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Old 06-03-2012, 03:47 PM   #11
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About 30 minute plus or minus for me...including setting the Dish up.

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Old 06-03-2012, 03:58 PM   #12
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I just set up camp a couple days ago and it took longer than usual because I changed the order I did some tasks. Long story short I ended up undoing some tasks and starting over. I have now learn to unhitch first before lowering the stab jacks and will be going back to the order I set up the awning and lights too.

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Old 06-03-2012, 10:16 PM   #13
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Originally Posted by Mpwelch50 View Post
Well it wasn't too bad. About half an hour with help from others. A few errors. Forgot blocks and chocks but everyone had something we could borrow. Going to camping world today! Forgot coffee filters so pulled out tent camping percolator. Not level yet but will get that figured out. Crusader is excellent first choice for new campers. Only complaint is no outlets in the bedroom. Only on ceiling for tv.
I have an outlet in our Crusader 320RLT at the base of the bed. When you walk through the door of the bedroom, look down near the floor next to the night stand.
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Old 06-04-2012, 01:46 AM   #14
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Originally Posted by youroo View Post
20 minutes by youself,1 hr if fellow campers come to help! Youroo!!

The amount of time it takes is how familiar you are with your trailer and how long it takes to back into your spot. I have alot of time backing up snowmobile trailers and pontoon boats. I usually get it perfect first try. Others I have watched too 20 min just to get the trailer backed in. Also the use of power tools helps with time as a 1/2 cordless impact on the X chocks and leveling Jacks (non 5th wheel) speeds it up. I have to do everything myself now, so I am at about 35 minutes.

More important than how long I feel is the order you do things. as i saw someone that waited till almost the last thing to be done was to hook up shore power...... Are you kidding me???? I back in then X Chocks then hook Shore Power and start AC . Of course this is for Hot areas as I do not want a HOT BOX after I am done setting up. Then Unhitch and level and sewer is last.

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