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Old 09-27-2013, 09:28 AM   #57
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If traveling for work with the MH I can be packed and ready in 30 minutes or less. I always leave the things I need on the road in the RV.

If going on vacation with the RV, then I need to add stuff for dogs and DW has here stuff to load. Takes close to 4 hours.
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Old 09-28-2013, 07:37 PM   #58
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2.5 days, day and a half to make sure the fridge is cold enough to load. Load everything in one day and pull out the next early morning.
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Old 09-28-2013, 08:45 PM   #59
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2-3 hours longer than we planned on...
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Old 09-28-2013, 10:00 PM   #60
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As you can tell by these experienced campers--it takes a while before you learn and fill the camper with things ( including clothes) you will need for your next trip. I take care of the outside checks--she does laundry and restocks food--shes retired--and takes her time over 3-4 days--I come home from work--get in and drive to the campground---when we get there it takes me about 10 min to set up---Vince after a while you get really good at it
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Old 09-29-2013, 09:23 PM   #61
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We have a double of almost everything. All I have to do is grab the "protection" and lock up the house. We can be on the road in 15 minutes just because that is how long it takes us to get to the coach.
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Old 09-30-2013, 01:20 AM   #62
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I pre-load the MH days before a trip. On trip day, I can usually load my sand rail, tools, etc in about an hour. During my season, I leave the fridge on and add to it the food I plan to eat + some extra.

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Old 09-30-2013, 08:25 AM   #63
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If a friend called last minute to invite us , casually we could be on the road in 45 minutes. If I needed to go camp at the Powerball office to turn in my winning ticket I could be on the road in 5 minutes !
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Old 09-30-2013, 04:24 PM   #64
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It takes me about an hour. Takes the wife around four days.
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Old 09-30-2013, 04:32 PM   #65
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We stay ready for 2-3 days, We left last Fri. in 30 min. Longer stays take a little advanced planning, Coach stays ready to go with at least 3/4 full fuel & propane, empty tanks, Just hook up toad, extra clothing, stop at groc.on the way.
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Old 10-01-2013, 06:56 PM   #66
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About 10 to 15 minutes,times a wasting lets go. Jim
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Old 10-01-2013, 07:07 PM   #67
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Been RV'ing since 1957 so have everything we need in the MH. Just bring some of the food since we leave the refer and freezer on, our clothes, the 6 cats and their food, hook up the towed and go. Maybe an hour at the most, although with my wife's health problems, it could be two hours since I end up doing almost everything myself now.
Guess I should add: wife is back to work again, now she waits till we're ready to go and wants top stop at Costco and Fred Meyers on the way!! Added about three hours to leaving! Then she wanted to stop and eat on the way. Said no to the eating and kept going! It was still almost 5:00 pm by the time we arrived, some 60 miles away!!
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Old 10-26-2013, 10:29 AM   #68
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Chiming in late too!

This is an interesting thread for me. We have the MH set of "things", cookware, towels, bed linens and pillows; we don't leave the refrigerator running when we are home, even tho' said MH is parked on a pad at the side of the house! Never dawned on me to leave on? We don't go out nearly as much as we would like, so most perishable food stuff would need to be changed out anyway.

Even so, I start planning (its a chronic condition) usually at least a week before we are ready to roll. I plan meals for the entire trip and actually cook and freeze some things. This limits the amount of unnecessary cost and storage associated with free thinking menus. Hubby plugs in a couple of days in advance and we start moving things out as we can.

Not sure that having a MH wardrobe is ideal for us. Living in AZ and RVing locally, you can go from 115 in the desert to freezing in the mountains in a matter of hours. I don't know that I have enough storage for a years worth of clothing! We just pack according to where we are going and how long we plan to be there. It doesn't take long.

I also do all the laundry as soon as we get home and put it away immediately. One less thing I have to think about. And I am pretty good about keeping the bus clean while we are out (actually I have been accused of being rather neurotic about it), its too small of a space to let the dirt take over!
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Old 10-26-2013, 01:23 PM   #69
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About 1 1/2 hours. Just add food and clean clothes and we are on our way.
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Old 10-30-2013, 09:27 AM   #70
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We typically pull out on a Friday after I get home from work. After 20+ years if this you would think we would be in the 30 minute club by now but the stars always align against us earlier in that week and nothing gets done until last minute. By the time we are ready it's late, I'm tired and frustrated. Have learned to live with it. Maybe have better karma next time around.
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