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Old 09-08-2012, 12:22 AM   #1
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Is it just me?

So here I sit, it is shortly after midnight, I should be in bed resting for my weekend trip, instead I am wide awake, too excited to sleep because I get to take "The Unit" out in the morning! Am I the only one who gets very excited everytime (I'm new to this), will it ware off, I hope not! It actually starts days before I go get it at the storage facility, I bring it home after work Friday, get the trailer hooked up, stock it up, prepare it for the trip/event.........Then I can't sleep, the harder I try, the more sleep evades me! Oh well, maybe I'll go over my check list once more than try to sleep again!
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Old 09-08-2012, 12:28 AM   #2
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I've been RV'ing since 1957 so the "excitement" is kind of gone, at least it doesn't keep me awake anymore.
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Old 09-08-2012, 01:44 AM   #3
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DW says I get wound up getting ready for trips, could it be the 300 requests to " Find room to put this in "
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Old 09-08-2012, 02:26 AM   #4
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The only time I lose sleep is before a big trip, say when we're heading for the northeast or FL for the winter. If we're just going camping locally sleep is no problem.
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Old 09-08-2012, 05:46 AM   #5
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The sleep part is gone but the fun of the trip and the fun planning a trip is still there.
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Old 09-08-2012, 06:10 AM   #6
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The small trips, not anymore. Still get a little excited on the big ones but it's mostly thinking in bed if we remembered everything for morning departure.

Earlier this year I decided if it wasn't important enough for me to remember it, I'll get it somewhere down the road. We'll see how this works in December when we head to FL for the winter
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Old 09-08-2012, 06:21 AM   #7
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[QUOTE=Mr_D;1302436]I've been RV'ing since 1957 so the "excitement" is kind of gone, at least it doesn't keep me awake anymore.[/QUOTE



Wow! Thats a long time. What kind of RV did you have in 1957? I'll bet there were not too many other RV's on the road. Certainly not as many RV parks as today, and no Walmarts to overnight in either
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Old 09-08-2012, 08:56 AM   #8
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Well dont loose no sleep over it.But kind of always on my mind till we go, if i had gotten everything like the post above, wife keeps me on my toes also, about everything. Because i start to get relaxed knowing were going and i get a brake away from business and my crew me and the wife alone relaxing no stress== cant help but get relaxed===
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Old 09-08-2012, 10:09 AM   #9
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No it's not just you !

I am there with you buddy and I love the feeling of excitement. If I were losing sleep due to worrying then I would be irritated, but with every trip no matter the size or length I am like a five year old on Christmas morning. We have only owned our RV for eight months so we are really new to this fun. The pre trip excitement may die down but I pray that it never completely disappears. I get excited when the wife decides she wants to ride out to the storage space and freshen up the unit---- now that's real newbie talk. LoL.

P.S. Our RV was recently hit by an idiot driver so it is in the repair shop for the next 5 to 6 weeks ---- and I truly miss the her. LoL
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Old 09-08-2012, 10:35 AM   #10
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Insomnia, for whatever reason, became easy to overcome by playing soothing music with my Kindle Fire under my pillow. As I enjoy such music, and start out actually "listening" to the music, it stops my mind from "racing" along the track of other things.

The method may, or may not, work for you.


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Old 09-10-2012, 08:26 AM   #11
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So I'm back from my little outing, didn't put many miles on, just went to the races for the weekend! The racing was great, the entire weekend went off perfect, and I didn't forget anything I should have brought, but I did include a few things to my exsisting list that need to go in the future!
I am so new new to this sometimes it is over whelming! Isn't it amasing how fast you run out of space (people space) in these things!
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LOL this reminds me of the two little kids in the comercial that are heading to Disney and say "I'M too excited to sleep"
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[QUOTE=dieselclacker;1302514]
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I've been RV'ing since 1957 so the "excitement" is kind of gone, at least it doesn't keep me awake anymore.[/QUOTE

Wow! Thats a long time. What kind of RV did you have in 1957? I'll bet there were not too many other RV's on the road. Certainly not as many RV parks as today, and no Walmarts to overnight in either
Let's see, I should be able to remember... Travel trailers, and nope... pickup and campers were not quite there yet, if I remeber correctly. I think pickup campers came about in the mid-sixties (???)
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We started RV'ing only a year and a half ago. 14 years of tent camping prior. With tent camping we weren't always looking forward to it. To much work towards the end after we had accumulated a ton of stuff. Now though.....DW and I both are excited a couple of days in advance even on the small trips.....Sleep lost? Yeah probably. Sitting up late at night checking and double checking the excel shopping list to make sure we've got everything. What's really funny too, is that we always end up getting extra stuff at the store, AND..........................We always end up with a bunch of stuff to bring inside the house after the trip.
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