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Old 04-06-2016, 06:56 PM   #21
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My 3 yo makes a mean burnt marshmallow. Lol.

He helps with blocks. He gets his chair out and sets it up.

He used the drill, on the jacks when we had our TT.




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Old 04-07-2016, 12:18 PM   #22
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My 6 year old daughter helps with hitching up, putting out Lego blocks, getting out water hookups, and more.
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Old 04-07-2016, 12:47 PM   #23
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Like some of the others on here, my kids are a little young to do much help with the setup. At 5 & 6, they currently:

1) stay in the truck while I back into the spot.
2) take mommy for a walk to the washroom.
3) go with mommy to take the doggies for a walk so they can have their bathroom break too.

By that time, I've usually got the truck unhooked and the stabs down. Then they help with:

4) unpack the bike garage (which doesn't have any bikes)
5) help layout the outdoor rug (daddy stakes it down)
6) help mommy inside the trailer putting groceries away, setting up dog beds, etc...

At teardown they help with:

1) take doggies for a walk
2) take mommy to the bathroom

(This is when I maneuver the truck into place and hookup)

3) pickup Lego blocks
4) walk the site looking for missing toys
5) bring daddy whatever they can pickup so daddy can put it away (some things like their "rock", also known as a handful of gravel, collection often somehow gets forgotten to be packed)

Basically, as long as things aren't moving (truck, trailer, etc...) then they're free to help where they can.


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Old 04-07-2016, 01:21 PM   #24
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My kids are 10 and 7. They help unload from storage, setup chairs, rugs, etc. They love to go gather kindling for the fire. Once the basics are done they unpack their bags and help put food away. My 10 year old loves to do the slide and awning. She's helping more and more with all aspects of setup and breakdown. When leaving they pack their own bags, help with trash, etc.
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Old 04-07-2016, 02:58 PM   #25
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My son is 12, and daughter 9. She and my wife are responsible for everything inside, before and after the fun. My son and I are responsible for everything outside. Leveling, stabilizers, chairs, mats, etc. Last year, my boy started assisting me with backing into sites too (only the sites I've been in and out of a few times). He knows more about travel trailers than almost anyone we camp with (another generation educated via FRF).
I gotta be honest... I keep hearing the older generation saying things like "kids these days don't work like we did back in the day." I can say I'm proud of my kiddos' work ethic. The moment we pull in, they're ready to get it done. Then they run off to meet new friends and I don't see them again till dark. 😂


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Old 04-07-2016, 09:57 PM   #26
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It depends on the age. Our daughter always helped the wife set up the inside while my son helped me outside.

He was 11 when we started and is now 16. He has always connected the utilities, laid out the leveling ramps and the best part always backed me in to our spots. My wife got too frustrated with the backing me up my son took over. He can usually get me in the time. He knows what the 42' fiver will do and how it reacts. He's now learning to be in the driver's seat while I back him in.
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