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Old 04-04-2012, 01:47 PM   #1
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How long is your typical set-up time?

We don't own a TT yet; we're just looking into it. When you pull into an RV campground, how long is your typical set-up time? Is it a major pain to set up in the rain?
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Old 04-04-2012, 02:00 PM   #2
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Depends on what you call set up? On average if it takes me more than 15 to 20 min's
something is wrong.
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Old 04-04-2012, 02:03 PM   #3
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Depends on the site if its unlevel might take extra time to get it level also depends on how your store stuff
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Old 04-04-2012, 02:05 PM   #4
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About 30min dropping the trailer, leveling, hooking up utilities, and the awning. In the rain, if it's heavy, I leave it hooked up and wait it out in the trailer; I do hook up water and electricity though.
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Old 04-04-2012, 02:09 PM   #5
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Once in a site we can be completely set up in ~5 minutes. The wife levels the coach, then puts out the slides while I hook up the electric, sewer, and water. then put out the windows awnings. All that's left is set up the satelllite and local TV antennae. Depending on site location that may add another 5-7 minutes. Of course this assumes your site neighbor doesn't want to welcome you to the campground LOL.

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Old 04-04-2012, 06:35 PM   #6
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twenty minutes, including hooking up side mount gas grill
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Old 04-04-2012, 06:38 PM   #7
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Jacks down, slides out, plugged in, satellite linked & JD on ice. 15 min.
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Old 04-04-2012, 10:08 PM   #8
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Think it depends on how you level and whether you have power stabilizers or not? We have power everything on our tt, and I can set up in 5 minutes as long add the site isn't too wildly unlevel.
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Old 04-06-2012, 12:11 AM   #9
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Great question, thanks for asking this one, I was thinking of this earlier today! We're new to RV'ing, just purchased our first: (Catalina 2012 271BH


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We don't own a TT yet; we're just looking into it. When you pull into an RV campground, how long is your typical set-up time? Is it a major pain to set up in the rain?
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Are most sites level (for the most part)?
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It takes me a little longer because I camp solo and have to do it all myself. I'm usually a little tired and hungry when I arrive at camp. I now try to get a decent night rest and have a quick & easy lunch or snack planned.

Once a routine is in place it doesn't take long to set up camp.

As for the question if most sites are level the answer will depend on where you camp. I have always selected paved driveways except for once and that one trip I needed to level out the trailer a bit. Dry camping would be another story that I haven't started yet.
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Are most sites level (for the most part)?
Depends on where you're camping. We've only found one site where we didn't have to use our leveling blocks. And last year we had a site where we had to dig down on one side to level because we ran out of leveling blocks on the other side. There was about 5" difference between the two sides. I would think sites with blacktop or concrete would be fairly level, but we like to camp at state parks in the woods, so 95% of them aren't level.
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Old 04-06-2012, 11:24 PM   #13
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On average 15 - 20 minutes, leveled, jacks down, water and electric hooked up, awning out and truck unhooked.
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Old 04-08-2012, 10:56 AM   #14
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Took our maiden voyage in March with our new TT after having a popup in the past. I setup by myself in 20 minutes without soaking through a t shirt and needing a shower as was the past practice. I am comfortable saying with my 13 year old daughter and wife along, we can could be setup in 10 minutes once we get a routine down.
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