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Old 04-23-2012, 08:41 PM   #21
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The project manager in me will be creating two laminated task lists (single night fast up and down and multi night stay with gizmos and whirly gigs). planning a 3 week trip and will have a combination of both of these stays.

i definitely prefer a more leisurely approach to set up and tear down, but anticipate even turtling at some point along the journey so we can enjoy the sights at key destinations.

next step, assigning tasks to my DW, and two DDs. wonder who will get stuck with the stinky slinky (nod) to the punsters on the multi paged post on the topic.
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Old 04-23-2012, 08:51 PM   #22
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4kmprs, you are in a dreamworld, you may be a project manager, but none of us just fell of the turnip truck. We are all veterans of camping and we know who assigns tasks and it sure isn't one from the male gender.
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Old 04-23-2012, 09:07 PM   #23
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yep, guess i was dreaming. thx for setting me straight. it was wishful thinking though.
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Old 04-24-2012, 01:54 AM   #24
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I also like to pre-break camp the night before departing. Last trip I closed the awning and put the mat, table & chair away to get a little head start on departing. I woke up the next morning to find there was unexpected rain overnight.
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Old 07-03-2012, 11:47 AM   #25
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Setup doesn't take that long, roughly 30-45 minutes. Packing up takes about an hour depending on how much stuff the wife drags along that has to be stowed.
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Old 07-03-2012, 12:27 PM   #26
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It takes me about 25 to 30 minutes to set up, counting backing in, leveling, unhitching from truck, slides out, plugged in, water hooked up, cable hooked up, awning out, patio mat out, chairs out, cooler out, fan out and plugged in, air conditioners on, me on my butt in chair with a Diet Coke.

Now, tearing down is a different story. I am anal about making sure both of my black tanks are thoroughly flushed before I leave. I'll usually spend 30 or 45 minutes just dumping and rinsing, not counting the rest of it. I'd say on average 1 1/2 to 2 hours tearing down and packing up.
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Old 07-03-2012, 12:44 PM   #27
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To set up with the old pop-up, 45 min to 1 hr. The new TT I can be "set up" in 15 min. But that is just backed in, level, un-hooked, water, electric. in the chair with a beer. The rest of the "set up" comes in stages as need. Grill out when it's time to cook. Awning lights out at dusk. Outside table up when needed. You get the idea.

Tear down usually an hour or so because everthing goes up at once instead of in stages.
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Old 07-03-2012, 01:17 PM   #28
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You would love a 5th wheel...i would think a motor home could be even quicker for set-up/takedown
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Old 07-03-2012, 01:50 PM   #29
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Same goes for tearing down. I camped next to a guy that set his alarm (Never in my camper) on Sunday morning so he could break down and go home, this guy oiled, lubed, sprayed every seal, gear, slide out, hinge he had while tearing down.
If you would have looked close you would have seen this on his camper
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^ Now thats funny!
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