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falconbrother

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Posted: 12/27/12 05:08pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Just wondering, how long does it take you to be ready to hit the road? Suppose you decided right now to take a trip, how long would it take you to be driving away?

We just got home today and it occurred to me that when I get home I'm basically getting ready for the next trip. I clean everything out, wash all the towels and linens, gas it up, etc.. So, when we are preparing to leave it doesn't take very long but, a lot of the work comes on the back end of a trip. All we need to do to hit the road is groceries, some clothes and hook up the toad. If we stop for groceries on the road we can be ready to go in a few minutes.

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Posted: 12/27/12 05:13pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Well, since the trailer is under 19" of snow it might take some time!


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Posted: 12/27/12 05:14pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Seeing as how we are FT'rs it takes 45 minutes to stow everything that is out, run slides in, disconnect utilities, hitch up and GO!

Same amount of time to set back up when we get to destination.

Before we hit the road.........it would take days and days to get ready then about 10 minutes for pre-check, hitch and GO


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Posted: 12/27/12 05:24pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

One hour easy...


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Posted: 12/27/12 05:24pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Not long after my wife says lets go!

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It doesn't matter whether we're going for a 8 week trip or a 3 day outing. Usually takes me about 2 weeks to get all ready.


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Posted: 12/27/12 05:29pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

About 5 minutes at the storage lot, coming or going with our motor-home. Only food and clothes go back and forth. Car left in the MH spot. Stored at dealer so any maintenance can be done by them and MH placed back on storage lot.

We live about 10 minutes away.


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Posted: 12/27/12 05:30pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Couple of hours if I take my time. Our favorite saying when leaving. If we forgot it, we'll have to buy it or do without.


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Posted: 12/27/12 05:33pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

A couple of days.


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Posted: 12/27/12 05:36pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

When we are "in season", we can be ready to go in about three hours.
Takes me that long to decide on clothes, load up my and DH's clothes, shoes, toiletries, meds., my Keurig and condiments from the house. While I'm doing that, DH is filling water, checking tires, etc. and doing checks. We each do a final walk around and then hook up the Jeep together and hit the road!
We also prep for next trip upon arrival at home. Coach gets gassed up before pulling in our drive. Everything washed and re-loaded day after we get home from a trip.


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