Originally Posted by jlf
I know you have already moved in, but here is my two cents. We have done it both ways. All at Lazy Days. It also depends how much storage you have. The Silverback we just purchased has less storage in the bedroom then the Fleetwood regal we had. This last time was a nightmare with dealing with lazy days that we didn't sign all the paperwork till 5:55 pm. We literally were sitting around all day while waiting for the new coach to be ours. So then when we " closed", it was rainy not to mention I am on crutches. We were so stressed out that me and my other half never argued like we did that night, which ended at 3am. Lazy days only let's you have one day to move and my hubby had to be back to work. My advice is, pack as much as you can ( the extra stuff) and leave behind. Then when you go pick up the new coach, box the stuff up,just like you are moving from your house. Then when you arrive home, take your time and think about where to put things. And take BREAKS! If we ever do this again, with or without Lazy days, we will do it this way. I feel you can't do everything in one day
We pretty much did as you describe, except that we left it all here in DH's shop.
I started moving stuff this morning. Yes, I took breaks. (DH was playing golf, and *no* he didn't know I was going to do this while he was gone. I didn't tell him because I didn't want him to pass on golf since he didn't get to play yesterday.)
I'd take one box at a time back in to the 5er, sort through it, and what I wasn't going to continue to stock stayed in that box and went back to the shop when I went to get another box.
It was quite humorous when I got to the bathroom box.
The V-Lite had his and her sinks, medicine cabinets and vanities...two of everything! That TT has a huge bathroom, and, of course, the bathroom in the 5er is much smaller. Had lots of "culls" left in that box.
I had concerns about the small amount of pantry space in the kitchen. Holy smokes batman! That one "small" pantry area is wide, tall and DEEP inside. I've got room for a lot more can goods, etc. In the V-Lite I had dry goods; paper towels, paper plates, Ziploc bags, tinfoil, etc. all in the pantry with canned goods. This time that lighter stuff is in an overhead cabinet.
This time I'm much more organized. I've still got a bit to go but all the basics are in place.
When DH got home he got started on the things that go in the basement and outdoor storage areas.
At this point, if we needed to pull out and go camp right now we're fully equipped to so.
When it got *so* cold we decided we'd done enough for a day. The rest can be done here and there, in better weather. Plus I tripped stepping up into DH's shop and spent what seemed like 30 seconds slinging arms and legs in all kinda painful contortions trying not to fall. OUCH!
And there's going to be a LOT that never makes it back in.
We started this journey back in May, and we knew there'd be a learning curve. What we didn't know is that it was gonna be S shaped