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Old 09-15-2014, 03:46 PM   #11
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This makes me feel better! My son was at out house Sunday when I told him he told me no way! I have my leveling boards painted. I keep everything in one spot. Everything is wiped down before it hoses and wire is put back. I just am fussy and the pop up is more fun than I ever thought. we took a month off and are going from Pa. to Calf. this way we can take out time. I just thought I was just slow!!
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Old 09-17-2014, 08:33 PM   #12
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Tonight I set the pop up and it tool less time. I guess after we are on the road we will work out the bugs. I put the poles and side brace under the mattress so that way I did not have to go in the pop up for everything. It is getting better every time we set it up.
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Old 09-18-2014, 08:45 AM   #13
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lol. 20 mins to pop up the camper roof and open it up maybe.

If you need to set up properly, I think it can take you closer to an hour if you include the very first step of leveling.

I like to take my time also. I do like to get the pop up open so that the DW can get in and begin to do things as well. But before that you need to make sure it is level and stable.

I actually enjoy the set up part. I get a sense of accomplishment that I have built a home for my family that we will be able to shelter in. The break down is worse as I sense destruction.


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Old 09-18-2014, 09:54 AM   #14
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Level,. Awning, Electric, water, raise, bunk and slide, door, grille, table, awning mat take about 1 hr BUT thats the DW and I doing it. Takes a little longer to twar down depending on weather and how dirty cause we clean (sweep n bathroom) a little.
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Old 09-18-2014, 09:58 AM   #15
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Tonight I set the pop up and it tool less time. I guess after we are on the road we will work out the bugs. I put the poles and side brace under the mattress so that way I did not have to go in the pop up for everything. It is getting better every time we set it up.
I found that the set up for the popup while on a long distance trip like you are planning to be much different than when I plan a camping weekend. On our long two week trip from md to yellowstone, we left the beds made up and did not put out anything (no chairs or awning). We did not even have a fire. Just too tired after driving all day. We hooked up the electric and water only (did not really need the water though as we used the campground bathhouse and ate out). The dinette stayed in the bed position and the suitcases stayed there. We usually ate dinner out and had the cooler in the car for drinks and lunch stuff. Once we were at yellowstone and staying for in one place for 5 nights, we did need the water hookup, did get out the chairs and did grocery shopping. Just some things to think about.

Btw, the winds out west in June made putting the awning out a bad descision....not sure how it will be for your trip next week but keep that in mind.
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Old 09-18-2014, 10:04 AM   #16
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1/2 hr -2 hrs depending on length of stay or how badly I wanna cocktail..
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Old 09-18-2014, 10:07 AM   #17
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When we had our PUP we could set-up in about an hour. Heck the awning alone (98 Coleman) took 20 minutes.

Now with our TT it could take 15-20 mins to get set-up. It STILL takes an hour, but that is probably because I used to drink 1 beer once I unhooked, now I drink 2.
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Old 09-18-2014, 11:30 AM   #18
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Overnight wally/rest stop takes exactly 11min......park on most level, set parking brake, go inside and use the lazy man e stab remote to run down legs back then front, run slides out, pop on hw heater for wife.

Then I wash hands, push button to turn on inverter and see if I can get local stations to unwind and watch news......

Long stay set up.....HOURS....I cant deal with un level trailer for more than a day.....then we got the hookups, awning poles , tie downs, mats, chairs, outdoor kitchen setup, satellite...and on and on....lol
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Old 09-18-2014, 11:56 AM   #19
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Never actually timed it but if you can do total setup in 20 min by yourself NASCAR is looking for you in the pits. Just getting trailer level and un hooked maybe 20 min using drill to set leveling jacks and an electric hitch. First thing is getting the leveling right so you don't have to go back and fix it later, take time do it right. Takes me more than 20 min to pick up all the weight distribution bars and drill to put them away. Figure on an hour to get things all done the trailer sales are trying to make it look real easy so people will buy the trailer. I've watched people set theirs up taking 2 to 3 hours depending on what they set up, awning , water, electricity, chairs, grill, slides, putting furniture back in place once slides are out. Takes 10 min to get the slides out alone on mine. 20 to 30 min is just the basic set in place and unhook.
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Old 09-18-2014, 12:08 PM   #20
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I never really time it, as it's part of the relaxing I do while camping. I tinker outside while the wife sets up the interior... Prob an hour at a leisurely pace.
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