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Peacock Rd Tree Farm - Laingsburg Mi

My hat is off to the great folks at the Peacock Road Tree Farm in Laingsburg Mi and the Michigan Posse.
My family's first campout in our PUP. We had a blast, but it didnt start out too well.

We started out about an hour late and then had to go back and get something....ok no biggy...
As we were traveling down the road, started looking like rain. Uh Oh, better cover the stuff on the roof.

Pulled over and got a big sheet of plastic out of the PUP, covered it. About 20 minutes, someone pulled up
beside me making hand gestures. Pull over.....PUP step is down. Hmm where's the keys? I'll look later.
Closed the latch, took off.

Drove 30 minutes pulled into the rest area. Where's those key's?

Just pulled out of the rest area, boom! Slide....Tire blows out. Pull off the road, just past a bridge and of
course, it starts pouring rain. By the time it started pouring, most of the change was done. I am glad I
had a spare, but wish I had put air in it. One of the things I took out to make room was of course, the
aircompressor. Well, I have 60 of the 90 required pressure so I motored a mile to the next exit and air up.

On to Toledo to drop in and see in laws. We are more than 2 hours late now and I need a new spare.
We get dinner, went and found a new spare, but the keys for the PUP door, nowhere to be found. I am
guessing I left them in the door when it went down. I got a drill and drilled out the the lock.

When the door was down, and I lost the keys, one of my shoes fell out as well. Now we left toledo
4 hours later than expected. I checked the GPS and it says we have 2 more hours to go. This does not
add up to the travel time on Google maps. We would'nt get there before 11:30. At this point, I
surrendered. Better to get a fresh start in the morning.

Saturday morning, we made the drive in without further incident. We had a blast.

























On the way home, we lost a cooler, 1 flipflop, soaked the carpet, but I found my lost tennis shoe on the road!!!
No keys.

We had a blast!


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I saw that movie !
Sounds like a Griswold adventure does'nt it???


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Hey I recognize that PUP!

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Hey I recognize that PUP!
Well, show us Your PUP!


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I am going on the first summer season trip this weekend! About 9 weeks ago I broke the 4th and 5th metatarsal bones in my right foot while chasing after my 4 year old son. This has put quite a damper on our plans. I am still in an "air" cast but the doctor has given the go ahead on the plans to camp with the "new" PUP this weekend. I will start a new thread on Monday and not hi-jack yours.

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Maybe we should have our "campsite" threads as opposed to our "garage"
threads for our camping gear.....


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Over the weekend, I decided to do the lift on the PuP.
Spring/Axle flip is the most common way to do it.

Jacked it up and set on stands



Pull out the axle





New U bolts and nuts



Looks funny from here...










This doesnt look quite right....



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More pics....
Did some research. The shackle links are for double eye spring,
I have the slipper type. I need to take the shackle links off, dont know
why they wont work, thet dont move and there isnt enough room for the
leaf to come out. All I found on shackle links, is they are for the double eye
nothing for my type of spring. Doesn't say i can use them, but I think i wont gamble on it.

Anyone do this before?









Now i need a mount for my gas can...





Hope it floats!!


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Quite an adventure.

I have heard of the Peacock tree farm. It's near me, but I've never been there. Did you camp there?

Also, what connection did the Michigan Posse have on your trip?

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