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Old 01-19-2016, 10:43 AM   #1
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Camping suggestions near Middlebury Factory

I want to do some site seeing while I am in the area. This will give me a chance to really shake down the unit after the PDI and have any open issues resolved while I am still in the area.

Anyone have some suggestions for sites near the factory that are well worth the visit? Being from the south, I am not too familiar with the area attractions.

May stay a week or two before heading back to Houston. Just depends on how much fun we are having and what we uncover during this shake down run.

Thanks in advance.

1) Auburn Cord Dusenburg Museum
2)Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum
3) Turkey Run State Park
4) Brown County State Park
5) White River State Park
6) Cliffty Falls State Park
7) Indiana Dunes State Park
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Old 01-19-2016, 11:16 AM   #2
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There is a KOA north of Middleberry about 5 miles stayed there when I was there.
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Old 01-19-2016, 11:19 AM   #3
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When will you be going? Winter lasts much too long in the north.
A couple of places to stay come to mind...
The RV Musuem in Elkhart, IN (west of Middlebury) allows boondocking before and after visiting the museum.
There is a KOA a very short way north of downtown Middlebury on Indiana 13. It's not far from Shipshewana, a town known for its Amish giftshops etc.

You'll probably find LOTS of places to camp when you start to look. There are many lakes in the general area and even more lakes if you venture into southern MI.

Did you check where you are buying your unit? Some of them have hookups on their site for short shakedown stays.
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Old 01-19-2016, 11:22 AM   #4
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Elkhart Campground, Shipshewana N. CG. Elkhart is a little further from the Factory, but very close to the RV Museum . Also closest to Southbend and the Studebaker Museum, Notre Dame .
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The closest to the factory is the KOA... less than 5 miles, and on the same road as the factory. We spent 2 days at the Shipshewana Flea Market, and still didn't see it all. It's so big, that they have their own campground.

This is our favorite restaurant:
Essenhaus Amish Style Inn, Conference Center & Restaurant - Middlebury, IN

It's very close to the factory, and has family style, menu service, and buffet. And, it's own bakery! WooHoo!

Our favorite bakery / deli:
Middlebury – Rise’n Roll Bakery

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Old 01-19-2016, 12:31 PM   #6
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There is an RV site that sits between the Shipshewana Flea Market and a motel. I happened to notice this RV site while staying at the motel awaiting direct delivery of a Jayco 23 RB last May. Water and electric facilities seemed obvious but I am unsure about sewer, although it seems there were full service parking spots. It is only a very short drive from Shipshewana to Middlebury. Indeed, next time I buy direct I'll use the Shipshewana RVpark for overnight shake down before going to my home in Florida.
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Thanks guys and gals. Us southern folk are not used to remembering there is more than one season during the year. Some of the sites are closed till after March. I do not mind driving into another state. I cal always hit Jayco on the way back. Might as well spend a couple of weeks if the weather permits if I am going to drive all that way.

Your input is appreciated.

P.S. The weather may be a good reason to wait until March to pick it up although the excitement is hard to deny.
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When will you be going? Winter lasts much too long in the north.
A couple of places to stay come to mind...
The RV Musuem in Elkhart, IN (west of Middlebury) allows boondocking before and after visiting the museum.
There is a KOA a very short way north of downtown Middlebury on Indiana 13. It's not far from Shipshewana, a town known for its Amish giftshops etc.

You'll probably find LOTS of places to camp when you start to look. There are many lakes in the general area and even more lakes if you venture into southern MI.

Did you check where you are buying your unit? Some of them have hookups on their site for short shakedown stays.
I am picking it up from the Jayco factory. I will also be taking the tour while there.

Now I am just hoping the weather cooperates. I was just looking for input from those who have camped in the area. I do not mind driving a ways if the site is worth the stay. I like lakeside camping.

P.S. I am amazed at the number of sites available. Almost too many. Hard to sort out what is worth our time or not, hence the request for advice.

Thanks again for your help.
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Fairenatic,

At the Elkhart Visitor Center you can get a Free Travel Guide and Heritage Trail Audio Tour CD.

We did this years ago and if it's the same, it's great. It's a self guided tour. The CD gives you driving directions and places to stop along with things to see.

We're hoping to do a factory tour this summary and we'll probably do the Heritage Trail Audio Tour again when we're there.

Enjoy the trip and your new Jayco.
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Fairenatic,

At the Elkhart Visitor Center you can get a Free Travel Guide and Heritage Trail Audio Tour CD.

We did this years ago and if it's the same, it's great. It's a self guided tour. The CD gives you driving directions and places to stop along with things to see.

We're hoping to do a factory tour this summer and we'll probably do the Heritage Trail Audio Tour again when we're there.

Enjoy the trip and your new Jayco.
Thanks for the heads up. I will give them a call in the morning.

And thanks for the the kind words. It is appreciated.
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