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Old 07-27-2013, 12:18 PM   #11
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Newbie here. We leave our TT stocked all summer. We park and plug in so it's ready to go as needed. Opened cereal, crackers etc. store in ziplock. Bathroom toiletries all stay in camper. We restock as needed.

We also have a state park within 10 min of here and go there a lot just as a getaway most summer weekends, lol. So ours is "lived in" from May - Oct.

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Old 07-27-2013, 12:27 PM   #12
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I clean everything out of the fridge as wrll as any opened food bags or boxes. Toiletries stay in the trailer. I just bring in the towels and bedding, wash it & put back. It makes it easier to pack for a trip the next time. Just bring food and clothes for the trip needs.
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Old 07-27-2013, 12:36 PM   #13
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Ditto on the fridge contents Darlene. I acquired some very large zip type bags (two gallon) a few years ago, so all condiments go into those, and since we have an outdoor fridge on in the garage, they all go into that. Easy to grab 'em and restock while I'm loading up.

We have a small storage room in the garage as well. It's always been a catch-all, but I'm working on clearing that *all* out, and make that a "staging room" for loading....lawn chairs, the satellite antenna, the "honey wagon", etc.

Keeping it all in one place lessens the chance of missing something.

I have RV only specific shoes, lounge wear, etc. that stays in...and along with all the other RV specific laundry/linens, it gets laundered and immediately returned.

We've only made three trips with our baby but I'm getting better at organizing with every trip.

I acquired one of those square metal buggies on wheels (you see people in cities pushing them down the sidewalk) at a *huge* flea market. I use that to cart out all the groceries, etc. It certainly lessens the number of trips from the house to the RV, then from the RV back to the house when we get home.

I guess my best tip for loading up is to take at least half the day off from work on the day you plan to load up and leave out. I normally get off work around 2PM anyway and DH gets off at five, and yes, I could get it all loaded up before he gets home, but I've decided I'm not going to put myself under that pressure. Taking half the day off gives me time to grocery shop (always do that the day of departure) and *think* about things I might be forgetting.

Last thing I do is walk through the RV, doing a mental check list of all items specific to that room/area. Worked well on the first trip...bathroom, medicine cabinet...yikes, forgot daily meds!
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Old 07-27-2013, 12:45 PM   #14
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I clean everything out of the fridge as wrll as any opened food bags or boxes. Toiletries stay in the trailer. I just bring in the towels and bedding, wash it & put back. It makes it easier to pack for a trip the next time. Just bring food and clothes for the trip needs.
Same here, also, never had any problems with shampoo or deodorant in the camper. And I live in Orlando, very hot and humid!
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Old 07-27-2013, 01:18 PM   #16
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We plug in when we get home and only bring in perishables from the fridge and meds. I strip bedding and towels, add to dirty clothes to wash and return to m/h. When I remake the bed I clean and also double check condiments etc for things to be refilled/replaced. I keep basic stock of items on board and replace as used. When we decide to go it's just a matter of putting perishables and meds from the house into the bus and we're gone. I think our record from decision to departure is less than a half hour.
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