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Old 01-01-2014, 01:06 PM   #11
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We make the switch at home which gives us a chance to throw away stuff we didn't know we had in the old camper and decide just where we want to put the stuff in the new one.
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Old 01-01-2014, 01:10 PM   #12
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I have never traded RVs but I would remove items that I didn't use ahead of time regardless if I was moving stuff at home or on the lot.

As said there can be pros & cons for either choice. On one hand you would be moving items twice instead of once but on the other hand you wouldn't be pressed for time and could find the right spot in the new RV for each item.

Good luck and have fun with your new RV!
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Old 01-01-2014, 01:57 PM   #13
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I think I read somewhere that when someone moved campers, they pulled them up side by side and put 2x10s across the door ways and literally walked everything over without going up and down steps. I thought that was a pretty neat trick.
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Old 01-01-2014, 02:20 PM   #14
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Every time I buy a new camper and empty out the old one a can't believe all the stuff I had in there
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Old 01-01-2014, 06:35 PM   #15
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Whew! That's done. Glad we did it at home.

We packed it all in boxes and staged it in his shop...which is very close to where the TT is parked and the new 5er will be parked.

There were a few things we found when we thought we were finished. If we'd been rushed those items would have been left behind and it would have taken a 90 mile trip back to get them.

Now every nook and cranny has been check two or ten times. Every drawer, every cabinet, under sofa and recliners for stray objects, dust mopped out and locked down.

She's ready to go to her new, and lucky, owners. She served us so well.

Now it's just a count down...2.5 days to go.

Oh, and I discovered I had *WAY* too many pots and pans in there! sheeesh
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Old 01-01-2014, 07:21 PM   #16
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When we made our last RV purchase, we took everything out of the old camper and stored it in clear plastic boxes, labeled by room. As we were purchasing out of state, we packed only the boxes needed to camp on the way home for a shakedown trip (it lasted two weeks). We were able to trim down quite a bit of unneeded "sh-tuff" and only "missed" a couple of items on the trip (the pic-nik table bug covers for one).

Anything else, that's what Walmart and Camping Worlds upgrades were for.

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Old 01-01-2014, 10:24 PM   #17
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Appointment for PDI, hitch install and away we geaux! is 9 AM Saturday morning.

This is one Saturday morning I won't be trying to sleep late. It's a 90 mile trip and I'll be up at 4 AM rearing to go like a kid on Christmas morning.
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Old 01-01-2014, 10:29 PM   #18
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We traded in about 150 miles from home so we unloaded at home first. Then had to mail the 2 remotes to dealer for tele and stereo. They got unloaded also.
I mainly wanted to tow new one empty just to compare it to being loaded.
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Old 01-01-2014, 11:03 PM   #19
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I pick up the new 5er on Friday. We chose to do the switching of supplies and such at home. We have a 3.5 hour drive one way to pick ours up. I have been working on finding the right 5er and getting the financing and all done since May. It has been a long time coming. I am so excited to get the new 5er home!!!!!!!!
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Old 01-01-2014, 11:38 PM   #20
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I unloaded at home and sorted it and put it in the pickup. Did the transfer at the dealer then went camping and reloaded. It was a little warmer in Oct.
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