West Virginia mountains
     
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    Hello and Welcome Back... from North Georgia...
     
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    Hello from Minnesota and welcome back!
     
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    Welcome back from Oklahoma
     
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    Welcome back! I remember you, has it really been 8 years? :)
     
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    Welcome back! We are in NEPA but have kids and grand-kids in Farmington Hills as well as friends scattered around Michigan.
     
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    How have you been?
     
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    Welcome back.
     
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    Doing fine JT. Looks like you've got it going on up nort dere ya know. Well done! :)
     
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    I see you have a kayak, do you ever go down the AuSable? I'm a 1/4 mile from the AuSable.
     
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    novagirl retired camper

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    Welcome back. I know right where you are. We have driven through the campground at Jones Lake!
     
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    No, never done the Au Sable, I usually stay on lakes because the boat is a bit large (16') for most rivers. But it sounds like fun!
     

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