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Old 08-06-2010, 11:37 AM   #11
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Welcome to the forum redwingsfan. As i do myself you are going to have a blast with your unit.
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Old 08-16-2010, 10:04 AM   #12
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Maiden Voyage a Success!

Thanks for all the well wishes! We just got back from 7 days in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. We camp on a friends property on Neebish Island. It is in the eastern UP about 1 hour NE of the Mackinaw Bridge. The island is situated in the St. Mary's river which connects Lake Superior and the lower great lakes. We camp on the side of the island that is the upbound freighter lane. There is constant freighter traffic which is really cool because they are only about 3/4 to a mile off of shore when they go by. I was able to catch a freighter in the background when taking the pictures of the camper. Five families go up with 12 kids between us. Weather was perfect, we had a blast. I'll have to figure out how to post pictures.
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Pic's from trip

Here are a couple of pic's from the maiden voyage to Neebish Island MI



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Old 08-16-2010, 02:12 PM   #14
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Wow looks like a promotional picture for JayCo-- very nice! What is the length limitations for the ferry?
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Old 08-16-2010, 02:38 PM   #15
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Neebish Ferry

It's a nice place. We're fortunate enough to have the private property to camp on. There is a public campground there with full hookups called the Neebish Island Resort. They're on the web. Neebish is pretty desolate, it is a hunting, fishing, and four wheeling kind of place. As far as the ferry goes they put 18 wheelers for logging on it so length is not an issue. Height is, 120 inches is what I remember being told. I have seen some big 5th wheels go on but sometimes they have to back on to the ferry. We had a 34 foot TT and 28 foot TT in our group and they did not have any trouble, though the 34 was close on the height. Northern Michigan and the Upper Peninsula are far from California but it is a beautiful place to visit if you get the chance.
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My in-laws live in Door County Wisconsin so we drag the TT there every summer-- that island you camp at looks like it worth a detour next year.
I want to visit the Dearborn Ford Plant anyways.
Thanks for your time.
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Welcome aboard. Hope you enjoy your new 17Z. We have a 2010 17Z we bought in June. Two trips, 11 nights so far and we really enjoy ours.

We have a few issues for the dealer to address, I'll report on them later and rate the dealer as well.

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Old 08-18-2010, 08:36 AM   #18
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Thanks Boss Wagon. So far the 17Z has been perfect for us. No issues yet except the plastic drain plug on the hot water tank was cross threaded when they installed it so there was a slow drip from the tank all week. I'll have to contact Jayco to send out a replacement.

JPBeck, hope you make it to Neebish. One of our goals next year is to get to the western Upper near the Wisconsin border. A good friend of mine is a state park ranger at the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State park near Ontanagon MI, I hear it's beautiful there as well.
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