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Old 08-23-2014, 01:09 PM   #31
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Posts: 1,368 ocd on prep tho..

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Old 08-23-2014, 01:16 PM   #32
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We keep everything on it that we need except beer and food. If it's a weekend trip, I can be rolling in 30 minutes - that doesn't count grocery shopping or cooling off the fridge. If the upcoming trip is several weeks, it's a few days prep time - especially if the bike is going camping with us.

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Old 08-23-2014, 02:44 PM   #33
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We bought the RV so we can take the dogs. Saves the trip to kennel and the expense. Dogs are happy when they get to head for the camper rather than the car. A look at our avatar, sign-in ID and signature will confirm. Yes they are spoiled rotten, but they love us and are part of the family. They generally ride on a pillow between the front seats of our C or DW's lap and sleep on the same pillow.
We used to have bassett hounds who would not eat while at the kennel. We first leased then eventually bought our own trailer. We now have two chihuahua mix dogs and a beagle and they do get excited when they see the trailer in the driveway.

We pull the trailer out of storage about two weeks prior to the trip. Since we both work full time, that gives us enough enough time to get everything that needs to be loaded and not forget anything.
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Old 08-23-2014, 02:54 PM   #34
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I have no idea how long it takes.

I don't own a watch.

Or a calendar.

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Old 08-23-2014, 03:30 PM   #35
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I have no idea how long it takes.

I don't own a watch.

Or a calendar.

Some people have all the luck!!!!!

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Old 08-23-2014, 09:40 PM   #36
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First camping trip about a week on and off checking rv out next few is easier load and go.
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Old 08-23-2014, 10:56 PM   #37
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Everyone is talking about stocking the RV but what about the house. Don't forget to put your mail delivery on hold, and if you are going to be gone more than a week and have private garbage pickup give them a call and have them put you on vacation hold and get a credit or the day(s) they didn't pick up. Also, I always turn the whole house water off (don't want any vandals turning on the outside faucet and letting it run for a week or so)(also keeps the house from being flooded if the washer supply hose should break), put the water heater on pilot, and lift the bail on the ice maker in the frig so it isn't trying to make cubes when there is no water.
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Old 08-25-2014, 12:23 PM   #38
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Other than the first trip we can be on our way within 30 minutes. The outside stuff is always good to go. We keep clothing, shoes, boots etc in the m/h. When we get home from a trip I bring in all the bedding and dirty clothes, wash and return them. I make up the bed again and clean everything. I carry basic food items from a checklist and keep track of items used during a trip and restock when we get home. We keep it plugged in at home with the fridge and freezer stocked and ready. Just a matter of adding fresh veg milk eggs etc from the fridge at home along with meds passports or anything special and away we go. Dog travels with us. It gets easier in time. We've been camping for a very long and are organized. It helps. Easier load up means less stress and a better trip.

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Old 08-25-2014, 12:58 PM   #39
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Generally all I need to load in the TT is medicines for DH and myself, dog food (grab a small bag at store while buying perishables).
TT cleaned after last trip, pantry (use what is there), dirty laundry washed next to last day of camping.
Can be ready to leave within 1 hour AFTER the TT is brought home.
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Old 08-25-2014, 01:18 PM   #40
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Holy smokes! After this trip I think we need a thread about how long it takes to UNLOAD after a trip!

I'm not gonna 'git in a snit' about it though.....pulled in at 11 PM last night, backed 'er in, hooked 'er up and ran out all the slides. Then we both crashed...slept in a bit this morning.

HEY, I even drove the rig for a while last night! White knuckle time!

I'll unload at my leisure. Just brought in essentials last night; meds, our "my pillow" pillows that go with us where *ever* we go (need to buy 2 more for the RV) and the laundry.

the laundry!


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