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Old 10-16-2015, 08:25 AM   #1
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Hi All, I have a small class C and my question is about how many clothes do you take? I am trying to pack my rig but not over stuff it. Any advice will be appreciated. Thanks but happy
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Old 10-16-2015, 08:32 AM   #2
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I thought clothes were optional when camping? At least in my motorhome.

Not helpful, right?

Unfortunatly every rig is different for storage and drawers so your clothes carrying ability will be different than most.

If you post your motorhome year, model and floorplan somebody with the exact same rig may give you their clothes packing tips/tricks.

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Old 10-16-2015, 08:52 AM   #3
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Packing For Lack Of Space

When we packed for full timing we cut wayyyyy back! Just 2 shoes / 5 blue jeans / 2 coats / 10 wash & wear shirts (no ironing) 1 tooth brush / 5 sweat shirts / 1 suit. Now that's for ME. The wife did just as good except for the SHOES.

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Old 10-16-2015, 09:05 AM   #4
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I'd need to pull a trailer as a walkin closet for my wife! LOL
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Old 10-16-2015, 10:57 AM   #5
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Get all of the clothes that you would need for 2 weeks. Then cut that in and you will find you have more than enough. Seriously, we live in jeans/shorts & T-shirts/Polo shirts and sneakers/sandals. Remember you can wash as needed and no one is going to remember what you wore last week because they weren't where you are currently at!.
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Old 10-17-2015, 04:49 AM   #6
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Over 5yrs. on the road, and I can probably count the number of times I've worn long pants on one hand. This winter I'm afraid is going to be different, since we've decided to spend the winter in Myrtle Beach waiting for our home to be built. Then we plan on some overseas travel which will mean buying REAL clothes.
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Lay out the clothes you think you'll need. Cut the pile in half and leave half behind. After a year make a pile of everything you haven't worn and give it to Goodwill. Repeat every year. It's amazing just how little you actually need.
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Thank you all for good advice. Oh well goodwill here I come
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It depends on what kind of activities you'll be doing. If you're a square dancer then you need to plan for that. If you'll be doing water activities, fishing, ski trips, hiking then you'll have different wardrobes. Layering as much as you can really help. . no need for heavy northern-type winter clothes. If you plan to go out to nice restaurants or the symphonies then plan for those occasions.

Keep in mind that practically no one will see you constantly so quite often you can even wear the same outfit days in a row but bring lots of underwear!
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We use the "space saver" bags. They are easy to use...especially if your coach is equipped with a built in vacuum system. It's amazing how much you can store in them. Note: you can buy them at Harbor Freight for half the cost of other places.
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We use the "space saver" bags. They are easy to use...especially if your coach is equipped with a built in vacuum system. It's amazing how much you can store in them. Note: you can buy them at Harbor Freight for half the cost of other places.

MrBelvedere.... Where do you find bags that actually work? I admit the idea sounds very useful, but I have tried several brands of these space saver vacuum bags (including those at Harbor Freight), and I have yet to find ONE that will hold a vacuum for even 24 hours. Please advise.


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Just take enough clothes to keep warm and stay out of jail
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I travel A LOT for a living. I bought t-shirts and underwear that can be hand washed in a sink and dry overnight. I have 4 of each. My uniform of the day is typically slacks/jeans and a Carhartt t-shirt. If I HAVE to be presentable I have one dress shirt and one pair of khakis. We store a few sweaters, sweat shirts and jackets in a sealed storage bin under the camper just in case we get caught in colder weather than we anticipated.

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My wife and I are preparing to full-time within the year. At first, it was 'how do I put all my stuff in this tiny (compared to the house) RV'? I then told my wife to change her point of view. Think, now I live in an RV, so what do I need to make my life fabulous? It is amazing how many empty cabinets are in the Motor Home and 3/4 of the basement area is empty. We are taking short trips to prepare for FT, but I think this applies to clothes as well. What do you need to make your life fabulous? Take that and enjoy!
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