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Old 01-01-2014, 12:35 PM   #1
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Moving from one RV to another

I'm sitting here procrastinating....yeah, I know..great start for the New Year, eh?

I'm trying to convince myself that it'd be easier to just the TT over to the dealer and move every thing from it to the 5er on the lot, instead of unloading every thing here, bringing the 5er home and loading it all back in.

The salesman even asked us if we'll be moving out/moving in on the lot.

So my question is;
For those of you who have done this, which way did you go?

Which way makes more sense?

Pros?

Cons?

Help me justify sitting here while I *should* be out there in the cold packing every thing up?
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Old 01-01-2014, 12:38 PM   #2
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If the deal is done,make it as easy as possible for you. It's your day..

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Old 01-01-2014, 12:47 PM   #3
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We've always unloaded/reloaded at home. Gives me time to sort out some of the stuff that isn't needed. Then trying to find just the right spot in the new unit takes me some time and I don't want to rush through it. But that is just my way. Do what is easiest for you. We've always traded in warmer weather so no worry about getting out in the cold :-)

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Old 01-01-2014, 12:49 PM   #4
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One way is as good as the other, it's still gonna be cold.

This is a splendid opportunity to cull out all the stuff you have been carrying around for ages and never used. Not to mention taking your time and organizing the 5ver the way you'd really like to have it.

I would tend to want to do that at home.

On the other hand, moving each item once, not twice, has it's advantage.

Perhaps going to the dealer, prepared to spend the day and armed with a few cardboard boxes for the cull-outs is the way to go.
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IMO, if you have the room to store it at home, I'd do it at home.

We just went through this last month. We were able to store most things in the shed and a few things from the kitchen in the house.

After going to the dealer and changing from one camper to the other and bringing the new one home, we have just about completed the stocking of the new 5'er.

What I found was:
1. that we were carrying a good deal of stuff we never used (thought we might use), this would have just been transferred to the new.

2. You are going to need things like tie downs, hooks, hangers, etc, in the garage areas. Why load it up and then unload it to add these things. I also found newer and better storage bins.

3. I wanted to explore every nook and cranny of the new 5'er and find where everything was. Would have been a real pain to have to move items out of the way.

4. Also having it empty of personal items, I was able to give a good hard look for any leaks. I hooked up, and ran, all systems at the house for a week. I checked every day for any leaks. Again, would have been hard to look in all those places had drawers and cabinets been occupied.

5. You're going to see a few mods that need to be done. Easier to do them without moving stuff of getting the stuff all dusty.

We gave ourselves a month before the first trip to get everything set the way we wanted it.

Good luck with the new rig.
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I think at home is more work, but it gives you time to really look at your stuff.

At the dealer it's just shove it over and deal with it on the first trip.

Toss of a coin as to which you'd prefer.
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Old 01-01-2014, 12:58 PM   #8
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If the deal is done,make it as easy as possible for you. It's your day..

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Yep, the deal's done. Saturday pick up.

Radio and Tom...yeah...(sigh) OK, time for sweats I guess...but maybe I can put it off a bit by going out and turning on the fireplace and waiting to let it warm up inside? DH will be home from golf in a couple of hours. He needs to be able to get in on the fun yanno.

Not a lot of stuff to cull, TBH. Haven't had this one long enough to clutter it up.

I was thinking I'd feel a bit odd dragging out linens, etc. in public, wagging them across the lot to the new one in front of God 'n everbody.

But if we loaded/unloaded on the lot we could shake down camp over there somewhere (90 miles from home for a night). Or we could do that anyway, and just pack for the equivalent of an overnight stay in a hotel, with bedding and bath linens included. See? gets complicated.

Decisions, Decisions, Decisions
Procrastination is my name.
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Radio's first rule of RVing. Never do anything in a hurry.
X eleventy Mr. Radio!

That settles it...doin' it here, which means I have today, tomorrow, and Friday to git 'er done.
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Old 01-01-2014, 01:05 PM   #10
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I think at home is more work, but it gives you time to really look at your stuff.

At the dealer it's just shove it over and deal with it on the first trip.

Toss of a coin as to which you'd prefer.
Perfect point. I was leaning to doing it here at home, but was surprised that the salesman mentioned the option of moving out/in on the lot.

I wonder how many people actually do that.

I'm a "nester", and while I don't have "clutter", I do have...no they're not 'nik naks, they're not dust catchers...they're "accent pieces" that I use to make the RV more like "home"...small items that have personal meaning for us, but might seem insignificant to others.

So, yes, it'd be just shoving it all in the new RV and sorting it out again here at home, putting every thing in new places.

BTW, I discovered *Museum Putty*! No more packing those things away every time we hook up and travel.

Thanks to whoever it was that mentioned that here.
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