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Old 05-10-2014, 07:09 AM   #15
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You said you were getting a 5 gallon bucket for shower supplies - we use a carry bag like the reusable ones offered at different grocery or retail stores. We found one that is plastic lined to be somewhat water resistant. Small beach tote works too. You can hang them in the shower facilities on hooks and they won't take up your floor space.

During setup and break down, I have a routine and my better half does things around it and she has guests help her. Cleaning, shaking out the patio mat and folding it, picking up the different things used while parked and stowing them for travel, and so forth. I do the bigger things, like retracting the awning, dump and clean tanks, retract stabilizers (they are manual on my trailer), unhook water and shore power, and truck/trailer hookup.

You are ahead of other guests in just wanting to help. If you watch what is going on and have offered to help instead of planting your butt in a chair off to the side, you have offered and are willing, that goes a long way in my book.
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During setup and break down, I have a routine and my better half does things around it and she has guests help her. Cleaning, shaking out the patio mat and folding it, picking up the different things used while parked and stowing them for travel, and so forth. I do the bigger things, like retracting the awning, dump and clean tanks, retract stabilizers (they are manual on my trailer), unhook water and shore power, and truck/trailer hookup.
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Guests are helpful for the non-critical "wifey" jobs.
My apologies to the ladies, (the devil made me post that).
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Well, if YOU want to put it that way.... you are a brave man.

She would not rather operate the MANUAL jacks for stability, the MANUAL tongue jack, strap down the cart or bike in the toy hauler (or be responsible if it isn't done right). She definitely doesn't want to deal with the stinky slinky or anything outside dealing with that system. So, she volunteered to attack the other stuff you call "wifey" that need to get done, and IF she wants to get rolling in a timely manner, she does them so I do not have to.

ANYTHING the OP can do to help as a guest, is appreciated.
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Thanks, to all for the tips. Our trip went well. I learned a lot about campgrounds and traveling with a fifth wheel.

People and dogs were all well behaved and a good time was had by all.

Thank you,

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