Good Sam RV Travel Guide & Campground Directory

Hybrid Trailers Portage IN

Hybrid models are relatively lightweight. Most can be pulled by a smaller truck or SUV. Hybrid trailers also come in all shapes and sizes. The features they include depend on your tastes, your tow vehicle and your budget.

Sage Mobile Home Sales
(219) 962-1183
534 E 37th Ave
Hobart, IN
 
Cruise America/Julie's Auto Sales
(800) 327-7799
612 Indianapolis Blvd
Schererville, IN
 
Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park Camp-Resort
(219) 762-7757
Portage, IN
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Control Access Gate, Escort to Site, Partial Handicap Access, Family Camp, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, RV Storage, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Laundry, Grocery, LP Gas by Weight, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Rec Hall, Rec Room, Pavilion, Equipped Pavilion, Coin Games, Pool, Lake Swimming, Wading Pool, Hot Tub, Boating, Canoeing, Kayaking, Lake Fishing, Fishing Supplies, Playground, Mini Golf, Shuffle Board Court, Bike Rentals, Planned Group Activities, Tennis, Basketball, Volleyball, Golf Nearby, Sports Field, REC Open to Public

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Indiana Dunes SP
(219) 926-1952
Chesterton, IN
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Fire Rings, Limited Grocery
Recreation
Lake Swimming, Lake Fishing, Playground, Planned Group Activities, Hiking Trails

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Yogi Bear Jellystone Park
(800) 421-7116, (219) 762-7757
5300 Old Porter Road
Portage, IN
Campground Availability
926 Total Camp/RV Sites, 916 30 Amp Service, 10 50 Amp Service, 926 Electric and Water, 926 Full Hookups, 40 Max RV Length, 10 Pull-Thru Sites, 50 Seasonal,
Services
Dump Station, Group Area, Internet Access at Site, Pets Welcome, Phone Service at Site, Snack Bar,

South Lake Homes
(219) 947-9444
4150 E Lincoln Hwy
Merrillville, IN
 
S & H RV Superstore
(219) 872-1023
625 E US Highway 20
Michigan City, IN
 
Sand Creek Campground*
(219) 926-7482
1000 N CR 350 E
Chesterton, IN
Campground Availability
Apr 15-Oct 15
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Portable Dump, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, RV Storage, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Laundry, Limited Groceries
Recreation
Rec Room, Pavilion, Coin Games, Pool, Playground, Basketball, Volleyball, Golf Nearby, Sports Field, Hiking Trails

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Michigan City Campground*
(800) 813-2267
1601 N US 421
Michigan City, IN
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Portable Dump, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Accomodates Big Rigs, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, RV Storage, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Patios, Laundry, Groceries, LP Gas by Weight, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Rec Hall, Rec Room, Coin Games, Pool, Pond Fishing, Fishing Supplies, Playground, Horseshoes, Basketball, Volleyball, Golf Nearby, Sports Field, Hiking Trails

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Wetnight RV Sales and Service
(800) 937-4079
PO Box 5197
Terre Haute, IN
 
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February 7, 2010 by Jeanine Kennedy · 1 Comment  

My husband and I have always loved the great outdoors. Camping by an open fire, breathing in crisp, fresh air and gazing at the night sky are among our favorite experiences.

We started out in a tent, then moved to a pop-up camper. As our family grew, and our bodies aged, we found ourselves craving more and more creature comforts.

We’d look longingly at those big rigs that always happened to parked next to us – especially in the cold and wet weather.

After much thought, we embarked on a quest to find a better solution. We went to camping shows, asked friends and checked out local dealerships. Budget was our first and biggest obstacle. That’s why many of the luxurious RVs were immediately ruled out.

We then focused on traditional travel trailers. Although we loved the amenities that many hard sided models offered, we couldn’t help but feel a little boxed in. To our surprise, we missed the openness of canvas.

And that’s when we discovered hybrid trailers. A mix of hard sides and tent ends, they represent the best of both worlds. Hybrids offer many of the conveniences of home – a sink, refrigerator, running water and a bathroom. They also include an incredible amount of storage. But the biggest difference is the fact that many hybrids include canvas beds that fold out, giving the trailer an airy feel.

One big consideration for us was size. We were very nervous about towing something large. Because hybrids are expandable, you end up with more space and a smaller footprint.

This in turn affects weight. Hybrid models are relatively lightweight. Most can be pulled by a smaller truck or SUV. Hybrid trailers also come in all shapes and sizes. The features they include depend on your tastes, your tow vehicle and your budget.

One of the biggest advantages to our hybrid is ease-of-use, especially in comparison to our pop-up camper. Setting up is truly a breeze, as well as breaking down camp. This i...

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