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Camping near Shipshewaha, IN?


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I am starting planning on going there to check out some of the RV maunfacturers/repair places. My SIL has some repairs that need to be completed on his Open Range and we want to stay fairly close to Shipshewana, if possible. No real rush, gotta wait for the defrost. We are Passport America and C2C but any reasonable park will be OK.

Thanks for the help.

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We have stayed several times at the Elkhart Campground referenced above and have found it to be very adequate for our stays in the area. There is also a nice campground in Shipshewanna(Shipshewanna South, maybe) that looks very nice although we have never stayed there. Several of our friends have stayed there and said it was a good CG. lots of interesting places to visit and good places to eat. Forks RV in Shipshewanna is now doing some service/repair work and we recommend them. Obviously we are prejudiced as they built our Continental Coach. We have also used Mor/Ryde in the past for suspension work, again we recommend them. Many other companies doing RV work but we have no direct experience with any others, Best Wishes, Jay

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Just noticed you have a Teton. Forks RV has "adopted" the orphan Tetons and has done a lot of repair work for Teton owners. The last Teton rally was in Elkhart last fall and a number of Teton owners went over to Forks for repairs. Our previous rig was a Teton and we attended the rally which was at the Elkhart CG mentioned above. Some of the Tetoners stayed at the Shipshewanna South CG a few days before the rally and afterwards waiting for repair work at Forks, Best Wishes, Jay

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Shipshewana has 2 CG's one North of town, and one South-right beside the flea market grounds. This small town offers a lot to see and do, including great Amish restaurants.

 

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We stay at America's Trading Place's (Shipshewana flea market) self service campground usually for 3-4 days at least once a year. We hit the shops around the area and spend two days doing the flea market. We arrive Saturday or Sunday, since it usually fills up Monday. No amenities at all, just a good spot to park with partial or full hookups, cheaper than the other two other Rv parks and on the flea market grounds. BTW the south RV Park mentioned above is about 1/2 mile south of the flea market Map

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I will second the one next to the flea market, nothing specials but mostly full hook ups and pull thrus, as Teachers Pet said do not try to arrive on a Mon- Wed as they fill up for the flea market. They do have wifi but that is about all the extra they have to offer thus cheaper in cost then others in the area, good luck and enjoy.

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We also stay next to the flea market campground during flea market season. It works great for us as the wife can walk next door to get her flea market fix and I can drive around to visit the many RV salvage/overstock stores. You can get some really good deals at the local RV stores, for example a complete door widow kit for $20 vs the $80/100 at a RV outlet. This has become a yearly summer stop for us.

Camping next door also eliminates/includes the flea market $5 parking fee.

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Thanks for all the great information! I will probably schedule some repairs on my Teton with the Forks folk also. The Tetoners site had previously told me about Forks now doing some repairs on Tetons. Good to know that there are still some recommended repair places out there. Guess it wont hurt to check out the Continental Coach either.

Catfish

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Elkhart county fairgrounds in Goshen, Ind. Minutes from all the RV factories

many full hookup 50 amp sites..

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If your getting work at forks Rv they will allow you to hook up in there parking lot. If space is available.

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