We've done a few 2 night trips this year, along with a week long trip and we'll have a 3 day weekend for Labor Day. We've adjusted our schedules to arrive at our destinations on 2 or 3 day weekends at 4-5:00 on Friday nights to allow us to set up and be ready to relax by dinner time. I've cut back SOME on my setup, but also have made my setup easier by adding mods to my process. My bare minimum for a 2 day trip would be:
Blocks under stabilizers
Water/Electric hookups (I've just been hooking sewer up before we're ready to leave....can can get through the 2 days on 1 grey tank)
Sun Shade on Awing (I've come to realize that even if I don't need it for sun, it does a great job of keeping the rain out!)
Flag Pole (Drops right in the sleeve on the tongue)
2 bag chairs
3 folding tables
Portable Ice maker (sits on one folding table)
Grill table modified to slip into a receiver mounted on the A-frame.
I made a full length downspout for the 1 corner that the AC Condensation drips from to route the water UNDER the camper, not drip in front of the doors, so that goes up if the AC is on.
I can get this accomplished in about an hour, and it takes me about an hour to get it organized an put away. Some of it gets done during my water dump, so it's multitasking. Obviously some stuff NEEDS to get done, some gets done because thats what makes it feel like "Home" to me.
If we are on longer weekends, or I know we will have fires every night because of good weather, I'll add:
Our sign, which hangs from a PVC Frame
If necessary, I have an EZ-UP and if even more necessary, I have the screen room for that. I've only used those once this year.
In the end, I set most of our stuff up simple cause its the way I'm wired! If it was a one night stop, I probably wouldn't do the ice maker, or grill table (even though it takes all of 2 minutes to set up)...and depending on weather and site conditions, I would probably leave the awning mats and sun shade tucked away too.
One reason a person might take a lot of time to set up would be, maybe they need to get the crap out of the camper....currently, we have 1 child, and he needs a lot of space! Next year, we will have to rethink our storage as we won't be able to use the lower bunk all the time to store crap.