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Old 03-08-2014, 10:54 AM   #15
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I was thinking the same thing. Stuff going in our coach is like going to the Roach Motel -- it checks in, but it doesn't check out.

Now we're paying the price. It will be interesting to see how much of it my wife will deem "must have" for the new, much bigger class A.

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Old 03-08-2014, 04:14 PM   #16
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Yes. We upgraged in Gilette last year and while in the parking lot with tnree others, we commented about all the stuff and the salesman told us that everyone says that the 'new' coach does't have as much room as the old. Took us about 5 hours. I did bins, DW did inside. When we got home, took almost everything out - took inventory - put stuff (not all) back in. Whew, glad that doesn't happen often.


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Old 03-08-2014, 04:23 PM   #17
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Originally Posted by 336muffin View Post
We take EVERYTHING out of the basement every spring, if it wasn't used the previous year.....it goes! Upstairs is a little tougher.
Same with me - spring cleaning one compartment at a time. This also makes it easier to find things when you need them later on in the year.
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Old 03-11-2014, 08:37 PM   #18
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Found $500 from a casino trip under the shelf liner. Didn't tell the wife.
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Old 03-12-2014, 12:52 AM   #19
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When we left Raleigh two years ago we were "pretty full", and the toad was essentially empty.
Now we are running right at the max 31K lbs, the toad travels chock-a-block full of DW's quilting stash, and there's a big tote box mounted on the toad's trailer hitch carrying about 80 lbs of folding chairs, ground mats, etc.

I'm considering naming our coach "The Hotel California"

"...we are programmed to receive.
You can check out any time you like,
But you can never leave."

Anyone need a French horn?
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Old 03-12-2014, 08:50 AM   #20
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Well, I just spent the better part of the past three months getting my coach ready for my retirement and a major portion of that has been deciding what goes and what doesn't. I am going full time, so it was really hard to give up a lot, but it is done and I hit the road next Monday. Have to admit I have a cheater in that I pull a 20' enclosed car hauler so I have some extra room in there for tools,and perceived needed stuff. I have vowed that I will re inventory every 6 months and if it wasn't used and isn't a necessity out it goes. Also will follow the for everything that comes in something equal must go. We will see how that works out as i am an admitted pack rat.
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Old 03-20-2014, 08:45 PM   #21
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Hubby needed to patch the fresh water tank so all came out. Looks like we had mice too. This was last fall so I pulled all the mats out, scrubbed them, mopped the bays, the water had made it smell mildewed. I then sorted and pitched.

On our trip water leak, I kept moving things and mopping under mats so we would not have an odor. Finally found the leak was water pressure fitting and old hose coupling of all things. I cleaned and dried one more time and that was it. Each time I pitched stuff. Before that had just moved everything from the Winnie to this without sorting.

We are going to remove and put in a new tank as the repair didn't hold so another chance to downsize under there. But its not bad at all.

Of course I still have enough electrical adaptors to go from 120 up to 50 Amp. And an extra 30 ft 50 Amp extension cord, a few hoses, tools and more tools. Ironing board iron, water, cleaning towels, 2 pair of lined boots to get out tomorrow before mice take up residence. We keep extras of many things, well you just never know.
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Old 03-24-2014, 12:12 AM   #22
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I had the foresight to clean out our trade in at the house before we went to the dealer. OMG! I couldn't believe the amount of junk I threw out. Flip flops and rain boots by the dozen. Its also amazing how many drawers turn into junk drawers. I think I had 5 hefty bags of stuff that went in the garbage. I bet I would have got a lot better mileage had I done it earlier.
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Old 03-24-2014, 09:40 AM   #23
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We go through our MH every fall when we get ready to put it away for the winter. Even for those few months that we do use it, it is amazing how much 'stuff' there is that was not there in the spring! The bays all get emptied out and cleaned, so this also gives me a chance to 'rotate' items there also, like oil and other fluids that I keep on hand. It is the cloths that really need to be gone through!
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Old 03-24-2014, 10:22 AM   #24
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The SO and I are both "chuckers" we don't like junk or clutter and although there is no "official" time to clean out the motorhome I would guess that at least every 6 months every cabinet has been gone through and items not used chucked. I think this comes from living on a boat where space is even more of a premium.

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